Saturday Skin Care: MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

from MOR website:

Indulge in velvet luxury created by an Emporium Hand Cream. Be seduced by a superb formula that glove your hands with protection from dryness and gives the promise of beautiful soft skin.

Fresh and Fruity Feijoa flits with a blend of Candied Citrus, Pear Blossom and Apple Leaf, leaving the warm base of Vanilla to balance this delectable fragrance

Price: $24.95 AUD

Availability: Myer department store (Australia), www.morcosmetics.com (international shipping)

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection

 

The MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream is from the new Emporium White Collection. Like all MOR Products, it is exquisitely packaged and makes you feel a little like you’ve entered the boudoir of Marie Antoinette.

Scent:

Feijoa Lime is one of my favourite scents from MOR (this is the conclusion I’ve come to after much nosing about with the samples at Myer). The sweet, ‘candied citrus’ and vanilla notes are balanced beautifully with a guava-like tartness. A touch on the strong side but really lovely nonetheless.  I’m always sniffing my hands when I use this product.

MOR products are generally heavily fragranced, so I urge you to check out the scent notes in person so you know which of the scent lines you like before purchasing.

 

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection swatch

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection swatched

Texture:

Feijoa lime Hand Cream is a thickish cream consistency. It feels more emollient than their Hand and Body lotions, which makes it perfect for colder weather.

Performance:

I love how rich and moisturizing this product is, and how it leaves my hands soft but never greasy.

 

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

 

Ingredients:

 Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocoa Seed Butter, Ceteareth-20, Parfum, Shea Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cyclopentasilxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Allantoin, Carrageenan, LEcithin, Carbomer, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol Acetate,Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Limonene

 

note: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration.

 

Posted by on Aug 20th, 2011 in Reviews, Skincare | 0 comments.

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Shine On You Crazy Mojito Diamond! Malin + Goetz Mojito lip balm review

Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm

Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm

 

Food for thought- since lip balms can often be shiny, and lip glosses are often moisturising, how does one decide whether to call a specific product a lip balm or a lip gloss?  And why has there not been a Royal Commission assembled to look into this pressing issue? Yup, you’re seeing my philosophical side :p

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm is a mystery to me. It is DAMN glossy (in fact it outshines many of my lip glosses), and actually pretty meh when it comes to moisturising the lips. I mean, if it wasn’t for the name on the tube I would have totes mistaken this for a gloss.

 

Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm

Malin + Goetz Mojito lip balm

 

The Malin + Goetz Mojito lip balm has a totally non-sticky gel like texture which is quite similar to the Ellis Faas Glazed Lips L309 (reviewed here). It feels and looks fab on the lips, but doesn’t really do anything for my lips in terms of hydration.

Still well worth checking out for the high shine; delish minty, lime, mojito scent; and the oh so hip packaging.

 

Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm

Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm swatch

 

Has anyone tried this? I hear that Malin + Goetz also has a ‘lip moisturiser’ which is available at Mecca Cosmetica but I haven’t seen it in person- I wonder if it’s any more moisturising than the Mojito balm?

I got this from Urban Outfitters for $12.

Full ingredient list: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/ Styrene copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tricaprylin, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Fragrance.

Posted by on Aug 18th, 2011 in Lip balm, Lip Gloss, Reviews | 0 comments.


Worship Wednesdays: Queen Rania of Jordon

Queen Rania of Jordon is a woman that I have endless admiration for. Not only does she have amazing style and poise (she constantly appears on Style.com) but she is one of the most powerful, influential women in the world.

She is passionate about improving education standards for children both in Jordon and worldwide and works tirelessly to make these changes. Beauty, brains, and passion.

 

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania of Jordon photographed by Mario Testino

Queen Rania with Pope Benedict XVI

Queen Rania with Pope Benedict XVI

 

 

Queen Rania on her wedding day

Queen Rania on her wedding day

 

Queen Rania on her wedding day

Queen Rania on her wedding day

Posted by on Aug 17th, 2011 in Worship Wednesdays | 8comments


Here comes the sun… Ellis Faas Summer Set 2011

 

Ellis Faas Summer Set

Ellis Faas Summer Set

 

I was delighted to discover an Ellis Faas Summer Set in my mail a few weeks ago. The winter here has been long and bitterly cold so I was so glad to see a little glint of summer, even if it came in the form of makeup (who am I kidding- especially when it comes in the form of makeup!)

The Summer 2011 Gift set is a selection of products that aims to ‘create a bronzed summer look’

– Light E303
– Blush S303
– Glazed Lips L309

 

price:  US$85.00

availability: MECCA Cosmetica (Australia), Bergdorf Goodman (US)   www.ellisfaas.com (international)

note: last time I checked, shipping to Australia from the Ellis Faas website was $7.50.

 

 

Ellis Faas Summer Set

Ellis Faas Summer Set

 

Ellis Faas Summer Set

Ellis Faas Summer Set

Light E303

 

Ellis Faas Summer Set- Light E303

Ellis Faas Summer Set- Light E303

 

E303 is a gorgeous bronze-gold with a highly metallic finish.

Although I have lots of bronze-gold eye products already, E303 is worlds apart from the products in my collection due to the intensity of the colour as well as it’s incredible wear time and resistance to both fading and creasing with no need for primer!

In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen anything perform on the eye quite like it.

The packaging is my only issue with this product. I find it a little awkward to use, especially if you are trying to blend the product on your eye with the applicator- the more you blend, the more product oozes out and you just end up with way too much. I think the best way to get around this problem is to apply the product with the brush applicator and then use a separate brush to blend.

note: the photo of E303 on my lids really does not do this product justice. The eyeshadow is 100x more intense in real life.

Ellis Faas Summer Set- Light E303

Ellis Faas Summer Set- Light E303 applied to lids

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Posted by on Aug 16th, 2011 in Ellis Faas, Eye shadow, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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