Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Nails of the Day - Turquoise Lagoon

Afternoon all!
I've spent yet another day at home sick from school. I had my English summer test today so I'm a bit gutted that I missed it but I'd prefer not being there for it rather than getting a bad result because I felt too sick to concentrate properly. 
I did my nails this colour for the first time yesterday just before my fourth year graduation, and I absolutely adore it! It's Maybelline Express Finish in "Turquoise Lagoon". Maybelline isn't a brand I'd normally use for nail polish but it's proven well so far and the colour is amazing - especially for summer. For basecoat and topcoat I used the "Kensington Caviar" duo set by Nails Inc as usual.


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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Garnier Pure Daily Treatment Moisturiser - Review

Like most other fifteen year old girls, I do have spot prone skin. I don't have acne or anything but I never seem to be without a blemish or two, so lately I've been on the hunt for something to help get rid of that, not just cover it up.
Garnier isn't a brand I'd usually go for but they do have amazing adverts and they do get some rave reviews online, so when I saw this for a cheap enough price in Boots I thought I had to get it even though it does say that it's for combination to oily skin and I have combination to dry skin.



My first impression of it was that it had a lovely mint scent to it just like the rest of the Pure range. You don't notice it at all once it's applied though. 
The product does have a very strange consistency, it's light-weight and feels more like an eye cream rather than a moisturiser which can never be a good thing, especially when you have dry skin.
When applying you don't need a whole lot which would explain it's small bottle. Once I applied it though, it absorbed rather quickly and after about ten minutes my skin was dry again and I needed to apply more. In the end, it had little to no effect on the dryness of my skin which is the entire point of a moisturiser.
Lately I've been wearing very little makeup to school, if any, so I've really been able to see the effect of this on my skin throughout the day. After a few hours every day I wore this, I could see it actually coming off my face. I'd have little bits of white dried up moisturiser randomly scattered across my face. I made sure everyday that I applied it properly so that wasn't the reason for it. It was horrible and after about a week and a half I stopped using it after realising it had absolutely no effect on the condition of my skin. It didn't make it better or worse, my skin was still dry and I still had blemishes. It was a complete waste.




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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment - Review

As per usual, I'm a bit late to the party with this product as it's already been out for years! But recently everyone has started raving about it again, so I decided to try it out. As you can see, it's for hair that never grows past a certain length which is exactly what mine is, so I initially expected this product to be an absolute God-send especially after all of it's great reviews.


What Lee Stafford Says
This gorgeous, thick intensive treatment with Pro-Growth™ complex gives your hair strength from within by fertilising your follicles, creating a healthy environment on your scalp to help hair grow faster and reach its maximum potential length.
Its soothing formulation reduces irritation and moisturises the scalp, helping to keep it healthy and improving the volume and feel of your hair.

What I Say
First of all, one 200ml tub is around €10-12 (can't remember the exact price - sorry!), which I so think is a little over priced considering the amount you're meant to use it. According to the packaging, you're supposed to use it every time you wash your hair until it's condition improves and once a week after. I use it every second day and I don't use too much and yet it still ran out quite fast.

The product does have a nice enough scent, although it is very strong but I did get used to it. The scent did come off on my hair after the first few uses but after about a week I stopped noticing it. The same goes for the texture of my hair. When I first started using it, it was incredibly soft but it went back to normal after about a week as well. 

My hair isn't really thick but it's not thin either and I do get quite a bit of fall out with it. However, I had more than ever with this product. It was especially bad at the start but improved after a while.

Overall, it's a good enough product and did improve my hair for a while. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone or repurchase it. I didn't expect my hair to grow down to my ankles after one use but it still made no difference to its length whatsoever. Also, it's effects on my hair disappeared after a week so I find no reason to repurchase it when there are better hair masks on the market. 


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