Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Colourless Hair Colour Remover Max Condition | Review

colourless hair colour remover review
Hi Darlings!

I defiantly change my hair more times than enough and I have lost count of how many times I have dyed my hair over the years. I have used a hair colour remover a fair few times before but the main one I usually use is colour B4. I decided to give Colourless Hair Colour Remover Max Condition a try as the colour b4 smells a bit like rotten egg and my goodness the smell ligers for such a long time, this one apparently doesn't smell as bad and says it "fresh fragrance" on the box. 

I got this in my local Morrisons for £10 while getting my grocery shop which I found super convenient as usually you can only find things like this in Boots, Superdrug or something like that so yes a big time saver for me. 
colorless hair colour remover on black hair
Whats in the box?
4 bottles which are all labeled such as; A, B, C and D. You also get a pair of plastic gloves. If you have long/thick hair 2 boxes is defiantly needed.

What does Colourless hair colour remover do?
Well, its to help get rid of semi permanent or permanent hair dye and this one I bought is max condition which has an extra bottle inside which contains argan oil and keratin to help improve strengthen and condition especially if you use these or hair colourant products a lot.

What do I need? Any advice?
You are best brushing your hair and its best to apply this to clean and dry hair. I would defiantly suggest having a spare 2 - 3 hours to spare to do this because it's a long process and if possible getting  a friend/family member to help would make a difference too. Put on an old towel because it can stain clothes, I worked this out the hard way a few months back.


I was super ready and prepared doing this because I have used hair colour removers so often now that it has become part of my memory haha. Anyway's I applied the product of 1 and 2 mixed onto my hair and once it was on my hair you could see it was working very well within 10 minutes. I had enough of the product to cover all of my hair easily but I would suggest if you have long hair/thick hair that 2 packets would work better.

After having this on my hair for 45 minutes it was time to start the washing off process which I can't lie, it was a pain in the ass, so many steps but they are so important to follow to make sure you get the most of this product. Colourless doesn't smell as bad as colour b4 but it still isn't pleasant but it goes away pretty quickly. After I followed all the buffering and rinsing steps I applied the extra product on which helps to strengthen the hair and I would say it worked very well because before applying that my hair felt a little bit like straw.

Styling my hair after this was simple as usual and my hair smelt pleasant and I just did my usual routine with my hair. My hair is now a reddy/brown shade which is a pretty good removal if you ask me. I am not going to apply manic panic vampire kiss, wish me luck!

More information on Colourless hair colour remover 
http://www.colourless.co.uk/max-conditioning.html

Have you tried Colourless Hair Colour Remover before?

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Monday, 30 October 2017

3INA All Eyes On You Collection

3INA all eyes on your collection review
3ina all eyes on you
I just love it when makeup brands add new products to their line and with 3INA they have added a few exciting new products and the collection is called "All Eyes On You" that I am lucky to have received, tried and love. I was sent these products to try and I will tell you all about them. 3INA is an amazing makeup company that sells a variety of different makeup products from eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks and nail polish. They are very premium quality for the price, they are easily one of my favourite brands.
3INA EYE GLOSS
The Eye Gloss 501 | RRP £9.95
Eye Gloss seems to very popular at the moment so I was happy to give this a whirl, it reminds me a lot of a lipgloss and it applies nicely with its round tipped applicator. It has a nice sweet scent and is long lasting, so perfect for parties. This gloss comes in 4 different shades.
3INA THE EYEBROW KIT
The Eyebrow Kit 402 | RRP £15.95
A few years ago I never used any brow products at all and now I have more than 5 products! I love using them as they help define my brows. This brow palette comes in 4 different shades and includes 2 little brushes and a cute little pair of tweezers that actually work wonderfully well.
3INA THE DUO EYESHADOW
The Duo Eyeshadow 610 | RRP £10.95 
This has to be one of the most creamy eyeshadows I have ever tried, it applies effortlessly and lasts all day long. I love how beautiful this looks in the pan too. They 12 different duo eyeshadows to choose from and I am tempted to get more of them.
3INA GEL EYELINER
The Gel Eyeliner 801 | RRP £9.95
I do love a good eyeliner and gel eyeliners have to be my favourite as they are so easy to use with an eyeliner brush, they create more definition and I personally think they are more pigmented. These eyeliners are super creamy and they come in 4 different shades. 

Other products in the All Eyes on You Collection 
4 eyeshadow palettes; The Eyeshadow Palette 100, 101,102,103

My Thoughts
I can honestly not fault this brand at all and even though these are complimentary I will defiantly be using them most days and I would for sure buy more from the brand because the quality of the products and affordability of the brand is second to none. Getting good quality makeup thats afforabdle can be an uphill struggle but I definably think 3INA have cracked it!

More 3INA product reviews
UV Collection
http://www.fruityflamingo.co.uk/2017/06/3ina-uv-collection.html
The Best Sellers
http://www.fruityflamingo.co.uk/2017/08/3ina-best-sellers.html


More Products and Info on 3INA 
https://uk.3ina.com/uk_en/

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

October Glossy Box | Review

October glossy box review
 Hi Darlings! 

I was a bit dubious on getting this months 'Glossy Box' because I was so let down by this months 'Birchbox' and I know I shouldn't compare but because it had too many samples and many of the products are just duplicates which is just a shame and disappointed me a lot that I actually had to cancel my box. If you ask my partner what my face was like when I opened the box he would tell you I had a shocked face for around 5 minutes. 

Any doodles I had my fingers and toes crossed that this months Glossy Box would be better and it was very promising when I seen the box because it has a fantasy theme and you could either of got a mermaid or unicorn box and I got the mermaid box. 
glossy box october 2017
Inside this months box 

I already have this palette and I love it! I have used it so many times now that I have lost count. I have the link on the above link if you want to know my full thoughts about it. 

Sleek Makeup Creme to Powder Blush | RRP £5.99 FULL SIZE 👀
I am a big fan of sleek makeup as they have so many amazing choices and their makeup palettes are just lush! I don't usually buy bright blushers but I am exited to giving this a try. 

Kawaii Enterprise Brush Cleansing Egg | RRP £7.99 FULL SIZE 👌
I love these brush cleansing eggs as they  make cleaning brushes so easy! I have a very similar brush that works wonders here and I use it all the time to clean my brushes. This gives your brushes a deep clean without damaging the bristles.

Lord & Berry Magic Brow Perfect Brow Pencil | RRP £14 FULL SIZE 😍
This has to be my favourite item in the box because it helps give me the brow shape I want effortlessly. I love doing my brows as it defines my face and I am so glad I got this to try because it works so well for me.

Bang Beauty Cream Color | RRP £19.50 FULL SIZE 
This is multi-purpose cream that you can use on your eyes, cheeks and lips. I love using this on my lips as it gives lovely pink shine which goes well on-top of other nude lipsticks.





My thoughts
Even though I have a lot of these products already I think it was so much better than the Birchbox this month. All of the products in this months box were full size so obviously its very good value for money. The box is very nice and I actually now store some of my photos in it.

The Glossy box costs £10 plus £2.95 P&P.

Which subscription boxes do you like to get?

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Monday, 23 October 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette | Review

Hi Darlings

I have been meaning to review this urban decay heat palette for well over a month now and I have only just got round to doing it! September was an utter rubbish month for me and October has been upsetting too but inshallah through time it will get better. 

The Urban Decay Heat Palette was on my wish list for a few short days before my partner surprised me and got it for my birthday! I haven't tried an urban decay palette in ages as I usually just buy the foundation and concealer from urban decay so trying this was once change. 
urban decay naked heat palette review uk
 The packaging on the heat palette is just beautiful, even the box the palette comes in is well made and has a very nice design on the box. The palette itself is made out of very hard plastic and has a good size mirror inside and also a double ended makeup brush. It defiantly feels and looks like a premium product so my first impressions of this palette was super impressed. 

Naked Heat has 12 shades inside and they all range from nude to beautiful autumn shades. The texture of most of the shades is very creamy and pigmented but some of the shade hardly showed and were rather chalky on my skin and defiantly needed a little bit of help with a little bit of eyeshadow primer.  The shadows themselves have no scent to them at all which is a bonus because they are a product that you put on your eyes.
urban decay naked heat review
Personally I love the selection of autumn shades in this palette including amber hued neutrals, oranges and autumn reds and I think they all look lovely even though some aren't as pigmented as others. Most of the shades blend together beautifully and I like to use them as eyeshadow and also to define my brows and also to help me define my contour, honestly give it a try they work wonders. Below is swatches of each shade WITHOUT any primer because I like to show what the shadows are like in their true form and as you can see some preform better than others but they all work beautifully with a primer.

Eyeshadow Shades
  • Ounce (Ivory Shimmer) This needs little help with primer and is a little chalky but looks nice.
  • Chaser (Light Nude Matte ) Similar to the above being chalky but blends nicely with ounce.
  • Sauced (Soft Terracotta Matte) One of my favourites! Blends well on lids and under-eyes.
  • Low Blow (Brown Matte) Very similar to sauced but a bit more pigmented, lovely to blend.
  • Lumbre (Copper shimmer with gold pearl) I use this most of the time as I just love the shimmer.
  • He Devil (Burnt Red Matte) Perfect autumn shade that I haven't tried similar too before, the most pigmented I have tried. 
  • Dirty Talk (Metallic burnt red) I found this pretty hard to blend but it did with a little bit of push. 
  • Scorched (Metallic deep red with gold shimmer) Another one I love to use, I love the golden glow with this. 
  • Cayenne (Deep Terracotta Matte) Another shade that took a little bit of work to build pigment but it looked lovely combined with primer. 
  • En Fuego (Burgundy Matte) This took some work to do but I found that making a little wet or using primer helped. The burgundy looks gorgeous combined with ounce and lumbre.
  • Ashes  (Deep Reddish Brown Matte) I love using this a brow powder, its easy to use and doesn't look over the top.
  • Ember (Deep metallic copper-burgundy) Another shade I like to use on my brows and also as a contour, it blends beautiuly. 
urban decay naked heat palette swatches
My Thoughts 
Overall I am very happy I got the Naked Heat palette for my birthday! My partner knows me very well and he knows what makeup brands I love and also the products I would love to have ( yes I am a lucky girl indeed LOL) 

Pros

  • Perfect autumn/winter palette
  • pigmented 
  • beautiful packaging 
  • includes useful makeup brush

Cons
  • Some are a little chalky
How much and where to buy?
This palette cost my partner £39.50 and is available at urban decay counter and online in Debenhams and also available on the urban decay website.



Do you have this palette? What are your thoughts?

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Neal and Wolf Awaken Collection

Hi Darlings!

Even though I recently got my hair cut short, haircare is very high on my agenda because I always like to make myself look good no matter the occasion. For me the icing on the cake with my looks is the way my hair looks so its important it looks on point if you will. I was kindly sent these products from "Neal and Wolf" and the products they sent me were from a range called 'Awaken' which are products that help you get beautiful volumising waves. 

Neal and Wolf are a salon grade haircare products and their products can be found online and in salons up and down the UK. They offer a range of different products including; shampoo & conditioners and styling products. 
Step 1: Wash and Condition the hair to create a beautiful glossy lift

Amplifying Volumising Shampoo 250ml RRP £12.95 
This has been designed to cleanse and enhance hair, it has a unique blend of panthenol, silk, milk and wheat proteins which help to give a glossy finish without the buildup.

Amplify Volumising Conditoner 200ml £12.95
Designed to nourish and detangle hair; its created to gently detangle and nourish hair thanks to its unique blend of shea butter and silk proteins which help to enhance and make hair look more glossy.
Step 2: Towel dry hair then apply a generous amount of uplift volumising mist and enhance volumising mousse for an additional boost then blow dry hair. 

Uplift Volumising Mist | £15.95 
Meant for all hair types to significantly volumise hair, it contains a unique blend of panthenol and silk proteins to create a long lasting flexible finish.

Enhance Volumising mousse | £12.95
Designed for a long lasting and durable hold, it enhances body and shine while protecting hair from heat and also UV protection.
Step 3:  Once hair is dry apply heat protection to the hair. If you want you can use a curling wand and create small to medium curls ( I left mine as its natural wavy)

Guard Heat Protection | £12.95 
Silk protein complex locks moisture into hair  while protecting hair with heat up to 220c. It also contains meadowfoam seed oil which gives hair a vibrant glossy finish.

Step 4: Backcomb hair near roots for extra body and boost. Fix the hair by applying the hair oil and complete the look with the fix hold and shine spray. 

Velvet Nourishing Hair Oil | £15.95 
This hair oil has a blend of 3 natural hair oils; Argan, avocado and Jojoba. These 3 blends help to transform rough and unruly hair while creating smoothing and nourished hair. It also protects against UV damage and can be used on wet or dry hair. 

Fix Hold & Shine Spray |  £12.95
Fix is designed to give your a hairstyle a long lasting finish while intensifying shine. Its designed to last all day giving you long lasting results.

Completed Look!
My thoughts
I was delighted when I got the chance to review the product! I don't usually use salon grade products because they can cost a lot of money but I do think these products are great value for money compared to a lot of salon products. I love the scent of these products and you could tell that they were a good product, I know it sounds daft that I say that but you can smell the quality with each of these products.

I must say my favourite products out of them all has to be the hair oil as I use that everyday as it helps keep my hair feeling soft and my hair smelling beautiful too. I also love the hold & shine spray as it helps keep my hair in place all day which is brilliant considering I live in Glasgow and the weather can be very unpredictable.


For more info on Neal & Wolf check out their website. 

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

YO! Sushi | Glasgow

Hi Darlings 

I have heard of Yo! Sushi for a few years now but I was kinda put off because I have tried supermarket bought sushi before and I wasn't keen on it even though it looked very nice, I know its daft to compare but thats why it took me a while to try anymore sushi. Me and my partner were debating whether to go to Nando's or Yo! Sushi since we recently went to Nando's for my Birthday we decided to have a little change and finally try Yo! Sushi.


Yo! Sushi has 100 locations up and down the Uk and was founded way back in 1997 in Soho, London and since then has grown. Yo! Sushi sells fresh and authentic Japanese street food and sushi. 
Yo! Sushi Glasgow
I went too 2 different locations were there is Yo! Sushi restaurants and they were in Silverburn shopping centre and Breahead Shopping centre. I loved going to both of the restaurants as the staff were very friendly telling you all the info you need to know about the place. The food comes round on a conveyor belt and you get to choose which cold food you would like, if you want hot food or a drinks you ask the waiter or waitress and order the food.

You can choose to sit at the bar or sit on a table, we decided to sit on the table and on the table you have the choice of unlimited water or sparkly water, soy sauce, wasabi sauce, chop sticks and spoons also ginger. 

The bowls are colour coordinated so you can basically work out how much the bill will be at the end not forgetting drinks etc. We went a little crazy and ordered about £40 worth of food because it was the first time we visited and all of the things we tried tasted so amazing. My partners favourite food their was; spicy peppered squid which was breaded squid in spices and he also loved the furikake fries which are japanese style fries with smircha mayo and sprinkled yuzu furikake, sesame, aonori and smokey bonito flakes.

I love the chicken katsu curry which is crispy crumb chicken with a lovely mild curry sauce with delicious pickles and steamed rice. I also loved the Yo! Roll which is their signature roll with fresh salmon, avocado and japanese mayo roll with orange masago. 
Yo! Sushi Glasgow
Yo! Sushi Review

Overall I loved Yo! Sushi and I regret not going sooner! I love the food and the environment too. I will be going back on a Monday though as 48 of their dishes are only £2.80. If you are a student you also get 25% off the bill.

For more info on Yo! Sushi, check out their website below
https://yosushi.com/menu

Have you been to Yo! Sushi before?

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Micro Cell 2000 | First Impressions

micro cell 2000 first impressions
 Hi Darlings

I was kindly sent these lovely products to try from the generous people at Micro Cell 2000 and I am so happy I did because it has been far too long since I tried any new nail products so giving this a whirl was something I was looking forward too. A few years back I was addicted to trying new nail polishes that I actually bought nearly 90 in a year but I kinda got over it but now I'm starting to want to try new brands and shades. 

Micro Cell 2000 was founded way back in 1989 and their team of experts with over 3 decades of experience found a treatment for brittle nails to make this unique nail repair system. They have a variety of different products including; nail repair, anti-aging hand care, colour repair and also nail repair green. 

micro cell 2000 review
I was sent over sample size products and I was sent; nail repair remover, nail wonder, nail repair and also a nail colour.

I though the sample sizes looked quite cute and I wish that more nail companies would make nail polishes this small because sometimes you only want to use nail shades a few times but you foot the big for a large bottle, I defiantly see the room for smaller products for smaller prices. The designs of these are a little dated in my opinion but the bottles are quite sturdy and the lids stay in place.

I used all of the products and they all work very well but I can't say I liked the nail colour because I feel like it didn't last long without chipping but with the nail repair I did feel like a few uses of it has help to strengthen my nails which is brilliant because I am starting to grow my own nails instead of buying false nails all the time.

For more info on Micro Cell 2000 click the link below 💋
https://www.microcell.de/en/

What is everyones favourite nail products at the moment?

Melissa x

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Birchbox October | Review

Hi Darlings! 
I hope you are all well! I have been getting Birchbox now on and off for nearly 3 years now and I have had a love hate relationship with the subscription box for  a while now. When I first got the boxes I was always excited to see what I would be getting every month but now its been so typical that its not been exciting at all and to be honest with you all I found this months box such a waste of money and I will explain why below. 

I feel like more effort goes into the box design rather than whats in the actual box itself, I can't deny this months box and every other months boxes have been beautiful but it's such a big let down to be greeted with so many bloody samples and not just any samples, stuff you have tried before!
Birchbox October Review
Inside this months box 

Model Co Contour Stick || RRP £8 SAMPLE 👀
I got this a few months back and I can't say I loved it to be honest, I prefer my other contour products so I was a lil disappointed to get it again. I love the scent of this product though its very nice. Its easy to apply and gives an effortless contour.

Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash || RRP £16 SAMPLE 👀
The size of this is kind of a let down for sure but I am sure it will come in handy whenever I go travelling or something like that. This is 100% natural and is supposed to remove makeup gently while moisturising at the same time.

Anatomicals Birchbox Exclusive Grab Your Melons Shower Gel || RRP £1.50 FULL SIZE 👅
Defiantly my favourite product of the box! I am looking forward to giving this a whirl.

R + Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste || RRP £22 SAMPLE 😒
The size of this product is super tiny and I don't feel like I can try it long enough to give it a fair review which is unfortunate. You apply this by rubbing a small amount between the fingers and massaging through hair focusing on roots.

Whish Three Wishes Body Butter Almond || £16.70 SAMPLE 😞
I love the smell of this product which smells like aloe, shea and raspberry butter. This is to help keep skin feeling nourished and also to protect the skin.


As much as I love a good sample I simply find the amount 'Birchbox' are sending out is unacceptable to me and I know that a lot of people don't mind that but for me personally I find it such a waste of money at £10 plus £2.95 for P&P is a little too steep for samples, especially when most of them will end up stuck in the bottom of my skincare drawer.

Sorry Birchbox I just had to cancel. I am on the lookout for a better beauty box, if you have any suggestions comment below or message me x



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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Malee Natural Science Room Mist | Review

malee room mist review
Hi Darlings!

I just love coming home to a lovely smelling home so I was delighted when I was sent this stunning 'Malee Natural Science Room Mist" This room mist reminds me a lot of Lush products because of the key ingredients it has such as refreshing mint and warm and earthy patchouli which is also a key ingredients in lots of different lush products.

Malee was inspired by the rich landscapes, alluring scents and wisdom of Africa. The fragrances are 100% natural and are sciencefically proven to heal protect and pamper your skin. The room mist is a great multi-tasker and you can use it on your linen, upholstery and clothing. 
male natural science room mist | Review
I just love how delicate this mist is, it comes out in perfect amounts and does not stain any fabric it touches which is a good bonus as I have tried many products that manage to stain even though they say they don't. I love to spray this on my rug, cushions, curtains and bedding and the fragrance is just divine and I will explain more about in a moment but for now I will just have to say the fragrance is so long lasting! Now a bit more about the fragrance; its very citrusy and awakens me overtime i smell it. I can tell its a good product as you can smell the quality. 

 It lasts a fair few days before it needs a top refresh. The bottle itself is a very respectable size of 100ml which costs £34 which I think is a good price for a more natural smelling product than what you can find in a supermarket.

Do you use room mists?

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Monday, 9 October 2017

October Outfits | Bright Vixen

October outfit bright outfit
Hi Darlings!

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! I sure did but I wish it lasted a bit longer because for me they always go to fast. On the weekend a managed to clean my entire flat top to bottom, finish watching prison break *boo* and order some amazing bits off love honey. Any doodles back onto this post, I just love fashion but I don't manage to post about it as often as I would like too so I have challenged myself to do a few fashion posts this month and have them as 'October outfits'

October is one of my all time favourite months; firstly its because I love halloween but it's not for the obvious reasons its because I love all the spooky homeware and home decor. I also love walking outside with my big snuggly coat on walking on the crunchy orange fallen leaves. Lastly I just love cuddles on the sofa with my partner with a cover on while watching Netflix and eating some snacks with the occasional gin. 
October outfits | Bright vixen
 For me personally my fashion sense changes quite a lot in October because the temperature drops quite drastically and the days are so much shorter so my wardrobe pretty much changes overnight. I love wearing autumn colours such as orange, greens, red etc and thats where this outfit comes in. I got this outfit pretty all in a second hand shop apart from the skirt and I know I don't look like the most confident person in the world but I feel like a million dollars when I dress up, it boosts me up so much when I wear beautiful clothes.


Top - River Island ( Charity Shop)
Skirt - Lindy Bop
Wedges - Top Shop 

How is everyone this month, any plans?

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