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3.3.15

My Latest Hair: The ClipHair Extensions


ClipHair Blonde Brown Mix Full head extensions double wefted review

ClipHair Blonde Brown Mix Full head wefted extensions

ClipHair Blonde Brown Mix Full head extensions

ClipHair Blonde Brown Mix Full head extensions review



My hairs length is one thing that is never consistent with me, thanks to hair extensions of course. My shoulder length fine hair actually stays the same, but it varies from my natural length right down to near my waist, and not so natural. And at the moment I am a fan of the not so natural look, so trying out ClipHair Extensions couldn't of come at a better time.

I opted for 20 Inch Double Wefted Full Head Remy Clip in Human Hair Extensions - Ash Brown/Bleach Blonde Mix (£74.99) on arrival (the next day hurrah) I was pleased to see they are a perfect match. With a girl on the packaging that does look remarkably like a young Rachel Stevens (Sclub 7 of course).  They do offer a free colour match service, but I was living life on the edge that day and just decided to risk it. For some reason they actually seem to look entirely different colours in these photos (typical) but if you're going for this colour I'd say ignore the photos with me in, as my lighting must of been dodgy, as they are not that blonde. 

ClipHair Extensions Blonde Brown Mix Review
There are 8 pieces in the set, with three clips per weft, two four inch wide wefts with two clips per weft and four two inch wide wefts with 1 clip per weft, and to top this off they are 100% human Remy hair. You only have to do a little Google to see this is the best kind of extension hair, and as well as being  cuticle correct, remy hair has a natural sheen to it. The clips are a good size as well, they are not too small that they don't grip and slip out your hair, nor are they too big that you can feel them or see them when their clipped in, even with my fine hair.

The hair itself is thick, even if they do thin out towards the ends slightly, it was nothing a quick style couldn't fix. Its incredibly hard to find hair extensions that look natural, and that is the main thing I look for when I get them, and regardless of my love for length, I need them to look like I could of grown my hair that long. And ClipHair Extensions have done that perfectly. So for now, full volume extensions are back in my life, I just better be careful how I flick my 20 inches of hair. 


Have you tried ClipHair Extensions before?


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1.3.15

My Kinks and Frizz Saviour? The Phil Smith Super Smooth Range.


My Kinks and Frizz Saviour. The Phil Smith Super Smooth Range.


My hair is stupidly kinky, and not in a way that any person would ever want. For hair thats so fine you really wouldn't think it could be bothered to stick out and bend in every direction possible  (expect where I want to go).  So finding something that can help and maybe even be the cure for  as little as £3.50, was a secret I almost didn't want to share. But enter the Phil Smith Super Smooth range, my new saviour. 

I have both the Super Smooth Shampoo (£3.50) and Super Smooth Conditioner (also £3.50) packaged in green bottles I won't be losing anytime soon, and with Keratin Proteins to help smooth down my hair and add some shine. Being blonde shine is just a mysterious term for me and I would never expect it from any product, but both these products do seem to calm down my hair to a more manageable level. I did expect my hair to be greasy and lank after using these, but luckily my negative self got a nice surprise and there was no grease to be seen, and I can honestly say my hair is much smoother since I've used this duo. My only disappointment (minus my hair no long has kinky days...) is that the shampoo & conditioner itself wasn't that bright green...just imagine that...  

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27.2.15

Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Mascara


The Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Mascara Review
Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Mascara Wand


Well. If there was ever something to give you a heart/make you think you've gone crazy it would be this Estee Lauder mascara. And you want to know why? It vibrated in my hand. Yes, like a erm, toothbrush. And no I didn't know it did this, hence my shock when I unwrapped this and pulled out the wand, to find this unusual gimmick. Not one I was expecting from a normally 'safe' brand like Estee Lauder. So let me explain this first vibrating object to make it on my blog, somewhat unsurprisingly. 

Its the handle on the TurboLash mascara that actually vibrates, so as you apply it is supposed to mimic the movement moving your wand back and fourth (seriously, how quick do they think our hands move?), which we all know adds extra volume to lashes.

Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Mascara

In order to turn this on you just twist the cap out and pull the wand out. It begins vibrating almost as soon as you twist the upper cap off and vibrates straight through application. Slide the wand back into the tube, twist shut, and the vibrations stop. Simple. 

You know how much I hate gimmicks, and I am forever telling myself I will not fall for such marketing....but I have. I got some incredible length with TurboLash compared to some other mascaras I used, and was able to build up some serious volume to my lashes which gave me that false lash look that I always crave. The brush itself is a full bushy brush that somehow grabs every lash, even while vibrating, and doesn't hurt my eye which was my greatest fear. I have serious images of me sitting in A&E with a mascara wand related emergency. My lash results are just what I expected from Estee Lauder, and even this is a bit pricey and gimmicky, oh I do love it. Maybe this just isn't one to pull out in the ladies toilets...

Estee Lauder makeup range on Harrods.com includes Turbolash All Effects Motion Mascara (£32)


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