Garnier Nutrisse Hair Dye in Fiery Red 6.60 Review

As most of you know I have had Ombre hair for a while but I was really missing red hair, it’s what suits me best, I’m fiery and passionate and red hair just seems to work well with that.

I don’t have the sort of money to go to the hairdressers other than for trims so I always colour my hair at home, I’ve had my fair share of disasters but home kits do seem to be getting better and better. I picked this one up yesterday and done my patch test immediately so I’d be ready to colour this morning.

I was up bright and early to get it done. I selected Garnier Nutrisse in 6.60 (Fiery red) as I’ve used it before and the colours on the box indicated that both the blonde and the brown in my hair should come out the same sort of shade… in theory. I hoped for the best and it paid off.

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The instructions are really easy to understand and the gloves are a better quality than most. I found the dye really easy to use on my own hair, I started with the roots and gradually went through the lengths of my hair. I massaged it in well and left it to develop for 35 minutes which is the maximum suggested time.

Being red, it took ages to rinse it all out but I got there in the end. The conditioner smells really good, quite sweet and left my hair feeling really soft. In fact my hair feels softer and shinier than it has in a while. I also got the John Frieda Colour shampoo for red hair to try to help keep the colour longer, I’ll let you know how that goes.

I was really pleased with the results, it did indeed come out even despite my risky move of dying straight over ombre hair. It sounds silly but I feel more ‘me’ with red hair. It’s like I become a superhero when I’m a red-head! Here’s the results! Sorry for the posy photo and sorry that most of you saw a similar one earlier in the day!

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It was also really well priced, at around £6 from Superdrug. That saved me a fair bit than if I’d gone to the hairdressers instead. Really hoping it doesn’t fade out too quickly. I’ve been advised recently that sulphate-free shampoos are best to lock-in colour but seeing as I splashed out on the John Frieda I’ll use that this time and do a comparison when I next dye my hair!

If you have any other tips for keeping the colour longer please do let me know!

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Garnier Simply Essentials – Soothing Vitamin-enriched Toner Review

1Reviewed by Tams

I’ve been using this toner for about 3 weeks now so figured it’d be a good time to let you know how I got on.

First up is the thing that drew me to try it in the first place, it has no perfume, alcohol or colourants. When it comes to skin care I like to keep it as natural as possible, my skin gets enough toxins from pollution without anything extra. The formula contains water-lily and is perfect for sensitive skin.

Sometimes, I can find that natural products don’t really work that well, however, that is not the case when it comes to this toner. It feels refreshing on the skin and doesn’t burn. According to the age-old myth – if it stings it’s working this is completely untrue. Your skin needs a little TLC and in this case no pain is a huge gain. It softly tones the skin and evens out the skin tone. It closes up the pores after you’ve cleansed, preparing the skin for moisturising.

My skin has definitely improved since I started using this, I’ve had less spots too. My skin feels nourished and wonderful. It’s also an absolute bargain at £2.99 in Superdrug.

Sunshine on a cloudy day

1Reviewed by Tams

Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion, Sun-kissed look for light skin product review

I know it’s been pretty glorious the last few days but that’s rare in the UK, so I decided to try a build-up tan moisturiser. Tanning lotion always  goes streaky on me and I have pale skin that only burns in the sun so I gathered this may be a way forward!

I loved the smell when I first put it on but a couple of hours later it just smelt like the normal biscuity self-tan smell which was a bit disappointing. However within a couple of days I did start to notice a different in my skin colour which I was very pleased with. My legs took a lot longer to catch up with the rest of me so I started doing those twice a day, they now have some colour but it is a bit patchy despite my best efforts to take care to get it even.

However, my arms and upper body look wonderfully sun-kissed without being tangoed!

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My skin feels beautifully soft too. I give this a product 3/5, I’m pretty sure there is something better out there so onto the next one!

What I loved most: The colour was natural.

What I liked least: Patchy legs!

Try it: 250ml £5.09, www.superdrug.com