Monday, 14 April 2014

OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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OGX Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo (link)* & Conditioner (link)* available exclusively at Waitrose- £6.99 each 
OGX are a haircare brand that create products inspired by nature, using active ingredients sourced from all around the world, that are also paraben free and not tested on animals. Ever since 'going blonde' I've been on the look out for products that add moisture and shine to my hair, as it's fair to say that bleaching has slightly dried it out. 

That's where these awesome products come in, with their three-in-one moisturising treatments. Whaaa... three?! I hear you say. Well the Australian tea tree oil adds moisture and strength, whilst the replenishing milk proteins nourish your hair. Not forgetting the peppermint oil offering an extra boost of hydration. Transforming ones hair into super smooth, luscious locks, in a matter of a few washes. Sounds good-right!?

First off the smell is pretty incredible, with its fragrant scent of peppermint and tea tree, almost resembling a mint chocolate-chip ice cream. As well as acting as an immediate 'wake-me-up' for those mornings when your struggling to keep your eyes open, because sometimes the caffeine hasn't quite kicked in yet. 

Hair texture wise I have noticed a slight difference to my locks feeling a whole lot more nourished and moisturised, as well as feeling silky smooth! Despite the short amount of time,  I've been using them both, I'm already seeing the results.
At £6.99 you can't really go wrong with a product that gives your hair that much needed TLC, as well as doubling up as a refreshing 'wake-me-up' scent. Washing your hair has never felt nor smelt so good.
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

That 60's Vibe

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First off lets address the elephant in the room... I'm now officially a blonde. Nope! Not sporting a wig, in sight- this is the real deal! I honestly still can't believe that I actually took the plunge and did it. But sometimes you just have to bite the bullet, and I'm so happy I did as there's nothing like welcoming Spring/Summer with a set of golden locks. If you want to know more about the process/inspiration behind the do'. Then let me know as I'd be happy to do a blogpost all about it.

As a new found blonde I decided to channel that '60's Mod Look', that I favour all too well. For me no 'Mod Look' is complete without a polo neck top, and this white one was a bargain at under £7- picked up from ol' ebay. Paired with a that pink pencil skirt, sometimes simplicity is key.

P.S The Company Style Blogger Awards are now in full swing, and it would mean the world to me if you enjoy reading my blog and would nominate me for the 'Best Personal Style Blog' here. Thank you so much if you do!
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Jumper - eBay (link) | Skirt - River Island (similar link) | Bag - Mulberry (link) | Shoes - Primark | Watch -  Casio | Sunglasses - Primark
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Monday, 7 April 2014

Manuka Doctor Age-Defying Eye Cream & Revitalising Day Cream Review

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Manuka Doctor are a affordable skincare brand known to promote natures powerful ingredients, in order to create products that are naturally good for you. For me when it comes to skincare, or any products that reach my face, I tend to go for the 'kinder to skin' ranges or ones inspired by nature.

Manuka are also know for using one key ingredient, that being of 'Manuka Honey'- where no bees have been harmed, in the making of these products. The reason why they use Bee Venom and Manuka Honey (from New Zealand) is because of how both are well known for their skincare benefits, as well as the Venom promoting your skin's elasticity. Clever-eh?!
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Manuka Doctor Age-Defying Eye Cream (link)*
The "Age-Defying Eye Cream" claims to help reduce the appearance of those ever-so pesky dark circles, 'nourish and restore' your skins softness, refine the appearance of wrinkles as well as reveal a smoother looking complexion.  

First off the packaging is pretty nifty, with its easy to use squeeze tube and nozzle, in addition to its make-up bag friendly size, it seems to tick all the right boxes. I've actually started to incorporate this product into my skin care regime. As for the short amount of time I've been using it, it has made a slight difference in making my skin seem smoother and hydrated.

I also have discovered that if I apply this product before my make up, my under eye concealer seems to apply smoother and crease less throughout the day. *Double brownie points.* Nor does it feel 'heavy' on the skin, as it absorbs in matter of minutes due to its 'light- gel' like consistency. Lets just say after using this, I'm a eye-cream convert. 
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Revitalising Day Cream SPF15 (link)*
Last up is the "Revitalising Day Cream" which contains that all important SPF 15, to protect your skin throughout the day. The product claims to have a "age-defying" formula, "nourish" and "restore" the skins softness, "refine" the appearance of wrinkles, "brighten" skins appearance, as well as being enriched with ingredients to "hydrate" and "energise" your skin. 

For a small tub of cream it has a lot of claims. Despite using it for a short amount of time, it has indeed lived up to some of these claims. As a oily skin gal' I tend to use this product on the dryer areas of my face i.e. forehead and neck. Hydration and smoothness wise I have seen a slight improvement to the texture of these areas, especially (again) with the application of my foundation- almost seamlessly applying to ones' skin. Saying this, due to how the product seems to 'absorb' into my skin, with (very) little left over residue, my make up hasn't quite 'slid' off my face yet.  Which is an added bonus as no girl wishes for that to happen.  

You can check out more of Manuka Doctor's products here.