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Saturday, 5 September 2015

John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume in Shower Treatment Review

John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume in Shower Treatment Review

Oh why, oh why! My sister has beautiful long hair that bounces when she walks and swishes like a vale of copper glitter. Me on the other hair is fine, brittle and can't decide if it wants to be blonde or brown.

I like to try the latest hair products, promising the hair you dream of in small squeezy bottles! The fresh face on the scene is the new John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment...*puts tongue back in mouth*.

What they say: An innovative treatment with volume boosting polymers, penetrates fine hair to thicken individual hair fibers and enhance thickness and fullness for volume building style.

What I say: After shampooing and conditioning as normal, I apply 3 pumps to the palm of my hand and rub it through damp hair. I have really flat roots, so I make sure I concentrate on that area. Once I am happy I have covered my entire head I leave it to work magic for 4 minuets. Have a bit of a sing in the shower or shave my legs.

Once that is done I just rinse it off with semi warm water. I dry my hair upside-down with the hair dryer to create as much lift as possible!

There is definitely a noticeable difference, my hair feels thicker and their is more of a lift at the root. I use this if I am going on a night out, it holds a style really well. Only negative point is that I wash my hair every day, so it doesn't last for me 7 days.

Have you tried this volume boosting hero?

Stay beautiful

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Bare Minerals Complexion Review

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Review
Like many acne sufferers I rely on heavy foundation to cover up blemishes and scaring. It can be hard in the warmer months as heavy based liquid foundations often run and melt into patches. One way to avoid this is to try a tinted moisturiser but trade for coverage. 

I was recently given the new Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Gel Cream and I gave it a whirl. 

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Review

What they say: New to our UK collection, a multitasking genius that combines skincare benefits and naturally radiant coverage in one. The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturiser...with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week. This tinted Complexion Rescue gel cream alleviates the need for a heavy foundation, giving a smooth tint to your face and evening out your complexion in the stroke of a brush. 

What I say: There are 10 shades in the range, which is pretty good if like me your skin tone doesn't fit into light, medium or dark category. The gel based texture is lovely and light, using a brush to apply it I found the cream blended amazingly well onto the skin. 

As it says this is quite sheer but it did a pretty good job of evening out the skin tone and I only need a little concealer to finish the look. It isn't a cheap option, but if you are looking for skin benefits then this if for you - plus a little goes a long way!

Do you recommend any tinted moisturisers?

Stay beautiful

Monday, 6 July 2015

Drugstore Holiday Haircare | John Frieda Beach Blonde Review

John Frieda Beach Blonde
When it comes to my hair I have to say I have never been faithful to one brand. Like many women I suffer from a period of commitment phobia which drives me from product to product, each promising me something new and exciting. I guess I am always looking for something better, something that will do exactly what I want so much so that I would happily commit and not stray down the Boots hair isle ever again. 

I am currently in a pretty stable and committed relationship with a brand called Windle & Moodie. I am currently so obsessed that I talk about the brand when ever I can and it has actually changed my hair so much that I think we may start going steady. But more on my hair boyfriend later.

Holiday hair is something we all get. Parched from the sun, dry from the pool chlorine and crispy from the sea air. We can't all pull off tousled salty waves like a beach goddess and when I get home all I want is to re-hydrate and wash away the sand stuck in my scalp and this is where John Frieda Beach Blonde knocks the ball out of the park.

The John Frieda Beach Blonde range was discontinued a few years ago but there was such uproar on Facebook that they had to bring it back! And I for one would offer John a pat on the back for that decision. 

These cute minis are perfect for holiday hand luggage and the scent of mint and coconut just screams summer sun. One sniff of this and I am back on a warm beach, slathered in coconut sun oil and eating an ice lolly - In fact they should make a perfume! 

The shampoo and conditioner cleanses the hair to remove and clarify all the environmental build up. Also, don't let the name fool you! The Beach Blonde range is not actually just for blondes, infact there is nothing in the product especially for any hair colour and it wont lighten it either!

I would say this is a bit of a dupe for the Bumble & Bumble Surf range, but with out the awful price tag. These little guys are always on 3 for 2!! I really liked how clean my hair felt after using this little combo and the ends definitely felt hydrated. I have stocked up for all of my holidays coming up!!

Do you remember the original Beach Blonde range?

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