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I first heard about this treatment when my hairdresser recommended it to me to help get my hair back in good condition and to hopefully make it grow faster. After years of straightening it (making it also stop growing) I decided to finally stop and work the look of my naturally curly hair. After a year of persistence my hairdresser said that my ends were still frazzled from the straightening and if I wanted to grow my hair healthily then I should try out this product. Now a year and a half later I am so glad I ditched the straighteners for my long curly hair instead.
So, after some time passed from hearing what my hairdresser had to say, I then thought I would try and find this product and give it a go.
Just from opening it in the shower I could tell that this treatment was of high quality due to the intense smell and lovely texture and colour. I then scooped some out and put it all over my hair concentrating on the ends. After that first use my hair was softer, silkier and it helped to maintain my locks with more shine and less frizz.
Over the next few weeks I used this every time I washed my hair and then (as it says on the instructions) just once per week as a treatment, although sometimes I may have used it twice per week.
Because of my curly hair I would tend to wash it either every other day or sometimes leave it for 2 days. After using this for the next 3 or 4 months I wasn't really taking much notice of the length of my hair from being busy with studying (and because the curls just bounce up!) but then a few people started to say to me how long my hair had got, only then did I actually notice and think my gosh it has! When I pulled my curls straight it had actually grown quite a lot! After this revelation I then made this miracle accountable to the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment and started to recommend this product whenever I could. For a while it was even proving hard to get my hands on this stuff in Boots as it was always sold out and I was sure more and more people were falling in love and finding out about this fantastic product. I even considered stocking up on the stuff just so I didn't run out!
The only downfall I can think of about this product is that it is another thing to put on your hair while in the shower. You use this in-between your shampoo and conditioner so you still have to use a conditioner afterwards. However, this product recommends that you use this treatment every time you wash your hair for a while, and then to only use it once a week thereafter, so when you reach the latter stage then there isn't exactly anything to worry about!
Overall, this has become one the hair products I would highly recommend to people who want to keep there locks in lovely condition, smelling great and to speed up the growing process. You will notice the difference in the condition of your hair from the first use, so give it a go!
I actually really like this Maybelline concealer and for being a drugstore makeup product I was impressed when I first tried this out a few years ago. I have tried many drugstore brands of concealer stick such as Rimmel London and Miss Sporty, but this one was by far the best making it a product I have re-bought many times and so is staying put in my makeup collection. Even my MAC and Urban Decay concealer do not get as much use as this!
To begin with, I like the fact it comes in a push up stick form (just like a lipstick), so you can effortlessly apply the product to all areas of your face by spotting it around or even gliding the product along a particular area - making it then easy to either blend with your fingers or brush. Other formats of concealer can be tricky to apply (like pots), and even in a stick 'pencil' it then requires lots of sharpening which can get horribly messy with very soft concealers.
The concealer itself is very creamy and smooth; therefore it will not go cakey or powdery on the face. This is great for places like around the nose or even under the eye, as chalkiness really does not look good here! Considering it is rather creamy it does last a good amount of time, from what I have gathered it usually lasts me about 5 months and I wear makeup nearly everyday. Its ability to conceal spots or red areas is very good and if you set it with a powder it should stay in place throughout the day.
I use this concealer in two ways which I feel works great for me. Firstly, after I use a primer, I begin to use the stick to glide over areas on my face where I have some scars from blemishes i.e. the forehead, the chin, a little on the nose and two small areas on the cheeks. I also glide some around the sides of my nose as I get redness there. I then take a foundation brush and blend this all out around my face. This really evens out my skin tone and starts to conceal all those problem areas - if you wanted a light day look then this could even be all you need. After that I go ahead and apply my foundation, again with a foundation brush and I concentrate this on my cheeks with only using a little on my chin, nose and forehead as the concealer has already done most of the work in these places. Now, I then use the Maybelline concealer again just on any current spots or blemishes and apply some more around the nose, making sure the redness is well covered up for the whole day. This time I blend the concealer with my fingers and use a tapping action to conceal the spots. As usual you should then set your make up with a powder for extra staying power.
Overall I would recommend this concealer as it works wonders for me and is at a great price!
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For me, this USB Flash drive does exactly what I want it to - stores lots of backed up documents, photos and other data onto a compact little stick that I can access swiftly and easily when needed.
When I started looking for a High Speed USB drive I was astonished by the prices in various stores that I visited and was certain I would only want to pay a reasonable amount and so would have to suffer on the amount of storage space I would get. However, after a quick visit to Amazon I was amazed when I saw this little device that was a massive 16GB for only about a tenner! So with this amazement I decided to go ahead and purchase it.
When I first received the USB stick I directly converted a whole load of files onto it which surprisingly only took around 25 minutes for all the data to be transferred to the drive, and that must have been hundreds of photos and documents, and probably over a hundred different folders! Over time when I have added new folders to store to the drive these are usually converted within seconds or at most a minute or two if it may be a folder of pictures. Another important point is how quickly the USB responds once inserted into my laptop - for me it reacts very quickly from the initial step of plugging it into my USB port, to then opening up the drive and quickly gaining access to all my folders and files with just a few clicks. It's also helpful that when the stick is in use this can be identified by the flashing light that occurs from the inside of the stick.
I've also found in the past that some USB drives are flimsy or feel like they could break rather easily. This Bytestor feels very solid and rigid to me and I expect it to last a long time. The piece that clips on and off at the end which you remove to use it is also solid and clicks on tightly in place when not in use making it feel secure and safe to store away. Not only that but it can be tied or attached to something due to the 'loop' on the opposite end. I'm sure some people would find this useful to have it on something round there neck if they were using it often in one day. The last point I will make is that this product also comes in various colours to choose from which is another added bonus! I have the lovely red one.
Overall I find this High Speed USB Flash Drive does the job perfectly and is also very good value for money, which is what I find most important!
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As far as I know this scent has been around about 70 Years, therefore proving just how much of a success this fragrance obviously is. I first discovered Hypnose quite a few years ago when I was rather young and fell in love with it from the very first spray! I even used to purposely walk into department stores and spray this scent on me just because I loved it so much, but at the time it was too pricey for me. After quite a few months I decided to finally go ahead and buy this beautiful scent and I haven't looked back since!
For me this is the scent I believe I will wear for the rest of my life, I always like to try out new scents and usually have more than one perfume but none have compared to this one, and while the others come and go there will always be a place on my dressing table for the Lancome Hypnose! Over the years I have found that with many other perfumes I have purchased I either go off them after a while or squirm slightly when I first spray them as they can be slightly unpleasant in excesses, but with Hypnose I would want to smell it all day! It's not too sweet; it is just a lovely strong sensual and sexy scent that is very alluring.
Not only is the scent such a beautiful fragrance but it lasts amazingly long too, which is very important for us women. If I sprayed it onto my clothes I would be able to smell it all day long and even for days after until it was washed! My mum used to always comment saying how lovely the washing basket would smell when it had my clothes in it. My partner also loves this scent on me too and comments how he can always smell it even when I can't. As most of us know we can get used to a scent and so may not smell it on ourselves but others still can.
The bottle also looks elegant, expensive and is beautiful in itself, and the purple colour of the perfume sets it all off perfectly. In my opinion I feel this perfume is reasonably priced for the amount you get as one spray goes along way. I have always bought the Eau de Parfum as it's more worthwhile to get a higher concentrate of scent that will stay on and last longer. I think my 30ml Eau de Parfum bottle lasted me about 5 months and that was using it everyday and usually more than once per day. Sometimes I would even spray my room and pillows with it so I think 5 months was good!
Overall, this is the perfume for me and after trying many other scents I haven't found anything that compares!
So when I first heard about the Foam Colour Hair Dye from John Frieda I was excited to give it a go and was expecting fantastic results. I had tried John Frieda hair products in the past and had always been pleased with the results so I was sure this would be great. Overall, this product does have many advantages over other conventional hair dyes out there on the market, but for me it did have one big drawback.
To start, I have long thick curly hair so this product is great as you get so much of it! No need to worry about running out of dye or having to squeeze the bottle to make it go just a little further. I believe I only used about half of this myself and my hair was saturated with the stuff just to ensure it was evenly covered. This makes it good value for money IF you have long hair like me and would usually need to buy two packets of normal hair dye to do the job properly.
The application of the foam dye was also easier and less tricky compared to most other hair dyes, and once it had been applied it could be lathered up to make one big foam after massaging it in which did not drip or flick anywhere. The smell also seemed more pleasant to me than many other dyes I have used before.
Now the only downfall, which is quite a big downfall to me, is that on my hair it did not in any way come out the colour it stated on the box, yes it was a very pretty colour nonetheless but it was not the colour I chose. My hair is very porous as it's curly and therefore it does soak up colour easily making it usually go darker than what any dye I've used states it will, but I am used to this and almost expect it. For example, I may dye my hair a medium brown and it will come out a very dark brown.
However, this did not just come out a darker version of the colour stated on the box, it came out a completely different colour altogether. I was dying my medium brown (slightly sun highlighted) hair the colour 'Golden Brown' which instead came out a rather dark plum kind of colour. Like I said it was a rich colour that was shiny and had covered evenly, but was just not the golden brown I had wanted.
After a few months I thought maybe I had got a dodgy packet that had the wrong dye colour inside and so thought I would try the John Frieda Foam Colour again, but this time opted for the 'Light Golden Brown'. Still this did the exact same thing and was basically the same colour that came out before and yet again I had tints of a rich plum/brown in my hair. I haven't tried any other colours in this range since but I wonder if it is just these two colours that have not been mixed right or if I will get the same results happen with whatever colour I choose from this John Frieda range.