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About Me A youthful 50 something year old in attitude and appearance. My day job is a teacher. When I'm not being a teacher I'm busy creating with paint, fabric, furniture, plants, food and writing. I'm a Libran girl hence my love of beauty products - skin care, body care, make up and good smells. I love makeup, I wear it everyday and absolutely adore getting glammed up. I have been known to entertain friends while having bubble baths complete with bubbles in hand! Am dedicated to skincare morning and night but not very clever with my hair. Luckily it's long and thick but sadly dead straight. I have a early teen daughter who is just starting to show interest in make up and hair. Fun!

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Overall rating:
4.3/5
5th January, 2018 at 3:40 pm
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3  - Intensive Anti-Ageing Regime Review
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My skin liked these products!

Prior to this review I had used the serum before, but none of the others.... I changed completely from my usual routine

Serum: The first morning and night I put this on I got a very slight tingling to it. It went on very smooth and my skin felt fantastic. Over time my complexion has definitely brightened and looks clearer with use. I LOVED the previous serum and this one doesn't disappoint either.

Eye-cream: I love the applicator. I've had another brand of eye cream with the same applicator and I love it. It feels cool on the eye area. The actual tube it’s in is quite firm and I felt I had to squeeze well and truly to get product to the applicator and sometimes I'd then have too much product - so recommend storing the tube on its lid on sloped towards the lid to have the product waiting when you squeeze. Eye area wrinkles and puffiness aren't a big problem area for me, but it was a lovely product on and certainly made the eye area feel moisturised and soft.

Day Cream: this one was a problem for me - it goes on lovely, and is super nourishing, and you definitely don't have dry skin, but it felt greasy and extra shiny..... and that was fine except when it came time for makeup, and using a BB cream rather than foundation I found the BB cream slid around my face and caked in places - I'd have to use my fingers to smooth it out and powder to de-shine me.... The BB cream is a separate dilemma for me so maybe a different one would work better for me - but it was probably my biggest issue with the products for this review

Night Cream - YES! A nourishing night cream/mask that my skin LOVED! IT is heavy, but it is a mask, but with that it is super nourishing and from Day 1 I woke up with lovely baby soft skin, that with time looked smoother and clearer (likely a combo of serum and the cream! With having the night mask in my routine, I found I was less critical of the dryness of my skin during the day which was a big flaw in my previous routine as I always felt dry and aged by the end of the day - obviously I didn't have the right night product until now. I really like this night cream and will keep it in my routine.

I enjoyed all of these products - some more than others. The night cream was probably the big win for me in helping with my on-going dry skin – it turned around my skin very quickly. My skin overall has a much better texture and is super soft. Without makeup, it looks brighter. I'd possibly switch out the day cream for another, it just left me feeling to shiny/greasy - but I didn't feel I had dry skin end of the day so it certainly does its job.

I will say re. packaging that the day and night cream containers are so heavy! I dropped one into the porcelain sink and thankfully it didn't break and the sink lived too, but I was worried! Very attractive looking packaging etc. though. Have always liked the serum pump bottle.

If you are particularly bothered by dry, ageing skin I think these products are a great regime to change that!

Tips: Store the eye cream on the lid or sloped so the product is in the lid when you use it.

Give the Day cream some reasonable time to soak in - I'd do my skincare then go and get dressed etc. and maybe dry off my hair before doing makeup to let it really soak in.

The serum is a Must-Have in any regime. I've always liked that product and it's got great ingredients to keep your skin looking fresh and bright and it lasts a surprisingly long time!

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That's true - the humidity/heat has probably been a bit of a factor - I did just this week switch to the Chi Chi BB cream raved about on here and it worked much better with the day cream

I have the same issue with the day cream but only since the weather got hotter!

Overall rating:
2.7/5
3rd January, 2018 at 10:44 pm
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3  - Intensive Anti-Ageing Regime Review
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Huge Hits, Huge Misses

Review disclaimer: This was a BIG review and to be as fair as possible to the products, I shelved my regular routine and didn't add in any new products just so I could gauge the effectiveness of this line alone.

Serum Oh my gosh. My skin loved this. Two pumps, twice a day and my skin was just drinking it in. Doesn’t smell too bad, and does make my skin feel amazing straight after application. The texture of my skin did improve slightly, but I also starting breaking out.

Day Cream Not offensive and probably a bit heavier than I’d like from a day cream. No SPF which is disappointing as over the summer holidays, I gave my skin a break and didn’t wear any makeup. I would say that yes, my skin is firmer, but marginally so. A thick-ish cream too, so not my favourite as I like my creams to be super lightweight. Merely a personal preference kind of thing.

Night Cream For two weeks, when this cream went on, I wanted to claw my face off. Its not so much as a cream, but a moisture mask. I despise heavy moisturisers every night. The texture is kind of like a jelly/cream; smell not offensive, but its so thick and heavy. Every morning I woke up with the Exxon Oil Slick for a face. It is just too much moisture. It’ll have its place, like after an AHA peel where you want to get as much moisture in to settle the skin as possible, but every night, its a nope from me.

Eye Cream The bags under my eyes are Chanel. Or at least, I wish they were. This was the only product that gave me the most noticeable results. Whilst my wrinkles didn’t get zapped into history, they certainly were slightly less visible and my skin texture certainly improved. Even a wee dark spot beside one eye has started to go away as well. The applicator is bizarre and with my bad eyesight and a mirror far away, I got it in my eye once, so resorted to using my fingers for application.

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My review was similar to yours except I didn't like the day cream but found the night cream to be ok. I liked the serum and loved the eye cream and the same as you feel, this is where I have the best results.

Overall rating:
2.3/5
20th November, 2017 at 1:12 pm
Mmm...That's Nice Sweet Orange and Clove Body Care Trio Review
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Mmm...That's Nice Sweet Orange and Clove Body Care

Great product, just not my scent! But I thought I should take it upon myself to review the product based on their performance rather than the smell. Ingredients for all three look quite natural which I am stoked about and lets just take a moment to look at the stunning packaging! A TUI!!! It’s so beautiful! especially with the gold accents and I love the cardboard tube that the roll on perfume comes in, so functional for the handbag!

The roll on perfume - The scent doesn’t last long however which is a bit disappointing, but it is quite handy having a roll on perfume for more applications.

Body Lotion – Quite light and soaks in well, scent doesn’t last but leaves skin very soft and non greasy.

Shower Gel – Scent doesn’t last long here either, but certainly does the job with the shower loofah.

Overall the products are great but not my scent at all, it reminds me of a very wintery candle or sitting around a fire drinking mulled wine scent. However my mother absolutely loves the sweet orange and clove scent so she has been using this secretly without me noticing so I am more than happy to give the products to her if she adores the scent!

And i would definitely love to try the other scents they have to see if i like them better as i think the products themselves are great just do not like this scent at all!

Tips: Repeat applications of the roll on are necessary to keep up the scent.

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Definitely not a fan of the scent at all!! My mum loves it so was her early xmas present, shes always been a musky rich scent type of gal where is im the fruity floral scent wearer. Id imagine the product would be amazing if it lasted longer :-)

though!

Consistent with EliseMM’s review, imagine if the scent was long lasting! Not for you thougo :-)

Overall rating:
3.7/5
13th November, 2017 at 12:09 pm
Batiste Dry Shampoo Review
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Best drugstore dry shampoo

I am a hairdresser so I tend to use professional products on my hair rather than anything drugstore, but beforehand I had used this dry shampoo before and enjoyed it. While it does leave a white cast on your hair which isn’t the end of the world but is something you notice if your hair isn’t blonde, it does soak up the oils pretty well. I found if you apply too much of this it did weigh my hair down, so start with small amounts and build up rather than go too hard and not be able to fix it! It has a decent price point and I do know they have a brunette version (which I haven’t tried) so if your hairs darker maybe give that a go!

Tips: Can leave a white cast on your hair so spray approx 15cm away and leave to let it soak up oils for 5 mins, if there’s still a cast just give your hair a rub and it should go

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I tried this once and hated it. After reading your review I can see where I went wrong, applied too much product at once and I’m a brunette. Also the build up made my scalp feel lumpy. I’m almost tempted to try it again...

Overall rating:
5.0/5
14th November, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Sephora Collection Cleansing and Purifying Wipes Review
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Sephora Collection Cleansing and Purifying Wipes

I dont use wipes often, usually on those nights when I am really tired or maybe I have had one or two too many wines.

These wipes come in a pack of 20 and they are a generous size. They take it all off! Seriously everything comes off easily and quickly. Ghese wipes leave your skin feeling soft and clean with a subtle fragrance.

The pack seals very well, best one I have used, seals every time and the wipes stay moist until the very last one in the pack.

Tips: I bought these wipes when Sephora NZ online was having a sale which made them a very good price.

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I managed to get these on special when Sephora was having a sale

I’m with you on when I use face wipes - normally after a few wines! I’ve wondered about the high end branded ones compared to the baby wipes I use!

Overall rating:
3.7/5
19th November, 2017 at 7:45 pm
Mmm...That's Nice Sweet Orange and Clove Body Care Trio Review
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Delicious But Not Lasting

I was so impressed when I saw the packaging for this trio. The native bird artwork is eye catching and looks great in my bathroom (shower gel) and with my other beauty products.

The shower gel is silky and luxurious. I have used it head to toe! The scent is delicious but definitely doesn't last after you finish your shower. I also found that when I used it with my exfoliator glove it didn't lather as well as other soaps I have used.

The moisturiser also smells super scrumptious. It is quite a light moisturiser so wouldn't suit skin that needs plenty of deep moisture. I used it on my arms and legs mostly just to layer on the orange and clove scent.

Finally, the perfume. Again, the packaging is stunning - both the bottle itself and the cardboard tube it comes enclosed in. The scent has orange as the top note, with clove as a warm spice base note. Because the top notes are citrus but the base notes have warmth, I feel the fragrance would suit both summer and winter. I would happily buy this scent in a candle!

The roll-on bottle doesn't allow much of the oil-based perfume to come into contact with your skin. I found I had to roll it over my skin several times to get a good distribution of scent.

The fragrance only lasted an hour or so, which was disappointing because I absolutely love the smell of it! At least the bottle is small so I kept it with me in the car or my handbag to apply during the day.

If you have a friend that likes this type of scent, this trio would make a lovely inexpensive gift. I will definitely use up all the products, but because the scent pay-off isn't that strong I probably won't purchase again.

Tips: I kept the perfume in my handbag and reapplied throughout the day.

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sounds really nice -shame scent didn't last longer

Thanks for the honest review. I was interested to know how the products rated as the packaging is divine. Possibly longer lasting scent options available for the price point.

Thanks for the review, sounds like a really nice set!

I can't wait to read the reviews for the other scents.

It sounds lovely. I do think though, you could get a good gift set of perfume for nigh-on $60 that lasts longer do you think?

Overall rating:
3.0/5
15th November, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Revitanail Nail Strengthener and Nourishing Oil Care Pack Review
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Off to a promising start but...

My nails are a mess! They're very bendy, ridged, break easily and my cuticles look dry and ragged. I'd heard great things about this duo so I was quick to volunteer my nails for the cause for this trial.

I liked the ease of use of these products. You apply two coats of the strengthener which looks and smells like a thin, almost clear nail polish. It dries really quickly - the first coat is already dried by the time you get to the second coat. You then apply the oil and massage in for a minute This instantly makes your nails look better by giving them a nice shine. You then apply another coat each day for a week, then remove all the strengthener then start again. This is quick and easy to do whilst watching tv so I found it was a routine I could easily stick to.

The results during the first two weeks of using this were great as I didn't have any breakages at all! Sadly my nails began to snag and break in the following two weeks. By the end of the four week trial, my nails looked worse than before I started. My cuticles did look much better but they did start to look a bit ragged again after a few weeks.

On the plus side, I used hardly any product during the 4 weeks so this duo will last for months. It seems to work well for other reviewers so I will give it another go after the suggested two week break from application. Hopefully I'll have better results with prolonged use. I will definitely keep using the oil as this was the better product out of the two for me.

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Interesting as clear nail polish, regardless of brand, does this to my nails.

Overall rating:
5.0/5
14th November, 2017 at 3:34 pm
Essano Coconut Milk Hydrating Shampoo Review
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Clean and soft

I was excited to receive this in the 'I can't believe it's hair 2' beauty box. I love anything coconut and had been eyeing this up at the supermarket. The price is a little steep at $16 but I would buy it if it was on special.

It comes in a cute pink bottle which I think is gorgeous packaging. The lid is one where you push down on one side and the other side pops up. My gripe with the bottle is it is so hard to get the shampoo out as you get half way through it so you have to bang it upside down which is really annoying. The plastic bottle is just too hard to squeeze. It would be great if they could change this.

The shampoo itself is gorgeous on my hair. It makes it feel so clean and the smell is delicious. It does not lather heaps like other shampoos I have used, you don't need a lot and I feel a little goes a long way. It washes out easily. I love that the smell lingers. It smells fresh and clean. I feel like it helps my hair stay cleaner for longer also.I use this in conjunction with the matching conditioner and they are a great combo. I hope they sort the bottle issue out as that is the only downside.

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Thanks for the review. I’m using Essano body wash and love it. I was wondering about the shampoo and conditioner but loathe to buy it and find I hated it! Good to have a heads up about the bottle issue. Thanks again!