13 May 2015

Neal & Wolf - Sculpting Form Lotion

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As a big hair lover, I really struggle with hold. Since all my recent colouring I've found that my hair doesn't hold a style as long as before and even with the smallest of product falls flat easily.  I often find products that offer hold can weigh the hair down or leave it looking dull and feeling crispy. After a chat with Neal & Wolf they recommended I tried the sculpting form lotion.* 

Cased in a pretty shimmering off cream plastic bottle.
 Form has been designed to help shape and hold the look you want with added benefit of head-turning texture and stunning shine.
Offering light to medium hold, FORM allows you to style while caring for your hair. It also retains moisture and prevents sun damage with UV protection.
The scent is fresh with a hint of floral. It smells amazing and the scent lingers in your hair till the next wash.

You only need the smallest amount, for my long hair I need less than a 10p sized squirt. Once applied evenly through the hair I then blowdry and style as normal.  I wouldn't say it really gave me much added volume but it did help to hold my style without that crisp feeling. My hair was shiny and had a lot of movement and body.

My hair is prone to frizz and when curled the ends can look a bit frazzled. Yet this left my hair looking sleek, not at all lank and smooth from root to tip. This would also be an amazing product for those with naturally curly hair, who want defined curls without any frizz!

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The next morning my hair felt a little dry but still not crispy. The style had held well but due to the hold in the product it did feel slightly knotty so maybe best saved for nights out when you want polished hair and hold.

The only thing I would say is it is really easy to use too much product as there isn't much in the way of instructions. Other than that it is a fab product and definitely made a difference to my hair. My hair looks healthier and actually keeps its style when using it. You can get your own here.

Have you tried any Neal & Wolf products? What products do you recommend for getting your style to hold? Which hair products are you loving lately.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

7 May 2015

Billion Dollar Brows Treatment

If you haven't heard of Billon Dollar Brows before they are a company born in Beverley Hills that focus on eyebrows. They have an amazing range of brow cosmetics including their now infamous Brow Boost. Not only do they have a fabulous range of products for your brows, they also have their very own brow treatment which is available, after being a massive success in the US, in salons all over the UK.

With fans including Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Scarlet Johansson, Miley Cyrus and reportedly even Kate Middleton. I was soon tracking down my nearest BDB salon. The nearest salon to offer the treatment, is Indulgence in Bexleyheath. which luckily is relatively close.

Before booking I decided to ask The BDB team on twitter how long I should let my brows grow. The lovely people at BDB advised me that to get the best results you should let your eyebrows grow for 6 weeks. As a bit of a tweezer addict, this was a bit daunting, yet once I had let them grow abit I was dreading having to start grow them out again lol,so this saved me from giving in.

After a booking myself in with my friend Kate who also wanted a bit of a pamper. I popped in a few days before the treatment for a skin test. Which luckily I had no reaction to.

What They Say about the Treatment?

BDB are an eyebrow designing treatment which work out the eyebrow shape suited to your face, no stenciling, and certainly no guesswork! Using the Brow Buddy pencil new brows are designed to frame your face shape.  We work to shape and remove hair using  a unique cutting process, precision waxing and designated hair removal.

This treatment is quick, affordable, and suited to everybody! Whether you simply want a better brow shape, or you need to transform over plucked, misshapen, sparse brows, into stunning Billion Dollar Brows, this treatment is right for you

What Happens in The treatment?

Billion Dollar brows treatment includes a eyebrow shape, tint, trim and tweeze.

  • When I first went in to the treatment room, The lovely beautician explained that BDB is an on going treatment plan and that I will need repeated treatments to get the ultimate brow. So when the treatment is complete I may have to grow in certain parts of my brows to get the full BDB look.
  • So my eyebrows where mapped out to make sure my brows started and ending in the right place and to see where my arch should be.
  • Then my brows where tinted.
  • Once tinted my brows where waxed and trimmed, then any stray hairs where tweezered away. My therapist did explain that she was leaving hairs which needed to grow to give me the best shape.
  • I was then shown my brows and no word of a lie I was so impressed at how fab they look.
  • Yet the treatment wasn't over yet I was then shown the best way to fill in my brows and what shades will work best for me.

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Billion Dollar Brows or HD Brows

Before the treatment I was really confused as to what was the difference between HD brows and BDB and was looking online for ages. So when at the salon I asked my beauty therapist as the Salon offers both treatments. She said the main difference is that HD brows use threading. Which gives a more harsh and defined look. Also BDB isn't a one off treatment, rather a treatment with a longer plan.

My Thoughts

I was actually blown away at how good my stumpy sparse brows looked after. I would definitely recommend the treatment to anyone who is looking to make the most of their brows. I'm leaving my brows alone  from now on and can't wait for my next treatment. The thing I love most about my new look brows is how good they look even without make up.

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What do you think of my brows? Have you had the Billion Dollar Brows treatment? Do you get your brows done professionally or do you do them yourself? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

29 April 2015

Beauty Crowd Wishlist #1

Lately I have been lurking quite a lot on the Beauty Crowd, waiting for payday. If you haven't heard of the Beauty Crowd it's a newly launched online shopping site. With a big focus on community they love hearing what we want to try. So not only a place to indulge in a splurge it's also a fab way to hear what others think of the products available.

So here is my wishlist of the top ten products I have had my eye on.

Wishlist - Beauty Crowd - Make up - beauty - hair products - hair brush - nail polish - fake tan - tanning products - mascara - Candle - liquid lipstick - face powders - popbands - Airmotion Brush - Nicka K nail colour - For all my eternity Self tan - LA Girl - Glazed Lip paint - Fairy Drops scandal Queen - Milani - Illuminating face powder

Popbands - Blondie £8.00
In the warmer weather my long hair often annoys me when I wear it down. So in the day I like to put it up but get hate the dents I get in my hair as I have to redo my hair before I go out in the evening. So these would be a god send and the shades in this set are the perfect colours for summer.

AirMotion - Hair Brush £11.95
With the constant bleaching and colouring my hair goes through I'm always looking for ways I can reduce damage to it. So this gentle hair brush is perfect for my hair, meaning I can detangle my hair without any tugging and snapping of my already damaged hair.

Nicka K Nail Colour - Cadet Blue £4.95
I love wearing bright shades and this bright light blue really caught my eye. This shade will look super pretty with this seasons pastels and will really pop with a tan.

For All My Eternity - Self Tan and Tone Lotion £24.99
This award winning tan made it into Cosmos top ten tanning and toning tans. As a major tan addict, this would obviously be on my list! Loaded with moisturisers this tan promises to tone your skin as well as giving you a golden tan.

For All My Eternity - Self Tan Back Applicator £12.99
I am constantly tanning, so I'm often pestering Dave or my mum to tan my back for me. This would mean I can easily tan on my own without having a pasty back or doing myself a mischief!! This would make life for any tanner easier.

Fairy Drops Scandal Queen - Waterproof Mascara £18.50
I have heard such amazing reviews of this mascara. The brush is also similar to my all time favourite mascara Too Faced Better than Sex! So I'm desperate to give this a shot. The fact it's waterproof makes it perfect for the spring summer as my eyes often water in the sun.

Nicka K Nail Colour - Raspberry £4.95
Just like with the blue shade I love the bright but light tone of this purple shade. There are so many of the range I would love to try but this is at the top of my list as I love the way purple looks with my silver hair.

Kiss Air Candles - Sun Kissed Raspberry £8.50
I love candles and I adore the sound of this summery scent. The cute looking tin will look pretty on my dresser. With a burning time of 25 - 30 hours this is a real bargain as well.

LA Girl USA Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paint - Whisper £4.00
I recently tried lip paints and loved how super pigmented they are. I've seen pictures of these on instagram and I'd love to try them especially the shade whisper. I often wear a nude lip as it's so easy to wear and looks stunning with brighter eye colours.

Milani Iluminating Face Powder - Beauty's Touch £8.00
When I first saw this I knew I wanted to give it a try. A sucker for a pretty design, you don't get much prettier than this. With its beautiful rose design I'd pick the shade Beauty's touch as the rosy colour is perfect for the summer.

Have you tried any of these products? What beauty bits have you got your eye on? Have you checked out the Beauty Crowd yet?

Lots of Love,
Laura x

17 April 2015

Vivant SkinCare Giveaway!

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A long time ago now, I was introduced to the American skincare brand Vivant skincare a well established pharmaceutical skincare brand focusing on helping those with resistant skin conditions such as acne and aged skin.

The brand is widely used by dermatologist, skincare experts and in spas. Yet Vivant isn't widely known in the UK. They really deserve a lot more recognition over here as their products are fabulous and widely recommended in the States. Even loved by the likes of Cosmopolitan, Allure and teen vogue magazines. Their products have even won skincare awards!

I am a massive fan of their Green tea cleanser and although I luckily don't have acne it really does help keep my skin clear and looking at its best. Since first trying it a few years ago it has become a staple in my skincare regime. You can check out my full review here! Unfortunately you can't easily get these products in the UK yet, so to give you all a chance to try a bit of Vivant magic, we have teamed up to giveaway 5 full size bottles of my favourite Green tea Cleanser.

To be in with a chance of being 1 of the 5 winners enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is a UK only Giveaway! Best of Luck, 
Lots of Love, 
Laura x
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