Dior Golden Jungle Collection


"In February 1947, Christian Dior presented his first collection to the international press in the Dior salons of Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Along with the Huit and Corolle lines that would inaugurate the era of “The New Look,” the couturier revealed another of his favourite themes: Leopard Print. Fashion editors were smitten, the room burst into applause and women rediscovered the mysterious allure of this iconic, timeless print'

'In the Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 makeup collection, Tyen revamps the Jungle Motif with another hallmark of Dior, a touch of shimmering gold, embodying the luxury of the urban jungle and inspired by the deep, earthy tones of the jungle"

Earthy colors have always attracted me when it comes to make up and clothes (and interiors too for that matter) and knowing that most Dior cosmetic products do not dry out my skin/lips makes this collection even more attractive!

Tried so far by Dior;

+ Concealer pen, Powder, Shimmer, Lipstick, Foundation, Mascara etc

- Vernis nail polish did however not get along with my nails for some reason :(

L’Occitane shower oil vs Nivea shower oil


Almond Shower Oil

If you try shower oils, which are actually great in winter when your body is more prone to dryness, you might think they share some kind of similarity when it comes to feel and fragrance. I tried these two lately -  L'occitane shower oil made my skin super smooth and soft, it has a luxury almond scent and it transforms into a light foam while the Nivea has a bitter smell and felt mostly sticky.

I would not say Nivea was the less liked one because it comes at a cheaper price, Nivea has plenty of good products, but in this case L'occitane won (at least in my opinion).

The best thing is to not look at the price tag, and instead work your way through the massive amount of products and see what you like. I usually prefer brands which focus on one kind of range or niche. I don't see why expensive brands like Dior would be better at skin care compared to a more affordable brand such as Decleor (with focus on skincare only). My point is that I trust 'pure' brands mostly. If Decleor starts making bags etc I would start to wonder a bit. With that said, I've tried several Dior skin care products and found them good, however not as satisfying as the price suggests.

What do you think?