This is an amazing self tanner if you want a really deep golden tan,its smells delicous and never orange which is a major plus for me as so many tans make me look orange and i don't even have pale skin! I would recommend scrubbing and lightly moisturising before using this as it is very thick and needs a nice soft base in oder to blend in naturally especially round the ankles,elbows and knees. A little goes a really long way and so i can justify the price,i brought a tube of this in November and ive still got a considerable amount left. I would highly recommend :)
At first,i hated this. I recently bleached my hair and am always on the look out for a semi permanant colourant which will neutralise the brassy tones. I purchased L'oreal Casting Creme Gloss,Glossy Blondes shade number 1010 Light Iced Blonde which is actually the only one in the range that says it neutralises brassy tones and specifies that is is good for bleached and colour treated blonde hair. The colour on the packaging appears to be a really natural light baby blonde colour and that was what i wanted,application is super easy,i applied to my hair and in almost 5 minutes it appeared to be incredibly dark,i assumed that it was because it had made my hair wet and proceeded to leave it on for a further 10 minutes at which point my hair looked black,i was panicing thinking that maybe somebody had swapped colours in the boxes as a kind of joke. I rinsed out and quickly towel dried my hair in order to see the results and i was really disappointed,my hair appeard to be like an almost medium brown colour and i was really nervous. I then left my hair alone,upset at how ugly the outcome was. About 3 hours later i could not deal with it any more and was considering an emergency call to the hairdressers when i spotted some Vo5 Blonde Shampoo and Conditoner at the back of my bathroom cupboard,i shampoo my hair a few times hoping to wash the semi permanant colour away or slightly diminish the results and then finally i was left with the colour i had desired. My hair is now a fresh baby blonde colour. But in all honesty i am sure there are other semi perm colourants on the market that give these results after the first use without multiple shampoo applications and panicing that came with this product. I would not recommend.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
AlexandriaAlessia 3/13/2011 6:05:00 AM
This is very similar to Clarins Instant smooth but a for a few pounds less and with a more refined finish. A little pot lasts a long tim and it is the best base i have ever used,my skin looks airbrushed when i use this and very smooth which is great in the harsh midday sun which shows up the most miniscule imperfection! My foundation always lasts a lot longer with this on and i haven't experienced many blemishes with the use of this product. I would highly recommend.
I brought this after seeing so many glowing reviews on this site. I am a white female with hair in need of some intense tlc,my natural hair is a mousy blonde colour and therefore bleach has always been my favourite for enabling me to become ultra blonde,ultra easy, unfortunately as im sure you know ,hair and bleach are not the best of friends when they meet each other too frequently and in my case i think i overdid it a little bit especially during the college years! Prior to using this i had been using L'oreal Nutrigloss mask twice a week to fix my hair but it got to a point when my locks needed a little bit more. I washed with Klorane organic shampoo with Oatmilk and blot dried my hair,i combed from root to tip and then coated with the protein treatment,i blow dried with a 2000w hair dryer on a medium heat for around 15 minutes. My hair after this process was in very delicate state,very hard and crunchy but this was expected. I then gentley washed the treatment from my hair and lightly shampoo again. I then used the balancing moisturiser which made my hair feel like silk,to bypass the strong scent of the protein treatment i applied Bumble & Bumble Masque De Coco and left it on for 30 mins to give a nice smell. (I would recommend a whole afternoon for the whole process in order to get your hair in tip top condition,this is not one of those quick fixes it takes a little bit of time!) I then blow dried again and already i felt a huge difference in the quality of my hair,it felt strong and not poufy. I then straightened with ghds and my hair was straight and silky without that "damaged look" for the first time in a long time. I am really happy with the results and would highly recommend,i can't wait to use this again!
I brought this here, in England at TK Maxx for £3.00,i love! I brought this to refresh my hair and make up when on the go and it does just that! You know when you have applied your make up in the morning and by 2pm in the afternoon you feel it doesn't look just as fresh as it did in the morning?,a few spritz of this and i feel hydrated and my make up looks much more better and as for the hair,it does the same thing,it doesn't dramatically change the style but it refreshes it making it look as good as when you first did it. I would highly recommend,if you are a lady (or gentleman) on the go who likes to look your best!
I love this,glides on beautifully and stays put,i am 20 years old and whilst i do not have any lines or wrinkles as of yet i really like the plump and glowy look,this foundation helps me to achieve that. The consistency is quite creamy and so a little goes a long way and the coverage is fantastic,it give the illusion of perfect skin, in person and and in photograph's. I have a combination skin so it is mandatory for me to use some form of setting powder and then this just looks flawless. This also is really good at hydrating those dry areas and overall is a foundation that i will repurchase and recommend to those who like a naturally flawless look.
Masks -Christian Dior - Masque Magique - Purifying Radiance Mask
AlexandriaAlessia 2/9/2011 2:46:00 PM
A pretty pointless product,does not do anything and looks quite offensive too if you know what i mean! It has an opaque gloopy consistency and doesn't even feel like a mask,i see no difference in my skin after using this and taking a look at the ingredients its just full of cone's and the only nice ingredient is Aloe Vera which you can easily pick up in a Healthfood shop for less than £2. I just can't believe this product can even be on the market,its doesn't do anything and doesn't have the ingredients to do anything. Please do not waste your money!
I picked this up in Asda today for £4.80 and have used it once,so far so good! The tub is huge so you can afford to really slather it on,the ingredients list reads well and includes,Keratin which is fantastic for split end or torched ends from the usage of too many heat styling products (i admit that's me!) and lots of Proteins too which really reinforce the hairs structure. It has quite a strong scent but it is bearable,the results were fantastic,my hair already after one usage appears more resilient and looks smooth and sleek. I would recommend for those on a budget who want a fantastic replenshing hair treatment.
Crème -Chanel - Teint Compact Creme Universel SPF15
AlexandriaAlessia 1/21/2011 12:51:00 PM
I absoloutly love this product,its creamy,light and gives such a flawless glow. Its packed with vitamins and minerals and it did not cause any breakouts. It is a shame that they discontinued it :(
Conditioner -TiGi - Bed Head Dumb Blonde Reconstructor
AlexandriaAlessia 1/21/2011 12:49:00 PM
I brought this in TK MAXX for £7.99 which seemed fantastic for a 750ml bottle,however this did not do anything for my hair. It smells great that is the only good thing,also looking at the ingredient it contains yellow colour which can make blonde hair look brassy. I would not recommend.
This doesn't seem to do anything for my skin,it smells horrible,it doesn't cleanse my skin (i remove make up prior to using this with a make up wipe) i wanted something that really cleanses pores and leaves my skin sparkling clean. It is a pointless bit of foam,and feels stiff,doesn't foam up or throughly cleanse my skin and leaves me looking no different prior to cleansing. Its expensive for what you get and totally not worth the money,would not recommend.
I brought this at Space NK,i was looking for something to clear my somewhat stressed and congested skin,the texture of this is to die for,its like a light whipped cream,not heavy at all. Application is also good,it feels very refreshing,cooling and comforting,i apply whilst looking in the mirror and i begin to see almost instantly,a more, calm and glowing complexion,it also seems to diminish spots but saying that i do feel it produces them sometimes too! I do find that this product is ludicrously expensive for what you get, but a little does go a long way and compared to some of the other moisturisers within the Natura Bisse line, this is the cheapest. I would recommend if you have some extra money and want to treat yourself but i wouldn't save to buy it,its a luxury item with some results that are good but im sure you could find something in Boots for a less hefty price tag and with the same results.
This is a fantastic product if your hair needs a little extra tlc. I spray on to both wet and dry hair and it makes my hair more smooth and manageable. I have also found that this is excellent for keeping hair extensions in great condition,i use Jessica Simpson Hair Do and prior to using this they would become matted and very false looking over time, however now i spray them with this they look like super natural hair and very silky,not fake looking at all. I brought for around £3 in Asda and for me, that is a fantastic bargain compared to brands ive tried such as Redken and Keratese,would highly recommend.
One pot of this can last me up to two years and in the long run it is a lot more economical than anything you could possibly buy in boots or superdrug. I always recieve an excellent level of customer service at La Mer too and really have faith in the brand. This powder is dreamy,i buy in the translucent shade,it sets foundation perfectly,it gives a soft glow like virgin skin, It comes in a generous size pot with a luxurious puff. This is the only powder i have ever repurchased and i would really recommend for all skin types,its so light and silky,it doesn't dry up or crease under the eyes. 5 Lippies!
If i could rate this 0 for everything i would,i have never been so bitterly disappointed with a beauty product. I brought this online,it looked absoloutly amazing,a gorgeous hot barbie pink colour,when it arrived it lived up to expectations in regards to its appearance, in the tube,so hot! However first of all the brush is very cheap and doesn't grip hold of the product for a smooth application and most disappointing of all, the colour is invisible on the lips,it just looks like a gloopy clear lipgloss. I would not recommend unless you enjoy spending £20+ on a sticky,opaque gloss which you could have easily got hold of it superdrug for a £1!