11 August 2016
I love being blonde, but I won't lie, it can sometimes seem incredibly high maintenance...
To start with you need to find a great colourist, who gets you 'your' kinda blonde. You need to be ok with getting roots, make weekly hair oils and masks your thing, and discover an excellent shampoo that keeps you 'blonde blonde'.
I think most blondes will agree, that we always need some brightening a few weeks out of the salon. I'm personally not a fan of the brassy blonde, (I think I'm a particularly fussy blonde, a hairdressers nightmare probably) thank god for silver shampoo.
I've used the Touch of Silver* shampoo before, a brand my mother introduced me to, but never their conditioner, primer or keratin shots. I didn't even realise they did all these other products! Obviously I've got to thank my amazing hairdresser, but I can honestly say I am so happy with my colour blonde right now, and Touch of Silver has definitely had an influence.
I've been really impressed by their keratin shots, I've gone from blonde to ombré and back to blonde, and that extra coating of bleach has left my hair feeling a little bit dry, (especially at the ends). After just one use of the keratin shot, someone complimented me on how shiny my hair was, and my ends felt soft, (although my hair is definitely in need of another shot right now!) I wasn't too keen on the smell, it would be nice if they could make it some kinda coconut scent or something, but at least it works.
How do you look after your hair?
Lots of love,
9 August 2016
It would seem my skincare rituals are changing as often as the weather these days. Rewind a couple months, and I'm trying to pump my skin full of hydration, and now with the lead up to my summer holiday, (And the thought of baring more of a natural face) I'm all about resurfacing, clear skin and a radiant glow. Prepping my skin for when I ditch the foundation and replace it with a factor 30...
The newest addition to my skincare collection is *Timebombs overnight peel and reveal duo. As I approach my 26th birthday, (and become slightly more antiageing obsessed) still after that flawless (Blemish mark free) complexion, products like these are a must have for me...
The idea is that the chemical exfoliation gently resurfaces the skin overnight, with the dermabrasion cream buffing and polishing the skin in the morning. The AHA peel serum is made up of all the acids, (Glycolic, Citric, Lactic and Malic), and the cream contains micro crystals to gently scrub away all the dirt and dead skin cells, (Lovely). Although the idea of both a chemical and mechanical exfoliation may seem quite a lot for the skin to take, this is surprisingly very gentle on the skin, and that's coming from someone who has suffered from sensitive skin in the past.
The duo has definitely helped brighten and refresh my skin over the past four weeks, so much so, I have actually ventured out the house with just my powder compact foundation on, (Already stripping back the make up).
I've now got my hands on some Time Bomb hair products, so here's hoping I love them just as much as the skincare.
How do you prep your skin for holidays?
Lots of love,
14 July 2016
When you get asked to review a lip plumping product, your always a little bit jubious about whether or not it will actually work. But at the same time, super excited, with both fingers crossed, hoping that it is a miracle worker, and that your lips will double in size, (Just give me some of that Kylie Jenner lip already). If fuller lips weren't enough, I've also been testing out the instant lash and instant eye serum too...
The instant effects *instant lip, claims to increase your lips fullness by upto 20% within 2 minutes. And this can apparently last up to 4 days, smoothing out the lips too. Believe me when I say this, I really wish this product did just that, but I'm afraid no such thing happened. (Well at least to my lips anyway). I even had my sister and my flat mates test it out. Judging by the reviews on the IE website, either mines a dodgy product, or my lips just ain't having none of it, as it all seems to be raved about on there! (Please tell me I'm missing something).
My favourite out of the 3 was definitely the *instant effects instant lash. I started using it before my mascara in the morning, but soon changed it to a night time treatment after reading up on the '2 week challenge' (and that's when I started to see a difference). It claims again to increase volume by upto 20% in 2 minutes, and although I didn't see this in that exact timeframe, after a few days I noticed my lashes looking fuller, and they actually lined up in order, (If you know, then you know). My lashes are generally quite long and thick, but I'm one of those girls that loves a false lash, so I'm always looking for a way of lengthening, volumising and thickening my lashes out. As always these types of products do seem to good to be true, and although the difference is only subtle for me, this could be a great little wonder product for those with shorter, more stubborn lashes. And FYI, it doubles up as a great brow tamer.
When an *eye serum tells you it will give your eyes a full nights sleep in just 15 minutes, you think this may just be the best eye serum ever created right? The thing is, I find it really hard to judge how good a eye product actually is, yes I can love the feel, and I can notice the hydration, but the eye area can appear slightly different on a daily basis for me. I know my dark circles love to make an appearance in work and when I have a lovely hangover. Eye products are something I feel a lot of people over look, and actually they are one of the most important fragile areas of the skin to look after. It is hard for me to say whether this serum did wonders for my eyes or not, (I'm not even sure if a before and after photo would help, or justify things), what I can tell you is that it is very refreshing, and comforting around the eyes, and I am pretty happy with it.
What Instant Effect would you be after?
Lots of love,
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