Monday, 29 July 2013

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment Review

After MorrocanOil came into the scene, everyone went crazy for hair oils. Not only because all the celebrities were allegedly in love with it, but because it works! I used to use leave ins after washing my hair, but nothing ever worked as well at nourishing my hair as an oil. And obviously, the first one I ever tried was MorrocanOil. I loved it, but at £30 for the 100ml bottle, it was a very expensive habit to keep!

If I'm being honest here, I always thought of Macadamia Oil as the poor man's MorrocanOil. I had a friend rave to me about their hair mask and started seeing the range in a different light. And then I saw the Healing Oil discounted at TK Maxx at £14.99 down from £29.95 and I wasn't gonna say no to that!

It contains both Macadamia and Argan oil. The Macadamia oil sounds especially good, as it mimics the oils our scalp naturally produces and protects the hair from the inside out. Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E, which is found in many cosmetics due to it's moisturizing properties! Finding both these amazing oils in one product is pretty handy, if you ask me! Macadamia Oil also claims to reduce hair drying time in over 40%, but I can't say for sure as I've only ever used it on dry hair.

The pump action dispenser is great for convenience, but on full pump dispenses way too much product. Luckily you can get half a pump out, so that's not a big issue. It smells very nice, a bit musky. It doesn't really linger on the hair for too long, so you're still good if you don't like the smell. Now, the part that really sells it for me is how soft and shiny it makes my hair... In a way my MorrocanOil never has! Yes, this definitely beats it! I'm so glad I decided to try this, as it is now my staple hair oil! What's yours?

You can buy the who range at their own website. Places like FeelUnique also stock them.


Friday, 26 July 2013

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

Hello, I'm back! I'm sorry about the lack of posts these last few months. I don't even have an excuse! I just got the blogging bug again and have been dying to come back, so here I am!

After the super buzz the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm generated on the blogging world, I've been really intrigued by cleansing balms. However, I never did have the courage to splash out on it, so I began to inactively search for cheaper options. The most interesting looking one I ended up running into was the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. If I'm honest though, I don't usually get overly excited about anything Clinique, so I kept looking. And then Ruth Crilly posted this very positive review on it on her blog, so needless to say... I went ahead and bought it! haha

It comes in a huge purple tub, no box, no nothing. It's not the most attractive packaging, but I guess it serves it's purpose. This is one of those products that are very straight forward and to the point, no fiddling with this one! It is a very hard substance, so it's very hard to scoop out more than you need. I'm guessing this tub is gonna last me ages! You have to rub it between your fingers to melt it down a bit and then apply to the face. It actually feels really nice when you're massaging it in. It is also fragrance free, as all Clinique products are. It works amazingly well removing make up, it even gets rid of my most stubborn water proof mascara in one go, which I love! I've been using it morning and night and my skin feels softer and more plump after I use it. I am SOLD!

To the oily skin ladies out there: this has never made me oily and doesn't leave any residue on to the skin. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone (as had Caroline Hirons, so don't take my word for it, take hers!).

The Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm is £21 for 100ml and it's available at most Boots stores.


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