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POP Tip: Beachy Waves Overnight

26 Oct

I love the whole beachy wavy hair look. It’s no fuss, easy to do, looks amazing and can be as messy as you want it to be! Another plus, it’s super duper easy to do and it literally happens overnight. Don’t worry about braiding hair or curling it with your curling tongs or GHD, all you need to do is follow these few simple steps.

First, wash your hair. You can use a volumising shampoo and conditioner if you’d like but I don’t. Simply because I’ve found a shampoo and conditioner combo that works with my hair and can’t be bothered. Lazy I know, but hey, this whole post is for lazy-people-who-want-fab-hair. Then scrunch in a volume boosting moose, which will help hold the style and give it some extra oomph.

Secondly, grab random sections of your hair and twist into mini-buns, secure with a bobby pin.

Now you can either choose to go to sleep with the pins in if you’ve done this at night, or if you’ve done it during the day, wait for your hair to dry, take out the pins and shake out that sexy sexy hair. Ola Giselle.

Either way, once you’ve taken out the pins lightly run your fingers through your hair to define the waves and spritz with a little sea salt spray or my personal fav, Redken Wool Shake. And there you have it! Perfectly sexy dishevelled, oh-i-just-woke-up-like-this waves (which technically you did).

(Image: Allure)

Ps, remember to enter yourself into my POP Comp to win a Benefit “Valley of the Stars” kit!


Current Beauty Routine

15 Oct

Inspired by Jessica over at the lovely the belle lumiere, I’ve decided to post up my current beauty routine. My skin care does change frequently though as I’m always on the hunt for the ‘next best thing’ and love trailing new products. Actually, that pretty much applies to all my beauty, bath and body prodz. Get comfy cos we’re going to be here for a while…

1. Cleanser: APIVITA Creamy Face & Eye Foam Cleanser w/ lavender & olive
2. Toner: Decleor Tonifying Lotion
3. Serum: Trilogy Rosehip Oil
4. Moisturiser:  Biotherm AQUASOURCE  for Normal/Combination Skin (Summer), L’occitane Ultra Comforting Cream (Winter)
5. Exfoliator: APIVITA Intensive Exfoliating Cream w/ olive
6. Treatment: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrate (currently using this and not the rosehip oil)
7. Sunscreen: Bloom Daily Shield Face SPF 30+

8. Shower gel: APIVITA Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel w/ honey & vanilla
9. Body oil: Bloom Organics Nourishing Body Oil -Uplifting Blend
10. Body lotion: L’occitane Organic Olive Tree Body Lotion
11. Hand cream: APIVITA Intensive Moisturizing Hand Cream w/ cocoa butter & olive
12. Lip balm: Lanolips Lanolin Lip Balm
13. Perfume: swap between Missoni Acqua and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom

14. Shampoo: APIVITA PROPOLINE Shampoo for Dry Scalp w/ honey & tea tree
15. Conditioner: Alchemy Macadamia & Wheat Conditioner
16. Treatment: REDKEN Extreme Rescue Force

17. Primer: Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer
18. Foundation: Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser -Natural Radiance, mixed with Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation -#53
19. Concealer- under eye: L’Oreal True Match Touche Magique -Natural Beige
20. Concealer -face: Benefit Cosmetics You’re Bluffing (on my cheeks, I get really red!)
21. Powder: Cargo Blu_Ray  Pressed Powder (to set make up)
22. Bronzer: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola
23. Mascara -lengthening: Max Factor Masterpiece
24. Mascara -volume: Benefit Cosmetics BAD Gal Black
25. Illuminator: Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder -Starlight OR Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Shimmer Brick -Copper Diamond (both on cheekbones/cheeks)
26. Eyeliner: Bloom Shadow Liner -Charcoal Grey
27. Brow gel: Benefit Cosmetics Speed Brow

Oh my, I sure do use a lot of stuff… And this doesn’t even include my “whenever I feel like it” products! Eg, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, assorted lipsticks/lip glosses that rotate on a daily basis, random face masks by APIVITA…

I just realised I use a lot of APIVITA and nearly all of my skincare/body/haircare products are either organic or ‘natural’. How interesting, I’ve never actually actively sought out organic products only! I guess my beauty subconscious is on the right track then 🙂

Anyway, leave me a comment with what you use or post your own version of what you use and let me know! I love reading about other people’s routines! Yes, I am a bit of a sticky beak…

Hello Faux Clean Hair!

12 Oct

Don’t have time to wash your hair? I’ll bet your hair is looking a little on the limp side of things. To fool everyone into thinking you have freshly washed and sexy voluminous hair, all it takes is a few minutes.

Shake your head up-side down, spray with a little hairspray and then blast it with the hairdryer on high for a few seconds.

Flip your hair back up and section the top parts of your hair and spray the roots with Batiste dry shampoo (it’ll make your hair smell nice).

Work it in then grab your GHD and pop in a few random curls all over the place.

Lastly, secure two sections of hair from both sides of the face at the crown by overlapping two bobby pins so they create an “X”.

This half up curled hair look is great if you’re in a rush, need a little oomph & volume or need to keep your hair out of your eyes without taking the focus off your face.

Try it and let me know how it goes!