Indulge on beauty!

Beauty. Heaven. There is no other way to describe the haven that is Indulge Beauty at Westfield Stratford.

Think makeup, nails, fragrance skin, hair and body care for men and women from over 120 cult, classic and emerging brands under on roof. For all tastes, all budgets.

I was really impressed with the quality and selection of the brands present. Being a beauty blogger, obviously I knew many, but there was a lot still to discover.

Also, the dedicated male beauty area caught my eyes – a comprehensive and approachable offer even for the shyer men starting to get into skincare and grooming.

And their fine fragrance section? To die for. Got me all in love with Eight & Bob (the Original) and I shall get my claws on it at some point.

I left the shop with a gorgeous Capsule box, which only lightly touches on the breadth of the beauty offering from Indulge; from well know Urban Decay, Glam Glow and Beauty Blender, to cult Skin Laundry and classic Clarins and GHD; this just a tiny sample of what you can expect from a place which seems to have it all.

The idea behind Indulge Beauty makes me even fonder of it: a place where the real YOU is celebrated, with their mantra: Be bold, Be brave. Be you.

The best thing? At Indulge Beauty you can get a routine tailored for you – think a shampoo from one brand, conditioner from other, mask from a third; eyeliner from brand A, mascara from B; day cream from brand X, day cream from Y… you get the idea.

Most importantly, advice is neutral, focused on your needs and you can get all in one place!

What better than killer beauty to highlight that bolder and braver you?

From the guys behind The Fragrance Shop, Indulge Beauty is located at Westfield Stratford (Unit 20, The Arcade, Montfichet Road, E20 1EH), in London (soooo close to me, how lucky am I?).

I also popped in (I do all the time) yesterday and was received with friendly, but not obtrusive or pushy smiles, great advice and fun chat (I talk too much so I always initiate).

You can also shop online at indulgebeauty.com, as well as read a bit more about them and what beauty revolution they are plotting!

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.

 

Luxe hair care

Some time ago I started using a gorgeous Wella System Professional Luxe Oil finishing product as part of the my Wella EnergyCode consultation.

When I heard a whole new Luxe Oil, which has a combination of nurturing oils was out, I just had to try.

The whole range is oil based, of course, with a blend of Argan, almond and jojoba oils and very lightweight. Together with the EnergyCode Complex TM, which has natural lipids, caffeine, histidine and vitamin B3 amide, act long term to improve hair structure, texture and manageability. Lipids and oeleic acid entering the hair structure help hair look younger.

Clean and nourished

The Keratin Protect Shampoo gives roots and scalp a thorough but gentle cleanse, as well as protecting and strengthening with keratin and panthenol. And the Keratin Conditioning Cream softens hair making detangling and brushing a breeze.

The Keratin Restore Mask is rich and nourishing; an intensive treatment to help reconstruct and restore dry and damaged hair, leaving it supple and soft after use.

Post-wash care

The leave in treatments are great: the Keratin Boost Essence is a lightweight spray that hydrates and works on protecting against breakage and realigning the fibres for more manageable hair.

The Cream Elixir delivers smooth finishing and contains high absorption keratin for deep regeneration and long term suppleness.

Of course, the Reconstructive Elixir has an oil aspect and is multitasking: fantastic for smoothing, giving dry hair that polished, shiny finish or as a reconstructive, nourishing addition to wet hair.

When drying, after using the collection to wash and care for my hair, I am involved by the amazing fragrance: a blend of oswanthus, muguet and tonka, over a wooden base of musk and amber and finished with fresh aspects of grapefruit, apricots and spices. It in fact lingers on the hair, subtly, for a while.

Also, there is that luxurious smell of salon in the air after styling! Love it!

You can get the from salons. To find out more about the range, or find  salon to get your EnergyCodeTM consultation, check the Wella System Profession site.

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.

No weight, hydrate!

andrew-barton-no-weight-hydrate-haircare-review-1Fine hair in desperate need of hydration, but worried about heavier products? Try the new Andrew Barton No Weight, Hydrate coconut hair range.

Especially designed for hair with oily roots and dry ends, the shampoo, conditioner, shine spray and treatment mask do a fabulous job of keeping the hair clean and soft. And with a delicious coconut smell that lingers in your locks.

andrew-barton-no-weight-hydrate-haircare-review-5The Shampoo lathers well and leaves hair feeling pretty clean. The Conditioner feels a bit too light for me as I just use conditioner on the ends of my hair, but after rinsing hair feels soft and brushes well.

andrew-barton-no-weight-hydrate-haircare-review-4Combined with the Shine Spray, it delivers a great finish to hair dried naturally or blow-dried.

Once or twice a week, the Treatment Mask is a fabulous treat. it is rich and hydrating, but again, not heavy and  hair feels soft and nourished after use.

andrew-barton-no-weight-hydrate-haircare-review-3As the lovely Andrew Barton (I mean, he is too lovely and fun!) explained, the whole range has Moroccan argan oil as well as coconut milk in a light balancing formula to deliver hydration to dry ends and purification to oily scalps.

The Andrew Barton No Weight Hydrate range is available from Asda exclusively, so you can count on the super affordable price: each item costs only £3.20 each.

And at the moment, you can get 2 for £4, which means you can get the whole treatment range for under £10. Now, that’s a deal!

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

Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Strength Restorer

ultimatd blends honey treasures reviewOne thing I love is honey, so there was no way I’d say no to Garnier’s new addition to the Ultimate Blends range, the Honey Treasures Strength Restorer, with honey, propolis and royal jelly.

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Product review: Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, Conditioner and Thickness Booster

Elvive Fibrology shampoo conditioner booster

A product promising to thicken my hair gets me über excited any day. When a whole line of products claims to give you thicker hair, from the first use, excitement is endless. So imagine how I felt when the L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Thickening shampoo, conditioner and Thickener Booster landed at my door! Squee!

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Garnier launches: Ultimate Blends and Miracle Skin and Eye Cream

Don’t you just love beauty launches – the idea of a brand new product you never tried before is sooooo exciting!

Garnier has loads of news on that front and we were invited into their British garden – inclusive of wind, thunder and all – to get a sneaky peek at their new products hitting the shelves in the next couple of months.

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Product review: Naked Brunette Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner

Naked Brunette Radiance shampoo and conditioner

As I love discovering new brands and products, I was thrilled to be sent the Naked Brunette Radiance shampoo and conditioner to try – I cannot believe I had not come across the Naked brand before!

Naked products are 97% natural, made with botanical products – which is great – and they have an extensive range of caring beauty and hygiene products, not only haircare.

The shampoo is light brown in colour, has elderberry and sage to give brunette hair that extra boost. The bottle is made with 50% recycled materials and recyclable, of course!

Naked Brunette Radiance shampoo and conditioner

The smell is very mild and nice, plant-like, very fresh. It lathers alright (I wasn’t expecting it to – it is actually very good for a sulphate-free shampoo) and the second application is even better. It feels a tiny bit tingly, like mint, which I like! My hair felt very clean, my scalp refreshed.

The conditioner is white with a creamy consistency and smells plant-y too! I applied on my hair and left it for a couple minutes before rinsing. It feels very fresh, and the hair felt soft. The tube is 100% recyclable!

My hair dried very soft, shiny and light – I am very pleased with this duo!

Packaging is simple and functional. I like their logo and the text on the back of the products. Both shampoo and conditioner contains no parabens,sulphates, phthalates or petrochemicals; are not tested on animals, are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and made in the UK.Naked Brunette Radiance shampoo and conditioner

At the moment, the new Naked Brunette Radiance shampoo and conditioner are on special offer for only £2.66 each (normal price £3.99 for 250ml) on the Naked website, where can find these two and many other products, including bath, body, shower, kids and baby ranges!