Saturday, 27 September 2014

Bumble & Bumble

Usually I'm not one for hair products as my mane usually does what it's told but lately I wanted to try something new. I picked up these two products recently and at first wasn't that impressed but after ignoring the instructions on the back and doing my own thing, I've gotten into a little hair groove. The first product is the BB Texture cream. It's quite a gritty cream which you are meant to apply to damp hair but this just didn't work for me, so after drying and curling my hair I added a pea sized amount of this to my fingers and rubbed and scrunched it in. It gave me the perfect messy, gritty, matte look to the hair, definitely worth looking at if you don't get on with the beach hair sprays. I'd say it would work well on air dried hair also to give it a bit of a shape.

The styling cream is a different ballgame altogether. Basically it's meant to make your hair do whatever you want be it add volume, slick it back, or curl the way you want. I added a small amount to damp hair and then blow dried  it normally using a large round brush to give it height and volume and it did just that. It's definitely a straight forward easy to use hair product that I'm loving to give my hair a more done feel. I bought the mini travel sizes and I think this is a good idea to try the products first instead if investing in the regular sizes as some of the prices can be a bit steep. 

Bumble and Bumble is available in hair salons and in Boots. Any other products from the Bumble range I need?

C x

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Glow on, glow on, glow on.

Yes I know ANOTHER glow product post, what can I say, I'm a sucker for em. I haven't used a primer in a while and decided I needed one to stop my makeup sliding off my face when I'm away. The L'oreal Lumi Magique Primer has been around for a while now but I just kept ignoring it as I thought I didn't need another glowy product, silly me, but then I saw that Claire from Beauty & Le Chic rated it and well that girl is all about the glow.
Lumi Magique is a primer that basically wants to give you that lit from within look as well as keeping your slap firmly in place. It has a really nice creamy consistency and gave a lovely glow to the face. Not as much as I would have liked, but it definitely livened things up. I think it's pretty much a dupe for Mac's Strobe Cream which I'm a huge fan of. It doesn't do the best job ever on the glowy side but it did keep things put for a lot longer and for the price range it's a handy number to have in your everyday face makeup bag. 

Lumi Magique Primer €15.29 Boots

Now onto the offering from Benefit. Benefit are pretty famous for their Moon Beam and Sun Beam highlighters. I have used Moon Beam before and do still but it's the cooler shade of the two so in the summer/autumn months sun beam will really give you that warm, tanned glow. I love it. I mean just look at the bottle. I know packaging isn't the most important thing, but to me, it draws me in. The bottle has a brush and is kind of like a thick nail polish. I use this sparingly. I either mix it in with my foundation, or lightly dab it on to my cheek bones and cupids bow after applying foundation. This stuff is really gorgeous and gives a warm golden glow to the skin without looking like a disco ball. I'm sold.

Benefit Sun Beam €27.50 Boots

C x

Monday, 22 September 2014

Travel chic

I don't usually do fashion related posts but thought I'd mix it up a little. When I'm travelling I like to be casual and comfy and so this jumper and jeans paired with a few accessories pulled the look together.

C x

1. Boots New Look
2.Jeans River Island
3.Jumper Penneys
4.Bag H&M
5. Shades RayBan
7.Watch Michael Kors