Monday, 4 July 2011

Face and Hair.

I have a couple of things I want to talk about today. The first one being foundation.
I have recently ran out of my favourite foundation that I have been using for years. 

It is Boots No7 Mousse Foundation in 15. I think I first started using it when I was 16 and thought it was an absolute God send. It made my skin look so flawless, lasted around 8 hours, was shine-free and only cost £11. I think that is amazing considering it lasted me around 4 months, even when used every single day. I could sing this foundation's praises forever. So you can imagine I was devastated when I recently went to Boots and was told this product had been discontinued. I have always found that mousse foundation is the best for my skin and it gives me the kind of coverage I want, but there aren't that many to choose from on the high street. I know a lot of people go to Maybelline for their mousse foundation, in the Dream Matte Mousse collection, but I had heard some bad reviews about it. But I bit the bullet and decided to buy it, just until I find a new mousse foundation. 
I bought it in Nude as I am quite pale. It covers well, though not as well at No7 did. The price is also a very reasonable £7. It just doesn't last very long on my skin, and gives me a few spots on my forehead. I've always happened to be one of those lucky people who NEVER get spots. That is until now. They aren't bad, just an annoyance. 
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced mousse foundation that isn't Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse?

The second thing I wanted to talk about is this new product I happened to come across this morning. I was just flicking through the channels and saw on one of the shopping channels (can't remember which one), a new product called Jo Baz Hair Colour Removal Kit

I must have watched it in fascination for about an hour. It claims to be a safe and effective way to remove permanent hair dye from your hair, without any bleaching or hair damage whatsoever. It simply shrinks the colour molecules in your hair so you can basically wash them away. The picture above is for hair that has been excessively dyed or dyed an extremely dark of difficult colour such as black or red. The did a live example of this product in use on a girl with jet black hair, and after 5minutes of having the product on her hair, it was light brown! You can also get products for DIY hair disasters or first time dying that you didn't like. They even said it is so safe for your hair that you could use it every week, just for those who are incredibly indecisive when it comes to hair colour! 
Now I for one have a terrible habit of dying my hair due to boredom. And recently, as stated in a previous post, I am trying to salvage my hair before I go bald. I want to go back to my natural colour, because I know when my roots get really bad I will be so tempted to reach for the hair dye bottle again. So I was so excited when I saw this on TV this morning. I am seriously contemplating buying some. Although I think I want to look through a few reviews first, just to see that what they claim is true.
Just thought I would let you know incase you were as interested as I was.

Hope everyone has enjoyed their Monday as best as they can! XOX


  1. OMG I HAD THE EXACT SAME DILLEMA. That foundation was the most amazing foundation ever, I nearly cried when I found out they stopped making it. xx

  2. That foundation from No.7 sounds great!

    I bought a similar Maybelline Mousse (Matte Morphose I think it was called) and it was awful - if you didn't blend it enough it actually flaked off your face from your hand! Maybe it needed a brush but I never used them for my face when I was like 15. But yeah, totally put me off mousse foundations! I think I need liquids as I have Normal-Dry skin.

    I'm loving Rimmel's foundations at the moment, and I've heard lots of good things about Revlon's.

    xxxx Kat

  3. lovely blog!
    the maybellin make up is great ^^

    kisses from germany

  4. I used a similar hair removal product called Colour B4 and it was amazing at removing my dark red hair colour and previous build up, however I did not get my natural hair colour back because of the peroxide in the dyes I'd been using. I was left with a brassy ginger color - which I actually quite liked - that was nowhere near my natural colour. If you decide to do it and don't want to dye over it again then I suggest you check whether the dyes you've used before have peroxide in unless you don't mind having orange hair! It was great though because I managed to dye my hair to a light brown/blonde colour from it with much less damage :) xoxo