Tuesday 24 February 2015

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Hairspray Review

Hello everyone!

For a Christmas gift, my mum bought me a set of mini John Frieda products, one of which was a travel sized version of this hairspray. I love it so much, that I had to go out and buy the bigger can, and I've used it so much this past month, that it is due for a review! You can pick this up from Boots for £5.99!

The can itself is pretty eye catching in colour, which is something I liked about the mini versions as soon as I saw them!

It works wonders on clean or day old hair - two day old hair seems to make the product feel really bad, so I only use it pretty much after blow drying and styling my hair. It's not sticky, and the scent isn't too strong. Which for an asthmatic, is pretty damn good.

I use this after using the Luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner, along with the blow dry lotion, and it works even better after this. I did find that it lasted about ten hours at a time, but that was only with a few sprays of it!

Have you tried this, and what did you think? Let me know! Hope you have a great day, and keep safe :)

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Wednesday 18 February 2015

February Playlist

Hello everyone!

I've been listening to a lot of music as usual this month, so thought I would create this little list off all the songs I am loving right now! Click any of the titles to get taken to a YouTube video, so you can check them out for yourself :)

G.R.L - Ugly Heart
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home
2NE1 - I Am The Best
ESTA - Vazilando
Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds
Megan Trainor - Lips Are Movin
G.R.L - Lighthouse
Take That - These Days
Kingsland Road - Dirty Dancer
One Direction - Girl Almighty

Gentleman's Rule - FourFiveSeconds (A Cappella)

Like any of the songs? Let me know below, and have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday 6 February 2015

MAC Eye Shadow - Honey Lust

Hello everyone!

For Christmas I'd asked my Dad to get me two MAC eye shadows and this is one of them! After he'd had a heart attack over the price of them, I chose this one as it's a nice copper and neutral shade, which is just perfect for me. I'd actually seen this one in a MAC store, and hadn't bought it there and then, so I knew I liked it before buying it online. I picked it up from Debenhams at £13.

Ooh it's beautiful.

It's slightly shimmery too, which is something I like for both day and night wear, and it is a little bit matte as well. This was pretty good in my opinion as it means I don't have to put so much on for it to be opaque. It's really pigmented and the colour is nice and strong.

Considering this is only my second MAC product, I am really pleased with it. I'm even turning to the idea of buying a lot more of their eye shadows because they are just so good. Though they are quite expensive for the size, the quality cannot be faulted.

Have you tried this shade, and if not, what do you think? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Thursday 5 February 2015

Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Gel

Hello everyone!

Bit of an unusual thing for me to review today, bit I just need to share this with people. The Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Gel, which is £1.45 in Superdrug for 50ml is perfect size for your pockets or handbag. It's got a nice little flip top for you to easily use and is a pretty nice colour too! Especially if you have kids!

Granted it does what it says. My hands feel cleaner and less sticky after using this and it's been really hand to use at work on the tills after something leaking comes through!

However the scent. It makes me want to gag. I love strawberry laces and have been known to eat many packets all at once, but this smells nothing like it. Even my Dad didn't like how it smelt. It's really strong and quite off-putting when you're trying to eat and it's all you can smell. Quite overpowering.

Other than that, it's not bad but I wouldn't buy it again. Have you tried this and what do you think of the unusual scent? Let me know! Have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday 4 February 2015

Bumble And Bumble Surf Spray Review

Hello everyone!

I kept seeing this product all over blogs and YouTube last year, so I recently purchased it and have given it a go! I watched a few tutorials where it was used, and read some reviews about it before buying it, so I eventually decided I wanted it! This is the 50ml one from Look Fantastic, which you can pick up for £9.50.

I love the bottle and the little 'how to' that they give you. I've tried this on both dry and wet hair so I could test it out fully and chose to aim for a nice wavy look.

I didn't get that with the dry hair at all, and there wasn't really much of a difference with the wet hair attempt either. The product itself has an 'odd' scent to it, and it found it really sticky on my hands and my hair was just having none of it. I managed a little wave on one small portion of hair, but the rest just looked the same, albeit a bit tangled.

Not sold on this at all, so I'm going to leave it to the side for the time being and see if I can figure it out some more before trying it again!

Won't buy this again, but what do you think? Have you tried this at all? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday 2 February 2015

My January 2015

Hello everyone!

First month of the new year to look back at! Here is just a little recap of my January! :)  Hope you like this little overview!

  • Had a great new year's day with the family
  • Ordered so many Hobbit movie books 
  • Bought a massive Supernatural book
  • Cleaned my lovely makeup brushes!
  • Got to use my new blender for the first time and it was perfect!
  • Cleaned out all my clothes
  • Tried the Bumble and Bumble surf spray - review coming soon
  • Been trying some new hair do's
  • Twisty hair became a thing
  • Night out with Nicola for her birthday! Watch that here!
  • I watched sooo much Top Gear on Netflix, it's unreal
  • It 'snowed'. Aka, 100 snowflakes fell from the sky
  • Bought a new lipstick and it's lush
  • Changed my blog design!
  • Had a Florida night with my friend Lauren
  • Hit 50,000 blog views :D 
  • Never ate so much salad in my life!
  • Finally saw Brave and Wreck-It Ralph on Movie Monday with the cousins!
  • TV I've watched: Top Gear. SO MUCH TOP GEAR. Miranda, Scandal, HTGAWM, Agent Carter
  • Films I've watched: Wreck-It Ralph, Brave, Ten Rules For Sleeping Around
  • What I've been reading: One Direction: This Is Us Biography

Family selfie! | HUGE Supernatural book | Hobbit Haul

Nails for a week | Cleaning those brushes | Clothes clear out

So much yummy salad | Shitty surf spray.... | Found these, and they were horrible!

Twisty hair and the result! | Night out with Nicola!

Editing sooo many pictures! | Family Guy was on a lot this month! | Smoothies and Top Gear were big in my life this month!

New makeup selfie | Changed the blog design | Some snow...

Want to watch what I've been up to this month? Check out the vlog!

Well that is it for my month overall, and the first part of 2015! A good year so far! I hope you enjoyed this catch-up post from January :) Have a great day and keep safe :)

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