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

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

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

L’Oréal Elvive Smooth & Polish Thermo Detangling Spray

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the detanling sprays I picked up a few months ago – L’Oréal Elvive Smooth & Polish Thermo Detangling Spray.

I found this product at one of the local Poundstores. It was £1 only, so I thought I’d be stupid not to buy it.

Anyway, this leave-in product is aimed at people with unruly and fine to normal hair. It promises instant detangling and super smooth hair. Sounds great.

But is the product any good? Well, I didn’t like it, so I gave it away. Here’s why…

I don’t think this detangling spray is very effective. It didn’t help detangle my hair at all, so it doesn’t do what it says on the bottle!

I also don’t like the fragrance because it’s quite strong. It’s a synthetic “pink” fragrance that annoyed me instantly. I’m sure many women love the fragrance. I’m just not one of them.

And here’s the best (=worst) bit. This detangling spray seems to straighten hair. This is surely great if you already have straight hair. But if you have wavy to curly hair, this spray just ruins your hairdo.

So yeah, I didn’t like this detangling spray at all. I passed it on to a relative – she has straight hair, and she uses detangling sprays in general, so I hope she likes this product.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum

Hi there! A few weeks ago I emptied the first L’Oréal serum I’ve ever used, and since then I’ve been using another L’Oréal serum – L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum. This serum is aimed at women aged 18-32 who want smoother, brighter and more radiant looking skin. In summary, this serum promises to tighten pores and to make first lines appear smoother – in 7 days!

Whilst this serum isn’t perfect, I do like it. Here’s why: I think the pump dispenser is great. Two pumps deliver the perfect amount of serum for my face and neck. Nice! The serum is lightly fragranced – the fragrance is nothing special, but it’s definitely pleasant.

I think that this serum feels great on my skin. The lightweight formula delivers a refreshing hydration boost which is very nice! Whilst I don’t think this serum made any difference to my pores at all, I’m still happy with it because it seems to maintain the ‘fresher skin’ look the other L’Oréal serum gave me.

I would recommend this serum – and I would recommend you get your 30ml bottle from B&M Bargains. L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum is £15.99 at Superdrug – but it’s only £4.99 at B&M!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer Serum

Hi there! I consider myself to be an Olay girl,  but when I saw L’Oréal’s Youth Code Luminizer Serum at my local B&M Bargains Store, I just bought it. This serum has been sitting in my stash for a while (I had other serums to finish first). However, I managed to get on top of my part-used serums (I finished all 3 in the past 3 months – success!) a few weeks ago. And since then I’ve been using this L’Oréal serum.

Before I tell you why I love this product, let me tell you what it claims to do. L’Oréal’s Youth Code Luminizer Serum is aimed at women aged 25-40 who want skin hydration and a more radiant, more even and more youthful complexion. The serum claims to be highly-concentrated, and it promises visible results after 1 month.
L'Oreal Luminizer Serum
Now here’s why I love this serum! First of all, I really like the pump dispenser. Two pumps give me the perfect amount of product for my face and neck. Great stuff! The serum smells absolutley lovely (it reminds me a lot of D&G Light Blue!). The lemoney-fresh fragrance goes very well with the Luminizer theme. Well done, L’Oréal!

I’m happy to report that the serum feels smooth and silky on my skin. It’s definitely hydrating, but it doesn’t feel like “product” on my skin. It’s very lightweight! I like it! I’ve also noticed that this serum made my skin look fresher. So yes, I could see results in less than a month!

I’m very happy to continue to use this serum – and I’m just as happy to recommend it. L’Oréal’s Youth Code Luminizer Serum is available as 30ml for £4.99 at B&M Bargains (I’ve also seen it at TK Maxx – but not this cheap, and I guess other bargain stores have it too). Yes, it’s an import from Germany – but who cares?

I think the price is amazing – especially when you consider that certain reputable online sellers offer this serum for £24.99 (yes, 5 times the price I paid for the same amount of product). I’m pretty sure this serum has been discontinued, so if you want it, you should swing by your local bargain stores and get it now!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde