L’Oreal Elvive – Dream Lengths Shampoo | Review

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L’Oreal Elvive – Dream Lengths

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

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

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

Product Details

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

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

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

 

How To Use

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

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Review

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

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

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

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

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

Overall

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

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

 

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

Boots currently has 3 for 2 on these hair products.

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

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Nip+Fab – Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot | Review

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Nip & Fab – Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot

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

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

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

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Product Details 

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

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

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

How To Use

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

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Review

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

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

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

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

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

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot is £19.95

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

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

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Boxclever Press- Family Life Book & Life Book | Review

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

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

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

Family Life Book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly planners

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

Budget plans

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

Christmas

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

To Do – Shopping Lists

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

Weekly and monthly planner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert | Micellar Water – Review

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert| Micellar Water – Review

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

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

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

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

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Product Details 

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

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

How To Use;

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

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

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

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

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

Packaging

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

Overall

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

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

What is your favourite micellar water?

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Hair Care For Coloured Hair | Mini Reviews

Hair Care For Coloured Hair

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When you get your hair dyed either at home or at the hairdressers, you do not want your hair fading quickly or using products that strip out your hair colour.

Over the years of having my hair dyed at home and at the hairdressers, I have finally found products that keep my hair shiny and bright and maintains the colour.

As you can see from the image above all these products are from the L’Oreal range. I have used these products for around 2 years now and I swear by these products.

L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect | Caring Shampoo

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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

Review

This shampoo is so light on my hair and the only time I see my hair dye in the water is when I was my hair the first time after it has been dyed, after that when I wash my hair it does not strip any colour from my hair.

The shampoo also smells amazing and keeps my hair looking so shiny and healthy! I have been using this shampoo for nearly two years as it is the only shampoo I find that does not strip my hair or leave it looking dull.

This product is £2.50 and you can find it online here.

L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect | Conditioning Spray

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Product Details 

Does your coloured hair need a convenient protecting boost, that instantly detangles hair, and is so lightweight you can use it everyday?

The secret to colour protection

The L’Oréal Paris laboratories have developed Colour Protect Leave-in Spray enriched with UVA/UVB Filters. Its formula nourishes the hair and helps protect it from external aggressions to leave colour shimmering.

Delivered in an ultra-fine spray, the formula disperses evenly onto the hair, detangling instantly without weighing it down.

Results:

Your hair is instantly detangled and manageable: combing is easy! Protected, your colour looks vibrant and shines with enhanced radiance.

How To Use

So light, can be used daily.1. On dry hair, to refresh between washes or on the go.2. On damp hair, after washing focusing on the lengths.For extra care and protection use as part of the complete Elvive Colour Protect range. No need to rinse out.

 

Review

I thought I would pick this up as they had a 3 for 2 offer on the L’Oreal Colour Protect range, I thought I would try this as I curl my hair a lot for work and my ends were getting a little dry and not looking the best. After washing my hair I like to spray this on the ends of my hair and then use the hair dryer on it.

Because I do not actually use conditioner on my hair as I feel like it makes my hair far too soft and even thinner looking I find this great to use on days I feel like my hair needs a little TLC without having to use conditioner as it is not as heavy as using conditioner but still has the same benefits.

This product is £4.99 and you can find it online here.

L’Oreal Elive Colour Protect |Styling Mousse

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L’Oréal haircare laboratories presents Elvive Styliste Mousse, offering an impressive combination of care and hold.

The Science of coloured hair
Colouring your hair can alter its natural protective layer, making the fibre more sensitive to external aggressions such as sun and pollution. To help reveal their beauty and ensure a perfect style, they need protection and a long lasting hold.

48H long lasting hold lasting colour vibrancy
Colour Protect Elvive Styliste Mousse is the combination of Elvive care expertise and the experience of L’Oréal Paris experts to create a perfect style. Enriched with UV Filters, its smooth and exquisite formula is designed to:
1 Help to protect your vibrant coloured hair.
2 Offer a 48H* long lasting hold thanks to its strong fixing power.
Create a perfect style that holds!

Proven Results
Lasting colour vibrancy – 48H hold

Review

As I said previously my hair is quite fine and does not hold curls in my hair for a long time, I picked this up as it is part of the colour protect range. I’ve only been using this for 4 months but I find it gives my hair so much texture and hold without it going hard in my hair like some hair mousse do.

I like to put some on my hair and then run it though the ends of my hair and then blow dry and then style my hair. It keeps the curls in place for so much longer and also keeps my hair looking very volumized!

I only use this product once a week.

This product is £1.73 and you can find it online here.

L’OReal Elvive | Extraordinary Oil

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L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil.
A 5-in-1 Miracle Hair Perfector

1 Hair has a glowing shine
2 Feels intensely nourished
3 Flows with silky softness
4 Seems sumptuously smooth
5 Looks beautifully perfected

In one simple step, hair is sumptuously smooth, silky, without flyaways:
Use Before shampooing, Before blowdrying, As a finishing touch Ultra versatile. Non-greasy.

How To Use

Ultra-versatile use – non-greasyRub 2 precious drops between the palms of your hands. Apply evenly through the lengths and ends of wet or dry hair. Before shampoo for extra colour protection; before styling to protect and transform your hair; as a weightless finishing touch for silly softness and 10 weeks* if colour radiance protection.*Instrumental test after application of Colour Protect shampoo, conditioner and Extraordinary oil for coloured hair.

Review

As you have probably read a lot in my hair reviews on my blog, I LOVE this product. It is a hair product I use every time I wash my hair and that I swear by.

I only use two pumps of this and I like to run it through my hair and then I often leave it to air dry. I find it keeps my hair looking so shiny and feeling so soft and holds the colour in. I’ve noticed my hair does not look or feel dry when I have used this and because I have thin hair, it often knots a lot but when I used this product it helps get the knots out better and makes it easier to brush.

I rave about this product all the time to everyone as I think its such an amazing hair care product for normal or coloured hair.
This is the most expensive product but it is worth the money and lasts for a good few months before you need to buy a new one.

This product is £8.00 and you can find it online here.

So there’s my 4 favourite hair care products for coloured hair.
What are you favourite hair care products?
What are your thoughts on them?

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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?

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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.

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