[Review] Revolution Pro Foundation Drops

hello!

You may have noticed or not that I didn’t post yesterday.  I have been posting regularly on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and some Sundays.  I have found that it is often too difficult to have a post ready to go for Monday morning after a busy weekend away from a computer so I am planning on changing the upload days to Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday to see how I get on.

So, todays post is my review of the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops, which I did a first impressions of here.  The more I wear this foundation, the more I love it.  I have noticed with continued use that it is easy to wear a little of it for low coverage which can be built up with concealer‎ or it can be built up alone to a good medium coverage. In the last six months, my skin has been on a real journey and for the first time in that period, I am comfortable without the need for foundation everyday so this is perfect for me as it can be applied for a very light coverage or built up on days where it is needed or I am heading out. This may be my new favourite foundation.

It is not a matte foundation and therefore, it leaves my skin glowy and fresh looking.  I have also not had any additional breakouts due to the foundation which is always a good thing for me.  It lasts most of my working day without any touch up – 12 hours of wear- however, if I am heading out after work a small touch up is needed but nothing too drastic. 

It is £7.00 for 18ml of the product and can be purchased at Superdrug. They have 18 shades and it is easy to colour match online however, I recommend a trip to the shop if you can. I will be purchasing the darker shade however, I have not been tanning lately due to the heat and my natural tan is taking a while to appear.

It is foundation drops so can be a little messy.  I drop them onto my hand and use a brush to then apply to the face.  I have seen people apply direct to their face or direct to the brush.  I do think all methods would work.  I really like the packaging, it is small and fits easily into a makeup bag.


What it claims:

“Create a silky, breathable base with Revolution PRO Foundation Drops. 
In 18 skin-true shades, this ultra-lightweight, water-based formula creates an undetectable finish on all skin tones. Use a few drops for a sheer wash of colour or layer up to build natural looking medium coverage.”


 

Pros

  • it is very affordable
  • easily accessible – Superdrug or online
  • good for sensitive skin – no breakouts
  • good medium coverage which can be build up
  • is not too heavy on the skin
  • long-lasting
  • easy to apply
  • 18 shades in the range
  • fresh looking skin

Cons 

  • messy application
  • only 18ml of product rather than the usual 30ml

 

What is your favourite foundation?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

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[First Impressions] Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Hello

This is one of the samples that came with the foundation I ordered a few months ago. I left it in my beauty draw and ended up completely forgetting about it until I had a mini clear out recently. I hadn’t heard much about this at the time but it does keep popping up on Instagram etc. now.

It claims to be

a customisable complexion booster with the versatility of a primer, the mega-watt glow of a highlighter, and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter. Ingredients help to soft-focus, illuminate skin and makes lines and pores appear smoother.”

Essentially, it claims to do a bit of everything.

So, I decided to try this out under my work makeup and see how it held up all day and this is how I found it.  I think you can also wear it over your foundation, however, for me I decided to try it under the foundation especially as I was at work.  The foundation I used was Revolution Pro Foundation Drops.

N.B: I do my makeup for work at 6:15am and I don’t get home from work until 6:30pm so this is about 12 hours of standard wear. 

My sample came in the shade ‘2/light’ which is the shade that I would pick if I was buying and the full size costs £30.00, which means that it has to be amazing for that price for me to consider buying it.

Application 

Okay, so I really didn’t know what to expect but it was a bit like applying a tinted moisturizer. It definitely improved the skin tone and removed any redness that my skin had.  A little also went a long way and I found that I didn’t actually need much of the sample to go under my makeup.  I think that you could use more on holiday etc. without any other face products.  I may try this at the weekend, if I have enough left.

I then applied my foundation, which I don’t think I applied as much as I usually do, given that there was already a layer of something on my skin however, my foundation applied well and I upped the coverage with concealer.  I didn’t notice that the foundation had the WOW factor in applying as normal but I think that this was because I had already evened out the skin tone.

Before work 

My pores definitely appeared smoother and my makeup looked more ‘finished’ and glowy but my skin could still breathe.  It didn’t seem like I had applied an extra layer of foundation or anything like that. The difference wasn’t too noticable and no one mentioned anything.  I work in an office where makeup changes are noticed quickly. 

Lunch time – 1pm 

By this point I am not sure I like how my face looks close up but I do like it from a distance. It looks refreshed and glowy.  My makeup has stayed on all day so no complaints so far.

Home time – 6:30pm 

My make up still looked okay and I probably could have carried on wearing it with a small touch up.  It wasn’t as glowy as lunch time but my skin did look refreshed still.

Overall, I prefer my makeup without this underneath.  I am interested to see if this makes a difference on top of my makeup and I think it would be good for holidays when you I don’t usually wear makeup but need something to even out my skin tone etc. I do not think I will rush to buy the full size version but will maybe look at this again before my next holiday.

Have you tried this product?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

 

[Review] Superdrug Coconut Oil with Argan Oil – Hair Mask

Hello

I have been reading about the benefits of Coconut Oil for a couple of years now.  I incorporated it into my cooking last year and haven’t really looked back but I now wanted to try it into my skin care and hair routine.  You will see that I picked up this Coconut Oil with Argan Oil recently in Superdrug at the very affordable price of £1.65 reduced from £2.49. It comes in a 125ml tub which looks tiny but a lot of product is packed it.  I have also found that a little goes a long way.

The packet says that this can be used in three ways:

  1. For skin care
  2. As a hair conditioner
  3. As a hair mask

Now, all three appeal to me but I thought I would first try the product as a hair mask.  I will try to do further reviews on the other ways it can be used, if I have anything productive to add.

I decided that I would first try this at the weekend when I had no plans. It says that you can keep the mask on for two hours or over night if your hair is really dry.  I am really trying to grow my hair at the moment and looking after it well so it is in good condition.  I therefore, left it on for two hours.  It says wrap in a towel but as the UK is in the middle of a heat wave, I just tied my hair into a bun and did housework for a couple of hours. Yes, I think I am finally growing up. 

I then washed my hair with my usual shampoo and re-washed again with my usual shampoo to ensure that my hair was clean and all oil had been removed. I think I needed the second shampoo as it lathered a lot better the second time.  I did not condition my hair as I usually would and I resisted to use any blow out spray or hair oil before blow drying.  I was a bit worried how my hair was brush out however, this didn’t cause any problems at all, with no tangles or knots.  I always use a Wet Brush when I am at home and travel with mini Tangle Teezer in my handbag.

Immediately after the hair mask

I blow dried and straightened my hair as usual and honestly,  I don’t think that it has ever been easier to manage.  It is also super soft.  I had to resist the urge to keep touching it. It was nice and non-greesy all day.

The next day 

The day after I applied the mask, I was at work during the day followed by a Justin Timberlake Concert at the O2 and then stayed at a friends house.  I wouldn’t normally straighten my hair the day after washing it however, as I had such a busy day and would be getting ready for the concert at work, I decided to straighten it.  It was still easy to manage and soft.  It didn’t look dirty or non-greasy at all.

I will definitely try to make this part of my weekly routine.


What it claims:

Superdrug Coconut Oil helps condition the skin, scalp and dry or damaged hair.

Features

With Argan Oil for extra care

Benefits

Superdrug Coconut Oil helps condition the skin, scalp and dry or damaged hair.


Pros 

  • It is very affordable
  • Easily accessible in Superdrug
  • Smells amazing
  • It has many uses
  • Washes out easily
  • Leaves hair feeling super smooth

 

Cons

  • This specific one is limited edition however, they do have a coconut oil in their permanent range, it just doesn’t include argon oil.

 

Have you tried a coconut oil hair mask?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

 

 

[Review] amika Bombshell Blowout Spray

This arrived in my June Birchbox and the first time I used it – I was not impressed.  But, as with all things I know first impressions cannot be accurate so I decided to give it another go!

The second time I used this, I was very impressed.  I didn’t spray direct onto my hair but instead into my hands and rubbed it through my hair.  I then blow dried as normal.  My hair dried straight and quick. It also has a beaut smell.  I noticed that my hair had a lot more volume following this and then as usual, I tied my hair up and went to bed.

I usual straighten my hair the first day after a wash.  However, the best bit about this spray was that my hair did not need a straighten as it looked nice just blow dried. My hair is still super soft too.

I had a free small bottle with Birchbox but they are usually £14.99.  I would say that a little appears to go a long way so I will look into purchasing this when my sample has run out.


What it claims:

What it is:
A lightweight, volumizing blowout spray with heat protection for massive, long-lasting volume, body, and texture.

Key benefits:
– Creates volume, body, and texture
– Provides heat protection
– Returns moisture to hair

If you want to know more…
Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Volume Spray delivers incredible volume, texture, and body to hair for the ultimate blowout. It uses lightweight polymers to plump the look of hair and provide body, without the extra weight or stiffness. Use it before blow-drying to create extra texture and lift, with a weightless layer of heat protection. You can also use it on dry hair, as a re-styler. The result is hair with lightweight, touchable hold and massive volume.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is free of artificial colors, petrochemicals, sodium chloride, and MCIT. It is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and safe for color-treated, Brazilian-treated, and keratin-treated hair.


Pros 

  • Adds a lot more volume to hair
  • No need for styling as much after use
  • Hair dried quick
  • Smells so good
  • Not too heavy on the hair
  • available online
  • Not too expensive

Cons

  • Cannot use too much or it makes your hair feel like straw
  • I have only seen this available online
  • It is not the cheapest product – I have used good hair oils for less

Have you tried this?

Love, Minnie xoxo

[Review] LOréal Hair Expertise Riche Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hello my loves 

I purchased the LOréal Hair Expertise Riche Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner at the beginning of May as I was looking for a sulphate free shampoo and this was on offer in Superdrug.  At first, I hated it.  It made my hair feel really dry and unmanageable.  However, I have completely changed my mind with constant use.  My hair now feels soft and dries easier.  I have used it for every hair wash since and I would highly recommend.

It is £6.29 per bottle at Superdrug however, I purchased two for £9.00 in a deal so it is good to keep an eye open for these type of offers.  It is not the most affordable shampoo but it is not too expensive either. I have found that a little does go a long way.  It does lather really well (which I hear is rare for sulphate free shampoos).  It has a light but nice smell.


What it claims: 

Especially designed for even over-processed hair. The luxurious experience, with botanical oils. Respects the hair fibre.

Hair Expertise: After decades of research into hair the L’Oréal Paris laboratories have created a new care system for the most delicate hair.

Unique Sensorial Experience: A rich and high-foaming shampoo lather with aromatic fragrances.

The Power of Botanical Oils: Essential camelina and apricot seed to energise your senses.

Everriche nourishing & taming:

Specifically designed for very dry and rebellious hair, the EverRiche Nourishing & Taming range combines a Nourishing Care System with no sulphates. The formulae leave hair feeling nourished, protected from dryness.

Your hair feels satin soft and incredibly silky. Instantly tamed, your hair is easy to style and flows sumptuously with a brilliant shine.


Pros:

  • available on the high street
  • Not the most expensive shampoo around
  • Lathers very well
  • Leaves my hair feeling really soft
  • Makes my hair easier to style after
  • Can purchase on a deal – i.e. both for £9.00
  • A little goes a long way
  • Smells nice
  • It has a nice gold packaging

Cons:

  • It is not the most affordable shampoo and conditioner
  • It takes a while to get use to – stick with it!

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

[Review] Superdrug De-stressing Mud Mask

Hello lovelies

I was never a fan of these packet type of facemasks until i tried the De-stressing Mud Mask by Superdrug.  It is only £0.99 and I cannot remember the real reason I picked it up in the first place.  I have since re-purchased and always pick up a few of these when I am in Superdrug as they often have offers on.

The idea is that you massage the mask into cleansed dry face using your fingertips, avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.

I often didn’t like this type of mask as they would cause irritation to my sensitive skin. This doesn’t do this.  I leave the mask on for the full 15 mins and it doesn’t cause any problems at all.  It can be hard to remove all of the product with just water without just scrubbing your face, it does leave the skin softer, more refreshed and it is a easy way to have 15 mins to yourself at the end of the working week.


What it claims:

“With a fresh vibrant aroma that relaxes your mind and revitalises your skin.

Infused with avocado oil green tea and aloe vera, this mask will deeply cleanse and purify. And leaves skin feeling totally revived.

For a revived healthy looking complexion.”


Pros 

  • affordable
  • easy to find in Superdrug
  • leaves face feeling smooth and refreshed
  • does not irritate my skin – which is sensitive
  • doesn’t smell bad

Cons 

  • hard to remove all of the product with just warm water
  • often have to ‘scrub’ your face so can leave it being sore

What is your favourite face mask?

Love, Minnie xoxo 

[Review] Superdrug Coconut Kiss Dry Shampoo

I am a big fan of dry shampoo generally.  I try to wash my hair every other night but sometimes it does need a little refresh in between or I leave it and extra night and then it needs a bigger refresh.  I have not settled on any one dry shampoo which I absolutely love so I am forever trying different ones.  I picked the Superdrug Coconut Kiss Dry Shampoo  when I was buying something else and it costs £3.39 for a 300ml can. It smells delicious – really so good that I have compliments on the smell but as for refreshing my hair, it doesn’t seem to do anything.  I have tried doing before going to bed and again in the morning but by the time I get to work my hair looks like it hasnt been washed for a week. I am always very unimpressed!    I am going to continue to use the product up but then I will definitely be purchasing a different one to try.  

Do you have any recommendations?


What it claims? 

“Superdrug Dry Shampoo helps to refresh dull and lifeless hair between washes with no water required.

This quick and easy to use product leaves your hair feeling clean and smelling fresh, with a delicate coconut fragrance.”


Pros

  • It smells so good
  • It is very affordable
  • Readily available in Superdrug

Cons

  • It doesn’t refresh my hair
  • It is only limited edition – may be a good thing as I won’t be able to repurchase
  • Leaves my hair feeling dirty after use
  • Not handbag friendly

Love, Minnie xoxo