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Some Of The Best (And Affordable) Shine Treatments For The Ultimate Gloss Effect

Hey Lovelies!

Oh, how we look at the likes of stars such as Jennifer Aniston and wish we could get in on the smooth, shiny hair dream. Well, lovely people – now you can (and without weekly visits to the salon and a bag full of cash). Check out some of the best and affordable hair shine treatments for that ultimate gloss effect.

1.Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil, £19.50 (50ml), www.uk.lizearle.com

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Seriously, does this woman actually know magic? Achieving spectacular results every time I try them; her products are about as precious as it gets. The Botanical Shine Nourishing Oil combines a unique blend of Kalahari melon oil, coconut and radish oil. The result is extreme difficulty in noticing the previously rife split-ends, and perfectly conditioned and nourished locks that shine like a Disney Princess’s.

2.System Professional Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir, £34.90, www.lookfantastic.com

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This multi-tasking product is literally one-in-a-million. Formulated with the natural yet highly effective properties of almond, argan and jojoba oils, the elixir gets straight to work. Expect frizz to disappear pretty much instantly. You will be amazed at how quickly your hair is transformed into a soft, sleek and glossy finish. Bottle of eternal youth for the hair? I think so!

3.Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss, £21, www.selfridges.com

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Celebrity Hair stylist Rita Hazan brings the #1 solution for those who have coloured hair. Not only does this shine gloss revamp your colour like you wouldn’t believe, but it also achieves superior levels of glossy shine. After reviewing this product some time ago, it has maintained its star standard, being a permanent fixture on the top shelf in my bathroom!

Have you tried any of these shine treatments and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a fabulous day people. xx

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Brittle Hair? Check Out The Best Hair Treatment Masks In Town

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Of course, loving your bleached locks comes with a downside; this being damaged hair. Trying to kid yourself that your brittle tresses are just dry won’t work forever. So, I heaved a heavy acceptance sigh and set to work resolving the issue – and I do believe I found the answer(s). Behold, the best hair treatment masks in town:

1.Olaplex Hair Perfector, £24 (100ml), www.cultbeauty.com

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It’s blatantly clear when your hair is damaged – basically it looks a bit scarecrow-like and easily breaks (obvs!). Luckily, Olaplex has our hair predicament in hand. Welcome to the answer to your prayers. This awesome formula’s ingredient works on a molecular level to repair those pesky split ends, transforming your locks to that of sheer lusciousness. This hero product has a rather large fan base, of which includes the Kardashians.

Simply apply for as long as you can pre-shampoo and sit back and gasp in slack-jawed amazement at the results.

2.Shy Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Reset Masque, £32.13 (200ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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If you are like me and have your hair consistently bleached, chances are you will be looking around in desperation for some serious hair help. This is where you rejoice and jump up and down in sheer delight. For the Shy Uemura Ultimate Reset Masque works like a literal dream on exceptionally bleached, coloured or heat-styled hair. Combining Japanese-sourced rice extract, your locks will be replenished, restored and looking healthy, shiny and new. You’re so welcome!

3.Kerastase Elixir Ultime, £24.75, www.allbeauty.com

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Last, but in no means least, check out this little pot of magic that some hair leprechaun left at the end of the rainbow. Should you be a regular reader of my work, you will indeed know that I absolutely adore this brand – and for many hair-inspiring reasons. Including an exceptional collection of VERY precious oils, moisturising serum and lipidic compounds, your damaged locks will soon be thought of as just a bad dream (yes, delete previous unfiltered Insta posts). Instead your tresses will be nourished, restored and shining like a Disney princess. In the words of Ariana Grande, “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”

Have you tried these incredible hair treatments and what do you think? Leave me a message below and have a great hair week, people! xx

Keep Frizz The Hell Away With These Incredible Products

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The only thing not benefiting from this astonishingly good heatwave in the UK right now is our hair. Yes, even the most tamed locks will be suffering from an assault by the summer frizz. Don’t sweat it sweeties – here are the most incredible products guaranteed to keep frizz the HELL away. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the rays.

1.Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream, £33 (236ml), www.livingproof.co.uk

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The SAS has got nothing on the humidity-blocking abilities of this gem of a product. The award-winning and weightless formula gently smooths, nourishes and conditions, achieving perfectly polished locks. You will be so impressed with the results – and the compliments!

For best results use in conjunction with Living Proof’s No Frizz Shampoo and No Frizz Conditioner.

2.Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother, £23 (100ml), www.aveda.com

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If you love the organic approach, this product is going to be a winner. This formula’s secret frizz-fighting weapon, the exclusive and organic plant infusion includes aloe, maize and guar bean. Collectively, these natural ingredients work like a dream in keeping the static in check and your hair looking nothing short of sleek heaven. Furthermore, the formula ensures defence against humidity for up to 12 hours whilst also offering optimal protection against surface damage from heat styling.

This amazing product is 93% naturally derived and cruelty-free!

3.Label. m Anti-Frizz Mist, £14.95 (150ml), www.allbeauty.com

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Want a product that speeds up hair drying time, repairs split-ends, smooths frizz and that which offers heat protection? Label.m’s multi-tasking Anti-Frizz Hair Mist will do all of this with exceptional standards. The mist achieves a wow-factor impact on your tresses and once you try it you will never look back. I LOVE this brand!

4.Kerastase Discipline Keratine Thermique, £23.80, www.kerastase.co.uk

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Another brand I just can’t get enough of is Kerastase. This product provides an instantaneous hair transformation. Simply smooth in the leave-in treatment to achieve a salon-worthy blow-dry with such shiny soft finish you can almost see your reflection.  It truly doesn’t leave a strand out of place. Even the unruliest locks will appear as if resurfaced. Take that, dreaded heat from variable sources!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Have a great Tuesday people and enjoy the summer! xx

Sunday Round-Up: Summer Beauty Products I Love

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Today I am sharing my Sunday round-up of stellar summer beauty products I love. Guaranteed to have a forever place in your heart (and bathroom) too!

1.For Gorgeously Shiny Summer Tresses Choose:  Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine, £19.95 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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These days, the general rule of thumb is shop vegan if at all possible – making this natural ingredient formula a winner, winner, (without the chicken dinner). Some oil makes hair feel like you’ve accidentally slathered on superglue instead, but this is almost weightless. Combined within the little oil-spray treat are antioxidants, argan oil and vitamins. These offer serious nourishment and protection for your hair, whilst simultaneously reflecting light. The outcome is gorgeous beachy textured locks and some generous shine to boot.

2.For Those Dreaded Pores Choose: Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask, £31.92, www.amazon.co.uk

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The world appears to be spinning that bit faster and it’s because people are literally falling over themselves to get hold of the multi-award-winning mask by Auzzie brand Sand & Sky. I finally got my hands on this amazing product and let me just say – WOW!

With summer here those pesky pores are in their element, and we want rid! No sweat hunnies – just slap on a little of the pink clay mask and within minutes your complexion is brighter, clearer and pores…what pores? We know the existence of pores cannot be banished but their imprint can certainly be reduced. So, what can you expect? Expect them to appear reduced and smaller, expect your skin to be thoroughly detoxified and clearer and expect some beautiful compliments. Hooray!

3.For That Summer Glow Choose: Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum, £35 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Are you looking for a self-tanner that makes your skin look that extra bit special? Yes, this does contain dihydroxyacetone in order to provide the tan (minus the skin cancer risk). However, its formula also offers a surge of hydrating hyaluronic acid and a plethora of naturally-sourced antioxidants and nutrients. The result is spectacular anti-aging, hydrating and nourishing qualities absorbed into your skin, achieving nothing less than an inspirational glow. Easily absorbed, buildable and lightweight – the perfect companion for your summer handbag.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have an awesome week people xx

The Best Vegan Dry Shampoos Under £11

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Upgrading your beauty routine to include vegan products has never been easier. Dry shampoos are an absolute Godsend and can save your look (and smell) on the days the alarm breaks (ahem), forcing you to leave the house looking less than your best. Quick question: Why is it those days that we bump into the hot guy we haven’t seen for weeks?

Thus, I have reviewed and compiled a list of my favourite vegan dry shampoos. Read on:

1.Naturtint Dry Shampoo, £9.99 (20g), www.hollandandbarrett.com

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I LOVE this vegan and cruelty-free dry shampoo. Naturtint has combined natural ingredients such as rice and barley starch that absorb any excess oil, whilst really making it look and feel silky soft. My hair frizz is greatly reduced, making it easily manageable.

Better yet, this product also contains oat extract which offers moisturising properties for the hair and scalp! Naturtint achieves a lovely fresh scent that is not overpowering, and you will be pleased to know you won’t be discovering any nasty white flaky residue. Phew.

2.Love Beauty And Planet Volume And Bounty Dry Shampoo, £6.99, www.ocado.com

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This has to be one of the best vegan dry shampoos. Not only does it tick all the vital boxes (no white residue, absorbs oil, freshens and softens), but this super-light formula seems to instantly vanish into the hair with minimal effort required. One of the best things about this dry shampoo is that it transforms fine hair, giving some much-appreciated volume. Expect to breathe in a gorgeously uplifting citrus scent for added boost! Also available is their Green Tea Dry Shampoo for particularly greasy locks.

3.Bleach London Too Posh To Wash Dry Shampoo, £6, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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There’s no need to wish for your fairy Godmother to appear and magic your hair woes away when you have this cruelty-free and vegan dry shampoo. The formula instantly transforms your hair into beautiful locks that smell super-clean and fresh. Prepare to feel pampered.

4.Zabana Essentials Dry Shampoo, £13.95, www.zabanaessentials.com

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Zabana Essentials provide 3 beautiful vegan dry shampoos: Dry Glow Shimmery,  Lavender Citrus Mint and Sage Blood Orange. My personal favourite has to be the Dry Glow Shimmery as it gives some serious shine. This product combines superior natural ingredients such as essential oils, minerals and plant extracts, to further strengthen and protect your transformed tresses. I am totally smitten with its irresistible coconut scent (to the point where I haven’t washed my hair for 3 days – gross, I know).

Have you tried any of these vegan dry shampoos and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below – and happy Friday people xx

The Best 5 Hair Serums That Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

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The weather may be far milder than it ought to be – but can someone tell that to my hair? Between savagely cold winds and a six-weekly dose of hair bleach, my locks seem to get no respite. Should this sound familiar, don’t let your tresses suffer. Check out the best 5 hair serums that are actually worth their weight in gold.

1.TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Serum, £9.95 (250ml), www.allbeauty.com

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This super-lightweight product is literally amazing! With a concoction of bleach and frizzy curls, I need a serum with serious pizzazz and TIGI’s Bed Head truly delivers. Expect frizz-free, glossy locks we all dream of achieving. Yippee!

2.Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex Versatile Beautifying Oil, £29.77 (100ml), www.amazon.co.uk

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I can’t state enough, just how good Kerastase products are and whilst this serum is a tad pricey, it is totally worth it. Combining 4 awesome oils (argan, camelia, corn and pracaxi), the precious formula not only fully protects, but also provides undeniably sleek and shiny hair. Note to self: NEVER RUN OUT! This product is suitable for all hair types.

3.The Body Shop Grapeseed Hair Serum, £7 (75ml), www.thebodyshop.com

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This awesome hair serum works little miracles for frizz-prone and lacklustre hair. Instantly smoothing and creating a gorgeous glossy finish, The Body Shop’s Grapeseed Serum is definitely one of the best products around – and priced at £7, you can’t go wrong!

4.Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, £22 (50ml), www.bumbleandbumble.co.uk

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Check out the award-winning oil-based styling crème by Bumble and Bumble. Basically, if you are looking for an incredible serum that offers polish, perfect separation and shiny tresses, this little gem will not disappoint. #Hairgoals!

5.Virtue Lab Polish Un-Frizz Cream, £19 (60ml), www.spacenk.com

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Okay, so this is more like a leave-in conditioning cream than a serum, but wow! It delivers great results for straight hair and is ideal for those with unruly curls. Boasting some impressive ingredients such as Alpha Keratin 60ku, pink pomelo, gotu kola and phospholipids, this formula ensures a boost of intense nourishment, whilst enhancing curls, diminishing frizz and smoothing hair.

Have you tried any of these serums and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Have a fabulous weekend people xx

Keep The Romance Alive With These Irresistible Hair Perfumes

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Nothing makes me feel happy like a spritz of Chanel. Now the beauty industry has a wide selection of hair perfume on offer – and like a crazed addict, I want them ALL. Check out the most irresistible hair perfumes that will keep the romance alive (even by the morning).

1.Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Parfum Fresh Hair Mist, £44 (35ml), www.chanel.com

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If (like me) you are utterly obsessed with this fragrance, you are going to go crazy for Chanel’s hair perfume. As I am probably the biggest Chanel fan in THE WORLD, this has to be my all-time favourite hair perfume. For those of you who aren’t in the know (shame on you), expect to fall in love with a sensual blend of orange and rose to take over your senses and then get totally blown away as the aroma of patchouli encompasses your very being.

2.Dior Miss Dior Hair Mist, £34 (30ml), www.johnlewis.com

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Perfect for that long-awaited date, this Dior hair mist is like wearing the biggest bouquet of red roses in your hair. Next to Chanel, Dior perfume is a must-have to enhance any romance in the air. This beautiful and delicate fragrance will ensure you remain breath-taking and irresistible to all who have the fortune of breathing in this scent. #Superiorhairgoals!

3.SHOW Beauty Decadence Hair Fragrance (30ml), £55, www.feelunique.com

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What can I say, other than this fragrance is incredible? Brimming with gorgeous ingredients such as caramel, Madagascan vanilla, patchouli and white musk, this aroma evokes ultimate beauty. Furthermore, the SHOW Beauty Decadence is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to keep your hair fully protected, too! I love this!

Have you tried any hair perfumes? What are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below xx

Discover The Best Vegan Beauty Boxes Around

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With the love for vegan skincare products becoming ever-more popular, we can now rejoice at the growing number of awesome vegan beauty boxes available. That said, I have rounded up some of the best vegan beauty boxes on offer. Better yet – the contents are all worth way more than the asking price. YAASS!

1.Glossybox Vegan Limited Edition, £35, lookfantastic.com

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Combined in this beautiful gift box are 10 incredible cruelty-free products to nurture and pamper your body, face and skin alike. The set includes:

Dr. Organic Vitamin E Super Hydrating Cream (50ml)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (0.2ml)

Maria Nila Head & Hair Heal Masque (250ml)

Naughty To the Rescue Anti-Frizz Serum (75ml)

Original Source Lemon and Lime Foaming Shower (180ml)

Pure Chimp Matcha Green Tea (20g)

So Eco Eye Shading Brush (full size)

Tints of Nature Vegan Hydrate Shampoo (70ml)

Tropic Lip Fudge Plumping Lip Conditioner in Rosewood (10ml)

Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil (10ml).

WOW!

2.The Vegan Kind Beauty Box, £18.15 (1 box), www.thevegankind.com

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Boasting an array of gorgeous skin and beauty products, The Vegan Kind’s beauty box contains products that have had zero animal testing and the boxes are about as eco-friendly as you can get. Containing items such as cleansing oil, perfume, lip balm and moisturiser – you are bound to be well-pleased with your purchase (and it certainly beats the postie delivering a couple of depressing bills). What better way to reat yourself?

3.Limited Edition Cruelty-Free Beauty Kit, £40 (Saving Over £70), thepipbox.co.uk

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This really is the must-have starter kit for all fans of cruelty-free beauty products. The kit actually has a value of more than £110 and combines some truly fantastic items such as: brand-new eye shadows, shower gels, vegan-friendly lip products, luxury skincare items, deep cleansing face masks, natural deodorant, natural eyeliner and plastic-free shampoo.

Furthermore, The Pip Box have collaborated with Cruelty Free International and 25% of all profits will be donated to them to help in the fight to end animal testing, globally! Whether you want to purchase this as a gift or keep it for yourself, you can enjoy this awesome kit without guilt of over-spending – because it’s for the best cause ever!

Have you bought any of these beauty boxes and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

Check Out The Best Hair Masks Of 2018 (Guaranteed To Create Irresistible Shine)

Hey Lovelies!

Our hair should be like our crown (or tiara if you prefer)). With the Christmas parties now in full swing, make sure your tresses look as stunning as you do; check out the best hair masks of 2018, that are guaranteed to create irresistible shine (and our endless love).

1.For Dry Hair Choose: Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense Cheveux Fins For Fine Hair, £23.78 (200ml), lookfantastic.com

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Should your hair concern be dry or fine hair, check out this mask by Kerastase – it is a literal game changer. Formulated with their Irisome Complex and glucose proteins, this treatment gets straight to work, nourishing all the way from root to tip, replenishing, softening and revitalising your locks. The outcome is unequivocally beautiful hair.

2.For Curly Hair Choose: Serie Expert Curl Contour Masque by L’Oréal Professionnel, £11.85 (200ml) allbeauty.com

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Fellow curly haired people, this super-gentle and gel-like mask is incredible for conditioning and detangling your locks, so they resemble beautiful bouncy curls (rather than a frizzy scarecrow-like mess). Ideally, leave the mask on for 10 minutes to allow it’s extra strengthening powers to take full effect and enjoy!

3.For That Extra Shine Choose: Professionnel Mythic Oil Masque by L’Oréal Professionnel, £19.50, feelunique.com

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I am a great believer in the benefits of argan oil for both the hair and skin – and this mask contains both argan and myrrh extract. Move over Disney princesses and anyone named Aniston as this product offers such superior TLC, your locks will be your shining glory. Hooray!

4. For Split Ends And Achieving Shine: Paul Mitchell Moisture Daily Treatment, £36.25 (1000ml),  Feel Unique.

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Ok, the best bit of advice I can offer is to achieve and maintain lustrous locks you should be applying a hair treatment almost every day. If you think that is a bind, simply swap the conditioner for a GOOD hair mask/treatment. Paul Mitchell’s Daily Treatment is one in a million and combining ingredients such as soy proteins, shea butter, panthenol and his Moisture Complex, this formula delivers outstanding nourishment and shine. You will be hard-pressed to find a split end!

What are your fave hair masks? Leave me your comments below xx

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