Beauty Favourites: November 2015

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Beautiful babes, I am excited; I have finally figured out the magical concoction needed to maintain perfect silver hair.

In fact, this is a hair-tastic ‘Beauty Favourites’ for tendril-havers and toner-needers alike. Enjoy!

Joico Curl Cleansing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
With naturally wavy hair comes a scientific inclination towards breakage and dryness. Add bleach and perish. Like my own mop of curls.

Enter the game-changer. I have been using Joico’s Curl Cleansing Sulfate-Free Shampoo (pH 4.5-5.5) for about one month and feel my hair is almost improving in texture. Combining a blend of natural oils, reconstructive proteins and defining polymers, the shampoo not only works to cleanse the hair but strengthen strands and repair damage. No frizz, no tangles, no colour loss.

The Curl Cleansing conditioner is equally fantastic, but has been sidelined by my silver hair needs and the…

Redken Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Violet Conditioner
As creative colour, silver and grey hair is high maintenance. The second your toner fades, it becomes a real mission to keep brassy hues at bay. Redken’s ingenious Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Violet conditioner is, in fact, the only solution. With a dual-chamber design and dial, you release a custom calibrated blend of purple toner and conditioner, let it sit for a few minutes, and wash it out for cool-toned perfection. I tend to stick between the week three and six dials as my hair is fast to brass, but it is recommended to start at week one and work your way up until your next colour appointment.

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler
A hairbrush in my favourites? No-one is more surprised than I am. Brushing my hair is one of my lifelong first world problems (waves + hairbrush = frizz) but this little dude has turned me into a total convert. The hair tool does what it says on the tin and then some – it can be used on wet or dry hair, stimulates the scalp without killing volume, and sweeps through tangles in no time at all. Handbag

Nude By Nature products
I fell in instant lust with a number of Nude By Nature products during my recent haul and first impressions try-on. Over the time that has passed, we’ve become soulmates. On the days I wear make-up, I wear the four products below and can do ‘glowy perfection’ from morning ’til midnight with no touch-ups.

‘Dem products, doe (see them in action by clicking through to the haul):
Nude by Nature Luminous Sheer Liquid Foundation in Ivory
Nude by Nature Perfection Concealer in Ivory
Nude by Nature Flawless Pressed Powder Foundation in Ivory (with the Nude by Nature Buffing Brush)
Nude by Nature Natural Glow Loose Bronzer in Bondi (with the Nude by Nature Kabuki Brush)

London: For The Cool Kids, Foodies, and everyone in between…

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Solomon’s Yard, Camden Market

Though I have been on the proverbial road (slash sky) for an obscene slice of the last three months, each time I return to London I find myself as exhilarated and entertained as I am while travelling.

This is thanks – in large part – to the never-ending variety of ‘things to do’ in the city; the current highlights, of which, you’ll find below…

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Travel Blog: Edinburgh, Day One

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Edinburgh has been on my travel hitlist for longer than I’d care to share. Though I am fortunate to have a travel-friendly lifestyle, business-travelling everywhere from Amsterdam to Wales to Geneva to Qatar to Paris (and that’s only over the last three months!) leaves very little time to cross locations off my personal hitlist.

When Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa invited me to spend a few nights with them, I didn’t even look at the hotel. I was in.

Blessed with the impossibly gorgeous duo of Elle and Chiara by my side, our girl gang hopped on the train at King’s Cross and arrived in Scotland just four hours later…

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