The Body Shop

I love The body Shops products.

So I thought I’d do a couple of reviews on them. In this post I will list the products I have.

Body Butter

Lemon
Mango
Pink Grapefruit
Divine Calm – Wellness
Papaya
Strawberry

Shower Gel/Cream

Sweet Lemon
Mango
Pink Grapefruit
Divine Calm – Wellness
Papaya
Strawberry
Chocomania
Japanese Cherry Blossom
Total Energy – Wellness
Apricot and Basil – Earth Lovers
Moringa
Kaffir Lime and Coconut – Spa Wisdom Polynesia
Adzuki bean and Rice

Lotion

Sweet Lemon
Pink Grapefruit
Moringa
Lotus and Frangipani – Spa wisdom Polynesia

Body Scrub

Sweet Lemon
Pink Grapefruit
Shea

Body Mist

Pink Grapefruit
Apricot and Rice – Spa Wisdom Japan

Lips

Sweet Lemon – Lip Butter
Mint – Lip roll on

Oils

Sweet Lemon – Beautifying Oil
Monoi Miracle Oil – Spa Wisdom Polynesia
Unfragranced Massage Oil – Wellness
Divine Calm Massage Oil – Wellness
Harmonising Massage Oil – Wellness

Face

Facial Brush
Camomille Gentle Eye Make-up Remover
Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
Seaweed Clarifying Toner
Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment
Seaweed Ionic Clay Masque
Warming Mineral Masque

Hands

Strawberry Hand Cleanse Gel
Almond Conditioning Hand Wash
Almond Hand Cream
Almond Hand and NailButter
Hemp Hand Cream
Hemp Intensive Hand Butter
Wild Rose Caring Hand Wash
Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Cream
Wild Rose Hand Butter

Feet

Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak
Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub
Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel
Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray
Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion
Peppermint intensive Foot Rescue
Hemp Intensive Foot Protector

Hair

Ginger Anti Dandruff Schampoo
Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter

And

Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume
Bath Lily
Bath Brush
Exfoliating Gloves
Cocoa Butter Moisture Stick
Detangling Comb
Deodry Roll On – Green
Deep Sleep Pillow Mist – Wellness
Pomegranade and Raspberry Body Room and Linen Spritz

Wow! That was even more than I thought I had…

Anyhow If there’s anything special you want me doing a review on, leave a comment. Or else I’ll Just do the one I feel like for the moment.

Ciao

French manicure

I love doing different nails designs, sadly I’m almost only comfortable in a french manicure. With maybe some small art on in silver or something.

Here’s just a normal french manicure. My fingers are shining because of my nail oil.

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I used;
O.P.I Natural Nail Base Coat
O.P.I Sweet Memories
O.P.I Don’t Touch My Tutu
O.P.I Top Coat
O.P.I Drip Dry

I was thinking of doing a silver line between the pink and white, but desided not to. I only have a Depend silver polish, and i really don’t like that Nail polish brand.

Ciao

Todays make up look.

Today I made a simple look with brown shadows and pink lips.

    

I used a light beige and a brown shadow on the eyes and finished with a brown liner and black mascara.
The lipstick I’m wearing is Smashbox Electric Pink. It’s a matte pretty strong color, so I just slightly dabbed it on my lips.

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I also got an appointment at a hairdresser, I’m going there at 11 on monday. I’m going to cut and color, the tips will still be a little darker, but I wanted to avoid bleaching. Sonce I’m coloring at the hairdresser I don’t know if I can try the healing oil treatment in the color, I might bring it and ask, but I don’t know. Feels like it’s kind of rude.

Ciao

Hairdresser

I need to do something with my hair, I haven’t cut it in about a year and a half and the last time I coloures is a couple of months ago. So I went to a hairdresser today. Or well, it’s actually sort of a hairdressing school but anyway…

The first thing i heard when I got in was “Come back later, I’m busy!” The entire room was empty except this person, who was sitting down and reading a magazine. I said I just had a couple of questions ad that it would be quick. “Very well then, but hurry up.”
I asked about prices and some other things, then she just said that ;
“Well, I can get you an appointment, but we’re going to have to cut all your colored hair of.”
That would leave about 1-2 cm of my hair, and I know that my hair isn’t in that bad shape. (sadly I don’t currently have a picture to show you.)
I might have let this slide IF it was one of the students who had said this. But the one who gave me this attitude and told me to cut all my hair of was one of the teachers at that place. So I just left and now I’m looking for a new hairdresser.
You do not treat a customer like that!

So tomorrow my mom is taking me to a woman that she’s been to that apparantly is very good.

I don’t know if I will cut, cut and color or just cut and bleach and then do the coloring at home, I want a lighter hue than I have now so I’m going to have to bleach anyway And right know my hair has three different colors, dark-lighter brown-my natural color. And I don’t like it.

Ciao

A few tips.

Hi!

I haven’t been feeling so well today. Autumn is here and with it cold and rain, which I hate. i alwas get depressed this tome of the year. So I haven’t had the energy to do any real post. So I thought I’d give you a few tips instead.

1. Don’t Use MakeUp every day.
While many people have it in their routine to put on makeup everyday, it’s good to give your skin a time to breathe sometimes. And take a look inside yourself. Do you really need makeup to go to the store? And if you absolutely must have makeup everyday,settle for just mascara and a lipgloss or lipsick sometimes.

2. Drink a lot of water.
Water helps mousturize your skin from within and gives you a more radiant complesion.
It helps cleanse/flush your body and improves circualation.
It reduces dark cirkles and increases you energy.

Think About
That you should drink at least 1 litre/day.
You can add some lemon or cucumber to make it taste fresh.
If you feel thirsty, drink water instead of coke or other sweet drinks.

3. Clean yor make up brushes
Brushes collects all the dirt on your skin while you put on your make up, cleaning your brushes helps preventing that you put all that old dirt back.

4. Don’t wash your hair every day
A lot of people do this out of habit of showering every morning. Not because their hair is dirty.
Washing your hair dries it out and makes the scalp produce more oils. So if you wash your hair everyday, it gets oily faster. Only wash your hair when it feels oily. If your hair takes 3-4 days to get oily, wash it every 3-4:th day. Pur it up in a bun or just give it a cold water rinse the other showers.

5. Sleep
Sleep 7-8 hours each night. It prevents dark cirkles and makes you look healthier. To little sleep makes you look tired and gloomy.

Well That was what I had today.

Ciao

Pedicure

Hi!

Today I decided to give myself a small manicure and pedicure today.
So here’s what I did and some pictures. I usually do a larger routine than this. But I’m out of some of my products and just wanted to pamper myself without to much work.

Here are some pictures of my nails on both hands and feet before I painted them.

    

    

The nails on my feet are weird. I have no nails what so ever on my pinky-toes and the nails on all the toes except the great toe/hallux/big toe/Ihavenoideawhatthistoeiscalledinenglish tend to fall of very easily. Thats why they look weird.

Here are the products/tools that I used.

    

So first I just soaked my feet for about 5 minutes then I smoothed the skin ith a file, a pumicestone and the blue thing which is a foot smoother from body shop. The jar contains a scrub.

Then I painted first my toes and then my fingers with;
1 Coat of O.P.I Natural Nail Base Coat
2 Coats of MNY #353
1 Coat O.P.I Top Coat
Finished of with O.P.I Drip Dry Drops

The Result

    

    

When I paint my fingernails I’m most comfortable in a French Manicure or a copper polish I really like. But red works to, and if it’s for something special I can paint them to mach what I’m wearing.

However I never paint my toenails, this is the second time I’ve ever done that.
Usually I don’t have so much nail to polish. But I also have a slight back problem which makes fixing my feet and toes something like a living hell for me. crouching my back like that isn’t good at all for me.
But sometimes I do it anyway.

Ciao

My make Up Brushes

Here is a post with my make up brushes.

I bough a set with brushes from a swedish page called Eleven. It’s the same page that I bought the Macadamia products from. And I’ve been using these for a while now.

18 brushes in different sizes and uses.

Left to right
1 eyebrow/eyelash brush/comb. Usually I use the comb to separate my eyelashes and comb through my eyebrows.
1 Mascara brush which I use to shape my eyebrows and also sometimes on my lashes.
1 Foam (?) brush. I use this for shading with a cream shadow when I want to straighten my nose or such. I have no idea what this brush is called
2 Angled eyeliner brushes, I use the vrown one for my liquiud eyeliner and the white one for when i use shadows as liner.
1 Small eyeliner brush. I use this for detail work when I feel like doin artistic looks.
1 Concealer brush. I have a triple concealer from Viva La Diva, I’m saving up to buy one from Make Up Store though.
1 Lip Brush. I use it for  lipstick (duh)
1 fan brush. Can honestly say I rarely use this, but when I do, it’s for blush or bronzer.

5 Eyeshadow brushes in different sizes
1 Blending brush.
1 Blush brush. I use this one whit my cream blush since it’s more dense than my other blush brushes, I’ll show them some other day.
2 Powder brushes. I usually use the smaller one for shaping and the biger one for entire face covering.

As I mentioned in the Blush Brush descripion I have more brushes than these. I’ll show them some other day since I didn’t have any pictures on them on my computer and my camera is charging.

Ciao

Macadamia Natural Oil First Impression

As I said in the post Macadamia Natural Oil I was going to give you a first impression post on the product. So here it comes.

Since my hair isn’t that frizzy, my ends aren’t in bad shape and my hair is neither on the dry or the oily side I brought in outside help. From Jesus, oh sorry, I meant Jonas, my fiancé. His hair is frizzy, pretty dry and with insanely split ends.
Here are some photos.

    

Now I happen to love the small curls in his hair. I tend to play with them while watching movies os such.
On these pictures his hair isn’t brushed, that’s because if we pull my boar bristle brush through his hair at this point we’d have about 3-4 cm of dry fluff at the ends.

We used the same routine on our hair so the product reviews are my opinions while the pictures show what it did to his hair.

The products used are these.

Macadamia Rejuvenating Schampoo
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Cream

We started with the Rejuvenating Schampoo 2 times to get a nice lather, then the Deep Repair Masque was added together with some of the Healing Oil Treatment for extra care. The masque was left in the hair for 10 minutes and then thoroughly rinsed out before the conditioner was added and then rinsed out. Sadly I forgot to ask Jonas to rinse the conditioner out with cold water.

Then we waited for the hair to dry until it was damp before we added Nourishing Leave In Cream and Healing Oil Treatment, and then left to dry completely. After the hair was dry we brushed through it, and here are the results on Jonas’ hair.

    

It’s much less frizzy and it didn’t feel as dry. To my dissapointment his curls were straighter than I’d like, (and I have absolutely no hope of getting to try the Macadamia Curl Cream on him) but the quality and looks of the hair was much better than before. The split ends are still there, but the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut the hair, so that was expected.
Now we’ll move on to the first impression review.

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Overall my first impression of these products is really good. I’m going to start with some overall pros and cons.

Pros

The Smell – All of these products smell absolutely wonderful, some might say that the scent is a bit to girly, for example when my fiancé added the masque to his hair he exclaimed “now the girly smells begin“. I however think that men can use girly hairproducs. Usually there aren’t that many hair care products for men that acctually are good. To get the products that do work for hair the men has to step out of their comfort zone of using axe shower gel as a schampoo to get that manly smell.

The packaging – I think that these green and brown packaging with the lighter brown pattern is simply beautiful

UV Protection – The Moisturizin Rinse, Healing Oil Treatment, Healing Spray Oil, Nourishing Leave In Cream and Reviving Curl Cream contains UV-Protection which I found great.

Color safe – The Rejuvenating Schampoo and Moisturizing rinse is color safe. Having colored my hair for at least 8 years this is great for me.

Cons

Heat Protection – I cant find anywhere if the Healing Oil Treatment, Healing Spray Oil, Nourishing Leave In Cream or Reviving Curl Cream Contains Heat Protection. So I’m going to assume that they don’t. I don’t use heat styling tools or a hair dryer that often. But this is still a huge con for me. But It’s also the only con I have right now.

Macadamia Rejuvenating Schampoo
Since this schampo is sulfate free I thought it would be hard to get a lather from it since sulfates usually are the reson behind lather in schampoos. But it was really quite easy to get a satisfactory lather. I felt it cleansed my hair well but I did need to wash my hair two times, however, I always do that. I think that the easiest way to aplly this shampoo is to first take a small amount for the scalp and then take a small amount for the lenghts. It feels like i have to use less product when I do it that way and I didn’t need much product at all, my hair did however feel a little coarse after using this schampoo, so for me a conditioning agent is required. I always condition after schamopoing anyway, so not really a problem

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
I am completely sold on this one after just one use, the moment thiss masque touched my hair I felt it smoothen and when i rinsed it out my hair just washed around my face and over my shoulders like a soft silky curtain of smoothness.  And a little goes a long way, i didn’t need much of this mask to cover all my hair.

Macadamia Mousturizing Rinse
After using the Deep Repair Masque a conditioner wasn’t really necessary but since it helps close the hair I always use it. I have however washed twice with these products so I’ve used the conditioner without the masque to. It’s good as a conditioner, can’t say much more right now. If you apply it right you dont need much of this either, which is good because it was a living hell to get this out of the bottle. I ended up screwing the cap of.

Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Creamand Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
Since I have only used these with each other I can’t really give a opinion on how they are separetly. But I can say what I think of the together.
I have used these twice on myself, the first time I took too much product and my hair turned out a little oily (This is the reason I’ve washed my hair twice before this review). The second time however I took a good amount. I started with a little of the Nourishing Leave In Cream and worked that through the hair with my fingers and then I combed through with the Macadamia Oil Infused Comb to distribute the product. After I’d done that I took a little of the Healing Oil Treatment and did the same thing with that. The oil feels pretty thick and I was surprised at how easy it was to work it into the hair. A huge con on the oils bottle is the pump, as you can see on the picture earlier in this post the pump is pretty high above the bottle when it’s opened. This isn’t a problem right now, but if I want to bring it with me somewhere I’m going to have to pump out some of the oil to be able to twist this shut. I prefer the pumt bottles where the pump stays in one place and snaps shut in one direction and open in the other, so you don’t have to pump out a amount of product to shut the bottle(i.e. The Body Shops Hand Wash bottles ). Those kind of pumps can easily open by themself though, but I still prefer them.

Well I think that was all I had to say about these now.
More posts will be up about these.

Ciao