The Wet Brush Review

Having a bad hair day can really set a day off to a really bad start; I know that if my hair won't co-operate in a morning I end up losing my rag and it'll just go up in some sort of crap scraped back look (and I'm cursing the fact that I've probably washed it the night before for no apparent reason because I'm not wearing it down) so I like to use products that are going to minimise the risk of waking up with crap hair. 


Just recently I've got back into using the Schwarzkopf Ultime Omega Repair shampoo and conditioner* (£4.99 each, Boots)and it's actually been working better for me this time than it did last time for some weird reason (probably because I'm being less lazy and making sure I actually rinsed properly every after the minor problems I had last time I used it). Using the shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair so soft and smelling salon fresh which is always nice. I've also been enjoying using the Omega Repair Beauty Balm* from the same range; it's been really nice to use something which helps to tame frizz and keep my hair soft without piling a load of silicone serum on. Although it does still contain some silicone ingredients, it's nowhere near as heavy as some of the serums i've used in the past and I don't worry about overloading my hair with it. In fact, I could use this before and after drying with absolutely no worries at all. 

As much as I've been loving my shampoo/conditioner/balm routine lately, I can't tell you how much I have been absolutely astounded by how good the Wet Brush* is. I'll be totally honest and say that when I was sent it I didn't have very high expectations at all, I think it was to do with the design of the logo. That is so shallow of me I know, but it just looked like one of those JML things that promises to do wonders and s*** cucumbers when in reality it's just a bog standard brush. But oh-em-gee. I can see why this is the number 1 hairbrush in America because it is bloody amazing. You can use it wet or dry and I've found that it works just as well either way; this thing is so good at getting rid of knots and tangles without pulling your hair out of your head. Honestly, if you struggle with knotty hair, you need to put this at the top of your list to buy because it is absolutely incredible. I don't say this about many things but I really do 100% recommend this. It's available from lots of places but it's £8.99 on Fragrance Direct which I think is an amazing price for such a good product. 

Slimming World Chilli Recipe

Chilli is definitely up there on my list of favourite meals because it's easy to make, it can be used in so many different meals and it's easy to batch cook so you have some for the next days meals. When making your own you can also make it to your own tastes which is great because you can make it as hot as you like; I personally just like mine with a bit of a kick but you could easily add more chilli to make it hotter. I made a pan the other day and I had it on top of wedges one day with my healthy extra cheese on top, it tasted so naughty but it was actually totally Syn free! The next meal I made with it is the one pictured below, chilli with new potatoes, salad, 1 tbsp of light salad cream (2 syns) and 45g of grilled light halloumi cheese (HEXA)...

1 packet of less than 5% fat mince
1 tin plum tomatoes
250g tomato passata
1 tin kidney beans
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
Beef stock cube
1 tsp lazy chilli (more if you like it hotter!)
1 tsp lazy garlic 

To be honest, when I make it, I pretty much just chuck it all in a pan and leave it to simmer but there is a bit of an 'order' in which it goes in...

- Brown the mince and onions in a pan
- Add the peppers and mushrooms 
- Pour in the passata and tin of tomatoes
- Add the stock cube, lazy garlic and lazy chilli
- Add the kidney beans (I usually drain half the water but put the other half in the pan with the beans)
- Bring to boil and then simmer for around 30 mins, stirring occasionally and wait for it to thicken up. 
- Once it's at the right consistency, take it off the heat, stir and leave for 5 mins. 

And there you go, a pan of chilli read to do with what you want; a jacket potato topping, with rice, wedges and stuffed peppers are just a few ideas.