Thursday, 28 August 2014

My New Miracle Hair Product...

Jennifer Aniston was probably my first ever girl crush. I grew up watching Friends so throughout the 90's and early 00's I always admired her perfect hair *hands up who else longed for the Rachel hair cut?* Even now she still has pretty perfect hair, so when I heard that the hair brand that she co owns was coming to the UK, I was pretty excited. Living Proof is pretty big stateside, and I have heard good things about the products. However not being readily available in the UK meant that I didn't read too much into them as I didn't want to make myself jealous that I couldn't buy them. However recently Cult Beauty have started to stock the products so this was my chance to try some of the most hailed Living Proof products.

The Prime Style Extender* was something I knew I just had to try, it's something than Jen An swears by, and well if it's good enough for her... having long, thick hair means that some days when I style my hair, it can fall flat and look like rats tails within about 1 hour. I'm always on the lookout for that product that keeps my hair looking styled all day long. The prime style extender has special ingredients that help to keep hydrogen bonds in place, now these are the in the hair fibre that are set when we style our hair, whether it's with heat or water, etc. And these bonds keep the hair in place, so within the Prime Style Extender is ingredients which help to keep those bonds in place for twice as long, meaning that your waves, curls, etc stay in place for double the time. The formula also repels dirt meaning that hair is left looking cleaner for longer, and helps to protect the hair from UV rays and heat protects your hair too. It sounds pretty perfect yes? But it does it actually work?

I was dubious how this would work, and when the directions say apply generously to your hair from roots to ends, I was a bit like :O. Applying a hair product to your roots? Say whatttt. However I needn't have worried, this formula is so lightweight you needn't worry about greasy sticky roots like some hair products leave your hair. Your hair is left feeling weightless, shiny, and soft. I literally could stroke my hair all day long. But of course the main thing is, does it keep styles lasting longer? Well I have one word for that YES! I have day one hair fear, as when I wash my hair, as soon as I style it my curls will fall out within minutes. Day one hair is reserved for top knots and fishtail plaits for me. This means I really put off washing my hair, as my hair works better when it's slightly dirty. Grim but true. However when I use this, I wash my hair, blow dry, and then put in my rollers, no joke my hair lasts pretty much all day. Yes my hair isn't as big as it was to start but there is still waves unlike when I don't use this my falls polka straight within the hour. I was impressed, I was like 'how can this be?' For me this is a bit of a miracle hair product for me, I actually enjoy washing my hair now, honestly never thought this would happen!

I've also been trying a few other bits from the range including the No Frizz Discovery Kit* which is  a travel shampoo, conditioner and leave in cream for frizz free hair. Although I am saving this for next time I go away, as the travel sizes are so cute, I have used this and it makes my hair feel so soft and of course frizz free. What I have learnt is that the Living Proof products really are lovely, and if you're into hair care (and Jennifer Aniston) I'd definitely give these a go. So now I am going to go... and probably wash my hair. Who'd of thought it eh!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Video: Back To School Hair Tutorial


Been a bit of a slacker in the past week with blog posts, I've been a pretty busy bee with work and all so unfortunately blogging has taken a bit of a back seat. Do you ever lose your blogging mojo and just literally can't sit in from the laptop to write? Well that's what I've had! However hopefully some things will be changing soon, so I can get myself more organised and back into a regular routine! I managed to get some videos filmed over the weekend *hoorah* and one of them was a back to school hair tutorial video. I think that schools are going back pretty soon here in the UK and when I was at school I always wanted to try new hair styles that weren't too complicated or took much time. After all every minute of sleep is precious!! I've done a video showing three hair styles that I do when I haven't got a lot of time, or can't really be bothered. There's a messy french, but not french braid, a messy quiff and a messy fishtail plait. When I can't be bothered to curl my hair, I always turn to one of these hair styles!

I hope you like the video, and hopefully I'll be back soon with new blog posts! I have been quite good with videos though, and I'm going to try keep up the twice a week videos, so don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out. Well you won't be missing out much but y'know you catch my drift! If you are going back to school soon, I wish you loads of luck and hopefully it isn't too boring!!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Beauty Wishlist #1

Isn't it always the way that when you're supposed to be saving, you want loads of different things? Of course none of the things on my wish list are necessary but where's the fun in that? Recently I have been after some new additions to my make up collection, and well a lot of them are from the more luxury side of things. Oh dear. 

Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set: I have been eyeing up this set for so long, as I am in dire need of some new brushes. I think I have one eyeshadow brush that I actually like? And that's a bit shocking. I've not bought a new set of brushes for probably a couple of years and all the good reviews of these are making me very tempted to put in an order. I also love the Rose Gold design, I just think they'd look really pretty which I know isn't everything when it comes to brushes, but sure does help! I am so close to ordering these and not sure how much longer I can hold off! 

Charlotte Tilbury: Lip Cheat Liner:  Pillow Talk: I've been after a good lip liner for some time, especially after stalking Kylie Jenner's instagram most days. This lip liner looks like the perfect nude, I imagine you can fill in your lips to make them look bigger and then colour them in for a long-lasting nude colour. After seeing Amelia and then my friend Sam pick this up, I may have to be a sheep and follow suit. 

Charlotte Tilbury: Filmstar & Glow: I do love a contour and a highlight so this contour palette from make up artist Charlotte Tilbury's line has been on my wish list for a good few months. However the price does slightly make me wince hence why I haven't bitten the bullet yet. Everyone raves about this palette, but I am not sure if it will really give me the Kim Kardashian cheekbones I desire. 

The Balm: Betty Lou Manizer: This glowy bronze highlighter, is something that I saw Teni use in one of her videos, and I made a vow that I had to get it too. You guys know me, I love a highlighter and I love bronzer so surely this like my perfect product. 

Nars Blush: Douceur: We're going to blame this craving on Suzie, who used this blush in one of her latest videos and I just fell in love it. It seems to be like a nude, peachy pink blush which is very natural and perfect for just adding a little colour to your cheeks. Dare I say it, I'm in a rut with blushers and I think this natural blush would be perfect for the transition from summer to Autumn. Yes I went there. 

YSL: Fusion Ink Foundation: This foundation is high on my wish list as it sounds blooming amazing. I love the YSL Touche Eclat foundation, and this seems to be an even better version. With some kind of amazing technology that means the ingredients soak up sebum aka oil, it seems like it's going to be an amazing foundation for oily skinned girls. Touche Eclat does work for oily skins but you do have to be prepared to powder, but this may be a bit more suited which sounds fab! I always love the colour ranges in YSL with B40/50 being a pretty perfect match for me. I think it gets released this week, and  my bank card is already cowering. 

So there are my current beauty wish list items, will I be good and leave them on my list or will I be naughty? Hmmm I guess we'll just have to wait and see :) hope you all have a great weekend! 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Homeware Haul

You know you're getting old when you get excited about homeware shopping, the other day I got excited about plates. Yes plates. But they did have hearts on, so y'know excitement justified. Homebase very kindly sent me some vouchers to spend on some new things for the house. I do love nice knicks and knacks for around the home, and I was having a craving for a few new bits. So this is what I bought, as well as the video with all the items I bought :)

Candles- I fell in love with this heart candle holder, can you tell I have a thing for hearts? Just another  candle accessory for the house, but I just couldn't resist it.

Coconut candle- My favourite smell like in the whole wide world is coconut, and I've been yet to find a really nice coconut candle, and this candle was just £4 which I could barely say no to. It's as big as the large Yankee Candles and smells like suncream but for a quarter for the price, what a barg.

Morphy Richards Kettle and Toaster: We desperately needed a new kettle and toaster as ours was looking a bit worse for wear. A lovely lime green colour and the kettle was full of limescale, we thought it was about time we treated ourselves. The toaster has four slices for toast! Yes four slices, this is big news in our household!

Wooden spoons: Yes wooden spoons, how exciting, but when you have a sneaky labradoodle who steals them when you're not looking we were in dire need of some new ones.

We also got some other new bits, but they are in my haul video below :) Let me know if you'd like to see more home type posts for me, as I'm sure I can get something arranged!

*This was post was in collaboration with Homebase. However all opinions are my own, and I chose the items for the house which were all things that I needed!*

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