Tag: hair

Herbal Essence Bee Strong Shampoo and Conditioner

I wrote back in the summer about my hair care routine and I was using the Fudge Make a Mends shampoo and conditioner. I do still use that but thought I would try another shampoo and conditioner to break the routine up a little. I found this scent of Herbal Essence in Boots and it was 2 for £6 at the time. It has a honey scent but not too sickly.

It claims to restore hair to its healthy condition. I must admit the first time I used it I was a bit let down, I have been used to the Fudge one, however, the second time I used it… wow! The shampoo does lather nicely and my hair feels super clean but not striped of its oils. The conditioner is what makes this duo great though, I apply a generous amount to the ends and whatever is left into my roots. I leave for 5 minutes whilst I do the rest of my shower routine and when I rinse the conditioner out my hair is tangle free, smooth and shiny.

My hair brush glides through my hair with ease, even before I applied my leave in conditioner. I really noticed that my hair is shiny and feels healthier too. Might be a trick of the mind but I really like using this duo in-between using my trusty fudge shampoo and conditioner. What are your hair care staples? XO

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Fudge Toning Shampoo 

I love me a silverising shampoo, I used the Provoke silver shampoo for years… YEARS, however I noticed my hair was so dry after using it and would have to deep condition more after using it. I decided to pick this toner up when I bought the Make-a-mends shampoo and conditioner (still so in love with that!!)

This is brilliant though, I didnt include it with my Fudge Haircare post as I hadn’t given it a good enough test. Now I have and it is so good. Not only smells amazing but it is moisturising which is incredible for a toner. I leave this on for 3 minutes as notice my hair goes a little silver if I leave it on any longer. I use this all over including my roots, even though I have like a balayage type style so my natural hair colour is at the root. I find this shampoo blends and helps the transition to the highlights.

I use this once a week usually when I have my weekly pamper, feels like a treat not a chore with this toner. It is quite messy if you’re not careful and it is important to wash it out until the water runs clear.

Have you tried this toner? Or do you use one that you would recommend?? XO

 

August Goals 

Just a quick post today, mainly want to write these down so if I don’t stick to them I have the shame of updating you all.

I wanted to set some goals, after a really crappy July I wanted to push myself to get back to being healthy (ish) I am not saying I will be going to the gym and having green smoothies every morning because I never stick to that.

  • Drink more water – cliche but an important one! Going to try and just drink water… and tea… I am not giving up tea!
  • Move more – again a classic for these goal posts right? However, with what happened last month and with my ongoing coccyx condition some days are harder than others. I am going to aim to walk a little every day, working my way up again.
  • Eat less chocolate and the naughty stuff – Chocolate gives me migraines and breakouts.. surely this should be enough to put me off eating it.
  • Be more organised when it comes to blogging – I am aiming to post every Wednesday and Sunday. (Hope no one fell off their seat then reading that!!)
  • Be more active on Twitter – I am quite active in general but I don’t promote my blog as much as I see others doing so feel I should a bit more.
  • Meal plan a bit better and stick to it. I try to write a meal plan and buy the shopping according to that but we always end up changing our minds and sometimes food goes to waste which I hate.
  • Get more fruit and vegetables in me, I am not too bad but I don’t get my 5 a day in a normal day unless I have the motivation to make a smoothie and eat a salad for dinner. I should be more conscious about what I eat as I am with Jacob.
  • NOT SPEND… I left this one for last because… it will be the hardest. I am a sucker for a trip to Boots… but I am really trying not to spend this month, I have enough skincare and make up to get me through until Christmas… If I do well this month by not spending it may extend further….

Wish me luck…. I will update beginning of September… XO

Fudge Haircare

I used Fudge Haircare back in the day, and loved it. However, I moved away from using it as it is a bit pricey. Anyway I spotted they had a sale on Look Fantastic. I was a bit too excited!

Fudge Make-A-Mends Shampoo – this is described as a protein shake for dry and damaged hair. It has Marula and grape seed oil, also sulfate free. This lathers so nicely and not too much it’s hard to wash out, my hair feels smooth after using this not like dry and ratty like some shampoos make my hair feel. Smells soooooo good as well… like the whole range.

Fudge Make-A-Mends claims as above but says this has an extreme conditioning formula… and this has the same effect like most hair masks I’ve used. My favourite hair mask is the Tresemme Keratin Smooth mask… I will always buy that I think for pamper nights but this conditioner is so hydrating, I leave it in for a few minutes and when I wash it out my hair is so silky and easy to get a brush through.

Fudge Tri Blo, prime, shine and protect blow dry spray, wow this smells incredible. I use this through my towel dried hair before blasting with the hair dryer. It defends against the heat.. and I’ve noticed my hair dries so much quicker. It’s like a fine mist and non sticky.

Fudge Ends Miracle Soothing treatment for soft silky ends. I literally use the tiniest amount of this… it’s expensive.. I’m not going to soak my hair in it and a lot really isn’t needed. After straightening my hair I used this and it literally does what it claims… smooths and tames. It also smells INCREDIBLE! 

I know the Fudge Haircare is slightly more expensive than products you get in Boots etc but I really feel like I’ve invested in this range. I enjoy using it and doing my hair seems less of a chore because it all smells amazing.

Have you tried Fudge Haircare before? Do you have any recommendations? XO

July Glossybox 2017


Always the exciting part of the month when my GB or LF beauty box comes through the door. I’ve made no secret of the disappointment I sometimes feel though. However, not this month!! Really happy with this months box!


Monu Spa First Defence Soothing After Sun – this claims to be for all skin types and although I’m not one to be sitting in the sun at the moment this smells so nice and glides on the skin so nicely I will get use out of this whether I’ve been in the sun or not.


Papanga Hair Bands are bigger than the usual plastic spring hair bands which is amazing for someone with thick hair (like me!) I received a clear and a black band. There is also 20% with this months glossy box so will stock up on these.


Cutebalms Macaroon Tint Balm in Crushed Berry, this smells so sweet but not over powering and gives a lovely Tint to the lips, I was feeling lazy and popped this on my cheeks too and worked really well. So perfect for the hand bag.


Bellapierre Cosmetics Banana Setting Powder, I have wanted to try and proper banana powder for ages so this will be a perfect addition to my make up collection. I will give this a whirl next time I contour…


I’ve left the most exciting for last, I’ve wanted a fan brush for a long time and never taken the plunge and bought one (not sure why!) anyway in this months box I received the Spectrum Fan Brush. I used this for highlighter straight away and it’s changed everything… well.. changed how I put on highlight anyway.

So overall really chuffed with this months box! Do you get Glossybox? Were you happy? XO 

Grow Gorgeous Hair Mask

I love any form of mask, hair, face or foot… you name it I love it. I spotted this in Boots and it was on offer so had to grab it. It smells really nice. I slathered it on as per the instructions and left it on for about half an hour. It recommends you put it on and sleep with it in your hair but washing my hair in the mornings is an absolute no go as I have the nursery run haha. I rinsed it off and shampoo and conditioned as normal. My hair was so smooth, noticeably more manageable.

I did notice after styling etc my hair felt a little greasy at the roots. It might have been a coincidence but I put it down to me putting too much mask on and not washing it out properly. I used the mask again and put it just on the ends and left it for around 5 hours as put it on in the morning and washed out later, again my hair was smooth and less tangled. I think using this on just my ends is the way to go!! Will last longer too.

Have you tried the Grow Gorgeous range? X