Tresemme keratin smooth

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Hello

A nice little budget buy to talk about today (and if you have read any of my blog before you would know I rarely do budget buys!)

But i think this one is worth sharing…..

Tresemme Keratin Smooth shampoo and conditioner. Not sure why I decided to try this but I saw this sitting in Boots (on a 3 for 2 offer)
And I think the keratin word attracted me. I get a keratin treatment twice a year and love it.

I can’t say I had high expectations but I was impressed – my hair was left smoother and less dry looking after use. It dried soft and easy to style. Not as fizzy and damaged looking. I actually had more than one comment from people (such as my boss!) using words such as “bouncy” and “shiny” – not bad I thought. I don’t think any shampoo and conditioner combo has ever warranted such comments before 馃檪

Smug – I was indeed

But…….

It worked really really well for the first 10 ish uses but I’m not sure if my hair got use to it (can hair get too use to a shampoo!?) but after this it isn’t seem to work quite as well and I felt my hair was getting quite dry again.

So now I use this as mix and match option with other shampoos/conditioners that I have and will continue to use and finish the bottles.

At first I thought I had find my perfect shampoo/conditioner but it didn’t end that way. I will use it up and maybe repurchase periodically.

The hunt goes on……….

If you want to give it a go Superdrug have them 1/2 price – 拢2.50 for a huge bottle.
I have also tried the heat defence – nothing to shout home about but certainly not a bad product. I have just bought the mask so will report back once tried and tested 馃檪

Anyone else use this?

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Latest in beauty – Sample Calendar now 1/2 price

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Ok I know it sort of defeats the object – buying an advent Calendar on the 18th December but this is different think of it as a little box of treats hiding behind doors 馃檪

Now what makes it a treat?
The latest in beauty advent calendar is now half price – just 拢29.95 from 拢59.95

Including samples from Perricone, Philosophy, Aromatherapy associates, st tropez, benefit, l’occitane, balance me and so the list goes on

Find it here but be quick http://www.latestinbeauty.com/youac/

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Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster

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A review for you today of a product I have fallen in love with. I bought the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster on the recommendation of Caroline from Beauty Mouth and I am so very glad聽I did.

 

What they say

 

聽See bottom – very long

 

What I think

 

This is a god send of a product and I thank the beauty mouth for pointing me to this product. I use this once per day ( morning after cleansing and before moisturising), it is a clear, thickish almost gel like consistency and you only need a little so no heavy handed squeezing of the tube!

 

This first time I used this my face practically lapped it up – it sank in so quickly it was unreal. I have combination skin that can be prone to oiliness and spots but can also be dehydrated and red. This nourishes and moisturises deep down giving clearer, plumpier(is that a word?), super-duper soft and well cared for skin.

 

Everyday usage has helped my skin no end and is also keeping the finest of wrinkles at bay. I have been using for just over a month now and don鈥檛 need as much moisturiser on over the top and the product takes a few seconds longer to soak in so I really think my skin is much better hydrated.

 

For those of you ( Like me)聽who worry about the word acid in any face product – do not worry Hyaluronic acid 聽is friendly and the body actually produces this. ( although as with anything if you get a reaction stop using it)

 

I cannot express how much I love this – anyone and everyone should have a tube of this and it is only 拢24.95 ( can be bought from Boots or Walgreens online in the US)

 

Perfect product, perfect results, perfect price

 

What they say

 

Who are we?

 

聽Indeed Labs, our objective is simple: eliminate all marketing hype and costs from skin treatments and instead, deliver read results as cost-effectively as possible.

 

聽We use high concentrations of the rarest, most effective actives from clinical laboratories in Switzerland, Spain, France and the United States. Quality is our number one priority and we never sacrifice this aspect for any cost. Through efficiency and honesty, we maintain the most reasonable prices in our class. Indeed!聽

 

Dehydration leads to the appearance of premature aging. Use Hydraluron every day and night, or as needed to give your skin the moisture boost that it needs.聽

 

Hydraluron is a hydration serum inspired by injectable hydration treatments employed in Swiss clinics. These hydration treatments employ a fine needle that is used to administer hundreds of microinjections of hyaluronic acid into the skin. Hydraluron is a less invasive, more affordable treatment that can be incorporated into any daily regime.聽

 

The mechanism of action of Hydraluron is two-fold. Firstly, Hydraluron uses the worlds purest grade of hyaluronic acid* from the Netherlands as it’s hydration active. Hyaluronic acid is a superb hydration ingredient that can hold up to 1,000 times it’s weight in water. It is found in abundance in young skin.

 

Our pure grade has a microgranule-like powder that features a low density and a polydispersity below 1.5, which simply means greater quality, exceptional safety and extraordinary consistency. Secondly, a bio-engineered strain of marine red algae causes controlled and mild stimulation of skin turnover to allow thorough penetration of Hydraluron’s hyaluronic acid.

 

聽**Hydraluron uses a premium grade of hyaluronic acid from the Netherlands that can attract 1,000 times its weight in water. Clinical in-vitro and in-viro (12 participants) studies of this grade have shown that it can increase skin hydration significantly, resulting in an increase in elasticity of up to 27% and a decrease in surface roughness by as much as 10%.

Lanc么me advent calendar – but be quick

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Just a little product to highlight to you – on Monday 1st October Lanc么me are launching their 2012 advent calandar.

I mean what more can any girl want in the stressful, eventfull run up to Christmas than a morning surprise treat of a mini sample size Lanc么me product.

Buy it for yourself, buy it for your mum, men but it for the woman in your life! You will be glad come December 1! But no sneaky opening the doors early!

The calendar contains 24 mini sizes, including La Vie Est Belle EDT and small sizes of Visionnaire and Hypnose.

Be quick though as if you believe the hype (and based on last year) it will sell out quick

拢70 from Lanc么me website

Check out Selfridges advent Calender – http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Categories/NEW-IN/Womens-fragrance/Beauty-advent-calendar_340-84010339-TGB01044/
Still available for 拢82 including Lanc么me, Kiehls, YSL

Elizabeth Arden metallic lip pencil

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Just wanted to share this little product with you. Elizabeth Arden metallic lip pencil in pink bikini 01

I was quite impressed with the sheen on this lip crayon – very sparkly and glittery.

Can be applied thickly to get a darker dense pink colour shot through with metallic glitter. Or just apply a little and blend to create a shiny finish over any colour or nude lip.

A nice product and every girl should have a sparkly pink lippie! Easy to use crayon with average staying power – can be a little drying though.

Pretty in pink !

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream review

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So聽I loved the shea butter hand cream so much I also decided to give the foot cream ago – here’s my humble opion 馃檪

What they say

A prescription for relief and well-being. Rich in nourishing shea butter (15%) and containing antiseptic A.O.C. lavender essential oil to purify, and anti-inflammatory arnica extract to help reduce redness and irritation, this cream moisturises and relieves irritated and tired feet.

What I think

I like聽this and get on well with it. It isn’t a one use magic micrale cream ready to give you baby soft feet instantly – although to be fair this isn’t sold as podiatrist disguised as a super hero!

Ok seriously this was a grower on me after the first few usages I thought hmm this is nice but what is all the fuss about. It does go on very nicely, is lovely and thick but not too greasy聽and the hint of lavender does makes this a nice treat to use. But I wasn’t waking up to beautiful feet ( ok ok I think I hyped this up too much before聽I bought it – it couldn’t live up to it!)

However I used this religiously for the last 3 weeks / a month and with this daily use my feet are looked nice and well cared for. The skin is softer and smoother and the troublesome heal and ball areas聽of the feet area are looking better.

Not sure about helping tierd feet but was nice to use when my feet were hot and bothered.

Overall聽I like this and will finish the tube without a doubt. It makes for a daily decadant feet treat however I am not sure that it goes above and beyond other “good” foot creams. So I don’t think I will be loyal to this alone but I’m sure in the years to come I will purchase again.

This would be a nice gift to treat someone too or get treated to !

I am going to try the shea butter body cream next –聽 I’ll keep you posted!

 

Parks London Lime/Citrus Room diffuser – lovely lovely

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Just wanted to share with you this beautiful room diffuser from Parks London. Those of you who ready my blog regularly will see this was an August purchase from the Secret Sale website Brand Alley for just 拢12.00

The packaging was so luxurious ( this make a gorgeous gift for a birthday, christmas, wedding, new house etc etc :))
It comes in a beautiful glass bottle with a silver plate cap and natural reeds.

And I adore the smell ……….. fresh and lively lime and citrus with the gorgeous bergamot with a hint or woodyness. mmmmmmmmm. This is for is perfect me me as it is light and not at all sickly or sweet or too floral and doesn’t take over just gives a background whiff of lovelyness :). ( sorry I find frangrance so so hard to describe and it really is very personal choice)

They stock loads and loads of other scents in diffusers, candels and so on – well worth a little look. Check them out here and keep on eye out for sales!

I believe it is meant to last 12 weeks…. we shall see

Well I am off to inhale deeply and enjoy

Glam Glow mud mask review

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I thought I’d have to share with you a review of this little mask :

“The Glam Glow tingling and exfoliating mud mask for super sexy super radiant skin”

What they promise
Designed as a 10 minute anti ageing facial in a jar for behind the scenes use in Hollywood’s entertainment, music, fashion and award industries, for immediate camera ready glowing skin.

Delivers noticeable 3 day glow from skin collagen synthesis, helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, leaves skin brighter, smooth and soft, multilevel resurfacing exfoliation evens out skin tone, helps tighten skin and minimise pores, absorbs impurities without removing natural oils, helps protect against free radical damage. (wow what a list of promises)

Also vegan and free from parabens

What I think

Wow does this little tub have a lot to live up too!

When聽I first got this the pot was smaller than I was expecting and really quite over packaged but聽I guess this does add somewhat to the glamour/luxury feel of the product. However this will last ages as you only need such a small amount each time and it is filled to the brim with product.

Goes on a clay deep grey green and dries to a very pale grey green – includes flecks of leaf from the green tea extract! This is not a mask to open the door wearing!

It is a little grainy (a little like a scrub but not) so apply carefully no rubbing/massaging it into your skin – think smooth it on.

The Green tea Smells refreshing and lighter than a normal clay based mask.

A slight tingle when it goes on (please note it is much easier to get this out of the pot with a small spatula like instrument – not included!) Add this does dry and sort of immobilising your face! (Doesn’t dry the skin at all though)

Water loosens the mask a little and then gently remove with either a muslin or facial sponge.

So the results – My skin is definitely聽brighter and softer and this does give a glow to the skin. It also does tighten (a tiny bit) and evens聽the texture聽and helps my troublesome聽forehead聽area look less oily with making it dry. Wow it really does do a lot!聽– 聽I’m not sure the benefits do last the full 3 days though.

This is “the” mask聽I go to when聽I have over done it and my skin is dull and tired looking and needs to be boosted back to health or when聽I have a special event/night out to go to and want some added oomph to my complexion.

Just be carefull聽if you have really聽sensitized聽skin as although there is no nasty ingredients聽in here it is a little exfoliating.

It really is a lovely mask – a mini miracle in the jar

The price – I did mention above the words Luxury and Glamourous didnt I ? Well your paying for it… Around the 拢50 mark but shop around as I have seen it as low as 拢40 online ( I got mine in the beauty bay sale for just 拢36). It’s well worth it though for the results and you should be able to get alot of aplications from this jar.

Anyone else use this?

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Liz Earle special edition Cleanse and Polish

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Do you love the iconic Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish – the inspiration for many imitations?

Then if you haven’t already hot foot it to her website to get your mitts on the limited special edition Rose and Lavender version. Same formula with the addition of rose and lavender oils to聽make it even more suited to a relaxing, calming evening cleansing treat.

In addition to recieving a great product for under 拢20 you will also get the feel good factor of knowing that 拢20 from your purchase will go to the Princes Trust.

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