Product Reviews by ExpatBeauty

Skincare - Body - Bio Oil - All Products

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Nov/21/2013

* PRODUCT - Bio-Oil

* REVIEW - This product is touted as a multi-use beauty oil and is heavily advertised on TV and radio here. My parapharmacy was having a promo recently and Bio-Oil was heavily discounted and almost free so I decided I woould give it a try. I am a BIG fan of multi-use oils. I have used many beauty oils like Nuxe (my HG), Caudalie, Vichy, etc. and I am a firm …
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Blush - Bourjois - Cream Blush - Nude Velvet (01)

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Aug/08/2013

* PRODUCT - Bourjois Cream Blush. I tested Nude Velvet (01) and Rose Tender (03).

* Me - NC25-30 (medium-to-light beige with yellow undertones).

* REVIEW - My skin tends to be on the dry/dehydrated side so I find that cream blushes are particular suited for me. And until I discovered these little gems recently, I was using Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush. Whilst I …
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Treatments (Face) - BIODERMA - Hydrabio Serum

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Jul/02/2013

* PRODUCT - Bioderma Hydrabio Serum Moisturising Concentrate

* REVIEW - I decided to give this Hydrabio Serum a try since it is consistently rated #1 on the French version of MUA year after year. Up until I tried this serum, I never really thought there was a difference between dry and dehydrated skin but you know what? I do know now! All this time I thought my skin was a little dry …
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Skincare - Body - Yves Rocher - Monoi de Tahiti Precious Dry Oil (Huile Sèche Précieuse)

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Jun/12/2013

* Product - Monoi de Tahiti Precious Dry Oil (Huile Seche Precieuse)

* What is Monoi? Monoi oil is one of those beautiful breeds of cult beauty products that does triple duty: It is a moisturizer, conditioner and fragrance oil all-in-one. It is a cult Polynesian beauty secret, made from Tahitian gardenia flowers (tiare) soaked in a coconut oil base.

* Review - This golden …
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Styling Products - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Homemade Sea Salt Spray

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Apr/25/2013

* PRODUCT – DIY Surf Spray
* HAIR PROFILE – Layered, long, thick hair. Somewhat wavy. Tendency to get oily after a day or two.
* REVIEW – I just returned from a tropical beach holiday and now that I’m back at home, I’ve missed having that sexy, wind-blown beach hair that I had every day whilst on vacation. I’ve read/heard much about Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray but at € 28 each …
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Skincare - Body - Unlisted Brand - Le Petit Marsellais - L’Huile Sèche Sublimante

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Apr/14/2013

* Product – Le Petit Marsellais L’Huile Sèche Sublimante (Dry Oil)
* Skin Profile – Normal to dry, drier in the winter. Mild hormonal acne.
* Review – I must admit, I’m a big fan of dry oils. No bath or shower is ever complete without the ritual of applying dry oil to moisturize the skin. My most favorite dry oil of all time is the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse – HG for me. So, when I saw …
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Moisturizers - Avene - Hydrance Optimale Riche UV SPF 20

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Apr/12/2013

* Product - Avène Hydrance Optimale Riche UV SPF 20 (Nouvelle Formule)
* Skin Profile – Normal to dry. Drier in the winter. Mild hormonal acne.
* Review – I bought this late last autumn as a moisturizer with sunscreen to get me through the autumn and winter. I say autumn and winter because here, the daily UV Index here is pretty low during that time of the year (2 or less). I’m a …
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Sunscreen - L'Oreal Paris - Solar Expertise Gold Protection SPF30

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Apr/04/2013

* Product - L'Oreal Solar Expertise Gold Protection SPF30
* Review - I am a big fan of European sunscreens this time I decided to try this sunscreen for my body. This appealed to me because it's marketed as a sunscreen with advanced UVA/UVB protection thanks to Mexoryl but it also provides for "bronzage sublime" which means (I think) optimal bronzing thanks to its …
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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream (PPD31)

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Apr/04/2013

* Product - La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream (PPD31)
* Review - I am a big fan of European sunscreens and I’m also an Anthelios devotee. My last bottle was the Dermo-Pediatrics Lait Velouté SPF 50+ (PPD39) which I really, really like. This time however, I wanted to try an Anthelios with a different texture and accordingly, this "new" gel-cream formula piqued my …
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Gels/ Soaps - Yves Rocher - Monoi de Tahiti Lagoon Hair & Body Wash

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Apr/04/2013

* Product - Monoi de Tahiti Lagoon Hair & Body Wash (Shampooing Douche des Lagons)
* Review - This is rated as one of Yves Rocher's "best" rated products on the French version of MUA so I absolutely had to give this a try. I bought this along with the alcohol-free perfume of the same range. Like the fragrance, the scent is divine. This 2-in-1 hair & body wash is …
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