Tuesday, 24 April 2012

NOTD:Cute as button by Essie + Speed dial by Ciate

Both nail polishes are very creamy, easy to apply and long lasting, especially ‘speed dial’. This combination screams spring/ summer and I love it, I can’t get enough of it.
‘Speed dial’ is a true orange and ‘cute as button’ is more like a peachy/pink colour and it is much more neon in real life.

Friday, 20 April 2012

What saved my hair.

Well, let me just tell you how my hair got so damaged first.
Last spring/summer I decided to ombre my hair, I love that style and I'm thinking about doing it again, but of course it damaged my hair, but nothing that I couldn't fix it with some deep repair masks.
When the autumn and winter months came I was already tired of my ombre hair and desperate to change it again, so I decided to dye the ends, where the ombre part was, purple. I went to the hairstylist that had known for awhile and asked her to do it, and  she decided that my hair wasn't bleached enough and I agreed and let her do it, thinking that it wouldn't  be much lighter than before.
After this girl had bleached my hair she showed me how I looked before the purple dye, and for my surprise it was literately WHITE, and then she dyed purple and I loved the colour, the only problem was that my hair felt like a witch's broomstick.
So after that I went crazy tying to find something to save my hair so I didn't need  chop all off. After talking to my cousin and she said that I should try Kerastase Nutritive Aqua-Oleum Nourishing Treatment  .
This product is amazing, after the first time using it I could see that my hair was so much healthier.
After using the product above for a awhile I started using Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor Treatment for Damaged Hair as my conditioner, and it was just the cherry on top of the cake. With the combination of both treatments, made my hair smoother, shinier and looking healthy. I haven't stopped using them and now my hair is much healthier than it was before I ombre it. 

All the products mentioned can be purchased on-line at feelunique.

xx - B

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

B's thoughts: NYX - Soft Matte Lip Creams

I have been going crazy for matte lipsticks, and I saw that NYX launched the Soft Matte Lipstick Creams and I knew I had to buy them.
(top to bottom: Addis Abada, Tokyo, Milan, San Paulo)
(natural light)

It was the first time I was purchasing NYX products, and honestly I was a bit nervous, I have seen both good and bad reviews, so I didn't know what to expect. And I can say that I love these products. They apply very creamy and when you first apply to the lip it has a semi-matte finish but after few minutes it goes completely matte, it wears off nicely although I did find they were a lot more drying then my others matte lipsticks, with that being said, I find that need to apply a lip balm after a couple of hours off wearing it. 
The only one I don't really like is Tokyo, I find that it is very streaky.

(top to bottom: Addis Abada, Tokyo, Milan, San Paulo)
(natural light)
Overall I really do like them,  but the swatches on the NYX website are not great, so be aware! My favourite colour is Milan. (priced at £5 each)

xx - B 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Look for less - Dr. Zoe Hart - Hart of Dixie

Last Friday I started watching Hart of Dixie on-line, and now I cannot stop watching. The series is great but I love the clothes Dr. Zoe Hart ( Rachel Bilson) wears. So I decided to do a little research to find out everything about her outfits, well does not come as a surprise that all the pieces are super expensive, so I decided to do some looks for less. Starting with the first outfit in the first episode
She is wearing Marc Jacobs shorts, Channel jacket and Valentino shoes. So for my look for less I decided to go to http://www.zara.com and there I found a really similar shorts for £29.99 (shorts) and a Jacket in the same style but different colour for £89.99, (Jacket), the grey tank top is the easiest of all of them to find, I like the gap for basics,  (Grey tank top ) for £14.95, last but not least the necklace similar to the one she is wearing can be found here : (necklace) for £12.50.

xx - B