Calmurid Pro Body Lotion and Hand Cream Review

Monday, 30 May 2016

My review on the Calmurid Pro a part of Galderma, Body Lipolotion and Moisturising Hand cream, for dry to very dry sensitive skin. After using it for a week, the results of this product was clear, it does everything it says, it treats dry skin very well and instantly moisturises your skin. There are two different types of lotions one for dry to very dry sensitive skin and the other is for normal to dry skin. 

This body lotion contains urea which is a natural moisturiser for the skin, it gives many advantages to your skin including hydrating and retaining the water in your skin, soothe and soften your skin as well as reduce itchiness, most of the ingredients in this body lotion and hand cream contain which hydrate your skin.

The body lotion has a light floral type of smell to it which is very pleasant I actually really like it, it's not strong at all and the hand cream has no fragrance at all, it's unbelievable it's like you are applying nothing to your hands but you are actually applying the hand cream, the hand cream does not leave your hands greasy which I love the cream just nourishes into your skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth right away.

If you have skin conditions anything from eczema or itchy skin this product will be very kind to your skin, it's a good moisturiser and gives good care to your skin does not irritate at all and it suitable for all skin types. 

What I liked:
-very kind and smooth to the skin
-hand cream is fragrance-free
-helps with eczema and sensitive skin

The only thing I didn't like was that the packaging for the lotion is not open, so whatever you can squeeze out will come out, there is no other way to open the bottle to get more product out. Even though the actual body lotion is thin and runny there would still be product around in that bottle which may not come out easily other than that it's a very good product.

Overall, I really enjoyed using these products, therefore I would score them 5 out of 5 and both of the products are now my favourite, and will carry on using them, especially on my dry skin and also use it as a moisturiser as a whole for my body and I will definitely be buying them again in the future.

Available at Amazon and Boots for purchase.

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Haircare Tips For All Hair Types

Friday, 27 May 2016

These are some hair tips which you can add into your haircare routine, so your hair can get the best care from you and also look healthy and shiny. No matter what hair type you are these do's and dont's will help you have more healthier, happier and manageable hair.

haircare tips
The frequency of washing your hair is a big factor in keeping your hair clean as well as looking after it, did you know that if you wash your hair too much you are actually making it dry which can lead to easy hair loss and dry scalp, and we don't want that. So, if you already have dry or coarse hair, a haircare tip would be to wash your hair every either second or third day, basically, two or three times a week using a moisturising shampoo that can change your dry hair to beautiful shiny hair.

If you have oily or fine hair and you want to get rid of the greasiness of your hair, washing your hair everyday for a short term of time (maybe three to six months) can help this, and when you feel your hair is improving you can change your routine to washing your hair every other day, so that would be either three or four days a week, it is recommended to wash your hair every other day if you have normal hair.

Also, try and wash your hair with medium temperature water, so a mix of warm and cold water. Washing your hair with warm water can make your scalp dry and can cause dandruff, whereas cold water actually gives your hair a shine and makes sure you dont cause any damage.

In addition to washing your hair, try and avoid drying your hair with a hair dryer and go natural because it's best to let your hair dry naturally if you have no time to air dry your hair use a low warm setting on your hair dryer, as well as heat protection.

When drying your hair with a towel don't be too harsh as I know we only do that to make the hair dry faster, but that actually splits the hair and can cause it to break, so instead pat your hair on the towel and be generous.

Shampooing your hair

Before you go to wash your hair it is important to comb or brush your hair, so your hair is knot free this will help more water and more shampoo to get into your hair easily to make it even more clean and for the shampoo and conditioner to do its work for you to get the best results.

Before applying shampoo make sure you wash your hair naturally with water first to get rid of any dust or dirt then apply shampoo. However, don't shampoo or conditioner your scalp too much as this can cause dandruff and spots to appear on the scalp. Also, use products that match your hair type.

You don't need to use a lot of shampoo, it is recommended to use about 2.5 cm circle of shampoo. Try and use natural shampoos if you can or even dry shampoo or shampoos that have the good end result that you are wanting your hair to have. Honey can be used to make your hair shiny.

Also, when washing your hair don't use steaming hot water as it can make your scalp dry and can cause dandruff, and obviously you don't want to use cold water either because you don't want to freeze, so it's best to use a mix of warm and cold water as it's much better for your skin and hair.

Brushing/Styling your hair

Brushing your hair at least every single day is good to make sure your hair isn't making any knots, and obviously you would want to have a change of style on your hair everyday and to make that style it is important to brush your hair, and when brushing just be gentle with your hair and any knots you have.

Too much brushing can lead to damaging your hair, so be gentle because brushing your hair too hard can cause hair loss and hair damage. It's always best to brush your hair from the end first to get rid of any tangles and then when that's done you can fully brush your hair, from the top to the bottom it will be much easier and gentle for your hair.

Brush your hair when it is dry, so basically before it is wet and before you go to wash it, so that way it can make it easy for you to comb your hair after you have washed your hair.

When it's a lazy hair day and you don't feel like brushing your hair, a little bit of a brush can really help or even keeping your hair in a bun can also prevent the lower ends of your hair getting tangles.

Using too much of heat tools on your hair can indeed damage your hair, the way to cut back on that is to use natural ways to straighten and curl your hair. To straighten your hair naturally, after you have washed your hair brushing and combing wet hair until it is dry can help it go straight with the help of hair oil.

Now if you are looking to curl your hair as well, there are ways naturally you can do that, plaiting your hair can give your hair a wavy and curly look, hair rollers can make your hair curly and there are hair rollers which you can get that are not heat rollers and in different sizes, to achieve wavy hair results twist your gently round then form a bun in a few hours you will have wavy hair, these techniques don't involve using heat but can still give your hair some style.

Everyday hair tips

Drink plenty of water
Eat a lot of fruit and vegetables
Don't overwash your hair
Keep your brushes and combs clean by washing them
Use heat protection when styling or drying your hair
Use products like hair oil, dry shampoo and caster oil to take extra care of your hair
Don't sleep with your hair open especially if you have medium to long hair
If you have a lot of knots in your hair, consider purchasing detangling spray to make your hair easy to brush, my favourite is Avon mango detangling spray.

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Review

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

My review on the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. I have the travel size perversion mascara, it comes in two sizes, you can purchase the travel size mascara as well and that's exactly what I did to try out this product. I naturally have black long eyelashes, so what I wanted from this mascara is to give my eyelashes some volume.
urban decay perversion mascara

Well this mascara does exactly what it says the tagline to it is bigger, blacker and badder mascara, and it definitely is when you apply the first coat you can see it is super creamy, it is more blacker on your eyelashes and does give it an extra boost. At the start the mascara is very wet, but it gradually dries on and I do have to say it is not that clumpy as well, but you can stop it from being clumpy if you apply it slowly and apply less.

If you are looking for volume then this may be the type of mascara you are looking for and if you want to try this product out, it's best to go for the travel size first and then if you like it consider the full size.

I really like this mascara for the reasons because when applied and left to dry it actually holds your eyelashes in place, so they are not all over the place. It does make your eye look lifted and it gives a slight curl to your eyelashes and it's actually not that clumpy looking with only one coat, but if you put more than one coat it will look a bit more clumpy because the mascara wand has a lot of product in it. However, the mascara does feel very creamy on the eyelashes and do not make my eyelashes feel they are stuck together in other words dry or crinkly like some mascaras do.

urban decay perversion mascara

The brush of the mascara is very dense and full of the actual mascara product, it is a bristle brush which is a good thing if you are wanting to have the volume of eyelashes to be more blacker, but the negative side to it can be that it will cause the mascara to clump onto your eyelashes and a couple of eyelashes can get pushed together, so you have to be careful when applying. I would just probably wear this mascara with only one or two coats because it is so dense you can actually see the result in one or two coats. I do have to say it does have a bit of a strong smell to it but you can't actually smell that when you apply it on.

Overall, I really liked this mascara and would consider buying it again in the future as it's kind of perfect in every way, no flakiness or a lot of clumps. The feel of it on your eyelashes is natural and it gives an extra boost. Therefore I would score it a great 4 out of 5.

Available to purchase at Urban Decay with free delivery too.

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Carex Shower Gel Review

Saturday, 21 May 2016

My review on the Cussons Carex Vitamin Fresh Shower Gel.
Carex introduced a new range of products carex shower products, I have got the vitamin fresh shower, however, they do have other varieties available as well. The product is very gentle on the skin and also lathery. The product is available in 250ml and 500ml, this one is 500 ml which is great because it lasts for quite a while and you can choose your preferrable size. More information about the product can be found here.

carex  shower gel

This shower gel is by far my most favourite, you can probably tell because I have used nearly half of it already. I use it instead of soap and shampoo as it can be used on the hair as well. All skin types can use this friendly shower gel, it contains vitamin A and E. It also leaves a very simple and fresh fragrance behind after using it, as well as making you feel clean and fresh. It's family friendly, and can be used for all age groups, so all of your family can use it it will leave the same results.

What I liked:
-smells very nice and fresh
-feel soft when applying
-its good fun to have bubbles in the bath
-can be used on hair and body

There is nothing I disliked, so there is no cons about this product. For that reason, I will score this product 5 out of 5, because I love this product and cannot find one fault in it. Their bottles are quite big as well they are 500 ml, so you have a lot of product in them which can last you a couple of months, the packaging is pretty simple you can clearly see the shower gel from the clear packaging.

carex shower gel
carex shower gel

Overall, I really enjoyed this product and will keep on using it, therefore I score it 5 out 5 and I will definitely be trying more of Carex products, if you want to see any in particular comment below and I will review it. I highly recommend you check out their products because they are kind to every skin type.

This product is available to purchase at Boots.

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Sleek Makeup Corrector & Concealer Palette 04 Review

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

My review on the Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette 04 with SPF15 setting powder.
This product is designed to cover up your dark circles underneath your eyes and neutralise any discoloration, along with covering up any unwanted marks or acne. This palette also includes SPF15 powder this helps the product stay more longer on your skin long lasting wear and sets the concealer, but also protects from harmful UVA rays.

From left to right, first you apply the concealer which is creamy, secondly you apply the corrector over the concealer which is also creamy and lastly you apply the setting powder on top, this is the recommended way to apply the product. You can also mix the concealer and corrector together to get a perfect match for your skin.

I am using the palette 04 which is for medium skin tone, they have 5 palettes, 1 being the lightest and 5 being the darkest palette they offer. I have very dark circles underneath my eyes, so it was a challenge to see whether this product will actually cover and conceal the dark circles. However, it did do the job of covering up most of the dark circles but did not fully cover them up with super heavy coverage, because it is more of a light-medium coverage. The actual concealer and corrector are not fully pigmented when trying to apply with finger or with a concealer brush it does not fully cover because the product is lightweight. 

The packaging is very professional and strong, and it is well designed it comes with a mirror, you can apply this product by either using your fingers or use a light brush to get most product onto your skin.

If you are unhappy, using the concealer with the sleek palette, you can always use your own preferred concealer and then go ahead and apply the corrector and powder for your personal preference.

Overall, I kind of liked this product, because so far this palette did the best job in covering my dark circles only slightly, so I would score it 3.5 out of 5. I would recommend this palette to someone who has light to medium dark circles, as this product may work better for them.

Available here as well as Superdrug and Sleek MakeUp

(Note: to browse corrector palettes for your required shade before purchasing)

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Pantene Pro-V Shampoo/Conditioner Smooth & Sleek Review

Saturday, 14 May 2016

My review on the Pantene Pro-V Shampoo and Conditioner Smooth and Sleek. This product is to help women with wavy and frizzy hair, but also give anyone else a smooth and sleek end look. I have thick wavy long hair, and it gets frizzy and knotty after washing, so this product was something to challenge my hair. After the first wash, I noticed the difference, my hair was really smooth and soft. This product definitely does what it says.

Pantene Pro v shampoo and conditioner smooth and sleek for hair

The application is pretty simple, the recommended way is to massage the product into wet hair to create lather, and then rinse and wash your hair well. Pantene, also recommends if you want the best results to use other smooth and sleek treatments along side the product, which you can find here. It's not essential to purchase every product, but along with the smooth and sleek shampoo & conditioner, I would recommend the Smooth and Sleek Dry Oil with Argan Oil, this is perfect for dry hair, but you can see what other treatments you would like to use along side and what suits your hair, it can be useful and give your hair better long lasting treatment.

What I liked:
-Leaves hair soft and smooth
-Hair is more manageable 
-Less knots in hair, easier to brush
-Makes hair and head clean

What I didn't like:
-Did not help with controlling dryness, therefore, left my hair dry, I did not use an additional treatment with the product but I don't think it is needed.
-Caused hair fallout for me

description of pantene shampoo and conditioner smooth and sleek back

In total, I have been using this product for 2 weeks and can say the results are still the same every time I wash my hair it makes my hair soft and smoother, it cleans my hair, it leaves my hair easy to brush giving less knots, and also makes me more happy with my hair as it is more controllable for me to manage my hair, using this product.

Overall I would say this is so far the best shampoo and conditioner I have used that has made my hair sleek but caused a lot of hair fallout and dryness. I will definitely be purchasing this product again in the future for the sleekness reason. I love that I am able to control my hair using this product and its not all over the place.

I decided to check out the long lasting results for this shampoo by not using it for 4 weeks to see if the advantages of it are still in my hair, and I was impressed when I washed my hair with a different shampoo my hair would feel smooth even though I am not using the shampoo, it left long lasting results but I was still unable to get rid of the dry hair after my hair dried, so I will still be on a lookout for an all in one shampoo.

This product is available to purchase from Superdrug and Boots.

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Maybelline Color Sensational Copper Brown 775

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

My review for the Maybelline Color Sensational Copper Brown 775.

Maybelline color sensational has a wide range of colours you can choose from, I decided to get a brown colour. This copper brown colour is a shimmery colour when applied, it's the colour of copper and brown mixed together, therefore, a medium brown.

When I apply the lipstick on the lips at the start it feels very smooth and pleasant, and love that it gives my lips that sense of glow, after a while it feels like I have nothing on my lips, it sets on my lips very fast and feels lightweight. It has a very nice smell to it different from other lipsticks, if anyone has ever tried the candy crush blue candy perfume it smells exactly like that, alternatively, like a vanilla fruity scent.

The packaging is professional looking and unique in a rectangular frame with a silver metallic base.
What I liked:
-good colour and consistency 
-applies smoothly
-good pigmentation

There is nothing I disliked about this product, I just found the colour to be lighter for me I wanted something more darker, as my lips are not too light and not too dark either. Also, if you don't like smells in your lipstick then you might not like the fragrance, but this isn't a problem for me because I like the smell.

If you are going to eat and drink then the lipstick will come off a bit, although I would say it can last for 3 to 4 hours on. On darker lips it will be like a nude brown lipstick, so if you want a more darker colour I would probably recommend Maybelline color sensational in the colour untainted spice, and copper brown on lighter lips will look more pigmented.

Overall, I would score this product 4 out of 5 because as a lipstick itself it is very nice, the colour is also nice to wear as an everyday colour, and it is affordable as a drug store lipstick. This is a colour which is rare to find now but I purchased this from Amazon.

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Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Lotion

Friday, 6 May 2016

My review on the new Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Restoring Lotion.
Thanks to buzzagent, I was able to try out this product for free.

This body lotion is for very dry skin which can be caused by cold dry weather, using soap a lot, steamy showers or because of ageing. This lotion is only to be used on the body as said on the bottle and not on your face. I used this lotion on my dry skin which is mostly on my arms and legs. I found using the straight after having a shower made it more easier to nourish into my skin rather than applying before bed, this may be because your skin is more softer after you take a shower. It smells exactly like honey and smells sweet.

What I liked:
- leaves skin soft and moisturized
- smells like honey

What I didn't like:
- It left my hands greasy after application
- It takes time to nourish into your skin

Another fact about this product is that the smell actually lasts the next day as well, I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but for me it wasn't, because the more I was smelling it on me the more I found the smell of it unattractive.

As well as this lotion there three other types you can choose including:

- Marvellous oils (for normal skin)

- Mythic olive (for dry skin)

- Delicate oat (for dry and sensitive skin)

Overall I would say this is a product which smells really rich but the smell of it and the product can lead into your clothes making your skin feel sticky to your clothes, for that reason I might consider buying it again in the future, and I would score it 3 out of 5.

They have two sizes available in this lotion one 250ml and the other 400ml, if you would like to just try out this product I would recommend buying in 250ml first. This product is available at Boots and Superdrug

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Nivea Cleansing Lotion Review

Thursday, 5 May 2016

My review on the Nivea Daily Essentials Creme Care Cleansing Lotion. 
I would give this product 4 out of 5 and would definitely repurchase in the future, the reason behind this score you will find out whilst reading this review, and seeing that this lotion actually has a lot of benefits to it, as well as cleaning your skin it has other multi-uses. It's an all round year wear lotion.

Nivea creme care cleansing lotion

What I liked:
- removes impurities and makeup
- gentle, does not irritate skin
- leaves skin soft and moisturized

What I didn't like:
- it may not be suitable for oily or sensitive skin types
- may not be suitable around eyes

This new lotion from Nivea, can be used on you face, and all over your body as well as using it as a cleansing lotion to keep your skin clean. I also feel this is a moisturiser to my skin, because most of the time I do have dry skin and this product actually makes the dry skin disappear and makes my skin feel smoother and softer. 

The other benefits of the product, the ingredients and the application is all written at the back of the bottle as you can see or you can check this information which tells you a bit more about the product itself, from the nivea website. This product also claims to remove makeup as well as waterproof mascara, and to check, I tested this out. I did test this out myself and it actually worked it removed foundation, blusher, concealer and eyeshadow (the normal face makeup).

I would highly recommend you be careful using this around your eyes when removing mascara especially because you don't want it getting into your eyes, and when removing lip products I recommend you cleanse your lips with water after removing lipstick/lipgloss/lipliner otherwise the lotion taste may head inside your mouth, I personally wouldn't use this on my lips but if you wish to I suggest doing it with a cotton pad, and the same goes for mascara to cleanse your eyes with water in case product goes into the eyes. I didn't enjoy using this a lot around my eyes or for mascara because I noticed product would actually go into my eye even if I did not want it to, so I would only use this for my face, not around facial features.
Nivea lotion
Overall, I think this is a good nivea lotion for the skin it helps it soften and become moisturised, but would not use it as a makeup remover. This product is available at Superdrug and Tesco as far as I know, so you can purchase this lotion from there either online or instore.

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