Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Ray Ban Aviator Classic



Sunglasses are slowly becoming an addiction. Shoes, bags and now sunglasses. I only own 3 pairs including this but I keep wanting more after this purchase. People may think, everyone has Ray Bans, what's so special about them? Yes it may be popular but as my mum says, invest in some better quality sunglasses as your eyes are very important and those high street ones aren't good enough.

I wanted a classic piece, one that would suit everything then thought these classic aviators would be the best option. It may seem like I'm being boring, following the crowd etc but Ray Ban as a whole is known for their history of the aviators as well as their quality and protection. In other words, they know their stuff. It's a brand I can trust to protect my eyes. Deciding on the colour of the lenses was the hardest decision but have opted for the classic green which looks black as well. I wanted to customise it myself as well but it didn't happen. It's going to be my everyday pair. I want the other designs now. Bring on summer!

What's your current favourite pair of sunglasses?

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Yes, I've Caved #2



Co-ords - I love a good co-ord. I don't own many but when you love both the top and bottom, it becomes an addiction in wanting everything to match. A great thing about these is that you don't have to wear it as a co-ord. You can wear it separately to make a whole new outfit.

Moroccanoil - I think this was the biggest disappointment to date. I had tested out the light version as it was suited more for my hair and I didn't really get along with it. At the time of testing, I was bleaching and dying my hair therefore needing some TLC but this didn't really do anything. My hands had benefited from this more.

Urban Decay Naked Palettes - These were the reason for the whole world to be obsessed with neutrals. I never really wore eyeshadow until these came along. My life has changed ever since (a tad dramatic here) but they are worth every penny. I have the three palettes and am in two minds about the basics series.

BB Creams - I've tried these before they became big in the West. I've tested both the Asian and Western market and I didn't really see the benefits nor did it live up to what it claims to do. I was left looking like an oil slick at the end of the day even if it said it controlled oils. I'd rather go out wearing no foundation than to wear these.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water - I love love love this. I prefer the pink lid one rather than the green lidded one. I've recently ran out and would definitely repurchase this whilst I'm in Paris this week. Will see if I can fit some time to visit my beloved City Pharma in Saint Germain Des Prés. If not, then I'd be disappointed. But then again, Sephora would cheer me right up. We shall see!

Did you cave into any of these?

Friday, 27 March 2015

TIGI Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray



Some people say that having naturally straight hair can be a blessing. I don't straighten my hair but I get bored of straight hair and prefer to have some texture and of course, big hair. Messy hair I would say. With fine hair, I have to fake it. I've never used a salt spray before but this makes me miss my holidays in Spain, swimming in the sea and getting that beach wavy hair look once it's dried. I'm not that high maintenance when it comes to my hair I like to think.

I've tried this on both wet and dry hair. I find it works better when its on wet hair, after towel drying my hair then scrunching it as it naturally dries or whilst I blow dry it. It still is possible on dry hair. I tend to use it on second day hair, spritz then plait, put it in a hair bun or twist and pin it down. Spray a little more then leave it to dry naturally. Say hello to waves. It would work great on curls too, giving them extra texture.

The lasting power is a hit or miss for me. There are times where the hair goes back to being poker straight or I've still got some waves. Sometimes I do need to use hairspray. It depends on whether it's a good or bad hair day which is unpredictable! Overall, it didn't make my hair greasy, crispy or sticky whatsoever and didn't weigh fine hair down. Yet I wouldn't say it helped with volumising it. I still need hair mousse and rollers but these days I wear beanie hats so it's not a big deal. It's become my to go product though for lazy beanie hat hair. I've noticed it'll only dry my hair out if I haven't used hair conditioner, otherwise it works great.

The smell is lovely. Perfumey and sweet. Is it vanilla I can smell? Or something similar. Can use this as a hair perfume too! It may be too strong for people though. I would say I'm on the fence at the moment about this product but it may change the more I use it with different hair styles and techniques but it is something worth checking out.

Have you used any salt sprays and what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

GoldCrush Hair Nutrition Formula



Who doesn't want long, healthy hair or even want to grow it out. My hair is long enough for me but I have those pesky roots which needs dying. I always dye my roots every 3-6 months because I am lazy and prefer to dye a nice chunk rather than a few cms. As my birthday is coming up, I definitely needed to dye them but my roots wasn't long enough for my preference so I had started taking the GoldCrush Hair Nutrition Formula to hopefully speed up the growth. I was sent 2 months supply and had started taking 2 capsules per day as instructed.

2 months later and voila, I see results. I had about 1cm (0.39 inches) of roots towards of January and now, I have nearly 7.5cm (3 inches) of roots. My hair grows fast in general but this helped speed it up even more. I have actually dyed my roots now so unfortunately there are no photos as I was too eager to colour them. But how impressive is that? My hair tends to grow around 2cm per month but taking these, it grows just over 3cm per month. I think it's time that I need a trim too.

Hair fall out was minimised and my scalp doesn't get as dry or itchy easily now. These are definitely working! There were other results I had noticed that weren't hair related. My skin doesn't break out as much now as well as stronger nails and doesn't break or peel easily especially when my nails grow. I am unquestionably lacking in certain vitamins and taking these has helped me a lot. You can read what vitamins it contains here. I am into the whole fitness fad and it feels like this is helping me along my journey. I feel more healthier, it's hard to describe. But of course, a healthy eating habit is needed too.

The capsule itself does taste a bit funny and leaves a tad after taste but it will disappear after some water. It's nothing major and would definitely purchase their monthly subscription as it is worth every penny. This would be great for whenever I decide to start growing my hair out which I have been contemplating for some time (and possibly go blonde again) but that won't be for a while I'd say. This is highly recommended and there is a choice of how many month supplies you would like.

Have you tried any hair supplements?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Serum



How bright is this serum? It looks scary doesn't it? These were my very first impressions. Second was the scent. It was a lovely citrus, orange smell and it doesn't linger around once the serum is applied. The serum itself isn't too runny yet it spreads like a dream. Because of the texture, I only need one drop from the pipette which is enough for both eyes. Any more and it'll probably leave an orange tinge to the area. I use my ring fingers to dab this around the eye as it is a delicate area. It gets absorbed into the skin easily without leaving any residue.

With it's natural ingredients, free from parabens, sulfates and alcohol, it is meant to tackle dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. Dark circles are my ultimate down fall and this had helped the eye area brighten up a little bit which I think is due to the colour of the serum as orange does counteract the blues. It isn't 100% but it is slightly noticeable and feels hydrated. I do still need concealer. Only time can tell to see whether I am able to notice this serum's full benefits.

I was scared to use this in the morning due to the bright colour so I had applied it at night instead. When I had realised that it didn't leave an orange colour, I knew it would be great to use during the day too. The pipet is a great idea as I can easily control the amount I need. This bottle will last me ages. This isn't a hit and miss product; I like it but I don't love it yet.

What's a great eye cream you've used?