Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year, New Blog

Hi Everyone!

I am back! where have I been? well, its been quite a busy time for me with lots of exciting things going on. The most recent of course is Christmas, which has for some reason taken a lot of my time.

Back to the blog, I have decided that a New Year calls for a new blog layout. So here it is, what do you think? OK so I need to update a few things but its a great start. I had no idea where to begin when it came to blog coding so I called for the help of Dana from Wonder Forest to help me out.

What do you think of the new layout? 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tresemme Back Comb Dust & V05 Give Me Texture Powder

I am forever on the quest for bigger hair, whether it suits me or not I long for big volume locks. I have heard good things about volume powders so I thought I would try out the VO5 Give Me Texture Powder and the Tresemme Texture Style Backcomb Dust

Both are a reasonable price at £4 for VO5 & £5.50 for Tresemme, you can get higher end versions on but I can’t see what the difference would be between a high & low end for this product

The idea is to sprinkle the powder on to the roots of dry hair before styling. It comes out as a white powder but when rubbed into the roots it turns opaque so it is not visible (don’t worry you won’t look like you have dandruff!)

Now the reason I am reviewing these together is because they both work exactly the same, I seriously could not tell the difference between the two, which is why I believe a higher end product would do the same.

So do they work? If you’re a back combing queen then I am sure you would get on well with these but for me it’s a no likey. If I wanted to go for the greasy scarecrow look then this would be right up my street, but on this occasion I will give it a miss.

The texture of my hair after application is horrible, like a squeaky/dry/claggy feeling. It does add volume but not in the neat way a mousse would so really it is down to what style you want and what hair type you have. I have fine oily hair, it is lank if it does not have volumising product in, but I still like it to look smooth. If you have long locks and you want to add more texture as well as volume then this is more suited for you. It just doesn’t work on my straight bob!

I have heard it is supposed to help with greasy roots as it absorbs the oil, I did not really find this with the powders and if anything made my hair feel dirtier.

So overall it does add volume but I do not like the texture the powders give. Have you bought any of these? How are you getting on with them?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Jingle Bell Rock

 One of my favourite things about Christmas is decorating the house, although usually I do not go too crazy on decorations.

This year however I have decided to go out and stock up on a whole new selection of decorations! I headed down to Wilko to stock up, their selection is pretty good and reasonable prices too.

So you can guess what I have been doing this weekend, is your tree up yet?


Monday, 3 December 2012

MAC Glamour Daze Frost Lipstick in Innocence

It’s the time of year to get out the sparkle and red lippy for the party season. I popped down to MAC to have a quick nosey at this season’s collection expecting to see the glitter and Christmas colours. While there was a bit of glitter, I was quite surprised at the lip stick colours as they are overall quite tame (and what I mean by tame is that they are not a selection of bright reds and shimmer)

This actually makes a nice change, as I don’t always want to wear statement lipstick. Seeing as I did not have a frost lipstick in my collection, I chose the shade Innocence which is a cinnamon burnt orange lipstick with a hint of frosted gold shimmer.

The packaging is also limited edition with a glossy black finish, MAC knows how to keep me happy J

Have you tried anything from the Holiday Collection?


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