Sunday, 27 October 2013

Beauty Bite: Lush's 'No Drought' Dry Shampoo

I hate to say it, but I've discovered a new love for the shop Lush.
Seems like I'm going to be spending a lot more time in there from now on...(Bye bye money!)
BUT! Here's a product which I believe will SAVE you money! Don't believe me? Hear me out!
Now if you're like me and have extremely thick hair, washing it is a pain. Plus, my hair gets greasy extremely easy. Therefore you run to the nearest Superdrug, Boots or a shop that stocks a dry shampoo and buy Batiste like a maniac. Now I'm not saying that Batiste is bad, but I'm trying to open your eyes to possible alternatives! :)
I used to buy so much batiste it was unreal. You end up paying quite a bit for a product (that for a person like me with long hair) only really refreshes your hair for a maximum of 10 times. So I took a wander into the Lush shop to see what goodies I would discover and I was introduced to their 'No Drought' dry shampoo.
This cost me £6.75. You're probably sat gawping at your screen right now thinking that this isn't a bargain, well let me explain! This product will probably last you a year if you use it on a regular basis. So therefore, you're actually saving yourself a lot of money! (Think of how many Batiste cans you would use in that time)
Also, you have to admit, the play on words that Lush use are brilliant.
This product is a powder, sort of like the consistency of talcum powder. It's shaped in your average plastic bottle with a nozzle to pour out the powder. The only downfall is that this product is difficult to get out of the bottle. I sometimes pour it straight onto the part of my hair that needs refreshing or I pour it into my hand then apply to my hair.


 As the bottle says, it contains grapefruit which gives it an AMAZING citrus smell and as the lady told me in the Lush store, it actually is a great ingredient in absorbing up excess oil. Once you've applied this, the smell lingers and keeps your hair smelling wonderful throughout the day.

Lush is a brilliant company to purchase from as they do not test on animals, everything is made with an environmentally conscious thought. Any packaging that can be removed and the product stays the same, Lush do not add it. Unnecessary packaging is removed! Also, as the bottle says, it's made from 100% recycled plastic and it is recyclable. They try to use natural ingredients and if there is a synthetic ingredient that needs to be used, they make sure it's a safe synthetic to use.
This product is better than many aerosol dry shampoos as it's better for the environment, in the long run it saves you money, it smells nicer than th majority of other dry shampoos, it lasts longer and it doesn't leave to much of a white/grey splodge in your hair.
Give this beauty a go!
It's completely worth it and I'm surprised that this product hasn't been raved about enough!
I love it!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Beauty Bite: Collection's Deluxe Lipstick in '04 Speakeasy'

So sorry for the delay in posting, I'm now fully moved into my uni accommodation and have been here for about a month! I can now get back into my beauty blogging. So today I bring you Collection's  new Deluxe Lipstick in '04 Speakeasy'. This is an adorable barbie pink colour! I loved this colour out of all the shades available (I believe there's about 5 shades?) They were on offer for £2.99 as an introduction price so I just had to jump at the chance!
 For a starter, I'm a sucker for cute packaging, so this was an easy buy for me. This packaging is quite different from any of Collection's products, so different that I thought that the lipsticks had accidentally been put in the wrong stands! But I absoloutely love it!
But, I'm not overly impressed with this lipstick, I may have possibly had too high of an expectation for it. I found it hard to apply (As you can see in the photo haha) I could not get it to get a decent outline, it seemed to tug at my lips as I applied it, it clung to the skin on my lips even though they were moisturised. It kept smudging and I really didn't like the smell of it.
However, I did like the colour and the thickness of the lipstick. The packaging again was a big bonus and the amount of lipstick you get is quite generous!

This is a slight disappointment for me, but overall an okay lipstick. I will continue to use it but it is not a favourite.
Possibly worth a go?
Let me know what you think!