Sunday, 13 April 2014

Redken Signature Look: Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray: Review

Picture of Redken Signature Look: Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray

Picture of Redken Signature Look: Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray
Redken Signature Look: Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray (£12.64) - Feel Unique

Way back last summer I attended the #midsummermeet in Manchester and in the EXTENSIVE goody bag we all got (seriously, it was the best goody bag I have ever received) there was this. Now, I'm not a big fan of hair styling, never have been but recently I was invited all to Pro Hair Live in Manchester by the girls at Essence PR to have my hair all done up by Kerastraight. I'll pop up another post about my Kerastraight experience but since having my hair done, it's love and now I can actually style my hair easily. This is where Redken Signature Look Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray comes in handy. As a finishing spray, it really makes me happy with the end result. It claims to give the hair a matte and airy finish and it does exactly that. I love a matte finish to my lips and face, but who knew that I could give the same effect to my hair! For me, it gives me the lightly tousled look I want for my hair, as well as the soft matte finish. At £12.64, I can get others for cheaper but I've still not found anything that gives what this gives, so Feel Unique, I'm coming at ya! 

Have you Redken's finishing spray? Do you have another hair product you love?

Monday, 7 April 2014

Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb: Review

Picture of Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb

Picture of Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb

Picture of Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb (£3.25) - Lush

Now, as beauty bloggers, we all know and love Lush. For bath products, they are the go to place and even though to spend £3-5 on one bath is a little excessive, it makes the experience that more extra special. To tell you the truth, I really don't like baths, unless it has a Lush bath bomb in it. The Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb is an absolute dream to sink into. With the gorgeous citrus scent and orange bath water, you can really sit back and enjoy. The main things in there are Lemon oil, Bergamot oil and Jasmine making this bath quite an invigorating experience perfect for the morning! I did use mine in the evening and was still suitably relaxed to get into bed and fall asleep. The main thing for the body comes from the Lemon oil. Lemon oil is known to be antibacterial, so if you're suffering from a touch of acne on your chest or back, this could help you out! The added extras of the Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb is the confetti and popping candy, it's sweet and a lovely touch to keep the bath a little more exciting than any old bubble bath. All I can say is pop this in your basket next time, you won't be disappointed.

Have you tried this bath bomb? Which is your favourite Lush bath bomb?

Saturday, 5 April 2014

The Lipstick Tag

Picture of MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

I've never really done a blogger tag before but when I saw this on Paula's (La Vida Fresa) lovely blog I thought I'd give it a go! Who doesn't love a lipstick in the blogging community?!

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
I don't know off the top of my head but it has to be around 30!

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
The first one I owned was an Estee Lauder my mum kindly gave me but the first one I bought for myself was Rimmel - Pink Blush.

3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
Do you even need to ask?! It has to be MAC. Forever and always.

4. What is your most worn lipstick?
MAC - Sunny Seoul

5. What is your favourite finish?
If we're talking MAC finishes, I prefer Cremesheen but I do have a fondness for matte as well.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Shameless

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
I think I have 2 lipsticks, 1 Chubby Stick and 2 lipbalms.

8. What is your favourite red lip colour?
I don't wear a red lip. I just don't think it suits me!

9. How do you store your lipsticks?
I have a 9 part acrylic storage for my favourites and the rest go in a lovely Monopoly tin! 

10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
The only one I really want is MAC Heroine!

I hope you like this tag and you go on a have a go yourself!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer: Review

Review of Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer

Review of Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer

Review of Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer
Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer (£5.49) - Boots

This is definitely a blogger induced buy and for the first few attempts at using this concealer I was going to write you all an angry letter saying 'WHAT THE ACTUAL FUDGE?!' but I gave you all another chance, and I am SO glad I did. Seventeen Phwoarr Paint is definitely heavy duty and that's exactly what I need on my under eye circles on an early morning shift. The best way to apply this is to slightly warm this up on your fingertips and then pat under your eyes. This concealer really sticks around, and just doesn't budge. Big thumbs up from me. I also use this on my blemishes and it does wonders there as well. I really don't know why I didn't like it at first but I love it now and that's all I care about when it's a lovely purse friendly price as well!

Have you given this concealer a go?

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara: Review

Review of Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

Review of Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

Review of Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara (£8.99) - Boots

I'm always after a new mascara. I do have my favourites, don't get me wrong, but I'm not one to repurchase a mascara. I like to change it up when I finish the one I currently use but I really do love the Maybelline Big Eyes mascara. I've heard some really negative reviews for this mascara and I just don't know why. Maybe I've just found a knack in using it or my eyelashes just like it, I don't know. My application starts with using the bottom lash mascara on both my upper and bottom lashes. I find the tiny brush separates each and every lash and completely fans them out. They are then ready to take the bigger brush to give them volume, pushing them up and wide. Some people may think 'What's the point? You can get one brush that does the same thing!' I get that but, I don't know, this really seems make my lashes stand out, as much as when I used Benefit They're Real and YSL Shocking which are my top two mascaras. As for the wear of this, it's spot on. I've not found any flaking or droopiness so I really am a happy bunny!

Have you tried Maybelline Big Eyes mascara?