Wednesday, 28 December 2011

New Batiste Dry Shampoo - Wild

I was kindly sent a sample of the new Batiste Dry Shampoo - Wild
Same great cult hair product but with new packaging and scentDry shampoo is a staple product in my hair routine
I use it every day and keep it in my handbag, its an essential product which i use to add volume and body, refresh oil roots and add a fragrance to my hair
(To me, this smells nearly identical to Theiry Mugler Angel perfume!)

Batiste is my firm favourite brand for dry shampoos, and Wild is definitely my favourite fragrance so far, the scent is allot stronger and lingers in my hair all day

Definitely check this out if you are a fan of the original dry shampoo but fancy a new strong and musky scent

Batiste is currently holding a competition to celebrate the launch of Wild - The prize is a 2 week safari! Check it out -

Are you a fan of dry shampoo? Know any other great brands for dry shampoos?
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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Glitter FOTN - Urban Decay Bamboo Palette

I'm back!
I whipped out my UD Bamboo Palette recently, it has the most gorgeous and strongly pigmented shadows - a few standard neutrals and some fun brights, all of the shadows are insanely glittery and perfect for the christmas season!

Rimmel 25 hour finish foundation
Sleek glisten me highlighter
Bourjois delice de poudre bronzing powder
Mac harmony blush ( Contour)
Mac studio finish concealer

Urban Decay pimer potion
UD Bamboo palette -
Uzi - inner corner
Midnight cowboy rides again - lid
Twice baked - outer corner/lash-line
Oil slick - crease/lower lash-line/waterline
Maybelline gel liner
Girls aloud cheryl lashes
Maybelline lash stiletto mascarra
Topshop leather shadow ( Brows)

Elizabeth 8 hour cream
Rimmel tiramisu liner
Mac Patisserie lipstick

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Give me texture

Texturising powders have been popular at the moment -
I picked up V05'S Give me texture last week and have been using it & loving it every day

The product offers "Extra texture & instant volume" from the light powder - it doesn't disappoint!

- The scent is a sweet and musky which initially makes it a pleasure to apply and freshen up any hair
- One small shake of the bottle offers enough product - I sprinkle it on the roots and down my centre parting, I then flip my head over, distribute it and work it into my crown
- This is hands down a must have product - It achieves the voluminous and glamorous look which would take blow drying,hot rollers, mouse and teasing, in one handbag sized product
- The product leaves a matte/textured feeling to the hair but there is no excess product residue in the roots

- I found this worked best on 2 day hair,it absorbed oil and worked with the natural body in my hair
Freshly washed hair

Second day hair

Definitely a product for big hair girls, texturising powders are going to be a holiday/festival essential styling product

Have you tried a texturising powder? Leave me a comment!

Monday, 16 May 2011

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Saturday, 14 May 2011

April favourites

Hello Dolls!

Back from being MIA with a quick favourites post from last month

- Garnier/Summer body gradual tan lotion
- Miss Dior Cherie/Perfumed body lotion
- Soap&Glory/Radiance Balm
- Mac/Speed Dial
- Lush/Lemony Flutter cuticle butter
- The Virgin Suicides/ Jeffrey Eugenides

Upcoming Post/Must have product for volumised hair..

What have you been loving this month?
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Wednesday, 27 April 2011


I love the pop of colour turquoise brings

Set in gold it is the perfect jewellery option for summer

Earrings/Ring - Accessorize

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Umberto Giannini - Must have products for Dazzling Shine

Hello Dolls!
I was recently sent some Umberto Giannini products from the Dazzling shine and Sleek & Chic ranges to try out and share my thoughts with you

Salon Shine Glossing Mist - 200ml
"Weightless high sine for a salon professional finish in an instant"

This is the perfect finishing product, it gives amazing shine and a fresh floral fragrance which would be perfect to set an updo or everyday ponytail with a high gloss shine. I used it on my hair which was freshly washed, dried naturally, and contained no products it worked amazingly at separating my natural wave and gave it a glamorous shine which instantly turned my natural/heat free hair into a healthy looking natural day style

It is similar to a serum, but is allot lighter so don't fear, this product wont give you lank or greasy hair, the aerosol evenly distributes the product which gives the perfect amount of shine
This is definitely a product I will carry in my handbag on a daily basis, it is more practical and easy to apply shine product in comparison to a regular serum, and the fresh floral scent instantly freshens up any hairstyle!

Thoroughly recommend this girls! This is a perfect product for easy, glossy,summer hair styles, definitely a great product for festival season!

Lustrous Shine Shampoo/Conditioner - 75ml

" Deep cleansing, fresh smelling, shine boosting, delectable shampoo"
The shampoo deeply cleaned my hair leaving it feeling light, uplifted and incredibly soft and shiny! This would be a perfect shampoo for every day use, but also suits my thick/course hair which I wash every 2/3 days

"A universal moisturiser to detangle and smooth with luminous shine"
Like the shampoo, this is light and does not way the hair down, but deeply smooths and softens my hair and coats it in shine.It is thick and luxurious and the scent and shine envelops hair to leave it shiny and perfumed all day
The scent of the shampoo/conditioner is delicious - A lovely fresh floral scent which lingers in hair all day

UG products come in a variety of sizes - This 75ml version of the shampoo/conditioner is from the "Mini" range, the perfect size for a weekends away, the gym, holidays or a festival!

What do you girls think?
Have you tried UG products?
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Bargain Alert - UG products are currently on offer at Boots - 2 for £7.50 - Now is the perfect time to stock up!

I was also sent - Salon Straight Blow Dry Cream - 50ml
Review coming soon!

Friday, 15 April 2011

March Favourites & An Update

Can't believe it is April already!
I have been loving some great products through march -

  • St. Moriz Instant tanning mouse Gorgeous,natural colour with allot of green pigment to avoid the orange look! You can find this in savers for £3

  • L'Oreal Solar Expertise Lotion Even though it is hardly sunny/hot in the UK, It is so important to wear sun protection whenever outside. Darling tip - I mix a little of this with a foundation to give it SPF protection, a sheerer coverage and a dewy finish!

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Great high coverage foundation, I'm dubious about it lasting for 25 hours but a great cheaper alternative to Mac SFF or Estee lauder Double wear

  • Chloe Eau Du Parfum This has been in my favourites before, such a gorgeous girly scent. It has an initial flowery and powdery scent and a deep, musky base note which develops throughout the day

  • H&M Nail polish Big fan of neutral nail colours, this is a gorgeous taupe that looks best when I am tanned

  • Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick - Coral Fever 416 Fun, bright coral colour perfect for SS11. Darling tip - I warm this up between my fingers and apply on the apples of my cheeks for a long lasting coral, dewy flush!

On another note I have been uber busy this month, I have done allot of travelling across the country to visit Universities in Liverpool and Sheffield

What have you been loving this past month?
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