Sunday, 20 July 2014
Monday, 30 June 2014
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Thursday, 6 March 2014
So what is a 'halo' exactly? Well, it's five layers of hair weft stitched together to create one thick hair piece which can then be attached by a wire. Yup. A fine, little wire.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
I seem to have amassed quite a few empties this time around, perhaps because I've started a kinda almost sorta low buy. I have two Ikea boxes full of perfectly good products I just don't use - mainly hair and body things and found myself contemplating getting a third box recently, madness! Instead of buying and hoarding more, I'm using up what's in those boxes before buying anything else.
Bit of a mix this time...
Superdrug 'Coconut and Shea Butter Body Lotion' - This smells SICKLY sweet! I actually loved the smell when I first bought it, but eventually it became a little over powering. The moisurising properties are nothing special, but okay for daily use on normal skin. Repurchase? Maybe in a different scent.
Creightons 'Raspberry and Pomegranate Bath and Shower Gel' - A cheapy bubble bath that doubles as shower gel, it has that sweet, slightly naff fruity smell we've all probably come across before but at less that £2 for 500ml I aint gonna complain! Repurchase? If strapped for cash and in need of shower gel, I can't see why not.
The Body Shop 'Strawberry Beautifying Lotion' - I adooore this stuff! Oils are a God send and this ticks all the right boxes. Great for skin and hair, plus it smells amazing and you can usually snap up a bottle pretty cheap in The Body Shop sales. Repurchase? I'm 3/4 the way through my second bottle!
Boots 'Simply Sensitive SPF 15 Moisturiser' - Truth be told, I haven't finished this, but it has sat unused in a box for about the last year. It's light, softening and sinks into the skin quickly - it's actually great, I just prefer something that feels a bit more luxe for face cream. Repurchase? Nope, I'm becoming a face cream snob *hides*
Marshmallow Blends 'Apple Jack Body Butter' - Great for SUPER dry skin, definitely one to apply at night because it sits on the skin quite heavily. However, it smells amazing and does a good job of banishing dry patches. Repurchase? No, I'm not a huge fan of the feeling of products sitting on my skin.
Lush 'Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume' - I barely made a dent in this as the smell of it made my Mum, sister, boyfriend and (probably) housemates want to run for miles in the opposite direction. I actually liked the herbal scent but I guess it isn't a very popular one! Repurchase? No!
Tresemmé 'Platinum Strength Conditioner' - A fantastic day to day conditioner for those of us with very dry or damaged hair. It makes my bleached, frizzly locks feel much smoother and stronger. Repurchase? Already have.
Pure Coconut Oil - I'm so lucky I live somewhere with a huge Asian community, as my local Morrisons stocks this stuff for just 99p in the Asian cooking section - winning! I find it's a lot more effective than the Superdrug stuff, plus the glass bottle makes it easy to melt the oil inside. Repurchase? I think I'm on my third bottle now...
Phillip Smith 'Dry Clean' Dry Shampoo - A dry shampoo is a dry shampoo is a dry shampoo...Repurchase? Nah, the bottle top stopped working so I only used about half of it!
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Black davana, opium flower and belladonna.
Poison hemlock, datura and queen of the night blossom.
Aromas of frankincense, oud and myrrh.
Truth be told, the only notes I know the scent of off the top of my head are frankincense and myrrh thanks to Christmas room sprays (what?! Christmas smells gooood!) However, the witches brew sounding notes were enough to get me interested! When choosing perfume, go for base notes that you love before anything else, as these last the longest - then heart notes, then top notes.
To me, 'Freak' smells warm, mysterious and a little decadent. Upon first application, it smells like a really beautiful mens' scent - not spicy, woody or cheap like a lot of blokey scents on the market! After about an hour the scent starts to soften down, eventually becoming something a lot more feminine after around three hours. While 'Freak' is overall fairly masculine, I would say that it is more delicate than your average male scent and crosses into the 'unisex' boundary confidently. However, if you're more into your typical ladies floral or sweet scents, perhaps track down a sample before taking the plunge.