Thursday, 29 May 2014

Olivolio 24 Hours Ultra Rich Face Cream - Review



So...here it is.


Unfortunately, I threw away the box ages ago because this product has literally lasted me for months even though I use it every single day, which is honestly very impressive to me.

I bought it at a local pharmacy, and I don't think it was too pricey considering this was 16 euros, whereas the new moisturiser I got was over twice the price. Here's a link to where you can buy it online.

I haven't used too many varying moisturisers, so I don't know if I'm really able to judge this product properly, considering the only other moisturiser I used was this blue clean & clear one. I can, however, definitely say that this was better than the clean & clear.

It really did work. I have very dry skin that feels like it's going to crack if I don't apply any moisturiser, so having this to help (especially after showers, which is when I use my scrub) was a godsend.

The only problem I found was that it takes a tiny bit of time so set in, so I think that if you're in a hurry and need to apply your foundation literally a millisecond after your moisturiser, maybe avoid getting the Olivolio one.

Overall, I do recommend this if you have dry skin. It was a lifesaver in the winter and definitely followed the 24 hour moisturising promise.

I bought a new one from Biotherm which is a hydrating gel for normal skin, and it has a much lighter consistency and absorbed immediately when I applied it, so after I use it for a bit, I'll do a review on that as well.




Until next time!

P.S. post some of your recommendations for moisturisers below!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

New Organic Store Finds - Mini haul.

So I paid a little visit to my beloved grocery store again, and I picked up some stuff - some mundane, a couple not - so I thought I'd share them with you!


For the mundane ones, I got some brown rice pasta, quinoa, a banana bread nakd bar and some organic salt & vinegar chips, but they're safely tucked away for now so I don't have a picture.

But I found two new bars that I hadn't seen in my store before, and these are it:


  • Lifebar - chocolate + green protein
  • Roo'bar - chia and coconut


Can we just comment on how exciting they sound? You're already getting the nutrients from the chocolate and the nuts in the lifebar but green proteins on top of that?! It tastes just like the normal chocolate and nuts bar that they have and it is    d e l i c i o u s ! Definitely recommend it!

Now the Roo'bar is something very new because I hadn't even seen the brand before, but I was really interested because it said chia (a little obsessed at the moment - I add it to almost every thing I eat!) I checked the contents, and literally the only things in it are: dates, dried coconut, chia seeds and lemon oil. How insane is that?! It reminded me of when I read the contents of things like snickers and I'd see things I didn't even know how to pronounce. So glad I don't eat that crap anymore! I haven't actually tasted this one yet but I'm currently munching on the lifebar so I'll maybe give you guys an update on this very post when I actually eat it.

(Update: guys that Roo'bar is the best thing ever. Lemon and coconut may be my favourite combination. TRY IT!)



So that's all for my very short and random haul. You guys neeeed to try the lifebars. They're so delicious it's actually ridiculous.


Until next time!


Monday, 12 May 2014

Little Update




Sorry about being absent for so long, but I had coursework and was super busy.
Here is a little update for you guys. I visited the organic store a couple of hours ago, and this is what I picked up:

  • Almond milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Nakd bar (apple)
  • Nakd bar (cocoa)

More posts coming soon, I promise. 

By the way, you guys should definitely pick these things up too. Replace regular milk with almond milk, add chia seeds to just about anything (they don't have much of a taste but are literally packed with nutrients) and nakd bars are just healthy ingredients smashed together and taste pretty good. Plus, you can take them on the go with you so you don't snack on unhealthy things. 




- M