Add Some Bounce To Your Lifeless Hair With Osmo Extreme Volume Root Lifter

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Name: Extreme Volume Root Lifter
Brand: Osmo
Size: 250ml
Price: £10.00

From the packaging:
Achieve noticeable body and fullness where you need it most with Extreme Volume Root Lifter. This weightless formula with extracts of Soybean Oil and Rice Protein fortifies the hair and encourages volume for long-lasting bouncy results.

What I liked:
– adds some volume to hair
– holds hair in place for most of the day
– hair doesn’t feel too crunchy (unless you apply too much)
– easy to use

What I didn’t like:
– if you expect miracles, you’ll be disappointed by the somewhat natural result

Popular haircare brand Osmo has recently revamped its volumizing range. And I like it a lot. The shampoo removes all buildup from my hair, and the conditioner nourishes it with a weightless formula that doesn’t leave a heavy residue on my scalp. This dual action allows them to give my hair its natural volume back.

But that’s not much. My hair is fine and limp, and always needed a lot of help in the volumizing department. Shampoos and conditioners help, but it’s volumizing styling products that make the biggest difference. And that’s why the Extreme Volume Root Lifter is my favourite product in the range.

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The Myth Of The Base Tan, Debunked!

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It’s that time of the year. Time to pack your bags and head out to the beach, where you can relax with your friends and swim in clear blue waters. But you are as pale as a ghost. You don’t want to get a sunburn. That’ll spoil your holiday.

You’ve heard that a base tan can prevent that from happening, so, before leaving, you book a couple of sessions at your local tanning salon. Now you’ll be able to soak up the sun and enjoy yourself without worrying about sun damage.

Or so the myth goes. The reality is very different.

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Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lipstick In Red Amour Is A Total Magnet (Both For Hearts And Fingertips)

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Name: Creme Smooth Lipstick in Red Amour
Brand: Laura Mercier
Size: 4g
Price: £21.00

From Laura Mercier’s website:
A luxurious lipstick that gives lips the ultimate in colour, texture, and finish. In one smoothing swipe, the crème formula envelops lips in rich colour with a semi-lustrous finish. The cushiony, lightweight texture feels comfortable, while pure Olive Oil and Vitamin E nourish lips. Longwearing formula (6 hours to 8 hours), does not bleed or feather; does not dry or fade; does not set into lip lines.

What I liked:
– bright warm red
– very pigmented
– feels comfortable on
– longlasting

What I didn’t like:
– texture isn’t as creamy as other high-end lippies (but I’m nitpicking)
– packaging is a magnet for fingertips

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lipstick in Red Amour is a total magnet. Both for hearts and fingertip. The sleek, shiny tube attracts them like crazy. If you’re a stickler for cleanliness, beware. This will annoying the hell out of you. But if you are willing to put up with that, prepare to fall in love.

Although it is described as a true, neutral red, Red Amour is warm-toned, and so more flattering on warm complexions. It’s also vibrant. Very shiny. And as juicy as a ripe tomato. It’s the perfect red for the hot season. It goes well with a tan and makes your pout stand out.

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Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.189

Happy Sunday gorgeous!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s random ramblings:

I’ve Been Interviewed!

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I’ve recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Michelle of Lab Muffin. She asked me about my skincare routine, my favourite products, my top beauty tips, and a lot more. I really enjoyed answering her questions, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading them. If you missed it, you can check it out here. And then subscribe to Lab Muffin. It’s full of smart beauty tips and honest reviews. A truly wonderful read.

How To Drink Coffee Like An Italian

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Know Your Ingredients: Menthol

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What it is
Menthol is derived from peppermint or other mint oils. It can also be made synthetically in a lab.

What it does
Menthol is used to impart a minty fragrance to beauty products.
Menthol is also used in many lip plumpers to make lips bigger. It does so by irritating lips, causing them to swell.

Side effects
Menthol is irritating.

(Source: Archives of Dermatologic Research, May 1996)
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Are They Dupes?: Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector VS Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

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Have you jumped on the blur cream bandwagon yet? These supposedly miracle products seem to be everywhere at the moment. They claim to blur out all our imperfections with the help of revolutionary ingredients, but that’s mainly marketing spiel. The truth is more mundane. They are hardly innovative, and you don’t need to spend a fortune for one.

Don’t believe me? Let’s compare Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, which costs half as much:

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