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Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

Benecos – Vegan Eye Make-Up

Benecos – Vegan Eye Make-Up

Benecos is a brand that I hadn’t really heard of until a few weeks ago when I tried their Shampoo for Silky Hair. All of their products are free of parabens & silicones etc, contain 100% natural and organic ingredients and are certified vegan. I was interested to hear that as well as haircare and skincare Benecos also do make-up, I think there’s a real lack of natural and vegan make-up around, so I was eager to see what they had to offer. The Natural Eyebrow Designer* pencil and Vegan Wonder Natural Mascara* are both fairly new products from the Benecos range. Vegan Wonder Natural Mascara – I’ve only used this a few times so far and I think it’s OK. I usually like to go for thickening, curling, plumping mascaras that add volume and length and give me lots of thick black lashes, whereas this Benecos mascara gives more of a natural looking effect and if you want to build up the coverage on your lashes then you...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Haircare | 2 comments

Hair-Covered Bun Donut

Hair-Covered Bun Donut

The fashion for high buns seems to be taking over at the moment, so when I saw this hair-covered bun donut I thought it was a great idea. It’s just like a regular bun donut but it’s covered in synthetic hair, so if you have any gaps in your bun you can’t tell! It’s great for a beginner, just tie your hair into a high ponytail and slide the bun donut down over the ponytail until it reaches your head. Then take a small section of the ponytail and pull it back over the outside of the donut and secure it to your head using a kirby grip then tuck any loose ends of hair underneath the donut. Repeat with sections of your ponytail until all of the hair is used and the bun donut is covered! You may need to backcomb your hair a little bit to make it easier to work with. There are plenty of ‘how to’ videos on YouTube so if you’re not sure if...

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Haircare | 6 comments

Sleep-In Rollers – Bun Ring Plait

Sleep-In Rollers – Bun Ring Plait

I was recently sent this Bun Ring Plait* from Sleep-In Rollers to try out. It is basically a synthetic plaited hair piece which can either be used as a headband or wrapped around a bun to give a decorative effect. Sleep-In Rollers specialise in soft velcro hair rollers which can be worn overnight without feeling uncomfortable, and they also do a variety of extras including this Bun Ring Plait, other hairpieces and faux ponytails plus haircare oils. Sleep-In Rollers are predicted to be the ‘next big thing’ and are gathering celebrity endorsements thick and fast. This Bun Ring Plait is available in 4 colours – black, brown, blonde and deep red. I have been wearing the blonde one, although it is a little bit too pale for me but it still gives a great effect (I might be better with the brown one). You basically scrape your hair back into a neat bun using a bun doughnut, either on the top of your head or lower down, and secure...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Haircare | 0 comments

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Light & Blonde

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Light & Blonde

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you can’t fail to have noticed the revival that Batiste Dry Shampoo is having. This lifesaver product means you can revive and refresh hair without having to wash it. I have already reviewed the ‘Clean and Classic Original’ variety (read that review here), now it’s time to review the Light & Blonde version. Batiste Dry Shampoo works by absorbing the oil on the surface of the hair, you just spray it sparingly over dry hair and then style as normal – only make sure you don’t apply too much though as it can leave hair looking a bit ‘talcy’. The Light & Blonde version has been developed for blonde hair and gives a hint of blonde colour. I don’t feel really that it is too different from the Original version as that is really pale too, but I can imagine that if you have dark hair you would be better off using one of the darker coloured versions rather than...

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