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Gerovital Happiness - Refreshing Moisturizing Cream

Dear Roses and Lilies,

I am back with another "dual language" post for you guys - a review on the Refreshing Moisturizing Cream from the Gerovital Happiness range.

Dragi Roze si Crini,

Am revenit cu o noua postare in doua limbi pentru voi - o recenzie la Crema Hidratanta Racoritoare din colectia Gerovital Happiness.


Farmasi BB+ Age Defence Skin Perfecting Balm

Dear Roses and Lilies,

As summer slowly approaches, I tend to turn towards lighter coverages, for a lighter feel on my skin. I never really enjoyed medium to full coverage foundations, so I am a sucker for BB and CC creams.

The BB cream from Farmasi, going by the name of BB+ Age Defence Skin Perfecting Balm (yeah, I know, it's supposed to be "defense" but you got the point), is one of the best BB creams you can get for a very affordable price. But before I get into some details, here's the ingredients list:

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Swatch time: Givenchy Le Rouge in Magnolia Organza 301

Dear Roses and Lilies,

The second shade of pink I got is really a more spring/summer color, in that it is more vibrant and more inviting. This one is called Magnolia Organza #301.


HOW TO: Apply cream eyeshadow without a brush

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Your get your favorite cream eyeshadow out of your makeup bag and you remember that you forgot to wash your brushes and/or sponge applicators... Or you simply don't like to use brushes and sponges to apply your cream eyeshadow. You decide to use your fingers, but hello! you've got long fingernails getting in your way. What to do?

Here's some tips:

Swatch time: Givenchy Le Rouge in Rose Dressing 202

Dear Roses and Lilies,

The weather outside is so nice today, that I had to grab a pink lipstick to go with the spring-y mood. I've sort of fallen in love with the Givenchy packaging of the Le Rouge collection, so I got two pink shades to brighten up my days.

One of the cutest pinks I could find is Rose Dressing #202 - a deliciously soft color, somewhat sensual, but quite cheery at the same time. It looks like a pink-y coral in the tube but, on my lips, it's rather pink than coral. This shade would suite any skin tone, as it will look vibrant on darker skin tones and soft on lighter skin tones. Or is it the other way around? :-D

The finish is semi-matte, rather satiny and the coverage is good in one layer, but gets better if you apply a second layer. What I noticed is that you need to make sure your lips are prepped and well moisturized before applying this color. Otherwise, it will look streaky and it will highlight dry bits of skin. As far as hydration goes, I can't say it's fabulously moisturizing for my generally dry lips, but it's ok, compared to other matte and semi-matte finish lipsticks. Other than that, it wears beautifully throughout the day. You will need to reapply, of course, because its staying power is not good, when you eat and drink.

Wouldn't you agree, however, that taking the lipstick out of your handbag and retouching in public is very feminine? Given that the tube is dressed in real leather, you would catch everyone's attention. I don't remember seeing lipstick tubes dressed in leather before, and this one is so rock & roll and so dark and sooooo Givenchy! Ultimately, it is also very me. :-)

And here's my Givenchy Le Rouge Rose Dressing look

Hope you enjoyed this quick post!