Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo & Conditioner*

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As someone with hair that’s been somewhat mistreated, I’m always on the lookout for products which are going to undo some of the damage I’ve inflicted. After bleaching, daily heat styling and having frizzy hair to begin with, any product which offers to smooth and hydrate it good for me. So, when Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo popped through the letter box, I knew it was destined to be good!

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I’d never tried any haircare from Kiehl’s before, but considering I’ve never failed with their skincare, it was only a mater of time until I did! Packaged in Keihl’s signature apothecary-style packaging, the shampoo was the first part of the range I tried.

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Applied to wet hair, it foams beautifully, despite being sulphate-free, and I love the scent. Even before slathering on the conditioner, my hair felt a whole lot smoother after using the shampoo.

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After squeezing as much water out of my ends, I apply a generous dollop of the conditioner to my lengths and ends. I then leave it on for as long as possible – just as long as I can hang about in the shower really, then hose it all off. I can’t even tell you how much of a difference this duo makes. Hair is so soft and smooth, and blow drying it is an absolute dream – I hardly even need to look at my straighteners after using it, and it feels so, so soft and shiny!

Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo is priced at £16 and the Conditioner is priced at £19 and both are available here.

Roger& Gallet Creme de Mains & Ongles

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As someone with perennially dry hands, I’m always on the lookout for new products to help my poor digits look and feel softer and more hydrated. I’m also terrible for picking at my cuticles without even realising it, so I’m always on the hunt for the best hand creams I can lay my grubby paws on.

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Roger & Gallet’s Creme Mains & Ongles is perfect if, like me, you need something that’s rich and nourishing, but doesn’t leave hands feeling sticky or greasy. I keep mine on my desk, and apply throughout the day, whenever my hands are feeling a little dry or tight. I absolutely love the light, floral scent, and I can already see the difference in my hands from using it!

Roger & Gallet is currently on offer for £6 here.

Kiehl’s on Wheels hits Edinburgh*

DSC_0689Last week, on a rare sunny evening, I meandered over to George Street after work to check out the most colourful display on George Street. Kiehl’s brand new bus rolled into town a week or so ago, and has been providing the city with the best beauty products ever since.

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Considering I use and adore at least five separate Kiehl’s every morning, it was a no brainer that I would head down and see what the brand was up to, plus it’s always fun to go to blogger events. Kiehl’s, I’m glad to say, didn’t disappoint – with the most adorable picnic benches laden with goodie bags, it was so lovely to meet some Edinburgh-based bloggers.

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After some introductions, as well as a snoop around the Kiehl’s bus (it’s packed with brand favourites for skin, hair and body) it was time for the evening to begin. We packed into the benches, and got to grips with learning all about the best of what Kiehl’s have to offer.

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Jennifer (from Tartan Brunette) bravely volunteered to be the model for the evening, letting Kiehl’s expert Holly demonstrate how to best use and apply each product.

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Starting right from the basics, we sniffed, rubbed and patted in a whole shelf of products, falling harder in love each time. There were a tonne of old favourites, including many which I use on a daily basis, but getting to try out products like the Ultra Facial Cleanser, means that my wish list has grown rather long since last week!

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There was a lucky-dip prize at the end of the evening, which the very lucky (and lovely) Emma from unf4bul0us won, and we all toddled home, clutching our groaning Kiehl’s bags. Very kindly, we were treated to a mix of hero products as well as some treats from a Scottish pop-up across the street, which I’ve been using ever since – I’d forgotten how great Kiehl’s old-school lip balm is! There was also a full size bottle of the new Cactus Flower Hydrating Mist, which is super handy, as I’ve blown through half of my first bottle already!

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The bus will be chilling in the middle of George Street for the next week or so, and then is starts up it’s travels again. So, if you hear it’s heading down your way, pop in, say hello, and treat yourself to something lovely!

Thank you to Holly, Kiehl’s and Kiehl’s on Wheels for having me!

Don’t Be Afraid To Smile: Correct Any Issues You Have Now

We all have moments where we feel low on confidence. We wake up in the morning and don’t want to go to work, or class, or do anything at all. It can be for any number of reasons – we don’t think we’re good enough, we haven’t slept well, or we grab a look in the mirror and aren’t fond of how we look. Whatever the reason, it is tricky to overcome.

One thing that seriously affects people’s self confidence is the way their teeth look. We can project confidence in a number of ways – the things we say, the ways we say them and the way we move. But the most obvious way is to smile broadly. If we feel unable to smile, it has a knock-on effect on those other things. Try to sell a positive attitude without a smile – it’s really quite difficult.

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Some people don’t smile for deep-seated emotional reasons. However, some people refuse to smile because they don’t want to show their teeth, due to embarrassment. If you’ve got teeth that aren’t as white as they should be, then opening your mouth in front of people is hard. Making some changes may be essential for your self-confidence.

Problem: Your Teeth Are Stained By A Bad Habit

Your teeth can end up yellow from years of nicotine, or with brown stains from drinking black coffee. It can even be the case that drinking too much red wine causes them to stain. Whatever the cause, stained teeth can be embarrassing and leave you wondering if people are judging you. Having your teeth whitened can make a difference to your appearance and confidence in this case.

Problem: Your Teeth Are Damaged From Long Term Neglect

When you’re a kid, you get put off a lot of things you’re supposed to do, simply by the fact that you are supposed to do them. A little youthful rebellion is part of growing up. However, if you fail to brush your teeth and keep up a routine, it can cause damage for later.

As well as staining, you could end up with abscesses and teeth that need to be removed. There’s still time to save them, if you haven’t lose an adult tooth yet. Even if you have, keep the rest in good condition. Use the right toothbrush twice a day to ensure you keep your smile naturally bright, and floss to avoid problems with bad breath.

Problem: You’ve Lost Teeth Due To A Hobby

Old boxers, when interviewed, can sometimes be incomprehensible. Now, part of this is due to being hit repeatedly in the head, but another part is that professional boxers lose teeth. So do soccer players, football players, and a lot of other people with very active hobbies.

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, leaving the gap there can cause your other teeth to grow crooked and cause worse issues for you. Get it checked out – if you need an implant or denture it’s best to get it sooner rather than later.

 

Feeling self-conscious about your smile can make life in general really tough. Taking steps to correct any issues may feel daunting, but it’s worth the effort.

 

The Three Best Bronzers*

DSC_0076I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news, but it kind of feels like summer is coming to a close. We’ve had an absolute tonne of rain recently, and it’s getting a bit cooler. Not only that but it’s getting dark earlier and I’m feeling paler than ever, so in an effort to combat the oncoming winter-blues, I thought I would gather together three of my favourite bronzers which are making me feel a little more human! I’ve not featured these three on the blog before, so I will have in-depth reviews of each very soon, but I thought you’d appreciate a quick overview!

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Burberry’s Summer Glow Warm Glow Natural Bronzer in 04 is the perfect choice for a super natural, beach ready tan. Packaged in a seriously luxe compact, etched with the iconic Burberry check, this is a real show-stopper of a bronzer, and I’m happy to say, the formula is as great as it looks! The powder is also pressed into an abstract check pattern, and it’s almost a crime to use it. Well, it would be if it wasn’t such a great little gem of a bronzer. It’s super lightweight and provides a seriously natural glow.

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Sisley’s Phyto Touch Illuminating Powder might just be the most glamorous compact in my collection! A seriously shiny silver compact, which opens to reveal golden sun beams, complete with an embossed ‘s.’ Sisley’s Phyto Touch looks like it should be used exclusively on Victoria’s Secret models as it’s just the most gloriously shiny confection. It’s a hybrid gel-powder which gives skin a serious glow and a natural hint of colour. I’ve been saving this one for evenings out as it’s such a gem!

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Last up is Rodial’s Instaglam bronzer. As the name would suggest, this one feels like a filter in a (rather glam) compact! Unlike the other two, Rodial’s offering is completely matte, meaning it’s just perfect for everyday wear. I love a dusting of this for days when I want to feel casual, yet still pulled together. It’s almost a multi-use product as, because it’s matte, it’s also perfect for a little subtle contouring.

Burberry’s Summer Glow is priced at £31 and is available here.

Sisley’s Phyto Touch Illuminating Powder is priced at £66.50 and is available here.

Rodial’s Instaglam Bronzer is priced at £52 and is available here

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