Toners -Paula's Choice - Earth Sourced Purely Natural Refreshing Toner
matildaCPH 10/16/2012 6:34:00 PM
Well done, Paula! Brilliant product. As described by others, the texture is gel-like, very soothing and moisturizing. The ingredient list is what made me try this toner out. It is so good I use my fingers to apply it over my face rather than wasting it by soaking a cotton pad in it :-) No need for a serum as this serves as one. I follow up with a moisturizer (+SPF)
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Perfectionist CP+ Wrinkle Lifting Serum
matildaCPH 9/9/2012 11:18:00 AM
First of all, no one can expect miracles from skin care products. It is important to have reasonable expectations. Only plastic surgery can erase or lift wrinkles. This serum has wonderful ingredients and that is why I use it. I use it in the morning before applying a moisturizes and SPF. The pump bottle is very practical. Short-term benefits: makes my skin temporarily smooth and glowy (silicones), it serves great as a foundation primer. Long-term: evens out my skin tone, fades out sun damage. Even though it is expensive, I will keep on using it as a part of my skin care routine with the hope I'm doing the best for my skin externally.
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
matildaCPH 9/9/2012 10:38:00 AM
I apply this primer after a moisturiser (M.A.C. Strobe cream) and before applying the M.A.C. Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation. Even though all of these products are M.A.C. and should work well together, they don't. The primer is greasy at the beginning but sinks in ok, leaving my combination skin matte but with an obvious white cast. The cast has to be covered with the foundation but it just won't go nicely over this primer and looks unnatural, streaky and cakey. I look like a pale, cakey ghost..
Moisturizers -Clinique - Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer
matildaCPH 9/6/2012 8:16:00 AM
I have tried all moisturizers out there and this is the only one I always come back to. I use only fragrance-free skin products and love the natural "medicinal" odor of all Clinique products. I use the one for combination/dry skin. It is rich enough yet not greasy. Moisturizes well. The only problem I have with this is the packaging. Still better than jars etc to keep the ingredients stable but the air still gets sucked into the tube when I am halfway through it.
Another vote for smelling like men's after shave. It is fresh but too sharp and harsh and gives me headaches. Very disappointed. Used it only once and wonder how I'll finish those 100ml ;-)
Beautiful packaging but that's all.. Very ordinary, heavy and flowery. I get headaches when wearing it. I'd say it is for older, classic women.. I'm not able to finish my bottle, luckily I got it as a gift.
Unique, fresh, clean smell. Like a basket of fresh leafy greens mixed with grass and grapefruits :-)
One of my few favorites. Can't find a single good smelling fragrance from other big names like Chanel, Dior, D&G, Gucci etc.. All of them are so ordinary..Bvlgari manages to create beautiful fragrances (also for men). I am not into flowery and sweet scents but this one manages to be flowery without smelling "old, granny-ish". It is fresh, delicate, playful, feminine, elegant and timeless..
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum
matildaCPH 9/6/2012 7:10:00 AM
I discovered this only recently. Found a sample of it in an old magazine when cleaning. I fell in love with it instantly. It smells great. Leathery, powdery, sweet.. very sexy and unique.. Goes great with leather jacket or any leather accessories. Love it. The only problem is the staying power is very, very poor. I have to reapply it very often so at least others can smell it on me. When they do, they all compliment me and ask what it is. I wish the company made its staying power better!