25 November 2011

Pet Peeves #1

1. Girls that scream - If anyone is a fan of Jenna Marbles on YouTube (she is actually hilarious) you probably know where I'm coming from. Girls that feel the need to scream the place down when they see their friend and then scream a bit more. This seriously grates on me. Just stop it. Please. If you've not seen Jenna's video you can watch it here

2. People who don't say thank you - You know the type of people I'm talking about! The ones that you hold doors open for or move out the way for them to pass with not even so much as a smile. Argh. HOLD.MY.EARRINGS!

3. Arrogance on YouTube/Blogger - This may not be a popular opinion, but I bet a lot of you are thinking it. I find it really off putting/irritating when a person who makes YouTube videos/blogs has a fair amount of subscribers/followers then decide to think of themselves as a 'celebrity'. Good on you for making videos and gaining subscribers etc, but is there any need for the arrogance? No.

4. Random adverts playing - This really annoys me, you're happily watching something or listening to music then BAM some irrelevant advert about erectile dis-function starts playing and you have to search every tab to try and pause it. THEN, as if that isn't annoying enough, when you pause it, IT TAKES YOU TO A WEBSITE. Really? Get away from my life. Gosh.

5. Do you want a bag with that? - NO. No I don't. I'm going to put the shoes I've just purchased on over the ones I'm already wearing.

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14 November 2011

HOW TO // Grow Your Hair (Castor Oil)

Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil - Hair Treatment With Mink Oil

If you are like me and wish your hair would just grow, this could be the product that helps.
My hair has well and truly been ruined by hair dyes, bleach and lack of caring for it. Bad, I know but I'm a changed woman. I'm now trying to care for and grow my hair and this product seems to be helping.

Castor Oil is a lot like a paste in the container and when it warms turns to oil. You only need to apply it to your scalp and ends and let it sit in your hair. I'd apply it when you're not going anywhere or before bed so that you can wash it out in the morning. Trust me, you really won't anyone wanting to see you with it on your hair. There are a few pros and cons to this product but the good outweighs the bad. A few people have said in videos and articles I've read online that they have suffered break outs from this as it's an oil but I haven't experienced any and I'm prone to acne. Just to prevent this, I'd advise that when applying to keep about a cm away from the hair line just to prevent any irritation/breakouts. 

The main downfall of this product is it's a complete NIGHTMARE to get out of your hair. When I first used this it took me 4 attempts to wash it out. When washing this out I'd suggest using a non moisturising shampoo and one that foams a lot, it seems to work better at removing the oil. I tried to use the Toni & Guy Detox Shampoo but for some reason, it just wasn't strong enough to wash it out.

On a better note, it seems to be doing something. As I'm blonde (bottle blonde) 'shiny' hair isn't a regular occurrence but I've noticed more of a shine, good times! I'm guessing it has something to do with the load of oil I put on it a few days before? Haha. Also, my roots are terrible. Annoying, but I'm pleased as it means it's working.

There is also a 'Castor Oil' challenge. You use the product for about 3months (I think) and see how your hair changes in condition/length. I'm going to keep up with this but I'll be honest and say I will probably only use it about once a week as it's difficult to wash out. If you search YouTube for Castor Oil hair growth results a few people have logged their progress and show their before and after pictures, I'd go and have a nose if you're interested in using this, there are also 'how to apply videos'.

The Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil is from America as far as I am aware but you can buy it on eBay, where I purchased mine and Amazon and costs under £5.
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24 October 2011

Flexitol Lip Balm

Flexitol Lip Balm
"For severely dry lips - Alleviates dryness and discomfort"

As the weather has gone from a heatwave in October to freezing I thought I would share this little gem I came across last year. If like me you suffer from severe dry lips, yes ladies, that does include looking like you've been drinking Cherryade look (come on, you all know it) then this is a great product for you.

I randomly picked up this lip balm on the off chance after loosing my Nivea stick and was at the point where if felt as if I'd been using sandpaper to exfoliate my lips. I didn't expect a great deal, I suffer with dry, sore, chapped lips every winter without fail and a lot of lip balms promise the earth but have minimal effect.I started applying this in the morning when I bought it and a few more times in the day, by the next morning there was a huge difference. There was a lot less dryness and flaking of my lips (sexy, I know) and they were less red and irritated. By the end of day two they had pretty much cleared up. As I've suffered with this for as long as I can remember and it normally takes me about a week minimum to clear up my lips, I was very impressed. As soon as my lips had cleared I went back to using a normal lip balm and just apply it at nights in winter (or anytime it is cold... Most nights then.) If anyone else is a sufferer of severe dry lips or soreness I'd recommend giving this a go and hopefully it will work as well for you as it did for me.
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13 October 2011

Godefroy Instant Eyebrow Tint

Godefroy Instant Eyebrow Tint
Godefroy Instant Eyebrow Tint - £4.77

NOT for use on eyelashes
This product contains PPD

The kit contains:
  • 1 - 4oz developer
  • 4 - brow colour capsules
  • 4 - hair colour applicators/mixing sticks
  • 1 - mixing cup
  • 1 - instruction leaflet

"Enhance your eyebrow colour for 6 weeks eliminating the need for eyebrow make up. No more daily application of eye pencils or eye powders. Covers grey 100%"

I bought this Godefroy eyebrow tinting kit in medium brown months ago from Amazon and completely forgot about it, after coming across it again I thought I'd give it a go. I was a little nervous about this not knowing anyone who had used it or if it would go right but it was really simple and easy to use.

The whole process takes roughly under 5 minutes, you mix one capsule with 1cm of the developer, mix it up and off you go. The amount of time you leave the colour on depends on how dark you would like to go, the instructions give you a colour times so you can decide which shade you would like to achieve.

I paid about £4.77 for this product and I imagine that is considerably cheaper than a visit to a salon. The process was fast and easy and I'm very pleased with the end result. My eyebrows are brown anyway but the ends are lighter for some reason. This means if you look from a distance, I look like I have half an eyebrows (annoying aha). The pack contains 4 applications and it claims to last 6 weeks so I think this is a real bargain, and let's be fair, we all love a bargain!

Colour selector -
Jet Black - Ebony skin tones/black hair
Natural Black - Olive to dark skin tones/black hair
Dark Brown - Medium to olive skin tones/dark brown to black hair
Medium Brown - Light to medium skin tones/grey, blonde or red hair
Light brown - Fair skin tones/grey, blonde and red hair

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6 October 2011

Rimmel - Kate Moss Lipstick Collection Shade 01, 02, 03

Rimmel - Kate Moss Lipstick Collection Shade 01, 02, 03

I first seen these lipsticks on Faye's blog and couldn't resist the temptation to buy one (or three) for myself.

Rimmel - Kate Moss Lipstick Collection Shade 01, 02, 03
Shade 01 

Rimmel - Kate Moss Lipstick Collection Shade 01, 02, 03
Shade 02 (my favourite!)

Rimmel - Kate Moss Lipstick Collection Shade 01, 02, 03
Shade 03

I've never been a huge fan of Rimmel lipsticks, the first time I bought one was in a vibrant red colour and although it was really soft and smooth and easy to apply, it smudged. Smudged red lipstick up your face is great at Halloween but not too great on a night out ha. The Kate Moss collection claims to give a lasting finish and they are a lot better than the lipstick I bought before. Unfortunately they are still a little bit smudgy to what I prefer on first impressions but so far so good. I'm pretty happy with my new purchases, the packaging is lovely and the colour pay off is really impressive. The lipsticks are £5.49 each but are on an offer for 3 for 2 at Boots and Superdrug.
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