Friday, 15 June 2012

Percy & Reed Dry Conditioner

I've noticed I've developed a pattern over my last few blog posts, they've been veeeery gushy and this one is gonna be no different. Just over a month ago I did a post on my Latest in Beauty CEW box and the Percy & Reed Dry Conditioner I got with it (It was a finalist in the "Best New Hair Care/Styling Product" category). I said how I couldn't wait to try it and I can confirm I have now tried it and I loved it!

Now my hair has been fairly dry lately, maybe it was the mini heatwave a few weeks ago that dried it out (can that happen? I may research this...) and it's been frustrating me. For a while I was doing two rounds of conditoner but this just weighed down my hair and made it look lank. I decided it was time for a change so the other day I just used a smigeon of conditioner in the shower and then when I got out, gave my hair a quick towel dry and spritzed my Percy & Reed Dry Conditioner through it.

I pretty much just followed the instructions, it said to shake well and so I did (though something rattled violently inside the can when I did which I really hope was supposed to happen!) Then it says to spray evenly throughout the hair, working on the dry areas from around 10 cm away. Now I admit here I did stray, I did focus slightly more on the ends of hair as they were especially dry and also an annoying section in the back of my head which is always so much dryer than the rest of my hair (weird right?). I then just dried my hair using my hair dryer and tangle teezer as usual.

The results were fabulous! My hair no longer felt dry and seemed to actually have some movement to it again and it also felt so much softer. I then went to go and look in the mirror and the best way I can honestly describe it is that it just looked so much more healthy. It had a really lovely shine to it and had gained a natural bouncey effect (I really hope this makes sense as I have now discovered that I am not very good at describing hair).

The product itself comes in a simple white can with a greyish/black design printed on the front. I personally love the packaging, I find it very chic and think it looks pretty on a dresser. The size is perfect for travelling and the lid feels tight enough to carry around. It retails at £12 for 150ml (my sample was 50ml) so may seem a tad on the pricey side but the product will last you a while and for me it was worth it). I would describe the product as having a slightly artifical smell, for me this wasn't a bad thing though I wouldn't mind a sightly more defined scent.

I would highly reccommened this to anybody who is having a problem with dry hair at the moment as this product does give quick results. I would also say that if you're looking for a product to give your hair that little extra boost this would be a great cadidate. I would definitely like to try more from this brand and currently have my eye on this Mini Moisture Travel Pack or the Hair Royal Highness Travel Pack 

The Dry Conditioner is available to purchase here and here (£12 for 150ml)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

May Favourites

So I started this blog with the intention of updating it regularly unfortunately that clearly hasn't happened. Real life got in the way and I just haven't had a chance, however everything seems to have calmed down and I really hope to be able to pay my blog more attention from now on. I've got a good few posts planned and lots of products to rant and rave about (I'm even thinking of doing an outfit post *gulp*). I also want to say thanks for the lovely comments I've been recieving, I really appreciate them. It's really encouraging and I hope to be able to reply to them from now on!

Now on with my May favourites! (I know we're already almost a week into June but better late than ever aye?)

Woah, that's quite a bit of Pink! Also it took me ages to get a decent shot of them all and even now I'm still not entirely happy. This photography's a lot harder than it looks. Apologies if any of the products look a little grubby, I've been using them quite a lot the past month!

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover: Now I shant go on too much, I've pretty much made my point in my previous post. I'm still head over heels for this product though!

Benefit "the Porefessional": Now then I don't quite know which make-up category this would fall under, it's kind of a Primer but it can be used for touching up make-up too? Basically you smear it on your pores and watch them shrink before your very eyes. No, seriously they do! Plus if you're out for the day, glance in the mirror and gasp at your pores you can quickly pop some of this over the top of your makeup and it'll shrink them without damaging your previously applied make-up. It's almost an airbrushing effect it provides.

Nars "Orgasm" Blusher: I can see why this is such an adored product. It's a kind of peachy shade and can be both applied lightly for a hint of colour and packed on for a injection of colour. It has great lasting wear and gives me that lovely flushed look (and being a very pale person it can be very hard to achieve that without looking clowny).

L'oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim: The first thing to notice with this product is the nib. It is ultra slim and perfect for everyday usage when you need to be a little less bold with your liner and a little more precise. The pigmentation of this product is amazing, with one stroke you get a very slick deep black line. It lasts all day and I've had no problem with the pen drying out as of yet.

Revlon Lip Butters in "Cotton Candy" and "Strawberry Shortcake": Both pink shades, SS is brighter pink while CC is a more muted pink. Now there's been a lot of hype about these butters so I'm just gonna throw my opinion in there. I personally am a fan of the formula, I have quite dry lips and I love how hydrating these are on them. They apply quite sheerly (though can be built up) but somehow do provide quite a bit of colour. If I'm wearing quite a heavy eye look these are the perfect solution for what to wear with the lips. I'm sold!

Figs & Rouge Balm: My scent/flavour? is Rambling Rose and I'm going to be completely honest I don't particularly notice a strong smell. Now these came in the April Glossybox I believe so I won't go on too much about it as there's plenty of opinion out there but I like mines. It's provides decent hydration plus can also be used for dry patches on skin so it's a multitasker.

L'Occitane Brightening Hand Care: This product smells amazing! I don't even know how to describe the smell, organic maybe? It's quite a natural smell but it makes my hands feel lush after I've used it. I've also noticed a definate improvement in texture, they're a lot smoother and less dry than before.

And finally...

Tangle Teezer: My hair at the moment is probably the longest it's ever been. It's also quite thick and becoming increasingly difficult to manage, so when I heard about this I knew I had to have it. It doesn't really look like your traditional hairbrush and it doesn't really work as one. I mean you run it through your hair like you would a normal hairbrush but it does something magical and straightens out all tangles without any tangles and before you know it, your hair's all shiny smooth. 

I've included swatches of all the colour make-up products, from the top we have the Super Liner Perfect Slim, Nars "Orgasm", Revlon Lip Butter in "Strawberry Shortcake" then, Revlon Lip Butter in "Cotton Candy".

I hope you enjoyed my favourites and I promise to start blogging more consistently from now on!