Friday, 15 April 2016

MY TOP 5 DRUGSTORE LIPSTICKS

I thought I would share with you all my five top drugstore lipsticks that I love having in my makeup bag and find myself reaching for most of the time. I will in the future do a blog post on my top five high-end lipsticks, but I find that I will reach for my drugstore lipsticks more just because they don't cost as much as lipsticks from Yves Saint Laurent or Mac. I use to never wear lipstick until a year ago and would always find myself reaching for the same lip gloss all the time. But now I am obsessed and you will notice from my top five drugstore lipsticks that I either love a nude lip or I go for a darker red. I do have one lipstick in this collection which would never be a colour I usually go for but I find I reach for it so much, especially in Spring and Summer.




All of these lipsticks apply smoothly and are long-lasting (with the exception being Maybelline's Peach Poppy which has more of a glossier finish, and therefore doesn't last as long as the others) and they all finish of my makeup looks perfectly without breaking the bank!

I picked up the Maybelline Peach Poppy a couple of months ago and I have worn it so much that I had to buy another one a week ago. This is a total pick-me-up shade and is usually a shade that I would never even look at. But I remember reading someone's blog and they spoke so much about this lipstick that I had to buy it for myself. It is absolutely stunning on my lips and even though it looks like a really bright peach colour, it does come off quite subtle on the lips. It also looks great on my skin tone (and I am quite pale) but it also looks amazing when I'm tanned as well. Like I already said this is not as long-lasting as the other lipsticks due to the fact that it has a glossy finish. Also, I have found that I have to moisturise my lips before putting this lipstick on because it can show where your lips are dry but apart from that it is my favourite lipstick this Spring. I love to wear this lipstick when I'm going for more of a natural makeup look but I just want to add a brighter colour to my lips!

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Friday, 8 April 2016

L'OREAL EXTRAORDINARY CLAY COLLECTION

I always struggle with finding a shampoo that works best for my hair; especially as I dye my hair every three to four months which damages and dries out my hair. So I was so happy when in February L'Oréal released a new collection for their Elvive range. I was going to buy it as soon as it came out but I wanted to use up my current shampoo before buying any more. So I decided to buy the whole collection last month and I am obsessed with it.


If you are like me then you can rejoice at the fact that L'Oréal has brought out a range which is for people who suffer with oily roots but their ends are really dry! Over the last year I have realised that I have to wash my hair so much, so I am excited that L'Oréal have brought out a collection which should combat that issue. The Extraordinary Clay collection is designed to combat this problem, and absorbs any excess oil from the roots while leaving the ends silky smooth, which eliminates the need to wash your hair on a regular basis.

The collection consists of four products; a pre-shampoo masque, shampoo, conditioner and a dry shampoo. All of them contain three clays - which is a totally new ingredient to L'Oréal's line-up! It has white clay to purify the roots, a blue clay to hydrate the ends of your hair, and a green clay to revitalise the entire fibre. But the main question is do they really work?



I am so happy to say that this product does work on my hair, and even though I have only used it for just under a month I have noticed a difference in my hair already. I have found that my hair doesn't look greasy but it still has a shine to it, and the ends of my hair are left feeling really silky smooth. Also, it has allowed me an extra day between washing my hair, which is perfect if you are like me and colour your hair frequently and don't want to over-wash your hair.

Firstly, it wouldn't be me if I did not mention the packaging. It is the same as all of the other Elvive range, but it is in this gorgeous bright blue/turquoise shade. I was instantly drawn to this in Boots just because of the colour of the packaging and it does look amazing in my bathroom! Although you should never buy a product just for the packaging and also I was really interested in seeing if this formula would work at all.

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