Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Review: Tigi Catwalk Sleek Mystique Haute Iron Spray

Personally, I'm not a big lover of using loads of hair products but I do think that iron spray or some sort is pretty essential. What is key for me is that it doesn't weigh my hair down but still makes it look sleek and straight. 

I bought the Tigi Catwalk Haute Iron Spray when I had a bit of a splurge on Feel Unique in between Christmas and new year purely because my hairdresser used it and I loved it; the product itself and the gorgeous packaging, it looks great on my dressing table.

It's supposed to protect your hair from heat styling up to 232 degrees whilst helping to add shine and de-frizz the hair.

Basically it's an aerosol spray rather than a pump action which I think means that the product is distributed evenly and without a build up. I will say that with this product a little does go a long way, a quick spray and theres enough to work with, I don't spray the whole of my hair first I section and then spray just before I straighten. It also doesn't make your hair 'crackle' in with the heat of the straighteners; some heat protectors wet the hair so much that the when the straighteners hit your hair it 'sisses'... this really is just a light mist if used correctly.  (sorry about the description, i'm rubbish with describing sounds, hope you know what I mean).

Without an iron spray my hair feels really dry at the ends and tends to flick up at the back quickly but with this product it really makes my hair look sleek and shiny and helps to hold it in place. It also smells lovely, which is one of my main loves about it; it smells like I've just come out of the hairdressers. The actual scent as described on Feel Unique is 'Mandarin Patchouli Noir'.

Although I bought mine from Feel Unique, Cheap Smells sell this the cheapest at £6.95, which is quite a high price to pay for hair products as far as I'm concerned but a) it's Tigi and b) I reckon this bottle should last me a long time and I've always said that if a product works for me I'm not too bothered what it costs. 

Overall I would definately recommend this product for all hair types but just make sure that you don't get too spray happy with it otherwise it will make your hair look greasy! I will definately rebuy when this eventually runs out.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lush Sweet Lips Lip Scrub Vanilla and Chocolate

Remember yesterday when I was moaning about having awfully dry/flakey lips... then Claire commented mentioning lip scrubs and I remembered that my step-sister had very kindly bought me this Lush one for Christmas and I'd totally forgotten about it! 

Made with castor sugar and jojoba oil, these lip scrubs are supposed to buff away any dead skin to leave your lips feeling soft and smooth.

First of all this smells amazing; really vanilla/chocolatey and it tastes absolutely great, probably the best thing about this is the fact that it's made with actual edible sugar. I hate it when a lip product smells absolutely amazing but tastes foul; this tastes pretty much as good as it smells and although I wouldn't recommend spooning this into your mouth, it really does taste nice and sweet when you're using it. 

To use it you just put a bit on your finger and massage onto your lips, I concentrated on the worst areas of my lips but also tried to spread it all over, then licked it off when I'd finished :-P My only issue with this is that it can be a little bit difficult to get some on your finger while the tub is still full (as mine is) but this is completely minor and wouldn't put me off rebuying.

After 2 uses I am starting to see a difference in my lips, I think it's great to use before you apply lipstick so or before you apply lip balm just so you're getting rid of the excess skin to give you like a 'clean' base for whatever product comes next.

I definately recommend this if you have problem lips or even if you have perfect lips and you want something to keep them that way. You can buy it online from the Lush website for £4.95 which does seem pricey but at the end of the day we are talking about Lush and I reckon this will last me a long time because they've packed loads of product into a small tub (25g in fact!)

I'm becoming dangerously addicted to Lush products, and I fear it could be very costly!! I'm currently eyeing up their lip butters; have any of you tried them?? 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Project 2012: Cleaner Hair for Longer - Lush I love Juicy Shampoo

This was my first Lush purchase for a long long long time, I daresay that my last purchase for myself was about 5 or 6 years ago simply because I sort of forgot about it and always classed it as a bit over priced for what it was. But since I've been blogging I've heard all sorts of rave reviews about their hair products so when I was Christmas shopping I thought I'd ask the nice lady to advise me on which one to go for given that my hair was greasy. 

She introduced me to I Love Juicy; explaining that her mum had bought it and a massive bottle lasted her, her sister and her mum for a few months for 2 reasons... a) you don't need a lot to get a good lather b) you don't need to use it everytime you wash your hair.

My Verdict

Out of the 3 products I have tried so far this is by far my favourite, I love the smell and how it makes my hair feel; it does give me around another extra half a day without washing my hair and the smell really sticks to your hair... it's a gorgeous citrus lemon scent! The one thing I will say is that I don't think it'd be suitable for someone with heavily coloured hair because the citrus ingredients do have a tendency to strip; given that I'm blonde it can have some lightening qualities especially if I use it for a few days on the trot; however that isn't one of the benefits which Lush lists. 

Basically this is one shampoo that you should definately try if you have greasy hair or you tend to get a product build up... the only downside is the price; I paid £4.75 for 100g (tiny tiny bottle) But given it's excellence I think I would repurchase this, especially if I don't find a cheaper alternative (But I am still looking!!)

If you'd like to buy this you can do so on the Lush website, it comes in 3 different sized bottles, I'd recommend buying the little one just to try it out first, then it's not such a loss if you don't like it

Up Next for Project 2012: Cleaner Hair for Longer - Tresemme Vitamin C Deep Cleansing Shampoo
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