Friday, 30 September 2011

Alex Box creative - Friday Video

Watching this woman work is amazing...


Friday, 23 September 2011

Wayne Goss - Friday Video

This man is a genius...


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Stop Press!

Have just heard that if you take any empty shampoo/conditioner bottle into John Lewis on 29th September (next Thursday) they will fill it up with Ojon Damage Reverse Shampoo/Conditioner. Now if you've read my review on Ojon you'll see that my only problem with it was the price so this is very much worth doing if you can as you may be happy to pay £20 on shampoo but only if it works and you can never tell until you've tried it... now you have the chance. For more information I'd ring you're local John Lewis store xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


A couple of months ago I raved about Kerastase products which had really helped my dyed, damaged hair. However, Kerastase is a hard habit to keep up when you are going freelance so I was really excited to be sent some Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner to try out. Now, I've been sent hair products before that are supposed to help my hair and so far nothing has even come close to being as good as Kerastase or even doing anything but making my hair a bit fluffy.

Not so with Ojon - people have commented on how good my hair looks and although I usually hate it, I feel slightly like it coats my hair but rather than making it lack volume this helps it keep it's shape and so I've been using my straighteners less and less which means I'm not damaging my hair as much with them anymore either.

These products are rich in essential lipids and the Ojon oil repairs and seals damage hair, restoring shine, softness and manageability. Using naturally-derived raw ingredients found in the world's rain forests, responsibly sourced and providing an income to those who harvest them, a portion of the Ojon revenue goes to the Miskito Indian tribes to help preserve the rain forests and their traditional lifestyle.

As I mentioned before this is not a light product, it does feel like your hair is slightly coated so I spend a bit more time making sure it is really rinsed clear but I no longer need to use frizz ease or other restorative products and find that usually my volumiser still manages to give my hair it's usually body, but I think they probably aren't for everyone especially if you have fine hair.

Unfortunately there is a down side - the shampoo and conditioner range from between £20-£22 each which was not going to be the amazing cheap alternative I was hoping for. The only thing I can think is that by using this shampoo and conditioner I'm saving money on frizz ease and other heat and damage control products that I no longer need. I still think this is just too much for shampoo though no matter how good it is. But honestly I just don't think I can afford to use these even if they are great xx

Friday, 16 September 2011

I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty - Friday Video

OK so usually this is a make-up related video but since coming back from holiday I've been singing this song all week and I suppose it's sort of uplifting so that's good for a Friday


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Bling Tones

I'm a bit of a stickler for red nail varnish as you know. I do try other colours sometimes but I usually go straight back to the red. Now this isn't some big announcement about my conversion to green nails but I was pretty mesmerised when I tried out Limelight lil'bling nail colour part of the new, highly metallic nail varnish range from MyFace cosmetics.

Now this nail colour was one of the few I've worn that made me really think about what I was going to be wearing but this would be the most perfect colour for those green-nail occasions. It's only £5.99 and stayed on pretty well for a week, was easy to apply and you get the amazing chrome finish with just two coats.

If you think green may not be quite up your street they also do loads of other colours including white, tangerine and raspberry. For those who like their nails to give a real bling punch this is the varnish for you xx

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Elie Saab Perfume

I always wear the same two scents - with the occasional half-hearted dabble elsewhere, so it's quite hard for me to ever make my mind up when I'm trying something new. My overwhelming reaction for the first five hours of wearing it is 'IT'S NOT MINE IT'S NOT MINE' so I've kind of given up on the whole new scent thing except the odd dalliance with Reve Gauche because it smells soooooo good on my mum.

However, I've kept smelling my tiny tester of the new scent La Parfum by haute couture designer Elie Saab and I wanted to try it so much that today I succumbed and I'm wearing it and I really like it. What I think I find so appealing is it has the feminine floral tone of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique but it's more woody which makes it less sickly. You can smell the jasmine, cedar and patchouli and I would definitely trying this out for a day and seeing if it could be your new smell xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Liz Earle Skin Tint

For those of your who are able to swan about on holiday without any make-up on but may want a little something for the evenings Liz Earle has just the thing. Having been at the forefront of natural skin care for years she's now branching out into 'colour' and the skin tint is the first step. It's an incredibly lightweight, blendable and easy to apply SPF15 foundation that gives fantastic coverage. I wore this throughout the summer when I needed something but didn't want to slap a lot of foundation on and thought it was great.

When I was on holiday in the South of France I actually found that after a day of sitting in the sun, sweating away I wanted it to be even lighter than it was so mixed it with a tiny amount of my normal moisturiser and it still gave complete coverage which was fantastic. Really love this product and can't wait for more in their new make-up range. xx

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