Thursday, 27 February 2014

♥ Reincarnation Mask ♥

Product review: BLEACH London - Reincarnation Mask


For hair dye to work, ammonia literally lifts up your hair cuticle...

 


Scroll down to just read my review on this product

My current hair condition: I have been dying my hair for approximately 2 years, this has included normal hair dye and bleach. I have recently had a full head of bleach foils through my hair (64 exactly) - therefore making me want to treat my hair extra nicely at home.

Bleach, what it does to your hair: Bleaching your hair will remove the natural pigment and make hair more porous, allowing more dye to penetrate the hair shaft. Bleaching usually takes place while wanting to dye your hair from a darker to lighter shade. The decision to bleach your hair is an important one. Bleach is made of peroxides, ammonias, and lightening agents that remove the pigment melanin from the hair shaft by oxidative destruction.

Hair dye: For hair dye to work, ammonia literally lifts up your hair cuticle...and peroxide destroys your current colour

DON'T LET THIS STOP YOU GETTING YOUR HAIR COLOURED!
You can still have long - healthy looking hair, while still dying it! Simply:
  • Do not dye your hair too frequently, leave up to 6-8 weeks before you next dye it
  • Cut down on extra heat (straighteners, curlers)
  • When you do use heat, use heat protectant!
  • Condition the ends of your hair - try a hair mask!
 

*This review is totally my own opinion and the product was bought with my own money*

"Resurrect and hydrate thirsty, bleached or coloured hair with this repairing and moisturising hair mask. Enriched with sunflower seed extract and micro wheat proteins to give great shine, strengthen colour vibrancy and help reduce colour fade"

I am a lover for hair masks, I have tried many before including Tresemme and Dove - however this one is my favourite!

How to use: I use this hair mask once a week (or just when my hair feels dry and in need of some TLC). After shampooing my hair and rinsing out all the suds, I squeeze the hair mask onto my hand, smoothing it into my lower half of my hair. I do not go near the roots as my hair would get greasy quickly (you do not need to apply much of the mask, it all depends on the thickness and length of your hair). I then comb through my hair, and massage the ends. I leave it there for around 10 minutes before rinsing through with warm water.

Find it HERE - Boots, £6


What are your favourite hair care products? And if you try this hair mask out yourself / or have previously used it before, feel free to leave your comments bellow telling my what you think!

Love,
Abi xo


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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

♥ Nutella Brownies ♥

Nutella? Brownies? ... Perfection?



These brownies genuinely taste as delicious as they sound. The mixture takes approximately 20 minutes to make, and they take approximately 25 minutes to bake. I seriously suggest you try these out!

  • Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
  • Cup of Nutella (I don't know what this is translated into grams)
  • 1/2 cup or 100g, Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 or 80g, Butter
  • 3/4 cup or 90g, Flour

  • Oven = 180



1) Firstly, you take the butter and the sugar - mixing them together in a large bowl (preferably with an electric mixer)

2) Add the eggs, beating them into the mixture and adding the vanilla essence

3) Add the Nutella! When the Nutella had been fully mixed in, you will have a runny, slightly gloopy consistency

4) Add the flour. Be careful here, as you don't want to mix the flour in - but FOLD it. If you don't know what this is then I've attached a link here :) (sorry the woman blabbers on for ages hahah)

5) When all of the flour has been folded in, spoon the mixture into your baking tray

6) Bake in the oven for 25 minutes

7) To check if they are thoroughly baked, gently press down on the top of your mixture, and if it rises back up again - they are ready!

8) Cool on a baking tray, or enjoy warm!!


If you try these out, I'd love to hear what you thought of them! Leave a comment bellow,

~Abi xo




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Sunday, 9 February 2014

♥ Sunday Nights - 5 things to do ♥

I apologise for my slack on posts, I'm a first year at college and the work load is hectic!! I'm still to write some blogs that I am loving on my Liebster Award post, I will do that as soon as possible x

That Sunday night feeling, we all hate it. I go to college five days a week, Monday - Friday, then I work on Saturdays 8-5; therefore Sundays are my only days off. Here is a list of a few things that I like to get up to and some ideas on what you could do to if you've got some free time! :-)

(Baring in mind I do this AFTER doing any homework - You will enjoy it a lot more knowing you have no work to do after!)

1) #SUGGSUNDAY - Youtube is my guilty pleasure, I could watch videos for hours on end! hahah. The Sugg Siblings are both two of my favourites, and #SUGGSUNDAY is their day for uploading videos. If you have not heard of the Suggs before, I shall leave their Youtube Channels bellow and I insist that you check them out!
Zoe Sugg - Zoella
Joe Sugg - ThatcherJoe



2) Bath Time! - Put your feet up and have a lovely soak in a bubble bath!

Baylis & Harding - wild rose & raspberry leaf


3) Face Mask - Face masks cheap and a little bit of fun! Cleanse your skin before hopping into the bath or shower, ready for the week ahead of you :-) 

4) Film - Snuggle into bed and pop on your favourite movie!

What I watched (again) today



5) Munch (aka yummy food) - Did someone mention a movie?! Grab yourself a hot chocolate and some sweets!

 


I hope you liked these few ideas, they're personally my favourite!

Leave in the comments what you like to do on Sundays!

Enjoy the week,
~ Abi xo

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