Wednesday, 17 January 2018

My Favourite John Frieda Blonde Haircare Products

Hi guys. Happy Wednesday ! How has your week been so far ? I'm back at work now too, and Alex went back to school today so posting will be more regularly from today. 

Today I will be sharing my favourite John Frieda Blonde haircare products. I was blonde most of 2017 and I really discovered that blonde highlighted hair does take extra care . I am back to brunette hair again now (and will be sharing my favourite haircare products for my Brunette hair soon too. )

I was lucky enough to get send the John Frieda Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner end September last year thanks to Rubybox - and did a full review with before and after pictures HERE  . 

This shampoo contains citrus and chamomile to gently reduce colour pigment in the hair so that blonde hair is gradually lightened for a sun-kissed look. It contains no ammonia or peroxide, but rather uses a natural lightening complex. This product is suitable for all shades of blonde and can be used with the matching conditioner and the lightening spray to achieve the best affect. I just used the shampoo and conditioner but I saw really amazing results . 

Another amazing range I picked up when Clicks was having 3-2 sale was the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Hi-Impact Vibrancy Restoring Shampoo , Conditioner and Oil Elixir. This is another amazing range - I find the Hi-Impact Vibrancy Restoring Range to be more hydrating (which is great for blonde hair ) and the Oil is perfect to combat frizzyness and shine to hair. I used the Oil Elixir as a blow-dry protection too to combat heat damage and it did an excellent job at that too. 

Again the scent isn't too strong and overpowering - and the combo of the product really made my hair super soft , silky and manageable everyday - which I love as my hair tends to get knotty pretty quickly too.  

If you are a brunette - I also did a review on the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter range earlier last year HERE too. It's another great shampoo and conditioner I loved. 

These specific ranges retails for around R115,95 on Clicks - but keep an eye out for when they have their 3-2 specials . 

Have you tried any John Frieda haircare yet ??

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

My Current Nailcare Routine

Hi guys. Happy Tuesday . How has your week been ? Back at work already or only from today / next week ?? I have a meeting at work on Friday but I'll only be back back at work from next week.

My good friend Siobhan convinced me to do the whole #52weeknailchallenge this year (we did the last 4 themes together last year December ) and I decided to do a post on the current products I'm loving for doing my nails. These will include the basics... cuticle oil , base coat , top coat , polish remover and hand creams and hand sanitizers.  

So let me jump into my current favourites and why I love them :

Sorbet Condition Nail Polish Remover with Lavender Oil Acetone
I have mentioned my love for this nail polish remover before ... but this one has to be my favourite. The scent isn't that strong ( which I did find with the more floral ones in the range) yet it removes polish really quickly without drying out your nails too much. I really love the pump bottle on it too . This might be a little pricier than normal acetone / nail polish remover but since it's so hydrating yet effective this is still my favourite one by far. 
Treatment , Base Coat & Top Coat
Base Coat : Revlon Multi- Care Base & Top Coat
Even though this is a base & top coat - I only use it as a base coat and it's one of the best I've come across. This helps smooth out your nails , prevents yellowing and staining from darker polishes and provides a sticky base for your nail polishes. I really love the results this base coats give me.
Treatment : Treat & Boost Treatment from Revlon
This is a treatment you can use daily to help promote nail health - make your nails stronger and helps prevent splitting and peeling nails. I love using this as a boost when I feel my nails are getting a bit weaker from spending more time in the pool . I use this as a base coat on those days too - and I really find it helps my nails get stronger quickly.
Top Coat : Seche Vite Top Coat
This top coat needs no introduction - it's extremely quick drying (I mean like within a minute or two you can go back to life as normal ) and it provides such a shiny finish. I even find this top coat makes my nails feel stronger too as the finish does provide a thicker gel like topcoat for your nails. 

Revlon De-Aging Hand Cream SPF 10
This is another Summer favourite - especially since your hands age just as quickly as your face and so many of us forget to think about our hands too. I love how moisturising this hand cream is and that it includes an SPF - perfect for summer when I spend lots of time outdoors.
Avon Green Tea , Hand , Nail & Cuticle Cream
I love Avon hand creams - and this one lives next to my bed. The smell is incredible and smells fresh and clean. I love how the range includes hand creams that helps nails & cuticles too - since using this I have noticed it helps a lot with dry cuticles and making them look smoother and cared for.

Avon FootWorks Nail & Cuticle Serum :I have gotten lazy with cuticle care to be honest - some cuticle oils are just too greasy for summertime . I was so impressed after using this for a week I already have a back up. This cuticle oil has a light tea tree scent and helps really hydrate and heal dry crusty cuticles. It has a more gel like texture and absorbs quickly into your skin - and I might add the clean tea tree scent has made me a lot more keen to use this. I love how this makes my cuticles look hydrated and that I can use it right before Instagram photos without my nails looking greasy or oily.  If you lazy like me - this is the perfect product for you. 

Now onto the part that I enjoy the most - Hand Sanitizers. I love having these little cuties in my handbag / work bag / next to my desk and bed . These instantly sanitises your hands - making sure you don't spread germs everywhere. I love the Clicks range - but my aunt was in America recently and brought me back a few Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers. We don't always have the luxury to just stop and wash our hands when out and about - and I love how easy and convenient these hand sanitizers makes my life and keep unnecessary germs at bay. 

I will be doing a monthly rundown of the mani's I will be doing at the end of the month - so keep an eye out for that on the blog too. If you'd like to see the weekly look - feel free to give me a follow on social media .

What's your go to nail product at the moment ? Or favourite nail polish colour ??

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Justine Oil Control Range

Hi guys . First off ... Happy 2018 . I hope this will be a truly magical year for each and everyone of you guys. I hope you had a great Festive season and that you are ready to tackle the new year .

A while back I got sent a very cute PR pack from Avon / Justine. As you guys already know - it's no secret that it's one of my favourite brands . In the pack was the Justine Oil Control range - and this was perfect timing. 

As you know , I have dry dehydrated skin , but over December / January my skin freaks out and doesn't want to play along with my normal skincare. Which makes perfectly sense since it's extremely hot and humid . So I decided to give the range a try and see how it preforms - and boy oh boy was I surprised. My skin didn't freak out anymore , the range kept my skin matte , yet moisturised at the same time. I've been testing out the range for a few weeks now , and I can genuinely say this range has quickly became my new favourite. 

Justine Oil Control Face Wash
This is a gel face wash , which doesn't foam too much but ensures your skin gets nice and clean removing all the oil and impurities from your skin. In December with it being so hot - it means spending more time at the pool and chilling outside with family and friends - so I love that this face wash will make your skin squeaky clean.  

Justine Oil Control Clarifying Toner
This is such a great toner - and while I won't recommend drier skins use this more than once a day / every second day - I love how it helped my skin texture improve. Being out in the sun does give my skin a little more texture than normal - but this toner does such an amazing job at keeping that at bay. If you have oilier skin this will be such a magical product for you. 

Justine Oil Control Menthol Mud Mask
When I got this I knew I didn't really like mud masks as removing them is so much effort. This one is completely different. It doesn't dry as hard and can easily be wiped off with a face cloth - which for me is already a winner. This mask has a faint menthol smell and does such an amazing job at absorbing excess oil and helping spots heal faster . If I had to just choice one stand out product from this range it will be this for sure. 

Justine Oil Control Matte Effect Cream
This is a thicker cream - which I love for night time. It helps to improve and refine skin texture but still give a matte finish as well as help reduce oiliness and the appearance of blemishes. It does dry down matte quickly - so while I prefer richer night creams at night this took a while to get used too. You can use this cream in the morning too - but as I got sent one with an SPF 30 - I decided I would use that one in the mornings. 
Justine Oil Control Daily Moisturiser SPF 30
If you know me you know I use SPF daily - so I loved that the range has a moisturiser with SPF in . I use Justine SPF daily already - but this one helps keep you matte , hydrated and sun protected. It really helps keep your skin matte - so you don't look like a oily mess at the end of the day. 
Justine Oil Control Facial Scrub
This is such a great facial scrub - not too intense - yet just enough to slouch away dead skin cells. I only use a scrub about once a week , so in total I haven't used it that much - but it's a pretty decent scrub that helps with oil control - so I can clearly see this being magical for someone with an oilier skin .  
Justine Oil Control Spot Clearing Gel
Again - this was such a lifesaver for me. This really helps reduce a spot from a painful breakout to nothing in a few days. I don't get those painful breakouts a lot - but in this heat I do get one or two occasionally. For normal spots they basically make them disappear overnight. This is my second favourite product from the range - and another one I would recommend to you guys. 

Overall I'm really impressed with how amazing the range worked for my skin - and I will definitely recommend you check out this range . 

How was your first few days of 2018 ? Are you back at work yet or still on leave for a few more days ??

While this was sent as PR - all opinions of this product is my own.