Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Percy & Reed Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil, Oil (For Fine Hair)



First of all, apologies for the super long title!
Percy & Reed is a brand that I've loved for a very long time. I've tried out a lot of their products over the past few years and they never disappoint. The No Oil, Oil (we'll shorten things down this time) is among one of my favourite products from the brand and quite possibly my holy grail (gasps) hair oil.
The product contains violet extract, which leaves the hair looking and feeling soft, shiny and much more healthy. It also contains pro vitamin B5, which helps strengthen and repair the hair, whilst also providing some serious heat protection.
I use this when my hair is wet, I brush through all of my hair and split it into two sections, then I use two pumps of the oil and apply it from the mid-lengths to the ends of my hair, mainly focusing on the ends, then I just get to work on drying my hair and when I'm finished, I'm left with super silky, soft hair. It's also incredibly lightweight, so it can be used on the roots of the hair or even to tame flyaways, it won't weigh your hair down or make it look greasy.
Even the smell of this hair oil is incredible, it smells like fruit salad sweets, so when you're swishing your hair about you smell that delicious smell. 
I've actually been using the 15ml bottle as I got it in a gift set, however the 60ml bottle is £14, which I think is quite reasonable for the amount of product you get as you only need a tiny amount. There's also an option for thick hair as well.
All in all, a brilliant product by a brilliant brand, and one I will continue to repurchase again and again. 

What do you think of Percy & Reed? Have you tried anything from them? Or would you like to try anything from them? Let me know in the comments!

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Sara

Monday, 28 July 2014

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday




I'm showing the Maybelline Color Show nail polishes some love this week. I really like the Color Show range, I'm starting to build up quite the collection, I just can't fault them!

On my nails:

Models Own - 5 In 1 Top & Base Coat
Maybelline Color Show - Cool Blue
Maybelline Color Show Street Artist - White Splatter

What do you think of my NOTW? Would you wear it? Let me know in the comments!

Sara

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector


The weather is all over the place in Northern Ireland at the minute. Last week it was raining, this week the sun is shining! However, this product has seen me through all weather conditions and all seasons, so I thought it was about time I showed it some love on my blog. 
Sometimes, I get quite a bad eczema flare up on my hands and it can be really irritating and sometimes painful. I don't exactly know why this happens, I know it can be related to stress and diet, but on occasion it can be completely out of the blue. 
Anyway, because so many hand creams are perfumed, I find that they irritate my hands even more, so I stay well clear of them. However, even though this has the strangest smell that I can't even compare it with anything, it has done nothing but good things for my hands. It's extremely moisturising and relieves my skin so much, this probably has something to do with the Community Fair Trade hemp seed oil in the cream. 
Also, although it's very moisturising, it's not heavy or sticky and sinks into my hands quickly. There's nothing worse than that sticky, greasy feeling on your hands all day!
To be honest, I would go as far as saying that this is one of my 'hero products'. I always go back to it and I favour it over some of my more expensive hand creams. I highly recommend it for anyone that has eczema, dry skin or just wants a new hand cream that does the job. 
It comes in two sizes, 30ml for £5 and 100ml for £11. However, I always buy the £5 one as I like to have it with me in my bag wherever I go. For only £5, why wouldn't you give it a go?

What do you think of The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments!

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Sara