Showing posts from May, 2013

Ice cream, you scream !!!

Oh yes, I'm gonna write a review about ice-cream and I have no shame in showing everyone how I get my muffin top :) I also have a food baby that pops out every now and again which I have decided to name Akiva, Yes it's a boy but I'm going to do my best make it dissappear before I go on holiday.
With the help of my little sister I decided to conduct some research on Ice-cream, particularly the ones that come In personal tubs like these. The Oreo tub was on offer for £2 usually £3, the base price of the Asda Choc Fudge brownie was £2 and The base price of the Ben & Jerries was £4.50 (or something ridiculous like that) howver I bought it on offer for £3.50. There was also some Haagen Dazs Ice-cream on offer for £3 but I find those too creamy so I left that out of the experiment. All the tubs are around the same volume so I guess the Asda brand gives you more Ice-cream for your money.
What I like about these tubs is that you can take the entire thing out of the freezer an…

Organic toothpaste !!! What !!??!!

Yes I know it sounds strange and totally crazy but I thought I would try some.
Its also fluoride free which I thought would be a benefit for people who are exposed to too much fluoride. I live In an area where fluoride is deliberately put into public water to improve the condition of teeth however too much of it can be toxic.

The ingredients are all natural, no preservatives just natural antibacterials

You may think that because it's all natural it's not as effective as normal toothpaste because it doesn't look/smell the same but I can tell you It cleans my teeth better than the sensodyne toothpaste which is supposed to be mild but still leaves a bit of that furry feeling near the gums on my teeth. This toothpaste does the job however Im not sure about the whitening part as I've only been using it for almost a week and it's probbaly too early to tell. 
I must warn though that the paste is not stark white, it's kind of an off white cream beige and it smells qui…

A Curlspiration to us all
I think everyone and anyone should read this and watch Shameless Maya's videos
Shameless Maya has done what I would never have the courage to do and I think her message is one everyone should listen to.
I could never shave all my hair off but thanks to Maya I've learnt not to obsess over it.......
as much
This woman takes her outer beauty and slaps it in the face with her inner beauty!!!!.... and then she slaps the rest of you with it too!!!
If you are a product junkie, unhappy with your hair or even unhappy with anything else that makes up your exterior beauty......... This slap will be like a blessing to you.
It really makes me think about what I really want to be writing on this blog. I don't want to talk about beauty and my Hair forever. It's just a phase that will pass once I'm satisfied that I have everything I need in a suitable regime.
hair is something that needs t…

Won't be buying these again.....

Before I start hating on a few products I want to mention that has 
I have recently come across another cosmetic ingredient to put on my blacklist:
This one has caused me a great deal of hassle as most of the products that I thought were safe contain this ingredient. Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is being used as a substitute for parabens however this one has also been shown to be carcinogenic in a few studies. I can't say for definite whether this is true but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Besides most of the products that I am now using are the best I've come across thanks to cutting out all the synthetic crap. It's pretty much got to the point were most of my products are natural/organic.

Little angels eco baby oil is essentially sesame seed oil with two other ingredients. I thought this would be a good substitution for baby oil which is essentially mineral oil that is known to cause build up. This eco baby oil did absorb into my skin a lit…

Tangle Teezers

The first time I became aware of the tangle teezer was by watching someone's haul on youtube. The girl using it bought the exact same purple glittery one I've shown below and I totally fell in love just because of how pretty it looked. 

The tangle teezer is basically a brush and comb in one and doesn't damage the hair as much as a normal comb. It's supposed to brush out hair that has been shed naturally and reduce frizz.
After getting over my lust for this pretty little purple thing I realised that the girl on youtube was Caucasian with reasonably straight hair so I assumed that there was no way this comb would work on my little ringlets, even in the shower. I did think that it would be good to have for flat ironed hair but I wasn't about to spend about £10 on a comb I would only use a few times a year. To be honest I just wasn't convinced.
Boy I was wrong
A while after seeing that video I came across a curly girl on youtube using the tangle teezer in her curl…

Kanechom Leave in styling cream

What's this??? oh....yet another hair product that matches my bedroom décor??
something fishy is going on here especially since I have somewhat fallen in love with this product.

So far this is the only styler I have found that is CG friendly and cost 3.49 from the hair supply store.

It also contains keratin and Argan oil. The keratin is meant to protect the hair from wear and tear. There were other stylers of the same brand that were essentially the same product but with olive oil or some other fancy ingredient instead. But I went for the Argan oil one and was totally won over by the smell (which unfortunately does not linger)
It feels very smooth and creamy and does a good job at smoothing down my hair. It didn't take much of the product to cover my whole head so I hope it will last a while

I put a small amount In my hair after using my leave in conditioner and I let it air dry. My curls were not crunchy and they were reasonably defined at the bottom however there is still a…

Johnson's baby moisture rich bath

Sooooo I was on the ASDA groceries website......
Lol I'm just kidding but I did see this on the website and bought it a few days ago.
I was on the hunt for a sulphate free body washes, bubble baths etc and this seemed to fit the bill....

Cost £1.25 for 400ml which may seem like a good deal but I am the type of person who will pour the whole bottle in to get the most bubbles possible. I think I may have used too much but If you're more conservative with your products then you will find this great value for money.
The directions say use two squirts, me I use a handful of the stuff which is a creamy milky liquid that feels very gentle and almost as moisturising as the Dove hand washes. It creates plenty of enough bubbles which last as long as any other brand of bubble bath I have used
When I got out of the bath my skin was not dry and flaky like it used to be when I used sulphate based washes but It still needed some additional moisture.

I don't know if you can see the ingre…

Johnson's conditioner spray

I think this should be my opening for all my blog posts:
"Soooo I was on the ASDA groceries website when I stumbled across this...[insert product]"
Johnson's baby spray conditioner, £1.50 guessed it...ASDA!!

Well It definitely blends in with my bedroom décor which is would be a bonus if I was going to keep repurchasing this product. This is basically a de-tangling spray which does an absolutely fantastic job at de-tangling and was very conditioning. Usually my curly hair is a nightmare to de-tangle without getting into the shower but this spray made the job easy breezy and I could feel the slipperiness of the conditioner as opposed to using just water which doesn't really de-tangle and doesn't rehydrate my hair very well. I could probably restyle my hair and freshen the curls up with this without having to wash. That means skipping a wash and avoiding the damage that over-wetting can do. 

Ingredients are CG friendly, nuff said along those lines.
My on…

Too many of a few new things

I'm not even going to show you what I've hauled over the past few days and it's too complicated to get into detail.
Yet again I have managed to somehow buy another hair oil moisturiser that is not CG friendly so it's sitting in the reject box. I really should read the ingredients more thoroughly.
At the moment my purple box of hair goodies has now been refilled with stuff I want to try out and I still haven't bought everything on my product junkie list.
But for now here are a few new things that I have bought in the past two days:
The first one is totally unrelated to beauty, in fact too much of it might have a negative effect on your outer beauty but it's what's on the inside that counts right ??

And right now the inside is looking very good indeed  :) very good in a chocolatey crunchy way :P
I was a little skeptical at first but it was like a romantic rediscovery in my mouth when I realised it tasted EXACTLY like regular malteasers.

Look at all that crun…

Straightening my hair with a few new things

I decided that there were way too many single stranded knots (SSK) in my hair and it needed trimming. The easiest way I can trim my hair is by first straightening it as this makes it easier to find all the knots and split ends. Curly hair disguises bad ends and makes it difficult to single them out from other strands. I hunt down the bad ends and cut them off as I am flat ironing it sections as this makes it even easier to find them.
I have officially fallen in Love with hot air strylers and will never go back to using a regular hair dryer and brush. This wonderful device lets me do the job with one hand free (well I use the free hand to hold the ends and pull on the hair to create tension). 

It does such a good job at getting my hair straight and dry and even gets to the roots better than using the old fashioned method. The only problem is that it only has two speed settings and may be a little bit too hot on the hair. Also I think there could be more bristles so it separates the st…

A few new things

If you've read my review on the naked shine range you're probably wondering what this is doing here again.
Well I think it deserved a re-review because after continuing to use this conditioner I started to really feel the effects.
I still haven't noticed any more moisture in my hair but I put that down to my moisture robbing cotton pillowcase.
this conditioner honestly made my hair noticeably shinier without the help of the shampoo or the wretched serum that is also in the shine range. It works fine for co-washing and deep conditioning though I don't think it has any nutritional benefits to my hair other than giving it some lustre.
I would definitely repurchase this if I felt my curls were looking a bit dull and need some sparkle

The ingredients are perfectly CG friendly and although the scent is not feminine or particularly nice it doesn't linger too much and is masked by my leave-in conditioner anyway which I will rave about in 5......4.....3....2.....1.........