Timotei Pure Shampoo Review

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Why did you buy this shampoo?

I bought it because I recently got micro ring extensions in my hair and they require a shampoo with no sulfates. I was recommended this one by my hairdresser as it contains 0% Silicone’s, 0% Parabens and 0% colourants! You would be surprised at how much rubbish is in shampoo these days. I needed a ‘natural’ shampoo so it doesn’t damage the micro rings in my hair. 

What is it like compared to other non natural shampoos?

It is clear in colour and feels more runny than the ‘normal’ shampoos I would use such as Herbal Essences, for example. It has a citrus, tropical type smell which I was surprised at as it is a natural shampoo. I can’t rub this shampoo vigorously on my hair because of my extensions, but it doesn’t seem to foam up just as much as a normal shampoo would.

Does it clean your hair properly?

Yes, yes, YES! I have to admit that I was worried it might not clean my hair properly, I don’t know why, I guess it was because I thought, ‘there is nothing in this, it won’t work!’ It actually really does clean your hair properly, if even better than my normal shampoos! Here is a photo of my hair freshly washed using this shampoo. Notice how clean my roots look!

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What is the price?

It costs £2.99 from Super Drug, So I certainly am not complaining!

Is there a conditioner?

Yes, I recently tried the conditioner in the ‘Pure’ brand for highlighted hair, and it was so silky soft and really moisturised my hair. I will be purchasing more of this!

Is there only a ‘Normal to Greasy’ option?

Yes, I looked for a ‘dry’ option as my hair gets very dry and there is none, this is the only option I have found so far. There is a shampoo and conditioner in one but I don’t like using these mixed types all through my hair.

What would you rate it out of 10?

8/10

What is your over all opinion?

I really like this product and I am glad I found it. I will use it even after my hair extensions are taken out as it is bound to be a lot better for your hair as it is ‘natural,’ as well as dead cheap! The bottle is a big size for the price but it is quite runny in texture and so you may use it up quicker than a normal shampoo.I also think it would be great if they brought out a ‘dry hair’ option instead of just the ‘normal to greasy’ one as not everyone’s hair is suitable for it.

I hope you all enjoyed this review! Leave me some feedback, it would be much appreciated! Have you tried this out? What did you think of it? x

All about me – I tag YOU

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I was tagged to do this post by my lovely friend OhKay DohKay! It is a questions and answer tag with all the juicy questions I would like to know about a blogger! Hope you enjoy this read! I will be doing a beauty post very soon, watch this space.

Back to Basics!

Nicknames- Lynds, Loop as my dad likes to call me, Lynda, some just like to call me fabulous 😉 haha…

Birthday- 23.10.93

Occupation- Full time Media student and part time shop assistant.

Residence- Northern Ireland!

Appearance

Hair Colour- Blonde.

Hair Length- Long now with my micro ring extensions in, but it is just at my collarbone naturally.

Eye Colour- Blue.

Height- 5ft4.

Glasses- Yeah, I wear contact lenses in public most of the time, but glasses are so much handier! My eyesight is shocking!

Piercings- My ears is all!

Tattoos- Nope. Not one.

Left or Right- Right!

Your Firsts

Best friend- Sophie Willis from Primary school.

First boyfriend- I really don’t know what counts as a boyfriend when you are so young lol! My first proper boyfriend was when I was around 16.

First School- King’s Park Primary School.

First Holiday- I’ve been on lots of holidays, it was probably to Tenerife or somewhere like that.

Favourites

Movie- The Notebook, Machine Gun Preacher, Jango Unchained.

TV Show- TOWIE, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and any health or lifestyle documentaries (don’t judge me).

Colour- I like Pink, sunset orange and lemon.

Books/Authors- I don’t read a lot to be honest, the books I have enjoyed the most have been Celebrity stories particularly Cheryl Coles.

Song- Too many! I like a lot of different songs but Christian music such as Hillsong is amazing, I also love the latest pop songs and a bit of r&b!

Candy- Hmm I love my chocolate more than anything else really.

Store- Primark, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, H&m and River Island all mixed into one please.

Resteraunt-Blue Chicago and The Viscount are my 2 favourites.

Magazines- Company is my fave.

Currently

Feeling- Slightly panicky about assignments, with a hint of happiness! Pretty much my usual mood!

Webpage open- This and OhKay DohKay’s blog page!

Watching- Nothing, just myself typing as I’m in college.

Thinking- What have I to do for college and for when? What time will I go home? What will I do this evening?!

Hoping- Next week comes quickly!

Wearing- Skinny jeans, a white tank top, a checkered shirt, long brown boots and a cream gillet.

The Future.

Children- Twins please, but not for a long, long time.

Married- Yes.

Live- Wales which will be in the not too far future! 🙂

Have you ever?

Kissed a Stranger- Sort of! Oops.

Drunk Alcohol- Yup.

Smoked- Nope.

Cried at school- Yup.

Broke a bone- Nope.

Broke someone’s heart- I think so.

Had a broken heart- I think so.

Believe in?

God-Yes yes YES.

Miracles- I believe all things are possible when you put your trust in the Lord.

Ghosts- I would like to believe, just for a thrill of it.

Aliens-No.

Soul Mates- Yes.

Love at First Sight-Yes.

Heaven- Yes.

(Image sourced from http://smallbirdstudios.com/2011/04/26/keep-calm-and/)

Mac ‘Well Dressed’ Powder blush review

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Why did I purchase this product?

I was looking a blusher for a long time, and didn’t have a clue what one to go for, as I haven’t really cared much about blusher in the past. As it’s getting into the colder months I think it’s nice to have a little glow on the cheeks so this is why I’m reviewing it now! 

How much is it?

It is quite pricey at £18. I bought it in Dublin which was in euros and it came to around 25 euros!

What is the colour like?

It’s a very subtle pink colour which is great for a natural look that the cold weather would give you. If you like bright coloured cheeks, this won’t be for you. It is subtle but build-able to a certain amount. It has a shimmery sheen to it that gives a little bit of extra texture to your makeup. It is good for a natural pink cheek look or can be a shimmery party number depending on how you want it. Here is a picture with me wearing it on the apples of my cheeks. (Excuse my face being so close…) As you can see it looks natural but I have made it noticeable.

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What is the texture like?

The texture is so soft it feels like velvet! It does feel quite luxurious, but what else can you expect from MAC? It doesn’t look cakey on the cheeks either which is why it looks so natural. Here is a photo with it swatched on my very pale wrist! It does look very natural and see through here, but it does look different over foundation.

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Is it worth the money?

I would say, yes it is worth the money. It is expensive but you get what you pay for! If you want a natural looking blusher that is build-able and looks professional and will last you a long time, I would go for this one. Cheaper versions can crumble and you end up not getting the full use out of them, but with this one the packaging is superb and will hold in place forever. 

What skin type is it suitable for?

I would say it is suitable for a lot of skin types. I am very pale and I always wear foundation, but if I didn’t I know it would look lovely on my pale skin as well. I think if you are very tanned you might want a slightly more pigmented colour as this one is natural looking and the pink might go unnoticed on some tanned skin. 

What would you rate it out of 10?

This blusher gets a 10/10 from me because it is exactly what I like in a blusher. It is natural, buildable, shimmery and so soft on the skin! I would buy this again 100 percent. Below there is an image that shows the colour of this blush well.

I hope you all enjoyed this review and now you can all have those pink cheeks for the cold winter weather :)! Check out this product here if you are interested! x

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How much is my face worth?

I’ve seen this post floating about the blogging network and it caught my attention straight away! In this post I am going to be listing all the beauty products I use every day and the price of them so I can figure out a grand total of how much my face is worth! Haha! Here it goes! Feel free to do this post gals!

  • Mac Studio Fix foundation – £21.50
  • HD Brows palette – £20.00
  • Ebay Brush set – £5.00
  • Mac foundation flat brush – £24.30
  • Collection 2000 concealer – £4.90
  • Makeup Academy Pro-Base Primer – £6.00
  • Bourjoir Maxi Delight Bronzer – £8.99
  • 2true Clear powder – £4.00 (estimate)
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick – £6.49
  • Mac ‘Well Dressed’ powder blush – £16.20
  • Benefit Eye bright pencil – £13.50
  • MUA eyeshadow palette – £6.99
  • Eyelash curler – £5.00
  • Model Co eyeliner pencil – £5.99

Grand total – £148.86

Eek! I am a little shocked at this total! I didn’t realize a lot of the products I used cost as much as they did! I think this is because I don’t re-purchase brushes etc. regularly!  Maybe this will stop me from buying them again 😉 NOT! I hope you can all do this post, I’d love to know how much your face is worth 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Lyndsy x

*Image sourced from Lauren Curtis

 

 

 

Destination Beauty Box

Hi everyone! I’m back with some exciting news for you. If you read my blog regularly you will know I study Creative Media, I have recently got myself some work involving a highly popular Media company called Destination Newry. I will be writing my blog posts and advertising them on a much wider basis via their website. I will also be hosting my own chat show all about fashion, beauty and all things fabulous! I’m so thrilled as my passion is to become a presenter or a journalist, so this gives me great experience in both! I will have opportunities to interview people who I think deserve to promote themselves and their businesses, as this company has a very large viewing network. If you think you would be beneficial to the show please contact me. I will be giving reviews, interviews, fashion and style tips, competitions and just having some fun! Like and share my facebook page to keep updated and watch this space for more info x

Rimmel Lasting Finish V. Revlon Colourstay

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I have been using Revlon Colourstay foundation for years now, it’s my favourite for a lot of reasons, but mainly because it hasn’t let me down for so long. I fancied shaking things up a bit and trying something new, and I decided after hearing good reviews on Rimmel Lasting Finish, to give it a try! I’m going to review both to give you my honest opinion.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour

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I bought this foundation because I’d heard many good opinions on it. It mentions that it lasts 25 hours which is pretty appealing too! I noticed the texture of this foundation was a lot stickier than the Revlon Colourstay and it takes a little longer to dry in. When you pump the Rimmel foundation out, it looks thick, but when you apply it to your face it dries very thinly compared to the Revlon one. I have a few freckles and it takes a few coats to cover them with this one. I quite like the colour though, it gives quite a flawless finish with some powder over it. Just be aware that it can cake when you use bronzer, just be sure to stroke the cheeks gently and you should be okay. I noticed that when I apply my eye makeup it leaves white marks where my fingers have been on my cheeks, they’re quite noticeable too, so you have to go over them. It does last me a full day at work and college, but if I was going out for a night on the town after, I would have to reapply it as it would have faded. It is a thin texture, so it is nice and easy to apply to the skin.

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Revlon Colourstay 24 hour

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I have went back to this foundation so many times, it’s around £12 so it is pricey for a drugstore product. It gives a flawless finish everytime, it’s easy to build up if you want it a bit thicker. It dries in quicker than the Rimmel foundation, I don’t have the time to be waiting around! This foundation doesn’t come off easily either, if you touch your face it doesn’t move, whereas the Rimmel foundation does come off a little. It’s meant to last 24 hours, it’s fine for a day at college or work, but you would have to reapply it for a night out because it does fade as the day goes on. It is harder to remove than the Rimmel makeup. It also comes in a good range of shades where as the Rimmel doesn’t have as much choice.

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Final thoughts

I have to say that the Rimmel one is wearable, this is good for me as I have stuck with Revlon for SO long. I’ve only had this foundation for a week so I want to keep trying it to get a better idea on what it’s like. At the minute I would say I probably will go back to my Revlon, simply because, to me, it dries a lot quicker and leaves a more natural shade than the Rimmel. I think that the Rimmel one is suitable for days at college or lazy days, but if you want more of a flawless finish that lasts for long hours, I would use Revlon.

October wantlist <3

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I’ve been dying to do this post and saying as it is the start of October i’ll start now, no time better than the present eh? There are so many things I’ve seen the past few weeks and have said “I want that.” I think it might have something to do with the fact my student loan came in… I think when you have money you think you want everything, just because you can. I’ve been quite good I have to say, and haven’t bought anything ridiculously expensive, more like spending it on silly things. I’ll learn one day maybe?!

Accessories

ImageI spotted this necklace on Youtube sensation Mel Rose, other wise known as “Makeup by Mel.” If you haven’t checked out her channel, make sure you do! You won’t regret it. She always seems to wear the most amazing necklaces, like, ones I want so badly, but can’t find in the stores. It turns out this necklace is from “Baublebar,” I had a look on their website and their items are to die for, they aren’t ridiculously expensive either. I actually couldn’t find this particular necklace unfortunately, if anyone else can find it please let me know :).

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ASOS £15.00

These plate belts have been very popular recently, I’ve seen them on lots of celebrities and style mags, I think it would be gorgeous with some high waisted jeans or a skirt. I think it makes an outfit look that little bit more impressive.

Beauty Products

ImageI heard a number of reviews on this product saying it is worth the buy, and I have to admit I hate putting moisturiser on, so this seems like a great way to make the process a lot quicker and easier! Apparently the smell of the aloe-fresh one is amazing. I had a look for it in my local Superdrug and Boots store but couldn’t find it, so I might have to order it off the Boots website! Anyone tried this before?

Boots Online £4.99

ImageI think it’s about time I purchased a nail strengthener, my nails are always chipping, breaking and flaking. I tried gel nails before and they work great but I don’t want to be spending that much money every couple of weeks. If anyone knows a better nail strengthener than this one please let me know! Or if anyone has tried this one let me know what you think of it!

Boots £4.89

Image  I really want my hair to grow, full stop. It honestly grows so slowly, I wonder if it is growing at all! I do bleach my hair and use heat on it quite a lot, but I am just getting to the stage where I’m sick of having to clip extensions in all the time. There are some great reviews about these products and to be honest, I’ll give anything a go. Does anyone else have any recommendations on hair growth products?

Ebay £24.99

Clothes

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This top is very me, flower print, peplum, girly, floaty, and can be teamed with leggings, tights or jeans, dressed up or down! I really love the colours in it too. It is quite expensive, so it might not get passed the want list.

Miss Selfridge £29.00

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I love Missguided for going out dresses. They have so many different styles that I find hard to buy in shops. You can’t see it in the picture but this dress has spaghetti straps which is very in fashion now, I think they look gorgeous, and this one is midi length which is fab. I want it so badly! It comes in a range of other colours including, green, blue and red. My only question would be, what bra would be suitable for it?

Missguided £19.99

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I spotted these brown, buckled boots in Barratts in my local shopping centre sitting in the front window, and I literally fell in love. They are so gorgeous for autumn! To my dismay there was no size 4, I could of cried 😦 I think a purchase online might be on the cards…

Barratts £40.00