Kate Somerville's Daily Deflector Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ is the latest sunscreen release from the brand, and it is officially my new daily-use sunscreen. I apply it after my moisturizer and before my base makeup. I used Dior's DiorSnow SPF 50+ for years, but I have been looking for a lighter sunscreen since I have started to wear foundation primer regularly again. Click to read more and see if this Waterlight formula could be a contender for your next Holy Grail sunscreen!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Today I will share with you my hair care and hair styling products on regular rotation. I do switch pairings depending on my activities, but I highly recommend all but the last product listed below. Though I love the Kerastase Cristalliste range, I think I will explore more of the Résistance to strengthen the lengths of my hair! The scent on the Cristalliste is more feminine, but I love the fresh, lemon-infused zing of the Résistance Ciment Thermique fragrance. This breakdown may have been a bit overwhelming for some, but when I reach for the products in my bathroom, it feels easy. Just found out the routine that works best for you and your hair.. best of luck!
- Kerastase Cristalliste Bain Crystal Thick Shampoo http://www.kerastase-usa.com/BAIN-CRISTAL-THICK/CBCT000,default,pd.html?start=4&cgid=Cristalliste
- Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo http://www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com/Cleansing-Oil-Shampoo/SU053,default,pd.html?start=6&cgid=shampoo
- Kenra Platinum Moisture Conditioner http://www.kenra.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ID=26
- Kerastase Cristalliste Masque Cristal Hair Mask http://www.kerastase-usa.com/NEW-Masque-Cristal/MC0000,default,pd.html?start=8&cgid=Cristalliste
- Shu Uemura Essence Absolue http://www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com/Essence-Absolue/SU028,default,pd.html?start=1&cgid=art_of_oil
- Kerastase Cristalliste Cristal Sculpt Serum http://www.kerastase-usa.com/NEW-Cristal-Sculpt/CS0000,default,pd.html
- Jonathan Create Smooth Hair Serum http://bit.ly/10POael
- Kerastase Résistance Ciment Thermique Heat Protectant http://www.kerastase-usa.com/CIMENT-THERMIQUE/CTH0000,default,pd.html?start=4&cgid=resistance_2
- Kerastase Initialiste http://www.kerastase-usa.com/NEW-Initialiste/3474630493421,default,pd.html
- Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco Conditioner [I do NOT recommend this. It sits on top of the hair, dense but not nourishing. And yes, the pump on mine is broken so it leaks badly.]
Chanel Double Perfection Powder Foundation in 30
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in 1 Natural
Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette
Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E103 Black
NARS And God Created the Woman Eyeshadow Palette [Pink-peach for highlight w/matte brown for crease]
Hourglass Film Noir Mascara with Red Cherry 217 Lashes
Tom Ford Cheek Color Blush in Flush
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Pygmalion and Sara Happ Lip Slip Gloss
Zoya Summer, topped with Butter London Tart as a Heart glitter [left hand only]
7 For All Mankind [old]
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Zoya Nail Polish describes their Mia shade as a "very soft, muted dusty nude mauve-pink in a glossy creme finish. A gentle, natural charming shade for a flattering nude look." I have been searching high and low for a feminine pink that is not too nude while appropriate for all occasions, and I have found it in Mia. This polished pink looks fabulous from all angles at any time of the day, though it does pull warmer to a rosy-mauve when indoors without artificial light (see photo above & please excuse the healing wound on my hand). On the other hands, Mia appears to be more of a neutral pink with a slightly dusty cast in full sunlight or bright fluorescent lighting (see photo below).
I find that Zoya's Mia is extremely flattering on my medium-tanned hands. I was hesitant that it would look too pale or apply too sheerly, but it is perfect in every regard. I rarely wear sunscreen on my hands and arms -- I know, for shame -- so I was surprised that Mia did not turn ashy against my skin tone. Dusty mauve polishes tend to cast a grey tint to my warm undertones. This is, by far, the best performing Zoya that I have encountered, and I am sure you can tell from this glowing review. Not only do I love the easy application, this creme finish has a hint of translucency (aka no chalkiness) that yields incredibly smooth and shiny color in just two coats. I have worn it for several days with barely a sign of tip wear. No wonder Zoya released Mia in their Classics collection!
NOTE: I always use a base coat (either Butter London's Nail Foundation or Essie's All in One), and more importantly, I always finish my nails with Butter London's Hardware Top Coat for an extremely chip-resistant and extra glossy finish. I realize some do not prefer the high gloss look, but it makes my very narrow nail beds look more feminine.
Bottom Line: Mia has given me hope that I will find more Zoya colors to love, and I highly recommend it to those who have been looking for an affordable, sophisticated pink that is not stiff or totally uninteresting.