Beauty: L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser

(Valitettavasti tämä uudistettu Nutri-Gloss tuoteperhe ei ole vielä saatavilla Suomessa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä.)

L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser Shampoo | L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser Conditioner | L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser Gloss

Several months ago I went to a launch event for the new L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser product family. This product family is a new version of the Nutri-Gloss products, and it is meant to care for dull hair.

This is what L’Oreal Paris website says about the reasoning behind the range:

Over time, hair fibres can become dull due to a build-up of impurities and the hair cuticle becoming rough, which can disrupt light reflection.

Today, professional gloss techniques are used to remove impurities from hair fibres, and coat them with a glossing polish for long-lasting, weightless luminosity.

Inspired by this, L’Oréal Paris laboratories have created our first haircare range enriched with GLYCOGEL, to help hair look perfectly polished with 48hr show-stopping shine.

The product family consist of shampoo (cleanse and shine), conditioner (condition and gloss) and leave-in gloss (top coat finish). They are meant to make your hair glossy and shiny for 48h, and I can tell that I can notice a difference myself. Before this post I used the products for two weeks, and washed my hair every two or three days.

My hair feels softer and silkier, and yes, shinier. (The colour of the photos has been altered a bit because they were way too light, but nothing has been added to change the look of my hair.) My own favourite product out of the three is the gloss. It gives my hair a lovely shiny finish, it smells amazing, and it is not greasy at all, even if you spray it to your hands first.

I definitely recommend these for a dull hair, and they are actually now more than 50% off with current promotion at Superdrug, so go get yours if you want to give them a try. If you don’t live near one, just click the links below :)


** products were gifted to me for a review, but my words and opinions are my own **

Beauty Faves: Mavala Mavadry

This month’s Beauty Fave is Mavala Mavadry. I am really bad when it comes to nail polish, I never have the patience to wait for it to dry and I end up smudging the polish. Now this GENIUS product is my saviour.. Mavadry dries the polish in seconds and adds a lovely gloss too, so nowadays I just use it as a top coat. If you have same problems as me, then I wholeheartedly recommend that you give Mavadry a try – aaaamaaazingggg!!! Or have you tried it already? If so, do you agree with my thoughts?

Tämän kuukauden kauneuslempparini on Mavalan Mavadry. Mä olen ihan kamala säätäjä kun on kyse kynsien lakkaamisesta, mulla ei riitä kärsivällisyys, ja aina onnistun sotkemaan lakan ennenkuin se on kuivunut. Joten tämä NEROKAS tuote on kyllä pelastajani tässä asiassa.. Mavadry kuivaa lakan sekunneissa ja lisää kauniin kiillon lakan päälle, joten nykypäivänä käytän Mavadry:tä päällyslakkana. Jos omaat samanlaisia ongelmia kuin minä, niin ehdottomasti kannattaa kyllä kokeilla Mavadry:tä – loistava tuote!!! Tai oletko ehkä jo kokeillut? Jos olet, niin oletko samaa mieltä kanssani?

Ring is a gift from Dani – see her shop: Marrow

Beauty: Smile Brilliant

(Tämä on yhteistyö Smile Brilliantin kanssa, ja koska kaikki heidän materiaalinsa ovat vain englanniksi, niin jätän käännöksen tekemättä. Jos teitä kuitenkin kiinnostaa hampaiden valkaisu, niin he kyllä toimittavat tuotteita myös Suomeen.)

Disclaimer: This is another post that has been in the works for ages. Almost a year to be exact. A lot of things seemed to get in the way, but I have finally managed to do it all and take photos etc, so this can finally be done :).

I was contacted by Smile Brilliant last spring, and they asked if I would be interested in trying their teeth whitening kit. I jumped at the chance to do this, as my teeth are naturally quite yellow and that has always annoyed me.

The first thing I received in the post was some moulding materials to create impressions of my teeth with. The impressions could have been done easily alone as well, but I went to one of my best friends for help – as she is a dental hygienist and knows this stuff, haha. I sent the impressions back to Smile Brilliant, and received my custom-fitted teeth whitening trays a few weeks after. Along with them I received three syringes of desensitising gel and three syringes of professional teeth whitening gel.

The instructions said that the whitening gel should be used for 1-3 hours per session, and should be repeated every day or every other day until the syringes are empty. (The desensitising gel was meant to be used only if needed, but as my teeth didn’t really get sensitive during the process at all, I didn’t end up using any of it – but I guess this really varies with every person.) I did all this, but in the end I didn’t see any difference in the colour of my teeth. Smile Brilliant told me that my expectations where probably too high, as no two sets of teeth are the same (see more on expectations here), but they still kindly sent me four more syringes of the whitening gel to use, in case that would help.

I definitely don’t recommend ‘breaking the rules’ with chemicals like this, but as I mentioned earlier one of my best friends is a dental hygienist who works with dental whitening daily.. and I asked her for help. She said that for better results I should try leaving the trays in my mouth for up to 5 hours instead of 1-3 hours, and that is what I did with my extra 4 syringes of whitening gel. (At this point I did get some sensitivity, but not enough that I would have had to use the desensitising gel.) And did it work? Well, see for yourself..

Before is on the left and results are on the right. And like you can see, I still didn’t get my ‘pearly whites’, but they are definitely a bit whiter. So just as long as you keep your expectations realistic, I would recommend giving Smile Brilliant a try – I know I wouldn’t object using the gel again myself in the future :).

** the teeth whitening kit was gifted for me for review, but my opinions are 100% my own **

Beauty Faves: Maybelline Baby Lips

(Suomeksi alla)

For a long time I have wanted to feature more beauty products here, and now I have decided to start this new weekly/fortnightly mini-review series called Beauty Faves. I have quite a lot of favourite products, and this is a nice and quick way for me to share them with you. And I hope that you will enjoy this new part of the blog :)

It is only fitting that I will start the series with my absolute favourite beauty product at the moment, Maybelline Baby Lips and Baby Lips Electro lip balms. I love Baby Lips because they are SO moisturising. I usually have to wear lip balm under my lipsticks, and with Baby Lips that is not needed at all. Even if I wouldn’t wear any makeup at all, Baby Lips gives me a nice boost with the subtle shades. My absolute favourite is the bright pink shade, Pink Punch, and it has featured in my outfit photos a lot since I got it. Baby Lips come in more shades than these 6, but I wanted to share only my favourites with you. Below you can see the tubes and a swatch of the shades, all are linked to Feel Unique or ASOS, where you can shop them at £2.99 each. (On high street you can get them for example from Boots and Superdrug.) Have you possibly tried them already? What do you think?

At the moment my biggest beauty-wish is to get to try the new Baby Lips Dr. Rescue range, which is even more hydrating – sounds like a dream!

Left to right: Oh! Orange!* | Berry Bomb* | Strike A Rose* | Pink Shock* | Cherry Me | Pink Punch

Left to right: Cherry Me | Pink Punch | Pink Shock* | Strike A Rose* | Berry Bomb* | Oh! Orange!*

Olen jo pitkän aikaa halunnut puhua täällä enemmän myös kauneustuotteista, ja nyt vihdoin päätin aloittaa tämän Beauty Faves-sarjan. Tässä sarjassa teen ‘mini-arvosteluja’ lempi-kauneustuotteistani, joka on mielestäni kiva ja nopea tapa jakaa lemppareitani kanssanne. Ja toivottavasti tekin tykkäätte tästä uudesta ‘nurkasta’ blogissani :)

Minun on aloitettava tämä sarja tämän hetken ehdottomalla lemppari-tuotesarjallani, eli Maybelline Baby Lips ja Baby Lips Electro huulirasvoilla. Rakastan Baby Lipsejä, koska ne ovat todella kosteuttavia. Mun on yleensä aina käytettävä huulipunan alla huulirasvaa, mutta Baby Lipsejen kanssa tälle ei ole todellakaan tarvetta. Tietysti Baby Lipsit eivät ole väriltään yhtä rikkaita huulilla kuin huulipunat, mutta minua tämä ei haittaa kyllä ollenkaan. Jos joinain päivinä en meikkaa ollenkaan, niin Baby Lipseillä saa silti väriä huuliin ja oloni on heti pirtsakampi :). Baby Lips-suosikkini on kirkkaan pinkki sävy, Pink Punch, ja sitä olen käyttänyt myös monissa asukuvissa täällä blogissa. Baby Lipsit ja Baby Lips Electrot tulevat useammissakin sävyissä, mutta päätin jakaa kanssanne vain omat lempparini. Yllä näette puikot ja väriswatchit kädessäni, ja kaikki värit on linkattu Feel Unique:een tai ASOS:ille, joista niitä voi tilata myös Suomeen. (Suomessa Baby Lipsejä myyvät lähes kaikki kaupat joissa on meikkiosasto.) Oletteko jo kokeillut Baby Lipsejä? Mitä tykkäätte?

Tällä hetkellä suurin kauneus-toiveeni on, että voisin kokeilla uusia, vielä kosteuttavampia Baby Lips Dr. Rescue-sävyjä, toivottavasti pian saan siihen mahdollisuuden!

* denotes a gifted item / * tuote blogin kautta saatu

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