L’Oréal Pure Clay Multi-Masking Kit / Detox, Purity & Glow Masks

Hi there! Today’s post is about this L’Oréal Pure Clay Multi-Masking Play Kit which contains 3 10ml face masks – L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Face Mask, L’Oréal Pure Clay Purity Face Mask, and L’Oréal Pure Clay Glow Face Mask. I paid £3.50 for this set.

The first mask I tried from the set was L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Face Mask which contains 3 pure clays and charcoal. According to L’Oréal, the mask acts like a magnet that draws out impurities. Sounds promising!

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s good. I didn’t care for the masculine fragrance, but I was happy with the mask’s skin cleansing powers. My skin felt a bit dry afterwards, but that was OK because that’s how I knew the mask worked. The dryness was easy to combat with a bit of face mist, serum and moisturiser.

Onto L’Oréal Pure Clay Glow Face Mask with 3 pure clays and red algae. This mask promises to exfoliate and to brighten the skin.

Unfortunately, this mask contains ground apricot pits. This stuff is too harsh for facial skin! If I had looked at the ingredients first, I wouldn’t have used the mask. I also don’t think that it was brightening. The only good thing about this mask was the pleasant fragrance.

The last mask I tried was L’Oréal Pure Clay Purity Face Mask with 3 pure clays and eucalyptus. This mask claims to give pores a deep, purifying cleanse for a matte look – all without drying out the skin.

This is another mask that’s good but not great. Whilst I agree that the mask felt clarifying, it also felt like it left a dry film on my skin. I guess this one’s probably more suited for oily skin types.

If you’re interested, L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Face Mask, L’Oréal Pure Clay Purity Face Mask, and L’Oréal Pure Clay Glow Face Mask are available as 50ml each for £7.99 each. I’m glad I was able to try these masks, but I won’t buy any of the full sizes because there are better masks for less money out there.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – L’Oréal Color Riche 210 Shocking Pink & NYC In A Minute 276 Big City Dazzle

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a while ago. It might have been last summer – oops!

For this mani I painted my nails with L’Oréal Color Riche 210 Shocking Pink. I don’t like the colour pink (any shade of pink) in clothes or accessories, but I love bright pink shades like this one on my nails. 🥰

The glitter top coat I used is NYC In A Minute Big City Dazzle. This glitter looks amazing in real life – it’s in my all-time top 5 of glitters. You have no idea how annoyed I am that I couldn’t capture its magic in the photo. But there’s always next time, so fingers crossed!

Anyhoo… I liked this mani a lot. It was easy to do, and it looked bright and sparkly!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo I’m using at the moment – L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner. These products promise to reinforce and to revitalise weak and damaged hair.

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo is a creamy white shampoo. It’s gentle, and I’m satisfied that it cleanses my hair properly. It has a pleasant fragrance (a typical L’Oréal fragrance), and I have no complaints really. I think this is a good shampoo.

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Conditioner detangles my hair reasonably well. In terms of detangling, I’ve had better conditioners but I think this one’s still nice. I’m not sure if it “reinforces” my hair, but I’m happy to report that it doesn’t flatten my hair.

All in all, I think L’Oréal did a good job with these products. They’re serving me well. If you’re interested, L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £4.99 each. I bought these for half price (special offer, Tesco).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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