beauty

FINE FLAT HAIR? Look no further… How to get VOLUME.

Do you have fine, thin, flat hair that needs a boost?!

This was exactly how I used to feel and nothing and I mean nothing would give my hair the volume I wanted!
Now I’ve found some products that give my hair volume I wanted to share it for others with my problem!

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My flat looking hair

My first bit of advice is that if you have flat hair try not to over wash it and over groom! Too much hair attention and product will cause it to become dull and drop… You will also get better volume if your hair is shorter however I like my hair long so it’s still long! I got highlights and lowlights put in my hair to help it look thicker and fuller. And these 3 amazing products help give it life…

Product | #1

Big Sexy Hair – Spray and stay

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For me personally this is the best hairspray I have come across, they sell it in different holds so you can get a much stronger hold but I’ve gone for a medium hold as I think too much ends up weighing down my hair! After my hairs styled I spray this and it’s holds it ALL NIGHT LONG! What more can you ask for.. It’s about £13-£14 a can but it’s honestly worth it and lasts you

Product | #2

Osis dust it

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This product is great for volume at the roots, it’s a white powder that you sprinkle onto your hair. Once it’s on your hair you just rough it up and rub it in and it boosts and adds volume to your roots. I take each middle section and backcomb it first then apply this underneath. I always do this before I apply hairspray. Apply the hairspray after as it helps hold your volume… This product is about £7 but it’s the best £7 ive spent on my hair

Product | #3

Big Sexy Hair – Backcomb in a bottle

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This stuff is honestly AMAZING! I was so impressed when I tried it. Be careful not to go too wild or over apply this product as only a little is needed for thin,flat hair. I backcombed my hair, added this product and wow. Huge amounts of volume, lift and life in a can! This product really works amazingly if your doing a quiff in your hair, the hold is amazing. I’m in love with this.. For £15 it’s worth every penny

I know these aren’t bargain products but sometimes you have to pay a little more for good products and these are worth it. If you suffer with fine,thin, flat hair then you will understand the stress and how irritating it is when your hair looks so lifeless and dull… So go and treat yourself and wake up your flat roots and give them a boost!!!

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Weekly Product Haul |#1

Welcome to my first weekly product haul… I buy lots of products most weeks.. Some of which are products I regularly use and some are NEW!

My first product is…
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Palmers cocoa butter

This is something I have used for years and if you have never tried it I would definitely recommend it! It’s amazing.. Nothing makes my skin feel softer. It’s amazing to help with dry skin and also stretch marks and scars! So during and after pregnancy this stuff will really help although that advice isn’t from experience as I have no children but know people who it’s helped, it’s also helped with my stretch marks I’ve gained from having a fat bum!

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Revlon brow styling gel

This is a product I have never used before and I’ve used it this week for the first time. As I’ve said in a previous post I have really long eyebrow hairs so I’ve brought this product to try and help tame them and set them in place, I’ve only used it twice so I still feel like I’m a little sitting on the fence with my verdict of how good it is! Maybe after using it for a few more occasions my mind will be made up but it does do the job of holding them in place and isn’t sticky or flaky which is a result! It gives your defined brows a hold.

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St Ives apricot scrub

I have swore by this product for years all thanks to my mummy! I absolutely love it! I have a weird combination of dry/sensitive/oily skin! Awful combo and this product is amazing for my skin! It gently exfoliates it leaving your skin feeling fresh, clean and oil free! Even with sensitive skin this doesn’t cause no irritation.. I love it and use it every day!

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Lip voltage

Wow! This product is a new buy, it’s weirdly amazing! It’s like Botox plumped lips without the injections! As I said weirdly amazing… It gives your lips a tingle and leaves them feeling warm and plumped! It has 3 heat stages..warm to very hot tingle and as I’m a new wimp to this I have only done the 0.1ml warm tingle! I will update you guys on when I up the voltage and tell you how it is but I love this little new buy.. Plumping lip gloss 💋

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(Wearing my lip voltage)

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They’re real benefit mascara

This is my FAVOURITE mascara, I first tried it about a year ago and since I haven’t used anything but this! After years of trying out many different mascaras I found this one to be my favourite, I would recommend it to everyone! It’s the best I’ve found.. If anyone can give me one that does a better job I would try it and see but for me this is the best on the market girlys!

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Product reviews |#1

WELCOME to my FIRST product reviews!

This is only a short sweet blog today..

My first product I’m reviewing is…

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My HD brow palette

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So after I get my eyebrows waxed and shaped I use this to help them look more defined and full.

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I have really long irritating eyebrows with long hairs and lots of gaps! They would be perfect eyelashes but typical they’re on my face! So it’s hard to make my brows look more defined without them looking ridiculous and over the top by being draw on with crayons
This is when this HD brow palette and my brown eyebrow pencil come in handy

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In the HD palette you get (from left to right) a highlighter.. 2 different brown shades to help define the brows, a black shadow and a clear wax!
A little secret of mine is that these also come in handy if you want a neutral eyeshadow.. And for a less defined eyeliner you can run the black along your eyelids.

For me personally i mix the lighter brown (2nd along) with the wax and then use this to create more of a shape to my eyebrow. If at any stage you go wrong and a bit wild don’t worry you can use a cotton bud to remove it. I then use the brown brow pencil to define the ends and some of the middle of the brow (I don’t use pencil in the top of the brow as I feel it’s too defined for that area and looks silly on me personally) never just colour in..your face isn’t a colouring book and if you go brow wild your going to look like a drag queen (no offence guys half of you look beautiful in your drag make up but it is over the top) so yeah unless you want really draw on bold eyebrows then use the pencil to draw fine strokes as if your drawing hairs on your face. I then use the darker brow towards the end where my eyebrows aren’t as full
I then use the highlighter colour above and below the brow (along with some foundation) this then highlights and makes your brows look perfect and defined! It will also cover any smears or mess
My HD palette was £25 and is the colour FOXY.. For me personally I think it’s really reasonable and amazing! I have had my palette for ages and it still doesn’t seem to be getting low quickly! You can buy this online.

My dark brown eyebrow pencil is just a cheap on called SAFFRON and was £1.59 off of EBAY including postage! Bargain guys! This honestly works just as good as the expensive ones as I’ve tried and tested lots of different types and brands..Most eyebrow pencils are just eyebrow pencils.

So combined together I don’t think the price of the 2 is bad for defined beaut brows. I’m sure if you shop around you can find cheaper versions but how good they might be I’m unsure!? But with brows it’s all about practicing until you get your perfect shape and look!

So girlys and queens just practice your techniques and in time you’ll become a pro at it!

My last product I’m reviewing is

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My NIVEA BB cream
Honestly this stuff is amazing!
I go for the LIGHT colour as my skins slightly pale..
This cream has a slight tint of colour in it and is just a moisturiser you apply to your face before applying your makeup! It helps cover any little imperfections or pours and I love it! It illuminates all the right areas and helps protect your skin which is necessary with this colder weather approaching. I got it on offer for £3 from Tesco and it’s the best £3 I’ve spent recently..
It doesn’t feel too heavy or make my skin feel greasy.. My skin type is oily to dry which is a weird combination so I have to be careful what products I use as different things react differently with my skin but this was a good buy!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed my first product review.. As I love shopping I will be back soon with another..
Any questions just comment or email me atff2v@gmail.com
I can also send people a comparison of my brows before and after

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Salon International 2014 @ London Excel

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So yesterday (11/10/14) I went to Salon international in London excel! My first time ever going and i really enjoyed it! I went to support my boyfriend who was cutting hair on stage.. I love hair/ hair fashion and hair products.. So it was brilliant to get to see some really amazing hairdressers/barbers cut and style hair and then do a catwalk! Hair plays a really big part in fashion so it really interests and inspires me.

I treated myself to a few new goodies as you can see in my picture above so once I have used these I will do a blog review to let you know what’s worth buying and what isn’t… I brought a hair diffuser, hair curling tongs, hair removal/exfoliating pads, and some big sexy hair products! I’m mostly excited to use my big sexy hair products as I have long thin hair so it’s hard to get volume and body to my hair so I will see whether this is any good and then if you have thin flat hair like me I can share how amazing or rubbish it is with you all.

Yesterday was also a really good day as I treated myself to a canon camera!! Trying to take pictures on my iPhone and iPad for my blog just wasn’t working and the picture quality was proper naff.. So now I will be able to blog properly and actually take good pictures which is exciting.. So all keep your eyes peeled for my blog posts to come!

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