Posts Written On September 27, 2016

Review: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost ($47 CDN) is a new lightweight gel facial moisturizer that is water-based, packed with marine antioxidants as well as free of phthalates, mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfates, gluten and parabens!!!

The first time I tried a gel moisturizer was two years ago when I was in Hong Kong. I remember being enthralled with the rose scent and wishing  thatI could have re-purchased the product when it finally finished, but I was NOT willing to pay exorbitant customs charges and could not find a local supplier ☹

A few weeks back, when I saw an advertisement for Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost on the Tarte website, I was hyped to learn it would be available in the Canadian market soon, because I couldn’t wait to test out this gel moisturizer.  Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost was released alongside a line of other skincare (including SPF and a cleansing gel) as well as make-up products and brushes. The packaging for these items is super cute – gold embossing on turquoise, pink and purple!

The moisturizer comes in a jar, which I prefer, since I can use as much as I need. However, be mindful not to leave lidded products open for too long as this usually compromises on their quality. The moisturizer is thick, clear and has a strong floral (lavender) fragrance.

Once I applied the gel onto my freshly washed and toned face, I noticed that it felt very refreshing and hydrating. It also absorbed quickly and easily into my skin.

I had no issues applying my regular makeup routine on top of this moisturizer although I did find that I looked “shinier” (the moisturizer I was using prior is advertised to reduce pores and sebum flow, and to be anti-shine and mattifying). I also used this as a PM moisturizer and found that my skin remained hydrated throughout the night.

Although I am not sure I will disregard all moisturizers I have used before (nor can I say that I will refrain from trying new products on the market), I can safely say that since I’ve been re-introduced to the world of gel moisturizers, I don’t know if I could return back to cream moisturizers. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost really provides a boost of hydration to my skin and feels refreshing and light. Not to mention, this gel is packed with anti-oxidants.

Currently, Rainforest of the Sea Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost is only available either at Tarte.com, Sephora stores, or on Sephora.com

If you’ve had experience with this product, please share your thoughts.

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Kryolan Professional Make-Up NYC Grand Opening

Kryolan Professional Make-Up is finally opening its first NYC store!

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LULU was doing live sketches at the opening party.

The new store is located at 277 Bleecker St at Jones St.
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About Kryolan:

Kryolan have been supplying the film, theater and television industries for over 70 years, which makes it one of the world’s first professional make-up brands. They’re still the number one choice for make-up artists today, thanks to their extensive range of over 16,000 high-quality make-up products and accessories.
Kryolan’s chemists have been developing their professional range from their headquarters in Berlin for over six decades. During this time, they’ve created and perfected 750 color-intense shades in over 16,000 products, which are currently used in more than 80 countries in every continent worldwide. Their qualified chemists are continuously developing new products and looking for raw materials with exceptional qualities – which led to the development of their Dermacolor range, attracting the attention of clinical dermatologists all over the world.

For more information, please visit https://us.kryolan.com/.

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