Thursday, 20 November 2014

Redken Pillow Proof

When it comes to my hair, dry shampoo is up there in my top 3 products (along with Aussie Leave In Conditioner & any nice variation of salt spray - the Redken one is pretty special, I reviewed it here if you're interested), washing & drying is the biggest pain in my life, so anything that can help to reduce that is a winner in my books.

I've always religiously used Batiste as I've never found something better or worth all those extra pennies, but that could all be about to change. The Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender, (which is a bit of a mouthful!) has quickly become my go-to product on any day that my hairs feeling a bit meh. I find it to be a lot lighter than ones I've used in the past, so it helps to give my hair a lot more texture and volume without feeling sticky or dry. Plus, unlike others, if you spray in a bit too much then it's really easy to brush out. You genuinely do feel like you've got freshly washed shiny bouncy locks with this one - thanks Redken!

You can pick up a bottle from Hairtrade who are the UK's online leading retailer of hair extensions along with a huge array of beauty & fragrance products.

Have you tried this before? What's your favourite dry shampoo?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Giveaway - Win A Night Away With Travelodge

Today I'm excited to announce that I'm teaming up with Travelodge to give one of you lucky readers a chance to win a nights stay in a Travelodge hotel of your choice, to celebrate the fact they're refurbishing over 500 hotels across the UK! Personally, if I won (which I obviously can't, cry cry, jealous cat!) I'd be looking at going somewhere lovely like Liverpool for a nice bit of Christmas/sales shopping, I absolutely love that place!
To enter, just fill in the rafflecopter below. The winner can pick any UK hotel, subject to availability, prize must be claimed with in 6 months. Good luck!
Where would you go if you win? What would you do to make the most of your free night away?

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Let's Get This Party Started

With the party season fast approaching I thought it was about time I started thinking about what to wear for all the festive fun. This year I'm all about sparkles paired with a nice bold red lip - it has to be Mac Ruby Woo for me, such a sophisticated red that anyone can pull off no matter what your skin tone. If you're loving sparkles too then I recommend having a look at George party range because they've managed to nail the look across tops, dresses, blazers & playsuits and they're all under £25 too! I'm really loving the simple shift sequin dress, although I can't quite decide between this version and a nice pewter one that they do too.

I have to admit, I'm dangerously in love with the red dust jacket, it's just too perfect, and I imagine it would look amazing with the little bit of sparkle twinkling through the open front. Oh and it would be a crime not to pair it with those stunning sparkly shoes too right? I'm glad you agree, commence the online shopping spree.

What will you be wearing this party season? Do you like my look?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Appleyard London Christmas Range

Appleyard London - Spirit*

I know some people get a little bit grumpy when Starbucks start putting all their drinks in festive cups, and there's gifts in every shop as soon as the calendar hits November the 1st, but personally I absolutely love getting into the Christmas spirit as soon as possible. That said, I may have finished all my Christmas shopping in the last week in anticipation...

So I'm all about Christmas flowers (it's the closest I'm allowed to putting up the tree after all), and these beauties from Appleyard London couldn't make me feel anymore festive. I love the mixture of the deep forest greens, crisp bright creams & greens, and the magical silver stems. As far as flower bouquets go, this has been my favourite flower delivery ever. I'm also happy to report that over 2 weeks in, and they're still going strong.

I'd really recommend Appleyard London if you're thinking of getting Christmas flowers for yourself or a friend - I'll definitely be buying another bouquet just before everyone comes visiting over the festive period. If you are going to buy a bouquet then use the code BLOG40 and you can save yourself 40% off everything excluding the Flowers By Post range. 

Have you shopped with Appleyard London before? Do you usually buy nice bouquets for Christmas?

Thursday, 30 October 2014

What's In The Box?

If you've not heard of Flavrbox then I hate to say it, but you've been missing out for a long time! It's a super subscription box that brings you a whole variety of gourmet foody items straight to your door for just £18 (plus delivery), seriously, what more could a girl want? So, what's inside the box I hear you say..

Peter's Yard Spelt & Fig Artisan Crispbreads
I'll always welcome a cheeky pack of crisp breads into my house, and these ones went down a treat with some onion jam and a good mature cheddar. I found these super tasty, and not at all dry like they can sometimes be.

Mr Trotter's Proper Potatoes Jalapeño Crisps
This one was probably the highlight of the box for me, I really do love a good bag of crisps, and to call this one good would be a definite understatement. They're fiesty big crisps with a real crunch and a super jalapeño bite, they honestly do taste like a top quality crisp, and I'll definitely be buying more of these.

Wilkie's Chocolate Tumbes 75% Cocoa
I was a little worried when it came to this one, described as dairy, gluten, nut & soya free, I expected it to be a little bland, and very bitter due to the high cocoa content but in fact it's a really enjoyable dark chocolate that's smooth & rich and I can see why it's been winning awards!

Scarletts Ornamental Ginger & Soy Sauce
This is the only one that I haven't managed to get round to trying out yet, but I'm imagining that it would be tasty with a bit of sushi, and apparently it makes a good salad dressing too!

Skinny Tea Green Tea
Another of my favourites from this months box, I'm a big fan on green teas and this one is really easy to drink, I find sometimes that it can be a bit much first thing in the morning, but Skinny Tea seem to have made a lovely gentler version. Plus I love the fact that the outer packaging can be used as a takeaway cup too, very inventive!

Did you get Septembers flavrbox? What do you think of the contents?