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L`oreal Pure Clay Illuminating Cleansing Gel Review

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After I have been using L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Face Mask, I was very excited to try out some of the face washes from the same line. Again they are three:

  • L`oreal Pure Clay Glow Scrub (the red one) – 3 pure clays + red argae – cleanses, brightens and exfoliates;
  • L`oreal Pure Clay Purity Wash (the green one) – 3 pure clays + eucalyptus – cleanses, purifies and mattifies;
  • L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash (the black one) – 3 pure clays + charcoal – cleanses, removes impurities and gives glow.

I decided to try the black one L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash because I really liked the face mask.

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“Missing your skin’s glow? Pure Clay Illuminating Cleansing Gel from L’Oreal Paris makes skin feel fresher, brighter and shinier. The cleansing gel is enriched with a combination of three specially selected types of clay and coal for deep cleansing. Dirt, impurities and makeup are removed so skin can experience radiant glow.”

                                                    L`oreal Paris

Packaging 

I really like the packaging, it is easy to use and to store. It is 150 ml which makes it too big for a hand luggage but you can always use the small travel-sized cosmetic containers if needed. The colour is also nice, it looks like a good quality product.

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 Texture 

The colour of the gel is black, the texture is very light but a little bit goes for all of my face. I put a small dot of the gel on my Face Brush and it makes a lot of foam. I think this cleansing gel will last a long time. I really enjoy the smell, it is the same like the smell of the face mask.

Ingredients:

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 3 pure clays + charcoal

  • Kaolin – A highly effective clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum;
  • Montmorillonite – Rich in minerals, a clay recognised for helping to eliminate imperfections;
  • Ghassoul – A pure clay highly concentrated in minerals, renowned to help clarify complexion;
  • Charcoal – Acts like a magnet to “draw out” impurities.

My opinion 

I definitely love this face wash, I had tried  a lot of different ones and my number one is La Roche Effaclar Cleansing Gel. I can say that L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash can compare with it. It is a very good quality product and it is very affordable.   I enjoy the smell and the result afterwards – my skin is clean, soft and smooth, the feeling is great!

P.S: Have you tried some of the L`oreal Pure Clay Face Wash Gels? 

xoxo,

Gabrielle

May Favourites

Hey beauties,

it is officially June.. I know, I can’t believe this either! Where did the first half of the year go? Anyway, since I have been on the way and crazy busy last month, I didn’t have the chance to blog more but I did get my hands on a couple of good stuff, so I decided to share with you.

Here are my favourites for May:

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Golden Tears from Mastic SPA – here; Argan Crystal Oil Bio Pharma – here; Liz Earle Nourishing Botanical Body Cream – here; Schwarzkopf Got2B Straightening Hair Spray – here; Sleek Make Up – Matte Me Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream – here; Jonhson`s Face Care Wipes – here; Book Sometimes I Lie – here.

Grazia Bulgaria & Golden Tears from Mastic SPA

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When I was back at home I got the new Grazia Bulgaria which came with a little Eye Cream – Golden Tears from Mastic SPA. I have read a lot of different reviews saying that this one isn’t the original product. Anyway I use it for the last two – three weeks, and I am pretty happy with it, so it is one of my favourites for May.

Hair Crystal Oil – Bio Pharma

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The new – old favourite Argan Oil. I have used this product before and I really like it. I put it on my hair after shower and it makes it easy to comb and to manage, and of course last but not least it smells amazing.

Sleek Make Up Matte Me

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This is my super extra favourite product for the last month. I have seen this all over Instagram and I was curious to try it out. I got Sleek Make Up Matte Me Ultra Smooth Lip Cream during my stay in Malta. The shade I chose is Bitter Sweet but I would love to try all of them as well as the eyeshadow palettes.

Liz Earle Nourishing Botanical Body Cream

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Liz Earle is a British cosmetics brand, they have a huge range of body, hair and make up products. Good quality and the packaging is nice. This body lotion hydrates and soothes the skin, it also smells very good.

Schwarzkopf Got2B Straightening Spray 

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I got this hair spray by Schwarzkopf a long time ago but I started using it a little bit more often lately. It is for heat protection and it helps you to keep your hair straight for a little bit longer. I really like it because it makes my hair thicker and it looks stronger.

Book Sometimes I lie – Alice Feeney

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I got this book Sometimes I Lie from the airport in Malta. I really like it so far and I am still reading it. It tells the story of a woman who is in a coma. To be honest it got me because of the cover and the tittle 🙂 Well.. I guess we all lie sometimes…

P.S:  Have you tried some of those products? Share with me your current favourites, I would love to try them out!

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Garnier Tissue Masks Review

If you have seen my Garnier Haul you know I got two tissue masks – Moisture & Aqua Bomb and Moisture & Freshness  a couple of weeks ago. So I finally got to use both of the face masks! 🙂

Sheet Masks

Tissue Masks are inspired by Asian beauty and they are so popular at the moment. First I heard about those type of masks one year ago, I found Sephora has sheet masks and that is how I tried for a very first time. I really like the idea of the sheet masks because they are so easy to use – just anywhere, any time. Asian sheet masks are usually for a daily use, such as Sephora ones. Garnier Tissues Masks are worth 1 week of hydrating serum, so they are stronger and not for a daily use.

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Garnier Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Mask

The fabric of the mask is 100% natural cellulose fiber tissue so it can soak the hydrating serum and to be easy to place. The serum is worth one week of hydrating which is really a moisture bomb. It contains hyaluronic acid and naturally-derived ingredients. Pomegranate is known as a antioxidant and helps for repairing.

This mask is perfect for dehydrated skin, it is so rich.  I spent one week in Norway and when I came back my skin was quite dry and I felt it dehydrated so I decided to give a try to Garnier Moisture Bomb. My skin felt amazing after trying it. When I removed the mask there was a lot of hydrating serum left and I massaged my face till it absorbs it. On the next day my skin looked amazing! I skipped the day cream because my skin is on the oily side. For once in a while I think this mask is great! I recommend it especially if you have dry skin.

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Garnier Moisture + Freshness Tissue Mask

Apart from the hydrating serum, this mask contains also extract of green tea which is perfect for normal to combination skin types. Green tea also tightens the pores balance the oily skin, it was the main reason I got this mask. It is also free of oils so it is not greasy. The tissue mask has a cooling effect which makes you enjoy it even more. This mask leaves the skin fresher, softer and more hydrated.  I definitely love it too!

The packaging 

The packaging is very pretty – light metallic colours. You can make a gift set with some of the other products of the range. It is also very easy to get it with you on a trip so you can have same relaxing -me – time over your holiday.

The application:

  1. Unfold and place to clean skin.
  2. Remove the blue film.
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes and relax!
  4. Remove the mask and gently massage.

The application is so easy and quick because it doesn’t require rinsing. The tissue mask should be unfold and placed directly on the face which guarantees maximum impact. The skin is able to absorb all the hydrating serum and as a result it will leave the skin looking youthful, smooth, softer and hydrated.

The tissue mask is quite big and for sure it will cover your face as it comes to the eyes, nose and mouth it wasn’t difficult to place the cuts. Once I put the mask on my face it felt a little bit heavy but when you peal off the blue film it feels better. I really like the smell and the feeling while wearing the mask.

After both of the tissue masks my skin was very hydrated, soft and smooth. It looked and felt amazing. I like those masks and I will definitely buy them again.

P.S: Have you tried those masks? What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Manhattan Supreme Lash & L`Oreal Mega Volume Collagene Mascara Review

Lately I have been using very small amount of make up but the thing I can’t skip is the mascara. In every drugstore you can find a huge range of different mascaras. I think you can find the perfect one considering your preferences. The first mascara I have ever bought was by Maybelline, and I have tried a lot of their mascaras and I really like them. But  today I have two favourite ones –  Manhattan Supreme Lash  and the other one is L`Oreal Mega Volume.

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So I have been using Manhattan Supreme Lash since I bought it for a first time which was a little bit more than one year ago. The packaging is very pretty, interesting asymmetric design in pop-up bronze colour. It retails for approximately 6 euros.

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I really like Manhattan Supreme Lash because it makes my lashes very full and a little bit longer. The colour is black but not super extreme black so it doesn’t look very fake. It is easy to build up and  to get more intense look. It stays all day without any problems. Also it is not difficult to remove I guess thanks to the Argan oil in it.

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L`Oreal Mega Volume Mascara with Collagene is the newest item in my makeup collection. It is in nice black tube with a white detail, looking very elegant and classy. The brush compared to the Manhattan one is bigger. But can`t say it is more comfortable for me to use. You can get it for about 14 euros.

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As it comes to applications it gives very intense look from the first application so it doesn’t need to be build up. I like it because it makes my lashes longer, the thing  I don’t like is that it does make them cleave a little bit. And comparing to Manhattan one the colour is darker. I remove it also very easy but I don’t build it up too much.

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From this photo you can see the results are pretty much the same, there is very little difference. If I have to choose one of them I will definitely go for Manhattan Supreme Lash Mascara. Because it gives more of a natural look. It also is half of the price of L`Oreal Mega Volume.

P.S: Do you have a favourite mascara?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Garnier Haul

Last month I bought a couple of beauty stuff  so I decided to share with you my first impressions in this mini Garnier Haul.

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First thing I got is this gift set containing two products – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for sensitive skin and Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. I needed both so it was a great deal for me!

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I already have been using the Micellar Water for the last couple of months but mine finished so I repurchased it.  And I am very happy with it, I have tried some different ones, but so far Garnier`s one is my favourite. It cleans and removes make up and dirt, it leaves my skin fresh and smooth without any extra oils.

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The second part of the small gift set was Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. It is for normal and combination skin. That is my first time using Garnier face cream. I like it because it absorbs very fast in my skin and it smells very good. As a result my skin is hydrated but after a couple of hours it gets a little bit shiny and oily. So I am not sure if I will buy it again.

I also got two face masks – Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask and Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask.

garnier_xoxogabrielle4Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and repulsing. It suppose to hydrates intensively,  replumps and boosts radiance. It contains extract of grenade, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum, perfect for dehydrated skin.

Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and purifying. This one hydrates intensively, refreshes and tightens pores. The extract of green tea, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum makes are suitable for normal to combination skin types.

Those two I haven’t tried yet but as soon as I do, I will do a review on them, so stay tuned!

P.S: Have you tried some go those products? Do you have any new beauty favourites?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

L`Oreal Detox & Brighten Pure Clay Mask Review

One of the best drugstore brands you can get your hands on is L`Oreal. The quality of their products is amazing, the packaging is always very pretty and they are very affordable. So in this post I will share my latest love – L`Oreal Detox Pure Clay Mask.

 L`Oreals Pure Clay Masks are three:

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One is detox & brighten mask, one is exfoliating & refining and the other one is purify & mattify mask.

My favourite face mask lately  is L`Oreal Detox & Brighten Pure Clay Mask (the black mask).  I haven’t try the other two but I will definitely give them a try.

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First, lets talk about the packaging.. The mask comes in a glass jar with very pretty white-green top. It looks very luxurious and expensive. Here in Italy you can find it in every drugstore and it costs between 10-12 euro. You can find it also here : L`Oreal Online. The price is good, considering it is 50ml and it is very good quality.

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Ingredients

All three masks contain 3 pure clays: Kaolin, Montmorillonite and Ghassoul. They are suitable for all skin types.

  • Kaolin is a highly effective natural clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum;
  • Montmorillonite – rich in minerals, a clay recognised for helping to eliminate imperfections;
  • Ghassoul is a pure clay, highly concentrated in minerals,  renowned to help clarify complexion. Instant and lasting, visible results . Immediately after the use the skin is purer and clearer. After one week: the skin feels fresher, and more luminous, skin can breathe and is visibly transformed.

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Application

You need to apply an even layer on clean and dry skin. I have been loving the smell, it is amazing – very fresh and clean. But for some people it can be too strong. The mask is very thick, the consistency is heavy and creamy but the application is easy and it absorbs very quick into the skin.

After applying leave for 10-15 minutes, the mask dries quite fast but even if you leave it for a little bit longer it still washes off easily. L`Oreal recommend to use it 3 times a week, I use it 1-2 times a week.

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I think this mask is very good for people with oily skin, struggling with blackheads and acne. My skin is oily and I really like it. It makes it clearer, brighter and softer, doesn’t dry out and doesn’t leave “the stretched” feeling. I would love to try the other two as well.

P.S: Have you tried any of L`Oreal Pure Clay Masks? Do you have another favourite face masks? 

xoxo,

Gabrielle

 

10 Beauty Products Under 10 euro

We all love beauty products who are good quality but still don’t break the bank. So here are some of my affordable beauty buys:

10 products under 10 euro

  1. Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water & Makeup Remover
  2. Loreal Pure Clay Face Mask
  3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes
  4. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation
  5. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer
  6. Loreal True Match Powder
  7. Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  8. Maybelline Volume Express the Colossal Mascara
  9. Ardell Lashes
  10. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream / NYX Butter Gloss

 

P.S: If you have other affordable products worth the try, share in the comments down below, I would love to try them out!

xoxo,

Gabrielle

KIKO Prom Queen Eyeshadow Palette Review

One of my total steals from this sale season was the KIKO Prom Queen Eyeshadow Palette. I tested other products from KIKO Milano before and I really like  the brand. The quality is really good, the packaging is nice and the products are very affordable.  I still have some of the single eyeshadows. The colours are nice and they are very pigmented.

Lately I use only nude lipsticks and eyeshadows, I wanted to buy a new palette. But I was looking for something with basic colours, small so I can travel with it, affordable and still good quality. So when I saw this palette, I was very excited to try it out.

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First I think the packaging is really cute and pretty. It kinda makes me wish I had a nice uniform when I was at high school 🙂

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The palette is closing with a magnet and it has a mirror inside,  which makes it very comfortable if you travel with it. Also it comes with an applicator which I personally don’t use, I prefer using make up brushes.

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And on to the coloursKIKO Prom Queen Eyeshadow Palette contains 6 beige nude colours, as it is written on the box “Stylish Taupes”. The first one is light like an ivory colour, next is a champagne colour with a little bit of shimmer, then shimmery beige, and beigy-browns light and dark, and the last one is very dark brown.

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Here are the swatches:

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I really like all the colours. Perfect for day-time make up and for smokey eyes. I think I will get a lot of use out of this palette. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, all the colours  apply nice, easy and very smoothly.

You can find KIKO Prom Queen Eyeshadow Palette here: KIKO Milano Online

P.S: Have you tried KIKO Prom Queen Eyeshadow Palette or other products of the brand? Let me know about your favourite eyeshadow palette in the moment.

xoxo,

Gabrielle