Skincare Sunday – Oriflame Silk Beauty Body Cream Review

oriflame silk beauty body cream

Hello lovelies,

it is time for another Skincare Sunday :)

I absolutely hated body creams/lotions and up to the last year I used them rarely – mainly during summer to moisturize tanned skin. I hate that they do not sink in quickly and often leave greasy coat on the skin. Last year I realized that my skin requires moisture and I went on a search for a body moisturizer. I found Clarins body milk (which I have to review), but I wanted to find something budget friendly and enter Oriflame Silk Beauty Body Cream.

I love it – that’s all I have to say. The pale pink coloured cream has a watery, gel-like consistency which feels like a whipped cream. The cream spreads easily and a little goes a long way (the amount I have on my hand below is enough for one leg). It leaves my skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Another benefit is that is quickly absorbs into the skin.

The scent is nice – it reminds me of roses. Upon application it is strong but it weakens quickly and very soon you can smell it only if you put your nose on the skin.

The cream comes in a 200 ml jar and costs $10 (59 kn). I bought it on a sale, but I don’t remember how much it cost.

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My skin is not super dry so this cream is perfect for me. However, I would not recommend it for drier skin types. I, on the other hand, will continue to repurchase it.

xoxo Tamara

YVES ROCHER Malaysian Coconut Silky Body Lotion Review and Ingredients

I hate body lotions. In my life, I have found only 4 I can tolerate on my skin: Sisley Crème Reparatrice Corps, L’Occitane Hand and Body Lotion, L’Occitane Shea Butter Body Cream, and finally Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature body lotion.

From Les Plaisirs Nature Collection, so far I have tested Malaysian Coconut body lotion, but I’m planning on getting other scents, too.

Malaysian coconut retails for around $8 for 400ml. It comes in a bottle without the pump, but the pump can be bough separately.

The lotion is very light-weight, but moisturizing. My skin is not too dry, so this works fine for me. It doesn’t sink as quickly as I would like, but I don’t mind waiting for a minute.

The coconut scent reminds me of beach and summer. The scent starts strong, but it weakens quickly. The next morning, I can’t feel it on the skin.

Overall, this is a good light lotion which I like very much (especially for the price).

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FINISHED! August Edition

August empties could have been more impressive (no eyeshadow this time), but since I only have one face and one body, I think I did a pretty good job.

As you know, I’m a bit obsessed with list making, so at the end of July I’ve made a list containing absolutely every cosmetic item (make-up, skincare, fragrance) I currently own. I have included the samples too. Anyway, the number is horrible. Since the majority of eyeshadows in the eyeshadow palettes are the same size as an average full-size product, I have counted every pan of eyeshadow as a separate item (the exception is YSL Palette Esprit Couture). So, when I put it all on the paper, I had 410 items, out of which 178 are sample or travel sizes). I hope that the end of this year will bring at least 100 items less from the list.

Here’s a screen cap of the list.

As you can see, there are several categories and each category has its own table. There is an index of markings I use to, for example, note that I have yet to review the item or that I have to take its photo.

Here’s the example of Moisturizers table.

I have decided to organize alphabetically (to the brand name) in four columns: BRAND, PRODUCT INFO (product name), the AMOUNT of the product in the packaging and a column in which I put a plus if I have opened that product.

Still, one list wasn’t enough for me. Therefore, I’ve made “To spend” list, which I’ll change every two months.

This list contains the items that I plan to use more intensely during a certain period of time. When that period is over, I may transfer it to the following list, or I may take if off the list for a while. Of course, I strikethrough every product I have spent on both the lists.

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YVES ROCHER Monoi de Tahiti Oil Review

 

Mine dose of Tiare scent for this summer :)

As a total fan of Tahitian gardenia scent, I couldn’t resist it.

Yves Rocher Monoi de Tahiti scented dry oil comes in a 125ml bottle with a spray pump. It retails for around $11.

It sinks quickly and leaves my skin lightly perfumed and moisturized. If you have drier skin, it will not be enough, but for my skin, the level of moisture is just fine.

The scent is not quite the Tiare I like – it is way too sweet and lacks floral dimension. Unfortunately, on my skin the scent doesn’t linger for too long – maximum of four hours. Take into account that I might be a bit spoiled by Montale, which is impossible to wash off, but Monoi de Tahiti is a bit too mild for me.

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L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Body Cream Review

Yesterday, I have reviewed Shea Butter Hand & Body Lotion and today it is the time for Shea Butter Body Cream. Unlike the lotion, the body cream has 25% of shea butter.

I still haven’t purchased the full size (250ml jar for approximately $50), but I have used for over ten 8ml samples and I have to say that this is one of the best body moisturizer ever. It is even better than Sisley Creme Reparatrice Corps, for a three times less money.

The cream is thick, so you’ll have to use more, but it sinks quickly into the skin and you can immediately put your clothes on. 8ml lasted me enough to apply it twice or thrice on the legs, arms and decollete.

The scent is very light, creamy, just like the scent of the rest of the Shea Butter line.

As I have said before, it is very moisturizing and repairing. However, for its thicker consistency, I’ll use it during colder months because centra heating does such a wreckage on my skin and I don’t think that hand and body lotion I use now will be up to that challenge.

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L’OCCITANTE Shea Butter Hand and Body Lotion Review

You may have noticed before that I absolutely hate body lotions. The skin on my legs is completely dried out, yet I haven’t use any lotion as they are too sticky and non absorbing. I can tolerate Sisley Creme Reparatrice for Body, but I’m still not willing to shell out over $150 for something that will be gone in a month, no matter how good it is.

I’ve been testing samples of L’Occitane Shea Butter Body cream (I’ll review it soon) which is good, but I’ll go through it very quickly and I’d like a cheaper alternative. As I was browsing Shea Butter line in L’Occitane store, I saw Shea Butter Body Milk and Shea Butter Hand and Body Lotion. I have picked Hand and Body Lotion, since it had 300 ml of the product in a pump bottle for approximately $30. However, you have to take into account that this lotion has the lowest percentage of shea butter.

I love it very much. I use approximately two pumps, which is enough for my legs (and I have very long and wide legs), although I use thicker layer on the lower part of the legs, since this is where the skin is very dry.

The lotion is very thin and runny, so a little goes a long way. You can see on the picture that I haven’t spent too much of the lotion – I’ve been using it once per day for a month.

The lotion sinks quickly and I can immediately put on clothes. The lotion has a pleasant, creamy scent which doesn’t stick on the skin for long.

I have noticed a huge improvment in how my skin looks – before using this lotion the skin was so dry that it looked scaly. After, there is no visible dryness.

The name says that the lotion can be used on hands, but I prefer to use it as a body lotion. The pump allows you to use lower dosages, just don’t press the pump completely. Since the lotion is runny, you won’t need much, but it also won’t help much. I can think of it as a quick fix when you need a bit of moisture, but you don’t have the time for a richer cream to sink in.

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SEPHORA Oh My Cherie Body Lotion Cake Gourmand (Sweet Cake) Review, Swatch and Ingredients

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Oh My Cherie Body Lotion is Sephora holiday limited edition scent and it comes in a 150ml tube. It is advertised as a non-oily shimmery lotion enriched with vitamins A and E.

I have received this lotion as a part of a set (together with bubble bath and washing sponge) packed in adorable plastic bath tub.

TEXTURE

The lotion is very thin in consistency. It spreads easily, a little goes a long way and it sinks immediately. The lotion is indeed non-oily and non-sticky.

REVIEW

I was a bit shocked when I first started to use this lotion because somehow I have overlooked the “shimmery” part. Still, the shimmer is very fine and very tiny and it washes off easily. You will not look like a glittering Christmas Tree wearing it.

I’m a huge hater of body lotions, as I find most of them too greasy and too sticky. This lotion is an exception – the texture is very light, it sinks in immediately and it is not sticky.

The scent is very cookie-like – impossibly sweet, biscuity, but at the same time slightly fruity . I don’t think it is everyone’s cup of tea, sometimes even I find the scent too strong. The scent stays on the skin until you wash the lotion off, but after an hour of wear it is not as intense.

The consistency of this lotion has won me over completely, and I’m looking forward to try some other scents from the range.

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Project 10 Pans and Sample Challenge Update #4

It’s been ages from my last update. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally spend all of these products. However, I haven’t been as disciplined when it comes to the new purchases. I’ve got several nailpolishes and a primer. I’m also planning on a foundation purchase (even thought I have half a bottle of Clarins Everlasting and half a bottle of Dior Airflash) if the foundation I’m currently testing proves it is worth it.

Here are the original posts: Project 10 Pans, Sample Challenge

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DIPTYQUE L’Ombre dans L’Eau Body Lotion Review

L’Ombre dans L’Eau Body Lotion is a lightweight perfumed body milk. It is scented with the L’Ombre dans L’Eau fragrance. The full-size comes in a 250ml bottle and it retails for cca $40. There is also a travel set available, which contains 100ml of body lotion and 100 ml of shower gel.

I have two 10ml samples of Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau body lotion. So far I have only spent one – it was enough for 2 applications on the legs only and 2 applications on the whole body

This body lotion is absolutely the best I have tried so far (I usually hate body lotions as I find them too sticky and not especially helpful). The consistency of L’Ombre dans L’Eau body lotion is very light. It spreads easily and a little goes a long way. It sinks into the skin immediately, so this means that there is no waiting while the lotion sinks in. It leaves the skin extremely moisturized.

The only thing that bothers me a bit is the fact that the scent of this body milk is a bit too strong for my liking. The scent itself is very unusual: to me it smells like a bouquet of herbs. I’ve heard from some people that it reminds them on the scent of tomato leaves. I can see why they would think this, but this scent is much more refreshing than the scent of tomatoes. The rose in the scent is discernible only after several hours and only if you closely sniff the skin. However, don’t expect a typical rose – there is none of the sweetness – it slightly reminds me of Creed 2000 Fleurs, which contains a spicier rose. The fragrance lingers well into the morning.

L’Ombre dans L’Eau is a great body lotion, but the fragrance can be a bit overwhelming. I’ll have to browse Diptyque range to find a lotion with slightly gentler scent.

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Project 10 Pans Samples Challenge

During spring, I’ve made a plan of finally finishing some products from my stash. I haven’t updated it for a while, but it is only because I haven’t managed to spend anything. Later I have also announced a possibility to include more samples in the challenge.

Last week I have finally managed to find some time so I’ve been rearranging my cosmetics storage and I have figured out that I have tons of samples and testers. As I’m a bit afraid that they don’t go bad, I’ve picked several products I would like to spend. Some of these are already reviewed, as I’ve been using them before, but some I’ll have to test for the first time. I will only write a review if the product was tested for at least a week of daily usage.

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L’OCCITANE Pivoine Flora Beauty Milk Review

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I seems that L’Occitane body milks are one of the few body lotions I can stand. I’ve got this (travel size) in a set with a shower gel and mini shea butter hand cream.

L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Beauty Milk has a floral scent, stronger than the shower gel from the same line, which lingers for some time.

The milk is pretty thin in texture and very lightweight. It spreads easily and sinks almost immediately in. I can dress right after applying milk, as it doesn’t leave sticky residue.

A little goes a long way (but I don’t have very dry skin), but it still leaves my skin soft, smooth and hydrated.

Overall impression:

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L’OCCITANE Almond Milk Concentrate Review

L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate retails for $40. A jar contains 200 ml.

For the last several days, I’ve been using several samples of Almond Milk Concentrate, which I have managed to accumulate during time. So far, it seems like an amazing product.

Every sample has 8 ml, which was enough to use it two times on the whole body (and I’m pretty big). I don’t have an extremely dry skin, so I’ve been using it sparingly, but it was enough.

The cream is a bit thick (thicker than lotions), but it spreads easily and only small amount is necessary. It sinks in almost immediately, which is a big plus in my book, as I can immediately put the clothes on. Another plus is that it is not sticky at all and it doesn’t leave a residue which then washes of (those who have read Dove Body milk review know what I’m talking about).

Almond Milk Concentrate leaves skin incredibly smooth and moisturized. The cream has very light scent (the same as Almond Shower Oil), but it is milder and disappears after half an hour.

I absolutely love this product. It is light, yet moisturizing. The only issue is the price (while I have no problem shelling out $40 on an eyeshadow or a lipstick, I’m not so willing to pay as much on a body milk).

Overall: 5

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Sisley haul + Project 10 Pans Update #3

It’s been a long time since my last Project 10 Pans update. I have finally spent more product, so when I count in 2 extra spent products from update #1, 3 products form update #2 and eight products featured in today’s update, I feel like I deserve a reward.

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Project 10 Pans: Update #2

You thought that I have forgotten about my Project 10 Pans? Well, I didn’t.

Here’s another update with the items I have spent in the last three weeks, since the Update #1.

The last two weeks have been really slow and I didn’t spend so many products. But the good thing is that many are close to finishing, so I hope that soon, I’ll be rid of many more items.

But for now, this are the products that are gone:

Dove Pro Age Body Lotion (yes, I have finally gotten rid of this horrible, horrible product)

Estee Lauder Spotlight (if you by chance own this product, please cut the tube, as I have found out that even when I couldn’t squeze anything out, there was over 5 ml of cream left in the tube). 

Clarins Pink Clay mask.

As I have said, it is not much, but still, it is 3 products less.

And not to forget, ever since I have realized that Meteories Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder  is being discontinued (I don’t know why, because this pressed powder is the best out there), I’ve been searching to stock up. I have found an amazing deal ($35), so I’ve got Mythic Parfait, which I will save for the winter.

Project 10 Pans: Part 3 – Body and Haircare

Last Saturday, I’ve announced my new project through which I’m hoping to finally get rid some of the stuff from my stash. There are 42 product on the list, so I’ve split them up into three parts (makeup, skincare, body and haircare).

You can find older posts here:

Make-Up + Rules

Skincare

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DOVE Pro Age Beauty Body Lotion Review

I hate body moisturizers, body lotions or body creams and Dove Pro Age body lotion encompasses all the characteristics of body lotions that I hate.

The lotion has 250 ml and in my country it retails for around $5. Even though my body skin is very dry and I should use some lotion, almost 95% of those I have tried were horrible (the exception is Sisley Creme Reparatrice, but its price is outrageous).I’ve picked this lotion because the sticker on the front stated that it contains AHA and I thought that it would be nice to get a mild exfoliation + moisture.

First, I’ll start with a good thing: the scent. It is nothing special, but it is by far the best feature of this lotion. It is very fruity and reminds me of Juicy Fruits chewing gums. I have to warn you that the smell is extremely strong and that it lingers for a very long time (over 12 hours).

The texture of this lotion is very runny, and you don’t need much for the body. As for the moisturizing part – it is so-so. I can’t say that I have noticed a great difference.

Now, the bad stuff. Dove Pro Age body lotion doesn’t sink in. I can massage it in for half an hour if I like, but it still won’t sink in completely. While this is a good feature in anticellulite product (as it forces you to massage the cellulite out), I do not appreciate the fact that, instead of just putting it on, I have to spend half an hour every evening trying to make the lotion to absorb.

Also, the lotion is extremely sticky. I put it in the evening, say 10 PM, and wake up the next day at 9AM and I’m still sticky.

And the last – the lotion leaves a layer on the skin. I don’t know how to describe it best, but every evening when I have a bath, the lotion just washes off. What I want to say is that lotion wasn’t absorbed in the skin – it just stayed on the skin as a thin layer, and the minute it came in the contact with water, it started to wash off. The water in my tub becomes milky white because of the lotion.

In the end, I can only conclude that I still hate body lotions.

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L’OCCITANE Fleur Cherie Body Lotion Review

 

Fleur Cherie is a perfumed body lotion which is a part of Fleur Cherie collection launched in the Fall 2010. The collection also includes Fleur Cherie EdT, Fleur Cherie travel size hand cream and  Fleur Cherie  shower gel.

Fleur Cherie body lotion comes in 250 ml bottle which retails for 19 euros ($24). There is also a smaller, travel size bottle (75 ml), but I have started with testing the samples. Each sample has 8 ml and one package was enough for two times.

Fleur Cherie is primarily a perfumed body lotion. It is slightly moisturizing, but if you have a serious problem with dry skin, this lotion won’t help much. The texture of the lotion is very runny, but it sinks in immediately, without being sticky. Even I love this lotion formulation, and I usually hate every body lotion/cream.

Fleur Cherie lotion is scented with Fleur Cherie scent (fruity oriental – it reminds me to some extent on Chanel Coco Mademoiselle). The scent is a bit intense when you first put the lotion, but it weakens after some time. However, the scent lingers for a very long time. I have put this lotion after showering in the evening and the next day I could still smell the scent (but the scent is very mild).

So far, the scent itself is not my favourite, but those who like Fleur Cherie scent might find this a good investment. Since the scent is very longlasting, this could be worn instead of perfume, but don’t expect it to be very moisturizing.

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SISLEY PARIS Soir de Lune Moisturizing Perfumed Body Cream Review

Soir de Lune Moisturizing Perfumed Body Cream is a standard item in all Sisley GWP’s, so I’ve had a chance to test it a lot. Each GWP package has 8ml, while the full-size comes in a 150 ml tube which retails for 70 euros.

Soir de Lune Body Cream has exactly the same scent as Soir de Lune fragrance which is floral chypre. I’m not a fan of chypres, so the scent at first wasn’t very appealing.

When I first applied it, the scent of the body cream was very strong (as if I had poured half a litre of a fragrance over me), so chypre and I could not detect anything floral in it. As I’ve mentioned, the scent was so strong (and I applied only a pea size amount of cream on the wrist) that I’m afraid to imagine how intense it would be had I put the cream all over the body.

After several hours, the scent of the body cream softens (but doesn’t disappear) and I can finally detect white florals: jasmine and lily of the valley.

Even though they claim that the cream is moisturizing, I’d say that Sisley has other, far better, body moisturizers (Creme Reparatrice for the body being my favourite).

In the end, I ended up using Soir de Lune Body Cream instead of parfum. The scent of the body cream has a staying power that would put to shame many of today’s EdP’s.

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