Sunday, 21 May 2017

May Glossybox Unboxing

If there's one thing I look forward too at the beginning of each month, it's the arrival of my beauty subscription box. Whilst I was previously signed up to  receive Birchbox, I recently decided to mix things up a little bit & see just how good Glossybox is.



Box Contents: 
Scrub Love Active Charcoal & Avocado Body Scrub - £13.95 [x]
Caudalie Creme Sorbet - £23.00 [x]
Dr Paw Paw Original Balm - £6.95 [x]
Ruby Powder Blush - £12.80 [x]
Daily Concepts Exfoliating Body Scrubber - £3.85 [x]


For me this box contains the perfect build up to summer products - exfoliators and moisturisers. One particular product I'm very excited to test is one I've seen all over my Instagram feed - the Scrub Love Body Scrub. Claiming to absorb impurities whilst soothing and moisturising, this seems to be the perfect pre-holiday skin treat, especially followed by the Dr Paw Paw Original Balm (which apparently can be used on skin, hair & nails!).  

I'll definitely be putting everything I received this month to use & may even put together a few product reviews to feature here. 

Have you ever used any of the products used in the 
May Glossybox?
I'd love to know your thoughts! 
xxx


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Bridal Fashion with DressesOfGirl*

With shows like "Don't Tell The Bride", "Say Yes To The Dress" & "Say Yes To The Dress U.K" making their way onto my binge watching and guilty pleasure list, I can't help but find myself eyeing up the huge selection of gorgeous bridal/bridesmaid dresses on offer whilst daydreaming of the exact style I'd love to wear to a wedding...

After far too many Sunday afternoon spent binge watching these wedding themed shows (please don't judge me), I like to think that I now have a pretty good idea of the style of dress I'd happily to wear as a bride/bridesmaid.

Whilst I'm neither engaged or being a bridesmaid anytime soon, I couldn't resist creating a little "wish list" style post to share here on Small & Blonde - after all what girl didn't grow up spending her time dreaming of her perfect wedding & falling in love with every Disney Princess-style dress?!

1. 2. 3

In my opinion each of these dresses would be completely perfect for anyone's big day. Not only is the a-line cut flattering (think skater style to hide the tummy) but the lace/chiffon detailing adds a perfect touch of elegance & romance - which of course is a must at any wedding. Pair with some stunning heels, jewellery & soft, bouncy curls & I'm pretty sure I'd have my wedding dream look.

Each of my chosen dresses feature as part of the stunning Bridal & Bridesmaid collections from Dressesofgirl* - a budget friendly store offering a range of dresses, shoes & accessories for all occasions (including evening, bridal & even homecoming dresses).  If you have an event coming up & need a little outfit inspiration without looking to spend too much, I'd definitely recommend checking them out.


What's your dream wedding/bridesmaid dress?
I'd love to know in the comments.
xxx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Batiste 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner

Whilst there's nothing I love more than the feeling of clean & styled hair, I'm the laziest person ever when it comes actually washing my locks. So - like many girls - I find myself reaching for dry shampoo on a regular basis in an attempt to keep up the appearance of clean hair for as long as possible.

When it comes to dry shampoo Batiste is my go-to brand - so when I spotted the new "Invisible dry shampoo & conditioner" in my local Superdrug, I knew this was a product I simply needed to try.




Similar to regular dry shampoo, the new 2 in 1 product aims to banish oily roots whilst also working to nourish ends to reduce dryness... Perfect for someone like me, who finds their hair tends to get dry rather than greasy (thanks bleach!).

I decided to put this product to the test one evening before heading out for drinks (being far too lazy to actually wash my hair..). I followed the instructions by simply spraying & massaging onto my roots before misting over mid-lengths & ends - then brushing/styling as usual.

The first thing I instantly noticed was that there was no "chalky" feel to my hair that comes with regular dry shampoo (something I personally hate). There was also no white/powdery residue left on my roots, leading me to believe that this product really does live up to it's "invisible" name. I also noticed that - whilst the excess oil on my hair was absorbed pretty quickly - it took a little longer for the "conditioning" effect to kick in. With the ends of my hair feeling noticeably softer around an hour after use (something to remember whilst getting ready).

When it comes to price the 2 in 1 is a little more expensive than your regular Batiste Dry Shampoo (retailing at £4.49 compared to £2.99) so I'd say that if you find your hair is more on the greasy side, it's probably worth sticking to the original. However if - like me - you tend to suffer with dry hair between washes (or happen to also hate the chalky feel) then I'd definitely recommend giving this a try for yourself!

What's your favourite Dry Shampoo?
I'd love to know in the comments 
xxx

May Glossybox Unboxing

If there's one thing I look forward too at the beginning of each month, it's the arrival of my beauty subscription box. Whilst I was previously signed up to  receive Birchbox, I recently decided to mix things up a little bit & see just how good Glossybox is.



Box Contents: 
Scrub Love Active Charcoal & Avocado Body Scrub - £13.95 [x]
Caudalie Creme Sorbet - £23.00 [x]
Dr Paw Paw Original Balm - £6.95 [x]
Ruby Powder Blush - £12.80 [x]
Daily Concepts Exfoliating Body Scrubber - £3.85 [x]


For me this box contains the perfect build up to summer products - exfoliators and moisturisers. One particular product I'm very excited to test is one I've seen all over my Instagram feed - the Scrub Love Body Scrub. Claiming to absorb impurities whilst soothing and moisturising, this seems to be the perfect pre-holiday skin treat, especially followed by the Dr Paw Paw Original Balm (which apparently can be used on skin, hair & nails!).  

I'll definitely be putting everything I received this month to use & may even put together a few product reviews to feature here. 

Have you ever used any of the products used in the 
May Glossybox?
I'd love to know your thoughts! 
xxx


Bridal Fashion with DressesOfGirl*

With shows like "Don't Tell The Bride", "Say Yes To The Dress" & "Say Yes To The Dress U.K" making their way onto my binge watching and guilty pleasure list, I can't help but find myself eyeing up the huge selection of gorgeous bridal/bridesmaid dresses on offer whilst daydreaming of the exact style I'd love to wear to a wedding...

After far too many Sunday afternoon spent binge watching these wedding themed shows (please don't judge me), I like to think that I now have a pretty good idea of the style of dress I'd happily to wear as a bride/bridesmaid.

Whilst I'm neither engaged or being a bridesmaid anytime soon, I couldn't resist creating a little "wish list" style post to share here on Small & Blonde - after all what girl didn't grow up spending her time dreaming of her perfect wedding & falling in love with every Disney Princess-style dress?!

1. 2. 3

In my opinion each of these dresses would be completely perfect for anyone's big day. Not only is the a-line cut flattering (think skater style to hide the tummy) but the lace/chiffon detailing adds a perfect touch of elegance & romance - which of course is a must at any wedding. Pair with some stunning heels, jewellery & soft, bouncy curls & I'm pretty sure I'd have my wedding dream look.

Each of my chosen dresses feature as part of the stunning Bridal & Bridesmaid collections from Dressesofgirl* - a budget friendly store offering a range of dresses, shoes & accessories for all occasions (including evening, bridal & even homecoming dresses).  If you have an event coming up & need a little outfit inspiration without looking to spend too much, I'd definitely recommend checking them out.


What's your dream wedding/bridesmaid dress?
I'd love to know in the comments.
xxx

Batiste 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner

Whilst there's nothing I love more than the feeling of clean & styled hair, I'm the laziest person ever when it comes actually washing my locks. So - like many girls - I find myself reaching for dry shampoo on a regular basis in an attempt to keep up the appearance of clean hair for as long as possible.

When it comes to dry shampoo Batiste is my go-to brand - so when I spotted the new "Invisible dry shampoo & conditioner" in my local Superdrug, I knew this was a product I simply needed to try.




Similar to regular dry shampoo, the new 2 in 1 product aims to banish oily roots whilst also working to nourish ends to reduce dryness... Perfect for someone like me, who finds their hair tends to get dry rather than greasy (thanks bleach!).

I decided to put this product to the test one evening before heading out for drinks (being far too lazy to actually wash my hair..). I followed the instructions by simply spraying & massaging onto my roots before misting over mid-lengths & ends - then brushing/styling as usual.

The first thing I instantly noticed was that there was no "chalky" feel to my hair that comes with regular dry shampoo (something I personally hate). There was also no white/powdery residue left on my roots, leading me to believe that this product really does live up to it's "invisible" name. I also noticed that - whilst the excess oil on my hair was absorbed pretty quickly - it took a little longer for the "conditioning" effect to kick in. With the ends of my hair feeling noticeably softer around an hour after use (something to remember whilst getting ready).

When it comes to price the 2 in 1 is a little more expensive than your regular Batiste Dry Shampoo (retailing at £4.49 compared to £2.99) so I'd say that if you find your hair is more on the greasy side, it's probably worth sticking to the original. However if - like me - you tend to suffer with dry hair between washes (or happen to also hate the chalky feel) then I'd definitely recommend giving this a try for yourself!

What's your favourite Dry Shampoo?
I'd love to know in the comments 
xxx