John Frieda has long been one of my favourite haircare brands. When I first got highlights aged 13, I started using my mum’s bottles of the Sheer Blonde Shampoos and Conditioners and haven’t looked back since. I was sent the brand new John Frieda Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo and Conditioner to try out – but what’s new about them, I hear you ask? Well, these little beauties are designed for colour-treated hair!
When I tried the original Luxurious Volume products, I really loved the lift they gave to my locks but missed the addition of the ‘for coloured hair’ focus. The vast majority of the hair products I use are formulated for either dyed or blonde hair (as I like to keep my colour looking fresh for as long as possible!) so when I heard about this new offering from John Frieda I was excited!
The experience of using them in the shower was a good – I have come to expect a certain performance from John Frieda (including a good lather on the shampoo, and silky locks post-rinse of the conditioner) and they definitely lived up to my expectations. Great start! But the proof is in the pudding…so how did my hair turn out once it was dry?
This photo was nabbed from my Instagram page, and was taken a couple of days after I’d washed my hair with the products. I love that the volume had stayed put, as a lot of volumising products tend to leave your locks limp after a little while. I really did notice the colour benefits too – at this stage between salon trips, I can notice that my blonde shade goes a bit ‘blah’, but it is still looking nice and bright which is a huge bonus!
One thing I will say is that I felt my hair went greasy a little bit quicker than normal, but that said it has been VERY hot in the UK (especially so when I was using these products) so I will definitely give them the benefit of the doubt. I’m excited to use them again and continue to see the benefits!
Which John Frieda products are your ultimate favourites?
Ok, so unicorns aren’t the first thing you think of when looking for make up inspiration (unless you’re me, of course. Then unicorns are generally what you aspire to at all times) but I wanted to create a look based on what I love about the mythical creatures. The pinks, lilacs, silvers…the glow and the magic. I really had fun trying to capture that unicorn spirit in my latest make up tutorial!
As the look was inspired, rather than a full costume or Halloween look, I left out the horn – I think the make up does the talking on its own! I opted for super dewy skin, bold purple, pink and silver eyes and candy floss lips. I guess that’s the great thing about taking inspiration from something that doesn’t exist (though I will forever believe they do) – you have so much room to have fun and play around!
I mention all of the products I used within the video, although you can totally mix and match depending on what you have or which brands you have access to. As long as you’re up for trying out something new and experimenting with colours and shades you can’t go too far wrong – you could even substitute the purples I use for another colour that reminds you of unicorns!
They said I could be anything…so I became a unicorn ♥
So what do you think? Would you ever wear this look out, and if not how would you tone it down to be able to wear it?
It is wonderfully hot in the UK today, and though it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine your make up might not love the weather as much as you do. That’s why I came up with this idea for today’s video – a make up look for hot weather! Ok, so it’s more of a tips video than a revolutionary tutorial, but I hope it will be useful!
Can I just take a minute to make a joke about the photo above…”I was so excited to meet my biggest fan!” I know, I know. I’m hilarious.
The advice I featured in the video centres around keeping cool and helping your make up to look the best it can. I did, of course, mention some of the old tricks (waterproof eyeliner, a good SPF etc) but I also put my own spin on the look by going through my process for keeping things like my foundation on my face rather than in a puddle by my feet. There’s nothing more icky than feeling like make up is sliding off your face in the heat!
I promised to include a list of the products I used in the video for you, plus links to where you can find them online! Here goes…
If you’re an eagle-eyed follower of the Boohoo Instagram, you may have seen this photo already today – it was featured on their page this afternoon, which is super exciting! I decided to put an outfit together featuring the amazing Tabitha Tropical Print String Back Playsuit, which they kindly gave me after a little bit of work I did with them…
I’m not usually one for floral prints, but had to make an exception for this awesome piece. The black background makes it much more ‘me’, and the print is more interesting than standard flowers – it lives up to its tropical name! As with any outfit, I like to put my own edgy stamp onto it, so spiky platform wedges seemed like the best option! They were actually from Boohoo a few years ago, though there are some similar ones (minus the spikes) on the site at the moment – these Abbie Suedette Peep Toe Sling Back Wedges remind me of mine!
I also added some black aviator sunglasses into the mix – I bought these last summer but can’t for the life of me remember where from! They’re the kind of style that’s pretty easy to find anywhere, and the great thing is they go with just about any outfit. I would say they’re my most worn pair, and considering they were pretty cheap and cheerful that’s not bad going! I like the alternative edge the sunglasses and spiked shoes give to the outfit, and allows me to wear a floral print without feeling like I’m not myself!
How do you make floral prints work for you? Do you go tropical like me, or use accessories to add in more of your own style?
I am not generally a huge lover of designer labels, with one or two exceptions. The biggest exception by a million miles is Vivienne Westwood – I’ve been a fan of Big Viv for longer than I can remember, with my obsession beginning as I got more into punk music and its roots. Every time I show an item from her range that I own on YouTube, I’m asked to do a full collection video…today is the day it finally went live!
As a quick disclaimer, as mentioned at the start of the video – this is in no way intended to be a ‘bragging’ video. I’m sure lots of other YouTubers feel the same when asked to upload a video about anything designer, i.e. designer bag/shoes collections. I really enjoyed telling you the stories behind each item and why it is so special to me, and I hope that comes across!
I would list all of the items mentioned below, but unfortunately the vast majority of them are no longer available. However I will post a few helpful links to places I like to look for new and exciting Vivienne Westwood items, plus some bargains too!