Beat the frizz!

Does anybody else get crazy frizzy, fluffy hair this time of year? Not quite Summer, but still not quite Autumn – my hair goes absolutely crayyyy. My hair is naturally wavy, and can sometimes look half-decent without even having to do anything to it, so this time of year means I actually have to make an effort with my hair and do something with it.

I have tried so many different shampoos, conditioners and hair products and nothing has seemed to help me beat the frizz. That was until the lovely people over at John Frieda sent me some of their Frizz-Ease range. At first, I did think that it’d be the same as other products I have tried in the past so I didn’t have massively high expectations, but I was so, so pleasantly surprised!

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There was a pre-wash treatment that I put on my hair before I shampooed and conditioned. I apply the 10 Day Tamer to dry hair, brush it through with my oh-so-trusty Tangle Teezer, and leave it on for about 10 minutes, before jumping in the shower to use the shampoo and conditioner.

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The shampoo lathers really nicely and makes my hair feel super clean and thoroughly cleansed of any products it had in it previously, which is something I really look for in shampoos. The conditioner is really nourishing, leaves my hair silky soft but without it looking or feeling at all greasy! I love the combination of these together.

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Once I have gotten out of the shower, and towel-dried my hair, I use one pump of the L’Oreal Mythic Oil oil and run it through the mid-lengths and ends of my hair and leave my hair to air-dry. I use this oil religiously, and is amazing at adding a bit of shine to your hair but also really helps with the overall condition of my hair, particularly the ends.

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The combination of all these products really help to tame my hair of any frizz, and has also helped keep it from looking too oily and greasy. I try not to wash my hair too much, but I do have naturally oily hair, and with the help of these products, I manage to get it down to every 2-3 days! I would definitely recommend these products if you are somebody that is prone to a bit of frizz!

That is my transitional hair-care routine, and how I beat the frizz!

Let me know if any of you have tried anything from this range yet!

Disclaimer;

Products marked with a ‘*’ are PR samples, however all opinions are my own.

Shop the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Range here.

Products mentioned;

John Frieda Frizz-Ease 10 day Tamer*

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo*

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Forever Smooth Conditioner*

Tangle Teezer

L’Oreal Mythic Oil, Oil

 

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Palmer’s Skincare – Review!

Hey everyone!

So, today I thought I would have a chat about some of the Palmer’s skincare products I have been trying out lately.

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I saw a couple of other bloggers mention a couple of these products, and I am always on the hunt for new skincare products, especially when it’s drugstore, so I thought it would be only right to give them a go. I picked up the Day Cream, Night Cream, Facial Oil and the Natural Bronze Body Lotion.

I absolutely HATE fake tan. I can’t do it, it’s messy, it wears off so easily and I think it can look a bit too fake at times. SO, I tend to reach for tinted body lotions, or gradual tans instead. I have tried many gradual tan’s and have loved all of the ones I have tried (Dove, Garnier, you name it). However, there is just something that I love a little bit more about the Palmer’s Natural Bronze Body Lotion. It is so much more moisturising and hydrating, and it smells incredible. It looks a lot more natural, makes your skin look super fresh and glowy and you can build it up as much as you need. It is super easy to apply, goes on evenly and doesn’t leave any streaks or dry patches on elbows or knees. This is an absolute essential for Summer!

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The Day Cream is just as fab. I find it really hard to find an affordable moisturiser that is really hydrating and nourishing, particularly with SPF, which this one also has. It has the famous Palmer’s scent, which I love and it leaves my skin feeling soooo soft all day. It has quite a thick consistency, but isn’t at all heavy on the skin and absorbs super quickly. This also creates a great base for makeup. If you’re looking for an affordable moisturiser, I would definitely recommend giving this one a go!

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The Palmer’s Facial Oil has made itself a firm favourite in my skincare routine. Do you know how hard it is to find a facial oil that contains retinol that doesn’t cost a crazy amount of money? Almost impossible. This has helped my skin so much. I put it on every night as part of my evening skincare routine and it has helped with pigmentation, helped reduce any marks that blemish’s have left, and I wake up and my skin is super smooth and glowing. Not only does it include Retinol, but a whole load of other oils and vitamins that are beneficial to the skin. For the price of this product, you should most definitely try it out!

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The Moisture Rich Night Cream for Overnight Renewal is also incredible. This also contains Retinol and a shed load of other oils and vitamins that do nothing but good things to your skin. The formulation of this product is really thick and is a super rich and intensive moisturiser – perfect to apply as the final step in my evening skincare routine and just before bed. My skin is still super soft when I wake up, and it definitely lives up to it’s claims of ‘overnight renewal’.

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I have loved using these products so much, they are such good quality and super affordable. I can’t wait to try out so much more from their range, as it works so well with my skin!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have tried any of these products, or anything else from the Palmer’s skincare range!

Links and prices below;

Palmer’s Natural Bronze Gradual Tan £7.49

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturising Day Cream SPF 15 £7.99

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Perfecting Facial Oil £9.99

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter  Moisture Rich Night Cream £7.99

 

Haircare Haul & First Impressions!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second part of my haul/first impressions series where I will be talking all about haircare! It isn’t very often that I talk about haircare, however I have collated enough products to dedicate a whole blog post to it!

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The first thing that I am completely and utterly head over heels in love with, are my GHD Platinum Copper Luxe straighteners. I put these on my Christmas Wish list that I gave to my boyfriend and he very generously bought them for me. SERIOUSLY, how goddam gorgeous are they?! GHD’s are by far the best hair straighteners and the only ones I will use – any others just don’t do the job even half as well. I wasn’t actually in need of a new pair of straighteners, but when I saw that GHD had released the Copper Luxe range that would be limited edition, I knew that I needed them! Not only are GHD’s incredible straighteners, they also curl hair amazingly too! They are pricey, but I see them as more of an investment as they last for such a long time!

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For months, I have been searching for the perfect curling wand to create beachy waves. The problem I found with curling wands, was that some barrels were too big, or too small, but I finally found the right one! Don’t get me wrong, I love the affect my GHD’s give when I curl my hair with them, but sometimes I fancy something a bit different. The Mark Hill Pick & Mix Curling Wand is amazing… you buy the handle, and then buy the barrels you want separately, so you don’t have to buy a whole new curling wand every time you fancy a change! I picked up the medium sized barrel which is perfect for my hair, and in my opinion, would be ideal for all hair lengths. These are super affordable too, and such good quality! I can’t believe I have never tried Mark Hill products before, and I can’t wait to try out some of the other barrels too! I would most definitely recommend! I may also do a blog post/YouTube video, showing how I do my hair with these!

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The most important thing to remember when using heat, is to use a heat defence spray. The one I have been using lately is the Lee Stafford Heat Protection Shine Mist. I absolutely love Lee Stafford products, and this one is no different! This gives hair a really lovely shine, as well as protects against heat damage. It doesn’t leave hair feeling sticky, or crunchy, or greasy like some other heat defence sprays I have tried. And like all Lee Stafford products, it smells in-cred-ible!

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For Christmas, my Auntie bought me the L’Oréal Professional Mythic Oil Shampoo for normal to fine hair, Mythic Oil Masque for fine hair, and the Mythic Oil, Oil. I was stuck in a bit of a hair rut; the ends of my hair were dry and my hair just looked dull and lifeless and nothing seemed to be helping – until I tried these. My hair has never looked so smooth and shiny and has completely restored the condition of my hair. The shampoo isn’t at all drying and the masque is super nourishing (a little really does go a long way!). I apply the oil once I have towel-dried my hair, before I blow dry and it leaves it feeling super soft and silky and not at all greasy! I will 100000% repurchase these products when I have run out, and now I want to try out more from the L’Oréal Professional ranges. I cannot praise these products enough!

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The final thing, is possibly slightly boring, but is something I couldn’t live without nonetheless. For those of you that have never tried a Tangle Teezer, you are seriously missing out! They are expensive when you think it is just a hairbrush, but I have never known a brush to get through knots and tangles so easily and pain-free! If you have naturally straight hair, or hair that doesn’t get that tangled, you may not see the full benefits of one of these. But, as someone with naturally wavy, and slightly frizzy hair, a Tangle Teezer works absolute wonders! I also have the larger one, but the smaller, handbag sized one is brand new and perfect for when I’m on the go. I would not be without them!

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That is all for my Haircare Haul and First Impressions and I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to like and follow for more!

Next up: Make Up!

Love,

Meg x