L’oreal Paris Collagen Filler Lip Review

I have wanted to try this product out for ages having seen adverts for it on TV (who doesn’t want fuller lips?!)

, but always thought it was a bit expensive seeing as I was a bit dubious as to whether it would actually do anything. But a few weeks ago I was browsing TKMaxx and saw it for only £4 so I thought why not give it a go!

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I have been using L’oreal Paris Collagen Filler Lip for about 3 weeks now, morning and night. The product consists of two creams: one for around the lips and one for the lips. You apply the Anti-Feathering Cream around your lips and gently dab it into the skin, and then you use the Plumping Serum on the lips. The Anti-Feathering Cream is very light and absorbs very quickly, which is great as no-one has time in the mornings to wait for heavy creams to absorb! The Plumping Serum is a little bit thicker, but still absorbs really quickly and has a lovely moisturising effect on the lips.

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As you can see, the applicators are really well designed making the product easy to use – you don’t even need a mirror! It’s probably one of the reasons I have actually used it everyday.

 

Right, so has it actually worked though? I haven’t really got any lines around my lips as I’m only 21, so I suppose there wasn’t really much for the product to do in the first place. Apart from the fact that my lips do feel like they are in better condition due to the moisturising effect, I am sad to say that my lips and the surrounding area haven’t changed much. However, I think I would give this product a go again in a few years when I might have more wrinkles as I think it would be a fairer test.

I look a before and after picture, can you see any difference?

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I would love to read a more positive review of this product, anyone written or seen one?

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The product is available here priced at £13.99 – or maybe you’ll find it in your local TKMaxx too!

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Lacura Beauty Lipstick Review

Being a student, I have been doing the majority of my food shopping at Aldi for the past two years, so that’s how I became familiar with the Lacura brand. In the past, I have tried their anti-wrinkle cream, shampoo, make-up and baby wipes, but I had never tried their pretty extensive make-up range! I have kindly been sent this Lacura Lipstick in Classic Red by Lauren at Aldi PR.

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The colour is really vibrant and I can see myself wearing this on a night out. However, because it is a moisturising lipstick, rather than a matte one, it isn’t too heavy for the day time either. I have been wearing it all day and the lipstick has lasted pretty well, although I had to reapply after having lunch. But to be honest, this is the case with the majority of more expensive lipsticks out there, regardless of what their advertising says!

The lipstick contains avocado oil meaning that the lipstick doesn’t leave your lips dry, and it glides on really easily.

Bearing in mind the price, the only downside I can think of is the packaging. The tube itself has no indication as to what the colour of the lipstick is, so if you had a few in your make-up bag then it might take a while to find the one you are looking for. Also, in store the lipsticks are in cardboard packaging, which seems a bit wasteful (I forgot to take a picture!). But hey, this is actually nothing to do with the actual product!

Overall, I would recommend this lipstick, and I will definitely be going to have a look at the rest of the make-up range soon!

Lacura Beauty Lipstick is priced at £1.99 (bargain) at Aldi stores nationwide. Sadly, it cannot be bought online though.

Have you tried any Lacura products?

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Maghrabian Hair Oil Review

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So I received this sample-sized bottle of Maghrabian Hair Oil in this month’s Glossy Box but I didn’t have a chance to try it before I posted my Glossy Box review.

I was worried that there wouldn’t be enough in bottle to cover my hair but the oil is actually quite thick and I easily covered all my lengths with about half the bottle (so around 5ml). I didn’t apply it to my roots because my hair can get greasy really quickly – I only apply hair oil to my roots too if it’s a big night out and I know I will be styling it that night and therefore washing it the next morning! But that’s just me.

I applied the oil this morning and wrapped my hair into a bun for 25ish minutes. I shampooed my hair twice just to make sure I got it all out. I then conditioned and blow dried my hair as usual. It has definitely made my hair feel softer and I will definitely be using the rest of the sample bottle. Would I but it again, though? Probably not, because it’s pretty expensive (£24 for 100ml, compared to around £10 for 100ml for L’oreal Elvive).

Also, the oil smells really strongly of mens’ deodorant when applied! After washing this smell disappears but it’s really strong! I didn’t mind it, but some might.

I know a lot of people got this in their Glossy Box – if that was you, what did you think?

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Maghrabian Hair Oil is available here priced at £24 for 100ml

L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil is available from boots.co.uk priced at £9.99 for 100ml

September GlossyBox Review

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I received the Lady Gaga Fame Fragrance, the Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum and 5 Minute Facial, the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream, the Vichy Idealia Day Care Cream and the Maghrabian Hair Oil.

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I was really apprehensive about trying this the Lady Gaga Fame Fragrance because I’m sometimes a bit wary of celebrity perfumes, but it’s actually a lovely fragrance. It has a really deep, sweet, floral smell. I would recommend it as a going out/ evening fragrance rather than something for the day, though. I’m pleasantly surprised and I’m glad I got to try the sample because I wouldn’t have otherwise!

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I applied the Rodial 5 minute facial the same day I got the Glossy Box as I was really excited to try. It’s quite a high end line and most of the products are quite a bit more than I would usually pay for skincare. Therefore, I wasn’t surprised that I really loved it! It left my skin feeling incredibly smooth and I can still feel the effects 2 days later. Also, my skin is pretty sensitive and a lot of face mask products are too harsh for me but not this one. I’m definitely going to either save up for this (OR add it to my Christmas list haha). I haven’t tried the Glamoxy Snake Serum yet but I have a feeling I will like it too.

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I don’t usually use eye creams because I don’t really get the point. I haven’t really started thinking about wrinkles and stuff yet, and a lot of people say it isn’t necessary. Therefore I am by no means an expert! The Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream claims to ‘…revitalise, smooth away dark shadows and reduce the appearance of fine lines…’. I’ve just been standing in front of the mirror to see whether my eyes look any different from usual – I’m not sure! What I do know is that I love the light, natural fragrance of the cream and it didn’t sting at all when I applied it (many general face creams do sting if I apply too much). I’m grateful for the large 7ml sample, it means I have more usages to make my mind up! It isn’t very expensive so I would consider buying the full size version.

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The Vichy Idealia Day Care Cream is definitely my favourite product in the box and I love it. It has a light raspberry fragrance, it reminds me off Rachel’s Organic Raspberry Yoghurt which is my fave haha! I didn’t have to use very much to moisturise my entire face even though my skin is really dry. Even though it’s been quite cold and windy the last couple of days, my face has stayed fully moisturised all day. I will definitely be buying the full size version of this.

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I haven’t tried the Maghrabian Hair Oil yet, but I’m really glad I received it as I ran out of my usual hair oil last week so I was looking into new ones at the weekend. I’m expecting it will be quite good as it contains the much hyped about Argan oil. My only complaint is that the sample bottle is pretty small so I’m not sure if there will be enough to actually cover my ridiculously long hair. I will be posting a full review at a later date.

I have to add: the box is gorgeous this month! It’s designed by Maggie Li, a London-based illustrator.

What products did you get?

 *I would like to apologise for the state of my nails, I had acrylics on recently and they have not recovered yet*

To order next month’s GlossyBox, visit glossybox.co.uk

Lady Gaga Fame is available online at The Perfume Shop priced at £24.50 for 30ml

Rodial 5 minute facial and Glamoxy Snake Serum are available at rodial.co.uk priced at £35 for 50ml and £127 for 25ml respectively

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream is available at balanceme.co.uk priced at £20 for 15ml

Vichy Idealia Day Care Cream is available at sempleandsemple.com priced at £22 for 50ml

Maghrabian Hair Oil is available here priced at £24 for 100ml

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My current favourite lipstick – Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait Review

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As the blog name suggests, I have a bit of a thing for lipsticks and I go through A LOT. My friends also know this and bought the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait as part of an early birthday present a couple of months ago. Apparently they saw the advert featuring Emma Stone who has similar colouring to me and thought it would suit me. It isn’t a colour I would have picked out myself but I definitely agree with my friends, I love the colour. It’s a shimmery, coral colour. The shimmer is quite subtle though and there are no big glittery bits in the lipstick.

A lot of people are wary of lipstick – they think it’s dated, or simply a bit of a hassle. I think that the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters are great for you if you fall into this category because it’s more like a lip gloss when applied. It’s also got a lovely, creamy texture which moisturises your lips really well. This is another huge reason behind why I’ve been wearing it so much later – I apply it instead of lip balm.

Overall, I think it’s a lovely daytime lipstick because you don’t have to mess around with lip liners and there’s no worrying about it bleeding like with darker shades. It’s also really easy to apply and just glides on, as opposed to some more matte lipsticks.

Has anyone tried any of the other shades in the collection?

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter is available at Boots priced at £7.99