28 October, 2014

H A I R | Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Remedy

Hair Oil*: c/o Alchemy Oils

As someone who has bleached their hair to the point of deterioration, I have a dependency on slathering my hair in oils to help nourish and soften it. Even though I last put peroxide or any type of colour on my hair over a year ago now, the ends of my hair are still in need of daily TLC and it has a tendency to break easily.

I've tried a number of hair oils over the years and I'm always on the lookout for a new brand to try. That's why I couldn't pass up giving Alchemy Oils' grapefruit remedy a go! Upon initial impressions I loved the packaging of the oil, as it comes in a glass bottle with a push in cork. In fact, it kind of looks like a potion! However, although it does look fantastic, the packaging isn't too practical as it's awkward to get the oil out of the bottle without pouring out too much or spilling it everywhere (I'm speak from experience as you may notice the staining all over the label in these photos). A pump would be more practical, but not quite as aesthetically pleasing.

I've not used this oil for a deep treatment, but only applied it to the ends of my hair after washing it as a leave-in treatment. Believe me, when I say less is definitely more with this product. The first few times of using it I slathered my hair in it from root to tip only to find that once my hair had dried it looked an oily, greasy mess! It doesn't seem to sink in as well as some other oils I've used in the past. Therefore, I apply the tiniest bit to the ends of my hair to help strengthen and soften it, which works a treat.

The grapefruit smell of the oil is absolutely delicious and I've really enjoyed using this product. I've been using it a little over a month now and I've only used around 10% of the bottle or so, which includes the amount I lost by spilling it. Although this oil retails at £17.99, it'll definitely last the best part of a year.

Have you tried Alchemy Oils grapefruit remedy? What did you think?


26 October, 2014

G I V E A W A Y | Win a Pair of Carrera Sunglasses

I've teamed up with Sunglasses Shop to giveaway a pair of iconic Carrera sunglasses worth up to £100. I picked out the oversized and colourful 5001 frames, which have been seeing me through the last of the sunny days this autumn before those dark winter days take hold. Although, I don't quite rock them as well as Cara D. Carrera are a favourite among celebrities alike and they're the alternative pick to the traditional Ray Ban frames. Hell, even Kanye is a fan!

For your chance to win just complete the mandatory steps in the form below including commenting on this post, which pair you would love to win! The giveaway will last two weeks ending on the 9th November 2014. One winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within one week, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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23 October, 2014

O U T F I T | Every Other Freckle

Anyone remember the Burberry Prorsum A/W '14 collection and in particular those block coloured wool capes that were draped across the runway models so effortlessly? I certainly do. Then again, I'm Burberry's biggest fan girl. Although, I won't be owning a genuine Burbs anytime soon, this Chiara Fashion cape will certainly do as it's pretty close to the real thing. I've had a few 'fly away cape moments' when a gust of wind strikes, but it's so soft and snuggly that I think I'll struggle to ever take it off throughout the colder seasons.

I've been pretty much living in my new ASOS high-waisted flares (available here), which make a pleasant change from the usual skin-tight skinnies. I would recommend you size down in these though, I opted for a size 10 as I'm 'bottom heavy' but these are pretty baggy and I wish I had gone for a size 8. I'm so happy bell bottoms are back and 70's style is the in thing!