Friday, 28 May 2010

The Pink Cow – Vanilla Biscuit

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I just took a bath in this! OMG! It’s DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I was pruning up but didn’t want to get out of the tub because it smelt soooo good! I want to smell like this ALL OF THE TIME! It’s AMAAAAZING!
For £2.99 from Boots it’s money well spent! It says on the front that it’s a Happy Shower Gel. It’s so right!!!
You get a whopping big bottle for your money and you’ll smell amazing for ages! And my bathroom smells delicious as well!
The bottle says that it’s paraben free and that it’s fragrances are allergen free. Please note that the second ingredient on the list is SLS though. But with a smell like that I really don’t care.
I’m not usually a fan of vanilla flavoured bath products. I really thought I’d end up with the coconut one. But this has a tangy edge to it that I just can’t resist.
Definitely worth a try!
Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

MyPure – A’kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist

This is the next product I’ll be reviewing for for May. I have to say that I was very dubious about how it would work when it arrived and I read the instructions.
It says to spray it all over your face and body. And this little mist is supposed to make my scaly body not feel dry and itchy? You’ve possibly read about how I’ve struggled over the years finding a decent body lotion and have settled on the Vaseline Sheer Infusion as the best of the bunch. I was not looking forward to this experiment at all!
I’m not sure how it would go in the winter months but with the warm weather of late and the central heating turned off it’s fab! I haven’t had any dry patches or itchiness at all! Who’d have thought? I also love the smell. It’s perfect for this time of year. It’s a really light, fresh fragrance. Not like those smothering, Grandma type of rose smells. This one is lovely.
I love smells that recall my Australian youth and this one does that. I guess it’s because it’s full of Australian Bush Flower Essence like old man banksia, dog rose and tall mulla mulla!
It’s almost a shame that for your £12.99 you get 125ml. If it was flight sized it would be perfect for long hauls and staying refreshed!
Surprisingly, I highly recommend this and you can find it online here.
This is what I think of every time I put it on…
Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010 – Lovea Organic Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo


I’m one of the lucky bloggers that is taking part in a program with MyPure to review some of their products. They’re sending us products to review and have asked us all to be brutally honest with what we think.

The first thing I have to tell you about is Lovea’s Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo. Now, as you know I’ve been trying and loving Andrew Collinge’s range of products. (review to come very soon) It was a super big ask to tear me away from them as I’ve become quite a fan! But, for the purpose of the program and the review I put my newfound loyalty aside and tried it.

OMG! Let’s start with the smell. AMAZING! I’d happily eat it if I could! Yummm! I also like the clear, gel like consistency. It’s just a personal preference. I don’t know why. I just get a kick out of it. And on the shine front – it really does deliver!!!

A few points that are important to note… Lovea products are certified organic by the French organic certifying body, Cosmetique Bio & ECOCERT. The other thing is that everything sold on the MyPure website is paraben and phthalate free.

At £4.99 for a bottle it’s a bit of a natural bargain!


Rebecca xxx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Biotherm Aquasource


I won a pot of this in a Twitter competition! Woohoo! I’ve never tried Biotherm before. I do know loads of girls with flawless complexions that won’t put anything else near their faces. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to give it a try.

On the box they say it contains the equivalent of 5.000 litres of thermal spring water. I’m not in a situation to comment on that but I can tell you that it’s got a fantastic texture. It’s halfway between a gel and a creme. It’s super lightweight, perfect for the super hot weather we’re having! It’s really cool when you put it on your face, which I’ve been finding really refreshing.

If I’ve had a spot or anything coming up the Aquasource has helped to really cool it down and take all that “angriness” out of it. I’ve had a few big nights out with friends at dinners and dancing and having a gin too many. Without fail I always manage to take off my makeup and put loads of Aquasource on before I go to bed. I always wake up looking vaguely fresh faced and I definitely put that down to this refreshing gel/creme hybrid.

It’s not the cheapest creme in the world. It’s around £29.50 for a pot but it’s worth every penny for the sea fresh fragrance that makes you feel like it’s summer every day. Oh, and the glowing complexion of course!

I’d love to know if you’ve tried it and what you think!


Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

NOTD – Nails Inc Beach

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I got this nail varnish for free with a magazine this month. I think it was Glamour. It’s super cute and perfect for the summer!
As usual I’ve used OPI Nail Envy for a base coat. I haven’t put a top coat on here but that shine is coming from the nail oil I had put on over the top to help dry and nourish at the same time.
Rebecca xxx

Friday, 14 May 2010

NOTD – Nails Inc St James’


You know me, red nails, red lips, classic and Hollywood style glamour… I love it! I was in need of a little glamour lift so I went for some red nail varnish. This is a terrific shade of red and I’ve had loads of compliments on it. I didn’t have time for a top coat to dry though so it’s chipped and peeled really quickly. I have loved wearing it though.


Rebecca xxx

Monday, 10 May 2010

Top Hair Care Tips from Andrew Collinge

As I mentioned in my post last week, I was lucky enough to be part of a small group of bloggers invited to spend some time with Andrew Collinge to talk about all things hair related. The evening felt like it absolutely flew by but we gleaned LOADS of amazing tips, tricks and techniques on how to deal with our locks. Armed with so many pieces of information I have decided to split it all up into a few separate posts rather than one long diatribe.

You can see my post here on the AC styling products that have been amazing on the shoots I’ve worked on since the event.

Today I’m going to turn to a subject that AC was very passionate about when he was talking to us. Looking after your hair! According to AC, if you start the hair styling process with how you tend to it then styling will become easier and more natural. You won’t need all those shine sprays weighing down your hair if you’ve used the right cleansing products in the very beginning of the process.

So what were his top tips, I hear you cry?

  • Look at the kind of hair you have and get the appropriate shampoo and conditioner to match. For example, I have very fine, flat hair that has a tendency to get quite dry through the ends and mid sections. For that reason, I am now alternating between the AC Purity Volume range and the AC Moisturise and Protect salon range.
  • It may not be the cosiest plan during winter but your hair will gleam if you use a cold rinse on your hair at the end of your shower. It will help to smooth the cuticle of your hair back down and that’s where that lovely shine will come from.
  • Don’t wash your hair every day! It’s just going to over stimulate your scalp and create more oil and grease at the roots. It might take a little while to “re-train” your hair to like being washed two to three times a week but it will be worth it. At the very most wash it every other day.
  • Don't rinse your hair till your scalp is “squeaky”. That’s when you’ve stripped your scalp of all it’s natural oils and it will just start over producing to compensate and that’s when you get greasy roots. No one wants that. Stop rinsing just before that and you’ll have a very happy head of hair!

Watch this space for more detailed reviews on how I’m finding the new shampoo and conditioner combination. So far I’m loving it!


Rebecca xxx

Friday, 7 May 2010

New Favourite Brand – Andrew Collinge

whipped mousse

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I’m experiencing some serious technical difficulties! Hopefully I’ll have them resolved super quickly!

Meanwhile, I’ve been dying to share my latest exciting news with you! I was lucky enough to be one of a group of bloggers that went to meet Andrew Collinge on Wednesday evening! AMAZING!!! He really is one of the loveliest people I’ve met in a long time! We all got to meet his gorgeous wife, makeup artist Liz Collinge as well!

Andrew told us tons of fabulous stories of his time as a brilliant hair styling genius. Like one of his earliest days washing a client’s hair and it happened to be Baroness Thatcher. When he told her that he wasn’t sure he could be bothered to vote in an upcoming election she spun around so quickly in her chair to tell him he MUST VOTE that he didn’t have time to move the water nozzle and splashed her directly in the face!!! I love stories like that!

Watch this space for some video tutorials on techniques that Andrew showed us on blow drying and styling hair for maximum impact. He had some absolute gems that I’ve already been using on photo shoots and the like!

To top off a terrific evening we were each given a few items to try out for ourselves. I decided to bring some styling products on a shoot with me today and have been loving the Weightless Volume Body Building Whipped Mousse and the Prefect Endings Heat Defence Spray. Life savers and real volume creators! It’s been about big hair all day and I couldn’t have done it without the mouse! I also love that it looks just like dairy whip out of the can!!!

Get thee to a Superdrug, Tesco, Boots or the like asap to try it out for yourself! If you’re not conveniently located near to one of these then try here.


Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Star Light Star Bright – Search For A Simple Star

Print OMG! I’m sooooo excited about this post! Simple are offering two people the MOST AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!

Like me, have you always dreamed of being a part of a skincare brand and coming up with loads of ideas for them? How about being the face of a skincare media campaign?

All this and more is going to happen for two amazingly lucky people thanks to Simple skincare. Follow this link to find out all the details of how to enter. The prize package is unbelievable and perfect for someone with a real passion for skin care!!!

Did I mention that part of the prize is an uber glamorous holiday to the Dominican Republic in your own private villa? OMG OMG OMG!!!

Get your entries in! I’ve got my fingers crossed for any of you that enter! You must leave me comments to tell me when you do!


Rebecca xxx