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Sunday, February 9, 2014

This Week's Most Loved Trio | Sept



Is the cup half full or half empty? Normally, the answer to that question can solidify whether the person you’re speaking to is full of vivacity or lacking in bliss. Either way you see it, today—Sunday—is either the end this or the beginning of the one containing Valentine’s Day. On the topic of Cupid showered cards and chocolate-filled boxes, the latter is my only favorite morsel of February fourteenth, because I’ll be spending the day with me, myself, and I (and, of course, the load of beauty products which achieve the task of lifting my disposition).

And if there’s one category that elates my mood more than any others, it’s cheek products. Okay, okay—skincare obviously rules supreme, but anything cheeky maintains a close second place.
This week, I’ve been brushing up on the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed. It’s been a long time, no use with this plum, pink, and slightly brown tinged beaute. In my chase for a seemingly pristine and untouched complexion, this shade wins as the most seamless looking pick—both in shade and texture. It must be down to the clay that makes this blush stain-like, but the texture (although not as buttery as I would have wished) still conjures a natural flush without a Rudolph-hint. If only I was a natural beauty….

Similarly on the natural-appearing front is the base which truly works a ‘no-makeup makeup’ finish: the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. As a tinted moisturizer maven, the name has me smitten, but let’s not forget the actual goodness inside the tube. For a tinted moisturizer, it offers seamless coverage—what my complexion needs, at the moment (damn you, arctic blast), but without looking too makeup-y on the skin. Then, there’s the finish. I’ve ready given it a nod to its dewy, yet matte polish earlier this month, but I like to ramble, so I’ll be affirming it again. It’s awesome.

Now, you could say that I’ve been saving the best product for last; it falls into the skincare category (j’aime—obviously), works effectively, has an ingredients list nearly meant to be smeared on toast (meaning it’s as natural as it gets), is blended with dreamy essential oils of lavender and mint, and comes in at under a tenner. The angel (on in the air of Valentine’s Day) described is the Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Soap. As ironic as it is that I’m praising a bar soap for my facial regime—I’m a little shocked, too—and the fact that I’m eulogizing a cleanser other than the REN Clay number—now I’m on the verge of panic attack—this cleanser cleans, smells amazing, doesn’t strip the skin, yet is just as effective as it’s three-fold costing counterpart.

So, another week is on its way—a fresh start in ‘half full’ nature; I told you these things are truly mood lifting.

14 comments :

  1. Oh the soap sounds lush and I really have been on the verge for ages (literally!) on whether to get the Jouer tinted moisturizer or not. How sheer would you say the coverage is? As I'm looking for something light - medium that does look very natural and not cakey...

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  2. I've had a sample of the Jouer tint and I absolutely loved it, I'm going to purchase it when it gets a bit warmer. Shame theirs no counter near me to find out what shade I'd be.

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  3. seriously want the matte moisture tint, it just looks & sounds amazing. i've never heard of that shade of blush before but it sounds lovely!

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  4. Really want to try the Jouer x

    Eleri Roberts

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  5. I've been wanting to try the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint for what seems like ages. It seems quite similar to Clinique's CC Cream, which I love.

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  6. I love the look of the amazonian clay blushes, everything about them is so beautiful but we can't get them over here :( x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  7. Serious blush envy over the Amazonian Clay blushers, would love to give these a try. I am also intrigued by the Blue Clay soap as I'm a lover of REN's clay cleanser.


    Abbie x

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  8. You will adore the Clay Soap; it's basically the REN cleanser, but a whole lot cheaper. I should be popping up a review of it soon. xo

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  9. It's such a shame, although I've heard rumors of them arriving on US shores. xo

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  10. Unfortunately, I'm not really a fan of the Clinique CC Cream, but I adore this Jouer formula. I think you'd adore it. xo

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  11. The Jouer tints sound right up your street: medium coverage, and definitely not cakey or unnatural looking. If you have über dry skin, I'd recommend popping a primer on underneath, but it's so good. xo

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  12. Oooh! Now I'm even more intrigued to see how they compare!

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  13. I've had my eyes on Natural Beauty for a while now. I'm definitely going to have to purchase it at some point!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  14. You got me at medium coverage! Now hoping I'll find a shade match...

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