Get yourself ready for Spring

Dior has a new series of facial creams called HydrAction, providing extra moisturizers to the skin, as the name implies.

dior 88 hydra (photo credit: )
dior 88 hydra
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The Christian Lacroix Tumulte eau de toilette for men comes in a small bottle, and after a colleague sprayed it on his face, he discovered why. It's very potent, very sweet and very noticeable - not the kind of scent if you want to go unnoticed! But once you get used to just a short spurt, it's a real treat. Actually, it was found to be quite addictive, and yes, people at work asked the test subject about his new aroma. Pronouncing its name may be a challenge, but you won't regret buying it for yourself or as a gift for someone special. A 50 ml. bottle is NIS 277, and 100 ml. is NIS 409. Dior has a new series of facial creams called HydrAction, providing extra moisturizers to the skin, as the name implies. A woman who tried the Deep Hydration Sorbet Cream for normal and combination skin reported back that the texture of the cream was rather light, in spite of the fact that it was a cream, and that it felt cool and pleasant when applied. The cream felt nice, has a neutral smell (which in her view is a plus) and provides enough moisturizers. The Deep Hydration Sorbet Cream is NIS 313 for 50 ml., and a 30 m. bottle of Deep Hydration Sorbet Gel is NIS 225. The Maybelline Moisture Extreme lipsticks are the perfect solution for those who want a nice color along with a treatment for dry and cracked lips. The lipsticks contain an ingredient called allantoin that protects lips from drying out and also have a built-in sun protection factor. The color glides on smoothly and the lipsticks have a fruity smell with a hint of melon. You will have to re-apply frequently, but in this case that is no detriment. The Moisture Extreme comes in 15 different shades, and costs NIS 75 (NIS 49 until the end of February). A friend of mine who frequently wears a previous version of Hugo Boss perfume was very happy with the new Boss fragrance called Pure Purple. Purple-colored fragrances seem to be trendy these days, and Pure Purple is one of these sweet scents. The purple-colored eau de parfum sits in a sleek, elegant bottle that is meant to be displayed. The flowery scent is not too heavy and if you like sweet, this is a good choice. A 50 ml. bottle is NIS 270, and 90 ml. is NIS 330. The Yves Saint Laurent Poudre Sur Mesure is a face powder sitting in a very chic, gold-colored round case. The powder comes out of little holes when you twist the cover, giving you better control over the amount that goes on the application brush. But a colleague who tried it could cite that as its only positive quality; you cannot carry the case around in your purse because it's too big and applying powder is not as effective as applying compact or fluid make-up. The color was nothing special, and there's no real use for it, other than maybe under the eyes to cover dark circles. The Poudre sur Mesure is available in four different shades, and costs NIS 272. As someone who always suffers from tired-looking eyes, I'm happy to try any eye cream that promises to get rid of dark circles or puffiness. Even though the best treatment is prevention (such as getting a sufficient amount of sleep, no alcohol, limiting salt-intake) and no creams are totally effective, some creams help somewhat. The Est e Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Cream for eyes is a gel cream that feels cool and refreshing and really hydrates the delicate area around the eyes without being heavy. Applying it morning and night is a pampering treat; a 15 ml. jar is NIS 240.