May 27, 2011

Haircare Glossary : Myths

Hello ! How are you today ? I just finished my exams for the week and I am spending some time on my lovely macbook blogging! The weather is rainy today and bloomy ... :( 
So it's time to post the second part of my hair glossary series! I have some very very "dangerous" myths about hair !


Myth : Trimming your hair frequently helps grow them faster and denser. 


Whether you trim your hair or not, they grow half an inch every 4 weeks. Trimming split hair ends improves the look of your hair.


Myth: Stress is the main cause of hair loss


We daily lose about 100 hairs daily even in the absense of stress. However, you may lose more than this, if you are very stressed.


Myth: Plucking out grey hair will grow more grey hair


Plucking grey hair may damage hair follicles and lead to infection on the scalp. But there is no connection between plucking and greying hair.


Myth: Split Ends Can Be Repaired Without Trimming


The only successful treatment for removing split ends is with a scissors.  While some hair care products may temporarily merge split ends together, this fix only lasts until your next shampoo.Keep in mind damaged ends tends to grow slower than healthy hair.


Myth : Shaving A Baby’s hair Will change Their Natural Hair Texture


The hair that a baby is born with may or may not be the hair that they grow up with.  Shaving a baby’s head will not alter the texture of their ultimate hair nor will it cause their hair to grow faster or thicker. It's ridiculous ! The parents of a friend of mine did that hoping their daughter will have curly hair!

Myth : Coloring Hair During Pregnancy Is Harmful

Although some physicians disagree, others claim that coloring the hair during pregnancy will not be dangerous to the baby. But always get your physician’s permission to color your hair during pregnancy.  Most experts believe that the main danger with hair coloring is not the application to the scalp itself but the inhalation of the strong chemical.  

Myth : Hair get used to , when using a specific shampoo all the time.
Many people swear that their hair will become immune to the benefits of the same shampoo used over time. There is no scientific evidence to prove this myth.


What other myths do you know ?






Kisses :) 
Anastasia







May 23, 2011

Private shopping

Hello girls! I hope you all are well !

These days I am all about flash posts , due to lack of time. This is another one :P
I was thinking that summer is almost here and we usually buy "summery" things for our holidays or generally for the season. This is like an open invitation for this private shopping website , which is hopefully greek!

I've seen that these sites are very popular in USA (hautelook etc) and when I saw the BrandsGalaxy ad I was super excited! It has just launched (a few months ago) and there are not many big campaigns, but as I see they offer more and more discounts on more brands each week (including fashion, accessories and beauty!).

So... to join this online e-shop you have to be invited by someone. Thankfully I was invited by a friend and now I am able to invite as many as I want ! :D All you have to do (if you'd like to join) is to sign up using this link which will redirect you to the brandsgalaxy website register page through me.


I earn nothing from these invitations. I am not paid to advertise, just excited to share this with you ! :)


Enjoy the sun ! and..
Have a nice week :)
Kisses

Anastasia

May 17, 2011

Elf Cream/Liquid Eyeshadows: A review

Hello my gorgeous girls :)
Today I had some time to do a review on some eyeshadows bought from ELF cosmetics.


First, the Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Mocha Swirl.


Elf claims 
Express yourse.l.f. with the easy to blend, crease resistant, creamy duo eye shadow colors. Each gorgeous shade can be worn alone or together for a dramatic effect. The soft-blending formula can also be layered under powder eye shadow to set the color in and keep it lasting vibrant all day.

Net weight: 0.1oz (3g)

Ingredients : Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Ceresin Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Mica, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035) Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)

Pros :

1. Great consistency - super easy blending 

2. Cheap ! €1.70/Duo 
3. Very very pigmented 
4. Can be used alone or as a base for more intense color 
5. pretty long lasting
6. color variety - 8 more duos

Cons : Creases without a primer if applied heavily




I would totally recommend this product ! It gets 9/10 for me ! It easy to use, effortless and gives a polished result. I use it just by applying the brown shade all over the lid and rubbing it slightly on the crease. Despite my oily lids, without a base it lasts a good 3-4 hours. Looks fresh, some shimmer not very intense... It's a great deal especially for summer when nobody wants powdery lids.

Which takes us to the next reviewing product... Not so happy about it!






ELF Liquid Eyeshadow in Mocha Madness




Elf claims :
The pigment rich Liquid Eyeshadow dries to a water tight finish to give endless staying power so you can take your look from day to night without looking faded. The colors won't crease or smear, and they won't budge until you take them off. An alternative to traditional eye shadows, these lightweight colors are exceptionally gentle for a silky smooth finish. The quick dry formula allows for fast and easy application.
Net weight : 1ml

Pros
Clean & sleek packaging ?

Cons :
1. No color payoff - Not EVEN blend-able!
2. Dries out immediately - no time to rub


As you can see above when just applied is very pigmented, 
but when i tried to blend it , it disappeared!!! 
After rubbing it, it transferred completely on my finger!

Overall ? 0/10 horrible! Complete waste of money! I wouldn't recommend it to noone ! I should have bought another duo from the cream shadows.


So, I hope my review was enlightening ! I am going back to my desk now to study! 
Isn't the weather beautiful today ?
Have you made any disappointing purchases recently ?

Take care and wear sunscreen !
Kisses :D
Anastasia

May 15, 2011

Flash Post ! 30% OFF tops - ASOS



Right now there is an asos sale on tops ! 30% off on new season tops :)
Don't miss it :D


Kisses
Anastasia

May 10, 2011

Elf Discount


I am so sorry for no posting this days but I am on exams right now and I am soo busy! But I found some little time to let you know about sth. I just received this offer from the ELF newsletter and I wanted you to be aware of this discount ! It's valid until 11th May !!

Take care ! :)
Kisses