Saturday, 14 July 2012

Phillip Kingsley No Scent No Colour


If you've been reading my blog for a while then you'll have heard me ramble on about SLS free hair care quite a lot, it's something I'm really passionate about, and has really helped my hair to be in better condition.

I was really excited to try Phillip Kingsleys No Scent No Colour Shampoo and Conditioner and have been using it for the past month. No Scent No Colour are fragrance, SLS and Paraben free and are a great option for people who want luxurious hair care without unnessecery ingredients.

Like a lot of better quality SLS Free Shampoo's I have tried this one has a really thick texture , and when lathered up gives a really rich luxurious foam as opposed to anything stripping. I find it cleans the hair without leaving it bone dry, or tangled any is a great everyday shampoo. Getting used to it being fragrance free takes a while, but it's quite nice to have something that doesn't have an overpowering smell, that isn't going to compete with other bath products.

The conditioner again is great for every day use and has a light consistency that moistures well without weighing my hair down (I have very thick hair but it gets weighed down very easily)

After I have used both of these products my hair feels really clean, and nourished, and it hasn't irritated my very sensitive scalp. I don't find it combats (although it definitely doesnt make it worse) dandruff or flakiness, so if like me that is a problem you suffer with, I suggest using a targetted shampoo once a week (I like Metique's Tea Tree Shampoo).

You can find Phillip Kingsley Products here. The shampoo retails at £14.75, the conditioner £17.50

Disclosure: PR Sample

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Illamasqua Naked Strangers: Blushers in Naked Rose and Zygomatic


Illamasqua are a brand that I used to just go to for dramatic make up for nights out, but lately the quality of the products makes me gravitate to a lot of their products for day to day wear.

When I saw the Naked Strangers Collection the blushes really stood out to me, both look very wearable, and as with all the other products I have tried from them the textures are gorgeous. When ordering a few buts from their sale, I added these two Blushers to my basket to avoid paying shipping (why pay postage when you can buy more make up?) and am so happy I did!


Naked Rose is one of the matte powder blushers and looks like a neutral brown pink in the pan, but on the skin it is definitely more pink. It looks really natural on the skin, and really brings some life into my complexion with out shouting and screaming that I'm wearing blush. It's what I would describe as a Little Black Dress of the make up world, it looks great with anything, anytime of year. I doubt That it will leave my make up bag for a long time!

Zygomatic is one of Illamasqua's Cream Blusher, the formula of which I have already declared my love for (reviews here) and again in the pan it looks like a warm brown and nothing to spectacular. It has the same dewy finish as the other Illamasqua Cream Blushes I have tried and is a great alternative to a shimmery powder blush. Zygomatic is a nude apricot on my skin and again is great for everyday wear.

The packaging of both blushes is the typical Illamasqua pinched style, which I love, and is sturdy enough to be kept in a handbag.

Illamasqua are one of my favourite brands for blush, the quality well exceeds MAC in my opinion and the shade range is great.

Illamasqua Blushes retail at £16.50 andd can be found on counters and online here


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

FOTD feat Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation

My Illamasqua order arrived this morning, and as I hadn't put on any make up yet I had to use the Rich Liquid Foundation that I picked up in the sale! I haven't used a full coverage foundation since I had a falling out with Estée Lauder Double Wear (every time I wore it I got a big breakout on my jaw/chin) and was dubious as to whether or not I would like it after months of wearing just tinted moisturiser.

It gives really good coverage, and to me doesn't feel heavy. The best thing so far though, it smells like cake! I'll get a review up once I've used it a bit more.


Nars Primer SPF 30

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in 133

MAC Blot Powder

Fashionista Blush in Butterscotch


MAC Electric Eel & Wedge ( I can only apologise for the blending, or lack of was in a rush!)

Soap and Glory Pen Liner

No7 Fanomenal Lashes Mascara

MUA Eyeshadow in 19 (Brows)


Dainty Doll Storm in a Teacup


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Deal of the Week: Alpha H at QVC

Alpha H LIquid Gold Bargain QVC

Not a review but a quick heads up on a great deal! I ordered Alpha H’s  Ultimate Anti Ageing Kit from QVC for just £28.50 (+£3.95 postage) which is by no means cheap but for the products you getting it’s a pretty good deal! Liquid Gold is usually around the £30 mark on it’s own, so the Absolute Eye Complex is basically free!

I remember seeing the same kit on Salon Skincare for £40, and resisting but for £28.50 I had to cave and try it. First impressions of both products are great, I can see why Liquid Gold gets the hype it does, and the Absolute Eye Complex is a really nice eye serum/gel.

You can find the Alpha H Ultimate Anti Ageing Kit at QVC here

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Dainty Doll Storm in A Teacup

Dainty Doll Storm in a Tea Cup 2

As I have said many times, Dainty Doll is one of my favourite make up brands, particularly when it comes to cheeks and lips, so I was really excited to receive some products from their Summer Collection! Their Summer Collection contains everything you need to perfect your summer look, whether you like bright neons or a soft neutral look.

Dainty Doll Storm in a Tea Cup

The collection contains three beautiful nude lipsticks, and I was sent Storm in a Teacup to try. It is a soft pinky brown, and it doesn’t give me the dreaded ‘concealer lips’ effect. This is a great shade for pale girls that don’t have pale lips. My lips are quite dark and have a lot of mauve tones, so I need a nude that just warms them up, rather than blanking them out.

Like all the Dainty Doll Lipsticks I have tried this has a satin/matt finish, and lasts pretty well. This is one of my favourite lipstick formulas, they never slide around, and will stay where you put them, they are somewhere between a MAC Satin and Matt finish.


If you have pale to medium skin and can’t get beige nude shades like MAC Hue to work for you, this lipstick is definitely worth a look. For me it’s a nude that I don’t have to think about, I don’t have to worry that it’s washing me out, or that I need to crank up the eye make-up to make up for it. Just perfect!

Stay tuned for a FOTD including this lipstick, and some reviews on the cream blushers also released with this collection!

Dainty Doll can be found at Boots, where the lipsticks cost £12.50

Disclosure: PR Sample