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Zaggora Capri Hotpants 2.0

Time for another Lifestyle post and sadly for now, things have quietened down on the traveling front. I am however, trying to get back into my old regular exercise routine, so it seems like the ideal time to tell you all about my love for Zaggora Hotpants. Those who know me, know that I heavily rely on my Zaggora Hotpants whilst working out and in fact, I just could not be without them. I have followed Zaggora, creators of the famous technology enhanced hot pants, since their inception and it is so amazing to see how successful the brand has quickly become.

I recently switched up my original Hotpants for the the updated Zaggora Capri Hotpants 2.0 and yet again, I must say that I am very impressed.  I love my original Zaggora Hotpants dearly and use them religiously but I have found that the updated Zaggora Hotpants are more comfortable  (not that the originals are uncomfortable) and they feel lighter to wear. They are still just as effective as the originals and are still embedded with the unique celu-lite technology which increases core temperature to promote greater calorie burn. I also must add that I definitely prefer the longer capri style as opposed to the original shorter length, I find that they are generally more flattering. It's also worth mentioning that the sizing has changed in the 2.0 version of the Hotpants. In the originals I had a medium but my 2.0 are now a small - and that is down to the sizing guide not necessarily because of any change in weight.

After trying to take countless pictures of the hot pants and of me wearing them, I just couldn't get the item looking as clear as I would have liked. So instead, I have inserted an image from the Zaggora site- I hope you don't mind! 

At £65, I'll admit that these are expensive but I can assure that you'll definitely get your wear out of them. And actually, they will probably become the only thing that you will wear when working out. 
Oh I just love them- think of them as an investment piece if you must. There's also talk of an upper body range coming out- which I simply cannot wait for!

You can check out the Zaggora Hotpants 2.0 Capris here.



Who else loves Zaggora? Come on speak up! :) And if you have any more questions or would like me to do more detailed posts on how I get on with these then please let me know.

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY CURRENT GIVEAWAY HERE! 

Percy & Reed Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner

When it comes to haircare; I must admit that there is nothing I like more then high-end and luxurious products. I get through a lot of products for my hair, many of which, never even make it onto this blog. My latest love however, has to be The Percy & Reed Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner. This shampoo and conditioner simply tick all the boxes for me, in fact, it was practically love at first sight- I mean how chic is the packaging right? Of course, I was also absolutely thrilled with the results as my usual big and rebellious hair, was left feeling more manageable and incredibly smooth and soft. An added bonus is that these products smell really great too, and their rich formula means that you only need to use the products sparingly. So these 250ml bottles should hopefully last a while.

The Percy & Reed Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo retails at £14, whilst the Conditioner is £16. Both are available from Space NK, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, ASOS, QVC, Beauty Bay or Fenwicks.

Alternatively, you can check out the Percy & Reed Site here.

Have you tried any Percy & Reed products before? Do leave a comment and let me know! 

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY CURRENT GIVEAWAY HERE! 

GOSH BB CREAM GIVEAWAY!

I have been very skeptical when it comes to BB creams. My first experience was nothing but negative. So when the new Gosh BB cream landed on my desk; I decided to give it a go, hoping that it would be the one to alter my opinion on BB creams once and for all.

The Gosh BB cream claims to give a radiant, natural and even complexion. It is an all in one moisturizer, primer and foundation and is available in five shades. Due to its color adapt technology, one shade can cover a variety of skin tones as it blends in with the skins own colorings. – That’s a lot of claims for one little tube don’t you think?
(I really need to get use to taking pictures of myself!)
Anyway, so how did I get on you ask? Well, I was very pleasantly surprised. This product really worked for me. It evened out my skin tone whilst keeping it looking natural. I used shade 02 Beige which was the perfect color for my skin. The product blended beautifully, looking seamless and even feeling like a second skin. I did still need to apply concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes but overall, I was very happy with the results. It also contain SPF15, which is something I always look for in products in order to protect from UV damage and prevent ageing.

The Gosh BB Cream also claims to work to increase skin smoothness and firmness, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I can’t really comment on this as I don’t have any wrinkles yet (I don't think!) And I probably would have to use this longer then a couple of weeks to make a fair judgement. I have found this works best when applying this with your fingertips, so at £7.99 (available from Superdrug) and no need for any fancy brush; this a bargain. I haven’t tried many Gosh products before but if this is anything to go by, I will definitely be looking into more of their range.

GIVEAWAY!
Products obviously work differently for everyone, so I am giving 10 of my readers the chance to win one of the Gosh BB creams in the shade of your choice. Simply follow the instructions below.


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 GOOD LUCK! 





September Joliebox

The September JolieBox is called 'Runway Ready'. Inspired by London Fashion week, this box is supposed to help you get through post-summer blues. The box contains five products, an issue of September’s JolieMag, a 10% discount for Boohoo.com and a £25 voucher to use at the SKIN3 Salon. 
The beauty products included were… 

Balmi Lip Balm (Full Size) 
This product was definitely my favorite out of all the products included and it went straight into my handbag- yes, along with the other hundred lip products that I carry around with me on a daily basis! The Balmi Lip Balm usually retails at around £5. 

I love...Face Mask (Full Size) 
I don’t really have any intention on trying out this facemask. I’m really cautious when it comes to products for the face as certain products can make my skin break out, and well, I just don’t think this is for me. The I Love… range is very affordable and they do have a great bath and body range. I’d imagine this facemask doesn’t cost much more then £1. This was probably my least favorite item in the box. 

Redken Align 12 protective straightening Lotion (Sample Size) 
This is a best-selling product from popular brand Redkin and I’m excited to give it a go. I don’t actually straighten my hair with hair-straighteners anymore, but I am looking forward to seeing the results when I use this and then blow-dry my hair. 

Twistband Hair Tie (2 hair ties) 
These are supposed to allow you to tie up your hair without getting any kinks or bumps in afterwards. In all honesty, I had no idea how to use these. I like the idea, but I do have very thick hair and I just don’t think these would work for me. 

Dr Bragi Bio Marine Exfoliant (2 Sample Sachets) 
You don’t get much product in these sachets but it is a high-end brand, which I’m really looking forward to trying.


Another point that’s worth mentioning is that the Skin3 salon is only based in London. This is obviously useless to anyone who is not in the London area and I certainly would be disappointed if I wasn’t able to use it.

I have always loved the concept of beauty boxes; discovering new brands and products and simply the excitement of not knowing what you will receive each month. I particularly love reading the JolieMag too-something that I think no other Beauty box provides. On this occasion, I think it’s important to let you know that I was sent this to review and did not pay for it with my own money. At around £10, I do think they are reasonably priced and if I weren’t a beauty blogger, who already had a bedroom overflowing with beauty products, then I would definitely be subscribed. It definitely works out cheaper then buying lots of full size products to then discover you don’t actually like them. And after all, it is a nice treat to look forward to every month.

Are any of you subscribed to Joliebox? Have you tried any of these products before?

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Rose and Lavender Prince’s Trust Special Edition


The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is certainly an iconic, cult beauty buy. It has a huge following and is loved by the Beauty Bloggers, the all knowing industry insiders and more generally, women of all ages. It's has become one of the ultimate beauty must-haves and it comes at no surprise that it has won over 80 beauty awards (wow!). But wait; before you think that I'm just about to write another review on how fabulous this product is (which I'd have no qualms in doing so), I actually, want to let you all know about some exciting news regarding this product...

This month, for the first time ever, the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser has been given a new twist. Created exclusively for The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow campaign, behold the Special Edition Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Rose and Lavender. As with the original cleanser, the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Rose and Lavender gently removes daily grime and makeup leaving the skin clear, smooth and feeling exceptionally clean.

So what's the difference then you ask? Well, the relaxing and calming lavender essential oils combined with the soothing properties of rose, make this product ideal for night-time use. It relaxes your senses and is ideal to ensure a good night’s sleep. The Special Edition can be used alongside the original Cleanse & Polish as an evening cleanser but I'd happily use this both morning and evening if I didn't have the original at the ready.

Liz Earle Beauty Co. will be donating £2.00 from every product purchased to The Prince’s Trust- a youth charity which helps to change the lives and provide practical and financial support to 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

The Cleanse & Polish Rose and Lavender Prince’s Trust Special Edition retails at £19.75 and is available from Liz Earle Stores, lizearle.com, John Lewis, and on QVC.

Will you be giving this Special Edition Cleanse and Polish a try?
Leave a comment and let me know what you all think! 

Swoon! Clarins Colour Accents Face & Blush Powder


Feast your eyes on this; The Clarins Colour Accents face and blush powder- quite possibly, the prettiest palette I have ever seen. With a combination of 4 colours, this palette is designed to enhance the complexion as it brightens and illuminates the skin, giving it a real boost in radiance. Don't forget to sweep the pink shade over the cheekbones either; as it gives a really pretty, natural rosy glow.

The Clarins Colour Accents palette leaves a matte finish and therefore, can also be used as a setting powder or to contour the face- a big trend for this season. With a light and comfortable texture, this can be layered onto the skin without having to worry about your face appearing at all 'cakey'. When the shades are mixed together, either with a blush or powder brush, they create a light bronze shade which would work well for those with a fair to medium skin tone as it will add warmth to the skin- perfect for the coming season. If however, you have a darker skin tone, then this would probably work mainly as an illuminating setting powder.

Of course, in true Clarins style, the product is packaged exquisitely and comes along with a little pouch for safekeeping. Ok, so I am literally gushing over makeup again but rightly so as this is fabulous!

The Clarins Colour Accents face and blush powder is £30 and is a part of the Clarins Autumn Collection. It is Limited Edition however, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!
For more information see the Clarins website here.

What beauty products are you crushing over at the moment? Will you be giving this a try? Let me know!

Di Palmo Wild Fig & Grape Candle


I'm really into candles at the moment and with moving into a new flat and Autumn approaching, it seems like the perfect time to be stocking up. The candle above is from Di Palmo, a brand which is available in John Lewis, Online and many other UK retailers. The Scent? Wild Fig & Grape and oh it's simply divine. I'm going to put it out there and say that I think I prefer this range over another very popular brand (not naming names) of candles. The Di Palmo candles are all handmade and I absolutely adore this one for it's wooden bowl; it definitely gives it that little something extra don't you think?

I've only recently come across the Di Palmo range myself, but from what I have tried out, I must admit I'm impressed and quite frankly surprised that I haven't come across the range sooner! The Di Palmo range includes indulgent bath and body products, fragrance and candles- all of which are inspired by the beauty of Italy. Each product contains a high percentage of fragrance so that the scent doesn’t evaporate instantly, but instead lingers in the background without being too overpowering.

At £20, I think this is a really reasonable price for such a luxurious product and it's a lot more affordable then many other high-end candles out there. If you do want any more information then have a look at the Di Palmo website here.

What's your current favourite candle? - I would love some recommendations!


He-Shi Fusion Multi Bronze


In addition to the He-Shi tanning range that I've been trying out this week, I've also been giving the He-Shi Fusion Multi Bronze with the He-Shi kabuki brush a go. The He-Shi Fusion multi Bronze gives a light, sheer natural glow with a slight gold shimmer. It's definitely a multi-purpose product because not only can you use this as a bronzer; but it could also be used as an eyeshadow or even to highlight. Bronzer is always a necessity when it comes to my personal makeup mag and I have certainly enjoyed using this one. It leaves a velvety matte finish and I personally like the slight shimmer it gives. However, if you don't like shimmer/glitter on the face then this may not be for you. The Kabuki Brush worked well and whilst I don't have anything negative to say about it, I am very loyal to my Real Techniques and MAC brushes and I won't be replacing those beauties anytime soon.

The He-Shi Fusion Multi Bronze costs £15.50 and the Kabuki brush is £6.99. If you do want to check out any of the He-Shi products for yourself then you can do so by clicking here.

What bronzers will keep you going through the winter months?


Instagram #9


1. My desk. 2. View from the canteen 3. Fifty Shades fans watch out! . 4. A few beauty treats! 5. Cover of the month 6. Spying on Marie Claire next door. 7. Olympic torch passes the offices. 8. Trusty Starbucks! 9. Endless supplies of beautiful makeup! 10. More Starbucks. 11. Olympic medals for getting to work. 12. Dreamiest lunch ever.

Summer is officially coming to a close *sobs* ok, so we didn't really have much of a Summer in the first place but thats England for you. I've had a pretty busy couple of months mooching around London working on a few different projects but one of the highlights has had to be my time interning at IPC Media. I did all sorts of work on fashion, beauty and features and met some lovely people.  These pictures may interest you, if you're like me and simply just a little nosey! Follow me on Instagram for more recent photographs! Phoebe151 and get in touch if you have any questions about internships and all that jazz- I'm not an expert but I'm happy to help!


Champneys Distant Shores and Christmas Gift Sets 2012 Event


Yesterday, me and Cat from BeautyJunkMe (pictured above)  went to go and preview some of the new launches and Christmas gifts from the Champneys range. The Distant Shores range is right up my street, an exotic scent of mango and passionfruit to 'evoke memories of summer'- my favourite time of year. The Distant Shores range launches in Boots , Champneys resorts and Day Spas from the 8th October and the products are within the £8-12 price range. I highly reccomend the body butter (£10) which left the skin feeling irresistibly smooth and nourished. We also saw a selection of the Christmas gift sets (pictured above also), there were some great gift ideas and they were all at different price ranges meaning that there's something  for everyone, whatever the budget.  I particularly liked the look of the Champneys Spa Manicure Gift Set, especially after having my nails done by one of the lovely Champneys girls. Having used all the Champneys nail products of course, I was really impressed by the results -I ended up going for a neutral pink colour.

I definitely recommend that you check these products out; I think they are really affordable for such high quality products. Also, make sure you have a read of Beautyjunkme - It's my current favourite lunchtime read and will definitely make you giggle. Plus Cat is bloomin' lovely! Thanks of course to the girls at Champneys for inviting us along- I had a lovely evening.

He-Shi - The Tanning Essentials

 


I have been trying out some He-Shi Products this week, and so far, I must admit I'm impressed. The tan itself dries very quickly and the products are 100% alcohol and paraben free. This is also one of the few brands to only contain 100% natural DHA (active tanning ingredients). The range has been designed for both men and women, so guys, if you're reading- this one's for you too!
The He-Shi Essentials Bag contains three products designed to help you achieve the perfect tan.

He-Shi Exfoliating Bodywash

This has to be my favorite product of all three- it smells of strawberries and is simply sensational. It leaves the skin incredibly smooth and soft which makes it perfect for prepping the skin before tanning. This can be used on the face and body, however, I'm quite fussy when it comes to products for the face so I initially only applied it on the body. After instantly falling in love with the product, I decided to take a leap of faith and I tried it out on my face. It was a decision that I don't regret and there was definitely a noticeable difference in the appearance of my skin.

He-Shi Liquid Tan
It's fair to say that I have tried my fair share of fake tanning products but I have never come across a 'liquid' tan like this before. The easiest way to describe this is that it's like a tonic and so applying with a tanning mitt is vital to ensure that the product applies evenly. A few layers later (I know, I know) and there was no sign of any unwanted fake tan smell *hooray!* and there was an instant colour pay off.  After leaving the tan to develop overnight, I didn't really notice a great difference in the colour (this could be positive or negative depending on personal preference) and I could also smell the tan. Luckily, after showering the fake tan smell had gone and a very natural golden colour was left. I'd say that this is ideal for those who have fair skin or for those who want an everyday natural-looking glow.

He-Shi Soufflé Moisturiser 
No tanning regime is complete without a moisturiser. The He-Shi Soufle Moisturizer is relatively light in consistency and also feels very refreshing on the skin. It contains some fantastic ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. I don't love it as much as the Exfoliator but it does do it's job!

Overall, I'd highly rate the He-Shi Exfoliating Bodywash and have been impressed with the ease of application of the He-Shi Liquid Tan. The He-Shi Essentials bag costs  £42.50, which I think is completely reasonable given the quality and size of the products. You can check out the He-Shi range online here.


Seche Vite Warning?

The Seche Vite top coat; to be used  at your own risk? I was on the market for a new top coat and decided to finally give the famous Seche Vite Top Coat a go. It is loved by many and has even won an InStyle Beauty Award- sounds good huh?

So why do I not sound my usual excited self? Well, whilst I am no expert and not usually one to inspect every ingredient on a products ingredients list; the Seche Vite top coat is known to have an ingredient called Toulene. Toluene is a solvent found in common products such as paint, paint thinner, nail polish, nail glue, and adhesives and it's used in nail polish to help it apply smoothly to the nail. There are no danger warnings on the packaging (bought in the UK) BUT, simply type this into Google and you'll be shocked to see the countless number of warnings and information regarding how this product can cause birth defects and other health problems *Gulps*. I had vaguely heard of these warnings prior to purchasing but had never really paid much attention to them. My initial thoughts in fact were that, if it were so dangerous, then SURELY it wouldn't be so readily available to purchase? (I know thats not always the way these things work but come on! It is only a nail varnish after all.)

So after reading various pieces, I was definitely ready to just throw this product away, however, instead of doing so; my inner makeup hoarder made me dig further to find some more reliable and factual sources. In a nutshell; the information that I went on to find stated that studies had taken place and found that there's 'No Significant Risk Level' for Toluene when used in nail products- phew!  I'd expect that copious amounts of toluene can be harmful yes- but then again, isn't that the case with most substances. So it seems for now small amounts of Toulene in nail polish is safe after all.

I will give this product some credit however, and say that it's brilliant as far as top coats go. But will I be repurchasing this? I highly doubt it. 

Please let me know what you all think- leave a comment or tweet me! 

Many stores do stock this but I have noticed the price usually alters from around £8-11.

Here are some links if you want some more in-depth information regarding Toulene.
http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/HBI/27/
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm127068.htm


Smell like Stella Mccartney



This fragrance from Stella Mccartney has to be an all time favourite of mine- as you can see from a very nearly empty bottle! This is a great scent for use all year round, although I personally love it throughout the Autumn. It combines rose and amber and has top notes of rose, peony and mandarin essence.
I think the packaging may have had a revamp now but regardless of the packaging; it will always have a place in my fragrance collection...

Have you tried this Stella Mccartney fragrance before? What fragrances are you gearing up to use over the coming Autumn months?



Burberry Sheer Concealer



I have dived head first into the world of Burberry Beauty and the Burberry Sheer Concealer has been the first of a few frivolous Burberry Beauty buys. Firstly, you should probably know that the Burberry beauty range is only available in selected Harrods and John Lewis department stores, but don't worry; it's available online too.

So if you are new to this range, then here's the low-down. The range is small in comparison to other high-end beauty brands but you can see that much thought has gone in to every single product. The intricate detail of the packaging and  of course the high quality of the products makes it worth every single penny. I'm even going to make a very bold statement and say, that if I were only allowed to use one brand of makeup; then this would be it. The colour selection encompasses the classic Burberry style, it includes selections of beiges and browns and the products produce a very sheer and glowy look- which really enhances natural beauty.  It's also evident that the textures of both the products and packaging have also been thought out right down to the very last detail. Swoon. The Burberry makeup range channels everything that represents the brand and probably does this better then any other designer makeup brand. Think effortlessly chic and fresh off the runway and with the likes of Cara Delevigne and Rosie H-W leading the beauty campaign, it is proving difficult not to love this range.

So finally, the Burberry concealer (and highlighter)... This product is an innovative light reflecting formula which is said to enhance natural beauty and perfect the skin tone, whilst covering any dark circles or blemishes.

On visiting the Burberry counter in John Lewis on Oxford Street, I received the most incredible service, making the whole experience completely enjoyable. Never did I feel any pressure to purchase anything and the sales advisor just genuinely seemed really happy to help. Initially, I had no intention of getting this particular product, in fact, I already had a rather trusty gold pen; I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. However, after having this applied along with some other products, I was quite simply amazed by the results. It eradicated dark circles and instantly brought luminosity to my face. I was sold.

The Burberry Sheer Concealer can be used as both a concealer and a highlighter and I believe this soon will become (if not already) a cult beauty buy.  There are 8 shades to choose from and as it contains ingredients such as wild rose, it also has moisturising properties. At £26, I consider this a product definitely worth investing in. It's something that can be used everyday and well for lack of a better description- it just works. I cannot wait for the Burberry Autumn/Winter makeup collection to launch *leaps with excitement*.

And if you were wondering, yes; that gold little pen of mine has been replaced.



Instagram #8

I'm a little slow when it comes to these Instagram posts as these aren't quite my latest photos. If you do want to see what stuff I have been up to more recently then my username is Phoebe151.
1. The funniest letter my friend left for the postman. 2. Belinis! 3. Berry Lips. 4. More treats at work! 5. Ipad-ing 6. Addict. 7. And again... 8. Lazy day taking photos. 9. The cutest Coffee shop! 10. A trip to Bath Spa. 11. More berry lips ready for Autumn. 12. Cath Kidsten, coffee and Strawberries! :)      


Jergens Bodycare


All that we're talking about at the moment is of course London Fashion Week. Swooning over upcoming collections, reading the latest trend reports and if in London; finding ourselves lost amongst countless fashionsitas.

Fashion Week chat aside, I thought I would quickly let you all know that I have jumped onto the Jergens bandwagon. So if you are passing a Boots or Superdrug this weekend, I urge you to get some of this stuff. It's great and well, there isn't much else to say. It's affordable, it smells good and it does what it's meant to do-simple!

If you are attending any shows over the next couple of days- enjoy! And if  you aren't; well there is always next year... 

Let me know what you are all up to this weekend and if you have tried any other Jergens products.

Top Fake Tans- The Edit


I'm no stranger when it comes to fake tan, so I thought I'd share with you some of my all time and current favourites. In this selection there's definitely something to cater for everyone's needs. In fact, you could say these are the creme de la creme of fake tans.

St Moritz - Instant Self Tanning Mousse (Dark)
This is definitely one of the worst kept secrets in the tanning industry. Retailing at around £3, you'd expect this to simply be terrible, because surely a good fake tan costs an arm and a leg right? Wrong! This applies so well with a tanning mitt and gives an instant colour. The colour also seems to develop further over a few hours making it great to apply before bed. It isn't an everyday/natural looking tan but It is ideal for a night out or for those who prefer a really intense colour.

L'oreal Sublime Bronze Spray-Tanning Spray
This is great if you are after a natural looking glow. It's particarly great to spray on the face and neck, especially before bed. Easy to apply and a colour that would suit even those who are fair skinned- We're on to a winner!

Sephora Illuminating Bronzing Oil
The Sephora Illuminating bronzing oil is a great enhancer for those with a natural tan. It's great to use whilst on holiday or in the evening as It has a beautiful subtle shimmer.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal tan (Medium)
I recently raved about this product and it is definitely my current favourite. Although it's a pricey high-end option, it really has some fantastic qualities. It's incredibly moisturizing and does not have that 'fake tan smell', nor does it streak. With the potential to last up to 3 weeks and only containing natural ingredients, this is a great innovative product. An investment for serious fake tan lovers.

Xen-Tan Dark Lotion
I first used Xen-Tan when it was practically unheard of and since then, it has become somewhat of a cult beauty buy. I love the dark yet natural looking colour that it gives and it is definitely one of the best on the market.

St Tropez Wash Off
Instant wash on and off tans are very popular and I love this one from St Tropez. It does the job really well, however, I'd have no qualms in using a cheaper alternative (due to the nature of this product). Make sure you apply this evenly though, as these can easily go wrong- oh and keep out of the rain too!

St Tropez Dark Intense Tan Intensifier
This is another great tan enhancer, it's easy to apply and gives tanned skin a light top-up of colour. Not essential to a fake tan regime but definitely a nice addition if you want to maintain the perfect tan.

Many common fake tanning blunders can be prevented if you select the right product. Start off by choosing the right colour for your skin tone and then consider which type of application suits your lifestyle and needs. Consider whether a spray or mousse formula would be more suited to you. Then decide if you want something that gives an instant, gradual or a tan that develops over a few hours. There are so many to choose from that it's very important to get it right.
-I hope you have found this useful!


Apivita Haircare Review


This year I discovered the amazing Greek brand Apivita whilst on my travels. Fortunately for me, the brand is now available in the UK (Online and in the Marks and Spencer's beauty department) and after falling in love with their skincare, I've finally got round to trying their haircare products too.

Pictured above is the Propoline Shampoo with sunflower and honey for coloured hair and the Propoline Nourishing and Repairing Hair Mask with almond and honey for dry-dehydrated hair. The Propoline shampoo is designed to help preserve the hair colour whilst protecting it from solar radiation, the damaging effects of the environment and from styling products. It is meant to improve the texture of the hair and maintain its natural hydration and softness. The water in this formula has also been replaced by organic rosemary infusion which tones the hair. Then the mask works to help repair damaged hair in order to nourish and strengthen. It also protects the hair from split-ends and like the shampoo, it helps protect against any environmental aggressions and styling products.

I really like the packaging of this product but do be careful when using the shampoo as it is easy to pour out excess product. The most noticeable change in my hair has to be the improvement of split ends and that my hair is definitely looking a lot shinier too! These products definitely seem to be improving the condition of my hair, especially with continued use- so I will keep you posted!

Empties #2.


 
I have really worked my way through a lot of products recently don't you think? There is no fairer way then reviewing a product after having used it all up because opinions change over time- products I initially dislike sometimes become favourites and vice a versa. Due to having so many products here, I will keep this as brief as possible. If you do have specific questions then please tweet me (@phoebe151) or leave a comment :) 

John Freida Full Repair Conditioner (and shampoo)
I really liked these and would definitely repurchase them, especially if they were on offer- which they often are. Overall, a great affordable shampoo and conditioner if this is the type of treatment your hair needs. They smell great too!

James Brown Photo Fabulous Heat Protection Spray
Not too fussed about this, I think it did its job but with so many products of this kind on the market, I would be more inclined to try something new.

Aussie Take the Heat Leave in cream
I wouldn't repurchase this, a bit too greasy and sticky for my liking...

Kerastase Nutri Thermique Intense Conditioner 
I love all the Kerastase products that I have tried and this is something I will definitely come back to.  This is great if you have extra cash to spare on luxury hair care and if your hair is in need of a deep treatment.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Spot on Gel 
I kept changing my mind on as to whether or not I liked this product and if I would use it again. Currently the answer is no. Now that I'm using Liquid Gold, I am not having as many breakouts and if I were to get another product of this kind, I think it would have to be the Origins Super Spot Remover.

Clinique Clarifying lotion 2
The Clinique 3 step has been a part of my skincare routine for the last few months and although there are many positives about this range, with my recent skincare obsession, I think there are definitely better alternatives.

Nivea Pure and Natural Rich Body Moisturiser
Not much to say about this, just a pretty standard moisturiser. I wouldn't have a problem using it again but I won't be rushing out to buy anymore for now.

Organix Coconut Milk Oil for hair
I have already gone through a couple of bottles of this and I love it- affordable and effective, need I say more?

Bourjois Mascara Elastic
This is one of my favourite mascaras and so I highly recommend it to you all.

Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid eyeliner
I have had and used this for years, for the price I would say it's great, although I must admit I 'm tempted by the famous Bobbi Brown long wear gel eyeliner...

Vera Wang Body Polish
I received this product free with the perfume, whilst it does smell great, unfortunately, it's nothing to rave about. Body 'polish' to me suggests that it has exfoliating qualities and well, I don't think it did at all. 

Body Shop Nutriganics Night Cream
I love this and wrote a full review here, I won't be rushing out to repurchase this straight away as I currently have some other night-time treatments to get through but I know I definitely will use this again in the future.

Soap and Glory Hand food
I love the packaging of this product but for now the only thing that I am using on my hands is the Laura Mercier Creme Brûlée- it's heaven.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion
This really grew on me and I am sure that I will be repurchasing it in the near future (again after I have worked through a whole load of moisturisers that I have in waiting). It is very light in consistency and feels light when applied to the skin but it truly is so unbelievably hydrating.