Friday, 28 October 2011

John Carne Hairdressing - Knightsbridge

When it comes to pampering, this place does it best.

A stones thow from the famous Harrods store, hidden seconds from the hustle & bustle is John Carne Hairdressing. Greeted with a smile and the offer of a drink, this hairdressers is a slice of luxury, at an affordable price.

The salon itself is kitted out with the latest equipment and services meaning you feel at home and in safe hands with the stylists.

I visited John Carne for a Holiday Hair Rehab treatment which is a seasonal treatment they offer to put your hair through rehab to boost hydration. I was taken to a a seperate treatment room away from the main salon space, complete with mood lighting and locked away from the noise of the salon. The treatment itself was fantastic, my hair went from dryed out bleach, to shiny & healthy in 30 minutes. Even Alex from Illamasqua asked me how I managed to get blonde hair shiny... my little secret, which now everyone knows!

The treatment itself involves a wrapping the hair in a
SEAH Hairspa’s Black Pearl treatment which detoxifies hair to leave it radiant and glossy. Add in a head massage while the treatment is working its magic and you're nearly in heaven! Oh, and did I mention the masssage chairs?! Yep, I was nearly asleep! After, moisture is locked in with a sparkling water rinse which refreshes you as well as your hair.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Wahanda Launches Feel Gorgeous Week 10th-16th October

Today is the start of Feel Gorgeous Week launched by Wahanda.

All week you'vll be able to find brilliant offers, events and expert tips on the site.

Click here to go to their website to check it out.

Bio Oil - My Skin Story

I recently took on a challenge from Bio Oil to test out their product and report back on the results I found.
You've seen, some of you have heard, me moan about my skin for ages now. I have a condition called Beauty Blogger skin. Testing out product after product, make up, masks, everything. You name it, I've tried it. And all to report back to you on whether you should spend your hard earned pennies on the product. So most of the time I look like a pizza face, just for you lot... aren't I nice?!!
So because of stress, hormonal, or reaction breakouts, I am left with scarring. Normally concealer is my friend!
I started applying a couple of drops of Bio Oil to my face at night. At first, there wasn't much difference but on their instructions, I kept going. Now, 3-4 weeks on, my skin has improved!! My scars are lessened and skin tone is evened out, which means concealer is now used for breakouts only, not just to cover up my scarred skin.
As you probably know, Bio Oil has many uses including stretch marks and hydrating dry skin so a perfect little multi purpose product to add to your bathroom shelf. A little goes a long way, I can see the 60ml bottle I have lasting a good 6 months.
I am going to keep going with this in a bid that soon I will be able to wear very little or no make up and be happy! Good Luck Bio Oil, you've done me proud so far!

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Pedicures... at home!

Home pedi is one of the ways I like to pamper myself at home. No need to leave the house and make time for an appointment.

Some of my fave produts to use are-

Emjoi Micro Pedi
This buffs away dead skin on your heels. A bit like a pumice stone, but you need way less elbow grease for this! This works really quickly and leaves your feet smooth. Get yours for £39.95 from

Liz Earle Foot Scrub
Smells lovely and minty, scrubs well and leaves your feet feeling (and smelling!) fresh. As with all Liz Earle products, you know it will does what it says on the tin!

The Sanctuary Foot Butter
Smother your feet in this, put on socks and leave overnight. Your feet will feel amazing the next day. Ready for emergency heat waves!

What are your fave pedi products??

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Charles Worthington Salon At Home: Straight & Smooth For Coloured Hair Review

Adele Reviews-
So I'm sure nearly everyone has heard of Charles Worthington products and most of you probably have some of their products in your bathroom and even not realise.
Before I get on to the fun stuff and pictures I'll tell you a little bit about this new range of theirs. It's a straightening treatment without having to go to a salon and paying big £'s, hence the name Salon At Home. It contains a ingredient called cysteamine. Don't worry my face was exactly the same as i'm imagining some of yours are right now. I had no clue what this was so I read it up on their site.
"Cysteamine is a straightening active which works by re-programming your hair memory so your hair will stay straighter and not want to frizz, even in humid conditions. Our patent - pending technology is blended with proteins and argan oil to leave your hair looking smoother and healthier for longer."
So onto the products in the kit... It comes as an easy to follow 3 step course, It's easy peasy no mixing required. You don't even have to be a hair expert to do this. The process if literally the same as if you were to dye your hair.
Step 1 You slap on the first product which is the straightening treatment (make sure you wear the gloves provided) and completely cover root to tip. Best way to do this is section your hair and use the comb provided to keep your hair straight and tangle free through out the process, wait 20 minutes.
Then whilst still wearing the gloves wash the treatment out and follow with the second product which is the Conditioner Neutraliser. You then have to leave this on for 5 minutes before rinsing out. The Blowdry! Simples. They do recommend straightening your hair as it helps lock in the treatment.
You also cannot wash or tie your hair up for 48 hours to allow the style to set. And when you do first wash it after the treatment you are treated with a little bottle of Nourishing After Care Conditioner to help keep your hair straight and smooth for longer.
The Trial. After discovering you can not use this treatment if you bleach your hair which i just so happened had done the day before I received this product to try. But luckily my sister suffers from the same condition as me....The Frizzy Curly Fro! So she was my little guinea pig!
The process was simple and easy to follow. The products themselves were so easy to work with. The only negative that I have about this entire product is the smell of the straightening treatment. I can't even describe the smell..just very acidic and strong.
Overall I would give this product 8/10 only because of the smell put me off it.
Prices at £19.99 and seeing the difference in my sisters hair I'm borderline whether it is worth it. Only because after the first wash her hair went slightly wavey again. Nowhere as wavey as before though. But I am giving it time and am going to do a follow up post in a week and a bit so we shall see then.
Before treatment

After treatment


The Salon at Home range is available in Boots now.


Monday, 3 October 2011

Illamasqua- Freak

Just when you thought covering your face in Illamasqua was enough, they came up with their first fragrance.

The unisex scent is out to pre order on their site from Monday 3rd October (today), or in store/on counter from Thurs 20th Oct.

Definitely one to check out, promo vid below!

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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Steam Cream in Boots now!

Never tried the cult product, Steam Cream?

Now is your chance! Launching in Boots this weekend, this will be perfect for unexpected heatwave overexposure!

Add the beautiful tins to your bathroom shelf. In Boots now priced at £10.50


Max Factor Elixir Lipstick - 7 Day Challenge

Max Factor have just launched their Colour Elixir Lipsticks in 15 lovely shades.

When it comes to lipstick, I'm more of a gloss kind of girl. So when Caroline Barnes challenged me to wear 7 different lipsticks over 7 days, I screamed a bit inside. Then I calmed down, looked at the colours and worked out how I was going to do this!

Looking in my diary for the next 7 days, I worked out which ones I could pull off of which days.
My wardrobe is basically all black, so worrying that my lips would clash, wasnt ever really an issue! It was more about slicking on the confidence with the colour to be able to go all day without feeling like a clown.
Introducing the lip stain! Apply the colour, dab off excess, powder, repeat. Perfecto.

Day 1- Mulberry
Lovely berry colour, as you would imagine from the name! Perfect for a winters night out.

Day 2- Bewitching Coral
A pink coral, for me very easy to wear all day. This is a summer night kind of colour for me.

Day 3- Pink Brandy
Possibly my favourite of the colours for wearability, not too offensive!

Day 4- English Rose
A really nice rose colour, with a huge amount of frost! Not a fan.

Day 5- Burnt Caramel
The 90's called and they want their lipstick back. Tip- wear this very lightly with a bronzed glow look!

Day 6- Angel Pink
From the outside, I had bet this would be my favourite. But it has 80's frost written all over it. So much frost infact that it would be called Ice Queen! Worn alone I didnt love it, but a dab of this in the centre of the bottom lip with a gloss works it.

Day 7- Ruby Tuesday
Yes, I saved the red till last, how predictable of me! This is a really nice red, wear it bold for maximum effect.

So the 7 days are over. My faves that will be at the top of my pile are;
Mulberry, Pink Brandy & Ruby Tuesday.

You should definitely check out the colour range for yourself. There are 15 shades in total and priced at £7.99, purse friendly too. They all feel lovely on. Even the daring ones, you can sheer down for a day time look, or pump it up for a night out.

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