Monday, 25 May 2015

ORGANIC COLOUR SYSTEMS POWERBUILD REVAMP



Once again, I went to the wonderful Glasshouse Salon in Hackney to have my hair done. It was in pretty shocking condition with a thousand split ends. Lovely Olivia gave it a good cut and refreshed my colour for me. I mentioned that I had run out of my weekly treatment so she suggested the PowerBuild Revamp. She had used it before my colour and it had really helped my hair look so much healhtier.

I've used this weekly since and my hair remains voluminous whilst substantially healthier. Revamp is packed with quinoa and wheat to help add strength whilst preventing colour from fading. I've been told time and again that my hair lacks protein so this is perfect.

You can buy Organic Colour Systems products from Glasshouse Salon. I'm in love with how they smell!

R x

Friday, 22 May 2015

NARS ORAN CANDLE


My obsession with home fragrance continues. My latest love is the Nars Oran candle. I love the white glass with the iconic Nars logo across it. The fragrance is Tuberose and Gardenia. Yummmm. My bedroom smells divine. The wax is paraffin free and will give you around 70 hours of burn time. I'll definitely be getting more of these to dot around my home!

R x

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

TIMEBOMB SKINCARE


I've talked about the Timebomb Complexion Cocktails before. I love them just as much now as when I first got to try them. I got to have a catch up with the brand recently and played with more of the line. There are so many great products in this range. I love that they're not only results driven, they're not going to break the bank and they're cruelty free. Hooray!

First up, I love the moisturiser packaging. Fun! My favourite of the three is the Glory Days Day Cream. That's purely because it's a terrific texture and consistency to use as a makeup base. If I had a client with dryer skin that needed some extra help, I'd go for the Powerball Intensive Moisturiser. This has a heavier consistency and will really help to soothe dry, dehydrated skin. 


For added extras, the Collagen Bomb and the Youth Juice are brilliant add ons to your basic skincare. The Collagen Bomb serum will plump and smooth skin while the Youth Juice Secret Oil seals in the natural moisture of the skin and leaves it beautifully dewy. 


Finally, my faithful Complexion Cocktails. For times when I've got a hormonal breakout the Chlorophyll Cocktail comes to my rescue. When my skin is looking tired and feeling old, then the H2Omega saves the day with its coconut smelling amazingness. In fact, I sometimes put the H2Omega all over and just spot use the Chlorophyll where I need it. That's how brilliantly versatile these products are.

There are loads more that I'd like to show you but I'll save them for another post. You can check all the wonderful products out for yourself here.

Rebecca x

Monday, 18 May 2015

IN MY KIT LINEAR STANDBY BELT TISSUE TOTE


This is a new item in my kit that I'm having a play with. I really *want* it to be awesome. Ordinarily I'd buy the travel tissues that are super flat pack and packaged in plastic rather than a bulky box. However, I'm trying to make the contents of my kit a little more green, so to speak. I had found some Papura tissues that are mostly made from sugar cane and are chlorine bleach free. The downside is that they come in a bulky box. I need my kit to be as streamlined as possible so that had to go. Enter the Linear Standby Belt Tissue Tote from PAM.

I wanted something that was reusable, flat and sturdy. This ticked all those boxes plus it has a handy loop at the back which means I can string it onto the strap of my set bag for easy access.

So far the downfall has been that I can't extract a tissue without it tearing. Somewhat annoying. I haven't figured out if it's because I've slightly overfilled the tissue tote or if these tissues aren't quite as strong as regular tissues. Either way, I'm all about ironing out the dilemmas and being happy with my new planet friendly tissue situation.

My next project is a planet friendly wet wipe situation. Did you know that wet wipes don't break down once you toss them away??? Nightmare!

Rebecca x

Friday, 15 May 2015

JOHN FRIEDA LUXURIOUS VOLUME



Ah, voluminous hair. The rainbow that I'm forever chasing. A little helper that's turned up in my shower recently is John Frieda Luxurious Volume conditioner. After just a couple of weeks, people have already been commenting that my hair is looking bigger. Hooray! I also like how soft it feels without being too silky. I'm definitely going to be sad when this runs out!

R x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

ZOEVA NEWNESS


As always, the new Zoeva bits are quite lovely. This bright pink lippie could, potentially, take the place of my usual red when the weather starts to heat up.


I also love that they put a clear label on those of their brushes that are vegan. Things like that make such a difference to a conscious shopper. Not all of the brushes in this photo are vegan but I just love that detail. I'm always recommending Zoeva brushes to people that say they want to get some good brushes without spending loads of money on it. These are terrific quality and won't break the bank. 


Speaking of trying not to break the bank, we need to talk about these eyeshadow palettes. They're amazing quality, hold ten well sized shadows and retail for just £12. I also love how light the packaging is. It's perfect for my kit!

You can get your Zoeva at Love Makeup.

R x

Monday, 11 May 2015

BOURJOIS COLOURBAND EYE PENCILS


When it comes to making the morning routine quick and simple, I'm all over it. In light of that, let's talk about Bourjois Colourband pencils. I've got a feeling these aren't out yet. When they'll be in store, I'm not entirely certain but they're worth keeping an eye out for.

I have five very wearable shades in my collection and they're all ace. Simply smudge the stick over your eyelid, blend and you've got waterproof eyemakeup all day long. I particularly like how they look layered under a powder shadow. They create such awesome depth and texture.

As always, wearable, user friendly makeup greatness from Bourjois. 

Rebecca x

Thursday, 7 May 2015

APRIL EMPTIES



I was so pleased when the big bottles in this collection finally ran out. I felt like they were never ending!! On the other hand, I was a bit sad to see some of these go.

Garnier Soothing Cleansing Lotion: I was keeping this in the shower as a backup cleanser to the one I keep on the bathroom shelf. It did what it said on the tin. Got makeup off my face without irritating it. I'm not convinced I'd use this as an every day cleanser but for a backup situation, it's pretty good.

Bourjois Express Eye Makeup Remover: This is one of those two tone oil style makeup removers. I was using it on cotton wool balls to take off my eye makeup as well as my long wear red lip paint. It did sting my eyes on a few occasions but that was mostly user error. This is a great budget buy if you're low on cash but need something effective.

Alpha H Liquid Gold: Are you bored of me talking about this yet? My love of this product knows no bounds. It takes me a while to get through an entire bottle. With ridiculously sensitive skin I can only use it one or two nights a week. The packaging on this has recently changed and, obviously, I had one ready to replace this as soon as it started getting low!

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream: Another regular on my bathroom shelf. This is one of those products that just works. I love that it's natural as well. Hydrating, soothing and keeps wrinkles at bay. What's not to love?

Suti Face Oil for Day: I know this says it's for day but I was using it at night. I have this thing about putting a face oil in between my serum and moisturiser every night. If my face oil is too rich it can cause me to break out. This Suti oil was perfect. I was so sad when it ran out. I love that it's organic and the smell was delicious. Definitely one to look at if you're in the market for a new face oil.

Dr Organic Snail Gel Face Serum: O... M... G. Seriously, the Dr Organic Snail Gel range packs a massive punch for such a low price point. These are non fussy but mega impressive products. Snail gel is a miracle ingredient. It's so healing! I had a cut on my finger that would normally take months to completely heal. Whatever I put on my face gets worked into my hands and the cut was healed up in a little over a week! It had my complexion looking terrific and helped a breakout clear and heal up so quickly. I can't recommend these enough.

Rebecca xx