Super blow dry

Easy drying and styling? In pink? Tell Mark Hill I am in!

The gorgeous Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry kit has a gorgeous hot pink 2200W motor hair dryer with a quick cool button to set that glossier finish so it lasts longer. The hair dryer is powerful, quiet ad comfortable to use.

I personally love a nozzle when styling, but everyday quick drying, I tend not to use.

In the box, you get a radial brush, which is pretty in orange and hot pink ombré and helps add add volume and body as it allows for even air-flow, helping reduce dry time!

Also included in the kit is a full size Styling Heat Protection spray. It protects hair against styling heat up to 240 degrees, helping hold the style and leaving hair shinier and smoother. It feels a bit like hair spray but hair is set naturally.

I also got the lovely Mini handbag Heroes containing a mini versions of the Plumping Powder (7g), which helps give volume and texture, the Taming Anti Humidity Spray (50ml), great for keeping fly aways at bay and the Freeze Hold Hairspray (50ml), which is lightweight with strong hold.

On top of products, you get 2 sectioning clips to really style with precision.

Altogether, I feel I have the perfect blow dry arsenal to style – and keep – my hair beautifully.

Mark Hill Perfect blow dry kit reviewThe Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry kit costs £29.99, which I find great for value for its contents. You can get it from the Mark Hill website and Boots.

And the Mini Handbag Heroes cost £12.99 and was part of the Christmas collection – so handy and you can still get it from their website!

written by Dani

You know the drill, but I’ll say again: this post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Want an easy blow dry? Revlon Perfectionist 2 in 1 Dryer does just that!

revlon_perfectionist_2in1_dryer_review - 1Another memory from childhood: you know those electric round hot brushes, very spiky? When Revlon got in touch about the Perfectionist 2 in 1 hairdryer, that’s what I thought about.

I couldn’t have been more wrong!

To start with, I was a bit sceptical; after all I had my share of 2-in-1 products that won’t do either 1 or 2 properly. Well, this is not the case here.

Hair routines usually consist on a couple of steps at least: drying and styling. This tool promises to style while drying, saving time and stress from multiple tools on the hair.

revlon_perfectionist_2in1_dryer_review - 2The Revlon Perfectionist 2 in 1 hairdryer is, putting it bluntly, a hot air hair paddle brush. It has three settings including a cold one.

It does looks quite bulky but it’s light, and feels slightly too big in my hands but is quite comfortable to use, as it is ergonomically designed The brush feels comfortable on the hair and scalp, there was no tugging and it detangles quite well.

I went straight for the higher speed. In the beginning I thought it would take ages to dry my hair but then I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe it is indeed due to the Iconic Conditioning Ioniser for quick drying.

It did take a bit longer than my usual (super) quick dry but the results were amazing: almost that of a professional blow dry with little effort.

revlon_perfectionist_2in1_dryer_review - 4My hair was lifted from the root and had great volume, I was very impressed. It also had more shine to it.

Better still, I went to bed and woke up with hair that didn’t need any styling re-touches, which is usually the case when I just quick dry or let it dry naturally.

revlon_perfectionist_2in1_dryer_review - 3My hair is fine and kinks a lot at night so always needs some smoothing in the morning. I just needed a normal brush and go.

The new Revlon launches in January 2016 and will retail for £39.99.  it will be available from big retailers nationwide.


This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Heavenly tresses with the Revlon Professional Uniq One

revlon_professional_uniq_one_coconut_hair_treatment_review - 1The Revlon Professional Uniq OneCoconut Hair Treatment is a fantastic hair treatment designed to care for 10 hair care concerns.
It has he most amazing coconut smell – did I mention o love coconuts? Oh yeah, only 1000 times!
Anyway, apply to damp hair after washing and immediately hair feels super soft. It’s a great help to brush as it helps detangle.
The spray is fine and the mist is light, not weighing at all on the hair.
revlon_professional_uniq_one_coconut_hair_treatment_review - 2After drying, the hair feel soft, shiny, nourished and of course, coconutty!
I can say I  did notice improvement on most of the ten areas mentioned, especially shine, frizz control, body, easier styling and detangling and smoothness. Thumbs up!
This product is part of the professional range so we can get that from your salon, Amazon and other online retailers. It costs around £10.
This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Festive hair fix at Charles Worthington

IMG_5795It’s almost December and we are gearing up for the end of the year festivities which seem to be everywhere: the office, groups of friends, family… So many parties, so little time.

To give you a helping hand, Charles Worthington put together a festive dry styling bar menu, which takes only 15 minutes and costs an affordable £15 to get you party ready in no time.

You can have a Luxe or a Loose style, inspired by the AW15 catwalks.

There are braids, sleek straights and glamorous waves, which was my choice. CW_DRY_STYLING_2015_AW_NEW_FOOTER_HIRES

I went to the House of Charles Worthington in London’s Covent Garden. It is a lovely building with hair amazing-ness split between various floors.

I was greeted and offered a drink; there’s one included with every appointment, and you can have festive tipples like mulled wine too, as well as sparkling, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, so you can start the party earlier!

For £2 extra, you can have as many as you like during your appointment.

I got my pink sparkling and headed to the hair styling area, where the lovely Yana styled my hair in extra glam curls.

Even with the long hair, it took a short time (around 20 minutes) and I was party proof in the blink of an eye.

As it is dry styling, there is no problems if you are wearing extensions.

A great idea to take you from your desk to the heart of the party effortless.

Charles Worthington has three addresses in London, covering central (House of CW, Queen Street and Percy Street) and the city (The Broadgate Club).

To book an appointment, check online or just give them a ring (Queen St and Percy St:020 7831 5303 and City: 020 7638 0802), and dazzle at the parties!


I was invited to try the service, but this review is based on my honest opinion on the experience I had.

Get ready to party with Topshop

topshop_party_roomCertainly I am not the only one that wished I had a lovely place to get changed after work to head off to a party. This festive season, Topshop gives you just that.

The Topshop Party Room at Oxford Circus is a little secret that gives you the comfort of a private room to get ready with your friends, from the 12 November to the 23 December.

Personally, I find the concept super interesting. I hate getting ready in the office or gym toilets, especially when the event is more sophisticated and demands special hair, makeup and clothes.

Just adding a pic of Lola's cupcakes because I can...

Just adding a pic of Lola’s cupcakes because I can…

The experience comes with a personal stylist, complimentary makeovers (Topshop Beauty) and hair styling (from Hershesons), refreshments and cupcakes from Lola (yum) and a festive good bag with party survival essentials and makeup.

Oh, and there’s a photobooth (you all know my love for photobooths) and a bar open to those who are 18+!

It costs £10 per person, minimum of 4 people, and the amount is redeemable against purchases on the day, which frankly i find super cheap. Get mor info on the Topshop website. I took a look and is selling out fast. HURRY!


A 10 in 1 hair product? Meet Got2b All Star Styling Treatment

got2b_allstar_review - 1You know I have  thing with Schwarzkopf, from hair spray to oils, they are my go-to styling products.

You also know I love a multi-tasking product and they don’t come more multi-tasking than the Schwarzkopf 10-in 1 All Star Styling treatment.

Yes, yes, you heard it right. Ten. In one. How? Well…

Its (magical?) formula sees to style and shape hair at the same time as treating it. It gives shine, smoothness, volume, combats frizz and humidity, protects against heat and adds thickness and volume. Phew!

It is meant to be used on damp hair and the smell is amazing! I apply to the tips after washing and it helps tame to create a smooth style and keep hair in place, even in the London weather. Hair feels lovely when using it.

got2b_allstar_review - 3The volumising, texturising and thickening effects are, for me, the best feature. This product is great to use before you have your hair styled in any way; it gives hair grip and “puffiness”, but tames the frizz at the same time, helping create sturdy styles.

Plus, I love the colours in the packaging!

It is perfect to have on the go, especially when travelling, so you don’t have to carry lots of heavy and voluminous bottles around.

On top of that all, there should be an 11th wonder: its price. At under £3, from major retailers nationwide, this is a no-brainer.


This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Thomas Hills talks hair at Fashion International backstage

thomas_hills_fashion_intlThomas Hills knew from a very young age that hair was his business. So much that from 13 he entered the industry, worked with great brands and set up his own Salon in Surrey, where he collects achievements and awards, trains promising hairdressers and has an amazing team.

thomas_hills_fashioninternational - 4This team was brought by Thomas to the London Amba Hotel for two days as a Fashion International partner, creating the hair looks using PIMP Amsterdam hair products.

On the night, there were six designers showcasing their collections and the models had a tidy centre parting and soft/grunge waves for five shows and hair up for the other.

thomas_hills_fashion_intl1After attaining extensive experience in the customer side, Thomas Hills has branched into fashion session styling and in between hair fluffing and sprays, I caught up with him to find out more about it.

I asked Thomas about the challenges of styling for multiple shows, like that one on the night. He mentioned it is important to use different people to meet different briefs and bear in mind deterioration of hair condition, as well creating something that is wearable and will last, and flatter the designs.

On the creative process, Thomas said it is a collaboration, and for this show, it started around six weeks before. He can mould the team around the brief, playing to individuals strengths, so the formation of the team varies according what is being achieved.

Hills aims to produce wearable looks that work well with all models; something that is on trend with his own twist, but is achievable in the available time.

thomas_hills_fashion_intl5Ultimately, his creation need to compliment the designs because in the end, they “hairdressers are there working for the designers”.

And what is hot right now? Thomas bets on warmer, soft looks, straight ends. Softer, complimentary colours, like golds and browns are in and for my delight dip dye, harshness and clashes are gone.

Of course, after my interview I stayed around to watch the show and may have fallen in love with one piece or two… I will talk about them very soon, promise!

Thomas Hill’s salon, TH1 Hair, is located in Oxted, Surrey.


A little hair saver from Schwarzkopf Got2b

got2b_oilicious - 1As you read this post I am getting to the end of my holidays. And I can tell you the Schwarzkopf Got2b Oil-licious Tame & Shine Styling Oil was an all-round lifesaver.

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Review: Schwarzkopf got2b Mind Blowing express styling range

Schwarzkopf got2b Mind Blowing review

Even though it is not a great thing, we are all rushing people. I, for once, always seem to be running that little bit late. Tools that helps us save a bit of time are always welcome, so I was glad to try the Schwarzkopf got2b Mind blowing range.

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H&M Beauty, revamped

Image: H&M

Image: H&M

I say about time! H&M is finally stepping up their beauty game. Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty says it will be “fashion for the face”. I salute you and look forward to that!

I always looked at H&M beauty items as a bit of a limp proposition – just to tick the box, more than anything.

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