OGX Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo & Conditioner

I’m a bit of a haircare floozy; I never stick to one shampoo or conditioner for long. Nothing ever really wows me to the point of repurchasing, and I find that switching up my haircare tends to give my hair a new lease of life – placebo effect or not.

I’d heard some pretty good reviews of the OGX haircare range, and I can’t deny that the huge range of options intrigued me. I spotted the OGZ Sensually Soft & Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo in my local Boots and it looked beautiful. Do I need Tsubaki blossom and bamboo oil in my hair to make it as soft as a flower petal? Yes, I think I do.

All joking aside, it sounds like these ingredients are pretty good for your hair. Tsubaki oil is meant to soften and nourish the hair, while bamboo oil contains silica which is great for retaining strong hair.

After a number of weeks of using this product every other day to wash my hair I can confirm my hair feels soft and silky. My flyaway baby hairs are also kept tamed when I use this, and I like that this product doesn’t contain as many sulfates as usual shampoos.

I picked up the conditioner too and this works well as a conditioner and a hair mask if you hair needs that extra bit of hydration.


Both of these products smell beautiful and very luxurious. The price tag is hefty for a drugstore shampoo & conditioner, however the results are gorgeous and I’d definitely repurchase if I wanted to give my hair a treat.




Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

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Dove Shampoo and Conditioner

I’m terrible at sticking to shampoos and conditioners – I always love to try new ones and get the best results for my hair.

My hair is quite dry, and has a natural wave to it that is less noticeable the longer my hair gets. It can be quite tangly and gets frizzy if I don’t use an oil or hair mask regularly.

For this reason, I usually try to find oil-based shampoos and conditioners, as they add the necessary moisture that my hair always seems to be craving.

I was really happy to see that Dove had released an oil based shampoo and conditioner for their Advanced Hair Series range. They are designed for dull, dry hair and created with precious oil that smooths hair for optimum silkiness.

With a claim to have all of these benefits and still be non-greasy, I couldn’t resist giving these a try. Having completely finished both bottles, I think it’s safe to say I really enjoyed these products. They leave my hair super soft, and act as a de-tangler too which is great as I don’t like to overload my hair with product.

I definitely got through the conditioner more quickly than the shampoo, but I usually find this to be the way. The conditioner is so smooth and beautiful that I can’t get enough of it.

They are quite heavily scented, but I personally enjoy this in my hair products. They don’t smell floral or fruity – more like a spa or salon which is lovely.

I would highly recommend these if you have dry hair like me – they would probably be a bit heavy if you hair is naturally greasy, but if you find it difficult to quench your hair’s ever growing need for moisture, definitely give these a try!

Best De-tangling Spray for Difficult Hair: And the Winner is…..

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Revlon De-Tangling Spray Review

Revlon’s ‘Uniq All In One Hair Treatment’ was introduced to me by my mum a number of months ago. She had been holidaying in sunny Egypt when her hair became very tangly due to swimming in the sea. A friend of hers told her she had to try Revlon’s de-tangling spray. She loved the results so much that she not only recommended the product to me, but actually bought me one, as she knew I’d love it.

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And boy do I. I’ve tried a range of de-tangling sprays in the past, and yes, most of them do just that. But this is so much more. Just a few spritz’s through my hair after washing not only tames my tangly hair, but leaves it soft, smelling incredible, and most importantly frizz-free. My hair has been dyed more times than I’d care to admit, and after de-toxing it over the last year, its condition has improved massively. Unfortunately my hair does retain a frizz as it is naturally very wavy and thick, but this de-tangler creates ringlets in my hair, especially if I leave it to dry naturally.

revlon detangling sprayThe product claims to de-tangle hair, add shine, lock in colour and protect against heat damage. I have been using this all through my hair, but spritz a little extra onto my fingers and use it to really nourish the ends of my hair. It acts like a nourishing hair oil, but without the greasy texture a lot of people struggle with.

Revlon’s miracle product retails at £13.99 for 150ml which, for a salon-style product, I think is very affordable. It lasts a really long time as you only need a small amount, plus it’s always on offer on Feel Unique or Amazon.

Please check this one out, I’ve struggled with my hair for years and this makes brushing it so easy. I’m embracing my curly hair for the first time!

March Favourites

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March Favourites

March has been a month of light bases, and bold lips. With the sun beginning to make a more frequent appearance in our lives, it’s time to bring out a pop of colour, but this doesn’t have to be in cliche spring neutrals and pastels.

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I have been loving a light base this month, and there hasn’t been a day since I bought the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream that I haven’t worn it. It’s really wearable for work, a nice quick base for weekends but is very buildable, so has great coverage for those not-so-great skin days. I love the Healthy Mix Serum, but this has been great for my dry skin this month.


One of my recent posts was on the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes, and boy have they continued to impress. ‘Nude mauve’ is wonderful for a subtle contour/highlight hybrid, and I haven’t really been using anything else on my cheeks this month. Perhaps my fave of the favourites this month.


Normally a powder girl when it comes to brows, I was sceptical about this one, until I saw Alix from I Covet Thee use it in a video. The Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil seemed a lot less complicated than I’d thought of other similar products, and decided to take the plunge. I have to eat my words on this one – it’s great. A perfect match for my brows, the nip is soft enough that it’s gentle to apply, but still hard so that the pigment sticks around. All in all – love, love, love.


drugstore makeupI’m talking about deep reds and bright pinks, eye-catching lips that make your make-up pop.

Two of my favourites this month are lipsticks; both mattes (I’m sorry, I’m predictable), and both bright, but effortless. The first is MAC ‘Viva Glam I’, a Marilyn Monroe red with a hint of burgundy. As with other MAC lipsticks the longevity of this product is really good; it is a little drying but sadly this has to be accepted for that perfect matte lip. The second is a Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick from Bourjois, in ‘Ping Pong’. I’m not going to go on about this too much as a separate blog post is in the pipe-line – keep your eyes peeled! – but I will say that this made me, someone that has never really liked pink, obsessed with a bright pink lip.


I wasn’t originally planning on doing a hair category, as I don’t really use too much in my hair, but then I remembered these. I think I’d forgotten about them as they are holy grail products that I use without even thinking about it. If you have thick, tangly hair like me straight after washing it, you would love the Aussie Dual Personality Curl Definition and Soft Feel Serum. A very long name for a very lovely product, don’t worry! This is a hair oil that softens and de-tangles more than anything – I pop a very small about on the mid-ends of my hair and my brush will literally glide through previously tuggy hair. I’m not sure how much I agree with the Curl Defining factors, but it does tame my often unruly locks.

I’ve also been loving the Colab Dry Shampoo in ‘Rio’ this month, a product that I didn’t really rate the first few times I used it. I persevered, as I held complete trust in the lovely Ruth from Model Recommends, and I’m so glad I did. It’s not a product that you use and notice immediate effects, but I think that’s what I love about it. Because of this it’s very light, therefore there’s never the worry of looking like you have premature grey hairs, and you can also run your fingers through your hair without feeling like your hair is too full of product – yuck.

All in all it’s been a good month! I’ve found some new treasures, as well as rekindled my love for old ones. Thanks, March, it’s been fun.