Category: Luxola



Hi all!

Another product from Mario Badescu is here ^^
Yes, another gift from Luxola and one of the staff from Luxola loves it so much and uses it every night.


Details from mariobadescu.com

Reduce Wrinkles and Sun Damaged Skin. Oil-free, gentle, AHA daily moisturizer is formulated with Lemon Extract and soothing Aloe. Revive and rejuvenate dull, congested skin. Helps reduce sun spots and skin pigmentation conditions. Non-greasy, absorbent and very lightweight.

How to Use: After cleansing and toning, apply daily all over face, avoiding eye area.


Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel,Deionized Water,Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol,H.S.C. Complex,Lemon Extract,Squalane,Isopropyl Myristate,Glyceryl Stearate,Cetyl Alcohol,Dimethicone,Stearic Acid,Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20,Myristyl Lactate,Triethanolamine,Propylene Glycol,Propylparaben,Methylparaben,Imidazolidinyl Urea, Lemongrass Extract

The yellow colored creamy lotion is easily used on the skin without the feeling of greasy nor oily. Usually, I avoided products with AHA as sometime it does irritated my skin, apparently Mario Badescu put just enough amount of AHA that wont irritate my sensitive skin. I uses the moisturizer once a day (night time only) since I prefer a more hydrating moisturizer on day time, yes, this product may be used with other range, brand and so far I’ve been using it with various items as well. Suitable for any skin type but those with dull skin or heavily pigmented skin will feel the benefits the most as the cream will reveal and revive the layers of skin underneath and help by gently exfoliate the skin.

Here’s some info from about.com:

Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Chemical Peels
Alpha hydroxy acids in various concentrations are used in chemical peels. The concentration determines who can use it. Alpha hydroxy acid products sold to consumers must have a concentration of less than 10%. Trained cosmetologists can use alpha hydroxy acid products that have a concentration of 20% to 30%. These chemical peels give results that are similar to microdermabrasion – erasing fine lines and giving the skin a smoother appearance with 1 to 3 applications. However, these treatments must be repeated every 3 to 6 months to maintain this skin appearance. Doctors can use alpha hydroxy acid products that have a concentration of 50% to 70%. These treatments also erase fine wrinkles and remove surface scars, but the effects last longer – up to 2 to 5 years. The higher the alpha hydroxy acid concentration used in a chemical peel, the more skin irritation occurs. At the 50% to 70% concentration, a person could expect to have severe redness, flaking, and oozing skin that can last for 1 to 4 weeks.


Ceramides are one of three types of lipids, or fats, that help keep moisture in the skin. Ceramide-containing moisturizers are a new breed of moisturizers that contain the same balance of lipids as your skin. Studies show that they help treat eczema, but they can be used by anyone with dry skin. Because I only want to recommend products that have been proven to be effective, I have included in my review whether good published data is available for each product.

And as in the moisturizer also contains ceramide that beneficial for those suffering from dry skin, ehm, like me. Maybe that’s why a combination of these two ingredients in a bottle create a harmony for my skin.
Will I continues to use the product? Not everyday, perhaps I will rotate this moisturizer with others and use it once a week or fortnightly.

As the product do help the skin exfoliate, I suggest to never forget using a sun protection everyday to help protecting the ‘new skin’ from the sun. Be careful not to over exfoliate the skin and check the ingredients on your other skincare, and let your skin rest once in a while and observe your skin’s needs, timetable and regenerating process. 

Thank you Luxola ^__^

And if you’re a member of Indonesian Beauty Blogger, take advantage of the special discount, more information may be found in HERE.


Hi all!

Like mentioned on my previous post about all the goodies I’ve got from Luxola.com, here is one of the item: Perfect Cleavage Firming Lotion by This Works (Click HERE for details)


Since it’s only 30 ml, I’m just going to share the first 5 experiences of using the product heeheee. From the scent, texture and feeling.

It’s a white lotion and felt easy on the skin.


These are the ingredients from thisworks.com:

Aqua (Water), Orbignya speciosa (Babassu) kernel oil, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 esters, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan (Larch) extract, Caprylic/Capric triglycerides, Glyceryl stearate, Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) oil, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Sodium stearoyl lactylate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Pullulan, Parfum (pure essential oils), Algae extract, Sodium benzoate*, Potassium sorbate, Xanthan gum, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) peel oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) oil, Cinnamomum camphora (Ho Wood) oil, Amyris balsamifera (Amyris) wood oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) resin oil, Rosa damascena (Rose) flower absolute, Dipteryx odorata (Tonka Bean) absolute, Evernia furfuracea (Treemoss) absolute, Eugenia caryophyllus (Clove) flower oil, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) absolute, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Hibiscus abelmoschus (Musk Mallow) seed oil Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Evernia furfuracea (Treemoss) extract, Coumarin*, Geraniol*, Eugenol*.

*Natural essential oil contents

  • Made using 100% pure essential oils
  • Free from phthalates, sulphates, synthetic colours and fragrance, parabens, GMOs, mineral oils, petrolatum, propylene glycol.
  • Made without tests on animals, or use animal by-products or hormones.

This is the lotion, a bit runny, milky and smells like, hmm, the first thing I notice is how warmth the scent is, not the lotion, it’s still cold on the first touch. It’s like cinnamon on Christmas day, it added the scent and warmth too. I can’t seem to get what’s the exact ingredients but it’s creating a sensation on the skin, not exactly swelling, but kinda like that. Tingling, something is definitely working there and a bit sensitiveness on the area applied as well.

I didn’t experience an instant ‘one-cup-more’ or that bigger boobs instantly, more like, pumping up the volume a bit. Like it’s fuller, the feeling of having a fuller cleavage but not exactly measurable.

Overall, it kinda work, in terms of skin texture, smoothness and radiance on the area applied. The skin become more supple and looks ‘more volume’ with a bit fuller feeling ^__^




Hello precious!

Above image is my goodies bag from Luxola.com. I’ve met them once and felt truly in love with them as they brought me so many awesome products. I’ve tested the Candy Shop (deborah lippmann) on my previous post (HERE) and now these are the rest of the goodies.





Now, you’ve seen in the video of my first encounter with the products, I opened them live 😀 so the expression and first impression is real ^0^



PRODUCT DETAILS

A Multi-functional facial gel enhances whitening, moisturizes, calms and relieves irritated skin.

Application:

Using your fingertips, smooth a suitable amount of Multi Facial Gel onto your face and pat gently. Use after Vita Advanced Whitening One Step Cleanser or Vita Whitening Moist Cleansing Wash. Apply to dry skin immediately after cleansing your face.

The clear gel is slightly thick yet stays in the skin and for me I still need a moisturizer afterwards, but if you happens to have an oily skin maybe it is enough to be used alone.

I adore the scent and feels good. I will keep my eye on it and use it. I’ll definitely come back and give full review of the product.

Mario Badescu.

First of all, that tiny serum is amazing, in terms of absorbing is like in a count of seconds and I think it’s my new favorite now ^__^

Mario Badescu have some products for acne prone skin, but also a lot of items for any kind of skin from dry, sensitive, makeup remover, and many others. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel will be on my to do list today.

Luckily I have 2 acne today, I’ll try the Acne Facial Cleanser too.

Ooh, cleavage lotion, definitely interesting and just smell it right now, wonderful, and felt like that spa-lotions.

(http://www.thisworks.com)

perfect cleavage firming lotion is an award-winning, deeply nourishing blend of essential oils and plant extracts designed to combat fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin feeling firmer and visibly more radiant.

MODERN:For delicate neck and chest area, this award-winning formula will keep skin looking young.
NATURAL:Carefully blended with Larch extract, proven to firm and tighten; vitamin-rich Algae, Tonka bean and Frankincense to reduce fine lines, as well as nourishing Rose and Pomegranate oils.
BEAUTY: A tightening, nourishing and shimmering lotion to plump and enhance that often over-exposed area.

Then some cosmetics are also inside the bag. Sleek.

First the Magic Strawberry High Shine Lip Gloss

It is definitely high shine where it felt super sticky at first, and for the next five, it’s either I’m getting used to the stickiness or they become less sticky.

I love the staying power, well, maybe, where there’s stickiness, there’s staying power ^0^

Then the eye shadow, 964 Nightlife, is ah-may-zing too. I will give you more look with that ^^ stay tune!

Last but definitely far far away from being the least is Kai Fragrance (my new must have item)

I’m in Hawaii in an instant, it took me back in 1994 for my first trip there, I get myself Plumeria perfume and couldn’t find it anywhere else in the world. The floral in that habitation is different, richer, mixed of exotics fruits and sweet floral, the sensation it creates literally boost my ability to see and enjoy the rainbows. Beautiful, paradise inspired and naturally gorgeous, raw, pure and the oils just fills me up in this aura and I just can’t get enough of it. Thank you so much Luxola, I want more of these please.

Hi all!

Last week, I went all the way to Kemang, it was wet, rain are pouring, crowded, jammed and I even arrived 2 hours after the event started, and I’m there to meet Luxola for the first time.

I’m walking down the street to find the venue on my flip flops and my camera is left inside the car, so sorry, I only have this pictures with me, but I’ll make it up to you later on with more images of goodies I’ve got from Luxola ^0^

On the table the team from Luxola has prepared a lot, lot, lot of goodies that’s been the center of attention of all the bloggers that day. Oh wait, what is Luxola? Luxola is an online shop that sells tons of cool beauty products.

Here’s a screen shot. Luxola is based in Singapore but ship all across south east asia including Indonesia. They will open their office here, so stay tune ya ^__^

Meanwhile I was playing with the stuffs there, Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Creme Brulee

Indulge and pamper your lips with this delectable lip scrub from Sara Happ which gently yet expertly exfoliates lips, leaving them super soft and supple. After selling out in record time, there was no choice but to make Creme Brulee part of the Sara Happ permanent line up. This scrumptious dessert has never worked so hard for you….the added bonus, great on your lips, but zero on your hips!
The Good Stuff
Decadent, elegant, rich, and, if you’re like us, irresistible on any menu. Hints of warm, burnt vanilla, the lightest creamy caramel, pastry-worthy sugar… Beautifully packaged, the lip scrub eliminates dry, flaky skin with a mixture of sugar, Jojoba and Grape Seed oil. Gluten Free, No Animal Testing, Nonacnegenic, Noncomedogenic, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Vegan.
Application
   Massage a generous amount onto lips using a firm, circular motion. Wipe away with a tissue and wonder how you ever lived without it.

The texture is rough like sugar, well it is sugar, and smells amazingly just like creme brulee does. Result? A smooth, bouncy, supple lips and love the softness afterwards.

Luxola loves this lip scrub so much and I can see why, they are not just selling stuffs online, they sell things that means something for them, beauty products that are proven to be good and deserves spotlights.

And a couple of lipstick also grab my attention there, Julie Hewett’s lippies.

 
We are cuckoo for these Noir lipsticks! The rich creamy colours are easy to apply and last for hours without drying your lips. Plus, the super cool 40’s era throwback tubes look oh-so-chic being pulled out in the powder room. 
Belle Noir is a true movie-star red…dare to wear ladies, dare to wear!
Coco Noir is a daring yet demure, sultry 30’s brick red which works well on almost any skin tone.
Rouge Noir is a true movie-star red…dare to wear ladies, dare to wear!
Femme Noir is a classic blue-based scarlet red
Gem Noir is a  versatile and sheer, bright and festive rosy red for a pop of colour
Nude Noir is a  sheer mauve-pink/red with gold shimmer
The Good Stuff: Double-pigmented formula for extra long wear. Contains camellia oil to help heal and moisturise lips with essence of rose bud for a fantastic smell.
Application: Apply directly from tube, with your finger or a brush. We recommend lining lips first to get that movie star glam!

Scarlett and Thandie are certainly two of the most gorgeous modern day celebrities and their namesake lipsticks are no less appealing. Get their perfect pouts with these luscious colours from Julie Hewett. The Scarlett is a bright rosy fuchsia while the Thandie is a unique sheer red with gold highlights.
The Good Stuff
Double-pigmented formula for extra long wear. Contains camellia oil to help heal and moisturise lips and essence of rose bud for a fantastic smell.
Application
Apply directly from tube, with your finer or a brush. We recommend lining lips first to get that movie star glam!

Luxurious and highly pigmented. Like butter to the lips yet in the most intense color.

And I’ve tried some of the products at home now and the first is, Candy Shop from Deborah Lippmann


The nail polish so cute! i love it, it was merry, fun, pink and come on, who doesn’t love a Candy Shop, a real one or the one on the nails ^__^

Thank you Luxola for inviting me and see you all real soon with more post of the goodies from Luxola.