Travel Mini’s That Make It Into My Overnight Bag

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I don’t know about you but I always want to take all my beauty potions with me just for one night, then my husband’s face (when we are packing a rucksack for the motorbike he explains we can’t take extra weight which makes me realise I only need a few essentials) That’s when I dig around my stash for all my little travel/sample sizes I have knocking around, these are the best ones that make it into my bag…

HAIR: Pureology Strength Cure Fabulous Lengths – a leave-in cream that protects long hair from breakage and leaves your hair feeling velvety soft making it easy to style. Buy here

BODY: This Works Deep Calm Bath & Shower Gel – leaves my skin feeling moisturised, soft and lightly fragranced. Also great to use at night before bed to promote a good nights sleep. Buy here

Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil – the perfect “wake me up” with refreshing and indulging powers of pink grapefruit, rosemary and juniper berries for a fantastic and reviving start to the day. Buy here

Nivea Creme – enriched with eucerit a special moisturiser ingredient, a budget multi-functional cream we all trust. Buy here

FACE: Ren 3-in-1 Cleansing Water – I opt for a micellar water as a quick and effective cleanser to remove make-up and refresh my skin. A one product does it all for convenience (doesn’t hurt for 1 night) it cleanses my skin without dryness feeling revived and toned without tightness. Buy here

Dr Sebagh Serum Repair –  an intensive collagen hyaluronic acid for tightening, brightening, plumping and hydration – a mini facial on the go! Buy here

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer – a light and effective lotion with vitamin E and A. Buy here

Dr. Perricone No Foundation Foundation – gives effortless dewy finish, leaves skin glowing, radiant and youthful. A mineral based make-up formula with SPF 30. Buy here

Cotton Buds – handy for correcting any eye make-up hick-ups or use as applicators.

Face Flannel – I prefer to use my own!

What do you pack in your overnight bag when you are travelling light and cannot take full sized products with you? Love to hear your recommendations and ticks.

Secondblonde x

 

 

 

Review: Pureology Hydrate Hydra Whip Masque 150ml

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My hair is starting to feel dry which is normal at this time of year as the air gets cooler outside and the central heating get’s cranked up inside, also due to using hair irons when l’m at work (it’s the only way to quickly remove all my helmet hair kinks)

I’ve started using this hydrating masque as a daily conditioner after shampooing leaving it in my hair (mid-lengths and ends) for 2 minutes before rinsing out.

This masque has been formulated for hydration and helps to keep coloured hair vibrant due to the clever anti-fade technology. It helps restore suppleness however I use Philip Kingsley Elasticizer to restore suppleness and elasticity about 2-3 times a month as a treatment.

Hydra Whip is great for adding moisture to your hair without weighing it down and keeping it looking shiny and bright. The texture of this masque feels different like it’s been whipped, it’s all kinda light and airy as you massage into your lengths, it feels good. The smell is nice, to me it’s fruity/floral scent which doesn’t linger in your hair after drying.

I really like this masque as a moisture boost when my hair needs it and I’m sure it will make it on my empties list, it’s half empty already.

It costs around £25 in most salon’s, however, you can find good deals on-line like Look Fantastic £18.85

Have you tried any of pureology’s shampoo’s/conditioner’s or masque’s? I’d love to hear your experiences.

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Pureology COLOR FANATIC Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 200ml

This new “magic in a bottle” product was launched in the salon at work last month and has been flying off the shelves! I’ve just gotten round to testing it out after Graham our lovely rep from Pureology dropped me off my own to try out!

IMG_9151.PNGThe Promise:
A first of it’s kind multi-tasking hair treatment spray to prime and protect being being for colour treated hair.

The Science Bit:
Combining the exclusive AntiFadeComplex with Fennel Seed extract and a natural blend of camelina, coconut and olive oil, this leave-in hair treatment protects and strengthens for longer-lasting, perfect-looking colour everyday.

COLOUR FANATIC 21 ESSENTIAL BENEFITS PRIME
Hair Color Protection
Leave In Conditioner
Hair Detangler Spray
Blow Dry Spray for Quick Drying
Moisturizer for Dry Hair
Low Porosity Hair Care
Weightless Conditioner
Hair Cutting Lotion

PROTECT
Split End Treatment & Prevention
Hair Breakage Treatment from Daily Brushing & Combing
Hair Fiber Product
Repair and Protect Heat Damaged Hair
Shields Hair Against Environmental Damage

PERFECT
Hair Smoothing Treatment
Silky Hair Treatment
Seals Hair Cuticle
Hair Moisturizer Spray for Reduced Dryness
Anti Frizz Hair Spray
Reduces Hair Static
Hair Refresher Spray for Restyling
Hair Shine Treatment

My Verdict:
It goes on damp hair before styling. Spray a few spritz, comb through and go about your normal styling routine. It smells nice, perhaps a bit too floral/fruity for some. The smell kinda takes me back to my early teens reminding me of the scents of The Body Shop, like Dewberry!!!

It feels really good in the hair and not like you have any product at all. The smell is nice not overly strong , it fades a to a subtle scent when your hair is dry. When my hair is dry this blonde fine hair of mine isn’t fluffy and it feels silky and looks shiny with no static! So far so good! I’ve only used it a couple of times so will need to use over a longer period to see the full results such as the Antifade Complex®

Summary:
I think this is a genius product and as all Pureology products the quality of ingredients are high and the results speak for themselves! All Pureology ingredients are 100% Vegan.

This will definitely become a holiday “must have” for me this year as it’s an all in one multi tasking hair Beautifier you can’t go wrong with this thrown in your beach bag along with your SPF and Tangle Teezer!

At £19 I think it’s a brilliant find, purchase yours here

What Pureology products have become your must have hair care routine?

Secondblonde x

PUREOLOGY® Strength Cure – serious colour care!

Woking in a salon I’m lucky to get the odd freebie from time to time. Last week we were all treated to a Pureology gift bag set for our efforts in selling retail. If I’m honest the gift bag itself isn’t really my thing, but the actual product inside…well let’s just say I’m in LOVE!

IMG_2937.JPGThe smell is gorgeous the colour is a bright pinkish colour. The smallest amount foams up a treat
(I know shampoo doesn’t have to foam to clean the hair but it’s oh so satisfying when it does) it contains antifade complex and treats micro scarred or damaged colour treated hair (my hair is all of the above, so I may of found my match)

IMG_7360.JPGHere’s a clever idea, the lid for the shampoo is at the top of the bottle and the lid for the conditioner is at the bottom of the bottle. So although the bottles are the same shape/colour they are easy to work out while your in the shower and not quite awake yet!

IMG_7359.JPGImpressively these products are 100% vegan and sulphate free. Here’s the science bit…

The shampoo; Gives your hair strength, reduces breakage and brings softness to every hair on your head. It will strengthen the fibre in your hair and remove dull residue.
Featuring Pureology’s Antifadecomplex and Asta-Repair, the Strength Cure rich foam cleanser controls the look of frizz, whilst helping to repair and strengthen micro damaged zones.

The conditioner; Working to detangle, strengthen, and condition it is the ideal product to look after your hair. With its opulent Pureology Antifadecomplex and Asta-repair formula, the conditioning product helps to improve hair’s shine and softness, whilst protecting colour radiance between every wash.
Aiming to improve body, smoothness, and suppleness the conditioner helps repair the micro damaged zones by enveloping strands in a smooth coating of Strength Cure conditioner.

The Verdict
I’m totally sold and would definitely purchase these products, though they are rich and seem like they will last forever they do not weigh down my fine straight over processed blonde hair. They do the opposite and give my hair fullness and bounce with a shine.

My Conclusion
I’ve been using these for one week and yes ok I’ve had a few inches cut off my hair which helps, but I can definitely feel and see an improvement with the condition of my hair which is often ironed flat each morning to remove my crash helmet kinks before I start work.

Anyone else tried any products from the fabulous pureology range?