Sunny Days

Here I am finally. It's been an eventful week. Besides working almost 10 hours every day at the office, I've been spending more time with friends. During weekends, I'm determined to enjoy my free time.

So last time I mentioned the Giorgio Armani Lip Wax. Here it is in shade #1.

On the lips, it's a completely matte colour that takes away the pink tone of my natural colour. I wear it over chapstick.

To my surprise, there are only six shades available. The darkest one (a deep red) was sold out, and I got the last one of the #1 shade in the store.

I did get a couple more things yesterday: a Phyto shampoo called phytopanama+ and La Roche-Posay Anthelios W with SPF 40 with PPD 19, UVA ultra protection.

I used the Phyto shampoo just now. It's for frequent use for normal to oily hair, which sounds like just the thing for me. My hair feels clean, weightless and happy :-)

This is the first time I purchase a La Roche-Posay sunscreen. It's been very sunny in Milan, and I am freaking out my Shu Uemura UV Base (SPA 17, PA++) might not be enough. I do wear big sunglasses, but a little more help doesn't hurt.

This Anthelios product comes out from the tube like a cream, but spreads on like a gel. It contains photo-stable Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL.

It's waterproof, sweatproof, fragrance-free and preservatives-free!

A little seems to go a long way. I squeezed out a couple of drops and it feels enough. It's not as lightweight as the Shu Uemura foam, and I do need to give it time to get absorbed before applying makeup.

Both the sunscreen (17€) and the shampoo (11€) were on sale at the pharmacy so with just 23€ I got two excellent products. What more can I ask for? :-)

So this is a long overdue photo of the Lunasol palette that birkinbagbeauty sent me in January. Love it.

(Look how nerdy I am with the jade disk pendant. Old-school!)

The palette's EX04 Soft Silver Lighting. Here it is, with my second attempt of getting the shot right for the lip wax.


Glow Chaser said...

Cheryl - I always look forward to you posting!! The lip wax has been on my list of "wanna try" things!

You look wonderful btw!

Anonymous said...

the lip wax looks gorgeous on you
ive heard of La Roche-Posay many times never tried them before though

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

CHeryl!! Im fine thanks you, how are you? Glad to see you're enjoy time off with your frds :D I love the sun! it's sunny here too, but with a very cool breeze, i prefer this to wet rainy weather hehe.

GA looks good on you! it looks really natural and very pretty!

Big-up to jade! I wear a jade bangle, before I also used to wear a jade necklace :P

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

i hear really good things abt la roche posay sunscreen!

Anonymous said...

that pallet looks nice, love the colors
& that lip wax looks very nice on you :)

Fabuless Beauty said...

That palette looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl!
Thank you too for following my blog! ;)

I love the colors of this e/s palette.

fuzkittie said...

That shade looks so natural and pretty! It looks like your bare lips but very tender! :] yayy Lunasol!

ilovewendydarling said...

Oh, that Lunasol palette is gorgeous!
I'm loving your jade necklace too:)

Anyhow, how've you been?
Thanks for stopping by, by the way:)

Anything new with you?

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

The lipwax sounds too drying for me but looks good on you! Looks like you really like GA products :) I just got their concealer and am trying it out!

angie519 said...

Aww you're so radiant!

The lip wax looks so pretty on you! Your lips have an awesome shape!

I use La Roche-Posay on my body. I use the one made for kids, I think =P haha

Hahah I always think of random stuff to talk about in my videos =P. But I'm you enjoy them haha.

DSKNguyen said...

I think your lips look lovely ^_^

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

yes, i'm agreed wif Fuz... i love the the tenderness.. hahaha... but it seems hard for me to get GA here.. Sad*

birkinbagbeauty said...

You lips are gorgeous.

I am a bit jealous of the sunny weather in Milan...sight. I have tons of high duty sunscreens that I cannot use right now because the weather here is continiously dark...grrr.

Let us know how you like the LRP antihelios.

Anonymous said...

it's no problem at all it's nice to know how people are doing and I get worried when people don't post. But usually it's because they're busy which is fine as long as they aren't sick or anything :p

I've been doing alright finally getting back into bloggging again I kinda fell off it for a while
What have you been up to?

fuzkittie said...

Haha, it's called Nyan Nyan Nyanko by SanX!! I love them too!

angie519 said...

Haha do! I'm in love w/my silk pillowcases, even though they're just a silk and cotton blend! So smooth!! =)

Mrs.Zeus said...

Wow, 10hrs of work everyday?!? You're gonna be rich in no time! lol
I like that lip wax, and your skin looks healthy, I am so jealous!

BTW, love the jade disk necklace. I used to have jade bracelets since I was a kid till we had to break cause I couldn't take it off my hand. lol

Mrs.Zeus said...

I know!!! Its gonna be a lot of work most esp that she decided that it's gonna have it in the Phils... *sigh*
Im sure it'll be fun too!
Im started to looking around for bridesmaid dresses.

Anonymous said...

I used to have that necklace! =)

MiuMiu said...

i love that lunasol palette =D