The Perfect Red Lip...

Red lips just ooze glamour and add that little bit of oomph to a simple outfit. Have a read of this post to find out my favourite products and tricks to create the perfect red lip ...

What's on my iPhone?...

I saw this tag video on one of my recent YouTube catch-up sessions and thought it would transpire well into a blog post. I love seeing what apps people use on a day to day basis so here's what my iPhone 5 is loaded up with: ...

Event: #shhealthysmile at Everyman Cinema

At the beginning of the month, I was invited down to the Everyman Cinema in Leeds by the lovely team over at Simplyhealth to enjoy a good ol' giggle with my Sister...

YourTea Tiny Tea Teatox

So here we are 7 days into my Tiny Tea Teatox and I've really enjoyed it! The first thing I noticed is how much my skin has cleared up. I genuinely didn't think that this was a benefit of the tea, considering it is essentially a 'weight loss' system ...

Coral Ombre Nails

Not a perfect ombré, but these colours look so good together that I can forgive the fact that I don't have five perfectly gradiented coral tones in my nail polish collection ...

Monday, 29 August 2011

Guilty Pleasure: OPI Muppets Collection...

Whilst at work today I sparked up conversation with one of the new members of staff as she was wearing Teenage Dream by OPI. Low-and-behold we managed to have a full on gush about OPI for a good hour. In this time I brought up that I had heard about this collection and I swear she almost had a heart attack! Being obsessed with glitter polishes, I decided to have another look and share this secret want with you all (honestly, this is going at the top of my Xmas wish list!).


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From left to right, top to bottom we have:

  • Animal-istic
  • Meep-Meep-Meep
  • Wocka-Wocka
  • Pepe's Purple Passion
  • Designer, De Better!
  • Warm & Fozzie
  • Rainbow Connection
  • Excuse Moi!
  • Gone Gonzo!
  • Fresh Frog of Bel Air
  • Devine Swine
  • Getting' Miss Piggy With It


Really, really, really need Rainbow Connection in my life! It looks like it's going to be a great dupe for Deborah Lippman's Happy Birthday with crazy amounts of kid's part glitter in it. I'm also liking the look of the lovely plummy colours too. As this is their Holiday collection, they are indeed perfect for winter and the glitters will keep your sparkling up to New Year.

I loved the Muppets when I was younger and watch the Muppets Christmas Carol every year... Major love for Miss Piggy!

Do you like the look of this fun collection?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Topshop Smoke & Mirrors Collection...

Here's Topshop's Autumn/Winter '11 Make Up Collection named Smoke and Mirrors. First off, I'm loving the packaging, a lovely dark wrist on their regular white and grey design. 


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So what do we have?:
  • Nails in Bourbon and Prim and Proper £6 each. Loving these two colours. The deep reddish brown of Bourbon is so Autumn, but they're mixing it up with the light pink for those who like to buck the dark and vampy A/W nail trends. 
  • Lash Extender Mascara in Black Velvet £10. 
  • Eye Palette in Secret Liaisons £12.50. A gorgeous neutral set of colours with a brownish-plum undertones in the darkest of the set. Will be perfect for smokey eyes, day or night. 
  • Lip and Eye Pencil Set £10. Includes Crushed Charcoal for eyes and Cashmere for lips.
  • Glow Highlighter in Polished £9. I'm most excited about this product. A cream highlighter with a pearl finish, it'll definitely leave skin with that gorgeous dewy, polished glow. The price isn't too bad either as with all cream products, a little goes a long way.
  • Bronzer and Blush in Burning Embers £12.50. This reminds me of the Maxi Bronzer from MAC's Wonder Woman Collection, it consists of a warm terracotta bronzer and peachy blush. Great for on the go and minimising the amount of products we have to lug around with us.  
I'm looking forward to giving some of these products a go especially the two nail polishes and the highlighter. I don't own much of the Topshop make up line and I've only ever heard good things. The packaging is lovely too, and looks much more expensive than the regular line.

What do you think? Check out more about the Smoke & Mirrors Collection here.

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Thursday, 25 August 2011

And It Was All Yellow Too...

Mustard. There's no escaping it this Autumn/Winter. With varying shades that will suit most skin tones and so many styles on the high street, here are a few of my favourites to incorporate into your transitional wardrobe:



  1. Mustard Skinny Trousers - River Island £30
  2. KG Elizabeth Platform Court Shoe - £140
  3. Mustard Curve Back Shell Top - Topshop £28
  4. Dark Yellow Kimono Sleeve Cardigan - River Island £32
  5. Heart Lock Cross Body Bag - Topshop £25
  6. Star Print Playsuit - Primark £13
  7. Belted Floral Dress - New Look £29.99
  8. Tuck Shift Dress - Topshop £46
  9. Scalloped Peter Pan Top - New Look £19.99
  10. Yellow One Shoulder Ruffle Dress - River Island £45
Love the Primark playsuit, but something's telling me that this D&G copycat will fly out of stores! Better get in there quick girlies. The bag and shoes are great if yellow isn't your thing but still want to inject a bit of colour into your winter wardrobe.

What are your favourites?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx 

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Label Love: Miss Selfridge...

Top L-R: Red Pointelle Belt Dress £45, Prancer Brown Leather Knee Boot £85, Dandelion Playsuit £45, Sleeveless Printed Shirt £32.
Bottom L-R: Pony Suede Chelsea Boot £85, Bead and Locket Necklace £10, Ginger Drop Back Skirt £35, Leaf Wrap Ring £5, Pink Fluro Aztec Skirt £20, Rust Kimono Sleeve Cardi £42.
Another Label Love for you today comprising of some lovely finds from Miss Selfridge. On my way back from the Post Office today I ventured into a few stores with not a lot catching my eye anywhere. New Look was quite surprising but Miss Selfridge stood out so much more. I saw the Prancer Boots in the windows and fell in love with them! They are Limited Edition and are so simple but gorgeous with a sheepskin lining, I really love the riding boot effect and the full length exposed zip. These are definitely on my MUST list for payday in the coming months.


The Chelsea Boots are a great alternative to the Topshop Alegra boots with the little peep toe and the slight wedge look to the heel. I much prefer these to the Topshop offering and I think they'll be great on a night out too. Loving the big chunky cardigans at the moment too, Primark have an amazing dupe to this Kimono Sleeve one.


What do you think?


Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Marc Jacobs: Oh Lola! ...

I was reading through Company magazine at work today and there was a little 'scratch 'n' sniff' page for Marc Jacobs Oh Lola! fragrance. I gave it a smell, and it smells gorgeous! Very light, girly and youthful.

Marc Jacobs perfumes are right on the money with me at the moment, they all smell amazing and the bottles are all stunning. On a bit of a tangent here, how grown up is Dakota Fanning these days?! I watched Charlotte's Web the other day and forgot that she was no longer 10! Both Dakota and her sister Elle are poster girls for Marc Jacobs at the moment and both look stunning. 







Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Denman Head Hugger Hairbrush...

I am an epic fail when it comes to blow-drying my hair to get Cheryl Cole-esque locks and the volume to boot, but when I was sent this lovely hair brush my skills began significantly improving.




What Denman have to say: "Denmans' Head Hugger brushes feature ceramic-coated barrels to retain heat, enabling damage-free styling. The hourglass shaped barrel 'hugs' the contour of the head providing extra volume and root-lift. Featuring crimped bristle that is gentle on the scalp and provides enhanced grip and control. The brushes are finished off with a Luxury, velvet-touch handle that gives added comfort and control during use."




I was sent the second from largest brush size (DHH3) and after a few trial and error blow-dries I managed to create the desired effect. What is particularly great about these brushes is that their ceramic coating retains heat. This is ingenious in my opinion, as holding a brush and blow-drying are two things my brain just can't fathom, so whilst the brush is still hot, I can lift and smooth my hair out, resulting in a fuss-free, professional and voluminous look. 


Sorry for the dry-shampoo in the bristles there... Cringe... Note to self: Remember to take pictures BEFORE I use things!
The bristles are great at catching the hair too. Do you know when you use a regular brush and your hair runs away from it? These ensure that the hair stays put until you get right to the tips, without knotting or getting stuck.


Overall, I really like this brush. I have always been a one-brush-for-all kind of girl but using this has convinced me that using the right brush for the job really makes a difference! 


You can purchase the Head Huggers range from denmanbrush.com or most Boots stores. They retail from £7.82 for the smallest size, up to £9.40 for the largest.


What do you think? What are your blow-drying tips?


Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Joe Browns Blogger Event: From Unemployable to Unconventional...

Joe Browns. Not usually a brand I'd associate with fashion. Not usually a brand you'd hear about. Aside from their little catalogues I used to receive through my door when I was younger, it wasn't one I'd heard much of before either. So when I was invited to come along to their Mexican Fiesta I was quite excited to see how the brand had developed and evolved since I'd last seen of them.  


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On arrival we were treated to some (very strong) margaritas and some lovely Mexican food (YUM!) and had a chance to peruse around the HQ at the various rails and displays they had. After a chance to talk amongst ourselves and meet some of the other bloggers, we were sat down to some entertaining speeches from the man himself and the lovely fashion buyers. They spoke about the brand with such a passion, it was really nice to see and hear that they had a genuine love for the brand, and to hear it from those who actually set it up. They guided us through the different looks that Joe Browns had in store for Autumn/Winter including 'Navaho', 'Objet Trouve' (a vintage theme with lace, keys and buttons being a key element) and 'Alpine' (a mixture of chunky knits and boyfriend fits). 


We all had a chance to try things on a and pick out pieces that we thought were key for this Autumn/Winter, you might be able to see why this Oversized Grandad Cardigan was a winner with us!
Grandads Cardi £39.95
To be honest Joe Browns chunky knits are right on the money and their footwear is gorgeous too. Here are a few of my favourite items:


Apologies for the lack of actual photos, margaritas + bag + camera = Not enough hands!
Top L-R: New Navajo Ring £5.95, Navajo Waistcoat £32.95, Vintage Faux Fur Coat £79.95
Bottom L-R: Shearling Boot £34.95, Parisian Jacket £69.95, Feather Bracelet Pack £19.95
They pride themselves on creating 'remarkable' clothing and following trends whilst still "boogying to their own beat" (the brand have so many motivational messages dotted around HQ which are great: "What would Elvis do?" is definitely my fave!)If you're looking for something conventional and mainstream, this is not the brand for you, but for key statement pieces and something a little more 'free' and unusual, jump onto their website and check out the range because there's definitely something there for you.


And to top the night off we were all handed a gorgeous little goody bag with an amazingly generous gift voucher to spend on their clothing. What do you think I should treat myself to? 


How cute is this bag!?!
This is my first ever blogger event, and although I felt a little unsure on what to do with myself, I had an amazing time and met so many lovely bloggers here's some link loving girlies and gent (sorry Jamie ;) and sorry if I missed you let me know and I'll pop you in!):
Being the owner of one of the smallest and least known blogs in that room was a little scary, but from just chatting to all the girlies I've learnt so much and have discovered some lovely blogs along the way.


Thanks so much to Joe Browns for a lovely event, and I hope you reach 1,000,000 customers soon so we can all come back ;)! Joe Browns clothing is available online (not all A/W stock is on there yet), through their mail order catalogue and even in Simply Be!


Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

My GlossyBox: August 2011 Edition...

Morning Girlies! Hope you're all well. Sorry for the post overload this time of a morning but you all know that I can't resist showing you all my GlossyBox as soon as it comes!





This months theme is 'Wash & Glow' and mine contained:




  • KMS California HairStay Style Boost
  • Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion
  • Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser
  • Daniel Sandler Baby Jet Mascara
  • Rebel Nails Rainbow Mix Nail Wraps for Toes

This months box is a more of 'back to basics' box after the indulgent full sized product overload of last months box. It states that the products will help you achieve that "easy-going, polished look". I was really excited to see some skin care products and especially some from Ahava and Murad as I've heard great things about both brands. 




HairStay Style Boost is a foam-to-liquid product which adds bounce and movement to the hair and is even meant to improve the performance of other styling products. This is such an unusual product as it begins as a foam and transforms into a cool liquid which crackles! It does not feel sticky at all and has a lovely pomegranate scent and I'm really looking forward to trying it out. This is a full sized 200ml product which retails for £11.65 here



The next product is a body lotion from Ahava. It is packed full of Deadsea minerals,aloe vera and witch hazel to refresh and revitalise tired skin. Its a lovely lotion texture, not too thin and not too think and has a lovely clean scent. I've just tried a small amount on my hand as I've been typing this and it feels so smooth and soft. This is a 40ml sample sized product. The 250ml full sized product retails at £22.00 here.



The Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser was the product I was drawn to first in the box. It contains 0.5% Salicylic Acid which is commonly seen in acne treatments. As someone that suffers from bad skin, I will give anything a go! This has a thick gel like consistency and is meant to eliminate blemishes whilst restoring suppleness for younger looking skin. This is a 30ml sample sized product, the 200ml full sized product retails for £29.00 here




How cute is Baby Jet for a mascara name?! This is by Daniel Sandler and is specifically designed for use on the bottom, inner and outer lashes with its teeny-tiny little wand, and guarantees that you won't ruin all of your lovely eye make up. I believe this is a full sized product at 4.5ml and it retails for £12.75 here.




Just last night I was moaning about the state of my toe nails and wondering why I can never find nice nail wraps for them. The GlossyBox team were obviously paying attention to my pleas when they threw these little creations into the box. I love the print and think they will look gorgeous! I've had a little browse on their website and they have some stunning designs, a much wider range than some other him street nail wrap brands. These are a full set of nail wraps and they retail for £7.99 here.


I can't wait to begin using all of these lovely goodies! What did you get in your boxes this month?


Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Guy Kremer: Professional Salon Style at Home...

I was recently sent these lovely items through the post to review (now, I would like to say just because I have been sent something doesn't mean I am going to fib to you all and say everything's amazing if it isn't, my opinions are 100% honest and my own. Trust me :)...)


Picture taken from www.guykremer.com depicting Guy's hairstyling flair.
Anyway, I have been complaining to you all about how much my hair is in bad condition (I really need to man up and chop some of it off but I can't bring myself to do it!) so when I received this lovely bunch I was over the moon.






  • Repair & Replenish Cleanser - £6.95 here
  • Repair & Replenish Rebalancer - £6.95 here
  • Add The Volume Body Booster Spray - £8.95 here
  • Enhance The Shine Protection Serum - £8.95 here
The Cleanser and Rebalancer (Shampoo and Conditioner) are specifically designed for use in colour treated hair in order to replenish and protect for a more vibrant look. The packaging is gorgeous, definitely 'Salon' inspired and very sleek, I also love the fact they are called 'Cleanser' and 'Rebalancer' they seem so much more professional. Price point wise, they fit in comfortably with other 'Celebrity Hairdresser' product lines. 

Guy Kremer is someone I've never actually heard of before now, but I have learned that he is an internationally renowned hairdresser who has received numerous awards and accolades in both a hair design and business respect, he has even worked with the likes of Alexandra Burke and Edith Bowman!

Cleanser (Top) and Rebalancer (Bottom)
The Cleanser was odd to use, it didn't foam up like I'm used to with my current products, this isn't a good or bad thing in my opinion just a little strange(!). It distributed well and left my hair feeling really clean. It does nothing special but it is a good shampoo nonetheless. The consistency is much like a serum, a lot more runny in comparison to other products and silky in texture. 

The Rebalancer on the other hand is very cream like and looked so remarkably like a moisturiser. It was GORGEOUS in the hair. My hair combed through so easily and it still felt soft and sleek when I rinsed it out. I get so disappointed in products that only feel nice when they're in the hair, and have no actual benefits when it comes to altering the texture of the hair. 

The stand out product for me was the Protection Serum. It smoothed EVERYTHING out and gave my hair a lovely glossy look, which is difficult to achieve when you have blonde hair, and the smallest amount works wonders. I used this when my hair was wet and then once I had blow-dried and styled it and my hair still felt weightless and natural. Love, love, love this product!

I'm on the fence when it comes to the Body Booster Spray. Whilst it did add volume to my hair it made my hair difficult to blow-dry. It did gave me real 'Salon' results in the end but it took a while to get there. I do have a lot of hair though, so this would probably be perfect for you girlies with fine hair in need of a boost. 

The whole line smells like essential oils (believe me this took me a while to put my finger on!)and the scent lingers in the hair, which is absolutely beautiful not overpowering in the slightest. As for the results, I am very happy with them. My boyfriend actually asked if I had been to the hairdressers and said that my hair looked so 'healthy and shiny'. It must be good if a boy noticed! 

Running my fingers through my hair now, I can really feel the difference in it, it is smoother and feels less dry in the most damaged areas. My split ends(eek!)are also visibly smoothed out and less noticeable.

I would definitely recommend the serum to anyone who has damaged hair as you can instantly see and feel a difference and definitely check out the rest of the line here. It contains Cleansers & Rebalancers for dry hair and for hair lacking volume along with styling products and a perfume gloss spray which sounds very intriguing and if it smells like the rest of the line, absolutely gorgeous!

Cleanser and Rebalancer Line
Hair Protection and Styling Line

Are you tempted to check out any of the Guy Kremer line? The Guy Kremer Professional Salon Style line launches with an extended airing on the Ideal World Shopping Channel on August 24th, 2011 (www.idealshoppingdirect.co.uk), but the products are available both in the Guy Kremer salon and via the website www.guykremer.co.uk.

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Steal Their Style #1: Frankie Sanford...

I was tweeted this picture of Frankie Sanford for my first post in my 'Steal Their Syle' series by the lovely Victoria. Its a simple outfit, but gorgeous non the less, (let's face it, Frankie would look gorgeous in a brown paper bag... jealous much?!)




Now to the important part, where can I buy it and how much!?

  • Coral Skinny Jean River Island - £40.00 here
  • Plain White Vest Top ASOS - £8.00 here
  • Nude Peep-Toe Heels ALDO - £69.98 here
  • Models Own Purple Grey Nail Polish - £5.00 here
  • Dark Aviator Sunglasses ASOS - £12.00 here
I love Frankie's effortlessly cool style and those coral skinny jeans are ticking the candy denim trend box perfectly. Pick a rust or burgundy pair if you're wanting some that will last it through Autumn/Winter this year.

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter if you'd like to 'Steal Their Style' and see some more posts like this :)

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Batiste Dry Shampoo Scents Brit and Fresh...

You all know how much I fell in love with the XXL Volume Big & Bouncy which I blogged about here, and I was so happy when the guys at Batiste said they enjoyed my post and offered to send me some more products to have a look at. 

I mentioned that I disliked the scent that most of the Batiste products had and so when I received Brit and Fresh, two of their products featuring a scent, I couldn't wait to try them out.


I love the designs on these bottles! They are something that I don't mind having out on my bathroom shelves and are completely different to other products on the market at the moment. 

Fresh: What Batiste say "Designed to appeal to both sexes, Batiste Fresh’s fragrance is inspired by the rain forest. With lush green notes, it has a fruity twist of pear and citrus accents, with lively florals and a base of woody musk and sandalwood."

I absolutely love the smell of this one and it's my favourite of the two, and for the record so does my boyfriend (not necessarily a plus point for me as this type of thing mysteriously 'disappears' when he's around hmmm...) so if you are a guy reading this and after a not-too-girly dry shampoo this is your product! It smells exactly as described, a little fruity and like fresh air after the rain.

Brit: What Batiste say "Batiste Brit Dry Shampoo has gone all patriotic!  Standing proudly to attention in its quirky Union Jack livery, this fab version of your favourite dry shampoo celebrates its UK heritage and all that is quintessentially British."

For some reason whenever I think of a 'British' smell I always think of museums -_- I have no idea why but that's what I think. Thankfully this does not smell at all like museums, or tea for that fact. I really am bad at describing scents, but to me this smells 'familiar', sort of clean and slightly 'vintage'.

The scents linger in your hair but are not overpowering and so much better than the 'original' scents that are in some of the other products. I am still IN LOVE with XXL and I can see myself repurchasing that for a long time to come. 

The results of both of these products are as promised, oils are banished and hair is left with a little more ooompfh and texture, (they do have the white cast though so all of you dark haired beauties make sure you use it sparingly). I use mine between shampoos and you'd never be able to tell that I hadn't washed it that day and it smells nice to boot ;) The new 200ml size also means that it lasts that little bit longer and at only £2.99 a bottle it won't break the bank, I've even seen a 400ml can! 

What is your favourite Batiste product?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Friday, 12 August 2011

17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer...

Boots 17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer
When I found this in my local Boots, I snapped it up straight away. A skin primer for £4.99! I'd have been crazy not to right?

The primer I've been using is the L'Oreal Professional Resurfacing Primer, which is around £14.99 for the same amount of product, and honestly, I like the 17 one so much more after a month of using it. 
The application is so much nicer with the squeeze tube rather than the jar, and it is also more hygienic as there are no fingers going into the product etc. 

As for make up longevity, I can say that I do notice a difference when I don't wear this under my foundation, especially around oily areas of my skin around my nose, forehead and chin where my foundation just slips off. It leaves my skin as a lovely smooth base, and any enlarged pores do look reduced. 
This product is a clear gel like formula whereas the L'Oreal one is more of a pink toned soufflé and it seems to give more of a matte effect after application too, which for my skin type is perfect. 
I have yet to test the 'photo flawless' element of this product, but with the results I have already seen by using this, I can't see it disappointing me. 

Would you give this a go? Do you have any primer recommendations?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Wilkinson's Bathing Products...

Here's an unlikely beauty find for you all girlies, the Wilkinson's own brand bathing line! I saw these when I was picking up some drawing pins for my shoes the other day and at 2 for £1.50 I couldn't resist. 



The line consists of everything from shower gels to hand wash, shampoo and conditioner and even hair scenting products with tag lines of "Fruity", "Sweet" and "Fresh" (I think). I had a quick sniff of these in store and OMG they smelled amazing! (obviously everyone else agreed because most of the products were sold out).


I've used them this week and they're lovely. The Sweet Vanilla & Honey Shower Smoothie is gorgeous! It has little particles in it which very lightly exfoliate and the scent is just yum, exactly like vanilla and honey, it really reminds me of Xmas but not in a way that you'll be sick of it by the time it comes round, but it is really sweet so if you don't like that sort of thing stay away ;) I've been using it at night times as the scent is a little to heavy for an invigorating morning wake-up shower. 

However, the Fruity Lemon Shower Cream is great for early mornings, its a definitely wake up call, peps you right up. Its so fruity and the cream texture lathers up really nicely. I also spied coconut, mint and strawberry variations in all of the mentioned products so there is bound to be a scent that you'll like, and with prices starting at just 99p can you really go wrong?

Have you tried any own brand products that you've been pleasantly surprised by?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Marie Claire: Ciaté Freebie...

Hello Girlies! Hope you're all well :)


So I had a lovely stroll around the shops today after work as finishing at 3pm is a novelty for me and found myself wandering into Boots and stumbling across this:




First off, how gorgeous is Anne Hathaway?! A secondly, a SECOND gorgeous Ciaté colour this month! You can see the lovely Big Yellow Taxi which I received in the last GlossyBox here and here. This time it's two exclusive colours for Marie Claire. The one I picked up is My Fair Lady, a gorgeous pinky nude, whilst the other offering is a fabulous sparkly purple. Added bonus? A discount code worth a whopping 25% off at Ciaté.co.uk (serious enabler alert!).


CIATE25MC
Anyway, onto the polish. I took a chance to soak up the rays in the little garden near my apartments and promptly whipped out my Marie Claire and painted my nails as I read. 

Ciaté for Marie Claire in My Fair Lady


...In Shade


...In Sunlight

It is a gorgeous skin tone nude, with the slightest hint of pink to stop that 'mannequin hand' look. I only have two (badly painted) coats on in these pics and nail lines are only peaking through a little. A third coat would be perfectly opaque and beautifully glossy and nude. 

I am truly falling in love with Ciaté. Their packaging is stunning and the formulation is just perfect. Although Barry M do still win it for me on the price front, with offers of 25% off I am going to be snapping myself up some of their colour collections as they are just simply beautiful.

What are your thoughts?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Hair Repairing Miracles: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner and V05 Miracle Concentrate...

Being a 'bottle' blonde requires a lot of upkeep and sadly a lot of care as my hair gets so dry and damaged so easily. When I felt my hair last week I was shocked at just how dry it had become, so I took to the shelves of Boots to see what I could find.



Considering I was definitely in need of a miracle, these products are aptly named. Both products claim to smooth, repair split ends and add shine to dry, damaged and unmanageable hair. Perfect!

The Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner is a thick conditioner which claims to be able to do all of this in a mere 3 minutes. I have been using this every time I was my hair and leave it on for the whole duration of my shower (definitely more than 3 minutes) and as soon as it hits my hair I feel a difference. It coats my hair thickly and it easy to comb through in the shower. It smells AMAZING due to the sweet scent of the Safflower Oil which is the smoothing 'elixir' ingredient in this conditioner.  
I also really love the packaging of this product too. It's really convenient and shower friendly. Just squeeze and go, no caps to fuss with and no accidentally dropping the bottle on the shower floor. My hair has never felt so good just from using a conditioner. Once dry it looks so much softer and doesn't feel anywhere near as dry. I can see why so many people swear by Aussie products. I am converted!
The VO5 Miracle Concentrate is a universal treatment which can be used in wet or dry hair. It speeds up drying time and minimises the damage caused by blow drying. The thing that drew me to this product was Argan Oil being listed amongst its' ingredients. Hearing so many great things about products such as Moroccan Oil, I thought I'd be a fool not to try it out at a fraction of the cost. 
I have been using this so much (it even made it into my Monthly Favourites) putting it through my hair before I dry it, and also using it when styling to tame any flyways and frizz. I have only been using this in the mid-lengths and end of my hair, as it is an oil based products and roots definitely do not need anymore of that! 

The product does not add any extra weight to my hair and it smells gorgeous. It's a scent that lingers in the hair so have a sniff of it first if you're thinking of purchasing. 

These two products together have definitely left my hair a lot more manageable, left it looking less dry and a lot smoother. I am one happy blonde!

What are your Miracle hair products?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx