Saturday, 26 October 2013

Paul Mitchell - Ultimate Wave - Beachy Texture Cream-Gel

As you may or may not know I have naturally curly hair (when I say Curly I mean unruly, at times frizzy, almost uncontrollable curly hair) which means I'm always looking to find new brands or new DIY recipes, new products that will help me tame my hair.
And here I present: Paul Mitchell - Ultimate Wave - Beachy Texture Cream-Gel.

Obviously this is not the amount I used. Ha!... If only! 

Initially I got this from my Company Beauty Week Goodie Bag and I only decided to try it recently as an occasion presented itself for it (My Nephews birthday early October).
As you can see the product is opaque/clear and it smells sooo fresh and kinda fruity.!. What I loved the most is that (for me) it doesn't leave that annoyingly sticky/tacky feeling gels or wax leave on your fingers after you've applied it your hair.!.

Washed my hair (we all know how insanely crazy and unmanageable curly hair can get after wash Day)

"Directions: Apply to damp hair in loose, seperate sections. Air dry or duffuse. Scrunch lightly when dry."
I followed instructions and applied it onto my hair and combed it through with my Vogetti - Wide Tooth Comb Brush and let it air dry (I don't own a diffuser- I know shameful)
Also don't you just love that they don't say add a "Pea Sized Amount" because lets be honest. We never do, and even if we do it most certainly isn't enough!

Anyway after a whole day of being out and about, celebrating etc here is the finished result. (I'm sorry for the terrible quality and I highly blanked out skin but I wanted to focus on the curls and to be honest the lighting in my bathroom sucks.!.
But You can see every single strand of hair has held its curl.!. I received so many compliments. Even my sister noticed the difference and asked me what I had used.!. Even the next day my curls still looked fabulous so I'd say its perfect for a night out! I loved how my hair didn't feel stiff. It felt so soft and natural.

So I can absolutely recommend this to all my curly haired sisters.!.!.!. Only issue is its a little hard to get hold of as its a Salon Product.
I believe you can get it from Headmasters Salons or online from:
Look Fantastic for: £11.95 (150ml)
Hair Trade for: £5.95 (75ml)

Have you tried this yet? Any other curly hair product recommendations?

L.F.A. Xx

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Nail Art Deco (Topshop)

 You may or may not know that I love nail art.!. I'm constantly following and looking for nail art blogs or instagram-ers? if you guys can recommend me some let me know.!
Anyway back to the point. I just wanted to show you guys these two little goodies I got from Topshop a while back. (I kinda forgot I hadn't posted it.....hehehehehe.!.)

First I got these Flower Nail Decals for £2.50.!. I think all of these are sooo cute and I can't wait for my nails to grow just that little bit longer to try them out.!. (Of course you can use these with short nails...but I just tend to complicate my life for no reason at all.)

You can get these online ---> here <---

And the other packet I got were these Creature/Animal Nail Art Decals also for £2.50. Initially I only got them for the Lady Birds as they just look adorable.!. But as I hadn't really used them and didn't really plan to. I decided to gift them to a younger cousin of mine who's really into Arts and Crafts, and girly stuff. 

I couldn't find these particular ones online but if you pop into a Topshop with a Make-up stand you should be able to find them. (I got them from the Oxford Street Store in London)

 Have you tried or got these?

L.F.A. Xx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Nails Inc - Queen Victoria Street

Hallelujah!..A photo with decent lighting!!

Lets be honest. A nail polish post has been much overdue, and now that I consider my nails to be an acceptable length to properly paint my them, I decided to try one of the freebies I got from my Company Beauty Week Goodie Bag and that is the Nails Inc - Queen Victoria Nail Polish.!.!.

Believe it or not I had never actually tried any of Nails Inc Polishes before, as to be honest I just thought they were a bit expensive considering my terrible habit of picking of my nail polish minutes after putting it on.
(I know, I know...very counter productive but at least I don't bite them? Right?)

However fear not for the purpose of all nail polish posts I refrain from doing so, to get an accurate opinion on the product.
Anyway as you can see the brush is thin/standard size (which I prefer....I'm not really a big fan of the wide brush...too much room for mistakes) Also this nail polish contains 10ml of product and costs £11 which is a lot considering it's the same amount as a Barry M polish.

However the level of pigmentation in this nail polish is phenomenal. The color is exactly the same as the bottle, and you can get away with one coat. Granted it may not last you the same as if you had 2 layers on but if in a rush you could swipe this on and not have to worry about streaky nails.
This color is beautiful, though on websites descriptions it is depicted as an Emerald Green.....personally I'd say its more of a Greener Teal, which I think is a great color for all year round and all skin tones.
Overall I'd say Nails Inc. is a good nail polish to invest in as it did last a good couple of days and the level of pigmentation is probably one of the best.
You can get this Nails Inc - Queen Victoria Nail Polish for £11 from Nails Inc, John Lewis, and Look Fantastic
Or RIGHT NOW you can get it from Beauty Bay for £8.91 with Free Delivery.!.!

L.F.A. Xx

P.S. Yes I actually looked it up to find where I can get you guys a bargain since I love a good sale.!.!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Rush Blogger Meet

I was lucky enough to attend the Rush Blogger Meet organised by Laura Craik (@Lauzzenger) and Becky (@Rderbyshire93) and boy was it one hell of a fun event!
First of all I have to thank Olivia of Beauty from the Fjord as thanks to her I found out about this lovely meet.

The location was in Piccadilly Circus at the House of Rush and oh my the venue was soooo beautiful and grand! They were also selling many products in house like Mizani, Kérastase and many other fantastic brands! You can get it online from .

I got to meet so many lovely bloggers (to name a few Olivia (@FjordBeauty), Natalie (@thefashfeed), Anna (@AnnieMACBlog) and let's be honest at first I was (to put it nicely) bricking it. I was soooo nervous as I didn't really know anyone who was going.!. But I had to face my fears and be sociable.!.!.

Sorry girls I know its not the most flattering angle! @honeypop

During the event I managed to get the Mini Oxygenator (£20 for 15 minutes) done which was sooo relaxing and convenient as you can do it over your makeup and doesn't take forever do perfect for a quick fix. The whole idea is that pure oxygen is sprayed onto your face and it hydrates and makes your skin feel much more awake and healthy. (Even though I say spray it's air not water that's being sprayed)
I believe there was also a Fabulips session going on but I didn't give that a go (which I now regret...)

The lovely Dr Gillian Carver and her lovely patient Emily (I believe)
There was also a Live Botox session going on and so I decided to go (being the curious little thing I am). I was surprised as to how quick and easy the procedure looked.
No ginormous needles, No blood, No drawing on the face. Very professional. We were told by the lovely Dr. Gillian Carver more about Botox and that the duration is usually 3-5 months, you should have  no face movement for about 4 hours and then there is a review session after 2 weeks.
"(I don't surport or reject Botox as I feel you can do whatever you want, 
and I just felt that those of you who were interested I would suggest going 
to Epsom Skin Clinics as the women whom did have Botox looked very natural)"

Got a manicure done!!
Photo Taken by the lovely (@AnnieMacBlog)

Another thing I did get done was my Nails!!! I believe I got the Rush File & Polish Manicure (worth £17).
An OPI girls dream shelf!!
Now since my nails had been so short and uneven so I was a bit embarrassed to get them done but the lady was sooo nice and just asked me to go an choose a color, now I chose "Every months an October Fest" which is ironic as it's October and is my favorite month.!.
Photo Taken by the Lovely (@AnnieMacBlog) - my new blogger bestie in-case you haven't realized.!.
The color was a perfect dark plum/red/purple with a bit of shimmer. So it suited short nails and was definitely this seasons colours.!.

And of course last but not least the goodie bag! It was jammed packet full of goodies which I am so excited to try!!
We got a Catherine Colebrook Tote Bag, a Smooch Blusher, 2 W7 Lipsticks...(but I couldn't find the other one to take a's probably in one of my bags). Some Magic Soap,a South Beach Discount Code and a sample of Structure Paste.!.

Thank you so much for organising such a fantastic event and permitting me to meet so many lovely bloggers!

L.F.A. Xx

P.S. If you guys want to have any treatments done at The House of Rush you can quote BLOG20 for 20% off any Beauty Treatments and MICRO50 for 50% off Microderm Treatments.!.
But this expires on the 31st of October!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Lush Mini Haul.!.!

Yes I've popped into Lush again. I'm in love with their bath bombs!! I got only two this time; one for myself and one to gift to a lovely friend of mine!
Picture taken from ages ago.!....that's why the lighting is sooo different to the other pictures.
First I got the Sex Bomb Bath Bomb for £3.25 which as I've already told you before smells divine and looks absolutely adorable with its embedded rose. (I plan on gifting this one as it matches the theme I'm going for with my friends present! :)
Please excuse the terrible lighting!
And to treat myself I picked up the Blackberry Bath Bomb for £2.95 which like the Sex Bomb Bath Bomb is huge! And also smells really nice. It's a very subtle scent not too in your face, so great for those of you who are not a great fan of overpowering scents.

When I have my relaxing bath I shall post a full review on the Blueberry Bath Bomb.!.

L.F.A. Xx