Showing posts from October, 2013

Poundland Findings

I'm probably a year late on the band wagon with these products but I've only just recently noticed them. I guess this is why packaging is really important, especially to magpies like myself. Considering they are all £1 they look pretty good and they smell amazing too! They are all from the same brand Mellor & Russell.

You get 150ml of this hair mask, which for a person with thick hair is not a lot. I managed to get three uses out of this mask but probably could have got four. On the first try I followed the instructions and towel dried my hair before applying it, however this was not a good idea as I had used almost half the tube just to cover my hair evenly. I then  read online that deep condition with towel dried hair helps the hair absorb more moisture, however I saw no improvement and felt that my hair was not conditioned properly. 
I carried on using it the way I usually do by squeezing out as much excess water as possible and then applying the mask. This is actually…

Burts Bees Lip balms

After my disappointment with the Nivea lip balms I continued my quest to find natural moisturising lip balms and possibly some tinted lip balms.
Burt's bees had all that to offer and more so say hello to my army of lip balms!!!

I didn't intend on making them look like soldiers in formation but they make a pretty good defence don't they??? Intimidating for anyone with a phobia of chap-sticks, which I used to have believe it or not!

These are around £3-4 in boots but are on offer at 3 for the price of 2. Most of the Burt's Bees products are on the pricey side but I swear they are worth it. They are instantly moisturising, and have natural ingredients. There are many other flavours and scents but I bought three in the flavours Mango, Pomegranate, and Grapefruit shown respectively in the photos above and below. 

They are equally moisturising and don't taste of anything but the Mango and Grapefruit smell delicious. I'm not too keen on the pomegranate flavour and pr…

Trying the LOC method with new Hair products

If you haven't heard about the LOC method, it's basically a method by which curlies apply their products in a particular order
L .......Leave-in conditioner 
O ......................................Oil
C .................................cream
This method of layering products is supposed to help retain moisture in the hair and protect it from the elements like the cold winter weather that is fast approaching here in the UK. This is not really a method that can be used every day because of product build-up, but is something that can be done after washing to retain all that moisture gained from deep conditioning. Apparently this method works best for the very kinky curly type 4 hair patterns and possibly type 3.
I am type 3 with thick/fine hair and as far as I can tell this method protects my hair but I have had other issues. I have noticed that after applying the oil my hair is no longer dripping or wet at all an by the time I've finished applying all the products my hair b…

New Skincare products and an update!

Mizu body lotion (left), but I'll be starting with the face scrub (right).............
It may surprise you that I didn't actually use this on my face. I used it on my body as a body scrub. This is because I discovered online that face scrubs actually cause the skin to produce more oil due to the harsh abrasion. After finding this out I had no idea what to do with my current facial scrub until my body scrub had run out. I thought why not?? and used it as a replacement. Ever since I have decided to use face scrubs on my body If I cannot be bothered the order my favourite one online. As long as they are free from silicones and sulphates etc. then they should be fine. 
I have noticed though that compared to a proper body scrub they are not as effective at removing dead skin cells or reducing those shaving bumps. However for people with oh-so-sensitive skin, face scrubs might be a more gentle, and possibly cheaper alternative to body scrubs. This face scrub was only 99p in Discoun…