What is Gommage and How to Use It

Facial Care

The word “gommage” comes from French “gomme” which literally means “eraser”. Gommage is a cosmetic product or procedure specially created to remove upper layer of skin in order to peel dead cells off. This helps to improve structure and look of the skin.

Skin peel-off is a natural physiological processes. However, a number of negative factors may break this process and this leads to breaking of most important skin functions such as breathing. These negative factors are:
– inadequate skin hygiene;
– vitamin deficiency;
– poor ecology;
– stresses and diseases.
As a result skin becomes dull and looks unhealthy. It needs a special care.

With time, skin loses its ability to remove dead cells alone. It needs our help and here our best aids are gommage or scrub.

What is the difference between gommage and scrub?
Both gommage and scrub are exfoliators and have the same function – to remove upper layer of skin that is dead cells. What differes them is the approach to the removal. Scrub acts mechanically with small particles, while gommage acts with fruit acids or enzymes. This makes peel-off with gommage softer and more delicate. Due to its roughness, scrub is not recommended for sensitive and tender skin. However, all types of skin need additional cosmetic peeling and here comes gommage! It is suitable for all skin types!

Gommage contains no hard particles like scrub. Its fruit acids or enzymes dissolve dead cells and in this way they are gently removed. Besides effective exfoliation, micro massage of skin stimulates blood circulation, accelerates cellular metabolism eliminates stagnant conditions, and improves protective function of skin. In case of regular gommage use, skin becomes fresh, more elastic and looks younger.

Gommage contains ingredients which actively moisturize and nourish skin, enhance metabolism, improve aqua and oily balance of skin, but aromatic olis make the process of peeling especially pleasant.

How often gommage should be used?
Well, it depends on skin type:
– oily or mixed skin type – 3 times a week;
– normal or dry skin – 1 time a week;
– mature skin (45+) – 1-2 times a week.

When gommage should not be used?
Do not use gommage before sun, freeze, wind exposure because after procedure the skin is extrimely vulnerable.

Is there any age limits on gommage use?
No. Women of any age may easily use it as skin always needs additional peeling.

In the end it may be said that gommage is a magic solution. Women with problematic and oily skin were waiting for such a solution for a long time and now may enjoy the novelty from French cosmetic makers. Yeah, French created it and they are best makers of gommage. Therefore look for French producers: Yves Rocher, Yon-Ka, Payot, Clarins and more. On some gommages is written “scrub”, so be careful and look on ingredients.


Best Mascaras for Winter 2015

Emily Didonato

Winter time is a very special time when your face is exposed to freeze and precipitations in form of snow or wet snow, sometimes high humidity and temperature differences. You should be ready for any of these conditions and your make-up must remain perfect just like you did it at home in the morning! Pay a special attention to your masacara — it must be waterproof otherwise your skin under eyes will become black and this lapse will spoil your pretty face and may spoil all your day. Choose good professional mascaras from well known brands.

Be ready for winter and better use waterproof mascara as you never know what weather is waiting for you outside.

Take into consideration the list of best mascaras for winter:
Maybelline – Volum Express The Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara

Maybelline - Volum Express The Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara
It has collagen which thicken lashes in the same way it fills out wrinkles.

Givenchy – Noir Couture

Givenchy - Noir Couture
Are you dreaming of cartoonish lashes in winter 2015? Yeah, with three-spiraled brush of this mascara you may have them as it perfectly curls and contains beeswax to care about your lashes.

Clinique – High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

Clinique - High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Its unique brush combs through lashes and they do not look heavy at all.

Bourjois – Queen Attitude Mascara

Bourjois - Queen Attitude Mascara
Its canting brush cathes the lashes and makes them easier to separate from each other.

Also I decided to include new mascaras of the winter 2015.

Clarins – Truly Waterproof Mascara

Clarins - Truly Waterproof Mascara
It is avialble in three shades: Intense Black, Curacao, Aquatic Green and each of them will make you fashionable this winter.

Essence – Plump No Clump Mascara

Essence - Plump No Clump Mascara
This mascara gives amazing volume  to the lashes. This is an inexpensive masacara for thrifty beauty queens as it costs less than $5 🙂 The brush separates the lashes for perfect definition.

MAC – Mineralize Multi Effect Lash Mascara

MAC - Mineralize Multi Effect Lash Mascara
This is a mineral mascara by  MAC which decided to extend its popular mineralize collection. No clumps. Only beautiful lashes.

Rimmel London – Wonder’Lash Mascara

Rimmel London - Wonder’Lash Mascara
The new mascara contains argan oil which prevents clumps and cares about the lasjes. It is feather-soft and lightweight.

Beauty Trends for Autumn-Winter 2014


1. Eyes
90s are back! Autumn and winter 2014 are all about eyes. Use blue color to show their beauty. For daytime use a blue undereye liner and for the evening cover full lids with blue glitter. Before applying glitter cover lids with vaseline so that glitter could stick. In order to look like a real girl from 90s, add red blotted lips to blue eyes. Generally, everything what sparkles is welcome this season, so experiment with metallic effects on yout eyes, cheeks and even lips.

Full fluttery lashes which make you look like a doll are very trendy because retro style is back this season. For a retro effect use a nude lipstick, lash mascara, black eye liner.

Cara Delevingne

2. Brows
They should be just big! Here seems the influence of fashion model Cara Delevingne. In case you do not have natural big brows, do not worry, fill the shape of your brows with a brow pencil! Find an appropriate shade and do not forget to blend well.

Another trend of 2014 season is invisible brows, which will make you look like Mona Lisa. No matter what hair color you have, bleach your brows and you will look trendy. Contrast your vhite brows with a tonal eyeshadow or blend it in with your skintone.


3. Skin
Use highlighters and luminisers to add glow to your complexion. For a trendy evening look combine luminous skin with blushed cheeks and a sleek ponytail. Adding glow to your lips will make you look fresh.

Do not forget to use a good rich night cream, which will help to rehydrate your skin in conditions of rapid change of temperature when outside is freezy and inside is hot.

When you moisturize generously your skin, use small amount of foundation.

Best Books for Women

1. Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto

Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto
An interesting story of the legendary actress recognizable in the entire world. Her Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s became an icon for mlillions. She is different: funny in Funny Face, gracious in The Nurse’s Story and just pretty in The Roman Holiday. Her real life was not easy sometimes. She experienced two divorces and several miscarriages… Donald Spoto tells a true story of her life.

2. Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship by Sherry Argov

Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl
Many women think that men love obedient girls who would please theem in all things, but they are wrong. Men love interesting and confident women who have their own opinion, interests and hobbies. Men dislike women dependent on them. They are attracted by independent women. Bitch is not a hysterical girl who may raise the roof at any time. Bitch is a pretty woman who has dignity and will not allow anyone to bring her down. A perfect book for every woman of any age.

3. Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know by Barbara de Angelis

Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know by Barbara de Angelis
Barbara de Angelis is a professional psychologist and author of a number of best selling books on the relationships. In this book she digs deep into women and men. In order to have a happy relationship we should learn to understand each other. Barbara describes male psycology and explains why men act in some or other way in various situations. The book is good for both singles and married women.

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The book belongs to world’s classics. It shows the story of two strong characters who fell in love with each other but are not together because one is too proud and another is full of prejudice. The book is worth reading in evenings.

5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The book will dip you into misterious Japanese world and beautiful Japanese culture. One of rare English books where you may find the full description of geisha’s life.

Swimwear Trends for Summer 2014

Victoria's Secret Swimsuit

This summer most trendy are one-piece swimsuits. Among them any woman will easily find an appropriate model for her shape — from minimalistis models by Calvin Klein to elegant and luxurious, with romantic floral patterns by Maison Lejaby.

One-Piece Swimsuit

Among two-piece swimsuits most trendy are bandeau bikinis. Due to lack of straps these bikinis look extremely womanish because beautiful set of shoulders becomes the center of attention. Chiara и Huit offers great bandeau models for any pricky taste.

Bandeau SwimsuitBandeau Swimsuit

What are most trendy colors and patterns? In summer 2014 fashionable trends are summer themes on bathing suits. Thus in Marc & Andre collection you will find swimsuits with starfishes and tropical plants, and in Freya collections exotic flowers become key theme.

Ethnic themes are aslo trendy! Designers of Gottex swimsuits were inspired by African themes and Oriental culture. Lovers of travels will certainly appreciate them.

Ethnic Pattern Swimsuit

In case you dislike 2014 trends, you may remain with classics as it never loses its actualness. Choose swinsuits with srtipes and spots. Retro styles are also trendy! A great variety of swimsuits offers Victoria’a Secret collection.

Bandeau Swimsuit

How to Choose a Shampoo for Dry Hair

Healthy Hair

First determine if your hair is really dry. There are three major signs you should consider:

– your hair has a lot of flyaways and static;
– if you have a curly hair, it is more crinkly than usually, and may go straight at the ends instead of being curly;
– hair color looks  grey and dull.

Dry hair needs moisure and you need to use special shampoos and conditioners which do contain a penetrating oil. These shampoos will help your hair to become shiny again and look beautiful and healthy.

Choosing a right shampoo and conditioner for dry hair
Mostly, only water can really moisturize dry hair. Essential oils contain fatty acids which help to soften hair and add elasticity. Glycerin and panthenol help water bind better to the hair.

It is important for shampoo to cintain paricular oils. Oils may be of two types: surface-coating and penetrating. An ideal shampoo should contain both, because surface-coating oils help seal in water and smooth the cuticle and penetrating oils reach the cortex. Generally, look for shampoos and conditioners with penetrating oils, in case you cannot find with both 🙂

List of penetrating oils: Coconut, Olive, Aragon, Palm Kernel, Avocado.
List of surface-coating oils: Sesame, Jojoba, Mineral Oil, Grapeseed, Castor Oil.

Make a list of these ingredients and have it with you when you go to buy a shampoo and conditioner. First of all you should look for words  “moisturizing” or “for dry hair” on the bottles. Check the labels. Water comes first, then come water binders, and oils come at the end.

Best Cigarettes For Women


When it comes to smoking, there appears a quastion “What ciggarettes to choose?”. Men usually prefer strong cigarettes to feel strong and pleasant tobacco taste. Some choose even non-filters as they give strongest feelngs! Women like delicate and mild cigarettes with various tastes such as menthol, apple, strawberry, etc. Cigarettes for women are made in a slim shape so that it could fit their hand and mouth. Women smoking slims look very stylish, fashionable and stunning. Each cigarette brand has its unique and beautiful ciggarettes and package design so that each woman may choose one which perfectly suits her image.
What are the cigarettes created for women?

1. Glamour cigarettes
It is one of leading brands among superslims cigarettes. It was introduced in 2005 by Japan Tobacco Inc (JTI) and today is number one in many Asian and Eastern European countries. The brand is available in many varieties with different pleasant tastes:
Glamour Superslims Menthol
Glamour Super Slims Amber
Glamour Super Slims Lilac
Glamour Super Slims Azure
The strongest version is Glamour Super Slims Lilac and the mildest is Glamour Super Slims Amber.

2. Karelia cigarettes
These cigarettes belong to the premium category and are of highest quality. They are introduced on tobacco market almost 22 years ago  by Karelia Tobacco company originated from Greece. If you love luxury then these cigarettes are for you:
Karelia Superslims Ome Yellow
Karelia Slims Party
Karelia Slims Blue
Karelia Slims Crem Color
Karelia Slims Menthol
Karelia Slims
The strongest version is Karelia Slims and the mildest is Karelia Slims Crem Color.

3. Kiss cigarettes
Unusual cigarettes with unusual tastes. They have bright packages and delicios tastes. Each verity of Kiss cigarettes is a magnificent discovery! They are created by British Innovation Tobacco Company and combine excellent English quality and low price. There are a number of varieties of Kiss cigarettes:
Kiss Superslims Romantic
Kiss Superslims Strawberry
Kiss Superslims Fresh Apple
Kiss Superslims Menthol
Kiss Superslims Energy
Kiss Superslims Dream
The tastes are quite strong for delicate smoking, even one with menthol. The strongest variety among them is Kiss Superslims Romantic. All other varieties are a little bit milder.

4. Style cigarettes
They are created by Imperial Tobacco Company and have a very mild taste with pleasant and delicious notes.  They are created specially for stylish women to accentuate their style. On the package you may see a butterfly making reference to lightness. Style cigarette types:
Style Superslims
Style Selection Blue
Style Selection Rose
The strongest variety is Style Selection Blue and the mildest is Style Superslims .

5. Vogue cigarettes
This is a popular and luxury brand of cigarettes which are available in several varieties:
Vogue Super Slims Menthe
Vogue Super Slims Lilas
Vogue Super Slims Bleue
Vogue Super Slims Platine
Vogue Super Slims Arome
The strongest version is Vogue Super Slims Arome and the mildest is Vogue Super Slims Platine.