Review: Caudalie VinoSource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum

Monday, October 28, 2013

Serums. A topic that I have barely scratched the surface of here on the blog. The down and dirty is that if you are serious about skincare, you are serious about serums. The products applied between toner and moisturizer can be some of the most expensive bust also some of the most beneficial steps of your skincare. Serums are your opportunity to specifically target your skin concerns of the morning/evening. All kinds, from hydrating to mattifying, serums can be your best friend. Today I am reviewing a long time favorite and the widely loved, Caudalie Vinosource  S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum.

When I first started really getting into skincare, about ten years ago, I would use one serum between toner and moisturizer. For the last couple years I've started to sandwich different products together (especially come evening) to give myself a mini facial on a regular basis.

As I begin my skincare sandwich, I always like to start off with a serum that is hydrating (this is both morning and evening). The Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum is aptly name as it feels like your giving your skin a drink of water. This lightweight formula is perfect morning and evening, layering under makeup weightlessly and sinking into the skin immediately. Currently, this bottle is sitting empty in a bag ready for my October Empties video. I have thoroughly enjoyed using this product, and my skin loved it as well. However, I find that as I'm getting older, it's just not enough hydration during the colder months. Regardless, I will continue to repurchase during the summer and will always have one of these in my stash. Definitely give this product a try if you have anywhere from oily to dry skin. Most of the time, we are all dehydrated, any many of us will produce excess sebum to overcompensate for the loss of hydration. Overall, the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum is a great product and it really is hyped up for a good reason!

My Week In Instagram #13

Friday, October 25, 2013

Its been a while since I've shared my latest photos from Instagram. This collection features more cats food, and a one of the boyfriend (for once). But of course the cat and my foodie finds are the stars of my iphone camera.

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A Week in Australia Part II: Melbourne

Thursday, October 24, 2013

After spending a few days in Sydney, the second part of my Australian adventure began in Melbourne. My main purpose for my trip was for my cousin's wedding. So the majority of the time spent in Melbourne was focused around that. Unfortunately, I only had one day where I had the opportunity to check out some local architecture, take a few photos and spend time enjoying such a beautiful city. 

I found it fascinating how completely different Sydney and Melbourne are to one another. The architecture is more contemporary and expressive, reminiscent of the dramatic gestures that form the skylines of architecturally experimental Berlin. 

The wedding was beyond beautiful. A traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony in the afternoon and a tastefully orchestrated reception in the evening. The wedding was every girl's fantasy. My cousin looked like a princess and she even left the reception on a speedboat while sipping on a champagne! Thank you so much Stephanie and Nick for sharing your special day with me. 

Unfortunately I had to leave Melbourne the day after the wedding to make it back in time to Sydney to catch my flight back home. All in all, I had an amazing time in Australia and can't wait to come back soon! 

Empties: September 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

As usual, my empties video is over 20 minutes long! Over the past month I came to the completion of more makeup items than ever before! Make sure to watch the video linked below to see mini reviews of all the products I finished up over the month of September. Many favorites went into the recycle bin, but of course there were many that I will never purchase again.

Products Mentioned:

Butter London Acetone Free Lacquer Remover Sergeant Peppermint (discontinued)*

Travel/Sample Sizes:

L'Occitane Aromachologie Soothing Shampoo*
Tresemme Moisture Rich, Vitamin E Conditioner for Dry or Damaged Hair
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray
Orofluido Elixer*
Shikai Borage Therapy Advanced Formula Fragrance Free
Grecian Oil Body Lotion (x4)
Kiehl's Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Hand & Body Lotion*
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil*
Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Lotion
Origins Blade Runner Energizing Shave Cream*
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish*
Evian Mineral Water Spray To Go*
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster*
Perricone MD Blue Plasma*
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser (x2)*
Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum*
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed*
Bliss Triple Oxygen + C Energizing Cream*
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+*

* = I would repurchase

Hope you enjoy!

Favorites: September 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today I bring you an incredibly late September Favorites. Regardless of the of the upload date, these products are all worth the attention. In the last year I've found myself being more interested and experimental with hair styling products. I continue to gravitate towards a minimalist routine and look, but I like to find that perfect combination of hairsprays, oils, and volumizers to give my hair that sexy, tousled, and effortless hair. Two high end products are worth discussion, one by Living Proof and the other, Bumble & Bumble.

In addition to some hair care finds, there are a few new additions to my skincare routine that are worth the mention. As my last review suggests, I am still loving the Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion along with the accompanying face wash. Both amazing products for delicate, dry, and reddened skin (whether by couperose or rosacea). Definitely make sure to watch the video to get lengthier descriptions of all the products I was loving over the month of September!

Products Mentioned

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