Thursday, 29 July 2010

New York City Baby!!!

I am very excited currently as we leave on Saturday (2 sleeps to go!) for 4 nights in NYC. I feel a Sephora trip coming on. Any recommendations for what I should buy? I currently have 9 items in my online shopping cart but we will need to see what I think when I see the products in person. Be back next week, hopefully with lots of purchases to discuss!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Dramatic hair masque!

I picked up this dramtically titled hair masque in ASDA (along with my weekly shop, lol) today as despite having a haircut yesterday my hair is feeling a bit frazzled. The haircut wasnt terrible but it wasnt great either which certainly hasnt helped the way I would have liked. I was drawn to this as it was a good price (less than 4 quid) and is one of those treatments which works in 3 minutes making it realistic for me to use in the shower. I tend to wash my hair in the morning so time is of the essence. I dont love the packaging as its very 80s and a bit naff looking imho but I will try this out and let you know how it goes.
Here is what the web site says

Winner of best hair mask in the Psychologies magazine Beauty Awards 2009. The superstar of hair treatments for when hair needs SOS repair. Gorgeous Shea Butter helps to gently mend all the cracks, smoothes the hair cuticles and adds supercharged shine.
Repairs broken, dry and damaged hair.
Packed with shea butter that encases hair in moisture from root to tip.
Repairs and protects against weather damage, dryness and split ends.
Smoothes hair cuticles and pro Vitamin B5 adds shine.
Repairs in 3 minutes.

I am hoping for sleek, shiny, healthy hair to jet off to NYC (eek, exciting!) with in 6 days time. If it gives me that, all packaging complaints will be forgotten!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Inecto Pure Coconut oil Glossing Spray for delish summer hair

I am loving this at the moment for days when I dont blow dry my naturally wavy hair. I love the smell of coconut so was drawn to this in Superdrug. At around 3 pounds it didnt seem like a big risk. I'm pleased to say I love it. I spray it liberally onto damp hair then add more to any frizzy areas which remain when its dry. It never seems to overload my hair unlike some serums I've used and leaves a lovely shine and light coconut scent - perfect for summer.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Double Wear? Double Disappointment!

I recently got the Estee Lauder Double Wear liquid eyeliner in bronze hoping that I could create a really simple but pretty eye that would last all day at a wedding. I planned to team it with my Bronze Goddess liquid shadow in sand shimmer (<3) and lashings of mascara. My thought was that less is more in warm weather, especially when I wanted my make up to last 12 plus hours. Unfortunately I detest this product. On the positive side it applies well and easily with a short brush applicator and is such a pretty colour. I just cant stand the way it feels sticky, tight and kind of heavy on my lids. I plan to pass it on to my sis to see if she likes it better and in the mean time I have a nice substitute which I will share with you all at some point.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Best Batiste ever

I have been a regular Batiste user for some time as I dont like to wash my colour processed hair everyday but need something to freshen up my side swept fringe on non wash days. I struggled a bit with the scents generally sticking to original or tropical but never really loving any of them. The new Fresh scent has changed all that. It really does just have a light, clean smell and is exactly what I want from a hair product. I am kind of interested to try the other new product which is called Nude and is marketed as a 'green' version of the regular product. I suspect though that the application would defeat my clumsy self as it has a nozzle which you just sprinke onto your roots. Messy methinks!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Keys around my neck

I seem to have developed a bit of a thing for key necklaces this summer. The first is by Anna Lou of London from Accessories on line who I definately recommend for their speedy service and frequent discount codes. I believe they now do free P&P too, which is even better. The second is a daintier key which dangles on a longer chain by Juicy couture. I got it at a big discount from Brand Alley. I'm really enjoying both these pieces and while they were more than I typically spend on costume jewellery its nice not to have them fall apart or become discoloured after a couple of wears. I do believe in the old adage 'you get what you pay for'.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Accessories purchase of today

I got this set of four stretchy bracelets in Debenhams, half price (6 quid) in the sale. There are 2 gold and 2 bright (much more so than it seems in this pic) turquoise. I <3 them! Great for people like me that love the look of multiple bangles but find them downright annoying. I just cannot handle all the moving about and jangling!
Happy Friday! xxx