Thursday, 27 August 2015

Lush Diary #4 | Unicorn Horn


Hello my Bunnies,

Today is the day for another Lush Diary edition. As I've been sick, I've taken a bit of time for myself and this could only end up with me in a bathtub. This time though, no more of the boring white bath bombs.

If you want to read the previous editions of the Lush Diary, you can find them herehere and here.

But the last bath I had was with a Unicorn Horn. Don't you worry, no unicorn was hurt though !

Unicorn Horn is the name of a limited edition bubble bar that I picked during my february trip to London.

I'm sorry to be talking about a limited edition again, but this one is so pretty, it's almost impossible that they're not going to bring it back.


As it is a bubble bar and not a bath bomb, what you do is you crumble it under running water and watch it create loads of bubbles.

When I saw it in the shop, I picked it up instantly because of the way it looks - the child in me was so thrilled ! -  and smells - it smells very similar to the Snow Fairy shower gel, like sweets.

Once in the bath, I wasn't disappointed ! The scent is actually a bit deeper than Snow Fairy and almost has a spicy side to it, which helps it not being to sweet or sickening.

As for colour, it will turn your bath a very pretty shade of pastel pink with just a hint of glitter (*-*), not that it matters as you can't really see it underneath all the bubbles (and that's a good thing in my book !)


So you may have guessed it, I absolutely adored this bubble bar and I'm quite sad I didn't buy more of these.

But that's okay, I'll just wait impatiently until next february hoping that it will be part of the range again !

Have you had a chance to try it ?

x
Macha

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

And the Winners are ...


So my Bunnies, the giveaway is now closed and random.org chose the winners.

I'm not going to keep the suspense any longer so:

For the prize n°1, the winner is Roberta !

For the prize n°2, the winner is Lexie !

I'm sorry for all the unlucky participants but don't worry, there'll be other giveaways !

I want to thank you all for participating, for your advices, compliments, remarks and fidelity.

It's always a pleasure to write for you =)

x
Macha

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The 3 Lipsticks That Made Me Forget the Rest of My Collection


Hello my Bunnies,

I'm back after another forced break. I got quite sick at the end of last week and now that I'm feeling less feverish I'm trying my best to post from my bed.

Today I want to talk to you about the last three lipsticks I bought, and that made me forget the rest of my collection, because they're so good !

I know that they look very similar both in colour and formula, but they're the kind of lipstick I love and wear most of the time. #boooring

They are still slightly different from one another so let me explain why I like them.

(I'm sorry for the picture quality. The colours changed when I uploaded them and they should look a lot brighter and less grey-ish than they do. I'll try and fix but I'm not sure how to. Grrrr)


The first one is Julianne's Nude from the Collection Exclusive by L'Oréal and I bought this because of this article on Holly's blog. It's a pinky nude.

I quite like that it smells like old-fashioned makeup, though I know some of you will hate that.

The formula is creamy, the colour is easy to wear and gorgeous. There's only one little thing that might bug me, it's that it tends to make dry skin more obvious. It is a little thing because you can't see it if you don't look too closely but it might be a problem for those with very dry lips.


The second one is the Clinique Nude Pop. This one is a tad paler and is a slightly orangey nude.

Once again the formula is very comfortable and creamy, the colour is also beautiful with tiny specks of silver glitter and if it probably wouldn't work on very dry lips, it looks great on healthy or slightly dry lips.


And finally, the third one is MAC Syrup. It's my favourite of the three. I like the simplicity of the packaging, the delicious scent of vanilla and the fact that the colour is slightly darker than the other two.

I'd say that Syrup is a nude version of Mac Plumful if that's any help. It's the same kind of colour, except, toned down.

And when it comes to dry skin on your lips, this one is an absolute winner. I don't know how it does it but it hides it !

You may wonder what my obsession with dry lips is, but it's my main concern regarding my lips. And as I just was sick, it is a bit worse at the moment.

clinique - mac - l'oréal
So there you go. All in all I really love these lipsticks for their simplicity. They're easy to wear, easy to apply both in terms of colour and formula. They're efficient and simple.

So yes, given their creamy texture they're not the longest lasting lippies but they're so easy to reapply that it's not a problem.

If I really had to pick one, I'd go for MAC Syrup for it's delicious scent, slightly deeper colour and the fact that it can be worn on dry lips. But they're all great !

Do you know any of them ? Are you more of a bright or nude lip girl ?

x
Macha

ps: There are still a few hours left to enter the giveaway for the blog's first anniversary ! Go for it !

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Philip Kingsley Takes Bloody Good Care of My Hair !


Philip Kinglsey makes my hair, soft, sleek, shiny, silky, frizz-free amongst other nice things.

Hello my Bunnies,

Today I want to talk to you about a couple of hair masks that first left me feeling a bit "meh" but that quickly conquered my (hair's) heart.

It is the famous Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (ici) and the Philip Kingsley Stimulation Scalp Mask (ici).

I decided to buy the Elasticizer when I heard someone say they didn't like it because it was too nourishing. I was looking at my hair and thought that nothing could be too nourishing for it.

I looked for it online and ended finding a pack on feelunique for slightly more than the price of the Elasticizer. As I didn't know the brand, I decided to go for it !

Unfortunately the offer isn't available anymore but you can find both masks separately.

The first few times I used them, I followed the instruction on the packaging; that is, I humidified my hair, applied the stimulating scalp mask on my roots and the elasticizer on the lengths and ends of my hair and washed my hair like usual, 20 minutes later.

But I wasn't wowed ! I found that my hair looked and felt pretty much as it did after any other shampoo without a mask. And that's why I forgot about these for a while.

However I don't like waisting products so I decided to try and give them another go. This time I changed my modus operandi and applied them before bed and left them overnight.

That my friends, is when the miracles started happening.


After a whole night and my usual shampoo and conditioner, I found my hair to be much sleeker, softer and frizz-free. It also left my ends looking a lot more healthy. I also found that it gave my hair in general more bounce.

As for the stimulating scalp mask, I'm not sure how efficient it is at helping hair to grow thicker as it is hard to measure.

However, I can tell you that the application is very pleasant. As it contains mint, it leaves the scalp feeling a bit tingly and very refreshed for about 5-10 minutes after application.

And after having washed my hair, I found that my roots were a lot more aerated and more bouncy too.

I don't know if you see what I mean but you definitely will feel it if you use it. It sort of feels like the roots of my hair is lighter and less stuck to my scalp. I guess you could say that it adds volume to the roots.


But the second happy discovery was the next day.

So:
Day 1, I apply both masks on slightly wet hair before bed
Day 2, I wash my hair with my usual shampoo and conditioner and am left with Princess hair
Day 3, my second-day hair is much nicer than usual (less frizzy, more silky and the roots are less greasy !)

All in all, even if these two products are not amongst the cheapest ones, I would definitely repurchase them as they are so efficient ! I find that they work particularly well together to make hair look healthy from root to tip.

Do you know these products/this brand ?

x
Macha

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Lush Diary #3 | May Day


Hello my Bunnies,

Today I'm here for another installment of the Lush Diary. If you're new around here, you can check the previous ones here and here.

Today's ballistic is a limited edition that may even have been exclusive to the UK. So probably not the most useful one but I want to talk to you about every single bath bomb I use and you might still have one hanging in your drawer or they might bring it back next year.

You may have seen this one in my last lush haul (here) it is the May Day bath bomb and has the shape of a badger.


As you can see, mine has lost part of its left eye (that and the bear that was beheaded … please don't call PETA) but it doesn't matter.

The scent is quite lush like and I'm really sorry but I'm even going to attempt to describe it.

There's nothing special about this bomb, no colour, no glitter, no special sound or effect of any kind but sometimes you just want things to be a bit more low-key.

The result is a milky bath, which reminds me of Cleopatra's. (Ikr)


But as it was dissolving I started to see the corner of what looked like a piece of paper and ended dissevering this little note :


So this bath bomb is in fact an illustration of what I really like about Lush, their commitment. They're not all about making fun cosmetics, they also care about animals, the environment and human rights. I really really admire that !

All in all, I wasn't blown away by this bath bomb but it still helped me to have a very relaxing time and reminded me of why I like Lush so much.

Have you taken a lush bath recently ?

x
Macha

ps: Don't forget about the giveaway that's still going on !!!

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