miercuri, 18 septembrie 2013

Solutia Bioderma pentru Pielea Sensibila

            Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream- prima crema BB anti-roseata, care nu doar camufleaza, ci si trateaza in mod biologic cauzele de natura vasculara si inflamatorie care genereaza roseate, cu ajutorul complexului unic Rosactiv. Sensibio AR BB Cream hidrateaza, calmeaza si restaureaza bariera cutanata. Rezultatul este un ten proaspat, uniformizat si luminous. Am fost placut surprinsa de gradul de acoperire al acestui BB Cream. Am folosit drept etalon predecesorul sau in colectia mea, Bioderma, Sebium Al Corector, care mi-a fost cel mai bun prieten pe tot parcursul verii, pentru un machiaj proaspat si lejer. Ei bine, gradul de acoperire este chiar mai bun in cazul Sensibio AR BB Cream, apropiindu-se foarte mult de un fond de ten cu putere de acoperire medie. Un mare plus este faptul ca produsul asigura protectie inalta anti-UV   (SPF 30 si UVA 17). Se adapteaza frumos nuantei tenuluim: cand am inceput sa-l folosesc eram bronzata; intre timp, bronzul s-a mai sus (se stie ca acesta persista cel mai putin in zona fetei), dar nuanta mi se potriveste in continuare.
            Cantitate: 40 ml
Pret: 69 RON
            Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream is the first anti-redness cream that not only camouflages but also biologically treats the causes of vascular and inflammatory redness with its unique Rosactive complex. Sensibio AR BB Cream moisturizes, soothes and restores skin barrier. The result is a fresh, even and luminous complexion. I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage of this BB Cream. I compared it to its predecessor in my collection, Bioderma Sebium Al Corector, which was my best friend throughout the summer, for a fresh and light makeup. Well, the coverage of Sensibio AR BB Cream is even better, very similar to that of a medium coverage foundation. A big plus is that the product provides high anti-UV protection (SPF 30 and UVA 17). It adapts nicely to the shade of your skin: when I started using it I was tanned, but it faded in time (you know how it never persists on the face) and the shade still fits me beautifully.
            Quantity: 40 ml
            Un produs complementar este BiodermaSensibio Solutie Micelara, care mi-a placut de la prima utilizare. Este un produs extrem de bland cu tenul, cu efect calmant, revigorant si decongestionant asupra acestuia. Noutatea consta in adaugarea brevetului Rosactiv, cu rol in prevenirea aparitiei si a agravarii rosetei. Curata eficient machiajul- o singura discheta demachianta imbibata cu solutie micelara isi face treaba, in cazul machiajului meu obisnuit. Pentru machiajul de seara, puteti “retusa” cu o a doua discheta, pentru un rezultat optim.
            Cantitate: 250 ml
            Pret: 54 RON
            A complementary product, which I liked from after the first use, is Sensibio Bioderma micellar solution. It is extremely gentle with skin, having a soothing, refreshing and decongesting effect on it. The novelty consists in the adding of the innovative Rosactive patent, aimed at preventing and fighting redness. It removes make-up effectively- one single cotton pad soaked with micellar solution does the job with my usual make-up. For evening make-up, you can "touch up" with a second cotton pad for optimal results.
            Quantity: 250 ml
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joi, 12 septembrie 2013

Week-end Escapade Part II: Transalpina and Surroundings

The second day of my week-end trip started with a short stop in Sibiu, my personal favorite city in Romania. A nice surprise was the traditional pottery fair, open in the middle of Large Square. Lots of beautiful ceramics creations from Harghita county and not only to choose from. We did not have much time, so we were back on the road shortly.

            Our destination was Transalpina, located in the Parang Mountains, in the Southern Carpathians. It connects Sebes, north of  Parang Mountains and Novaci, in the south. Stories say that the road was built under King Carol the 2nd and rebuilt during World War II by German troops and is known as The King's Road among the locals. Its highest point is Urdele Pass, where the elevation is 2,145m above sea level. Given the high altitude, the road is closed during the cold months of the year. I found it to be even more spectacular and demanding than the Transfagarasan, although, all in all, I liked the latter better.
            We stopped to take pictures and feed a cute group of donkeys along the way. They seemed to love apples!
I saaaid: Give me my apple! :)
Now that's more like it!
            Although it was getting late and we had a long way ahead, we could not have missed ‘Muierilor’ Cave (Women’s Cave or Pestera Muierilor, in Romanian), since we were in the area. It is the first electrified cave in Romania (1965) and arranged for visiting. The cave was sculpted in the Mesozoic limestones on the south part of Massif Parang, by Galbenul river. The cave's name, as the old inhabitants of the Baia de Fier called it, comes from the fact that in ancient times, haunted by the war when men went to fight against those who invaded the country, women and children were hiding in the cave, protected and undiscovered by invaders. Attractions of the cave: The little Dome, looking like a gothic dome formed by precipitation of calcite, Altar Room, Altar Wave, The Pulpit, The big Candelabrum and The Gory Stone, called like this because the red iron oxide leakage, Woman Wave, Great River,  Palsy Waterfalls, Stone Lace, The Gate, Guano Hall, Turkish Room, lots of stalactites and stalagmites. There is a colony of bats in a dome of 17 m high and a real cemetery of cave-bears remains, in the Bear Gallery, as well as a human skull, radiocarbon dated to age between 40,000 and 30,000 years. The cave has a length of approximately 7000 meters, out of which only 940 meters are accessible for tourists.
            Someday I will return, to visit the ‘Polovragi’ cave and the town of Horezu, with its trademark: the Horezu ceramics.
            I hope you enjoyed the virtual trip I took you on. Thank you for reading!
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luni, 9 septembrie 2013

Week-end Escapade Part I: Transfagarasan

Last week-end was filled with adventure- just the way I like it! We indulged ourselves to a road trip, away from the crowds and noise of the city.
We started early, on Saturday morning, with Curtea de Arges Cathedral. The legend says that architect Manole was unable to finish the walls, and, therefore, prince Neagoe Basarab threatened him and his assistants with death. At last Manole suggested that they should follow the ancient custom of placing a living woman into the foundation- and that she who first appeared on the following morning should be the victim. The other workers warned their families, and Manole was forced to sacrifice his own wife, the only one who showed up to bring her husband food. Thus the cathedral was built. When Manole and his masons told the prince that they could always build an even greater building, he had them stranded on the roof so that they could not build something to match it. They fashioned wooden wings and tried to fly off the roof, but, one by one, they all fell to the ground. A spring of clear water, named after Manole, is said to mark the spot where he fell.

Very close to it we found the 'Domneasca' Church (Biserica Domneasca), finished in 1352:
We continued over the spectacular Transfagarasan, the second-highest paved road in Romania. Built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu and the second highest, Negoiu. You can see what the guys from Top Gear thought about it here- go to minute 6:17.Of course, there is a lot to see on the way:
Poenari Citadel or Poenari Castle (Cetatea Poenari in Romanian), is a ruined castle in Romania, on the cliffs of the mountains (at a height of 860 meters),notable for its connection to Vlad the Impaler and erected around the beginning of the 13th century by the rulers of Wallachia. Its placement on a cliff, near a canyon formed on the Argeş River valley, close to the Făgăraş Mountain,  is not nearly random. From this citadel one can have easy and permanent control of the surroundings. The location offers the advantage of good scouting of the area.  Due to its size and location, control of the castle was difficult to take, even by natural forces. Access to the ruins is made by foot, climbing 1480 steps through the woods
. It is not hard to climb those stairs but it takes time to do it. However, I can promise you that the effort id totally worth it, as you will be rewarded with an amazing view!
And back down. Check out how high I had just climbed!
Next stop: Lake (and Dam) Vidraru- an artificial lake, created in 1965, in the shadow of Fagaras mountains, by the construction of the Vidraru Dam on the Arges River.
The Statue of Prometheus
Last but not least, Balea Lake (Romanian: Lacul Bâlea), a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu county. It is accessible by car on the  Transfagarasan road during the summer, and the rest of the year by cable car from the 'Bâlea Cascadă' chalet. Another attraction is the Balea waterfall, but we got there too late to photograph it by daylight.
Capra Waterfall
                ...And a little treat for you. Have you ever tried one of these? They are delicious!
Curious to read about the rest of my trip? Stay tuned, as day two is set to follow in a following post.

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