Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

27.6.17

OGX Kukui Oil Hair Care

OGX Kukui Oil Hair Care

A few months ago I won the OGX Kukui Oil Hair Care set in a giveaway, so they sent me the Shampoo, Conditioner, Oil and also a keratin Hair Mask. I've been using them for a while now (except the oil) so I wanted to write about them. I'll probably write about the Ogx Kukui oil Hydrating Oil after I finish my Garnier Ultimate Blends Blonde Illuminator Oil

OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo - what I like about this shampoo is that it doesn't feel drying, it lathers a little bit and seems to clean hair nicely. It has a sweet scent that doesn't linger, rinses out easily and my hair gets less oily. What I don't like is that my hair feels somewhat dry and it's hard to run my fingers through it, which is not what I expected from a shampoo with oils in it. 

OGX Kukui Oil Conditioner - this conditioner is so thick, it's almost impossible to get it out of the bottle. It has a butter consistency and has a nice scent as the shampoo, but didn't make my hair feel that more softer. I don't think either the shampoo nor conditioner made a big difference on frizz. 

OGX Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil Miraculous Recovery: this is a hair mask and I would have expected this to have a thick consistency, however it is quite runny, almost like a body lotion, if not thinner. It is easy to use (unlike the conditioner) and rinses out easily, however I don't find it leaves my hair that much softer, which is what I normally expect from a hair mask.

So unfortunately I wasn't veryimpressed with these OGX products, hopefully the hair oil will be better, but as for these 3 items, I don't think I will be actually purchasing them.

Have you tried OGX?

xo

23.6.17

Stylish Dresses at Yoins

With the current heat wave in full blow, all I want to wear are light colours, flowy fabrics and short sleeves - or even no sleeves. At Yoins they have a great range of stylish dresses that you will want to wear this summer. A couple of my favourite Yoins items are pictured below:

Printed Dress Yoins Ginham Top & Short Set

The dress on the left will keep you cool with it's flared short length skirt, v neck shape and sleeveless strappy style. I really like how the dress is fitted on the top and airy at the bottom, and the tiny floral print is cute and feminine. The white background colour will keep you feeling fresh even when you head out in the sun.

At Yoins they also have a collection of sexy tops, and one of my favourite is pictured on the right side above. This top is actually quite similar to the style of the dress on the left, as it features straps and a v-neck, but it also has a tie ribbon on the front, a peplum shape and a super trendy gingham print. The top also comes with a pair of shorts, making it an ideal set for summer holiday time.

This is a sponsored post. 
xo

20.6.17

Summer Skincare Must Haves

Summer Skincare Must Haves

With the inevitable burning sensation of the UV rays hitting our skin during the summer months, we want (or at least I do, don't know about you) something that will protect our skin from premature ageing (lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation) because sun exposure is one of the main factors of skin ageing. 

So of course, products with SPF are a must, and it is crucial we wear them on our face (and any exposed skin) year round. Look for products with at least SPF 15, but do go higher if you burn easily. Note that products with SPF 50 or above aren't that much more effective, the key here is to apply generously and to reapply if you will be spending most of the day outside. Also try to avoid exposing yourself to UV rays between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00 as it is when they are the strongest. 

My current summer SPF products are the following:

Face: I've been using this Olay Complete Radiance Illuminator SPF 15 for normal to oily skin. I must say this is actually quite lightweight and doesn't leave any glittery particles on my face, which is what I was scared of when I read the word Illuminator in its name. It also leaves no white cast or sticky sensation, sinks in quite quick and has a light scent. The only thing I don't love is that it contains parabens, but other than that it is a really good product. 

Lips: I've been using the Blistex Classic Lip Protector, it has SPF 10 and it has a mixture of natural oils in the ingredients, as well as chamomile and aloe, which makes it not only moisturising but also soothing. It has a subtle and sweet vanilla scent and taste to it as well. I would like to try the Palmer's Dark Chocolate and Mint SPF 15 lip balm too, which would be ideal to freshen up your breath after a meal. 

Hands: they are the first to show signs of ageing (along with the eye area) as skin is constantly exposed to the sun and rarely cared for. I've been loving The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream, it has SPF 15, it's super lightweight, hydrating, softening and smells of roses. What more could you want? Oh, yeah - it also prevents the appearance of dark spots thanks to rosehip oil in the formula.

What are your summer skincare must haves?

xo

13.6.17

New In: May 2017

St Tropez Tan
Poundland LED Lights
Pierre Cardin Leather Passport Cover
Didn't buy a lot of stuff last month, as my birthday is coming soon I'm kind of waiting so I can go crazy (maybe) and treat myself in 2 months.

From Aldi I got a little succulent plant, some evening primrose oil capsules and Argan body oil. Also got a sample of the St Tropez Gradual Tan with a magazine.

From Poundland I got a set of LED micro lights. Last but not least, a leather Pierre Cardin passport holder from a charity shop and a Botanics Hibiscus Toner from Boots.

xo

11.6.17

A Stylish Way to Protect Your Contactless Card Details

Myne Card Contactless Protection Card
Myne Card Contactless Protection Card

Last week I received a pair of Myne Contactless Card Protectors to try out and review. They have teamed up with The National Gallery, so there is 4 different designs to choose from. I picked out the Vincent van Gogh - Wheatfield with Cypresses and  Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder - Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase designs. The artwork on the card seems to be a good quality print, with no pixellated or blurred areas. 

In the pictures the Myne Cards looked like any other card bank card but upon receiving them I realised that they are much thinner, almost paper thin, which is great as it takes virtually no space in your wallet or purse and you could even fit it into the same slot as your bank card. 

The great thing about the Myne Cards is that you can protect your contactless bank card details from being stolen by simply having the Myne Card in your wallet, in front of your contactless card. Of course I had to test them to make sure they worked, so when out shopping and using the self service till, I placed the Myne Card in between the bank card and the reader machine and nothing happened (as expected) but as soon as the Myne Card was no longer in between the reader and bank card, the transaction was instantly done. 

Father's Day is just a week away, and I think this would be a really nice little detail to help your dad (or anyone, really) keep their information safe and preventing fraud, since contactless bank cards are becoming increasingly common. 


xo

6.6.17

Garnier Moisture+Restore Night Cream

Garnier Moisture Restore Night Gel Cream

Recently I started using a new night cream as my Naturally Radiant night cream ran out. I picked this one as one of my gifts for Valentine's from Dot as it was on sale and the gel-cream name was intriguing. 

The Garnier Skin Naturals Moisture + Restore Night Care Recovery Gel Cream is meant to recover moisture, replenish and revitalise thanks to the use of Revival Flower extract. With active ingredients it "locks hydration and skin feels soft and comfortable". 

What I like about this night cream is that it's very lightweight, with a gel consistency and absorbs really quickly into the skin without feeling greasy at all. It also lightly moisturises so it feels like a really adequate cream for someone with oily skin like me. And because it is so lightweight it spreads easily and you only need a small amount, which is great (if you use too much it starts to feel sticky). 

What I don't like is how strong the scent is. I'm not someone bothered by scented skincare but this stuff is strong, even after probably 30 minutes to an hour I could still smell it on my face. Also the fact that it kind of stings a bit around slightly irritated areas (like my nose if I'd earlier sneezed and had to blow it) isn't great. All in all it's a nice moisturiser but I don't think I would buy it again because of the aforementioned reasons and because I don't feel like it does anything special for my skin besides lightly moisturising it. 

Even though it says New on the packaging it seems to have been discontinued or maybe it's being rebranded but I can't find it on the Boots or Superdrug website, only on Ocado.

Have you tried this night cream?

xo

4.6.17

Fun Prints for Summer at RoseGal

Summer is almost here, and according to how high the temperature goes wherever you live (or will go on holiday to) the more important it is to have some sort of statement piece in your outfit to make you stand out from the crowd. At RoseGal they have many printed items, and one pattern that caught my eye as it is very fun and summery was the pineapple print. 






The picture on the left shows a pineapple swim suit, which not only has the aforementioned fruit printed all over the bottom part, but also palm leaves and hibiscus flowers - how more tropical can you get? The black background matches it to the plain black bikini top, which makes it very versatile as you can also wear it with other bikini bottoms you may have. To keep the top from being too plain, it has a criss-cross detail on the front to make it a little more interesting.

On the right we have a must have for when you visit the beach, whether you are going swimming or not - a beach throw. Even though this isn't exactly a towel to use for drying yourself, it is perfect to lay it on the floor and keep the sand at bay - and your possessions safe from getting breaded in that oh-so-hard-to-get-off wet sand. The print is too cute so I just had to share it with you - plus it will match your pineapple swimsuit.

xo

PS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a $45 Zaful gift card

3.6.17

Cute Dresses and Clutches at JustFashionNow and StyleWe

Today I'm collaborating with SyleWe and one of their sister sites, JustFashionNow, both websites specialise in fashionable clothes and accessories for women. On this occasion I want to share with you the affordable dresses from JustFashionNow and the cute clutch bags from StyleWe.

On the left we have one of JustFashionNow's affordable and cheap dresses, I picked this one to show you as I really like the simple silhouette that could easily work for wearing during the day but if you change the accessories you could also use it at night. The fact that it has pockets gives it a slightly more casual look, but worn with a sleek higher heel shoe and a statement piece of jewellery such as earrings or a necklace would make it great for an evening get together. 

The bag on the right is one of Stylewe's clutch wallets, again just like the little black dress on the left, is quite simple, with its rectangular shape and black base colour. But the beauty of it lies in the gorgeous set of colourful flower appliques and pearl details on the front of the bag. It also features an extra sparkle with the stones on the clasp, plus if you ever get tired of carrying the bag in your hand you can always use the detachable chain and carry it on your shoulder. 

Which product was your favourite?

*This is a sponsored post
xo

PS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a $45 Zaful gift card.