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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My Little Beauty

My favourite time of the month is when i receive My Little Box, a french beauty box with a mixture of lifestyle and beauty products to keep you occupied all month. What i’ve really been impressed with in these boxes, is their own beauty range ‘My Little Beauty’. I’ve received micellar water, conditioner and even a beautiful shade of red/pink lipstick. I’m excited to see what other products they introduce me too! They come in the cutest packaging and are a great size for taking on holiday or occupying the corner of your bathroom.

My little beauty body scrub

This body scrub was in the most recent box. It’s a lovely aquamarine colour and smells amazing. Unfortunately, at the moment i have a skin rash so i haven’t tried this all over but i’ve tried it on my hands – it is a little on the harsh side but i’m not sure whether this is because my skin is very sensitive at the moment. Even so, this scrub will exfoliate your skin like nothing before and will leave you feeling like you’re at the beach, with it’s summer smell.

my little beauty conditioner

Oooo, i love a good conditioner and I’m loving this at the moment. It’s such a soft conditioner and it smells amazing! You can use it as a hair mask or just use it as normal on the mid lengths to ends of your hair. Either way, this leaves my hair soft and bouncy and does not leave any greasy residue, which is always a bonus!

my little beauty face tint

Who doesn’t love a good face tint in summer. This is a pink/peachy face tint which seems scary at first but it acts like a highlighter, giving a glow to your face. It might not cover imperfections or blemishes however it can be used all over, followed by some concealer for a light weight summer beach glow. This is going to become my go to face tint for the summer. Don’t worry if it goes on really pink, when its blended in, it fits in nicely – even if you’re super pale, like me.

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These two beauties are a great staple to have. Micellar water, to remove make up, dirt and oil and a face mist with vitamin E to refresh your skin. On days when i’m not wearing make up, Micellar water is great in the morning to remove any dirt and oil from overnight and then a blast of the face mist gives my skin a treat and a break from wearing make up.

I love love love the my little beauty products and i’m so happy they include one in each box. I can’t wait to see what i receive next month!

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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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Prairie Charms Subscription Box

The other day i received the best thing in the mail that i have in a while. I’m used to my usual subscription boxes – My Little Box & GlossyBox but when i subscribed to Prairie Charms, i wasn’t quite sure what i would receive.

Prairie Charms is all about pretty. Pretty jewellery, pretty hair accessories, pretty much pretty everything. I subscribed as one of their bloggers to review the box and i was excited to see what it was like. Low and behold i was not surprised!

I purchased some products off their website not so long ago and i haven’t stopped wearing my yellow headband so i wanted to see if i could fall in love with their other products like this.

It was overflowing with beautiful pieces. I received gorgeous hair ties and hair bands. The cutest bracelets and necklace. Adorable Paper straws, gourmet popcorn and popcorn bags to enjoy it from. Super Pretty Hair Clips and Nail Stickers. I was blown away.

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I am so impressed with this as it’s not your usual beauty subscription box and i honestly love everything in the box. It’s perfect for spring/summer with all the floral patterns and they chose things which they thought i would love and colours i like. They did a damn good job!

Have a look at my other Prairie Charms purchases or visit their website to have a look at what they have to offer. They are always super excited to meet new Prairie Charms lovers so head over to twitter and say hi – @Prairie_Charms !

Do you love this as much as i do?

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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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Prairie charms headband

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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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