8 September 2013


We have had a great couple of months of summer with some very lovely sunshine and warm weather so  the last thing i want is to apply a heavy coverage foundation to my face. I purchased this mineral powder a while ago but i found that the shade wasn't really as well matched to my skin as i thought therefore i banished this to the back of my make-up drawer. However, i dug this back out to give it another try and this time, it was no problem at all, maybe because i was too picky back then) Anyway, this is a loose lightweight mineral powder which i have heard lots about on the blogosphere so i was interested to try it out. I used to use the Elizabeth Arden one, but i find that the packaging is too large and clunky so i opted to try a different brand.


I was using this religiously for 2 weeks non-stop and i can definitely see an improvement in the condition of my skin. I have had less break-outs and my pores seem to look less clogged. This foundation is lovely to apply and it buffs very evenly and effortlessly onto the face to give a light coverage to even out the complexion. I usually have to pair this with a concealer depending on how nice my skin is for the day and how much coverage i want. I have combination oily-skin and i find that this foundation lasts relatively long, around 4-5 hour before i feel that i need to blot and touch up. Another great thing that i have to say about this, is that it doesn't give a very matte and powdery finish but rather a nice subtle healthy glow to the skin. You must remember to apply an SPF base underneath this foundation, because i feel that SPF 15 is not enough for the summer and it is essential to protect against the UV rays to avoid wrinkles and darkspots. Overall it looks light and effortless on the skin and i really enjoy using this for that healthy summer look paired with a nice blush or bronzer. I use the Zoeva powder brush to apply this which i find gives amazing results and i will definitely repurchase this product when i run out.

Have you tried any mineral powders? 
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1 September 2013


John Frieda Hydrate and Rescue Shampoo*
John Freida Hydrate and Rescure Conditioner*
John Frieda Repairing oil elixir*

My hair is very long therefore it is quite difficult to keep it in a relatively good condition. It is inevitable that i have numerous split ends and it does bother me when i do not have enough time to constantly use hair masques and treatments on it. I am a student nurse so it is difficult to spend time deep conditioning my locks maintaining its condition and preventing split-ends, therefore when i was contacted to ask whether i will be interested in trying out some products, i was delighted to give it a try. When i saw this hydrate and rescue duo, i was so delighted because my hair was in a very dry and damaged state through using so many hair products and sea-salt sprays during the summer.

The shampoo and conditioner was very rich and luxurious to touch. It smelt amazing and it lathered up very well giving my hair a nice good clean but hydrating my hair at the same time. Usually i tend to avoid 'repair' or 'hydrating' shampoos because they tend to be too heavy for my fine hair, but i am delighted to say that these hair products left my hair feeling fresh and clean without weighing it down. It definitely left my hair feeling very soft to touch. I have been using these for just over a week now and i have seen improvements in the look and feel of my hair. In combination with the normal haircare products, i use the repairing oil elixir on the ends of my hair before blowdrying which is nothing new to me as it is a standard part of my hair care routine. The oil is very light to touch and it absorbed into my damp hair very well without the ends of my hair clumping together like some hair oils tend to do. A little bit goes a long way and i love the fact that it smells great and doesn't make my hair greasy at all. 

I do like John Freida products in general and i have also been a big fan of their voluminous shampoo and conditioner which i use on special occasions when i want that extra something for my hair. So this if somebody asked me how to treat my dry hair? i would highly recommend this range because it is worth every penny and i would definitely continue to adore John Freida hair products. Furthermore, if you are interested in recieving expert hair styling tips advice, you can check out videos from their youtube channel here.
Have you tried any John Frieda hair products?
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