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:
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:
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:
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!