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?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask

If you know me, you will probably know how much I love these tissue masks from Garner! I always highly recommend them to friends and family and give them as gifts for pamper days.
So when I found out they had brought out two new ones I had to try them out as I love the blue one (Super-Hydrating) a lot!

I find these a nice once a week face mask as they are not heavy on the skin nor do they dry your skin out. I normally use them at the end of the week to put back moisture in my skin, especially if I have been working a lot in the week as my skin dries out quick and wearing makeup can make my skin dry.

How are these tissue masks 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.
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 Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask
Super-Hydrating – Revitalising Mask

This mask is so hydrating and brightens your skin up, I normally leave it on for around 30 minutes (15 minutes more than what it says) as I normally wear it while having a hot bath as it relaxing.

It claims it;
Intensely reheats skin
Reduces the look of fine lines
Revives radiance

Proven effectiveness:

In 15 minutes:
Skin is intensely rehydated
Skin looks smoother
Complextion is radient

In 1 week:
Fine lines appear reduced
Skin looks plumper
Skin residence is revitalised

This product is £1.49 and you can find it online here.

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Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask
Super-Hydrating – Re Balancing Mask

It claims to;
Intensely hydrates
Helps mattify skin
pores appear less visible

Proven Effectiveness

In 15 minutes:
Skin feels intensely hydrated
Skin appears rebalanced
Skin appears clearer

In one week (3 Applications)
T zone appears matte
Quality of the skin appears improved
Pores appear less visible

This sounds like a good mask as it helps to make your T zone matte and also helps reduce pores!

This product is £2.99 and you can find it online here.

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 Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask
Super-Hydrating- Soothing Mask

It claims to;
Intensely hydrates
Comforts and soothes
Skin feels softer

Proven Effectivness

In 15 minutes;
Skin feels intensely hydrated
Skin feels soft and comfortable
Skin feels soothed

In one week;
Skin feels nourished
Skin feels revitalised
Comforts feelings of tightness

This face mask would be perfect for those days when you have had a long week and just want to relax and rest your skin.

Overall

Overall, These are all amazing face masks that do what they say on the packet and hydrate your skin without drying it out or reacting to it.
These are perfect for once a month or to use three times a week, they are also perfect for pamper days on your own or with friends.

They are all super affordable and you can always find them in Boots on offer so these are face masks that you can buy without feeling bad about spending a lot of money.

Have you tried any on these face masks?
What are your thoughts on them?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Little Letters By El – Gift Ideas

Little Letters By El 

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You may have seen me mention these gift ideas on my Instagram or Facebook page before.

My friend has her own small business, She makes personalised letters that can be bought as either gifts or for yourself. Ellie even makes other gift items such as Framed Hearts, Keyrings, Photo Albums and other things. They are all handmade and she spends so much time on them that they look amazing and stand out.

As mothers Day is this month, I thought these Little Letters would be a lovely personalised gift.

So if you are interested scroll down to see what Ellie has to offer.

Canvases & Frames

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Frames are £12 each and you can choose the colour of the frame, as well as the colour of the embellishment and the text pr number ie. 18, 21, 60 or MUM
Canvases are £8 each and come in a range of designs for both boys and girls, including dinosaurs, hot air balloons, tractors, butterflies, rockets and ballet shoes!
These are perfect to put into children’s bedrooms!
Little Letters
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All letters are £8 each plus £3 postage.
Each gift is personalised and people can decide the colours, fabrics, accessories themselves for the letters, and the picture frames! And that they can make unique gifts, for Mother’s Day or birthdays or even just to put up in bedrooms/ kids rooms?

Ellie will also go out of her way to get the fabric you want so it makes your letter unique.

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These letters are so simple but yet so eye catching and unique, I have two up in my bedroom and it just adds a personalised touch to your room. You can just have your first initial or get a few to spell a name.

 

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She made me this keyring for my 22nd and I love it! It Is such a cute personalised item.

 

Packaging

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The packaging of her products are so simple yet cute! They come in a brown paper bag  that has her brand name on with a little ribbon attached.

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I think Little Letters by El is such a unique gift idea and she also makes them in different fabric prints and they are also affordable!

So If you are stuck on what to buy someone as a present or want a personalised hand made gift, Little Letter By El is the perfect place to find them.

To check out her Facebook Page and to see her handmade gifts and the prices just click here.
If you are interested in buying any of these items, just go to her Facebook page and send her a message.

Thanks for reading,
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?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Get Ready With Me | Minimal Makeup, Hair Care & Skin Care

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Hello fellow bloggers & readers,
I thought I would do something a little different today. Instead of doing a post on skin care or makeup,
I decided I would make a little ‘Get Ready With Me’ video.

I’m going to go more into detail in this blog post.

I hope you liked this little video, I might start doing more blog posts like this with little videos to change things up a little.

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Hair Care

If you want to know my full hair care routine I made a blog post and a video about it a few months ago.
My Hair Care Routine

My hair care routine is pretty basic, I don’t tend to change products that often.

Shampoo – LOreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil
£3.99
This is hands down my favourite shampoo as it has helped my hair so much when it was bleached and badly damaged.
It doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it look greasy.
If you bleach your hair or have damaged hair I recommend this product.

Hair Oil – LOreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil
£9.99
If you read my blog you will know how much I talk about this product. It never lets me down, this product also saved my over dyed, damaged hair at the beginning of the year. It is a little pricey but it lasts for ages! You only need one to two pumps of the oil and it spreads though the hair. It doesn’t leave your hair greasy or weighed down.

Spilt End Treatment – Umberto Giannini Mend My Hair
£7.99

This product also saved my damaged hair and also helps reduce spilt ends. It’s a 5-1 hair oil which helps repair your hair. I only use this product at the ends of my hair as I use the LOreal product all over.

Hair Brush – Tangle Teezer 
£10.99
This is a lot of money for a  hairbrush, but it actually does what it says it will.
It helps get all the knots and tangles out of my hair without it hurting. If you use a normal brush and then use this, you will notice a huge difference between the two!
I highly recombined this hair brush.

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H&M Beauty | First Impressions & Review

H&M Beauty | First Impressions & Review

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If you know me, you know I’m a HUGE fan of H&M and whenever I buy clothes 90% are from this shop.
So when I found out they had brought out a Beauty range I grabbed my laptop and made an order.

If I’m honest I am quite surprised with the range of beauty items they have brought out. I was expecting just some nail polish and lipsticks but they literally have EVERYTHING you will need for a full face of make up, pamper items and shower/bath essentials. They also have make-up brushes, perfume and make-up bags!
What more could you ask for.

On the site they even have little videos to show you how to apply the makeup and what makeup looks you can create. I liked this as if your new to make-up or not as confident wearing/applying it, it helps you step by step on how to apply it and a few tips and tricks.

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I didn’t buy a lot as my nearest store is in Liverpool which is a long train ride away and I didn’t have the time to go and test them out. So I bought some bits on the online site I knew I would like.

I have had this package for a week now and wanted to make sure I tested these products out before putting up this review so it was 100% honest.

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Nail Polish | Russet Spice

I love the packaging of the Nail polishes and the colour range! There are so colours and shades to choose from, I ended up getting this Coppery Orange colour as we are getting closer to winter and I thought it would be a nice winter colour.

The colour is so pigmented and looks lovely in every light! It has a slight glittery shimmer to it which makes it look even nicer in the sun.

It stayed on my nails for around 6 days before chipping and that was without a top coat! I was impressed.

The only thing I don’t like about this Nail Polish is the brush. The brush is quite big and the brush bristles aren’t all together. But I can’t really complain as it’s cheaper than a lot of nail polishes.

The Nail Polishes range from £3.99 – £4.99

Nail Polish – Russet Spice

Nail Polishes

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Eyebrow Kit | Caramel

I’ve been looking for a powder eyebrow kit for a while now but haven’t found one I really liked. I purchased a shade lighter by accident but it still blends in with my eyebrows and looks a lot more natural.

This kit is compact and easy to carry around with you, It also comes with two eyebrow colours (A light one and a darker one) and a wax to set your brows into place. The powder isn’t very pigmented but blends into your brows naturally.

The only downside to this Eyebrow kit is it does not come with a brush to apply the powder with. Luckily I have eyebrow brushes, But if you don’t just make sure when you buy this product you also buy an eyebrow brush.

This kit costs £5.99

Eyebrow Kit  – Caramel

Other Eyebrow Products 

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Lipstick Pencil |  Bonne Vivante

I have been wearing a lot more lipsticks lately so I had a look at the ones H&M did and two caught my eye.

This first was this Lipstick Pencil in the shade Bonne Vivante which is this beautiful your lips but nicer colour! It looks great with pale skin and it also is a perfect shade for day and night!

This Lipstick is defiantly not a pencil it is more of a pigmented chubby stick, it’s very moisturising and pigmented.

I’ve been wearing this for the past few days and its very moisturising on the lips, it’s also very pigmented so you can either build it up or down.

If you are eating and drinking it can rub off your lips quite fast but if you’re not it stays on your lips for a long time without you having to re apply it constantly throughout the day.

The only thing I didn’t like about this product and I would change is that once you’ve used all the lipstick pencil up you can’t twist the bottom to get more. So you only have a certain amount of lip pencil to use before you need to go and repurchase it again.

I was so pleased with this Lipstick Pencil I’m defiantly going to repurchase it and try out their other shades!

This Lipstick Pencil is £4.99

Lipstick Pencil – Bonne Vivante

Other Lip Products and Shades

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Hair Products For Stronger, Healthier Hair | 2015

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After trying out a lot of different shampoo’s and hair masks I have finally found 3 products that have done wonders to my hair. These three products have made my hair look and feel stronger and more thicker.

Around 2 months ago I bleached my hair from black to a reddish brown. This took bleaching my hair 3 times, dying it once and 3 and a half hours of sitting in a chair. After all this my hair as you can imagine was damaged and weak so for the past two months I have used a hair mask once a week.

The other day I got my roots touched up and my hair dresser said how much better my hair looked and felt, this was down to these three products that I can’t live without.

Hair Mask

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Hair Mask | Aussie 3 Minute Miracle 

‘Our unique formula, with Australian Balm Mint, helps mend split ends and roughened cuticles. It helps transform dry, damaged hair into manageable and shiny locks in just 3 minutes. Australian Balm Mint.This nourishing treatment gets to work fast on damaged hair, repairing and smoothing rough cuticles, restoring manageability and shine.’

The day after I had my hair bleached and dyed I went to Asda and picked up a hair mask. I was recommended this and it has to be the best hair mask I have tried!

Let me just say it smells AMAZING!

I have used Aussie shampoo’s and I loved the smell of those too. I have never tried their hair masks so I didn’t really know what to expect from this mask. After the first use my hair already felt in a better condition and also smelt amazing! After using it for a around 5 weeks now my hair feels so much stronger and looks a lot more healthier.

I like to use it once a week. I run it through my hair making sure all my hair has the product on, then tie my hair up and leave it for a good 10-20 minutes then I rinse it all out.

The only downside of this product is the packaging. It comes in a bottle where you squeeze it to come out like many other hair products but this does not have a lid. Which means it is not ideal for traveling, I travel from my house to my dads and to uni and I like to take this mask with me but it means being extra careful where I put it incase it spills in my bag or case.

You can pick this up in most shops, you can also find it online here. 
This product is £4.99.

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