Saturday, May 12, 2018

Guerlain Météorites Le Parfum



This bottle of Guerlain Météorites Le Parfum is the one thing that I have been obsessing about for weeks. Obsessing, like going online multiple times a day trying to find it... just completely desperate to get one. I'd like to think I have pretty good self control when it comes to FOMO but I just fell into this hole in a way that even I can't believe.




From what I could find online, this seems to be part of summer 2018, along with the Rainbow Pearls that I talked about yesterday. For now, I'm not seeing anything else that seems to go with it.

The bottle is identical in size and shape to Terracotta Le Parfum. It's also an eau de toilette, also 3.3 fl. oz. and is priced identically. They just dressed this one in pink. It's very attractive if you're into cute things and I can see this doing well in places that are obsessed with anything cute. It appears to be limited edition and for now, the only place that seems to sell it is the Guerlain boutique.



Friday, May 11, 2018

Guerlain Météorites Rainbow Pearls (Summer 2018)



We're right at the cusp of Mother's Day and I am feeling the love in this household. Yesterday, two dozen roses arrived with a vase and some chocolates... at the same time as my order of the Guerlain Météorites Rainbow Pearls new for summer 2018. Naturally, I opened the makeup first and used it straightaway...





I'm aware that there has been a set called Rainbow Pearls released years back. I don't have it so I can't compare but as per Guerlain, the pearls in this tin are all new colors: yellow and green to reduce redness, pink for radiance, orange to decrease dark spots and shadows, blue to overcome dullness and mauve to catch the light.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring Skincare Update

Time to get updated! There's been a lot of trial and error going on here as far as skincare goes. Everyone knows that it's terrible for the skin, of course, when one keeps switching products. Seasonal changes do warrant it though. And to be fair, when I try something, I stick it out for as long as I can tolerate, if it's not a product I love. If it's something I do like, I finish the container and buy another one. Think of this list as a best and worst. I'm going to start with items that I do like.




This line up has my basic morning and evening regimen. My favorite cleanser right now is the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser. Out of the shower, I follow it with the Caudalie Moisturizing Toner. In the nighttime, I use the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid and the Cream. All these products worked well for me even in the winter and I continue to use them now that it's spring. When summer kicks in, or when this lot runs out, I may go back to my old standby Estee Lauder Night Repair II and Revitalizing Supreme+ Creme. I haven't decided yet and I haven't got a standby of this pair.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dior J'Adore Injoy



I'd been sniffing around for a new fragrance since late last year but never could articulate what I wanted. I bought a rollerball and a travel spray of My Burberry Blush but didn't feel strongly enough about the scent to get a full-sized bottle. I went through phases, "I want orange!" or "I want something rose!" and came quite close to grabbing Tom Ford Neroli Portofino a couple of times. I checked out the Diptyque counter and tried the cologne versions of candles that I liked (and then some) but didn't love any of the sprays. I eagerly checked out Miu Miu L'Eau Rosée when it came out and liked the mildness of the rose but after it had settled on my skin, all I smelled was musk. I went to Sephora and asked for a sample of Jo Malone Red Roses. I wore it for a few days and it held on to that rose smell so much better but in the end, it didn't feel like it was the right scent for now.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm in Deep

I spied something new from Chanel! With the weather the last couple of days being so lovely and warm, this has really put me in a summer mood...




This is a tinted lip balm that comes in three shades. It's quite clear that this will be sheer (and will have to be reapplied through the day because it's a balm, yes? We know what to expect... ) so I went with the darkest color.