Shiny conditioned hair…

IMG_0266I wanted to share this special conditioning shine boosting spray! I discovered this only this week (I know I’m a bit behind). I use straighteners a lot and always want my hair to maintain a nice healthy shine, if you spray this on damp hair and brush through it not only conditions your hair but makes it smell delicious too! I bought this product in Asda when the Aussie range was on  offer (3 for £10) I bought this and 2x bottle of Aussie Volume Shampoo – I swear by their products!

Little Tip –  After styling or straightening, spritz some Aussie Conditioning Spray into the palm or your hand and smooth over your hair. it sorts out those strays and flyways in an instant and gives your hair a lovely shine.

Do you use Aussie hair products? What do you think of them?

Carrie

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100 Followers Thank you!

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Just a quick post to say a big thank you to all my 100 followers on wordpress.com and also to my 150 followers on bloglovin.com!

Hope you all have a lovely Friday & Weekend

Lots of Love

Carrie

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December GlossyBox: the review

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After receiving my first GlossyBox in November I was more than looking forward to December’s box arriving on my doorstep and I wasn’t disappointed! Contained within December’s goody box was;

1) TRESemmé Renewal Hair Scalp Nourish & Renew Tonic (£5.50) www.tresemme.co.uk 

This full sized bottle claims to nourish and renew your scalp after first use with its tea tree extract and sunflower seed oil. To apply, tilt head and use the nozzle to lift hair in sections and aim to target the root of your hair. Comb treatment through and style as usual, there is no need to rinse!

2) Bellapierre Cosmetics – Cheek & Lip Stain (£12.99) www.bellapierre.co.uk

This clever 2 in 1 cheek & lip stain is every girls must have handbag hero! This versatile little pot can be used as a beautiful lip stain and at the same time can be blended along your cheekbone to create a rosy pink hue!

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3) Anatomicals – Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets that Chap! Day & Night Spot Stick (£3.79) www.asos.com

This 2 in 1 day & night spot stick really does attack those unwanted blemishes and spots that can rudely turn up at the worst moments!

4) All that Jazz – Professional Nail Lacquer (£9.98) www.allthatjazz.com

Dark blues, purples, navy’s, black nail varnish shades are all the rage at the moment! So this little bottle of petrol blue goodness is bang on trend!

5) Skin Pep Hydra Boost – Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£24.99) www.skinprep.com

This little bottle claims to promote a healthy new skin glow effect using its clinically proven cell communicating ingredient, hyaluronic acid. This powerful little bottle certainly worked wonders on my skin, when I applied it after removing my makeup!

Overall Verdict

Another fabulous selection of goodies from GlossyBox – can’t recommend this enough! My favourite item in the box has to be the bellápierre cheek & lip stain – go and buy yours now!

Thank you for reading – sending lots of love

Carrie xxx

My First GlossyBox – one happy girly!

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My GlossyBox review

I have only recently heard about the new craze that is the ‘GlossyBox’. But the idea is simple… you create an online beauty profile whereby you are asked questions about your hair and skin type and the beauty items that you could not live without! With this information GlossyBox UK packs 5 products that will suit to your beauty profile! The cost of this fabulous little box is only £10 + postage you can cancel your subscription at any time, but if you are anything like me you will be hooked on this very clever concept of unique and even unusual beauty products arriving to your door on a monthly basis!

In my first box I received……

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MONU Skincare – Firming Facial Oil

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Burt Bees Lip Shine

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LOLLIPOPS MAKE UP – Eye Pencil

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H2O+ Face Oasis – Hydrating Treatment

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Natural World – Coconut Water Hydration & Shine Weightless Hair

 

1) Burt’s Bees Lip Shine (£6.99)

This 100% natural lip shine is enriched with Apricot Wax and easily glides onto your lips giving you a super glossy shiny finish – it tastes and smells lovely!

2) MONU Skincare – Firming Fiji Facial Oil (£26 for 100ml)

This facial oil is applied after cleansing and toning and should be massaged into the face and neck in upward movements. I used this treatment before bed and my skin did feel tighter and firmer the next morning!

3) LOLLIPOPS – Eye Pencil (€14)

This retractable eye pencil contains Vitamin E with anti-ageing and anti-radical action. It made for a smooth and easy application but I did find that it smudged quite easily! I normally use liquid eyeliner to avoid smudges but overall this eye pencil easily did the job!

4) H2O+ Face Oasis – Hydrating Treatment (£27.50 for 50 ml)

Out of the two facial treatments in my GlossyBox this product by H2O+ was by far my favourite of the two. The gel claims to deliver deep hydration and in turn will minimise fine lines. When I applied this to my face before bed it reminded me of something you would experience in a luxury Spa and I definitely felt that my skin had improved after one use! The other great thing about this product is that you can place the gel in the fridge for up to 2 hours and use the product as a cooling mask. Marks & Spencer currently have this item on offer for £19.25 – so I will be putting this little gem on my christmas list!

5) Natural World – Coconut Water Hydration & Shine Weightless Hair Oil (£9.99 for 100ml)

I have quite fine hair so I avoid using oils or shine sprays to prevent my hair getting greasy too quickly. So I was surprised to see that GlossyBox had included this product in my box, when I had stated this in my beauty profile when registering. However having now tried this clever coconut water hair oil, I can see why. It doesn’t leave a oily or greasy residue like some hair products do and the shine it created on my hair was really impressive! I don’t have to describe to you its scent, as Im sure you can see from the name what it smells of! I used this product after styling and straightening my hair but you can also use this on damp hair or use it in the shower to replace your usual conditioner!

Overall Verdict:

I was really pleased with my first GlossyBox and will continue with my subscription 100%. I can’t wait to receive my next box! I hope you found this review helpful, please feel free to ask me any questions or leave a comment if you wish.

Thank you

Carrie xxx

 

5 ***** Hair Product – TRESemmé Platinum Strength

It’s not often that I rave about hair products …. but TRESemmé Platinum Strength is something that I now cannot live without. I picked this up in Superdrug when I was looking for a heat protection spray and this was on offer (2 for £7 on all TRESemmé products) .

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The PROMISE…

TRESemmé Platinum Strength claims to “visibly repair up to 2 years of damage within 5 uses” with its revolutionary Renewing Complex it supposedly reinforces the hairs natural protective layer.

The VERDICT…

I am my hairs worst enemy …running straighteners through my hair on a daily basis so after just 2 uses I was shocked to notice that my hair felt softer and looked tonnes healthier! I am the first one to be sceptical about products that claim to promise unimaginable results, but so far this little bottle can’t fail for me! It smells delicious and is easy to apply to wet or damp hair. Even when not on offer I will still be buying this little hair saver regardless (RRP £5.99)

It definitely earns 5 stars from me!

You can purchase from Supredrug Online – CLICK HERE

Blondes do have more fun…!!!

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IMG_6426 This week I was set the task of dying my friends hair. To set the scene; she’s blonde, she has only ever had her highlights done in a salon, never used a home colouring product before and to top it all off I work with her – so no pressure there then! We used Garnier Nutrisse Creme (colour 9.13)

Application was quick and easy to apply and instructions were simple to follow. All products are included in the box, however you may need a few hair clips to help section the hair along with a comb or a brush. We used an old towel and placed this around the shoulders to protect clothes from any possible hair dye type drips or accidents! I would recommend using the gloves when washing the hair dye off to protect hands and jewellery. We left the product to develop for 20 minutes and  sat down with a cup of tea and danish! When it was time, we rinsed off the colour and applied the intensive conditioner (supplied in the kit). I really would recommend smothering this all over your hair and allowing a few minutes for this to really soak in, the difference is very noticeable – take it from someone who in the past has forgotten this important step!!!

After washing out the product we blow-dried the hair and smoothed over with straightening irons. The end results were fantastic! My friend made it clear that she wanted the colour to look as natural as possible, I think the colour was the perfect shade and it gave her hair a glossy sheen with lots of multi tones hopefully you can see that from the picture below.
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Overall Verdict: 9/10
For anyone new to home hair dye kits this is an ideal place to begin! Semi permanent dye is gentler on the hair and you also have the assurance that if the shade is not for you then after 3-4 weeks chances are it won’t be as noticeable as first applied! The Nutrisse Creme’s conditioner is wonderful,  its worth buying the kit just for that, plus it smells delicious!!! The little bottle goes a long way too so I recommend applying once a week to help maintain the colour and gloss! So would I recommend to a friend – well I have,  plus I applied it too so the answer to that is YES!!!!