Lee Stafford CHoCo LoCKs haircare

This new range from Lee Stafford is powered by chocolate, and, trust me, the Butter Cream Treatment smells unbelievably chocolatey, and good enough to eat. It's one of five products in this pretty in pink range, which uses chocolate to help your hair. Chocolate is naturally rich in antioxidants, minerals and feel-good happiness. It also contains vital nutrients to make hair lustrous and supple - which is what we all … [Read more...]

NEW Aveda Invati Advanced haircare range

Aveda launched their Invati range six years ago (wow, I've been writing about beauty for a LONG time!). The Invati Solutions for Thinning Hair range became the brand's best-selling global franchise in super-speedy time, putting the spotlight on thinning hair in women. It's still a consistent award-winner internationally and EVERY SECOND there are TWO people using an Invati product! Now, it's been improved, upgraded and relaunched and it's … [Read more...]

Veganuary beauty

Yes, I know, every time I mention the word 'Veganuary' my husband's face contorts. It's fair to say annoys him,  this constant marketing of months! But it is what it is, and if you are going vegan for January you might want to extend it to your beauty regime. This new  brand - Utopia - is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare range. I've not tried it, I'll let you know that now. There's been a hold up on samples. On first impression from the images, … [Read more...]

Gem Lites by Celeb Luxury haircare

I've tried almost every silver shampoo and toning product since I went ashy blonde last year. One that I tried late in the year came from US brand, Celeb Luxury - called Gem Lites Colorwash. These toning shampoos have actual colour in them, and will keep your hair colour looking fresh, vibrant and healthy. They are also cruelty-free and vegan friendly, which is always good to know. Excuse lack of makeup but loving the results of using the … [Read more...]

John Lewis and M&S beauty advent calendars

It's not Christmas without a beauty advent calendar now, is it? There are SO many of them, it's impossible to keep track. But, I am lucky enough to have two of the best to open this year - roll on December. First up is the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar. The retail giant hasn't had a beauty advent calendar before, so they have gone to town on their first. It weights in at a hefty £149, but it is JAM-PACKED with beauty goodies - with some full … [Read more...]

Aveda launch Pure-Fume Hair Mists

I'm not sure how I feel about this latest launch from Aveda - the Pure-Fume Hair Mists. There are three of them, from three different corners of the globe, and all making your hair smell lovely, as well as adding softness and shine. I just don't know if I want my hair to smell. I used a new shampoo last week that was quite overpowering. I like the smell of my husband's freshly washed hair, you know, that clean smell. But I'm not a fan of … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign Box

If you love a beauty box, then here is one packed with goodies that will make you feel good inside too. The Estee Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Campaign Beauty Box is packed with iconic products from some of the EL brands. For every £25 box bought, £15 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year marks the 25th year of the campaign, started by Evelyn Lauder with a simple pink ribbon. Millions have been raised … [Read more...]

GHD Breast Cancer Now charity products

I had a pair of pink GHDs for years - they were brilliant. My husband trod on them and cracked them a few months back. Time to show him this blog post maybe and get a pair of this year's Pink Blush Platinums? It's October, it's breast cancer awareness month, and the long-standing collaboration between ghd and global breast cancer charities has raised more than £10million over the past 13 years. There are three pink blush products to … [Read more...]

NEW Aveda Texture Tonic

After my holiday the sun, sea and swimming pool have taken their toll on my locks. My hair is over processed, and has gone a bit flat, to say the least. So, I was delighted to try Aveda's new Texture Tonic this week. I love the tousled, undone, effortless look - who doesn't - and this spray will try to give you that hair texture we all crave! It combines a unique balance of ingredients, including  Magnesium Sulfate  - Epsom Salts - which adds … [Read more...]

Being Blonde – how to care for fair!

I've been blonde for a month or so now, and I have been trying out all sorts of new products for my ashy locks. It's not the first time I've channelled my inner Marilyn and reached for the bleach, but I'd like to look after it properly this time around! So, I've been trying to find a good shampoo, a great conditioner, and some fabulous masks and more to keep my blonde as bright and icy as I want it. The latter means purple shampoo and my … [Read more...]