Teeth whitening – Results

I meant to post this a while back but couldn’t find the time, so better late than never.

I did 7 days with the trays and gel. I’ll try the pen and toothpaste later.

My teeth got a few shades whiter, but more importantly, the yellow spots from to much coke and smoking dussapeared or at least got lighter. Which was what I was looking for.

Before

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After

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(The difference is more noticeable in real life.)

The procedure was simple and completely pain free  which is great so I would definitely recommend this.

It might be a while until I try the pen and toothpaste.

I ordered from http://www.beconfident.se

Nivea in-shower body lotion

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I got the nivea in-shower body lotion today.
I think the idea of this is great so I’ve wanted to try it for a while. There are two different lotions, I got the one for normal skin, there’s also one for dry skin.

You use it after your shower gel and then rinse it off, if you’re in a hurry this is great since you don’t have to wait for a lotion to sink in before going on with your day.

I’ve used it once, but my skin feels smoother than it usually is right after a shower. I’ll keep using it and post a bigger review.
I already feel that now in the winter this is not enough to properly moisture my skin, but I’ll combine this with moisturising a few evenings.

Ciao

First impression – Camomile silky cleansing oil

I thought I’d write a first impression review on the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil.

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I like the looks of the packaging, but the pump is a little unpractical, I’d rather have it in a bottle similar to the other oils. I feel the pump gives way to much product. The scent is pleasant.

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The oil itself is slightly yellow in colour and the texture is oily (duh). It glides on smooth.
You’re supposed to massage the oil on dry skin and then add water. I added water to the oil left in my hand.

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Slightly ‘foamy’.
When I wipe it of from my face the skin isn’t oily, so the water dissolves the oil pretty good.

I did notice that my skin felt slightly dry after this first use, but that’s pretty common with new products.

Over all I’m happy with the first use of this, I’ll write a larger review when I’ve tried it more.

Ciao

Highlighter and bronzer

I bought a highlighter and a bronzer the other day. Thought I’d show them here.

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They’re both from The Body Shop.
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Small amounts on the back of ny hand.
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Smeared out.

I like these, the bronzer works great for shading. The highlighter is actually the furst highlighter I’ve ever hade, but I’ve liked it the det times I tried it.
I’ll try them more before writing a larger review.

Ciao

First impression: Vitimin E Sink In Moisture Mask

In my last post I mentioned some things I got/bought for my birthday.
I’ve tried some of them and here is a firts impression of the Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask from The Body Shop

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icture from The Body Shop’s Homepage

 

The description says to Put on a thin layer, leave on for about 10 minutes and then just wipe of the excess. So when I tried this, that’s what I did, except I left it on for about 20 minutes.

My first thought instantly was “wow, my skin is really smooth now”. Before using this I had some dry and even some flaky parts on my face, but after only one use those were gone, even now  4 days later they haven’t returned. So I’ll definetly use this more to see if it works in the long run. I’m also thinking of using it as an overnight mask, putting it on in the evening and then sleeping on my back with this on. Since it is a sink in mask I don’t really believe you can leave it on for too long.

I did notice that while it sunk in well it left a kind of sticky residue, so while it probably works as a night moisturiser I wouldn’t use it in the day.
The texture is gelly, i found that the best way of getting it up from the tub wasnt to sweep my finger in it but tap my finger into it.
So far I can’t say much about the scent since I haven’t decided what I think of it yet, but there will be a more elaborate review when I’ve tried this more.

Having tried only this product from the Vitamin E series makes me want to try more of them, Facial wash, hand treatment and body butter, to mention some.

Ciao

Macadamia Natural Oil – Review

Hi.

I thought I’d finally do the review on the Macadamia Natural Oil Products I bought. I already have a First Impression Post on these but now I’ve used them for about 2 months and can do a more wxtended review.

I’ll start with mentioning that I’ve gotten pretty many comments on how nice my hair is, among those comments are “God damnit woman what’s going on with your hair? Smoooooth!” From a friend.

The products I will review now is; Rejuvenating Schampoo, Moisturizing Rinse, Deep Repair Masque, Healin Oil Spray, Healing Oil Treatment, Nourishing Leave In Cream, Reviving Curl Cream and No Tangle Spray.

My usual routine consists of;
In Shower
Rejuvenating Shampoo2 times
Deep Repair MasqueOnce a week
Moisturizing Rinse
After Shower
Nourishing Leave In
Healing Oil Treatment
Touch Ups
Healing Oil Spray

The Reviving Curl Cream I use sometimes when I feel like accentuate my small waves. The No Tangle Spray I rarely use.

But now To the actuall review.’

 


Rejuvenating Shampoo

The Rejuvenating Shampoo is a color safe shampoo that’s free of sulfates and parabens. The texture is like almost every other shampoo, lite a runny gel formula. but not to runny. I always wash twice with this one, once to  remove the outer layer of dirt and one more time to reach and care for the hair. It almost doesn’t lather at all the first time. Sulfate Free shampoos usually don’t lather as much as sulfate shampoos but the secomd time it lathers nice. I don’t use much product at all. But the amount that needs to be used depends on how dirty and long the hair is, how frizzy it is can count in to.

I think that it works really good. The first few times I used this my hair felt really coarse afterwards and I needed the conditioner to even be able to comb through it. I think however that this was just as the hair got used to a sulfate free Schampoo since it’s much better now. I think that the best way to describe the scent of this shampoo is fruity, my first thought is always honeydew.
Since this is a Sulfate Free shampoo some silicones can be hard to wash out with this only, so you can experienca a silicone build up. This isn’t something that I myself have noticed. But I use a anti dundruff shampoo sometimes that probably takes care of that for me. But even when I haven’t used that for a while I haven’t noticed anything.

The easiest way to use this is to take a really small amount in the hands and rub the palms together then apply it to the hair. Then add a little more and rinse out, then just wash again.

Pros
Color Safe
Sulfate Free
Paraben Free
Smells Delicious
Cleans well without stripping your hair.

Cons
Can make your har feel corse the first few uses.
Can leave some silicons in your hair.


Moisturizing Rinse

This is the conditioner. Just like the shampoo it’s color safe and free of sulfates and parabens. The texture is creamy and pretty firm. The scent on this is harder to explain, but it still smells good. The shampoo smells better according to me.
As a conditioner this works great. As with the shampoo I think a small amount is enough.

I comb through my hair with my fingers or a loose toothet comb before application. I take a small amount in the hand, rub my palms together and combs it through the hair. Then I let it for maybe two minutes before coming through the hair and rinsing it out.

Pros
Makes the hair soft and smooth.
Doesn’t weight the hair down.
Smells good.
Pretty easy to rinse out

Cons
I don’t really have any cons on this conditioner.


Deep Repair Masque

The Deep rapair masque must be the product that smells the absolute best. The texture is a really firm cream and just like the other products, you don’t need much. I use this once a week and it just leaves the hair so soft and smooth. I seriously can’t stop touching my hair. The instruction says to leave this in for 7 minutes. I leave it for as long as i feel like, usually during the time I scrub and wash my body and shaves my legs. If I bathe I wash my hair and put this in before. so then it might be 15-60 minutes depending on the lenght of the bath.

I apply this just like the conditioner. Small amount on the hands, rub the palms together and comb it through.

Pros
Works wonders
Smells wonderful.
Leaves the hair smelling awesome.

Cons
Non at all

    
Healing Spray Oil
and Healing Oil Treatment.

Since these are basically the same product I’ll review these together. The Spray Oil is a little lighter than the Pump Oil but the functions are about the same. These smell good to, a little more spicy than sweet. I like these oils. They are easily absorbed and don’t leave a greasy residue on the hair if you don’t use to much.  I usully use the Healing Oil Treatment on wet hair and The Healing spray Oil on dry hair as an extra boost if needed and after styling. After I apply the Healing oil treatment though I always need to wash my hands to get the oil of my hands. Not really a problem, but can be if you have dry hands or are in a hurry.

I apply the Pump Oil just like the conditioner and Masque. The spray oil I usually spray directly on the hair and combs through with a boar bristle brush.

Pros
Leaves hair smelling good
Leaves hair smooth and soft
Leaves hair shiny
Easily absorbed

Cons
Can leave the hair greasy if you use to much.
Needs soap to wash of hands


Nourishing Leave-In Cream

Now we’re back to the sweet smells. This has a cream texture and as the other products. A little goes a long way. you need about a pea-sized amount every time. It applies easily and don’t leave a residue. If you use to much it will leave a residue, but thats obvious.
I usually use this with the Healing Oil Treatment, but I’ve used them both seperatly and like it either way. I think this cream is the reason my hair keeps so straight.

I apply it like the oil, and usually I apply this before the oil. Don’t know why, I just prefer it that way.

Pros
Smells great.
Leaves the hair smooth.

Cons
It’s pretty easy to take to much.


Reviving Curl Cream

I havent used this one a lot. Only a few times. But the times I used it I liked it. I actually have it in my hair now It smells wonderful and the texture is creamy. Again you only need about the size of a pea and if you take to much of this your curls can get a bit stiff. When I use this I use it on wet hair with the Healing Oil Treatment or alone and I spray on the Healing Spray Oil after my hair dries.
I get small and messy hair by this, sort of a messy bed head/seducing hair.

I apply this like the Nourishing Leave-In and after I applied it i either just squeeze my hair into curls or I put it up in a really messy bun with hairpins. And if needed I pull my fingers through the hair. Never a comb or brush.

Pros
Gives a curl boost that’s nice.
Gives soft smooth curls
Smells good

Cons
Can make curls stiff


No Tangle Pre-tyler

This is the product I’ve used the less. I don’t need it on my self. I tried this on my younger brother with the No tangle brush though. And he was able to keep playing his video game while I combed through the dread like mess on the back of his head. Wheather that was this, the brush or the combination I don’t know.  This has a cream like texture which in combination with the spray bottle just seems weird. I have however not had any problems spraying with it. I think this one is kind of unnecessary in use with the other products.
I feel it’s to early for a Pro and Con on this one though.

 

Well so overall I can say that I love this product range. Right now I don’t want to use anything else. I’m completely sold.
I would and will absolutely repurchase this. Next time I’ll order the big packages. Both me and my hair loves these product range.

I’m dying to try out Flawless to since I feel that that would be wonderful to have in my gym-bag and if I’m in a real hurry. Sadly I don’t think I’ll be able to afford it in a while given christmas and that I’m running out of the other products. I also need new eyeshadows. But I hope I’ll be able to try it as soon as possible.

Ciao

TheBodyShop – Christmas Scents

The Body Shops Christmas scents are in store now and with the coupons I got with the last print they sent out I took the chance to get some of the seasons products. Here’s what I got.

I got things from Vanilla Bliss and Cranberry Joy

Vanilla Bliss
Shower Gel – 60 ml
Body Butter – 50 ml
Bath Crystals – 300 g
Bath Lily

I’m not usually a fan of vanilla scented products, they usually smell so much that I get a headache. This one however was really mild when smelled it in the store so I took a chance and bought a small kit with shower gel and Body Butter and also bought the bath crystals.
I liked the scent, it smells vanilla but not to strong. Just enough.

I actually tried these tonight right before writing this post. My bath lasted for about 5 minutes though, so I’ll write about the feeling of the bath crystals when I tried them more. But the shower gel and body butter was as nice as usually.

Cranberry Joy

Bar Soap – 40 g
Body Butter – 50 ml
Shower Gel – 250 ml
Body Polish – 75 ml

The first thing I have to say is that I love the packaging this year. That snowcovered cranberry is simple and beautiful.
I like the scent of these in the bottle, tub and tube. Haven’t tried them yet, so I’ll update when I do. But the scent is sharp and fruity. For me Cranberry isn’t a part of christmas, but the scent is wonderful. I really look forward to trying these. Don’t think I’ll use the bar soap though. Usually don’t.

As to the christmas products they have a third range Ginger Sparkle, I don’t usually reach for ginger scented products mostly because my fiance don’t really like the scent, so I didn’t buy this one. I did however smell it and it smelled nice. I am however going to buy the christmas calendar and who knows, maybe there’ll be a sample of Ginger Sparkle in there.
I might buy a small kit of this to try if I have money left after buying christmas presents, food and everything else christmas’y.

But I’ll give you better reviews on Vanilla Bliss and Cranberry Joy when I tried them more.

Ciao

Winter is coming – Lip Guide Part 2, Products

Winter is coming – Lip guide Part 1, Care


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Here is the second part of my Winter is coming – Lip Guide
This time I will talk about products.

During winter it’s important to take good care of your lips.
Here are some products and home remedies to keep your lips soft.

1. Exfoliate

Scrubing your lips removes dead skin so that your moisturizer can reach better.

Products

I have actually only tried one exfoliating products for my lips

The Body Shop Lip Scuff
This one smells like sweet-mint and have small grains in it to exfoliate. I use this 2-3 times a week and I really like it, it’s gentle but it sill does what it says.
I usually just sort of buff this on my lips in small circular motions and then leave it for a few minutes before I rinse it of. I put it on when I start my nightly facial routine and remove it at the end of my routime.
I would recomend this product. but I want to try other lip scrubs to.

Home Remedies

Honey and sugar scrub.
This is really simple, you take a little bit of honey and just add sugar until you get a nice paste, scrub your lips with it and leave on for a couple of minutes. The honey acts moisturizing while the sugar exfoliates.

Personally I don’t like thiis one, but I have a mayor problem with sticky on my lips. I can barely have lip gloss.
But I have done this a few tomes and it works.

2. Moisturize

Here are my review on some product. And a warning in the end.

The Body Shop – Sweet Lemon Lip Butter

I bought this one somewhere in December last year. I’d gotten a coconut lip balm in my Body Shop Calendar, and I really don’t like coconut. So I gave that one to a friend and bought this one for myself. I wanted to get the Pink Grapefruit one, but they were out. So I’ll buy it some other day.

Pros
A good moisturizer
Not to sticky
Nice Lemon Scent.

Cons
The Taste. It has a sweet taste. It’s not horrible, but I’m not a big fan of it.
Tub. I almost only have lip balms in tubs, I acctually don’t mind, but it can get pretty disgusting to put your fingers in it over and over again. I usually carry hand-sanitizer, that I use before. But still.

Försvarets Hudsalva

I don’t really know how I should translate the name. But it’s a salve made by and originally for the swedish military to treat chafing. Normally it comes in a military green tube, but I prefer buying the pink one since it looks better in my bag, and it’s easier to find. They have a pink ribbon one to, I just haven’t gotten my hands on that one yet. The smell is said to be vanilla, but I think it’s really neutral.
You can literally use this for everything. Dry elbows/feet/lips, chafing. Rub it on your face to prevent frostbite. You can even cook in it, but I’ve never tried that. I’ve only tried it for my lips though.

Pros
Really good moisturizer
Easy application.
Many uses.
The smell is discreet.
The packaging. This is easy to use even with gloves on.

Cons I only have one con, but its really worth mentioning.
Peanut Oil – I do not understand how something thats developed for military use contains peanut oil. Peanuts are the most common allergenic agent. I myself is not allergic to peanuts, but I still think that the fact is really annoying.

Overall I really like this product. But usually this is my night treatment. During the days i use my other products.

Rosebud Perfume Co – Strawberry Lip Balm, Minted Rose Lip Balm and Rosebud Salve

I have used the minted rose one off ad on for a few years and the others for about a month. I love these. The strawberry one however is a litle less moisturizing, but I don’t really mind

Pros
Works like a charm.
These tubs litterally lasts forever
The Scents. I love the smell of these. Not to artificial, even though it’s strawberry we’re talking about.
The tubs. I could have gotten the strawberry and the rose one in tubes, but I love the look of these tubs. Might get the tubes for the winter though, since they are glove friendly.
Slightly glossy For a girl who’s not a fan of lip gloss. This is wonderfull.

Cons
If you put on to much it gets thick and sticky.
If you keep them in your pocket they get really soft.

Overall these will always have a place in my heart and in my bag.
They have a mocha rose lip balm that I’m dying to try. I’ve heard it’s a bit chocolate, vanilla, coffee scented. But I havenät had the chance since I couldn’t find it where I live.

Dislikes

The Body Shop – 100% Natural Lip Roll On, Mint

I don’t know if it’s me or this product, but I never really fell in love with it. I love the packaging and the roll on applicator, but the product doesn’t really give me anything. I probably wont use much until next year since this feels more like a summer product. That might just be my opinion because it’s an oil and not a balm, so it feels thinner. Really love the smell of mint and it fells slightly tingly and cooling on my lips. I might change my mind on this one if I use it for a long time, but it’s not a product I reach for. It might be because I always forget to shake it.

Pros
Smart Applicator
Nice smell
Nice feeling

Cons
Doesn’t feel like it’s working

They have this one in other scents, so I might try that to see if I like those better. Because this is really a product that I want to love due to the 100% Natural part. so rose and orange are the other scents I’d like to try.

Now to my warning.

Lypsyl

This is a Swedich product that was createt in the begining of the 1900 and are now sold worldwide I think. (I have absolutely nothing against the company who makes them, btw)

I don’t usually hate products, I can often loathe them, but not hate. But this one, is on my hate list.
I have nothing good to say about this product. It works for the moment for about 30 minutes, the, your lips are drier than before and you need more and more of this product to get through the day.

To the products defence and to clarify my long hatred for this one. That’s how I felt about this product when I last used it, when I was around 10 years old. But since then I’d rather go without lip balms than use this one. So maybe I should buy one and try it out to see what I think now. But that’s probably not going to happen.

Well. That was the second part of my Winter is Coming – Lip Guide

I’m thinking of doing more winter is coming posts, about hair, body and face. Is that anything that would interest my readers? In that case, what parts would you want? Leave a comment.

Tomorrow and on saturday I’m going to two halloween parties. So I’ll have some halloween make ups to show you after that. Hopefully the guys I’m going to help with their make up will let me post pictures of them to.

Please comment if there’s anything especial you want me to write about.

Ciao

My current facial masks

As the title says this id a post about my facial masks.

My skin is normal, it’s not dry neither oily it doesn’t break out a lot and isn’t red.

So I actually don’t need a mask that often, I use them more for the luxurious and relaxing feeling of it when I take a bath sometimes.

I currently have three masks

The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask
The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask
Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask

The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

This is the one I use the least.
This one is for combination/oily skin.
If the skin on my face is oily I use this, that’s about it. I think it’s a good mask and it cleanses pretty good – it is a deep cleansing mask.
However this mask can sting on the parts of your face where you have problems like break out and such, for me this one sting mostly around my nose since that’s the most prroblematic part of my face. I have no problems with mask that you get a burning/stingy feeling though. I just think it’s proof that it cleans.
I would recomend this mask, but only if you have oily skin, it’s a bit to drying for my normal skin and if you have dry skin don’t use this one!
It smells sort of rough, I only think of salt water when I smell it, I guess that’s because of the seaweed. It’s that sharp ocean smell you get when you get close to a beach or a harbour with lots of seaweed drying  in the sun, just without the sun smell. I don’t really like the scent and that’s another reason to why I don’t use it. It just doesn’t smell good for me, wich is weird because I love the smell of harbours and beaches.
The texture of this one is like clay, it’s pretty hard. wich I actually don’t like in masks, i think the should be easy to put on the face an just glide on.
This mask dries in about 10-20 minutes when you’ve applied it to your face. I usually leaves it on until it’s dry and then wash it of.

The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask

Now this one I actually really like. I try to use it once a week, but usually I use it once or twice every month instead. It’s a deep cleansing mask and it contains kaolin clay, and when you rub it on your face the cirkulations of the mask makes it warming which I think feels so luxourious.
This one also cleanses good while feeling so good on your skin, it’s smooth and warm and ut doesn’t dry. Whenever I feel like treating my face to something, this is what I use.
It smells like eucalyptus and the texture is smooth. Allthough sometimes I feel this one is too runny.
It’s for all skin types and I really recomend this one. And for an extra boost of anti oxidants and I lovely chocolate smell, mix it with some cacao powder in a small bowl or your hans before applying it to your face.

Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask

This is the one I use the most. I use this between 1-3 times every week as a part of my nightly skin care routine. Its a cleaning mud mask that dries in about 10-15 minutes.
It smells like oranges and bergamott, mostly oranges acording to me. It smells really good.
The texture is just like I want it somewhere between the other two. It glides on smooth but it’s still a firm paste.
I would recomend this to everybody. It’s a really nice mask.

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So all the masks I have are deep cleansing.
What I really need is a moisturizing mask.

Does anyone have any tips on good moisturizing masks?
Preferably powder masks, but not necessarily.

I love comments. They make me happy!

Ciao

Essie Really Red

As i mentioned yesterday I bought two new polishes.

Firstly we have a picture of the polishes

Licorice and Really Red

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I painted my nails with really red today, the first thing i noticed was how wide the brush is.
    

The brush is about the same size as Isadora’s Nail polish brushes. Slightly bigger than O.P.I’s
And I must say, I’m not a huge fan of wide brushes. Usually because the only nail were I dont hit the skin outside the nail on is the thum. I think it’s just a matter of getting used to it. I have however always hated wide brushes when I’m painting my pinky.

Now over to the polish.

It’s like every other polish, maybe slightly runnier in the texture but not too runny.
It was pretty easy to paint on the nail and covered fine in two layers. I used three however.

Here’s the result

As a first impression I like this polish, but I’ll have to give it time too see how it stays.

Ciao