Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Revlon Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment

Just wanted to start off this post by apologizing for the lack of content on my blog lately. I decided to take a small break from social media and I haven't been posting as frequently on my Instagram or Facebook. But I'm getting back into routine this week and wanted to share something that I have been using and loving for awhile now. You know those products that is so raved about, and so hyped up that you just refuse to try it because you're convinced that it couldn't be all that? Yeah that's how I was about the Uniq One. This has been raved about both online and in "real" life and I just couldn't believe that it could be that good. But you all know how weak I am and I ended up buying it anyway. I'm fickle and I wanted nice hair. I have recently gotten a bit of a hair chop and a few layers put in and I haven't been so happy with my hair in a very long time. I got it styled at Jiksaw Hair Design in Carrick on Shannon. They are honestly the nicest girls ever in there and Hannah is a miracle worker! So after she put so much work into fixing my hair I vowed that I would take better care of it. This seemed to be on the top of everyone's list of hair care products along with Moroccan Oil so I made the purchase. 

This is a leave-in hair treatment that comes with big claims. It says it has 10 Real Benefits- Repair for Dry & Damaged Hair, Shine & Frizz Control, Heat Protection, Silkiness & Smoothness, Hair Colour Protection with UVA & UVB Filters, Easier Brushing & Ironing, Incredible Detangling, Long-lasting hairstyle, Split ends prevention and adds body. So of course I didn't believe any of those claims before using this and was a complete and utter pessimist. Sickened to say, I was wrong. I fricking love this now and haven't gone a hair wash without using it since getting it! 

I spray it all over my hair while it is still damp and then brush through. The combination of this and my Wet Brush makes it so easy to glide the brush through my hair. My hair feels so much less knotty and tangled so there are less breakages which is always a good thing. Once my hair is blow dried it feels so silky and smooth. I have been limiting myself to the amount of times I straighten my hair and I find this helps cut out any need to really use the straighteners. It also leaves your hair smelling like you've just walked out of the hairdressers! (Swish Swish!)

I don't think I have been using this long enough to see benefits like the spit end prevention or to see how the heat protection is but so far so good and I am pleasantly surprised with how this has worked on my hair. I ordered mine from Cloud10Beauty which is one of my favourite online beauty stores.
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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Pippa for Blank Canvas Cosmetics

So like the majority of Irish girls two weeks ago, I pre-ordered the Pippa Palette and waited with baited breath for it to arrive on my door step. I have been a fan of Pippa for a long time, I really admire her as a business woman and have a little bit of a girl crush on her. From looking at all the swatches and pictures online, I knew that this palette would be right up my street. It is an all in one palette which contains both eye and face powders. The eyeshadows are all matte and then there is a highlighter, blusher and bronzer too. 

When this came through my letter box, I literally pounced on it and I had it Instagrammed, Snapchatted and blog pictures taken within minutes. I then started to pile on the make-up. The palette comes with six matte, neutral eyeshadows ranging from light to dark. There is everything you would need to create a subtle everyday look or a dark smokey eye for night-time. The eyeshadow shades are also shades that you could wear alone, swept all over the lid or blended together to create a more shaded look. 

The face powders are amazing. Mother of God they are pigmented so a light hand is needed! The bronzer is matte, so perfect for either if you want to do a bit of contouring or just want an all over bronzed look. The blusher is right up my street, a gorgeous peach-pink colour which compliments the bronzer beautifully. But the star of the palette for me has got to be the highlighter. I can not get over how absolutely gorgeous this highlighter is. Think Mary-Lou, but better! It is the most perfect natural (not with the amount I put on) looking highlighter. It glides on to the skin, doesn't look chunky or glitter and lasts forever on the skin!  I really hope that they release this on it's own because I can guarantee that this will be the first thing I run out of in the palette.

The quality of the powders in this palette is outstanding. They are all like silk to apply, they blend beautifully and wear amazingly well. I definitely recommend you give this palette a go, it has everything you could ever need all in the one handy, travel friendly compact. It is available to buy online at Cloud10Beauty.
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