31 July 2011

Review: Lee Stafford Hot Shots

Took me ages to figure out what the little logo was, but its a bull dog!
He says ~ Lee Stafford Hot Shots 2 Minute Miracle Repair Kit is a self-heating conditioning treatment with Pro-Repair™ which gets to the root of the problem by targeting dry and damaged hair to leave it healthy and beautifully conditioned. This intensive treatment is designed especially for damaged hair, with the Pro-Repair™ complex of Soy, Amino Acids and a Replenishing active, strengthening, replenishing and restoring the integrity of the cuticle and optimising the moisture balance. Containing warming vanilla this shot stimulates and increases circulation due to its spicy ingredients. Lee Stafford products are not tested on animals.

I say ~ After using this I found my hair to feel silky. I don't know if it it 'replenished and replaced the integrity of the cuticle'. I know once you have a split stand of hair it is impossible for this to be repaired. 

The packaging is not practical, while it was easy to get the top off the plastic tube it is in is quite thick and so you can't squeeze all the product out.

For me I found it to be very warming and managed to get it on my shoulders and neck which was uncomfortable. Another time I managed to get it in my eyes which really wasn't much fun, so if you do try this BE CAREFUL!

Would I recommend it? Unless you have super dry hair I doubt I would. As soon as I washed my hair after using this the result left and so only really behaved as a conditioner which made my scalp feel hot.

Would I buy it again? No. Completely over priced and didn't have much effect on my hair. Nothing a normal conditioner wouldn't have done.

3 / 10

£7.19 - 45ml

30 July 2011

Nails: Aeroplane Carnage

Okay so this was a bit of fun. The idea suggested to me by my other half... far from feminine!

What do you think?

29 July 2011

Review: Soap and Glory - Hand Food

They say ~ Soap & Glory Hand Food™ Hand Cream is a super-silky gorgeously-scented non-greasy hydrating hand cream featuring fennel and lotus flower extracts, which leaves your hands super smooth.

I say ~ I got the 50ml tube which is useful for on the go. The claim that it is silky is true, it makes my hands feel smooth and silky. 

There is a definite strong scent to this hand cream, very floral, scent of Dior Miss Cherie and something else. Has a strong scent so if you do want to try it make sure you sniff it first!

It is a thicker cream and it claims to be non-greasy but it is when you first apply it but within a couple of minutes its sunk in and leaves your hands not greasy.

£2.35 - 50ml

26 July 2011

Review: Asda Matt Finish Moisturiser

They say ~ "Formulated to be part of a daily skin care regime to help maintain youthful looking skin with a shine free finish"

I say ~ At 25 I wouldn't imagine this is targeted at me. I like this because as the name suggests it leaves my skin matte. It is moisturising enough for the summer but perhaps not in winter. 

Using this on my face makes foundation apply easier as well as making the redness in my face a little less. I have no idea what it is in it though which does that.

25 July 2011

Swatch: OPI Go Goth

I wouldn't go as far to describe myself as 'goth' but I don't like labels. I am me, and my name can be my label.

The box got a bit beaten up in the post from America but the polishes were fine.

Quite like the cuff as well.

Unripened is a unique but you need to see it larger to see that. Green, shimmer, green glitter flecks

Nevermore is a nice blackened purple / blue shade. Nice but not unique.

Obscurity is a matte black polish

Sanguine is a pretty much standard deep, dark red shimmer sort of a shade.

22 July 2011

Nails: Red French

Eyeko - Vampira
Miss Sporty - Cherry

Review: Sleek - Storm Palette





Twelve neutral eye shadows, all well pigmented. 3 is slightly more beige than my skin tone and so it doesn't show up too well on me.

In this palette there are nine shimmer shadows (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)  and three mattes (3, 11, 12)

21 July 2011

Tutorial: Rubix Cube Nails

I was asked by my sister if I could do a rubix cube nail art;

You will need:
Nail art pens OR nail polish in the following colours
- red
- orange
- yellow
- green
- blue
- black
- White Nail Polish

Paint your nails white

Draw on a grid using the black

Dab on the green in to a couple of the squares

Then the yellow

The blue

Finally orange

Slap on a top coat and have a quick clean up of any mishaps and that's it finished!

Think it sort of it worked! The black lines could have been more uniform and the topcoat totally smudged it on the pinky finger. If I were to try again I would do a black background, much more me!

20 July 2011

Review: Superdrug - 2 in 1 Hand and Nail Cream

They say ~ 2 in 1 hand and nail cream has been specially formulated with Keratin and Pro-Vitamin B5 to moisturise and soften skin while strengthen nails.

I say ~ I have noticed that it leaves my hands feeling soft and not feeling that awful dry feeling.

I like the fact it comes in a squeezable tube as it makes it easy to squeeze out the exact amount you need and is hygienic. The tube is neon pink and has 75ml. The scent is vaguely floral but that doesn't linger on your hands.

Overall for 99p its worth it, this isn't one of those indulgent hand creams but its one of those basic ones which is cheap enough to use multiple times a day and you won't be feeling guilty at the price.


99p - 75ml

18 July 2011

Review: Tangle Teezer - Compact

I wasn't going to purchase this as well as the traditional tangle teezer, but I liked the original one that much that I needed one for my handbag!

The compact one is very similar to the original in terms of its functioning, de-tangling hair quickly without being damaging.

Main difference is the cap which clips in to the main brush. Its designed like that so to make sure the plastic bristles don't get damaged when you have it in your bag.


Another point to note is the size of it, it fits much better in the hand than the original. Above is the compact and below is the original

I bought the all black compact tangle teezer new from eBay for £10.50 and I would recommend it to people who brush their hair when out and about.

eBay Seller used: tangleteezerstore2

16 July 2011

Nails: Strawberries

Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside?

Thought I would get around to doing this nail because it looked fun and I wanted to wear something amusing for the weekend. So easy to do as well.

15 July 2011

Review: ELF - Cream Eyeliner - Coffee

They say ~ "Creates smooth lines that are defined and precise. Smudge-proof, budge-proof and water-resistant coverage for all day wear to combat against, sweat, tears and rain!"

This product does what it says in the tin, it is long lasting although with my eyes it does seem to transfer a little on to the upper lid. But if you set with a powder this doesn't seem to happen as quickly. A matte finish to this one. I also really like the little angle brush that comes with the eyeliner.

14 July 2011

Nails: Silver Moons

Stargazer Chrome and ELF Light Red

Nails: Holo Mauve

Barry M - Dusky Mauve and GOSH - Holographic

Nails: Chrome Shatter

Stargazer's Chrome with Barry M's Special Effects Black

12 July 2011

Nails: Buzz Off

Base: Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Stamping Plate: M79
Stamping Colour: White stamping polish
Bee: George - Buttercup / Black & White Nail Art Pen

11 July 2011

Review: ELF - Pressed Powder - Toffee

I did a review of the studio pressed powder and while I like it, I can't actually see any differences between the powders themselves. With the Studio powder you get 9g V's 5g, the studio one comes with a mirror and a little storage compartment for a sponge.

Got this one, which is the darkest in the range to use for a contour and it works for that. I have tried various contour products and they all seem to have glitter in them which doesn't make for a very natural look. Then it occurred to me to just use a darker than my own skin tone pressed powder.

Only complaint is the packaging, it doesn't close tight enough and so can't have it in your bag.