Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Percy Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask

Drinking my green tea and waiting for my hair to receive another immense pampering from my newest hair mask, figured I should share with you its greatness! This being the Percy Reed 'Totally TLC Hydrating Mask' which I picked up yesterday after getting a blow dry (oh so glam!) before my plush work do =)

It cost £20 for 175ml which is slightly pricey for a salon brand however I have to say I really felt like it has worked its magic on my dry and brittle hair after all the curling/straightening/curling/straightening I've put my hair through lately.

My hair felt super soft and shiny, a drastic change to how it felt after shampooing, where it was dry and extremely 'hay' like! It's only my second time using this and I am already falling in love. Definitely comparable to one of my all time favourite masks by Red Ken, the 'All Soft Heavy Cream' which is made for brittle hair like mine.

Thanks for reading xoxo

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

Hey y'all! Since I last blogged, I have finally got my hands on my latest technology baby....the iPhone 5! Finally feel within the 21st century! I loved my 3GS, but it just became over-clogged and sooo slow. Yes am way too excited about it ;)

Anyways, back to today's blog...thought I would share with you one of my fave clay masks:

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

I've been addicted to this mask for years and love the fact that it is sooo affordable at £10.20 (currently on 3 for 2 at Boots) and does such a great job in cleansing and detoxifying your skin. I love the feeling when the mask warms up for a few seconds when you apply it to your face and it works great for combination/oily skin types.

Even though the consistency is fairly thick, I tend to slather lots of it onto my face so I genuinely look like a 'Shrek' and always end up leaving it on for more than 5 minutes! This clay mask does not tighten over your skin and 'pull' like a lot of other clay masks and it really does what it claims on the tin. The charcoal and kaolin clay works amazingly well in cleansing and drawing out the impurities, leaving behind a radiant glow.

My face felt baby smooth and pores were visibly reduced the next morning. I've stocked up on this as it's currently on promo however if you have not tried this, I would really recommend it!

Thanks for reading, see you soon! xoxo

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Betty Boop brings you 'Lancome Hypnose Star' Mascara

Hey y'all! Spoilt myself at the weekend and picked up this lovely mascara! The new Lancome Hypnose Star mascara inspired by 1930's glamour and curls.  The mascara promises to give us 'show-stopping' eyes and old school glamour 'wow with it's black diamond colour.

I don't usually purchase many expensive mascaras as I go by the 3 month rule where I chuck out my mascaras after that time to refrain bacteria from brewing. Therefore to spend £20 plus on a mascara is quite extravagant for me. However the Hypnose range is one of the only ones that I have a guilty-pleasure for, therefore when this new one came out I just couldn't resist!

What I love about it is that it comes with a dual-sided brush which is flat on one side, perfect for piling on the volume onto the root of your lashes, and a curved side to create glamorous curls.

For me, the most important thing in a mascara is to create length (as for oriental girls we barely have lashes hence the falsies!) however I also need to have some volume - this brush is perfect and saves me using 2 or 3 mascaras on top of each other!! LOVE!

I can definitely see why people purchase pricey mascaras though - there is barely any fall-out and it feels so much more luxurious and long lasting compared to my general drug store mascara - no more panda eyes! I think I have been converted ;) and who better to lead the party than the extremely glamorous Betty Boop?

Mmwah mmwah xoxo

Monday, 8 October 2012

Laser Hair Removal Experience


Girls have so many issues don't they? Is it just that we are perfectionists or just plain vain?! Well, me like many other girlies out there I am sure hates any sort of fluff on the body....and go to all means to rid this unsightly 'fluff'!

Like any girl, I have used all the methods out there, while none are long-term some have been pretty effective I guess. Shaving, waxing, plucking, epilation  blah blah blah.....however none are as effective and long lasting as I could wish for. Until that is I discovered.....laser hair removal!

Laser hair removal is proven to permanently 'reduce' hair - even though pricey it seems to be the most effective and fast method.

Some facts...
  • Laser hair removal is a rapid yet gentle way to remove unwanted hair
  • Unlike electrolysis, laser does not touch the skin, therefore the least painful way to treat unwanted hair
  • It uses a light that focuses on the epidermis of the skin and targets unwanted hair. The pigment in the hair absorbs this light and is destroyed thus it is instantly removed and any further growth is reduced. 
  • Targeting the pigmentation, it works best on darker hair  and lighter skin, however many clinics nowadays are able to treat all hair and skin types.
  •  Even though it sounds painful, it is no more than an elastic band flicked lightly onto the skin! 
  • Our hair grows in different phases and laser can only effectively treat active hair follicles. 
  • You will usually require a course of 4-8 treatments to see the full results.
  • Great way of treating ingrown hairs
Remember, it permanently 'reduces' unwanted hair so don't expect to be fluff free forever! Top-ups will be needed to maintain the area once you have had the full course of treatments.

 My personal experience, I can honestly say I was really scared for my first treatment where I got my underarms did ;) (yes vain like lots of girls out there haha!) however the pain was bearable and nothing more than being 'pinged' by an elastic band (quite a few times...)

However the results are astonishing. After my course of 6-8 treatments, the hair just did not grow back and only now (which is a couple years down the line) am I noticing minute regrowth! I loved the results and am determined to go back for more =) It is extremely pricey however, but totally worth it! No more shaving and waxing thank goodness!

Hope this was a useful insight into the scary world of laser treatments =)

Thanks for dropping by xoxo