Remember me? I've had a mahoosive break from Blogging, but I'm finally ready to jump straight back in. Although to show my dedication, I've gone and bought myself a domain! Please follow the link to my new blog, which should be up and running within the next few weeks.
P.S, please excuse the sever lack of posts and boring layout. It'll all change. I promise!
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
I'm really into chemical free products at the minute, so when Paraben and Sulfate free brand Leor asked me to review one of their face masks, I jumped at the chance!
Alongwith chemical free, my other obsession at the minute is face masks If I could use one everyday without massively bothering my skin, I absolutely would. This mask is for deeply cleansing your skin to and exfoliate deep into your pores, which should be used around once or twice a week, depending on your skin type.
You apply this mask for about 10 minutes, then rinse off. I get a slight tingling feeling when using it, which I love as it lets me know that it's doing something! The scent may put people off, but I find it smells more like sweet oats then lavender. After using it my skin is left so smooth and feeling oh so clean.
There are 10 different scents to choose from, and they all sound gorgeous! A definite must try for any face mask lovers who like their products to be kind to the skin!
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
I used to get up at 5.30 each morning to wash, blow-dry and straighten my hair. Ridiculous right? Now I take a much lazier approach. I wash it around 2-3 times a week, blow dry it about once every two weeks and now never touch straighteners. So due to this approach, I like to use products that give me results with as little effort as possible on my behalf.
Full Repair is for overheated, over-damaged hair. Now I haven't really used much heat on my hair in the past few years, but I have abuse it with dyes. I was really excited for this range as in the past, I've absolutely adored John Frieda.
John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Deep Infusion Serum £6.99*: Hair oils have basically been all the range this past year, so serums have kind of taken a back seat. I'm hesitant on what I put on my ends, as product can leave it feeling really bogged down and a bit sticky. I only use this in the smallest amounts, and need to blow dry it to ensure it's smooth and soft.
John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Sheer Mist £6.99*: Heat protection is one of those products that you apply to your hair, but can never tell how well it works. This smells lovely, and tells me it protects the hair from high heat, so I'm going to believe it. Hair doesn't feel bogged down, as apparently this is absorbed into the hair, rather than sitting upon it, which is good to hear! Sometimes I just spray this on my hair so it'll smell nice!
John Frieda Full Repair Style Creator Heat-Activated Styling Spray £5.99*: Unsure of the point of both this and the Sheer Mist? They both protect the hair with their lightweight formulas. It claims to have long lasting hold, however I would prefer to use something like hair spray for that!
John Frieda Full Repair Protecting Root Lift Foam £6.29*: This is probably my most used product from the range. This is a foam, rather than a mousse, so it's a lot lighter on the hair. Although warning, rubbing it into your hair too much can cause you to want to instantly run and wash it out! Less is definitely more. This adds a little volume to my fine hair without making it feel tacky.
I absolutely love the smell of this range, but I'm slowly trying to cut out all harmful chemicals from my beauty regimes, so this will be one I won't be repurchasing.
Have you tried this range? What was your stand out product?
Saturday, 20 October 2012
A few months ago, if you spent £12 on L'Oreal goodies, you got a little box of goodies worth £24. This eyeliner was one of those goodies, and it probably wouldn't have been a product I'd looked twice at, only because I'm very picky when it comes to eyeliners. I like my brush sturdy, thick, and extra black.
I've never actually used a nip like this, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to apply. The nip is super bendy, and you can create the perfect flick with one simple swipe. It's also so easy to remove if you make a mistake, which is always a help! There have been far too many times when I've had to re-do my whole eye area after an eyeliner mishap.
Apparently this accentuate your eye colour, however I don't actually have brown eyes so can't actually judge that. This lasts all day, only budges if you accidentally wipe your eye (guilty) and comes off very easily.
What's your favourite type of eyeliner applicator?
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
You know when you just get into your head that you need a certain product in your life. Everything you use will be improved and your whole life will be turned upside down. This was one of those products. I'd heard it'd set your make-up, give you a nice dewy finish, and even help it stay on a bit longer. I made a promise with myself that if I got the job I'd applied for, I'd buy it. I also said I'd buy it for myself even if I didn't get the job, as a little pick me up. Who doesn't love win/win situations?
Long story short, I got the job and have added this little spray to my ever expanding make-up collection. You can use it in many different ways, before your make-up, after your make-up, during the day if you're feeling a little hot and bothered... it really did seem like a multi-use product.
I like to use this after applying my make-up fr that healthy, dewy look. I find it gives a better finish than just skipping powder. I did test this on half my face to see if it made my make-up last longer, but it didn't. Sob.
Ifyou like a dewy finish but just can't brace skipping powder (not setting my foundation with powder just leaves me with a disgustingly-greasy looking face!) then I'd definitely suggest this. It'd be great for a hot holiday as well, as it'll cool you down. You can get a smaller size, and I do think this is basically glorified water... but I'm glad I bought it and finally got it out my system!
Do you completely obsess over products until you've finally bought them?