Thursday, 11 April 2013

Review: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner

*Buy shampoo here* | *Buy conditioner here*
I've just finished this shampoo and conditioner up and thought I would take the opportunity to review them! As some of you may have read in previous posts, my hair has been so dry recently that I've been  buying every hair care product in sight! They are from the "Hello Hydration" range that Herbal Essences have brought out and they are designed for people with dry/damaged hair (Me!!!). Both products contain Hawaiian coconut and orchid extracts.

Can I first off start by saying I love this shampoo and conditioner! I've used them both up which shows how much I like them, I normally get half way through, get bored and try a new product. The bottle claims to make hair feel "up to 100% softer in 1 wash" which I don't necessarily think is true but my hair truly does feel a lot softer than before I started using them. 

Both products have a coconut scent to them, which just reminds me of Malibu and the beach and summer! It's so nice and the smell lingers on your hair after which I absolutely love. The shampoo makes my hair feel thoroughly cleansed and the conditioner is really thick and makes my hair feel silky and soft even after just 2 minutes!

I would give this set of shampoo and conditioner a 10/10! I will be repurchasing these at the next opportunity again as they have become an important part in my hair routine!

Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner? What's your favourite brand of haircare products?

30 day blog challenge: Day 13

Your favourite musician and why?

My favourite musician of all time is Ed Sheeran. I first discovered him about 3 years ago when I heard "you need me, I don't need you" and this was the start of my obsession love for him! The main thing I love about his songs are the lyrics, and how no matter what mood I am in, there is always a song that describes it and makes me feel 100% better. I think I've seen Ed Sheeran in concert about 6 times! I even met him when he did a mini gig at HMV in Manchester and he signed my CD :)

My favourite cover of a song ever

One of my all time favourites! love love love <3

Do you like Ed Sheeran too? Who's your favourite musician?

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

30 day blog challenge: Day 12

A photograph of the town you live in
*photo from here*
I live in Manchester and I love it!! The shopping, restaurants and nightlife make it the perfect place to be a teenager :) 

Are any of you from Manchester? What's your favourite place in the city?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

What's in my makeup bag? (Day 11, 30 Day Blog Challenge)

(Another apology- not only has my camera broke, the internet has been ridiculously slow for the past few days so I've not had chance to upload this post! Sorry!)

I've been wanting to do this post for a while and then it came up as a question on the 30 day blog challenge so here it is! :) Do you not just love my make up bag?! I think it's the cutest thing. I got it in the Claires sale for about £6 in the middle of last year. This is just my everyday makeup bag, with the products I use the most. One day I might do a post featuring my whole makeup collection!

1) Topshop Cheek Duo: I bought this blush and bronzer duo from Topshop last year and I absolutely love it! I got it in the shade Desert Sun which is a gorgeous bright pink and gold colour. The two shades look amazing when blended on the cheeks. I sometimes also use it as an all over bronzer too.

2) Topshop Highlighter: I also got this highlighter from Topshop. I got it in  Sunbeam which is a shimmery gold colour and it's the best highlighter I've ever used. I love how it looks on my face and it stays on all day. I'm always getting compliments on it.

3) Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation: This has been my go to foundation since it was launched. I've got it in shade 201 Classic Beige but I think next time I repurchase I will buy the lighter shade as this one is just a little dark for me. 

4) Essence My Base Illuminating Make-Up Base: This primer is amazing value for the money. I've worn it everyday recently, even if I've not been wearing foundation. It gives my skin a healthy glow and really helps to keep my makeup in place. 

5) Eco Tools Foundation Brush: I've been using this foundation brush for so long now and I love it! The brush itself is so soft and even after hundreds of washes it still feels brand new. I use it nearly everyday to apply my liquid foundation and it's really good at blending it into the skin.

6) Essence Stay All Day Concealer: I've only recently bought this as I ran out of my usual holy grail Collection concealer and they don't sell it in Australia (boo hoo!) I bought it in shade 10 Natural Beige which is the perfect colour for me. I use it under my eyes and on any breakouts.

7) Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara: This is the most used mascara in my collection. I got this in shade 001 Black but if I was going to repurchase I would buy it in extreme black. I love how thick this mascara makes my eyelashes look.

8) Rimmel Volume Flash X10 Mascara: I always use at least 2 mascaras daily. I call this my 'base' mascara. I use this before my Scandel Eyes. I've got this in Extreme Black.

9) Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick: This is one of my favourite lipsticks of all time and I wear it nearly everyday. It goes with every makeup look and the matte finish really suits my skin tone. I bought this in shade 101 (wish they had pretty names!).

10) Elf Eyebrow Colour and Brush: This is my favourite makeup thing I own! I love it so much. I use the darker cream colour with the eyebrow pencil then lightly dust the lighter coloured powder over to set my eyebrows. They haven't had this in stock on their website for ages and I will be heartbroken if they don't bring it back soon!!

11) Elf Bronzing Brush: I use this brush with my bronzer (durrr!). For £1.50 there is nothing bad I can say about it! It's angled so makes applying bronzer easier and even though it's cheap, when washed it still feels soft and doesn't loose a lot of bristles.

12) Natural Collection Pencil Eye Liner: This is one of the best waterline eyeliners I've used. It's a toss up between this and the Rimmel one. It's so pigmented and last's for ages which is great because it's so cheap! I've got it in the colour black.

13) Elf Bronzer: I've got this bronzer in the palette warm and it's the perfect colour for my skin. It comes in 4 different slightly glittery shades which you can use on their own or blend together which is what I usually do. 

14) Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner: I've got this eyeliner in black and I love it! It's such good value for money. The applicator makes it easy to apply thin strokes and it lasts all day with fading or creasing!

15) Eco Tools Blush Brushes: I use the small rounded brush for my blusher and the larger brush for my highlighter. These are really good brushes but I think I will get a normal blush and highlighter brush next time rather than using these.

Have you used any of the products in my makeup bag? Would you like to see any proper reviews of any of these products? Let me know in the comments :D xxx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

30 day blog challenge: Day 10

A photo of your favourite place to eat

Without a doubt my favourite place to eat is Nandos! I just love it. It's cheap, has a great atmosphere and who can resist unlimited drinks and chicken?! I get the same meal every single time I go there- l always have a chicken pitta with peri peri chips and mash potato. Seriously if you've never tried it then you need to! Deeeeeeelicious :)

Have you ever been to Nandos? What's your favourite place to eat?

Friday, 5 April 2013

My march favourites!

I am in a state of shock that we are already in april. We're now a third of the way through 2013 which seems unreal, it doesn't seem that long ago since I was celebrating christmas! Through March there were a number of products I was loving and I wanted to share them with you :)

Elf Brush Shampoo: After cleaning my brushes with baby shampoo for as long as I can remember I recently invested in this brush shampoo. It manages to get all the makeup out of the brushes and leaves them soft and smelling fresh. The £3.75 price tag is also a bonus! I will 100% be repurchasing when it runs out.

Cherry Carmex: As I spend so much of my time in the sun these days my lips are constantly dry. I've tried so many different lipbalms over the past few months but most go sticky or just drip off in the heat (not attractive! haha). Carmex is one of the only ones I've used that has fully moisturised my lips and stayed put for longer than 5 minutes! It's always been a staple in my makeup bag but I couldn't live without it recently! The smell is also perfect for summer. Cheap and cheerful :-)

Pantene Pro V Night Miracle Essence: After months of over straightening and over bleaching my hair has recently cried out a massive NO and basically died. I ended up looking like a scarecrow- dry and strawlike. This product has been my saviour. I put it on damp hair just before bed about 2/3 times a week and when I wake up my hair is so soft and smells gorgeous!

Natures Care Paw Paw Balm: This stuff is amazing! It's the texture of vaseline but can be used for hands, lips and sunburn. I love the smell of it- reminds me of cocktails and summer. It was only around $4 here in Australia but I can only find it online for quite a bit more so I won't be repurchasing when I get back in England.

Essence I love Extreme Volume mascara: This is my favourite product out of them all this month. This mascara is one of the best I've ever tried! It makes lashes look darker, longer and thicker and it is insanely cheap. I would recommend this to anyone! Going to have to stock up before I go home as I'm not sure if Essene is sold in the UK. 

Have you ever tried any of these products? What were your march favourites? Leave me a link to your post in the commnents :)

30 day blog challenge: Day 9

A photo of the item you last purchased

(A day late again- I know, naughty Jaime! But my camera broke over the weekend and my family were away so I had to wait until they were back to borrow theirs!)

I am in love with this handcream!! It is 3 of my favourite things rolled into 1- handcream, Cath Kidston and bluebells! I saw it online and it was one of the those purchases you just don't think about. No sooner had I seen it, it was in my bag and I was checking out. It's the perfect spring purchase. Love love love <3

Have you tried any of the Cath Kidston handcreams? Let me know if you would like to see a review on this!

See you tomorrow! J x