Sunday, 20 October 2013

Various Hair Oils

Today I wanted to talk about hair care and specifically hair oils: I sufferer with dry, coarse hair (through over styling and colouring) so this type of product has been a staple in my hair care routine. I am going to show you the three oils I use I tend to use each one at different times of the week depending on how I am styling my hair. All of these products are from different price ranges and therefore this blog post is suitable for all readers, the cheapest of the oils can be picked up for just £2.99 and the most expensive which is the Ojon - rare blend oil which retails at £30.00.

My favourite hair oil of these three is the Matrix - Silk Wonder I find that this product doesn't leave any residue and doesn't weight my hair down. You can also use this product on dry hair just on the ends to tame frizz without making it looking greasy instead it just gives a healthy shine to the hair. But all of these products are recommendations I haven't been disappointed with any of them for the price of the Argan Oil it works very well but it must only be used liberally as it is easy to over load your hair with the product so one pump spread through the ends of your hair is more than enough, the smell of this one isn't too pleasant but for the price it can be dealt with. The Ojon rare blend oil and the Matrix silk wonder both have nice scents to them which is usually the difference with higher end hair products.
If any of you are looking for hair oils I hope this blog post has been helpful

Thanks for reading, 
Kirsty <3

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Kevin Murphy Color.Bug

I have loved the My Little Pony hair colours that became so big this year, but wanted to try something that didn't involve such a large commitment, and along came Kevin Murphy Color.Bug. I seriously cannot get enough of these! They are little hair shadows and are so perfect for if you want to add a bit of colour to your hair for a night out, and they wash right out, so you don't have to worry if you have work the next day!

I apply a bit of hair gel or wax to my hair beforehand to give the colour something to stick to. I've tried them without using any product first and found that the colour doesn't last nearly as long, nor is it as vibrant, and it runs like anything down your neck/clothes.. not a great look. Considering that I have quite dark brown hair, I wasn't sure that the colours would show up too well, but my hairdresser convinced me to give them a go and I was pleasantly surprised to with the finished result.

They are so easy to use - you just rub the chalk over your hair, blending as desired - make sure you are wearing old clothes or have a towel over your shoulders to protect your as it can get a bit messy! One thing that I would say though, is that having darker hair means I probably do have to use more of the product to get the desired vibrant result, compared to someone with lighter hair. The colour is buildable though, therefore the more you use, the more vibrant the finishing colour.

(This is the pink chalk on my hair, with a gel to hold)

They come in a range of colours; Pink, Purple, Orange, White, and Neon, which is a yellow-y shade. I have them in both the pink and the purple and have loved using both. They cost £13.95 and I buy mine from my hairdresser, but they are available to buy online.

What do you think? Have you ever tried them or any other wash out colours? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Natasha

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Jimmy Choo EDP & Body Lotion: Review

Today I am going to review the Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum with the matching Body Lotion, I have lusted after this fragrance for a while and kindly received it as a leaving present. The scent has chocolate base notes which gives it a sweet but sophisticated scent. I have also tried the Eau de toilette version of this and think that it is more of a summer or day time fragrance, I personally think that the EDP version is much more suited to the evening. 
I have found that wearing  the body lotion and then a few sprays of the perfume makes the fragrance even more long lasting and also means that the fragrance will be evenly distributed over the skin. 
(Perfume tip: instead of rubbing the wrists together when spraying the perfume, spray a small amount on each wrist as this will make the scent smell much better as it has settled naturally into the skin without ruining the base and top notes of the fragrance) 

"Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum expresses an aura of strength and beauty. Glamorous in attitude, confident, intelligent and with a sense of fashion and fun, the fragrance is a modern Fruity Chypre with warm, rich, woody depths. It's a fragrance inspired by modern women strong, empowered, beautiful, seductive and alluring with a hidden and mysterious sense of confident sexuality."
Thanks for reading! Leave any fragrance recommendations in the comment box below, 
Kirsty <3