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Phil Smith Be Gorgeous De-tangling Brush

I think the most hyped about de-tangling brush in the beauty community has got to be the Tangle Teezer and it holds that title rightly so as every few months they release limited edition designs printed onto their brushes. I own a Tangle Teezer and I did reach a point where I could not be without it. Many companies have tried (some better than others) to create a dupe version but none in my opinion have succeed until now. The success comes from the incredible haircare brand Phil Smith who I have featured before on my blog in my Phil Smith Be Gorgeous blog post.

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Phil Smith as a brand have brought out this de-tangling brush which can be used on both wet and dry hair. The brush itself has a typical brush shape in that you have your handle with the head that contains a soft cushion that holds the bristles. The bristles really are what make this brush unique. They are plastic and waved in shaped , the wave according to the Phil Smith brand are designed so that the brush glides through the hair gently and easily whilst removing any tangled hair at the same time.

I personally found this brush a dream to use. I typically have fine hair that does tend to fall straight anyway but when it’s damp, at the roots especially, it can become quite knotted together and this brush allows me to brush through that painlessly.

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The only annoying thing about this brush is that because of the bristles being in a waved shape, they are the  hardest thing ever to clean and remove any fallout that the hair has from them. But I personally love everything about this brush, the design of it, the bright rainbow colours and the way it glides through my hair painlessly regardless of whether its wet or dry.

This brush retails for on 5 pounds and is available from Sainburys in the UK and Northern of Ireland. It is also available via the Phil Smith website which I have linked below also.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.
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Klorane Dry Shampoo

Sometimes I’m lazy! I know that’s a weird statement of fact to use to start of this blog but it’s true and I’m sure I’m not the only one. My laziness can result in me not doing the laundry, not bothering to cook and beauty wise, skimping on the washing of my hair. For days like those my hero product has got to be dry shampoo! I’m generally a creature of habit when it comes to dry shampoo and use brands I know, like Batiste and Aussie but recently I was sent a new dry shampoo by the brand Klorane and have been trying it out since I got it.

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Klorane have three different types of dry shampoo within their range. I was sent two, and the first of them is their original version. This is an amazing dry shampoo. It feels super light-weight when sprayed into the hair and it leaves absolutely no white powder or residue behind. I found that it refreshed my hair within minutes of me spraying it in.

I personally know when I’m going to be too lazy to wash my hair the next day, so I tend to spray dry shampoo into my hair right before I go to sleep so it can soak up the oils overnight. This worked even better with that technic though if you forget it still gives you fresh hair in the morning. I found it worked great on second day hair and third day hair but after that you really do need to stop being lazy! 😅 .

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The second version of their dry shampoo that Klorane sent me is their Natural Teint version. This dry shampoo has a peach/flesh coloured tint to it so that when it’s sprayed onto the roots it simply blends in with the scalp. I personally didn’t like this version nor did I get it, because they have a clear version why bother with a tinted one. Also the powder of the tint was really hard to get blended in with the scalp. It still worked the same in freshen up the hair as the clear version it just had a horrible powder to it.

Klorane also have a dry shampoo for those of us who have a super oily scalp and I will link it below, as well as linking where you can purchase these dry shampoos as I highly recommend them.

-Talk Soon xx

Klorane Website

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.

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Phil Smith Be Gorgeous

For those of you who have never heard of Phil Smith, he is a very famous hairdresser who has worked on many celebrity heads including UK Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. His past work was mostly with the brand Toni & Guy which is a haircare brand I absolutely love because their products are so good. So when I was sent products from Phil Smith’s hair line called Be Gorgeous I was super excited as I knew the products were going to be just as good if not better.

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They didn’t disappoint! Beginning with the Be Gorgeous Curly Locks Shampoo, which is a shampoo aimed towards frizz prone hair. I know the title has the word curly in it so you would automatically think it’s just for girls with curly hair but no it’s just for frizz prone hair. This shampoo has a really nice texture to it that lathers sufficiently well. I found my hair to be quite lightweight afterwards and there was no sense of  heavy product within my hair. Also my hair remained frizz free throughout every rain cloud that passed and that’s saying something because I live in Ireland where it rains every time someone sneezes. I should mention I have long hair that’s poker straight and only gets frizz in the rain or humidity.

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To go with the shampoo, I’ve been using the Hello Moisture Conditioning Treatment which is an amazing moisturising conditioner. This conditioner I found had quite a thick texture and you really don’t need to use a lot of it because of that. It has an amazing citrus smell to it, that does linger in the hair. As a conditioner it’s mostly aimed towards dry, frizzy hair so it works great with the Curly Locks Shampoo. A match made in haircare heaven as we say.

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My favourite product out of the four I was sent has definitely got to be the Super Smooth Keratin Spray. The instructions on this do state to use it on slightly damp hair and then style but personally I use this almost every single day, first thing in the morning. It’s great for smoothing away any fly-aways that can happen when doing a hair style and because it has keratin in it I know that I’m still using something that’s going to add a lot of benefit to my hair.

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The last product that I have is the Glam Shine Serum which is a finishing product that is used to add texture and shine to the hair. It has a very thick and very glossy texture to it, that can also feel sticky to the touch but that goes away once it’s been worked into the hair. This is great for the ends of the hair in my opinion. I wouldn’t recommend using this on hair that hasn’t been washed longer than 2 days as it will cause it to look greasy rather than shiny. Caution should also be taken with the amount used on freshly clean hair as using to much can also cause that very greasy look to happen.

These products are priced between 3.50 pounds and 4 pounds making them extremely affordable. All Phil Smith Be Gorgeous products are available to purchase from Sainsbury’s Stores.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.

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Platinum Hair Extensions Goodie Bag

A quick little message before I get into this post, a while ago I posted my blog post all about Meeting Sali Hughes and in that post I stated that everybody in the audience received a goodie bag. I’ve decided not to go through that goodie bag in separate blog post simply because I didn’t get much in it. All it had was a Dundrum Umbrella & Notebook, a box of Butlers chocolate & dark chocolate bar, vouchers and a Newbridge Christmas Tree Ornament which I’ve decided to re-gift. That being said I do however want to go through the raffle prize that I received on the day but that’ll be for another post. For today I’m going to be going through my Party with Platinum Hair event goodie bag.

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Though the bag is small it did come with a bunch of lovely products. The first being very edible 🙂 I got this lovely Ferrero Rocher Chocolate inside this beautiful packaged parcel. I know that it’s just chocolate but I had a very indulgent time eating this because of the way it was presented.

The second item is probably the nicest from the goodie bag. This is the Platinum Hair Extensions brush which is designed specifically for brushing out hair extensions without damaging them. I’ve tried it out on my natural hair and it works just as well. I’m delighted I got this because I’m planning on getting on of the Platinum Prestige New Crown Collection Extensions so I can make my hair thicker and longer without the commitment of glued in extensions.

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The last of the goodie bag are these two deluxe sized bottles. One of the them is the Platinum Hair Extensions Shampoo and the other the conditioner. They’re specfically formulated for hair that has hair extensions in but I have to say that I used them on my natural hair and they made it super soft. Definitely recommend regardless of whether or not you have hair extensions in.

I had an amazing time at the Party with Platinum Hair event and want to thank the girls over at RDC_Dublin for inviting me 🙂

-Talk Soon xx

 

 

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SachaJuan Professional Haircare

I may have mentioned on Twitter that I was trying out the SachaJuan haircare range and I finally have an idea of what I like about them and what I don’t to give a decent review on them. SachaJuan is a Swedish haircare brand and their philosophy is that taking care of your hair should be simply and fuss free without overriding the fact that you still want to have great hair. For reference for this post I have long hair (roughly 3/4 of my back long) and I wash it every 2-3 days as it tends to get oily by day 3.

Let me introduce you guys to the SachaJuan Normal Hair Shampoo. This is a gentle cleansing shampoo that I found gets rid of any product build-up in the hair without making your hair feel stripped and dry. I love the scent of this, I can’t really explain it but it smells like those really expensive salon-only shampoos that your hairdresser tends to use and you want to know what it is but they won’t tell you kind of scent. (Yes I know….worst explanation ever…)

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Packaging for these products is very minimal as SachaJuan as a brand want to emphasize that fact that their all about the basics when it comes to hair. For both products that I’m mentioning today you get 250mls of product in the bottle and you really don’t need a lot for the product to do it’s thing. I found that the shampoo doesn’t lather well the first time you pop it into your hair. I found this to be because it’s getting rid of the oils and product build-up that can happen on the days you don’t wash your hair. The second time it lathers beautifully and like I said you really only need a small amount for it to get your hair clean.

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Product number two is the SachaJuan Leave-In Conditioner and this is more of a treatment product than an actual conditioner. At least that’s how I like to use it. I like to spray this the day after I’ve had a shower or bath in the ends of my hair and that’s the only time I use it. I find it conditions my hair and keeps it soft right up until I give it another wash.

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The spray applicator give a nice fine mist of product, nothing heavy so your hair isn’t overloaded with product. The scent of the conditioner isn’t as nice as the shampoo but I still like it regardless. It’s a bit most intense than that of the shampoo but their on the same tones fragrance wise.

I’ve linked the SachaJuan website below in case you guys want to have a look at these or even have a look at their other ranges. I personally totally recommend SachaJuan as a haircare range and will definitely be repurchasing the shampoo and conditioner the minute I’ve finished this bottle.

-Talk Soon xx

SachaJuan Website

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.

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Aveda Split End Repair

So I’ve decided to start featuring some haircare on this blog. After over 100 posts (I know right, I’m so proud of myself for keeping this up) I thought it was about time :P. For my first post I’m going to keep it easy with a simple overview of the new release from Aveda. This is their Damage Remedy Split End Repair.

“Instantly repair split ends-results last through your next wash.”

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This is currently available on the Aveda website and in retailers that stock the line. However I recommend that if your interested than I would pick it up from the website because they are actually giving away deluxe sized samples (4 of them) with any order over 40 dollars/35 euros and this actually retails for 32 dollars/ 29 euros approx.

-Talk Soon xx