Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Loreal Elvive Hair Oil

Revolution- first hair oil that's got non-greasy formula and doesn't weigh my hair which is I must say a miracle in itself. I only used it a couple of times on dry hair and noticed that it nicely smooths the pesky strands without leaving any residue but what I did was brush my hair after putting oil on the palms of my hands and gently go through the hair. I also left it on my hair overnight, tied up and this morning I had a nice curly ponytail without any frizz. Haha that's what I call power of Loreal :)) 

My hair this morning:

What do you think? I'd like to hear your views on this little miracle oil :)

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Frizz Central

Probably many of you, same as me, struggle with frizzy hair. Recently mine has just gone absolutely crazy. I've decided not to straigten it or use the hair dryer and it was just a big mistake... I went to bed with slightly wet hair, tried to air dry it ( again what a disaster to say the least). I woke up the next day just to find this:

I thought that taking supplements will help my hair a bit quicker but unfortunately it takes time to bring it back to life, especially after so many colour treatments... I used to have very thick hair and recently I started noticing that my hair feels thinner which is a big worry. 

To bring my strands back to life I've decided to stick with oil treatments and am going to do the treatment twice a week, that's when I usually wash my hair. I've also started drinking baking yeast, but that's a new topic for next post :)

The oil I used this time had biotin and collagen in it and suited my hair much better than olive oil which I used before. My hair this morning was sleek (ish), soft to touch and not so frizzy. However, I had to use my straighteners because at the moment I can't just leave it without any styling if I want to wear it down. That's what it looked like this morning:
What do you do to keep your mane in place? Do you struggle with frizz?


Friday, 4 December 2015

Body Scrubs

Body scrubs ,especially those home made, in my opinion, are the best! Free of any chemicals just pure goodness. My favourite ones are the coffee one and sugar scrub. Both can do magic to your skin if you have them regularly, same as everything else.

Coffee scrub ingridients:

* ground coffee ( I like to use the strongest one as I think that works better)
* oil ( my chosen one is coconut as combined with coffee smells devine ;) )
* gentle shower gel ( your own choice, mine is usually something with almond/coconut/argan oil)

Mix everything together and if the paste is too thick you can add a splash of warm water ( it helps coffee to disolve a little bit). Apply on wet body ( I find if you use this scrub on dry skin it scratches a little bit).

Sugar body scrub ( can also be used on your lips, works great as it smoothes the dry, patched skin)

* sugar ( either normal white or brown)
* preferable oil ( coconut is my favourite)

Mix everything together and enjoy it in the shower. Remember not to wet your skin before as this might result in sugar melting to quickly and not doing it job, i.e. exfoliating dead skin.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Glowing

I've only been using my True Glow face brush for a couple of days but can see the difference already. The main one is the silky, soft skin on my face and I'm sure that's only because I'm using my brush twice a day, in the monring and in the evening after taking any make-up off. 

I've been reading a bit what can be used together with the brush to improve its work and decided to purchase No 7 Gentle Cleanser as my skin's a bit dry at the moment so thought creamy texture would be perfect to bring it back to normal. 

My routine is pretty simple (as I don't wear much make-up apart from my eyes which I love to accentuate). To take the make-up off I use Garnier Miccelar Water, then I use my brush with the cleanser. To finish I put No 7 eye cream Early Defence and Garnier Ultra Lift Serum, before bed I also put some Argan Oil.


Second good thing about using such a brush is that my skin condition seems to improve a little bit, i.e. it's more radiant and any imperfections are slowing going away. That's brush's exfoliating setting for you ;)

If you ever were not sure of buying such an item, I would happily say YES, just do it!
There are many differnt manufactures and the price ranges probably (here in the UK) from £39.99 up to silly money of hundreds of punds. I've chosen middle range and am pleased with it, as it comes with a body brush too, so it's not only for your face but you can easily use it on whatever body part you wish.

That's it from me... for now me thinks! x

Monday, 30 November 2015

True Gold Babyliss

BaByliss True Glow Sonic Skincare System designed to cleanse and exfoliate in one. Through regular use, skin is left feeling silky smooth and visibly healthier. Use True Glow to gently cleanse pores, preparing your skin for your everyday products allowing them better absorption.
With 3 speed settings and individual brush heads for normal skin, sensitive skin and for the body, the True Glow is suitable for all skin types and cleansing requirements. Use the 60 second timer to ensure the skin is properly and evenly cleansed. True Glow is also water resistant, meaning you can use yours in the bath or shower.


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Supplements

They're as important as well balanced diet and caring for our hair, especially at the first stage where our hair needs that extra boost of vitamins/minerals, etc. 

My first choice was of Polsih company, called Olimp: Bio Silica which is a food supplement that contains a herbal extract composition of field horsetail and stinging nettle, sulphur amino acids, collagen hydrolysates and selected vitamins and minerals.
Field horsetail extract improves the appearance of the skin, hair and nails, stimulates hair growth  and strengthens it. Stinging nettle extract strengthens nails and hair. Group vitamins B contained in the product (riboflavin, biotin, niacin) and vitamin A help maintain healthy skin. The natural antioxidants of vitamin C and E, riboflavin, zinc and copper contribute to strengthening the body’s defences against oxidative cellular damage. Zinc additionally helps maintain healthy nails.


There's 30 pills in a packet and you take one per day. I'm very curious and excited if there will be any visible difference after first month. I shall keep you all posted ;)

Friday, 20 November 2015

Redken Extreme

This series of Redken products are great for distressed hair, like mine. After so many bleach sessions my hair was in need of some serious, strenghtening therapy and I can say that these products do what it says on the tub :) 

I've been using Extreme Strength Builder plus Fortifying Hair Mask since March and I think it was that product that saved me from going bold after so many hairdressers disasters. After using it regularly, twice a week for at least 30 minutes under shower cap and towel, I've not problems de-tangling or combing my wet hair. It feels nice and soft, even without straightening.

I've also got Redken CAT Spray but I must say, it doesn't work that great on my hair. I think my hair is that much damaged that simple CAT spray is not enough. However, together with the mask, that's a different story ;)
The whole Redken Extreme Family here

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Oil Treatment

After reading quite a few, must admit very interesting, blogs about hair and haircare I decided to try oil treatment. I wasn't sure at first as in the past I've tried to put oil on my dry hair and usually that ended up in tears as my hair went so greasy that I had to wash them at least twice...

However, one of the bloggers discovered a great way to oil our hair and I must admit that it does work. You can read more here . According to Natalia the best way to start oil treatment is to mix actual oil with luke water until it starts looking like soup. That's what I've done, mixed everything together and then bathe my hair in this mixture, left it under shower cap and towel for at least 20 minutes. After that I've put mask, making sure the most important ends were nicely covered in it. And again shower cap and towel for at least another 20-30 minutes. In the meantime I had a bath, put a face mask on and even did my eyebrows... That's what I call multi-tasking :) Washing my hair was different this time as I was following Natalia's tips and must admit they do work. I only washed my scalp, leaving the lather to gently cover the rest of my hair. I washed my hair like this twice as after first wash I could still feel a bit of oil ( or that's what I thought it was). Everything would be perfect but after doing the oil treatment I struggled to comb my hair. It was so tangled that even my wide-tooth comb had problems to get rid of those tangly bits... So I'm not so sure what I've done wrong but that will not stop me from oiling my de-hydrated and tired hair. Any clues or tips guys would be much appreciated:)

That's my hair this morning, I only dried it last night with some repair, leave in condition. No straightening/curling/styling! Woop Woop :)


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Sombre

That hair colouring technique is very popular and much more subtle than normal ombre where you've got very dark roots and lighter colour on the ends... In my opinion sombre, i.e. subtle ombre is a great alternative to popular highlights that usually overdry our hair by using a lot of bleach. There's so many sombre variations from bronde to blonde . My favourite colour is ash and platinum  blonde, so far have got a few looks that I really like. What's your hair colour technique? Or do you prefere natural?



Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Big welcome

Hi guys,

A very warm welcome to my personal space where I'd like to share my interests, beauty and hair tips and of course a bit of everything, as most women my interests are quite vast and I don't like to limit myself to anything ;) 

At the moment hair care takes up a lot of my free time. As my hair has been trough hell recently. In March this year my usual stylist left without letting me know and I've been left with in some other ( not the best trained in my opinion) hairdressers' hands. All I wanted was to have less highlights and more natural hair... is it so difficult to understand and do. It turned out that it was for this woman who firstly from lovely highlighted hair that I had it turned into strawberry blonde ( more ginger than blonde which is the last colour I would have on my head as I hate warm tones, never mind any redness in), then the silly woman put a dark ( said to me it's dark blonde) all over which was just a disaster as I looked ill in such a dark colour. My natural hair is mousy blonde and never had any warm tones in it but has been told that all the colouring and bleaching changed its  properties. After this incident I had to go to my old hairdresser and she stripped the colour off, put some highlights but that took a massive toll on the condition of my hair.

                                        That's my hair in March 2015.


                                  
                                  My hair now, with hihglights and more ash tones.
I've had it cut quite a lot but unfortunately my hair won't grow, not quick enough anyway. I know am a bit impatient but would love to have longer and healthier hair not dry, damaged strands that if I curl it myself it drops pretty quickly... is it because of the bleach and all the colouring?  

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