31.7.14

KMS California Tame Frizz & Silk Sheen


I have definitely been neglecting my hair this past year, so I decided to try something new and attempt to fix the frizz-ball that my hair has become. I've heard such good things about KMS California and I chose the Tame Frizz range for obvious reasons. 

Both the shampoo and conditioner make your hair feel super soft and smell really nice which is always a plus. I absolutely love the way my hair is feeling at the moment because of these products but to be honest I don't think I could buy them regularly because of the price. They are big bottles so I'm waiting to see how long they will last but compared to other shampoos and conditioners I use these are a bit too expensive for me.

KMS California Tame Frizz Shampoo: 9.75


KMS California Tame Frizz Conditioner: 10:10



KMS Taming Creme: 10.85

How to use:
Apply a small amount throughout towel-dried hair then blow dry. 

The Taming Creme is probably the product that has changed my hair the most but it's also the product that I'm not 100% sure about. I hate putting cream products on my hair in fear of it looking greasy so even though I got several compliments the first time I used this I am still a little paranoid. I've found that my curls are a lot more intact so this product is definitely making a difference to my hair, I'm just going to have to get used to the shinier look (which is what I should be aiming for right?!). 

I think for what it does the price is pretty reasonable especially as you only need a small amount, so I'm sure a bottle will last ages. 


KMS California Silk Sheen Serum: 10.10

The silk sheen serum also aims to control frizz and make for smoother looking hair which I think combined with the taming creme, it's definitely doing. I use a tiny bit of this when I have styled my hair just to keep it from getting dry and frizzy throughout the day.


Here's how my hair looked after four uses & after putting rollers in.





I'm loving these products at the moment and would definitely recommend to anyone who is trying to tame frizzy hair! 


27.7.14

Clinique Cheek Pops!


These are probably my most loved blushers ever! And yes.. the packaging and design has a lot to do with it, but even without it they are actually good blushers.

I have quite a few loose powder blushers which can be irritating as most of it seems to go anywhere but on my brush, so I was glad to have some more 'tidy' blushers in my life. They feel super smooth on the skin and you definitely don't need to apply a lot for the colour to show. 

I bought ginger pop and berry pop as I wanted to test some contrasting colours. There are two other shades - peach pop and plum pop, but to be honest I think the plum and berry, and ginger and peach are too similar to buy all. But still, if they weren't 16.50 each, I probably would have! 



Berry pop: 16.50 

I love the colour of the berry pop, it's a bright fuschia pink and really does make your cheek pop when it's on! It comes out quite bright so you don't need to use much and once you've blended it in it looks a lot more subtle. I am loving using this with a light brown eye shadow and winged liner.



Left swatch - Berry Pop.



Ginger pop: 16.50

This is probably my favourite of the two it's just such a gorgeous colour for the cheeks. I especially love how it looks with a bronzed face for the summer, matched with a red or coral lipstick. It's pretty similar to the peach colour they sell just a bit of darker shade. Like the berry pop it just feels so light on the skin which is always a plus! If you are looking for a new blusher for summer I would definitely recommend ginger pop.





Ginger pop - Right swatch.



They are pretty expensive at 16.50 per blusher but I think blushers are always a good investment as even if you are using it everyday they seem to last forever!



Are there any blushers you are loving at the moment? Let me know! 



25.7.14

Clinique Anti-Blemish Skin Care

I've always been a big lover of Clinique but never seem to venture further than the moisturiser when it comes to their skincare range. So last month I was (very easily) persuaded by a Clinique consultant to try something new.

My favourite foundation at the moment is Clinique's anti-blemish so I chose to continue with the anti-blemish collection when buying from the skin care range.

The items I bought were the Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam and the Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion. I absolutely love the packaging of both - they look pretty, they are easy to use and easy to store. Although they are rather pricey I definitely think they were worth the purchase!


Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam: 15.50 pounds

How to use: Apply three pumps worth to the face with hands avoiding eye area, leave for several minutes, then wash off.

The cleansing foam aims to clear and prevent blemishes on the face, remove dirt and excess oil, unclog pores and reduce the look of redness.

I definitely agree that it removes excess oil and unclogs pores. Within a week of using I saw a difference. At first my spots came to the surface and I was worrying about my breakouts but thank god within a few days my skin looked better than it had in months. So don't worry if this happens to you just keep using it. I definitely think that with constant use this cleansing foam will do your skin good, especially if you have lots of blemishes like myself!

I can't comment on whether or not it reduces the look of redness because I don't really get red patches so if anyone does and has used this product please comment down below!

All in all I think it's a lovely product and I would definitely recommend it to others who want to see clearer skin.



Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion: 17.00 pounds

How to use: Apply to the skin with hands or with a cotton wool pad and let sink in. 

I didn't see as dramatic difference with the clarifying lotion as I did with the cleansing foam but I still think it has improved my skin. 

The clarifying lotion aims to exfoliate skin, clear dead surface cells and reduce excess oil. I like this product because it really does what it says. It exfoliates the skin, removing any dry patches and makes your face feel super smooth. This is definitely a bonus for me as recently I have found my foundation refuses to soak in to the dry patches I have. 

I like that you don't have to use much of this product for it to work which definitely is encouraging, especially when it's rather pricey.



Together I think the cleansing foam and clarifying lotion have made a real difference to my skin. This is definitely a purchase that I am pleased with. They also do clearing treatment so maybe I will purchase this too!

To anyone thinking of buying, they sell both the cleansing foam, clarifying lotion and clearing gel for 25.00 pounds, something I wish I had done!

Let me know what skin care products you are loving at the moment!


20.7.14

Hens just wanna have fun.

This past weekend I stayed in the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel for my cousins Hen Party in Maidstone. It was the first hen I've ever been to so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, other than lots of alcohol, food and laughs and that's exactly what I got!

We had a lot of chill time and a lot of party time which has left me exhausted and very hungover, but it was all worth it!

The hotel itself was lovely. I had a massage on the Saturday and a pedicure on Sunday morning and both were super relaxing and the staff were really friendly. Our room was comfortable, clean and a good size so I'd definitely recommend the hotel if you were looking for a place to stay for a weekend away.

I didn't take too many pictures as we were constantly busy but I managed to capture the food shots which are totally the most important!

Myself and the lovely Paige.
Is it wrong to drink Prosecco at 11:00am? We don't think so...

My outfit:
Hat - & Other Stories
Top - Topshop
Jeans - Topshop
Necklace - Topshop


The golf grounds.



The Bedroom (with the super comfy beds).


Bathroom.


Thought I'd throw in a photo of the beauty products that I kept in the bathroom.
Perfume - Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
Body moisturiser - Dermol Cream
Hair Spray - TRESemme
Deodrant - Sure
Eye cream - Clinique All About Eyes travel size
Simple eye make up remover
Simple cleanser
Lee Stafford heat protection spray



Dinner was so delicious I just couldn't not share it with you!

Starter - Vegetable soup.


Main - Chicken and Chips.
The chicken was quite plain and very dry but the chips were so scrumptious so I guess it makes up for it!



Dessert - Berry tart with a lemon mousse.
I wasn't too keen on the lemon mousse but the berry tart was just so tasty and rounded off a lovely meal.



Dinner picture! 
Dress - Boohoo. 
Necklace - Accessorize.


Club time!


Sunday was afternoon tea time and I'm ashamed to say I didn't try anything but the brownies, but seriously they were the best brownies I have ever tasted, I wish I had asked for the recipe!





We brought some scones back with us and I may try my first ever scone this evening (I know, it's shocking, I can't quite believe it myself).


So as you can see it was a weekend full of gorgeous food with some lovely people! But I think I'm going to take a nap now...

                                                                 
                                           

16.7.14

Brighton Beach.

Today I went back to my second home, Brighton town. I'm ashamed to say I've hardly spent any time at the beach this year, which is odd considering the main reason I moved here was to be by the sea. I may have ventured to the shores after a night out once or twice but that doesn't exactly count..

So my lovely friend Emily and I got up and out of bed (reasonably) early, jumped in the car, and headed straight to the beach.

Once we arrived we fast joined the queue for some tasty fish and chips and dozed on the beach with our new best buddies, the seagulls of Brighton.










It was such a gorgeous day, but being typically British, we got bored pretty fast so ventured for some more excitement on the pier.




After trying and failing miserably to win a slinky on the 2p machines, we took a bit of a risk and went on the rides. Is it just me that feels like pier rides are never 100% safe but goes on them anyway? It was probably worth the 60 second thrill I'd say, and thankfully we did not fall out and die, so that's always a good thing.






This is my favourite picture of the day, there really is nothing quite like British summertime!


We took a break from the sun and headed for the shade with a delicious frozen yoghurt. I chose banana and strawberry, my absolute favourites! And Emily went for an all berry.


We detoured through town, popping our heads in a few shops, and bought an iced latte before heading home (not without making a stop in Boots for some beauty products of course - I swear it just has to be done).

Choccywoccydoodah's cafe.



St Peter's Church.



The Royal Pavilion.






It was only when I looked over my pictures on the way home that I realised there are no pictures of me... I'll try to remember next time, I promise!