L'oreal Hair Expertise Everpure

Sunday, 6 January 2013

"EverPure Colour Care System: Non-sulphate cleansing for over-processed, coloured hair. Infused with botanical rosemary and juniper oils."

Recently L'oreal had an offer on to request a free sample of their new everpure shampoo for coloured and dry hair, I jumped at the chance as I do love L'oreal as a brand and also because my hair has been dyed within an inch of it's life, for years I'd coloured it dark brown to bleach blonde and I recently coloured it back to ash blonde which matches my natural hair exactly and I really want to start taking good care of it as of now! As you can imagine my hair is very dry and brittle due to over processing so this shampoo suited the needs of my hair, it was healthy for it regarding having no sulphates, and also tailord to help aid the over processed state which it was in. I was eager to try this out as other shampoos which have no sulphates can be really expensive so I prefer to try before I buy. I've read that sulphates tend to be bad for your hair and switching to a non-sulphate cleanser may actually help hair grow as it's better for your scalp, sulpates basically produce the lather in the shampoo etc, don't quote me on this as I've only read it, but for me I'd rather go all natural.

I like the packaging, the bottle is a sort of silvery purple with a bright pink lid and black writing, it also gives all the information you need to know about the product in several different languages which I find to be really considerate (haha)! I think it would look really lovely in any bathroom as it's sleek, looks really professional and it definitely looks more expensive than it really is - only £5.99 retailing from Superdrug. You can also get an intensive mask to go with the shampoo and conditioner, which I personally haven't tried but am tempted to as I feel once a week masks really help with maintaining strength and softness, this retails for £6.99 also from Superdrug.

The formula shampoo is very smooth, and is sort of pearly coloured (shiny white) which I really liked, coloured shampoo's remind me of shower gel (I'm strange, yes). It didn't lather into a bubbly mess due to having no sulphates, I do like having bubbly shampoo as it feels cleaner to me in a way but I can live without bubbles if that means having healthier hair in the long run. The smell is also so lovely, it smells so clean, healthy and fresh! It reminds me of a mix between witch hazel and tea tree, it's definitely herbal which is probably due to the botanical rosemary and juniper oils which it states it has. I really do like this smell, it makes a lovely change from the standard floral and fruity fragrances you normally get, thus I'm pleased with that, who doesn't like a change? The conditioner is super thick and it just plain white, it smooths on easily and also helps detangle your hair so it's easy to comb it through, the conditioner smells the same as the shampoo only slightly stronger, I feel as if I'm at a spa to be honest it just smells so good! When washing it out my hair felt so smooth and soft so I was really optimistic 

After use I let my hair dry naturally as I always do as I'm trying to minimize the amount of heat my hair receives  I did notice it was a lot softer and did look less dry and more shiny, people also commented on how lovely my hair smelled. Overall, I like this shampoo and conditioner as I was looking for a treatment like this, although saying that I haven't tried many so I'll have to explore a bit! But for now I'm seriously considering purchasing the full range!

Has anyone tried any of these products or anything similar? I'd love to know!

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The Liebster Award

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

I'm very happy to announce that I've been nominated for a Liebster Award, it feels so great knowing that people do love what I write and genuinely take an interest! I was taken back when I was reading Holly's  comment on my post mentioning that she had nominated me for an award, I was so surprised. I feel very honored that Holly from Busy Kissing Bees nominated me for the Liebster award!  So what is a Liebster award? An award that is given to bloggers that have less than 200 - 300 followers to help spread the word of their lovely sites full of amazing content that may not be recognized. There are 11 questions to answer from the blogger who nominated you for the award, 11 questions to create that the blogger you nominate will answer. Thank you once again Holly, this really does mean a lot to me so thank you SO much!

Here are the questions that Holly has asked..

1. How old are you?

I am on the right side of 16!

2. where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Hmm, hopefully at university. I'd really love to have a flat of my own preferably with a friend studying journalism  art of law, I really don't have a life plan, oh dear..

3. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?

Probably Australia or California because most of my family live out in Australia, it's hot and I love Australian people, they're so friendly! And I love America too, school looks way better, and it's just beautiful.

4. what is your holy grail beauty product?

Definitely my Rimmel gel eye liner, I can deal with having no foundation, lipstick and even mascara, but I live in eyeliner! 

5. Name 5 things you couldn't live without.

Family, makeup, my bunny, internet and probably food!

6. Whats your favorite childhood memory?

Ahhh, I have so many! I'd probably have to say the time that my mum and I went to my aunties for a BBQ and it was just amazing, there was a massive blow up slide with a pool at the bottom (the ones you hire out) and a sprinkler, loads of food and all my cousins were there, really sunny too, it was just an amazing day!

7. whats your proudest moment?

Passing my maths exam! I know how boring that seems but I am absolutely terrible at maths, I failed my prelim for it so thought I'd never pass, but surprisingly I did!

8. Do you have any piercings/tattoos?

Yes, I have 5 piercings. I have my lobes done with two in each and my helix (cartilage). I'm currently planning on getting my rook done and I would love tattoos in the future.

9. If you could change your name what would you change it to ?

Poppy, simply because it's sweet and girly.

10. If you could  make one wish what you wish for?

For everyone in the world to live equally, no fighting about who's better, who has more money/material items and, just for the suffering to end for those less fortunate.

11. Whats your favorite thing about blogging?

I get to write about the things I love and share it with some really amazing people from all over the world! It also brings me happiness knowing that people I've never met love reading blog and appreciate it, I feel I've actually made friends. Blogging is fun for me, I love writing, expressing my opinions and finding new people!

These are the lovely blogs that in which I am nominating! I strongly suggest that you check them all out if you can and have the time to as they are all really, really good reads, and I'm sure you'll love them just as much as I do!

10. That Bird

The Rules if you chose to participate:

- The nominees must link back to the blogger who awarded them.

- If you are nominated,  answer the 11 questions the blogger wrote for you. 

- Make up 11 new questions to be answered and nominate 11 other bloggers.

Here are the questions I would like my nominees to answer:
  1. What made you want to blog in the first place?
  2. Who inspires you most in life and why?
  3. Have you ever broken a bone?
  4. Favorite high street shop?
  5. What would be your dream job?
  6. If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be and why?
  7. Do you want/have any tattoos or piercings?
  8. Do your prefer books or movies?
  9. Favorite accessory to make a simple outfit pop?
  10. How would you describe your personality?
  11. A make-up must-have you couldn't live without?
 Remember to leave me a comment after you have answered the questions and passed on the award if you did take part (if you didn't it's completely fine). I look forward to hearing from all of you guys! And congratulations to you all!
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