L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair care products I’m using at the moment – L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner. These products contain keratin, vitamins and castor oil, and they’re aimed at people with long hair (Duh!). The shampoo promises to reinforce fragile hair, and the conditioner claims to detangle hair with less breakage.

L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo is not great. Whilst I think that the shampoo feels cleansing, it also seems to leave a film behind – I think it might be from the castor oil, but I don’t really know. I’ve noticed that the shampoo tangles up my hair. This isn’t great. And there’s the fragrance – I don’t like the strong and dense fragrance (which reminds me of the questionable hairsprays my mum used in the 80s). All in all, I find the shampoo disappointing.

L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Detangling Conditioner isn’t great either. I don’t like its fragrance, and I don’t think it detangles my hair well. The conditioner has a weird texture, and I need to use quite a bit of product to be able to detangle my hair. And this weighs my hair down! I’m not impressed.

I just looked back at all the hair products I used and finished this year, and this combo is my least favourite! So… I won’t repurchase these 2 products, and I have no interest in trying anything else from L’Oréal’s Dream Lengths collection.

However, if you’re interested, L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner are available as 400ml for £4.99 each. I paid £2.25 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – L’Oréal Color Riche 406 Burgundy Diva & Stamping With Pueen 59

Hi there! Here’s another Nail Of The Day post…

For this mani I painted my nails with L’Oréal Color Riche 406 Burgundy Diva (2 coats).

I like this polish a lot! The colour is a beautiful burgundy shade with micro shimmer. The polish goes on like a dream (great for beginners!) and it dries quickly. I love L’Oréal’s old Color Riche collection!

I used my Pueen 59 stamping plate (which is part of Pueen‘s awesome Stamping Buffet) collection.

And the flashy silver polish I stamped with is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pewter.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – L’Oréal Collection Exclusive by Liya – Liya’s Pure Red & Stamping With Pueen 106

Hi there! I have a short Nail Of The Day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with L’Oréal Collection Exclusive by Liya – Liya’s Pure Red (2 coats).

I decided to stamp, and I used Pueen‘s 106 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s cute Make Your Day stamping plate collection). The gold polish I stamped with is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 819 Coat Of Arms.

I liked this mani very much. The base colour is gorgeous. The images are very pretty (Pueen’s 106 plate is becoming a favourite…), and the dark red and gold colour combo turned out even better than expected. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 004 Deliciously Violet & L’Oréal Color Riche Top Coat Tweed 917 Jackie Tweed (Nail Fail)

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani that I did a few months ago. I thought the mani would look awesome – but it didn’t. So I only for it for a day.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 004 Deliciously Violet (2 coats). I’d describe the shade as a violet-tinted grey. It’s not my favourite colour, but I bet it’s a great base colour for stamping.

Actually, I wanted to stamp (I should have done that!), but I also wanted to try L’Oréal’s Color Riche Top Coat Tweed 917 Jackie Tweed. I went for the fuzzy top coat – and it was the wrong choice.

Nail fails happen. Onto the next mani! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Volumising Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about L’Oréal‘s Elvive Fibrology Air Volumising Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner. These products are aimed at people with fine and flat hair, and they promise visibly thicker looking hair. I’ve been using these products on and off since mid June, so here’s what I think.

L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Volumising Thickening Shampoo is really nice. It’s clarifying, it feels great on my head, and it smells wonderfully fresh and pure. This is a great shampoo!

L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Volumising Thickening Shampoo is not a great product. I call it “the mop maker” because it’s anti-conditioning. It turns my hair into a knotty mess and it makes my hair feel dry and mop-like (but not thicker). The only thing that helps is using a small amount of Herbal Essences conditioner right after this conditioner is rinsed out. By the way, the conditioner doesn’t smell great. I’d say it smells like the bathroom cleaner version of the shampoo…

Based on my experience, I would recommend the shampoo, but I wouldn’t recommend the conditioner. However, if you’re interested, L’Oréal‘s Elvive Fibrology Air Volumising Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for £4.99 each. I bought these products when they were half price at one of the drugstores. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Thierry Mugler, Retinol-X, L’Oréal, T-Zone, Derma V10, Primark, Astor, Nature Love, Bling Pop, Manhattan Cosmetics, Precision Beauty, Asda & Daily Defense

Hi there! I haven’t done a haul post since May, so let me tell you what I bought since then. 🙂

1 T-Zone Rose Gold Peel Off Mask – I don’t know how much this was, but I picked it up at B&M Bargains. So it’s fair to assume it was dirt cheap!
2 Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura – this was on sale, £25 only!

3 Derma V10 konjac sponges – these were 99p each, and I bought 3.

4 Primark PS… Face Masks – I bought a number of Primark face masks. I think I bought about 20. Most of them were 80p.

5 L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner – these are the big 400ml bottles, and they were £2.25 each.

6 Bling Pop Firming & Brightening Face Mask with Peach – pack of 10 for £5.99.
7 Nature Love Charcoal Face Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.

8 Retinol-X Anti Aging Sheet Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.
9 Precision Beauty Charcoal Face Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.

10 Derma V10 Mango Body Butter – this was 99p for a regular 220ml tub.

11 Manhattan Nail Polishes – blue and red. 99p each.
12 Astor Heidi Klum Lipstick – brownish nude colour, £1.75.

12 Daily Defense Pomegranate Shampoo & Conditioner – these are 473ml bottles, and they were £1.25 each!

And I bought 2 more duvet cover sets from Asda. The one on the left was £14, the one on the right was £7 (half price offer, but it’s back to £14 now for the king size).

I’m really pleased with what I bought. I know I picked up a lot of face masks, but everything else is quite reasonable! What have you bought recently? Have you tried any of the products I bought? Would you like to try any of these products? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer BB Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about L’Oréal‘s Youth Code Luminizer BB Cream (light shade, import from Germany) which I picked up for £4.99 at my local B&M Bargains store. This BB cream with SPF 15 promises 24-hour hydration and luminous skin.

It also claims to cover up blemishes and to make skin discolourations appear less visible. L’Oréal also says that, after 2 weeks, the skin looks more radiant and more even.
L'Oreal Luminizer BB Cream
I’ve been using this BB cream almost every day for just over a month now. And I’m satisfied that it hydrates my skin well. It does cover up minor skin discolourations, but it doesn’t replace a foundation. In addition, the light shade is way too dark for me, so I wouldn’t be able to wear the bb cream on its own anyway.

Having said that, this BB cream sits well under my foundation. No issues at all! However, I don’t think that my skin looks more radiant or more even. But I’ve been using all sorts of brightening products for some time now, so at this point I wouldn’t expect a random day moisturiser to pack a punch.

All in all, this is a nice BB cream. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who’s looking for a rich day moisturiser that plays well with foundation. The 50ml tube is £4.99 only (B&M Bargains) which is a total steal!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde