Garnier | Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask – Review

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Garnier | Sheet Mask Review

These are my favorite sheet masks as they are super hydrating on the skin, they leave you feeling refreshed and do not irritate your skin or leave it red like some sheet masks can do. Personally I prefer sheet masks over any other type of face mask as they are less messy, more hydrating and nicer on the skin.

For Secret Santa at work I was so happy with my gift as the person put these sheet masks in and I haven’t tried two of them, so I am excited to use them when I have my pamper days. I find these perfect to use when your either having a hot bath or if your having a relaxed evening.

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Garnier | Moisture Bomb – Super Hydrating + Anti- Fatigue 

A new generation of tissue mask inspired from Asia that acts like a burst of hydration for your skin. A true innovation, the tissue mask is infused with an intense de-tiring formula enriched with lavender essential oil and hyaluronic acid, a powerful hydrating active capable of retaining 1000x its weight in water. Once applied on the face, it diffuses its de-tiring and hydrating benefits onto the skin. Its gentle fragrance relaxes the senses for a moment of pleasure and well-being. Ideal for use in the evening.
Easy to apply and remove, the mask leaves you free to move around. Suitable for sensitive skin.
Features

IS THIS MASK RIGHT FOR ME?

Yes, if your skin appears tired and you’re looking for an efficient solution to rehydrate and reduce the appearance of the signs of fatigue, such as rough and dull looking skin.

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Review

I already love these tissue masks from previously using them. But i have not tried this one before so i was happy to receive it.

It smells nice, easy to apply to the skin. I normally use these when I have a bath so that I can put the mask in the water for a couple minutes before I apply it to my face. This just makes it nicer to put on as I don’t like it when its cold but I know people prefer to put cold face masks onto their skin.

I left this on for around 15 minutes and then used my new Lacura Facial Brush with the massager head, this just really soothes and massages the product into your skin while giving you a nice gentle massage on your face. Then I peel the mask off and rub the reminder product into my skin.

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Garnier | Ultra Lift – Anti Age + Firming 

Is this mask right for me? Yes, if over time the signs of ageing (dullness, lack of firmness) are showing on your skin and you are looking for a effective solution that: firms the feel of skin, smoothes the look of skin and boosts skin radiance.

How is it different? Our new generation of tissue mask inspired by Asia is infused with Grape Seed Extract and Hyaluronic Acid and leaves the skin feeling firmer and smoother. Unmask skin that feels bouncier and looks more radiant skin in just 15 minutes. It’s amazing freshness comforts skin instantly, for a moment of absolute pampering. The mask is easy to apply and remove. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.

How To Use

1. Unfold the mask. Gently apply on a clean face with the blue protective film visible on the outside of your face.
2. Remove the blue protective film. Adjust the mask to the contours of your face.
3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and relax. Remove the mask. Massage gently to allow excess formula to be absorbed, or use a cotton pad to remove.

 

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Review

My review for this one is similar to the other face mask. It is also super hydrating but with the anti-age benefits. It also leaves the skin feeling soft, hydrated and looking brighter! I do highly recommend these and theres quite a few different tissue masks from Garnier that you can choose from. They all have their unique benefits and that cater to different skin types and skincare needs.

 Overall

I love these tissue masks and can not rate them enough! They can be a little pricey but make sure you look out for them on offer and buy them then. They are super hydrating and soothing on the skin and are perfect for the end of the week as it just helps add that moisture back into your skin after a week of wearing makeup for work.

I really rate these tissue masks and I think they are perfect for a pamper day. They are so much easier to take off then other facemasks and are less messy.

You can find the Super Hydrating mask in most shops or online at boots here.

You can find the Anti-Age mask in most shops or online at boots here.

These both are currently on offer for £2.99 saving £1.00 and are on their 3 for 2.

 

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Lacura | Count Down to New Year Advent Calendar – Review

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Lacura | Count Down to New Year Advent Calendar 

This brilliant 6-day calendar is filled with your favourite Lacura beauty products, ready to help you make the most of the New Year celebrations. Simply start opening from Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve to discover your daily beauty boost.

Features
Calendar includes:

  • Healthy Glow Retinol Toner to ease redness and reduce signs of aging
  • Golden Glow Hydrating Mask to hydrate your skin
  • Pink Clay Hot Cloth Cleanser with cocoa butter
  • Gentle Facial Moisturiser with eucalyptus oil, vitamin E and rosemary extracts
  • Healthy Glow Rose Oil
  • Luxury Bitter Orange Eau de Toilette

Advent

 

Reviews

I know it will be an item in Aldi that can no longer be purchased but some of the  products inside are still available in store and online so I thought I would do mini reviews on the products inside. Hope you enjoy.

I bought myself the Lacura | Count Down to New Year advent calendar as a treat as I love Lacuras skincare range and it is a nice way to try some of their products out. I also bought one of these for my mum, sister and best friend. I think these make such a nice gift for yourself and others as you can get some nice skincare items to try out.

Mask

Lacura | Golden Glow Mask
For all skin types

 

Pro

This product smells amazing!
Gives skin a nice glow after using it.
applies to the skin easily and isn’t heavy on the skin.
Non greasy residue left after using
Doesn’t irate the skin

Cons
Does leave the skin very shimmery

Overall

This face mask is nice to use once or twice a month to give the skin a nice healthy glow! It smells lovely and doesn’t leave the skin greasy after use. The only downfall of this mask is that if you don’t wash it off fully you are left with a small layer of shimmer on the skin, which if you don’t like glitter I don’t recommend using this. But other then that I really like this face mask.

Unfortunately I cant find this product on the Aldi website and I think it might have been a one off in the Advent calendar so I am unable to link the item.

Moisturiser

 

Lacura | Gentle Facial Moisturiser
For all skin types

Pro

Smells nice, isn’t heavily scented.
Isnt heavy on the skin.
Not greasy.
Feels nice and light on the skin.
Drys quick.

Cons 

None

 

Overall

Surprisingly I actually really like this product. It is very lightweight and non greasy on the skin. Sometimes moisturiser can feel heavy and greasy on the skin and just doesn’t feel nice throughout the day. Because its so lightweight and non greasy this allows your makeup to sit nicely on top of the moisturiser.  I’m hoping Aldi sell these instore as I would like to repurchase this once I’ve ran out of this one. I highly recommend this moisturiser.

This product is also not on the Aldi website but I am hoping they bring it out as a regular item in store.

 

 

Perfume

Lacura | No.10 Bitter Orange

Pros

Smells lovely
Lasts all day

Cons

Small bottle

 

Overall

I have never tried any of the perfumes that Aldi have brought out. I know a while ago they had a range of smells that were dupes of Jo Malone, this was a huge hit with people and got some good reviews. So I was pleased when I got a little perfume in with this advent calendar. It is quite a small bottle you get, but for the plus of this it can be kept in your handbag. At first when I smelled the perfume in the bottle it didn’t take my fancy. But after spraying it on myself i really liked the frangence!

It lasts all day and I wore it to work one day and through out the day I kept getting wiffs of the perfume! I will be purchasing some of their other perfumes to try out! Another good product in this Advent Calender.

There isn’t a link to just buy this perfume, you can buy it in a set and that’s for £14.99 and you can find it instores. Heres the link for it online.

Hot cloth

Lacura | Pink Hot Cloth Cleanser

Pros

Comes with muslin cloth.
Smells nice.
Removes even mascara
Gentle one the skin.
Removes all makeup and leaves skin feeling soft and cleansed.

Cons

None.

Overall

I have used the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and it was nice to see Aldi had brought out a much affordable dupe of this item. I also found it was amazing it came with a muslin cloth! It is so gentle on the skin and doesn’t irritate which is a plus! It removes all traces of makeup and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed. I find this a nice size to use for travel as its nice size to have. For the price this product is amazing and a fraction of some Hot Cloth Cleansers. You cant fault the qaulity or the price of this item!

This item is £3.99 and you can find it instore and online here. 

toner

Lacura | Healthy Glow Retinol Toner

Pros 

Lightweight.
Non greasy.
Leaves skin feel refreshed and toned.

Cons 

None

Overall

This is a dupe of the Pixi Retinol Toner. It is such a nice skincare item to have without breaking the bank. In order to get a good toner, sometimes you have to spend a lot of money! So to be able to buy a nice toner that ticks all the boxes and does what it says it is amazing. I will be rebuying this item once I’ve finished this as I find it such a nice product that leaves you feeling refreshed. Sometimes some toners will leave you with a greasy like film on your skin, this doesn’t. It is a nice product to have in your skincare routine.

Unfortunately I cant find this on the Aldi website, but sometimes you do find them in stores so make sure you keep an eye out!

Oil

 

Lacura | Healthy Glow Rose Oil

Pros

Refreshing
Sinks into the skin quick.
Isn’t greasy

Cons

Heavy on the skin

Overall

I’ve seen this Rose range in Aldi while doing my shop and really wanted to try these out. But because I’m trying to use all the skincare products I already have before purchasing new ones I have never picked them up. So to get one in the Advent Calendar I was really happy. Sometimes I avoid oils as I can find them very heavy and greasy on my skin. This product is a little heavy on the skin as it is an oil but it doesn’t make your skin feel greasy! I tend to use this before bed or after I’ve done a face mask. I actually really like this product and i am going to try the rest of this range.

This product is no longer available but sometimes you can find it in stores.

 

 

 

Overall

This was such value for money! Even thought the items inside were smaller versions of their products, it allowed you to get a decent sized sample to use before you bought the bigger version, apart from the shimmer in the face mask I cant fault any of these products and they are all so amazing for their price and what they do. It is also a massive bonus that these items are not tested on animals, so a huge thumbs up to Aldi.

I’m hoping Aldi will bring out these items are full sized products to repurchase and that this year they will bring out another Advent Calendar as I think they are such good value for money and its nice to try out different items in their skincare range. And if your like me who preffers skincare over make up this is perfect for you!

You’ve got to give it to Aldi to bring out such amazing dupes that look and are the same as high end brands! It makes it so good for people to have nice luxery items that are so affordable.

 

Have you tried any of these Lacura products? Or any other of their skincare products?

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Lacura – Visage Facial Cleanser

 

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Lacura | Visage Facial Cleaner Review

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Overview Of The Product

Give your skin a healthy glow with this vibrating and oscillating Pro Style facial cleansing tool. Use to buff away dead skin and leave your skin feeling cleaned and fresh ready for the day or on the night time after a long day.

 

Contents

3 x Brushes (sensitive, medium, hard)

1 x Soft sponge
1 x Facial massager
1 x Targeted massager
1 x Body brush
1 x Storage cradle

 

Features

Oscillating head

Compact and light-weight
Safe and easy to use
Easy to clean
Help free your pores of dirt, oil and make-up
Vibrating facial cleansing brush
Battery operated
On/ off button
Helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines
Combines bi-polar RF energy, LED light energy and IR heat energy

 

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Lacura brought out a facial cleansing brush a while ago and when I went to buy it I couldn’t find it instore and it was sold out online. I’ve looked everywhere for a similar brush as it comes with all different brush heads and a body brush. On amazon I found a nice facial cleanser brush with a variety of brush heads, these were expensive and I was unsure on ordering it so left it in my basket.

Recently I went to Aldi to do my shop and picked up one of their weekly booklets, in their was there was a Visage Facial Cleanser and I was so happy to see they had brought out another one! It came in two different colours, white and silver and white and metallic rose. It has 5 brush heads and a body brush!

I went into the shop the day before it was brought out and was surprised to see a man stocking the Visage Facial Cleanser on the shop floor. I grabbed the rose gold one as I didn’t want to chance not buying it and it going out of stock again.

 

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Review

This is supposed to be a dupe of the Clarins Facial Brush but because I have never used that product I cant really say if its the same or better then that product.

First time I used it I used the normal brush head, I used it with my daily facial cleanser. I did expect the brush head to be really soft but it was a little rough on the skin, but after a while it felt a lot nicer on the skin, I was worried it might make my skin red but it made my skin feel so soft! For some reason I expected the brush head to rotate but it just vibrates. Which is good because it doesn’t lather the product loads and I find it works the product into the skin nicely.

The brush heads are small enough for you to get everywhere on your face, there is two brush heads for skin massage and one that helps with blood circulation which will be good to use with a sheet face mask on. The massage ones I find perfect for using on the face when you have a sheet mask on, it feels nice and massages the product into the skin.

It leaves skin feeling so soft and cleansed and I cant wait to use it daily to give my face deep clean and sometimes I find you still have makeup on your face after cleaning it. This brush works well into the skin and removes all traces of makeup while also giving your skin a nice deep cleanse.

The product isn’t loud, it sounds the same as an electric toothbrush so the noise isn’t annoying. It is very light weight and its great that it comes with a holder so you can store it nicely.

I’m looking forward to using the body brush as I think paired with an exfoliator especially on my legs it will help with stretch marks and getting rid of dead skin to help new skin growth which will allow stretch marks to fade.

 

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Overall.

I now have had this product since Christmas, in order to do a truthful review on the product I have used it every day using the different brush heads. For nearly 3 weeks I have cleansed my face using the soft brush head, I have used the body one after a shower and before moisturising, and used the massaging brush heads when I used facemask. All in all I have really liked this product from Aldi, I do wish that it would be chargeable but other then that I cant fault this product at all.

Pros;

  • Variety of brush heads, gives you options. Theres 6 brushes in total and a body brush.
  • Makes skin feel soft and clean!
  • It isnt harsh on the skin, doesnt make your skin go red.
  • Gives it a good deep clean
  • Has a brush holder so that it is easy to store.

Cons;

The two things I dislike on this are that it is battery operated and brushes can feel a little harsh on skin when you first use them, but that might be because im not used to using a facial cleanser brush. It would also be nice to have a little bag to keep all the attachaments in so they can all be stored together but for £12.99 you cant really beat the quality and usage of the product.

This product is £12.99 you can find it instore at Aldi or online here as they are still in stock!

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Lacura | Exfoliating Mud Mask Review

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Lacura | Exfoliating Mud Mask 

Created to reduce the appearance of imperfections, this Lacura Charcoal Mud Mask is the ideal addition to your beauty regime. Going on black before turning clear and foamy once water has been applied, this mask will help remove excess oils and gently exfoliate your skin. This all works to leave you with a clear complexion and a refined, balanced skin tone. With ingredients such as clay, charcoal powder, and extracts of coconut, bamboo and eucalyptus oil, the mask targets problem skin, leaving behind a radiant and healthy glow.

Features

It claims to;


Helps to reduce imperfections and tighten pores
Helps to improve skin texture and overall complexion
With clay and charcoal powder, plus extracts of coconut, bamboo and eucaplytus oil
Mask targets problem-prone skin, removes excess oil and sebum for a clearer, more balanced skin appearance
Clarifying, mattifying and pore minimalising
Cruelty free
For a mattified and clear skin complexion
Not suitable for sensitive skin
Start seeing results from 4 weeks of use

Charcoal deep cleans your skin, removes excess oil, clear up acne, reduces pore size and is easy to wash off

 

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Aldi have brought out skincare products, Lacura is their skincare brand and they have a wide range of products and they are super affordable and work as well as leading brands. Some of the products they bring out are limited products that sell out quick! But some of their items they can be found for months after.

I came across this face mask as there has been a big hype around mud masks lately. As I do prefer sheet masks, once a month I do like to use a mud mask on my face as they really help to bring out all the impurities from the skin and make my face feel refreshed and clean! I like to use this mask with a face mask brush, it makes it so much easier to apply and is less messy!

Compared to other brands who sell face masks like this they can be ridicously priced and do the same thing, so for this only being £5.99 it is such a good product for the price and will save you a lot of money! Like most people I can not justify spending a fortune on skin care products no matter how good they! So finding affordable skin care products that actually work is amazing!

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Review

This face mask instantly starts to draw out grease and dirt from the skin. It helps with breakouts too. It does tingle when applied onto spots. It applies nicely onto the skin, you apply this onto dry skin and leave it for 5-10 minutes. After this time you then wash the mask off your skin with warm water. It does recommend you can use this 1-2 times a week but like I said previously I like to use a mud mask once a month for a deep cleanse as using 1-2 times a week I can find it really drying on the skin. After removing this face masks, my skin feels so soft and smooth. Also my pores seem to be reduced!

I wouldn’t recommend using this face mask if you have sensitive skin as it has small granuals in it that help to expoliate the skin. So when taking this face mask off it can be a little rough on the skin. Apart from that I have no negative things to say about this face mask! It is such a good face mask, it is super affordable and it does what it claims to do! The packing of this product is nice and simple.

All in all I really do recommend this face mask, it is perfect for a pamper day and it really helps your skin. It makes it feel refreshed and clean and gets rid of all the impurities on your skin. For the amount of product you get for the price is amazing!

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This face mask is from Aldi and is £5.99 and you can find it instores (in the middle isle)  or online here.

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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.

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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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Katie x

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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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Clinique – Pep-Start | Review

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Clinique – Pep-Start | Review

I have had my eye on the new Clinique Pep-Start collection since it has come out. I wanted to try the Pep-Start Eye Cream, Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser and the Pep-Start Cleansing Swipes. I always go to Boots when I buy my Clinique products as I always find the ladies on Clinique so helpful and I also get Boots points.I went into Boots to pick up the Clinique Airbrush Concealer as I had run out that morning and I told the lady serving me about how I’d had my eye on the Pep-Start and she showed me this little Pep-Start mini kit. I decided to buy it as for £20 and 4 Clinique products you can’t really go wrong.

This little kit from Clinique consists of;

Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Pep-Start Eye Cream

Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser

High Impact Mascara

Review

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Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

By combining gentle cleansing with exfoliating power, this 2-in-1 formula takes away dirt, dulling dead skin cells, excess oil and impurities to give skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow. Preps skin for makeup. It is gentle enough to use twice a day.

How To Use

Wet face and hands. 
Work a dime-sized amount into hands, lather and massage over skin. 
Rinse well, avoiding eye area. 
Follow with moisturizer.

This is very gentle on the skin and can be used as an every day cleanser. Most exfoliation washes are quite harsh on my skin and I need to use a heavy moisturiser after as my skin feels irritated but with this I do not have to use moisturiser.

It gets rid of all the grime from the day so you are left with a clean canvas to re apply your makeup or even just to take it all off.

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Pep-Start Eye Cream 

Hydrates, brightens, perks you up. It’s cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh. Smooths the way for makeup, too. Have it on hand.
Ophthalmologist Tested.

How To Use

Use twice a day, morning and night.
Gently squeeze a small amount of product onto applicator tip.
Swipe in circular motion around eye area, including lids.
Use finger to smooth in any excess until absorbed.
Reapply as needed throughout the day.

I really like this product as it is light on the eye area, hyrdates my skin and makes my under eyes look less dull and dark. It is good to use everyday and a little bit goes a long way so you do not have to use a lot of the product.

It is also perfect for prepping the eye area before applying concealer as it hydrates and I find my concealer does not go cakey after a while when using this eye cream.

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Peep-Start HydroBlur Moistuiser 

This lightweight, 24/7 hydrator provides matte moisturization, instantly blurs imperfections and preps for makeup.

How To Use

This multitasking moisturizer can be used 3 ways: 

On clean skin for an instant filter and all day hydration.
As a perfect primer for foundation, tinted moisturizers or powder.
Throughout the day—over makeup—as needed
Avoid eye area.

This mosituriser is very light weight and sinks into the skin almost straight away so you are not waiting for it to dry. You do not need to use a lot of this product and it is not harsh on the skin. It does not have a perfumed smell and it also creates a smooth canvas for your makeup.

I also like the packaging of this moisturiser as it is cute and practical as you do not have to squeeze a tube or pump the moisturiser out.

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High Impact Mascara 

The Clinique mascara favourite in a waterproof version so you’re ready for anything. Instant volume and length that resists flaking, clumping and smudging.

I use this mascara for day wear as it gives the right amount of volume and length on your lashes without them going clumpy or applying to much product.

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Overall

 I like these Clinique Mini’s as you can try out some of the Pep-Start products without committing to the actual size products.

My favourites of these products are the Pep-Start Eye Cream and the Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser. I am not a big fan of the Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser but I still use it.

I do not like the added mascara they put in as it is always a little free gift with Clinique and even though it’s a good mascara and a use it for the day I have lots of them so would prefer to have something you do not usually get as a free gift.

I also LOVE the packaging of this range as it just pops and stands out and looks nice and bright on your dressing table.

The prices of the full products are;

Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser – £16.50

Pep-Start Eye Cream -£22.00

Peep-Start HydroBlur Moistuiser  – £24.50

High Impact Mascara  – £17.50

You can find these online at Boots or Clinique.com or in store.

Have you tried any of the Clinique Pep-Start products?
Which ones are your favourite?

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Katie x

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb | Daily Moisturiser & Tissue Mask Review

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb | Daily Moisturiser & Tissue Mask Review

Now it is getting a lot colder in the UK, my skin is in more need of moisturiser as the cold makes my skin so dry. I have been looking for a good moisturiser that lasts throughout the day and makes my skin feel hydrated.

I came across the Garnier Skin Active Tissue mask in Boots and after seeing a lot of bloggers talking about it and because I am a huge fan of face masks I decided to give it a go.
Because I found the Tissue Mask such a good moisture mask that made my skin feel so hydrated, I decided to see what their day moisturiser was like.

This blog post will be quite a long one as I will be talking about both the Tissue Mask and Daily Moisturiser.

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb |  Tissue Mask

Super-hydrating revitalising mask for dehydrated skin. Intensely rehydrates skin, reduces the look of fine lines, and revives radiance. Enriched with pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid, and plant serum.

Is Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask right for me?

Yes, if your skin is dehydrated, shows the effects of time and your lifestyle (dullness, irregularities, fine lines…), and if you are looking for an effective solution to rehydrate and revitalise the radiance of your skin.

How is it different?

This super hydrating tissue mask, inspired by Asia, diffuses the equivalent level of hydrating serum as per 1 week’s use of day care.* Truly innovative, its ultra-thin tissue is infused with a super-hydrating serum. Unmask smoother, bouncier, healthier looking skin in just 15 minutes. Applied to the face, it acts like a hydration wrap that continuously diffuses all the effectiveness of the serum intensely hydrating your skin. Its amazing freshness quenches and comforts skin instantly, for a pure moment of absolute pampering. The mask is easy to apply and remove. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.

*Equivalent to the concentration of hydrating glycerin in Moisture Bomb Day Cream used daily for 1 week.

Proven effectiveness:

In 15 minutes: Skin is intensely rehydrated, Skin looks smoother, Complexion is radiant. Fine lines appear reduced, Skin looks plumper, Skin radiance is revitalised.

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The Tissue Mask comes in a foil packet and contains one mask.
On the back of the packet it has instructions on how to use the tissue mask and how long to apply it for.

How To Use

1. Unfold the mask. Carefully apply the white tissue to thoroughly cleansed skin. Make sure the blue protective film is facing outwards. Smooth the mask gently to ensure contact with the skin.

2. Remove the protective film.

3. Adjust the mask contours on the face. Leave for 15 minutes.

4. To remove the mask, peel off slowly from the edges. Gently massage in any excess serum, or use a cotton pad to remove.

I found the actual mask a bit messy at first, I did not think it would be filled of product. It is also very cold on the skin but after a while it becomes quite soothing. It can also be a bit fiddly trying to get the protective film off.

I like to use this tissue mask twice a week as I can get quite dry skin, especially wearing makeup for work for long hours. I normally apply the mask after washing my hair and when I have a good film on so I can relax more.

When removing the mask I like to take the mask and rub the remaining product into my skin and then letting the product dry.

The holes in the mask are big enough to go around your eyes, nose and mouth. It is not greasy either so leaves your skin feeling very moisturised.

After the first use I felt my skin was so much more hydrated and looked more brighter and  the finish dewy looking. It is such a great mask to put on for 15 minutes as it is not drying like most face masks and not as half as messy!

I highly recommend this tissue mask if you have very dry skin or would just like to hydrate your skin a little. I keep recommending this mask to my friends and family as it has become my new favourite.

It is also £0.99 in Boots so I have been stocking up on them while they are currently on offer.

It is great value for money and does the job perfectly.

This product is originally £1.49 and you can find it in most stores or online at Boots here.

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb | Daily Moisturiser

For the first time, Garnier has integrated in a new generation, ultra-light texture:

– Two antioxidant superfruit extracts: Amla and Pomegranate, combined with daily UVA/UVB protection.

– A high concentration of Plant Serum.

Its fresh texture melts immediately on contact with the skin and hydrates it perfectly all day long. No greasy or sticky effect.

Proven Effectiveness*

– Instantly: 24 hour continuous hydration

-The skin feels smoother (89% of women agree)

– Wrinkles appear reduced, the skin is radiant and looks healthier (93% of women agree)

*Self-evaluation: 57 women

Is Moisture Bomb 3-in-1 Moisturiser right for me?

Yes, if your skin is dehydrated, shows the effects of time and your lifestyle (dullness, irregularities, fine lines…) and you seek a care that efficiently hydrates and leaves it feeling protected.

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This moisturiser comes in a round, small bottle. You do not need a lot of product as a little goes a long way, unless you need a bit more moisture on some days.

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How To Use

Apply one or two pea-sized amounts of Moisture Bomb 3-in-1 Moisturiser on clean, dry skin daily. Avoid the eye area. In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately and thoroughly. For best results, cleanse your skin beforehand.

I cleanse my face with the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water before applying the Moisture Bomb Moisturiser. I then wait for it to dry before applying my concealer and powder, it makes my skin and makeup look a lot less dry and it lasts throughout the day.

It also makes my skin feel so smooth and hydrated. It does not really have a smell to it which I like as I am not a fan of perfumed moisturiser.
This moisturiser is so light weight and melts and sinks into your skin, I use one pump to cover my whole face.

I have been using this for just over 2 weeks now and I love this moisturiser so much as it is not at all greasy or heavy on my skin.

I will add it is quite expensive for how little you get but I think it is worth the price.

This product is £7.99 and can find it in most stores and online in Boots here.

I will be buying the Night Cream to complete the Moisture Bomb range.
I would like to point out this isn’t a sponsored blog post, I just really like this skin care range.

Have you tried any of the Garnier Moisture Bomb skin care range?

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Katie x

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