Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Review: Batiste 2in1 Dry Shampoo and Conditioner (a project with TRND)

I recently had the opportunity to test and review a new offering from Batiste - their 2in1 Dry Shampoo and Conditioner, in Orange and Pomegranate scent*


The new formula dry shampoo is designed with specific hair types in mind - dry, curly, dark or coloured hair. The clue is also in the name, it combines the traditional properties of dry shampoo, with additional conditioning benefits.

Batiste suggest that to get the best out of this product, you embrace the "new way to spray" - the suggestion is that the 2in1 should be sprayed at arms length, in a 'halo' motion over the whole of your hair, and then through the ends. It is recommended that you avoid directing the spray right at your roots.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

First Impressions - Dr Dennis Gross 2 Minute Skin Fix

Just thought I'd pop by to give my thoughts on a skincare product I've been trying out - Dr Dennis Gross 2 Minute Skin Fix: Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

This came as part of the recent Summer Goody Bag which was available at Cult Beauty.

I hadn't heard of the product before I got the goody bag, so I didn't have any idea what it would be like before using it.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Light Summer Makeup feat. Rimmel, Becca, Maybelline and Makeup Revolution

Since summer has made a welcome appearance these last few weeks, I have been really enjoying using lighter makeup, particularly for day to day when I'm heading to work in a stuffy office.

There are a number of products that I have really enjoyed using this last week or so, so I thought I would share my thoughts on those items and give you an idea of how you may be able to get a summer glow too.


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Holiday Essentials: My guide to travelling light

I'm about to embark upon something crazy. Radical, even. I'm going to tackle it head-on and see what happens. Wish me luck.

No, I'm not talking about something gruelling like climbing Kilimanjaro. I'm talking about embarking upon on a two week holiday in Spain...with HAND LUGGAGE ONLY.

Yes, you read that right.

Cabin bag. Mini suitcase. Air crew holdall. Call it what you like, it's small and terrifying and I'm about to attempt to squish two weeks' worth of clothes, shoes, toiletries, and accessories into it.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Bitesize Blogpost: My Mac Lipstick Collection

I think pretty much every makeup lover in the world likes a Mac lipstick. They're a staple amongst beauty fans.

I don't have a vast collection, but I thought I'd take an opportunity to round up my Macs and show you what I have.

I have amassed enough empties to claim a 'back to Mac' freebie lipstick, and judging by my very pink toned collection I think I need to branch out when picking my next colour.

From Left to Right then, this is what I currently have:

  • Brooke Candy Doowop - Matte finish - this is my ultimate summer colour.
  • Verve - Satin finish - a nice 90s style brown
  • Plum Dandy - Frost finish - a lovely two toned purple / brown
  • Hot Gossip - Cremesheen finish - a perfect everyday pink that I've worn to death, as evidenced in the photo!
  • Brave - Satin finish - my wedding day lipstick and a gorgeous everyday nude pink
  • Modesty - Cremesheen finish - my first Mac lipstick purchase which is another ideal nude
  • Goddess of the Sea - Cremesheen finish - a limited edition, gorgeous purple
What's your Mac collection like? Any recommendations for me?