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TIGI Bedhead – Elasticate

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Ladies (and gents) who aren’t shy to bleach and colouring, really ought to read on here because I’ve stumble across a genius formula from TIGi Bedhead.

I religiously dye my hair every 8-10 weeks or so, I alternate between a full head, and half a head of bleach and colour foils, so that added to heat styling, and just general day to day brushing can mean my hair is prone to breaking and splitting.

Usually I use products aimed at dry/damaged hair in order to put a bit of much needed moisture back into my locks. However this time I decided to try something more for adding strength and protein into the hair to see if I could get a better overall lasting result. I did a bit of research and found that TIGI Bedhead had a range called Elasticate which was aimed at weak, breakable hair and was supposed to help strengthen hair with the added help of elastin and protein. It also aims to improve texture, manageability and adds shine….check, check and check!

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I ordered mine from a website called AllBeauty.com, which if you haven’t already popped over there then I highly recommend as it’s a great place to grab a bargain, if you’re into that sort of thing.

The shampoo is 250ml, while the conditioner is 200ml, however surprisingly It’s the shampoo which I seem to be running out of quicker this time. The duo work really well together, with the shampoo thoroughly cleansing and the conditioner adding a bit of much needed shine.

For the first few washes I found that my hair didn’t feel as soft as it might have done, had I used one of my normal brands for adding moisture. It was still really manageable and nice and shiny, though but there was something missing. So I tried to mix and match and use just the shampoo from this range, and a bit of a heavier conditioner, but thats when I definitely noticed a decline in the strength and manageability of my hair.

So I switched back to using both the shampoo and conditioner from this range – a few washes in and my hair was back on track, and feeling a bit more healthy again. The ‘softness’ you might get from other brands is replaced with a texturising element, which isn’t a bad thing, as it does give a good amount of volume, and the hair is still soft to the touch but just in a different way, which may take a bit of getting used to.

I really love this range from TIGI, and if you suffer with breakage and weak hair then I couldn’t recommend it more. I’ve noticed much less fall out from brushing and washing, and even my hairdresser has commented on how healthy my hair has been looking so thumbs up all round from me.

Also, just a small disclaimer, beware when travelling with these products as the shape of them can often be misconstrued as other items…just sayin’!!

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TIGI Bedhead Elasticate Shampoo – link here – £6.95
TIGI Bedhead Elasticate Conditioner – link here – £7.50

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BeautyBay.com – Wishlist May 2014

I’ll hold my hands up and say that until recently I didn’t know Beauty Bay existed – it’s an online supplier for a lot of major, as well as smaller brands.

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I came across it when I was looking for a Japonesque blush, and before I knew it, I’d loaded up my basket and racked up over a £100 spend. Sadly, I’m at the awkward “1 week to pay day” phase, so I only have a wishlist for you, but nevertheless, it was fun while it lasted…

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This Works 2 Prep Moisturise Duo – £20.00 – I’ve wanted to give the Perfect Skin Super Moisturiser a go for a while now, so the fact that you also get the Dream Skin 5-in1 Water with it is a double bonus for me. The moisturiser retails for £22.50 alone, so this is a great saving.

Macadamia Natural Oil Nourishing Leave In Cream – £15.00 NOW £8.58 – I love this brand, so was really pleased to see another stockist. The leave in cream is something I’ve been eyeing up for a while now, so hopefully I’ll get a hold of one of these before my holiday.

This Works in transit therapy – £18.00 NOW £16.02 – another This Works product, but i think this would be perfect for travelling. I suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome, especially when i travel, or I’m tired so i think this might help. It also might come in handy for post-gym work outs!

Stila Long Wear Lip Colour – £13.00 – I love this in the shade Darling – it’s a gorgeous deep plummy colour, which is my go to night out colour, whatever the season.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencil – £14.00 – these caught my eye a while a go when i was swatching the 24/7 glide on eyeliners, so if they’re half as good as those pencils, I’ll be a happy bunny. They come in really lovely shades, my favourite being Mushroom, a great neutral taupe shade.

Japonseque Complexion Trio Set – now unavailable – – sadly, i can’t find these on the website anymore…but I’m hoping they’ll be back on there soon as they look like the perfect trio of face brushes.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush – £18.00 – this was my original reason for stumbling across this website, so all the blame should go here. I love the peachy toned Shade 2, and think it would look lovely on us paler ladies. Also you can’t see from this shot but the compact lids to these blushes are beautifully artistic, I can guarantee you’ll need one after you’ve seen them.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm – £9.50 – not much of an explanation needed for this one, because everyone needs a good lip balm, and Nuxe as a brand are fab at getting it right time and time again, for good nourishing products.

Nuxe Comforting Cleansing Milk – £13.50 – I’ve tried gels, creams, waters, butters and oil based cleansers, so maybe now it’s time to add a milk one to my collection.

Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara – £15.00 – a favourite brand of Alexa Chung, who by the way has the most perfect eye make up ALL THE TIME. How is that possible?!

Orofluido Shampoo and Conditioner – £9.99 NOW £6.39 EACH – I’ve heard really positive things about this brand since doing a bit of research, and the packaging looks pretty amazing so this duo is a definite on my list.

There’s so much more I could have added to this list, and I’m sure when I go on to do my pay day purchase, I’ll find many more things that I need, in a life and death situation.

Oh well, I can just carry on dreaming until then…

Like many bloggers, I have entered the 2014 Cosmo Blogger Awards, under the Best Beauty Newcomer category. If you read my blog, and enjoy it please pop over to their website (link here) and give my little blog a vote! Also, if you’ve entered your blog yourself, then leave me a comment below with your details and I’ll take a look

iWhite Instant Teeth Whitening System

I’ve been hoping to have my teeth whitened for a while now, but something else always comes up and I miss out on the chance. I’ve heard a lot about Creast Whitening Strips, but they’re not easily available, nor are they great for people with sensitive teeth.

I’d seen the recent advert on the TV for the iWhite system, which claims to be ‘clinically proven safe and effective”. The kit contains calcium, which aids in strengthening the teeth, instead of potentially damaging them, like some whitening methods may do. The active gel also claims to whiten instantly and remove stains.

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The idea behind them is to provide a fuss free, safe and effective teeth whitening system. Each box comes with 10 trays, so enough for 5 days worth of consecutive treatment, and each tray comes ready-filled with gel, so all you need to do is peel back the foil, and place a tray on the top teeth and the bottom teeth – leave for 20 minutes, then remove the excess gel.

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I’m really looking forward to giving these a go, and seeing if they make much of a difference. I started these last night, so I’ll report back on Friday with the results.

iWhites Teeth Whitening can be purchased from Boots here. It’s currently on special offer for £19.96 (rrp £29.95), which is a pretty good price compared to some products I’ve seen before.

Maybelline Baby Lips – The Wait is Over!!!

Like most beauty obsessed hoarders out there, I have been waiting on tender hooks for the UK release of Maybelline’s Baby Lips, and finally that time has come.

I snagged mine from my local Boots store (available online here!). If you can’t see them in Boots then make sure you ask a sales consultant as they are not officially on promotion yet so they’re not out on display.

I’d already decided that I wanted to try the tinted balms first, so I picked these up…

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I’ve waited a little bit longer than I usually would to review them, because they’ve had a huge hype around them and I didn’t want to over do it, however I’ve tested each one out and I think they’re bloody amazing!

I wasn’t keen on the packaging at first, I thought it looked like they were aimed at younger girls and that the overall quality would be a bit cheap, but after using them, and having them rolling around in the bottom of my bag, I have to say that they’re quite robust little things!

They’re great to have on hand as they’re so easy to apply, they give a nice little flush of colour if you prefer the understated look, and they leave a lovely looking shine to the lips.

They boast having 8 hour hydration, which I could easily believe as my lips are so soft this morning. They also include the added benefit of having SPF 20 in them, which makes them perfect for using on the beach or round the pool….protection and prettiness all in one!

The tints are a nice added feature to include and they come in lovely shades (as swatched below) and fragrances…which I wish you could smell through the screen because they really are be-a-u-tiful!!

Peach Crush…

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Pink Punch…

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Cherry Me…

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They’re also available with no tint, in Hydrate (Blue), Intense Care (Yellow) and Mint Fresh (Green).

They retail at £2.99 which I think is a fantastic price, and amazingly affordable for the quality of the product.

Rimmel Giveaway Winners!!

So a couple if weeks ago a posted that I’d reached 100 followers, and to celebrate I would be having a small giveaway!! Well the time is here to announce the winners….

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Each of the 3 participants were picked at random, out of a cereal bowl (classy…that’s how I roll)…by three of my work colleagues.

The prize was a Rimmel apocolips lip Laquer in the choice of your shade, as well as a few small other bits! So please if your name appears below, send me your address via email to onbareskin@gmail.com…I’m giving winners two weeks to email me details before I send out the prize…

1. Kshopp
2. Rosiereally
3. Catchaneye

…..please please please pass the word onto winners if you have regular contact with them!!

Thanks for entering!

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

Say hello to your brand-new year-round best friend…I’m serious! I am not really a self-tanner, the only time I get marginally tanned is on holidays, when I bake (safely as I can) in the sun, or on previous occasions I have dabbled in the spray tan area (too much upkeep for me!).

So when I heard about the Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for the face and decollete (that’s pronounced ‘de-co-lo-targe’ for those of us who speak like del-boy) I wasn’t too fussed on trying it. I just put it in the “maybe” category.

Then I started reading peoples rave reviews about it, especially those like me, who are pasty Patsies were recommending it left, right and centre. So naturally, always being one to jump on the beauty bandwagon, I decided to give it a whirl.

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I bought mine in Selfridges in London for £17.50, but you can get it a tad cheaper in House of Fraser (£16.oo). You get 125ml bottle of product, which believe me, goes a very long way.

The packaging suggest that it refreshes and softens skin, and I’ll whole heartily agree, it’s just like putting on a light moisturiser. You can chuck it on before bed, or in the morning before putting on make up (I’ve done both, and have to say I prefer wearing it to bed).

There is still that lingering smell of a self tanner on your skin, but that doesn’t bother me enough to stop using it (mostly because I find it smells like biscuits, and I do LOVE biscuits).

I really was surprised by the results, you get a lovely light tan but what I was most impressed by was the fact it just made me look more awake and glow-y.

You can also build this up over a few days to increase the colour, you don’t lose the colour taking off make up, or washing your face – unless you use an exfoliator, which I do every few days if I’m using this as it just freshens things up. You also don’t need a lot of product, they actually advise you to use a cotton pad to apply it which helps to even out the application, as well as get rid of unnecessary usage.

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Clarins says:

“A unique self tanner that’s as refreshing as water and as gentle as milk.

The texture dries in the blink of an eye. You can follow application with your daytime moisturiser or a protective sun care product.

A perfectly natural looking golden, sunkissed glow appears over the course of a few hours”

All in all I would definitely recommend this, its a great investment and gives beautiful results.

NB: I did try to take before an after pictures to show but the camera really did not do the ‘after’ picture any justice!