Saturday, 31 March 2012

Toni & Guy Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair

I bought this shampoo end of February and have been using it on and off since then. I bought them at £3.99 each reduced from £5.99 each in the sale. I think it was a bit of a bargain! :)

I was first drawn to this brand because the packaging is so lush. I like the well-built cylinder packaging and the pop up dispenser. Unfortunately because of the packaging design, there is no way of knowing how much of the product is left, the bottles are not transparent.

The product has a lovely scent, quite musky and luxurious. There were other variations for different hair types; I found the fine hair version worked really well on my hair. 

The only point I would make, is just to use a small amount of the conditioner. Generally I do this on all conditioners because too much can make my hair a bit limp and lifeless.

I might buy the shampoo and conditioner again, I will definitely be checking out other Tony & guy products because I was generally very impressed!!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Miss Selfridge Online Haul

I did some online shopping at Miss Selfridge this month and got some great key pieces for my wardrobe. I hadn’t done much clothes shopping for a while, I don’t think I’d seen anything in the shops or online that caught my eye.

The day before, I was just browsing the Miss Selfridge website and the first thing that caught my eye were these beautiful green shorts. I don’t tend to buy just one item, I like to buy in groups to cut down the cost of postage and packaging. Therefore I picked out a couple of other items which I thought would work well with the shorts.
As follows this is a review of each item I bought...

Green longer length shorts £35

As discussed, this was the first item that caught my eye on the website. The vintage green is colour of these shorts is lovely, however I would say the cut and style of the short is more modern. 

I would class them as high-waisted city shorts, they are very unusual and I think the style makes them look like a designer piece. They worked well with grey/taupe tights. Click here to buy.

Ochre longer length shorts £35

These were just a back-up if the green shorts didn’t look right on. I loved the mustard yellow colour, its bright and fun. 

I tried on the shorts with a number of different tops, including the ones I had bought. They all seemed to look lovely with the shorts so decided I would keep them as well as the green ones.
Click here to buy.

Aqua floral print shell top £35

I loved the pattern on this top, as soon as I had seen it; I thought it would work wonderfully with the green shorts. 

I don’t think I would really wear the top with jeans, as it’s quite a short top. However I can wear it with both pairs of shorts as they are fairly high waisted and therefore not really making it an issue. Click here to buy.

Bright sketchy floral shell top £35

This top is quite similar to the other except with a slightly different pattern and colour. Again worked well with both shorts.
Click here to buy.

White tie front shirt £32.00

I’ve wanted a white loose fitting short for ages, this one is beautiful. I was surprised to find it looked lovely worn with the shorts. I’m really pleased with this purchase because it’s such a versatile piece of clothing.
Click here to buy.


 P.s. the two pairs of shorts are now on sale (hurry to buy!)

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Body Shop Bath Products (3 for 2)

I’ve wanted to blog these products for a while; it’s been really fun testing the products I bought with the 3 for 2 at The Body Shop. I bought 3 minis so I could see whether I liked them and then maybe later buy the same product in a full size version.

Body butter in coconut 50ml £5.00

I’m roughly half way through this body butter. All of these types of body butters are available in the 50ml size, so great to try if there are any other scents you want to test out. Scents include mango, satsuma, cocoa butter etc, the list goes on!

I’ve heard lots of positive reviews on the coconut edition but in my opinion the scent was ok/good. The consistency is lovely and rich, and sinks into the skin fairly quickly too.

After using the product for a couple of days, my skin felt so much softer and lovely. This made me want to try other scents because in conclusion I don’t think I’m really a coconut fan.

Lip butter in mango 10ml £4.00

I was eager to try this product out, because I love anything mango, and also wanted to experiment with a couple of new lip balms.

After picking this item up in The Body Shop, I have been using this product on and off for a couple of weeks. I found my lips to be quite a lot softer after use, and I heart the mango scent – yummy!

The product is quite thick in consistency so I either tend to leave it on overnight or use a much smaller amount on the lips as a lip balm. My tip if you are buying this item is to use sparingly, because it’s a little oily.

Rain forest moisture shampoo 60ml £2.00 (or free with 3 for 2)

As the bottle suggests, this shampoo is suited to dry or damaged hair. After use my hair was shiny and nourished, but after a day my hair would need another wash. The formula was rich and oily and the scent was quite strong. My hair isn’t that thick and, I find sometimes find like with this shampoo that my hair becomes greasy quite quickly.

I bought this shampoo in hope my hair would become really shiny, which it did. But if your hair is fine like mine and you have this shampoo, I would suggest alternating between another shampoo as this worked better for me. I’m glad I tried this product, but would only really recommend it to others if they had dry/damaged hair.

Get your nails painted in Topshop :)

At Topshop to launch some of their new makeup products, you can get your nails done for free in some shop branches. While away in Newcastle, while shopping we popped into Topshop. I picked up two nail polishes, big smoke and sketch which I have reviewed in a previous blog post.

My friend Zoe and I got our nails done while we were in the store. She got purple with black spots and because I already had a Rimmel nail polish on in colour 510 euphoria, the assistant used ‘big smoke’ to put on my nail tips.

I took a few pictures for the purpose of my blog. Please comment if you have also had your nails done at Topshop or you have bought some Topshop make-up and fancy telling me about it!