Lets Talk Face Routines

Hey Lovelies,

After yesterdays new found joie de vivre for eye creams, I thought today I’d chat about face washes, cleansers, toners & which of these items I’m using right now.  You might remember over a month ago I mentioned the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit range I bought in Superdrug. 

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Well after maybe 6 weeks of using it I am a complete convert.  Personally I love pink grapefruit so was excited about trying this, the first thing you notice is the delicious fruity scent. The scrub is delicate enough to use everyday & left my face super soft.  After the scrub I used the pink grapefruit moisturiser & as with the scrub I loved it.  Although I would say to be careful about using it too close to your eyes as it does tingle a bit, perhaps due to skin around the eye area being alot thinner, but who knows.

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Seeing as I’m now a Neutrogena groupie I decided to try out this range.  I really love that the face wash also doubles as a mask.  The moisturiser has a lovely crisp fresh smell & claims to “hydrate, smoothe & even out skin tone.”  The pink grapefruit one certainly kept my skin thoroughly hydrated for the whole day so I’ve every faith this will too.

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As for cleansers & toners I might be on my own with this view but I never spend that much on them seeing as they’re really only on my skin for seconds.  I picked up these in Asda last night, they’re 200ml & £2 each & quite frankly do the same job as any high end ones I’ve ever used.  Then finally my trusty old Superdrug eye cream from yesterdays review.  If you’re anything like me & have a habbit of falling asleep in your makeup then do what I’ve started to do & keep your cleanser/toner beside your pillow so there’s no excuses. And that my friends is that.

What do you use? Like I asked in my eye cream post do you think price has a part to play in the quality of cleansers & toners?

Thanks so much for stopping by.

~ LoVe & huGs ~

*MaRiA*

xO

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Keeping Blonde Hair Blonde

HellO there & a very happy new year to you all.
Today I’m talking about how we can help maintain blonde hair between visits to the hairdressers.  Keeping our locks the same colour as the day we left the salon is no mean feat.  So here are a few products I use to help stretch out the time between visits.

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Silver Shampoo & Conditioner is one way to do this.  Violet is opposite yellow on the colour wheel which means the build up of brassy tones in our hair that we get after time needs a purple based product to neutralise it.  I actually bought these in the pound shop so I was well pleased seeing as toning shampoos usually retail for maybe £3 or £4 each which is alot for 1 bottle. 

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Next up we have Colour Toner.  This is just a more concentrated version of the shampoo & conditioner. After we shampoo our hair (Don’t condition!) towel it dry then massage the toner through from root to tip.  Squeeze off the excess wet & wrap hair in cling film & use a hairdryer all over for 5 minutes then leave to develop for 30 minutes before rinsing out.  This bottle cost around £5 & I’ll get 3 or 4 uses from it.  

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Here I am before using anything.  As you can see my wee bonce is very brassy.

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And here I am post shower after using the toning shampoo & toner.  I’m standing in the exact same place as I took the 1st photo with same amount of lighting.  Quite a difference don’t you think, plus my hair smells & feels absolutely amazing afterwards. It’s the second time in maybe 6 months I’ve toned it, but I use the toning shampoo/ conditioners all the time.

I hope you found this helpful.  Let me know if you try these out & how it goes.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

~LoVe & huGs~

*MaRiA*

XO