Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Doctor, doctor

So I’m back from my little trip away. I got back on Monday and was back to work on the Tuesday and since I didn’t take my laptop away with me on my trip away, I couldn’t blog. But even if i had my laptop, perhaps I wanted a little computer free weekend!!

Anyways back to the blogging world, after moaning to my boyfriend the other week that my hair was felling a little ‘dull’, he bought me a surprise. He’d been shopping in our local mall/shopping centre and popped into Lush. Yummmm. Where he purchased me Lush’s The Hair Doctor



This product according to Lush is Cleansing, stimulating, reviving hair moisturizer for mending poorly heads. Hair Doctor will make house calls to inspire sad scalps and revive hair in need of help. There's Fuller's earth, a clay which degreases your hair and scalp, stimulating peppermint and rosemary, and chamomile to soothe sore scalps. [extract taken from Lush.co.uk ]

My first thoughts when I got this product and saw it was, “Have I REALLY got to put that in my hair?” I personally think this looks gross. It looks like mud or clay that a farmer just dug up from a field!! And it doesn’t smell that much better either. I know Lush products are a little unusual, but the thought of putting it on my hair was a little scary.

You get a small 250g tub for £14.95 (expensive, but Lush always is). Depending on the thickness and length of your hair, that determines how much of this product you use. Now I have very thick hair, its shoulder length... so not too long. But having incredibly thick hair, no matter the length basically means you have to use a lot of product in it regardless.

Anyways I decide to use the entire tub on my hair to get the complete benefit. I applied mine on 'dirty hair', as there is no need to wash your hair before you apply. Just apply to dry hair. Scoop this out the container and try to spread this evenly from root to tip. You can comb through if you wish, I didn't. Leave this in your hair for around 20 minutes. In the mean time you can play with your rubber ducky.

I have no pictures of me with it on my hair because I just happen to be in the bath and handling a camera whilst using this product is kind of a no go!

My verdict on The Hair Doctor....I wouldn't repurchase this. I found when applying this that it was hard work to get an even coat. I was so thick and lumpy and was just annoying. During the 20 minutes my head had a very unpleasant burning feeling. I almost got to the stage where it became unbearable. I was glad to rinse it off.

A couple of days after using this product on my hair, i felt like i had to scratch my scalp constantly. I don’t know if its where the methanol/peppermint open the pores on the scalp and i just had a funny reaction. I had properly rinsed this after the 20 minutes, but my hair still felt like something was clinging to it make it feel greasy

I’m not totally disregarding this product, it may work for others. But for me I'd give the Doctor a miss!

~Ang xoxo
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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Great hauls of fire....

When a girls got to shop, a girls got to shop!! I was feeling a little blue after work the other day (it was a long stressful day), and just needed to let my hair down. So in the classic Angela way - I took a detour on the way home from work and spent some of my non-existent money *sigh*

My detour took me to MAC @ House of Fraser on King William Street in London and Boots (of course!). I made some little purchases (ha! little, never!!)



I bought some MAC and Herbal Essence, Boots No7, Real Life nails, 17 and Rimmel. Also purchased an adorable hand bag by Linea.

First the cosmetics;

From MAC I picked up Perky eyeshadow, another Paint pot in Painterly and the Petrol Blue Pearl glide intense eye liner. And the rest from Boots is 17 lipstick in Shell, No7 lipstick in Pink Lemonade, their Lift and Luminate Foundation in Porcelain 03 and Stay perfect lip lacquer in Sugar mauve. One Rimmel nail varnish in 398 Black Pearl.



I also purchase hair products, which I'll be taking away with me on my trip this weekend. They are Herbal Essence Shampoo and Conditioner in beautiful ends. It smells yummy. I also got the beautiful ends split end protection cream; which I've used already and makes my hair feel lovely on the tips.

Picked up some false nails as they were reduced from £3.99 to £2.00, I'm going to apply them tonight and paint on the Rimmel Black Pearl for the wedding I'm attending tomorrow :)

And the boring stuff - cotton pads, but essential to every girl across plant earth.

I'm going to review the cosmetic products once I've used them a couple of weeks. Then I can give you my real honest opinion.

Lastly, the bag!!! It's a gorgeous blue bag from Linea.



House of Fraser were having a 20% sale, so this was reduced (high five) It was £45, so I got £9 off so I only paid £36 woop woop! I'm going to use this bag in the summer and I will take on my trip to Straford-upon-Avon this weekend :)

I think I've definitely let my hair down enough!

~Ang xoxo
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TAG - 40 Beauty Questions

Hi guys and girls...here’s my answers to the 40 Beauty Questions tag that is floating around blogs here there and everywhere. Enjoy!

SKINCARE

-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Once in the morning. In the evenings I sometimes do, but more often I tend to use wipes and my clinique 3 step.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have oily-combo skin, I normally get a oily T-zone.

-What is your current facial wash?
I use Clean and Clear Daily Pore Cleanser and I use Aapri exfoliating facial scrub gel and Eve Lom cleanser when I want a 'deep clean'.

-Do you exfoliate?
Yes, daily.

-What brand do you use?
Aapri is a exfoliant as well as the Clean and Clear.

-What moisturizer do you use?
Garnier Nutritionist Day for the day and Garnier Nutritionist Night for the night time. Obviously, lol.

-Do you have freckles?
No

-Do you use eye cream?
Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream - love it!!

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Sometimes depending on the month or if I've been lazy and not removed my makeup properly I have a break out. But I've never had acne.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No.

MAKE-UP

-What foundation do you use?
NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc.

-How about concealer?
Collect 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - Cheap and fabulous, totally recommend!!!!

-Do you know your undertone color?
Not 100% sure, I am a NW in MAC foundations.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them for the odd special occasion. Can be a pain to apply though :-(

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I think that's a bit crazy. I think you can usually tell if something is going or is 'off'. Use your own judgement, I do!

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Max Factor False Lash Effect is my live and die by right now. I do like Maybellines Stiletto and Colossal. L'oreal Voluminous is a fav too.

-Sephora or MAC?
Never had the chance to go to a Sephora as I'm not American. I've had they have them in France though, might have to plan a weekend away soon.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No.

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Fingers and brushes.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Mac's Painterly is my everyday primer. I always have a strange eye reaction when I use products like Benefit FY Eye, Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Urban Decay Primer Potion.

-For the face?
Nothing.

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Go by MAC, it's the first shadow I ever bought. It's a gorgeous brown with a hint of gold. Lush....!

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I use both.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Often enough.

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Expensive and messy if you're talking MAC.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Now and again, especially in the summer months. I don't think they last very well though.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC's Plink

-How about lipgloss?
Hmmm No7 Liplicious Lip Gloss in Marshmallow is a good one. I do love MAC's Icescape but that was Ltd Edition so I don't try to use it that much.

-What is your favorite blush to use?
NARS Deep Throat, Benefit Coralista, MAC Style or my fav Body Shop Apricot Shimmer number 12.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Yes. Nothing else to say on that subject really.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Who doesn't like it? They'd be a fool not to. I love that my makeup bag has high end products and drug store products. The majority are drugstore so that must say something.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
That would be difficult considering i’m an English girl living in good old England. So no..

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes and still am, I’d love to become a beauty therapist.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I have been, especially if i’ve been on the train/car and i’m attempting to put in mascra. I always seem to get the bump in the track/road....

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
People who go OTT on bronzer. We all like a bit of the goddess look, but sometimes you need to switch the light or before you start applying. You need to know when to stop!

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Hmmmmm i’d have to say a bit of both. I’m having greys moment at the mo, I love MAC's Copperplate.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
I’d have to say I love Lauren Conard, she always looks natural and glowing. Hate her !!!!

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Foundation, as long as the flaws were covered I’d feel more confident.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes I have left the house without makeup. There is usually a reason....like I’m ill, or I’m in a rush to do something and I just don’t have the time.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
When I’ve been on holiday I rarely wear makeup, I mean what is the point it’ll just sweat off! But when I’ve had a nice tan and not had to put on any makeup sometimes I think I’ve looked hot !!!;-)

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I’d have to say I am a MAC obsessed person, but I’d have to put a mention in for Barry M and Collection 2000 and Nars.

-What do you think of Makeup?
I think makeup is a creative and beautiful thing

~ Ang xoxo
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