Q&A with Rich

Thursday, 17 April 2014

I managed to rope Rich in for another video and we asked all of you on Twitter to ask us some questions. It's a very chilled video but I hope you enjoy watching it anyway! 

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I mentioned the new Ojon conditioner in my March favourites video but somehow it slipped through the blog post net. I've been using this all month and I'm nearly all out, but I'm aware that I'm using it wrong... 

The Rare Blend Moisture-Rich Cleansing Conditioner (available from 16th April) was actually created to be used for co-washing. What's co-washing you ask? It's a new way of washing your hair that gives you healthier locks by using less harsh shampoos. The idea is to use this cleansing conditioner alone for every other wash. It is supposed to cleanse and condition all in one and I agree, it does do that. The thing with my hair though is that I usually wait until it's really greasy to wash it and by that point I need a serious shampoo session to make it feel clean. 

I have however been using this as my conditioner after shampooing and it is amazing. There's something about it (probably the coconut and ojon oil ingredients) that leaves my hair feeling incredibly clean but also so so soft. My hair has never felt healthier so this one has gone straight to the top of my recommendation list! 

For those of you who wash your hair more regularly this is a great way to give your hair a break from harsh shampoos whilst still having a fresh, clean finish when you're done. 

So have you tried co-washing yet? 
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Following on from yesterday's post on my top 10 things to try in Space NK, today I'm taking it down notch and talking about the more affordable buys available in Superdrug. It's impossible to get it down to my top 10, but I've given it a go by just writing down the first 10 that spring to mind. 

A recent discovery that I wrote about in this post and compared to the Chanel Christmas palette. It has a great selection of wearable shades and it's a complete bargain! 

Finally Tanya's range has launched in stores which is really exciting. I'd definitely recommend checking out the lip glosses if your local store stocks them. 

This always pops up when I talk about cream blushers as it's such a great one! The packaging is cheap and really unglamorous but the formula is spot on. You can pat it onto the cheek easily, it leaves a beautiful flush of colour and works really well for the Summer. 

If you like easy to wear, moisturising lipsticks then these will be right up your street! My two favourite shades? In Love with Ginger and Notting Hill Nude. 

I couldn't live without this little pink pot, it's genius! You simply dip your finger in and it swipes off all of your nail polish without having to faff about with cotton wool. I go through these very regularly. 

The idea of loose pigments does my head in, but these pressed pigment shadows are so amazing. You hardly need any product on the brush and colour payoff is insane! I don't think I'll ever make a dent in them.

It looks like a lipgloss but it's actually a liquid eyeshadow and it works great as a base before powder shadows or just by itself. I think this wins the award for longest lasting shadow in my collection! 

Another new favourite of mine and a great dupe for Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. It's not too glowy but still looks really skin-like. 

It was tough to pick between this and The Rocket, but both are really great mascaras for giving length and volume with a super black finish. 

You've heard me talking about these hundreds of times. Long lasting, gel finish and they come in some great shades! 

Happy shopping! 
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

We all know by now that Space NK is one of my absolute favourite places to shop. Their handpicked selection of brands is unbeatable and the atmosphere in store is so calming. 

Space NK are currently running a promo code where you can receive £10 off your order when you spend over £40 online, so I thought I'd jot down what I consider to be the top 10 things to try from Space NK. Enter 'DISCOVER20' at the checkout and as usual, sorry for the enabling!

Great for those who have a lot of makeup to take off in the evenings. With only two pumps of this oil you can remove all your eye and face makeup - it's magic! 

I love both of these cleansing balms and would highly recommend either of them as your main cleanser in the evening. Balm cleansers are really moisturising for the skin, remove your makeup well and you only need a pea sized amount so they last a long time. 

This is my can't live without hair product that adds volume and texture with only a couple of sprays. 

A skin-like concealer that also brings it when it comes to coverage. The doe-foot applicator makes it really easy to apply and the creamy formula won't look cakey at all on the skin.

This is my pick for tinted moisturiser as it's slightly more coverage than the usual so it applies like a foundation, lasts on the skin well but also feels light enough to wear in the warmer months. It comes in a huge range of shades and in a very handy tube too! 

I've never found another powder contour shade that works as well on my skin tone as this one. There is no trace of orange to be found so you can sculpt your cheekbones, temples, jawline and nose and end up with a defined, camera-ready contour. 

These are super quick to apply, they have extreme colour payoff and the matte formula means they last all day and night even when eating and drinking. Red Square is a beautiful orangey red and would be my top pick from the bunch!

These cream eyeshadow sticks are beautiful in every way. They're great for on-the-go as they are easy to apply, the formula is creamy and easy to blend but also sets in place. I also find they're a good size to apply under the eye so I often use this to top up my makeup for a night out. Pricey, but worth it. 

You know when the sun just randomly decides to make an appearance and you haven't had time to fake tan? This is when the This Works Perfect Legs comes in handy. It has the texture of a serum but applies with a natural tint that takes the edge off any pasty pins. It never leaves streaks or stains my hands, so it's the perfect instant tan for me. 

This is probably the most recent discovery from this list but one I now can't live without. The Ambient Lighting Blushers are the perfect hybrid of blush and highlight. They leave a flush of sheer colour to the cheeks whilst also adding a pretty glow. Definitely something worth trying out! 

Check back tomorrow for my Superdrug Top 10 buys post! 


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Monday, 14 April 2014

There are some high end lip glosses that I really do love, but for me lip gloss is one of those things that's not really worth splurging on. There are some great drugstore lip glosses available, you just have to know where to look. 

So I've done all the swatching, sticky testing and rummaging through the stock drawers for you to get it down to a small edit of my favourite purse friendly lip glosses. These all have great, moisturising formulas with absolutely no stickiness and decent colour payoff. I'm personally a fan of doe-foot applicators and stay well away from the little brushes that always fray after a few uses. 

What's your favourite affordable lip gloss?
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