Monday, January 31, 2011

Facial spray

A facial spray is an allround beauty product that once you start using it, you cannot live without it. My favorite is Nature Girls O mist scented with rose and I always carry it with me. Perfect for resetting make up and refresh and regain focus.

1. Helps moisturizer seal in the hydration
It helps to lock in the water on the upper layers of the epidermis and prevent evaporation. 

2. Helps dilute a thick cream
When using a thick cream you can mist a little and mix in with the cream to dilute it. 

3. Hydrates your skin
A facial mist spray helps improve the condition of your skin when it’s exceptionally dry. This is really great when used during air travel as airplane oxygen and air conditioning typically leave our skin dehydrated.
4. Helps act as a mini facial mask
Spray some cotton pads generously and spread them on your cleansed face and you’ll find your skin more hydrated afterwards. 

5. Helps set makeup
Mist your face after applying makeup to set it and give your face a fresh look.
6. Helps to blend makeup
Wet a sponge to apply your foundation wet. This is not something that really helps when your foundation isn’t applying well. You can also mist your eyeshadow brush a little to apply your eyeshadow so that it can stay longer or look more dramatic. 

7. Helps to reshape my hair
You can not only to freshen up your face with a facial mist, but also to reshape your hair if needed. Well, water from the tap can do the same thing but you will find that a mist do a better job because they’re not so wet when applied and allows the hair to dry up much quicker without a hair dryer.
8.  Helps to soothe irritated skin
When your skin develops some redness or rashes a face mist can help soothe and calm down the irritated skin, Nea of Swedens Herbal Water with Tea Tree is perfect for this as it contain anti-inflammatory properties.
9. Helps to refresh your mood after a long day
Spray a mist on your face after and during a long day and you will instantly feel refreshed and focused again. 

The herbal mist are great as they do deliver some skin benefits but do note that whatever skin benefits are restricted to the upper layers of our skin. And did you know that some of these products were originally created as dermatological products to be used in hospitals and burn clinics? Due to the spring water used, they act as natural healer for burned, irritated and delicate skin. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fringe hairstyles

A fringe really can add something totally new to your hairstyle. If you are looking for a change a fringe may be what you are looking for. 

A hairstyle we are seeing a lot of in the beginning of 2011 is a long and messy do' with a soft cut fringe like Kate Moss. Create the messy look using Lulu Organics hair powder from it adds texture and gives the hair a matte finish.

Hair powder

Lulu Organics hair powder can be used on those days when you don't feel like washing your hair or just don't have the time. It can be used like a dry shampoo and is a really efficient way of making your cool hairstyle look non greasy and feel fresher without a wash.

The hair powder is easy to apply either right out of the can that has two different openings, or with your hands. One opening is quite large and is better if you want to apply the hair powder with your hands, the other opening has many little holes if you want to dab your roots using the can.

The organic hair powder has a gentle scent of lavender and can, if you apply extra, give your hair a matte feeling which I love. It also helps if you want to give your hair a fuller feeling and a messier look. I use it almost every day as it makes my blonde hairstyle so much easier to fix.

This fabulous product from Lulu Organics is a new favorite of mine both as a dry shampoo and styling product, it's really hard to find dry shampoos that work and as this one doubles as a styling product it's a bargain! Can be found at Saffron Rouge, click here to get there and start shopping.

A big bonus is that it's certified organic and therefore is gentle on your scalp and doesn't harm our beautiful environment.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kiwi cool

Schwing Schwing Maxi, Jessica Simpson Heels

Butter London Yummy Mummy

Finding an organic nail polish is not easy, as a matter of fact, it's impossible as nail polish can only be made with synthetic chemicals.  

Butter London however makes their fabulous nail polishes without the 3 most harmful chemicals; formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.

Butter Londons Yummy Mummy is a great color that is supposed to look fab on everyone. I loved it as it gives a subtle color and a nude feel. The brush is good and the nail polish is easy to apply.

The color endured me having time off and coped with all the chores at home, but after one day at work as a hairdresser with washing, cutting and coloring my manicure was a distant memory. But after all, Butter London is a new favorite.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Black Amber

Black Amber is a solid perfume created with high quality, organic and raw ingredients. The perfume itself are worn by both men and women and comes in cute little tins.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Rich Hippie Bliss

Rich Hippie Bliss is a deep, romantic, uplifting, feminine floral organic perfume with notes of Bulgarian Damascena rose and Tunisian citrus.

Rich Hippie perfume is made using the traditional methods employed by perfumers before World War II and the advent of the chemical industry. 
Perfume history

Prior to World War II, all fine perfume was 100% natural and chemical free. Perfume was made by combining extracts from flowers and plants that were almost always farmed organically or wildcrafted with 100% natural "spirits of wine" or wine alcohol distilled from grapes grown in the great wine regions of France. However, after the war, the chemical industry, which had experienced rapid growth in response to the war effort, needed new market to keep factories running and began manufacturing "fragrance" or synthetic perfume. 


Warming winter fashion