Category: L’Occitane



Hello everyone,

L’Occitane just celebrate their 10th anniversary in Indonesia and the bloggers are given some travel sizes products to remember it by.

For me it’s not enough for a review but one particular product does gives me a strong impression. Almond Shower Oil.

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Details from http://www.loccitane.co.idhttp://www.loccitane.co.id:

Transforms into a lavish, softening foam–original and unique in texture–that leaves a satin-like softness all over the body. Rich in almond oil and nourishing lipids. Cleanses gently to impart a delectable perfume.

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The liquid, the shines, the oil, reminds me a lot of a cleansing oil. It’s a cleansing oil for the body, a very lucky body. I love almond pudding so the first sniff of a delicious almond pudding is there and surprise in a good way.

Then mixed with water, a soft lathering effect emulsifying on a damp skin, wonderful floral and other ingredients that delighted the nose and all my senses. It was heavenly. The skin response by turning soft, moisturized and hydrated. plumped and nourished at the same time. The aroma is irresistible and how I wished it stays more than an hour.

The Shower Oil is suitable for those suffering from dry skin or irritating skin due to conventional soaps.

Use a lotion afterwards and let the skin stays hydrated all day long.

Bonjour dames,

L’Occitane has invited the media and bloggers for an event in Ratatouille. A French Bistro where every little details are turn into like a small market corner at Provence.

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The lavenders, immortelle, the bike, and everything seems like France has officially landed in Kuningan. 10 years has passed and L’Occitane has grown into this brand that is loved by us. The smells of the natural ingredients, the characteristic packaging, the function, the hair and body care, it’s like love at first sight for most of their customers.

And during this 10th Anniversary, they are not just about having a celebration, they want to share with those who needs.
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“You tweet we donate” use #Loccitane10Anniversary on your tweet, for every single tweet they’ll donate Rp.5000 to program for the blind. Example:

“Happy birthday L’Occitane, more happiness in the future #Loccitane10Anniversary”

Hurry, tweet as much as you can and give more in every tweet.

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After tweeting ^__^ I moved on to another table where hand massage using their signature hand cream is given. I love verbena, the scent is delightfully refreshing. Oh well, I love their cherry blossom and lavender as well. Never could resist a lavender. And their roses too, okay, I like them all. The fragrance of each item is just irresistible.  

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Taking a picture here, hopefully someday I’ll be able to visit Provence and smell the air there.

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Inside I see the cake, and oh dear, it speaks L’Occitane all over. from top to bottom, from the colors to the shapes of the fondant. Lovely and very informative as well, heehee.

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At the first tier top three best sellers are there. The Milk Concentrate, Shea Butter Hand Cream and Immortelle Brightening Moisture Cream. These three item since the beginning of the sales has reach the top. One represent the body range, one for the hands and one for facial usage.

Heehee the air balloon somehow for me shows how L’Occitane could fly me to the sky, in the cool breeze wear the air smells so good, fragrant and delightful at the same time.


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My personal favorite? The body range called Amande outside, it was the Almond Milk Concentrate. They smell really really good, in fact, delicious is the correct word.

And it seems like, all the invitees are having a good time as well. Here’s a pic of me and one of the beauty blogger, Stephanie \^0^/

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We both look so happy aren’t we?!

Eiffel is in front of us, like France is in front of us, oh how I miss France. One visit is not enough.

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Soon, Ms. Sarah open by greets us and introduce the program of tweeting (like mentioned above). I love how the media and bloggers participating to help those in need. Then, the history of L’Occitane in Indonesia, from the first boutique in Plaza Indonesia and now 30 outlets all over the nation.

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Loved, appreciated and accredited by many customers, awards and media as well. Check out their website: http://www.loccitane.co.id as they have an ongoing promotion, news update and we can share our review too. Recycling also made available where every packaging will be traded with a shea butter soap (5 for 1 on normal sizes and 10 for 1 for travel sizes).

Don’t forget their facebook page as well. They will give 4 people a chance to go to France, interested? Search for their facebook page and found out the details there.  


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Thank you L’Occitane Indonesia for having me, happy birthday and decades to come.

A bientot!



Details from loccitane.co.id:

Revitalizing Shower Gel

Combines a plant cleansing base with natural copra and sugar foaming action. The revitalizing result is a luxurious lather that leaves skin silky clean, and gently scented with the aromas of mint, pine and rosemary. Non-drying: leaves even sensitive skin soft.

The shower gel is bursting with hmm citrus scents, yet I didn’t find any citrus on the product details. The lathering process is wonderful, with or without sponges. I love how essential oils always smell so good and L’Occitane surely bring only the best in the business.

And when I’m rinsing it off, oh my, the skin feels so silky smooth and smells good too. This is a premium product that deliver result ^__^

Repairing Shampoo (Dry Damaged Hair)

This shampoo smoothes and softens capillary fibers. Your hair is left looking and feeling supple, shiny and silky.

That’s all the details from loccitane.co.id, so insufficient! Are we ought to have proper information? And below from usa.loccitane.com:

This shampoo smoothes and softens capillary fibers. Your hair is left looking and feeling supple, shiny and silky. A natural complex of 5 essential oils – Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli – plus wheat proteins work together in synergy to help repair, strengthen, regenerate and soften dry and damaged hair. The perfect shampoo for those who color treat, permanent wave, blow dry, curling iron, or use drying styling products on hair.

Now, that’s what I called a product details.

I’m in love with the product, smells great, so great that it stays for hours until finishes washing the hair. This is what all shampoo should be ^__^ I’m the kind of gal who loves sniffing her hair now and then and for me it is a must to have a beautifully scented hair all the time. The shampoo also gives my hair a soft, but not yet untangled. I have a colored and permed hair, so it took more than just shampoo to de-tangle every problem there.

And I use the shampoo.

again details are from usa.loccitane.com:

Part of our renown hotel amenity set, the Aromachologie Repairing Conditioner is found at the finest hotels worldwide! Pair with the Aromachologie Volumizing Shampoo.

Repairing, stimulating and regenerating, this conditioner nourishes and deeply restores capillary fiber. It will detangle, soften and add luster to hair. This natural complex of five essential oils – Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli – plus sweet almond oil – work together to strengthen and soften dry and damaged hair, leaving is smoother and healthier.

Same scent with the shampoo, I use around a spoonful for my medium length hair and feel needy. I need more. Really need more. The soft feeling is felt right after rinsing, but still even though my hair become silkier and smoother than ever before, plus smells great, the tangles are still there. Better, but still there.  I still need my detangler and serum or perhaps a leaves in.

Overall all three products are amazing and wonderful. Best features is the scent that lingers for hours and hours. High quality products that deliver result, not cheap (definitely not cheap), it’s the kind of products I’m using when I’m indulging and pampering myself.


Hi all!

I’m back with L’Occitane. This time it is about the hydrating range from Angelica. The pale green plan that is so amazing and inspiring ^^

Details can be found on loccitane.co.id

And here is the products details in using order plus some reviews of mine ^^ and don’t forget there’s a video below so you’ll see the instant transformation of my quenched skin thanks to Angelica series of L’Occitane.

Angelica

During the Middle Ages in France, angelica was used for its excellent medical properties and as a herb. It was recommended for the overworked or convalescing. angelica essential oil has hydrating and toning properties, which helps restore one’s beauty.
Cleansing Gel:

This fresh and delicate Angelica Cleansing Gel transforms into a light and airy foam when combined with water. Enriched with water and essential oil of organic angelica, it softly removes make-up and impurities, while preserving the skin’s hydrolipidic film, for perfectly clean and hydrated skin. Skin immediately feels soft and looks radiant.

Review:

The gel is so delightful, with the scent that’s is typical for the whole range of Angelica, a green note, it was able to cleanse my skin without striping it dry. Soft and gentle. But for the makeup, you need to remove your makeup then this cleansing gel. Easy to lather but not abundantly.

Exfoliating Gel:

With its pearly glow, fresh scent and melting texture, the Angelica Exfoliating Gel instantly revives tired skin. The natural micro-balls gently remove dead skin cells and impurities, and boost microcirculation. Organic Angelica Extracts preserve natural hydration, for skin that is incredibly clean, soft, smooth with a beautiful glow.

Review:

There are some of unique products in the range, in terms of texture, scent and function, the exfoliating gel is one of the uniqueness, with clear chubby beads, it cleanse the skin and help the circulation process without being too harsh. Suitable for those suffering from dry skin where the skin is ‘hurt’ enough by the dryness.

Instant Hydration Mask:

The Angelica Instant Hydration Mask is an ultra fresh and water-soaked gel that rehydrates the thirstiest skin within 3 minutes. The skin will instantly draw all the hydration it needs to provide radiance, comfort and freshness all day long. Its rinse-free formula allows the active ingredients to give skin 24-hour continuous hydration. The skin will be fresh, plump and thirst-quenched.

Review:

This is the star of the range as well. Providing instant hydration to the skin and fast too. The staff at L’Occitane Indonesia told me, if one’s skin really dry, can use the mask as sleeping mask, but it is not recommended to normal or oily skin to use it as a sleeping mask. I like the fact that the hydration is calming, soothing and yes, the scent is also so wonderful, it was love at first touch. One of the must try products from L’Occitane and I can really say, anyone need hydration ^^

Eye Roll On:

This ultra-fresh and light Angelica Eye Roll-On gel immediately decongests the eye area, reduces dark circles and puffiness, and smoothes fine lines. Eyes feel instantly awake and younger, with signs of tiredness diminished. Suitable for all skin types.

Review:

Soft and gentle water for the areas near the eyes. Suitable for those who need a mild rejuvenation for the eyes. Can be used anytime and it is a very handy product.

Milky Lotion:

This Milky Lotion effectively penetrates to your skin and activates skin cells for maximum absorption of moisture and nutrients. Use it right after cleansing and toning as a hydrating booster to your skincare routine.

Review:

Another favorite of mine from this series. The lotion feels gooey and I really love love love how it work itself on my skin. Moisture and the milkiness is like the curd on top of milks. My skin loving it as well.

Hydration Cream:

Made with organic angelica from the Drôme region of France, the fresh and silky smooth Angelica Hydration Cream efficiently moisturizes and revitalizes the skin.
L’OCCITANE’s patented angelica complex reinforces natural skin hydration by stimulating aquaporines, improves skin elasticity and protects from free radicals. Skin is plumped, smoothed and more radiant. Best for dry to normal skin.


Review:

The cream reminds me of Immortelle but slightly loghter and juicier. Giving the skin more hydration and softness it deserve. Water does provide the life for our skin. The white cream is delicate and I think it is suitable for any skin type, a friend of mine whose also acne prone love Angelica and it helps her skin to recover as well.

Overall:

Angelica is a range of products specially made with love for those suffering from dry skin. Suffering? Yes! Dry skin can be painful, as the skin easily cracked, irritated and well, angry. Redness it cause is not a happy blush on the cheeks, it is a sign of S.O.S. So, pay attention to your skin (or those surround you) and you might need Angelica yourself or recommend it to someone who need it. Angelica series is great to be used the whole set but you can still pick a few that you need and it will still work for you. Our skin have different needs and Angelica have many products that can accommodate the skin’s need of water/hydration. Remember to also maintain a good healthy diet, eat enough fruits and vegetable, plus drink minimum 8 glass of water per day also helps your skin hydrating. Help your skin quench it thirst from outside and inside!

L’Occitane had invited us for an event specially made for the beauty bloggers. It was something green and beautiful, I love this kind of green, it is relaxing and comforting at the same time, hmm, thinking or redecorating my home and painting it soft delicate green now ^^
I’m dressed with a touch of green, dark green -.-‘ so not Angelica. Angelica is known for being an angel plan for protection. And I’m going to found out how it can help protecting us . . . from dehydration.
Ms.Sarah giving us the presentation, start from the plant itself here’s a glimpse:
During the Middle Ages in France, angelica was used for its excellent medical properties and as a herb. It was recommended for the overworked or convalescing. angelica essential oil has hydrating and toning properties, which helps restore one’s beauty.
Many stories regarding the plant which engender longevity, safeguard and yes, hydrating properties.
Angelica improves the circulation of water between vitality and hydration of the essential oil, protecting against free radical. In our polluted city, this is crucial.

 Explained the skin hydration mechanism which helps us understand what happen to the skin within. Yes, they have done their research, a thorough research.


And best of all the galore of products are presented right in front of each of us, without a single doubt, I try them on.
The cold roller ball for the eyes and the mist. Love ’em, I always into these thingy, since they can be used anytime anywhere, handy and suitable for anyone on the go. Sitting in a car where there’s jam can caused your skin to dried out (plus stress too), mist it up anytime and be hydrated, calm and happy. Ooh, and the scent too, greenly lovely.
Even their exfoliator is mild and help the hydrating process.
With its pearly glow, fresh scent and melting texture, the Angelica Exfoliating Gel instantly revitalizes lackluster skin.

Small, all-natural exfoliating particles gently remove dead skin cells and impurities, while micro-balls made of natural gum massage the skin, boosting microcirculation. Organic angelica extracts preserve natural hydration, for skin that is incredibly clean, soft, and smooth with a beautiful glow.

Doesn’t it look refreshing as I told you it is 🙂

The Angelica Hydration Face Mist instantly refreshes and hydrates the skin.

Use at any moment of the day: in the city, on an airplane, at the beach, or after exercising for an instant boost of hydration. This can also be applied to achieve a long-lasting make-up finish.

You’ve read so much so which part of this plant holds the key to hydration? The root ^__^

But you still need to see the plant to be able to locate the root, there it is the soft pale green plant called Angelica.
Some of the products by L’Occitane that proven to be a hit and just in case you’re wondering the series is suitable for anyone between around 20 to 30’s who need hydrating ASAP.
Here’s a video of my sister using the whole range in a mini facial done by L’Occitane Indonesia.
She uses the cleanser, toner, scrub, mask, lotion and moisturizer too. It was so wonderful and the scent is superbly beautiful. Instant hydration!
As always L’Occitane made sure the products comes from respectable, reputable and trustworthy source.
That’s something Mr.Olivier would put his signature on ^__^

 
Thank you L’Occitane Indonesia for having us!

We love your products

Carnellin signing off and stay tune for my next post.

All product details can be found on loccitane.com.

I love traveling and it’s been part of me, I like having my adventure, well all in a good way. No, I don’t need 5 star luxury, just pretty much basic with comfort as well. I’m not a backpackers either, I don’t have the strength nor the willingness to do so. Now, if you’re somewhat like me, likes traveling that involves city life, or relaxing beaches, shopping, good food, like living the life with stuff to enjoys yet don’t have the money for a luxurious trip. You might enjoy my trips and experience.

I always choose traveling in winter or at least colder climate than in Jakarta (if I have a chance to choose), to experience different environment and I always choose advanced country, I’m not those people from well established country that like to see what’s the jungle like or small villages,  pollutions, danger, etc. Remember I want something different. I like pretty things, safe country, you know, something to look UP to.

One thing always happen during traveling, especially using a plane and stays indoor with aircon most of the time. Dry skin. And I do indulge a bit. like using L’Occitane. The traveling size is (duh) of course cheaper but enough for traveling needs. I usually travel around a week. Their stuff is enough for a week.

Winter always means dry skin, dry skin can lead to irritation and if you’re a clean freak like I am, I wash my hands often. My hands gets really dry and everything I washed my hands I use this lovely lovely lovely hand cream by L’Occitane as the 4 roses smells really good. It might be a bit slippery for my palms so I apply more on the upper side. I also use it as a comforter, when the air in the plane smells bad (especially when someone in front of you didn’t take a shower, ever) I use it on my neck and smell it all the way too. The traveling size also means you can carry it on board (hooray).

But if your hands really dry, try the shea butter, which is very rich. I use it at night only and waking up with a smooth and moist skin. Healing all the dryness away overnight. Just remember not to rub your eyes, as the oils might disturb the comfort of your sight and irritate the eyes.

Talking about sleeping, staying in a cool hotel also means I can pampered my self with this foot cream, at home I don’t do this. 1. No carpet, so tiles are slippery to be walked on with creamed feet. 2. The sheets, when the cream is not fully absorbed it will goes to my sheet, at the hotel, I don’t do the laundry, they do, so I can make it as dirty as possible (in a mannerly order). And 3. I just feel the relaxing ambiance of a hotel as an excuse to love myself. That’s why I always try to stay in at least 3 stars hotel. Sleeping in a comfort place is one of my reasons for traveling.

Walking all day long also means tired feet, which adding another bonus point for using this wonderful foot cream by L’Occitane. The minty feeling and soothing effect is just hmm, something that you’ll look forward at the end of the day. My advice, no matter how late you went back to the hotel, always have time to take a warm shower or better, warm bath, soak all your tiredness there and after like 15 minutes, the aching parts of your muscles will relaxed, dry your self, use the lotions, and doze off like a baby. You’ll wake up looking and feeling better (smells better as well) too.

Never forget to clean your face and pampered it too. Always look gorgeous even thou’ you’re traveling. Bring this handy cleanser and toner that benefit your skin since it is filled with ingredients that loves your skin.

I’m using L’Occitane Immortelle for it’s properties and the softness. The cleanser is perfect for dry snowy winter, and the toner also calms all irritation.

After a serum, use the moisturizer that stays comforting and protecting your skin from dryness all day long. No sticky nor oily effect, not heavy, but enough for me.
 

Don’t forget to use the eye balm first before serum. I use it as a lip balm as well as it helps my lips stays free of chap from within before conventional lip balm sealed the moist.



I also need a body lotion that stays moist and a bit heavier than the one I use in Jakarta. Lavande Body Lotion which smells lavender, gives my nerves a peaceful time while using it. My skin also love the soothing effect it bring. No dry nor irritation in everywhere it pleases.

Yes, I do normally uses products that slightly ‘heavier’ than the one I use in Jakarta. But some can also be use in humid condition like Immortelle moisturizer. The thing is, when traveling, sometime I put my self in an extend that more than my usual routine, it made my body stressful. It’s different than not happy, I did enjoy my trip, I do have great times, but I tend to see things more, and experience more different things during traveling. That’s why I tend to take care my body, skin, and all it’s beauty needs more that usual.

I also use hair mask more often than at home and let them shine 🙂 That’s why I also looks better during traveling ^^


Details from loccitane.co.id:


An eyecream with anti-aging benefits: Reduce dark circles, puffiness and signs oftiredness around the eyes with this gentle cream. Formulated with Immortellefloral water, this cream will soothe, moisturize, nourish and tone the delicateskin around the eyes.
 Satisfaction tested over 4 weeks on 53 women:
the eyecontour is smoother for 73% of women
Toleranceproven under dermatological and ophthalmologist control.
Rp440.000
                       
Size  15 ml

My review:

This product is in the range of Imortelle and if you love the series you’ll definitely continues with the eye regime as well, the texture is light and more like a gel than a balm. I find them easy to absorb and unlike other eye care which can be heavy, oily and bothers me, Imortelle eye balm feels lighter, just don’t put ’em too close to the eye opening.

There is a mild scent that feels natural and they do put so much care in the product for the eyes, so I believe the it’s not scented with perfume. The one thing thing that the balm do first is giving the moisture and soothing cooling sensation to the area, I think I’ll like it more if the product in a better container like a roll on, I’ll find it much more hygienic and convenient that way. But I guess we just have to settle with what it is.

Will I keep using the product? Sure, it helps freshen’ up my eyes in a jiffy and suitable for night and day use as well.

Precious Cream by L’Occitane

Details from loccitane.co.id:
L’OCCITANE has improved the Precious Cream formulation by developing a new Immortelle Cell Extract for which a second patent was received. The new extract boosts the natural occurring mechanisms that aid your skin’s ability to correct deep wrinkles and maintain elasticity and smoothness. Applying this rich and luxurious cream results in visibility firmer and smoother skin with less lines. Ruscus and Holly extracts also help lighten dark areas and relieve puffiness.
Consumer test on 53 women over 4 weeks:
89% Skin is smoother
81% Skin is firmer

Price Rp.650.000 for 50 ml

My review:

The white cream feels like a soft smooth white butter that smells like heaven. A fresh tiny flower burst into small particles and filled your skin with awesome goodness. I love the smell as I like the refreshing floral moisture on my skin as well. The feeling is like being loved and cared for and I can see my self using this products over and over again. If you feel too heavy to use it on day time, especially for those with oily skin, you can use the product for night cream and it will gives you the just it need. Your skin will love it where it feels like they are drinking out of a spring.

Suitable for long use, traveling, in a dry places like inside air conditioned room continually, or when you’re unwell and need rejuvenation. Yes, during fever your skin also suffer from the heat, this cream might do you good and help cools down the skin and kept them supple all through the pain ^___^ , yes, they are that comforting.

Details from loccitane.co.id:
BrighteningCleansing Foam
Best Seller
Lighten thecomplexion with this gentle face cleanser, enriched with organic Immortellefloral water and citrus fruit peel. Clinical testing of this product over a 3week period showed an improvement in the evenness and radiance of skin.
Tested on25 women over 3 weeks:
– Skin isgently cleansed: 100% of the women
-Complexion is even and radiant: 96% of the women.
 Tolerance dermatologically tested.
Rp315.000
Size 150 ml

ImmortelleBrightening Water

Thisalcohol-free brightening water is formulated with Organic Immortelle FloralWater, Daisy Extract and Vitamin C Derivative to soften, hydrate and even outthe complexion. Prepare the skin for maximum absorption of nutrients andskincare ingredients.
Rp310.000
Size  200 ml

My review:

The foam created by the cleansing foam is ultra smooth and soft too. The smell is just amazing, I feel like I want to clean my face forever haha! The scent is refreshing and sweet, the toner is gorgeous as well. They both works hand in hand to gives my skin a soft cleaned feeling without being strip off. No squeaky feeling here alright.

The one that given to me is the traveling package which is Rp.220.000
Perfect for those indulging moment during out there where your skin is usually stressful and unhappy. Yup, traveling means different condition and location that sometimes makes your skin works harder, so you gotta treat them better that usual.

But does that means these goodies only needed for travel needs? Nope, you can use them every day, 2 times a day for that love you show daily. perfect to pamper your skin and prepare ’em for the next step.

Hi all ^__^ still remember my recent giveaway for bloggers only?
Here is the 3 bloggers who’s going to get a FREE hair makeover sponsored by L’Oreal Professionnel . . . hoooraayyyyy!!!! Thank you L’Oreal Professionnel!

Take note the criteria of choosing them are based on:
1. Bloggers (active bloggers are preferable)

2. What they choose
3. Their hair and facial condition match for the makeover
4. Last but not least abide to the t&c from WhileYouOnEarth.Blogspot.com, L’Oreal Professionnel, and Lancome.

and they are:

Hanna from http://hannaanindhita.blogspot.com/ will be getting a Korean Wave by Dulcia Advanced.
Gita from http://www.beautydarla.com/ will be getting an INOA hair color.

 
And Christina from http://clepic.blogspot.com/ will be getting a Japanese Smoothing by X-Tenso Moisturist
Clap clap clap!!! They are going to have their makeover this week and you all will witness their transformation.
Readers? Pay attention! There will be 2 readers (of each blog) that will join the bloggers they choose, for hair treatment day with them, so yes, total 6 readers. Details will be given later so keep on tuning ^__^
Is that all? Nope, remember when I said there will be another surprise for the 3 bloggers (the clue is everywhere in this post)

It is:

Lancome has kindly join the makeover team and will be giving the 3 bloggers a makeover plus getting hampers sponsored by Lancome. Merci beaucoup, Lancome!

Wonderful isn’t it?! Hair makeover by L’Oreal Professionnel plus Rp.500k worth of hampers AND Makeup makeover by Lancome plus hampers too! Don’t forget to read their testimonials after the makeover and comments away 🙂 You never know when the opportunity comes to you.