Sunday, 30 July 2017

Starry, starry night

top - Zaful
skirt (dress) - Missguided
boots - Sammydress

Starry, starry night, paint your palette blue and grey.

Would you wear this outfit?



Monday, 17 July 2017

How I'd love to go to Paris again

dress - Lightinthebox
bag - Zara
shoes - Primark

I have to say that I'm not an avid dress wearer - especially of ones that venture out of my slightly gothic comfort zone (I actually referred to myself as a summertime goth yesterday in response to a question about my outfit on a v. sunny British day.)

However, there was something about this one from Lightinthebox that caught my eye; well, everything about it. Having been very kindly asked to pick out a few pieces, I knew this had to be one of my choices - the embroidery is so detailed, with the insects and cut out shoulders to keep that edginess. I am very much looking forward to twirling around in this across the pond avec baguettes and white wine.

Would you wear this dress?



Sunday, 9 July 2017

Would you try dry shampoo AND conditioner?

I don't really know what I did before dry shampoo.

I seem to remember trying to use baby powder, as well as various other household items to add some life to my third-day hair.
When Batiste first entered my life it seemed too good to be true - something which saves time, energy and a bad hair day sounded like a dream. Not something you could buy from Superdrug.

However, Batiste was quick to become been a bottom of the bag, night out, morning after saviour; a frequent last minute purchase before the nearest Boots closes. 

So when I got to test out their newest release - a dry shampoo and conditioner - I was all over it.

So what's it designed to do?

- Provide 18-hour conditioning, ideal for dry and damaged hair
- Target excess oil, without leaving a white residue
- Hydrate hair and give smoothness

How do you use it?

Much like dry shampoo, you give the can a little shake and spray it all over the lengths of your hair, before shaking it out.
However, with the conditioning aspect, you're instructed to avoid the roots.

I've added a poorly edited video to illustrate this.

So what did I think?

First of all the scent. 
The one I tried was cocoa and cashmere, which smells divine and seems a little more grownup than the usual Batiste scents (I need all the help I can get).

One of the key marketed benefits of 2 in 1 is the lack of residue. Whilst my blonde counterparts had little problem with the original dry shampoo, it would leave me looking like Morticia Adams before brushing out (I'm a closet goth, so not an issue). True to word, this leaves no residue in my hair, nor any indication of what I'll look like in a couple of decades time. 

Texture wise, my hair does feel a lot softer and smoother, as well as giving it a little boost. I spent yesterday on a TV set with my hair covered in hair spray and this seemed to hydrate my hair to a satisfying degree. 

One thing I would say is that it doesn't give me the same amount of volume I'd get from original dry shampoo - although that's not what it's designed for, I think I just associate Batiste with volume.

However, if it's smooth and hydrated hair you're after, I would definitely give this a whirl.

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