Growing your hair

Having trouble growing your hair? Well, there’s a not so secret product that works wonders and that is coconut oil.

Coconut oil moisturises dry hair and stimulates hair growth by getting deep into the hair follicles. It keeps the scalp healthy and dandruff at bay. Coconut oil prevents breakage and slows down hair loss and also adds shine and softness. So you can’t go wrong really.

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Step one – Pour 1 cup of hot water into a small bowl.

Step two – Place 2 TSP of pure coconut oil into a glass cup

Step three – Place the cup containing the oil into the bowl of hot water

Step four – Apply the oil evenly over you hair both roots and ends.

Step five – Massage in for 30 seconds to a minute

Step six – Comb through your hair with a wide tooth comb

Step seven – Leave it on for up to 30 minutes depending on how damaged you hair is

Step eight – Shampoo out. Don’t recondition!

Additional Step – If your hair is very bad then you can add a small amount to the ends of you hair before drying it.

You should do this once to twice a week, again depending on how damaged your hair is.

Simply by using this treatment it will stop your hair being damaged therefore allowing it to grow. Using this hair treatment also leaves your hair smelling amazing too!

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Monster Ball LUSH Review

Guess who’s back! Back again! Eleana’s back! Tell a friend!….Oh dear Eleana is the least gangster name going but do tell your friends!

Hello Guys! I am back with my second Halloween LUSH review, this time we are looking at Monsters’ Ball and I know I say this every time but…this is by far my favourite. I mean it this time!

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Just look at this little fella! He kind of reminds me of a pink version of Mick Wazowski from Monsters Inc. Any one else think that? His eye is actually made from vegan white chocolate but its probably best still not to eat it.

Right lets get on with this review!…I said in my review of Autumn Leaf that I really enjoyed that is was a Autumn/Halloween bath bomb that wasn’t a ‘scary’, character, monster style product and I do stick by my word. It was refreshing but Halloween IS about those things and lets be honest this little guy isn’t scary his kind of cute. He smells incredible too. It holds the same scent as the calacas product family. Does anyone remember The Enchanter from 2015? Well, it’s the same scent as that. So this not necessarily a new product as much as it is a new design, a ‘revamp’ if you will.

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Filled with lime and neroli oil (which boosts your happy hormone) this ballistic gives you a hit of zesty goodness but it still has a earthy hint to it making it perfect for the season and great for an uplifting bath. With the addition of coco butter to sooth and moisturise your skin and olibanum oil for that extra relaxation.

Monsters’ ball is a medium fizzer with pink/purple being the initial colour. As is spins and foams it releases more of the calacas scent and begins to release the blue centre. The blue, pink and purple layers swirl around the bath creating beautiful patterns. Although they aren’t very seasonal colours they are very pretty to watch dancing around the surface of the water.

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As the colours reach the edge of the tub they start to form a pink and purple ombre. This for me personally is why this bath bomb is now one of my favourites!

I really hope that this will be brought back in the future, even if it’s not shaped like a little monster but even if the colours and formula are brought back in an ‘all year round’ ballistic. That would be amazing!

Just incase they don’t though I will be grabbing a load of these before they sell out!

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Himalayan Rock Salt, Fragrance, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Olibanum Oil, Cream Of Tartar, Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, PEG-6 Caprylic / Caprylic Glycerides & PEG-80 Almond Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal Blue 1, Red 27, Red 33, Red 28, Vegan Dark Chocolate.

 Price: £4.25 each.

Rating: ★★★★★

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Going Grey

Grey hair is a big trend right now and it is something that I wanted to get involved in. So I got in touch with the Daniel Miles the Owner of Salon 9 in Elm Park Essex and we booked a whole day to take me from my built up black/brown to a sexy silver-grey!

I went into Salon 9 with a mess on my head! I had been growing out my black hair for a few months and it was starting to look a right state. Black is one of those colours that you have to be sure on because so bloody hard to get rid of. Clearly I wasn’t sure on the black, so i decided to grow it out.

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All the light brown towards my root was my natural colour and all the dark brown on the ends was a faded black that I had put on my hair. So to remove the black Daniel had to first strip the colour. The colour stripper will remove some of the dye without damaging my hair. It is applied to all the hair with dye on it and left for it to work its magic.

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This process worked pretty well so we decided that the one application was fine and we would go ahead and bleach my hair to lighten it some more. Before I dyed my hair black I have a black into green ombré and where the colour had been stripped out the green started to appear again.

 

The bleach was applied onto foils to ensure that it didn’t touch my scalp. It was applied all over my hair but just a little bit of my root was left bare. This didn’t matter because we had decided that a darker shadowed root would be the best look for the shade of grey I had chosen. Once the bleach was applied I was put under heat to help the process along.

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Its rather obvious that my hair was blonde and orange!! It was to be expected as I had a slight colour build up. Bleach can really damage your hair but my hair was doing okay, it was a little damaged on the ends but nothing too bad.

We did a second application on bleach to lighten it a bit more (im sorry I forgot to take another photo) and after the entire bleaching process was over we cut a lot of my hair off just because it was a bit damaged from the bleach and it was going to have a whole new style anyway.

Once it was cut the grey was applied and I was put back under heat. Onced my hair was washed for the final time it was blowdryed and styled.

 

The full process took 10 hours, but I am so happy that it was all done in a day! I would like to say a massive Thank You to Daniel Miles and the team at Salon 9 for making my hair to beautiful!

 

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Dose of Colors Truffle Review

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I absolutely love a matt nude lip and I was really interested in the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit but with them flying off the shelves and people here in the UK selling them for £50+ I was having no luck. Im visiting the States in May so I decided that I would just try and grab one when I’m there. So I continued to use my Kate Moss No.03 but then I came across Dose of Color, this brand seems to be pretty big in America but isn’t sold over in the UK  but they do ship to the UK and I managed to get hold of one, Truffle.

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The packaging of these liquid lipsticks is so pretty. It’s a smaller, thicker plastic tube that is also matte so it’s very luxurious looking. Although the tubes are plastic, they don’t feel cheap at all. The applicator is the typical doe foot applicator, but it’s shorter since the bottle is shorter, and I find that the shorter applicator gives me more control when applying them.

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There is a small range of colours at the moment but I’m sure as the brand grows so will the range of products they have. The one I went for, Truffle, is beautiful nude shade with a slight mink pink tone to it. Im rather pale so even though I wanted a nude I wanted it to have another hue to it to make sure I didn’t look washed out.

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These do have a slight sticky feel to them on the lips so when you press your lips together after it dries, your lips do kind of stick together a bit, but it’s not uncomfortable or off putting. The fact that it is kind of sticky actually prolongs the wear of these liquid lipsticks so even if you’re drinking and eating throughout the day, they won’t fade as much as some liquid lipsticks do. The website does advise to avoid greasy food as these do come off easily with oils, but that does make taking these off a breeze. I like to apply oil all over the lips then wipe it off with a cotton round.

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The only downside to these liquid lipsticks isn’t even about the product itself, it’s the fact that they’re only available online so you can’t swatch them ahead of time to see if you like a color, and they don’t offer free shipping. I like to shop online where free shipping is available because I don’t want to be stuck with products I don’t like if they don’t meet my expectations, but I was honestly really happy with both of these shades.

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The Verdict |

100% worth it.
These are probably the best liquid lipsticks I’ve tried! The formula is so creamy, smooth, opaque and non-drying. They don’t flake and last a good 8 hours on my lips. They do wear down when eating or drinking, but not as badly as some others do. The product applies easily and they also look so beautiful on the vanity. As with any liquid lipstick, make sure to properly exfoliate and moisturise your lips before wearing these.

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The Beauty Tag

There has been this fun tag floating around called The Beauty Tag and I’ve decided I’m not going to wait to be tagged to do it…OOOOOOOHHHHHHH REBEL.

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SKINCARE
1. How many times do you wash your face daily?Twice, morning and night.
2. What skin type do you have? Right now my skin is dry but I normally have an oily T-zone.
3. What is your current facial wash? In the morning I use clean and clear morning energy and at night I use clean and clear black head clearing scrub.
4. Do you exfoliate? I do but not every day.

5. What brand do you use? Soap and Glory, greatest scrub of all.
6. What moisturizer do you use? Clean and clear, dual action oil free right now but i change it up a lot.
7. Do you have freckles? Only when my face has seen the sun.
8. Do you use eye cream? Not all the time but i do use Benefit, its potent some times.
9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Im pretty lucky that I have very clear skin.
10. Did you ever have to use Proactive? Never

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11. What foundation do you use? I use Maybelline dream flawless nude foundation in ivory.
12. How about concealer? I use Mac select moisture cover in NC15
13. Do you know your undertone color? I have the fairest with slight pink undertones
14. What do you think of fake eyelashes? They look so lovely on other people but i just don’t like them on myself.
15. Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yeah, I normally do, if i get through it.
16. What brand of mascara do you use? I use two, A super cheap one that was sent to me by GlossyBox called lash princess volume mascara by essence which I LOVE and a Bourjois mascara called volume 1 seconde retro summer which was review and recommended my friend Hannah.
17. Sephora or MAC? We don’t have Sephora in the UK so Mac, but I will be in the states next may and will grab a few bits.
18. Do you have a MAC Pro-card? No, I wish I did though.
19. What makeup tools do you use in make up application? I use a real techniques beauty blender and real techniques brushes.
20. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? No, not an eye primer.

21. For the face? I use a Maybelline baby skin pore eraser face primer
22. What is your favourite eyeshadow (colour or shade)? I like neutral shades for day to day wear and navys/ blacks for something a bit more grunge on a night out.
23. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? I use a liquid liner and its the Rimmel glam’eyes professional liquid liner but i use a thinner brush because that just works for me.
24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Never. It just doesn’t suit me so I don’t use it at all.
25. What do you think of pigment eye shadows? Messy.
26. Do you use mineral makeup? Nope, My friend uses bare minerals and I gave that a try once but just wasn’t for me.
27. What is your favourite lipstick? Kate moss Lasting finish in shade 003 is my go to daily lip colour and I also love Mac Ruby Woo
28. How about lip gloss? Not for me.
29. What is your favourite blush to use?  I don’t use it too often but I do love Benefit rockateur.
30. Do you buy your makeup on eBay?  Never!

31. Do you like drugstore makeup? Most of it is pretty good.
32. Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)? Nope, unfortunately not.
34. Are you clumsy when putting on makeup? Nope, maybe with winged liner, but who isn’t?
35. Name a makeup crime that you hate? Not blending. BLEND PEOPLE, BLEND!
36. Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?  Neutral shades.
37. Which celebrity always has great make up? Cara Delevingne and Dita Von Teese.
38. If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use? My eyebrow kit (i don’t have any hair there).
39. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? If I grew my eyebrows back, which I’m in the process of doing.
40. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? No, basically.

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Hope you enjoyed getting a little look into my make up and skin care.

I tag:

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Have fun ladies!

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Hair Tattoos

Kylie Jenner’s team are always on point with the 90’s trend, from brown lips to bleach washed overalls. This time she has brought back the hair tattoo and good god do I love it!

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The only problem I have with this trend is that it is the wrong season. This would work more at festivals and in the summer in general.

Also it looks great on Kylie’s straight dark hair but curly blondes I’m afraid this one is not for you.

The hair tattoo that Kylie is sporting is by The Scunci and it can be used on both the hair and skin. It works in exactly the same way as the metallic tattoos designed for skin so I’m guessing you could use any branded transfers.

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What do you think of this trend? Could you see yourself wearing these in your hair? Let me know in the comments.

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OPI Hawaii

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This spring, OPI is celebrating the island state with a nail polish collection as colorful as the tropical paradise it represents. The twelve nail polish colours of OPI Hawaii include a variety of finishes and a rainbow of hues.

OPI nail polish is 3-free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP) though it’s been brought to my attention that some colours contain Formaldehyde Resin, but not all. I was only allowed one sample and it didn’t come with an allergen label so I’m not sure which polishes contain Formaldehyde Resin, but it is okay for you to check the table in store.

OPI have always been creative with nail polish names and these names are no different, with names like, Pineapples have feelings too!, Suzi Shops & Island Hops and my favourite colour Thats Hula-rious!

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Thats Hula-rious! is the colour that I chose to test and this was the result,

OPI-Hawaii-event-mani-3It’s a beautiful solid mint shade and it makes everything feel a little bit more like summer.

Price – £11.95

Available now!

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