Now if you are a regular reader of my waffle you know how I can’t resist hair care products. If a product claims to make my hair softer, stronger or more manageable I buy it. Yes I have wasted a tremendous amount of money but beauty products really are my only vice. Read more…
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I’ve said this a few times but what’s one more eh?! I’m a hige fan of Shu Uemura. I have only recently begun to explore their hair care products, which so far I have been very impressed with. This week I have been trying their new nourishing hair fragrance - Essence Absolue Nourishing Fragrance Oil with Pearls. Read more…
When Shu Uemura’s new Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil-In-Cream arrived at my door I did a little dance. My hair is so dry at the moment. The cream is formulated using Camellia Oil which provides deep nourishment, works as a Read more…
My has been going through a bit of a dry spell lately. I blame hormones. Of course, I blame those on just about everything :) As you can gather I spend a lot of money on hair care products but I did wonder if I could revert to my old ways and use something from my kitchen to improve the quality of my hair.
I settled on this recipe and have been delighted with the results.
OLIVE OIL AND EGG HAIR MASK:
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 eggs
Apply to dry hair. Leave on hair for at least 15 minutes (I waited 30 minutes). Then wash you hair as normal.
I tried this three times over the past week and my hair feels soft, shiny and manageable. It’s not greasy or dry. It’s just right. It’s almost like the mask normalised my hair.
Definitely worth a try!
Any home remedies to share??
Image from here
As you may already know I’m mad about notebooks and lists. My longest list by far is my make-up wish list. No surprise there but there are usually a handful of products I’m on the urge of buying but am reasoning with myself for whatever reason. Here are a few I am lusting after, and am considering buying. Let me know what you think of these – if you think they’re worth it or not.
Let’s get started!
Sleep-In Rollers I saw these in the window of my local Nail & Beauty Bar the other day and was intrigued. I googled them as soon as I got home and I discovered that they are huge amongst the desperate scousewives community – I’m afraid I’m out of the loop on this one as I have never seen it. I was very interested in waking up with big hair though. They cost €21 for 20, apparently that’s plenty for even thick hair. Not an issue for me – I’ll probably have some left over. I’m off to check YouTube for videos on how to put them in. Majorly sexy obviously.
Dior Diorskin Shimmer Star Amber Diamond Powder
This has been on my list since last November. I had evey intention of buying it at Sephora in Chicago but the sales assistant talked me into Too Faced Pink Leopard Highlighting bronzer instead. I love highlighters but I have quite a few. I’m not sure if this is going to stand out enough to warrant the purchase. It’s €40.25 on Debenhams website with free delivery to Ireland at the moment. It’s usually €44.73. I’m finding it hard to resist. Do I need it?
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF15
This one is top of my foundation wish list. I filled in the questionnaire on Chanels website to see which foundation was most suited to my skin type and this one was recommended. I have been meaning to try it out anyway so I’m delighted it suits my skin – medium coverage for combination oily skin in need of a radiance boost. That’s me. Have you tried it?
The Balm Nude Tude Palette
I was talking about buying this on Twitter and Facebook last week. I actually ordered but found out the following day that my order didn’t go through. I held off on ordering again, I’m not too sure why. I suppose it feels like a complete over-indulgence to buy something you have so much of – neutral shadows! Let’s face it, I need this like a hole in the head. Yet, I haven’t forgotten about it. It’s the matte shades that really appeal to me. The shades seem quite unique when I checked out the swatches too. Of course I may be just justifying myself :) €33.8o from Feel Unique.com.
What should I splurge on? What’s on your Lust List?
Why does a haircut have the power to make us feel brand new?
I was in desperate need of a haircut! I had extension put in in November so there has been no trims or highlights since then. When the extensions came out my hair was in great condition but it badly needed to be trimmed and shaped.
After a visit to lovely Mammy….
I had a few highlights and a semi of low-lights done. I love low lights for richness and texture. I had an inch of two trimmed off the ends and had some layers added through the back and to frame my face.
Today was a minimal makeup sort of a day.
- Revlon Colorstay in Natural Beige
- Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
- DH Brows – Taupe
- Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
- Cargo Lip Gloss – peach
- Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Kohl Liner
- Benefit High Beam
A note on the extensions I removed – They were amazing. It was like having perfect hair every morning. The best things was having no glue. My hair is growing at about three times its usual growth rate so I found they grew out quicker. I would definitely get the again when my hair goes crappy after baba is born. I had them done at issoni.ie. I couldn’t recommend them more!
I feel like a new woman!
* Update - The winners are:
Maudy Mac February 22, 2012 at 21:52
Issonni, the salon where I get my hair extensions done, have offered my readers 2 €100 vouchers for semi-permanent hair extensions. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get the best hair extensions available but needs a little help getting in the funds together.
All you have to do is comment below. One entry per person please :) This giveaway is open to anyone but bear in mind that the salon is in Dublin so you need to be able to get there.
The giveaway will end on March 7th and the winners will be announced here and via email.
Best of luck!!
*Image from chaplinshairsalon.com
I have some new hair!
You know me, hair extension addict. I swore I wouldn’t go semi-permanent again after my glue-ins but when I heard about the arrival of glue free Micro Interweave to Ireland I couldn’t resist. I had them applied at Issonni and I couldn’t be happier. Here is a video documenting my experience and a review. There’s also more info below.
Here is a little before and after shot (my hair appears to be a different colour in the second image – I blame the Christmas tree lights!)
My hair extensions were applied by hair extension expert Emilia Ogoo. Her studio is based Kimmage, Dublin. She also stocks her own brand of hair care products designed for natural hair extensions – the Moisturising Balm in particular is amazing. Emilia has been in the hair business for years. She offered me great advice and was a well of knowledge. I have heard so many hair extension horror stories, it’s definitely worth investing in someone with experience. I love my hair!
And her fabulous studio…
One month on… I still love my hair. It’s easy to manage and style. I don’t have to wash it as often because it’s not as thin. I was surprised at how easy it is to wash and dry the extensions. I have also has so many compliments. I don’t want to go back to my aul’ hair!
You can find out more at Issonni.ie.
* I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned nor have I received compensation for this review. This review is as always my own opinion.
My hair is always in bad condition this time of year. It’s in bits, literally. I have tried and tested hundreds of products for dry, damaged hair. Here are my favourites…
Products I mentioned:
John Frieda Frizz Ease Mask http://tinyurl.com/cl3o97k
Redken Outshine http://tinyurl.com/cqdhegu
Neal Wolfe Glow http://tinyurl.com/6d2phxx
Redken Clear Moisture Shampoo http://tinyurl.com/d3ukmw8 I bought mine in Hair Matters Clontarf
Redken Hair Oil http://tinyurl.com/csn45ox
Joico K-Pax Intense Hydrator http://tinyurl.com/ccey8gy
Redken Anti-Snap http://tinyurl.com/c6jx9qo
What I’m wearing:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Make-up Atalier eyeshadow palette (greys) http://tinyurl.com/bufypkq
Nars Albatross Highlighter
MAC Omega – brows
MAC Blacktrack eye liner
NYC Defnition mascara
All of the opinions expressed in this video are entirely my own. I have not been sponsored by any of the brands mentioned in this video
What are your favourite products for dry hair?
I picked up a few hair related items this morning in Boots. I binned eight hair brushes yesterday. They were a disgrace - the bristles barely brushed my hair. I don’t know what I was keeping them for!
I actually went into Boots to look for a Tangle Teezer and got a little distracted, as always. I bought two brushes and a hair wand…
I choose a mini Tangle Teezer, popped it into my basket and instead of heading for the till I decided to have a nosy at the other hair brush offerings. After much deliberation and testing I selected a Botanics Cushion Brush. According to the box it conditions hair and prevents breakage. I’m on board with that.
I had to pass through the electrical isle to get to the till. Low and behold I was drawn in my a new wand. New? Surely I need that. Probably not.
The wand in question is Babyliss Waving Wand. Now I have the conical wand, which I love, but the idea of having one designed for loose waves instead of curls drew me in.
It’s a weird shape, obviously to encourage waving rather than curling…
Dear Santa, I would like the same hair as the model on the Waving Wand box.I have been a very good girl this year (shopping aside).
Here’s a close look at the Botanic brush. I tried it this afternoon. So far, I like.
A note on the Tangle Teezer – don’t buy it in Boots! It costs €14.99, even for this mini version. I saw it this evening in my local chemist (McArdles) for €9.99 so shop around.
Here’s the scale of the mini version. I wanted one that I could throw in my handbag…
I look forward to recording a waving wand tutorial and review.
What hairbrushes do you use?