Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hot Hair Tousled Pony Review

Hot Hair are a Hair Company that sell all different Hair Extensions, Hair Pieces and also Wigs. Hot Hair have a online store and are also situated in Selfridges where they have their own section, there are Hot Hair stands in the Birmingham and London Selfridges'.

Hot Hair sell a variety of Hair Pieces and Pony Tails, I got the chance to try out one of their new Pony's which is the Tousled Pony. The Tousled Pony is high quality synthetic hair that looks and feels completely natural and is around 30-60cm in length which I think is around 22" but I'm not entirely sure but the Pony is quite long, definitely around the 20" - 22" mark.

There are 14 different shades available in the Tousled Pony, I have the shade Chocolate Copper which matches my hair colour perfectly. The Pony is thicker at the top than the bottom which is good because it makes it easier to hide the attachment but it would be good if their was more hair throughout the length but either way it does look nice when attached to your hair.

The Tousled Pony has a large clip on the inside of it which is what you slide into your own hair for the hairpiece to grip onto it so that is stays on. The part behind the clip which I can never explain properly fits over your own hair which you put into a bun so that it is even more secure, you can tighten it with the drawstring so that it fits whatever size your own hair is when in a bun.

To attach the Pony to your own hair all you need to do is two simple things which are:
1. Tie your own hair into a bun.
2. Clip the hairpiece over your bun.
It's that simple!

The Tousled Pony literally takes less than 5 minutes to attach which is great for if you are in a rush or for those lazy days when you just want a quick hair style that won't take much time. The Pony doesn't look synthetic in day light but under some lighting it does catch the light and show up slightly shiny but that's nothing that a bit of dry shampoo can't sort out.

The Tousled Pony is available to buy from the Hot Hair website and is usually £32.00 to buy but is currently on sale for £25.50.

Check out my other posts on other great hair pieces which I have reviewed, here.  

* Pr sample

Friday, 27 September 2013

Beauty UK Baked Box Collection - No.1 Popsicle Pink

In my previous Beauty UK post I mentioned that I had purchased one of their Blushes before but never got round to using it, well that blush was one of the Baked Collection Blushes but now Beauty UK have brought out Baked Box Collection Blushes, these are basically Blushes but in boxes. 

Now I love a Pink Blush, especially a Pink Blush with a slight sheen/shimmer to it and that is exactly what this is. A lot of product does come off just from running your finger along the Blush but there isn't a great deal of colour so if you are wanting more colour then you will need to swirl your blush onto it a few times depending on how much colour you want. 

The Blush is a nice pink girlie colour that's light and looks really natural on the cheeks, it gives a nice glow too which is my favourite thing when it comes to Blushes. The powder is light and doesn't look cakey on the skin, also because of it being light in consistency and colour you can apply as much as you like and it won't look 'overdone' or 'too much'. As with all Blushes that I have, I needed to top up on this throughout the day as it did fade on my cheeks but I have to do that with every Blush I have so that's not a problem for me.

This Blush is gorgeous and such good quality for an even better price, I definitely would recommend them and I will be adding more of them to my collection for sure.

The Baked Box Collection Blushes are £3.99 and there are 4 shades available.

The Blushes are available in Superdrug in store and online and also from the Beauty Uk Cosmetics website - link

* I was kindly sent these products for review.

Beauty Uk Cosmetics Posh Palette No.2 - Masquerade

Beauty UK is a brand which I have never really swayed towards before, I did once pick up one of their blushers as it looked really pretty but I never got round to using it. I was in Superdrug recently and did notice that Beauty UK has more products in and had changed the packaging of some of the products too, although I didn't purchase anything from the range (silly me).  

Beauty UK have recently released a new palette range, these are called 'Posh Palette', altogether there are 3 different palette's in the collection, there is a palette suited for everyone and for whatever look you would like to create their is a palette for that. The palette that I have here is No.2 - Masquerade.

Masquerade is a very Autumnal coloured palette, the first row of shadows are quite light and sheer with flecks of glitter in them then the last row are much more pigmented and are a lot darker shades compared to the first row. These colours are perfect for Autumn/Winter and also for nights out or even just for everyday use as they aren't that highly pigmented that they look too much on the eyes, they are just right and look really natural and pretty. My favourite shade of them all is the second shade on the left of the bottom row, I love that kind of burgundy/dark pink colour for the colder months.

Here you can see the pigmentation of the eyeshadows. I think the first row of shadows are definitely more for highlighting or just to sweep over your lids if you are just aiming for a sheer but natural look on the eyes. As the swatches go down you can see the bottom row's pigmentation difference, they give a lot more colour but not anything overpowering, The black shadow is definitely the most pigmented of them all as you can see. Majority of the bottom row are also matte shadows apart from the second and fifth shade. 

If you have oily eyelids then I definitely recommend like when using any eye shadow that you use a primer as you will more than likely get creasing, with a primer the colours will also stand out more too. If you do not have oily lids then I don't think you will have any problem or have to prime your lids unless you wanted the colours to stand out more then a primer would be needed. 

The Posh Palette's are priced at £5.99 which is a total bargain for a palette as nice as this one. There are 3 Palette's available so you will definitely find one that suits the look that you go for/want to go for.

Beauty UK are available in Superdrug online and in store, the products are also available to buy from the Beauty Uk Cosmetics website - link

* I was kindly sent these products for review

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Eylure Ultra Naturals Fine

I am not really a fan of wearing fake lashes any more, I did go through a phase of wearing them everyday for a few months about a year/two years ago but since then I haven't really worn any I just don't feel the need to. Anyway so I won some Eylure lashes about a year ago I think it was and I had never tried them, then last week I decided to try them out.

The lashes I won where the Eylure Ultra Naturals, I won these through a Facebook competition on Eylure's Facebook  page along with another set of lashes. I was more drawn to these ones than the other's which I was sent as these are as stated 'natural' looking whereas the others where quite thick. 

The lashes are as natural as natural can get, each lash is made from a mixture of brown and black hair which is what also makes them very natural looking. They are very light and I think they would be easy for anyone to apply, I personally have never had a problem with applying lashes and have never found them fiddly or awkward to apply but for those who do these would be perfect for you. 

Here is how the lashes look, I have just applied a bit of mascara over them so that they blend in better with my own lashes and to add a bit more colour to them. They do look really natural and not like false lashes whatsoever, they are really light on the eyes, it doesn't feel like you have any lashes on. I do love the look that they give but I wouldn't wear them everyday, probably for a party or something but other than that no, I like my own lashes and don't feel like I need to wear these. 

I really would recommend them to anyone especially if it's maybe your first time using false lashes or even if you have used lashes before and just want some natural, pretty ones for during the day or for at work etc..

You can buy the Eylure Ultra Naturals from Boots and many other places online and also in store. In boots they retail for £5.54 and are around the same price everywhere else. 

Have you ever worn false lashes before? if you have I would love to know which ones are your favourites.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

I was in Boot's one day looking at the hair products and decided I wanted to try some sort of oil/serum for the ends of my hair as I noticed they where getting dry. I looked at the Organix range as I had heard so many good things and the first thing I noticed was the Organix Coconut Milk Serum, what was on the bottle sounded good and I checked out online reviews of it on my phone and they where all good reviews. First thing I did was smell the serum and it smelt gorgeous so obviously with good reviews and a lovely smell I went and purchased it straight away.

Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
'Indulge your senses with this exclusive blend of coconut milk to help nourish your hair, while ultra whipped egg white proteins help add strength and elasticity, along with weightless coconut oils for added hydration and balance'.

I have been using this serum for about 3 months now and the results have been amazing, I have just been applying it to the very ends of my hair (a little bit goes a long way) to make it stronger and after using it for just a few weeks my hair was a lot stronger and had grew. After a few months and still using it now it has made the ends of my hair where I apply it is so much stronger and has grew quite a lot. I can't imagine not using it now and will continue to use it. 

I would recommend this to anyone really whether you have thick or thin hair and whatever length as it does make your hair grow, I think this is due to the protein that is in it.

You can buy the Organix Serum from Boots and it is £5.99
You can also purchase it from Superdrug

If you have tried/do try this then do let me know, I'd love to know what you think and how it works for you :) 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Nivea Body Moisturiser Dry Skin

I was never one for moisturising my skin on a regular basis up until a few months ago. I noticed my skin getting dry when I started fake tanning constantly throughout the summer/good weather and thought to myself I really need to start moisturising as my skin was getting so irritated and my tan was starting to look horrible because of my dry skin. I was in Tesco one day and noticed that the Nivea products where on offer so I decided to try the Nivea Body Moisturiser for Dry Skin to see what it was like, In the past I have used Nivea moisturisers and found them to be quite good so I thought why not try one again.

I am now on my second bottle and decided to pick up the 400ml as it was on offer and there's more in it than the last one I purchased which I think was 250ml. This moisturiser does basically what it says on the tin (or in this case bottle), It has deep moisture and is very long lasting, it keeps my skin feeling soft all day if I apply of the morning and improves the way it looks and the almond oil in the moisturiser gives a nice sheen to the skin. The cream is very light and doesn't feel heavy on the skin like some moisturisers can, it also dry's really fast and leaves a nice shine to the skin. It also works really well over my fake tan, it doesn't strip the colour or ruin the look of the tan in fact it makes the tan look much better which is great and it saves me having to use a different moisturiser for over my tan.

I would highly recommend this moisturiser to anyone who has dry skin or who fake tan's on a regular basis. It's my favourite moisturiser at the moment and I will continue to use it for a long time.

The Nivea Moisturiser is available to buy from Boots and Superdrug
The prices vary depending on where you buy it from as there are always offers on and if you do have a Bodycare store near you I think they do it slightly cheaper.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Lush Hair Extensions Ultimate Full Head

Ok so I am very excited to tell you all about the extensions that I was recently sent from Lush Hair Extensions. I jumped at the chance of trying out some extensions from Lush as I had heard so many good things about the company. I had the opportunity to try out the Ultimate Full Head Set or the Deluxe Full Head Set, I had a little look on the website and decided to go for the Ultimate Full Head Set. 

The extensions arrived at my door a few weeks ago so I have had a few weeks to properly try them out and to tell you what I really think of them. They came packaged like this which is how all extensions that I have had are packaged, Oh and when they came through the post they where in a pink bag which was gorgeous. On the back of the card it tells you about the extensions, how to maintain them and how many pieces their are. 

I decided to go for the 20" hair extensions in the shade #4 which is what I always have when getting hair extensions. There are 10 weft pieces, 18 clips per set and the clips are already attached. The first thing that I noticed with these extensions was that the clips are larger than the Clip Hair Extensions which I was sent but they are just as good and grip onto the hair really well, I also noticed that the ends of these extensions look a lot different to any other extensions that I have had before, they are cut into a blunt shape which I actually do like, they look much neater this way. 

Here is a before and after picture, of my hair naturally then of my hair with the Lush Hair Extensions in. I put in the full head set and the first thing I noticed was that they didn't feel heavy which is a good start, they also looked really natural and glossy but not overly glossy which I find some hair extensions do look too glossy so they can tend to look fake. With the ends being cut differently to other extensions that I have had I found that this made the overall look a lot neater and tidier. I did notice that these extensions didn't seem as long as my usual 20" ones that I have but I think this may be because of the way they are cut at the ends which I don't mind at all. Another thing I noticed was that the extensions are thick from top to bottom, whereas my Clip Hair Extensions tend to go thinner at the ends which is ok but I prefer thickness from top to bottom which is what the Lush Extensions give. 

Not a very good photo but as you can see from the extensions from the back they aren't thin at the ends and they give a lot of thickness. I love the way they look and will definitely repurchase in the future if they wash well, I have yet to wash them yet and that's usually when I become disappointed with extensions but I have a feeling I won't be disappointed with these ones. 

The Ultimate Full Head Hair Extensions can be brought from the Lush Hair Extensions website and they are £94.99

If you have tried any of the Hair Extensions from Lush then do let me know how you have got on with them and what your thoughts are :)