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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Review: BaByliss Diamond Waves Wand

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Being a teenager (and entering my 20’s) in the 90’s means poker straight hair was the order. And it remained with me for quite some time. Only in the last 2 or three years I started curling my hair.

It does take some time to get it right and now I think I finally got the hang of it. And the BaByliss Diamond Waves Wand, available from John Lewis, makes the job much easier.

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Review: Schwarzkopf Got2b Oil-licious Weightless Dry Oil Mist

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This past year I’ve been obsessed with oils – body, face, eyes, you name it.

Hair oils have been in my repertoire for a while, so I was very happy to try the Schwarzkopf Got2b Oil-licious Weightless Dry Oil Mist.

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Product Review: L’Oréal Studio Line #TXT Wave Creating Spray

studio line txt wave creating spray

Fine, flat hair. One of my beauty curses. Any help to fight it is more than welcome, so I was delighted to try the new L’Oréal Studio Line #TXT Wave Creating Spray.

Packaging is simple and effective, with bright colours – I personally like the purple/coral combination. The spray diffuses well delivering the right amount of product to the hair.

What I really like it is that it doesn’t feel like you applied anything to the hair – it doesn’t crunch or weigh down the hair.

L’Oréal says that the spray is to create texturised waves on straight hair and is specially formulated to help protect hair against heat.  This last part is very important for me!

After applying to the tips of my hair, I used a curling wand to style. I then brushed and ended up with soft tousled waves. And an extra bonus: volume!!!

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It also lasted all day – and when I woke up the next morning, they were still there!

This had to become a go-to product, which I am not surprised, as my previous one for curls was L’Oréal’s Hot Curl, also part of their Studio Line range.

It is priced at £3.79 for 150ml and you can find the Studio Line #TXT Wave Creating Spray at retailers country wide. More information on this product and others on the #TXT line at the L’Oréal website.

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

Product review: Lee Stafford Big Fat Root Boost mousse spray

lee stafford big fat hair

Big fat hair. Something that, for me, a person with fine hair, was always an unattainable dream.  To add insult to injury to my limp strands of hair, luscious, voluminous locks proliferate around me, everywhere I look. The cheek!

Since taking Roaccutane for the second time, I noticed a visible thinning in my hair. Although in quantity it seems ok, it is finer than it’s ever been.

Anyway, I have to resort to products to lift those roots and create that glamorous effect in my locks.

I came across this Lee Stafford root boost a while ago and have been using regularly. The consistency is of a firm-ish white mousse that dissolves well, and you apply it in a very controlled manner, thanks to the little straw nozzle (which I love, as too much product tends to weigh a lot in my hair, leaving it looking greasy), straight to the root of towel dried hair, rub with fingertips and style.

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It really gives roots that oomph and sought after lift, changing the whole look. It holds, especially if combined with a bit of back combing. As you don’t need a lot, the bottle also goes a long way.

So, if big, fat hair is for you, this product will certainly make you happy. In the UK, you can buy it from Boots for £6.99. See the whole range and where to buy around the world on Lee Stafford’s website.

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

French and fishtail plaits

At the moment, I am very much into doing different things to my hair. I have always been a straightened-hair-down kinda girl, mainly because I suffered from severe acne  in my younger years, and used my fringe to my best advantage.

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Two courses of Roaccutane and advancing age later, I am much more comfortable in my own skin (literally) and I am even welcoming the pull back dos (check my post on ballerina buns) , which were a big no-no in the past!

Plaits were, as well as the ballerina buns, a big part of my life when growing up. My mum was a big fan of many forms of plaiting and side ponytails.  I learnt how to plait my hair very young, and for most of my life, they played the “bad hair day” ally part.

What I never learnt was to do a French plait – this was always a frustration of mine.  And I had never heard (or seen) a fishtail plait until very recently.

So, as with all the things I like, I decided to give it a go. Armed with a comb and Youtube, I found video tutorials to help me fulfill my plaited dream.

Holiday hair - but where's the sun?

I found the French plait particularly useful for when on holidays. When done in the fringe, it kind of tidies up the frizziness of the whole hair, resulting on a  “polished” wild look.

As for the fishtail, I just find it prettier than a normal side plait; it is more interesting, I like the texture on it – after finishing it, I usually scruff it up a bit, to get a more natural, less tight look.  It also helps to keep the strands of  hair that are too short for a side plait tighter. For both, it took me a few attempts to get it right,  but now I am able to do them quite quickly!

Here is the tutorial I used for the fishtail plaits and the French plait, both by FoxyLocks on YouTube.

It is so nice to wake up and think we have options that won’t take you ages to achieve,  before reaching out to the good old straightener!