Friday, 31 October 2014

Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo.

Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Happy friday and more importantly .. happy halloween! I'm having a quiet one tonight cos I'm working late, but I can't wait to see pictures of everyone's costumes later. I'll probably mark the occasion with the usual Friday night feast and a scary film - how out of control am I?! Anyway, for today's post I wanted to tell you about two products I've been loving recently. I was lucky enough to attend the Paul Mitchell 'Art of Style' event a few weeks ago. I had a super fun night with my fav bloggers, chatting to the Paul Mitchell girls about the products, trying out the CID make-up range and we even got to have our hair done by the lovely girls from Hely Hair Studio. And as if that wasn't good enough, we were given some products home to try too - cue major excitement overload!

The two that I was most excited about were the Lemon Sage shampoo and conditioner. I've been on the hunt for a new shampoo for a while and the thickening promise on this one both scared and intrigued me. My hair is so thick already, that I've never considered using anything to emphasise that more - surely I'd just end up with a huge, uncontrollable mane..? Another thing was the scent - lemon and sage is something I'd expect to find on my dinner, not in my hair. But let me tell you something - it. smells, amazing. And even better, it works so well. 

The shampoo is quite thick, and a little goes a long way. It foams up easily and smells so fresh, clean and luxurious (sorry, hate that word but it's true). There's one thing that I think you only ever get with a good, high quality shampoo and that's when your hair feels squeaky clean but still moisturised. I normally find cheaper shampoos either strip the hair, or coat it to make it shiny - both of which are bad for your hair. I've kept using my normal hair products to style before drying (this and this) and for the last few weeks, my hair has been feeling better than ever - it hasn't been this shiny in years! Once dry, it has a lot more body to it and doesn't seem to fall flat in between washes - which must be the thickening element of it. I'd imagine girls with fine hair would find this makes a big difference too. After drying, my hair feels so clean and healthy and the clean lemon scent stays on the hair between washes too. I love swishing my hair and unexpectedly getting all the lemon freshness! 

Overall - I'm so impressed with these and will definitely be stocking up when these two are finished. 

Have you tried these? What's your favourite hair brand?



Thursday, 30 October 2014

Autumn Nails and Layering Colours.

Rimmel Rita Ora
Rimmel Kate Nail Polish Venus

Hello - hope you're all having a good week. So since I discovered the wonderful top coat that is Seche Vite, I've got a whole new love for nail polish and painting my nails. It makes a huge difference when I know it'll dry quickly and last much longer - so today I thought I'd show you my favourite shades of the moment. 

On the left, is Barry M in 'Raspberry' - this was my favourite shade last year and I still love it. It's a slight twist on the standard red nails as it leans on the pinker side. In the middle, is Rimmel Salon Pro in 'Venus'. I spotted this one at the end of Summer and made a mental note to go back for it for Autumn. Not only is the colour a lovely warm, deep red but the nail polish applies so perfectly .. I love the Salon Pro range! Last but not least and the one I'm wearing right now, is Rimmel 60 seconds in 'Rita Rouge' which is a super dark purple shade. It's actually so dark it's almost black, but you can notice the warm tone from the purple. It's quite hard to describe, but it's a really interesting shade and I'm loving wearing this just now.

I've also been layering different nail polishes to create new shades. One of my favourite combinations is a coat of the dark 'Rita Rouge' as a base, and then a coat of 'Venus' over the top.  How pretty are these two together?

Do you like these colours? What's your favourite shade at the moment?



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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Teddy Coat.

Dark Green Coat Debenhams
Winter Coat 2014
Winter Coat Styles 2014
winter coat 2014
Dark Green Teddy Coat: Red Herring at Debenhams 
Collar Top: Primark | Jeans: Topshop | Lace Up Shoes: Topshop | Bag: Primark 

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday and hope you're all enjoying an extra hour in bed today with the clocks going back. I definitely think we should do this more often. We'd need to even it up by putting the clocks forward at some point, but I think we could do that on a Monday at about 4pm - sounds fair doesn't it?

I arrived home from Portugal on Friday morning and found it pretty traumatising getting off the plane into the freezing cold wind. I felt a lot better about it when I arrived home to this gorgeous big teddy coat from Debenhams. I'd ordered it before I left and was so excited to finally get my hands on it. I love this style and fabric and this shade of green is one of my favourite autumn/winter colours. Not to mention it's super cosy!

What's your favourite style of coat this season? 



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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Maisy Meow Beauty Blog
Maisy Meow Beauty Blog
Maisy Meow Beauty Blog

As someone who doesn't get their nails done professionally, I spend quite a lot of time painting my own and hanging around helpless for half an hour afterwards while they dry. This is what stresses me out - there's nothing worse than serving your time, then discovering a dent or smudge on your newly painted nails. Even the so-called fast drying nail polishes are normally still dent-able for about half an hour. So I was moaning about  this a while ago, and someone suggested Seche Vite top coat.

I picked this up in Boots the other week and I have to tell you .. this stuff is life-changing! I've never been so impressed by a top coat before. After painting my nails, I put on a coat of this and within a minute, it's dry to touch. Within 2-3 minutes, it's dry, hard and most importantly .. undentable! One coat creates a good shine on the nails too. I like nails that are extra shiny, so I apply a second top coat and this gives them the gel nails effect. With this top coat, I get an extra 3/4 days out of my nail polish and they look so much better too. For £9 a bottle, this is a money very well spent.

I've heard, but not experienced, that Seche Vite can become gloopy after a while so it's important to make sure the lid is on tight and you don't leave it off for too long. Other than that, it's perfect. This product has won awards and it's not surprising. It's only been a few weeks, and it's already up there with one of my favourite discoveries ever

Have you tried this before? What's your favourite top coat? 



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