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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BIORE, PORE PENETRATING CHARCOAL BAR REVIEW, DEEP CLEANS + GENTLY EXFOLIATES SKIN !


HEY BEAUTIES! 

FEEL LIKE A SCRUB? 
Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar is new to the beauty market. If you're looking for a type of soap for your skin that looks to deep cleanse and remove dirt and oil off your skin, check out this bar of soap. It has been created with charcoal powder which is what gives you a deep cleanse to your skin. It has been formulated with charcoal, jojoba and peppermint. Basically the bar looks to draw out any impurities of dirt and oil while at the same time exfoliating your skin. If you have dry skin and are in need of smoothing out your skin, this is definitely something to try out. 
Why charcoal? Charcoal is a natural ingredient which is known for its ability to draw out impurities and trap them. 
I am a frequent user of products that contain charcoal because it has simply worked for my skin in cleansing and exfoliating my skin. How the Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar works is that once you apply and massage onto your face, you'll find that your face will feel tingly. (This is just the peppermint making your face feel more fresh) 

The charcoal in the bar works deep down your pores by drawing out the dirt and oil trapped under the skin which may be difficult to clean. After using, I felt my skin feeling super clean and soft. My pores were definitely clean and I was really happy about the results.  
The charcoal bar sits perfectly in my shower and I always have the convenience of running it directly on my chest, arms and legs. 

For me, I love the peppermint scent it has to the bar because it's quite invigorating and refreshing when you apply it onto skin. I would recommend purchasing the charcoal bar if you don't have any allergies to peppermint or so. The bar will seriously de-gunk your pores and leave it seriously clean. I enjoyed the benefits of using the product because it made my skin feel clean and exfoliated. The bar is quite chunky itself so you can imagine how many uses you can get out of it, maybe months. Once the bar is in contact with water, it lathers up really nicely when on skin. I did not experience my skin becoming dry or tight so overall I had a pleasant experience with using the charcoal bar. My face felt super clear after rinsing. You can choose to use the bar of soap twice a day for the extra added cleansing and exfoliation benefits.

I would say the product is suitable for normal, combination and oily skin. Not so much for the people with sensitive skin because the peppermint may leave some redness. I had no issues with redness so this product worked for me.

POSITIVES:
  • Draws out and binds to deep down dirt and oil for a deeper cleanse.
  • Comes with natural charcoal. 
  • Infused with jojoba beads and peppermint.
  • Exfoliates and leave skin feeling tingly. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Experienced no issues with the product. 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Wet hands with warm water and work into a lather.
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

Hope you enjoyed reading!

 Let me know if you have any questions with the comment box below x

Cheers,
Livia xo
Thank you  BIORE + KAO for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Monday, June 29, 2015

HAIRCARE SPECIAL: HOW TO KEEP YOUR ENDS LOOKING NOURISHED AND SMOOTH USING JOHN FRIEDA FULL REPAIR OIL ELIXIR + DEEP CONDITIONER REVIEW !



HELLO BEAUTIES, WELCOME BACK! 

If you have been following my blog, I reviewed John Frieda's Precision Foam colour a few weeks back where the colour has left my hair looking naturally amazing. I am so happy with it now. (See picture below taken while I was in Hong Kong of my new hair colour.) 

CHEESE ;) 

Flick through time now and I've been using the blow-hair dryer and straightener at least ONCE a week. You can really figure out where this post is going...that's right HAIR CARE PRODUCTS. I need to stress how important it is to maintain your lovely locks and keep them in tip top condition. Now since I have been using the John Frieda range quite frequently for my main hair products, I stumbled across an amazing hair care product that truly deserves FIVE stars for its brilliance and benefits it has given my hair. Over time, I found my hair feeling dry, brittle and my gosh, split ends were coming from excessive hair breakage. Now there's heaps of factors to why this may occurs, this could be due to having extra dry hair, hair care tools such as the heated styling tools or it could be your diet as well. (So make sure to eat your vegetables and proteins guys!) 

I am so excited to review for you guys two products I felt helped my hair to restore back its moisture and enhance its softness and shine. They are: 

  • John Frieda, Hydrate and rescue - Deep Conditioner 
  • John Frieda, Repairing Oil Elixir 

So kick your feet up, sit back and enjoy your daily boost of beauty news x


JOHN FRIEDA FULL REPAIR REPAIRING OIL ELIXIR 

Having super straight hair, I am constantly looking to style my hair for a bit of variety in my life. I don't necessarily like the same look, so I am always adding some curls or waves to my hair style for extra added volume. There are days where my hair would be extra dry and the days where it would be calm and neutral, no flyaways. Everyday is unpredictable. 

So, essentially the main user of this Repairing Oil Elixir by John Frieda would be for those with dry and or damaged hair. It's a much needed essential for your bathroom and if you're need to shop for a good type of oil and willing to experiment, I recommend this amazing repairing oil elixir by John Frieda. It's seriously amazing stuff for your hair where I swear you won't have any complaints. I don't have anything yet to flaw about this product because this has simply worked for me. My hair was getting dry and brittle at the ends... my split ends were showing and I was constantly picking at my split ends! (Learning on how to break my habit though..resolution = prevent those split ends from developing on your ends.)

I will start off with the product itself, the oil elixir. John Frieda Full Repairing Oil Elixir is a very lightweight type of oil where it's not heavy or does not make your hair look damp or oily looking. What it does is that it looks to give your hair the fullest protection against hair damage namely hair breakage from the uses of heat styling tools. The oil has been formulated with inca inchi oil which is supposedly to be high and rich in omega 3 which is so nourishing and healthy for your hair to take in. This is the ingredient that helps your hair to look more stronger, let it shine and make it feel amazingly smooth. It's definitely jam packed with rare ingredients that you wouldn't find in other types of hair oils. 

When using the oil, make sure to use only one pump from the bottle. A little sure does goes a long way for this bottle of 88ml. It may look minimal at first for its size but really, this bottle can last you for month (taking note that you don't crazy with it!) I would use one pump and then run it through the ends of my hair after washing it. Next, I would look to dry my hair with a hair-dryer until it is fully dried. After doing this I noticed my hair feeling so much smoother and just refreshed. It felt as if I have just walked out of the hair salon with my hair done. My hair did not feel weighed down by the oil so this was a plus for me when using the oil elixir. You can also use this when your hair is dry or wet. 

After using the product, my hair felt instantly smooth and the ends definitely looked healthier, considering that I have only used this for a few days. I can see more of a visible difference which is an improvement as compared to not using the oil on my ends at all. It is top oil elixir that I definitely recommend for those with dry and damaged hair. 

POSITIVES:
  • Makes hair feel smoother, shinier and stronger. 
  • Lightweight. 
  • Absorbs easily when used on damp hair and then blow dried thoroughly. 
  • Suitable for all hair types. 
  • Mainly for those with dry and damaged hair.
  • Fix those split ends now! 
  • With Inca Inchi oil rich in omega 3. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch!
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • I would run about one pump of the oil elixir onto my hands and then massage this onto the ends of my hair. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.99
  • Priceline
  • Woolworths
  • Coles
  • Target
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Selected pharmacies. 
  • Or click HERE to find out more... 

NEW JOHN FRIEDA - FULL REPAIR - HYDRATE AND RESCUE DEEP CONDITIONER 

So I also stumbled across a deep conditioner that would look to make my hair feel very moisturised, smooth and soft. Of course, I wanted my hair to smell amazing which is what this conditioner delivered. John Frieda Full Repair Hydrate and Rescue Deep Conditioner infuses hair with moisture which is what gives your hair an improved look i.e. makes it look and feel super soft and shiny. 

First thing I discovered about the consistency of the conditioner is that it was really lightweight and not thick. Usually there are conditioners out there that leave your hair feeling so greasy but not with this conditioner. It actually contains inca inchi oil - again rich in omega 3 and is so essential for if you wanted to hydrated your dry and damaged hair. This conditioner truly looks to replenish and restore any dryness and give you more of a shine and smoothness back to your hair. 

To use this product, I basically left this in my hair for a good 3 minutes in the shower and then rinsed off with lukewarm water. After drying my hair normally, then using the repairing oil elixir by John Frieda, I would then look to dry my hair with a blow-dry. The results was that my ends felt super soft and my hair just felt so smooth. I am truly amazed by the combination of the deep conditioner and the repairing oil elixir. Together they complement each other and both assist hair in looking more soft and restored. 

If you have dry and damaged hair, be sure to check out both of these products because they're worth investing into! 

POSITIVES:
  • Restores moisture back to your hair. 
  • Suitable for ALL hair types, but mainly for those with dry and damaged hair. 
  • Instantly improves the look of hair in ONE use. 
  • Non greasy formula. 
  • Lightweight. 
  • With Inca Inchi oil rich in omega 3. 
  • Does not weigh hair down. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch!
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Leave the conditioner on your hair for about 3 minutes then look to rinse off. 
  • Salon tip: Wrap your hair in a hot towel for 20 minutes after saturating with the Deep conditioner. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.99
  • Priceline
  • Woolworths
  • Coles
  • Target
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Selected pharmacies. 
  • Or click HERE to find out more... 
RESULTS


Ends look much healthier. 
Hair feels so much stronger and smoother. 
Have more of a shine to my hair now. 

I hope you enjoyed this John Frieda hair care post. Should you have any questions, pop a comment a below or message me with the box on the right hand side. 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo
Thank you JOHN FRIEDA for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SEE BY CHLOÉ SI BELLE, MY LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - PRODUCT REVIEW !



HELLO BEAUTIES, 

I've always been a Chloe type of person when it comes to types of perfumes and I've stuck by their Chloe Signature for years now. Chloe first launched their See by Chloe in 2011, then later in January 2014 they released See by Chloe Eau Fraiche. This year in February (2015), they finally launched See by Chloe Si Belle. 

I have been so curious with the new release until I finally got to test the scent out and experience what sort of notes come with this glorious bottle of love. 
The See by Chloe Si Belle features a floral composition, modern and vivid but flirts with bold notes. 
It was Louise Turner and Nathalie Gracia-Cetto who both developed the newest composition of See by Chloe Si Belle. Si Belle when translated in French means "So Beautiful". The fragrance is so charming and gives off a romantic vibe to it. 
The perfume speaks a new composition of a touch floral scent with a hint of freshness to it. The main top scents from the perfume include neroli and birch leaf. I would say this perfume reminds me of a gardenia full of fresh flowers with a hint of orange blossom to it. 

The fragrance is available in a 30, 50 or 75 ml Eau de Parfum. The bottle is made in France and has a long shelf life of 36 months depending on how often you would use it. The bottle itself somewhat reminds me of a bird's cage and is quite fancy. I love the colour pink, so already this transparent fragrance bottle stole my heart. 

Embrace this cute little bottle of charm and elegance. It's so beautiful that I would use this once a day and it already lingers for the whole day. I adore the white floral and orange blossom scent present in the fragrance which makes this such a pleasant fragrance to smell everyday. I used this on during the day and I got plenty of great comments about where and what was this perfume I had on. 

If you're a Chloe fan, be sure to check this bottle of beauty out because the scent is seriously amazing and it really represents elegance. 

Myers and David Jones just had a mid-sale back in May, so be sure to check out the range now at your nearest Department store. This product retails for about $140 for a 75ml bottle. 

POSITIVES: 
  • Lovely hints of white floral and orange blossoms.
  • Reminds me of a gardenia, fresh of blossoming flowers.
  • Lasts long. 
  • Comes in 30, 50 and 75ml sized bottles. 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Look to apply on the wrists and behind your ear for longer lasting smell. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE:
  • RRP $140 for 75ml sized bottle.
  • Mid-May sale now at Myers, David Jones or at your local department store. 

                   See by Chloé Si Belle


So there you have it with my first impressions of See by Chloe's Sil Belle. I am definitely impressed and happy about the new release from their product range and I can see myself using it every single day!


Happy reading + shopping! 

Cheers,
Livia xo
Thank you CHLOE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

PROTECT YOUR FACE USING SUNSENSE DAILY FACE, INVISIBLE TINT FINISH SPF 50+ BEAUTY PRODUCT REVIEW !




HELLO BEAUTIES, HAPPY WEEKENDS! 

I hope you're all having a much needed break from the week...sleeping in till noon, having brunch with your girlfriends and even catching some needed Vitamin D! When it comes sun protection, it's the most important factor to take into consideration because we are exposed to high UVA and UVB sun rays daily and so we need that extra protection for our skin, otherwise this can lead to long-term effects such as skin cancer, premature-ageing, sunburns and wrinkles may surface earlier than usual. 

I never leave the house without using sunscreen! That is my number one golden rule for extra added sun protection. What I've discovered is SunSense Daily Face SPF50+ which is a very light, oil free type of moisturiser sunscreen which comes with a feint tint which is very sheer and matte looking. The finish is invisible matte that won't make your face look too caked on. (Plus brownie points here!) 

So keep on reading below to check out my thoughts with SunSense's Daily face SPF50+ (Now that's super SPF protection x)  





SUNSENSE DAILY FACE SPF 50+ 

Girls and Gents, let me introduce you to the Sunsense Daily Face SPF 50+ which is very lightweight when applied onto your skin, oil-free (which does not leave your face looking oily which is an awesome aspect..) and also gives you an invisible matte finish. (It's not an obvious tint which is good.) Of course, if you know me by now, I love my foundations, concealer, moisturisers to come with a matte finish because I don't like that shiny or oily look on your face. (So not attractive!) 

It's good that the sunscreen is also non-comedogenic which means that it will not block your pores and cause any breakouts. It's dermatologically tested and thank gosh there's no zinc-like smell to the sunscreen. There actually is no smell which is good because you don't want sunscreen to always leave a strong smell on your face. If you haven't noticed, the SPF protection is in its high 50+ UVA and UVB protection which means this bottle of beauty gives you extra protection from the sun for longer periods and can withstand the strong UV rays. (Winning!) Inside the contents of the sunscreen is "Nicotinamide and vitamin E" which means that it looks to improve your skin tone and its elasticity but ALSO looks to improve any appearances of age spots, fine lines, wrinkles by smoothing them out with gradual use of the sunscreen. The sunscreen is suitable for normal, combination and oily skin types which makes it super ideal for most people. If you love using a moisturiser during the day, then this will definitely be ideal for you if you tend to go outdoors or so. It's very moisturising but at the same time it looks to protect your skin from harmful rays. (Definitely my go-to-product every morning which I would wear under my make-up.) The fact that it's fragrance and lanolin-free makes it so super ideal to wear comfortably on a daily basis. 

Acne sufferers...please be re-assured that this type of sunscreen won't aggravate your acne further, instead it is suitable for those with acne prone skin as it's supposed to be ideal for combination and oily type of skin. I love how the lotion is quite light and not thick at all. It's an oil-free type of lotion which makes this such a wonderful type of sunscreen to use everyday and not worry too much about my face looking too oily or so. 

Directions of how to use this sunscreen is quite simple: 
  • Be sure to shake the bottle well.
  • You only require about a teaspoon (just one tsp) to really cover your entire face and also your neck. 
  • Apply the sunscreen to your face after cleansing your face really thorough. 
  • The sunscreen is usually applied before make-up is worn or in the mornings. 
  • Instructions say to apply 15 minutes before sun exposure. 
  • Since it's an invisible matte finish, the product can be worn alone or under make-up. 

Of course, using the sunscreen alone will not fully protect your face 110%, make sure you look to wear a hat, wear protective clothing and look to reapply frequently. 

When I blended in the cream onto my face, it really absorbed into my skin leaving a light feeling. It was very comfortable to have on my skin, and so when I am out for longer periods, I'll be sure to re-apply more on since it's not waterproof. So be sure to use a waterproof type of sunscreen if you intend to go swimming at the beach. I would say this is more of a daily type of sunscreen and moisturiser which looks to protect your skin when you're doing sport, shopping, errands, and so much more! 

What about size? The product comes in TWO sizes which are definitely handy and depending on personal preference, at least you have an option here. It comes in a 75g sized flip top lid tube or alternatively a 200ml pump sized bottle which can also be convenient. I guess with the 75g flip top lid, it would be so perfect for your handbag as this is designed for travelling purposes. Just pop this into your handbag to ensure that you can look to re-apply the sunscreen when needed for the little extra added protection. As for the 200ml pump sized bottle, this will prove to be a convenient, mess-free type of bottle where you can put in your bathroom for easy access. I love the gold pump look as it makes the bottle look somewhat luxurious and attractive to look at. It also is quite hygienic to use when you use a pump so that was a plus for me as it prevents wastage. 

In terms of whether this product worked for my skin, I would say yes it did because it made my skin feel very moisturising and kept it matte looking. I am definitely happy and impressed with type of sunscreen because of the other brands I have tested out, there would usually be a strong smell or might be too thick for my liking. Sunsense really have stepped up their game by releasing into the beauty market of a simple invisible tint finish sunscreen which is so perfect for any season (Winter, Spring, Autumn and Summer). What's also great is that it's Australian made and owned! (From personal experience, Aussie owned and made products means quality!) From using the sunscreen on a daily basis, 9am-5pm - my face did not become irritated which was good and there was no redness at all. So I believe this type of product has ticked all of the boxes in a positive way where I can definitely look to repurchase this as my daily sunscreen. Overall, I have been very impressed with the Daily Face Invisible tint by Sunsense and I would be keen to try out more of their sunscreen range. A full 5/5 stars of which I am giving this product as it spoke excellent added protection for me. 

POSITIVES:
  • High SPF 50+ UV protection. 
  • Has a sheer tint for invisible matte finish. 
  • Ideal for normal, combination and oily skin. 
  • Oil-free base. 
  • Non-comedogenic. 
  • Fragrance free.
  • Free from lanolin and PABA. 
  • Dermatologically tested. 
  • Australian made and owned.
  • Affordable.

NEGATIVES:
  • This product impressed me. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Cleanse face well before using on face.
  • Use 15 minutes before sun exposure. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Check out their official website: http://www.sunsense.com.au/
  • RRP $14.99 for 75g or $25.95 for 200ml 
  • Available at ALL pharmacies and Priceline store nationally. 


Feat. 200ml sized SunSense Daily Face - Invisible Tint Finish 
Comes in a pump sized bottle,
Convenient and hygienic to use, 
Less wastage. 

SWATCH TEST

As you can see the finish is quite light in texture, 
It blends quite well into skin, 
Absorbs easily into skin,
Skin feels very moisturised.

 I hope you enjoyed reading all about of how important it is to protect your face daily. Using the right products for your face is essential in protecting yourself from skin cancer, premature-ageing, wrinkles. 


Happy reading and have an enjoyable weekend, 

Take care,

Cheers,
Livia xo


Thank you SUNSENSE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Friday, June 26, 2015

SHOPPING FOR A NEW HAIR BRUSH? CHEMCORP AKA THE BEAUTY OFFICE STOCKS THE BEST BRUSHES I'VE EVER USED - FEAT FREESTYLE BRUSHES REVIEW !


HEY BEAUTIES! 

They say that you need proper hair brushing and scalp massaging because these are the most crucial elements in getting healthier and more natural looking hair. 

Figuring out which hair brush is ideal for you to purchase next? Well this is the first for me to review different types of hair brushes. (So excited to share with you a brand that I thought is so worth mentioning!) 

For this particular brand, it's found on one of my most favourite online beauty store which is (https://thebeautyoffice.com.au/shop/shop-by-brand/freestyle/brushes) Check out The Beauty Office for some many types of brand of beauty products. Seriously, it can take me hours to get off the website. Their page is just stocked with the latest brands from beauty skin care products to beauty tools. 

For me when it comes to using hair brushes, I always ensure that the quality made of the brush does not hurt my head or damage my hair. A brush is truly an investment into having healthier locks. If you haven't heard of the brand Freestyle, the brush design has been designed in Australia. I'll go into more details of each brush I tested out and will give you my thoughts on whether it worked for me. 

There are two brushes from the range which feature the Nano Silver technology. What makes it so unique is that the technology provides antibacterial protection to your brush. This means your brush is kept healthy and clean for every use. 

So please keep on reading below to find out more about each hair brush and the experiences I had with each of them x

 FREESTYLE HARD CUSHION BRUSH

The benefits of using a hard cushion brush is that it allows for you to smooth and style your hair easily. You get perfect control and finishing whilst brushing your hair. The grip handle is amazingly well designed, providing more control for your hands. The ball tips of the brush looks very sturdy and of good quality, so I don't think they'll easily fall out like other poorly made brushes in the beauty market. It is very lightweight to hold so I am happy about the brush so far since it really measures up to professional salon quality.

My first impression of this type of brush was that when I held the brush, it seemed very durable and strong. It definitely assisted me in smoothing out my hair and it looked to de-tangle without any hassles. 

This is the brush that contains 'Nano Silver Technology' which basically means that positive negative ion particles are added to the Freestyle brush which then looks to neutralise any unhealthy positive ions which can be found in dust or smoke. Moisture is then restored back into your roots, so when you look to brush your hair, you get super smooth and shinier hair. If you're wanting more of a styling brush, then I'll be sure to mention another brush that you might be interested at. 

This is my daily brush where I would use in the morning and night. Of course I love having my hair super straight, sleek and shiny - so this hair brush definitely proved to be worth trying for me. One of the positives of this brush is the grip handle. It's not a slippery handle grip so I was definitely amazed by the rubber grip handle. It gives me better control when I am wanting to control the brush strokes whilst brushing my hair. This brush is perfect for those wanting a finishing style that gives you smooth and shiny locks. Overall, it's the perfect brush for finishing touches for your hair. I am giving this a 5/5 stars! 

POSITIVES: 
  • Very durable and sturdy. 
  • Professional salon quality.
  • Heat resistant plastic. 
  • Non-slip handles, rubber grip. 
  • Super lightweight. 
  • Versatile for all HAIR types.
  • Affordable!
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Remember to clean your brush of hair by simply removing it. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK


THE HANDLE GRIP IS AMAZING WITH THE FREESTYLE BRUSHES! 


THE FINAL PRODUCT 


Onto the next piece of brush......



FREESTYLE MEDIUM CERAMIC ROUND BRUSH

This brush is perfect for either curling or straightening your hair with. What makes this medium sized round brush so ideal for styling the hair is that it has a ceramic type of surface which retains the dryer heat. You'll notice that with round type of brushes, hair stylists would use this type should they want to add more volume, smooth or curl the hair. Not only does it look to curl and add volume, but you can also look to straighten your hair with this beauty tool. 

The brush comes with the Nano Silver technology, same as the previously mentioned brush. It has a seamless thermal barrel which is good for styling your hair and making your life easier. The bristles of the brush are so robust and are snag-free type like of bristles. The design of the brush makes it easier for you to style or straighten your hair. This sort of brush is definitely ideal for those with medium hair.. (In terms of thickness). If you have ultra thick hair, then look to get one size up of this brush. For me, I have thin hair so I am glad that this product is suitable for my type of hair. 

Again, the grip handle is amazing and gives you more control when using the brush for styling purposes. I like how the brush is super lightweight and does not feel weighed down. It's good to use light brushes as this won't make your hands ache! So overall if you're looking to shape or style your hair, then this would be the ideal brush for you to try out.
POSITIVES: 
  • Very durable and sturdy. 
  • Professional salon quality.
  • Heat resistant plastic. 
  • Non-slip handles, rubber grip. 
  • Super lightweight. 
  • Versatile for all HAIR types.
  • Affordable!
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Remember to clean your brush of hair by simply removing it. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


FREESTYLE WET/DRY DETANGLER

I think most of you would be interested in the Freestyle detangler brush because it can be used for wet and or dry hair. The design of the brush is so attractive and for the colour purple, how can you not fall in love with the brush and colour! 

The Freestyle detangler is a really soft cushion brush that gives you more ease when grooming your hair. (Doesn't matter whether you have curly, wavy, thick or long hair) This detangler would do an amazing job in looking to detangle any messy bits and knots. The bristles are not hard but instead felt really, really soft which is ideal for me when I look for a comfortable brush to use. The detangler is also waterproof which means you can use it even when your hair is wet. It's also ideal for those with sensitive scalps because the bristles are so gentle that you won't feel pain whilst brushing and detangling your hair. 

If you're looking for more of a grooming type of brush, this is certainly the brush for you. I also noticed that the bristles are very flexible, it has actually been specially coated so that when you use the brush it just simply glides through your hair without it stopping at a knot! 

The grip of the brush is of a smooth rubber which is also waterproof. I love the whole idea of the wet and dry detangler because it can be used for when your hair is dry or wet. (definitely made more convenient for us so it deserves a 5/5 stars!) 

POSITIVES: 
  • Very durable and sturdy. 
  • Professional salon quality.
  • Heat resistant plastic. 
  • Non-slip handles, rubber grip. 
  • Super lightweight. 
  • Versatile for all HAIR types.
  • Affordable!
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Remember to clean your brush of hair by simply removing it. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

ZOOMING INTO THE BRISTLES
 




I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

To find out more about where to get these beauty products, click onto The beauty office's logo below to be redirected to their official page ! x

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you CHEMCORP & THE BEAUTY OFFICE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PAMPERING TIME WITH BIORE'S SELF-HEATING ONE MINUTE MASK BEAUTY REVIEW !

HELLO BEAUTIES! 

Keep on powering there guys because there's literally TWO more days left till the end of the week (yahoo!) BRING ON THE WEEKENDS! x
As Bioré would say: "Clean the pore, clear the problem." 
In this review, I'll be talking about my experiences I had using Biore's Self-heating One Minute Mask. This product is perfect for those wanting to wind down after a day out and you're looking to thoroughly cleanse deep into your pores. What makes this product interesting is that it contains natural charcoal! 


Bioré's SELF HEATING ONE MINUTE

 MASK 

What you'll realise about Bioré's Self heating one minute mask is that it has a new product look which looks more simple, attractive and very identifiable on the supermarket and chemist shelves. The mask itself contains natural charcoal and in each box comes with four single use packettes which are about 7.0g each in weight. So you really get enough for a full coverage of your face. 

Their Self-heating One Minute mask works in a thermal method where once you apply it onto your face, the product will look to warm up so it can really open up the pores on your face. I found that by using the mask, my pores felt and looked more cleaner than usual. I love having cleared pores and this product did a wonderful job in assisting me with that. What the mask does is that it draws and dissolves dirt and oil more effectively than a normal cleanser. I can just tell by looking closely at my mirror that my pores are definitely squeaky clean. Then once you rinse this off, you'll get a cool sensation on your face. (So when you blow on your face, it just feels amazing!) 

I love to experiment with masks because I feel that it gives my face a deeper cleanse and especially when this mask contains charcoal ingredients. Charcoal itself is similar to magnet. So when you imagine a magnet being placed closed to the pores, it'll draw up the dirt, impurities and oil out of the pores. I have huge pores on my nose and this was especially useful for clearing out the impurities in that particular skin area. Natural charcoal is known for its ability to draw out impurities and look to trap them. I am very happy with the results from using this mask. Charcoal looks to suck up dirt deep down. The famous Charcoal routine from Bioré's product skin range Bioré's actually launched in 2014. 

HOW I WOULD APPLY THE MASK: I would wet my face first before applying the mask on, ensuring my face is really clean. (So go ahead and cleanse your face first with a good scrub before applying the mask) The mask is only activated by water - so be sure to use plenty of water when applying on the mask. Then I look to massage the product onto my face for about one minute. You will notice that this mask doesn't harden up or become dry. It's only designed to be on your face for about one minute, so after the time is over, look to rinse your face with lukewarm water. The recommended usage of the mask is about two to three times a week. For myself, I would use the mask twice a week, one at the beginning of the week and the other at the end of the week. 

The results of using the face mask made my pores seem visibly reduced in size. This would be due to how clean my pores would be hence the mask does an amazing job in cleaning out the pores on my nose and on the sides of my face. I have noticed my pores looking smaller so I am definitely happy and impressed with Bioré's skin care range. Usually, when my pores are clogged I find that they tend to stand out more. So what I learned from this all is to ensure your pores are cleaned daily! The heat mask isn't too hot for my skin which is great because once it's on my face, my skin felt very comfortable with it on. What I found about using the face mask is that the consistency reminded me of honey. A major plus for me is that it was so easy and convenient to apply this onto my face and then look to remove it. I experienced no issues from using the product and had no redness at all. 

The convenient small sachets are definitely useful in a sense they're perfect for travelling purposes as well. They are so hygienic with every single use and you can just easily throw one sachet out after each use. The sachets are definitely easy to open up and I had no issues with trying to rip it open. You can tell the product of the mask smells very 'charcoal' like but this in a way showing us that they use natural based products which are definitely effective and useful for skin. It is also a fresh type of product that I would use on a weekly basis because clearing out my pores is a must! At such an affordable price of RRP $7.99 for the convenient packaged sachets, I am going to have pop into my nearest Priceline to stock up on these! 

Overall, these face masks were so effective and I would give a 5/5 stars for the product.

POSITIVES:
  • Does not dry out the skin. 
  • Oil-free.
  • Non-comedogenic. (DOES NOT CLOG PORES) 
  • Hypo-allergenic. 
  • Dermatologist tested. 
  • Removes impurities, dirt and oil from your pores. 
  • Cleanses your face really well. 
  • The heat from the mask is very comforting and relaxing when on face. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Did not find any. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Use water to activate the mask whilst applying onto the face.

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Cheers all, 
Livia xox

Thank you  BIORE + KAO for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.