Palmer's Zero Break Hair Care | Review

Wednesday, 8 November 2017


I recently reviewed the Palmer's Coconut Hair Care and explained how much I loved it (check out the full review here). Having never tried any of the range before, I was excited when I was offered the chance to also try the Palmer's Zero Breakage range. I have quite thin hair and so it is prone to breaking. It’s not something that has been a huge concern of mine, but if I can prevent it, then that’s great. 

Healthy hair has ceramides which help support the structure of the hair cuticle. However, various factors such as styling and the environment can lead to fewer ceramides which makes the hair coarse and dry. Palmer's Zero Breakage Range contains hydro-ceramides which help replenish the natural lipids of the hair cuticle. This strengthens the hair and reduces damage, breakage and splitting. All ingredients in the Palmer’s Zero Breakage range are ethically and sustainably sourced which is becoming ever important to me. 


Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using the Palmer's Zero Breakage Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Reconstructor which I spray onto damp hair. At first, it took a little while to get used to using an oil based shampoo as to me this doesn’t seem instinctively right as I wash my hair to prevent having oily hair. However, once I got over that, I did really enjoy using the products. The Shampoo and Conditioner feel really nice on my hair and after having applied them, I spray the Palmer’s Zero Breakage Reconstructor onto damp hair and then continue styling my hair. The 2 in 1 formula helps improve the visible signs of hair damage whilst providing a protective barriers against external factors that weaken hair. 

As with the Palmer’s Coconut Hair Care range, the Zero Breakage range smells incredible, it leaves my hair feeling clean and smelling lovely! If you’re looking for products that help protect the hair against damage and help to strengthen hair, I really do recommend this range.



October Favourites

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Somehow we're not at the end of October, I feel like I blinked and this month has totally disappeared. October through to December is my favourite time of the year and so I hate how quickly it's going. This month has been a bit of a crazy one for me as work is super busy, but I thought I'd share with you a few of the things I've been loving this month.

I recently reviewed the Estée Lauder Double Wear so I won't go into too much detail about it, but I've fallen in love with this foundation this month. It provides such a high coverage without being too heavy on my skin. I love that it comes in such a large array of shades which means that it's suitable for so many different skin tones. I've been reaching for this foundation so much more than any other this month, I love it!

Until recently, I'd never used a CC cream and didn't really know too much about their benefits. Instead I stuck to a trusted BB cream the I loved. If you've followed my blog for a while you'll know that I don't like to wear foundation on a daily basis as I find them too much and my skin doesn't like it. Therefore, when my friend recommended trying a CC cream, I was really intrigued and went into Boots to see what I could find. I came across the Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting cream and thought it was worth a try. Considering I bought it on a bit of a whim, I've absolutely been loving it. The coverage is really good, though obviously not as high as a foundation, but my skin is really grateful for that. Whilst it doesn't last all day, it is much better than any BB cream I've used, it's really easy to apply and blends so well. Annoyingly there are only two shades, but fortunately for me, one of the lightest shade 'Ivory' is perfect for my skin tone, it's so good a correcting all the redness on my face. I'm definitely going to be repurchasing another one as I've been so impressed.

Last month, I was in The Body Shop and they had a 3 for 2 offer on their skincare and as I needed two skincare products, I thought it was only right that I got a third for free! I came across the Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion and was really intrigued by it so thought it was worth a try. I apply this as a base to help prevent any oiliness throughout the day. I have combination skin and so I do have oily areas of skin and this is perfect at matifying that without causing any breakouts. The Tea Tree range at The Body Shop is designed for blemished skin and whilst my skin isn't too bad at the moment, I like the Tea Tree range as I know that it won't cause any breakouts. I like to use the Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion during the week underneath my CC cream and it's great at holding my make up in place for longer. I've been really impressed!

I don't need to go into too much detail about this product as everyone seems to be loving it at the moment, I also did a full review which you can check out here. However, what I will say is that I've been really loving this cleanser this month. It's great at removing my make-up and leaves my skin feeling really clean. I've really fallen in love with it!

I was recently in America and knew I had to get my hands on a Bath & Body Works candles as I'd heard such good things about them. Once in store, I spent ages smelling all the different candles trying to decide which one to get (much to my boyfriends dismay). Eventually, I settled on 'Leaves' as it's literally Autumn in a candle and I absolutely love it! It's really scented and there's no mistaking once you've lit it! I've been burning it so much this month and my flat has smelt incredible!

So that's everything I've been loving this October, I'd love to know what you've been loving!


Estée Lauder Double Wear | Review

Sunday, 29 October 2017



 

I’ve yet to find my holy grail foundation and so I’m always on the look out for new products and good product reviews. One foundation that I’ve heard nothing, but good things about is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I kept meaning to try it and a couple of months ago, I finally got round to buying it. I've never used any  Estée Lauder products before and so I was intrigued to see what the famous Double Wear Foundation would be like.

What do I think about it? 

Coverage 
I have quite an uneven skin tone so I love high coverage foundations as I find they help even out my skin tone and cover up all my blemishes and redness. This foundation is perfect for me as it has a really high coverage, but without feeling really heavy on my skin. What's even better is that you really don't need to use much product to provide a really flawless look and one that will stay in place all day and so I think I'll have this bottle for a while. There's nothing worse than purchasing a more high end foundation and finding that you go through a bottle really quickly.

Longevity
As I touched on above, this is such a long lasting foundation. Typically, before applying it, I cleanse, use a serum, moisturise and prime and then I find that this is the perfect base for the Estée Lauder Double Wear and it stays in place all day. I've found some foundations oxidise really quickly throughout the day which often leaves my skin looking really patchy, however, the Double Wear provides a flawless look and prevents me from having to top up my make up as the day goes on.

Consistency
I'm not a massive fan of really thick foundations (which you often find with high coverage foundations), but at the same time I'm not too keen on watery foundations either (I'm hard to please, I know!). However, the Estée Lauder Double Wear is the perfect consistency for me, it's not too runny, but it doesn't feel like I'm plastering it on my face either, it's definitely just right.

Packaging 
I love the premium feel of this packaging. The foundation is in a glass bottle and topped with a gold lid. I love the frosted look to the glass too. My only criticism is that there isn't a pump included which means I have to pour the foundation onto the back of my hand, which isn't ideal as I often end up with excess product on my hand. I wish pumps were included as standard as I think I'm going to have to buy one separately.

Price
At £32 Estée Lauder Double Wear isn't the cheapest foundation available, but for the quality of the product, I think it's really good value for money. Also, it contains SPF 10 which is always handy for someone like me who always burns really easily!

I've been really impressed with Estée Lauder Double Wear and I definitely think it's worthy of all the hype it receives. I don't think many foundations have such a large array of shades as the Estée Lauder Double Wear and so I think it's perfect for so many people. As it is such a high coverage, you do need to ensure that you properly cleanse your face after having worn it as it could clog up pores if you sleep in it. However, this doesn't bother me too much because I always cleanse after taking my make up off anyway.

Have you tried the Estée Lauder Double Wear? I'd love to know your thoughts.




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