Canadian Beauty Swap

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So towards the end of last year me and the beautiful Danielle of Just Add Mascara arranged a swap. She received my package before Christmas and you can check out what I got her here while mine arrived mid January, the problems with cross Atlantic swaps. So if you want to read what she got me carry on reading . . . (see what I got her here)

Skincare Bits

DSCF4409Yves Rocher 7 day programme for Normal to Combination Skin: This is a cute little trio containing a hydrating cleansing milk; hydrating toner and 24hr Intense hydrating Gel Cream. All of them contain botanical saps such as the saps from maple trees and blue agave plants combined which are meant to look in moisture in the skin so I’m excited to try them out. I’m thinking of saving these for a holiday later in the year as they are an ideal size for travelling and mini pamper products are perfect for these.

Real Nature Face masks in Acai Berry, Green Tea and Avocado: So these are three are cloth masks I love treating my self to a face mask once or twice a week. The first night I used the green tea mask after a long shift a work and its a proper moist well made cloth mask which stays in place while sitting up meaning I could sort out blog bits and watch TV its ideal as some masks don’t stay and you have to lie back to get it to stay on.

The Face Shop Sparking Wine Face Mask: Another small cloth face mask and a really convenient size packet although I’m likely to use it before going anywhere it would be great for travelling.

Yves Richer Pink Grapefruit Face Mist: This is both a skin refresher and  a make up setting spray. I’ve loved this to make my make up last all day and keeps my skin feeling hydrated no matter what I’m up to. The scent isn’t particularly strong but the product is amazing so it doesn’t really matter.

Nip + Fabn Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads: I’m currently half way though my current tub of exfoliating pads so I’ll start these soon. I’m always curious about nip+fan so I’m excited to try something of theirs out.

Make Up

DSCF4411Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Palette in 738 Comfort Zone: I was so excited about this as I’ve heard such good things about wet n wild eye shadows and they aren’t available over here. Its a beautiful neutral toned palette containing 8 beautifully pigmented shades. I used it straight away (well straight after I’d taken the pictures) for my make up that morning and its so good. I’ve loved having a little play with this.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Warm Neutral: First and foremost the packaging is so damn pretty the packaging with lace detailing and ribbons its so pretty. Its a warm neutral palette with rose gold/pink toned shades, the palette is meant to be 3 looks with a highlight, base and liner for each a unique foam applicator meaning you could attempt these looks without the tools although the success level is debatable. The three looks are Natural which is a subtle everyday look, Playful still natural but a slightly fun twist with the highlight colour and finally a night time look Dramatic which in essence is for a brown smokey eye.

Annabelle Bigger Bronzer, Zebra Print Bronzing Powder in Haute Gold: I’m yet to use this as I tend to opt for contouring over bronzing in the winter months but it will be great for summer. When I’ve swatched it on my hand and nice warm shimmer colour so come summer it will get a lot of use.

Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz: Pixi always surprises me that in other countries Pixi is affordable and even drug store yet over here its hard to find and fairly expensive so I was delighted to receive two pixi items in my swap. The shadows are so pigmented and creamy, I love the colours and I’m playing about with them for a valentines look. Maybe I’ll part with my hard earned cash to try more pixi products.

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush: This is my second pixi item a very highly pigmented lip balm I was actually so surprised how good the colour pay off hydrated lips and pretty coral colour. The only thing I’m not sure is the flat cut top opposed the the rounded or lipstick shape you usually get with balms although it will round off with time it just makes initial applications trickier.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 617 Iced Mocha: I feel like this may soon work its way into my “I rather have 15 more minutes in bed than do full make up” make up routine, a soft neutral eye pencil is somewhat of a student essential or at least should be.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Salsa: This is the perfect everyday natural pink lip colour so I’m bound to get loads of wear. Also its a really silky smooth non-sticky lip gloss, its closest to the Tanya Burr lip glosses although the Tanya Burr ones are slightly thicker. The doe foot applicator is really nice and bonus the lid and a bow moulded on it subtle but pretty. Bound to end up in my handbag for a go to lip product. Its kinda like having a touch up naked 3 palette although I haven’t put them side by side if its a good dupe I will let you guys know.

Other

DSCF4413Peanut Butter M&Ms: These didn’t last beyond a day they are so yummy.

Yves Rocher Bath Fizz in Pear Caramel: Okay this smells amazing the closest thing I can think of that smells like this is the body shop honey range. The packet is cute too kinda looks like the fancy chocolates you get on the pillows at fancy hotels, although it probably doesn’t taste as good though.

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum: I’ve yet to try this as I’m currently using a hair oil but I’ve been converted as they make my hair much more manageable.

So big love and thanks to the lovely Danielle, I love all my Canadian beauty bits. Beauty swaps are a great experience, so much fun and you get to make new friends I’d highly recommend it.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xxx

First Impressions: Umberto Giannini Miracle Worker with Argan Oil

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First and foremost I wish to apologise about the typo(s) in the picture but at this point I am way to lazy to fix it, especially as the editing software I used isn’t on my laptop.

So I got this in the Boots after Christmas in a little gift set for £4.00 down from £8.00 with some hair bands and stuff. The size of the oil is 125ml so full size and retails for £8.00 on its own so really its a bargain in the set. The packaging in the Christmas set that I have is slightly different although the product is identical, its obvious the were marketing it slightly differently for Christmas pushing it as a ‘miracle’ hair product rather than specially for frizzy hair.

So this is my first experience with hair oil as I’ve always wondered whether they are worth the price and due to the amazing offer I thought why not. I’ve tried this out a few times and I thought I’d give a bit of my first impressions.

So I followed the instructions on the back putting it on wet hair before I styled it or blow dried it essentially. It says to use as much or as little as you want depending on the frizzyness and how much your hair is damaged and I’ve found that two pumps works best. I just work it in with my fingers then I brushed it through just to make sure before I start styling.

I couldn’t believe the results after the first time after blow drying and straightening my hair it instantly felt silkier a clear improvement. I’ve tried it a few more times and even my boyfriend noticed that my hair looked different but ‘good different’ as he put it, he also enjoyed the smell. I can’t quite describe it and even after straightening the smell remains which is so nice have sweet smelling hair.

So would I recommend it? Yes I would, even at full price its totally worth it as it works amazingly well and its a good sized product so it will last you ages so it is very cost effective if that is what you worry about when considering if and what to try in regards to hair oils.

Umberto Giannini Miracle Worker with Argan Oil is available from Boots for £8.00.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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So recently I’ve been struggling from a dry and irritated scalp which I think is due to the weather as my skin is suffering too, I also know it wasn’t caused by a change in hair products as I’ve been working my way through my massive bottles of TRESemme. My friend recommended these as they’ve done wonders for her hair.

First up the smell, they’ve hit the banana scent on the head but I think it could be a bit hit a miss with some people as they are quite full on so take a sniff before purchasing as it can be a bit like marmite in that sense.

So on to actually using it, they are both quite thick formulas so it does take a while of working it into your hair to create a lather however, it does ensure your hair is thoroughly clean. The conditioner is lovely and smooth and despite reading reviews saying it doesn’t do anything my hair is left silky and smooth I just love it. I still much prefer my TRESemme combo but these are great and my scalp is no longer feeling irritated or dry, so definately if you’re scalp is suffering in the winter months go and pick some up.

I also realise that mine is different in colour and look to those on the website so I don’t know if I have a new or older formula of it as my local body shop down the road is an outlet one so these could easily be an older formula, if any one knows let me know.

Another thing to mention is the price each bottle costs £4.50 for 250ml compare this to by good old trusty TRESemme costs £4.99 for 500ml and is often on offer. Saying that I got mine from the outlet where you save 30% on two items ect, so buying them both together actually cost £6.00 rather than the usual £9.00. They do work and it has worked wonders for my scalp but would I repurchase I don’t know. I would not switch to these permanently as they are a bit on the pricey side especially as I have thick hair so they might not last overly long which is a shame really.

I have enjoyed using it and will continue to do so for a while before switching back and will just keep using as and when a problem flares us.

Both the Shampoo and Conditioner are available from The Body Shop for £4.50 each.

Have you tried either of these and how did you find them?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Make Up Collection and Storage Part One

Okay I don’t really have proper storage and this isn’t really my full collection it is just everything that has come to university with me so I just thought I’d do a lovely little post of everything I own/use regularly enough to justify bringing.

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As you can see everything has its places and are relatively easy to get to and with my current set up this is the idea make up set up as its next to the window so I can do my make up effortlessly in natural light. So now I’ll show you the majority of my collection as I missed the odd bits out (because I’m useless) and then a mini opinion on each of them or what I use it for.

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L’oreal Skin Perfection Cleansing and Perfecting Milk: I haven’t used that much of this much as I’ve been swapping which products I’ve been using and so far I do like this.

The Body Shop Passion Fruit Body Butter: I love Body Shop body deeply hydrating and they smell delicious, I always by them on offer as they are a lot but I don’t think they are overpriced as a little can go a long way. So find your perfect scent and buy one.

Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer Sensitive: The perfect base for everyday and I love this however, I feel like I’ve mentioned this loads. I have sensitive opposed to normal as I’ve been having more breakouts recently so I felt like this was best.

Superdrug Deep Action Anti Blemish Gel: This is a fairly recent purchase which I haven’t used that much yet but I am going to review once I feel like I’ve used this long enough to give and informed review.

Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream Normal and Combination Skin: On bucking up my skin care routine I’ve kept meaning to buy a night cream, this was half price in Superdrug and I love Nivea so it was a no brainer cannot wait to get used to incorporating it into my daily routine.

Superdrug Cleansing Face Wipes in Sensitive: Brought these and they were a complete dud, I couldn’t be bothered when I got in to do the full take off so decided to use a wipe then remove the rest fully later. Well it barely removed anything and my eye shadow was fully intact despite saying it even removes waterproof makeup. When I have enough (i have 3 already) I may do a disappointing products post.

The Body Shop Love Ect Body Lotion: When my hands are dry this typically comes in my bag with me I really need to move this into one of them, unfortunately love ect has been discontinued.

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Eye Makeup Remover: This is so thick and creamy and feels amazing on the skin I’m really enjoying it and will definitely repurchase it.

Tesco Everyday Value Facial Wipes: Honestly the best make up wipes I have ever used, it even removes tough waterproof makeup. I tend to only use wipes when I get in late or I’m feel really lazy but they are always handy to have around.

Superdrug Deep Action Pore-Cleansing Nose Strips: These were a buy one get one free item and they are alright and I will use them but they aren’t great.

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Sanex Zero Roll on: This is great for working out and is a really heavy duty deodorant.

Compressed Dove Antiperspirant in Beauty Finish and Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena: The pomegranate one is my favourite deodorant and my boyfriend loves it too so I have two as he tends to steal them.

Superdrug Nail Varnish Remover: This is almost done and is pretty much a bog standard and really good nail varnish remover, no point spending money where it isn’t needed.

Superdrug Moisturising Nail Varnish Remover: This I bought this as a replacement for the other one but this leaves an oily residue on the skin that I am really not keen on and it doesn’t feel likes it works as well but I will use it up.

Sainsburys and Superdrug Cotton Pads: I tend to buy the baby ones as they are much bigger and more useful for take makeup off although the small ones are good for nail varnish. However, I am currently stuck with all small as this is what happens when you ask your boyfriend to pick some up for you.

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Mark Hill De Frizz Control and Shine Spray: This was a pound shop gem and it was absolutely amazing I’m going to be sad when it’s used up as it was discontinued. Basically the most amazing light hold shine spray ever.

Aussie Miracle Recharge Shine Leave in Conditioner: I reviewed this the other day so check that out here.

Superdrug Extra Firm Hold Hair Spray: I used this occasionally and it holds so well, only problem with it is that it goes so stiff and crunchy so I’m on the look out for something new but will still have a high level of hold.

TRESemme Heat Defence Spray: Basically the ultimate heat defence spray which I cannot do without, something that everyone should own.

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Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo: Brought this for travel over the summer and its lasted me ages as I don’t use it that often but it is simply amazing although I’m not overly keen on the scent of the blush one.

The Body Shop Hair Chalk: I bought this last easter and haven’t used it overly much as I haven’t really had the occasion too, it is a stunningly beautiful colour and works really well even with dark brown hair.

Makeup Academy Pro-base Fixing Spray: I used this loads over the summer especially during long days of working events and its so good or I use it when I have like a 12 hour day out of the house due to lectures and work.

Foot Pack: This is absolutely amazing as I have such bad cracked feet and I constantly rebuy it.

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Urban Decay Naked 3: This was a gift from my boyfriend and I absolutely love it, i use it most days it is the most beautiful and pigmented shadows. I’d highly recommend it if you are considering a naked palette.

Makeup Academy Heaven and Earth Palette: The most perfect budget neutral palette and I’m getting close to hitting pan on one or two luckily I’m so obsessed with my naked palette this has been saved.

Make Up Academy Pretty Edgy Palette: The main reason I wanted this was that I really loved the packaging it is just absolutely beautiful and the colours are amazing too anyway, its definitely more of an evening look palette though.

Barry M Super Chic Palette (Superdrug Limited Edition): One of those saw it, wanted it and bought it as its beautiful despite being out of your comfort zone.

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So these are all my Elizabeth Arden Miniatures that I absolutely love in order there is: Green Tea; Mediterranean; Sunflower; Red Door and Pretty.

As this is a long post and it’s taken me a while to write I am splitting it in two and the second half will be up in a few days. I love finding out about different peoples make up storage options and their main collection how they lay out their everyday products. How do you store your makeup? Whats in your everyday make up collection?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Aussie Leave in Conditioner Review

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So I did the haul for this a while back which you can read here, and I thought I’d finally get round to writing a review for it as I feel like I have definitely used this long enough.

For hair that wants to polish up its act

Wannabe starlet? Well hair that shines is good place to start. Give your hair an encore and spritz this nippy miracle straight on,
for hair that just got its lustre (and its mojo) back.

So Aussie have a wide range of leave in conditioners but due to the moisture recharge one been out of stock I bought the Aussie Miracle Recharge Shine Leave in Conditioner, and I really wanted to try a new leave in conditioner for a while but it wasn’t until my hairdresser used this on me and I loved it. I’ve often found that creamy traditional leave in conditioners are way too heavy so this was a nice change.

I don’t often find aussie products worth the money especially when I’m so happy with my TRESemme which lasts ages but I’ve loved the aussie smell I just find the hair products so so for the price but this is amazing. Lightweight, smells amazing and really does work, and it leaves your hair smelling amazing it throughout the day.

So when and how do I use it? I tend to use it throughout the week maybe once in between washing especially if it is a week in which I use a lot of heat or after swimming as chlorine is quite damaging to hair.

I just love they fact that this isn’t a heavy leave in conditioner it leaves my hair feeling sshinyand soft and has drastically improved the condition of my hair. So have you tried any of the Aussie Leave in Conditioners or do you have any leave in conditioner recommendations?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

What’s Your Beauty Number?

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So yesterday evening I came across Scarlet from Anxiously Bold post on this topic you can read hers here, and I became intrigued. If you haven’t seen this already it basically has come about because apparently the average woman uses 12 beauty products a day (thats between hair, body and face) and I started to add it up in my head and couldn’t comprehend it. So I thought I’d do it my self and think about what I use every day.

Hair

1. TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo
2. TRESemme Moisture Rich Conditioner
3. TRESemme Heat Protect Spray

Body:

4. Soap and Glory Orangeasm Body Wash

5. The Body Shop Passion Fruit Body Butter

6. Dove Pomegranate Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

7. Elizabeth Adren Red Door Perfume

Face (Skincare):
8. Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream
9. Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Makeup Remover
10 L’oreal Skin Perfect Cleansing and Perfecting Milk
11. Superdrugs Tea Tree Facial Wash

12. Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Regenerating Night Cr

Face (Make up):
13. Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer

14. Gosh Velvet Touch Primer (clear)

15. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (ivory)

16. Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer (light)

17. Urban Decay Primer Potion (original)

18. Urban Decay Naked 3 palette

19. MUA Blush (Lolly)

20. Sleek Face Form Kit (Light)

21. MaxFactor Flase Lash Effect Mascara (Black Brown)

22. Collection Kohl Eyeliner (Black Magic)

23. L’Oreal Color Riche 255

24. Barry M Cor Balmy

25. Collection Pressed Powder (Ivory)

So I have managed to reach 25 which is twice as many as average and I do not think that I am unusual with this amount I could easily use more and there are plenty of products I use on a regular basis like leave in conditioner and exfoliators twice a week. There are also things like regular face masks and pamper days but I thought I’d do a more general day.

I just find this absolutely fascinating and will spend the rest of the evening reading everyone elses posts on this topic instead of doing my university lecture notes. So what is your beauty number?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Collective Haul

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So I’ve made several trips to Superdrug and an order from feel unique so I thought I’d show you what I’ve brought and some peaks at what I may be reviewing over the next month or so.

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First up some bits I picked up for my boyfriend as he always knows what he wants a product but not what does what so he just sends me into get these bits which is probably a mistake.

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm Sensitive: His kept moaning about wanting a new shave balm for ages and he loves his nivea one so I just added it to my feel unique order. He has liked the nivea products his has before although like most men he isn’t fussy what he has. Available from Feel Unique for £7.10.

Superdrug’s Deep Action Pore Cleansing Pads: His not one for a major skin care routine but wanted to get rid of his black heads and I saw these in Superdrug and grabbed them, just something simple and easy to use if and when he remembers to use it. I cannot find this online unfortunately but it is available at superdrug for around the £4/£5 mark.

Superdrugs Men’s Skincare Sensitive Hydrating Moisturiser: For ages he kept stealing mine or using my nivea express hydration primer so I got him his own and this one seemed decent Superdrug own brand is really good and he won’t appreciate branded anyway. Available from Superdrug for £4.49, mens superdrug own brand is current 2 for £6.00 at Superdrug.

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Sorry for the camera flash in this one.

Barry M’s Glitterati Nail Paint in Rock Star & Fashion Icon: I bought these a while back and I’ve already have posted a mini review and pictures of it, read it here.

Barry M’s Showgirl Extra Volume Black Mascara: This was a gift with purchase if you spent over £7.00, I’m excited to try it out but I’m being restrained and waiting for my current mascara to run out.

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Cleansing & Perfecting Milk: I needed a new make up remover/cleanser and I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve used it once so far and it smells amazing so I’m excited to try it more and I will post a review once I have used it a bit longer. Available from Feel Unique for £4.49.

Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer in Dry and Sensitive: I’m running dangerously low on my current one, unfortunately the normal one wasn’t there and I’m happy  with the sensitive one. So I’m happy to have another one for when mine runs out.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: I’m running low on my current eye specific makeup remover so I picked this up, its a thicker cream remover which I prefer to a liquid one and when its mean to moisture as well it definitely feels like it is doing something. I also love that Superdrug are expanding their own brand lines, I love their tea tree range and I will slowly make my way round. Available from Superdrug for £2.99.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care SPF Radiance Eye Cream: I keep neglecting using an eye cream I need one but always keep forgetting to pick one up, I finally did it and I cannot wait to see if there will be any results. Available at Superdrug for £2.99.

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Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Ivory: So I got this from Feel Unique as they do the whole try me thing where with items in the try me range, you get a sample to try and if it isn’t right for you then send the unopened full size back. However, I didn’t get the free sample so I emailed back and got a bitchy message back saying it wasn’t for this colour yet rechecking the website today it doesn’t say its only ‘light beige’ or whatever so I’m currently unimpressed with their try me service. Especially as now I am stuck with an ivory shade that is too dark for me when I was meant to be given a sample. Available from Feel Unique for £10.99.

Aussie Miracle Recharge Shine: My hairdresser used this when I last had my hair cut and I’ve been on the hunt for it since as its an amazing smelling spray leave in conditioner. I wanted this as it really works and is super light for a leave in conditioner. I could not find this anywhere and I’m so glad I finally found it on feel unique which inspired the entire order. Available at Feel Unique for £4.49.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original: I got samples of all of the urban decay primer potions with my Naked 3 palette all with a weeks worth in each sample. I’ve loved the two I’ve tried but I’ll wait to finish all the samples and my Soap and Glory primer. I brought the travel size if you haven’t seen one of my previous posts as to why check it out here, which will explain my choices as to why I have made this purchase. Available from Feel Unique for £8.00.

So these are the things I’ve spent my money on recently, what beauty bits have you brought recently?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

International Beauty Box Swap

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So I’ve always wanted to do one of these as they always look so fun so who wants to do one?

I live in the UK so we have all sorts of goodies although I’m not especially clear on what we have that other countries don’t. I’d love to do a swap with a mix of make up, hair, skin just a bit of everything although baring in mind perfumes, aerosols and nail varnishes cannot be shipped internationally. I’d also prefer to chat together before the swap to arrange a budget that works for both us and what type of items we are looking for, colour preferences ect. Also if you want to do a swap and don’t know what you want we can do a swap of stuff that we both think are great products our country has to offer.

I’m not sure what brands are available elsewhere so I will just list what we have here and then you guys can let me know: 2true; Accessorize; B Beauty; Barry M; Beauty UK; Body Shop; Bourjois; Collection; Essie; Gosh; I Heart Make Up; L’Oreal Paris; Make Up Academy (MUA); Make Up Revolution; MaX Factor; Maybelline; Miss Sporty; Models Own; Natural Collection; No. 7; NYC; Revlon; Rimmel; Seventeen; Sleek; Soap and Glory; Superdrug; Tanya Burr; Tresemme; Lush; Aussie; Batiste and many more.

So yeah if you live anywhere in the world and want to do a beauty box swap with the UK just let me know, and we can get talking and sorting everything out.

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Day 81: New Free From Frizz

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So the other day I saw the launch of the new Free from Frizz products in Superdrug on Instagram, apparently they are already available in Boots but I have personally never seen them in store. Today I’m going to talk about the products, what they do, how they work and would I consider giving them a go.

The official website states that:

Welcome to the biggest breakthrough in anti-frizz technology – the patent pendingFree From Frizz system.

Free From Frizz is unique; our patent pending bond softening treatment works within the hair shaft, smoothing out frizz leaving hair soft, shiny, manageable and Free From Frizz for up to six weeks.

Enjoy Free FromFrizz – whatever the weather

How it works is that initially you follow the different steps and serums involved with the treatment process and you have to seal it with heat aka straightners on damp hair. Also in order to maintain the results you need to use the Free From Frizz shampoo and conditioners.

The treatment/haircare comes for two hair types both with delicious sounding scents, for fine to normal hair it is watermelon and for thick/coarse hair the scent is mango. Therefore it should be fairly enjoyable to maintain the keep up with no chemically scents and you hair smelling amazing.

I’m in love with the idea of of it set aside an afternoon and then have amazing frizz free silky hair for the next month or so as I’m lazy or during term time when studies stack up I much prefer to spend my spare time sleeping that fussing with my hair.

All of the reviews on the official website are highly positive however, those on Boots are highly mixed and tend to lean towards the negative end. This at home treatment is a cheaper alternative to salon treatments however, often these cannot match the salon versions and with people not taking proper time, following steps and lack of technique therefore salon quality results cannot be expected.

I am highly likely to try this out at some point but its the near £30 price label that is putting me off at this stage, I might wait for a few more people to try and weight it up again. Do you think this is worth a try?

Complete sets are available from Free From Frizz for £26.97, also available as individual components at Boots and Superdrug. Shampoo £5.99, Conditioner £5.99 and Treatment £14.99.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Day 61: Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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I brought these in a haul at the start of July and I’m finally writing up the review. I brought these both at the 99p shop for £0.99 each obviously but they are available in a lot of places for around the £1.00 mark. I wanted to see if the cheap versions of argan oil products actually work or not. So read on to find out how I got on.

So first off the smell, it kinda smells like childhood a certain subtle fruity smell that loads of those no more tears shampoos had, so pleasant and not overpowering. The shampoo has a good amount of lather and easily works into the hair. The shampoo is thick and smooth and I found it works into the hair really easily

Upon on the first wash my hair did feel smoother, and sleeker. You need to remember it’s not a quick fix and I like it but then I’m not convinced after the first that is was sleeker or I just thought it was because I wanted it to be, so I think I’ll have to try a few more washes . . .

So second wash, my hair felt smooth and amazing while washing and smelt lovely when drying. However, this time I’m not convinced my hair is any better than it is with my normal hair routine.

So I’ve carried on washing regularly as it needs several washes to take effect as it isn’t a onetime fix, and although my hair felt slightly improved it wasn’t especially noticeable although I am happy to admit that it might be due to product choice.

I think I will try argan oil again but opt for the actual oil and splurge on something more expensive, a £0.99 bottle was never going to work miricles but if it worked in one way or another than it would have been great. The fact it hasn’t, didn’t leave me out of pocket and I can just carry on using it as normal shampoo/conditioner.

Have you tried any argan oil products? Did you find a difference and what do you recommend/ don’t recommend trying?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox