Thursday, 30 October 2014

TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System Conditioner [Review | First Impressions]

Earlier this month I introduced you to the TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System: you can read my first post which was the shampoo review by following this link HERE

Today's post is about the second step in this system, the conditioner.

It comes in the same tube as the shampoo and so you also get 250ml worth of product.

The conditioner has the same delicious smell as the shampoo and is also infused with Keratin, so that it gives you smooth and shiny hair without the need to visit your salon! 

As you can see in the above photo, after you have rinsed your hair from the shampoo, you apply this conditioner and leave on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing it. 
All I can say about this TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System Conditioner is that my hair has never been this manageable AND knot-free after washing. Knots unravel in a matter of seconds and therefore brushing is less damaging to the hair [as you know preferably you shouldn't brush your hair when wet but I have to do this, since my hair is very fine and therefore more prone to tangling!] 
So if you have dry, unruly, frizzy hair, this is definitely a product you should look out for.

The TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System Conditioner costs €6.75* and it is now available throughout Malta and Gozo. 

Keep posted for my final TRESemmé review in the coming days!

For more information and further updates, check out the TRESemme Malta Facebook page by clicking *here*



***Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by TRESemme Malta for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review. What I wrote in the review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Born Pretty Store Assorted Black Rhinestone Wheel [Hearts | Ovals | Round | Review]

A while back I was sent this gorgeous black rhinestone wheel from Born Pretty Store [Check them out by clicking *here* - they have free worldwide shipping!]

In the wheel you get approximately 200 pcs and they are assorted: hearts, ovals and round shaped. 

I fell in love with these as soon as I saw them, since they change colour depending from which angle you look at them: from blue, to purple, to green and gold...

...this way they will match a huge variety of nail polish shades!

This wheel costs $2.45* and you can get yours by clicking *here*

You can use the code AIB10 for 10% off your whole order.

For more nail art ideas by yours truly, check out my official nail facebook page Nail Candy by Lorraine.



Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara with Argan Oil [First Impressions | Review]

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that my pharmacist stocked the new Rimmel Wonder'Full mascara because 1) it has argan oil and 2) it is super cheap 3) it's always nice to test out new mascaras even though 9/10 times they disappoint. 

I think this one cost me around €7 to €8 and it comes in Bronze or Blue packaging [if I'm not mistaken the blue version is waterproof]

But do I like it? Read on!

First off I wanted to say that I love the Bronze-y packaging of this one. 

Secondly I was really intrigued by the Argan Oil part, but I thought hey! if it is good enough for my hair and for my skin, it should work wonderfully on my lashes.

As a matter of fact this does not harden up your lashes like some other mascaras do - in some weird sort of way they feel soft and bendable - actually I think it conditions my lashes. 

As you can see from the pictures, the wand is make from silicone and has short, spiky bristles. 

This mascara gives a fanned out effect to your lashes, which makes them very natural looking. In my opinion it is more of a lengthening mascara than a voluminising one. 

This has a clump free formula so if you're into a natural look, this mascara is definitely for you! Plus you can apply more than 1 coat without getting spidery lashes.

If I'm honest the first couple of times I used this Rimmel mascara I wasn't wowed, but after a couple of uses I always find that mascaras deliver better, perhaps because the formula dries up a little bit. 

Now I always use this for daytime or combined with my Miss Manga [review here] for a more dramatic look [I'm sorry I don't have any before|after photos - will try to get a clear one soon]

Which is your favourite mascara?



Sunday, 26 October 2014

Yves Rocher Shampooing Reflets Bruns | Brown Highlights Shampoo [Review]

When I first saw this Yves Rocher Brown Highlights Shampoo* I was intrigued to say the least, since normally shampoos of these kind are available for blonde hair [and sometimes red] but rarely for brown.

This shampoo is specifically made with Chincona extracts - an extract which is taken from the Chincona tree bark in Equador - and which is known for its natural dying properties.

Similarly to purple shampoo, this one has a strong brown redish hue, which I was scared would stain my hands - but all was fine.

It lathers ok, and like the majority of Yves Rocher products, it has a floral scent which lingers on the hair.

During the first few days where I used this, I was asked countless of times if I had re-lightened my hair, so I guess it works! Of course, you won't end up with brown highlights just by using this Brown Highlights Shampoo, but you will definitely notice your hair getting a tad lighter, especially if like me you have highlights/ombre/balayage. 

It also gives your hair a clean and shiny look so I'm not complaining!

This shampoo costs €6.20 for 200ml and you can get yours from the Yves Rocher outlets in Malta [Sliema | Valletta | Paola].

I am also excited to tell you that up until the 10th November, Yves Rocher Malta have this offer going on: 50% off on the second hair product purchased.

[Their Dry Ends Balm is to die for - check out my review here!]

You can also follow their official Facebook page by clicking here.



Saturday, 11 October 2014

TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System Shampoo [Review | First Impressions]

About 2 weeks ago I was introduced to this brand new product by TRESemmé - the 7 Day Smooth System* - which consists of a 3 step system [shampoo, conditioner and a treatment/balm].

They are Keratin enriched products and they are made to be used with straighteners.

I will be splitting the reviews for this product into 3 separate posts - this way you'll be getting a more in depth review for the system as a whole [since I'll be watching out for the evolution of my hair whilst using these products]

As the title implies, today's post will mainly focus on the shampoo.

First of all I would like to say how I love shampoo/conditioner packaging which come in tubes like this one. It looks more versatile and gives it an expensive look / feel [even though like other TRESemmé products, these are highly affordable - more on that by the end of the post].

The smell of this shampoo is to die for and it lingers on the hair for quite a while. It also lathers super well and gives your hair a thorough, deep cleanse, although I always shampoo twice.

This TRESemmé 3-step system promises to give your locks a salon-smooth effect - which [gulp!] lasts even through washes! How good is that?

It also promises to be non-damaging - so I'll keep you updated on that - but I just want to tell you this - my hair has never been this manageable, knot-less and shiny just by using straighteners on them [and wait for it - I didn't feel the need to use any oils on my hair afterwards]

It is of course best to use these products when you'll be using straighteners with them, since it has a revolutionary thermal technology which is activated by the heat of the straighteners, giving your hair a smooth feel.

It is also best if you use the products all together [so shampoo/conditioner/treatment] to get the best of results.

The TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System Shampoo costs €6.75* and it is now available throughout Malta and Gozo. 

For more information and further updates, check out the TRESemme Malta Facebook page by clicking *here*

Keep posted for the next TRESemmé review!



***Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by TRESemme Malta for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review. What I wrote in the review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Yves Rocher Repair Balm Dry Ends [Review]

This Yves Rocher Repair Balm Dry Ends* has become my latest favourite and I've been using it religiously for the past month.

Have you got dry ends? If yes, you'd better keep reading.

Like the majority of Yves Rocher products, this Repair Balm is silicone, paraben and colorant free.

It is also made with natural ingredients (more than 96% to be exact!), so it has a slight flowery scent which is not overpowering, but it is there. The scent also lingers on your hair for quite a while. I don't mind it at all but you'd better take a whiff while you're at the store. After all, this means that the product is indeed made with natural products and there are no plastic-y, fake smells mixed to it.

The balm is white and looks like conditioner. To use you just squeeze a dollop on your hands, and apply to your ends.

I sometimes use this while my hair is towel dried, or when my hair has dried out. I also like to re-apply it on 2nd or 3rd hair day instead of using hair serum so as not to weigh the hair down.

I'm happy to say that I've seen a vast improvement on my hair from day 1 - and this is no mean feat since this rarely happens with hair products.

I think that it makes split ends less noticeable and also softens your hair.

Friends and family have also noticed a difference, and have told me that my hair looks a lot better. Of course, since I've bleached the ends of my hair it has gone a bit crazy and dry, and since my hair is quite thin it tends to split immediately (even if I just blowdry it) This balm has worked quite nicely though!

I'm already half way through mine - and I will definitely re-purchase it.

The Yves Rocher Repair Balm Dry Ends costs €8.90* for 50ml and you can get yours from the Yves Rocher outlets in Sliema, Valletta and Paola.