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Review | Vo5 Give Me Texture - Dry Texturising Spray

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Give Me Texture - Dry Texturising Spray - £3.79
"This wonder spray gives a tousled effect to layers and waves. Its formula with sea salt adds grippy-ness to make your style last longer. And when your 'do needs a bit of a refresh you can use this spray as a style re-activator."

Recently I've been curling my hair a lot but have noticed it leaving it looking a little worse for wear and so wanted to find a product that could give me an easy, bedhead style with minimal effort. This led me straight to salt sprays and texturising sprays but as I already have a Lee Stafford Salt Spray which I like, I decided to try something different and picked up the Vo5 Dry Texturising Spray from their 'Give Me Texture' range. 
 I actually prefer this product to my sea salt spray is it's a dry spray, similar to dry shampoo although it doesn't leave any white residue in your hair, and is super easy to use. All you do is spray it through the lengths of your hair and scrunch away! If I'm on day two or three hair I'll also spray it into my roots to give them an extra boost and sort out any flatness. As my natural hair is a mix of curls and waves, I found that using this enhanced them and gave my hair a perfect tousled look which I really liked. 

The only thing I dislike about the product is the smell, I've never been overly keen on the smell of Vo5 products but luckily for me it doesn't linger for too long and I barely notice it after a short amount of time. I'll definitely be repurchasing this when I run out, and might look at trying some of the other products in the Give Me Texture range. It's quick and easy to use but leaves me with a great style which I love and is great for every day hair and also going out hair.


Lush Review | Luxury Lush Pud

Monday, 27 January 2014

I bought the Luxury Lush Pud as a pre-Christmas treat with a few other products from Lush, all of which I've loved but the Lush Pud was definitely one of my favourites and something that I'll be eagerly awaiting the release of next Christmas. It's described as having lavender oil, ylang ylang and tonka absolute, and apparently shares a scent with the Twilight bath bomb which I haven't tried yet but may have to as I loved the smell of the Lush Pud.

The main reason why I chose this bath bomb was because of its design and colours. It's so colourful and fun compared to some others and immediately caught my eye, as well as being one of the most interesting bath bombs that I've used. As soon as I dropped it in the bath it began to fizz away and the coloured circles separated from the rest of the bomb then started to dissolve themselves, leaving a array of rainbow colours and froth in my bath. 

Eventually the rainbow discs disappear and leave the bath a deep pinky purple colour that reminded me of Ribena. I was in love with the colour and stayed in the bath a good deal longer than I would have just because I didn't want to get out and lose the Ribena-y goodness!

One factor to consider with this bath bomb is that I've seen a few people saying it left their skin a little dry which is a bit disappointing if you have sensitive/dry skin like me, though personally I didn't notice any dryness as I always use the Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser before I get out. Overall I really loved using this bath bomb, it was a change from the normal fragrances that I tend to prefer and the coloured discs made an interesting change to my bath. I can't wait to repurchase this next Christmas!


Mini Lush Haul

Thursday, 23 January 2014

 Before Christmas I decided to treat myself to a few Lush goodies with some of my leftover birthday money. I wanted to try out some of the Christmas bath bombs and something for my hair as it's been feeling a little dry recently so I had a browse on the website then selected five products that I liked the look of. My order arrived after a few days and I was super excited to open it up and have a bath with one of my new bath bombs. I've used all of them and loved everything but haven't yet finished American Cream or Candy Mountain though I'll definitely be repurchasing the conditioner and Lush Pud next Christmas, I think they were my favourites out of the bunch!

Candy Mountain:
"The fair trade vanilla absolute, sparkling snowflake lustre and creamy cornflour in Candy Mountain make bath time a sweet treat for big kids as well as little kids. We’ve included some of our bubble crumble mix which adds a magical pink mist to the peaks of foaming bubbles."


Luxury Lush Pud:
"This year, our Lil' Lush Pud has had a luxurious makeover... with a soothing lavender fragrance and calming pastel colours, this bath bomb is perfect for bed time, or any time you want to relax. This bath bomb shares a fragrance with our Twilight bath bomb. With lavender oil, ylang ylang and tonka absolute, you'll be soothed and calmed as little islands of colour float out into your bath water."

American Cream:
"This is a mid-weight conditioner packed with fresh fruit and juices, honey, and herbs that won't leave your hair feeling heavy; just manageable and healthy. Fresh strawberries help strengthen and cleanse the hair, and of course make this smell gorgeous. We've added a splash of orange juice to add gloss too, since its acidity makes the hairs' cuticles lie flat and reflect more light. Lanolin is in there to coat the follicles and help protect it from damage, such as blow drying, while honey helps it stay hydrated. Soothing clary sage and calming lavender help troubled scalps."

Star Light, Star Bright:
"Catch a falling star and put it in your… bath. We have been working for a long time to make this Christmas bath melt – a shimmering bright star for an extra special bath filled with light and lustre. The shea butter fondant centre inside this bath melt is rich and moisturising, creating a soft and creamy bath. When the star melts, its silvery lustre spreads into the water creating a magical trail of starlight. Refreshing ginger and zesty lime oil inspire positivity and will also give you an extra boost. Close your eyes, make a wish, crush this melt under running water and watch as your bath turns into a turquoise, silvery pool of star light."

Lord of Misrule:
"This bath bomb, named after the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, has a strange and magnificent fragrance created by Gorilla Perfumer Simon Constantine. This bomb will slowly dissolve to reveal a wine coloured centre, with the added sweetness of the world’s first fair trade vanilla absolute, perfectly balanced by the earthy scents of black pepper and patchouli oil."

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