Hair Oil

Sorry it’s been a little while since I blogged, life has been hectic to say the least. However, I have some fab blog content on the way. I’ve been trying out quite a few new things in the land of beauty. Not to mention my 30 days are now up for trying Halo Beauty vitamins. I’m looking forward to updating everyone on that.

However, today is all about the hair! My hair is incredibly fine and there is not much of it. I have a vitamin B12 deficiency and I also lack in vitamin D. So aside from getting a B12 shot once every 6 months, I’m always on the lookout for something to help my lackluster hair a little bit.

I’ve tried extensions, and I loved them so much. I am on a little break at the moment, but I was so impressed with how my hair grew underneath the extensions. My hair is actually at the longest it’s been in years at the moment. The amazing Tammy Better Than Natural is to thank for that. Check her out on Instagram @tammybtn.

When I had my extensions I used to put a little oil through the ends of the extensions to just keep it soft and untangled. So when I took them out, I carried on with a little oil through the ends.

So here are my top 3 favourites if you like an oil over anything else.

Elvive Extraordinary Oil

This is my absolute favourite. I have tried so many and I always come back to this. It’s light enough even for my thin hair, and it doesn’t leave it greasy.

I pop a pea amount through after washing and can leave my hair to dry on its own, or blow dry. It leaves my hair silky smooth and I can get a straightener through without any resistance.

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil

This is another go to for me. It’s not as light as the Elvive oil, but it does the job. Smell is lovely and a little goes a long way. The dry oil tag means it is not a greasy as some of the other oils on the market. I recommend this in close second to the Elvive.

Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil

This one irritates me (not literally) and I also like it in equal measure. I cannot put it in my hair, it is just too greasy. I’ve tried it numerous times, but alas it is not to be. It is just too heavy for my hair type. It’s a shame as it smells divine and it’s not cheap. It would suit thick hair.

So why is it on my top three I hear you ask? Simple. I use it on my body. It is lush as a body oil. My skin feels supple and smooth after applying it. Be warned though, as a little goes a very long way. You have to be careful not to turn into an oily mess.

So, there you have it. My favourite hair (and body) oils. Give them a try and let me know how they work out for you.

Have a good day!

Too Faced Glow Job Review

Radiance Boosting Glitter Face Mask.

So, I’m always up for trying a new skincare product, and when that product is called ‘pink tiara’ and boasts actual glitter in it, I’m 100% in. The radiance boosting part also excites me as due to the amount of product I use on my face, a mask is a god send to brighten up my complexion at times.

The packaging says the following:

  1. Clean and dry skin before use – this I did thoroughly
  2. Using the spatula, mix the mask to activate the glitter formula – to be honest, the glitter formula didn’t change one bit upon stirring. Also, the spatula is not conducive to being able to scoop the very gooey and sticky mask up once mixed. A little curved spoon would be good, with a flat end to spread
  3. Apply liberally. This I did (see picture below). It’s not the glittery pretty mask it boasts on the internet, but I’ve only just applied it, so let’s wait and see
  4. Wait 30 minutes … this I am doing as I type

The scent of the mask is nice. It’s a peachy smell that resembles the other Too Faced peach range. The feel on the skin is a little tingly, not irritating, just a ‘it’s doing something tingle’ if that makes sense. At £42 it is quite high end for a mask, so I am looking forward to seeing the end result. Fingers crossed it is worth it.

The mask dries down quickly. The tightness on the face is just right and the glitter stays put as well, which is a bonus for a glitter queen like myself. The peach smell also remains for the duration and my skin feels warm, tingly and comfortable.

At 15 minutes in my IPhone no longer recognises my face … so it must be doing something. The warmth has subsided a little bit and the tightness intensified, but still very comfortable.

At 30 minutes the mask is set and feels almost rubbery to the touch. It’s not rock hard, so I can still speak and frown (not that I want to frown). The peach smell is subtle now and the tingling has subsided to just a nice warm feeling. Now it’s time to peel it off. The instructions state that you should start from the outer corners and gently peel off. Remove any excess afterwards.

It actually wasn’t too hard to get it off. However I discovered that a section hadn’t dried down as much as I thought so that became a little bit messy. All in all though it did what it said on the box, it peeled away.

Afterwards …

My skin feels a little tight and sticky in places (but that might be because of the areas that didn’t set fully). My skin looks glittery too, which I am not totally against. Once I moisturise, the tightness goes but the glitter doesn’t.

Final thoughts …

This is marketed as a very glamorous product. The packaging is lovely, the scent is nice and the feeling on the skin is comfortable. Is it worth the splurge? I’m not totally convinced but I did really enjoy it. If you want something a little cheaper, try the Sephora masks. If you want to treat yourself however, the Glow Job mask is a good contender for giving your skin a healthy glow. Make sure you let it totally set as it is a real nightmare to get off the skin in its sticky/gooey state. Also be warned that some of that after glow comes directly from the glitter itself. But if you are a glitter kinda gal, then you won’t be upset by this!

Have a great day!

Girls night in! Sephora Masks Review

I love a good pamper! Nothing makes me happier than an appointment at my favourite beauty spa. But sometimes when I’m saving my pennies, a little pamper party at home is just as good.

In fact, if I have had a bad day, popping a little mask on and a soak in the tub with a candle burning, is just what a girl needs to rejuvenate. It’s like when you are on a diet and ‘they’ say you shouldn’t treat yourself with food. A mask is a great option. A chocolate smelling one is even better!

So, if you want some great and reasonably priced masks for just about every part of your body … look no further than Sephora. They are also so pretty in their packaging, they make great presents.

Lotus Face Mask:

Locks in water to reduce the signs of fatigue and strain for a stress-free and rested appearance.

These masks are made of a lightweight fiber mesh that means none of those messy moments with mud, cream or gel.

It is absolutely gorgeous. It smells divine and sits on the skin beautifully.

Argan Hand Mask:

Provides hands with a more even skin tone for an antiaging effect.

This mask is based on Asian beauty rituals and feels so indulgent on the hands. My hands felt so soft after use and it continued well into the next day. This mask is great for dry skin.

Avocado Hand Mask:

Offers intense nutrition to nourish and soothe hands.

I haven’t used this one yet, but I have it on good authority that it is wonderful.

Coconut Hair Mask:

A hair mask with targeted benefits to hydrate and repair hair while you sleep.

This is my favourite item out of all of them. It is just so thick and luxurious. The smell is amazing. I love wearing this through the night and then washing my hair the next morning with my Kiehl’s Amino Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair thanks me too!

So, the next time you want a little bit of happiness that isn’t chocolate or wine, I recommend the Sephora collection.