Tuesday, 21 August 2012

quick reviews #3

quick review tresemme keratin clarins loctus opi nothin' mouse about it dior air flash lush big burts bees
Alot of products I test out don't always make it into full blown reviews so I thought I'll pop regular quick reviews of things I've been trying recently before either expanding into full reviews in the future or letting slip into the backlog of products I test. Do let me know in comments if you'd like to hear more about products or eventual full reviews!

Quick Reviews

Clarins Lotus Oil (£29)*: New addition to my night time skincare routine. Loctus oil is a is a facial treatment for oily and combination skin. I was a bit worried about using a oil on my already oily skin but I've seen nothing negative so far! The scent is relaxing and soothing, and feels lovely applied to a cleansed face. It's supposed to balance out oil production so I'll keep updated as I test this out some more!

TresSemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner (£4.99 each)*: Trying out a new shampoo and conditonting duo as my old one has been completely used up. So far so good, my hair feels frizz free, managable and soft. Although I feel it leaves my hair looking a bit flat. I do tend to use shampoo's for dry hair but I feel this would probably work better on people with thicker hair than fine hair like mine!

OPI Nothin' Mouse about it (£11): We all know I love my glitter polishes so when I heard that OPI were bringing out a Minnie Mouse collection featuring a glitter polish with heart particles in I did a happy dance. I bought it and was actually incredibly disappointed with it. I felt it was just so-so and not quite what I imagined in my head! It applies really badly and is hard to get it looking nice layered over a base coat!

Dior Airflash Foundation (£33)*: Bought this after seeing Fleur do a post on it and I have to say I really love it. I thought spray foundations were a little gimmicky but this incredible. Leaves my base looking flawless looking, matte and I was completely surprised by the coverage. It takes literally a few seconds to apply and you're done! I imagined it would be super messy and hard to get right, but it's a completely fool proof foundation! You do need to keep it away from the hair and make sure you blend down your jawline, other than that I can't fault it yet! I can't wait to do a full review on this but I absolutely can't rave about this enough so far!

Lush Big Shampoo (£11.25): One of my old favourite products from Lush that I recently repurchased. A really lovely volumising and texturising conditioner that leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean and clarified. It's so weird that a salt product can leave my hair feeling soft and bouncy without making it feel coarse and unmanageable. It has a lovely bright and uplifting fragrance with notes of neroli, mandarin, orange flower and vanilla.

Burts Bee's Milk and Honey Body Lotion (£9.99)*: I'm not a big body lotion user, I find it a bit of a faff, but I've been told it's important so I've been begrudingly starting to use it! I think this lotion smells really lovely, really creamy and fresh without being too overpowering. Although I feel it doesn't smell that much of Milk and Honey, possibly a bit coconutty? However it's very hydrating and sinks in nicely! It's also cruelty-free and mostly natural.


  1. I've always wanted to try Airflash but never been sure it was worth the hype. Can't wait to see your full review!



  2. The lush Big shampoo sounds amazing! The tub looks huge !!!!! :)

    Beautiful Dreams

  3. I love these quick reviews! Never even heard of the lush big shampoo


  4. I'm really intrigued by the Dior foundation, looking forward to the full review!

  5. I've seen several reviews of late about the dior foundation and I really want to try it but I'm a bit reluctant to spend £33 on it when I know I will feel guilty to use it. Haha!! x


  6. I never used to be too keen on tresseme, but their new collections are actually really nice!

  7. The oil is fantastic!
    Not meaning to sound like a sales person as I work for Clarins but it is scary to put an oil on oily skin but it tricks the skin into not overproducing oil as it thinks it's already there! It's great mixed with your night cream too!
    (evidently I still think I'm at work haha)

    -Caterina xx

  8. I would never have picked up that Lush shampoo before reading your review. I would have thought it would make my hair go like a sea salt spray does. Thanks for the info. Think I might grab a tub now. xx

    Endometriosis my life with you

  9. oooooooh really want to try that lush shampoo now... sounds good! :)

  10. I want to try the airflash sooo bad!

    Currently doing a St Tropez & OPI giveaway: http://5feet10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/st-tropez-opi-giveaway.html


  11. Interested in reading a full review on the airflash foundation, it's one of those products I'd love to try but worried I'd spend £33 on it and then hate it! x

  12. Aw that Minnie Mouse nail polish sounded so amazing!! Actually a bit gutted it's not all that great! I'm a bit of a sucker for a glitter top coat and heart shaped glitter could've looked so pretty and different! Oh well, regular glitter it is, hmph! ;) x

  13. i adore BIG shampoo for the texture it gives my hair but i can't use it anymore as it makes my scalp really sensitive :(

  14. I tried a couple of samples of the Clarins oil and fell in love, trying to justify the price tag to get my hands on it.


  15. Love the look of the Dior Airflash!


  16. I really would love to try the dior foundation and lush conditioner!


  17. the lush shampoo looks lovely. never tried their hair products before!


  18. Thats so disappointing about the minnie mouse polish, it looked so gorgeous! I really wanted it when I first saw it but I decided to put off until I'd read some reviews, didn't want to spend OPI prices unless I knew it was worth it, glad I read this! Might just stick to my cheap glitters and wait until another brand brings out something similar :)


  19. The Lush big shampoo sounds good! Was it missing from your hair care routine video/post??
    Fantastic reviews as always!

    xx Veronica

    1. its not part of my routine, just something i use when i feel like it!

  20. Have been hearing Tresemme this week from everybody. This one is definitely worth checking out. Got my eye on your next posts.

  21. Really liking the look of that Burt's Bee's Body Lotion, I've been eyeing it up for a while now and I love their products!


  22. i love these posts xx



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