22 October 2014

Review: Elemis FreshSkin - Skin Clear Mattifying Moisturiser

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Elemis FreshSkin - Skin Clear Mattifying Moisturiser

"Mattifying moisturiser to control the shine of oily skins. A skin multitasker, this reduces T-zone shine within one hour of application and maintains a matt finish to the skin for up to 8 hours. Shea Butter helps promote skin cell renewal, hydrates and protects all day long, whilst reducing redness, inflammation and helps minimise post blemish imperfections" - TimeToSpa

I actually won this moisturiser in a competition, this doesn't affect my views on the product.

So the Elemis FreshSkin range is aimed at teens to early twenties, I may be in my late twenties but I still look for a mattifying moisturiser to use when I am not wearing make up or to use under make up. You do not want a greasy moisturiser to use under make up.

The moisturiser is quite thin however does provide adequate moisture to the face.

It does have quite a lemon fresh scent to it which is very slightly irritating to the eyes. 

It claims to be a mattifying moisturiser however this is not the case, I would describe it as semi-matte. This works well under foundation and make up, if I use it and don't go on to wear make up it leaves my face looking slightly shiny. Certainly not the matte finish which I have come to expect from Asda's Matte Moisturiser (although this can be slightly drying).

Overall it is quite a nice moisturiser, although it isn't matte as it claims to be. I do like the pump action dispenser, however the packaging isn't clear and so there is no way of knowing when you are running low on the product. 

The RRP is around £21 which for me personally is too expensive especially seeing as it does not live up to the matte claims. I will continue to use this moisturiser but it certainly isn't something I will be rushing out to replace.


 

20 October 2014

Review: L'Oreal Feria Preference - Plum Power P37

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My hair was dyed last using L'Oreal Feria Preference in Violet Vendetta P38. It was a nice shade but it certainly wasn't purple as the name suggested. It soon faded out in to a mahogany shade, which you can see below. My hair naturally has a lot of red tones to it and I have always thought red would take well to my hair and so before going black again I thought I would try red out as once its black it is going to be staying black.

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- Instructions
- Black gloves
- Developer
- Color Cream
- Hi Shine Concentrate
- Hi Shine Conditioner

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Looking at the colour guide of my hair beforehand it shows what colour my hair should turn out.
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My hair colour before using the dye (very difficult to take a photo of my own hair)

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And afterwards, it is darker and leaning towards red / mahogany, again it is so hard to take a photo of my own hair. Any tips would be appreciated! 

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+ Formula went a long way, spread easily through the roots and the lengths
+ Didn't drip
+ Left my hair very shiny
+ Lovely good size (54ml) intense conditioner
+ Gorgeous deep, rich colour

- Very strong ammonia smelling, even after washing off
- Colour wasn't anything like suggested ones on the chart?
- Gloves were tight and had no stretch to them
- Stained my scalp / head / face
- Didn't stay on my hair for long, lasted around 8 weeks

As I bought two boxes of the dye and only used one this time, I will be using the second box.

Perhaps I would try it in black, because the formula was nice and I liked how it left my hair nice and shiny.


 
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