Uninspired.

So, I’ve been working on new reviews constantly lately, but I’ve had some trouble formulating my thoughts into words.. I’ve just been feeling a little uninspired, and I’m not gonna upload half-a*s reviews, because I that’s not what I want my site to be like, so I’ve decided to skip tomorrows upload and rather focus on getting my inspiration back this week.

However, I am waiting for some items to get in, and I’ve been playing with the idea of posting some hauls from time to time, and maybe some Goodiebox unboxings. Now, I know that I’ve kept to only posting product review, but it might be time to expand my content a little bit. Would that be something that would be interesting, or do you prefer that I stick to product reviews? Or maybe some of you have other things you’d like to see on my site?

Anyway, I’d love to hear what you guys think, so please let me know your thoughts in the comments. And I’ll be back with a new post next week.

Xo – FG.

Review | The Ordinary High-Adherence Primer

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This is what it says on The Ordinary’s website:

This formula uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer. The formula can also be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator that reduces the looks of pores and of imperfections.

So, the ordinary is a brand I’ve heard about for ages, and I’ve always wanted to try their skincare, so when I ordered my serums from them, I figured I’d give this primer a go as well, since I already needed a new one, and I just don’t know how I feel about it.

Now, the thing with this primer is that it does blur my fine lines, and it does make my makeup last longer than it normaly does, but it emphasizes my pores so badly, and that doesn’t make any sense to me, since it does blur everything else.
But I do like it on the rest of my face, so I do use it, but since I can’t use it in my t-zone, I do think that that is something to keep in mind.

Now, when it comes to the claim that it’s supposed to be both matte and hydrating, I only think it holds up to the hydrating part. However, it doesn’t make me oily, but it doesn’t make me matte either, so that a little disappointing to me.
But, overall I do find myself reaching for it, and I don’t think it’s a bad primer, but I don’t think this is a primer I’d recommend.

It’s available on theordinary.com for 4.90euro.

Review | L’oreal Dream Lenght Steam Mask

Heat mask

This is what it says on the L’oreal website:

For long, damaged hair
Enriched with protein and Castor Oil
Self-heating hair treatment
Nourished lengths and tips with conditioning ingredients

Benefits:
YOUR NEW CARE RITUAL IN 2 STEPS:

Step 1: Balm enriched with vegetal protein & castor oil, and leaves the hair feeling immediately nourished.

Step 2: A tissue cap infused with a self-heating lotion.

How To Use:
1. Open section 1 (intensive balm).
2. Apply the balm onto hair that has been shampooed, towel-dried and brushed.
3. Open section 2 (tissue cap).
4. Wrap your hair on top of your head, put the tissue cap on and then gently massage your scalp.
5. Leave the cap on for 10 mins.
6. Remove cap and rinse hair thoroughly.

Long Hair Tip:
Before putting the tissue cap on, brush your hair to ensure the balm is applied evenly.

So, taking care of my hair is very important to me, and I do like heating masks, but I don’t always want to spend alot of money of them, so I figured I’d give this a go since I’ve had good experience with L’oreal hairproducts before, but this is not one of them.

Now, my hair is quite long, but since they say that this is for long hair, I expected it to be enough product in the package, but I would’ve had to use two packs to cover my hair, and that doesn’t make alot of sense to me. Of course, I did follow the directions, and I did brush through my hair after I applied it, but it stil wasn’t enough for me, and that is the first thing that threw me off.

However, I figured that if it actually nourished my hair and made it feel softer, I would’ve been OK with it, but, sadly, this made my hair feel dry and brittle, and that’s just not OK.
Now, I do know that this is a cheaper product, and I am aware that it wouldn’t make my spilt ends magically disappear, I mean, nothing other than a haircut would do that, but I’ve never tried anything that has made my hair feel like that. Not even when I used to bleach and color my hair it felt that bad, so this is a huge pass for me.

Now, when it comes to the fact that this is a heating mask, I expected it to heat up, at least a little bit, but I didn’t feel anything. My fiance on the other hand did say that it heated up a little bit on her, but I guess that’s just because she has short hair, and because of that it was enough product in the pack for her, so it might heat up better if you have short/medium lenght hair.
But I also have to mention that it was a pain in the a*s to rinse out. I gave up after 10 minutes and I had to shampoo my hair to get it out completly, and it really shouldn’t be that difficult in my oppinion.

So, overall I don’t recommend this product, and I’d much rather spend more money on something that’ll actually do something good for my hair.

This is available on amazon for £5.99

Taking a break.

I just wanted to write a little something since I haven’t uploaded in a while.

I’ve been taking a few weeks off from blogging because I’ve had a few things to take care of in my personal life, and I just haven’t found the time to do both right now.

However, I believe that I will get back to my usual schedule in a couple of weeks. So thank you to all of you for your patience, and I hope you all have a great summer so far. New reviews are coming soon. 😘