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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Fleur Fatale by Kim Kardashian



Being a secret KUWTK fan, I was quite excited to give the latest Kim Kardashian fragrance a go. The bottle is shaped like a white rose and reminds me a lot of Kanye's floral wall gift for Kim (click here) and let's not forget the rose gold accents *drool*... I'm not too keen on the packaging (having a photo of Kim on the box makes it a little mehh...) however the scent is just what I'm looking for and pretty affordable too!

Fleur Fatale smells literally like a thousand flowers pressed into a bottle, floral and musky. It's a fragrance that I see myself repurchasing as not only is it inexpensive, but I could get away with wearing this in winter, summer, day or night.

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FLEUR FATALE EDP

Top notes: Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Violet
Middle notes: Tea Rose, Peony, Iris
Base notes: Amber, Sandalwood, White Musk
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Available in selected Debenhams stores from November 2014
30ml - £24 | 50ml - £30 | 100ml - £40

Keeks x




Thursday, 13 November 2014

Christmas with Burt's Bees & Lips So Facto




The adverts are out, festive season has already started! It seems like Christmas has come so quick this year, we've only just started November. Nonetheless, I'm not one to complain, bring on the limited edition gift sets and advent calendars! I was invited to the Burt's Bees Hive at Seven Dials yesterday to spend the evening with Meg from Lips So Facto and some other lovely ladies I met that night. It was such a laugh, we had chocolates, mince pies, Prosecco and also designed our own wrapping paper for our Burt's Bees goodies.

I absolutely love Burt's Bees products, I previously had one or two favorites but since visiting the Hive, I want to try everything they have to offer! All their products are such great quality and they also have a Natural Bar to show the exact percentage of natural ingredients in each product. They've also released limited edition Christmas gift sets which you can hang on your Christmas tree! Some of my favourite products from last night were...

Almond & Milk Hand Cream (smells like marzipan)
Tips & Toes Gift Set
Honey Pot Gift Set
Tinted Lip Balms (all time favourite)


Stay tuned for more Burt's Bees related posts,
Keeks x





Friday, 7 November 2014

Professional Haircare & Styling Haul | Salon International 2014 Part 2



For those that haven't read my previous post, I was lucky enough to attend Salon International recently at the Excel Exhibition Centre (click here for part 1) and meet some great hair stylists and also a few lovely PR friends! Following my treatment at the KeraStraight stand, I took a walk around the stalls and rediscovered some favourite brands including TIGI, Denman and Moroccanoil. Out of all the display stands I saw, I think the most impressive and creative were TIGI, WAHL, Tangle Teezer and KENT Brushes. I didn't expect the products to be as discounted as they were, hence me spending more than I expected to (can't resist a bargain!). I do wish I stayed a little longer to browse the other stalls, but I had to catch a train so I missed out on Babyliss Pro, Balmain Hair UK, Loreal Professional, HD Brows, Phillip Kingsley, Sexy Hair and quite a few others (cryyy).


HAUL

Moroccanoil Treatment Oil (x2)
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner
TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Damage Level 2 Shampoo
TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Damage Level 2 Conditioner
TIGI Bed Head On the Rebound Curl Recall Cream
Tangle Teezer Salon Elite (x2)





Monday, 3 November 2014

KeraStraight Hair Treatment | Salon International 2014 Part 1



Hellooo loves :)
I'm ashamed to admit how long it's been since my last post!
Last month, I was invited to Salon International 2014 exhibition for a complimentary hair treatment at the Kerastraight stand. I was given the Intense Boost treatment which was only 30 minutes long. The process was extremely simple, all I had to do was sit back and relax whilst the lovely hairdressers took care of my hair.


WHAT DOES IT DO?

This 30 minute treatment claims to "repair, rehydrate and renew hair from the inside out" and also claims to "rebuild what the hair lacks and lock in moisture and strength for up to 30 days". The treatment is in-salon and retails for approximately £25.



MY EXPERIENCE...



| STAGE 1 |

As you can see from the before picture, I have quite dry, frizzy hair which does lack a lot of moisture (I can literally hear crunch sounds when I press the ends of my hair together) - hence why I was really excited to try this treatment (also because I love a good pamper)
. The process was fairly quick (30-45 mins tops) as opposed to the Ultimate treatment (which I would like to also try one day). The stylist washed & prepped my hair, then started combing and straightening the product into my hair. Once the treatment had finished, I chose to leave the treatment in my hair (although I was really tempted with a curly blow out) as the stylist mentioned the treatment would have more time to penetrate the hair, thus making it more effective. My hair was silky, smooth and soft. One major plus - the treatment smelled lovely and nothing like harsh chemicals!


| STAGE 2 |

I washed my hair the following day with my complimentary Straight Maintain Shampoo, conditioned with the Straight Maintain Conditioner, and also spritzed some Moisture Mist into my damp hair. The first thing I noticed was that my hair was a little more softer & smoother than usual; however it wasn't an intense change. My hair also took a little longer to dry, so I'm assuming the moisture element of the treatment was somewhat successful. Although not a strong one, I wasn't too keen on the scent of the Moisture Mist, however it was a little more bearable after the product settled. I noticed the effects of the treatment once I used heat on my hair. Where my straight hair would usually remain frizzy and tangled, it felt a lot more softer, sleeker and manageable I also liked that my split ends were a lot less noticeable than usual and I didn't even have to use any setting products after!


| STAGE 3 |

It's now been 23 days since the Intense Boost treatment and although my hair is somewhat still softer than pre-treatment, I can see that my hair is starting to go back to normal. Although I'm a little disappointed that I noticed these changes before the 30 days were up, I'm still shocked the treatment managed to last this long in the first place! Compared to previous salon treatments at similar prices, this has been the best and made the most difference to my hair. I do think that this treatment will work better on dry and frizzer hair types than on normal hair types, i.e. the better the condition of your hair, the less effective the treatment will be. If this is the case, you may want to try the KS Ultimate Boost.


I'd recommend anyone with dry & frizzy hair to give this treatment a go. Pop into your local salon or visit the KeraStraight website to find out where you can give the Intense Boost a go!

Keeks x



 
(Haha such an awkward moment someone's washing your hair and photos are being taken?!)



Friday, 17 October 2014

The Body Shop Christmas Wishes Showcase


Hellooo lovelies!
Yesterday, I was invited to join Body Shop at their Christmas Wishes Showcase to view some new and limited edition products being released for Christmas! We were also given a tour by the amazing Odette Toilette of the iconic Body Shop Musk fragrances and how they evolved throughout the different eras. It was such a great experience, and not only was the tour filled with beautifully decorated rooms for each fragrance, Odette was fantastic in explaining how the different notes combined to create each fragrance. We even got to sample the different flavours and spices inspiring each perfumes - including the new Red Musk scent (on top of that, we had a sneaky glass of champagne, strawberries, chocolates & other delicious treats!). We also had a little boogie on the musical rug & learned how to flirt 18th century style. Our evening then ended with some exciting goody bags and writing down our Christmas wishes and posting them in the cute red post box for Santa to find!


The Christmas Wishes Showcase highlighted 5 Christmas Wishes to put a smile on everyone's faces:

1. To give the greatest gift of all... Education.
2. To have Christmas every day
3. To give the gift that wows
4. To be oh so indulgent
5. To be the belle of the ball


Be sure to check out Body Shop's Christmas range, there are so many new and exciting products being lauched from November 4th!

Keeks xx





Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014


Hellooo lovelies!
It's been a long while since my last blog post, you can blame my landlords (as I've said before, student accommodation is a b***h!). So last night I went to the Cosmo Blog Awards & although I didn't win (congratulations to all the winners!), I met some great people, drank A LOT of cocktails & had a real good pamper session!

Being the clumsy girl I am, not only did I forget my glasses AND book the wrong train (blame my flatmate Sabbi :P), I also took the wrong camera lens to the awards... But even with one hand full of Cosmo freebies and another occupied with cocktails, I did manage to snap a few photos so scroll down below if you would like to see what I got up to last night!


COSMO GOODY BAG

MUA Winter Palette Forest Palette

BeautyUK Glacier Gloss

Beauty of London Nail Art Pen

The London Dolls False Lashes

Craze E-Shisha

Brazilian Mud Fabric Face Mask

Deep Heat Odourless Patches

St. Moriz Instant Self-Tanning Mousse

Radox Passion Fruit Splash Shower Gel

Blanx White Shock Tooth Gel Pen

Blanx White Shock Toothpaste

Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant

Footners Exfoliating Socks

Pinky Botanical Vodka

Next Earrings & Scarf

Remington Hair Clips

Popchips

Emily Fruit Crisps

Kallo Belgian Dark Chocolate Rice Cake Thins

Keeks xx