Impulsion is an Illusion D'Ombre released as part of Chanel's Spring 2014 Collection 'Notes de Printemps'. I've never before bought, or used, an Illusion D'Ombre and never found it hard to resist them either. Impulsion though, for some reason, instantly got my attention and here I am with my first ever Illusion D'Ombre.
I don't typically buy a lot of lip gloss. It's not that I don't like them, I do, but a lot of them are either uncomfortable, barely makes a difference or full of all-too-visible glitter making me look a bit too much like I did when I was 12. Therefore when I do find glosses I do like, I like to get them when I can. Enter Chanel's Glossimers and their Spring 2014 limited edition 'Sonate' and 'Murmure'.
I feel like I've made a fairly modest selection of the spring collections this year, picking just a few items. I was very proud of myself for skipping on the Chanel nail polishes this year, but I did test Tapage at the store and upon arriving home having looked at it all day.. I think I'll definitely end up going back for it after all. For anyone curious about the polish I have a picture of how it looks on my nails in the post as well.
In 2013 we saw a lot of the higher end brands finally releasing their own versions of the continuously more popular cream blush category. One brand yet to make their mark on the cream blush market was Clarins, but with their 'Opalescence' collection for Spring 2014 they're revealing their 'Multi-Blush'. I received the shade '02 Candy' a few months back and will be sharing my thoughts on the new product just in time for it's release.
I've been a long-time user of Kerastase products. I've used the Ciment Thermique Leave-In Conditioner for years and love it. It was my hair saviour when bleaching my hair. I've also used the Chroma Thermique which is the leave-in for coloured hair - that left me very impressed as well. With many people raving about the Nectar Thermique, the version for dry hair - I decided it was finally time to try this last "piece of the Thermique puzzle".
After being blown away by the results of Fushi's Organic Rosehip Oil using it on my body I wanted to explore the wonders of rosehip oil further, this time looking for an oil appropriate for use on the face. I ended up choosing the 45ml version of Trilogy's simple Rosehip Oil only option as it was fairly cheap and so if I didn't end up liking it it wouldn't be as big of a deal. However, that wasn't what happened.
For a while I've been sticking to using my Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm in the evenings and the Aesop Purifying Clay Cream Cleanser in the mornings, and loving it. Usually when I go away for a few days I'm happy to resort to cleanser samples, which most of the time are foaming cleansers. However, in December I was going to spend almost 3/4 of it away and I didn't want to foam up for such a long time. I therefore decided to buy the newly re-formulated REN Cleansing Balm in the tube as it's a cleansing balm that I can actually travel with. I have been using it everyday since and the results have been absolutely amazing.
Back in 2012 I did the 100 days spending ban. It was really successfull and I actually really enjoyed it. Since I've steered away from another ban, feeling as one isn't needed as I've gotten my spendings very much under control. I'm still fine. However, makeup takes forever to finish so all those things I accumulated in the past is a tad overwhelming and in so I want to try and finish a few things off.
Here we are at the end and beginning of another year yet again. I have once again decided to do a yearly favourites post listing my most used and loved products of the past year. The post has been set up very similar to last years in that I have skipped any description or explanation of the products, the post would simply be way too long, and has stuck to just listing the category with the brand and product name. I have decided against forcing a product in every category and instead chose my stand-out products of the year and then added them to the category they fit into, this is the reason some categories have more than one. I hope you all had a wonderful 2013 and wish you all a fabolous 2014!
It looks like I finished a lot less stuff in December than usual, but it's not really true. In December I went to London, Cannes, Italy and home to my parents house for christmas. I used a lot of samples when travelling, but I wasn't going to bring empty products back home with me. Especially not on a plane. Still there is a nice amount of products here to talk about, and I will say that nothing that I finished that isn't here, was anything spectacular. Only one thing, and that one I did actually take back home with me empty.