Thumbs review: L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner

Thumbs review: L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi everybody,dear readers and loyal subbies,

Today I am back with another review. I will be sharing my thoughts on the L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner. I purchased these products about 2 weeks ago. And to be honest I used it quite a few time due to the results of this shampoo. In my case this was not good!

Curious? Continue reading !

 

Thumbs up for

Smell

Thumbs down for:

Does not keep your hair grease free for 72 hour

Hair got greasier quicker

So as you might understand  I am not loving this shampoo and currently I would not repurchase. Why would  I purchase something which makes my hair turn into a grease ball within 24 hours.  Which is a shame because I heard a lot of positive feedback on this shampoo.

Have you guys tried this shampoo? What are your thoughts on it? Am I the only one who is not a big fan of this shampoo or did I use it incorrectly? Please leave a comment or follow me via Bloglovin or Twitter. Until next time friends.

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs review: Me before you the film


Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Today a review but not just any review , no! I am going to give a short  review about a film. Me before you.

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This week was the first premier week of Me before you , and I went yesterday ( Friday) to see it. Boy did I laugh at the guys who were mandatory dragged to the films by their girlfriends and wifes.

My first thoughts when I thirst saw the trailer was that I was not going to love it as much as I did. But boy was I wrong!

The actress Emilia Clark and Sam
Claflin show real chemistry as Lou and Will in Me before you and show that it is important to live your life to the fullest!

Overal I would definitely recommend this film. Is it more a chickflick? Yes it is! Did I hear the occasional sniffel. Yes I did! Did I let a little tear , oops I did!  But I  heared a lot of laughter as well and that’s important. Aswell from the men!

The time flew by and there was never a dull moment! Overall money well spent.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Untill next post.

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs nails of the month; Kiko nail laquer in 497

Thumbs nails of the month; Kiko nail laquer in 497

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

For this months Thumbs nails, I opted for one of the two polishes I bought in my Kiko haul. If you are interested in reading that one, click here.

Even though spring is here, I opted to go for the purple color. It is a purple polish with gold glitter specs in it. When I check my nails more furrow, the polish has a blue shade too it. Just gorgeous!

Overal I am so impressed with this polish. The polish glides on and is highly pigmented. If I wanted to, I could just use one layer but I wanted to use two. I finished with the Sally Hansen Gel top coat.  You all like this polish? Please leave a comment. Until next time

XoXo,

Kim

Thumbs Nails of the month : Essies Marshmallow

Thumbs Nails of the month : Essies Marshmallow

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Welcome back to Thumbelinaslifestyle. As previously announced, I am going to post once a month a nail post. Thus renaming Thumbs nails of the week, to Thumbs nails of the month.  After that short announcement, lets get this post started.

This months nails  is all about Essies marshmallow polish.

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O boy! I really, really dislike this polish. For me, this has not worked out. I really tried to make this polish work , however this polish is going on the list of shame. Please let me share with you why.

First of all this polish goes on really streaky thus this meant using layer, upon layer, upon layer of polish.  I just could not get it opaque. The horror. Let’s face it,  I just did not like the formulation of this polish.

Secondly I just did not feel the color white on my nails. This is personal, but I just did not like white on my nails. Which is bummer, because white nails look so good on other people, even in winter time. Maybe the only chance I have for this polish is summer time.

Eventhough this post consisted out of a lot of negative vibrations, I hope you enjoyed it none the less. If so please like and/ or subscribe.  And if you have any thoughts on this polish, please share.  Until next month for a new Thumbs nails of the month.

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs Review: Soap and Glory Righteous Body butter

Thumbs Review: Soap and Glory Righteous Body butter

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Today I am back with another review on a product, that I have a feeling that it will land in my 2016 favorites.  It is all about Soap and Glory’s Righteous Body Butter.  Yes I know it is early, but personally I think it is better than the Bodyshops Body Butters. Which I still love.

 

This body butter is so much more creamier and /buttery  than the Body shop one. It leaves my skin so soft and does not cause an allergic reaction to my skin.  Also the smell, it smells so fresh and clean . It is so hard to describe the smell of this  body butter. It smells very similar as the  Clean on me Shower gel from Soap and Glory, just more intense! Also when I use this body butter, I don’t feel the need to use a perfume because you can smell this body butter all day long. Soo good!  I can imagine that this would work well with the Live perfume from Jenifer Lopez.

I would definitely repurchase this Body Butter once I am back in the UK.

For all you lovely UK residents, Soap and Glorry is having a competition to win the following:

A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF SOAP & GLORY AND OTHER BEAUTYSTUFF WORTH UP TO £500.

Check out soap and GLORY”s website for more details.

Maybe a quick notice! This competition closes on the 11th of February  at 1700 hours!. Guess what I would be doing if I was a UK resident and I could enter.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and as always feel free to leave a comment.

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs nails of the week Miss Sporty in 550

Thumbs nails of the week Miss Sporty in 550

Hi everybody,

For Thumbs Nails of the Week I opted for a Miss Sporty polish, in color 550. A rosey/mauvey like color.  I purchased this particular polish a couple of weeks ago and thought it was time to write about this polish. If you want to read about the other polishes I got, click here. Unfortunately in this time and space I somehow lost the polish and could not insert more photo’s. I would say its a gift misplacing things.

So lets get to my thoughts and opinion:

I really like the color. Its a beautiful rosey /mauvey color. Right up my alley. Also I like the wide brush tip. As I have some experience with these polishes I had to use 3 layers of polish to make it nice and opaque.

How do you like this look on my nails?

 

Please share any thoughts you have on the Miss Sporty polishes or leave a comment. Until the next post.

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs nails of the week Rimmel Sensual Spice and gentle Kiss

Thumbs nails of the week Rimmel Sensual Spice and gentle Kiss

Hi dear readers and loyal subbies,

As you all know I love my nude colors as a polish.  So when I finally saw the Rimmel Kate Moss Dare to bare collection in the Etos last Sunday, I could not resist picking up two polishes. Originally I wanted to pick up all the colors, but there seemed to be a lot of colors that looked like polishes I had in my collection.

So lets start with Gentle Kiss. Now this color is the definition of a nude color too me. It is a sandy color combined with a peach color if that makes sense. It looks like a a concealer to be honest, but to me its beautiful.

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The second polish was the first polish my eyes were drawn to. I have not a similar polish like this in my collection. It is a brown color with golden specs in it,which makes the brown look less dark than it is. Just to be sure this one will be the first polish landing on my nails when I am going to repaint them.

In the past I have tried the Salon Pro Lycra polishes, and they dried really well and had a reasonable lasting power on the nails. Of course I cannot tell you how these are going to end up. I am hoping well. But I will try them as soon as possible and they will end up in a post like this. The current negative I have about this polish is the sealing of the packaging. I actually cut my self  on the security strip when getting into the polish.

I really hoped you liked this post. If you want to read about last weeks Thumbs nails of the week click here. Or if you want, click in the menu for different posts on Beauty, empties, favourites or food. As always I hope you are going to have a lovely week and hope to see you soon!  Toodles.

XoXo,

Kim

L’Oreal Infallible 24 hours Matt foundation 5 day diary review

L’Oreal Infallible 24 hours  Matt foundation 5 day diary review

My dear readers and loyal subbies,

Thank you all for coming back to my blog. Today I am finally posting my review on the L’Oreal infallible foundation. I know there are a lot of reviews on this product but I just wanted to write my opinion on this product. I have tested this foundation for quite some time now so I can give a reasonable review. Plus I have tested this foundation 5 days in a row. Also I have tested this foundation with and without MAC Strobe-Cream because I am at heart a dewy finish kind of girl. For my skin tone I purchased the Foundation in the colour 11 vanilla. In Holland you can purchase this foundation for € 15.99 which is quite steep comparing too other countries for this foundation. If you are curious if this foundation is worth the price , just read along.

So let’s get this 5 day review in diary form started.

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Day 1

Today it was the first day to official test drive the foundation. I moisturized my face as usual and then applied foundation with the Real Technique foundation brush. All I noticed was I did not like applying this foundation with a brush as it went on patchy. I did correct the streakyness  in the end but note too future self will use my Real Technique beauty blender tomorrow.

Oh my god I love the look of the foundation and this colour is a perfect match for me. A rarity as I have really pale skin with a yellow undertone. The finish is matte but somehow I like it. In the late afternoon I noticed some dryness round my nose. Pitty but all and all the foundation  looks good.

Day 2

Good morning face!  And what difference a beauty blender and using strobe cream makes to this foundation. It looks so pretty and fresh. I did not notice any dryness round my nose.  Hmmm am I falling in love with this foundation? At the moment I am. When I checked my face at +- 17:.00 hours it still looks good.

Day 3

Happy day 3. Today l used the same combi as yesterday and I still find it stunning. To me the combination of the strobe cream makes  my face looks all  refreshed.  Somehow I did end up  with some dry patches on the nose. Maybe a bad day to wear this foundation?

Day 4

Today I chose to go without the strobe cream. Even though I am not a matte kinda gall,  people at work noticed that I was wearing a matte foundation, and I don’t mean in a bad way. My colleague said she loved the matte finish on me.She said I looked really good. Yeeh its always awesome to get compliments. Hearing this it does inspire me to get out of my comfort ( dewy) zone. Today my foundation wore good however I had some dry patches at the end of f the day rond my nose. Maybe it was because my face was lacking my sufficient moisture. O well you are never to late to lean about your skin.

Day 5

Ah my last day of testing the foundation for reviewing purposes. I tested this foundation without strobe cream however I did make sure I moisturized like crazy. And Voila nooo patchyness or dryness during the day. My face looked awesome all day and as usual the foundation wore well during my working day.

Overal thoughts 

This foundation is suited for people with normal skin or combination dry skin. If you have very dry skin this is definitely not the foundation for you. As you will experience most likely flaking. I reckon this foundation will be awesome in the summer as it will cancel out any shine during extreme heat.

I have to say I do prefer using this foundation with the MAC strobe cream. Maybe, like I wrote before I am a dewy lady. Also I prefer using a beauty blender and even my fingers over a foundation brush.

Another benefit of this foundation is that it lasts a long time without any touch-ups. I would not say this foundation lasts 24 hours but has lasted me a good 12 hours. I can  even go to the gym without my face looking crazy afterwards. Would I repurchase this foundation?  Oh yes I would. I would for the coverage,the look and the feel.

That’s all for now folks. Hope you enjoyed this post in a diary format. Let me know what your thoughts are on this foundation.

Xoxo
Kim  (Tiny Thumbelina)