Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Khairprep

I have recently been changing my hair colour a lot, resulting in dry damaged ends. I have had my hair trimmed but I really don't want to lose any length as I am trying to grow it so I have been trying lots of different products. I have been trying these two products from www.khairpep.com and wanted to quickly share my thoughts with you.


The product on the left is a leave in mask, after using this a few times I could really feel a difference. My hair wasn't so knotty when brushing and it felt in a lot better condition where it is usually very tangled at the ends due to split ends. I have been using it twice a week now and I use it instead on conditioner and leave it in to work its magic! 

The product on the right is a serum, this can also be applied after shampooing and used instead of a conditioner. I haven't used both products together, I have be using one or the other. They both work in a very similar way as they both help to improve your hair but it is all down to preference of you prefer a conditioner texture or a serum. 

Both products are great and I would recommend them to anyone with damaged hair! 

Sarah x

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Flo

So I came across www.flo-accessories.com which sells travel beauty accessories and I have a few of their products I want to share with you:


First off is a perfume necklace. What is a perfume necklace? you may ask. Well, this handy invention allows you to spray these little foam pads with your favourite perfume and then place one inside the necklace so when you wear it you can smell fab without worrying about your perfume wearing off. Pretty good idea if you ask me!


My next product I have is the light up compact mirror. Every girl needs to carry around a mirror to re apply make up on the go but the amazing thing about this one is that it lights up. How many times have you been out and tried to re apply lipstick in your pocket mirror and realised its too dark you cant actually see what you are doing? Exactly. This now comes everywhere with me :)


Another perfume related product is the travel size atomiser. It is perfect to fill with your favourite perfume to pop into your bag or take away if you are travelling. No one wants to carry around a massive perfume bottle!


I think Flo have some really great products so check out their website!

Sarah x

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Roots and ritual

I love trying new products and seeing this advertised online definitely caught my eye. Included in the box below is some fab hair treatments along with a heated towel. I hadn't even heard of a heated towel before so was very excited to try this.

The below can all be purchased from www.rootsandrituals.co.uk and they have some great information about their products online.


The hair products I was sent to try along with the towel were a conditioner and a hair oil, both are great for dry or damaged hair!

The idea behind the range is that you can pamper yourself at home whilst feeling like you are at a spa. When I first opened the oil I honestly thought how amazing and relaxing it smelt. The hair oil includes over 9 different essential oils from argan, coconut and olive oil. 

Both the conditioner and the oil have left my hair feeling so smooth and I love the smell of both products.

The towel came with very easy to read and understand instructions and was a great product to use. It was so relaxing and felt great to just sit there with it on I nearly fell asleep :)

Sorry I didn't have a chance to take a picture of me wearing it! 

Sarah x

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

English Rose Cosmetics

My mum always tells me that you are never too young to start looking after your skin. The thought of getting old and wrinkly terrifies me! I am always on the look it for age defying products even though I am only 25 (and I look about 12) I want to stay looking young!

I have been using an they cream by www.english-rose-cosmetics.com as I ran out of my usual one and saw that this company is based near my old house. After checking out their website I was excited to try their eye cream.


The eye cream left my eyes feeling refreshed. I have been using it every night and I have noticed an improvement with the skin around my eyes, I used to get red patches in the outer corners but these are a lot less noticeable now and I look far more awake every morning!

I have also been trying a new product that will be released soon which is the mermaids cleansing water. I have been using this to take off my make up and it has been a great addition to my make up routine. I expected it to be oily as most liquid make up removers are but it honestly is as gentle as water. It is fast and effective to take off my make up and doesn't leave any residue.

Sarah x

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Nail Buff

Wanted to take a moment to share with you this cool new website I stumbled across. It's called www.nail-buff.com and it offers you the chance to keep track of all your nail polishes online. I think this is a great idea as I always forget what I have and end up buying similar colours or once I even bought a polish I already had!

Here are a few screen shots from the website:


They have lots of great brands such as Essie, Model's own, OPI, China glaze etc to choose from when creating your collection. It is so easy to start building up your collection:

I think it might take a while for me to add of all mine so I better crack on!

Sarah x

MyChelle

I have recently been using this sample set of MyChelle skincare that I received from www.eternonaturals.com and I have been presently surprised with the products.


Eternonaturals have a massive range of beauty products online, I am currently eyeing up their range of ear candles (these are worth trying if you haven't already!)

This set includes trial sizes of 6 different products and is great if, like myself, you haven't tried MyChelle before! Inside the set is:

Pure Harmony Cleanser, .25 oz / 7.5 ml
Pure Harmony Mask, .25 oz / 7.5 ml
Pure Harmony Serum, .17 oz / 5 ml
Pure Harmony Mist, .17 oz / 5 ml
Pure Harmony Cream, .25 oz / 7.5 ml
Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented, .25 oz / 7.5 ml



My favourite to use was the pure harmony serum as it left my skin extremely hydrated and fresh. I just really love sets like this as it is a great way to try a whole range of products at a reasonable price. Its RRP is £15.95 which is a great price considering how many products are included.

I also love the sample of sun shield, as it is great to put in your handbag if like me you get a red nose as soon as the sun comes out!

Sarah x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Deeside

I am always reviewing what I put on my skin to try and help with spots, anti ageing etc but it is also important to think about what you are putting into your body. I am not the best person to talk about food as I could live off junk food but one thing I do is I make sure I drink enough water.

It is so important to keep hydrated, not only does it help with your skin and nutrition but I find it helps with my migraines.


I have recently been drinking Deeside water during the day whilst I am at work to see if it really makes a difference. Apart from feeling hydrated and not feeling so headachy I wanted to see if it helped my skin. I drank this water for two weeks and surprisingly enough it did help my complexion. My face hasn't been so dry and I feel a lot better in myself as well as looking healthier! 

Deeside water is marketed as being one of the purest bottled waters. I know a lot of water you buy has had chemicals and all sorts added but I think because this particular brand is so thorough with how it is produced that it really does help. It is interesting to read this page on their website: www.deesidewater.co.uk/benefits

Sarah x

Thursday, 16 April 2015

ESPA tinted moisturiser

There are always days where I really cannot be bothered to put in a full face of make up. The days when you need to go to work or go out but you just don't have time or energy to put all your usual make up on. A great alternative to foundation is a tinted moisturiser. For days when I have no massive visible spots I opt for one instead of layering on foundation.

Make up becomes a vicious circle. You cover up a spot with thick make up, this then causes more spots and more make up is applied and it never ends. Your skin needs a chance to breathe.


Tinted moisturisers are great to add that subtle colour and even out your skin tone but without caking something on. I find some foundations very flaky and drying but with a moisturiser you don't have that problem as its good for your skin and keeps it hydrated.


I have been using this tinted moisturiser from ESPA on and off for the last few weeks and it is a great alternative to foundation. It is easy to apply and makes my skin look glowing. I use the shade nude and it is a great match to my skin, leaving me happy to face the world without caking on the foundation!

Sarah x

Monday, 13 April 2015

Yves Rocher

This is a new brand for me, I had heard of them but never had the chance to try any of their products. Today I have a few different things to try to create a statement eye.

I usually stick to the same look everyday, mascara and occasionally eyeliner but I decided to be more adventurous and go all out with eyeshadow too :)

 

The products used are:

Intense kajal eyeliner (black)
Fixing eyelid primer
Volume vertige mascara (black)
Quad eyeshadow (gris profond)

The eyeliner was really strange to use at first as I had never seen one like this but it was easy to create a smokey eye using it on my top and bottom lashes. I really liked the texture and how easy it was to glide on.

My favourite product was the eyeshadow set, the shades complement each other well and I love the white which is great for the corner of your eyes or under your brow bone. I have never really used an eyeshadow primer before but this one seemed to work great and kept my make up in place :)

You can see from the picture how good the mascara is, it really opened up my eyes by curling my lashes and making them look fuller and longer.

Sarah x

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Flint + Flint

After trying a couple of Flint + Flint products a few months ago I became a massive fan. I wanted to share with you my thoughts on a few more of their range I recently received from www.beautycrowd.com.

The products I have been using are: SPF 30 Primer, Glycolic Cleanser and Lip Hero.


The cleanser is great to use for any skin types, you simply apply it to your wet face and leave for 1-2 minutes then rinse off. It has left my skin feeling extremely smooth without being too harsh. It has left my face looking brighter and my pores are less visible.

The primer has been a great addition to my make up routine. I love the fact it contains SPF as it helps to protect your face in everyday life from the suns harmful rays. It is easy to apply and leaves my face feeling soft and smooth, ready to apply my foundation. You only need a small amount to cover your whole face which is always a bonus - meaning the product will last you a long time :)

The lip hero has been a godsend, the description is in the name. There isn't much to say about this product, it does as its name suggests! My lips are so soft and feel in amazing condition after using this daily and it smells fab too.

I really do love their packaging and the way each product is a different colour. It makes me want to buy the whole range just so I can create a rainbow in my bathroom!

Sarah x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Buckley London

Another great jewellery brand I have just discovered is Buckley London. They offer a great range of costume jewellery on their website: www.buckleylondon.com




The three bracelets come as a set which you can view or purchase here. They fit perfectly and are stretchy so easy to put on. I love the detail of the beads on each bracelet. They come in a variety of colours and bead designs so they can be worn individually or as the set. A perfect assortment to spruce up any outfit!

The lovely people of Buckley are letting me share a special discount code with you to receive 20% any order (excluding the poppies) until the end of April. Use SARAH20OFF at the checkout!

Sarah x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Nizz lipsticks

I am a massive lipstick fan, I usually opt for simple eye make up and a statement lipstick so I can't describe how excited I was to receive not just one, but four new lipsticks to try!


I had seen Nizz lipsticks all over Instagram and if you haven't heard of them then check out www.nizzcosmetics.co.uk because they have such a great range!



The shades above from top to bottom are:

Purple paris
Tokyo pink
Mocha nude
Cranberry red

My favourite has to be Tokyo pink.

My main concern with any lipstick apart from being long lasting is that I want to make sure they are moisturising and don't dry my lips out and leave them flaky. From the second I applied these I kept rubbing my lips together as it just felt like I had applied a moisturiser. The texture and feel was beautiful and the pigment is fab. I have my eye on the blue lipstick they make!

The lipsticks are cruelty free and vegetarian, they contain all natural ingredients which is great :)

Sarah x

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Australian Bodycare

I have crazy sensitive skin and I am always looking for new products to try. Australian Bodycare offer a great range of tea tree based products that are kind and gentle to your skin but at the same time very effective.


I have been using the deodorant now for just over two weeks and I am getting on great with it. We don't often think about what we use under our arms but the skin is just as delicate and sensitive as your face!

A few years go I developed an allergy to my deodorant and since then I have had to be very careful what I use or I end up with a rash and really dry areas. My favourite thing about this deodorant is that it smells lovely and fresh and you can just tell by the scent and the tea tree that it is good for your skin if that makes sense? It's working great so far and I plan to continue using it :) Oh and I forgot to mention its a roll on, which I prefer to a spray.

The other product I have been trying is the skin wash, I have been using this all over in the bath and again, knowing it has tea tree in the product and being able to smell the fresh aroma just makes me feel so clean. Since using this my skin is in better condition.

I suffer from mild acne on my back and shoulders which I have been dealing with for years now and it's hard to find the right products. I find they either don't work or they are too strong but this wash seems to have helped and my skin doesn't look so "angry" which is great :)

I am planning to try some more products from this range as I have been very impressed with these!

Sarah x