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Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Haircare | 0 comments

John Frieda – Frizz-Ease Hair Serum

John Frieda – Frizz-Ease Hair Serum

Frizz-Ease Hair Serum from John Frieda is my most-used styling product, and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 10 years you can’t fail to have heard of it. This silky serum can be used on straight or curly hair and has been formulated to eliminate ‘dry, moderate frizz’ for glossy silky-smooth styles. I have fairly thick, wavy blonde hair which can either be straightened poker-straight or scrunched to give spiral curls. Unfortunately whichever style I go for I always suffer from the dreaded frizz – made worse by damp or humid weather – so using a serum is a must for me. After washing and towel drying my hair I pump a hazelnut-sized blob of Frizz-Ease Hair Serum into my hands and then distribute it evenly through my hair, avoiding the roots. I can then either blow dry and straighten my hair, or just leave it to dry curly and natural (something which I always do when on holiday in a hot country). Once dry...

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Haircare | 0 comments

Nicky Clarke – Instant Calmer

Nicky Clarke – Instant Calmer

This Instant Calmer from Nicky Clarke’s styling range came in my Editor’s Picks collection box from Latest in Beauty. I’m not generally a big user of styling products – a squirt of Frizz Ease serum usually does me fine – but I have used this a few times now and am pleased with the results. This product is described as a ‘Sleek Soften Shine Balm’ and it aims to smooth and control hair for a sleek finish. It contains Argan Oil and avocado extract, ingredients which are both well known for their hair-smoothing properties. I have fairly thick, wavy blonde hair which can either be straightened poker-straight or scrunched to give spiral curls. Unfortunately whichever style I go for I always suffer from the dreaded frizz – made worse by damp or humid weather – so a smoothing hair product is a must for me. I would describe this product as a clear gel than a balm, as you can see from the image above. Unlike many smoothing serums...

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Glossybox – June 2013

Glossybox – June 2013

My June Glossybox is here! The theme of this one is ‘Summer Looks’ and it is quite make-up focused with some good full-sized products. I really do get excited when I am opening my Glossybox, I love taking off the lid, untying the ribbon and peeling back the tissue paper to find out what is nestled inside! The first item is a full-sized 25ml John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Hair Serum which retails at £6.29. I use this product all the time to tame my frizzy hair, so whilst it’s not particulary new and exciting it is well received! The second product is a full-sized Eye Inspire Mono Eyeshadow in Mirage from affordable boutique make-up brand Me Me Me, which retails at £4.99. It is a lovely shimmery coffee brown colour and I think this will work really nicely as an accent colour on the eyes. The third product is another full-sized make-up product, a Waterproof Protective Lip Liner pencil in shade 4 from Helen E priced at £8. I have tried Helen...

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