Thursday, October 29, 2015

Syoss | Anti Hair Fall Fiber Resist 95

Syoss Anti-Hair Fall Fiber Resist 95 

Syoss Anti-Hair Fall Fiber Resist 95 
I had the chance to try Syoss' new innovation, their Anti Hair Fall Fiber Resist 95 range which claims to reduce hair fall (caused due to breakage) by up to 95%. I got the set of shampoo & conditioner to test it for myself as my hair is extremely dull and limp and breaks easily. So how did Syoss fare? Let's find out!

The shampoo is rich, and foams up luxuriously so very little is needed for my mid-length hair, like about a tablespoon suffices for a thorough wash. It is basic and I don't have any complaints. The star of the show, however, is the Anti-Hair Fall Fiber Resist 95 Conditioner. It is a creamy white conditioner, and feels really silky to the touch. I love how soft and smooth it makes my hair, and with this too only a small amount is required to coat the hair strands well. Once I rinse off, my hair has never looked healthier. It is much easier to de-tangle which obviously means less breakage and less hair fall. I did see lesser hair in my hair brush and when I run my fingers through my hair so it has been a good month. With the extremely hot and dry climate of Kuwait, it is very difficult to tame the frizz and this has been a boon.

I've used this combo for over a month now, twice a week and I've found a decent reduction in my hair fall. I wouldn't go as far as to say "95%"  because that'd be a downright lie but if I had to put a number on it, I'd definitely go with 50%. Also, if I use just the shampoo and no conditioner, my hair isn't as smooth. So the conclusion is: there is a definite reduction in hair fall. The shampoo is decent at best. The conditioner is fantastic. This combo pack (500ml each) is budget friendly and will last you a good 3-4 months. An affordable drugstore buy!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bourjois | Air MAT foundation - 02 Vanilla

Air MAT foundation - Vanilla
Air MAT foundation - Vanilla
Having never tried a matte-finish foundation before, I knew sooner or later I'd be getting my hands on one. So when Bourjois released its Air MAT foundation claiming air-light, seamless coverage with a flawless matte finish, it wasn't long before I grabbed one too. 

The shade that closely matched my skin tone was 02 Vanilla, which is a balanced neutral shade and will suit all undertones. The shade is a touch lighter for my skin, nothing blatantly visible and I make it work perfectly for me with a clever play of bronzer all over the high points of my face. 

The texture is light and easy to blend but it does tend to dry out fast. You really have to work the foundation quickly into the skin to avoid having a patchy finish. The result is obviously a beautiful matte canvas but there is a big flaw in all this matte goodness. If you haven't scrubbed your skin clean, better do so because this can cling to all those tiny weeny rough and dry spots and make your face look bad. Really bad. The finish is matte so it looks rough in those places. You will also need extra concealing for any dark spots and under the eye as well. 

Besides that, this foundation is amaaazing. It gives a gorgeous finish that looks light as air (aptly named, I tell ya!) whilst giving medium coverage. I didn't try layering it to see if it allows room for more coverage so I cannot comment on that yet. Priced at KWD 6.000, Bourjois have nailed it yet again with this new launch! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Body Shop | Brow & Lash Gel

The Body Shop Brow & Lash Gel
The Body Shop Brow & Lash Gel
The Body Shop Brow & Lash Gel
I'm very low-key when it comes to my brows. I don't pluck or wax them and they have a naturally decent shape with a few strays, ofcourse. But granted with no definite shaping comes the problem of flyaways; hair where it isn't supposed to be. And sadly that spoils their otherwise perfect shape so I wanted something that would keep my brow hair in place. Just a decent, useful brow mascara gel from a drugstore brand. Nothing fancy.

My initial pick was Rimmel's Brow This Way mascara after some research on the Internet but when the clear one was out of stock at my local MAX store, I picked The Body Shop's Brow & Lash Gel since it was 30% off the original price. 

My first reaction when I opened it: I dislike the smell. I don't know how to describe it but I do not like it. Besides that, the mascara wand is slim with firm bristles and is easy to brush through the brow hair. I use NYX eyebrow pencil in brown for the slightest of definition, so I got the brow gel in Clear just to brush through and set the hair in place for a more natural finish. 

The best part is once the gel sets, it does not feel stiff and you can easily frown or arch up your brows so its a great plus. Moreover, it doesn't feel like its there at all - no sticky feeling at all. My brows stay decent and in place all day long. And it comes in a whopping 10ml tube; that's going to take me a long, long while to finish off. So for a decent price tag of KWD 4.0 (I got it for KWD 2.8 on sale) I think its one of their best deals.