Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Radiance Enhancing Cream Wash Review

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’ve already reviewed a couple of Olay Total Effect products, you can catch up those review here – Olay 7 in 1 Eye Cream & Olay 7 in 1 Day Moisturiser, and today I’ll be chatting about another product from the same line – the Radiance enhancing Cream Wash. I’ve been testing the cream wash was the last few weeks and I’ve really been loving it. The product is a 7 in 1 product that claims to:
  • Gently exfoliate to improve skin softness
  • Improves light reflection from the skin surface
  • Improves skin smoothness
  • Enhances hydration to improve skin elasticity
  • Polishes away dry surface skin cells
  • Gently removes makeup and everyday impurities
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines

Personally I enjoy using a cream wash as I find it more nourishing for my skin, and what I particularly like about the Olay cream is that it has tiny exfoliating beads in it that are just strong enough to lightly buff the skin, but gentle enough that I can use it every day. I start off by damping my face with warm water by using a face cloth, I then apply the cream to my fingers and massage it into my skin and neck, paying particular attention to around my nose so that I lift up all my foundation. To finish I simply wipe off the residue with my face cloth and pat dry and after apply my Olay 7 in1 Day Moisturiser and Olay 7 in 1 eye cream. 
After using the Radiance cream wash, I noticed that it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry like some washes can, actually it was quite the opposite - my skin felt hydrated and plump, and as mentioned above I love the exfoliating beads as it buffs away the days impurities. This is an all round great face wash/make up remover. For best results it’s suggest you use it mornings and evenings.
While you might think that this product is aimed at people with mature skin, don’t be fooled as it’s never too early to start looking after your skin properly. While people with mature skin will see more benefits, younger skin will also be maintained for longer by being proactive rather than reactive to ageing skin.
Olay Total Effects Radiance Enhancing Cream Wash is available from leading stores around Malta, priced €19.45*. For more information check out the VJ Salomone Facebook Page.

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Wellaflex Hairspray Review

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

While I love trying out the latest lipsticks and make up removers, sometimes we forget about everyday basics that we’ve been using for years and take for granted. Today I’m talking about hairspray, more specifically – Wellaflex hairspray.
You might be thinking – all hairsprays do the same thing right? In a way – yes, but have you ever tried one of those cheap nasty hairsprays that make your hair super sticky and leaves your hair looking worse? If not, you’re lucky but I’m sure most of us has been there.
For me, when I’m looking for a hairspray, I need something that has a good hold but not sticky, and if it smells nice then that’s an added bonus. Recently I’ve gotten fed up with my usual straight hair and fancied something different, so lately I’ve been using my deep barrel waves to give my hair some shape and volume, but I needed something to keep my new style in place and wellaflex has been doing an excellent job. It’s keep the waves in their original shape, but also lets my hair move naturally so I don’t have ‘helmet hair’. The spray is fine enough not to make my hair sticky, but also strong enough to keep my waves in all day – which I have a huge problem with as my hair is so fine, almost every style falls out. 

I have been using strength 5 for my hair to keep the style in place, but there is different strengths available. to suit your needs. On top of it all,  I love the fruity smell. I remember as child my mum apply layers of hairspray and choking, but Wellaflex has a pleasant smell.
If you’re looking for a new hairspray for your summer waves or your up-do I would recommend picking up a can of wellaflex. 
Wellaflex is priced €4.35* and is available from leading stores around Malta. For more information, visit the VJ Salomone Facebook Page

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Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 Cleanser

Monday, 20 April 2015

While I love spending time applying make up, I actually equally enjoy removing it at the end of the day. For me there is nothing like winding down after a busy day, slipping into some pyjamas and removing my make up before settling down and watching my favourite shows.

My dressing table is cluttered with all kinds of cleansers, toners, eye makeup removers, lipstick remover and such and I’m always keen to try something new and make my life less cluttered. Thats when I came across the new Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 Cleanser*. Not only does it act as a cleansing milk, it also tones and removes eye make up. So now in the evening I only need one product to remove all my make up.

The Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 Cleanser is cross between a liquid and cream. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and is fragrance and paraben free. I having been using this with cotton pads and it removes my make up like a dream. It’s especially good at removing my eye make up, i sometimes find that water based eye make up removers are sometimes dry my lashes and make it a little harsh to remove all my mascara properly, the creamyness of this cleansers stops that and my mascara just slips off hassle free.

I would recommend picking up the Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 Cleanser to everyone, especially if you have sensitive skin and looking for a fragrance free and paraben free cleanser. Vichy is available from all pharmacies around Malta and Gozo. For more information check out the Vichy Facebook page.

What cleanser are you currently using? Do you prefer a multipurpose product or to use separate products?

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Vichy Dermablend 16Hr Foundation

Saturday, 18 April 2015

So when it comes to foundation, I normally stick to what I know best. I like a full coverage foundation (I don’t like my freckles) and normally reach for Estee Lauder - Double wear as it gives me a complete coverage, but I always found it quite heavy on my skin. 

When I heard about the Vichy Dermablend foundation, I had to give it a try as it promised a full coverage without the heaviness. I have to say I haven’t been disappointed. The Vichy dermablend 16 hr foundation is just perfection. The formula is light weight yet the coverage is full. I applied this using my new beauty blender (review coming soon) and I was just blown away with the results. Not only did it cover all my freckles and imperfections, it blended like a dream and didn’t have that cakey felling you get with full coverage foundations.

The best part of it all is it lasts for up to 16 hrs and has SPF 35 so it’s perfect for your everyday foundation. I wore it for around 12-13hrs and it was still looking good at the end of the day. This is my holy grail of foundation. If you’re like me and like a full coverage foundation and normally reach for Double Wear, I would highly recommend you pick up some Vichy dermablend, not only is it half the price, in my opinion it does a better job as well.

Vichy Dermablend 16Hr Foundation is available from pharmacies across Malta, priced €17.90*

They will shortly be launching the other products of Dermablend in Malta later in the year such as the compact foundation, corrective stick and finishing powder. So keep your eyes peeled.

For more information, check out the Vichy Malta Facebook page


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