Christmas Haul :)


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So Christmas has passed so we’re all left with that guilt of Christmas dinner and a wad of money. As soon as Boxing Day hits, so do the sales and in the first day alone, department store Selfridge’s made over 1.4 million pounds. I decided to go Hair product crazy and used the £40 from Christmas to treat myself to some new hair products, and a few make up extra’s I had to nab in the sales! Will review once I’ve used them a bit, but here are the items and their prices!

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1. Witch Hazel tinted moisturiser in Light ~BodyCare £1.49
2. Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Building Mascara in Brown Black ~Boots £4.99
3. BarryM Metallic Liquid Eyeliner ~Boots £4.79
4. *Best Product* The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum ~£7
5. Oil of Aloe Pro Salon Heat Protection Straightening Spray ~BodyCare £0.95 [I brought two because they were so cheap]
6. Bristows Volume and Body Mousse ~BodyCare £0.99
7. Pantene Pro-V Hairspray Volume and Body Level 5 Ultra Strong Hold ~BodyCare £1.99
8. *Best Buy* Tony&Guy ‘Hair meet Wardrobe’ (includes Norish conditioner, Cleanse Shampoo and Casual Sea salt texturising spray) ~Boots £5 from £10

Front Row L-R
9. Gold hair clips ~BodyCare £0.99
10. Blonde bobbie pins 48pc ~BodyCare £1.99
11. Spin clips part of the Tony&Guy set
12. I forgot to add these in the picture, but I got 6 Bendy Rollers ~BodyCare £2.25

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Here Comes The Sun


With summer fast approaching, its best to stock up on all things hot to set the trend! Here are a few must haves trends wich will kick off this summer!

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The sunglasses!

With festival fever only a flower away, sunglasses are essential. Getting the right sunglasses can be tricky. Large lens glasses may make your face smaller and your face more bug faced. Small glasses can make your nose look longer and your eyes to unproportioned. Luckily, the current trend (Above) will suit almost any face shape.

With thick frames and a blocked bridge, they give off the perfect festival feel. Primark will be releasing a cheap range of floral glasses, and Accessorize have been selling quality floral sunnys for £16.

Nails!

I’m stupid enough to just purchase some wintery shades, so make sure your stocking up on next seasons colour  – Candy Colours!
With shades like Mint Blue and Carousel Purple, they just feel like they sweeten up summer days. Revlon do purple shade for £6.49, or opt for something cheaper like Barry M’s Mint Ice Cream nail paint for just £2.99.

Make Up!

Yes, that right its time to get the bronzer out! With bronzers suddenly becoming girls best friend, its only fair that I post it in somewhere! When using bronzer make sure to lightly brush over the apples of yours cheeks and the bridge of your nose, giving yourself a healthy glow. Dont over do it though, looking like the cross between a wotsit and Edward Cullen is so unattractive and is 100% a pet hate.

My personal Favourite bronzer is by E.L.F, and costs only £2. Other popular bronzers include 17 Instant glow Bronzing Rocks, £4.99.

Magnetic Nail Varnish



 

Get your bottle of Magnetic Nail Varnish while stocks last! I love this wacky nail varnish. You put a coat of the Nail Varinsh on, and on the second coat, put the magnet over your nails and you will get a fab 3D pattern! My favourite is the frankie’s silver shade from the saturdays collection. They’re £6.00 a bottle, and the magnets are 3 pounds, and are definately worth having in the long run.

Frankie’s Silver Shade – Superdrug

Guide to Fabulous Hair


    

Want glossy locks like Jennifer Anniston or Cheryl Cole without having to pay for a professional hair kit? I’ve got some great tips for glossy, healthy hair. Just follow the guide for your hair colour, and enjoy luscious locks.

Blonde hair:

Wash your hair with your usual shampoo and conditioner. When all the conditioner is thoroughly gone from your hair, rinse it with roughly a litre of camomile tea. As crazy as it sounds, by doing this your hair will feel light, glossy and will smell great. Don’t rinse out the tea, simply leave it in, blow drying if required.

Red or ginger hair:

Rose hip Tea is great for enhancing russet tones. Like with camomile (see above) rinse your hair with a cup of cold Rose hip tea for light but strong coloured hair.

Brown hair:

One small cup of coffee can add depth and shine for brunette or darker looking hair: Use left over cafetiere coffee or espresso if you cant get your hands on it. Let the coffee cool, then pour over your hair and leave in for ten minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

By eating a variety of nuts and drinking lots of water, your hair will stay strong and healthy -Its very good for your nails too!

Facial Cleansers


What are facial cleansers?

Think of facial cleansers as a bar of soap or body wash. They cleanse your skin, and get rid of any dirt. Because they are weaker and alot more suited to people’s facial skin, it is recommended you wash your face everyday with a good facial cleanser. (Never soap because it can be very harsh on your skin.)

There are lots hundreds of facial cleansers out there, all claiming to do different things. It can be frustrating not knowing whats best for you skin type, and also which is best value for money. I’ve tested a fair few facial cleansers, and come up with a facial cleansing guide.

Oily Skin – Your skin looks greasy and may often produce spots.

Recommended facial cleanser: Boot’s Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Foaming face wash, £.3.59

This face wash creates a light foam, so does not require any first hand physical contact. It contains Tea tree oil and witch hazel which are fantastic natural ingredients commonly known as great anti-inflammatories and are antibacterial.

My verdict: This is great for getting rid of greasy skin and I also noticed the improvement it had on spots. But be warned, it can leave the skin slightly dry, so add a light moisturizer to keep balanced moisture levels in your skin.

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Problematic Skin – Whilst your skin isn’t greasy, you often get spots/zits or blackheads.

Recommended facial cleanser: Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action daily face scrub, £5.39

This face wash is thick, dotted with blue exfoliating granules. Its quite fragrant and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean.

My verdict: I love this cleanser. Just gently rub the granules around your face and rinse off with warm water, and your skin will feel smooth and clean. After 3-4 weeks of constant use, 80% of spots were cleared, and skin looked healthy. A great cleanser, but will only fully work if you use it constantly.

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Sensitive Skin – Your skin gets irritated by any harsh chemicals, and may become red and itchy.

Recommended facial cleanser: Simple Kind to skin purifying cleansing lotion, £3.25

This face wash is isn’t fragrance or coloured, and is a smooth cream. This cleaner is soothing, and gently cleans the skin so you won’t feel irritated or itchy.

My verdict: A very nice cleanser. Its light, smooth and doesn’t cause any irritation. After using the face wash, my skin felt fresh and plump, and it didn’t feel as though my skin had been stripped of its natural oils. A must have for anyone with sensitive skin.