Wednesday 21 April 2010

Bumble and Bumble Brilliant Brilliantine

I have gone back to being blonde - mostly because my husband seems to prefer me that way and partly because I feel more me when I'm blonde although frankly I'm now slightly freaked out by it. What it does mean is that my lovely locks are now dry and crying for help so I've spent most of my salary this month on buying various serums and potions to see what works! I've gone for John Freida Frizz-Ease Serum which everyone seems to recommend, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme which I love, Pantene Pro V Heat Protection Cream and Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine.

Bumble and Bumble BrilliantineI've used the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer before and it is great for a longer conditioning treatment but I just don't have the time to use it every time I was my hair. The Pantene Heat Protection Cream I've used on and off for years and really helps smooth your hair so, because bleach damages your hair enough without the added worry of heat damage, I've started using this again with a vengeance. You just rub it into wet hair and you can feel the difference. The two new products I've been using are John Freida Frizz-Ease Serum which I think is relatively new - it definitely makes a difference but i still feel that my hair isn't quite as smooth and healthy looking as it is when I come out of the hairdressers. Part of me thinks that this in fact may be due to my hair dryer being a problem - there are no specific heat settings on it and I'd much before to use medium level temperature rather than hot all the time.
The Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine is my favourite new find though. Although its ideal for hair that's just been cut I've been using it when I want to have that extra styled look and I don't know how it works but it really makes a difference. It makes your hair look choppy, you can see every cut end and sometimes that's just what you need. I can't recommend it highly enough - it's not cheap for the amount you get but you only need to use a tiny amount so it lasts.

These products have made a huge improvement on how my hair looks but I definitely feel that there is something out there I'm missing so if you have any recommendations I'm all ears xx

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Barry M Fine Glitter Dust (Make-up 1 - Top 10 for 2010)

I'm a little bit like a magpie about shiny things so doing glittery eyes is something I've always wanted to try but have frankly thought were a bit too much a pain to do. But after seeing Barry M's Fine Glitter Dust in a magazine I just had to give it a try. I'm still not sure how you apply this without looking like a childrens party just happened on your face but it actually stuck to my eyelids better than I thought it would and obviously if you are using this you can do the eyes first so you scrub any flyaway glitter off your face!

I had some silvery grey eyeshadow on underneath and then dabbed the Fine Glitter Dust in Silver on over the top. It looked really good and obvioulsy you can have as little or as much as you want and it comes in loads of different colours (I went a little crazy and bought loads). They are incredibly cheap as well so great fun as presents.
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