Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Oil Elixir

For the longest time I avoided Schwarzkopf. My grandma used it so to me it had a bit of and old-ladiesair to it. The when I started dying my hair I found that the best colors came from Schwarzkopf and then I tried more and more stuff from the brand.

I've struggled with dry ends of my hair for a while and someone suggested I'd try this. I'm almost out of it and it's about time I gave it a proper review.
Comes in a sleek plastic bottle with a pump with a great nozzle. Tried taking a picture of the spray but I was to shaky handed.
 There's tiny golden specks in it. I think they are mostly for show and not for any beneficial reasons.

It smells strongly of vanilla and some sort of flower, luckily it doesn't hang around in your hair all day. To my already damaged ends it didn't do much difference except making it look shinier and better. In the end I still chopped of a great deal of my hair and now I use it to prevent any damage to my hair. I avoid spraying it anywhere near the roots since it contains oils. I can't say whether or not it has done my hair any good but it certainly haven't hurt it either. I do recommend it but I think I will be trying something else when I run out of this. Not because it's bad but out of curiosity.

Have you tried any amazing hair oils?

Friday, 27 March 2015

Nail it Friday: Girl Trouble by MAC

It's been ages since I did one of these. I'm so so glad to see so many of you still finding your way over here. C'mon, tell me how you found your way here and were you're from. Most distant place wins.

I picked this little bad boy up during the winter sales. I think this was the only thing I picked up. And to top it all of, this is the FIRST ever MAC product I've owned! I did a little research on the colors I was choosing between. This got a good review on Tepmtalia and it's purple so I had to buy it, not realizing I already owned a shade just like it.

 I got the shade Girl Trouble.
 Which is a pearly soft purple. It's very sheer and takes a few coats to get opaque.
But it applies beautifully with absolutely no streaking. And it dries fast too.
 I love the bottle! It feels expensive, which it is, in a glass bottle with a matte black rubber top.
 And here is my dupe which I've owned for almost a year now.
 They look identical don't they?
Which they are. My middle finger is painted in the dupe here and the rest with MAC. I will say that the dupe is glossier. The MAC one dries down to a softer less glossier finish. The finish overall makes me think of metallic foil. But in a good way.

When I first opened the package I knew straight away that I already owned a shade identical to it. I compared them immediately and was kinda bummed out at my self for ordering a shade from this exclusive brand in a shade that I already have. So which do I like better? Sadly, it's the dupe. It's glossier and wears longer. The MAC one wears of and chips in three days time. But since it's so sheer it's easily reapplied without having to remove it in between. I am very pleased that I only paid half price for it. Because MAC nail polishes, no, no nail polish is worth that kind of money! Nail polishes should be inexpensive since they go gloppy and dries out. I'd much rather spend my money on an eyeshadow palette that I know will last me for a while.

Girl Trouble originally 150SEK ($17,67 £11,68 and 16,11 Euro)

Which is your favorite MAC product? I am looking to try more from the brand.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Maybelline Dream Wonder Nude

When my foundation from feelunique didn't show up and I got tired of waiting for it and having to live barefaced, I went out and bought this one. I was still looking for a very natural one that suited my very dry skin. I didn't read up on it or anything. It was new hear and on sale so I just grabbed it.

 The packaging is a very nice, sleek glass bottle with a pearlypink plastic lid.
 But it hasn't got a pump!! Which annoys me to the max! Why, oh why, are any foundations ever made without a pump!!
It's a very light runny formula that dries down to a powdery silky matte finish.

I've used it for a week now and here is my verdict. It is a very nice, lightweight natural formula but it sticks and exaggerates any dry patches you might have! And I'm just recovering from a major cold and my skin is going through somewhat of a change. It's never been this dry before. Point being I have a lot of dry patches on my face right now. And this clings to them like an orchid to a tree. Applying this with a brush is near on impossible if I want it to look sort of okay. Fingers work best right now. I can make it work but it looks a lot better after a couple of hours when my natural oils start to get through. I have by no means oily skin. At the end of the day I can still see it being there but it would need a touch up after 7 or so hours. I like it apart from the fact that it makes me look even drier. A  shame really. I haven't used any primer at all underneath.

Have any of you tried this?