Sunday, 27 October 2013

L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil

The weather is getting colder, and the nights are getting darker, equalling disastrous results for our hair. If like me, you dread the dreary weather for reasons none other that it wreaks havoc on your hair, take a look at what I thought of this hair oil. 
After everyone went wild for the amazing but pricey Morrocan Oil, the clever clogs at L'Oréal released this hair rescue oil a good few months ago. 
Not being one for hair serums or sprays as I feel they make my hair greasy, I decided to try this out a few weeks ago when my hair started feeling really dry. 
L'Oréal says it leaves hair 'sumptuously soft and with a luxurious shine', and it certainly lives up to the claims. 
After using it for a while, I love it so much that I wouldn't like to wash and dry my hair without it! It has a weightless touch, and doesn't leave my hair feeling lank or greasy, which is what I usually find with 'shine enhancing' products for hair. 
I only need a few drops for my long hair, so I reckon this 100 ml bottle will last me a while!
It's currently £6.66 for 100 ml at Boots, but it's normally £9.99. The latter is reasonable anyway, considering it is so similar to Morrocan Oil which for a tiny 50 ml bottle is around £15! 
One more thing I love about this is the sleek and sophisticated packaging. The glass bottle has a very 'up-market salon' feel, and the pump-action top makes sure it doesn't slop everywhere.
Does anyone have any other amazing hair oils that I should know about? 


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Soft Beige

       Despite amassing around ten different foundations of all textures, colours and brands, this £4.99 Rimmel bargain is fast becoming a one of my firm favourites. I was a little bit sceptical before purchasing, as my skin and I never really got on very well with the now infamous Maybelline mousse foundation.
        I tend to have that annoying combination skin that can't decide whether or not it wants to stay greasy and shiny, or dry and flaky. However, much like the majority of beauty products, I'm slightly obsessed with buying new foundations, so picked this one up at Asda a few weeks ago. (As you can see it has been rattling around in my much too grubby makeup bag for a while, hence the dirty looking packaging!) 
        I love the creamy consistency of this foundation,  and while it does exactly what it says on the tin by keeping the skin matte, it's not too drying which can make products look tacky. When used with my primer it stays put all day, and other products like blusher and highlighter glide on fine. The shade 'Soft Beige' is quite a good match for my skin tone, however I'd say the limited number of shades is the one downside to this product..yet who can complain for a fiver?