Friday, 22 February 2013

Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray

I was really excited to try out this product and I'm aiming to find some texturising and voluminsing products for my hair - also I've always wanted to try a salt spray. However, although impressed at first I was slightly disappointed with this.

When you initially spray it on your hair, it smells really nice and fresh. Instantly, you can see soft waves forming in your hair - and by scrunching as you spray, it encourages them to form more. However, within like  1-2 hours my hair looked exactly them same, prior to using this - straight and normal. The next time I used it, I sprayed in some more and set it a bit with hairspray - but it didn't work. I wasn't expecting it to completely wave my hair, with a similar to waving hair with heat, but just wanted some texture to remain. Another issue is that it didn't last me that long, I literally used it about 5 times and the (75ml) bottle was finished.

If you're prepared to keep spritzing your hair throughout the day or you only want the texture for a short period of time, I'd recommend it. However, this product is not for me - it doesn't have the longevity or lack of maintenance.

Is there any texturing or volumising products you'd recommend?

Monday, 18 February 2013

THE Tangle Teezer

The hair brush that claims to painlessly detangle your hair. With it ergonomic shape; it fits into the palm of your hand comfortably to get those stubborn tangles out of your hair. Having long hair myself, I hated brushing through my hair; I hated the breakage and fly-aways it gave so just gave up and only combed it through in the shower - with conditioner! - which would takes me AGES. However, I have my eye on this brush for a while in Boots, but I couldn't justify spending £11 on a hair brush. So, I had a search on ebay and found one to bid on for about £7/8 - I cant really remember.

Anyways, I'm 100% happy with the purchase and I'd highly recommend them - even at the RRP. It has different length bristles which gently detangle hair from the surface of the hair then go deeper in - if that makes sense... - the more you brush through. It does not tug on your hair at all and the bristles aren't too sharp on your scalp so it's really comfortable when brushing through.

I got mine in black but they have a wide variety of colours and styles to choose from.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Toni&Guy | Weekend (A gift of styling essentials)

This was one of the gifts I recieved for Christmas this year and I'm really excited about it. I haven't tried many Toni&Guy products do this gift set is a great opportunity. It all comes in a white faux leather wash bag which is really handy and looks good. It comes with 4 products and some pearl hair screws - although I'm not sure if i'll actually every use them.

The first product (blue bottle) is a 75ml bottle of Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray which I'm excited about trying. I've recently been on the look out for products that will give my long straight locks some texture and movement. (I'm also planning to do a DIY post on making your own sea salt hair spray)

There's a 75ml can of Firm Hold Hairspray which I'm not too fussed about; a small can is always handy to throw into your handbag though.

This Leave In Conditioner is also something which I'd like to try as only recently, I've been trying out leave in products that tame your hair after your washed it.

And lastly is a 250ml bottle (which I believe is a full size) of Shampoo for Advanced Detox. I've never heard of a product like this, and it says its for occasional use. I'm interested to see if this makes a good change to my hair after a build up of products.

I'm really excited to try these products and give them a bit of a trial. Keep an out of for reviews of these individual products coming up on my blog soon.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

What should I bring to the gym?

The new year is upon us and the most common new years resolution is; "I'm gonna lose weight this year". With that in mind I thought it fitting to show you what I usually bring to the gym. You dont have to take the same stuff, this is just an idea - also I don't always take all of this stuff, sometimes I go lighter. 

1. A sports bra is vital for us girls, it will just give you that extra support and comfort - especially if you are doing high impact exercise. There's various types to suit your size and intensity of your workout, the one in the image is linked here.

2. I usually opt for a mens T-shirt as I like a loose fitting top as I find it more comfortable to work out in.

3. I prefer sport leggings over tracksuit bottoms as they're less restricting and keep you cooler if you buy ones that have some sort of drying or cooling technology like Nike's "Dri-Fit".

4. Slazenger sports socks from

5. Trainers: My new Nike Free Run 3 Junior which I got in the sales. Luckily enough I still fit into junior sizes which go up to size 5.5 so I saved myself some more money.

Here's also some other bits I take, I also sometimes take a shower there so I bring a larger towel.

1. Sports earphones: Normal ones fall out my ears every time I run so I bought the ones which hook over your ears, also they're waterproof.

2. A Padlock: Most gyms have lockers so you'll need to bring one along if they don't provide you with one to keep your items safe.

3. Deodorising wipes: To freshen up on days when I'd rather shower when I get home.

4. iPod

5. A case for my iPod which protects it

6. Hairband

7. Roll on deodorant

8. Water bottle

9. Concealer: To quickly fix myself up and stops me from looking half dead when I leave the gym

10. A Small Towel: To wipe down any machines

Hope you found this post useful and have fun working out.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Everyday Face | "No Make Up" Make Up Look

This is my 'go to' look. Having the 'no make up' make up look is perfect for a casual, normal day and makes you look more fresh faced. Although it is pretty ironic how this 'no make up' look consists of various products.
Products with their links listed below.

*Revlon Matte Eyeshadow, Rich Sable for eyebrows  (£5.29)

Hope you found this useful.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Review | Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, 040 Soft Beige (£5.99)
Even though I think I've found my perfect concealer - which actually is not this one - I'm always on the look out for anything that does even better than my current favorite one. Although I have to say, this is a decent product.

This is quite a light, creamy consistency and blends in really easily to your skin. It claims to "reawaken and illuminate" under the eyes, which I think does this by its 'illuminating pigments' - ie, tiny, miniscule bits of glitter. However, they are barely visible and therefore do not need to worry about the "Edward Cullen Effect" on your face. The shimmery-ness of this is much less than the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - review coming soon - even though thats not that bad either. But I would suggest using this product if you are going to be somewhere with flash photography otherwise you'd probably get a slight white cast where you've applied it.

It claims to be "full coverage" but I would say it's more light to medium. It can cover up minor skin blemishes but cant really disguise dark under eye circles - although you could probably use a corrector then put this over the top to blend into your skin more. This would be perfect for people who have almost perfect skin with the need to cover up minor blemishes, not much of a heavy cover up.

I'm quite shocked at the colour range of this product as it only comes in 4 shades - which to be honest have slight differences in tone, and it doesn't really cater to medium to darker skin tones. Considering Rimmel is a UK brand, it's not really representative of the population.

Overall, I'd say this is a decent product with a decent price. However, it's not something that i'd reach for regularly or purchase again. If you want to give it a go - it might work for you - it's widely available in places like Boots/Superdrug and probably at Rimmel stands in supermarkets. (Click here for a look at the product on their website.)

Hope you found this useful!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Back to School | Make Up

Many people wear make up to school even though the school may no allow it. But in my opinion, as long as you keep it natural and suitable for school I don't see the problem. So I had a rummage in my make up collection and pulled out a few things that I think would be good for school make up.

It's a really inexpensive but effective mascara. The colour is very black and not dry so you can build coats up depending on your eyelash preference - natural or build up for a more dramatic look.

(Previously branded as Collection 2000) This is an amazing concealer, full stop. It could easily rival higher end concealers. It's a lovely creamy formula which is suitable to cover blemishes as well as dark circles. If you don't like wearing foundation, you could just dab this on your blemishes on it's own as it has such great coverage. 

3. Elf Studio Powder Brush (£3.75)
If you wear foundation to school, this is a great brush to apply both liquid or powder formulas. The bristles are really soft and dense and is a great quality brush - especially for the price!

4. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (£9.99)
Not as inexpensive but 100% worth it. It has a lovely formula which is really easy to blend in to your skin, doesn't feel to heavy, has a dewy finish and is long lasting. It also isn't as bad as other foundation for your skins as it contains fruit extracts.

4. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (£3.99)
If you have oily skin or just like a matt finish this is great powder for ridding of shine. You can either get it in your preferred shade or translucent. It also makes you skin look great.

5. Elf Eyebrow Kit (£3.75)
Filling in your eyebrows isn't a necessity for all people but I personally prefer it. This kit contains a powder a wax and a mini brush and is good for such an affordable price.

6.Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner (£2.99)
Eyeliner to many people is an introduction to make up. This is a great, afforable product. It's creamy and a jet black colour suitable for anyone who can't go without kohl liner.

7. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, Shade 08 (£5.49)
I personally wouldn't wear lipstick if I was still in high school, but I know some people do. If you do, this is a lovely subtle colour for school, it's a bit of a rosy, dusty pink - a kind of 'my lips but better' shade. The formula is also really nourishing and creamy.
        However, if you don't like wearing lipstick you could always opt for a normal lip balm or a tinted one.

I'm not saying that you should wear all of this stuff, but these are the types of products that you could wear. There're easily and widely available in stores like Boots or Superdrug and even supermarkets, all apart from the Elf products which are only available on their website (just click on the product link I left), and are all pretty inexpensive.

I hope you found this post useful!