Monday, 20 October 2014

An All-Natural Hair Miracle - Lani Hair Oil

Hola! Seems like forever since I posted, but now I have a new camera it's all about getting back into blogging. As of now I've a huge pile of products needing photographing and it's SO overwhelming. I need a little photography elf.

I thought I'd come back with a review of one of my current favourite products. And yes, it's another hair oil. I am completely obsessed but for good reason...

Lani All Natural Beach Babe Hair Oil Review

The ingredients used in Lani Tropical Hair Treatment (£10.95) are simply; virgin coconut, kukui nut, macadamia nut and camellia seed oils, so it is completely 100% natural and suitable for vegans. When combined these oils all have antioxidant and vitamin packed benefits for looking after the condition of your hair for both long and short term results. The coconut oil (which I'm pretty sure we're all obsessed with now?) means Lani smells heavenly, and completely reminiscent of beach holidays, meaning you get "Beach babe hair in a bottle."

On their website they suggest that every 100ml bottle will last 6-12 uses, which of course depends on how much product you use on your hair. I'm about half way through, use it relatively sparingly and have done about 8 applications so far.

Lani All Natural Beach Babe Hair Oil Review

My preferred method of using Lani is to slather the ends of my hair in product, put my hair up in what I call a "Pineapple bun" on the top of my head and let it do it's thing whilst I sleep. And I can pretty much guarantee when I wake up my room will smell like heaven, and my hair will look well, greasy until it's washed off... But that is when the magic happens. My hair looks shiny, feels deeply conditioned and the frizz is non-existent. Being such a wonder product, styling my hair afterwards is made so much easier and quicker thanks to the need for less tools and styling products.

Honestly, my hair has never looked so good and soon as I reach the bottom of this bottle I'll be repurchasing. I can't get enough of this stuff!


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Giving Moroccanoil Competition - Redken Shatterproof Shine

How did every body's long weekend go? Mine was hectic to say the least. To put it this way, I'm glad to be sat down at my laptop watching Despicable Me with some cake and lemonade. Rock and Roll...

Without a doubt, when I think of hair oils, Moroccanoil is the first thing I think of. With it being my first foray into oils on my hair (well, all oils for that matter) and being one of the greatest things to ever happen to my hair, I truly thought it would never have any competition. But after voicing my opinions on being in a beauty rut, and coming across a silicone free formula by Redken, I ventured out into the land of hair oil, and was pleasantly surprised.

Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense Hair Oil Review

Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense Hair Oil Review
First of all, how gorgeous is that diamond inspired bottle? It isn't completely opaque though, if you hold it to the light you can see how much product is left - genius! Much unlike Moroccanoil, Redken's Shatterproof Shine has a dropper in the lid to get it out the bottle, and I have to admit, this is the one thing I don't like about this. Given its very runny texture, it has a tendency to get a little messy at this point. Pumps are much friendlier for hair oils. Companies, take note. 

The oil itself has a gorgeous scent, (which my non-technical nose would suggest to be apricot) and luckily, it disappears as soon as the oil has soaked into the hair, meaning you're still left with the clean, fresh scent of your shampoo. Whether it's used on damp or dry hair, this soaks in instantly and leaves behind tame, frizz-free locks with a beautiful, natural shine. I tend to use one dropper pre-blow dry, and two droppers post-blow dry and have found that my hair requires little/no styling afterwards, which is where Redken wins in the hair oil stakes. Whenever I've applied a lot of Moroccanoil, I have to wait overnight for it to soak in, Redken's is much less high-maintenance, and will leave hair looking healthy and conditioned immediately.

Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense Hair Oil Review

If we overlook the poor applicator it's very very possible I just went and found a new favourite hair oil. I would truly recommend this to anyone in the market for a new hair oil, and given it's only £23.95 at the moment on FeelUnique, it would be wrong to say no, right?

Have a great week guys! Hopefully I'll be back to regular posting soon as that camera of mine starts working again.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Double Trouble - Molly's Ark

I've had this post planned for so long now, but I thought it'd take so long to photograph, edit and type that I kept putting it off, little did I realise it was no where near as complicated as I'd thought... DUH.

If you went through our house, you would probably find that between the three of us we have more beauty products than we have food... So I thought I would have a nosey through mine and my Aunty's beauty stashes and see what things we have double of in the house. Most of the things in this are what I've bought first, as I'm kind of a serious beauty pusher in this family (my bad) and then my Aunty has loved them to the extent of needing them herself. So its a pretty good example of how good these things really are....

Noah's Ark has nothing on us!

And the worst part is... this is no where near the end of it... 

Before I ramble on, a little about my Aunty "Bev" she's forty... TWENTY ONE.. she has red, chemically coloured hair, which is naturally straighter, thinner and shorter than mine. Her skin type is combination and a little more tan than mine (that is when I don't wear fake tan.) The snap below is the two of us at my birthday last year. My hair is blonder and longer now, so I look pretty different. Never-ageing Bev looks exactly the same...

You all know my love for Moroccanoil now, right? Well, it's now a shared love in our household. Because Bev's hair is different to mine, and tends to get greasy with product build-up, she got the light version. They both work the same, have helped our hair to grow, be much stronger, and have made our trips to the hairdressers less frequent. A definite miracle hair product....

Dior Forever is something we both picked up last summer, after indulging at our local Dior counter, and being given trial size amounts of this, we both fell in love. It's a medium coverage, natural matte finish and is one of the most luxurious, and underrated foundations I've ever come across. Its incredible, and we both have the same colour, 020, which means its actually pretty versatile, and very easy to blend! We also both have Benefit's Porefessional, an incredible silicone-based primer for smoothing out the skin-tone. I use this only across my nose, Bev uses it as an all over primer. Clinique's City Block is something which comes out every summer for both of us, you HAVE to take care of you're skin, and you don't want to look like a prune by the time you're thirty do you? Wear SPF, its important!

Self-confessed nail polish addicts, you will never-ever see either of us without well-manicured hands. Although these aren't the same colours, these are our favourite brands of nail polish, Models Own and Essie. Models Own has incredible colour selection for the teeny price of £5 a bottle. I use "Utopia" the most, and Bev wears "Vintage Pink" the most. The bright blue is the gorgeous "Butler Please" which is one of my favourite blue polishes I have ever owned, and the duo-chrome one, is (not one hundred percent sure on the name, don't hold me to it...) "Trophy Wife." This is actually Bev's first ever Essie polish, and she's now as hooked as I am, so I can guarantee our next trip to Boots will not be pretty!  

Up until the whole micellar water craze blew up, we both were happily using No7 make-up removing wipes, without realising just how much makeup was actually being left on our faces. Since we both picked up a bottle of La Roche Posay's Micellar Solution, we are officially hooked, it removes makeup like a dream, and you can find my review, here. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is a much-loved product by many, and I personally, absolutely adore it, I have the full size version, and the limited edition scented Princes Trust one which came out a while back. Bev, on the other hand, didn't enjoy using it so much, but still uses it on occasions when she wants a deep cleansing. 

Embarassingly, this is not the only Soap and Glory in the house. We have so many backups that to fit them all in one picture, I would probably need a bigger room, like a car park or something? We're both using Clean on Me in the shower at the moment, and I'm using The Righteous Butter every night. This, surprisingly, doesn't seem to be running out at all!

Hope you've liked this post. Is there any posts you'd like me to do? I keep getting ideas, and wondering whether or not they're actually interesting... Let me know guys! Your opinions mean the world to me. Have a great week my loves.
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