Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A Promise To My Hair

Hair I know I have neglected you lately and you are not your usual shiny self. I have put you through a lot of stripping and dyeing to get my blonde back and haven't given you the love and nurturing you need. 

So hair here is my promise to you 

* I will Always do a final rinse with cool water.
I'm not a fan of pouring cold water on my head especially in the winter months but this does seem to work and make my hair look less dull. Cool water closes the cuticle so moisture will be sealed in. 

* I will be extra careful when you're wet.
Wet hair is so much easier to damage than dry hair. Avoid brushing with a normal brush choosing to use a wide tooth comb instead. 

*I will not rub you to death
I am a bugger for rubbing my hair with a towel to make it dryer before I go to bed so I don't get a wet pillow. Instead lightly squeezing the moisture out will prevent breakage. 

* I will use a weekly hair mask 
I don't know why I stopped doing this I always did this with an argon oil based hair mask once a week and really felt the benefit then one day I didn't repurchase. Masks make my hair feel stronger and shiner and more hydrated.  

* Get you cut regularly 
Now this is my worst crime I can go over 6 months without a cut. I have a fear I will end up coming out with a 90s bob. I need to man up and not feel sick with every snip. 

Now I do 95% of the time let my hair dry naturally and hardly ever use heated stylers  unless I'm off for a night on the town ( hardly ever I've turned into a right bore!) but I promise to use a good heat defense spray when I do. 

So there I have wrote it all down so I have no excuse to not follow it. Lets see how long it lasts!

Wish me Luck!!!!
Carrieanne xx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Holi One Colour Festival Leeds | The Day

A week ago I went to the 1st Leeds Holi One Colour Festival and wow what a colourful day it turned out to be. The sun was shining and people were dancing and having a brilliant time what a way to spend the day. 

I went with Keli from Kels Kurls and my Partner Simon who did the photography for me so I could get into the spirit.

We arrived early in the day so had a walk round and got a bite to eat (a buger as big as my head) and just took in the surroundings. The music was playing and people were relaxing on the grass taking in the rays. 

Then I received my Colour pack which had 5 super bright colours in and I couldn't wait for the first O'clock to throw them. 

We were giving a 5 minute reminder so people could go and buy more powder and then the 10 second countdown began. 

The air became filled with a wash of brightly coloured powder (a word of warning don't open your mouth in awe, it doesn't taste nice),  as they mixed it turned into a brown dust before settling. It was amazing to watch.

Lipton Ice Tea were there on the day giving out samples and taking photo booth pictures in the back of a camper. We laughed so much at the pictures, I don't think I will be getting a black curly bob any time soon! 

We Finished the Day with one last powder throw and walked back to the car still laughing at the photo.

There is still the Glasgow and the Bristol- Bath one this Saturday get it checked out here if you live near 

Its was a brilliant day out and so much different to other festivals I have been to!

Carrieanne xx

*tickets supplied by Holi One 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Pixi Flawless & Poreless | Review

I love a primer and I have tried a fair few in the past 2 years. I didn't know what to expect from Pixi Flawless and Poreless* as I had not seen any reviews on it. 

Heres what Pixi have to say about the formular - 
'Primer creates a seamless, silky canvas with a beautiful no-shine, cashmere finish. The formula's skin-loving ingredients clear and unblock pores to allow for utterly flawless, long-lasting makeup application. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types. Pore minimizing. Shine controlling. Hydrating. Oil free. Hypoallergenic. For all skin types.'

I love the packaging its a nice big tube a little like the Smashbox one so it has plenty of product in there. I also like these size tubes as when you are running out you can cut the top of and the hole is big enough to get your fingers right to the bottom to make sure you get the last bit of product. (yes I am a tight arse and I dont like waste)

The products itself is a cream textured primer something I'm not that keen on in primers I've tried before I much prefer the texture of the silicon based ones (personal preference). 

Some of the Beneficial Ingredients 
Willow Bark gives natural shine control
Salicylic Acid clears and unblocks pores
Shea Butter to nourish the skin
Titanium Dioxide protects the skin's surface
Enantia Chlorantha bark is medicinal & anti-viral

On applying this I just worked it into my skin like a foundation and it had a very light tint to it which I like. 
I applied my foundation on the top and it looked lovely and flawless I wouldn't say it was any better than my other primers for how my make up applied but I liked it just as much. 

On the weekend I wore it for a wedding and then I was going out that night and I can honestly say I didn't need to reapply my base. Pixi Flawless and Poreless made my foundation stay in place all day. 

So after the initial thought of not sure of the cream texture I take it back and will definitely repurchase this.

I have dry skin and this also made my face a little dewy which I like from a product as some primers can dry me out. So I am very happy with this product and look forward to trying more Pixi products. 

Which type of primer do you prefer?? 

Carrieanne   xx

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