Valcena Lait Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion

Valcena — Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion Review

Valcena Skincare

This is the fifth part of a series of Valcena reviews I will be doing! The following are Valcena products I’ve got in my queue. Starred (*) items are ones that have been sent to me by Valcena for review; the others I have purchased at Winners:

  1. Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk *
  2. Cleansing Gel
  3. Cleansing Scrub
  4. Éclat Anti-Age Face Mask (mini) *
  5. Roller Glacé Eye Contour Cream *
  6. Nutri-Lift Serum *
  7. Nutrition Absolue Day Care
  8. Multi Active Hydratante Day Cream *
  9. Multi Active Régénérante Night Cream
  10. Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion * (today’s review)
  11. Rose Absolue EDT Natural Spray *

Valcena Paris were kind enough to send me a package of some of their most popular products for honest review.

Valcena Press Samples
Valcena Press Samples

Review of Valcena Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion

I was a bit skeptical of this product at first, merely because it calls itself a lotion. My skin is quite dry, particularly now that it’s winter here in Canada, and lotions generally don’t cut it at all! Even in summer, I usually stick with thicker body creams, since I usually find that light lotions do almost nothing for my skin.

Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion turned out to be quite a nice surprise!

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Valcena Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk

Valcena — Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk Review

Valcena Skincare

This is the fourth part of a series of Valcena reviews I will be doing! The following are Valcena products I’ve got in my queue. Starred (*) items are ones that have been sent to me by Valcena for review; the others I have purchased at Winners:

  1. Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk * (today’s review)
  2. Cleansing Gel
  3. Cleansing Scrub
  4. Éclat Anti-Age Face Mask (mini) *
  5. Roller Glacé Eye Contour Cream *
  6. Nutri-Lift Serum *
  7. Nutrition Absolue Day Care
  8. Multi Active Hydratante Day Cream *
  9. Multi Active Régénérante Night Cream
  10. Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion *
  11. Rose Absolue EDT Natural Spray *

Valcena Paris were kind enough to send me a package of some of their most popular products for honest review.

Valcena Press Samples
Valcena Press Samples

Review of Valcena Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk

Right off the bat, I’m just going to admit that I don’t generally like milky, lotion-y cleansers. I know it seems weird for someone with dry skin, but I have rarely ever found a milky cleanser that actually cleans properly and doesn’t end up just moving grease and makeup all over my face. Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk is slightly better than some others I’ve tried (I’ve a real doozy to trash on my blog quite soon) but it’s still really not my cup of tea.

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Valcena Nutri-Lift Serum for Dry Skin

Valcena — Nutri-Lift Serum Review

Valcena Skincare

This is the third part of a series of Valcena reviews I will be doing! The following are Valcena products I’ve got in my queue. Starred (*) items are ones that have been sent to me by Valcena for review; the others I have purchased at Winners:

  1. Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk *
  2. Cleansing Gel
  3. Cleansing Scrub
  4. Éclat Anti-Age Face Mask (mini) *
  5. Roller Glacé Eye Contour Cream *
  6. Nutri-Lift Serum * (today’s review)
  7. Nutrition Absolue Day Care
  8. Multi Active Hydratante Day Cream *
  9. Multi Active Régénérante Night Cream
  10. Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion *
  11. Rose Absolue EDT Natural Spray *

Valcena Paris were kind enough to send me a package of some of their most popular products for honest review.

Valcena Press Samples
Valcena Press Samples

Review of Valcena Nutri-Lift Serum

Today I will be reviewing an item they sent to me, Nutri-Lift Serum. Valcena make three different face serums: Action Jeunesse
Cream Serum, Anti-âge Cream Serum, and Nutri-Lift Serum. The first two seem to be meant for anti-aging; the Nutri-Lift is marketed specifically for dry skin. I was really pleased by this, because that’s my skin type, exactly! (Not that I couldn’t use anti-aging stuff, too, heh.)

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Valcena — Multi Active Hydratante Day Cream Review

This is the second part of a series of Valcena reviews I will be doing! The following are Valcena products I’ve got in my queue. Starred (*) items are ones that have been sent to me by Valcena for review; the others I have purchased at Winners:

  1. Eau Lactée Cleansing Milk *
  2. Cleansing Gel
  3. Cleansing Scrub
  4. Éclat Anti-Age Face Mask (mini) *
  5. Roller Glacé Eye Contour Cream *
  6. Nutri-Lift Sérum *
  7. Nutrition Absolue Day Care
  8. Multi Active Hydratante Day Cream * (today’s review)
  9. Multi Active Régénérante Night Cream
  10. Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion *
  11. Rose Absolue EDT Natural Spray *

Valcena Paris were kind enough to send me a package of some of their most popular products for honest review.

Valcena press samples 2016

They included some mini sizes, as well (two of which I already owned personally, and one of which they already sent in full-size, so that was a bit funny!), and a lovely note from the PR contact:

Valcena press samples, minis, 2016

Today I will be reviewing an item they sent to me, the Multi Active Hydratante Day Cream, which is the partner to the Multi Active Régénérante Night Cream I reviewed earlier.

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Valcena Multi Active Régénérative Night Cream

Valcena — Multi Active Régénérative Night Cream Review

Back in May, I bought an attractively packaged night cream at Winners that was also attractively priced at CA$12.99. I’d never heard of or seen this brand before, but it was apparently a French brand, and the product was made in Bulgaria:

Valcena Multi Active Régénérative Night Cream
Valcena Multi Active Régénérative Night Cream

I started using this cream straight away, which is a bit unusual for me as I have a habit of collecting products and not getting around to trying them for months! But the “Natural Rose Absolute” label on the package swayed me, as I am a seriously big fan of rose scents.

Valcena Multi Active Régénérative Night Cream

I had just run out of the night cream I was using at the time (Yves Rocher Anti-Age Global Complete Anti-aging Night Care) and had not yet opened up one of the others I had stockpiled, so Valcena’s rose scent moved it right to the front of the queue.

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Jenna Hipp Essential Nail & Hand Cream Trio

Haulage! Winners & HomeSense (April–May 15, 2016)

I know it’s only halfway through May, but I felt like doing another roundup of my Winners & HomeSense finds for the last month and a half. (See January–February here, then March here (well, in all of those Haulage Week posts!)

My husband, who follows these things, informed me this week that sales at existing TJ Maxx stores in Canada (that’s Winners, Marshalls and HomeSense) have gone up something like 14%! I think that’s over the last quarter…or year? Anyway, it’s gone up! I suppose I’m just doing my part for the stock price, right? And TJ Maxx has been doing better in Canada than it has been in, say, the UK (where it’s TK Maxx) and Australia.

Anyway, here’s the haulage:

Cargo Lip Gel Color Kit
Cargo Lip Gel Color Kit [CA$19.99]
This 4-pack of full-sized lipsticks was a little too well-priced for me to pass up! I gave two away (Amore and Bella) and kept Dolce and Felice for myself. I normally don’t care for lipstick tubes made of cardboard (yeah, you, old school Stila!), but these sure are purty. Made in China. MSRP US$25, though it’s currently on the website for US$15.
Cargo Lip Gel Color in Dolce
Cargo Lip Gel Color in Dolce.

 

Cargo Lip Gel Color in Felice
Cargo Lip Gel Color in Felice.

 

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