Tuesday, 29 July 2014

NOTD: Orly Color Blast in 'Flamingo'

Hello you lovely bunch. It feels like it's been a lifetime since I did any FOTD or NOTD posts and it's about time I got my act together! Recently I was sent a few colours from the new ORLY Color Blast collection and I immediately gravitated towards the pink with holographic glitter (obviously) called 'Flamingo'.

Without hesitation I whipped off the polish I was wearing (Essie 'Fiji') and applied it. Below are photos taken both with flash and ~so excited about this~ a little video of the polish to show the colour and glitter.

Application wise the polish is quite thin so easy to apply and move around to get the glitter placed correctly. It dries quickly once on the nail but you don't need to work particularly quickly with it. Pictured on my nails I have two coats of the polish but it's worth mentioning I put a skin coloured polish on first to make sure the colour was even.

This colour is totally me and I love it! I used a gel base and top coat cured under an LED lamp when I applied it so I'm expecting it to last about two weeks. The fab thing is I doubt I'll get bored of it in that time because it's pink and sparkly, my favourite!

Thanks for reading! xo

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My current favourite Shampoo and Conditioner ♥

Bonjour bloggeroonies! Hope everyone is well. I felt like I had to share my most recent hair find because they are next. level. bargains!

At the moment I'm trying to save a bit of money, just because it feels good and I always feel guilty frittering money away on luxurious and expensive things when there are people with much less than me. I guess it's about appreciating what you have and trying to find cheaper alternatives to your favourite things...

Recently I was just having a mooch around B&M (if you're not from the UK it's a cheaper store where you can pick up some incredible deals) and I spotted these on the shelf:

At 99p a bottle I couldn't resist popping them into my basket. After all, if they weren't great I could have them as emergency back-ups in the event I ran out of shampoo and conditioner. The bottles are 300ml each which is huge for the price and the packaging looks really good. Eager to give them a go, I tried them at my boyfriend's house as soon as I got home.

I was completely blown away by the quality of them both, they smell great, the shampoo lathered up easily in my hair and rinsed out smoothly, my hair didn't feel dry or knotty and I felt like it was really quick to get all of the suds out. The conditioner was just thick enough, just creamy enough, and a little bit went a long way so I didn't feel like I was over conditioning. This also rinsed out quickly and smoothly and my hair felt incredible. When I blow dried it, it was smooth, shiny and manageable, getting my Tangle Teezer through it was easier than normal and my boyfriend even commented on how nice my hair smelt. Another huge bonus was that I didn't need to section my hair into 4 different sections, I just quickly swiped my straighteners over the most unruly bits and left the rest natural.

At 99p these are an unmissable treat. Next time I'm near or in B&M I'm going to buy two or three bottles of each because I don't want to risk not being able to get them in the future. Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner?