Friday 26 January 2018

Louise Galvin Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair reviews

Hi guys! If you are a regular reader of the blog then you may be aware that when it comes to haircare, there are certain ingredients that I avoid. Things like silicones and SLS can build up or be harsh on the hair, and even though some may be fine with them, others prefer to avoid them for better hair health. For those who prefer to avoid, there are thankfully products that are available that avoid all of the nasties, and today I will be looking at a couple.

Louise Galvin Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair
Louise Galvin Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair

Louise Galvin, British "haircare Queen", is passionate about creating carbon neutral beauty products that are great for your hair as well as the environment. She has released two different hair ranges, the more affordable Natural Locks range and the Sacred Locks range that includes shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. I was recently sent a couple of products from the Sacred Locks range as a gift from Louise Galvin, so I have decided to review them for you all today.

The products that I have to show you are the Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair. The shampoo is described as a clarifying shampoo that contains mild cleansing agents and citrus oils that keep the hair clean without any silicone build-up or greasiness. The conditioner is described as intensive but light on the hair, leaving it shiny, smooth, with added volume and with no fly-aways.

Both products come packaged in the typical white rectangular bottle as the rest of the Louise Galvin products do (but the Natural Locks range comes in black) with pumps at the top to dispense the product. Each bottle holds 300ml of product.

Friday 19 January 2018

Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub review

Hey all! I don't know about you guys, but I can't really function in the mornings without caffeine. I can't function during the day generally without multiple cups of tea. Did you know though that caffeine can really help the skin, too?

Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub
Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub

You may have heard of coffee scrubs before, but if not, then I'll explain the benefits as we discuss the product that I have to show you all today, the Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub. The Vanilla Body Scrub is a coffee scrub that is made up of 100% Organic Robusta Coffee, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vanilla Oil, Almond Oil, Himalayan Pink Blush Salt and Babassu Oil. It is suitable for use on both the body and the face.

We will kick start though with the obvious question; why coffee? Well, the main reason is the caffeine content. When applied to the skin, caffeine is a rich source of antioxidants. It can help to reduce the appearance of both stretch marks and cellulite, it can help to reduce dark circles around the eyes as well as reduce puffiness and it can help to fight fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing. In addition to the caffeine, coffee, when mixed with a blend of other skin benefitting ingredients, can help to exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and nourished.

Hey Good Lookin not only blend their coffee with a range of amazing ingredients that benefit the skin, but they also use Robusta Coffee which is double the caffeine strength of Arabica coffee. It is also 100% organic, meaning that there are no harsh chemicals used in their production and you get nothing but the good stuff for your skin.

Talking of the good stuff for your skin, just read some of the benefits of the ingredients in this scrub:

Shea Butter includes Vitamins A and F, working to help with skin conditions such as eczema, blemishes, dermatitis and wrinkles as well as protecting and rejuvenating dry, chapped skin respectively. Himalayan Pink Blush Salt helps to detoxify, soften and balance, making it great for oilier, blemish prone skin. Vitamin E, which is a skin hero that helps to reduce dark spots, fight the signs of ageing, cleanse and leave the skin looking radiant. Babassu Oil helps to fight acne, lock in moisture and heal damaged skin. Jojoba helps to protect skin and fight against breakouts as well as moisturise and regenerate the skin. Vanilla Extract Oil helps to fight the signs of ageing and protect from environmental skin damage. Sweet Almond Oil also helps to cleanse and is another source of Vitamin A.

It is just full of goodness.

All of this goodness is packaged in a white, re-sealable, recyclable pouch.

So let's see how well it works.

Friday 12 January 2018

Ellis Faas Concealer review

Hi all! If you follow me on Instagram then you may be aware that I recently went away to the Netherlands. Because of that, I thought now was probably the best time to review a product from a Dutch brand that was created by a world-class makeup artist, Ellis Faas. 

Ellis Faas Concealer
Ellis Faas Concealer

The Ellis Faas Concealer is a twist bottom, brush applicator, high-coverage liquid concealer pen. It promises a flawless finish, and additionally the Ellis Faas Concealer also includes a blend of Vitamins C & E, Rice Wax and Karite Oil to hydrate and nourish the skin whilst also protecting against free radical damage. It also helps to regenerate the skin and banish the signs of ageing. 

Ellis Faas only creates cruelty-free products that are “only tested on supermodels”, and they are PETA verified. 

It comes in a range of 8 shades ranging from porcelain to dark. The packaging is really sleek and looks almost bullet-like. It’s one of those products that look genuinely great sitting in your collection. It also fits in the Ellis Faas Holder which is designed to keep your Ellis Faas products nice and organised.