Thursday, 13 December 2012

Philip Kingsley Volumizing Range - Review


My hair is quite fine and there's not a lot of it, so a couple of months ago I bought a sample kit with these two products and the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. I really enjoyed all three products, so decided to go for the full sizes! Except for the Elasticizer, since the full sized tub is too freaking expensive! haha I do really enjoy it though, I thoroughly recommend it!

Firstly the shampoo! It is clear and lathers up really well. You know the feeling you get sometimes when you're shampooing your hair and your nails feel dry? I got that with this shampoo and was instantly worried it was drying my hair out. But when I rinsed it out my hair felt unexpectedly soft! I have no idea how volumising shampoos work, but this one is a miracle worker! After air drying, my hair looked thicker and the volume was amazing! I kept touching the sides of my head to feel the "poof"! haha Also, it made my hair feel really clean, without feeling stripped of moisture. The conditioner does a great job at detangling my hair and works great with the shampoo! My hair has never looked more voluminous, bouncy and healthy!

Now, girls, I want to share with you a blog I've been loving! Some of you might have heard about it already, it's by brazilian girl Camila Coelho, Supervaidosa ("super vain", in English). Her tutorials on YouTube are amazing and she just started an English channel! Check it out here!



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Friday, 7 December 2012

DKNY Saffiano two-zip Shopper


So here it is girls, the content of the Selfridges bag! Apologies for the delay. I got it for my birthday in October. Hubbie and I went to the Selfridges in the Bullring and the bag I was really eyeing was the Michael Kors Travel Tote in Medium. I was really disappointed that they only had it in Small and Large and, like a child, just wanted to go home empty handed. haha I'm lucky I have a very patient and caring husband, as he convinced me to look around and check out the other bags. I found this DKNY one and loved it straight away! It's called the Saffiano Work two-zip Shopper.


I knew i was going to spend an unreasonable amount of money on this bag so I really wanted to make sure the model was simple and classic (no season trend designer bags for me -yet! haha). I love how it kind of looks like a female suitcase, I think that's very elegant! There are two straps to carry it on your arm and a longer one to wear it as a cross body. I wouldn't recommend the latter though, as I found it can really mess up the shape of the bag. This is the same material as the MK bag. I had no idea what it was, but in my head I was sure it wasn't leather. I was wrong! It's actually Saffiano leather, it's just a different treatment that the leather receives.


There are three compartments in this bag and I think it's the perfect amount of space. The middle one has a magnet to close it, it's very roomie and has 2 zipper compartments and a place for you phone. No more hunting for it in the depths of the bag! The other two compartment close with a zipper and are just as spacious and fit my iPad perfectly! Unfortunately, this bag hasn't held its shape very well. You can see the bit that stick out to the side. They used to be perfectly straight. I think that is my own fault, though, in the way I stored it. I now make sure it's always hanging instead of just sitting somewhere!


All in all, I am very happy with this bag! It's so classic and elegant, I'm getting so much use out of it! I really love this bag!
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Monday, 3 December 2012

Phyto Intense Hydrating Oil Treatment - Huile D'Ales Review

Another Phyto product, another review! I feel like there's a bit of a Phyto overload going on on the blog right now, but this one is a product worth sharing! The Phyto Huile D'Ales is a pre-shampoo oil treatment and it comes in five little ampoules. It contains castor plant oil, essential oils of sage, rosemary, and juniper berries.


 To be honest, I did think it was a bit too gimmicky at first glance. I thought I would find the process of getting the oil into the spray bottle a bit of a pain but it is actually really fun, like a science experiment! haha The spray bottle is brilliant, since it makes it so much easier to distribute the product evenly on the hair. Now, this oil is VERY sticky, which is great because it doesn't drip off of the hair when it's on, but the application can be a bit of a nuisance. I suggest wearing clothes you don't particularly care for and doing it in the bathroom!


I like to put my hair up in a bun and leave it on for 30-45 minutes. I always concentrate the application on the ends of my hair and the results are mind blowing. I could have avoided so many hair cuts if I had discovered this product before! The ends of my hair are left really hydrated and my hair looks shinier than ever. This is definitely a HG product for me!

The only downside to this product is the fact that if you have extremely long hair, one ampoule might not be enough. The Phyto Huile D'Ales comes with five 10ml ampoules and it's available from FeelUnique.com for £14.50.
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