Wednesday, September 02, 2015

20 Vegan Nail Polish Brands Available Within the UK

20 Vegan Nail Polish Brands Available Within the UK

Let me begin by saying I am not Vegan, that alone may make this list appear bizarre but hear me out. I don't paint my nails all that often, simply put I don't enjoy the process and hate the smell. The chemical aroma is oddly what has lead me to deciding that from here on out that Vegan nail polish is all that will grace my nails. Why? One word Formaldehyd, which happens to be a known carcinogen (a direct cause of cancer) is present within many nail polish brands. 

Now I know that there are many nail polish companies who are free from such toxins (commonly known as 5 free) but with so many great and affordable brands being entirely cruelty free, it is a switch I am more than happy to make. 

I have clobbered together a list of 20 entirely Vegan nail polish brands below - some may surprise you, as a matter of a fact more of your existing nail polish may be Vegan than not, especially. So without further ado...

20 Vegan Nail Polish Brands Available Within the UK

- Barry M
- Butter London
- China Glaze
- Ciate
- Color Club
- Cult Cosmetics
- Deborah Lippmann 
- e.l.f.
- Ella+Mila
- GOSH
- Javaca
- Julep
- Manic Panic
- NCLA
- Nubar
- SpaRitual
- Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
- ORLY
- Wet n wild
- Zoya

As I said above I am not Vegan so please feel free to correct me or add any nail polish brands/companies to this list. If you'd rather support more independent brands (indie) then I recommend heading over to Etsy. 


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A Guide to Nuxe Dry Oils

A Guide to Nuxe Dry Oils

I've become that person who is obsessed with oils; as soon as I get home I wash my face and then slather it in a selected oil, only to repeat head to toe before popping off to bed. Yes I go to bed slightly greasy and my skin loves me for it. I have slowly grown to love the texture of not only facial oils but also those for the body. If thicker oils are not for you for whatever reason, then I fully recommend dry oils and no brand offers a better formulation than Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oils.

A Guide to Nuxe Dry Oils

As you may be aware the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oils are available in two options: one shimmer based and one regular oil but the base and fragrance are exactly the same. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oils contain a blend of six plant oils (borage, St Johns wort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut, and macadamia) and vitamin E, all of which nourish, repair, soften and hydrate the skin. Nuxe oils are considered to be dry oils, this simply means that they are lightweight, non-greasy and quickly absorbed. Despite the luxurious feel you may be pleased to learn Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oils start at just £17.

A Guide to Nuxe Dry Oils

Let's start with the original shall we? Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil is a light golden elixir of plant oils and Vitamin E which come together to create a beautifully hydrating, apply everywhere, light oil that instantly resolves dehydration. The beauty of this oil is that it can literally be used anywhere, on the body, in the hair and on the face. If ever there was a perfect, speedy post beach or summer vacay treatment, it this oil. Simply mist on, gently massage in and watch it work it's magic. As it is an oil, it can, if used regularly improve the appearance of stretchmarks and help prevent new lines from appearing. Dry skin all but disappears, skin feels and looks smoother, all with a beautiful glow come sheen effect from the first application. On the hair I do recommend a less is more approach, especially if using on dry hair to seal the ends and add a little extra shine. On wet/damp hair this not only adds extra hydration but it can add a little extra slip to aid the removal of hair knots. I will admit that the fragrance is a little on the strong side, so those with sensitive skin may want to avoid applying to the facial area, otherwise mist on until your heart is content. 

A Guide to Nuxe Dry Oils

If all of the above sounds alluring but perhaps you want a little extra pizazz? Then you need Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil Or; the same beloved formulation but with a huge dose of beautiful golden flecks. Not only does this oil moisturise and smooth but it adds a wonderful golden glow to the skin. Yes it is packed with shimmer particles, however rather than creating an obvious, glitter effect - Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil Or gently warms the skin tone and diffuses a lit within glow. It goes without saying that the bronze tone of this oil enhances a tan, natural or otherwise and adds a halo of light to all hair tones. Due to the shimmer effect I don't typically recommend this for facial use, I personally save it for evening use to elongate limbs and channel my inner Victoria Secret Model (a gal can dream huh?). Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil may be the Summer skin saviour but Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil Or is the product to help prolong Summer memories and tans.

If you have yet to be converted to face and body oils, I urge you to try one of the above Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oils - it may be what sways your opinion forever.

This post contains a press sample and a product I have purchased myself.






Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment Review

Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment Review

When it comes to hair care and styling for that matter, I believe less is more. The last thing I want is a head full of greasy, sticky, heavy product. I like my hair to feel and look natural yet I do want additional volume, sheen and moisture - something that in the past I would have to enlist several products for. Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment is the product that will have you demanding more, not only from your leave in conditioner but just about every hair care item you as much as look in the future. Yes it is that wonderful.

Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment is of course a multi-tasker, the title pretty much gives that away. Not only does Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Spray condition the hair and weightlessly so but it also adds shine, fullness and texture, strength, smoothness, shape, softness, protects from heat and acts as a shield against both frizz and humidity. Impressed? Oh you will be.

As impressive as that list may be, what really sets this aside from other all inclusive products is that it does not weigh down my hair even when not used in conjunction with heat. Technically speaking Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment has been formulated to be used before heat, to style and tame the hair. I however use it in place of a leave in conditioner and have not found it to be problematic. By that I simply mean that it does not dry to a crispy finish nor does it leave a sticky residue behind, rather it leaves my hair feeling soft and aids the combing process too. On the odd occasion that I do use heat on my hair, Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment allows me to create poker straight and curly styles, all the while protecting and prolonging the style with the added bonus of preventing frizz, even in humid conditions.

At just £2.79 (yes really), Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment should be your next hair care purchase. You can find Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment via Boots - here.

This post contains a press sample.


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