01/12/2016

November Favourites

It's been awhile since I sat down and wrote a post of any sort. I'm not really sure where to start if I'm honest with you, I am sorry for not posting anything for a couple of weeks, university and work has just drained me so much that I've had no time to do anything. 
Today though I'm back, back with a November Favourites! 
Two hair products have been well loved this month. I don't get up nearly early enough in the mornings and I need something, anything that'll help reduce drying time. First up we have the Schwarzkopf Supersoft Detangling Spray, this spray smells amazing - very fruity smelling and a few sprays in the hair make it super easy to brush through. It doesn't say it helps with drying time but it definitely does, spraying this in my hair is definitely helps. 
I've also been loving using the Ojon Rare Blend Oil, a few drops in my damp hair and not only does my hair feel so soft and lovely, it also seems to dry quicker. The scent of the oil is odd, but nice, I just cant quite put my finger on what exactly it smells like. I only got myself a tiny bottle just in case I didn't like it, but I'd have been so glad even if I had have gotten the full sized bottle. 
The next set of things i'm gonna talk about is some of the skincare bits I've been using. At the beginning of the month I bought myself a bunch of new skincare things, my skin was in horrendous condition, a big ball of oil and spots. Origin's has once again been my saviour! Every morning I use the Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser on my face, it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight, I follow this up with the Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner and the Super Spot Remover. These three combined have seriously helped my skin, its less oily and I've only the odd breakout now, my manager even noticed that my skin was considerably clearer in recent weeks. 
Oily skin gals, try the Zero Oil range out if you've not already I honestly don't think you'd regret it! 
Final two things I've been loving this month is the Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm and one of the Kat Von D Studded Lipsticks. I've recently repurchased Nuxe Reve De Miel and I forgot how much I loved it. It is just such a good lip balm for keeping your lips feeling nice and soft with no cracks or anything over the winter. Unlike most cheap lip balms this one doesn't need to be reapplied constantly, just in the morning and in the evening is more than enough.
Any time I've worn makeup recently, the only colour thats made its way on my lips is Kat Von D Love Craft. I got this when I ordered from Sephora a while back, you can see what I got here if ya like,  its just a sample size but its such a lovely lip colour. Definitely you're lips but 1000000x better! I really want to try more of Kat Von D's lipsticks cause this one is amazing! 
What have you been loving this month? 

28/11/2016

Christmas Wish List

I honestly don't have much on my wishlist, although one thing that has made an appearance on many of my wishlists is the Fujifilm Instax Mini, I definitely want to get myself one, I think it would be so cool to take it to London with me in January and get some nice shots that way. 
The World of Wanderlust book by Brooke Saward is something I'd be wanting since she first announced it, shes probably my favourite travel blogger and her instagram is goals. I'd be so chuffed if this made its way under my tree. 
Neom Tranquility Skin Treatment Candle, these smell amazing, and not only are they a candle you can use it to moisturise your skin too! These would make an amazing gift for any beauty lover. 
Calvin Klein Underwear, I've got a pair already of CK but 3 more definitely wouldn't hurt. These colours are lovely and different from the standard white.
Nike Racquette Court Trainers - oh lord. How pretty are these? I currently wear the same pair of black Nikes near enough everyday, if not them then it'll be my not so white leather converse. I'm definitely in the market for new shoes and these trainers are so pretty. 
Levi's Mile High Jeans, I own a few pairs of the 721's but I've heard the mile high ones are tighter and higher waisted than the 721s. 
Finally, I'd loooove some of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits. I've been eyeing up the shades Ginger and Dead of Knight for ages now, and what better time to get one (or 10) than Christmas. 

Whats on your Christmas list? 

16/10/2016

Purple Shampoo Trialling

In June I decided to lighten my hair and go down the path in search of ashy blonde hair - with thoughts of going silver when I got bored of blonde. I've still not reached the level of blonde/ash that I want, so a couple more times going lighter in hopes of removing the brassy tones aiming for more white tones. 
I've tried really hard to keep my blonde hair looking as light as possible through multiple purple shampoos that claim to remove brassy tones and even lighten blonde hair. So far I've tried three different types: Bleach London's Silver Shampoo and Conditioner; PROVOKE Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo; and Daddy O Shampoo from Lush. 
The Bleach London one was the one I tried first. My hair dresser recommended it to me - I'm hoping to soon get the Toning Kit too. The Silver shampoo and conditioner though are seriously good, and for £5 for 250ml its pretty good value too! The bottle I found lasted me a good few weeks, it says to use it every other wash - but I think I used it almost every wash in search of lighter hair. I found it toned and lightened my hair really well, and due to this it got me thinking how other brands would fair in comparison. 
The Bleach London Silver shampoo didn't feel drying on my hair, which I've heard some purple shampoos can do, in fact I found it quite nourishing on my hair. The conditioner was just as nice, leaving my hair feeling super soft after washing - although I'm not sure how much difference this did on the lightness of my hair. 
After my Bleach London Silver shampoo ran out I decided to try the PROVOKE Touch of Silver Shampoo, it was in Morrisons and having looked at it decided to give it a go. Its £3.19 for 150ml of product, making it a little more pricey, especially as the shampoo itself is very runny making it hard to work with - I've probably lost a lot of the product just in trying to wash my hair. Its meant to be used more as a treatment and left on the hair for 5 minutes, I'll apply it and then wash my face brush my teeth ect. I honestly don't like this one very much at all, and for various reasons. Reason number 1. I find the consistency to be too runny. It basically seems like purple water and because of this I find I have to use a lot to cover my hair, and I tend to lose a lot to the bath while trying to apply it. Reason number 2. I honestly don't think it has helped to lighten my hair. At All. At least not compared to the Bleach London Silver Shampoo, my hair is definitely more brassy than it had been before I started using the PROVOKE shampoo. It also doesn't leave my hair as soft feeling as the Bleach London one did. Which brings me to reason number 3. I don't think its good value for money, if it helped the colour a little then maybe I'd think it was worth paying for, but the fact that I've paid £3.19 for a tiny bottle of purple liquid with no benefits. 
The final one I've tried is Lush's Daddy O Shampoo. I don't know if I saw this on someones blog first, or if the first time I saw it was when I was wandering round Lush the day I bought it, either way - its mine now. It says it stops blonde hair going brassy, and keeps the hair looking bright and shiny. This is by far the most expensive option that I've featured, at £5.75 for 100g, Lush is ofc all natural and vegan so its expected to be a little pricier. 
It's probably got the best consistency of the three, its fairly thick and a bit gel like. Scent wise, I also find it to be the nicest. It smells really sweet, a bit like parma violets - in fact the scent hung around so much that while drying my hair I caught whiffs of the smell, it was amazing. 
It removes brassy tones from the hair the best out of the three I think, however it is also the most expensive of the three, costing around £4.50 for a small 100g bottle. After using this a few times my hair was slightly lighter, and now my hair is newly dyed I'm excited to see how much more it can lighten it. 
Thats it for todays post, have you tried any purple shampoos? What do you think of them? 

13/10/2016

October Wishlist

Urban Outfitters Pins & Needles Lace Bottom Jumper £42 
I saw this the other day whilst scrolling through the Urban Outfitters page, it was the only thing that caught my eye and I'm definitely considering buying it. Might go into the store first to try it on first to make sure it definitely fits. 

Oval Brush set £19.99
For awhile now I've wanted to try an oval brush of sorts, and I saw this set on a girls youtube, she basically did a video reviewing these in full and for the money it seemed like a really good choice. 

Neom Tranquillity Intensive Skin Treatment Candle £36
Ages ago, and I'm talking ages ago, I saw these reviewed on a blog. I don't know why I still haven't tried one of these yet, but I'm determined to buy myself one in the near future. They smell amazing and seem like they would be great for your skin. 

Disney Art of Belle Limited Edition Lithographs £25
I've become somewhat of a Disney addict recently. I've got a couple of prints that are Disney related and I'd love to get more to add to my collection. Hopefully I can get these and frame them to add to the gallery wall that I've got planned in my head. These Belle prints look stunning and as Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourites, its only fitting that I get this set. 

Urban Outfitters Octagon Mirror £34.30
When I bought my floor cushion from Urban Outfitters I was so close to buying this, I didn't  quite know where I was going to put it. I need to sort out my back room, the room which I take blog photos, film videos and study, then maybe when I do I'll buy this. 

ASOS Only Short Parka £35
My mum told me that the UK is going to have a crazy bad winter, so a new warm winter jacket is needed. I saw this one - along with a couple others that were a little more boring looking - whilst looking online a couple weeks back. I like the colour of this and it seems like a great way of brightening up a outfit. 

Eeyore Soft Toy £14.95
Again. I love Disney. I wanted to get a Eeyore toy whilst in Disneyland Paris but they were all very baby looking ones, but I had a cuddle of this little guy in the Disney store and I fell in love. Eeyore would look very fitting sat next to Stitch and Lotso. 

Peppa Penny Prints prices for these vary, but theres so many I'd love to get. 
I think I'm going to put an order in for a few of these soon to go on my gallery wall idea. They seem very sweet and reasonably priced, especially considering they'll be shipped from Australia. 

Whats on your wishlist? What do you think I should buy next?