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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

June Favourites

I am in love with this season, it is just my favourite time of the year. The sun is shinning, the skin gets darker, the hair gets lighter.   Pure happiness is to sit somewhere watching the sunset and the sea. During this time of the year I don’t use a lot of makeup, but I definitely try to stick to a good skincare and hair routine. I tried a couple of new products and I really loved those ones:

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Face Wash

I bought those two products – L`oreal Skin Expert Pure Clay Illuminating  Cleansing Gel and Garnier Fresh Clarifying Wash with Green Tea. I was really excited to try the first one because I have been using the clay face mask from the same brand. I love both of those face washes and I use them everyday. If you want to read more about them let me know in the comment section down below.

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Take Care of Your Hair 

I got the chance to try out Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, and I really like them. They make my hair very soft, smooth and light. I like the smell and the texture isn’t oily or heavy. I want to repurchase the real size products.

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Cute Nails

I got a couple of new nail polishes since now I decided to take a small break from the gel-nail polishes. I really like those coral/ watermelon colours.

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Bronzing powder 

A must-have in my summer makeup bag! This one is from Essence –  Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder. It is in shade 02 Sunny.

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P.S: Have you tried some of those products? What are your current favourites?

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

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

October Beauty Haul

 

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Changing seasons got me needing some new products and of course moving to another place with all of those sales and new things for me was exciting and my curiosity made me buy half of the stuff I am going to show you down below. This month I bought a couple of beauty products, most of them I am trying for a first time 🙂 so here they are:

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water

I saw a couple of blog posts about it, mainly with positive reviews and I finished my old one, so I decided to give it a try! I use it once a day, it is part of my night routine. It is very gentle to my skin and it doesn’t dry it out. I feel my skin cleaner and fresher after, because it removes extra oils and the make up left. I really recommend it.

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L`oreal Nude Magique BB Cream

I was looking for some very light foundation or a bb cream. The packaging is just so cute, pink-purple-silverish tones are so beautiful. This one is white like a cream and you can feel pigment capsules – extra small pieces, when you put it on it matches your skin tone. It is light and it has very nice smell. My skin is oily so I need to set it up with powder or it is going to creese.

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Sheer & Shine Lipstick Essence

I was looking for one store, but I got the wrong way, so incidentally I am in front of a big nice store for cosmetics. Of course I decided to go in.. and I end up buying some Essence products, which happened to be on sale. I picked up this lipstick in shade 02 Cute Nude. The formula is nice, light and hydrating. I really like the feel but I don’t think the shade suits me, because it is very light pink nude. But definitely I will try some a little bit darker ones.

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Essence Lipliner

Same story… I chose lipliner in shade 06 Satin Mauve. It is little bit purplish and usually I will never try it out. But in the store I couldn’t see the true colour so I was expecting something nude to go with the lipstick.. anyway I love that one. I like the formula and it is long lasting, so I am very happy with it.

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Shampoo and Conditioner Provost

Franck Provost is something I never heard of.. I was thinking it is some italian brand but below the name is written Paris, so I am confused lol! Anyway I took Expert Nutrition which suppose to be repairing and reliving. I use it about 1 week now, and I can say it is pretty good. Considering also the very affordable price of about 6-7 euros for 750 ml, I can say it is a deal.

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Neutrogena Nourishing Body Lotion with Nordic Berry

This was my last beauty buy for October. Neutrogena products turn out to be very difficult for me to find here in Italy… This body lotion is my favourite item from this haul. It is super hydrating, my skin is very dry during autumn and winter, but this lotion is definitely my solution! The formula is not greasy and it absorbs very quick. It has very soft light smell. I love it.

P.S: Do you use some of those products? Share with me your October`s best beauty buys!

xoxo,

Gabrielle