Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Review: Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo


Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo - £17.50

Today I thought I would review my current favourite shampoo! Bumble and Bumble's Sunday Shampoo is a shampoo that everyone seems to have tried, and I was pretty late jumping on that bandwagon.
I've been using it for about a month now, and I thought it'd be a good time to review it!

It's a clarifying shampoo that is branded as:

"A weekly detox to rid hair of product residue, hard water minerals, pollutants, you name it. Perfect for product junkies and infrequent washers."

 I was a bit skeptical at first when everybody started raving about it. I couldn't see how a shampoo could be that fantastic, plus, my hair doesn't seem to have any residue in it...or so I thought!
After using it for the first time, my hair felt so much lighter and better, it was literally squeaky clean, and incredibly soft. ( I used the same conditioner I always use.) 
I use it as directed, once a week, on a Sunday because that is what the bottle says and I must be a sheep at heart! My hair feels amazing, and because it's only a weekly shampoo, it will last ages!

At £17.50 per 250ml, this is not a cheap buy. I winced when I handed my card over, but I'm glad I did it! I bought mine on a payday whim, as most of my purchases are!

Have you used it, or a clarifying shampoo like it? What do you think?


Saturday, 26 October 2013

Weekend Wishlist


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As Halloween is around the corner, I felt that at least one "spooky" piece was necessary. This top is so cool, I am going to have to get my hands on it.

I feature trousers a lot in my wishlists. This is because, despite wanting them lots, I'm too scaredy cat to actually buy a pair, because I'm not sure if they'll suit me. So hey, maybe that's something I can do ;)

The shoes are gorgeous aren't they? I love cute, dainty heels like this, they're so girly and ladylike, I love the bow. I can't walk in high heels, but that's not the point, these shoes make me want to learn! I recently discovered Cavells, I'm loving their shoe range!

Last but not least, the beautiful bag, also found on Cavells! I love it, I wish I could afford the price tag!

What's on your wishlist this weekend?

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Why do you wear make-up?


So today I thought I'd pose a question. A different kind of post, I know, but one that's being on my mind for a while.

Casting my mind back, although I've been interested in make-up for a long time, it's only in the past few years - since I started blogging, that I really started wearing it. I've always worn mascara/eyeliner (there was a terrible (goth) stage in my early teens where I wore too much eyeliner) but I never really bothered with anything else. While a lot of people at my school started slapping on foundation to cover their spots at the age of 13 or so, I never bothered. I was blessed with clear skin, so I never found a need for it. That continued until last year, and I'm not sure what changed.

I can understand why those might use it to cover skin blemishes - God knows I've tried every product under the sun to get rid of those unsightly purple circles under my eyes, but I also know that using make up is more likely to make skin blemishes worse. I'm always tempted to slap the concealer on every time I get a blemish, and sometimes I do, I need to get out of the habit of using products to hide my spots - considering that's what's probably caused them in the first place.

As I realised my make-up habits had grown in the past year, I started to wonder why this has happened. It didn't start off as a self-confidence thing, although I will admit that going out without make-up on does give me a horrible feeling I never used to have. I have, however, always found make-up application to be fun. I don't know why, but it's something I've always enjoyed - anybody else feel that way?

A terrible habit I have picked up is the necessity to wear make-up when leaving the house - and this is a habit a lot of us have. Why do we feel the need to wear make-up so much? I champion feminism and women's rights, yet I am too scared to let most people see me fresh faced - despite believing beauty comes in all sorts of ways. Even now, looking at the picture above, I can't see a massive difference in my skin, despite being covered in make-up on one half. All throughout my life, people have complimented my skin and how clear it is (usually.) So why do I still feel the need to wear so much make-up?

So, somewhere along the line, I stopped wearing make-up because it was fun, and started wearing it because I felt like I needed to.

I'm done with this view though. I plan on wearing no foundation/concealer/powder for at least the next week, regardless of what I'm doing. I'll still wear mascara/eyeliner/lipstick like I've always done, but I need to give my skin a break, before even more spots erupt over my face. I'll let you know how it goes.

I'm really interested to know why you think you wear make-up. Please tell me!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Mid-Week Wishlist

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So this week, I've been craving mostly big sweaters, but that cute octopus tee is something I must have in my wardrobe, the sooner the better!
I bought my pair of winter boots this week, thick and black with soles that I can maneuver the snow with, however, I want something a bit more delicate to traipse around in before that. The gold toe on these is different, and they are beautiful!
As you all know, I'm a sucker for a berry lipstick, and this new Topshop one keeps catching my eye, definitely going to be a new addition to my collection when I go back home!

What do you think of this week's picks?

Friday, 11 October 2013

I bought a hat, I think I look fetching.

Okay, so I have spent the past few months coveting hats. I've seen them begin to adorn shop windows and countless celebrities, I've watched as my best friend bought one (a fedora) and absolutely ROCKED it, I have quietly been loving them. A few times I went so far as to try one on, and I always loved them. Yet, for the longest time, I didn't buy one. I thought that I'd change my mind as soon as I bought it, or people would think me stupid. BUT ALAS. Last week, I bit the bullet and bought a bowler hat! (I think.) And I love it.

£14.99 - New Look.

Excuse my amateur selfie-esque shot, but there it is. I love it, I really do. I hope it suits me. I think so. However, as luck would have it, the weather has taken a nasty turn for the worst, and I just can't brave wearing it outside when the wind is blowing a gust all over the place; I can barely keep my feet on the ground, let alone keep a hat on my head!

What do you think? 

Saturday, 5 October 2013

September Favourites


Superdrug Coconut Oil, Nice'n'Easy Colourseal Conditioning Gloss, Topshop Nail Polish in Whimsical, No7 BB Lips in Blink Pink, Avon Super Shock Gel Eyeliner, Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.

 So this month I've been trying out a few new products, instead of recycling old favourites. Ever since I cut my hair, I've been wanting to make sure I keep the softness - especially after I dyed it 3 times in 2 weeks. Superdrug's coconut oil has been a godsend for this. Massaging it into my hair before bed, I wash it out in the morning and my hair is left feeling soft and smooth. It's a fantastic moisturiser too! I'll post a full review up this week, so look out for that!

I've been pairing the coconut oil with Nice'n'Easy's conditioner, that I got free with my hair dye! My mum has been using this for years, and swears by it, but I always presumed it wasn't very good. However, I have been using it recently, and it is fantastic. My hair has less tangles, and is soft and smooth. You can buy it separately, for about £1, in the hair dye section. I recommend whole-heartedly!

I love a good holographic nail polish, and Whimsical is perfect! A gorgeous pink colour, it's perfect when I want quite neutral nails with sparkle!
Another neutral make-up product I've been using lately is No7 BB lips. I bought both this colour, and 'Ballerina', a peachy colour, and love them both. Perfect for more natural days when I don't want to adorn my lips with bright pink lipstick!

And last but not least, the ubiquitous Cleanse and Polish by Liz Earle. I've had this months and never used it until this month, and oh my goodness, I totally get the hype! It's a brilliant cleanser, smells lovely, and removes my make-up easily without the need of make-up wipes! It's unlikely I'll do a full review on this, as there are SO many already, but I can if you want!

If you've done a monthly favourites post, I'd love to read it!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Autumn/Winter Wishlist #1

autumn wishlist

As the weather grows colder, and my student loans comes closer, I've been online constantly thinking about what to wear for A/W. I've had my eyes on these beauties for a while now, especially that gorgeous cat print dress, perfect for the my inner cat lady!

I always buy myself a pair of big black boots for Winter, the only way I feel safe in the treacherous snow and ice is by knowing I have a good grip on the bottom of my shoes!

I plan on spending A/W curled up in oversized jumpers over midi skirts, and these two are perfect. I love the rich colours, they'll stand out among the bleakness of winter perfectly!

If you click the picture, you can find all the links from the items in the picture!

What's on your A/W wishlist?


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