Thursday, 25 June 2015

L.A. Loot


As requested, a quick overview of the loot I bought back from L.A. with me. I say 'quick', it's 25 minutes long. Sorry!

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  1. NEVER apologise for the length of your videos Caroline!! I, & I'm sure the rest of the 'Hironsites', love them! The longer the better!! X

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  2. Kate Somerville dilo oil is amazing I can easily use it in the day and it dries down to a soft glow. Sephora had a fantastic kit with full size exfolikate full-size dilo oil and half size cleanser for $105 how could I not buy it 🙌

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  3. Hi Caroline! What is the brand of clay masks you said you buy in paris? Thanks so much!

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  4. Ahhahaha "then you're having the wrong kind of sex" - YESH.
    Exactly my thoughts when seeing that Too Faced Mascara for the first time!

    Great video as always, love seeing what the expert has bought :) xoxo

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  5. I get so excited when I see a new video and that it's not quick!!! YAY I haven't tried any of the bits ( listen to me I'm american but I sound like you since I watch you all the time) you got but have been on a Kate Somerville rampage because of you and I love it all. Skincare goddess that's what I call you

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  6. On a tangent, gardenia plants in Lidl this week, for pennies.

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  7. Beyond excited to check this out!!

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  8. She said Cattier, I've tried the one with yellow clay for dry skin. It's quite good and as Caroline says not too expensive

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  9. Another great video. And I agree -- how is it almost July??? I was looking into the Peter Thomas Roth products that you mentioned when I saw his Un-Wrinkle Fast-Acting Serum. Wonder what your thoughts would be on it.

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  10. Waking up to you video means it's going to be a good day -- I could listen to you for hours! 30 pound goody bag?!!! You made out like a bandit! I've had my eye on that PTRoth serum, but it's so pricey. I'll wait for your review.

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  11. I'm really curious to read your take on your facial at Kate's. (I've had facials there & liked them, and her products are staples for me). But I had never heard of massaging your face until I saw it in UK beauty blogs/youtubes. I was always taught don't rub your face, only put eye cream on with the ring finger because it gives so little pressure, don't do anything that pulls on your skin. It's always been as big a no-no as sleeping with make up on. And then I saw Lisa Eldridges youtube on face massages and I heard you talking about it and it was really a big shock to me. It's been so ingrained in me over the years I still haven't been able to bring myself to try it. So I'm very curious on your thoughts!

    Btw- I'm also very happy you're doing a sunscreen video--I'm pale, have never tanned, have always avoided the sun, but never wore sunscreen daily, just when I knew I'd be outside for an extended period. I've never found one that didn't make me break out almost immediately. But now I am dealing with a very nasty scar down the center of my nose from having skin cancer removed that the docs were very surprised to see in someone my age. So please please please, do that sun protection video soon! Thank you!

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  12. Fantastic ... I feel so much better about my own minor looting of CVS/Walgreens/Target while I was in Florida :-)
    However the downside of watching the video is that now I NEED a whole load of new things to try !

    Like the other poster really looking forward to the SPF video as I'm so pale I'm almost blue and must be the only person around who doesn't feel the love for La Roche Posay sunscreen ..it turns my foundation nasty I find it really drying so excited to see if there are any recs for lovely hydrating SPF50 ( someone must make one !)

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    1. Far east skincares has the loveliest sun screens, with wide prive range. Most of them are above spf 30 pa ++ and superb for under make up. I used mine (skin aqua milk, spf 50 pa +++, hydrates like woah) liberally as a primer. It dries down to the loveliest glow and get along well with bb creams and foundation.

      Its a bargain to boot. Very very happy.

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    2. If I can chime in...the EltaMD and SkinCeuticals tinted sunscreens are fabulous. I think they're both SPF 40+ and wear like a dream with makeup. I have combination dehydrated skin and they never make my face look dry. The SkinCeuticals feels more like a serum to apply and the EltaMD is more like a cream to me. If I had to choose: EltaMD because it feels more nourishing. Both are definitely worth looking into.

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    3. Thank you both :-)
      I'm in the UK so not heard of those brands apart from SkinCeuticals but will definitely give it a try and have a look for the others .

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    4. Caz, try SkinMedica. I was shocked at how quickly their SPFs absorb - absolutely NO white cast or greasy look/feel on the skin. I now need to get rid of my stock of Clarins, Nia 24, Clinique, etc because I have found the holy grail of SPF!

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    5. Caz, if you have access to asian markets or live near asian hubs, you might want to look at their sunscreens collection. Shiseido also carries one of the best I've the pleasure trying, but with heftier price tag.

      I hope you find what youre looking for.

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  13. I had bought a small Nourish from Kate Somerville online, and loved it. I was about out and getting ready to move, so I ran over to Nordstrom to buy a big pot of it. The Kate Somerville rep kept telling me it was for people prone to acne. So she steered me towards the Goat Milk (which I bought) and the which one comes in the black container (Age Defy? which I didn't want to spend $95 on). I had a horrible reaction to the goats milk, which was partially my fault because I didn't really realize the second ingredient would be lactose (which I can't eat, but never thought about being on my face.) I returned it the next day and got the Nourish that I originally wanted. It was juts frustrating that they kept trying to get me to buy something else and telling me it was for acne prone skin (which I'm not). They took me over to the KS spa as well but I didn't get the facial as I've had horrible past experiences and I really didn't want to deal with a bad reaction a week before I moved.
    After I finish my pot of Nourish, I honestly don't think I'll use KS anymore. I was really put off by the KS counter store experience, and I'd rather spend the money ($65 in the US, no idea what it'll cost here in London) on another product.

    I did get the Fresh Sugar Lemon. It took me awhile to get used to the smell, it was a bit less like lemon than I expected, but it has worked well for my dry skin.

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  14. Mascara better than sex??? NOOOOO as much as I love mascara and as a blond it is probably my make-up essential (eyelashes are incredibly fair), it is so not even half as good as sex, although just as neccessary!

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  15. Hi, I can vouch for Lash Domination, it's a great mascara, build able for length without and ding buld and clog (if you know what I mean).
    x

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  17. Hi, Caroline! I'm a newer reader from the US. Just wanted to say thanks for the time you put into this blog. I've been following for about a month now, and my skin is so much nicer! I shop on a budget and wondered if you could please do a video or give a list of the products you found at Target? Would be very much appreciated. Have a nice day!

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  19. Dear Caroline,
    since I tumbled over your Blog and YouTube-Channel I have been a huge admirer of your energy, enthusiasm, female empowerment and self-respect. If I'm in need of some advice I always come back to one of your posts or videos. Not because of the beauty content (although it is also a great achievement of yours), but because of your personality. You always help me to get back on track. I am a medicine student and had to move to a totally unknown city far away from friends and family. Now I'm getting to the end of the first year of university. It has been a long, difficult and often very lonely journey. But I have learned a lot of important lessons, and I'm thankful for that. I still have one issue though. I am a very energetic and open/direct person and I love that about myself. However it seems to intimidate a lot of people, majority of them being women. This often leads to them being rude or insidious towards me. I find this very exhausting. Sometimes I asked myself if it is because of me being too straightforward, so I tried to change my behavior and be more careful. I ended up being very unhappy and decided, that this couldn't be it. I am totally for supporting each other and to enhance each others beauty, inside and outside. I like to tell strangers on the tube how beautiful they look, to embrace my friends strength and help them to be successful. Therefore I'm always perplex to experience other women being disrespectful, jealous or rude. I try not to care about them and to continue my path, but it still hurts a little every time. But then I just go and watch one of your videos or read a post and remember that there are a lot of confident women somewhere out there encouraging and supporting one another, like you do. And that if I just continue to try to do my very best and to treat others the kindest way, eventually I will meet women like you to surround myself with. Thank you very much for helping me to be a better person every day.

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  20. Hi Caroline
    Sorry to ask.
    You have already helped my skin so much (I have never had a routine before) I tried but everything I tried were foaming cleansers, which is most of what you can get here in Denmark, you have to really search for balms and other none foaming things.
    I am using a oil based balm, a AHA-acid toner, argan serum and vitamin A moisteriser all from a danish brand called Urtegaarden.
    Anyway my skin looks way nicer than it ever has but I still get really bad spots on my jawline and my neck I have a few new ones everyday.
    My main question is what can I do? The ones on my neck hurt really bad and I am horrible at not picking at them. Is there a product for it or do I have to go to a doctor?
    Thank you so much for the blogs and videos. ( I got instagram because of you, I resisted it for so long ;) )

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  21. Caroline i love your videos so much! Please do more and never apologize about the length, the longer the better!! I quote you all the time and have my mom and sister on a proper hirons routine!

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  22. As others have said, I get quite a frisson when I see you have a new video up. I saved this one for the weekend when I could luxuriate in its length! Sad but true, these are a highlight of my week when they go online.

    I have to ask if you ever get anxious about the sheer volume of product in your living space. I live in a one bedroom flat in Manhattan and was frothing with envy over your built-in bedroom shelves and masses of closet space (didn't have that much in my former homes in London!). I actually get a bit of a heavy heart thinking of everything I have, and can feel a bit overwhelmed by all the bottles and tubes. I pass up a ton of lovely product for this reason (saying that, picked up a Body Shop grapefruit body/face/hair oil in TJ Maxx tonight because I can't stop buying such oils). I just wondered if you ever feel overwhelmed or as if you need a break from the influx of incomings from PRs. (I often contemplate sending promo emails from Sephora, b-glowing, DermStore, et al straight to trash to stop me being tempted!)

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    1. And so many on the world would be happy with a sliver of soap.

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  24. I always enjoy your videos! So much information in this one, I can't wait for all the reviews! You mentioned that you pick up clay masks when in Paris. What kind of local goodies would you buy in Rome? I'm going for my first visit in July to see my son who is a grad student there. I would love to find some loot that's not available back in New Jersey!

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  25. Loved it! Do you happen to know the name of your gel polish colour? I need to get my hands on that for sure haha.

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    1. I think it's Tiki something?

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  26. I got a tube of the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara in a beauty box and it should be named 'only as good as a snog in a bus stop'. The formula is too wet for the floppy brush, if you see what I mean: it just blobbed like crazy. So I washed a L'Oreal Volume Million doo-dah spiky rubber brush from an old tube I was throwing out and I tried that. It was better, but it was still not very fabulous. And I found it did the 'panda eye' smudgy thing after half a day. I was utterly underwhelmed.

    On the bright side I hadn't paid full price for it, which did please me. Because I'd have been mightily cheesed off if I had!

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  27. I can't wait to see what you thoughts are on all of this stuff! http://littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com/

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  28. So I did buy the Kate cc tinted moisturizer at one time, but after reading an older post of yours that mentioned oxybenzone was a chemical sunscreen to shy away from, I stopped using it. I noticed that Kate also uses it in her sunscreen for body, too. Do you still feel the same? If I misread, I'm sorry! I've since done an oxybenzone dump on my products. Eek! All said, love me some Kate S.!

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  29. I heard from a sales person at sephora that Kate Somerville has sold her company is that true?

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  30. Hmmm, I don't really agree that all mud masks are the same... Different muds have different nutrients (and/or different amounts of them), plus the ingredients added the the formulas, so I do believe good masks - and that doesn't necessary mean expensive masks, of course - can do better for your skin. Just like with everything else in a beauty regime, I think it's a matter of knowing your skin, what it needs and which products agree with it :)

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