REVIEW: Hair Xpertise: Argon Oil

REVIEW: Hair Xpertise: Argon Oil

Is your hair feeling frazzled? Split ends giving you a headache? Fear not any longer! This hair treatment is honestly the stuff of dreams.

Now, my hair really wasn’t in it’s best state, after my dying it near enough every colour of the rainbow, bleaching myself to near baldness, and dragging the straighteners through it every day. But now, no word of a lie, it feels oh-so-smooth, and no longer resembles a birds nest! Not only does this product work wonders, but it also smells good, and leaves your hair with this luscious scent for the next couple of days.

This product is an oil, which you apply to your hair whist it’s damp and either leave it to dry naturally or blow-dry to see fabulous results! It really is that simple.

I recently bought this bottle (100ml) for £9.99 in Superdrug, or you can buy a travel sized (10ml) bottle for £2.99 if you fancy giving it a try before you splash the cash on the full sized version.

Review: L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

Review: L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

 

For some unknown reason, my Aunt has an addiction to buying mascaras. The second she sees a brand new one advertised anywhere, whether it be TV, online, or in a magazine, she just has to buy it. She will splash the cash, use it once and declare it a waste of money. Every. Single. Time. The great part of all this however is that I get given them all after she decides it’s not for her, meaning I have many wonderful new products to try out.

This one in particular however, was not at all what I was expecting. Due to my super long (if not super annoying) eyelashes, I very rarely try out a mascara that claims to make my lashes longer, therefore I mainly stay on the hunt for the ones that will give them that extra volume and really make my eyes pop.
So as the bottle would suggest, I really was expecting “mega volume”. Unfortunately, I was left with a spidery mess hanging off my eyelashes!
With all mascaras, you run the risk of over doing it and ending up with that god awful spidery lashes effect, however after just one stroke of the brush, this is what I ended up achieving. I actually ended up having to save my lashes but whipping out another mascara and, somehow, I miraculously managed to fix the mess I was faced with, before having to head off out.

The brush (as you can see pictured above) gives of that impression that it’s going to be amazing at creating that mega volume, what with it’s thickness and all. It is also interestingly shaped, slightly zig-zagged. The wand itself has a bend to it about halfway down, giving it extreme flexibility; something that L’Oreal claim to help coat all the eyelashes- even those tricky little ones that you tend to miss!

Despite all the negativity in this review, a small part of me deep down is hoping that maybe I just applied it all wrong, and maybe it’s not so bad as I think it is. I will be holding onto this mascara and trying it again soon- but definitely not when I am in a rush, leaving myself the time to fix it if need be!

REVIEW: Benefit POREfessional PRO Balm Primer

REVIEW: Benefit POREfessional PRO Balm Primer

 So I have been absolutely dying to try this product for such a long time now and last week I found myself queuing up to pay in Boots (again) when I noticed a sample of this product sat on a display stand by the tills. After a moment of pondering I decided to just go for it- I have been wanting to test it out for a long while but was never quite willing to pay the full amount (£24.50 for 22ml) just incase I wasn’t keen on the product. And boy, am I glad that I finally decided to pick it up!
I’ve used this sample 4 times now, and I can say that despite the small size (I believe it is 7ml, but I’m not entirely sure) I am yet to feel like I am starting to run out and I think I could get at very least another 3 or 4 uses out of this sample bottle.
I didn’t realise at first but this primer is actually a beige colour, and almost resembles foundation or concealer. The consistency is somewhat similar as well, but blends easily and invisibly onto the skin. A little product goes a long way, which is something I look for in a primer as I use it on an everyday basis, which could get pricy.
I am completely in love with this primer, (as much as I don’t want to be) because it just leaves your skin feeling so good. It’s really light on your skin and doesn’t feel like you have anything on, despite how good a job it does at prepping your skin for your foundation. Whilst I’m still undecided on whether or not it actually helps your make up to stay on longer, it definitely helps it to look completely flawless, which is something I am really enjoying.
Despite the price of the full sized product (and me being a poor uni student) I think I am very likely to go and get my hands on this once I have run out of my sample tube.