The Shampoo Review no#3- L’OREAL ELVIVE

OK. I know.

The last Shampoo Review was almost 2 months ago.

I actually have three of these reviews to do (bleh) and I will get around to telling you about all of them in their shampoo-ey glory, but for now, let’s talk about L’oreal Elvive.

L’oreal is probably one off my all-time-favourite hair brands. They have the Extraordinary Oil, the hairsprays, and the shampoos and conditioners, all of which, are amazing. The shampoo I’m reviewing in this post is L’oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Light Shine range, which promises a mirror shine and weightless feel, for mid to long, dull hair, prone to greasiness.


Look at the packaging of these! Just look at it, it’s gorgeous. I’m not normally a big fan of all things pink and shiny, but this has a PEARLESCENT LABEL. I actually don’t need to say anymore.



LOVE. IT. Really, Elvive is just incredible. The shampoo formula is quite thick, more like a conditioner really, and to be honest if the bottles had no label, you would probably have a hard time working out which was which. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like that sort of formula- I think it was in the first shampoo review, but I can deal with it in L’oreal Elvive because it works small-scale miracles for your hair. This managed to deep clean my hair (you know when your hair feels all squeaky when you wash the shampoo out? Like that) while still conditioning it (yes, with the shampoo) and making it all soft and silky, so it’s great for build up. And that is how I like my shampoo. It has the perfect balance between cleaning and softening your hair- it doesn’t feel like you’re using soap to wash it, and it doesn’t feel like you’ve skipped the shampoo and gone straight to conditioner either. It’s enriched with pearl and citrus, for various weightless-shine reasons, so it smells nice, slightly fruity, but very classically ‘shampoo’ ish too. Oh, and it’s pink. 10/10.



This is ever so slightly more non-descript than the shampoo. I don’t full on love it, but I by no means don’t like it. It’s really thick (and, again, pink) so I have to use a lot of it to get it through my hair, which makes me think of it as more of a conditioning mask than a every-other-daily conditioner. Also, because I have to use so much of it, the amount of conditioner in the bottle decreased annoyingly faster than the shampoo does. And that irritates the crap out of me. Saying all that, it is a fantastic conditioner that really smoothes and softens your hair. Same nice scent as the shampoo. And the packaging’s great too. 8/10.

And that’s that:) This is much shorter than some of my other Shampoo Reviews, but because this is one of my top 5 (if not my favourite) shampoos and conditioners, there isn’t really much else I can say about it’s wonderfullness. Leave me a comment letting me know if you’ve tried it, or want to try it, and have a shampoo you think I should try or if you completely disagree with me!:) I love hearing from all of you too, so you can email me at

Other Shampoo Reviews

The Shampoo Review no#1- Pantene Pro-V

The Shampoo Review no#’2- Alberto Balsam


April-Stuff I’ve Used:)

Alright, these sort of posts are normally reserved for youtubers who do ’empties’ videos, but I thought I’d do a blog-post version, because I like to live on the edge.


Not the prettiest of photos, but you get the idea:)



The boring one first, make-up wipes! Which, I know, they’re pretty bad for your skin, but they’re useful, and I normally get through just over one packet a month:) And my Maybelline Color Sensational Popstick. OMG. Unless this is like the first of my posts you’ve ever read, you’ll probably know that I completely love this. I’ve never used this much of a lipstick before, ever. And there’s even less of it than there was when I took this photo. It’s just amazing. Luckily, I’ve got a new one, which you’ll see in one of my posts pretty soon:)WOO. If you don’t have a Color Sensational Popstick, BUY ONE. Immediately. 



Yeah, so basically, Soap&Glory. You know how I love my Soap&Glory;)! These are all mini’s, which is how I’ve managed to finish them;) Hand Food, Scrub of Your Life and Clean On Me, all amazing:) It’s the first time I’ve used Scrub of Your Life, and I actually didn’t find it particularly ‘scrubby’. It was more like a body polish, if you know what I mean. 




This is the perfume my mum always used to wear, and she had like five bottles of it, so when she started wearing Daisy, she gave this bottle to me. It’s not my absolute favourite scent, but I still like it, and I’ve been wearing it quite a bit recently.



Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour Intensifying Mask, I lurve Herbal Essences:) It’ll be one of my next Shampoo Reviews, so more about that then. These Intensive Masks are lovely, I wouldn’t say they do a much better job than normal conditioner used as a mask, but I just love the smell and the packaging:) 


Glade Christmas Candle. For which I have lost the picture I took. Yes. Christmas Candle. Smells amazing, has made me addicted to candles, much to my mum’s fear:) Let me know what your favourite candle is, because I need to buy a new one and there’s just so much to choose from and I’m a little overwhelmed.

And as you might have noticed from the very first photo, there’s also L’oreal Casting Creme Gloss there, which I haven’t actually used yet, but I’ll be dying my hair on Saturday, and that’s still April, so it’s cool:)

So, this is what I’ve used this month. Not including boring stuff like shampoo and conditioner and deodorant and toothpaste, though:)

Leave me some recommendations, or let me know if there’s anything you want me to review, or if you’ve tried any of these:)


The Shampoo Review no#2- ALBERTO BALSAM

Here it is! The long awaited second shampoo review. And when I say long awaited, I mean it’s taken me a long time to get around to writing it, not that you’ve been looking forward to reading it.


As the more intelligent of you may have noticed, the shampoo (and conditioner. Feeling a bit sorry for the conditioner now, I keep forgetting to mention it. The Shampoo and Conditioner Review isn’t as catchy though, is it?) I’m using at the moment is Alberto Balsam in Blueberry.  This is one of my go-to shampoo/ conditioners, because it does what it says on the not-all-that-interesting-bottle.

I’m gona dive right into this and say that these are probably the best smelling shampoo’s and conditioners in the world. The Blueberry one, I swear, has Shloer in it, because that is exactly what it smells like. There are loads of different scents of Alberto Balsam. Loads, and they each promise to do a different thing- strengthen, protect, add shine, add volume- but honestly? They just smell different. I’ve tried Tea Tree, Coconut and Lychee, Apple and Blueberry (which I’m using at the moment) and probably a load more that I can’t remember.

The Shampoo-


Sorry about the half empty (or half full, depending on how you look at life, apparently) bottles, like I said, it’s taken me a while to get round to doing this post. Actually, they aren’t even half empty, there’s nothing left. OH WELL. So basically, the shampoo: It will clean your hair and make it smell nice. And the smell actually lasts, which I love. My hair doesn’t tend to feel particularly soft or shiny or strong or anything after using it, but it will do a damn good job of shampoo-ing your hair. The packaging is nothing special- it’s simple and it gets to the point, and I think the only unique selling point is the colour of the actual product inside- particularly with the shampoo, which is a gel like consistency and I guess that makes it easier to colour.  One thing that this has got that the previous shampoo I reviewed hadn’t, is that the shampoo and conditioner actually look different, as shampoo and conditioner should, and most or the time, do.  7/10. Read my last post about shampoo and conditioner for a better explanation of what I’m rambling on about here.

The Conditioner-


This conditioner isn’t amazing. It’s pretty much bog-standard, absolutely nothing fancy – it will make your hair tangle-free and soft, and that’s that. It’s also a really thin consistency, which can be pretty tricky, but once it’s on your hair it’s fine. Just make sure you don’t get any water inside the bottle! One good thing about this being a not so great conditioner., though, is that I use it as a leave in conditioner and it doesn’t make my hair oily- just smooth and shiny. It has a great colour, for a conditioner, and again, smells absolutely bloody lovely. 6/10.

Alright, probably not the most amazing product I’ve ever used, but it’s staying firmly in my top-5 because it’s so practical. It does what it says on the not-all –that-interesting-bottle, to quote myself.  And my hair seems to smell nice for days afterwards (I only wash my hair once every three or four days. Don’t cringe, it doesn’t need anymore and it’s bad for your hair to wash it every day). Definitely one to try- really cheap and available form most supermarkets and cosmetic/ toiletry shops.

Thanks for reading, leave me comment if you have any questions!

Sorry I’ve neglected my blog for a couple of days, but I’ve just arrived in Turkey on my holiday:) But more about that in the next few posts;) if any of you are at all interested:L

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