Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment

Saying as I've gone through more tubs of this than I care to count, I think it was about time that I did a review of it.
First up, I've been using this since I was in my mid-teens because I thought it would be a good idea to cut my hair to just above my shoulders, needless to say it was not a good idea.
The hair mask contains a protein-based complex that fertilises the hair follicles to help hair grow faster and reach it's maximum potential length. Now I'm not too sure of all the technicalities, but all I know is that every time I use this (usually once a week during a Sunday pamper session), my hair is left feeling so soft, nourished and silky smooth. 
Apart from leaving my hair looking super healthy, it also doesn't weigh my hair down or leave it looking greasy, which I can't stand with some hair masks.
The formula itself is a thick, light pink, creamy texture which glides through the hair with no problems. Although it does have quite a strange smell, not a bad smell, just unusual. 
I use this by using my shampoo as normal, apply the hair mask for 5 minutes, then rinse it out and apply my conditioner.
So, the big question, does it actually make your hair grow? Well, while it won't turn you into Rapunzel overnight, I think it certainly does strengthen, nourish and protect the hair, which in turn will make it grow longer. 
I think it says a lot that I keep going back to it even though I've been using it for such a long time. It's definitely one of my all-time favourite hair products and one that I purchase over and over again.

What do you think of Lee Stafford products? Have you tried any? Let me know in the comments!

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday

Keeping things really simple this week with a classic red. I really do love the HyperGel polishes from Models Own, they are so glossy and so long-wearing! Soon enough I'll have the entire collection. I bet you thought that was a joke. It wasn't. Oh dear. *cough*

On my nails:

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


Friday, 12 September 2014

bareMinerals Best In Sass Lip Trio

I know a lot of people have tonnes of lip products, but personally I've never been much of a lip product lover other than a lip balm fit for everyday use and maybe a red lipstick on a special occasion. I think it's just because I'm so pale that a lot of shades don't suit me, so I just don't bother. I don't even own a MAC lipstick for goodness sake, dun dunn dunnn. However, recently I've been trying to get more into lip products and that's when these three little beauties come in.

I saw this set on Feel Unique and thought it looked really pretty and not too scary as it is nice, neutral 'my lips but better' kind of shades, so I thought I'd purchase it to see how I get on and oh boy am I glad that I did. The kit contains one mini bareMinerals Marvellous Moxie lipstick in the shade 'Make Your Move' and a double-ended lipgloss in the shades 'Spark Plug' and 'Rule Breaker'.

'Make Your Move' is a really pretty soft neutral pink and the majority of the time I will be wearing this. It just sits so comfortably on the lips and gives a lovely satin finish. It's also so easy to apply due to it's buttery texture, very moisturising and I never have to worry about it budging or being on my teeth. I'm definitely going to buy the full size whenever I run out of this mini one.

'Spark Plug' is described as a dusky pink pearl and 'Rule Breaker' is described as a sparkling nude. I love wearing them over the top of 'Make Your Move'. I use 'Spark Plug' if I want a more pink lip look and 'Rule Breaker' if I want a more neutral lip look. I'm quite picky about lip glosses, I will not use them if they are anyway sticky or gloopy, but again I found these so easy to apply, they weren't at all sticky and applied like a dream thanks to the tilted doe-foot wand.

So, this helpful little trio has definitely got me in the mood to be brave and try some more lip products, so if you have any suggestions please let me know! I would love to try some MAC lipsticks that are suitable for my porcelain skin!

What do you think of bareMinerals lip products? Have you tried any? Let me know in the comments!

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