Thursday, 30 April 2015

L'Oreal Mythic Oil Review


I always talk about how my hair has no life and they are way too frizzy,  so today I'm going to review a product that I'm pretty sure was made in heaven because it has worked wonders for my hair (not exaggerating, I promises)  My parlor lady recommended this product to me and she told me that they've been getting good reviews from the customers so I decided to give it a try.

About the Product
MYTHIC OIL- Indulge in the Ultimate Oil Ritual. Featuring in-salon and at-home products designed to balance the natural oil levels in the hair: cleansed at the root, nourished at the ends.

Hair Type
For all hair types

Ingredients
Avocado Oil: packed with Vitamins A, B1, B2, D and Omega 3 oils that deliver lightweight nourishment and shine. 
Grape Seed Oil: contains highly concentrated amounts of linoleic acid, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world to protect against environmental aggressors.

Benefit
- Provides legendary shine and frizz protection
- Weightless nourishment for all hair types

Application
An easier blow-dry:
Apply 2 to 3 pumps to damp mid-lengths and ends for enhanced smoothness and suppleness.
A touch of sparkle:
Warm a pump in your hands, apply to dry mid-lengths and ends to control frizz and add shine to your hair.
All day frizz-control:
Apply to dry ends as needed during the day for frizz-control and smoothness.
Add shine to any style:
Add 1-2 drops of Mythic Oil to your favorite styling product. The result will be beautiful softness and shine.










The first time I tried it I thought it was going to leave my hair oily because well, it's an oil and I don't have a good experience with hair serums and hair oils. I've got long hair and they weigh down my hair, leaving them limp. But this mythic oil gets absorbed in the hair in no time without leaving my hair greasy. Hands down this is the best hair oil I've ever used.

This product is amazing, it left my hair instantly soft and shiney. My hair has never felt so soft in a long time, I just can't stop touching my hair cause it's so freaking soft.

About the packaging, the Mythic Oil comes in a transparent gold plastic bottle with a capped pump dispenser. I like the fact that it's transparent makes it easy to see how much product has been used. The pump dispenser also comes in handy as you can control the amount of oil you want to take out.

After towel drying my hair, I divide them in two parts and use one pump (penny sized) for one side. I pump it on my palms, rub the palms together and apply it from the mid-length of my hair to the tips. So basically I've been using 2 pumps of this oil on my hair and I've been using this product for over 2 months now and you can see from the picture above that only a little portion of the product is used. You get 125ml in a bottle and I have a feeling that this product is going to last a long time.

This oil has a medium consistency, not too thick and not watery like. It smells a little bit like mix of herbs but the fragrance is not too strong. In fact I like the fragrance, which is a first for me.

I can't remember the last time I let my hair air-dry and they looked good. But but but, I have not blow dried my hair in two months and that is like a big accomplishment for me. My hair is naturally wavy and add frizz to it, you have the worst looking hair ever but Mythic Oil helped tame the frizz and my unruly waves. My hair has started looking a lot healthier and I've been getting a lot of compliments on it *flips hair*

I normally apply it whenever I wash my hair but at days when I want to add shine to my hair, I take 4-5 drops and just run the fingers through my hair, specially when getting ready for an event.

All in all this is an incredible product that you need to have in your life, because it has changed my life. It makes my hair super soft, shiny and manageable without making them greasy.

The Good
Absorbs into hair
Smells good
Does not look greasy
Makes hair soft and sleek
Transparent bottle

The Bad
A little expensive

Price
I got it for 2600rs (26$). I don't think it's easily available it the market, I got mine from the saloon.
And yes, I totally recommend this product.

Rating
5/5

Thanks for reading x
what are your thoughts on L'Oreal Mythic Oil?

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper Review

 
Blotting paper is a must have for everybody specially during the summers, you need to have it with you no matter where you're going or what time of the day it is. Today I'm going to talk about the Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper

About the Product
The Mattifying Oil Control Paper quickly absorbs excess sebum and frees your skin of shine without drying it out. Also ideal for on the go touch-ups without altering your make-up. Comes in a practical case with 50 sheets – perfect for slipping into your handbag

Directions
Remove one sheet from the compact, and press it gently against the oily areas of your face. Within seconds, it absorbs the oil from the face leaving it matte, refreshed and oil free.

Starting off with the packaging, it comes in a slim purple compact case which is hard plastic. The packaging is actually pretty good for a blotting paper as I've not seen many blotting papers having such sturdy packaging. I love how slim the compact is which makes it super easy to carry around as you can fit it into the tiniest of purses and pockets.
Each pack contains 50 sheets, which are folded inside the pack in a way that you can easily pull out one sheet at a time.
As you can see from the picture below, one sheet is as long as my finger, normally I take 1 sheet and press it on my T-zone and chin. but sometimes when my face is oilier than usual, it takes 2 sheets to give a matte look to the entire face.
 
You can use this blotting paper
To remove excess oil from your face
After applying your moisturizer
After applying makeup

Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper v/s Palladio Rice Paper
I've been using the Palladio rice paper for a really long time, and the reason I'm absolute in love with it is mainly because it's not only a blotting paper but it has one powdered side. You blot your face from one side of the sheet and then press the powdered side on your face, leaving your face refreshed and natural looking.
On the other hand Catrice Mattifying paper just absorbs up the excess oil from the face to give a matte look, and its sheets are smaller comparative to the Palladio rice paper.










You May like the Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper:
If you're looking for a blotting paper that has no powder on it and which absorbs excess oil from your face to give a matte and refreshed look. A compact that is slim enough to easily carry in your purse.

Rating

4/5
Price
585rs. ($6)
Catrice cosmetics are available at all leading stores. 

Thanks for reading :)x
What’s your favorite blotting paper at the moment?
 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

DIY | Dry Shampoo


Hello everybody, hope you all are doing well, I'm back after a looong time. Did you miss me? Well let's just pretend you did , haha. Summer has officially begun, which means sweating and greasy hair, urgh. For todays post I'm going to share a DIY recipe of a dry shampoo that smells like cocoa, yum.

Dry shampoos has changed the game, they are great for absorbing excess oil and grease. I love using it after a work out and for days when I'm just too lazy to wash my hair (pretty much everyday, eh) It save a lot of time and gives you fresher hair in less than 10 minutes.
I've used quite a  lot of dry shampoos and one thing that irritates me is the strong smell. The label says, smells like cherries but in reality it just smells like a cough syrup. um no, thank you. I don't know if my nose is too sensitive or every other dry shampoo, no matter how effective, smells really bad. It's hard to find an unscented dry shampoo.

Then one day I came across this recipe of a powder dry shampoo that is way too easy to make and it smells like chocolate *Jackpot!* This dry shampoo is all natural ingredients and does not contain any chemicals. I have been using it for the past 4-5 months and I'm absolutely loving it so I'm going to share it with you guys today.
Everything you need to make this shampoo would be easily available in your kitchen. All you need it:

Ingredients:
1 Cup Corn flour
1/2 Tablespoon Baking powder
Cocoa powder - Depending on how dark your hair is, it blends in better with the darker hair. I used 1/2 cup.
Combine all ingredients well and store it in the container of your choice. Tadaa! enough dry shampoo for months.




old mayonnaise jar


Application:
Section your hair using a comb or your fingers and sprinkle a tiny bit of powder onto your roots / scalp. Let it sit for 5-8 minutes, depending on how oily your hair is. Then brush the excess away. Keep combing until you can't see the white residue in your hair, or else your hair will end up looking grey. 

I normally wash my hair 2-3 times a week but on days when I just don't want to wash my hair, this is perfect and did I mention it smells like chocolate!! haha.
 
Why you should try it?
simple and inexpensive to make
smells like chocolate
great for you if the strong smells bothers you
adds a little bit of volume to the hair

*For better results, use it a night before you go to bed.
So if you don't like the way how dry spray shampoos feels on your hair, give this homemade cocoa dry powder shampoo a try at least once and let me know if it worked for your hair.
Thanks for reading :)
x