Simple | Water Boost Hydrogel Masks

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Our skin goes through a lot every day, which means sometimes we need to press the skincare equivalent of a ‘reset button’. That’s easier than ever before with this next-generation Simple® mask made in Korea, where the sheet mask skincare ritual originates. The intense hydrating mask offers 40 days’ worth of moisturiser* in just five minutes, so you can have healthy and moisturised skin, free from nasties and full of joy. Using premium hydrogel technology, this Simple® Water Boost™ hydrating face mask is enriched with plant collagen and PENTAVITIN™. The 100% hydrogel mask comes in two pieces, making application easier than ever before, for a relaxing Simple® skincare face mask experience. From the sensitive skin experts at Simple®, this mask contains no chemicals that can upset your skin, no alcohol, no added paraben, no mineral oils and only non-animal derived ingredients. *glycerin concentration versus Simple® Replenishing Rich Moisturiser

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5 Minute Reset Hydrogel Face Mask 

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How to use:

1. Remove the mask from the sachet and gently peel off the backing film.
2. Place the mask evenly over your previously cleansed under-eye area. Repeat on the other side.
3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and gently peel off masks. Gently dab to absorb the excess product into your skin. No need to rinse! Use once or twice a week for naturally healthy looking skin.
4. Throw the used mask in the bin; do not flush. The environment will be thankful for it.

100% hydrating hydrogel under-eye brightening mask

It claims too;

Instantly brightens for radiant skin
Reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines
Under-eye gel mask contours for perfect fit
Simple® face mask with naturally derived fruit enzymes
Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested

 

Review

These masks come in two pieces, one for the top half of your face and the other for the bottom half. Using these for the first time was confusing as these type of masks normally come whole. But after applying them to my skin I found them easy to apply as they are easier to place on your face because they come in two sections. 

They are very hydrating on the skin so they are perfect for a Friday night pamper. After 5 minutes they leave your face feeling fresh and hydrated. I always find these face masks perfect for helping with dry skin, since we had colder weather my skin has gone more dry so these are perfect to help with that. They are easy to use, you just have to be careful when getting them out the packet. I recommend using these once a week.

The only dislike I have on these face masks are that they are rubber like because they are thicker than normal and I am used to using the sheet mask but other then that I have no dislikes to these face masks.

These are normally £3.00 but in Tesco they are currently £1.75
You can find them in Tesco, Boots and Superdrug or online here.

 

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Reviving Under-eye Hydrogel Mask

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How to use:

1. Remove the mask from the sachet and gently peel off the backing film.
2. Place the mask evenly over your previously cleansed under-eye area. Repeat on the other side.
3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and gently peel off masks. Gently dab to absorb the excess product into your skin. No need to rinse! Use once or twice a week for naturally healthy looking skin.
4. Throw the used mask in the bin; do not flush. The environment will be thankful for it.

100% hydrating hydrogel under-eye brightening mask

It claims too;

Instantly brightens for radiant skin
Reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines
Under-eye gel mask contours for perfect fit
Simple® face mask with naturally derived fruit enzymes

Review

 

I really like these, they are quite thick but because they are eye masks they sit on your under eyes without slipping and hydrate the skin. They are also perfect to use on a pamper night at the end of a busy week. They are so hydrating on the under eyes and make you feel more refreshed. 

I really like using under eye masks because after a week of using a computer my eyes can get tired and puffy and these really help to soothe them and also hydrate them. Unlike the face mask I feel like you can use these a couple times a week. 

 

The price is a little expensive but you can find them when they go on sale, as I pick these up for my local Tesco when they are half price.

 

These are normally £3.50 but in Tesco they are currently £1.75
You can find them in Tesco, Boots and Superdrug or online here.

Have you tried these Simple Water Boost face masks?
What are your favourite face masks?

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L’Oreal Elvive – Dream Lengths Shampoo | Review

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L’Oreal Elvive – Dream Lengths

L’Oreal Elvive brought out the Dream Lengths hair collection a while back. It is for achieving long hair without the breakage and spilt ends. A few years ago I ended up chopping my hip length hair to just below my shoulders as I killed the ends with bleaching it in my ombre phase.

Ever since then my hair has just not wanted to grow back to that length and I miss having long hair. While using the Lee Stafford Hair Growth collection it has helped my hair grow longer but my hair still gets so knotty and I still get a lot of spilt ends.

I came across this shampoo in Asda, I had seen the adverts for it and thought perfect, I will try this range as I really want my hip length hair back without the hassle.

Product Details

Dreaming of beautiful long hair but struggling to achieve your dream lengths?

The longer your hair gets, the more it goes through and the more damaged it becomes. Split ends appear and you feel like you need to trim your tips. What if  you could protect your hair and help reinforce its lengths?

Our creamy, caring shampoo is enriched with a cocktail of Keratin, Vitamins and Castor Oil. The formula cleanses and helps to reinforce the hair. It helps to protect against breakage and reduces the appearance of split ends.

 

How To Use

Apply to wet hair, massage into a lather and then rinse. Follow with L’Oreal Elvive Dream Lengths Long Hair Conditioner.

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Review

I have been using this product since March and have just finished the bottle.

I do not really like the smell of this product, it is not the nicest shampoo of their Elvive collection I have smelt but it does the job it says it will do so I can’t complain on the scent of this shampoo.

My hair is not as knotty as it normally is, I used to go out to work and come back home to find a knot had formed in the back of my hair and it was so painful and annoying to get these knots out, even using a wet brush. (Fine hair problems)

Since using this shampoo my hair is less knotty! I can even brush through it when its wet! Something I used to dread. It might not be the shampoo making my hair easy to comb through but its the product I’ve been using for months now so I am putting it down to that. So that is a huge plus to this shampoo as when your hair gets longer it gets more knotty. So this is a perfect shampoo to use if you have long hair.

I still get spilt ends but not as many which is good! So I can go that bit longer without a hair cut! Also my hair has is growing a lot better now, its gotten past the ‘I can’t do anything with my hair’ length stage! I think this is down to the shampoo plus it being paired with the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Range.

Overall

Overall I really like this shampoo and I would like to try out their other products in this range. I would buy this product again and use it while I am trying to achieve my Dream Length.

My friend Rachel has bought the conditioner and the hair mask so look out on her blog for her review of the product!

 

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This product is £2.99 and can find it in most shops and online here.

Boots currently has 3 for 2 on these hair products.

Have you tried any of the L’Oreal Elvive Dream Lengths products? What are your thoughts on them?

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Nip+Fab – Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot | Review

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Nip & Fab – Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot

A couple of months ago I came across this Nip+Fab product, I have heard so much about this brand and a lot of good reviews so I decided to buy it and give it ago. I have never used any product like this before so I was excited to try it out.

Recently I have had very dry and dull looking skin, I think this is mainly due to the weather we have been having here in England. It has been so cold and my skin has just been suffering, no matter how much moisturiser I apply to my skin nothing seems to work.

So when I came across this and it said it helps makes you seen smoother, more radiant and reduces the appearance of pigmentation I thought it would try it as my skin needed some tlc.

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Product Details 

Treat your skin to fast-fix radiance with this concentrate of luminosity. Exfoliating acids reveal a natural looking luminescent glow whilst aloe vera and allantoin care for the skin.

Illuminate your skin with fast-fix Glycolic Radiance Shot. Exfoliating acids, aloe vera and allantoin reveal an instantly brighter complexion whilst caring for the skin. With a beautiful pearlescent blue tint, when applied to the skin this concentrate turns to golden luminosity.

Contains:
glycolic acid: retextures and resurfaces the skin to reveal smoother, softer and radiant skin.
fruit acids: stimulates skin cell renewal, resulting in skin appearing younger and fresher.
amino acid derivatives: reduces the appearance of pigmentation.

How To Use

Unscrew cap + click once to retrieve then once to release product. Add 2 drops to your night moisturiser or serum. Can also be applied direct to skin as a targeted  concentrate.

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Review

I use this product everyday as I feel like my skin needs to look a bit more brighter and to help with the redness. I use this with my favourite moisturiser, I mix a two drops of the product to the moisturiser and apply it to my skin and then do my makeup routine as normal.

For the days I feel like my skin needs a bit more tlc or I’m having a pamper day I will just apply it straight to my skin as I think it helps more to be applied alone and directly to my skin.

It instantly gives my skin a lovely radiant glow and helps with the redness.The product also smells amazing! It does not leave the skin feeling tacky or greasy and it sinks into your skin instantly!

I am really happy with the product as it does what it says.

I found this Nip+Fab product in my local Home Sense store but I noticed Boots sell a lot of their products so you can find it in stores on online here.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot is £19.95

I am going to try out more of their products as I find the brand good value for money and products that do what they say.

Have you tried any of the Nip+Fab products? What are your thoughts on them?

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Boxclever Press- Family Life Book & Life Book | Review

Box Clever Press |Family Life Book & Life Book – Review

I found this brand of organisers last year, since then they have become my favourite organisers to help plan my weeks and keep myself more organised.

If you know me, you know I ALWAYS go on about these and have recommended them to everyone I know. I find them so handy and practical for any person.

Family Life Book

When I first purchased my ‘Family life planner’ it was by a company called Organised Mum. When I went to repurchase it, I couldn’t find it anywhere! I was so gutted as I found it such a good way to keep organised.

A while later I found out the company had changed its name to Box Clever Press and found their website. It has everything a stationary lover needs! From stickers to pens and a whole load of other things to help keep organised and make your organiser look nice. It is also affordable! Which is a big plus!

I normally buy the family life planners as because they have sections for each family member, I used these for things like ‘work’ so I can put my shifts in and then ‘appointments’ so I can keep up to date with my nail, hair and doctors appointments because I’m forever forgetting the time and date of them!

Before Christmas I found they had the Life Book with faux leather cover. I’ve had my eye on this one as I’ve had two Family Life Books and wanted an organiser for my desk as I carry the Family Life one with me all the time in my bag. I wanted one to help me keep up with blog posts and to jot down things I needed to do.

I put off buying it for weeks as it was coming up to Christmas and it is already an expensive month with present buying, so treating yourself is the last thing on your mind.

I was over the moon when at Christmas I opened my present off my boyfriend to find the olive-green faux leather cover! I opened it and it had the Life Book organiser I really wanted too! (Always talking about wanting it worked well.) It also came with stickers and an address book.

If you’re looking for a good organiser which has;

Weekly planners

Great for keeping up with work shifts, appointments, plans and other things.

Budget plans

They have budgets for each month, These are great as if your on a budget it really helps with keeping tabs on you’re in going’s and our goings and spendings. I find it great to jot down all my outgoings so I know how much budget I have for each week.

Christmas

It has a present planner and also a budget for the presents so you can keep up to date with your spendings. Also great for getting organised earlier in the year so you’re not having a mad panic a wee before Christmas.

To Do – Shopping Lists

It also has to do lists and shopping lists which are great to jot down things you need and they easily tear out the organiser.

Weekly and monthly planner

They all have monthly planners and weekly ones to help with planning ahead and for the week.

They also come with stickers which have things like ‘birthday’ and ‘important’ on them which you can stick on the dates to help you keep up to date with things.

Then these are for you, they are affordable and have everything you could possibly need in them. I think they are defiantly worth the price. The Life Book is my 3rd organiser from this company and it is the best one I have purchased by far! It has everything I could possibly need and its affordable.

The faux leather cases come in different colours, they also do them in leather. They also have lots of different organisers, calendars, stationary and much more. You can find all this on their website here.

These pictures are from the Box Clever Press Instagram page that you can find here.

Family Life Book is £11.99 and you can find it here.

Life Book is £24.99 and you can find it here.

Their website is boxcleverpress.com
They currently have a sale on their products so now is the perfect time to get your hands on any of these amazing organisers!

Have you ever tried any of these?
If not I highly recommend them! Visit their website or Instagram page to see more of their products.

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Fleur De Force – Eyelure Lashes| Review

Fleur De Force – Eyelure Lashes | Review

False lashes have become a popular thing, they make your eyelashes look longer and thicker. Like many other people, I avoided lashes. The thought of applying them was stressful and I always thought when removing them it would take my own lashes with them! I finally picked up some a few months ago, I chose the Fleur De Force – Fleur loves ones as they are longer at the ends like my own lashes so I thought they would look natural.

I must admit trying to apply these for the first time was a little stressful but I found using tweezers to place them and push them into place helped a lot! (so did the many youtube videos on how to apply false lashes helped!) After practising a few times I felt like a pro! I instantly fell in love with how the lashes looked and finished my makeup look off perfectly.

Fleur Loves

Fleur loves’ is a cute and cool ¾ Lash. Designed to add fullness to the outer edge, the lash has a twisty, messed up look and is finished with stone-ground tapering on the lash tips. With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Fleur Loves’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry.

These lashes are £5.45
You can find them online here or in boots stores.

Fleur and Fabulous

‘Fleur & fabulous’ is a seriously gorgeous criss-cross style lash with softly-tapered ends, perfect for any night out. With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Fleur & Fabulous’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry

These lashes are £5.95
You can find them online here or in boots stores.

Fully Fleur

Fully Fleur’ is a full & fluttery lash with a kick-out corner and naturally-tapered ends, perfect from desk to dancefloor. 
 With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Fleur & Fabulous’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry.

These lashes are £5.95
You can find them online here or in boots stores.

Petit Fleur

Petit Fleur’ is a sweet & subtle textured ¾ length lash with a light kick at the corner. The lash is designed to add a secret lift to your lashes and features softly-tapered tips. With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Petit Fleur’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry.

These lashes are £5.45
You can find them here or in boots stores.

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These are the Fleur Loves lashes without any eyeliner, they make your lashes look so much longer and thicker. These are my favourite out of Fleurs collection.

Overall

Overall I find these lashes such good value for money, they are long-lasting and very durable.
I recently wore some for my works Christmas party and they lasted the whole night! this was without me having to reapply them throughout the night as some lashes start to lift at the ends and thank god I did not have to re apply them!

These lashes, and I have applied them all, are so easy to apply and are not stressful either. All lashes come with glue and instructions which are easy to follow and the glue is great and lasts a lot of applications.

I find the quality of all these lashes amazing as they do not have that cheap look to them and they blend in so well with your natural lashes that they look real and amazing!
My favouite is Fleur Loves as they are so natural and blend in with my natural lashes!

Finally, these lashes are amazing value for money, for the quality you get and the durability from these amazing lashes for under £6 and because boots normally have deals on you can get two for the price of one or buy one get one half price.

Fleur has many more in her collection which I am eager to try.

Have you tried any of these lashes?
What are your opinions on them?

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Things are changing for the better. 

Since going full time at work to save for a car and other things I have become more and more unmotivated to do the things I love.

For example as many of you who read my blog posts when I upload them (thank you) I haven’t posted a blog post in months! This is because I have been so unmotivated to even turn my mac on or even take any photos. I have a huge pile of things I have bought to blog about but have been so put off the thought of blogging as I felt like I’ve hit a wall and that it was going nowhere.

So the other month I put up a new post and I had a few lovely comments it cheered me up so much and it made me disappointed that I let those thoughts put me off blogging.

I asked my dad if we could go Ikea so I could find a new desk for my room as I don’t like going on my laptop in bed as I think of my bed as a sleeping space not a working space so nothing ever gets done.

So we took a little trip to our local Ikea and I found a perfect simple desk!

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I’m hoping this is going to kick start my blogging motivation and I can get back to doing what I love most! Thank you to still being subscribed to my blog and liking and commenting on my post as it means so much to me!

I will be doing one blog post a week and hopefully I will start doing more little videos for my blog and will see where this takes me. If you would like to see a little blog post on the desk and how much it was leave me a like on this post.

As the readers who have been following me for a long time know how much I love blogging and how much it means to me so I’m glad I haven’t given up on katekiwii.com and I’m glad I’m starting back up again.

Please comment on what blog posts you would like me to do or even any ideas as they are all welcome when I run into a wall.

Thank you for those who still read my blog and take time to like and leave lovely comments.

2018 will be the year I get my blog back up and running!

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert | Micellar Water – Review

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert| Micellar Water – Review

Micellar water has become so popular lately! It is the new way to take your makeup off easily without having to use tons of other products.
It helps soothe your skin and does not leave it feeling clogged.

Finding the perfect micellar water for you can be annoying as there are so many different brands with different micellar waters with many benefits. So you are stuck for choice and do not know which one will be the best for you.

My favourite up to now has been the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water. I wrote a review on it a few months ago, if you would like to read my review on that the link is here.
I have been using this product for months and I have never had a problem with it.

I only decided to try a different product as sometimes my skin can get used to using the same product and I also like to switch things up and try new things to compare them.

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Product Details 

The L’Oreal Paris Laboratories have created a Micellar Water, made with purified water from an advanced purification process, and combined micelles that capture impurities, for effective cleansing which is gentle on sensitive skin.

Removes make-up dissolves make-up from the face, eyes and lips in one gentle action, without rubbing or rinsing.
Cleanses delicately captures impurities.
Soothes: Calms skin and prevents irritation.

How To Use;

1. Morning and evening, apply a generous amount to a cotton pad.
2. On dry skin, wipe pad all over the face, no need to rub or rinse.
3. Press gently to lashes, lids and lips and simply sweep away.

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The first thing I noticed when I first used this was that it had no smell to it, this is great as you can not smell any perfume to the product so you know its going to be gentle on your skin.

I found it easily removed my makeup without me using multiple cotton pads to remove the access makeup off my skin. The only thing that I have found with micellar water is that you sometimes need to use another cotton pad on your eyes as some mascara is a pain to remove!

My skin also feels so nourished and hydrated after using this and it does not feel sticky or tight. I know that some micellar waters can leave you skin feeling like you have a thin layer of residue left over and this can make your skin feel sticky. But this does not leave that, it just makes your skin feel amazing after taking your makeup off.

I have only been using this product for 14 days but I have really like this product and I find it removes your makeup without making your skin feel in bad condition.

Packaging

The packing of this product is nice and simple. It has all the information you need to know on the back of the bottle. It is also a big bottle that you know is going to last you a while before you need to repurchase it.

Overall

Overall I think this product is worth its money and it a very good way of removing your makeup without being harsh on your skin or leaving it feeling in a bad condition. I highly recommend this product if you are after a micellar water.

This product was £3.99 in Asda on offer and you can find it online here.

What is your favourite micellar water?

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