22 Nov 2014

BEAUTY: AW Haircare


I'm not sure about you, but AW is where my hair goes from reasonably manageable to the frizziest, biggest fluff of a mess. It always seems to be worse down the sides of my fringe which seem to expand before my eyes as soon as I step outside of the door. So, I've switched up my haircare and I think I've cracked the secret to frizz free hair.

Now, as you can see, it's very B+B based as they're the main haircare brand that I use and trust - they haven't let me down yet! The Bumble and Bumble Straight Shampoo and Conditioner has been my favourite choice to tame AW hair. It smoothes hair without weighing it down, making it manageable and silky soft, yet with enough body so it's easy to style.

I know I featured this product recently, but the Bumble and Bumble Deeep Treatment really does revive dry ends and windswept hair. Similarly to the above, it doesn't make hair heavy or lank, just perfectly hydrated and smooth.  After I've washed my hair, I apply half a drop (as my hair is quite fine) of Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil to the last 1/3 of my hair to really add some moisture. I don't often use hair oil, as they usually make my locks look like an oil slick, but this one is like my holy grail. It's light, protects hair, tames it and keeps it in tip top condition.

When I'm drying my hair, I've been using the Airmotion Hair Brush which has been a lifesaver. Now, I know a lot of you may just say a hairbrush is a hairbrush, but when you've got a sensitive scalp and a tiny knot means you want to cry, then this is ideal. It glides through hair, smoothing it and keeping all knots at bay with ease.

Finally, to add volume without adding frizz from backcombing, I use the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish Spray which is my favourite ever. Instead of making your hair huge in that 00's scene kid kinda way, it makes even the finest hair feel thicker and like it's got more life. Love.

What do you use to keep frizzy hair at bay? Let me know! 
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Helen x
Check out these blogs: A Dash of GingerGyudy's Notes of BeautyErika Eventually and Jordan Alice.
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21 Nov 2014

TODAY: The Navy Coat

coat: COS | jumper: H&M | jeans: Paige | bag: Michael Kors | watch: Michael Kors | boots: H by Hudson* | sunglasses: Celine*

Behold, the fluffiest hair in all the land. My sister took these photos for me when we were in London and I half wish we'd went for the whole white houses/black fence/Laaandan townhouse sort of deal, but hey, London is busy and this place was quiet. Next time, ey? I was weirdly saving this coat for the trip, not entirely sure why, but I've worn it basically every day since. It's just the perfect belted, weighs about 10lbs, winter coat. Oh COS, you so good. I wish I could afford you all of the time.

What's everyone up to today? It's Friday, so that's great, right? I did precisely nothing all of yesterday and feel pretty darn horrific for it, so today shall be spent being productive. I hope. I'm going to plan out my Christmas gift guides I think, catch up on some blogs and see what I can bake next. Failing that, probably just write up some blog posts. Or just eat loads of Lindor chocolate and watch House...

Don't forget to enter my huge £660+ Christmas beauty giveaway! Check it out.

Helen x
Check out these blogs: A Dash of GingerGyudy's Notes of BeautyErika Eventually and Jordan Alice.
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20 Nov 2014

BEAUTY: Feels Like Home with UGG


Bit of a different beauty format today, as I've teamed up with UGG to share how I spend the cold Winter evenings and, of course, I had to cover the pampering side of things. Along with other bloggers, UGG have showcased lots of tips and tricks about blogging, food and other hobbies you can take up to maximise your time indoors as the temperature drops. The Feels Like Home section is a great read and you can find my section riiiight here (so weird seeing my picture on the UGG homepage!). Oh and can we mention my slippers for a second? The UGG Dakota slippers are so unbelievably comfy, I genuinely get excited to put them on when I get home!

Onto the pampering... I picked five products to cover all of the bases and I'll start with skincare. There's nothing more rejuvenating after a day outside in the elements than taking your makeup off with a hot cloth and a balmy cleanser. I love the One Love Organics Skin Saviour for this, as the warm slightly citrus scent makes for a spa experience all on its own. After, I apply a layer of the Origins Clear Improvement Mask to draw out any impurities that's been blown at me and let that work for a good 10minutes before removing.

If I'm running myself a bubbly bath, I'll stick on a hair masque to revive my dry ends and the Bumble and Bumble Deeep Treatment is always my no.1 choice. It's hydrating, smoothing but doesn't weigh hair down at all. The perfect treat if your hair is looking a little worse for wear. When I finally manage to drag myself out of the bath, I always apply a luxe feeling body moisturiser so The Body Shop Almond Body Butter is always a good option for me. It's thick, yet sinks in well, leaving skin smooth and soft. Plus it smells divine!

Finally, you can't talk about pampering without gettin' yo nails did, so I've recently been opting for the beautiful Essie Bahama Mama this AW. It's the perfect dark berry shade which looks so chic on the nails! Opaque in two coats and dries quickly too - bonus!

What do you do to pamper yourself after a day in the cold? Let me know!

Don't forget to enter my huge £660+ Christmas beauty giveaway! Check it out.

Helen x
heck out these blogs: A Dash of GingerGyudy's Notes of BeautyErika Eventually and Jordan Alice.
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