Thursday, 24 October 2013

Batiste Floral Dry Shampoo

It was only last week that I blogged about the exciting new variant of Batiste dry shampoo, Batiste Oriental and now, I have another new variant to share with you all!

Batiste Floral
(Not to be confused with Batiste Floral & Flirty Blush)
Once again, I was very excited to see an email pop up in my inbox, with information about the brand new Batiste Floral dry shampoo and I was very happy when Mr Postman delivered a can for me to try out.

Batiste have succeeded in creating another beautiful can design, this time a vintage-looking floral print, which is very Cath Kidston. As with all Batiste's variants, this can would make a very pretty addition to a dressing table or shelf.

Described as 'pretty & delicate', Batiste Floral is most definitely both. The floral fragrance is gorgeous, not overpowering, but stays around and keeps hair smelling fresh and floral.
"With top notes of Blossom, a heart of fruity Melon, Orange & Peach and a deep floral base of Rose, Muguet and Violet" - this is such a beautiful scented hair product, which transforms hair to look and smell super-lovely.

I really like Batiste Floral. If you are a fan of floral scents, this is a must have!

Batiste Floral is exclusive to Superdrug and retails at £2.99 for 200ml.

Will you be trying Batiste Floral?
What is your favourite variant?

Click here for my review on Batiste's other new variant, Batiste Oriental.


(Disclaimer: I was sent Batiste Floral to sample and consider for review. As per my previous Batiste posts, Batiste is a brand that I love and would highly recommend. As always, all opinions are my own and reviews are 100% honest)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Frightful and Delightful - Halloween Wish List 2013

Halloween, oh how I love Halloween!

In the lead up to Halloween, I am currently lusting after many items that I have seen online. I have compiled a list of my favourites! I am very tempted to buy all of these...
Click the photo to enlarge.
(Photos from store websites)

Skeleton Dress - Missguided
Skull T-shirt - River Island
Lime Crime 'Poisonberry' Opaque Lipstick - Love Make Up (UK stockist)
Halloween Nail Wraps - Topshop
Pumpkin Face Jumper - Topshop

I am also looking to buy a long black wig. I would really like to try black hair, but without making the permanent commitment. I made that mistake back in 2007...
A black wig would be ideal for Halloween, but also for after Halloween.
Any recommendations of reasonably priced, good quality wigs would be very welcome!

Do you have a Halloween wish list?
Are you as excited as I am?


Thursday, 17 October 2013

Batiste Oriental Dry Shampoo

As a big fan of Batiste dry shampoo, I was very excited when an email popped up in my inbox, telling me all about the new variant, Batiste Oriental.

I was even more excited to receive a can to review and share with you all.

Firstly, what a beautiful can! Batiste always stand out with their lovely can designs but Oriental is really something special. The colours and peacock are so pretty! This would look great on a dressing table and in my opinion, Batiste's cans are much more appealing than any rival dry shampoo.

Taking inspiration from the Far East, Batiste Oriental has fruity top notes, including apple, wild berry and grape, along with floral middle notes of Jasmine and Iris, with a base of rich coconut, sandalwood and cedar.
The smell is a nice floral-oriental 'floriental' mix and leaves hair smelling great, as well as feeling fresh and looking volumised.

I wash my hair every day at the moment, as I am working out in the gym 7 days a week. Though I haven't required Batiste from freshening up my hair, it has still come in handy, as I use it between work and the gym. I spray my hair with Batiste, before tying it up in a ponytail. I find that using Batiste adds volume and just makes my ponytail a little better. I'm not a fan of slicked-back ponytails, a mattified and volumised pony is best for me!

I used Batiste Oriental the other night, as we went out for my sister's birthday meal and I wanted to add some volume to my hair.
Overall, I am loving Batiste Oriental and would highly recommend it.

Batiste Oriental makes a great addition to my collection, which I blogged about earlier this year.

Batiste Oriental is available at Boots, Superdrug, ASOS, supermarkets and various chemists. RRP £2.99.

If you would like to check out any of my previous Batiste reviews, just use the Labels to the right!

Will you be trying Batiste Oriental?
What is your favourite Batiste variant?


Disclaimer: I was sent a can of Batiste Oriental for review purposes. I have been a massive fan of Batiste for years and have wrote many blog posts about Batiste. As always, all opinions are my own and reviews are 100% honest.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Hair Story Part 4: Tuquoise/Pastel Blue Mermaid Hair to Silver/Platinum Blonde

The blue and purple-pink Mermaid hair stayed strong throughout Download Festival and all the rain, then after a few washes and some fading, I decided to strip the colour.

I used 1 box of ColourB4, which I left on my hair for 60 minutes.

The end result was a turquoise/pastel blue shade, which I actually really liked. I’d always wanted to try pastel-coloured hair.

A couple of people described it as ‘Mermaid hair’, and anything mermaid is good with me.
Gradually, through use of John Frieda Go Blonde shampoo and conditioner, the turquoise/pastel blue faded to a light blonde/silver, almost platinum shade.
My hair excites me when it does this, just changes from shade to shade, like magic!
I have magical mermaid hair, yippee.

I kept my hair like this for a very short while, before having another great idea...

Stayed tuned for Part 5; my pastel-pink My Little Pony hair.