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I am a sucker for buying anything that promises to give me long and luscious hair. I would absolutely kill for Nicole Scherzingers hair in the advert for this shampoo, so when I saw it in Asda I put it in my trolley straight away.
The shampoo contains Honey and Apricot, i have used Honey before in homemade hair masks as it is known for its nourishing and strengthening properties. The shampoo repairs each strand of hair and makes it less prone to damage and breakage. I dye, blow dry and straighten my hair to death so i feel like i definitely put it to the test...
Firstly, this shampoo is the most amazing smelling hair product i have ever used, i absolutely love it. I cannot smell the honey (which to me is a good thing) but the Apricot smell is so fruity and fresh, and lingers on the hair for 2 days after washing - So impressive. I am constantly sniffing my own hair which looks slightly weird!
The consistency of the shampoo is neither runny or too thick, it is a gorgeous amber colour and spreads easily throughout my wet hair. A small amount goes a long way - I have mid back length hair and i use a 50p sized amount which lathers up in my hair nicely so i know my hair is evenly covered.
I massage this into my hair for a minute or two before washing off, i find the scent so nice that it really feels like a treat to me. When it comes to washing it off my hair it seems to glide through any tangles and leave my hair feeling soft and smooth. I can feel a difference in my hair already before i even start drying it. Also i have definitely noticed less breakage and the split ends i have look better, they are not repaired as a shampoo cannot do that but it does smooth them out so they are less noticeable.
When it comes to styling i find the brush goes through my hair much smoother, when it is dry it looks really shiny and feels soft without being weighed down. I can stretch how long i go between washes as this shampoo doesn't make my hair greasy at all.
Using this for a while now i really do think it helps to repair my hair, my ends were almost crunchy they were so damaged but now they are soft. I really am impressed by it and will be buying it again when i run out.
I bought the shampoo and conditioner together as part of a 2 for £4 deal in Asda, it is also available to buy in other supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug.
Thoroughly recommended- This shampoo gets 5 Dooyoo stars.
I always like to use an exfoliator whilst I am in the shower and as my skin is on the oily side I like to use a product that will help with this. I picked this scrub up from Boots as it was a new product and the fact that it contained charcoal caught my eye as I have never heard of it being used in a skin care product before.
This scrub is specifically formulated for spotty/combination skin. It contains salicylic acid which is a well known spot fighting ingredient. The charcoal element claims to absorb oil and this scrub promises to fight spots and fade the marks that are left behind by them.
The scrub is dark grey in colour (due to the charcoal) and is quite runny in consistency. The beads aren't too course but I find that there is a lot of them in a small amount so it does take a while to rinse them off my face completely. I just apply this to my wet face in the shower and massage into my skin, paying most attention to where my skin is the oiliest like my chin and nose. It is not too abrasive but I don't like to scrub at my skin too much as my skin is quite sensitive. You really don't need a lot of this as it lathers up easily, I use a 10p sized amount for my whole face and neck.
Once I have washed the product off my skin feels really soft and clean, without feeling stripped and tight like some products make my skin feel. I have nearly used up my tube of this now but sadly I haven't noticed any reduction in the appearance of my acne scars, but my skin has hardly got a single spot while I have been using this so it must be working. My skin seems less oily and it also looks less dull as the exfoliator reveals fresh new skin.
Even though this scrub warns against using on sensitive skin (which I have) I have found it doesn't make my skin red or inflamed in any way, my skin reacts very well to the product, but just be cautious if your skin is prone to sensitivity.
At £4.99 (bought from Boots) it is not the cheapest of face scrubs, but I will definitely be buying it again as it seems mild enough to use everyday yet it is an effective spot buster. I would say this 150ml tube has lasted me 3 months and considering I use it everyday I think that it is value for money.
I am giving this scrub 4 Dooyoo stars out of 5, as it would have been nice if it faded a few small scars I have on my face but I still think it is an excellent scrub that definitely works on spotty/combination skin.
I don't like using face products that have oil in them as my skin is oily enough as it is, so i like to use something that controls the oil without stripping my skin bare. These wipes do this and more.
I use these wipes on their own if i am feeling lazy, or after i have used a cleanser to make sure i have removed all of my makeup and dirt from my skin (its amazing what gets left behind after cleansing!)
As simple claim to be "experts in sensitive skin" i do like to use their products as my skin can be very tempermental and doesn't respond well to anything harsh. The wipes do not contain alcohol so my skin doesn't feel stripped, and as the wipes are fragrance free and PH balanced they are most certainly gentle enough for my sensitive skin.
When it comes to the oil balancing i believe the wipes do a very good job. They contain Zinc which is known to purify skin and Witch Hazel to reduce pores. After use my skin feels soft, clean and shine free due to the oil absorbing nature of the wipes.
My favourite thing about these wipes is they make my skin feel so refreshed. I get a light tingling sensation when i use these wipes like i know they are doing something good for my skin. I find them wet enough so they simply glide across the skin to remove my make up so i don't have to rub at my skin.
For eye makeup i do recommend using a seperate cleanser as these don't quite remove it fully, and i like to use something a bit more moisturising under my eye area anyway as i don't need to fight oilyness there.
The only downside for me is the price of the wipes. You only get 25 in a pack so not even 4 weeks worth, and they are normally around £3.20 for a pack. I normally wait until Boots has a 3 for 2 deal or some sort of offer on the wipes before i stock up, as i cannot justify the usual price for the wipes however good they are.
I do recommend these wipes for those with combination skin as they really do control my skin without being harsh. Just wait until there is an offer on!
Simple Oil balancing face wipes can be purchased from Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets.
My skin is quite tempermental and can get quite angry and red, i also have oily skin that is susceptable to break outs and makes my makeup slip off quite easily. I love my makeup but when it comes to skin care i do not like to spend too much money, as i have found even expensive products do not do much for my skin or in some cases have made it worse.
I have just ran out of this moisturiser which i bought at christmas, meaning a 100ml tube has lasted me a full 7 months. At the price of £1 the value for money i believe is truly fantastic. In fact the whole "Young skin" range is cheap as all the products are £1 (or under if Asda have a special offer on.)
This moisturiser lightly moisturises and mattifies oily skin, however aswell as being oil absorbing it has the added benefits of Aloe vera, Willow and natural Papaya to calm and soothe inflamed skin. I find this product has the perfect balance of moisturising the dry areas of my face yet combatting the oilyness i get on the rest of my skin.
The tube makes it easy to squeeze out how much I need, and I like the fact that I don't have to use my fingers to get it out of a jar which isn't the most hygienic.
The consistency is quite thick and you don't need alot of it for a full facial application. I like that the product is fragrance free so doesn't contain any skin harming perfumes. As someone with very sensitive skin this is brilliant for me as i have had some bad reactions to products that are quite strongly scented.
After applying my skin feels soft and supple, and my skin is all primed and ready for me to apply my makeup. I would say this moisturiser has made my foundation go on smoother and stay on longer and i have found it an excellent base for makeup. It really does provide an all matte finish, no hint of shine whatsoever and i do not have to apply powder on top of my makeup when i use this.
If your skin is on the drier side i would not use this, as it is specifically designed for those with oily/combination/rubbish skin! As the name of this product suggests this would be excellent for teenagers, as it is cheap yet effective.
Would i recommend this moisturiser? Yes, absolutely! I need to repurchase as i have just run out but i can see this being a trusted product that i buy repeatedly over the years. My skin is thanking me for it and i am thanking this product for making my skin look clearer and less sensitive!
Fantastic - It gets 5 Dooyoo stars from me.
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Concealer is a must have in my makeup bag. I have been blessed with dark circles under my eyes that need some serious coverage, otherwise I just look so tired even if I have had lots of sleep. I normally use concealer sticks but thought I would give a cream concealer a chance, I wish I didn't now....
This product caught my eye whilst I was browsing the makeup in Boots, i needed a new concealer but i couldn't afford anything less than a fiver. This was £3.99 so fitted the bill. It promises to hide dark shadows and imperfections. Colour choice is quite limited, just the standard Light, Medium, or Dark and as i wanted to lighten and brighten my dark circles and i am as pale as snow i chose the light. I was in a rush so didn't have time to swatch it on my hand, but once i used it i thought the colour was good - not too orange or pink like i have found with other concealers.
Sadly, the colour match is about all that is good with this concealer. Its consistency is too runny to cover anything, it just disappears when blended into my skin. I tried patting it on to see if that would help but it didn't. Along with providing absolutely no coverage it actually made my undereye area look worse, and highlighted all the dryness i had.
One thing that annoyed me intensely was that after i had it for about a week ( i don't know why i kept it to be honest) if i touched it i would get black bits over my hand from the lid, it was like it was disintegrating. These bits on my hand would then transfer onto my face, not a good look! Not only that but my makeup bag was ruined as there were black bits everywhere.
From a previous review you will see i had a very bad experience with 17's foundation, i think from this most recent experience i am going to give the whole brand a miss from now on. Yes its cheap but that is exactly how i have found the products they sell, they are almost not fit for purpose.
Another one for the bin!
I have recently started weaning my daughter, as she is my first baby i don't have much of a clue about weaning, but i picked up these spoons in Asda on the recommendation of a friend of mine who had already been through the dreaded weaning process.
The spoons are available in packs of 6 and you can choose blue or pink spoons depending on the gender of your little one. According to the box they are suitable for use from 6 months onwards, though i think you could use earlier and they would be ideal as the actual spoon is quite small so is perfect for those first stages of weaning.
They are very basic, they don't tell you if food is too hot or have a grip designed for little hands. Even though they are simple in design i find them easy to hold and they do the job brilliantly. The spoons are BPA free and are apparently safe to put in the dishwasher or microwave though i havent actually done this, they clean up nicely when washed manually though and haven't got stained orange from tomato based food so far like other spoons have.
The spoon is shallow enough in depth to fit easily and comfortably in my babies mouth, yet it is not so flat that makes it hard to feed her anything runny (pretty much everything at the moment, she is new to weaning) I find these spoons easy to control and the long handle makes it easy to get baby food out of the jar.
The only thing i don't like is that the plastic is hard and i would have prefered something softer on her gums. I will probably invest in a soft tip spoon for when she is teething.
So far my weaning experience is going well, and these spoons have certainly helped by being simple and easy to use yet effective. For the price of £1.95 in Asda for a pack of 6 you can't go wrong. I saw a pack of 2 for double the price! I don't believe you should have to spend a fortune in buying baby essentials and these spoons prove this.
They get 4 Dooyoo stars, it would have been 5 if they were slightly softer on my daughters gums. Still, fantastic product.
As a long term fan of Revlon's Colorstay foundation i thought i would try another foundation of theirs- Revlon Photoready foundation. It is always cheaper than its counterpart and i thought that as it is made by the same company it cannot be that different in its effect.
This foundation promises to blur imperfections and give the skin a radiant glow. The Photoready name owes to the fact it is supposed to provide flawless skin in photo's even in harsh lighting. It is oil and fragrance free so is suitable for sensitive skin and contains a SPF of 20 which is a bonus.
This foundation comes in a 30ml bottle with a pump action making it easy to dispense. The only downside is when the foundation is running low the pump tube cannot suck it up and there is no way to open the bottle and scrape the foundation out which is a bit of a waste!
There are 8 shades to choose from. The lightest being "Vanilla" and the darkest "Cappucino". Being pale i always go for the lightest shade of foundation i can find, but whenever i have visited my local Boots to buy this they never have vanilla in stock, so i have to settle for the second lightest named "Shell". Even though this is not my ideal shade it is still light enough for me to wear and it has a yellow undertone which cancels out the redness i get.
I would say this foundation gives a medium coverage that leans to the fuller side rather than sheer side. It blurs my acne scars but does not hide them completely so i have to use a bit of concealer to touch them up. However the effect lasts all day and does not look cakey at all, my skin looks dewy and smooth.
I know many do not like this foundation as they find it too sparkly, but i have not found that to be the case. It just gives my skin a luminosity and a sheer glow without looking glittery or too shiny. I would recommend this foundation to those with problematic skintones as it gives a nice glow yet is oil free so won't clog the skin up.
I went for a night out whilst wearing this foundation and as me and my friends were posing for photos with each other they commented that my skin looked so flawless in the photos! Therefore i would say the foundation lives up to its name and really does make my skin "Photoready".
Overall i would recommend this foundation. It is not as full coverage as my beloved Colorstay but it is perfect for the summer when i don't fancy something so heavy on my face. It still provides a decent coverage yet gives a gorgeous glow to my skin. It gets 4 Dooyoo stars as it annoys me i cannot get the last dregs of foundation out, i hate waste! Other than that a fantastic foundation.
Revlon Photoready is currently available from Boots for £9.99.
I bought this lotion from Boots when i was pregnant as i desperately wanted to avoid stretchmarks and soothe my intensely itchy belly. It contains the softening ingredients Vitamin E and Shea butter, and the firming ingredients Elastin and Collagen to firm and tone the skin.
The pump action makes it easy to use and apply, i had it on my bedside table and liked to squirt some out whilst lying in bed. Looking back i think i went a bit OCD using this product, i used it several times a day along with Bio Oil. But it must have worked somehow because i have no stretchmarks to speak of.
Even though i was a bit too liberal when using this the 250ml bottle lasted for the last 4 months of my pregnancy. Though a slightly annoying thing is that when there is not much product left the pump can't reach the bottom to dispense it. I had to unscrew the lid and use the actual pump tube to scrape it out and onto my hand. I don't like anything to go to waste!
An unpleasant side effect of using this lotion is that after rubbing it in for a while little bits of dead skin start to accumilate! Not pretty and my boyfriend would not rub it into my belly for me because of this! This made me a very unhappy pregnant bunny and i do not know why it did this as other lotions didn't.
The cocoa butter smell was quite sickly and overpowering, i am not sure if this was because my nose was super sensitive owing to being pregnant but some days it actually made me want to gag. I absolutely love any chocolate based products or smells usually but i just found this too strong.
I did not repurchase this after i ran out but i would probably buy again if and when baby number 2 is on its way. Yes the smell was unpleasant for me but i do think this helped my belly stay firm and stretch mark free, it also made my bump lovely and soft.
I am giving this 3 Dooyoo stars owing to the fact that it smells horrible and makes my skin shed something chronic! If it wasn't for this it would be getting 5 stars.
Currently this lotion is available to buy from Boots for £2.42.
For special occasions i like to glam up my eyes and add a bit of sparkle. These dazzling gel liners do just that. I am finding Collection 2000 has really upped their game and i am finding more and more of their products to be absolutely fantastic. They are a steal at just £2.99 each from Boots, and they certainly make a statment.
I have purchased 3 colours:
"Funk" - A gorgeous gold (perfect for christmas teamed with a red lip)
"Le Freak" - An aqua blue
"Shake it up!" - A really bright purple
In all there are 12 different colours available, from pinks to silvers and blues and greens. I will eventually get round to buying all 12, as i have been so impressed with the 3 i own.
I do find the size of the glitter particles is different with each colour, the gold is a very subtle sparkle yet the aqua blue is full on glitz! I always prime my eyelids before using these and i find they stay put all day, so i am slightly unsure if it is my primer or the eyeliner that does this.
The pigmentation is impressive, they have such a good colour pay off, what you see in the tube is the colour you will definitely get.
I find the brush easy to use, it has a precision tip so i can really control the line i want to create. The gel formula is thick yet still easy to apply as it isn't a runny liquid. They do take a while to dry completely but i sometimes like to apply a layer of dazzle dust on the top while it is still tacky. (Yes, i go slightly overboard!)
I work behind a bar and like to get dolled up for work sometimes. I always get compliments on my eyes when i use these, so they are a win in my book! They withstand a shift in a hot, packed bar yet they are still easy to remove with my usual cleanser.
I would recommend these gel liners fully, they are my go-to product when i want to emphasise my eyes. I dont experience glitter falling all over my face when using these unlike other liners and i have had no problems with them drying up whatsoever. A great bargain buy.
Eyeliner is my best friend. It would certainly be one of my desert island products. I normally just use an eyeliner pencil as i don't have the steadiest hand when using liquid or gel eyeliner, yet i was intrigued to try this eyeliner as its basically a pen but for your eyes!
I bought this from good old Boots for about £2.99 in the black shade. It is also available in teal, blue and purple.
This eyeliner is so easy to use and apply. It is the same size and shape as a felt tip pen which is easy to hold and i really feel like i have full control over what i am doing. The nib tapers to a fine point so you can have as thick or thin a line as you wish. I can get really close to the base of my eyelashes with this which is not always easy when using something such as a liquid eyeliner.
I like to use this eyeliner to line my top eyelashes, it definitely makes my eyelashes look thicker and defines my eyes. I finish the line off with a little flick upwards at the end and i find the line tapers to a thin point nicely. I don't want the Amy Winehouse flick!
The formula delivers on pigmentation, it is a true black not a grey or blue which i have experienced with other supposed "black" eyeliners. I have not worn this for 24 hours so i cannot say if it lives up to its name, but it has lasted me 16 hours which to me is all day. I have had no problems with this smudging and it even stays put when i go swimming, which i think shows how good a product it really is. On a downside it is slightly difficult to remove, and i really have to rub at my eyes with my cleanser to get this baby off!
After using this for a few months i have found the nib of the felt tip has started to perish slightly and i dont get as much of a precise crisp line now. I guess this means it is time to chuck it out and repurchase again. It hasn't dried out in any way though which is quite surprising as i have not put the lid on the pen properly a few times. I do find you have to push down quite hard to make sure lid is securely on.
Overall i think this is a fantastic budget eyeliner that has staying power, is good quality and makes applying eyeliner a doddle. I would fully recommend, especially to those who maybe feel unconfident in applying eye makeup.
I give this eyeliner 5 Dooyoo stars as i really do love this product, and at such a cheap price even better.
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Primark has a vast range of pumps in different styles and colours to go with whatever outfit you are wearing. Over the years i have bought many different pairs as i cannot resist a cute pair of shoes at such a rediculously cheap price.
Currently, I have these ballerina bow pumps in leopard print, red and black. I have also owned them in blue and white stripes and pink. They are really nice looking, can be dressed up for a night out or simply worn for day to day use.
Comfort wise, well there isn't much. They are fine for a walk to the local shop but if you are planning a long distance walk i would invest in something sturdier that provides more support. After wearing these for a day my feet ache quite badly, i love nothing more than taking these off and tossing them aside when i get home!
As the soles are obviously quite thin they most definitely aren't waterproof. They could withstand a quick april shower but for anything heavier and longer lasting i am afraid you are going to get some seriously soggy feet. (yuck!)
These shoes aren't the most longlasting, i would say they last me a few months before i decide they are looking tatty and past their prime. However they don't fall apart on me or get holey, they just look old. They do tend to get more uncomfortable as they get older as they become as flat as a pancake! Maybe i should invest in some padded sole inserts to extend their life.
I am a size 5 and i find they are true to size, they are easy to break in and don't rub my feet. They seem to mold to my foot shape quickly so they end up fitting like a glove.
These pumps are cheap and cheerful, perfect if you are going to be wearing them whilst sitting down in an office most of the day or sitting in a restaurant but if you plan on walking more than a mile then i would suggest wearing something else. I would liken wearing these to walking in bare feet, as they really don't provide much cushioning at all so your feet do get a bit of a battering.
Even though they do have their downsides, i still repurchase these pumps so they must be doing something right. They are versatile, cheap and they look stylish. At £6 what do you expect? I have bought shoes that cost ten times that price that have not lasted either, so I know which pair I would choose.
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My baby daughter loves nothing better than splashing about in the bath, she goes absolutely crazy! So i set about finding something that would not irritate her eyes when she splashes, as i found the baby bath wwe were currently using was making her eyes look red. As her skin is quite sensitive i wanted something that would not aggrivate her skin, yet still be quite moisturising as she does tend to get quite a bit of dryness.
This baby wash contains no artificial fragrance or colours and is PH balanced. Vitamin B5 is an active ingredient which soothes and softens yet does not upset the skins natural balance. The lavender in this product is calming, and i find it perfect for a night time bath to wind things down just before bedtime. It also contains glycerin to soften and moisturise the skin, since i have been using this her dry skin has really improved.
I really like how this baby bath is the perfect balance of being delicate on her skin yet moisturising. It doesn't contain alarming chemicals like many other baby baths and isn't heavily fragranced, it just smells mildly of lavender and is nice and fresh, not synthetic. As it is an all in one product i use it on her hair aswell and it leaves it nice and soft and not fly away like i have found with other different brand products.
Onto bubbles. I really don't have to use much of this to get adequate bubbles for my daughter to splash about with, one squeeze under warm running water is enough for me. As i don't use much each time i bath her i find this lasts me a really long time, and as there is 300ml in a bottle i have found one bottle has lasted me a good 4 months.
When i run out of "adult" bubble bath i use this, i find it makes my skin soft and smooth. I would not use any products on my daughter that i would not use on myself. She inherits her sensitive skin from me, so i like to be the guinea pig when trying a new baby product.
The packaging is white and has a "tiny tatty teddy" bear on the front. The flip top lid is easy to use and open, even with wet hands and like i said one squirt is all you need. It really is simple.
I would fully recommend this baby bath, my daughters eyes do not become irritated and sore and it has provided many benefits to her skin, she does not suffer from dryness and peeling like she did with a certain other very well known baby bath! I would even use this on a newborn it is that mild.
I paid £1.75 for this baby bath from Boots which i think is a fantastic price for the size of the bottle and the longevity of it. I would happily pay more to ensure i get such a gentle yet effective cleansing product. Therefore it gets and fully deserves 5 Dooyoo stars.
Good old Charlie, It always takes me back to my carefree school years. It is not the most sophisticated of perfumes and doesn't claim to be. To me Charlie as a brand is geared more towards girls in their teens or very early 20's. It particularly reminds me of When i was in my early teens - I remember going into one of the shops in town with my friend and getting chucked out for spraying Charlie perfume! It always takes me back when i smell it. This scent is fun and fancy free, yet is grown up enough to wear for a night out or simply as an everyday perfume.
The bottle and packaging is simple, the bottle is completely clear enabling you to see how much of the perfume you have left. It has a spray top that you press to dispense the perfume and a white plastic lid which is embossed with the Charlie logo. It isn't going to win awards for being a pretty or unusual bottle, but it is practical and for me that is all i need. The packaging is a dark peachy colour with a black damask lace design over the top. It is feminine and does not look tacky.
When i initially spray this perfume on to my skin i find the smell quite overpowering, but it settles down quickly to a gentle yet still very noticeable scent. Some perfumes tend to give me headache but i have had no such problems while using this.
Now,I am not the best at wording what i can smell but i will try very hard. Here it goes....The fragrance itself is quite sweet without being sickly and i can detect the muskiness of the sandlewood, and the warm earthiness of the patchouli is subtle but it is definitely there. There is a faint smell of vanilla too but i am not sure if that is the Amber i am supposed to be smelling. The more i wear this the more i think i can smell a hint of chocolate. It reminds me slightly of Thierry Mugler Angel, yet at a fraction of the cost! I find this perfume to be fresh yet it has a depth and a spiciness to it.
Overall, this is a nice smelling and longlasting perfume, it is not the most seductive but is more of a fun fresh fragrance that is perfect for the younger woman. I only need to top this up once during the day, it lasts about 6 hours before wearing off and a couple of sprays is all you need. The 30ml bottle will last quite a long time owing to the fact you do not need to use much, fits conveniently into my handbag and for the price tag it really is value for money.
This was bought for me as a gift, but a 30ml bottle can currently be purchased from Superdrug for £6.35. I have also seen it available in Boots and on Amazon.
You can also by the Charlie Chic body spray for £1.69 from Superdrug.
This moisturiser fights spots and imperfections using the spot fighting ingredients salicylic acid and zinc.It also contains cucumber, renowned for its calming properties. It claims to purify and control oil whilst also being hydrating to the skin.
One thing to note is that this moisturiser does not contain vitamin A like the "pure A" name could suggest.
The moisturiser comes in a toothpaste like tube which you squeeze to get the product out. It is easy to control how much you want to release so you do not waste any product. A 40ml tube lasts me about 3 months, using once a day before applying makeup and applying 2 pea sized amounts to my face.
I find this moisturiser makes an excellent primer under makeup, my pores look smaller and my foundation goes on alot smoother. Also, it has a mattifying effect on the skin which when used in conjunction with my mattifying foundation keeps me shine free until i remove my makeup at night. My skin is notoriously sensitive and can react to products badly but i have not experienced any redness, soreness or irritation when using this moisturiser. If anything it has a calming effect to my skin, it feels soothing when applied and my skin feels wonderfully soft after applying. I particularly like to pop it in the fridge before using for an added cooling effect. It is so refreshing and makes my pores shrink.
The product contains cucumber but to me doesn't smell overly like it does, it just has a "fresh" scent to me. The consistency is more like a gel than a cream, yet it looks like a cream due to the white colour. It absorbs into my skin quickly, meaning i can get on with applying my makeup as soon as i have applied this as my makeup base.
I would not recommend this product for use on drier skin tones, it moisturises very lightly and is designed specifically for those with oily/combination skin types.
I would like to warn people that due to the salicylic acid content my skin becomes slightly more susceptible to burning in the sun, it is just something i have noticed and your skin might not react the same as mine.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
I have repurchased this moisturiser about 3 times in the past 2 years now. I always end up coming back to it so it must be doing something right. I do feel that it lives up to its claims to purify my skin as i do find i do not break out as much when i am using this. Most importantly it does not irritate my skin at all, and my skin can get aggrivated very easily by other moisturisers.
I am rewarding this product 4 Dooyoo stars, taking a star off because it makes my skin burn easily in the sun. Other than that, i highly recommend it to those with problem skin types.
I purchased Garnier skin naturals pure A from Boots for around £4.50. It is also available from Superdrug, Asda and Ebay.
I am absolutely loving this hot weather we are having at the moment. My hair? Not so much. It gets terribly dry and looks quite dull when the sun is out and becomes a frizzy mess. I used to resort to putting my hair up on hot days like this as i just did not know what to do with it to make it look good, but this healing oil spray has returned my hair to its shiny self somewhat.
~WHAT IS ARGAN OIL?~
Argan oil is an extract from the moroccan native Argan tree. It is renowned for its nourishing and protecting properties. It is naturally high in vitamin E and antioxidants and protects the hair from uv rays. It restores shine in hair and tames frizziness.
~PACKAGING AND PRICE OF THE PRODUCT~
This oil comes in a see-through bottle so you can see how much product you have left. It has a nozzle at the top which you press down to spray and has a lid on top to prevent any oil spills. You get 118ml of oil, which doesn't seem like a lot but this will last a heck of a long time, as a little goes a very long way.
I bought this from Boots for £6.99.
~HOW TO USE~
On the back of the bottle it tells you how to use this spray. In my own words the directed way to use this oil is to spray all over damp hair after washing and then blow dry to seal the product in. Then use as a finishing spray after styling to make hair shine.
Another way i personally like to use the oil is to spray it onto my ends a couple of hours before washing. When i wash it out my ends are instantly less frizzy and my hair is more manageable. I like using it this way as it means i don't have to repeatedly go over my ends with a straightener.
~WHAT I LOVE~
I love the scent of this oil, to me it smells exotic and "moroccan" if that makes sense. However it is quite a strong fragrance and may seem overpowering to some, especially if you are not too keen on the smell. I find i can still smell the product on my hair a day after using this.
Gives my dry, parched ends a much needed drink. My ends feel much softer, less brittle and look healthy and shiny.
As this comes in a spray oil form i do not have to get oil all over my hands.
This will last you a good while, i have been using for 2 months now and i still have 2/3 of a bottle left.
My hair is quite long now, approaching mid-back length and i find my back breaks out slightly when using this as my hair rests on it. My skin feels quite itchy when i use this.
Also, i hate how this product claims to repair split ends as it really does not, it might make them appear less noticeable but the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off. This is misleading.
Even though this is a dry oil it is still quite easy to overdo it when using this spray, it really is a case of one more spray and you have gone too far. i find 2 sprays is sufficient. Also, spraying it from at least a few inches from the hair instead of directly on it is a must.
I personally can only use this oil about 3 inches from my ends, using this anywhere near my roots or mid-lengths is too greasy for me.
When used in the correct way this oil lives up to its name. It is lightweight and makes the ends of my hair look so much healthier. However, it is easy to get so wrong. One spray feels like it hasn't done anything, so it is easy to get over-zealous with the spraying and before you know it, your hair is completely saturated in oil.
I give this product 3 Dooyoo stars, i feel like this is justified as it does cause my back to get a bit spotty and to me £6.99 is the ceiling price i would pay for this product.