Tuesday, 24 March 2015

What I'm loving this week #1

I tend to buy a lot of products but I don't always write about them on my blog. I generally end up using my blogging time to let you know about my latest hauls! I've decided to try and write a weekly post about the products I've been loving so that I can share my thoughts on more of the products I've been using. I'll try and get a collection going of my disappointing products too as I'm sure you want to hear about those as well.

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner - I bought these as a bit of a substitute for the Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil shampoo and conditioner I wanted since I can't really be spending £50 on a shampoo and conditioner at the moment. They sounded kind of similar I guess as the L'Oreal ones contain 6 micro flower oils and the Bumble and bumble ones contain 6 featherlight oils. 

I wasn't sure how I'd get on with these as I have fine hair that quickly gets greasy in the roots however I've been absolutely loving them. They don't weigh the hair down at all, they just leave it feeling really smooth, nourished and clean. I even feel like my hair isn't as greasy by the end of the day when I've been using these. I really like the scent of them too. I bought them when they were half price but I wouldn't mind paying the full price of around £4 per bottle for them as they are so nice.

Philosophy Fresh Cream Eau de Toilette - I love this scent so much! I'm a massive lover of very sweet scents so this hits the spot perfectly. It smells like vanilla and a little bit of chocolate almost. It's sweet without smelling like it's aimed at a younger age range. I find this really long lasting too so I often catch a smell of it throughout the day and it puts a smile on my face!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque in 02 Rose on the Rocks - I've been loving this new glossy version of the Bourjois Rouge Editions. It's nicely pigmented with a glossy finish that isn't sticky at all. This shade is so nice as it adds a bit of a rosy colour but is still natural looking. I find that it leaves a bit of a stain behind once the glossiness has worn off which I quite like.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara - You will probably recognise the miniature version of the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara from last month's Elle magazine. I love it when you get a good freebie like that! The mascara has been designed to separate, lift and curl the lashes for up to 12 hours. The brush is slightly curved which is a great shape for tucking it right into the root of your lashes. I find this is great at separation, curling and lifting. My lashes look much longer when I use this too. I don't have any problems with smudging or flaking but I wouldn't say the curl lasts for 12 hours on me. It's definitely one of the best mascaras I've tried and I'd be tempted to buy the full sized one. I do like to flit between different mascaras though so it might be a while before I consider buying it!

Avene Gentle Toner - I've found this to be great as a final cleansing step in my routine and it helps my moisturiser to sink in quickly. It's very gentle as the name suggests and it doesn't dry out my skin at all. 

Avene Hydrance Rich Hydrating Cream SPF20 - I like to use a moisturiser with SPF in it when it gets round to Spring/Summer so that aspect of the product is exactly what I needed. Despite having 'rich' in the name, I don't find it too rich! I have dry, dehydrated skin and this sinks in quickly after application and doesn't feel heavy or greasy. It is fine under makeup too.

Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb - I'm really enjoying using this new serum from Origins. It feels like a light gel-cream texture and it sinks into the skin extremely fast, leaving it feeling very smooth. It feels very lightweight so once it is absorbed, you no longer feel it on the skin. It also feels quite refreshing to use. It's been helping to add some much needed hydration into my skin and it hasn't caused any breakouts whilst I've been using it so far. 

MAC Cinderella Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette - I've been loving this palette as I've found the shades are great for every day wear, they are really blendable and long lasting. My favourite combination has been Satin Taupe all over the lid, Quarry in the crease and Phloof! as an inner corner highlight. These three shades are all available in the regular eyeshadow line if you're interested in them since the palette was limited edition and sold out immediately.

Hope you like the sound of my weekly feature :)
What products have you loved this week?


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