Currently on Trial : Hair Products.




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I’m always intrigued when a new product comes on the market that is a little bit different from the norm. So when I saw the new Ultimate Air Dryer brush* from Eco tools, with its unique shape & various claims to improve your hair drying experience I was keen to try it out. First I would like to point out that this hairbrush is extremely lightweight & untangles my hair like a dream. I think this is due to the placement of the bristles & the fact they have a huge gap in the middle of them. The large hole in the centre is there to help improve the drying time by 40%  so you don’t damage your hair as much by using the heat for a long amount of time.. If I am completely honest, I don’t feel as though I decreased the amount of time it takes me to blow dry my hair but like I previously stated it works really well as a detangling brush. Compared to other detanglers on the market without a handle – you know who I am talking about – I would go for this brush instead because I know I am not going to fling it across the room with wet hands! This Eco Tools hairbrush is available in Boots for £10.99

Another product available to aid with reducing damage to your hair are the invisibobble hair bands*. 70% of the time I just wear my hair down, but there are occasions where a topknot or pony tail is called for. Usually halfway through the day at work when I get annoyed with my hair being in my face! Or if I decide to do some actual exercise.  – Still have Charlotte Crosbys DVD to do! -  Invisibobbles do look like thoseKeyrings with the clips on the end from the 90’s, so I was a bit reluctant to put them in my hair at first. I just figured my hair would get tangled up but surprisingly it doesn’t, and my hair actually manages to stay up in a ponytail too! I would agree that by using these to tie your hair up, you do avoid those nasty kinks regular hair bands leave, & avoid snagging, which is a thumbs up in my opinion. However in regards to them being completely invisible in your hair I don’t think this is the case. Especially considering the fact they come in a range of colours including bright yellow and pink! Would I say these are worth the spend? Well at £3.75 they aren’t a complete waste of money but I don’t see them as a necessity, on the plus side if you do buy the pink or yellow ones, you’ll be able to find them in the bottom of your handbag easily!


Label M professional haircare has been around for 10 years, and to celebrate they collaborated with Designer Giles Deacon on 3 of their backstage favourites products* used during London Fashion week. Giving them a cute kawaii makeover with the ‘Silhouette of the clouds’ print. Having tried their hairspray before & liked it I was keen to see if their other backstage favourites; the Volume Mousse & Texturising Volume Spray would live up to expectations too. 

I've been using them in my morning routine in order to give my hair that added bit of oomph! I've used mousses in the past where you can really feel the product in your hair after drying, which instantly makes me dislike it. Fortunately this isn't the case with the volume mousse from this range, it doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky or clogged with product, provides a good amount of volume at the root too which is exactly what you want really. Other days were I'm looking for a little more texture to my hair I opt for the spray, as a product you apply to dry hair, I just spray a few spritz' at the roots, tip my head upside down and rough it up with my hands. Instant massive hair. As there is no white residue like dry shampoo, I've used this to spruce up my 2nd or 3rd day hair to give it a little more life! With each of these products priced at around £13, you cant really say no. They are more affordable than some of the volumising and texturing products bloggers talk about which makes me happy! I don't really want to go out of pocket purchasing haircare! Label M products are also easily available, you can purchase them at Toni & Guy salons or alternatively if you are an avid online shopper you can get them direct from the Label M website or Look Fantastic.    

Have you tried any of these products at all? 

Much love 

New in : Barely there heels.





After lusting after a pair of barely there heels I have finally gone out and bought myself a pair. Rather than going for a staple black pair I decided to go a bit crazy and add a pop of colour into my wardrobe with these bight pink ones. I'm not a big heels girl, you will often catch me in converse or flat boots to be honest so to add a new pair of heels into my collection is a big thing. I will hold my hands up and admit that sometimes I do struggle with heels, especially those with a stiletto heel like these, however the added bonus of the ankle strap gives support thus making walking much easier!

The best thing about these gorgeous new shoes is the price. These beauties only cost me £17.99 which I feel is an absolute bargain if you compare them to the price you pay in some other stores on the highstreet. They also come in a good selection of colours, and at that price I wouldn't blame you if you picked up a few different pairs. I'm tempted to get myself these ones

What do you think of the barely there heel. Are you a fan?

Much love, 

3 Easy ways to start your money saving journey.





NO SPEND DAYS

You might be thinking ‘I have those all the time’, but do you really? It’s very easy to lose track of your spending, especially when you spend a couple of quid here and there each day without realising. That magazine & boots meal deal you bought on your lunchbreak. The coffee to drink during your commute. The quick ‘top up’ shop to stock the fridge with essentials. I bet if you were to get a notebook and start writing it down, you’d realise you spend money a lot more often than you think. No spend days are a good way to keep on top of your spending habits. Set a target for X amount of NSD’s a month. Weirdly it seem a bit tough at first, especially if you are trying to break your daily Costa habit. However if you stick at it and factor in some NSD’s each month you will be left with a small (or large) chunk left over which you can put in a savings account.

CASH ONLY

This is something I have recently implemented into my spending habit. Budgeting for the month and only allowing X amount of cash for certain activities. Taking out said cash at the start of the month and living by the rule of ‘Once it’s gone it’s gone’. Paying by cash is a better visual aid to make you more aware of what you spend. I think it’s fair to say that most of us probably just whack payments on card without thinking about the transactions adding up. Am I right? Having the cash to hand means I can tally up what I’ve spent so far and work out what I can afford to do for the rest of the month.


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COUPONS

You’re not going to be making savings as big as those in the ‘Extreme Couponing’ TV program but there’s no harm in trying to shave off a few quid here and there when you shop. When it comes to getting coupons (mainly for food shopping) you are able to get a few good offers if you know where to look. For a start you can like the Extreme Couponing UK Facebook page. Where coupons and deals get shared frequently. Following that websites like Super Savvy me offer printable coupons along with the daily mail website! You just need to make an account and then print the coupons you would like to use. I’ve also recently discovered this website, where they have a list of all the current printable coupons. Taking a bit of time to plan before a weekly/monthly food shop can make a difference. Once you get the hang of it you’ll wonder why you took so long to start doing it!

Do you have any easy money saving tips to add? 

much love,