Biotin - A Hair Growth Secret?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Biotin Hair Growth

Let me tell you a little something about myself. I am a complete hypochondriac. 
No really, I am. I enjoy nothing more than Googling symptoms and making a mountain out of a mole hill. Did you know that in the Summer we shed more hair than normal? A little like a cat or dog, apparently we do it to keep cool. Yeah me neither, last year I convinced myself I was going bald and spent a whole afternoon looking at lace front wigs. I drive my family crazy but the good news is that research does often lead me to pretty cool finds. For instance such melodramatic melt down lead me to finding out that Biotin can help to speed up the process of hair growth (as well as nails) and can improve the keratin infrastructure (a basic protein that makes up hair, skin and nails) resulting in stronger, healthy hair. Yep you best believe that I was sold on the spot. 

Weekly Favourites #44

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly Favourites #44

I have had such a bizarre week, two trips to A&E and a mini visit to London.
To say my head is spinning is an understatement but along the way I have discovered and rediscovered a few favourites which I do feel will stay in my daily routine for quite some while now...

Lush Bathtime Haul

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lush Bathtime Haul

I'm house sitting all this week while some of my relatives go on holiday and the chance to have a nightly bath even in this humidity was too much to pass up on. Like any sane person I of course popped along to Lush and stocked up! Hey when you only have a shower in your house you make the most of these opportunities!

Bumble and Bumble Bb Hairdressers Invisible Oil Collection

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bumble and Bumble Bb Hairdressers Invisible Oil Collection

I have tried many Bumble and Bumble products but never the Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil. There is no real rhyme or reason other than I don't tend to purchase hair oil all that often, I prefer deep conditioners and coconut oil but after trying out the new Bumble and Bumble Bb Hairdressers Invisible Oil Collection I could be swayed...

Lush Cosmetics Do Sun Care!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lush Cosmetics Sun Care

As you may know I was lucky enough to visit the Lush Factories in Poole last month and it was here I saw a sneak peek of the now launched sun care range. Being Lush innovation both of the new sun care products are just that...innovative. In the shower sun block? Check! A sun lotion that can help you to tan all the while cooling the skin? Check and check!

Indie Brand of the Week - Botanicals

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Indie Brand of the Week - Botanicals

Each week from here on out I will be sharing an Indie brand, some you may know and use others you may not. I think we all like to support lesser known brands but often forget just how many independent brands there are and how easy they are to access. I know I do! The great thing about companies such as Botanicals is that each product is hand-made in small batches, tested only on the creators (cruelty free) and each skin care product is created using only natural and organic ingredients. It is of little surprise that Botanicals have won several awards!I have been getting to grips with the Botanicals Mandarin and Chamomile skin care range and here are my thoughts...

Lush Million Dollar Moisturiser Review

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Lush Million Dollar Moisturiser

For the last two or so years I have applied SPF to my face and hands daily, if it sunny I also apply it all over my body but I do think it is important to stress I live in Glasgow so yeah that isn't all that often. As a result I do look out for facial moisturisers with a high SPF, I know research has proven than SPF above the 30 mark isn't any more effective but I think the more products that contain an SPF the better? Do I have research to prove this? Nope but in my mind it makes sense. In the last few months one new facial moisturiser that gets the thumbs up from me is the Lush Million Dollar Moisturiser.

The Daily Beauty Report (25.07.14)

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Daily Beauty Report (25.07.14)

A beauty news bonanza today...

Essence Cosmetics UK Haul

Friday, July 25, 2014

Essence Cosmetics UK Haul

Essence cosmetics first launched in the UK last year but it was only in selected Wilkinsons stores, all of which were in England. Great if you live local not so much if like myself you happen to be based in Scotland. Well the good news is that Essence can now be found in many more Wilko stores yes even in Scotland! With a current 3 for 2 offer (prices range from 99p - £3.99) on all Essence products I thought I'd share what I have picked up recently...