Product reviews…Tina Brocklebank
Silk fibre brows – £19.99. Brows are definitely “the thing” at the moment, the more natural looking the better too. I am always on the look-out for a great brow product as I opted for the Kate Moss “Biba” brow many years ago sadly, hence, my brows have never been the same since and I have to shade them in. When I opened this bottle, my first impression was not good, the applicator was far too big I felt to apply to something as small as an eyebrow, especially if you wanted to shape and enhance naturally. However, I wanted to like this product so gave it a go. I abandoned the applicator and tapped out a little of the product into a lid, then picked up the product with my Louise Young angled brush. Using small strokes, to mimic brow hairs, it actually didn’t look that bad, you really have to apply less first and then apply more, rather than apply too much too soon. The end result was natural and as it is available in 4 shades, there is a shade for everyone. This product works by filling in the brows with tiny fibres and is water-resistant. You then just remove with warm water.
Nail HQ – (cuticle oil and Protect and Repair) – I loved both of these products. My nails are very dry at the moment so I find using the cuticle oil between manicures ideal. You brush on the oil onto your cuticles and then I like to massage it in before bed. It has a conditioning vitamin complex with apricot, jojoba oil and beta-carotene in. It is non-greasy and works to rejuvenate dry cuticles and prevent cracking. At £5.99 well worth the investment in money and time if you want healthy looking nails.
The Protect and repair treatment is a great little product. You apply 2 coats with the little brush. I found that reapplying it after 3-4 days was beneficial to my nails. The treatment contains root ginger and hydrolysed collagen and rice and soy protein to hydrate and condition. Apparently, this is a great product to use if you use acrylic or gel nails – (I use neither.) for £7.99 a great price if you invest in a little me time once every few days. My nails have definitely seen a difference and are a lot stronger since using both of these products.
Bouffe dry spray – I love this product! I have long hair and like to have a bit of root lift. You spray this onto dry hair in sections and work it in with your fingers, it instantly thickens and texturises your hair like magic! It is available to buy in different shades, so if you do have root regrowth (ahem) then just spray it on in your hair colour shade near your roots and it covers them up. A lovely smell too so will definitely be buying more of this! £5.99
So?…with attitude – Dry shampoo spray – I tried the Glamorous spray and has notes of mandarin, jasmine and sandalwood, it smells really lovely! Not only does this refresh hair but it also acts as a texturiser and thickening spray too. Apply on dry hair – I like to apply it near to my hair roots, scrunch it in a little and your hair goes from flat to fabulous in seconds. £4.95