What I Use Most In My Beauty Post's Photos
11/30/2014

What I Use Most In My Beauty Post's Photos

This guide line is actually the second recommendation post, you can look the first one here. What you are going to read on the current post is more intense than the first one.

The first thing you notice by starting the beauty posts is how to capture the best photo of the products you want to talk about. In other hand the visual satisfaction is the a very crucial element to keep your viewers attracted and gaining your milestones with increasing numbers of subscribers and followers. The objects that get involve most in my pictures:

1. Photo Magazines as background.
It might seem so simple but you can create very nice photos out of them. Search on the magazines and keep watching for a related theme, opposite colors, sexy legs, pieces which come funny in combination etc. I'll show you some of the magazine pages I have used and the outcome have been beyond. This photo is from my May Fav 2014  .

Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover Review

This one from here.

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For more photos in this range click here .

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2. Nature:
Flowers are a safe lovely choice to be in your background. Everyone loves to see colorful, well organized flowers; Photos from different angles.

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Estee Lauder Eye shadow palette 


If you have a small garden or a plant around your apartment it is perfect. Rock that! Having the you plant's leaves in the side of your photo, laying doen your beauty products on the grass, present a natural friendly atmosphere to your pictures; These are from this post

http://www.tobelikealady.com/2014/07/top-summer-nail-polishes.html



3. Dishes!
I swear it is not that awkward which sounds! I bought few plates, cups... in a second hand store! I have used them in many ways and in several photos. I love the antique touches on the photos.
Check that here


5. Your open window!
I love the reality shows more than the directed, scripted shows. Why? Because the joy of wild unplanned situations is incredible. Therefore, open you window grab the products and let your viewers get involve into your neighborhood. That's fresh, real and vivid. More Photos of this post.



6. Shells
I hardly know anyone who hates the sea! Everyone smiles by looking at the actual fantastic sea shells. I collected these travel to travel! I mentioned the source above.



7. Car Marquette
These are my husband's loves. Seek the corners, you will find the cute similar stuff.
Would like to see more? Click here  .








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Hot or Not? Two Liquid Eyeliner failures
11/29/2014

Hot or Not? Two Liquid Eyeliner failures





First of all, Excuse me for the pictures. the containers seem so gross! Because it's been a while I was testing these  two products to figure out the pros and cons! And as I am an eyeliner addict so I reach these every day.

The best thing about this eyeliner is, it gives you the chance to line the exact shape you need. No fail! In contrast, the quality of applicator was not what I had expected from M.A.C and the amount of money I paid. Let me clear that; The nib is a cotton pointed material which softens and gets separated easily. It dries quickly as well. I used to paint the shape I wanted and the would make it bold and black by the below mentioned one.

A real rich black and I have painted various winged shaped lines with, means I could take the advantages of that against the down side of it; After a while the liquid material tends to firm. Not into a solid but more firmed than a liquid! That's so annoying and weird. 


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Two Samples you need in your routine from CLARINS PARIS
11/28/2014

Two Samples you need in your routine from CLARINS PARIS




Clarins Paris Multi Active Day Early Wrinkle correcting lotion SPF 15
It says Multi-Active but the amount of cream is not enough to test that for a sufficient period of time and get that Multi-Active effect. So I can't report the final idea about it. However, the lotion type of consistency helps to absorb quickly. It is amazingly hydrating and my skin feels a bit like after applying the lifting sort of creams. It smells amazing similar to the other CLARINS products.

Clarins Paris Gentle Foaming Cleanser with cottonseed Normal or Combination skin
If you have read some of my skincare related posts you know my skin is combination of oily zone and dry patches. So having a face cleanser for Normal skin is not fair! Yeah, I looked at the combination at the end and tried that four times. It is amazing. the texture is so soft; what has mentioned as "Cottonseed" I saw and felt those. It is like a wet chopped silk which you have the chance to clean your face with. I love that!



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Two Essential Vitamins for Skincare
11/27/2014

Two Essential Vitamins for Skincare

The night creams are essential to help skin to repair itself. Having sunscreen on is crucial to prevent the sun damages. Moisturizers are friendly approaches producing more collagen underneath. All these ways are on top; What if we tend to have profound feeding? The answer is clear and easy; By having a rich diet in vitamins, less sugar and salt and more thousand recommendations.

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 Here I want to share with you an efficient and tested procedures I swear on. The Dietary Supplements (thanks nutrition science) are one the most secure ways to make sure you have taken your daily dose. However sometimes person to person the absorption matter may happen but it is been a trusty route my skin is rewarded by.
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Vitamin C
 Is a magic ingredients you can find it in so many skincare creams and beauty supplements. After taking Vitamin C in a three months period of time your skin will be experiencing major improvements. We all know life gets busy and missing the right nutrition, so please make sure you take your daily dose of Vitamin C. I am not encouraging you to forget the importance of actual rich sources, I try to tell you taking the supplements can be your food assistance in hectic restless occasions. The Brand I take from is GNC . As you see it is GNC Chewable C 500 with citrus bioflavonoids, It contains 90 Vegetarian tablets  . Let's see two very important  benefits of Vitamin C for your skin:

1.supports producing healthy collagen and accordingly helps with skin's elasticity.
2.Neutralize the free radicals which has amazing anti-aging effects.

Biotin 
 Is essential to breakdown the fatty-acids, and fatty acids are amazingly effective on your skin, hair and nail health and beauty. I have seen how it is especial on my skincare routine. If you are interested in reading more about that check the here which is website as biotin.com and there are all details about this Vitamin. If you need a source with more scientific feature to rely on check out the University of Maryland Medical Center . My Biotin tablet is GNC Biotin 300 mcg Dietary Supplement 100 Vegetarian tablet. 

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Four Acne Solution Products
11/25/2014

Four Acne Solution Products



Everyone has specific needs in skincare universe. And it may take a long time to find your skincare components. If you have read my skincare posts you know that I am in trouble with hormonal acne and attempt to minimizing the pores. I have had oily skin and after the under-active thyroid things, my skin's got dry patches in addition. Dry patches made everything more difficult to take care of. These are my acne prevention and solution products:


1. CLINIQUE Rinse off foaming cleanser mouse hydro-demaquillante 150 ml
First thing first, is removing all dirt, oils and make up with this foam. Only a tiny amount of that is enough for whole face and neck. If the oil which happens on your T zone or you tend to wear heavy foundation, contouring,.. it can be one of the best cleansers out there.



2. CLINIQUE clarifying lotion 2; Dry combination skin 400ml
The biggest positive point I give to this product is the giant bottle that naturally contains a remarkable amount of product in it. It is three months now that I have this and use it in my skincare routine. Yes, It has been lasted three months.
After cleaning your face with a cotton pad and this amazing liquid, just look at your cotton pad; You will see the unbelievable dirt and pollution! I feel so clean and blessed!




3. CLINIQUE anti-blemishes solutions clinical clearing gel, gel action 15ml
The most rapid working gel and formula I have tried! The magic for removing my acne in two up to three nights and mornings and Done! It is supposed to apply on the acne only but i rub that all over my face and neck. Because every inch of that is acne prone area. It is my Absolute LOVE.


4.CLINIQUE pore refining solution stay-matte hydrator Dry combination to oily skin 50 ml.
When it says pore refining solution, it works honestly! It does the job. It make the T zone Matte immediately and you really feel the minimizing the pores. I use it for T zone only. Sometimes I feel dry afterward so I add a richer cream on top.



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Mini Dress Styling Benefits
11/24/2014

Mini Dress Styling Benefits


Another Mini dress. Why do I love the mini dress? All about styling benefits; what? Yeas, go down and read its own positive angles:


1. It helps with showing your legs taller.



2. The mini dress is a versatile choice for all seasons. By adding a trench coat or a blazer in winter and a pair of sandals in summer.


3. When you are in rush.
 Have you been there? Late in the morning, exclusive meeting, reunion, breakfast invitation? So grab a mini dress! The reason is to get rid of matching and styling four pieces together. As you see just a hand made scarf or a long necklace. You are almost done with the accessorizing. you are free to spend the ten minutes get ready with makeup and hair.



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My Hair Care Routine
11/23/2014

My Hair Care Routine


I have never opened up about my hair care routine, I don't know why but today I am going to tell you.

1. First of all, Mask before washing my hair:
The Kerastase Elixir Ultimate Oil Complex. and wait twenty minutes. You can read about the oils I use completely here.




2. Some big drops of SP system Professional, Color Saver Shampoo From WELLA  plus some big drops of L'OREAL Professional Paris Absolute repair cellular Lactic Acid.
You probably know what is the benefit of the first one but the second one is that one I love so much. It has a magic effect on the quality of texture of my hair.



3. The next product is conditioner of course. But Leave in Conditioner , Professional Food Therapy NOVEX Salon BLINDAJE Capilar . NOVEX is a Brazilian brand in hair care product. the price is half or less half of the L'OREAL, KERASTASE and WELLA.

4. This stage when I let my hair air dry but not completely! I apply the Kerastase oil Elixir Ultimate. However, it is a substitute for the Babyliss Pro Argan Oil .

5. If I feel greasy after second day I use the dry shampoo by KLORANE. It smells so good and sucks the grease.
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Oil Therapy for Hair
11/20/2014

Oil Therapy for Hair

Hair care means ultimate beauty that can raise the features to the next level, AFTER skin care. But it is something in the same level to me. Inappropriate hair style is the boldest thing I can see when a lady walks. It is one of the crucial terms to be like a lady. And why not?

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Oils are not new to me in hair care section, but not as regular as these days! We must confess that the past few years have been the best lucky years for the oil products. Everyone looks at them way different than ten years ago. I really like to expand its position in our daily lives in every angles but it is better to get started by the HAIR.

photo from the past :)

Organ oil is my favorite one, the first reason is way it smells. I know it is an unprofessional criteria but that is so important to me. My favorite one has been  BaBylis Pro Argan Oil which I ran out of it right now and they don't have it in stuck. It seems hard to find it online either, but this is the amazon link to buy. And now it is spray which has less density. I use them after shower and on the damp hair. These are the links on ULTA and Ebay in case you are looking for.

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The most interesting accomplishment I've had with this oils, is using it before washing hair as a mask and leave that for twenty minutes. Obviously I can't fulfill this stage for all hair washing sessions but if I have thirty minutes to spare, I will probably do that.  It is Kerastase ElixirKultimate oil complex. It doesn't smell as rich as the first one but it is a very very nice one. and the result is a silky feeling on you hair texture afterward.

The second day, when I am struggling with myself to keep come and not washing my hair, this small bottle is a miracle. As it says on the packaging, it repairs the splits and frizzes instantly. It adds shines and make the it more soft and joyful. How quick it works is incredible. It is L'OREAL PARIS ELVIVE 5 Total Reparation serum, I couldn't find the exact link :( .


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11/13/2014

Kim Kardashian's photo shoots on Paper Magazine

 Yesterday I woke up with millions of news on the whole atmosphere of social medias and TV shows related to the Her Naked Butt! This is a Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog, so I couldn't resist not expressing my opinion about Kim Kardashian new photo shoots for Paper Magazine. First thing first, let me clear few things:

1. I am not a feminist; so my thoughts re not a feminist ideology based.
2. I am not a judgmental person.
3. I am not a hater.

The first picture I saw was the most famous one, oily naked exaggerated photo. She wanted to cover that, but Not really. She has a piece of fabric or probably her dress under her butt. She is happy and smiling, looking at the camera with a tons of pearls around her neck. At the beginning, I literally  thought it is a comic photo, which is made by someone on the internet to increase the traffic on her/his page. After following the text I assumed that it is real! I made sure when I saw the photo on her Instagram.

I have never felt ashamed or angry with women naked bodies. It is totally natural. I have never blamed the naked or half naked editorials on magazines! But, But. But...Please, Someone tell me what has been the main goal and message behind the idea of these photo shoots?

Wendy on her show on 11.12.14 said: If a well-know and famous actress had done that, we would have clapped and admired her, we would have seen that as an artistic work, but as it is done by Kim, it seems nasty.

According the above said, I would like to bring up a question: Isn't there any more artistic feature in this world? To claim breaking the internet with?

All the ideas of fitness, beautiful female body shapes, sexy looking and etc... have done completely and Kim has no way except showing off her butt? and today more and more whole nude front? I mean are all fashion directors, art directors, fashion photographers done with their ideas and nothing is left in the box? The only one which can be artistic and seductive is a bronzed highly retouched back?

I am not convinced by non of the defenses others made, I don't see these photos, artistic or attractive.

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Inspiring bloggers No. 4 #Tanya Burr
11/12/2014

Inspiring bloggers No. 4 #Tanya Burr


Inspiring bloggers 4 #Tanya Burr vy www.tobelikealady.com



Limited Space and Practical skills, are the initial requirements to start a Youtube channel or a blog. But not all the bloggers are inspiring and successful. As you might already know by the title of the post, I am going to tell why I found Tanya Burr an Inspiring blogger.

Why Tanya Burr is inspiring and Young girls love her?

After watching hundreds of her videos and checking out her blog during a long time, I must confess some major points:

she is on budget!
It may sound funny. But believe me one of those reasons she is a famous lovely face and I can say for many girls she is seriously a role model is the way she does shopping. She purchases her night events dresses, PJ and chic coats from TopShop, Zara and this range of brands; economic prices! which so many girls from the middle class (Financial) of society will buy their clothes from. I mean, specifically, in "shopping related" stuff, Tanya is an easy to follow model. She shows that for going to a Fashion show, or Red carpet night you don't need a designer dress to wear. It doesn't matter if you don't own a VALENTINO skirt or a CHANEL blazer. You would be able to shine with your own version of glamorous.

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Not having a standard shape!
She has a healthy lifestyle. No smoking, no drugs, regular workout, food planning! Before, all these, I must say that she doesn't have a stereo type of body which is awarded over and over on medias. Like million girls, she doesn't have skinny legs, slim arms and very very flat abs! But she is beloved and followed by over than 2 million and half subscribers on Youtube.  She dresses up beautifully without thinking about imperfections. This simple formula, transfers a very crucial message to those girls out there: "I can be famous, successful and loved without the defined rules". A very best and the most simple formula ever!

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Perfect Communication with her Fans!
She is always smiling and extremely welcoming! She answers and favorites so many of her fans' tweets. She follows the comments on her Youtube Channel. In various videos especially her Vlogs, she shows that she is reading the tweets and expresses her feeling about them.




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4 Ways To Save Money on Beauty Expenses
11/07/2014

4 Ways To Save Money on Beauty Expenses

Some components of the beauty world refers to the glamorous sphere and just business developing ideas; but some parts are essential and main women's needs. We all have a massive list of products are waiting in the stores to be bought by our bills. However, sometimes it seems pretty difficult to survive the constant temptations which are surrounding us. I want to share with you some of my strategies that are winners and they have let me so many times to own those goodies I dream about.


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Manicure and Pedicure:
It feels amazing to sit down on the comfortable cool full leather cool chair with candle lights and get pedicure! It is incredible to get a clean perfect manicure! But What? the amount of money you pay each time can be the more than double and even more than the price of the whole amount of materials are used to give you that fancy Mani and Pedi. Therefore, It is a long time that I Do It by mYself! At the beginning it was annoying to polish the right hand nails with left hand. Therefore, by finding couple of tutorials on Youtube I learned how to do that. Buy yourself a nice light weight oil to massage and mani set. You can find all of them for a inexpensive price every where.Instead of paying once buy some nail polishes from high end brands with better quality.

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For pedicure I use a set of electronic nail drill. that is the most random electronic device I have but it does a very clean and perfect job. If you are afraid about the those hot water sinks, Do you pedi after a hot bath or a deep shower.


Wash your hair at home: 
I have no idea about other countries but here in Venezuela they charge you for every drop of shampoo, conditioner, heat protection, hair spray they use to blow dry your hair. You may think who goes to salon for blow drying? The answer is clear: I do. because I have long hair, So much strong hair. It is not just long. It is a pile of hair! It is by my genetic which is so cool and I am very grateful for but I have to be careful about the expenses it causes. I buy nice shampoo, friendly conditioners, lovely oils, loyal heat protection and etc... and do these parts at home. I apply the oil and heat protection before heading to the salon and I take my hair spray with myself. The salon manager is not happy with what I do, but I need to watch out my expenses as she does!

Wax:
It is almost a year that I don't wax my body, but when I used to, I would do it by myself! Believe or not! I did it by myself. So many girls say that it is so painful, horrible, impossible to manage! But I tried and achieved the skill I needed.


Facial:

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I have learnt this one by my mom. She always says invest on your face masks and skincare! It is a big idea. It is again the same business strategy. Instead of paying a a lot to a facialist to Cleanse, Steam, Scrub, Mask, more Mask, Hydrate and applying a tiny amount of those expensive Anti-Aging Cream on top, please D I Y!

 Pay once. It might sound spending a lot of money. The reality is that the masks, exfoliating products, a saucepan of hot water and nice beneficial herbs; are not those kind of things you use them every single day. They last for ages. So you always have your own kit at home.

Note: I am not telling you that I never get Mani and pedi Or Facial, but it is honestly like twice a year  or even less. I have been there; Those days you need a relaxation operation and it turns into several hours in the Salon. Be Careful!
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White Mini Dress
11/05/2014

White Mini Dress

Perinola +Brand+ Review+ by+ www.tobelikealady.com

White Cotton, White Chiffon, White jeans, White fluffy fabrics; all kind of white materials. I adore all. To me it is impossible to imagine a person who his/her wardrobe is growing without white pieces. It is a symbolic winter color and a trick and either solution for summer. You can have it and be sure it is the proper season color all around the year.

Perinola Brand Review by www.tobelikealady.com


Perinola Brand Review by www.tobelikealady.com

Perinola Brand Review by www.tobelikealady.com


I am in love with this mini dress. I chose it immediately from the racks in Perinolahg Boutique on shooting day. As You know and may have seen the previous posts of Perinola Brand here and here; Also the interview with Helena Gil founder of Perinola, my beautiful model Shantal Kleiner is flawless in this outfit. The information you need to follow is down below:

Model: Shantal Kleiner
Her Instagram: Shantalina

Photography, Styling, makeup and hair by www.tobelikealady.com,
Instagram: Tobelikealady
Twitter: @tobelikealady
Email: belikealady@gmail.com

The Brand on Instagram: Perinolahg
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Inspiring bloggers No. 03 #Fleur De Force
11/04/2014

Inspiring bloggers No. 03 #Fleur De Force


Another Post of Inspiring Bloggers is here. Today I am going to tell you why Fleur De Force is one of my Inspiring Bloggers, Vloggers and Youtube Guru. You can read the Previous ones Here and Here.
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Fleur De Force
I have seen all her videos since a year and half ago. Writing fairly isn't easy when you have learnt a lot from a person. Everyone, has her/ his own special style whether in makeup or fashion. I got attracted to the Youtube world so late, but Fleur De Force has been one of those channel I subscribed in the first place. You may say that most of her makeup tutorials are the same and her hair style never changes, blah, blah, blah... But you know what? She has found her style and she is comfortable with that. She has her own version of smoky eyes makeup, her especial definition of casual and glamorous looks and also home decoration.

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Fleur De Force


Positive:

Have you ever experienced the positive feeling about somebody? Furthermore, I am not a person who believes in the functional side of positive and negative energies in a practical way, I must say that the POSITIVE effect of her presentation and lovely lifestyle make you to follow her. I am not talking about being crazy fan of a guru; However, honestly, this also is another reason of her increasing subscribers's number

Origin: 

The Original way of doing things will create a sophisticated footprint every where. That is what she and her husband (who somehow is a part of her career and videos) act. The products she talks about are real ones. It is not like when Kim Kardashian advertises an Energy drink or processed food and you are sure she never tries that. That is not like when a beautiful model or actress is the face of a drugstore beauty brand, but definitely she never wears those cheap lipsticks or mascaras on! Fleur wear what she talks about. It is another secret of her fame.


In other hand, people trust whom is real! Not Fake. And Vlogging helps with the more understanding about the reality of Her. Vlogging is actually a reality show on Youtube without six different cameras, crew and contract. That is what the The Person offers to her/his viewers for free. Let's Start by The things I am interested in on her Vlogs:

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Fleur De Force and Piglet 
A. The relationship: How they get along with each other. I mean Fleur and Mike.

B. Dogs: I am a pet lover. It is a point in common with so many others as well. So you see, the common lovely usual points are very powerful.

C. The progressive life: She shares the announcements, the meetings, her business, remodeling the house, raising the pets, making videos, making friends... .

D. Her Country Life: Being away from the city and living out of the craziness is not easy to dare. Everyone says: Oh, I love to stay in the country forever, at the end of a picnic or camping. But seriously  only a few people dare to do that. Why? Because most of us are addicted to the traffic, malls, crowded streets, easy access to taxi and subway... But They Live in the Country side! And it is super cool.
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Mike De Force, Wedding Day

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Fleur and Mike de Force

If I want to continue I can write about her over and over and you may get tired! So check out her Channel and blog and give her love and support.





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The Same Color Blushes
11/03/2014

The Same Color Blushes


Maxfactor and Avon Blush by www.tobelikealady.com

Two Exactly the same. I mean color. One in cream and the next is powder. Common points: Color and Cheap price. They are a perfect combination together to create a long lasting natural blush! In Spring, Fall and winter can be proper choices and for photo shoots they works brilliant. Both of them give you  healthy cheeks. The powder one is Avon COLOR TREND No. 05 Intense Rose. Yes, this is the name I was contemplating to find "Intense Rose". It has been one of my monthly favorite.

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The cream one is Maxfactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush No. 18 Soft Cardinal. You can read it
here. Applying the Maxfactor creamy one first and then the Avon color Trend on top. Unfortunately I couldn't find any link of the the powder blush.

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Two New loves From La Roche-Posay
11/01/2014

Two New loves From La Roche-Posay

Drugstore alternatives are always the best news for skincare lovers. Watching the results which are appearing is another joy that you know, I know but it is impossible to describe. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was looking for an eye cream because I ran out of my expensive one and as you may have been there too, sometimes the unexpected expenses over the budget surprise you, Then no way except reduction in your shopping!

Well, This situation means less expensive but I still need a good one! This Eye cream by La Roche-Posay is called Active C YEUX EYES, Corrective Dermatological Care For Wrinkle. This is the good one I was talking about. Absolute hydrating and calming. It is like the gel but thicket and richer. It absorbs easily and a perfect eye makeup primer. The amount of the product is 15ml. It is actually is a normal size for eye cream but it seems to me more! I don't know why!

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For two first weeks of October I have had the most horrible days with breakouts. But this Formula helped me with minimizing the irritation and the size of them. after few days of applying that directly and exactly on the areas everything got better. This cream is not the one to rub on the surface of your skin. You must use that exactly on the target. It is called La Roche-Posay EFFACLARA A.L. Trageted breakout corrector, Paraban free. The amount is as same as the eye cream. But in this one it not enough for a long period of time and right now I am almost half through.
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