28
Aug
2014

Bumble & Bumble Beauts

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I was recently sent both the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer and the Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo - hair products which have been hailed as must haves in the beauty blogging world. I’m already a big fan of their Prep spray and Thickening Styling spray.

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The Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer is “Infused with 6 featherlight oils it helps soften, detangle, de-frizz, tame flyaways, ease styling and protect against breakage, heat-styling and UV damage.”

I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one – I absolutely LOVE this hair product.  It does a brilliant job of detangling my hair, whilst making sure it’s super smooth and shiny after blowdrying.  It doubles up as a heat and UV protectant too making it perfect for pre-styling and also when your hair is exposed to the sun.  When I use this my hair feels healthy and strong and it cuts down drying time which is always a bonus when you have a little one to see to! Even though it contains oils, they’re so light that they don’t weigh your hair down. Oh and it smells gorgeous too!

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“A weekly (any day) detox to rid hair of product residue, hard water minerals, pollutants, you name it. Perfect for product junkies and infrequent washers.”

I love a clarifying shampoo as much as the next woman but I have to be careful not to use them too often given that I have highlights in my hair.  Using a shampoo like this more than 3 times a week will strip your colour but I find it’s great as a once a week treatment to rid my hair of all product residue and anything else that’s weighing down my hair. I have fine hair so it doesn’t take much for it to become lank and limp. My hair feels squeaky clean when I use this shampoo and it definitely feels more lightweight and voluminous.  The perfect start to any week! If you tend to have oily roots or use a lot of styling products then this would be perfect for you.

*PR Samples

26
Aug
2014

Xen Tan Luminous Gold Gel

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If you’re anything like me, you like self tanning products that are quick, easy to apply and don’t stain your bedsheets.  I mean seriously, it’s pretty gross to wake up to brown sheets isn’t it!? I love to have a golden glow – it just evens out my complexion, hides my naturally red cheeks and makes me look healthier in general. I always feel like I can go lighter with my base products when I have used fake tan because everything just sits better. The Xen Tan Luminous Gold Gel recently dropped on my doorstep and I got straight to putting this tanning product through it’s paces.

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“A revolutionary MAGIC TAN – as if by magic, apply this clear gel and leave it to transform and within 3 hours it will develop into a deep golden colour before your eyes! Skin is also enhanced with a healthy, dewy finish thanks to a gentle, iridescent sparkle. Xen-Tan’s fastest-drying and longest-lasting formula coupled with a simply WOW colour, makes Luminous Gold Gel one of the best products yet! This silky and iridescent clear tanning gel gives you an instant golden sheen and three hours later magically develops into a rich, golden colour before your eyes. Skin is left highly moisturised with a luminous sparkling finish thanks to gold shimmer flecks that gently sit on the skin. With no guide colour and Xen-Tan’s fastest-drying formula yet, you can safely slip into your little black (or white) dress.”

First of all, I love the untinted gel formula because it dries so quickly and doesn’t leave marks on your bedsheets (I always self tan before I go to bed because the chances of ruining my tan in the daytime are so much higher!).  I’m not really sure what the whole shimmering particle thing is about – I’m guessing for people who want to apply it during the day? Even then, you may risk looking like an extra from Twilight.  I personally much prefer to apply this gel last thing at night, after showering, exfoliating and moisturising. It has a really pleasant tropical scent so if you like the smell of coconut then you’ll love this!

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This is a product you can apply with your hands without the fear of stained palms. Because the gel formula is so lightweight, it can be easily washed off your hands afterwards. It develops within 3 or 4 hours and the colour is a gorgeous golden brown – with no sign of any orange tones! It’s worth mentioning that the formula is paraben free and suitable for all skin types. The tan lasted on me for about 5 days and faded evenly (note – I do exfoliate my body every second day with exfoliating gloves in the shower and I also moisturise every day). I am really impressed with how long the tan lasts for because nobody wants their tan to be high maintenance. For me, this is a fail safe self tan that is perfect for speedy application.

Now would be the perfect time to pick this product up because it’s currently on sale over at Feel Unique for just £19.99! (rep £24.99)

*PR Sample

26
Aug
2014

Michael Kors ‘Kendall’ Sunglasses & a Giveaway!

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The lovely folks at Sunglasses-Shop sent over these gorgeous Michael Kors ‘Kendall’ sunglasses for me to review.  At Sunglasses-Shop, delivery and returns are free, they offer 365-day returns, giving you a whole year to decide on your purchase, Orders over £80 are sent using a courier and if you order before 4pm they’ll aim to send it the same day for a next working day delivery. They stock luxury brands like Tom Ford, Chanel, Prada and Gucci. They are currently running a Designer Sunglasses sale which expires on 31st August 2014.

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You guys know how much I love rose gold and the accents on this pair of sunglasses are just beautiful. They are aviator style sunglasses with an emphasised rose gold outer rim on the lens, brown tinted lenses and rose gold studded arms with subtle branding – just the way I like it!

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I feel like aviators suit most face shapes and they always add a touch of cool to any outfit. These ones feel so sturdy and well made. They have that weight to them that lets you know you’re wearing something luxe. They come in a leather embossed carrying case to avoid those oh-so-unfortunate ‘I sat on my sunglasses’ incidents. The Michael Kors sunglasses range has a really good mix of different shapes and styles from sporty to sophisticated to simple and classical.

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I absolutely love this pair and will be whipping them out at the mere glimpse of some sun – we may not have hot weather in Scotland but we still get sunlight! ha ha. Although I do experiment with different styles of sunglasses, I always come back to the aviators. I really like the flash lens ones that are doing the rounds at the moment but you can’t beat something classical like these Kendall ones to stand the test of time.

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Because I love you guys so much, I am going to giveaway a pair of Michael Kors sunglasses to one lucky reader! Here are the conditions of the giveaway:

  • The give away prize is a pair of Michael Kors sunglasses of the winner’s choice (up to the value of £104).
  • To enter you must be following me on Bloglovin, Facebook and Twitter
  • To enter please comment below with your choice of which pair of Michael Kors sunglasses you’d like to win by browsing the options here and finally like Sunglasses Shop’s Facebook page.
  • The giveaway will close at midnight on Tuesday 9th September 2014.
  • The giveaway is open internationally.

Good luck!