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Haircare / Styling, Organic / Natural

Organic Irish Shampoo & Conditioner from Voya

Tis no secret that I’m a fan of Voya – it’s Irish, it’s organic, it’s made from hand harvested seaweed but most of all it’s just top notch.So I was excited to hear that they now have a shampoo and conditioner.

I have had a mare of a time finding a shampoo and conditioner that are organic and work well with my hair. I have had more success with conditioners but for some reason I have yet to find a decent shampoo.

I love the names of these products. The shampoo is called Silky by Nature and the condition is Forget Me Knot – I love it. The smell lovely – natural without a hint of essential oil.

I took a break from my usual hair care routine and decided to give them a bash last night. Today my hair is soft and manageable.

As I mentioned, the products are made from seaweed. One would expect that there is a tiny amount in each tube but it is in fact listed second in the ingredients after water. I’m impressed.

Some of you were asking me where you can buy Voya products. They’re available from the Voya website.

Have you tried any decent organic shampoo’s and conditioners?


Haircare / Styling, Skin Care

Lush Goodies

I recently blogged about my interest in Lush’s Little Green Bag for St Patrick’s Day and I promised when I received the goodies I would post some photos and my initial thoughts.

So here I go :)

Lush Little Green Bag


Inside the little green bag…


Each Peach Massage Bar (20g)

I am in love! This just might be my favourite product from Lush. It smells absolutely amazing. I have found myself picking up the bag on occasion just for a quite whiff. I also managed to wangle a back massage using the bar. The bar itself is solid but when it comes in contact with the skin it starts to melt. All I did was rub the bar on an area until it was coated it massage oil and then I popped it back in the bag. This will last for ages!


Sea Vegetable Soap (100g)

I mentioned in my previous post that this is my favourite Lush soap fragrance. I have bought Sea Vegetable at least 3 times in the past. Although it’s gentle enough to use on sensitive skin I think this one would be best enjoyed by someone with normal, normal to dry or oily skin – very dry skinned ladies may take issue. It smells like the ocean with a hint of lime, lavender and seaweed. It’s quite refreshing – I usually bring a bar on holiday. refreshing splash in the ocean. It has a crust of  sea salt to give your body a good scrub. Loves.


Sugar Scrub (50g)

Sugar Scrub is vegan friendly and has a herbal lavender scent. Lush says it’s good for scrubbing away dead skin cells, tackling cellulite, and and invigorating sluggish skin – I hope so. This will be a great product for getting my skin ready for Summer.


Squeeky Green Shampoo Bar

This bar is meant to refresh and revive your hair and scalp. It  is made with ‘noodles’ of shampoo that are pressed together into a mould shape. Squeeky Clean contains peppermint, fresh rosemary and tea tree, as well as chamomile essential oil and nettle, to help stimulate your scalp and battle dandruff. I would describe the scent as masculine, earthy and green. I’ll be testing this one this evening.


Jungle Conditioner (55g)

Jungle Conditioner contains cocoa butter which slides on to your hair to make it softer, it then dissolves in water to leave it shiny and smooth. It contains five fruits, detangles and gives hair a shine. I read that I should smooth it along my hair from root to tip, leave for one minute and then rinse out. I shall also be testing this one out this evening.


Shampoo Bar Tin

The set costs €19.95 which I think is a pretty good deal considering all of the products you get. I look forward to trying the shampoo and conditioner.

Haircare / Styling, Reviews

Victoria Secret Love Spell Shampoo & Conditioner

PIC_0553If you have seen my latest video you know that I bought Victoria Secret Love Spell Shampoo and Conditioner last week. It came highly recommended so I had to get my hands on it.

Victoria Secret had a 3 for 2 offer on so I bought two shampoos and one conditioner, since I use so much less of it.

Most of my haircare purchases are bought to enhance my hair in one way or another, plumping roots, smoothing split ends, volumising etc etc This purchase however was purely based on scent. I love when a breeze catches your hair and the fragrance of your shampoo escapes. This shampoo smells like peach, cherry blossom and jasmine. It’s very pretty but very sweet.

I gave them a whirl this evening and I have to say, my hair does smell good. I did my usual to washes and one conditioning session. Performance wise I’d say it’s the same as most of the other shampoos I have tried. No better but no worse.

My one concern, as I mentioned in my video, is for my highlights. This shampoo is for all hair types. I am a little concerned that this won’t do my few highlights any favours.

I have the Love Spell body spray so I think I shall be layering my scent this afternoon. If I smell like a teen, so be it!