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Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo

Great Product!

This must have been one of the best shampoos I have used in a while. Not only does it alleviate dry and itchy scapls, but it also leaves you with the most soft and luscious looking hair. It also didn’t strip my hair of its colour or moisture like some anti dandruff shampoos can do. It is quite pricey, but definitely worth the buy!

MAC Extreme Winner

I am a big fan MAC mascaras, so I was very happy to give this one a try. Firstly, the packaging is great! I love the shape of the tube, it is different to what is out there. The applicator ensures that the mascara is applied evenly and that there are no clumps. The mascara was long-lasting, which I loved. After application, you are left with long and defined lashes, which is great for a daytime look. The mascara didn’t offer much volume, which is what I am really looking for when I buy mascaras. However, all the good qualities of the MAC Extreme Black Mascara outweighs this and I would definitely repurchase the product.

Love this product!

This product’s packaging is lovely – but then again I do love Estée Lauder products and always think that the packaging is great. The blue and gold combination is stunning. I think a pump bottle would have worked better for the serum, as I found more often than not I would dispense too much product at a time. The serum is silky smooth and glides onto the skin.  It has a lovely scent. I had used the product for around 2 weeks and noticed that my skin tone improved (no more dull looking skin), and I was left with glowing skin. I also found that the slight scarring I had on my face was lightened – which made me feel that this product was a powerful serum if used consistently over a longer period of time. This product is also great at ensuring you are left with an even skin tone – I suffer from redness and this product was definitely a winner in banishing uneven skin tone.

It is quite expensive, but definitely worth the splurge!

A little splurge!

The Estée Lauder Enlighten Crème is thick and luxurious, and was an absolute pleasure to apply! I have very dry skin, so I am always keen on thick and hydrating night cream and this landed in my hands at the right time. The change in season to winter is always tough on my skin, and this cream is making the transition that much easier. The texture is smooth and luxurious and feels great on application. I noticed that my skin was visibly clearer and I was left with a glowing complexion and hydrated skin. If you are looking for a product to revive your skin and help with dullness and uneven skin tone – then this is the product for you!

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Repair Conditioning Treatment

John Frieda is a winner!

I am hooked on John Frieda hair care range for Blondes, and I have been very impressed with the quality of the products and the results I have seen. I have tried the whole range for blonde hair from Go Lighter to Everlasting Blonde, so when I finally tried the conditioning treatment , I was expecting results.

I was very impressed with this product after using it over the course of 2 weeks. I noticed that my dull and brassy looking hair was now silky smooth, shiny and had a high gloss finish. The treatment nourishes hair, restores hair colour and is great for blonde hair that is slightly damaged. I think I can safely say that colour-treated blondes battle with fragile and damaged hair, and this is the solution I have been looking for. This deep conditioning treatment is great for combating dry and damaged hair.

I used the repair conditioning treatment twice a week after shampooing and conditioning my hair. Leave on wet hair for 5 minutes and rinse. Be careful not to use too much of the treatment and make sure that you rinse your hair thoroughly – the first time I used it, I didn’t rinse my hair properly and by the end of the day my hair was extremely greasy.

For best results, I left the repair conditioning treatment on for 20 minutes and the results were fantastic! This is a gem of a product and I would highly recommend it. I do suggest for best results, use the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Repair Conditioning Treatment in conjunction with the Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner. John Frieda hair care products have made their way to the top of my toiletry list.

Miss Manga

I have wanted to try the Miss Manga mascara since it launched, but I wasn’t too sure about the applicator, so I always gave it a skip. So when I finally got my hands on the Miss Manga Punky, I was very excited to try it out. The packaging is cute and fun, and the tube is a great shape too! I also loved the pop of green on the lid!

I was a bit uncertain when I saw the comb, as I was used to a thicker comb, with many bristles, so this wasn’t the type of wand I was used to. After I used the mascara, I loved the wand! It ensures that each eyelash is coated and it made a dramatic look – which I love. I found that the Punky look wasn’t as difficult to achieve as I thought it would be. The applicator does most of the work for you, so it didn’t take too much effort to get the desired punky look.

After application, my lashes definitely felt heavier. The look is great though. I am very fair, so often or not my eyelashes need a good coating of mascara, and I found with the Miss Manga Punky I didn’t need to apply multiple coats, 2 coats was sufficient. Removing the mascara was quite tricky – it holds up to its long-lasting promise.

The Miss Manga Punky is by far one of my new favourite mascaras – I definitely would purchase it again. I have been using another brand of mascara for years, but I think I have found my new replacement brand! There was no smudging after hours of wear – which was great, no panda eyes. I would definitely recommend this mascara – I have very sensitive eyes, so I often battle to find the perfect mascara that doesn’t irritate my eyes, and gives me the dramatic lashes I am looking for.

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