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Korres Body Milk…good for your hands!

I bought this Korres body milk while I was in Spain last Christmas (but  you can get this brand also in the UK and the US as well).

 

Korres Body Milk in Jasmine

"Jasmine: a captivating aroma of newly opened jasmine buds"

 

I was looking for a hand cream with a pump to keep it next to my coffee table at home or desk at work…and didn’t find any that was not supergreasy or with a nice lingering scent…

Till I went shopping with my sister, who loves everything jasmine scented, and she told me she had bought this body milk for herself last summer and she really liked it but wasn’t using it for the body anymore because it was a bit greasy and she was starting to break out…

The next thing I know I tried it on in my hands and thought that this could make a lovely hand cream. It does take a tiny bit to absorb but it smells sooo nice that I forgive that. Afer a while the feeling is not greasy at all and you’re left with a truly lovely fragrance in your hands that lingers for quite a while. (**Just put some on my hands 5 min ago and keep sniffing my hands while typing!!**)

I was happy to see that others (like Laura from @lollipop26) also likes this as a hand moisturizer!

What do you think? Haveyou tried this or any other Korres products?

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Best Products of 2010: Mineral powder

Physician’s Formula Mineral Loose Powder

I bought this in Canada last winter.

LOVE IT! I use it as a foundation/base almost everyday and gives my skin a very nice matte but not cakey finish.

 

Physician's Formula Mineral Loose Powder

It comes with a brush...

…that I don’t use really.

I think it was about 12$ (Canadian) and it the container is quite big so I think it was a good price for the value. The color is yellow base which I like and think suits my skin tone best than a pinky base.

This has made me fell in love with mineral products. It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, I like the color, the finish, well, I think overall it’s a great product. It may not have  a very long-lasting power but for the price I won’t complain…

I’m a bad blogger and I don’t recall reviewing this before (bad, bad, bad) but it definitely deserves a Best of 2010 mention!

Voila!

Have you also jumped on the mineral powder wagon?


Best Products of 2010: Hair

I bought a few products this summer that have really changed how my hair looks and feels: superclean ( I think thanks to the sulphate free shampoo), shiny (thanks to the new hair dryer, I think), smooth (thanks to the new conditioner, I guess) and much less frizzy (thanks to a combination of all of the above, maybe?).

And that’s simply why I’ve chosen them for this entry.

So here’s what has changed my hair:

Samy Pure Shampoo and Samy gel for curly hair

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long

This is probably the conditioner with the greatest smell I’ve ever had. Leaves you hair super soft and smooth…

 

Babyliss ProSpeed drier with diffuser

Noisy but effective

Of course none of this would work if I didn’t treat my scalp properly ( I have very sensitive scalp and if I don’t use an appropriate shampoo for this my scalp goes out of whack easily).

This year I started using the Korres Shampoo for sensitive scalp which has proved amazing.

 

Korres Shampoo with Laurel & Echinacea for dandruff and sensitive/dry scalp

So basically (and as crazy as it is) I must admit that my hair routine consists on:

1.  wash with Korres shampoo-wash away

2.  wash with Samy shampoo-wash away

3. Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner (3-5 min)-wash and don’t rinse off completely

4. good amount of  Tressemme  mousse for curly hair

5. Tressemme mist to protect hair from heat

6. Dry hair

7. Finish off with a dollop of Samy gel for curly hair…

…and that’s why I’m always late the days I wash my hair…

Is your hair routine as crazy as this?