Beauty

Bourjois is making another appearance on this blog because – why not? Air Mat is a foundation that does exactly what it sounds like on the packaging: it leaves your face feeling airy fairy and mattifies it.

Bourjois’ Air Mat foundation has been specially developed to give skin a smooth, matte finish that lasts for up to 24 hours. Its non drying, lightweight formula lets skin breathe throughout the day and provides high coverage for a flawless finish.

Enriched with mattifying micronized powders, it elimates shine with no mask effect for an undetectable result.

Do I love it? I would love it a hell of a lot more if I hadn’t picked up the wrong shade…

Hahahahahahaa! Hahahahahah! Hahahahaha! Wait – hahahaha! … Okay, so – do I usually look like a Lebanese polar bear? Yes. But, did I look like I am on a PALE-O skin-tone diet when I tried this foundation? Again, yes.

Other than the wrong shade, I love this foundation. It’s amazing. Like, for real. I wear it and feel like I’ve got nothing on [facially, I wear clothes – obvs.]. It leaves my face looking flawless and even. Yes, that’s right – it’s got a high coverage, similar to Yves Saint Laurent’s Camouflage. You wouldn’t think so though because it’s called “AIR” Mat.

Like all other Boujois products, this one smells incredible. It’s more floral than fruity but still: lush.

Do I know the ingredients? No, I’m not a dermatologist, soz… But, I do know that Bourjois states that it lasts 24 hours. I wore it on my face long for enough to know it lasts 9 hours and is durable. However, I haven’t tested it out for 24 hours.

Mate, I love my blog, but not enough to keep foundation on my face for 24 straight hours knowing full well I have to position myself between a sweat sandwich and breath pie every morning and night (just to get to and from work by train)… I’d have to want post-breakouts, skin-coli or dermatological salmonella, and I don’t. Apologies.

Back to the shade, there are five shades to choose from. I may have bought the wrong one, I know you won’t because you’re not that colour blind and dumb.

Here is my favourite award-winning peel-off mask of all time looking all nonchalant (and shizz) in its packaging…

This skin rejuvenating formula loosens blackheads and cleanses deep into the
pores to remove impurities while clarifying and purifying the skin and rebalancing oily areas.

Benefits

  • Detoxifying, targets blackheads and acne
  • Rebalances oily zones and clears impurities
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells, increases hydration
  • Repairs skin damage and brightens complexion
  • Boosting skin firmness
  • Improving skin clarity, tone and elasticity
  • Ready to use, 20 minute treatment
  • No animal ingredients or testing
  • Free of Mineral Oils, Lanolin, Petroleum and Parabens

As much as I’d love to type: “I cannot actually tell you how good it is”, I’m going to have to dig deep because this post ain’t going to write itself…

It’s amazing. Like, for real amazing. This is the first charcoal mask that cools my skin and detoxifies whilst tightening and rejuvenating it. It’s lovely.

I have to admit that I didn’t keep it on for 20 minutes though (as advised)… I washed it off just after 10 mins, but luckily still saw great results.

My skin’s so squeaky clean, bright, more supple and soft. My face feels like a baby’s bottom and a medium rare steak. #RaisingTheStakesSince1991 #Booyakasha #WhatTheHeckAmIOnAbout? #IDontEvenKnow… #GoodLuckFiguringItOut! 😆

The only things I didn’t like about this mask are that it’s messy and pretty hard to open. It comes in a little sachet and when you rip it open, the gel is so sticky and thick that you need to put your hand in to get it out…

Once it’s out, you’ve got to spread it across your face and neck and leave it like you usually would. It’s probably better to use a brush..? More hygienic.

The biggest surprise for me was that it wasn’t hard to wash off and that it didn’t stain my sink. (That’s my only issue with activated charcoal masks. Most of the ones I’ve tried before stick to the surface, this one did not.)

In a black diamond, activated charcoal peel-off masked nutshell, I think this product is great.

Get it on and around your facial crevices. Leave it on for 20 mins. Peel off. Look like a baby. I dare you.

Oh, and, uh… This costs a mere £4.99 which beats getting a facial done in the beauty salon for £37!

I mean, what the HECKory dickory dock?! Man(sour) didn’t go up the clock ’cause I don’t have that stupidity gene which justifies wanting to spend £37 on a facial when I could give myself one for free at home…

Fibrologg

I’m blogging from my phone… So, if this post has an excessive amount of spelling mistakes and the grammar is nonexistent, know that it’s because I’m blogging from my phone!

Without further ado, let’s get cracking with the post… Yes, you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve taken time out from pooping on the bog (caused by chocolate) to discuss shamPOO! To each their own, right?!

Anyway, L’Oréal Fibrology is benefitial for those who suffer from hair thinning and/or those who have fine hair. Although I don’t particularly suffer from either, I just think that my bob needs a bit more volume, something which this gives.

 

A breakthrough in the science of hair, L’Oréal Laboratories have created L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, proven to give long-lasting thickness wash after wash.Hair looks & feels thicker, with visible body & bounce.

REVOLUTION: FILLOXANE

A patented ingredient proven to penetrate the fibre and expand hair from within

Penetrates deep within the fibre

Expands & increases the diameter of each hair

Remains in the fibre for a long-lasting, cumulative effect.

 

I’ve got to be honest, I’ve tried a lot of shampoos, and plenty of them don’t work well on me. Literally, the only ones that work are the ones I’ve reviewed on here. Label M, Garnier Ultimate Blends and Head & Shoulders are legit the only ones that have worked. But, L’Oréal’s Elvive Fibrology is a game changer. Like monopoly, but not…

Good points: I actually noticed a change in thickness and volume from the first wash. It was incredible. My friends and family noticed the difference, for once – my natural curls looked fuller and as though I’d took time and effort to curl them properly. If you’re a regular to this blog, you’d know that I spend 0 hours. 0 minutes and 0 seconds on hair styling each day. I literally wake up, spray some Lisap and whip my hair back & forth like Willow Smith, and leave. That’s my haircare life.

Bad points: there are none imo.

I was even surprised about how it didn’t grease up my hair quicker. My hair gets greasy pretty quickly (if I use the wrong hair products). I used to wash my hair every three days… However, with Fibrology, I can go a strong five (washing the rest of my body every day, FYI)!

If you know much about hair, you’ll know that it’s bad to wash your hair every day. Apparently, we should wash our hair once or twice a week maximum (depending on our hair type). The rest of the care be done through serums etc.

Famous last words: I agree. Everything in the product description is rightly put. No false advertising there.

Gabrini

I actually haven’t blogged in a while, but it feels like forever… It’s amazing what buying yourself a life does! 🙈  Of course, I’m absolutely not being serious, thank God for the life that he gave me, and everything about it.

Anyway, this isn’t going to be a ‘How I Found God’ post – as I was BORN in the know… This is, instead, about the cheapest but best liquid lipstick that I own.

Yeah, okay, I know what you’re thinking: “how does that have anything to do with God?” Well, God is LOVE and I love liquid lipsticks. Thanks!

Gabrini liquid lipgloss/sticks are £1.99. I bought them from a pharmacy (the only thing I’ve ever stolen is bae) and tried them (the liquid lipstick, not bae – although… If bae’s reading this, he should most definitely HOLLA at my face and/or online presence) and haven’t looked back.

Gabrini’s shades aren’t very diverse, but they’re good nonetheless… Number 15, my favourite, is a mix of Dolce K by Kylie Cosmetics and Abu Dhabi by NYX. Legit my FAVOURITE.

If Kylie & NYX had a lovechild, it’d be called: Gabrini Matte Lipgloss Long Lasting in Number 15!

The pigments are super, the longevity is pretty standard and it doesn’t transfer. However, for £1.99, it feels tacky when first applied… Also, don’t forget that it’s a gloss base – making it pretty runny upon application. But, once it dries, the finish is matte and is nice to the naked (or clothed) eye.

The doe-foot applicator looks pretty good, I mean, I don’t have a doe-foot applicator fetish but for £1.99 – I was pleasantly surprised…

The smell of this liquid lipstick/gloss thingy hybrid is chocolate-esque… I don’t know, I felt like there was a hint of chocolate… Oh yeah, about that: chocolate, ‘the food stuff’, has not been adhering to my digestive system. If anything, it’s made my bowels a little overactive. That’s what happens when you give up chocolate for a month in aid of BHF but end up reuniting with it (and the toilet). Bet you weren’t expecting to read this, were you? No. 🙈

So, in a nutshell that excludes an overactive bowel, Gabrini is a lipgloss/stick thing that dries matte and completely worth £1.99. Dare I say it, it’s underpriced. Just don’t tell Garbini! 😂

Good points: smells like the chocolate that my bowels have become allergic to (that’s one bittersweet good point), it’s cheap as one chip (not plural), and it’s unsmudge-able; meaning I can carry on not kissing anyone without the worry that it’ll go all over them!

DISCLAIMER: I sound like Bridget Jones meets Miranda meets Amy Schumer, but seriously… I’m not like that IRL. I love love enough to wait/have waited for the right kind. Then again, that’s probably “what they all say…” 😆

What to take from this blog post other than ‘grab yourself a Gabrini’… Love/friendship/circumstances find/s you, but the only thing you should outwardly be looking for is to find yourself and/or God! l LOVE GOD, AND BAE DOESN’T GO A MISS EITHER.

Love, light and Gabrini,

Miamii

Let’s en-visage it… My blog wouldn’t be ‘my blog’ if I didn’t review some Nip + Fab every few months, would it? No, exactly!

Anyone want to know what I’m doing right now? I’m writing this post as I watch Love Island. #TeamCamilla #TeamMontana (and that’s not just because they’re the only single girls). I honestly love them. They deserve good, passionate love.

Back to Nip + Fab’s Viper Venom Fix Blurring Shot, I love it! It’s my new favourite beauty product. I cannot be without it… Together with facial yoga, this makes sure I look like a newborn baby. #Obsessed

This highly potent blurring gel expertly hides pores and smooths out lines, creating the appearance of a retouched finish. Just two drops help achieve a flawless skin.

The formula is of a white cream-gel based consistency which glides on the skin but seeps in quickly. Ahem, that, right there, was spoken like a true dermatologist.

Apparently, you’re supposed to mix it with a serum or moisturiser – I have tried doing this – and not doing this – both have worked well. The feeling after application is refreshing. It’s also very cooling and firming. There is no burning or intense tightening sensations which you might expect from a product like this. It’s just nice.

The packaging is of standard Nip + Fab quality. I specifically love the khaki green on black colour scheme. #WINNING

The only thing I’m not a fan of is the dropper… I don’t know why but I reckon it actually hates me. I have found that there is no middle ground with it. It either drops the WHOLE entire solution in just one squeeze or a mere third of one pump. Wagwan with that?! Nip + Fab, sort it! (please and thanks). ❤️

Other than the pump, the packaging gets an: ‘ace of hearts like a pack of cards’ rating. Poetic genius isn’t me. I would love someone to write me a poem, though… Poems are so sweet, aren’t they? I mean, it doesn’t need to be Shakespearial, just a stanza or a rhyming phrase would do… 😌

While I ponder how this post has gone from Nip + Fab, to Love Island, back to Nip + Fab, and now poems/Shakespeare… (Oh, I can’t even with myself.) Read on… (If you want to, ’cause I don’t want to tell you what to do.)

A question that might be on your mind: “Do I know if real snakes were used to make it?” No, but I’m assuming probably not. I hope not, anyway.

To be fair, it doesn’t smell like snakes (?)  not that I’d have a Jimmy Riddle of clue about what a snake actually smells like… Who do you think I am, Steve Irwin’s ancestor 78 times removed?! #Restraint

In all seriousness, the results are stratospheric (check me out, using BIG words now! Mum, look what you raised! 😘)…

I don’t know if it’s a psychological thing (wanting it to do the trick), or if facial yoga has started paying off, but my nasalobial creases have started to diminish! Like, for REALS! 😄 *cries my face off with happiness*

As I try to remember what I wanted to write in this post (but fail) or its purpose, feel free to read some other weird posts courtesy of yours truly (which coincidentally is also my own truly). I never did understand why it’s referred to as “yours truly”. Who’s ‘truly” and why is anyone theirs? Weird, huh? One of life’s most unanswered questions…

Legit, I don’t actually know what’s going on with this post… Is it a revelation? A journey into my somewhat strange mind? Or is it just informative, entertaining and #bblogger-ish? Who knows…

So, I’ll just leave it here… It’s called ‘Blurring Shot’ for a reason. Think: Robin Thick. Think: #BlurredLines. Them lines so blurred that you’d think your own reflection is a hallucination. Yeah. You’re welcome! Night.

Forever yours (or my own),

Miamii

God’s blessings to you, and you, and you!

Xo