Kérastase: Keratine Thermique

Kérastase Keratine Thermique is a smoothing, taming milk which you run through your damp hair and leave in to protect while blowdrying. I received this product in one of my previous Glossybox’s but never got around to really using it at the time. Mainly because i wasn’t 100% sure what it was meant to be used for and apparently, googling is too much effort for me!

When i eventually decided to read the tube and realise that it actually sounded great, it became something i used regularly to help with the constant blow drying of my hair.

What does it do?

This protects your hair while blowdrying, smooths frizz and adds shine all at the same time. It even helps when you’re letting your hair dry naturally. The back of the tube also states it includes a heat protection but i’m not sure it’s protection against high heat such as straighteners, more like regular blow drying.

p.s it also smells amazing.

I’ve been using this for the past few weeks, but not after every wash. When i do use it however, it does seem to make a bit of a difference and my hair is smoother! You can purchase this for around £15.00 here, but i’m not sure i would purchase it again at that price. If it was on sale, i’d go to town but i think there are a lot of other products out there for less money which do pretty much the same.

Is there anything you use, which is cheaper but just as good that you swear by?

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Goodbye Glossybox

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I started my Glossybox journey in February 2014. It was new to me and receiving a box each month for a set price with products i could try and fall in love with that i had never heard of before.

It started out great – new and amazing mascaras, eyeliners, body lotion. Every month i was excited to see what this month’s box brought. Then, slowly, the products stopped being relevant to me. I was hardly using any of the products in the box. Maybe i’d try it out but then i would stay in the box and a few months later, i would have a pile of boxes holding products i had never used and never had the intention of using.

Then i had a clear out. I worked out how much money i would have saved if i hadn’t opted into Glossybox compared to how many of the products i actually used. Then i started thinking what else i could have bought that i would definitely have used with that money. Oh the pain.

So that’s it. I cancelled it. June will be my last box and i’m hoping it’s a good one. I’m still signed up to My Little Box, as i think it has a variety of lifestyle and beauty products which just get better each month. I love it! I think now though i will save the money and buy myself a treat each month that i know i will enjoy!

What about you? Have you found these beauty boxes are amazing or not so much?

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Jord: Stunning Wood Watches

Jord is a swedish word which means earth, soil and land and looking at the watches they make, i can see where they are coming from. They make their watched from natural wood and love partnering with bloggers to spread the word about being green and helping manufacturers and consumers to reduce the harm to our environment.

Jord creates beautiful and wearable wooden watches. I was lucky enough to try the Fieldcrest Maple watch and i have to say, i don’t think i’ll ever love a watch as much as i love this one. It’s lightweight, durable and the pale colour of the wood will go with pretty much any outfit. I’ve received so many compliments on this watch and i’ve only worn it once!

The design is absolutely stunning. The clasp hides away behind the wooden strap and there is a carving on the back of the watch face with the Jord logo and where it was made. Simple and elegant. They measured it to my wrist and i can not fault their service. MyMy

It came beautifully presented and packaged in a wooden box with the logo crafted into it. I slid the top of the box off to reveal this little beauty sitting on a cushion – the height of sophistication.

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I am totally in love with this watch. It goes with everything and is perfect for any outfit and any occasion. It’s my new favourite accessory!

Head over to their website and have a browse at the stunning variety of watches they have. They are perfect for gifts for people or even just to treat yourself too.

Do you love their watches too? Would you consider buying one?

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*This watch was gifted to me.

Make Up Counters: My Experience

Guys. I have a problem. I HATE HATE HATE shopping in stores for foundation. Why? Because when the make up counter girls approach me, i never have a good experience and this saddens me.

I first went to Illamasqua to get matched to a foundation. I put my trust in a girl who told me she would find me the right shade for me. I was willing to spend a lot in order to find that perfect foundation that i could not get enough of. Firstly, i was doused (its the only way i can describe it!) in an orangey foundation. When she showed me my face, it wasn’t blended and i looked like i’d smeared make up on my face. I told her it was too dark and she took it off and tried a new shade. The shade was nice, but not perfect. I figured it was the way she’d applied it and bought it anyway but before i left she told me she’d ‘set’ the foundation. I trusted her, i mean who was i to know how my face would turn out?

So i make my way home. People are looking at me funny. It was only when i got home i realised she’d covered me in a bright white powder which just sat on my face. I looked like i’d been playing with chalk. I was so disappointed.

This was a while ago so today, i wandered into my nearest Debenhams and pondered around the MAC make up, completely oblivious as i’d never had any MAC make up before. A lovely women approached me and i decided to trust her. She took me off to try on some foundation. The shade was great but when she applied it, she painted it onto my skin but didn’t blend. It sat on my skin looking like someone had painted it on and got bored halfway through. You could literally see the strokes.

Now, i know i’m not an expert but surely the foundation should be blended to ensure it suits your skin tone and sits well.

Has anyone else had this or is it just me?

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Prairie Charms & The Make A Wish Foundation

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I was recently contacted by the lovely people at Prairie Charms about their current collaboration with The Make A Wish Foundation. For every order they receive, they are donating 25% towards the Make A Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children and young people who are suffering from life-threatening conditions. Reading this & browsing their site i had to get involved.

I purchased a Blue Hair Bow and Some Purple Heart Nail Stickers. They provided me with 25% off and i felt an overwhelming sense of good. I had not only bought some amazingly cute accessories but i had also helped a good cause while doing so.

Prairie Charms also offered to send 2 free gifts with my offer of which i received a beautiful yellow hair band and two hair ties which are bright and bold and can also be used as bracelets without looking like wearing bobbles on your wrist.

Prairie Charms appealed to me as they are a make everything by hand and also 10% of all profits go towards the Great Ormond Street Hospital.  In addition, if you can’t find a product you like, they will make a custom one especially for you.

Take a look at what amazingly beautiful products came through my door – the packaging is adorable as well!

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I’m so excited to use these and show them off. I’ve already made good use out of the hair ties, they are a great accessory!

Prairie Charms are looking to branch out to bloggers and the public so if you want to get involved go browse their website here. You can also find them on twitter here. Follow them for regular updates about their upcoming offers!

Have you shopped at Prairie Charms yet? If not, go now!

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