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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 Sep 2, 2013 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Latest In Beauty – Editor’s Picks Collection

Latest In Beauty – Editor’s Picks Collection

Last week I ordered the Editor’s Picks Collection box from Latest In Beauty and I’m so glad I did! I have to say it’s the best beauty box I’ve seen for a while, and I love the fact that you can see what’s inside it before you order it, unlike some other beauty box schemes. The Editor’s Picks Collection contains 10 items – some full size and some sample size – all hand-picked by Latest In Beauty to help make you look fabulous. Here is a closer look at my box… The products all come nestled on shredded tissue paper inside a nice simple black box with the Latest In Beauty logo printed on the lid. The box lid was a little bit squashed and marked when it arrived, and I have to say I don’t like the packaging as much as I like the way Glossybox package their items, but having said that it is all about the products inside. So, what was inside? The first item is...

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