AVEDA’S CHERRY ALMOND COLLECTION & ADVENT CALENDAR

MY husband gave this new AVEDA CHERRY ALMOND COLLECTION  the thumbs up for the smell alone. I, on the other hand, have an aversion to all things marzipan-y, which is what this smells like. If you are a Bakewell fan, you are going to love it! The new collection is 98 per cent naturally derived, silicon-free, and vegan. The two products - Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner, have been formulated to leave your hair soft, shiny, and … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

It's October again, and in the beauty world that means a plethora of pink products for Brest Cancer Awareness Month. It seems a little low-key this year. Maybe I'm just not getting the right releases. It's not only Estee Lauder Companies that run breast cancer charity initiatives in October, but it was Evelyn H Lauder who launched the campaign in 1992 with the co-creation of the Pink Ribbon, the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast … [Read more...]

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Collection

I get A LOT of products and I like to try to sometimes feature brands that are a bit different, or have a story to tell. SheaMoisture certainly does. It's the legacy of the brand owner's grandmother, Sofi Tucker. Grandma Sofi was widowed at 19, and, to support her family, made and sold her handcrafted shea butter soaps and other creations in Sierra Leone. Sofi became known as a healer who shared the power of shea and African black soap with … [Read more...]

Ibiza Hair Brushes

I was given this HUGE hairbrush the other week. It's from a company called Ibiza Hair, which has been around since the 1950s. Who knew? Not me, so it's always nice to discover a new-to-me company. There are LOADS of brushes. Most of them have these brilliant cork handles, and are made with boar bristle. I was sent this one - the Z5 to try, and it's probably a wee bit big for my length of hair, but it was a joy to use! The Z series … [Read more...]

Get the latest ‘Glass Hair’ trend

So, here's the latest Hollywood hair trend - Glass Hair. Yep, Kim Kardashian has it. So does Jourdan Dunn. So what the heck is it? Er, a shiny bob, I think. It's definitely shiny. Very shiny. And mostly bobbed. It's probably not that attainable for many of us. Look at my latest Instagram image - bottom of the post - that's about as near to 'glass hair' as my over-processed barnet gets, but back in the day I did once have a gloriously shiny bue … [Read more...]

Fringe-tastic!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing, and it got me thinking about fringes of the hair variety. It's been a while since I had one, and in the summer sun they can be a real pain. But, come the autumn and winter, a fringe can be a cute thing to hide behind - and it always covers those frown lines. A fringe - or bangs,as our American cousins like to call them - are on-trend one month, and not the next. Some celebrities are known for … [Read more...]

Summer Hair

I don't know about you, but the summer is a great time to play about with your hair. I've just had my hair dyed bright orange - why not? (I've popped my insta pic at the bottom of the post). Of course, summer is also a difficult time for our hair. If it's coloured it will fade, we might have to wash it more often thanks to the heat (who knew that would become a thing in Scotland?! But don't knock it!), it can dry out, and let's not even think … [Read more...]

(Royal) Wedding Prep

There's a wedding this weekend, did you know? Some ginger guy is marrying a TV star. Yep, it's finally here - the Royal Wedding. Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in Windsor Castle this Saturday. I've had TONS of press releases about the wedding for the last ooh, seems like a lifetime, and lots on Meghan's beauty secrets and regime. She's a big fan of NIVEA Q10 Body Lotion apparently, and I now just have this image of her, down Boots … [Read more...]

Catwalk inspired beauty deals

Beauty trends come from the catwalk, and last September, fashion week makeup artists and hair stylists created all the beauty  - and hair  - trends you'll be wanting to wear now for the SS18 shows. So, if you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few of our favourite - and where to book in for offers to maybe recreate your favourite look. Forget wings and flicks, the latest eyeliner trend is bigger, thicker, and a bit more rounded - like … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell NEW Neuro hair range

Are you a heated hair tool addict? Join the club! I love nothing more than wanding and straightening my hair. It can be a little friend, thanks to that and the fact it's over-processed and dyed. So I was delighted to give Paul Mitchell's new NEURO Liquid range a try. I've been using it for a couple of months now, and the products I have tried are excellent. The products are formulated with HeatCTRL technology - a blend of proteins and silicones … [Read more...]