I know I have been on the missing list! Life has been demanding of late. But today I found myself oohing and aahing over a much-loved hair product. Yesterday I was covering myself in a new foundation thinking I really need to get back online and have a rave about this. The day previous I almost electrocuted myself with a beauty appliance and my first thought was blog rant! In short, I am missing you guys something terrible. So I’m back. Back to ranting and raving and my usual waffle. Man I’ve missed it!
Let the raving begin…
Oh holy silky hair heaven! A hair product I have obsessed with lately at the moment is the Matrix Oil Wonders Indian Amala Strengthening Oil. I needed to try it well because, well my hair was a mess of breakage and dryness. It is supposed to invigorate and renew weakened hair leaving it feel 4 times stronger and if anyone needs stronger hair it’s me *sobs into hands after removing giant wad of hair from brush*.
I won’t beat around the bush today, holy shamazingness! This stuff is just made for my hair. I was using it before I had my extensions put in and have continued using it from mid-length down with my Gold Fevers. My own hair has been falling out due to hormone imbalance and stress over the past year, it was damaged and brittle but because it was so fine most hair oils were a little heavy. My hair would look great on the day I washed and styled but then it would look a holy show the following day.
With this oil I use one tiny squirt and disperse from the mid lengths down and at the ends of the front layers, then I style my hair like normal. A lot of my hair loss was in the top and I will be following up with the products I used to disguise that thinness, by God I’ve tried mountains of them. If my hair was very parched of moisture of frizzy I might use a teeny tiny smidge after styling but just at the ends. As with any hair oil, a little goes a very long way.
It left my hair silky and soft, styling was a doddle. No greasiness, no heaviness, no limp hair. And it only costs €12.50, which I have just looked up online and can’t believe. So if you want stronger, longer hair I would highly recommend it.
I have about 6 hair oils but if I ever do run out of this I will be straight out to buy another. As for the rest of them? Dead to me, ha ha!
If like me you are a mascara addict you will be familiar with issues of dried lashes later in the day, clumping, flaking and then come tea time you want to apply another coat to freshen up or add drama but your lashes will not cooperate. Enter Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection Lash Refresher. It’s the best mascara fix, holy innovation Batman!
This stuff literally does resurrect your lashes. I read the hype and thought yeah-yeah whatever, but holy moly this has already become a makeup bag staple. It’s essentially a serum that comes in a mascara-like tube and a curved wand. You apply to your lashes to soften the existing mascara and get them ready for the next coat.
The brush coats each lash from root to tip, it separates every lash so its great if your mascara has clumped together. It’s also handy if you botched applying your mascara and need to undo the damage. What I use it for mostly it to add a fresh coat later in the day when my lashes need a wee lift.
I don’t think its necessary to spend a lot of money on Mascara. I have favourites from various brands, everything from Bobbi Brown Smokey Lash to brands like NYC and Boots 17. But since I am always testing something new I never really know how my lashes will hold up on a given day. Will there be flaking, smudging, running all over my face? It’s mascara roulette. Since the addition of this beauty that is not an issue at all. It’s also a good way to get use out of mascaras that might not have been for you, I can think of about ten sitting up in my mascara drawer.
There’s no need to go on and on about this. Love it, love it, love it.
You’ll find Urban Decay online and in store at Debenhams and from House of Fraser. It comes in at €13 which makes it affordable and also means it will eternally be in my makeup bag!
DKNY’s new limited edition collection of fragrances ‘Delicious Delights‘ are inspired by sweet sorbets. I love the pacakging, these look absolutely adorable. They are perfect for Summer. Here is a little breakdown…
Fruity Rooty Sweet and creamy. Opens with a cocktail of blackberry and juicy mandarin infused with blackcurrent . It has develops with candied apple, rose petals and violet flower. The base notes are orris, vanilla and musk. I would describe this as a sweet blackcurrant with gentle musk.
This is the third fragrance from Katy Perry’s collaboration with Coty. I enjoyed Killer Queen, the first fragrance, but I am usually drawn to brighter scents. This offering is fruitier and more floral.
Over the past year or so I have been starting to think about anti-ageing products and treatments. I want to preserve what I have for as long as possible, don’t we all. I was invited to Renaissance Laser & Skin Clinic to try their new Viora Reaction treatment.
How it works
Viora delivers radio frequency energy to the underlying layers of the skin. As we age collagen fibres weaken; everything from sun exposure to smoking and stress has a damaging affect. Viora stimulates the production of collage and elastin but protects the surface of the skin, this means to redness, rashes or peeling.
I am very tempted to begin this post with a really long excited shriek but I will save you the noise. Tanya Burr, the most fabulous YouTube make-up guru, now has a lipgloss and nail polish collection by Eye Candy. I love it when good things happen to lovely people – Go Tanya! Anyways, back to beauteous glosses.
I have made no secret of the fact that I love Xen-Tan. Their spray tan is the best I have tried and the lotion provides and amazing just-spent-a-week-at-the-beach-look, with zero tango-ness. They have recently launched a Luminous Gold Gel and Moroccan Tan which I was only too delighted to road test.
I’m in heaven! Novexpert La Creme Repulp actually replumps. Shocker. Pardon me for being so cynical but I am sick of products that claim to work magic but only leave us feeling disappointed or with a bad case of buyers remorse.
I am in love. Up until recently I had never tried any of Fushia’s makeup. Now, I’m addicted.
This post is really an overview and swatches of the products in the collection. I will be following up with review posts on some of the
I’m all about liquid and gel blushes these days. In Spring and Summer I tend to avoid powder products and I stick to fresh looking, sheer colour. For the past month I have been relying on Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush. I thought it was high
I love Agent Provocateur. In fact if I won the lotto it would be my first stop. There is nothing like luxury lingerie to make a girl feel like a million dollars. But since their items cost a small fortune I have been getting my Provocateur fix via their fragrance range. They just launched a new one – Petale Noir Eau de Parfum.
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.