Friday, 1 August 2014

NIP AND FAB DEEP CLEANSING FIX

Jenny , Friday, 1 August 2014                                                      

(DEEP CLEANSING FIX CLEANSER BY NIP + FAB)

This brand is slowly becoming a new firm favourite of mine, especially with incredible line of skincare products like this one from the cleanser selection. This cleanser acts as a 6-in-1 product that really revives the skin, more so with the beautiful uplifting scent of eucalyptus, making this very refreshing when applied to the skin and left to soak in as a mini treatment mask :) 

The smell is very minty and makes a great cleanser to use in the morning to really energise and give a nice deep cleanse, before applying make-up.



I loved using this as a overnight hydrating treatment, as I find it helps reduce redness and scarring!! You really don't need to use this for a long period to get a good idea of how it works as you notice the benefits straight away. I have been using this morning and evening every other day and find it great for removing make-up even around the eye area as the formula just melts make-up away with its creamy texture that leaves your skin feeling ever so soft once removed. 

The thing I love most about this product is the fact it leaves your skin feeling very clean and fresh. You don't need much of this product to get a good cleanse as it just melts into the skin covering a large area as it's so easy to work with and give a very deep cleanse. This comes in perfect for treating blemishes with added Tea Tree, and as an exfoliator to help exfoliate dead skin cells.

I do notice when removing the product that my skin doesn't feel so hydrated. but overtime it starts to feel more hydrated again but it does mention in the description that this leaves your skin hydrated after use so that's my only fault with this product as my skin is oily so this can be noticeable. All in all I couldn't be happier with this product especially for the price and how much product you get in the tub and the fact you only need the tiniest amount to get great results!!


The main ingredients include: 
  • Sweet Almond Oil - Great for softening the skin and contains natural antioxidants to fight against free radicals, this protecting the skin. 
  • Eucalyptus - Helps stimulate mental relaxation by easing Anxiety and Stress. It also makes a great antiseptic if you suffer from insect bites!
  • Tea Tree - Great for colds if you're feeling under the weather! and it also has antibacterial properties to help heal acne or scarring. 
What it promises:
  • Exfoliator
  • Melts Away Make-Up
  • Deeply Cleanses Pores
  • Multi-Purpose Cleanser
  • Can Be Used As A 10 Minute Facial
  • Can Be Applied Directly To Blemishes 
  • Overnight Treatment As An Intense Hydrating Mask
What I like:
  • Creamy Texture 
  • Quick absorption
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Removes Make-Up Successfully
  • Helps Treat Blemishes and Insect Bites
  • Smells Refreshing and I find it really energising
What I dislike:
  • Leaves my skin a little dry after using and I don't find it very hydrating
How I would Apply: 
I would normally massage this onto wet or dry skin then rinse with warm water or use a muslin cloth for a gentle exfoliation.

Product Expiry
6 months 


What's your thoughts on this? Have you tried anything similar?



Jenny ♥


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

DR DENIM

Jenny , Wednesday, 30 July 2014                                                      

Skinny jeans are a rare appearance on my blog, Let me explain, if I am truthfully honest I have not owned a pair of skinny jeans since 2008, so this was something I have wanted to change for months now, and managed to find this pretty pair on Logonstyle. I often find skinny jeans very uncomfortable and that's the reason behind never wearing them, especially for every day wear but I wanted to find a nice comfortable pair I could wear everyday as they come in great for throwing on with everything. 



Dr Denim skinny jeans have to be the best I have owned, as they completely flatter the figure perfectly and give a nice tight fit, just like a second skin ;) I used to always wear the Criminal Damage Hand Stretch Jeans in Black and find these super comfy! and that just reminds me that I should treat myself to a pair soon. I have had lots of other bloggers comment in the past about the Top Shop Joni Jeans, so I will have to check these out as the price tag can be hefty but they will last years and make for a great staple piece to have all year round!!

ASOS always have incredible sales and I noticed this beautiful mesh sequin top and really like the structured shape of it, especially the sleeves and daring deep V neck! I find the bandeau tops incredible for transparent tops as they come in great for covering up but still giving you breathing space to wear different types of transparent tops during summer and shirts. If you're looking for a multi-tasking top bandeau tops are the way to go and you should have a set in your drawer for day's you feel like wearing something more revealing.

I wanted to keep jewellery simple and summery with these pretty crystal pieces from independent boutiques on Etsy, including the Moonstone Bracelet and Quartz Arrow Head Arm Cuff. I also went with my Kasun London Pearl Ring as it's the most beautiful piece of jewellery I own and I can't stop wearing it!! :) 



Jenny ♥

Monday, 28 July 2014

RAYBAN TORTOISESHELL WAYFARER

Jenny , Monday, 28 July 2014                                                      

(RAYBAN ORIGINAL WAYFARER SUNGLASSES IN TORTOISESHELL)

When it comes to glasses, I could never imagine myself parting with a good £100+ to buy a pair of these iconic frames, however I decided to take the plunge and feel my money was more than truly well spent. Not only do these iconic frames suit every face shape, but they also have beautiful tortoiseshell detailing around the frames and arms. I think when it comes to investing in a good pair of glasses from a respectable brand you can't really go wrong, and these will last a lifetime, if well cared for.


I always keep my glasses in the case when not in use, and really like how thick the leather on the case is and the overall design. The lenses for these glasses are pretty large, but I like this as it suits my face shape more but you will find the newer wayfarer versions come with slightly smaller frames. 

The quality of these glasses really is astonishing so much so that I actually went and got the Aviators in Green, but I will hopefully get another review up on these soon!! The frame of these glasses provides maximum comfort and they are very hard wearing and scratch resistant. They are very light in weight and the hinge/joints are very well made, making these less likely to break/come apart with regular use, and if they do you can send them back to Ray Ban for free to have them repaired, with the warranty you receive when purchasing.

If you are looking for a pair of glasses this summer I can't recommend these enough!! It's worth the extra splurge, and you will be making a good choice when it comes to investing in these as they will last years and unlike cheaper options they won't break with continual use as I find them very sturdy and the arms/frame are made from a really thick material. I got my glasses with light tinted lenses, and they also come with complete UV protection and moulded nose pads for added comfort. 

Do you own a pair of Ray Bans? Are you thinking of investing in a pair?


Jenny ♥

Friday, 25 July 2014

FREE FROM FRIZZ

Jenny , Friday, 25 July 2014                                                      

(FREE FROM FRIZZ THICK COURSE BLOWOUT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER DUO)

When I received this hair care duo I was expecting it to be similar to most hair products but I couldn't be more wrong!! These have such a unique texture and I find the formula very thick and luxurious, and even better you only need the smallest amount of shampoo to get a great lather that deeply cleanses the hair. Not only does the shampoo give a great deep cleanse, it's also suitable for those with coloured hair, and really enhances the colour in my opinion!! It has enhanced my colour after the first use and left my hair very soft and shiny.



Hair after using the duo set, sleek/soft and shiny :) I have since re-coloured my hair, so it is looking more darker and duller here compared to my usual bright red hair as my henna is fading, but the results are still impressive! x


Thick Course Blowout Shampoo - Designed to reduce frizz and this is exactly what it does and you can even noticed a huge difference after the first use!! During summer I often find the warmer weather can dry my hair out especially causing frizz and making my hair really difficult to manage with more knotting and tangles, but after using this duo I could see and feel a huge difference in the overall condition of my hair. This really left my hair feeling weightless and very shiny, not to mention the amount of volume it gives and my hair felt really clean. My hair is naturally very thick but these days I wouldn't say it was coarse or damaged as its in much better condition now than it ever was, but even with this reassurance I never once thought this would make much difference to the overall condition of my hair as it is but I was so wrong!! Normally I stick to the same hair brands such as Tigi Styleshots Epic Volume Tween, Macadamia, S-Factor Diamond Dreams Tween or Argan Plus Luxury Wash, as these are the only brands I switch between at the moment and for the past year, but it was nice to try this set as a change and notice how much different my hair can look and feel once switching to something completely different with a unique approach to dealing with problems so many of us have as frizz mostly stems from dry/damaged hair but even during the Summer/Winter you can experience the odd frizz/dryness due to temperature change and environment, so it's great to have this as a rescue remedy. Did I forget to mention both the Shampoo and Conditioner come in a gorgeous mango scent that really lingers and it smells so delicious, I just love it and anything that smells amazing especially in hair care products! 

Thick Course Blowout Conditioner - Basically everything I described for the shampoo goes for this too!! But being a conditioner this will provide much more moisture, hydration and shine as it's left on for a longer period of time compared to shampoo and really penetrates the hair shaft to leave your hair frizz free and very soft. The conditioner also helps in the aid of keeping hair clean/fresh whilst controlling volume and bounce and prevents the need of using shampoo as often per week. I think it's a great idea that this conditioner helps prevent the use of shampooing the hair so often as this can be just as damaging as you will be stripping the hair of natural oils and I would personally recommend to wash your hair 3 times a week if possible if not every other day! Try not to wash your hair every day as this can make the situation worse :)

What it promises:
  • Frizz Free Hair 
  • Soft, Shiny Hair 
  • Long Lasting Results
  • More volume and Bounce
What I like:
  • Easy to apply
  • Gives a Great Lather 
  • Doesn't test on Animals
  • Detangles and Smooths the Hair 
  • Noticeable, Long Lasting Results
  • Hairs Left Very Clean and Soft To The Touch
  • Very Nice Scent of Mango That Lasts For Ages
What I dislike:
  • -
How I would Apply: 
I would apply straight from the bottle and place in my hands to start massaging the shampoo into my scalp to build up a good lather without applying much to the ends of my hair, then wash out. The conditioner I would apply using the same routine as the shampoo but this time reversing it by placing conditioner on the lengths and ends of my hair and leaving out the scalp, as I find conditioner ways my hair down so I only give a good full hair treatment once a week :)

Product Expiry
6 months 

What's your thoughts on this duo? Have you tried these before or anything similar?


Jenny ♥