Thursday, 9 August 2012

Hair Care Review #3: Schwarzkopf got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder

Schwarzkopf's got2b volumizing styling powder is used to give hair an instant boost of volume through boosting the roots and giving the hair texture and hold. The product is a fine sticky powder that you can either put into your hands, rub them together and then apply to the hair or apply straight into the hair for an even larger boost. 

This product does exactly what it says it does, it boosts the hair giving it as much volume as desired (depending on the amount of product used). I always apply this to my roots first, usually putting it into my hands and then rubbing the product in but if I am going on a big night out (new years eve, for example) then I will apply the product straight into the hair as I really want it to last! 

The only downside to this product would be the way it leaves your hair feeling. It is definitely not a nice feeling and almost feels dirty as though it needs a wash. It doesn't look this way though so if this wouldn't bother you that much then I would definitely recommend giving it a go. I always use this product when it doesn't matter what the state of my hair is in the morning. If I know I'll be needing to get up and go pretty quickly then I know that this is not the product to use for that night but otherwise I'm always using it for nights out!

I would definitely recommend picking up this product if you are looking for a quick fix to volumizing your hair (quicker than back combing too - and much better for your hair!) and for £2.71 you can't really go wrong!

What do you think of this product? Have you tried any other volumizing powders? 


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Guest Post on A Little Obsessed!

I'm really excited to announce that today's post will be over at A Little Obsessed! It is a post where I talk about my top 10 favourite lipsticks. You can take a look at the post here

I'm sure you already all know Sabrina over on A Little Obsessed but if you don't then it's definitely worth a look, her blog is amazing!

Let me know what you think! 


Monday, 6 August 2012

NOTD #2 - Models Own (Hed Kandi) in Beach Party

I have been wanting this nail polish for such a long time and recently decided to treat myself to it. I was worried that it might go out of stock as it's in the Hed Kandi collection and I'm not too sure whether this is a permanent polish in their collection (it should be if it isn't!). 

I am a big lover of anything neon as of late and so I knew I would love this just as much as I love my favourite nail polish (Pixi Glow - the bright pink one from the fairytale/tinkerbell collection! - review coming soon). I just hoped it would be as neon and bright as it appeared in swatches. I painted my nails with it last night and at first I was actually a little disappointed with the pigmentation as it wasn't quite as bright as I thought it would be but when I woke up this morning, my first thought was wow! It was much brighter than I had thought it was last night - maybe it was the lighting, maybe I was just tired. I'm not to sure, but I'm in love with it! It's such a beautiful shade and it could possibly be taking over my beloved Pixi polish as my favourite... We'll have to see! 

I'm not going to lie, I am a little disappointed about the quality of the polish. It appears to have bubbled on my nails, but I'm pretty sure there are ways of getting around this as I have also had the same problem with some of my Barry M polishes. Any ideas? 

Even though I was slightly disappointed by this it doesn't actually stop me loving the polish any less than I would if this wasn't a problem - the amazing colour takes away from this! I can imagine it would look even more amazing on tanned skin as it would just pop even more - sun please come out so I can test this theory! but nevertheless, I am still loving the polish all the same. The perfect summer colour I must say. I am now very tempted by Hedonist and Baleriac Cool from the Hed Kandi collection as I can imagine they are both just as great. 

Have you tried any of the Models Own Hed Kandi collection? Do you love a neon nail or do you prefer a nude? 


New Facebook Page!

Just letting you all know that I've now got a Facebook page that you can find here! Would really appreciate it if you wanted to go on over and take a look and like the page if you want! Will be adding updates etc. over there too! 

Do you use Facebook? Let me know if you like it!


Friday, 3 August 2012

Hair Care Review #2: Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditoner

Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner is by far one of my favourite hair care products and is a firm favourite in my hair care routine. It is described to "make weak hair big and strong" that "conditions and nourishes hair so it's tangle-free and protected from everyday wear and tear". I completely agree that it conditions and nourishes hair so that it is tangle free as actually this is what I use the product for. 

As my hair is so long I find it very troublesome to brush daily after washing. I find it gets very knotty especially around the nape of the neck which is a right pain to get through and make tangle-free and this is where this product comes in for me. I spray it all over my hair, even more so on the extremely knotty areas and then brush with my tangle teaser (review to come soon!). It makes it so much easier to get through and not only that but it makes my hair smell at the same time. I'm really not great at describing scents so I won't try to but it's beautiful!

I wouldn't say that my hair is weak and distressed and so can't comment on how it holds up against making it stronger but would definitely recommend giving it a go as I haven't actually tried an Aussie product that I haven't liked and that hasn't lived up to expectations. This is definitely my favourite product in their range as I have repurchased it so many times (and it is very rare that I actually do repurchase a product, the beauty blogger in me always thinks there's something better out there - but with this I don't actually feel the need to try anything else) 

Have you tried this? Any other Aussie favourites out there? Have you tried anything better than this?