Monday, February 16, 2015

Moroccanoil Treatment Light | Review

Hi lovelies! I'm the kind of girl that always changes her hair. When I have blonde hair, I wanna have brown hair and when I have brown hair, I wanna have blonde hair. I have been dying my hair since I was about 16. Also, I went a few times from black to blonde and back. So you can imagine all this has damaged my hair. And yes, I'm also very surprised I'm not bald yet haha. But I now notice that my hair is sick of my annoying mind-changing thoughts. It is very dry and when I dye it, the color isn't even anymore.

I'm sure you have heard about the Moroccanoil Treatment before. Almost every beauty blogger loves this product. I have always wanted to try it but the price held me back. But now that my hair is so dry and damaged, I had to take action. I don't wanna cut my hair super short so this seemed like a better solution.

There is an original version and a light version, for fine, lighter colored hair. When I bought this, about 5 months ago, I was still blonde. Now I'm back to having brown hair (last time, I swear haha). Even though this is the light version, it still works perfect for me, but I do have fine hair so. This bottle contains 100ml and was €42,90. I bought it at the website of John Beerens since it's the only way for us Belgians to get this stuff I think.

The oil has a nice texture, a bit thicker than you expect an oil to be. And oh boy, does this smell good. It may sound silly but the scent makes me think of Morocco haha. It is a glass bottle that comes with a pump that you can lock.

I have been using it for 5 months now. I use one pump every day. It doesn't make my hair look oily, it makes it soft and shiny. Sometimes I use it as a 'mask' and then even 2-3 pumps are enough (then my hair does look oily). I have now used a bit more than half of the bottle.

After these 5 months I can say the condition of my hair has seriously improved. My hair looks more nourished and less dry. Without my daily pump of Moroccanoil, my hair just doesn't look right haha. I find this oil to be even more effective when applied to hair that's still a bit wet (after you washed it). I never blowdry my hair, I always dry it a bit with a towel and air does the rest!  Also, I have noticed a lot of new hairs are growing. Because of the damage my hair is breaking off a lot, but it has happened less since I use this.

Overall, this product is really worth it's money to me. Even with daily use, a little bit goes a long way. The products I buy at the drugstore are more of a temporary solution to me. They make my hair feel good but when I wash it again, the effect is gone. At least, that's my experience. Also, the oils you can buy at the drugstore don't last me that long, I always need a lot of product to feel a difference. I think the Moroccanoil Treatment benefits your hair on a short term but definitely on a long term.

Since I enjoy using this product so much, I'm considering to buy the Moroccanoil Restorative Mask. Also quite pricey but maybe also totally worth it!

Thanks for reading through this long post, to me it was really necessary to explain how (bad) I treat my hair.

Have you tried the Moroccanoil Treatment? What do you think about it?

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lush Eau Roma Water | Review

Hi lovelies! I absolutely love Lush products and every time I have some extra money to spend, I buy some Bubble Bars. The musthaves on my list are The Comforter and Eau Roma Toner Water! I bought this before and I really enjoyed using it. Although it works great, I don't always buy a new one immediately when it's empty. I see it as a treat for my face. Lately I have had some breakouts and my skin has been feeling dry and uncomfortable so I bought a new bottle!

Eau Roma Water is filled with rosewater and lavender to calm your skin. This toner smells mostly like lavender and even though I don't really like lavender, the scent doesn't bother me.

I spray it on a cotton pad (about 3 sprays) but you can also spray it directly on your face. This toner isn't a miracle worker but I do feel it calms down my skin. Also my face feels 'clean' after I use this. My skin does feel a bit tight so I do need a hydrating cream afterwards.

I have a small bottle (100g) and it costs €6,95. I always go for a small bottle and it lasts quite long so it's definitely worth its money.

What's your favourite Lush product?

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Rituals Miracle Balm | Review

Hi lovelies! During the cold winterdays my skin gets super dry. Not only my face, but also my hands. I have tried quite a few hand creams before but I never really found one that I really, really enjoy using. A while ago a friend from school let me try her Rituals Miracle Balm. I was sold. This hand cream is freaking perfect. Because it's quite pricey I wasn't really sure if I should buy it but I went for it anyway, it's a musthave!

The Miracle Balm is a very rich, white balm as you can see. The amount I used on the photo is actually way too much, but I wanted to show the texture. Just a little bit of the balm is enough. It feels very rich and nourishing. It is absorbed by the skin fast but the hydrating, caring effect lasts very long. So does the scent, it lasts long and smells so yummy! The tube says it smells like White Lotus and Ginkgo Biloba. When I read that, I don't know what to expect but then again does anything from Rituals smell bad? To me this is just a typical yummy Rituals scent.

The packaging is handy. Its a tube that clicks open or how should I explain haha. I hate tubes with a cap that you have to twist back on. The tube is also not too big so easy to carry with you. It contains 75ml and costs €10. It is quite expensive but this tube will last a long time!

If you're looking for a holy grail hand cream, this is it!

What's your favourite hand cream?

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

TOM FORD Lips & Boys 'Pablo' | Review

Lips & Boys collection
€29,00 each
(Left: Indian Rose) 

Hi lovelies! When this Lips & Boys collection from Tom Ford came out, I was really excited to try them. I have 3 lipsticks from Tom Ford and I love how they feel on my mostly dry lips. The Tom Ford lipsticks are quite expensive for €47 each so the Lips & Boys collection is perfect to give the brand a try since they are a bit cheaper.

The lipsticks are named after men that inspired Tom Ford throughout his life. This seems to be a new trend in beautyland, naming lipsticks after people. I like it, but then again, if you really like a lipstick and it has the name of a person you don't like... Not sure if I would still buy it haha!

The Lips & Boys collection has a lot of shades from nudes to bright and even metallic colours. I ordered mine at Parfuma. As you can see on the photo, these lipsticks are smaller than the regular ones. I think it's cute but to be honest, I like the regular size more. I like it when a lipstick feels heavy and luxurious. But these smaller ones are a cute treat for yourself.

I decided to go for Pablo. I thought it would be more purple but it's a bright violet/fuchsia shade. The lipstick feels super smooth and has great colour payoff, just like the regular ones. The colour lasts a good 5 hours without eating but after eating it still leaves a pretty stain.

I would definitely recommend these lipsticks if you want to try Tom Ford lipsticks at a lower price. Do I think they are a musthave? Hm not really. I like big and heavy lipsticks, but that's my personal preference. By the way, the regular Tom Ford lippies are a great investment!

Do you own a Tom Ford lipstick from the Lips & Boys collection? Let me know in the comments!

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