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About Me Living in a small town, working for the government with a fabulous man, 1 full time daughter and 2 part-time stepdaughters, I keep very busy. Involved with Community Theatre and Embroidery.

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
3rd July, 2017 at 2:03 am
L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Fresh Care with Coriander Conditioner Review
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Amazing conditioner for weak hair!

I was probably most impressed with the conditioner from the range of coriander products from this line. I was actually shocked after using it!

The consistency is like a white balmy treatment more than a typical conditioner. It's quite thick, and when I noticed that for the first time I knew it would be good. You don't need to use much, it spreads out quite well and covers a good amount of hair.

As I was rinsing it out I wondered why it wasn't all coming out - my hair was so silky that I just assumed it was the conditioner still in my hair. But it was actually my hair! It felt amazing, very light and floaty. Even though the consistency was thick, it didn't weigh down my hair (a bonus of being silicon free) and actually felt like it nourished my hair, instead of feeling like it was just coated with product.

When I dried my hair and brushed it, it didn't tug like it usually does. It was extremely smooth. Also, it made my hair so soft! I kept touching my hair because I was amazed at how good it felt

I didn't expect to love a conditioner this much, but this one is definitely the best I've ever used. I will repurchase after this one runs out for sure! If you have damaged hair thus is definitely worth a try - it will help your hair to heal and not just coat it in a layer of silicon.

Tips: Use the corresponding shampoo, apply conditioner and leave in for a few minutes before rinsing.

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Thanks! you have made me want this! I saw it at the supermarket the other day, next time it's going in the trolley!

Overall rating:
5.0/5
13th May, 2017 at 6:16 pm
Goodness Every Day Cream Cleanser Review
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Amazing smell

I received this as part of the "The Ball" Beauty Box, which has since sold out. Once the cleanser I was using was finished, I decided to give this a try. This is the first goodness product I have ever used.

I have very dry skin, so I prefer to use cream cleansers. This one comes packaged in a blue/green box, and the 150ml tube is packaged in the same colour and design.

To use it you unscrew the grey lid, and then squeeze some onto your hand, before massaging it into the damp skin on your face. One squeeze of the tube is enough to get the right amount of product for your face.

What first struck me about this product was the amazing smell. It smells like cucumber and freshly cut lemongrass. It is easy to apply to your face, and massages into the skin well. It is also easy to rinse off, and leaves my skin feeling soft, hydrated, and ready to receive some moisturiser. My only criticism is that the tube would be easier to use if it had a flip lid instead of a screw one, but I will still consider repurchasing this once it runs out.

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Lemongrass -yes, that is the scent I have been struggling to decipher!

Overall rating:
5.0/5
3rd March, 2017 at 6:18 pm
Trilogy Everything Balm Review
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Everything is possible!

This stuff is incredible for keeping dry things in check, I fell in love with the packaging as soon as I saw it, it comes in a red tin with a screw lid, I've already planned to put my bobby pins inside once I've finished my balm.

The things I like to use this balm for are: The dry corners of my nose, my elbows and ankles (they get dry so often) for the ends of my hair, keeping my eyebrow hairs in place, hydrating my chapped lips, removing paint from my hands, I've used this to remove my makeup a few times which has worked a treat!

I use the edge of my nail and push the product forward so I dont get any under my nails and melt it between my fingertips before using it for which ever purpose. It is non greasy and absorbs with ease, At first I found the scent strong but over the first few days of using it I forgot about the scent.

I am impressed with how well this balm works and the tin it comes in is adorable plus reuseable. I will be repurchasing this in the future, for the cost you only use a small amount and it lasts a long time.

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So it's not just me who hates getting product under their nails!

Overall rating:
2.3/5
30th August, 2016 at 10:09 pm
Skinfood SPF 15 Moisturiser
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Reminds me of sunscreen rather than a moisturiser

I love the brand and many of their products but used a tube of this product and feel just meh.

On the plus side it's available at the grocery store so easy to find and pick up at a reasonable cost. A super plus is that it has sunscreen! Love using a daily moisturiser that has sunscreen, but I found the product to be more dry/chalky like a sunscreen and less moisturising.

The product comes out quickly so you don't need to squeeze the bottle too hard, and it has a thicker consistency than other daily moisturisers, so you have to work it on to apply. It leaves a tacky feeling, again like sunscreen.

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I agree, it did feel more like a sunscreen - but with only SPF 15 - what's the point? better to go with an actual 30+ sunscreen IMO.

Overall rating:
4.0/5
8th November, 2016 at 10:34 am
L'Oreal EverStrong Strengthening & Repairing Conditioner Review
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Luxurious but smelly hair

I received this pair in the "You wont believe its hair" Best beauty box ever, this would have to be my favorite Beauty box so far, with so many hair products to choose from, I lined every item up and took out everything I would use first. The bright green shampoo and conditioner bottles definitely drew me in to using them first.

Ive been using these for the past few months and the results have been great. I have used just over half of each tube and with this duo you only use a small amount at a time. The shampoo creates a massive amount of suds, if you have a heavy hand like me you will learn over the first few times that you've used way too much. It gets to the roots of your hair and removes all of the buildup of dirt and grim thats in your hair. Every time I wash out the shampoo I can feel how clean my hair is. With the conditioner it detangles my hair instantly, I apply this to my ends and let it soak for a few minutes.

The magic doesn't start until my hair starts air drying, the amount of shine my hair has after each wash is truly amazing, I used to apply serum to the ends after I washed my hair but since I've been using this I've been able to skip this step. In regards to strength, Im not sure if this has helped my hair, with the medication Im on its inevitable that my hair falls out so maybe it is helping my hair not fall out as much? I am impressed with how healthy looking my hair is, the only thing I dont like about this is the scent, Im not much of a wood fan and I dislike my hair smelling like sandalwood, no matter how much you rinse your hair you're left with this fragrance, Im still trying to get used to this smell.

Other than this I am highly impressed with this Shampoo and conditioner, I would repurchase again.

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Great review - I just got this from the Hair box & now can't wait to try it out!

Overall rating:
4.3/5
7th December, 2015 at 9:50 pm
Camille Co Blackcurrant & Vanilla Soap Review
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Delightful !

What a delight receiving this soap in the mail ! It was packaged beautifully in a recyclable box and tissue . The soap was a fantastic size , lovely and round and smooth that felt nice in your hand. I loved the smell , I could defiantly smell the black currant and loved the poppy seeds. It produced a lovely rich lather and was a pleasure to use. My only disappointment was there was no ingredient list , which is a must for me as I'm allergic to sodium laurel sulphate which makes me itch so I had no idea what I was putting on my skin or if it had any moisturising properties. I am happy however to report that this soap didn't make me itch or dry my skin out so well done !

Tips: I just left my soap high up out of the running water and it dried on its own nicely

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This review was placed by a Trial Team member who was randomly selected to receive and review the product by Beauty Review. This review accurately reflects the individual's experience of the product and is not influenced by Beauty Review in any way.

Ingredients are listed on a outer label: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Pam Kernelate, Aqua, Parfum, Glycerin, Papaver Somniferum (Poppy) Seeds, Sodium Chloride, CI 77891, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etridronate, Alpha Isomethylionone, Coumarin, Limonene.

Overall rating:
2.7/5
30th August, 2016 at 9:29 pm
Kim Kardashian Gold 100ml
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Gold and Gorgeous

This scent is number 3 of the 4 miniatures I bought in the Kim Kardashian Koffret Kollection.

I love Kimmie and I love Gold, so it was already looking good before I even opened the bottle.

The miniature bottle is round and black with gold lettering - a lovely combination, very classy.

The scent is sweet but also very spicy - actually more spicy than sweet and could be quite sickly if applied too heavily.

I'm not sure what I can compare it too, but it's kind of spicy and fruity and sweet. Possibly what you'd expect of a celebrity perfume, but not what I'd expect of this range and not as nice as True Reflection or Glam.

So, while it is subtle and nice, it has an edge to it that I'm not really fond of. In fact, it reminded me of kiwifruit a little bit. The odd thing is, every time I smell it, it smells different than the time before!

I probably wouldn't buy it as I prefer others of her range more.

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Very classy - great way to describe this fragrance

Overall rating:
3.7/5
20th June, 2014 at 9:54 pm
Juicy Couture Couture Couture Review
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Couture Couture!

As one of my personal favs it wasn't hard to think of so many good things to say about this product! Juicy Couture has always been a trusty brand for mid-teens to teens and I think it definitely shows on the packaging. It's a lovely bottle and not to mention it is so easy to take the cap off and spray on! (Unlike some of those "tricky" ones where you find it hard determining where the perfume is actually supposed to come out). What I like about this is it is true to the tones it says it reflects, especially the fruity/jasmine ones. Unlike other "candy-like" smells such as Selena Gomez etc this doesn't over power your nose with a sugary scent (thanks to the Jasmine/citrus). In saying this however I do think that the sweet smell would be too much for this to be classified as a "nighttime perfume" so I would highly recommend sticking to wearing this in the day. Additionally, I found that this scent lingered for almost THE WHOLE DAY on me which was fabulous because I am shocking at remembering when to re-apply! I even found that I could smell it in my washing basket from clothes preciously worn!

I have SUPER sensitive skin so obviously it wasn't the best when applied but admittedly I didn't actually have a problem with it at all as long as it wasn't directly put oh my neck.

One issue with this however is that I would not recommend paying the RRP. I was lucky enough to pick this up at a sale for $60 and although it is a fabulous wear and buy I don't think $79 is worth paying for a low-mid range perfume. However if you are lucky enough to bag a bargain then go for it!

Tips: Don't pay RRP - wait for big bucket deals! Not a night perfume.

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If you apply it to your clothes, it will last longer & not affect your skin :)

Overall rating:
5.0/5
5th August, 2014 at 11:51 pm
The Tangle Teezer
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Best hairbrush ever!

The tangle teezer is amazing! It's all I use now, I can use on wet hair and it doesn't pull or damage. I have one for my daughter also, makes brushing time much easier, faster and no complaints! Would recommend to anyone with a sensitive scalp and anyone with kids! Or just to anyone really!

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thanks! I really want one now.