I recently submitted a tip for 20 Essential and Effective Argan Oil Benefits & Tips From the UK’s Leading Beauty Bloggers, so wanted to first of all share that with you, but also write a review on a bottle of argan oil from The Body Source.

My tip was: Argan oil is amazing for your hair. You can put it on damp hair after you wash it or put it on your hair once it’s dry, it really does improve your hair and leaves it silky smooth. My tip is to take it in the bathroom with you and after you shampoo, before you condition put a bit of oil on the tips of your hair. Once you have done this you can condition as normal. This seals it into your hair and leaves it feeling and smelling great! You can always use more after your hair has dried if needed.

 

I have been using this specific oil for a couple of weeks now and I have seen a massive improvement in my hair. It is easy to use, you only need a small amount and it leaves your hair super soft and feeling nourished.

I have really enjoyed this oil and my split ends seem to be looking better and my overall hair condition is a lot better. I am hoping by helping my hair it may grow a bit longer, rather than breaking off as it is so damaged 🙁

Sarah x

Some people celebrate Valentine’s day, and others don’t, it is a personal preference. If you are looking to get your special someone a gift, I have put together a few ideas.

Bodycare

mad beauty bath fizzers

Mad beauty bath fizzers

£6.99

www.madbeauty.com

I LOVE Mad beauty, they have such an amazing range of gifts, not just for Valentine’s! The bath fizzers are a great gift, for anyone that loves to pamper themselves (I am a massive bath bomb fan!). I love the packaging for this range as it is multicoloured hearts and it is just such a lovely gift.

ren moroccan rose body wash

Ren Moroccan rose body wash

£32

The Ren moroccan rose range has got to be one of my favourite body ranges out there. I love the scent and have used the body lotion and oil before and just adore them.

Ren have teamed up with McQueens florists for this limited edition body wash. It is a great size(500ml) and I just love the design on the label.

jurlique rose body oil

Jurlique rose body oil
£38

I love the whole of the Jurlique rose range, the formulas, the scent, how gentle it is to your skin and how simple but beautiful the packaging is.

I have used a Jurlique facial oil before to help my acne and really helped. Even though the rose body oil is only 100ml it literally will last forever!

The oil is so luxurious and lovely to use after a relaxing bath, you don’t need to put it all over, you can use it wherever you like and it really is moisturising. It sinks in quickly so doesn’t leave you feeling oily which is a bonus 🙂

Amphora aromatics

Amphora Aromatics – Love it gift box
£11.95

This beautiful set contains a bath oil, massage oil and a body lotion. The bottles are a good size and this is really great value.

The bath oil smells so amazing, it contains lots of great oils that are good for your skin and the bottle contains enough for up to 8 baths. The massage oil can be used either on yourself or your partner and I like that is isn’t too oily if that makes sense. The body lotion is very hydrating and leaves your skin so soft and leaves you smelling divine!

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Makeup

urban decay vice lipsticks

Urban Decay vice lipsticks

£15 each

www.urbandecay.co.uk

I have been a massive fan of the vice range since it was first released, I have recently added the above three to my collection and wanted to add them into my gift guide as I think they would make great gifts.

The lipsticks are so pigmented and easy to apply, they last ages and come in a range of what seems like a gazillion colours.

From top to bottom:

Tryst

Obsessed

Morning After

I think the names in the range are great too 🙂

blank canvas brushes

Blank Canvas dimension series brushes
www.blankcanvascosmetics.com
Prices range from £6.50 to £14.50

These brushes are every mermaid/unicorn wannabees dream (including mine!). The colour is just beautiful. Why wouldn’t you be attracted to something so shiny and pretty and champagne pink?!

I am lucky to have got my hands on the F08 dome buffing brush and F06 bevelled foundation/contour brush. They are both such great quality and so lovely to use. A good brush really does make a difference and to your make up routine.

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Perfume

how to marry a millionaire perfume

How to marry a millionaire perfume
£20
Can be purchased from most major perfume retailers.

One of the coolest perfume bottles I have a seen, a massive diamond ring!
This perfume is inspired by the film starring Marilyn Monroe and smells really sweet.

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Skincare

Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask

Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask
£32.50

I have used the rose water balancing mist and face cream before so to add this cream mask into my beauty regime was really exciting. You can either use it as a mask for ten minutes or if your skin really needs saving, you can leave it on overnight.

It has so many great natural ingredients in and leaves your skin super hydrated and looking fresh and far more awake!

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Nail/Handcare

deborah lippmann nail set

Deborah Lippmann nail varnish set
£28
Available from February 2017 online at Harrods / Lookfantastic / Feelunique / Selfridges

This set contains 6 beautiful rosy nudes and wold be great for any nail polish fan or even someone that prefers natural looking nails as the colours are all very neutral.

I have always been a fan of this brand as they are easy to apply and seem to last ages. The packaging is gorgeous and I just love the names of them: life is rosy, the look of love and a trail of petals to name a few.

mad beauty hand cream

Mad beauty hand cream

£4.99

www.madbeauty.com

Another one from mad beauty.  This hand cream is also within the same eye catching packaging. It is the perfect size tube to carry around with you and I mean, you can’t have enough hand cream can you?!

Jurlique rose hand cream

Jurlique rose hand cream
£18

I have been using Jurlique hand creams for a few years now, a couple of Christmas’s ago I got a set of four different scents and instantly fell in love. Keeping in the theme of rose I wanted to include the rose hand cream.

This hand cream is the perfect size to carry around with you and with its non greasy formula and beautiful scent you can use it whenever you are in need. Particularly with the cold weather here at the moment hand creams have been a massive savour for me.

Crabtree & Evelyn - hand therapy

Crabtree & Evelyn – hand therapy
£6

I love their range of hand creams.  At only £6 each they are great value and the perfect size to leave in your desk, bag, car, pocket, wherever you may need one. They come in such a variety of scents and would make the perfect gift for any women(or man!).

They smell great and soak in quickly, what more would you want from a hand cream?!

the english soap company

For the one I love soap

£4.95

www.theenglishsoapcompany.com

As I have mentioned before, I love a good bar of soap. A great smelling soap is pretty good gift for anyone at any age.

I love the quality and luxuriousness of the soaps from The English Soap Company, you can really tell they take pride in their products and have put a lot of effort into the scents and delicate packaging.


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Haircare

Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair

Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair
£4.95

Products like this are a godsend for coloured hair. I have previously used the shampoo in this range for red hair but now my hair is multicoloured I cant use a specific colour product, so this is meant for any colour 🙂

This would be the perfect gift if your loved one has coloured hair!

Osmo matt salt spray

Osmo matt salt spray
£8.99 in Sallys

This salt spray is great to use to get the beach wave look. This is a great gift for male or female that loves their hair and likes to style it.

It is easy to use and you don’t need much, meaning the spray will last a long time!

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I hope I have inspired you with some of my gift selections 🙂

Keep your eye out for Part 2 tomorrow 🙂

Sarah x


       

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat 🙂


Haircare

Paul Mitchell Make It Vibrant

Paul Mitchell Make It Vibrant

£40

This set includes:

Ultimate Color Repair Shampoo

Ultimate Color Repair Conditioner

Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue

 This set is great for anyone, like me, that has dyed hair and is fed up of it fading so quick. Since using this range I have noticed my hair hasn’t faded so quick and it looks more healthy and shiny. It is important to use a mask or something to help your hair if you have bleached it or dyed it a lot so this kit is great as it has everything you need.

Sukin Protein Hair Treatment

Sukin Protein Hair Treatment

£9.99

Sukin are a great affordable brand that also produce body and face products. They use natural products and you can really see a difference when using them. This hair treatment has really improved my hair. I have been using it once a week for the last few weeks and my hair is in a better condition and it has really helped with my split ends. This would be great for anyone that wants to give their hair a treat. 

Osmo haircare

Osmo

Deep moisture

£4.49

This is a leave in product, almost like a leave in conditioner. It really helps to use something like this if you have damaged hair. My ends are very dry, but the condition of my hair is getting better and is noticeably different when I use this.

Thermal defence

£4.99

This is a great heat protector . I don’t use heat to style my hair as much as I used to and I have noticed a difference in my hair, but when I do want to I ALWAYS make sure I use something to protect it.

crazy color shampoo

Crazy Color 

Red shampoo

£4.50

This is specifically designed for red hair, you can get it in different colours too. I always struggle to keep bright hair fresh, so something like this is great. It helps maintain the bright red between dyes so it doesn’t fade so quick. 

Hairapeutix

Hairapeutix

£5.99

This is a pre shampoo treatment that leaves your hair feeling so soft and manageable.  It revitalises damaged hair and is great to use on hair extensions too.

You get two sachets in the set which is really good value if you think about how much a hair treatment costs in the salon!

Dermalogica haircare

Dermalogica daily cleansing shampoo

£19.80

This shampoo helps to remove daily build up and leaves your hair so clean and soft. It is sulphate free so won’t damage your hair and you don’t need to use much to create a good lather.

Dermalogica daily conditioning rinse

£20.70

The conditioner helps to restore a bit of life into dry damaged hair and leaves it silky smooth.Using this along with the shampoo above is a great combo to restore your hair and to leave it really clean and manageable.

Sarah x


       

Healthy sexy hair

Sexy hair is a great brand and they have bought out a range called healthy sexy hair which contain lot of great oils and are sulfate free. I have been using the shampoo and conditioner for a couple of weeks now (they are colour safe, which is great as my hair is currently bright red!)

My hair has drastically improved, it is more manageable and not so tangled after I wash it, it is a lot easier to brush and seems a lot softer.

Sarah x


       

The last few months I have been using hair oils and serums religiously every day. My hair is such a mess from over bleaching and dying that the ends often break off and I have had to cut a lot of my hair off! The only way to save it is to cut down on dying it and styling it and try to use products to repair it.

hair serum

This serum is now one of my favourites, I have a few serums and oils I am using at the moment but this has to be one of the best. It smells so nice and doesn’t leave my hair feeling tacky or sticky.

The problem with some oils and serums is that you apply them on damp hair and as your hair drys you can steel feel them quite heavy on the hair but this formula is designed to be lightweight, so that you can see a difference in your hair but it won’t leave that horrible feeling to it.

Really impressed with this so far and will most definitely re purchase when I run out!

Sarah x