FASHION & BEAUTY

FabFitFun Spring 2019 Box

fabfitfun spring box

 

Heya, it’s that time again! I got my Spring 2019 FabFitFun box and we will be scrutinizing each and every product inside it. I was able to customize I think three of the items that were sent to me and I couldn’t be happier with my choices. Immediately upon receiving the box, I put the products to test and here are my thoughts.

 

Ouai Leave-In Conditioner

 

Dr. Brandt No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel (0.5 oz: $42) – I didn’t quite know what to expect from this undereye product. I just thought this was some kind of a typical eye cream, but nope, it’s actually not. This is a lightweight gel that goes on the undereyes smoothly and it dries like a mask, which gives a tightening feel on the skin. It does depuff eye bags immediately and it has a salmon shade to color correct dark circles. I was a bit worried that this might dry my undereyes but actually, it didn’t, even after putting concealer on top of it. I think the best way to prevent dryness from using this is to use an eye cream underneath. So far, I really love this and I find this product to be unique. It’s very useful for a quick no-eye bag fix and can be worn alone, day or night.

 

Dr. Brandt Needles No More No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel

 

Tula Purifying Face Cleanser (6.7 oz: $28) – This is a very thick gel face cleanser that smells a bit like a haircare (shampoo) but it’s not bad. This also has probiotic ingredients and it’s gentle on the skin. It’s very softening and it didn’t leave my skin dry. I love that this comes in a large tube which means I could use this for some time.

 

Ouai Leave-In Conditioner (4.7 oz: $26) – This is one of my favorite items from this Spring’s box. I didn’t quite expect this product actually, but I know I’m loving Ouai haircare recently and this is a nice addition to my collection. I find the scent of this to be somewhat familiar, but I just don’t know what it is. It’s like an old-world perfume that dissipates fast and it’s actually quite nice. This is a multitasking leave-in conditioner that really reduced my frizzies and flyaways right after misting it on my damp hair. It didn’t really add any volume, but it did help to keep my strands tame, smooth, and I love that it can also act as a heat protectant.

 

Manna Kadar Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub

 

Manna Kadar Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub (400 ml: $24) – This charcoal body scrub smells like fresh peaches and it has dead sea minerals as one of its ingredients. The packaging of this is quite large and like with most charcoal body scrubs, you can expect a thorough exfoliation from using this.

 

Show Me Your Mumu Brie Robe, Quay Australia My Girl Sunglasses in Black/Smoke

 

Quay Australia My Girl Sunglasses in Black/Smoke ($55) – This was one of the items that I was able to choose for my customization options. I was really thrilled because I’ve been wanting to get these sunnies for a long time and I really love its oversized cat-eye shape. For my face, this looks perfect and it’s really chic and edgy at the same time.

 

Show Me Your Mumu Brie Robe ($84) – A colorful flowery robe that gives such a Summer-ready vibe. It’s got a detachable belt and a high-low hem which may be a bit long on me, but it’s really functional and versatile to use, be it for lounging around, after the shower, or even at night. Pronounced as myumyuuo perhaps? (Muumuu – loose Hawaiian dress). I may or may not have heard about this brand before (such interesting name) but I do know Momo Challenge, and I know they’re not the same, LOL. Pardon my ignorance guys…

 

The2Bandits Athens Necklace

 

The2Bandits Athens Necklace ($30) – This is a very dainty necklace with a simple rectangular iridescent pendant. It’s perfect for a minimalist look or for layering with some of the other necklaces you own.

 

Giadzy Copper Plated Measuring Spoons

 

 

Giadzy Copper Plated Measuring Spoons ($15) – I also got these rose-colored measuring spoons as one of the options for customization. I find these to be quite chic and I’m excited to use and feature these on my next cooking blog post. These can be cleaned handwash only.

 

Overall. I love love love my FFF Spring 2019 box. I think it’s well-curated, and the items I got are all very useful. Most of them are the ones I wanted, while some are also trending right now. I’m definitely going to be using the products a lot, and of course, since they’re always in full-sizes, they’ll last for some time. As always, don’t forget to repurpose your FabFitFun Box. Mine became a kitty lounge 🙂

 

fabfitfun spring 2019

 

Have you received your FabFitFun Box yet? What’s in it?

 

 

Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation Review + Swatch

cle de peau radiant cushion foundation review

 

Hi there! Happy Spring and Happy Almost Summer! In the next few posts to come, I will be doing a roundup review of my favorite cushion foundations of all time, but before that, I would like to specifically talk about the widely-popular Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation ($90). This particular foundation will also be featured on that said upcoming roundup review, so stay tuned for that. I will definitely keep you guys posted or you can also follow my Instagram for more sneak peeks and previews.

 

Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation in O20 Light Ochre swatch

 

I’m definitely thrilled to have finally tried this cult-favorite cushion fashion that everyone’s been loving all this time. The ClĂ© De Peau Radiant Cushion is a lightweight glowy finish foundation with a sheer to medium coverage. It is packaged in a sleek gold and black compact with a navy-blue sponge/puff hybrid. There is a nice light floral scent to it with the intent of providing all-day coverage or for on-the-go touchups.

 

Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation review

 

I like the way this foundation blends effortlessly on my skin, blurring my pores and making my skintone appear more even. Also, this does give a natural dewy finish, just like a lit-from-within healthy glow which makes the skin look fresh, radiant, and hydrated sans any creasing. When layered, this foundation still has a luminous yet natural finish.

 

With those positives mentioned, there are still some drawbacks to this high-end cushion foundation. I mean, there’s no question how good this foundation feels and applies on the skin. It’s really wonderful, but there’s a bunch of things I wish this could have.

 

cle de peau radiant cushion foundation review and photo

 

First, I wish this foundation had an SPF. I understand that it’s probably due to oxidation reasons (though this has a nano Titanium Dioxide), but most cushion foundations out there do have a certain level of SPF. Second, this doesn’t come with an extra refill. Unlike La Mer’s The Luminous Lifting Cushion reviewed HERE, or Dior’s Capture Dreamskin Cushion, seen HERE, which both have an extra refill that came with the packaging, this ClĂ© De Peau Radiant Cushion, given its price and prestige doesn’t come with any. And that means you won’t be able to reuse its beautiful sleek compact. Next, this may be just me, but the sponge/cushion of this compact feels a lot firmer than most compact foundations I’ve ever tried, so it feels like you’re not getting any product once you dip the sponge applicator on it, but you actually are. You’ll just have to do it light-handedly. It’s not really a problem, it’s just going to take some getting used to. Lastly, I don’t think this stays all day at all, at least not on me. I do have oily skin, so this pretty much lasts 4 hours on me and I’d get too shiny then. But that’s not really a big deal because I just dab a few blotting papers on my skin and that solves the extreme shine. I still recommend this foundation for those with oily skin (perfect for normal to dry skin) because of its second skin-like finish, you just have to remove the excess oil off the face a few hours later or better yet, set this with a setting powder for longer coverage.

 

cle de peau radiant cushion foundation in O20 light ochre swatch

 

For the shade match, I find the O20 Light Ochre to be the perfect match for my skintone. This shade has more of a slight yellow undertone which seems to make my skin look even more radiant. I thought my perfect match would be the B20 Light Beige but that actually looked too pink on me.

 

Clé De Peau Radiant Cushion Foundation O20 Light Ochre swatch

 

Overall, I really like the feeling of this foundation on my skin and it’s definitely one of the best cushions I’ve ever tried. Once you find the right shade of this, you’ll probably fall in love with its next-to-nothing second skin feel. It may not hide all your blemishes and cover all your dark spots very well, but it really enhances your skin tone, making you look healthy, glowy, hydrated, and radiant. Now I know why a lot of folks love this.

 

Have you tried this already? What do you think?

 

The ClĂ© De Peau BeautĂ© Radiant Cushion Foundation is currently available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Barneys New York, and Bergdorf Goodman

 

 

* Circle bag featured in this post is from The Daily Edited (TDE), primrose color still available at Revolve. Will be reviewing this bag soon.

* Macarons were made by me, see the recipe HERE

* Facial Oil is from Samaya Ayurveda Skincare, read the review HERE

* Blue Eye Cream is from Vii Code, see it HERE

* Body Oil is the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, read the review of my favorite dry body oils of all time HERE

 

 

VII Code T2 Oxygen Eye Cream O3.0 & O2.0 Oxygen Hydrating Eye Spray Review

VII Code O2.0 Oxygen Hydrating Eye Spray

 

Hi All! I’ve been in the market for some good quality eye creams that could potentially help to hydrate my undereyes which suffered from extreme dryness this last Winter. My skin, lately, seemed to have gone through a lot due to the lack of moisture in the air and that has caused some dry patches and roughness especially around the eye area. So, when VII Code reached out to me to try their eye cream and eye spray, I was totally glad because, to be honest, it’s really kind of hard to find the ideal eye cream for your skin type or for any specific undereye skincare concern. Since I had a good experience with VII Code’s O2M Oxygen Eye Mask for Dark Circles before, which you can read HERE, I had a hunch that I will enjoy their T2 Oxygen Eye Cream and also their latest product, the Oxygen Hydrating Eye Spray immediately.

 

VII Code T2 Oxygen Eye Cream O3.0

 

VII Code T2 Oxygen Eye Cream O3.0

 

T2 Oxygen Eye Cream O3.0 (5 ml: $99) – This anti-aging eye cream comes in a beautiful blue packaging that looks unique and sleek. I love looking at its decorative shape that sort of stands out in my sea of skincare products. Upon initial testing, this eye cream has a nice floral scent that goes away after a few minutes of application. It feels really silky and creamy but not sticky and it goes on smooth on my undereyes. My skin absorbs this easily without any residue. The following day, I noticed immediate hydration on my undereye area. It no longer feels rough and it didn’t look very dry. My concealer and foundation adhere well with this eye cream without emphasizing any dry areas. Another thing I love about this is the fact that this is great for my sensitive eyes. I never noticed any burns or stings no matter how much I applied this product close to my eyes. Also, this eye cream comes with its Crescent Activation Strip which doubles as a spatula and as an eye massager. I love it because it conforms to the shape of the eyes and it sorts of stimulates the blood flow around that area.

 

VII Code T2 Oxygen Eye Cream O3.0 review

 

You can use this eye cream in the evening after cleansing your face, or you can also use this in the morning before applying your makeup. For maximum hydration, you can also supplement this eye cream with VII Code’s Oxygen Eye Mask, available HERE.

 

VII Code T2 Oxygen Eye Cream O3.0 how to apply

 

Per VII Code’s website, these are the following ingredients of this particular eye cream.

 

Elderberries: Anti-oxidant content maintains the skin cells, leaving you with glowing, younger skin.

Jojoba Oil: Not only firms and keeps your skin hydrated, but also useful in lessening the appearance of skin wrinkles. Rich in antioxidants, which help regenerate the skin cells.

Evening Primrose: Boosts blood circulation, which is helpful to treat tired skin and eyes and is especially effective in removing wrinkles.

 

VII Code O2.0 Oxygen Hydrating Eye Spray

 

O2.0 Oxygen Hydrating Eye Spray (5 ml: $23) – This is VII Code’s latest eye product and yes you read it right, it’s an eye spray and it has several interesting ingredients that promote undereye skin hydration and nutrition like: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Glycerin, Red Algae Extract, and an active marine ingredient from the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Will all those ingredients, I find this eye spray to be very mild, very fluid, clear, non-sticky, and unscented. Therefore, this is great for those with sensitive skin and sensitive eyes. I personally like this a lot because this product does not only maintain undereye hydration, it also feels rejuvenating around the eyes, kinda like an eye/face mist. To use: You can spray this immediately to the eye area (with eyes closed) for a distance of about 15 cm and gently pat the mist around your undereyes for full absorption. Also, you can spray this on a cotton pad and gently press it on your eye area for a very refreshing feel.

 

Vii Code review

 

Overall, I had a great experience testing these VII Code T2 Oxygen Eye Cream and the O2.0 Oxygen Hydrating Eye Spray. I find these to be beneficial undereye products that suit sensitive skin and with a spa-level feel. These addressed my undereye skincare concern and for that, I’m really grateful.

 

For more information about these eye products, check out viicode.com (they offer Free Shipping) or you can also purchase these at Amazon

 

Sponsored by VII Code. The reviews, photos, and opinions herein are solely mine.

 

 

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