Friday, 25 July 2014

Bumble & Bumble is hands down one of my most-loved haircare brands so when they bring out a new range I actually get excited to wash my hair for a change. 

As an extension of their famous Invisible Oil Bumble have added 3 new products to the range; a shampoo and conditioner and a primer. 

I've given them a full on trial, so I'm ready to report back... Let's start with my least favourite. 

The shampoo and conditioner are both sulphate free which is perfect for me and the smell is gorgeous, seriously amazing. The shampoo didn't blow me away though. I found even when only a tiny amount was used it was a little too heavy for me and hard to wash out. This is the exact sort of texture I look for in my conditioner though, so I was really happy with that. It smoothed out the hair, helped combat frizz and the detangling and protecting qualities are right up my street! 

The star of the show though has to be the primer. It's a heat/UV protector and detangler all in one. I can't live without these sort of products and this one is really easy to spritz, works great on knots and I know it'll protect my hair well from straighteners. It can be used on wet or dry hair although the spray is quite wet so be aware of that if you don't have naturally straight hair. 

The conditioner and primer get a big thumbs up from me so if you're after some new haircare bits, these are definitely worth trying!

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VLOG: Surprising Anna!!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Welcome back to another weekly vlog! This week was a busy one. In between computer time I played tennis with my dad, went to a new beauty launch, surprised Anna at the finish line of her race, had a family garden party, took my best friend out for a birthday dinner.... Yeah, it's definitely been busy. 

I hope you enjoy coming along with me! 
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Sunday Sun

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I took my role as family photographer very seriously on Sunday. It was my niece's 2nd birthday and I loved taking hundreds of photos to print.

I wanted to share a few on here just because I think they're sweet and might brighten up your day. 

I hope you like them!
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Clinique Chubby Stick for Cheeks!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Despite my disappointment that Clinique's new launch isn't called Chubby Cheeks, I was excited to get my hands on these and give them a go. 

This is their the latest addition to the Chubby family and this time they're a travel friendly cream blush. The concept is the same as for the lips and eyes but on a slightly chunkier scale and with only 4 shades. 

Pretty much every brand is bringing out a cream blusher in this form but I wouldn't be surprised if Clinique were working on it first. I'm happy they held back and released them now so I can compare to the many I've already tried. 

With the Chubby Stick for Eyes I found the domed tip to be quite awkward but for the cheeks it's a perfect fit. It's really easy to apply the product with one swipe or dab. I found blending with my fingers required a bit too much work so I opted for my Real Techniques Contour Brush and it worked perfectly. You can apply it with just your fingers, but for some reason it's never my preferred method. The idea with these is that no mirror is required so therefore the formula is sheer and creamy. Saying that though, there is decent colour payoff and it's not too sheer. 

Robust Rhubarb is a pretty coral, Amp'd Up Apple is a natural rose, Plumped Up Peony is a deeper berry pink and Roly Poly Rosy is a brighter, floral pink. 

What I like about these is not just the pretty flush of colour they give but they give your cheeks moisture and a subtle glow that's really flattering. Also, there's no glitter involved - wahey!! 

I think Clinique Chubby fans won't be disappointed with this new launch. They're available online now for £19 each and in stores from 1st August. Will you be trying one? 

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

I've been asked since day 1 to do a video on my MAC palette(s) but I just hadn't found the inspiration to sit and talk through every shade. I thought it would be fun to do a snappy little video showing you all the shadows I own and some of my favourite looks using them. 

I hope you like it! Ooh and let me know what your favourite MAC eyeshadow is? 

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