Monday, 26 January 2015

Review of COLAB Dry Shampoo

Ruth Crilly from 'A Model Recommends' launched her set of COLAB dry shampoo's each named after iconic cities with a scent that describes them without any words spoken I felt it was somewhat just me getting the 'London' one and it's my favourite scent. The fragrance of deep musk with a slight floral scent underlaying had me sold I wanted my hair to smell this good along with the sleek packaging that would make for a great handbag essential for on the go hair emergencies. This dry shampoo claims a sheer invisible formula which interested my as all other dry shampoos I have tried have left a white or grey residue in my hair and I have found myself just not finding one that works well enough for me to continue using.

I had left my hair for two days without washing and decided to try this out to see if it could pass the test and parted my hair at the roots and sprayed 20cm away from my hair then rubbed it in with my fingers.

After leaving my hair for about 5 hours I can safely say that my hair feels clean, lightweight there was no residue left and the product added volume to my hair along with a wonderful scent that matches my perfume I think I may have found my perfect dry shampoo!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

My Essie Nail Polish Collection

I love collecting Essie nail polishes they're my favourite brand and while slightly overpriced at £7.99 a nail polish you can't beat them on quality, colour range and slick packaging I hope to one day own the full stand (wishful thinking for a student over here). I thought I would share with you the range that I have collected so far I love treating myself to a new Essie polish as they have the most delightful colours and charming names to match.

 You know when you go in Boots for one thing then the offers catch you and into the beauty vortex you go this past week there was an offer that if you bought 2 Essie polishes you got this winter collection for free well I mean I was already buying one so another one wouldn't hurt. 

This set includes 'Tuck It In My Tux' which is a creamy white great for French manicure tips or a sheer wash over your nails for a classy 9-5 look wear with a chiffon shirt for added Parisienne. 

No photo will ever truly get across the gleaming gold of 'Jiggle Hi Jiggle Lo' which is your ultimate party trick wear on your ring finger for an indent of Friday night dancing throughout the week.

The incredibly seductive deep red of 'Jump In My Jumpsuit' combines classic glamour with late night tease this is the only accessory you'll need for date night or a weekly manicure for the brave.

My first Essie nail polish and all time classic is 'Sand Tropez' the everyday beige nude which works for all seasons if you're going to buy one Essie polish invest in this one it will carry you through day to night I like to put one sheer coat on for natural glossy nails.

'Urban Jungle' is a purple based nude with cool undertones that suit all skin tones a great polish for those 'in-between' seasons which leave us all in a tizzy. 

'Cocktail Bling' is a classic evening purple-grey that is a completely unique colour definitely going to get you noticed but don't give this secret away we couldn't have all your friends wearing 'your colour' of the season even the name gets you in the mood for Saturday night mojitos!

You've got your beach body ready, picked out the perfect bikini now what to paint your nails? Choose 'Bikini So Teeny' not just for the suitable name but the mermaid-esque purple-blue with slight silver shimmer will get you in beach mode faster than you can say 'sun'.

The perfect January colour the dark green with blue undertones of 'Mind Your Mittens' will show that you're ready for winter, wrap up with a scarf and you're good to go brave the cold.

'Merino Cool' provides you with a warm wash of purple with brown undertones now wouldn't this colour look great holding your hot chocolate I bet you feel warmer already!

Christmas sparkly nails are a must and 'A Stroke of Brilliance' makes sure that you're the only shining star in the room, use on a indent finger to show some festive spirit.

'Mint Candy Apple' is the perky colour for Spring the perfect pastel mint green looks great on all skin tones all the bloggers love it and for good reason.

Create the perfect French manicure with 'Mademoiselle' a delicate sheer pink that glosses over your nails adding a sheen of sophistication.

A warm feminine rose pink with red undertones to add warmth to your nails in the colder months 'Eternal Optimist' looks great with one sheer coat or build up to get those English Rose nails.

A stunning rose gold glitter which paints like a mosaic 'A Cut Above' will take your breath away even if just on one indent finger this shines bright under light making sure everyone in the room takes notice.

A hot pink with silver shimmer 'Madison Ave-hue' calls for those girls with young hearts wanting a fun polish to complete their outgoing personality.

My favourite summer colour is 'Sunday Funday' this is a bright orange with gold shimmer guaranteed to make others green with envy over your coral mani who's up for sunset drinks at the beach?!

I'd love to know your favourite Essie colours I can't wait to keep building my collection, let me know in the comments!