Monday, 20 February 2012

Review - Primark Velcro Rollers

I have unbelievably flat hair and up until recently it never really bothered me. 
Now though all I want is volume! 
I blogged the other week about some velcro rollers that I picked up in Primark (find it here) and wanted to review them for you.
First I'm going to show you how I used them and then I will tell you what I think of them!

I started off with wet hair and then towel dried it and put some OSIS+ Body Me in it to get a little extra volume. I then turned my head upside down and blasted it till it was about 90% dry and looked like this!

I then applied my rollers, 2 on top, 3 each side and 2 at the back. I haven't ever used velcro rollers before so this took me quite a bit of time. Once I got the hang of it though I was fine!

After the rollers were in I pottered about the house till my hair had dried completely. Then I carefully took each roller out and applied some hairspray for a bit of hold.

Here is the finished look!

I was so pleased with how my hair ended up.

They really made the layers in my hair stand out and gave it lots of movement and volume!

After I got the hang of using these they were so easy to put in. I think my problem was that I was trying to wrap too much hair around the rollers. 

I was a little worried that they might not hold in my hair very well as they were cheap but I had no problems at all with them holding my hair. Once they were in they felt very secure and didn't budge as I tidied up the house.

I had no problems when I was taking them out. They didn't pull my hair and they came out very easily.

They come in packs of 8 and I bought 2 packs but I think I might pick up another couple so that I can do all my hair with them.

I am so pleased with these! 
For the price I think they are brilliant and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for some velcro rollers! 

Monday, 13 February 2012

NOTD - Eyeko Nude and Chi Chi

I have worn these two polishes together before (HERE) but this time I thought I would do a different look with them.

The last time I applied the Nude polish it wasn't too big a deal that it was a little opaque as I was applying Chi Chi over the top of it so you wouldn't be able to notice it. This time though it was a nightmare to apply! It took about 5 coats to get it to look like this and you can still see through it slightly.

 I do really like these two polishes together but the opaqueness of the nude polish just puts me off using it again.

One good thing about these polishes though is that they haven't chipped at all, which is really rare for me!

Both of these polishes have now been discontinued by Eyeko but there are hundreds of similar polishes out there if you want to give this a go! 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Denman D3 Kiss Brush

For Valentine's Day this year Denman's famous D3 classic styling brush has been given a bit of a make over and now comes covered in some luscious lips!

It is available in 3 colours -black with red lips (which I have), pink with silver lips and red with black lips.

It comes with the same anti-static rubber pad as the original which is great for my hair right now. These cold temperatures and constantly having the heating on has made my hair ridiculously frizzy and full of static so rather than add to the problem with my other brushes I have been reaching for this!

It is extremely comfortable to use and glides through any tangles I have in my hair with no problems.

I can be a bit funny sometimes when it comes to doing my hair. I hate it if I put my hair up in a ponytail and there are bumps in it but with this there were no problems. 

I have never used any Denman brushes before but after trying this one out I will definitely be trying out some more! I really like the look of the Squargonomics Square Ceramic Barrel Bristle brush, it looks like it might help in my quest for some volume! 

The D3 Kiss Brushes are limited addition so if you want one make sure you get in there quick!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Primark Haul

I was in Primark the other day, as my boyfriend needed some new work jeans, and I thought I would have a wee look round while I was there. 
There are so many nice things in there right now! I could have spent a fortune. If only I had the money!
Instead I got a couple of thing that I thought I would share with you today!

I love having a big bag but this means that it turns into a big of a black hole. Once things go into it I can never find them again and spend ages rummaging around for what I am looking for, so when I saw this handbag organiser I knew I had to try it out. It will hopefully make my life a little easier when I am trying to find something in my bag and it might allow me to change the bag that I am using more easily and often! This cost me £3.
I also picked up Coca Cola and Sprite lip smaker lip balms. I have fallen in love with these drinks flavoured ones recently. I only tried them just before Christmas but since then I have picked up every one that they do! They are so moisturising and I love the flavours they come in.

In my hunt for volume I have been wanting a set of velcro rollers but I just can't afford them at the minute but when browsing the hair bands and baubles I noticed these little beauties! £1.50 for 8 rollers? Yes please! I picked up 2 packets of these and I can't wait to try them out!

I also got this gorgeous purple ring for £2. I actually already have this ring as my boyfriends mum got me it for Christmas but it's too wee so I'll never be able to wear it. So when I saw it in Primark the other day I picked one up in a bigger size as I love it and was gutted when I couldn't wear it.

My favourite thing I got has to be the rollers and I can't wait to try them out! 

Have you got any bargains recently?

Monday, 6 February 2012

OPI Save Me & Metallic 4 Life and Buyapowa

Look what the postman brought!! 

Recently BuyaPowa had Save Me and Metallic 4 Life from OPI's new Nicki Minaj collection on their site for as little as £12 + £1.50. 
I have been wanting to try more OPI polishes so when I saw this deal I snapped it up!  

My favourite out of the two is Save Me as I love the holographic bar glitter that is in it. It was a lot more opaque than I thought it would be. The pictures above are two coats of each polish. I think I would need 3 coats to make Save Me completely opaque but I think that is pretty impressive for a glitter polish as most can be quite watery. These both needed a top coat over them as the glitter in them is very grainy and makes my nails feel really rough.

These arrived really quickly, only taking a day to arrive after they had been dispatched and were extremely well packaged. One thing I did notice was that the postage mark on the box stated that the postage had actually been more than the £1.50 I had paid!
I have seen quite a lot of bloggers who have been using  Buyapowa recently and I am really impressed with the site. 
What with the great items, cheap postage and fast delivery, I will definitely be using them again!  

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Project Bathroom Update!

Do you ever find that you reach a point when you never seem to finish up products? Well that's what is happening to me right now! My last Project Bathroom post was way back in October! 
I have managed to finish a few products recently though.

Pantene Colour & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner - I love this shampoo and conditioner! I started using these after trying out Pantene's Smooth and Sleek range (reviewed here). When I got my hair dyed I wanted something specifically for coloured hair so I thought I would try them out and I am so glad I did! Using them has really helped retain the colour in my hair and they really help with making my hair knot free! 
Would I repurchase? - I already have!

Pantene Colour Seal Concentrate -  I got this when I bought the shampoo and conditioner as I wanted to get a treatment for my hair to try hold the colour a little longer. I can't say I noticed a huge difference from when I used this to when I didn't but it did make my hair unbelievably soft!
Would I repurchase? - Probably not.

Superdrug Essential Toner - I picked this up in Superdrug as I was looking for a cheap toner to use. I can't remember how much this was and I have looked on the Superdrug website but I can't see it on it. Hopefully that means they've not stopped selling it! I have a feeling that it was around 99p though. I loved the smell of this toner, it reminded me of something and every time I used it I tried to remember what it was but I could never put my finger on it. As a toner, it did it's job, there were no complaints!
Would I repurchase? - Yes if they still do it! 

Naked Colour Sunflower and Cinnamon Protecting Shampoo - I hated this! I just couldn't get it to work with my hair. I like my bubbles too much! I had to use loads of it to get my hair feeling clean so it hardly lasted me and I hated the smell of it! 
Would I repurchase - No

Face Wipes - The top 2 packets of  wipes I only used for removing make up off the back of my hand. The bottom packet though I did use for taking off my make up. There's not much to say about them really though, they did their job and removed my make up! 
Would I repurchase? - I think it's safe to say wipes will always be in my cupboard! 

I also used up a shower gel but I can't for the life of me remember who it was by but it was a lovely shower gel and smelled amazing!

So that's all my products for now. Hopefully I will start seeing more empties soon! 

Send me your links if you are doing something similar! 

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