Wednesday, 22 May 2013

How to handle thick|frizzy hair!

If you have thick hair like mine, you'll envy those with easy to manage hair and search every aisle in the shop for products that will make yours just as manageable! To help you out a bit I thought I'd show you some products and tips that help with my hair! 

Aussie 3 minute miracle - frizz remedy conditioner.

 Now I usually avoid conditioners because they make my hair look greasy but this one is really good! It smells divine too!

I find all Aussie products great, not just for my hair - they have products for thin, limp hair as well.

 I would recommend using the conditioner from just above your ear to your ends because I find it unnecessary at the roots! 

After shampooing squeeze a blob onto your palms rub into the hair working up a lather. Leave for 1-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

 Try and leave your hair to dry a bit naturally before blow drying. 

Tangle Teezer.

 This has to be the best buy this month.

It really depends on your hair type but I find this is the only brush that doesn't make my hair go wild! It's a little more pricey than a regular brush but totally worth it. 

I have the neon pink but it comes in lots of other cute designs and there's a mini version too!

Nicky Clarke Desired hair straightener.

I think this is a great straightener, just as good as a GHD but much much cheaper.

I love the red colour and packaging, it looks really stylish.

It heats up really quick and also has an automatic turn off in case you leave it on by accident!

It comes with different heat settings from thin hair to extra thick and everything in between.

I have it on setting 'thick' and it works really well. 

With thick hair I would recommend pinning the part of the hair up and straightening small sections for the best result.

 Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Spray. 

It's really important when applying any heat to your hair that you use a protector!  

Whenever I straighten my hair I brush out the piece of hair about an inch thick and wide and hold the bottle about 15cm away from the hair give it a spritz of Frizz-Ease and then run my fingers through the hair to make sure it's evenly coated and straighten as normal!

Another thing I would recommend is to get your hair thinned and trimmed regularly so keep it at full health! 

All products work fine on non thick hair too, I just find they are great for difficult to manage hair!

I hope you've enjoyed this post and that it helped you find a product for your hair :) x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Make up with me!

Hello Everyone!

I thought you might be interested in one of my favourite spring/summer make up looks :)

Step 1 : 

Apply your favourite foundation / BB cream mixed with moisturiser ( about 1/2 and 1/2)

I use No. 7 Stay Perfect in the lightest shade and L'oreal triple active
 glow moisturizer.

I would recommend them both highly, the moisturiser also has SPF 15, to help protect your skin from the sun.

When choosing a foundation, I would recommend investing in a reasonably good quality brand , not high end just good quality!

*The Most important thing about buying foundation is buy the same colour as your skin, to add colour use a flush of bronzer or blusher! I cannot stress how silly it looks to have an orange face!*                                                                         

Adding moisturiser creates a really dewy fresh faced look! A lot of people think you need to have a lot of foundation on to look flawless but you don't, quite the opposite!

Step 2:

Next onto the blusher. I have a lovely blush from The Natural Collection in 'Peach Melba' but today I want to show you something different!

Ever considered using your lippy as a cream blush?

For this look I am using Kate Moss Lasting Lipstick for Rimmel London in shade 01.

Dot the lipstick just above your cheek bone and dab a bit of moisturiser
onto your finger and blend in using circular motions.

Add more lipstick the stronger you want the colour.

This really adds to the fresh faced look I am trying to create, the single pop of colour lifts your whole face!

Step 3:

Next onto the eye shadow. For this look I am using the Smoky Eyes trio by Bourjois in pinks.

Using the an eyeshadow brush, sweep the palest colour all over the eyelid.

Next use the medium colour to define the eyelid crease.

Lastly take the darkest colour and use it on the outer part of the crease and around the area where the top and bottom lashline join.

Step 4:

Apply eyeliner and mascara. This step can be altered to your preferences but I like to use Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof eyeliner. I draw a thin line from the middle of my upper lid out to the end ending in a very small upward flick. I also draw a thin line under my eye keeping close to the waterline.

Then I apply one coat of Max Factor Masterpiece waterproof mascara on both my upper and lower lashes.

Step 5:

Apply the finishing touches! Dab some concealer on any blemishes, I use the No 7 under eye concealer for blemishes as well as dark under eye circles.

Tint your lips by dabbing lipstick along you lips and finish with a slick of lip gloss. I adore the Natural collection Juicy Lipglosses.

Twist your hair into a loose topknot and tah dah!

The finished product!
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