29 August 2014

Holiday Hair in a Tube


Take a scroll back through the family holiday photo album and there you'll find me, poolside, the straight-up lemon juice trick drenched though hair in an attempt to naturally lighten my strands - I won't lie, it worked and did somewhat bleach my blonde locks but along with it came sticky, acidic results that left things feeling heavy on the dry, brittle side. However, a less messier, new summer release to hit drugstore shelves is designed to deliver a sun-bleached look to your locks without the aforementioned downsides - L'Oreal's Casting Sunkiss Jellyand I deem it holiday hair in a tube...

22 August 2014

The 'I Just Got Back From Holiday' Look



It's a given - we feel at our upmost healthiest after a decent dose of sun, sea, sand and cocktails (okay, maybe not the latter) but bronzed up limbs, lightened locks and the general given glow sure enough leave you looking great, and if I can say so, rather smug, especially when watching the pasty pale passengers board the plane you've just stepped off. So whether you're faking the 'I just got back from holiday' look altogether or topping up what you've already achieved, here are my product suggestions to bring into play...

19 August 2014

Bumble's Invisible Oil Line Latest Members



Sitting up high on their Top Sellers list, Bumble & bumbles Hairdressers Invisible Oil gets nothing but good write-ups, so it comes as no shocker that they've extended the line with three new Invisible Oil family members; a shampoo, conditioner and a does-it-all primer. With the same silky outcome in mind, they're designed to work in tandem, completely transforming tresses of all kinds. Now I've never had a taste for the original oil but I could only imagine if it's really that good, this trio was worth a try...

18 August 2014

Get Ready With Me: Beach Edition



Grab your shades and sunscreen for things are about to get beachy, in the way of my debut GRWM that is. With a sun and sand filled day planned ahead, I cut my lay-in short to film the process of how I pull off surfed-up look the before I've even made it there; this includes sea salt spray by the can load and lashings of waterproof mascara in case you were wondering. But please be assured things don't stay so preened and polished as after approximately 10 minutes in the heat, I've merged into a hot, sweaty mess. And speaking of polish, yes I do take my lacquers along for the ride - think about it, when else do you lay so still for the lengthiest amount of hours, you should give it a try some time...

17 August 2014

Oribe Apres Beach Spray



A couple of months back, a new member to my Oribe family was purchased well in advance with the intention of it being preserved until sunnier, summer days - I think that time is now, you agree? More so that I'm currently within a close proximity to sea and sand, this can comes into play perfectly and has been preening my hair pre-beach day - that's your clue right there - here's how it measures up to its sister spritzes...

14 August 2014

Duty Free Damage and Sephora Spends...

What better activity to do than scour the heavily discounted, duty free shops whilst waiting to board your flight? It's a dangerous thing waiting to happen and is just not, not gonna happen - as a regular flyer, you'd think I would've learnt my lesson by now. Nope. Since discovering Boots offer delivery to your departure airport of choice (genius) I made sure to stock up on my basic essentials allowing for even more toiletries that needn't take up extra space in my luggage. And since arrival at our new apartment, it took me a mere couple of days to work out there's a Sephora about a 10 minute bus journey away. Uh. Oh. The video says it all...

Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Palette Makes a Comeback




Flick back the calendar 8 months to January, where I tried (and failed big time) at tracking down a certain cosmetic compact that I'd planned to spend my Christmas present pennies on. The compact in question being Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Palette - there was no such luck simply because it was labeled a limited edition number and was snapped up by every highlight-lover who could get their paws on it. Now you can only imagine the squeals expressed when I saw this had permanently returned on the Sephora site, and soon after stocked in UK Space NK stores - I assure you I had no problem putting those pennies towards another something, but let's just say a mid-year Christmas-present-to-self went down...

12 August 2014

Packaging with Benefits



Nothing floats my product packaging boat more than something pretty, but practically speaking, when it comes to skincare packaging, functional > pretty. Of course, it really comes down to what's on the inside, but a product that's had some well-thought-out packaging always bared in mind. From press tops to pumps, spatulas to pipettes,  heck - even packaging with added sun protection? Yep, there really is such a thing - Here's my bonus-points-awarded container round up...

3 August 2014

A Few More Disappointments...

I'm afraid my inner debbie-downer has been released for this Sunday's video as I'm back with another bunch of beauty disappointments. It's been a fair while and that's because it's pretty rare a product will get a finalised thumbs down from me, but I've been throwing these duds into a pile of their own and it got to a point where I thought a sum-up was in order. Things aren't all too doom and gloom though, as to perk it all up a bit I painted my nails a nice shade of pink (Essie's Haute in the Heat from the Summer '14 collection FYI) - that's got to put a cheery smile on anyone's face, non? And as a heads up, I've got a long ol' video 'to-do's' list that I plan to get cracking with whilst I'm away over the next few weeks - uploads are gonna get regular. Stay tuned...
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