Sunday, 14 April 2019

APN Always Perfect Nails Nail Polish in Naughty Nights review and swatches

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Hey guys! It’s been a while since I got to write a nail polish post, but I’ve got one for you today!

As we come into spring, it’s nice to bring out a lovely spring shade for your nails. I like pastels and nude shades during the spring, so today I’ve got an interesting nude nail polish to show you (I'll explain why it's interesting as we go). 

APN Always Perfect Nails Nail Polish in Naughty Nights
APN Always Perfect Nails Nail Polish in Naughty Nights

The APN Always Perfect Nails nail polish promises to be fast drying with a non-chip finish. It is free of Toulene and DBP 01 and is scented with pomegranate to leave the nails smelling sweet. It comes in a wide range of shades including some glitter nail polish shades too.

Each shade comes packaged in a clear glass bottle with the product logo printed on in black. It has a rounded black handle with a thin brush. 

Monday, 1 April 2019

Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer review

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Hey guys! I’ve spoken a little about ion technology on the blog recently with the ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush. Today I’m going to be talking about another ion tech product, but a type of product that you probably already associate with ion tech. Yup, that’s right! We’re getting loud and hairy and we're talking about an ionic hairdryer today.

Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer
Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer

The Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer is designed to use ions to smoothen the hair as it dries, leaving you with silky smooth hair and less frizz.

It has two speeds, three heat settings, three nozzle attachments and 2100W of power. One nozzle is for fast drying, another for straightening and one for setting.

On top of the hairdryer is a small blue diode which creates negative ions that are blown onto the hair. This negatively charges the hair, reducing static and leaving the hair feeling and looking silky smooth.

To help me out with this review I have enlisted my sister. Her hair type is very different to mine and this hairdryer could get a really thorough road-test on her hair. My hair is very fine and lacking volume, but my sisters hair is Afro-Caribbean, so it’s very thick, curly, dry and prone to extreme frizz. Could this finally be the best hairdryer for her thick and curly, frizz-prone hair? Let's find out!

Monday, 25 March 2019

Femme Luxe Clothing & Makeup Looks

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Hey guys! I recently wrote a post featuring some outfits from Femme Luxe and you guys seemed to enjoy it, so today I am back with another!

As I did with my previous post, to keep it beauty related I will be discussing the makeup I used to compliment each outfit so that you can get some makeup inspiration. Femme Luxe allowed me to pick out 4 products to review for you again, so that’s what I’m here with today. 

For this post I chose another lounge wear set, leggings, a crop t-shirt and a knitted jumper

If you’d like to read a bit more about my general thoughts of Femme Luxe and for some info about them, do check out my previous post where I discussed the brand in more detail.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser review

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Hey guys! So who is still hunting for that perfect shampoo? One that gives you perfect, healthy hair with a nice shine, body and texture without making it look flat and limp? Or if you have curly hair you’re probably looking for something to tame curls and to take away frizz to leave you with soft, manageable curls, right? Well, let’s check out whether today’s product could be your perfect shampoo.

Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser
Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser

The Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser is a 98% natural, low-poo shampoo that promises to gently cleanse the hair with no harsh chemicals or nasties. It is primarily aimed at those with curly hair, but it is also great for those with fine hair or loose waves, or anybody at all who is looking for a gentle hair cleanser. 

The Hydrating Hair Cleanser is free of silicones, sulphates and parabens, but instead it is rammed full of beneficial oils (namely *deep breath*... coconut, mongongo, camellia, seabuckthorn, may chang, grapefruit, mandarin red, sweet orange, bergamot, marjoram sweet, rosemary, spearmint, patchouli, magnolia flower, magnolia leaf, palmarosa, linden, benzoin and castor. And breathe!), antioxidants Vitamins C and E, amino acids and Omega 7 for replenishing moisture and shine as well as repairing sun damaged hair. It also has some sea salt for texture, volume and blood circulation of the scalp.

It comes packaged in a translucent plastic bottle with a simple yet pretty blue sticker around it with the Bouclème logo and product info. The shampoo itself is off-white in colour and a runny consistency. The packaging looks sleek and would look smart in anyone’s bathroom. It comes in 100ml, 300ml and 1 litre sizes.

I got my 100ml bottle from Latest In Beauty who recently had a few Bouclème products available to choose. As of posting they are no longer available, but I have seen this shampoo come back into stock before so it can be worthwhile to check. 

Friday, 8 March 2019

Vitybox Beauty Supplement review

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Hi guys! When it comes to having clearer skin that has less fine lines, blemishes and other issues, stronger nails that grow faster and shiny, healthy hair, it is wise to think about what we are putting into our bodies as well as onto them. In addition to eating healthily and drinking lots of water, supplements are a great way of getting more of what you need. 

There are lots of different types of supplements that come in different forms, such as pills, drinks or gummies. However, there is now a new brand on the block who want to bring you something a little different. Enter: Vitybox.

Vitybox Beauty Supplement
Vitybox Beauty Supplement

Vitybox is a brand which provides liquid beauty shots that are developed by health experts and are designed to provide you with only the best in the most convenient form. They contain only 9 ingredients and are supplied in sachets which you simply shake, tear open, drink and go. Here’s a breakdown of the beneficial ingredients in each sachet:
  • Hydrolysed Bioactive Collagen - for firmer skin, stronger hair and nails and reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrolysed Keratin - glossier hair, improved hair growth with less breakage and splitting
  • Hyaluronic Acid - for skin hydration and that smooth, firm glow 
  • Biotin - for stronger nails and less hair stress
  • Vitamin A - for blemish-free skin, stronger, shinier hair and photoprotective powers 
  • Vitamin C - aids collagen production, brighter, firmer skin and protects against oxidative stress
  • Vitamin D - photoprotective, promotes hair growth, healthier and less stressed skin
  • Vitamin E - protects from air pollution, reduces collagen breakdown and is photoprotective
  • Zinc - antioxidant, reduces hair loss and supports collagen performance

Sounds amazing, right?!

The beauty shots come packaged in a box that holds 28 sachets and are delivered every 4 weeks straight to your door. The box is slimline and coloured pink and blue with a white drawer pull out that holds the sachets.