Saturday, 29 August 2015

Macadamia Professional Hair

Two products that I’m currently using and credit for making my hair lovely and soft, shiny and smelling out of this world are from a brand called Macadamia Professional.

If you’ve not heard of them before, Macadamia Professional™ products contain something that they call a ‘Pro Oil Complex’ which is basically a blend of Macadamia and Argan oils, rich in Omega 7, 5, 3 and 9 fatty acids.

To give you a bit more info on these ingredients, Macadamia Oil contains the highest amount of Omega 7 than any other nut oil. Omega 7 most closely resembles human hair sebum and thus mimics scalp’s natural oil production to provide nourishment and moisturization with exceptional absorption and penetration from the inside out. 

Omega 7 is exceptionally lightweight and non-greasy with no buildup, which makes it ideal for all hair textures, from the finest to the coarsest hair. Argan Oil is a rich oil filled with Omega 9, antioxidants and Vitamin E, which improves hair strength, renews damage and restores shine and softness to dry, brittle hair while reducing frizz and fly-aways.

Essentially, their line of hard working products work in a similar way to makeup that has skincare benefits; they help you to look beautiful while looking after your hair.

Two of their products that I LOVE are their Anti Humidify Finishing Spray (£18.95) and their  Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray (£18.25).

Designed to be used on a finished style, their Anti-Humidify Finishing Spray contains a water resistant film-forming barrier that protects the hair from weather and humidity while the hair loving Macadamia Oil, Argan Oil and Vitamin E help to keep your hair feeling soft and nourished all day long.

Spritzed liberally over your dry hair it helps to lock in your style and lock out the elements! Oh, and it smells DIVINE! It reminds me of a gorgeously soft, fruity sun cream that smells like summer!

The Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray has got to be one of the best hairsprays I’ve ever used, thanks in part to its incredible scent. It reminds me of coconuts and even my husband asked me if I was wearing a new fragrance as apparently I smelt really nice!

This hairspray is designed to be workable, brushable and touchable as you style and finish your hair. It tames flyaway hairs and offers a gorgeous shine without that crispy, crunchy feeling so often associated with hairsprays.

It also doesn’t have that horrid, chemical smell that catches in the back of your throat and leaves you needing to hold your breath when you spray!

I love using these products and love that they are not just helping to keep my hair looking great, but they are also helping to keep it looking and feeling healthy from the inside out.

How many haircare products can you say do that for you?

You can take a look at the full range of products from Macadamia Professional on their website now.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser

The world of beauty seems to be currently obsessed with a brand called Sunday Riley.

Sunday Riley launched in 2009 but for some reason it only just seems to have started gaining serious coverage very recently- (You’ve probably seen the multiple posts about their Luna Sleeping Oil which is currently getting rave reviews by the way.)

Well for those of you unfamiliar, this is how the brand describes itself;

Results are our #1 concern - the FASTER, the BETTER! Sunday Riley firmly believes that ideal formulas are a perfect union between pure, potent botanicals and advanced chemistry. The latest technologies are combined with ingredients which are 99% pure to produce innovative and highly effective skincare products.

Sounds promising right? I love the idea of combining nature and science to create something that works!

So, I decided to give their Ceramic Slip Cleanser a try.

This gel based, foaming clay cleanser is rich in Vitamin C and Essential Oils and smells absolutely incredible.

Designed to help balance normal to combination skin, it contains a cocktail of skin loving vitamins, minerals and essential oils to help gently purify and clean your skin, leaving you with a smooth, flawless complexion.

The product itself is slightly grey-green in colour thanks to the French Green Clay which draws out impurities and is a light, gel texture.

Applied to damp skin it foams ever so lightly and its beautiful aroma envelops your senses.

Black Pepper promotes circulation, Sandalwood combats areas of sensitivity, Jasmine soothes & restores while Frankincense encourages healthy cell growth for firmer, porcelain-smooth skin.

It smells gorgeous!

Once rinsed off my skin if left feeling soft and smooth and smelling gorgeous.

Despite containing clay I didn’t notice my skin feeling dry or tight after use but my skin did feel slightly firmer, though perhaps I imagined that?

The cleanser does help to tighten pores and exfoliate so perhaps it wasn’t just my imagination.

After 2 weeks of using this cleanser twice a day I’m happy to say that my skin is looking pretty damn good.

I’d go as far to say that I think it has helped control my oily t-zone and any zits that I have had, seem to have gone far quicker than perhaps they would have normally.

This is the kind of cleanser that I look forward to using every day because I view it as a bit of a treat for both my skin, and my senses.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

RiRi: Rihanna's New Fragrance

RiRi is the brand new fragrance from Rihanna.

This pretty pink, playful scent will be available from September and will be Rihanna’s 7th fragrance!

It is described as being a flirty floral that is a melody of feminine, mischievous, and playfully sensual notes.

For the opening chorus, RiRi by Rihanna plays notes of passion fruit extract and rum absolute, paired with the brightness of sparkling cassis and Italian mandarin.

 For the bridge, Japanese honeysuckle, orange blossom, exotic jasmine and pink freesia join in the ultra- feminine floral heart preparing the wearer for the return to the chorus.

Final Chorus, Madagascar vanilla, warm skin musk, and Indonesian sandalwood sing for a sweet yet sensual dry down.

The bottle, designed by Rihanna, combines iconic glamour with a sleek finish. It is luxurious in its weight with a sweet pink colouration combined with harder black neck and topped with gold sphere. The outer box, etched with a metallic finish, evokes nail scratched metal adding a hint of edginess to contrast the bottle’s feminine lines.

RiRi by Rihanna Eau de Parfum will be available from September 2015 in leading retailers nationwide and 50ml will cost £30.