Skincare

Skincare Review: Abeille Royale Day & Night Cream by Didier Young

I have professed my love for a multitude of skincare brands over the years but because there’s always so much innovation out there on the market, the products that I try one year don’t always make it to a second or third bottle. Thankfully a lot of brands are smartening up and they will often continue to perfect the formulas of their best sellers to make sure that they remain relevant with the current technological advances in skincare. Guerlain is no exception: I wrote about some of the products in their Abeille Royale line a while back (click HERE to read it) and I kept on restocking on them since then. The brand recently launched and relaunched a few goodies and kindly sent me a sample of the new products to try out.

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Skincare Review: Dior Dreamskin, CaptureYouth and Backstage by Didier Young

Dior. The celebrated Parisian Fashion House is a household name that does not require an introduction. To most people, Dior is mostly known for its fragrances (Chalize Theron’s J’Adore will forever be one of the most iconic fragrance imageries in my mind) and for its line of sunglasses. Beyond that, fashion lovers will recognize the brand’s iconic oblique monogram print, trendy newly-revived saddle bag and perhaps the memorable John Galliano newspaper print made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker during the Sex and the City days. However, Dior has more than one jewel in its crown and the brand’s portfolio also includes gorgeous makeup collections and skincare lines. I recently attended a preview for Dior makeup, skincare and perfume and I was lucky enough to take some of their products home. In today’s blog post, I’d like to talk a bit about a few of their newest skincare launches.

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Skincare Review: Glossier by Didier Young

We now live in a world where we value a lot of things based on its instagrammable value. It is started off with gorgeous locations covered in wisteria or pretty lavender fields in Provence but it eventually made it to the food realm with its rainbow bagels and unicorn cakes. As such it should come to no surprise that other brands took notice of the instagrammable trend and started creating brands that have strong aesthetical identities for millennials to relate to. In the recent years we’ve seen our fair share of sparkles, unicorn drops and mermaids but one brand that truly managed to create a cult following based around its aesthetic is undeniably Glossier.

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Make-Up Review: BOY de Chanel by Didier Young

I love makeup. I remember growing up and sneaking into my mother’s vanity to try out all the new products that she bought (and never used) and just being fascinated with how all those different colours looked on my face. Of course when my parents found out, they weren’t too thrilled. I’ve always known that my parents loved me but they definitely had a more traditional view of what a boy should be like. Boys don’t love boys, they don’t play with dolls or have high affinities for clothing and boys definitely do not wear makeup. Of course, my parents aren’t the only people who think like this and in many ways, that’s also why we have so many things that are marketed to specific genders. We rebranded deodorants in black for males and added masculine scents to skincare to cater to the male demographic. Brands are finally starting to tap into the male makeup industry, first pioneered by Tom Ford and now Chanel has followed suite with their Boy de Chanel line. 

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The Three Highlighters you Need for Glowing Skin by Didier Young

Growing up, I remember watching my mother doing her skincare routine. She always had perfect skin and rarely ever wore more than a lipstick, some mascara and a touch of blush. It turns out that my mother and I had the same policy when it comes down to your face: make sure to treat your skin properly and you won’t need to put on very much to cover it. As such, I tend to spend most of my days au naturel even though I love experimenting with make up from time to time. However, I’ll always leave the house with a touch of highlighter to boost up my glow. Today on the blog, I am talking about three highlighting products that I have been obsessed with lately.

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Monthly Skincare Review: Bioderma AR and How to Reduce Rosacea. by Didier Young

If you were to ask anyone if they know of Bioderma, their immediate answer would most likely make reference to the brand’s micellar water. The first time I heard mention of the brand was on Lisa Eldridge’s youtube, an amazing make-up artist who has previously worked with Shiseido and Boots No7 before becoming the global creative director of Lancôme in 2015. She mentioned that it was her favourite micellar water to use on models during fashion week due to its gentle nature and needless to say, I immediately ran to my local drug store to grab a bottle after the video ended. This was how my love story with Bioderma began.

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