Beau-TEA-ful! Afternoon Tea Week beauty

This week is Afternoon Tea Week - and there are lots of lovely afternoon tea offers on 5pm - but, if beauty if more your thing, then how about these tea-inspired beauty products! Tea, as a beauty ingredient has all sorts of antioxidant properties, and it comes in everything from moisturiser to shampoo! Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea (£35) is an oldie but a goodie. It delivers the perfect mix of White Tea, … [Read more...]

Hydration Heroes

Hydrating your skin is hugely important all-year round, but in particular when it's too hot, or too cold. I tend to suffer from bouts of dehydration these days rather than all year round dryness. There are a few products I can't live without - my Hydration Heroes - and a few new ones I have thrown into the mix. And hydration isn't just for the face - don't forget your body or your hair either. I love The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 … [Read more...]

Sort the curls with Bed Head by TIGI

Another new range of products for curly/wavy/frizzy hair lands in my office, and I promptly look at them and consign them to the 'maybe later' bin. I just can't deal with my curly hair! The new products from Bed Head by TIGI are all Wimbledon purple and green and have ridiculous names like Calma Sutra, and I'm sure they are fab. I remember the original Bed Head wax stick, after all. The products are good. When it comes to waves and curls TIGI … [Read more...]

Strawberries & Cream Beauty

Are you watching Wimbledon? It's such a British institution we can't ignore it, and so today's post is all about a Wimbledon favourite - strawberries and cream! Well, sort of! I've rounded up some strawberry and cream beauty products to get us in the Wimbledon mood! (Come on Andy Murray!) Paul Mitchell's The Cream will not taste good with strawberries, so don't please pour it over them, but do use it on your poor, parched, hair. It's like a … [Read more...]

Get to the root of it with Aveda’s Pramansara Scalp Care

I am the first to hold my hands up and admit that whilst I am rigorous in my beauty routine, I am lacking when it comes to giving my poor hair the same treatment. And having dyed, bleached, straightened and tonged my hair (with wanding my newest obsession!) for around 30 years, I really should know better -and try harder. So, I was delighted to try out Aveda's latest haircare routine range - the Pramansara Scalp Care. Did you know that … [Read more...]

Loyally Blonde – with Fudge

Any blondes out there? Fudge Professional's recent survey reveals some interesting truths about you! And it seems, if you are blonde, then you definitely do think blondes have more fun, and want to stay that way! A massive 81% of blonde-haired British women are completely loyal to their hair colour. So much so, that 40% of them would rather wear not makeup than have no bleach or tint to hand to keep their locks flaxen! The survey also … [Read more...]

Natural World Haircare

My hair is high maintenance - always has been, whatever colour it has been. I dye it, I bleach it and I use heated appliances. I tend to favour salon shampoos and conditioners, but I am not averse to trying new, more budget ranges. I like Natural World products, because they contain 95% natural derived ingredients, and are free from parabens, phosphates, phthalates, dyes, and gluten. Recently I have been trying the shampoo from the Coconut … [Read more...]

Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle

I have never washed my hair every day. Probably because I have dyed or bleached it since I was 14 - that's 30+ years - and I want to avoid fade as much as possible. There's a big debate on the haircare world just now about whether it is good for your hair or not. Hasn't there always been a debate? Who knows if it is, and who knows if leaving it for a week is better. It's personal preference. If you do wash everyday, because you are exercising, … [Read more...]

Tangle Teezer

It's 10 years since Shaun Pulfrey - or Shaun P - left the Dragon's Den with nothing. Now, his hairbrush company, Tangle Teezer, turns over around £30 million a year (2015 figures) and he sells all over the world. Until last year, I had never used a Tangle Teezer. I don't really brush my hair, so Ithought I didn't need one. My husband, who has much longer and thicker hair than me, does. And after a hairdresser used one on his locks last year, he … [Read more...]

So L’Avoly The Special One (for your hair)

I love a multi-use product, but this stuff  - it's just having a laugh with the amount of things it can do! The Special One - So L'Avoly Styling Cream, from Paul Mitchell boasts not one, not two, but TEN brilliant benefits. Detangling Split end prevention Shine boosting Frizz control Heat protection Moisturizing Colour saver Salt and chlorine protection UV protection Facilitate brushing and styling Wow! This stuff is … [Read more...]