Thursday, 31 August 2017

Review: Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Collections (a project with Savvy Circle)

I was recently lucky to be selected to take part in a research project with Super Savvy Me: Savvy Circle and Herbal Essences, to try out and review three of the ranges under the new Bio:Renew collection of shampoos and conditioners*

I generally only wash my hair once or twice a week (it's healthy, I promise!), and I usually look for shampoos and conditioners that primarly are for strength and repair, or those for coloured hair. I was interested to give these a go; I have used Herbal Essences in the past but not for some time.

There are seven lines under the range (in the UK - the US has nine, lucky them!) I was able to test out three of them, highlighted in bold as follows:

Argan Oil of Morocco
Coconut Milk
White Grapefruit and Mosa Mint
Golden Moringa Oil
Cucumber and Green Tea
Rosemary and Herbs
White Strawberry and Sweet Mint

Monday, 28 August 2017

#GothUpForSophie - Goth Makeup for a Good Cause

In August 2007, a young woman named Sophie Lancaster, and her boyfriend, were brutally attacked simply for looking 'different'. Sophie later died from the injuries she sustained.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up in her memory, and make up brand Illamasqua have long been supporters of this cause. On the 10th anniversary of Sophie's death, Illamasqua encouraged its fans to show support for the foundation and the cause, by 'gothing up' in Sophie's memory.

You can read more about this in Illamasqua's blog here.

When I found out about this, I decided to give it ago, both because I believe strongly in every human's right to choose how they look, and because I thought it would be fun to get out of my comfort zone and try a completely different look for me.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Fashion Purgatory... the Summer to Autumn Transition

It’s Britain, it’s August, and it’s cold.  Ok, not as cold as it will be in February, but as I Sat at my desk writing this, wearing a vest under my shirt, I felt cold.

I said it.

I admit defeat. 

I really do feel like Summer is over.  August Bank holiday weekend is upon us, and I am mentally ready to wrap up and embrace the pumpkin-spiced goodness that autumn has to offer.

Shame my wardrobe hasn’t quite caught up.

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.