‘Decleor Paris Gradual glow hydrating body milk’ review

 

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In this article you will get the low down on the latest hydrating body milk to hit my collection, and blow the others off the shelf. That is the ‘Decleor Paris Gradual glow hydrating body milk.’  Trust me when I say this is one not to miss.

I don’t know if it was it the ‘curvalicious,’ shape of the bottle that caught my attention, or the bright, dazzling colour. Whatever it was, it made me need to buy it. ‘Decleor Paris’ is a well known brand, although I haven’t bought many of their products in the past due to being a student on a low budget. This one stood out to me as there are no parabens used in it, which is always a plus, the fewer chemicals the better, right?  The bottle contains a hefty 250 ml of goodness and it comes with a twisting motion open/lock lid. It is a thick consistency, yet feels light on the skin; it is not runny in the slightest which is great for saving on waste. It has a sweet fragrance to it that reminds me of sun lotion and a flowery scented perfume, mixed into one. If you aren’t keen on smelly creams, this won’t be for you, as the smell, is quite strong. For me, the smell wasn’t a big deal as you become unaware of it quickly.

The gradual glow from this product is very natural; you definitely won’t wake up in the morning with orange patches from areas of your skin you have missed. It takes time to build up the colour in it. I would recommend this as a daily moisturiser in the summer as it will leave a constant glow all season, without signs of fake tan use. If you are looking a strong colour quickly, this won’t be for you, but if you want a buildable, hydrating product, give this a go. Don’t let the buildable colour put you off as the colour you do receive after a number of uses is rather beautiful, if I do say so myself! Let’s just say bronzed goddess comes to mind!

The moisture my skin absorbed from using this product is insane. I have quite dry skin, but it loved being smothered in this body milk. The hydration it received after using it could be felt all day. It will leave your skin feeling vibrant and full of life from the first use. I recommend this product for anyone ages between 18 upwards, as the hydration levels are fabulous.

I’m giving this product a gold star (in my imagination) for its great value for money, natural, sunny glow and high moisturising power. Get it before it runs out!

Ps. I want to apologize for my lack of activity on my blog recently, I’m in my last semester of an HND, which requires an awful lot of work, as well as applying for jobs like crazy and planning on moving over seas, so yeah… things have been kind of crazy lately! Please stick by me though, I promise to make more of an effort! 🙂 x

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My experience with micro loop extensions

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I have had a lot of people ask me questions about my extensions and I think it would be good for me to share all the answers in one place. If you want to find out more about them please feel free to read on!

My first experience with micro loop extensions

I had my first micro loop extensions put in around May last year. I got them because I had always wanted to try them and there was an unbelievable offer on at £140 for a full head. I had my student loan in and thought, lets go for it! It took about 2 hours to fit them and the experience was quite sore as they are clamped quite close to the scalp. I noticed that these extensions were thin and, for 18inchs, looked very short still. I was shocked to find one of them fell out on the first day. This happened on a daily basis. I went back to the hairdressers to get them refitted about 6 weeks later and,to my surprise, she told me they hadn’t been looked after properly, which I have to disagree with as I did everything she told me to do when caring for them. At this stage there was about 3 left in my hair! They were refitted and they fell out even quicker this time, it was disgraceful. I came to the conclusion that these were a cheap pair of extensions and I got what I paid for. This turned out to be true as I had a much better experience the second time. 

My second experience with micro loop extensions

How much were they?

£180 for a 3 quarter head.

How did you find a different company?

I had heard a lot of great reviews about this company through friends and Facebook. She is based in Belfast which is a good journey away from where I live, but the prices were good and the reviews were excellent. The business is called La Bella Vita Hairandbeauty.

Consultation

In the consultation I filled out a few sheets about my health and well being. I was given a booklet on how to properly care for my extensions and what products to use. I got my colour matched up and I was told to get 3 quarters head of extensions as it was most suitable for my hair. I was surprised at how young the girls were, they were only in their early 20’s but had over 2 years experience, as well as running their own successful business.

Fitting the extensions

I came back a couple of weeks later to get them fitted and I couldn’t believe how pain free the experience was, it was much more pleasant than my last pair. The hairdresser was so quick too, it only took her about 45 minutes to fit a 3 quarters head. I didn’t need a full head as my hair is fine and not that long. The extensions were 18inch and were so long and beautiful. I thought they were going to be the same length as my previous pair as they were ‘supposedly’ 18 inches too. These ones were much longer which I love! The colour match was perfect.

Refitting

I went back to get my extensions moved up as they grow out as your hair grows after 8 weeks. 5 of them had fell out, which you couldn’t even notice. They had grown out a good inch or more which I was surprised at as I didn’t think my hair grew! The girl moved them all up which was once again pain free, she told me my hair was in great condition and i’d looked after them perfectly. They felt really secure once again.

My opinion

I absolutely love my hair extensions now. They have served me well and the quality is second to none! I don’t know how I will ever cope without them now! I probably wont… The extensions look fabulous and so natural, you can get the long flowing, natural looking locks you’ve always wanted. They look good down and up. I would say that if you wear your hair up all the time, these mightn’t be for you as they can be tricky to hide the loops, it is possible but takes a bit of fiddling if you want it up in a high ponytail. I deep condition my hair every week or so just on the ends to keep them soft and smooth. They are much more handier than clip in extensions as well, as you don’t have to worry about putting them in and getting them to sit with your own hair naturally. 

If you have any questions on this subject just let me know and I’ll be happy to help 🙂 Thanks for reading x

NIP AND FAB giveaway!

The Nip and Fab ultimate pamper kit is Sainsbury's surprise beauty Christmas gift hit

I am giving away this Nip + Fab Ultimate Pamper Kit just to say thank you to everyone who comes and visits my blog and reads my work. Writing is more to me than a hobby, so the fact that I can write about Fashion and beauty (which is my obsession) is amazing. 

The kit includes:

  • Body Wash
  • Body Lotion 
  • Facial Wash
  • Hand Cream
  • Day Cream
  • Hydrating Mask
  • Facial Scrub
  • Eye Cream
  • Relaxation mask

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is;

I will be choosing the winner at RANDOM so everyone has a good chance of winning! The giveaway ends on the 3RD FEBUARY and this is when the winner will be announced :)!

Love Lyndsy x 

Review – Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Why did you buy this product?

I bought it because I heard some good reviews about it, I specifically heard “UglyFaceOfBeauty” talking about it in one of her videos and saying how much she loved it. I have been using the same makeup brush for so long and thought I would try a sponge for a change.

How much was it?

It cost around £4 from Boots.

What was the sponge quality and texture like?

The sponge feels amazing on your skin. It is so soft yet firm enough to apply foundation evenly to your face. It is a real treat to use on the skin. I don’t think it would rip or tear easily.

How well does it apply foundation?

Okay, I have to admit this sponge just doesn’t agree with my face. I use Mac Studio Fix foundation and it comes off so easily when I use this sponge! I realize that I might have to build my foundation more with a sponge, but even after I do this it still seems to come off my face so quickly. I would come home from college with a white chin and forehead, even after applying powders on top and primer underneath. It does make applying foundation quick and easy! It is so soft to the face and buffs in very well. There is an angled corner specifically for getting in areas around your eyes and nose which is really handy. It does apply foundation thinly, if you want to hide blemishes or freckles, you need to go over them areas a few times.

Do you think it is worth the money?

For £4 you can’t go wrong. I did expect a better product from this brand as it is very popular, but maybe sponges just aren’t for me.

Would you buy it again?

No. I won’t be buying this product again as it will probably last me a very long time anyway! It is always good to have a sponge handy though.

What is your overall opinion?

I think it is a good quality ‘build’ of a product. It is a good size, texture, and, you’ve got to love the bright orange colour! It’s very soft on the skin which is important, especially for people with sensitive skin. I am disappointed with how this sponge makes MY foundation look. For me, it leaves my face a bit patchy from the start, and it comes off my face very quickly, which is disappointing. I have went back to using my Mac foundation brush and I couldn’t believe the difference. My foundation has been staying on all day, doesn’t look as oily and doesn’t wear off anywhere NEAR as quickly. I think it MIGHT be suitable for someone with a tanned complexion who doesn’t need an awful lot of face coverage. I would give this product a 5/10.

Have you tried this product? If so, have you had similar problems :)? x

NIP AND FAB giveaway!

The Nip and Fab ultimate pamper kit is Sainsbury's surprise beauty Christmas gift hit

I am giving away this Nip + Fab Ultimate Pamper Kit just to say thank you to everyone who comes and visits my blog and reads my work. Writing is more to me than a hobby, so the fact that I can write about Fashion and beauty (which is my obsession) is amazing. 

The kit includes:

  • Body Wash
  • Body Lotion 
  • Facial Wash
  • Hand Cream
  • Day Cream
  • Hydrating Mask
  • Facial Scrub
  • Eye Cream
  • Relaxation mask

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is;

 

I will be choosing the winner at RANDOM so everyone has a good chance of winning! The giveaway ends on the 3RD FEBUARY and this is when the winner will be announced :)!

Love Lyndsy x