Products Worth Trying


Forgive me for the super un-original title but I honestly couldn’t think of another way to say “here are my thoughts on products that are actually worth your hard earned pennies.” See? ‘Products Worth Trying’ was much more favourable. Now on to the products!

LORAC Pro Palette:Β 
Go buy it, just do it. I know I’m late to the party with this but it’s quickly become the reigning queen of all my other palettes. With 8 matte shades and 8 wearable shimmery shades I can create pretty much any eye look with this, without having to reach for another shadow outside of the palette. The vast majority of the shadows are ridiculously buttery and pigmented, with only one or two of the lighter shades packing a little less punch. The slim, lightweight black packaging makes this ideal to travel with as well, though it’s made of that same rubberised material Nars uses so prepare for your palette to get a little grubby with time.

*Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo:Β 
I usually go for clarifying shampoos but the problem with over-using those is that my hair can end up pretty flat and lifeless (think dreadlocks instead of curls…not pretty). In comes this Moroccanoil shampoo which I’ve been using in a desperate attempt to inject some life back into my hair. With a formula that’s quite rich and nourishing, I’ve found this is great for when I want to add body to my curls and give my roots a little extra oomph. I’ve even been told my hair looks shinier and softer when I use this (thanks mum) so that’s always a plus. If you have a dry scalp or damaged hair you’d probably benefit from this the most, whereas for someone with oily locks I’d say this might be a touch too rich to use regularly. So far I’ve been using this once a week or whenever my hair feels like it needs some extra love, rotating it out with my regular shampoo which is more clarifying.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara:
I can see why everyone is talking about this mascara, it’s probably one of the best drugstore mascaras I’ve ever tried. It gives a decent amount of volume and length, holds a curl and doesn’t flake or smudge throughout the day so you don’t have to worry about getting panda eyes. The wand is quite long and fanned out with a slight curve to it which makes it easy to coat the inner and outer lashes and the mascara itself isn’t a pain to remove either. It’s definitely worth trying but pre-warning, I do find that it takes a little bit of time to apply. There’s often a lot of excess on the wand that I need to wipe off before using it, so overall I’d say this is a great mascara but not one for when you’re in a rush.

Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo:Β 
I’m always on the lookout for good clarifying shampoos so naturally I had to try this. I’m a big fan of Lush’s ‘I Love Juicy shampoo’ which is very clarifying so this had a lot to live up to, but turns out it’s on par. I didn’t find this stripping in the slightest and if you have oily hair or you get a lot of product build up, chances are you’ll love this. It’s not necessarily anything groundbreaking but if you’re after a solid clarifying shampoo give this one a try because it’s been working a treat for me when my locks are feeling super oily (ew). I do wish the scent was different though, I have other Bumble & Bumble products that smell amazing but to me this just smells more chemically than fresh. Luckily the scent doesn’t linger so I haven’t let that deter me.

If there are any products that you think I need to try, let me know in the comments below!

*Gifted for review purposes. Honest opinions always, always, always!


134 comments so far.

134 responses to “Products Worth Trying”

  1. The smell of Bumble & Bumble products are amazing! I desperately need a clarifying shampoo so I'll need to go check this one out.

  2. I am a huge fan of that Maybelline mascara! It does an amazing job at fanning out the lashes

    Keisha xo

  3. Aimee says:

    Oooh I'm definitely interested in trying the Lorac palette! I've tried Maybelline lash sensation but unfortunately it isn't for me πŸ™

  4. Oh my goodness! I'm OBSESSED with all things Argan Oil! Best thing ever!

    Mel |

  5. Joua A Yang says:

    I've always wanted to try LORAC eyeshadow as I've heard good stuff. OMG,I love my original Maybelline mascara. Feel free to stop by my blog too, dear.

    Joua To The Rescue

  6. DiagonSally says:

    I really want to try the Maybelline mascara, my current favourite has been discontinued so I'm on the hunt! The lorac palette looks like a really good one, lovely shades!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • I hate when brands discontinue products I love, it's the worst! Priceline has been doing a lot of deals lately so maybe nab up this Maybelline mascara to try the next time they've got a discount offer on πŸ™‚

  7. The title got my attn πŸ™‚ These are great products, LORAC is one of my faves.

  8. Tiffany Legg says:

    I've wanted to try the Morrocan Oil shampoo for a while, I love their classic treatment oil. Will have to keep a look out for some deals on it.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  9. Katrina says:

    I desperately want to try the Lorac Pro palette – I've heard so many amazing things about it but it's so tricky to pin down! I've also heard great things about Bumble & Bumble's Sunday Shampoo but it's so darn pricey for a shampoo – I'm sure its totally worth it though!

    Katrina |

    • Yeah I wish lorac products were easier to track down as well! I ended up just taking the plunge and getting my palette from Nordstrom. Shipping was a little pricey but their service was really good.

  10. I really want to try the Lorac Pro palette – look beautiful! xx

  11. Jenny says:

    I love B&B and feel any of the products work amazing with my hair and totally worth the splurge! I haven't even tried the Lorac Pro Palette but really want too! It sounds amazing and going to replace my Urban Decay palette with this for sure! x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture β™₯

  12. veebz boo says:

    Every single LORAC Pro Palette I see looks gorgeous! I want one even more now, I just wish they was more readily available in the UK. I recently purchased the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, I was definitely late in purchasing that lol. – Beauty, Skin and Hair Care Haul

  13. I'm a huge fan of the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. I haven't tried the Lorac Pro Palette and actually haven't realised before reading your post that the top shades were actually matte! So, since I love a matte eye, I now add this palette to my wishlist!

  14. Chantalle says:

    Definitely second you on the Lorac palette! I was also pretty late to the Lorac game but once I tried this palette I have not looked back since. It has the perfect combo of colours and textures and the quality is just amazing. It is the only eyeshadow palette I take with me when traveling and the is really saying something! And I also agree with the Sunday Shampoo, not at fan of the scent but how hard working it is makes up for that! x

    Chantalle | cece & grace

    • Finally someone who's with me about the scent of the Sunday Shampoo. I've read so skint reviews on it and I'm always wondering why no one else seems to mention the scent!

  15. Natalie Y says:

    I have heard so much about the mascara. Will have to give it a go! πŸ™‚
    Yours Truly, NY

  16. Charlotte says:

    The lorac palette is just gorgeous! Have you changed your blog design recently as it looks lovely and sleek or is this just me being weird haha!
    Charlotte //

    • Thanks Charlotte, so happy you like my blog design! I haven't changed anything super recently but a little while back I changed my side bar, widened up my width and made all my photos quite a bit larger πŸ™‚

  17. The Lorac Pro palette has, hands down, been one of my most used palettes.


  18. khaira khan says:

    I want to try the bumble and bumble shampoo! But it's so hard to find..

  19. Love the Lorac Pro Palette and Lash Sensational Mascara. I've had the palette for a few years now and I still reach for it so often, love the formula of those shadows.

    Thirteen Thoughts

  20. Lisa Santos says:

    Im gutted now that I bought a different mascara because I was late on reading this post! I hope mine is not too bad – L'oreal False Lash Sculpt. Everyone is saying good things about this new one too x

  21. Great post !! I now want to try all these products !! πŸ™‚ Xx

  22. The Lorac Pro Palette is so worth trying. The colours are amazing and you can create so many eye looks with it xx

  23. I need to get my hands on that Lorac palette and now I'm thinking the Maybelline mascara everyone seems to talking about it lately. Great post!

    Nicole xx |

  24. Osiarah Blog says:

    I've heard so many good reviews about these Maybelline mascara, I need to try it once.
    The Lorac palette seems to have such amazing colors, everything that I need!
    Thanks for this great review!

    Camy xx

  25. Sarah Wagner says:

    I've seen that LORAC palette everywhere! I have the Lash Sensational mascara and can vouch that it is ah-mazing.

  26. I have a different Lorac palette and I really like it too!

    Nereydaβ”‚ This Girl Is Obsessed

  27. Gemma Magpie says:

    I also love the Lorac Palettes – they're just amazing, and you can create SO many looks with all the matte and shimmer shades xx

    Gemma β™₯ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  28. Phoebe says:

    Always on the look out for new better shampoos. My hair seems to like shampoos for 1 or 2 bottles then need a change for them to work. I may have to give the moroccan oil shampoo a go as my hair is need of some love and attention. Hopefully it will give me some more volume too as my hair is flat as a pancake lately. Thanks for your tips. (The Lorac palette might have to just go on my birthday list – )

    • I think the Lorac palette would make an amazing birthday present, that's definitely something I would've absolutely loved to receive in the past (before I bought it myself obviously!). πŸ™‚

  29. Jackie Jean says:

    I am a huge fan of everything you mentioned! How did I even live without the Lorac pro palette?

  30. I love the Maybelline mascara and I want the Lorac palette so bad, it's beautiful and that reddish and earth tones are definately my cup of tea!
    I hope you have a great day, lovely xx


  31. Beckie says:

    Absolutely love the Lorac pro palette – would definitely recommend also! And I hear so much about that mascara!

  32. monica hein says:

    I have Maybelline in my unopened stash , cant wait to finally try it

  33. Oh wow, I definitely need that Lorac Palette in my life – I've heard so many people raving about it, it's time for it to be mineeee!

    Holly |

  34. Lash Sensation is one of the best drugstore mascara, I've repurchased my second one! Lorac Pro palette is on my wishlist, I hope to purchase it asap!

  35. This looks fantastic!! I need to try it!

    Adi xx

  36. That eye shadow palette looks really beautiful.

  37. CloeLouise says:

    I love reading posts like this as I love to always try and discover new products! I recently did a blog post review on the lorac pro palette too! I love it! I deffinately need to try out the mascara you mentioned, I've read a lot of good things about it!
    Cloe X

  38. I love the Lorac Pro Palette. It was the first high end palette I got and It's definitely my favourite. Like you said, the quality of the shades is impeccable and it is such a versatile palette. I also love that all the shades suit my skin tone. I have found in other palettes that there are one or two shades that just don't work for me (which is always a shame since they are usually gorgeous colours), so It's nice to have a palette where I can use every shade.

    Sarah's Abode -xx

  39. I've heard so many good things about the Lorac Pro Palette and the shades do look so pretty, I'm really tempted to purchase this one!


  40. Zeynab M says:

    The Lorac Pro palette has been on my wish list for the LONGEST time, I need it in my life.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

  41. Gabrielle says:

    I'm becoming quite curious about the Lorac palette, though I love how you mentioned the material of the palette getting grubby over time – i always find that super frustrating haha!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  42. I really want to try the Sunday shampoo by Bumble & Bumble!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  43. I love B&B products! That shampoo is my favorite πŸ™‚


  44. I love the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, it's my go to mascara. The Lorac Pro Palette sounds amazing I must get my hands on it!

  45. The Lorac Pro Palette is so tempting! I've only recently discovered Bumble & Bumble, I'm loving their Thickening Hairspray. The Sunday Shampoo sounds great!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  46. Great picks! I've yet to try the LORAC palette, I see it everywhere on youtube and blogs but unfortunately it's not sold where I live.

    Samantha Series

    • I had the same problem. I got mine from Nordstrom and though it was pretty expensive with shipping, it got the job done! I think Nordstrom ship to a few different countries so you could check out their shipping policies if you were interested in the palette πŸ™‚

  47. Kate Flint says:

    Haha I have such issues with titles. You did good! I love the I Love Juicy LUSH Shampoo too, so I will definitely have to give the Bumble & Bumble shampoo a go too! I've tried a few of their products and loved them πŸ™‚ Great post!

    Kate |

  48. I LOVED this mascara! I have a second tube)))

    xoxo, Nastya Deutsch


  49. I will definitely be trying the Morroccanoil shampoo,I mean it must be good the bottle is so cute!!

    Kierra | Lavishingg

  50. Ella Pinto says:

    I'm a huge fan of the Maybelline mascaras, I think they're so inexpensive and such good quality. And that's the only item I've ever tried from this post. Like you, I'm a bit late to the PRO palette, but it's one I've been wanting to try as well.

    I loved this post honestly!
    Ella Pinto xx

  51. The colors of the palette look amazing, definitely have to try them!
    Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚
    xx Kathi

  52. Love the colour on that palette! Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  53. I love my loran palette, it's been a favorite for years
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

  54. I love Lash Sensational and recommend it to everyone haha. I need to try the Sunday Shampoo as I definitely get product build-up that a clarifying shampoo could take care of. Lorac palettes are just amazing too, I need to get the Pro next πŸ™‚ xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  55. I've been wanting to get my hands on the Lorac Pro Palette for a very long time, but unfortunately we can't get it here in Europe!

  56. Viviene Kok says:

    Maybeline Lash Sensational is a great mascara indeed! I have the waterprood version. Doesn't smudge at all and removing it isn't a pain in the ass. Great stuff x

    Real Life Nerd //

  57. I am not even kidding when I say this but I think I am addicted to your posts..Your pictures and content both are amazing! Literally love everything in this post!
    The Chicster Diaries xx

  58. Minaali H. says:

    I've been looking for a new shampoo, so this review was pretty helpful. Here's hoping I can find it (or something similar) here. ^^
    The Snap Narrative

  59. I'll have to try the mascara. I love how Maybelline is so affordable!

  60. Alina Bostan says:

    I couldn't agree with you more about the Lorac Pro palette, it's such a fantastic palette and perfect for anyone starting out their makeup collection x

    Beauty with charm

  61. Amazing selection! I need the Lorac Pro palette in my life, it looks like a wonderful product and everyone is saying only nice things about it!


  62. Ana Picazzo says:

    I have always wanted to try out the Moroccan oil shampoo! I have been hearing wonders of all-things moroccan oil for a while now. I'll give it a go! Wishing you well <3

  63. Ana Picazzo says:

    Also, I think I'm late to the Lorac palette party, because everybody is talking about it and i haven't got my hands on it! If you say I should buy it then I should πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the great recommendations gorgeous!

  64. Dominika R. says:

    AHHH so many good things I am reading about Lorac palettes that I guess it is time for me to get one! Thanks for sharing this amazing post!


  65. ly heng says:

    Hello!! I'am glad to read the whole content of this topic and am very excited.Thank you.

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