Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curl Addict

I’m a huge fan of the original 2000 calorie mascara, and max factor mascaras in general, so when I saw the new curl addict mascara being advertised I knew I had to try it out. It claims to ‘create outrageous volume’ while ‘lifting and curling lashes for a wide awake look’ which sounds perfect to someone with limp straight eyelashes.

It’s definitely a new favourite! It holds a curl perfectly and doesn’t flake or smudge all day long. I also don’t need my eyelash curler when using it as it does such a great job on its own.

It retails at £7.99

Have any of you tried it?

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7th Heaven Pulped Papaya Hair Masque

My hair has been extremely dry and lacklustre lately so I purchased this mask a few days ago hoping that it would help put some life back into my hair. I usually use coconut oil on my hair but i’ve been so busy lately and just wanted a quick pick me up, this mask is absolutely perfect for that!

All I did was wash my hair using my OGX Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo then applied the entire sachet on my hair starting with the ends then massaged the rest into the roots. After around 5 minutes (or however long it takes you to wash, shave etc) I rinsed it all out and was left with gorgeously soft volumised hair. For £1 I will definitely be repurchasing!

Have any of you tried it?

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Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray

Being a girl with limp, straight hair I really struggle to achieve volume! I recently bought the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce texturising spray after a recommendation from a friend and am seriously impressed! It gives my hair natural looking volume at the roots and can be sprayed through the ends to add beachy texture. I love it so much i’ve bought the travel size for my bag for touch ups!

All I do is wash and dry my hair then spray it into my roots from around 30 cm away and ruffle it up with my fingers for every day volume, but you can use it to help give hair grip for an updo too.

Have you ever tried it?

 

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Hair Of The Day – Straight With Texture

 

This straight style with slight texture and volume is my go to every day style. It might be harder to achieve if you have curly hair, but for us limp, flat haired girls its perfect!
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To achieve this style all I did was blow dry my hair upside down and apply some sea salt spray to add some texture so it wasn’t too sleek.  The one I use is Charles Worthington’s ‘rough and tousled’ salt spray.

What’s your go to hairstyle?

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Hair Of The Day – Tousled Curls!

I recently got even more cut off my hair and am loving it! It’s so easy to style and maintain. Today I decided to sport some soft, barely there tousled curls! Stay tuned for more hairstyle posts in the coming weeks!

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All I did was wash my hair with my Alberto Balsam ‘coconut and lychee’ shampoo which I absolutely love as it works so well and is really affordable at £1! Then I sprayed on some of my Dove ‘oxygen moisture root lift spray’ which gives my limp my hair a lot of volume and I applied some argan oil to the ends. After this I took sections around one and a half inches wide and used my GHD straightners to curl the hair in varying directions for a more natural look. After around 5 minutes of letting the curls set I tipped my head upside down and ran my fingers through to loosen them up and sprayed some hairspray to help the style last. Quick and easy – perfect for everyday!

What do you think? Do any of you have any tips for styling short hair?

 

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Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray

As a girl with extremely fine, long hair I always struggle to keep volume at the roots. I’ve tried numerous products claiming to help hold my hair and stop it falling flat, but instead I was left with crispy looking, limp hair. I had honestly given up and was either just embracing the lack of volume – or just tying my hair up until I could get some of the length chopped off. Then I saw the advert for Dove’s oxygen moisture line on the TV and was intrigued – what difference does the oxygen make?

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I decided to give it a go and bought a bottle when I was in Boots a few weeks ago and I couldn’t believe the results! I sprayed it all through my roots, massaged it in then brushed through my hair to disperse it. On this particular day I didn’t blow dry my hair and it still worked! I could see instantly that my hair just looked thicker and my roots looked lifted – and best of all my hair didn’t feel like I had put any products in it at all! Since then I’ve used it and blow dried my hair after – and the results are even better. It lasts until the next wash too which is great if you choose not to wash your hair everyday, as it stays lifted so your hair doesn’t look as flat or greasy.

For £6.99 I would definitely give it a go and see how it works for you!

Have any of you tried the Dove oxygen moisture root lifting spray?

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Andrew Barton I Love Volume Hot Rollers

I received these rollers as a Christmas gift two years ago and never really used them as I wasn’t sure how, I was also a bit worried they would be difficult to use and leave my hair looking a hot mess. A few weeks ago I decided I was going to give them a proper chance and looked at some tutorials on Youtube. Since then I’ve been using them constantly! They’re extremely easy to use and leave gorgeous curls that lasts for days (or until the next wash). All you need to do is section your hair and put the curlers in, directing them away from your face, I tend to use the larger rollers on the top half of my hair to add volume and the smaller ones on the bottom as this is where I’d like the most curls. Then all you need is a touch of hairspray and you should be left with soft voluminous curls – perfect for any occasion.

The only issue I have is that they take a good half an hour to heat up – which isn’t great if your short on time. However, as long as your prepared, you shouldn’t have an issue with this.

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Sorry about this awful quality photo – but this shows the rollers going towards the back of my head.

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Have any of you tried these hot rollers?

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