4.10.22

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

Recently I was kindly sent the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Shade 300 A Lipstick Is Not A Yes to test and review.

This lipstick will donate 100% of the profits from this shade to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the UK's pioneering personal safety charity.

The packaging features a classic rectangular red plastic case with rounded edges and a gold accent band around the middle, separating the cap from the base. The cap has a slanted top, a small indentation where it meets the gold centre band and a rounded groove on the same side for easier gripping. The tube inside matches the exterior gold band, and the lipstick is easily dispensed with a smooth twist up motion. The case closes with a satisfying click when replacing the cap.

This limited edition of the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Shade 300 A Lipstick Is Not A Yes features an embossed illustration of several female faces in line-art style on the bullet as a feminist symbol of sorority. It has a retro baby powder scent that doesn't linger, and a creamy texture that feels moisturising, immediately reducing the look of flaky and dry skin on the lips thanks to Lanolin (one of my favourite lip-care ingredients), Castor, Sesame Seed, Argan and Soybean Oils; as well as Petrolatum, Beeswax and Vitamin E.   

This lipstick is very pigmented and only a light touch is needed to achieve full colour payoff. The shade appears to have orange undertones in the bullet and looks like a hot pink shade when swatched. When applied it looks more like a neutral red, which I find quite flattering on my complexion (for reference, I have a 'warm autumn' colour palette). It also makes redness within my face less apparent and creates the illusion of a whiter smile. It is quite long lasting and stains the lips so will still be noticeable after eating and drinking. I believe it would be a shade suitable for all skin tones. 

I really like the message behind this lipstick: of women supporting other women as I believe we are stronger together. 

Find L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes at Superdrug.

xo

29.9.22

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

The Body Shop has released this year's Advent Calendars which are great value for money, but on top of that you can get 20% off their regular price!

The 3 calendar options this year are: 

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Box of Wishes Advent Calendar £55 (worth £89.50) - This calendar celebrates the women of Chhattisgarh, India, using their Community Fair Trade Mango Seed Oil in the indulgent Body Butters included in this calendar.

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Box of Wonders Advent Calendar £95 (worth £159) - This calendar celebrates the women of Tamale, Ghana using Community Fair Trade shea butter and supporting them with healthcare and education projects.

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Box of Wishes & Wonders Advent Calendar £145 (worth £219) - The advent calendar for ultimate pampering, it is made using Community Fair Trade recycled plastic and supports waste pickers of Bengaluru, India with a fair wage and improved working conditions.

Each calendar is packed with 24 goodies (click each link to discover what's included in each of them). The small one is great to try out several ranges and discover a new favourite, while the medium and big ones are ideal if you want to stock up on your holy grails as they include several full sized items!

To get 20% off your next purchase at The Body Shop online or in-store, use code 13025 at checkout or at the till. 

But be quick, as this offer ends 3rd October!

T&C - 29/09/22 – 03/10/22. Online & instore. Enter code online for 20% off in a single transaction. Valid between 9am Thursday 29th September 2022 and 9am Tuesday 04th October 2022. The offer excludes (1) Delivery Charges, (2) Gift Cards, (3) Sale, (4) Gifts. This offer cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. 

xo

27.9.22

StaticJam Seriously Good Styler

StaticJam Seriously Good Styler

Around the start of September I received a bottle of the StaticJam Seriously Good Styler, kindly sent to me by Beauty Buddy.

The Seriously Good Styler by StaticJam is a styling hair serum that helps achieve a smoothing effect by eliminating static, frizz and flyaways. It is designed to be used on wet hair and is suitable for all hair types. Their goal is to create the look and feel of second day texture while keeping the freshness of clean hair.

Some notable ingredients in this hair serum include Panthenol, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Amino Acids from Wheat and Soy, plus Arginine, Serine and Threonine. 

The Seriously Good Styler has a thick, gel consistency which can feel a bit sticky when applied, however that goes away as the product dries. It has a fresh, crisp apple scent reminiscent of shampoo, which I like. The fragrance is quite strong at first but mellows down over time.

I apply around a grape-sized amount, concentrating on lengths and ends, and any residue left on my hands I will apply on the crown and root area. It does not make hair look or feel greasy at all.

At first I was a bit sceptical but the serum does deliver on the claim of reducing frizz. After washing, sometimes even after applying leave-in-conditioners, my hair turns very frizzy and pretty much uncontrollable, but with this serum my hair dries out with virtually no frizz, which is amazing. It also helps my hair feel soft and smooth while keeping its volume.

It makes me feel a lot more confident if I am going out with wet or damp hair because I know that it won't turn into a frizzy mess. 

The only thing I didn't love is that it does not feel very nourishing, so if you have dry hair you probably won't like it, however, it would work great for oily and thin hair as it maintains volume. It also seems to leave some white residue towards the ends of my hair, which are usually almost dry when I apply the product so do make sure that hair is wet to avoid this.

If you are looking for a reasonably-priced, frizz-reducing hair serum that won't weigh hair down then I would recommend the StaticJam Seriously Good Styler.

The StaticJam 200ml Seriously Good Styler serum retails for £12.

xo

22.9.22

All Used Up #16

All Used Up #16

It's time for a new instalment of the All Used Up Series! My most recently finished products are:

Better You Magnesium Sleep Body Lotion*: infused with Lavender and Chamomile oils, this lotion helps relax muscles thanks to Magnesium Chloride. With nourishing Beeswax and hydrating Glycerin, this product helps moisturise the skin while the relaxing effect and gentle Lavender and Chamomile scent also helps to fall asleep. Would definitely have this again!

Simple Water Boost Micellar Water: a gentle cleanser and makeup remover with Glycerin and Saccharide Isomerate (or Pentavitin) to hydrate the skin. It is effective and affordable, especially when on offer. It is also Hyaluronic Acid-free which is great. Will probably repurchase in the future. 

Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner: a basic conditioner for frequent use. It contains Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Lysine and Arginine. I found it a bit watery and didn't do much for my hair. It does soften and help detangle but it is not very nourishing. Probably would not repurchase as it wasn't amazing.

The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5 Serum: contains Panthenol and several amino acids to soothe and moisturise the skin. It has a light dry oil consistency that gently nourishes the skin but does not feel greasy. Great for adding into your usual moisturiser for an added boost, also nice used on its own. Would have it again as I liked how it made my skin feel soft and moisturised but did not cause breakouts or oiliness.

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Hand Cream: this product is very nourishing without leaving any greasy feeling. Comprised of amazing ingredients such as Macadamia Oil, Shea Butter, Pomegranate Oil and Extract, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Saccharide Isomerate and Ceramides, it restores and softens the skin, leaving hands softly scented. I would definitely repurchase (this is my second one) but the brand seems to be having some stock issues. Truly hope it is not discontinued!

Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules: this was a sample containing 7 capsules. I find that the content of one capsule can go further than one use. They can feel a bit greasy but they are great after using an exfoliating treatment or retinoid to prevent any dryness. I would use them again for such purposes. Full review here.

Have you tried any of these products?

xo

20.9.22

Vichy Haul

Vichy Laboratoires Haul

Last month I received a package kindly sent to me by Vichy for being part of their online community. You may have seen a preview in my most recent New In post, however, above is the content reveal of the package.

The gift contained the following products:

Thanks Vichy! Expect full reviews coming soon ;D

Have you tried any Vichy products?

xo