Shopping for Clinique and Estee Lauder at Douglas + GwP

Hello beauties!

Last week I planned on going on a shopping spree at ParkLake Mall for some NYX Cosmetics goodies (look at my purchase), some skincare essentials and new makeup products. I love shopping at Douglas! It’s actually my favorite store when it comes to beauty purchases and this feeling goes way back, more than ten years ago when I was to travel abroad quite often (especially in Germany) for a good shopping session. I also have a discount card and they always come up with great offerings, not to mention they offer impressive GwP and a variety of samples to try out at home even though I buy only one product.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Douglas perfumeries Continue Reading

Swiss Line Water Shock Soothing Lotion – Review!

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Today I want to talk to you about Swiss line Water Shock Soothing Lotion, a product that’s been part of my skincare routine in the last month. I’ve received a deluxe sample of 35 ml/ 1.0 fl oz for testing and review purposes from Beauty Senses, the official distributor of Swiss line products in Romania. Even though I used Soothing Lotion two times a day I still have enough product left to use for another 30 days.

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Availability

International – now @swissline.net, beauty shops, beauty salons and also to local distributors

Romania – now at Swiss line Romania, Beauty Senses and very soon at private beauty shops and beauty centers.

Swiss line Water Shock Soothing Lotion (160 ml for €45.00/ 210.00 Lei/ 61.20 CHF) is a gentle, botanical, alcohol-free lotion that soothes and smoothes the skin, as it removes the last traces of make-up. I’m a combination and sensitive skin type but this product is suitable for all skin conditions, except those with very oily skin types. Continue Reading

Face Care Products I’m Currently Using in Spring 2012 – Quick Review

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I’ve been thinking about posting this article for a long time now. I’ve been away from Chicprofile for the whole 2011 year and during this time I used a lot of face care products from different brands. Probably I will make another post with the face care products I used in the last 6 months but for now I just want to show you which are the ones I’m currently using.

Some of you know that I prefer high end brands when it comes to take care of my complexion and if you have been reading Chicprofile in the past you probably noticed that La Mer and La Prairie are my favorite cosmetic brands. I’m also loving Clinique, Lancaster, Shu Uemura and I don’t say no to drugstore brands, because in my opinion the best products for my skin doesn’t have to be the most pricy.

I would love to know what products are your currently using, especially if you have oily to combination and sensitive skin like me. I really like to hear what are your favorite face care products and how important is face care routine for you. Do you take more care of your skin rather then cover it with makeup all the time? Please share your thoughts with the rest of us.

For me, face care routine is very important and it has been very important for the last 12 years. I don’t wear makeup everyday, I give my skin time to breathe and I never go to sleep without cleansing my skin (even though I didn’t wear makeup that day) and applying my face and eye cream.

Here are the products I’m  using everyday  (some more than others) so I will give you my quick opinion about each and every one of them. If you want me to review any of these products separately please just let me know.

I have combination skin (oily in the T-zone) and also my complexion is very sensitive. The advantage of having combination or oily skin is that once you get older your wrinkles won’t be so visible like if you had dry skin. If when I was a teenager I had to fight all those pimples, breakouts and nasty red spots because of the oiliness of my skin, now at my age I can enjoy that my complexion is aging slower than the ones having dry skin. Continue Reading

La Mer The Oil Absorbing Tonic – Review + Photos

Hello beauties,

As I promised in the preview that I did a few weeks ago, I’ve returned with a full review and my honest opinion about La Mer The Oil Absorbing Tonic.

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I mentioned in my preview that I have an oily skin complexion. This tonic is not only for women with oily skin like me, so anyone who has combination to oily skin can use this product.

I don’t know where to begin because the Oil Absorbing Tonic has so much to offer and I have a lot to say about it. The review I’m going to make today is based only on my experience with this product in the winter time. I’ve read some other reviews about women who have used it during summer and there were another great effects. A long story short, these women were living in a very hot climate or with very high humidity and the Oil Absorbing Tonic stopped the appearance of the oil on their complexions.

I will not get into details about ingredients, what they do and other general stuff because I’ve already talked about that in my preview. I’m going to go straight to the subject. Continue Reading

Preview: La Mer Oil Absorbing Tonic

Hello my Beauties!

Today I’m going to make a quick preview on The Oil Absorbing Tonic from La Mer.

I have an oily complexion type and I’m always looking for products that could keep my oiliness under control and can give my complexion a mattifying effect. Until now I’ve been using the same tonic lotion for couple of years and is not that I’m not happy about it, but I think it’s time to try some other products and see if I can find a better one.

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I know many of you don’t use La Mer products because you consider them to be very expensive and that’s true. As I said before La Mer is not an usual beauty product brand so you can’t compare its prices with the rest of brands. In my opinion is indeed a luxury brand and not only because of the price tag but because of the quality of their products and high standards.

You know I’ve been posting about Creme de la Mer in the past and its special ingredients make the difference between this cream and the others. There are not many brands out there that can compete with La Mer’s products.

The Oil Absorbing Tonic is the vital transition between cleansing and treatment. Infused with Colloidal Mineral Water, the topical benefits of this soothing tonic are readily apparent. La Mer’s exclusive Deconstructed Waters™ within the tonic revitalize and enliven the skin with no signs of dehydration. Anti-irritants delivered through these negatively charged waters soothe and tone the skin, preparing it to readily receive the maximum benefits of skincare to follow. Continue Reading

Declare war to acne with Avon, Clinique, Vichy, Garnier, Boots and Maybelline products

We all have those days when we woke up in the morning we look in the mirror and we discover a fresh new pimple. These situations don’t happened to me very often, but when they do they kind of kill my day. For these kind of problems and even for others acne problems more severe I found a strategy. Out there are products designed to help us defeat the acne problems, we just need to look for the good ones.

The other day I was reading a post about How to Treat Post-Acne Scarring and I decided to develop this idea and talk to you about all the products that I have tried concerning this problems. Let me know in your comments if you have any other ideas about products that can help us fight the acne and their scars and even those red spots or pimples.

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If we just keep some rules in mind and follow them we can diminish the apparition of pimples and win the war against acne. So here are some steps that helped me in those situations and I hope to be helpful for you too.

  • Don’t sleep with your makeup on! It’s essential that your skin is perfectly clean during the night. You can use a makeup remover product that also has antibacterial action, morning and evening.

My recommendation: Try the Solutions Plus Pure Pore – Fection Self – Foaming Cleanser from Avon ( 150 ml) with bamboos and bisabolol extracts. It’s an oil-free product that will give you a tingly clean feeling. Cleanses deep down to remove dirt and make-up, leaving skin feeling refreshed and energised.

  • Clean the pores! For this you will need a mask specially created to reduce and prevent the apparition of pimples and dark spots.

My recommendation: Use twice a week, Clinique Oil-Control Cleansing Mask (19,50 $ for 100 ml), the new acne solution. This clay-based mask will help heal your blemishes, prevent breakouts and also will keep your skin shine-free. This is a good mask to use even for those ladies who don’t have acne problems but have an oily skin like mine, because its medicated formula gives your skin a deep clean, unclog  pores and rid skin of excess oil. Anyway it’s a mask designed for all skin types so it can’t have undesirable effects on your skin. All the process takes me about 7 minutes, while I apply the mask evenly on my face ( avoiding the eye area), then I wait 5 minutes and after I rinse off thoroughly with warm water. My skin feels smoother and clearer after this. I also like it because it has an oil-free formula and it won’t irritate my skin.

Clinique Oil-Control Cleansing Mask

Another great facial mask that I love and I’m currently using is Clinique Turnaround – 15 Minute Facial mask, and you can check out my review for more details. Continue Reading