Sunday, 24 July 2011

Hair Products Review!

I've just uploaded a new youtube video on hair products. Watch it here:

I don't use too many products in my hair, but here are five that I do use. Have you tried any?

First up was the Nicky Clarke Great Body Volumising Spray. I spray this into my roots before I dry it, but I wouldn't really recommend it too much, I don't think it's very effective.

I would recommend Paul Mitchell's Extra Body Daily Boost Root Lifter though, but it is a little more on the expensive side. I'm pretty sure you can only get this at selected salons and shops such as Salon Services.

After using the Nicky Clarke, I spray Pantene's Colour Protect Instant Nourishing Shine Spray. I love this product! It's made my hair so much healthier and it looks really shiny! I didn't have high hopes for this as I thought it was a bit pointless but I was pleasantly surprised. I'd definitely recommend it!

The final product I use before drying my hair is Tresemme Thermal Creations Blow Dry Potion. Again, this has made my hair in much better condition since I began using it. I only use it on my ends, but you can use it on the lengths of your hair too. My ends were very dry and I had a lot of split ends after having my hair stripped and bleached, but after just a month nda half, most of the slit ends are gone and my hair is much healthier.

If I'm straightening my hair (which I don't do often) I always make sure I use a heat protection spray. The one I'm using at the moment is Schwarzkopf got 2b Guardian Angel, which protects up to 220 degrees.

The final product is Shockwaves Boost It Volumising Hairspray, which I adore! I've used tons of different hairsprays and always come back to this one. It's perfect for any style, and really works well with backcombing. It keeps hair in place all day without giving it that rock hard texture. I would highly recommend this as it's just brilliant, and fairly cheap too!

Let me know if you have any other recommendations, or any suggestions for future videos/blog posts!



Friday, 15 July 2011

Fashion Haul! Topshop, H&M, New Look, Primark.

I've just uploaded a fashion haul video to my youtube channel! It's a pretty short video as the longer they are, the longer they take to upload and I'm too impatient for that!

The first item was these high-waisted shorts from New Look. I think they were £17, but I got my student discount. I'd been looking for a pair for months and finally found what I wanted!

Next was this navy body-con skirt from H&M - only £3.99! It's available in loads of colours, so they're a good basic to stock up on!

Another skirt next, this time from Primark. It was an absolute bargain at just £1! Unfortunately though, as it was in the sale, this isn't available anymore.

Another thing I bought from Primark was this really cute sleeveless shirt. As I said in the video, I have a thing for collars at the moment so I love this!

I also bought another sleeveless shirt from H&M. This has a sheer panel at the top, so it's a little more dressy. It's also longer than the back than it is at the front. I really love this, but it looks better on than it does in the photo!

I got this little black dress from Topshop, for just £10 in the sale. It has a slight pattern all over but it's really pretty plain. I love this as you can easily dress it up or down - I'll get a lot of wear out of this.

Lastly was this gorgeous dress from H&M; I absolutely love it! It's so cute and summery, I can't wait to wear it! The shape is really lovely, and again, it looks better on haha. It was £13 which I think is a really good price for it.

I'm really disappointed with the amount of youtube subscribers I have, so if you can, please subscribe? I'm basically talking to myself at the minute haha. I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks for reading,

Shannon xxx

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Soap and Glory Review! New Video!

My second video is finally up! It took so long because I was staying with my sister for a week and didn't have the time to record it, then I had terrible problems with youtube saying it would take 9 hours to upload! Eventually, though, after reducing the quality and converting to another format, I managed to get it on.

I've been a huge fan of Soap and Glory for years now, and it was so hard to narrow the products down to just a few for my video! I'll hopefully do another one at some point.

The first was The Righteous Butter - an amazing body butter that leaves your skin smooth and silky all day! I absolutely love this product and would highly recommend it.

Secondly was the Flake Away body scrub. This product is alright but as I said in the video, it seems to go a little off after a while, so it's not my favourite.

However, the scrub I do love is The Breakfast Scrub. It is my favourite ever Soap and Glory product. It smells absolutely amazing, you have to try it out! And it's such a good scrub too, ddefinitely recommended!

Next up was a facial scrub - Scrub Your Nose In It. This is a two-in-one scrub and mask. Personally, this was not great for my skin, but it may work for you so give it a try!

Hair Supply was next, a deep conditioning treatment. This leaves your hair feeling incredibly smooth and soft, love it! However, it is not suitable for days when you are back-combing your hair as it makes it too soft to hold the back-coming.

The penultimate product was Hand Food. I have not used this on a regualr basis, however, when I have used it, it has been really good and it smells lovely! It's non-greasy which I was very happy about, so I would definitely recommend this if you're after a slightly more luxurious hand cream.

Lastly, I talked about the Off Your Face cleansing wipes. These are the only Soap and Glory product that I have not liked. They are far too dry and it takes a lot of scrubbing to get all your make-up off. They also leave an oliy residue and I was not happy with these at all.

So that's it! As I said, I'll make another video with some more Soap and Glory products in a while. I hope you liked this post/video; subscribe to my channel if you can, and maybe even leave a comment? I'd be very greatful!

See you soon guys,

Shannon xxx