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...]

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...]

Your Hair Assistant from Davines

There are so many haircare brands out there, that I am discovering new ones every month it seems. Maybe because I have recently revamped my hair, I seem to have had loads and loads of haircare land on my desk. The latest one is from Davines, a brand I had never heard of until now, and the collection is called Your Hair Assistant. Davines are an Italian company, founded in Parma, in 1983 by the Bollati Family. The Davines Group started as a … [Read more...]

John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Range

Volume - the hair quest of many women including me, and John Frieda's Luxurious Volume range, in its teal coloured packaging definitely stands out from the rest. Shampoo & Conditioner The shampoo and conditioner leave your hair smelling lightly perfumed, a lovely, fresh smell that lasts throughout the day and once dried, do not add any heaviness or greasiness to the hair - great if you've got thin hair that gets weighed down by some … [Read more...]

Vidal Sassoon

I'm a bit of a Paul Mitchell girl when it comes to my hair, but recently I tried out Vidal Sassoon's Illuminating Clean Shampoo and Illuminating Condition Conditioner (£15.05 each). Both were specially developed for use on coloured hair - perfect for me, and they really work. My hair kept it's colour, which is hugely important when you have dyed bright red hair - red fades pretty badly. But as well as that they were just conditioning enough, and … [Read more...]

Sweet haircare from Label.M

I have been trying out some new shampoo and conditioner recently, and I am always wary when I do this. I'm quite particular about what I wash my hair with. I'm very brand loyal (Paul Mitchell is king), but for the purposes of work I sometimes give other things a go. I know that label.m is a good brand, so I wasn't too concerned when I was given the Honey & Oat Shampoo and Conditioner to try. I expected they'd be pretty good, and as they  are … [Read more...]

Philosopy’s new Glasgow counter

I was thrilled to open a gorgeous package of Philosophy hero products this week to celebrate the launch of their new counter in Debenhams in Glasgow, which opened yesterday, and looks something like the picture on the left! Philosophy was founded in 1996 by Cristina Carino, a skin care entrepreneur and visionary with over 30 years experience working with leading dermatologists. The brand is fun and functional. The bath products are adorable, and … [Read more...]