Hello, July was a fabulous month with many new beauty discoveries for me. Luckily for me, they were all winners with no major fails. I had to narrow down to the few that I felt were "Gold Medal" material. Yes, I have been watching the Olympics games non stop, they are exciting and addicting. Go USA!
Skincare - Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil
If this is good enough for Adriana Lima, VS model, it is good enough for me. I often get sucked into celebrity endorsements when it comes to beauty products, but this oil has been nothing but amazing. Since I finished Sunday Riley Juno which I love, I wanted to try a new facial oil because I like to experiment. Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil surfaced on to my radar after I read this article about the founder, Linda Rodin and the product. Rodin is in her 60's. She comes across as a really cool lady with her own unique sense of style and taste. Not to mention great skin to boot.
I use this luxurious natural oil on my face and neck at bedtime. I would describe it as "Liquid Gold". It is not greasy and I find the floral scent from the essential oils help me fall asleep. The downside of this product is that it does come with a hefty price tag. So I would consider repurchasing, but I will probably alternate it with a less expensive oil.
Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil is available at Barneys New York.
Makeup - Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in 75 Peche Cuivre
This golden peach color eye pencil was an unexpected find for me. A few months ago, I was looking for a flesh tone pencil for the waterline at the Chanel counter at Macy's. They did not have anything close to what I was looking for, but I stumbled upon this color from the summer collection. This pencil is a sweet surprise in the sense that I can achieve the same bright eye look with it as compared to using a flesh color pencil. It is a versatile color that can be used on the lid, lower lash line, or waterline. If you haven't tried Chanel eye pencils before, you should know that they are really soft and easy to apply. The colors are pigmented and long lasting. The color would stay on my lower lash line for more than 10 hours, impressive!
Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in 75 Peche Cuivre is available wherever Chanel is sold. I am not sure if this is a limited edition color or not.
|Left - Heavy swatch|
Right - Light swatch
Body Care - Melvita Scented Dry Oil
I have been using this dry oil after shower everyday for the last two weeks. I bought it from a sale event at Melvita's a while back. Some of the main ingredients include Pomegranate, Argan, and Moringa of which all have anti-aging and repairing properties. It comes in a spray glass bottle which I am not too crazy about because it is sometimes hard to spray the oil out and the bottle is weighty. The oil itself is very light and is easily absorbed on the skin. The scent is supposed to be orange blossom, but to me it smells more grassy or herbal on the skin. Overall, I like how it softens my skin without being too heavy and the ingredients are of natural origins. It can also be used on hair, but I have yet to try it on my hair. I have been using another oil as hair treatment and loving the results. I will report on that product later.
Thanks for reading. Until next post......