Sunday, 19 April 2015

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Conditioner

I feel like I'm the only person out there who has tried this product and not liked it. Firstly I will say I only tried the conditioner, not the shampoo as it was sold out at the time. I'm not judging the product on its ability to volumise my hair as I feel I should have tried the shampoo and conditioner together for that. However I am judging the conditioner on its own ability, from the first time I used it I noticed how matted my hair was when I tried to get the comb through it.

L'Oreal elvive fibrology

I use L'Oreal conditioners all the time and have not had this problem with any of the others, but I noticed it straight away before even stepping out of the shower when I tried to run my fingers through my hair. My fingers would normally slide through my damp hair with ease and it was the complete opposite after using this conditioner.

The problem continues when my hair is dry as well, it felt drier than usual and knots really easily. With other products my hair feels soft and supple and combs through easily without tugging, pulling or snapping. I haven't noticed any extra volume either so in all honesty I'm not at all impressed with this product.

It may vary on different hair types, my hair is quite long, highlighted, naturally curly and quite dry so I need a good conditioner to help lock in moisture and this product seemed to do the opposite to everything my hair type needs. I unfortunately and not convinced in its abilities and won't be buying it again.

L'Oreal elvive fibrology

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Spring Picks

The weather has been doing some strange things the last couple of weeks, I went from walking to work only needing a cardigan, to having to wear a coat and scarf again! The weather switched back to more winter than spring, sad times.

But it doesn't stop me dreaming of warmer weather and looking online for beautiful summery clothes I want in my wardrobe. I found these gorgeous items that I may have to purchase:
Swiss Dot Cotton pull-on dress from Next £26
It saddens me that the picture of this cute little sun dress is so hard to see against a white background, but I think it's insanely adorable and would look amazing with tan coloured accessories, like my other obsession below:

Suede Fringe Sandals from Next £45

I am so in love with these fringe sandals, they look beautiful and would be perfect for summer. I need a new pair of sandals because I managed to kill my favourite ones last year on holiday, the sole split in half and I was so sad. I'm sure these ones would make my heart happy again though! Not to mention how good they would look with that cute little white dress.

Although this was supposed to be a spring picks post I'm pretty sure that a lot of this stuff is more summer than spring, but my heart got carried away and I dreamt about long summer days and lovely warm weather and what I would like to wear.

Continuing with the tan theme I also found this Belt Purse from River Island for £20 and couldn't believe how cute it is. This would look amazing with a pair of denim shorts to keep your hands free at festivals this summer.

Moving on from the tan theme, I also spotted this bag From New Look and I have to say I think my heart skipped a beat, I am in love, insanely in love. The colour is stunning and one of my favourite shades and the shape of the bag is so cute. My list is growing here and may well cost me a lot of money. Damn you highstreet for having so much nice stuff!

New Look Turquoise Mini winged tote £15.99

I am actually quite shocked at the price of this bag as well, it's so reasonable so won't feel too naughty to buy! Happy days.

I also really like this next dress which is from New Look as well, I can imagine teaming this with a little denim jacket for days spent in beer gardens or lazing in the park.

Black Tropical Print Layered Strappy Dress £17.99

I am so excited for the warmer weather, because as I'm writing this it's pouring outside with sidewards rain! Bah!

Are you looking forward to summer and lovely summer clothes?

P.S if you can't see a text link for the items you like then click on the photo to be taken to the website.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Film Review: Fast and furious 7

I remember seeing the first Fast and furious movie years back, when the actors all looked very young and before anyone knew what a smash the films would become.

I have seen every single one and loved them all (bar Tokeyo drift, sorry but there was no Paul Walker or Van Diesel). Over the Easter weekend I went to see the latest movie, I wasn't sure what to expect considering Paul Walker sadly died during the filming of the movie and his brothers stepped in to help complete the flick.

The film is absolutely incredible, full of action, stunts and fantastic effects. I literally had my head in my hands all the way through because it was so gripping. Not only is it full of high octane adventure but like it's predecessors it really focuses on the relationship the guys all have and their ride or die attitude for each other.The films really capture the human connection between the team that other car films haven't done, it makes you buy into the characters and their bond.

To top it all off the ending is fabulous and totally heartfelt and had me crying my eyes out. This film is worth going to the cinema to see, it will be the last chance you have to see Paul Walker on the big screen, and that saddens me so much because for my generation he was an actor and icon we grew up watching and swooning over.
I hope he is looking down to see what an amazing success the latest movie in the franchise is and how he was so clearly loved and respected by his co stars.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Nests #EasterEdHunt

I meant for this post to go out last weekend, but I was struck down by the noro virus and was so poorly I didn't get out of bed for 2 days. The thought of food let alone anything sickly sweet was just not on my radar.

I am much better now though and normal chocolate eating habits have resumed, now I believe that Easter is just trying to make you fat, because everywhere you look there as chocolate eggs, and cakes and no end of nice sweet things to entice you. I have completely fallen victim to the heaven that is white chocolate and peanut butter, so decided to whip up some rice krispie nests using this dreamy combo.

white chocolate and peanut butter nests

Easy as pie to make, just melt white chocolate in the microwave or bain marie and stir in some peanut butter until combined. Mix in enough rice krispies until the mixture is all coated and not too wet, then spoon mixture into cupcake cases building up the sides a little to leave a recess in the centre that will be filled with eggs. Put them in the fridge to set for an hour, when they care cooled fill with little eggs of your choice. I had intended on using mini eggs but the supermarket had sold out of them.

White chocolate easter nests

I hope you enjoy making and eating some Easter treats & don't forget to join in with the #EasterEdHunt

Happy Weekend everyone!

Friday, 20 March 2015

High Street Spring collections

Spring/Summer 2015 collections are filling up the high streets rails at the moment, the bright colours and floaty fabrics have hit the shelves even if there is still a little chill in the air.

This past weekend I was invited along to the intu fashion show at Lakeside shopping centre to see what the big brands have in store for us this season. The show was really well put together and featured lots of amazing dancing.

I was really glad to see acid green featuring heavily in the Primark collection because I bought a beautiful acid green dress last year and was worried it would be out of fashion too quickly. So I'm very happy I can try and get a bit more wear out of it this year.

It seems this season is full of cobalt blue, acid green and lots of wedge sandals, all of which makes me quite happy because I love all three!

After days of searching for some of the items seen at the fashion show I managed to find this beautiful sheer skirt from BHS.

Cobalt Sarong Skirt

It's £18 and would great as you stroll down the beach on holiday!

I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to a spring full of bright colours and bold patterns, I found this little beauty from River Island and thought it was stuning. I think it would be lovely teamed with a simple white strapy top and perfect for some sunny weather.

Yellow floral print skirt

One of the best parts of the show was the dancing, the kids were great and danced really well. I especially enjoyed the segment for JD sports.

What are you guys most looking forward to about the warmer weather? Any trends you're excited to wear?

Sunday, 15 March 2015

This is what Spring is all about #EasterEdHunt

It's officially Spring, the weather has been sunny and mild for the last week and every shop you go into is laden with Easter eggs.

lindt chocolate bunny

This is all about Spring, easter bunny, Cadbury creme egg and a daffodil yellow cupcake!

lindt chocolate bunny

This is Ed by the way, Ed is quite clearly an Easter Bunny. But he's special for a different reason, he is going to be taking part in the "Big Easter Ed Hunt".
What's that I hear you ask, well, I'm glad you brought that up. Rather than a traditional Easter egg hunt, I decided that I would do an Easter Ed hunt for my beautiful readers. Up until Easter, Ed will be hiding in my photo's, and when you spot him I want you to email me his location in the photo and your name will go into a draw to win a fabulously tasty prize hamper!

It's super easy to take part, just remember to email me when he pops up in a photo to you can enter every time a new photo comes out to increase your chances of winning. For every correct answer to a photo you will get a ticket in the drawer.

Don't forget to keep popping back to check out my new posts and see what Ed has been getting up to! Have fun you lovely lot xx


T's & C's

The Easter Ed hunt will be open to people in the EU, it's not always an easy process to ship food substances abroad due to each country's import laws so I have done this to minimise confusion and issues.

You are allowed to submit an answer to as many photo's as you like, only one time per photo though. 

Your answer must be emailed, any answers submitted in the comments will be removed and the entry won't count.

There will be opportunities to gain more entries on certain days by completing additional tasks, keep your eyes open for these.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pinking of You - OPI

Yes it's another OPI nail polish, I'm sorry but I love them so much. Today I'm going for a lovely spring colour, a pretty pale pink that will hide a multitude of sins in the rushed nail painting department.

OPI pinking of you

Isn't this the cutest candy pink, and just to show you quite how candy coloured it is I have matching pink candy pieces on the cupcake! How about that huh!

pinking of you

It's such a pretty shade to wear, looks sweet and girly if built up with a couple of layers, or just adds a hint of colour of you only do one coat. I have used this shade a lot, and has been in my top 10 for about 5 years now.

pinking of you
OPI pink nails

And because you are dying to know, the cupcake was delicious too! ; )
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