OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Range

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Firstly and the thing that made me go out and buy the shampoo and conditioner again when I ran out, something which I never ever do with hair care, the smell. Its like bounty in a bottle, super sweet and summery. Ok yes its a little plastic-y but it reminds me of holidays every time I get in the shower, which makes me smile. Whats better than that? A shampoo that washes your hair, makes your bathroom smell like the bounty factory and you’ll smile every time you use. It’s a win win really.

But no one wants to smell like a tropical princess and have fizz bomb hair, luckily this stuff actually works too. I have bleach-blonde-beach-bum hair, which I have grown to love but all the dye over the last X-number of years does mean that it’s not in the best condition ever and I suffer quite badly from breakage and split ends as well as the fact it can get quite dry. This range has coconut milk to nourish, whipped eggs to add protein and therefore strength, and finally coconut oils for hydration. It is also sulphate free, which is great as they strip you hair of natural oils. Sounds perfect right?

The shampoo ( £6.99 for 385ml), is thicker than others, I find that some sulphate free shampoo’s don’t foam up enough. No such problem here although its not bubbly foam its a little like whisk egg whites, which would make sense really.

The condition (£6.99 for 385ml), is again quite thick, which for a conditioner I really like. Normally with high-street conditioners I towel dry my hair first and then condition as I find they can be quite watery and work more effectively on drier hair. However, that doesn’t really work with this as its too thick to spread around on dry hair. But it is very moisturising.

The anti-breakage serum ( £6.99 for 118ml), this is what due me too the line originally, as I really want to grow my hair but with all the breakage and fall out it never seems to really happen. I have to say that I’ve been in the sun, the sea and swimming pools for a couple of weeks so it may not have been the fairest test but I am already starting to see a bit of difference when I shower. I never brush my hair as I have ringlets and if I brush them they turn to fizz so I only comb through my hair in the shower and I’ve definitely seen a lot less fall out than I was seeing before.

My only grump about the product is that the gorgeous smell doesn’t stay for very long, even using the oil on dry hair it still only lingers for a couple of hours.

Next I’d really like to try the split end mender but at £21.50 is quite a lot and it’s hard to find in the UK.

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Barry M Loud Mouth Extreme Lip Colour

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Think OCC Lip Tars but on a budget and with a high gloss finish. The first one I brought was Tease, a bright sexy red, very french. They are pretty tricky to apply as a little goes a really long way, it is possible to use the plastic nozzle but I find a small lip brush works a lot better for cleaner lines. Tease only needs one layer but I find that Chatterbox and Gossip both need a couple but don’t go over board as that can make them a little patchy. The wear for a couple of hours and fade nicely, perfect for a night out rather than day time.

Gossip is a lovely bright raspberry pink colour, although not too bright which is nice and looks brilliant with a tan as well as make your teeth look whiter.

Chatterbox has to be my least favourite of my purchases, mainly because the colour just doesn’t really appeal its a classic barbie pink colour.  I also find the consistency is not as great as the other two. Even with just one coat its quite patchy and you really have to push it in to your lips to get even coat.

They are £3.99 but Superdrug has a Buy one get one half price on at the moment. I might have to pop back to pick up Diva, a sultry plum red totally on trend right now.

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Golden Holiday Makeup

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Being in the sun and therefore getting lots of vitamin D, a good colour and drinking lots of water, holidays are always the best skin days of the year. During the day it was so hot that we were in an out of the water all day. I’m not a swimming-around-not-getting-hair-wet-sunglasses-still-on kind of girl, I’m a how-long-can-I-swim-underwater kinda person.  I’d love to be that elegant and sophisticated but I get distracted. So the only thing I wear 9-5 is L’Oréal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof

In the evenings we would go out most nights so I wanted a little coverage, my go to summer combo is a mix of the Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream and the Healthy Mix foundation in 55. I find this is the best way to get the perfect colour. At the start of the holiday I was 1:1 and by the end 2:1. Its not high coverage, its natural and glowy. Everyone likes to sparkle on holiday, the thing I like best about my face is my high cheek bones so I like to emphasize them by using Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze.

For my eyes I mostly continued to channel the golden goddess vibe, I know no prizes for originality here. For a base I used Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Bulletproof Beige all over the lid and along my bottom lash line. I limit myself to one pallet on holidays and this time The Naked 2 got to come along with me, I used Half Baked all over with Chopper on the outer corner and Bootycall in the inner corner to brighten. I didn’t want to add any harshness to the look by adding a liner so to add a little definition I tight lined just my upper water line with the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black. Usually I’d have used a pencil but I forgot to bring one and it actually worked quite well and stayed put so I might have to try it again sometime.

The lips, I didn’t anything too bright or heavy Tanya Burr’s Lip-gloss in Let’s Travel the World seemed like the obvious choice. Perfect name, perfect consistency and perfect red orange colour summer colour.

Finally perfume my boyfriend’s favourite Dolce & Gabbana the one Desire. Its beautiful for the evenings heavy but still feminine and super super sexy. Its sex appeal in a bottle, its basically everything I’m not but hey a girl can dream.

What are your holiday Favorites?

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