Thursday, 23 May 2013

Tangle Attack Hairbrush - Tangle Teezer Dupe?

So the original Tangle Teezer retails for about £10 which frankly for me is a ridiculously amount for a hair brush. I have however been really interested in it for about a year now since my friend online recommended it and says how she loves it. I've also seen youtubers loving Tangle Teezer style brushes, saying they'd found random dupes on the internet.

Finally someone about a week ago was talking about how they keep their hair in good condition, one of their points being how they have invested in a good hair brush. I'd never thought of this concept before, but it makes sense so I figured I'd give it a go. They didn't actually mention what type of brush they use but I decided that this was the point I wanted to actually search for some sort of Tangle Teezeresk brush, coming across various different things, but this one catching my eye the most:
I got this from ebay seller shop4allsorts for £3.99, who sold all the colours (purple, pink and black) at the same price, whereas the others I had seen sold purple and pink for more then the black (and I wanted purple but refused to pay more haha). It actually says they choose the colour at random but I messaged the seller asking to have a purple if possible which they said was fine.

The outside packaging is, in my opinion, a bit much for such a small product; however I do like knowing no one's had their grubby fingers all in my hair brush. I've touched the Tangle Teezer in store as they have a little hole where you can touch it, and I THINK (don't quote me on this) these bristles may be a tiny TINY bit stiffer than the Tangle Teezer.

It comes with a case you can keep it in, which I believe only the flower pot (£10.99) and compact (12.25) Tangle Teezer offer. Although when I first saw this lid/case thing I thought it was a bit pointless, now I think about it it's quite handy for things like travelling; the bristles won't get squished and if something spills in my bag it won't go all in the bristles. Unlike the Tangle Teezers compact, the lid fully covers the bristles.
The case/lid thing also includes a tiny mirror... which is, nice I guess?

The shape is actually something I really like, I've never owned a hairbrush without a handle however the curvature of this product fits really nicely into the hand.

The bristles alternate between long and short, they also give a kind of massaging effect when it's on your head which I really like. It gets my hair smooth and knot-free really quickly and without pain; it also doesn't leave my hair static which is a big plus.

Overall I really like it and it feels pretty sturdy so hopefully it won't break any time soon.

(My camera has shown the purple colour as more of an indigo, the bottom picture probably represents the colour best but I recommend looking at the professional pictures online for a better colour reference.)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Get Ready With Me ♡ Casual Day

Skin Routine:
Witch oil control foaming face wash
Dove deeply nourishing body wash
Aloe ever-shield deodorant stick
Garnier roll-on eyes
M&S suncream
Aloe moisturising lotion

Avon calming effects foundation in Ivory
Blistex daily lip conditioner
Lioele skin fix powder pact in 21 (Oil control type) 
ELF Studio powder brush
Too faced shadow insurance
Cover girl eye enhancers quad in Country Woods
Sigma E55 brush
MUA Undressed Palette - Colours 01, 03, 05 (Urban Decay Naked Palette dupes of virgin, naked and buck)
Sigma E70 brush
Helen E pencil in Gold
Revlon Eyelash curler
Barry M lash modelling mascara
Revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in Cherish
Avon lipstick in Baby Lips

Batiste dry shampoo in Paisley
Pantene split end serum 
Headband from H&M

Lace top from H&M
White speckled cardigan from H&M 
Trousers from a market in France
Converse shoes
Moon necklace from Ebay

Saturday, 11 May 2013

16 Spring/Summer Non-Lipstick Lip Colours

Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee

Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait 
Revlon Lip Butter in Gumdrop
Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum
L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Fashionista Pink
L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Nude Ingenue
L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Dating Coral
Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey
Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Celestial

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Galaxy

Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream in Cotton Candy
Because of the nature of lip stains, it's difficult to take pictures of a lot of them at once because the last one influences the one afterwards, they can also appear very different on different people depending on their original lip colour

17 Berry Crush Lip Stain in Blushin (possibly)

17 Berry Crush Lip Stain in Sleepover (possibly)
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Honey

Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Stain in 03 (Which I now think is 06)

Swatches, left to right: 17 Berry Crush Lip Stain in Sleepover, 17 Berry Crush Lip Stain in Blushin, Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Honey, Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Stain in 03 (I think now 06)