So I have mentioned this mascara many a time before and featured in one of my Top 5’s but thought it was time it actually had a post of its own as my love for it never seems to die and I don’t think my love for it will, I always have a back up of it and am now on my 8th tube! The mascara in question you ask?….
I adore this mascara it just seems to make my lashes all big and fluttery!
It last all day long and never seems to flake or clump all my lashes together which is a major pet hate I have with a lot of other mascaras, you can also build it up as you can see from the above photos 1 coat is amazing and 2 is just brilliant! Sometimes when I am wearing this I get asked if I am wearing false lashes and 99% of the time will get ‘omg look at your lashes’ ‘they are so long’ ‘your lashes are amazing’ ‘your eyes are so pretty’ ‘I wish I had your lashes’ but I always thank my good old trustworthy mascara!
I think everyone should try this out at least once and it is always on some sort of offer, I have never even paid the full price for it but I would if I have to as I can’t live without it!
Whats your favourite mascara? What do you think of this one?
Hope you guys are having a wonderful Easter and don’t eat too many eggs 😉
I am always after the next wonder product for my hair and try a lot of different shampoos and conditioners in my quest for happy healthy hair as that’s where it all starts.
After trudging around my local Sainsbury’s (Yes it is becoming my go to beauty bargain and find place – Love it!) I came across these…
Happy Hair Days – Blueberry and Pear Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner – 300ml
£3.99 each (On offer at £2.66 until May 15th I think)
I was so intrigued as I loved the bottles and the fact that they are SLS/SLES and Paraben free drew me in even more, but then it dawned on me that normally these sorts of shampoos don’t lather and the conditioners never seem to condition so would these be another bunch of products that I end up throwing to the back of the bathroom cabinet. I then thought they are only £2.66 so I might as well try them as I love the idea of using shampoos and conditioners without them I just like to have my hair feeling clean after.
After smelling them all for what seemed like forever and squealing over every single fragrance (Coconut and Marshmallow for Colour, Lemongrass and Basil for Glossing, Rosemary and Mint for Thickening, Pomegranate and Ginger for Moisturising, Blueberry and Pear for Smoothing) I decided it was a toss up between the moisturising or the smoothing, I finally settled on the smoothing anyway.
I was so excited to try them out that I actually washed my hair 2 days earlier than planned and as soon as I had got in from shopping and I was pleasantly surprised!
The shampoo lathered up so well, felt really smooth and glossy as I wash rubbing it all over my hair plus it rinsed out really easy. The conditioner was gorgeous too really thick, creamy and moisturising it felt like every single strand of hair was covered in creamy goodness plus it rinsed out easily leaving no residue.
How the shampoo lathered up (only a penny sized used here)
Dollop of conditioner
My hair was left completely tangle free as I combed it through while wet and also once dry my hair was soft, smooth and de-frizzed with a lovely scent of Blueberry and Pear that certainly lingered around for about 2 days!
I think after using this I am definitely going to buy the glossing one or the moisturising one.
What do you guys think about SLS/SLES and Paraben free shampoos/conditioners? Were you under the same impression as me that they don’t lather as well? Will you be trying any of these out?
So I have been trying out these two cream washes from Ahava a company that specialises in Dead Sea Mineral Products.
Velvet Cream Wash – 500ml £15.00
What Ahava say – ‘Your skin is for life – protect it well. Ahava Mineral Botanic is a body wash free of harsh detergents, prepared with healthy Dead Sea minerals, sunflower oil and organic plant extracts. That is why its foam is different and more velvety than regular soaps. Work with a sponge for a richer lather and let the soothing blend of Orange & Frangipani revive your skin with their refreshing, moisturising and antioxidant properties. Love your skin. SLS/SLES free, Paraben free, Approved for sensitive skin and Allergy tested‘
What I say – The first thing I noticed was the smell its a really nice orangy refreshing smell, perfect for my morning shower! I then noticed how creamy it was as I applied it to my skin it actually felt like a moisturiser that was lathering up in to nice tiny silky bubbles, plus a little goes a long way. It left me feeling refreshed but not as soft as I had hoped it would of from the texture of the actual wash but it didn’t dry me out just left my skin feeling normal, it also didn’t linger on my skin afterwards which I was a bit disappointed about too. I love the fact that it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals though so you don’t feel like you are being stripped or have that film like residue left on your skin.
Micro-Peeling Cream Wash – 500ml – £15.00
What Ahava say – ‘Your skin is for life – protect it well. Ahava Mineral Botanic is a body wash free of harsh detergents, prepared with Dead Sea minerals, sunflower oil and olive and apricot seed powder for gentle peeling. That is why its foam is different and more velvety than regular soaps. Work with a sponge for richer lather and let the unique composition of Water Lily & Guarana protect your skin with their moisturising, soothing and stimulating properties. Love your skin. SLS/SLES free, Paraben free, Approved for sensitive skin and Allergy tested’
What I say – I am just going to come right out and say that I LOVE IT!! First off the smell is what I would describe clean, creamy and fresh but maybe that’s what Water Lily’s and Guarana smell like but I wouldn’t have a clue about that. (I have used this with my hands and with my exfoliating gloves and each time have achieved the same results as I am about to tell you) This lathers up the same as the Velvet cream wash with the tiny silky bubbles but also has loads of lovely little scrubby bits in it that I could feel really working away at my skin, the only downside to this one is the fact it is quite runny so be careful not to squeeze to hard or you will have way too much product plus a little really does go a long way with these.
It left my skin feeling the softest I have ever felt it after coming out of a shower/bath, I was possibly even softer than after I moisturise… I have never felt my skin like this before ever!
The scent also stayed around with this one which is surprising seeing as the Velvet cream wash has more of a stronger smell but it was so nice to get whiffs of fresh, clean and creamy throughout the day.
Once I run out of the Micro-Peeling cream wash I will definitely buy another one as it is gorgeous plus I can see it lasting a very long time so I wont mind the £15.00 price tag but I will not be buying the other, maybe the reason I don’t like it as much is because I had tried the Micro-Peeling cream wash first so had extra high hopes for it but they are both nice products but just with the scrub coming out trumps for me personally.
You can buy both of these from the Ahava website
What do you guys think of these? Are you wanting to try them out?
(These products were sent to me for the purpose of review, just because they were free it no way sways my opinion)
First things first, how cute is he? I wanted to name him Fred but thought if I gave him a name I would never use him so decided against it.
I used him in the morning as he has a really zingy invigorating scent perfect for waking me up when I just want to head straight back to bed and hibernate! He fizzed about letting the most amazing aromas out of him, I was stood there in a zingtacious smelling bathroom with my bleary eyes awakening.
The only downside to him is he leaves no colourful bath and I have become accustomed to my Lush baths being colourful, he leaves the water feeling silky and a really nice zesty smell lingering on my skin 🙂
So today I wanted to attempt some sort of FOTD but I am so useless at taking pictures of myself it is actually unbelievable…. Seriously if you have any tips give them to me!! Haha!
I am not a massive fan of this picture but this was actually the best one I had taken after about 300 different poses! So hello this is me just in case you all thought I was a mystery blogger, I am real 🙂
My hair is at that stage where its growing out from when I had my hair cut in a Frankie Sandford inspired cut for the past year and a bit, its actually doing really well its reaching my shoulders and the last time I had it cut like Frankie does was in September but I just shove it up in a clip most days because I’m unsure of how I’m liking having longer hair.
Well lets get on to the fun bit, what I used for my FOTD…
Avon Magix Face Perfector
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
E.L.F Corrective Concealer
E.L.F Complexion Perfection
E.L.F Blush and Bronzer Duo
E.L.F Makeup Mist & Set
E.L.F Eyelid Primer
Avon True Colour Quad in Sandy Beaches (1)
Maybelline Liner Express in Brown
Avon Super Curlacious Mascara
E.L.F Eyebrow Kit (Medium)
E.L.F Plumping Lip Glaze in Fire Coral
I suppose you can call this my E.L.F FOTD
I am actually loving my E.L.F goodies at the moment