TRESemmé Keratin Smooth review [part 1]

Sunday, 12 October 2014

If you follow me on instagram you'll know that I've been trying out the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth - Shampoo, Conditioner and Heat activated serum this morning. I was so impressed I couldn't wait to share a review with you guys, so there will be a few parts on this post.

If you're wondering what it's all about, let me tell you. So basically TRESemmé now offer an at home Keratin smoothing treatment. You use the shampoo and conditioner as you usually would, and the best part is the heat activated treatment. You simply apply 8-10 pumps of the serum on towel dried hair, comb through then dry you hair as usual. To activated the keratin smooth serum you use your straighteners (on the highest setting). Simply section your hair up and run your straightens 3-5times over each section. It couldn’t be easier.

One of the first things I noticed about the shampoo and conditioner before I even used the serum was that my hair had so much body and a new found thickness - which is god send for people with thin hair like me! After applying the serum and using the straighteners as directed, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. I had super glossy, straight and smooth hair. It was like how it is when I leave a salon.

Another great part about this system is that the smoothness will last up to 4 washes. While this was my first day, I can’t really comment on how it holds up, but I couldn’t wait to share this product with you as I was so impressed with the results immeditatly . I’ll be doing a follow up post in a week or so to let you know if my hair stays as smooth as promised.

In the mean time, if you’re interested in trying to product too, check out the TRESemmé Malta Facebook page for more information.

Are you using Keratin Smooth? What do you think? 


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Pampering Time with Uriage

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

On Sunday evening before going back to work, I treated myself to a girlie pampering session full of goodies from Uriage. As the sun set for the day, I ran myself a deep hot bath adding some bubbles to top it off. Choosing a youtube playlist and lighting some scented candles I settled into my hot bath with a good book.

After relaxing for a bit I treated myself to an all exfoliation using Uriage Gommage Integral *- a gentle exfoliating scrub that can be used all over - even on the face and it’s perfect for sensitive skin. The scrub comes in a blue gel with tiny exfoliating beads that left my skin feeling fresh and polished. What I love about this scrub is the scent, it’s very Spa like and relaxing but fresh at the same time.

After washing my hair and applying a deep condition treatment I settle back, relax for a bit and continued reading my book. At this point I wish Monday wouldn’t come - don’t we all?

After rinsing my hair and before getting out the bath, I finished off with some soap free - Creme Lavante* nourishing body wash (also suitable for sensitive skin). This product also has a nice clean and fresh smell and left my skin feeling soft.

After drying off, I applied some Suppleance Corps* - a moisturising and nourishing, creamy body milk and let it soak into my skin before slipping into some comfortable pyjamas. The body lotion has a similar scent to the body wash and I was smelling pretty clean spa like and my skin was well hydrated and soft.

While settling down to binge watch Orange is the new Black (I’m a little behind on my TV shows at the moment!) with a big bowl of low-fat popcorn and some herbal tea, I couldn’t forgot my night time skin care and applied my favourite Aqua Precis* intense nutrition balm (Baume nutrition intense), which is a super hydrating day/night cream. It’s perfect if your skin needs a little pick me up, or you can use it daily if you have dry skin. I also use it during the summer on sunburn as it really puts back the hydration you lose when it burns, i find it soothing on the skin too.

I then finished the evening off with a little mani-pedi, feeling relaxed, refreshed and smelling amazing...almost ready to take on the week ahead. I think it’s important whether your single or a mother of 4 to have some pampering time, just an hour or so to catch up on yourself at least once a month. You don’t need to go to spa, you can create your own little spa at home like I did.

Uriage products are available from phamaries around Malta.
For more information on the products you can visit the Uriage website

Uriage Gommage Intergal (Body Scrub) - €12.50
Creme Lavante (Body Wash) - 200ml €7.25/500ml €14.25
Suppleance Crops (Body Milk) 200ml €8.10/500ml €15.60
Aqua Percis Balm (face cream - day/night) - €18.90


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Pantene - Nature Fusion

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sometimes when you ‘need to buy shampoo’ we sometimes reach for the cheapest one in the supermarket that’s on offer because they are all the same right? Not always! Buying shampoo from the supermarket or pharmacy doesn’t mean there’s nothing special about it.

So for todays post we’re going to look at a shampoo and condition that you can pick up in your weekly shop that isn’t just any old shampoo and conditioner. And you’ve probably guessed by the pictures it’s Pantene, but did you notice it’s the Nature Fusion range, what’s that? Well let me tell you...

Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo and Conditioner packaging is now made with 45% sugarcane-derived plastic which means 45% less petroleum based plastic is used in the packaging. The sustainable packaging will be virtually unnoticeable to the consumers, but the end result is the same performance and price. Why? The plant based bottle is just the first steps Pantene are taking toward becoming eco-friendly. Clean, soft, swishy hair and helping the environment! Win- win!

Now that all sounds great but does it work?

The Shampoo is clear and lathers nicely in the hair. The conditioner has a slight lime tinge to it and soaks easily into the hair, leaving it soft and shiny and easily manageable after rinsing.

After using this product for a few weeks my hair was healthy looking, evening after styling with heat tools. So next time you ‘need to buy shampoo’, remember to check out the Pantene nature fusion range.

Pantene Nature Fusion €5.95* each

Patene is available at various outlets around Malta and Gozo, for more information visit VJ Salomone

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LookFantastic September Beauty Box

Monday, 22 September 2014

Beauty boxes aren’t something new, but a beauty box that ships intentionally is something pretty new an exciting. For the first time the people of Malta can enjoy a monthly beauty box.

Here is a look at LookFantastics first ever beauty box, which was the September edition. For €19.05 you receive a surprise package with a selection of beauty products to try. However the products are worth much more than that (Lookfantastic also offer free shipping - bonus!).

Sleep This Works - Deep Sleep Pillow Spray - 5ml
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum- 15ml
Kerastase Shampoo - 80ml
Keasrase Conditioner - 75ml
St. Tropez Bronzing Mouse - 50ml
Caudalie Devine Oil -15ml

The great thing about this box is that these are all deluxe sample sizes so you can try the products out and find new ones you love before buying the full size version. They are handy for traveling too.

Overall I was happy with the box, there was some products in there I’ve been wanting to try but was unsure of purchasing the full size ones. I’ve already placed my order for the October box (it’s already sold out). So if you want to get your hand on the November box be sure to like BeautySheWrote on Facebook as I’ll post when it’s available.

Did you order the LF Beauty box - what did you think?


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