Thursday, 12 October 2017

XTAVA review and giveaway...

 
I have said it before and I will say it again... I am someone who simply could not live without her straighteners. I am among the popularity of women with pretty frizzy hair naturally, therefore I defo need to use some hair tools to give my hair some style and shine.
 
I was super excited to be given the opportunity to test out a pair of the 'XTAVA' pro satin flat irons to see how well it worked on my frizzy thick hair and was presently surprised on the results....
 
Make sure you read right to the end to find out how you can enter a giveaway to win your own pair of Xtava straighteners...
 


Firstly, the presentation and packaging of these straighteners cannot be faulted. The design is modern, yet unique and the straighteners come packaged in a magnetic presentation box and also a storage bag, perfect for travelling. The flat irons feel sturdy and good quality and I think I will get a lot of good use out of these and will have no problems with them!



I always use wide straighteners as I have such thick long hair, so the size of these straighteners suited me perfectly, ensuring my hair was left looking straight and healthy in much shorter time than a regular set of flat irons would achieve. I also need a high temperature to keep my hair from going dry and frizzy, so the 230degree setting does my hair perfectly (although the range of temperatures are great for any hair type). They are simple to use, with very simple controls (basically and on/off and temperature control, perfect for those looking for something simple and effective).
 
The straighteners also feature an infrared system, that help heat your hair, all while causing less damage and ensuring your hair stays straighter for longer... perfect for me who can get kinks in her hair throughout the day.



Having tried and tested many different straighteners over the years, I do know what brands I like and which ones I don't, however these really have impressed me and have taken over as my first choice of flat iron. They are simple to use and look elegant and sleek, all while performing extremely well.
 
I would for sure recommend these for any type of hair, however going from my own experience would work extremely well for people similar to myself, wit thicker, longer hair. The wide plates and infrared technology are great for keeping the hair styled and healthy at the same time.





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Monday, 9 October 2017

The importance of dry shampoo

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If their is one hair essential I will never be able to live without, it is a good bottle of dry shampoo. Although my hair isn't oily as such, I definitely need a little help to make my hair look its best between washes. Dry shampoo is perfect to make my hair look fresh and clean, without causing damage that comes with washing your hair too often.
 
So many people are put off dry shampoo for a variety of reasons, many of which I have overcome over the past few years. Many of these problems are down to how the dry shampoo is used in the hair, as wrong application can leave the hair with too much product, therefore leaving it tacky and powdery to look at.
 
Reviews.com have allowed me to share their perfect 'how to' guide to ensure you apply dry shampoo the best way. This will help you get the best results from your bottle of dry shampoo!
 
 
Reviews.com have also researched over 50 bottles of dry shampoo, ranging from budget to mluxury and narrowed it down to the top 5, great if you are trying to figure out what dry shampoo you should try! Check out the guide here:
 
 
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Many people don't understand how dry shampoo can actually be good for you. Over washing the hair can cause your hair to become dry and increase the chances of dandruff and other scalp conditions. Washing the hair of course cleans the hair, however if done to regularly, strips the hair of all its natural oils and vitamins. This can cause the hair to become weak and damaged over time and reduce shine and elasticity.
 
By using a dry shampoo that works for you, the chance of damage is reduced and your hair will last much longer between washes, increasing your hairs health and shine. Thanks to my dry shampoo, I can go a few days in a row without having to wash my hair, and I love how good my hair looks and feels.
 
Dry shampoo can also be a blessing for those you suffer from thin or flat hair, as the texture of the product help give the hair some hold. I often use a small amount in the roots to reduce the oil, but also increase volume....
 
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Dry shampoo really does have so many advantages for your hair. A lot of people can see it as adding a build up of product on your head. However with the right dry shampoo, it is easier than ever to keep your hair clean and looking great, without having to get wet in the shower every day!
 
Ensure you check out the link above to read Reviews.com amazing guide. No matter if you are a dry shampoo connoisseur or just trying it out for the first time... it is great for discovering some of the best dry shampoos out on the market!
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

My new autumn/winter bag....

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I still can't believe we are into October and I have begun to buy some key Autumn Winter pieces to last me throughout the seasons. That includes chunky knits, warm boots and wool coats being purchased, as well as some accessories... one of which has already began to play a key role in my wardrobe.
 
As many of you will already know, Boutique of Molly is a company I regularly work with, and they once again asked if I would like to purchase one of their super cute bags... of course I couldn't say no!
 
 
The bag that I chose to purchase was their 'Geneva' bag, which is this gorgeous small over shoulder bag, with a buckle detail and features a gold chain strap. It also features black and red detailing on the front and continuing through to the back. The lining inside is gorgeous too, basic, but a beautiful burgundy red colour, making it ideal for Autumn.
 
 
It is a small bag, which I prefer as I have a habit of carrying way to much stuff around with me. The bag itself is well made, and will certainly last me the Autumn Winter season here in Scotland, possibly even longer depending on how often I use it! The colour suits everyone and every outfit making it extremely wearable, in the pictures I pared it with this blue cardigan from Matalan, and grey jeans from New Look.
 
If you don't mind me saying I think it looks great!
 
 
This is a great grab and go bag. It fits all my essentials nicely and looks stylish with any outfit, smart or casual. For £30, I think it is pretty expected for a bag of this style and size... the only issue I have is the length of wear I will get as I know I will use it so often and I am unsure how the quality of the bag will hold up.... however I am willing to find out how I get on!
 
 
 
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I really do love Boutique of Molly and have now got many of their products in my ever growing wardrobe. This bag has been a welcome addition to my collection, perfect for Autumn/Winter and for a variety of styles and looks. If you are interested in buying this bag, make sure to visit:
 
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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Mallorca in pictures....


I have been spending the last week sunning myself in Mallorca and can't believe how quick the week went. As per usual, I took plenty of photos for you all of my trip.... I just can't resist a good travel photo!
Thursday, 14 September 2017

5 'must dos' in glasgow...

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Technically, I don't actually live in Glasgow, I am about 15 minutes out, however it is certainly somewhere I visit a lot. I spend so much of my free time in the City of Glasgow and over the years have came up with a bucket list of things, whether you have lived here all your life, or visiting whilst on your travels, that you must do while you are exploring the city. Glasgow certainly is one of a kind, so make sure you complete these 5 things to ensure you made the most of your trip round Glasgow...

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