Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Pantene Colour Seal Concentrate

I’ve had this a long time, as soon as it appeared in my local Boots I picked up 2, but I haven’t blogged about it until now.

What started as this:

Pantene Colour Seal Concentrate 1

Is now this:

Pantene Colour Seal Concentrate 2

I love this! I just jumped in the shower and my hair was a mess, I tried out a new shampoo and conditioner yesterday and it left it feeling rough, and there was just one product I wanted to reach for! Every time I use this my hair is left so soft, shiny and tangle free! I put it on for around 2 minutes after I have used shampoo and conditioner and it always gives amazing results no matter what condition my hair was in before.

I can’t comment on how well it keeps colour in as until now I have had bleached hair that doesn’t really fade. I will be using this now that my hair is dyed though and let you know.

If your hair needs a boost then I thoroughly recommend you try this out, for £3.99 you cant go wrong!


Monday, 30 May 2011

Going neutral

I love neutral colours! I think I could happily only ever wear neutral nail polishes! I was reorganising my drawers and was admiring all my Nails Inc polishes (yes I am the only person who buys them, well me and Snowdrop85), I started off by testing a few on my nails but then decided I actually liked the combination and have left it as it is.


The polishes used, left to right, were:

  • Hyde Park Mews
  • Foubert’s Place
  • Goodge Place
  • Jermyn Street
  • London (from the Diet Coke collection)


It’s sort of ombre nails, but not quite. What do we think?


Sunday, 29 May 2011

To the darker side. . .

On Friday I went off to my hairdresser’s and had decided I wanted to go a darker blonde!

The before:



The after:



So far I love it! I just need to try and look after it now, I’m not used to having dye that could fade after having a head full of bleach for 2 years.

If you have any amazing hair products for coloured hair please let me know!


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Zoya – Caitlin

This is from Zoya’s Intimate collection, I think of it like Zoya Kelly’s little sister. It’s a blue-grey shade.


It applied like butter and this photo is after 2 days wear, other than slight tip wear it is still perfect so far.


Artistic Colour Gloss – One Week On

An update on my last post, I wore this nail polish for a week, the only reason I took it off was because i wanted to do my nails for a trip to London! But I wore the colour for a week, and loved it, that is very unlike me!



I had one chip, but the nail underneath had peeled so I feel this is the cause.


Other than that it was still perfect and had just grown out a bit, definitely a good idea for weak nails or those that get a lot of chipping!


Monday, 16 May 2011

Artistic Colour Gloss – Vogue

Artistic Colour Gloss are a new line of gel/polish hybrids very similar to Gelish, they are even in the same bottle! As with Gelish and Shellac you cure each layer in a UV lamp and these polishes should last up to 2 weeks. We shall see how long it lasts on me.
I currently own 2 of the colours and have some more on the way to me. The first one I had to try out was Vogue, a purpley-grey, my favourite sort of shade!
There is a slight shimmer running through this. And the shine is incredible.
If your nail polish always chips within days then I thoroughly recommend you look into Gelish or Shellac nails, if you Google you will be able to find someone in your area.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Nail Polish Haul


At the start of the month I made an eBay order for some of the new OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection. I wasn't planning to get any but I couldn't resist the murky shades! I love everything that I ordered, can’t wait to wear them all!

OPI Mermaid Tears, OPI Stranger Tides and OPI Skull and Glossbones (not very accurate colours):


OPI Stranger Tides, OPI Skull and Glossbones and OPI Mermaid Tears:



OPI Princess Rules, OPI Who Needs A Prince?, Color Club Revvolution and China Glaze Golden Enchantment:



2 coats of all polishes were used.

The eBay seller I used was beautyzone2007, she is brilliant, has good prices and my parcels always arrive in about a week with no custom charges.


Monday, 9 May 2011

Nails Inc – Fashion Fawn

I picked this up with the latest InStyle which went on sale on Thursday (5th May). There are 3 colours available, this taupe colour, a teal and a bright orange.

One coat:


Two coats:


This had the creamy formula which most Nails Inc polishes have. If you like taupe colours I think this is definitely worth picking up as it is only £3.70 for the magazine and is worth £11 (I may have picked up 2, what can I say, I cant resist taupe colours!)


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Mission Rescue Skin and Hair Is Go!

I have decided that I need to take action on my skin and hair! My skin lately has had break-out after break-out and its getting me down, and my hair is so dry, I went 4 days without washing it and there was not one ounce of grease just a very knotty mess!

After seeing a review by Lucy over at Lipglossiping.com about some new skincare for blemished skin I had to pick it up.


The Doctor Brand set is £19.95 from Boots, I was lucky that I was able to get this on my Boots points. It is a 3 step system with a face wash, a pore cleaning gel and a moisturiser. I used it for the first time today and so far so good, my skin doesn’t feel oily but doesn’t feel tight either. It says to use twice a day, I'm not going to lie i don't normally wash my face properly in the morning so I will be getting up a few minutes earlier from now on!

I also have some new hair products to try out:


  • Matrix Biolage Fortifying Leave-In Treatment – I used this for a year and then my hair got really bad after this ran out and I didn’t replace it, I'm hoping there is a connection! – from http://www.gorgeousshop.co.uk/, £11.48
  • Tigi Catwalk Headshot Reconstructive Intense Conditioner – from http://www.gorgeousshop.co.uk/, £4.98
  • Joico K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor – from http://www.gorgeousshop.co.uk/, £11.96
  • Tigi Love Peace & Planet Cranberry Orange Mint Moisturising Shampoo – from TK Maxx, £4.99
  • Tigi Love Peace & Planet Cranberry Orange Mint Moisturising Conditioner – from TK Maxx, £4.99
  • Kerastase Elixir Ultime – from http://www.gorgeousshop.co.uk/, £26.80
  • Kerastase Nutri-Thermique range samples.

I recently found my Joico K-Pak shampoo and conditioner again so have been using that at the moment, but once I've used that up I'm going to try the Tigi as I've heard good things about the range.

Please let me know if you have any other recommendations to help my dried out bleached blonde locks!


Monday, 2 May 2011

Bourjois - Rose Lounge

This nail polish has become famous this weekend as it is one of the nail polishes Kate Middleton wore for her wedding. She wore a mix of Bourjois Rose Lounge and Essie Allure. You can find out the supposed details of her hair and make up here.

2 coats:


I needed 2 coats as I have stained nails so needed to cover that up, but one coat gave a touch of colour so you could leave it at that if you have nice nails.

3 coats:


With 3 coats it becomes more opaque and smoothes out some of the streakiness that happened on some nails.

I think this is a lovely subtle colour, and would look lovely as the base for a french manicure. I’m pleased Kate wore this as it made me get it out of my collection and I was pleasantly surprised!


Sunday, 1 May 2011

April Favourites

I don't normally do these but there have been a lot of products I've used a lot throughout April so thought I'd mention them.

  1. Vichy Normaderm moisturiser - I've gone back to using this, after switching to Clinique for a while, and it moisturises while helping with the oiliness of my skin. It makes a perfect base for make-up.
  2. Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume mascara - this has one of those rubber wands but it separates brilliantly! I can apply this in a rush in the morning and guarantee that my lashes will be separated and volumized.
  3. Benefit Cream Creaseless Shadow in RSVP - this is my go to shadow every morning, I just sweep some of this over my lids with my fingers and i'm good to go.
  4. MAC MSF in Petticoat - this is such a lovely colour, I've found myself reaching for it most days.
  5. Tigi S-Factor Shiny Happy People shine spray - I have blonde hair so need all the help I can get for shiny hair, and this spray smells lovely!


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