Saturday, 4 February 2017

COLAB Dry Shampoo: Paradise

I'm a great lover of dry shampoo. It's a great way to get by if you don't want to wash your hair, or to give clean hair that extra boost it needs to create a textured look. But one aspect of dry shampoo always bothers me. White residue. This is where COLAB dry shampoo comes in. Created by one of my favourite bloggers, Ruth Crilly from A Model Recommends. I love her posts; she writes extremely well, full of humour and her posts are extremely entertaining to read!

The formulation is weightless, with no white residue. All of the original scents smell lovely (the London one is my absolute favourite) and so I purchased the new Paradise scent. It smells divine! The formula is the same, but they have completely revamped the packaging, which is a bit more fun! I purchased this in store at Superdrug, but if you bought online, it came with free flamingo themed stationary.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new dry shampoo, which smells good but also works as well as it says!  

Friday, 27 January 2017

Eyelash Extensions: Cluster Lashes

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a local salon, and got some cluster lashes. I have always wanted to try the individual lash extensions, but these are a little more pricey, and so I thought I would try out cluster lashes first.

Never again...

The process took around 20 mins and cost only £10. The therapist told me that some people can make these last for up to two weeks, in what world?! The application was fine; she applied the cluster lashes, and after each was was applied, I was told to open my eyes, to stop it from sticking to the bottom of my eyelid. The glue fumes did sting my eyes a bit and made them water, but the therapist reassured me this was normal.

They looked ok.... not amazing. The same as if I had applied them myself, except they were stuck like super glue.

'Be careful when showering, as the steam can loosen the lashes!' Yup...Wise words. As soon as I got home, I jumped in the shower, begging the steam would loosen them away. It didn't. Instead I used a pair of tweezers, and pulled out the ones closest to my inner corner. Not my best idea. I did end up ripping a few of my natural lashes out, but not enough to make me worry.

After I had ripped out the ones near my inner corner...

This made them slightly more bearable. I just found them so irritating! Every time I blinked I could feel them. The rest lasted around a week, with me filling in my other lashes with a bit of mascara to hide the gaps...  

After the week had past I desperately wanted them all off, so with a bit of research, I found that leaving your head over a bowl of boiling water, loosened them. Then used a bit of olive oil to remove the rest. Ahhhhhhhh relief!

After this episode, even though I think the individual lashes would be better, it is a definite no no for me!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Primark false nails...V.2


Yes. You heard me. £1.

100 little 1p coins bought me this set of nails. (glue included)

Reading this post is not deja-vu.... I just had to post about these nails!

Again, I have been shocked at the quality and I am fully convinced now, that you need spend no more than £5 on DIY acrylic nails. I did have to file these down a lot, but that is because I don't really get on with really pointy, long nails. I have had these on since Sunday, it is now Tuesday and I have already had compliments from strangers. Only today I had a full conversation with a lady on the bus about how I do it, how long they last, is the glue any good? and when I tell her I did them myself and they only cost me £1, she's just as shocked as I was!

Love falsies? For a quid you've got nothing to lose!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

I don't believe it! Primark false nails...

£1.50. No, this is not a joke. £1.50 is what these nails cost.

I couldn't believe my eyes! After years of being a loyal Elegant Touch customer, handing over notes rather than coins for good quality false nails, I thought there was no way, sturdy false nails could ever cost less than a fiver. Oh how wrong I was!

I picked these up from Primark as the shiny rose gold mirror effect was something I could not resist... the glue they come with works very well. The only thing for me was these were too pointy, but this is easily rectified with a nail file, elbow grease and patience. I have since gone back and stocked up on numerous other designs, some on sale for as little as £1. They lasted around a little more than a week, during which I received many compliments. Even a girl on the tram stopped me to compliment my nails! 

Primark, you never fail to surprise me.