Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder | Review

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Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder | Review

Product Description

Removes excess oil and shine without disturbing makeup. 
Leaves a matte look to skin. 
Leaves skin feeling and looking comfortable and fresh. 
Leaves skin feeling silky and hides any imperfections 

How To Use

Apply with sponge all over face, or just on oily spots

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For my birthday I got a gift card for Boots. In the last year I have gotten into Clinique products, So I wanted to spend my gift card on some beauty products from there. I have tried some of their skincare products out and wanted to see what their beauty products were like.

I always love going into Clinique as the sales assistants are always so lovely and helpful.
I asked the lady who was working at the Clinique counter that I wanted to get a powder which was light on my skin, light to medium coverage and was wearable every day.

I also told her I do not usually wear a full face of makeup so wanted a powder I could wear every day that can cover my imperfections while not clogging up my pores and that can also give me natural looking even skin.

She showed me this compact powder which was light weight and light to medium coverage. She matched my skin colour to the powder perfectly. She then kindly applied the product to my skin and let me try it out before I decided if it was right for me.

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First of all,  as you can see the packaging is gorgeous!
It is this lovely mint green colour with a marble effect. The quality of this product is also amazing. I love the little details on this product and how fancy it looks.

Even the box it comes in is lovely.
It comes with a mirror inside so you can touch your powder up on the go. I like pressed powders that come with a mirror as they can be applied whenever you want. I find the added mirror handy. It also comes with a sponge applicator, but I do not like using sponges I prefer applying my powder with a makeup brush.

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Review

This pressed powder helps to get rid of shine while evening out your skin all while keeping your makeup looking natural. Because it is a light powder, It does not go cakey on your skin. This means even if you layer it on it still looks natural.

When using it over your foundation it helps keep everything in place all day. It is also a matte finish. Or if you prefer not to wear much makeup, you can use this powder on its own over concealer.

My favourite thing about this powder is that it is not orange! What I mean by this is that it is a natural colour and when applied onto my skin it does not go that orange colour that some powders go. I love this because most powders look nice and natural but do not come out that colour and goes a different colour and looks unnatural.

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Overall

Overall I really like this powder more then my drug store ones. It does everything I need it to do while looking natural and does not clog my pores up.

The packing is gorgeous and it drew me into buying the product more, It is lovely and expensive looking and I love having it on display.

Even though it is expensive i have been using it every day for over 2 months and has not yet hit the pan. The quality of the product is defiantly worth the money.

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Natural Looking Make Up.
Face;
Clinique Stay – Matte Sheer Pressed Powder on top of Clinique – Air Brushed Concealer.
Mascara;
No7 – Lash Impact Mascara
Eyebrows;
Billion Dollar Brows – 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit

This Clinique Stay – Matte Sheer Pressed Powder is £23.50
You can find it in Boots or Clinique stores or online here.

Have you tried out this Clinique face powder?
What is your favourite high end or drug store powder?

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Mitchum Deodorant | Review

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Mitchum Deodorant | Review

For a while I have been using the Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant, I was a huge fan of this deodorant but then I started to dislike this product for some reason and wanted to try out a different brand of deodorant. Here in the UK we have had really warm weather, so a good deodorant is a must!

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While doing my weekly shop I came across Mitchum, I have never heard or seen this brand before and because it was on offer I decided to give it a go. I have been using it for around 3 months now and it has replaced my Sure deodorant and has become my new favourite.

First I picked up the spray deodorant and then a week after I picked up the roll on and love both of these products.

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Mitchum Advanced Women – 48hr Protection Shower Fresh Anti-Perspirant Spray.

Mitchum Advanced Women 48hr Protection Shower Fresh Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, our most advanced formula ever.

Ultra powerful sweat + odour control

Maximum wetness protection with the highest level of active ingredient, keeps you feeling dry and comfortable for 48 hours.

Minimises white marks.

This spray on deodorant does the job and ticks off all the boxes in what is aims to do.
It also contains aloe and vitamin E to help soothe and condition the skin which is amazing as sometimes deodorants can do the opposite and actually irate your skin.

This spray deodorant has a nice scent to it that is not over powering and throughout the day the smell stays which is nice.

I would not say at lasts for 48 hours as I like to re apply deodorants twice a day any way to make sure it keeps doing the job. It also does not leave white marks on your clothing as many deodorants I have bought tend to leave white marks on clothing and it is a pain.

This product is £2.99 but it is currently on sale in Boots for £2.00

Mitchum have a range of different scents for this spray on deodorant.

You can find this product in most shops or you can find it online here.

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Mitchum Advanced Women – 48HR Protection Pure Fresh Anti-Perspirant Roll on.

Mitchum Advanced Women 48HR Protection Pure Fresh Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with new oxygen odour control technology.

Maximum wetness protection with the highest level of active ingredient, keeping you feeling dry and comfortable for 48 hours.

It Contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe and condition skin, whilst its long lasting fragrance keeps you feeling shower fresh.

Alcohol free and Dermatologist tested.

Goes on clear.

What I like about this deodorant compared to the Sure roll on is that it does not have a strong scent to it. Throughout the day it smells fresh but is not overwhelming. The sure one has an overwhelming scent which after a while I did not like and slowly began to dislike it.

It does not leave white marks on your clothing but can on dark clothing but it does not claim to be invisible, but having white marks on clothing 9/10 is not bad considering some deodorants can leave white marks on most clothing. The product does not go flaky. It helps you stay fresh throughout the day.

I do not feel like I need to reapply throughout the day with this deodorant, I feel like roll on deodorants last longer then the sprays.

This product is £3.2o but is on offer in Boots for £2.00.

Mitchum also have a range of different roll on deodorants.

You can find this product in most shops or you can find it online here.

What is your favourite deodorant to use?

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L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo & Conditioner | Review

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The science of coloured hair

Repeated washing, sun exposure, pollution and external aggressions can make coloured hair more sensitive. With time colour fades, losing its shine and intensity.

The secret to colour protection

The L’Oréal laboratories have created a formula which acts on 3 Dimensions of colour – Intensity, Luminosity, Reflection:

1 Maintains Colour Intensity: The new Colour-Seal Elixir™ has been developed to intensively condition, to help protect colour from fading and preserve its intensity.

2 Protects Hair: The formula enriched with UVA/UVB Filters protects coloured hair from external aggressions. Hair looks full of life.

3 Prolongs Radiance: The formula with Concentrated Nourishment intensely nourishes the hair and smoothes its surface. Shine is revived and radiance is prolonged.

Proven results

Intense, radiant colour: 80% of colour radiance maintained after 28 washes*

*Instrumental test after application of shampoo, conditioner and Extraordinary oil for coloured hair.

How to Use

Work through the lengths of your hair, right to the tips, and then rinse. Follow with Colour Protect Conditioner, or for even more care and protection, try Colour Protect Masque.

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I get my hair dyed and I always want to try and keep the colour vibrant and shiny as long as I can.

I love the L’Oreal Elvive range and did not know that they had a colour protect caring range.I came across this colour protect caring shampoo and conditioner in superdrug on offer. I do not normally use conditioner but decided to give both ago.

I have been using this for around a month now I wanted to make sure I used it for a while before I blogged about it so I could see if it actually does what it says it will. After using it every time I washed my hair, it made my hair always looks nice and shiny and still looks freshly dyed. My hair does not look dull which is amazing as when you dye your hair you do not want it to look dull after a month or more.

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This shampoo does not weigh my hair down and and using the conditioner only on my ends help to keep my hair looking nice and shiny without looking weighed down.

I am impressed with this as some shampoos can pull the colour out of your hair and because this is for colour protection it helps lock the colour in and keep it nice before you dye your hair again.

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I would highly recomend this shampoo and conditioner to anyone who wants to keep their hair colour looking fresh for as long as possible!

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The first picture is when I got my hair dyed and the second picture was taken around a month later and you can see how it helps keep my colour looking new!

You can find this product in most shops.
L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo
L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Conditioner

The conditioner and shampoo are currently on offer in boots for only £1.99!

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Lee Stafford – My Big Fat Healthy Hair Shampoo | Review

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Lee Stafford – My Big Fat Healthy Hair

So this is another Lee Stafford review as lately I am loving his Hair Growth product range and decided to try some of his other hair products out. I have tried his Hair Growth range and you can see the review on the Hair Growth: Shampoo and Hair Mask here or the Hair Growth: Leave In Treatment here.

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Review

‘With PRO-VOLUME™ Complex for bigger, fuller fatter hair. Lee Stafford My Big Fat Healthy Hair shampoo boosts hair’s body and texture, enhances gloss and shine, and banishes dulling deposits that make hair go lank and limp. The PRO-VOLUME™ Complex is a combination of hair conditioning agents to add volume.’

You use this like normal shampoo, you massage it into your hair from roots to tip. Then rinse, repeat and use your conditioner.

I love this smell of this product and it does linger on the hair but not for a long time.
The one thing I do not like about this product is that it lathers a little too much, so you do not need much of the product. This may not sound like a bad thing for a shampoo, but it lathers that much I spend more time rinsing it out to make sure it all out of my hair.

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The thing that drew me into buying this shampoo was the ‘Pro Volume for Fatter Hair’.
My hair is quite thin and can sometimes look very limp and I like to use products that add that bit of volume without weighing my hair down. So when I saw that it helps to keep hair looking thicker and fuller I had to pick it up and try it out.

It does not give my hair loads of volume but I can tell it looks less thin and limp. It does not dry my hair out or weigh it down which is a great as you don’t want your shampoo doing that. It makes my hair look and feel so much nicer and also helps it feel thicker.

It has not done wonders to my hair but overall it is a good shampoo but if your looking for a shampoo to make your hair appear thicker and fuller this might not do that.

Another point for people who dye their hair, It does not strip any colour out of your hair so do not worry about it stripping the colour out.

This shampoo is £5.99 and you can find it here.

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Lee Stafford – Hair Growth: Leave In Treatment | Review

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Lee Stafford – Hair Growth: Leave in Treatment 

I am a huge fan of the Lee Stafford Hair Growth range. Last year around this time I bought the Lee Stafford Hair Growth shampoo and hair mask. Since then it has been one of my go to hair products as my hair was stuck at the awkward shoulder length and did not seem to grow or want to grow. I tried a lot of other things like cutting out using heat on my hair and stopped dying it before finding the Lee Stafford range. Since using this I have noticed that my hair is finally starting to grow a lot more and it a lot more healthy looking as well as feeling!
You can find my review on those products here.

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Lee Stafford Hair Growth – Shampoo & Mask Review

 

Lee Stafford – Leave In Treatment

After using the shampoo and hair mask for a year now, I noticed they had a leave in treatment hair spray from the same range. At first I did not want to use this as I thought it would weigh my hair down or make it look greasy. As I said in a previous blog post, I am not a huge fan of putting oils and products in my hair as sometimes they make my hair go greasy and do more bad then good in my eyes.

I decided to pick it up and give it a go. I was happy when I got back home and tried it out as it smells like the other products and I am a huge fan of the smell. It lingers for ages and smells so refreshing. I have only been using this for 2 weeks so I have not noticed a huge difference in my hair growth like I have with the two other Lee Stafford products. This product is light on your hair and after applying it and drying your hair it is not even noticeable and does not look like you have not put any products in your hair.

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‘Lee Stafford Hair Growth Leave In Treatment is a follicle fuel to increase root productivity ‘for hair that never grows past a certain length’. “If the earth’s not nourished, you’ll never grow beautiful flowers”

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Colouring Book Review| November 2015

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For the past few months, Adult colouring books have become really popular.
One of the reasons they have become popular is because colouring is now ‘back in’. I think they shouldn’t name them ‘Adult Colouring Books’ Because colouring can be for anyone no matter what colouring book you use.

But for many it is because they help with stress so much!
You might think ‘How does a colouring book help with stress?’ but you will be very surprised.
But colouring in can also be a way to pass time or for something to do with someone like your children or a friend,

I find them a good way to help de stress. Because you’re putting all your attention on colouring and what colour you want to use. It helps get your mind off things that are making you stressed and it helps to have a nice break and to clear your mind. You can colour for 5 minutes, 1 hour or more.
Sometimes you just get lost while colouring.

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I love my two colouring books as I am in my third year of University and things are starting to get very stressful.
So I like to take my books and colours and fill out a page when things are getting too much, this helps me get my mind off things and relax for a while. So when It comes to going back to do work, my mind isn’t so stressed or filled with thoughts.

If you get very stress or anxious I highly recommend one of these colouring books. They are such a good cheap and nice way to help de stress and unwind.

‘According to psychologist, colouring is the best alternative to meditation.
Colouring allows to unlock your creative potential. 

Perhaps more important, it helps relive tension and anxiety. It unlocks memories of childhood and simpler times.’


I got mine from Asda and Waterstones. You can get them from a lot of shops and they cost around £5-£20

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The Time Garden – Daria Song

‘The Time Garden will sweep you away into an enchanted world, created in intricate pen and ink by Korean artist Daria Song. Journey through the doors of the cuckoo clock and into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land ready and waiting for you to customize with whatever colours you can dream up. The Time Garden is an international best-selling colouring book and this edition finally makes it available in English. Full of beautifully detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for colouring fans of all ages.’

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Deep Cleanse Your Hair | TRESemme Review

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Your hair goes through a lot. You apply numerous amounts of products to it, you wash it with shampoo and conditioner that can weigh it down.
So every once a week/month your hair deserves a deep cleanse.
Just make sure after you use these products you also use a shampoo that is moisturising and helps replenish your hair as these shampoos can strip your hair from them while you use them to strip build up of oils and products.

Also if you dye your hair this shampoo can strip some colour out of it.

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What Is A Deep Cleanse?
A deep cleanse for you hair is like a deep cleanse for your face. It helps remove all the build up and daily grime from your hair.
So all the product build up that may be weighing your hair down is washed away and your hair is left product free.

Why Use Deep Cleansing Shampoo?

Professional quality formula clarifies hair to remove build up and residues restoring your hair’s natural vitality. This multi-vitamin formula, gentle enough for daily use, intensely purifies to give that salon fresh feeling.

TRESemme Cleanse & Renew Shampoo

I spent ages looking online and in shops to try to find a good deep clean shampoo.
I came across the TRESemme shampoo in SuperDrug and decided to give it a go. It comes in this HUGE bottle which will get a lot of use out as I won’t be using it every day.
I like to use it once a month to make sure my hair gets a really good deep clean and all the product build gets removed.
After I had applied it to my hair and was rinsing it out my hair already felt so much nicer and less weight down.

When I first used this shampoo I noticed how much it lathers into your hair, so a small amount goes a long way.
It smells like the typical TRESemme product so the smell isn’t overpowering or strong.
I did google reviews on this product before using it and I found so many positive reviews.

I will be trying out other deep cleansing hair shampoos but up to know, TRESemme is my favourite as it works so well and it’s also affordable.

If you have oily hair its a good shampoo for an everyday use, just make sure you have a good conditioner to pair with it.

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