Fashionista 514

Lovin’ Lancome

Posted in product review by fashionista514 on May 29, 2009
Alright, so I’ve never really been given the chance to really try and get into Lancome products – until I received a gift set for my birthday.

Oh. My. God. I love them!

Now ladies, I am not talking about their makeup – solely their skincare. My new obsession (to say the least), is Creme Mousse Confort – a comforting creamy foaming cleanser for dry skin. Now, my skin is definitely more on the oily – combination side of things and this mousse is not at all too overwhelming for it. It does not strip the skin or give you that itchy “pulled” feeling and the best part? It smells so amazingly like roses!!!

Here is what it claims to do:

“This rich and creamy cleanser with nurturing Rosehip Oil and soothing Rose de France delivers a voluminous foam to gently remove makeup, even waterproof, dissolve impurities and leave the skin soft and supple.”

… and I would have to agree!

I love that I can comfortably wash my skin in one step (no cotton balls to remove makeup), and then not even bother with a moisturizer in the end (if I choose… and really, it’s all about choice)!

If you loved the MAC rose collection, this is a great compliment to the look and feel it embodies (especially if you splurged on the perfume and Rose Fix spray).

Try it!

This has become an insta-fave in my beauty box!

Mmmm… Mmmmm…. Good! Product Review

Posted in favorite, online shopping, product review by fashionista514 on March 24, 2009
I have been using Kiehl’s Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish now for a good five months (this is how long a tube of this fabulous formula lasts with frequent use)! Not only does it smell like a mixture of coconut and cream, but the scrub itself is completely made up of natural loofah! That’s right! The natural sponge that we normally use as a scrubbing sponge performs as an amazing exfoliator where a little proves to go a long way. It is made for the body, but on several occasions I have used it as a facial scrub as well without any bad reactions to my uber sensitive skin. Literally a dime sized amount can exfoliate an entire leg, torso, arm, etc… The scrub feels great if you can get your significant other to massage it into your back – feels like a good back scratch! Also, when you are treating yourself to an at home pedicure it is a great prepper and sloughs off the dead skin cells – leaving you with radiant fresh skin! The mix is nice and creamy, so your skin is not stripped after. I’m bad about moisturizing after the bath and my skin does not get flaky or irritated from being overtly dry from this product!

A true beauty junkie favorite! I recommend this to everyone and anyone who likes the feeling of the spa in the comfort of their own home! Order some, you will not regret it! My all time favorite scrub!

$27.50 for a large tube here:

Italian Toothpaste

Posted in favorite, product review by fashionista514 on February 6, 2009

Marvis. Have you heard? Italian designer toothpaste as I’d like to call it. Could you think of a cooler idea than this? Upon my search for the perfect thought – provoking toothpaste (yes, I just said thought-provoking toothpaste), I stumbled upon the delectable and fresh flavours of Marvis Mint. Mmmmm… there seems to be something so demurely couture about their blends. Just the right amount of adventure matched to mint.

For the traditionalists there is the Classic Strong and Aquatic Mint. For the lovely ladies, Jasmin Mint. Finally, for the adventuresses out there, Paradise Fruit and Ginger Mint!

All flavours leave your mouth squeaky clean and wanting to smile. Go out and get ya some!

Erno Laszlo Skin Miracle!

Posted in Erno Laszlo, favorite, product review, skin by fashionista514 on February 6, 2009

I have been using Erno Laszlo products now for almost a year, and I can’t even begin to tell you how it has completely transformed my skin.

I have very acne prone skin and would always cover it up with massive amounts of makeup. Pretty yuck. Anyway, one day I was meandering around Holts and remembered a friend of mine had suggested I use a cleanser or mask with Alpha Hydroxy Acid to help deep clean away my blemishes. So, I asked a saleswoman at one of the counters if any of the cosmetics brands in the store carried that ingredient in any of their lines. Before I knew it, she had addressed my skin problem and was recommending a completely new regime. The Erno Laszlo splashing regime. I was skeptical. How many times have we all been sold a line of cosmetics or skin care that just does not deliver? At this point I had tried Proactiv, dermatologist prescribed antibiotics and topical serums, creams and peels. Every recommendation I had tried and was seriously beginning to consider Accutane. Now I know this is quite a leap, but I work and have my future in fashion and makeup. Really there is no place in my life (or time) for me to be worrying about what will appear on my face and cripple my confidence.

Somehow I trusted Tina the saleswoman. She wrote down my new regime (which was quite hard to get used to at first), and sent me on my way. The infamous Erno Laszlo splashing technique basically consists of filling your sink with hot water and splashing your soaped up and oiled face exactly twenty times with the same water. This technique treats your skin by treating it every time you splash. Then to finish up, splash ten more times with fresh hot water. The soap is made up of dead sea mud with mild exfoliants and lathers into a rich mask-like cleanser. Mixed with the oil (to take off makeup and coat your skin in essential oils), this combo proved to be unbeatable.

Within two weeks, my acne had altogether stopped. It honestly felt like a miracle! I thought it would control it, but cure it? Crazy! So now, I am a super loyal Erno Enthusiast who adores slowly trying the whole line cause everything truly delivers.

Dr. Laszlo was the original dermatologist skin doctor to develop a product line from popular demand after treating celebrity clients such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O, and Greta Garbo. Hey, if it’s good enough for them I’m on board!

If you do happen to be a montrealer, you must go and see Tina herself at Holt Renfrew on the corner of Sherbrooke and De la Montagne. Not only has she worked for Laszlo for years, she is an amazing esthetician who gives very coveted facials! Make an appointment for a personalized skin care practice with her at 514-842-5111 and watch all your wildest beauty dreams come true!

Here are some of my absolute die-hard faves:

  • Sea mud Soap

  • Total Blemish Treatment (a serum anyone can add to their regime that treats acne and prevents it – god sent)

  • C-Peel scrub (not only does it smell like oranges, but it gives the most effictive deep clean my skin has ever experienced)

  • Sea mud mask (use this after the c-peel for best results)

  • Antioxidant Complex for Eyes (Oh. My. Depuffs in the morning, regenerates at night, can be used as a mask for the undereyes. My eyes have never been happier!)

  • Hydra Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment (a new fave – great for giving back your skin the moisture you stole from it… via martini’s 😉 ).

You must try this line, whatever your dilemma – there is a solution! Check out:

Impossible to regret!