Saturday, January 28, 2012

Trying, Buying, Loving!


Hello lovelies,here is my new "series" called Trying, Buying, Loving!
Pretty much what this means is Im going to every so often blog about 3 products,One Im trying,One Im buying or wanting to buy and one that I am in love with!
I am not sure how often this will be as I dont know how often I'll have a product to try,a product I want to buy and a product Im in love with(although I am always loving some product!)

So this may be boring as hell but here ya go!

Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Clearing scrub
I have skin that is plagued with blackheads! It drives me mental,so I thought I'd try this scrub and see if it helps

The blurb on the back of the tube says :CLEAN & CLEAR advantage blackhead clearing scrub works more on the areas that need it most to effectively clean out even tough blackheads without over-drying the skin.
The unique blend of beads breaks down trapped dirt, oil and dead skin cells that can cause blackheads. Next, a special cleansing ingredient is deposited into the skin, working deep down to clear pores and to help fight blackheds
Use daily for clean,clear and beautiful skin.

After reading this I thought I had to try it as it doesnt treat just the problem its also a preventative and it only costs $11(from countdown in new zealand) for a 140g tube. So I'll try this over the next few weeks and come back and let you all know what I think

Recently when I joined the gym,they gave a few beauty samples. One of the beauty samples was the Dove Intensive Repair Deep Treatment mask. I am a sucker for hair masks because being a bleach blonde my hair needs a regular mask to help keep it healthy,strong and smooth.
It came in a little 30mL tub which was enough for 2 uses and I have to say after the first use I was hooked! My hair was soft and incredibly easy to manage,more so than any other hair mask I have used before.
It retails for $8.39 at countdown for 200ml tub so is easily affordable. I'll let you know if Im still in love with it once I have purchased and used it


One product I have doesnt get enough gratitude from me. It has saved me on many occasions and the product is Australis Finishing Spritz
This spritz is amazing,it sets your make up without the use of powder. If you do use powder and maybe it looks a little cakey,take some Australis Finishing Spritz and either spray it on your face and use a sponge to dab the cakey areas of spray it directly onto a sponge and dab it on,either way this spray is a miracle worker,I dont know how I managed without it!
I have also found when my make up looks a little dull during the day,I spray a bit of this on and it just refreshes my make up making it look a little bit fresher than it did. Its my secret(now not so secret) miracle product!

Thats all for now
Till next time stay Simply Stunningly Gorgeous!

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Easy curls without the damaging heat!

Easy curls(without heat!)
Curls after using Second Method

First off,HAPPY NEW YEAR! It has been a LOOOONG time since I have made a blog post and I am so sorry. Life has been crazy busy and I haven't had a camera,less access to a computer in the evenings(which is when I did most of my blogging) but I am going to make more of an effort and now I have a camera,I may even do videos to supplement my blog!
Anyway,I have been stuck in a hair rut! I finally have the colour I want but my hair seems to be taking FOR-EV-ER to grow! And I haven't many choices when it comes to styling,straighten or tie it up,thats it! Maybe I lack creativity in the hair department I don't know but I thought to myself a few weeks ago,hmm maybe curls?
So I YouTube'd how to curl using a hair straightner,got the gist of it and straightner and hairspray in hand off I went.
Half a head of curls and quater of a can of hairspray later,feeling defeated(and slightly light headed from the hairspray fumes) I gave up.
I then tried the sock bun method I once saw on youtube,in the morning the sock was out of my hair and my hair was just a frizzy mess(my hair is too short for it ya see!). So I had to come up with my own technique and have come up with two ways to get curls.

First method(overnight)
1.Apply serum to freshly washed hair(to avoid frizz)
2.Comb through wet hair,apply a small amount of hair product(I use fibre putty) from an inch down from your roots,to tips of your hair(do not use too much!!)
3.Section hair into as many sections as you like(I reccommend 4-8 depending on thickness and length of your hair)
4.Twirl each section into a little mini "bun"
5.If you want your bangs/fringe to remain uncurled,leave these out
6.Spray the "buns" with hairspray
7.Take your hairdrier and blowdry your "buns" for a few minutes
8.Go to sleep(try and use a satin pillow case to reduce frizz and friction)
9.In the morning blow dry your buns before taking them out
10.Run fingers through to loosen curls as you desire
11.Spray with hairspray
VOILA-overnight curls!

Second method
This method is done during the day,best for if you want curls for the evening

1. Follow steps 1 and 2 from the first method
2.You can do this one of two ways,take your hair into a ponytail,sort of of like a scrunchy messy bun or into two pigtail scrunchy messy buns and spray liberally with hairspray
3.Throughout the day let your hair out for 10-15 mins at a time and regularly "scrunch" your hair with your hands,tie back in place
4:By the end of the day you should have messy but lovely curls. Set with hairspray

While these 2 methods may be time consuming,I have found they are the 2 methods that have worked best for me

Till next time lovelies
Stay Simply Stunningly Gorgeous xx

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