Sunday, 28 July 2013

Nail of the Day - Ciate Island Hopping

I'm currently wearing this gorgeous Ciate nail polish which I received in my July Glossybox, and I'm absolutely loving it!

Island Hopping is an orangey red with gold shimmer, which screams tropical! It's part of the Bottled Sunshine collection which consists of a total of 5 different shades. I think this colour will look beautiful with a summer dress and is perfect for this summer. The brush is easy to apply with, however I don't love it as much as the OPI brush. The bottle shape allows you to have the perfect grip while applying and not to mention the packaging is super adorable. The formula is highly pigmented and you can get away with using only one coat, but I used two coats which gave a full opaque finish. 

Have you tried Ciate nail polish before? What nail polish are you wearing at the moment?

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Glossybox July 2013

It's that time of the month again - my Glossybox has arrived! 

This month's theme is Seaside Splash, which is perfect since we are currently having a heat wave in the UK. As you can see the packaging is adorable and makes me really excited for the summer holidays which is only next week!

Ciate is one of my favourite nail polish brands as they always have gorgeous on-trend shades and have really cute packaging. I received the shade Island Hopping which is part of their new Bottled Sunshine collection. The formula is highly pigmented and gives a long lasting streak-free finish.

I never use dry shampoo as I wash my hair everyday and I hate the thick grubby feel that it leaves at the roots, but I really impressed with this dry shampoo. It has a beautiful light coconut scent that leaves your hair smelling irresistibly fresh and exotic but it also doesn't leave my hair feeling thick at the roots and hard to brush through. My hair feels exactly the same when it is applied and it comes out a white colour but for some reason it doesn't leave a white residue even on my dark hair. For only £2.49, you can't go wrong!

I've been really intrigued to try the Coola face sun creams but couldn't justify spending the amount, so I was very excited to receive a sample in my Glossybox. This sun cream is hypoallergenic, free of parabens and packed with antioxidants. It provides UVA and UVB production and fights free radicals while soothing, toning and minimising pores. Organic Acai Oil provides powerful anti-aging benefits and organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils reduce inflammation and balance moisture.

I love any products that add volume and give a beach wave effect. This weightless texturising mist gives a natural tousled 'just-back-from-the-beach' waves which is just what I am looking for as it is now summer. It adds texture, volume and a healthy shine to all hair types. I'm hoping that it does give me tousled beach waves, as my hair is naturally straight and curls usually fall out, so fingers cross this works!

This face oil has become a worldwide cult product and has been named 'a little miracle' by celebrity makeup artists. It contains Argan oil and rosehip seed oil that are high in antioxidants which regenerates skin cells while combating premature aging. This can be used both under makeup for a beautiful dewy finish or as a nourishing overnight treatment for visibly improved texture and radiance. It also has a delicate floral scent which I am obsessed with!

What products did you receive in your Glossybox? Have you tried any of these products before?

Dos and Don'ts for Hair Extensions

Ever wondered how celebrities get their thick bouncy hair? Well it's most likely down to hair extensions, whether it's just for a special appearance or an everyday basis. You also don't have worry about splurging on extensions from salons as you can find some of the best human hair extensions online for a fraction of the price, and not only can you get straight hair extensions but also curly hair weaves in a whole range of colours, so you're bound to find the perfect match for your hair. Taking good care of your extensions is the key to keeping your extensions looking luxurious for longer and getting the most out of your money. 

Here are a few dos and don'ts when it comes to hair extensions:


  • Wrap your hair together or tie it up when sleeping to prevent tangling
  • Wash your hair in downwards motions to reduce tangling
  • Use a leave in conditioner at the ends of the extensions to keep the hair nourished and silky
  • Always place your hand on your head while brushing your hair to prevent pulling
  • When brushing your hair start from the ends and work your way up
  • Always brush your hair to remove tangles before washing it
  • Buy a detangling brush, such as Tangle Teezer, as it prevents tugging on your hair and removes tangles with ease


  • Never go to bed with wet hair when wearing your extensions as it can cause the hair to become tangled. 
  • Don't condition the scalp with a heavy conditioner as extensions become greasy easier than your natural hair
  • Never blow dry extensions
  • Don't overload your extensions with products as it will damaged the hair overtime and weigh it down
  • Don't used too much heat on human hair extensions - just like normal hair, it can develop split ends
  • Never wash your hair upside down or use circular motions on the scalp while using shampoo on the hair

Have you ever worn hair extensions for a special event or wear them everyday?

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