Sunday, 27 December 2015

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo Review

I must admit I was a little sceptical at first with this shampoo. On the front the description is 'super rich shampoo' and on the back description it's noted that it's also a 'cleansing shampo' that gets rid of buildup. Suspcious...However, I gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised that it did exactly what it said it did on the bottle.

The product has a strong fresh melon/aloe vera hybrid smell which I think is gorgeous, the smell doesn't last on the hair for more than a few hours which for me is ideal as I prefer to spray hair mists into my hair to get it smelling lovely. The bottle is also a lovely addition to my shower, I love the minimalist look of it.

The product lathers easily and leaves the hair feeling squeeky clean, whilst moisturised. I found that I had to wash my day earlier than usual after using this but I'm not sure whether that's just because I had been touching my uber clean roots so much that they became greasy.

Buy here for £8.71.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Beauty Blender- Worth the hype?

I was very kindly sent a beauty blender* by the lovely people at Beauty Flash and was thrilled to finally get to put the infamous sponge to the test.

I started by soaking it in cold water then squeezing the excess out 3-5 times, once it was damp I first used it to apply my concealer, I usually find with sponges it leaves a textured look in your make-up but because you apply this with a wet sponge the problem is avoided all together. To set the concealer I then went in with a setting powder and decided to try this with a wet sponge also, which I was nervous about. I dipped it in the powder then applied it to my face and found it looked amazing and a lot less cakey than when applied with a dry sponge. It gave the effect of using a setting spray without actually using a setting spray.

On the beauty front I was really pleased but as with all sponges, I was worried about the hygiene. With most of my sponges I throw them away after a week of use, but with this sponge coming at £16 a pop, you can't really afford to do it with this product. So, after religiously washing it with the solid cleanser after every use I kept an eye out for any problem areas on my face for a month- and there were none!

This product leaves an airbrushed finished and is surprisingly hygienic. Buy for £16 here and the solid cleanser for £14 here.

(Also, how cute is the colour?)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Ultimate Christmas Gift-Guide for Everyone You Love 2015 (beauty, under £15, for him + more)

For the beauty lovers:

12.Hall of Fame Kit £33.00
13. Grab & Go Travel Kit ( 5x50ml, 2x15ml, 1x3ml ) £20.00
For the bargain hunters (All under £15) : 
1. Topshop Beauty Glitter Nails 8ml £6

2. Barely Prep, Blot & Blend Sponge £5.99

For perfume lovers: 

Skincare saviours: 

For the watch enthusiasts:

I recently received a CLUSE* watch and I am IN LOVE. Normally I have to dig holes in the band to get it on my tiny wrists but they had enough holes and I was quietly impressed. They look so expensive, they aren't exactly cheap at £63 but I would happily pay £200+ for something of this quality. The band is soft and strong whilst the watch face is shiny and sturdy- what more could you want? My favourite feature is the accented XII, it just adds something extra special.

The site has loads of designs this is just my favourite design. Buy here for £63.

For Sparkly Addicts:
1. Links of London Sterling Silver Friendship Bracelet £150
2. Links of London Dreamcatcher 18ct Rose Gold Vermeil Necklace £95
3. Michael Kors stainless steel stone set circle necklace £99
4. Links of London Timeless Silver Single Station Bracelet £95
5. Links of London Sweetie Sterling Silver Core Bracelet M £175
6. Links of London Narrative Sterling Silver Bracelet £150
7. Swarovski Tranquility necklace £125
8. Vera Wang 18ct white gold 1.18ct H1/SI2I1 diamond ring £4799
9. Links of London Diamond Essentials Silver Heart Pendant £160
10. 9ct white gold pendant & earrings with a concealed diamond £499
11. 9ct white gold diamond ring £299

For the men in your life:

1. Awkward Family Pet Photos Book £12.99
3. ASOS Watch With Rose Gold Case £17.50
4. Designsix Slim Bangle In Gold £12
5. Reclaimed Vintage Pocket Square £8
6. The Curious Bartender Book £17.99
7. Ted Baker Tweed Notebook £12.95
8. River Island Satchel with Double Buckle Detail £35.00
9. Nike Roshe One Trainers £70 also have some wonderful picks.
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