Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Colab Dry Shampoo Review

Colab Dry Shampoo Review


I feel like dry shampoo is quite a contentious beauty product, people either swear by it or are confused by it. I sit in the middle. It took me a long time to personally jump aboard the dry shampoo train, but it's all down to finding the right one for your needs and your hair type. 


My scalp isn't oily in the least and I don't need volume in my already thicker than thick long hair. In saying that, I love dry shampoo to refresh my hair the day after a workout, to help lighten any dark regrowth in between salon visits or to add some texture when my styling is falling a little flat. Because I have such thick hair I look for lightweight brushable dry shampoo formulas and I'm lucky enough to have found my perfect dry shampoo match.

I've been raving about the COLAB Dry Shampoo for almost a year now, I've worked through countless bottles and whenever I find myself near a stockist I can't help but purchase more. This dry shampoo is a dream come true for those like me who hate the feeling of traditional dry shampoos in their hair that simply leave my hair feeling dirty or looking matted. Instead this formula is ultra lightweight, doesn't leave my scalp looking or feeling powdery, leaves behind no sticky residue, doesn't add loads of undesired volume, can be brushed through, easily rinses in the shower and leaves behind no strong white pigment.

While I'm not a fan of fragrance in my skincare I love some added fragrance in hair products and I appreciate the wide variety of scents available in the COLAB Dry Shampoo Range. My two personal favourites are Rio a beachy tropical scent and London a deep musky scent, but I am yet to find a fragrance in the range that I dislike. If most dry shampoos are simply too full on and powdery for your liking, or if you have mounds of long thick hair like I do, I thoroughly recommend picking up a bottle of COLAB Dry Shampoo for yourself, I never want to be without it again!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara Review

Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara Review


I'm not one to ordinarily get too excited over mascara, it's not a product that I experiment too much with, nor am I particularly loyal to any mascara in particular. When the opportunity arose to trial the new Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara* I was intrigued by it's unique claims.


Most mascaras are much of a muchness, they boost or further define our natural lashes by applying a dark coating that adds volume and length. Many modern mascaras on the market today each have similar basic formulas containing oils, waxes and pigment, but there are also some mascaras like the new Rimmel Wonder'Full Volume Colourist Mascara* that feature a semi permanent tint to darken your natural lashes over time. We have all heard of lash tinting, maybe you have even tried it for yourself in salon, but tinting mascara is a completely new concept to me and one that I am surprised isn't more popular.

I naturally have fair lashes that at the root appear light brown but taper to a near invisible blonde, with my very large round eyes and fair skin I really benefit from defining eye makeup and very rarely leave the house without at least wearing mascara. I've toyed with the idea of regularly getting my lashes tinted or lifted so that on days off I feel a little more put together and bright eyed, but if I can avoid all of that and simply rely on my daily mascara to add a tint to my natural lashes over a few weeks why wouldn't I try that first?

The Rimmel Wonder'Full Volume Colourist Mascara* has quite a wet creamy formula that quickly and easily coats each lash, the medium sized traditional bristled wand is tapered to a point to easily coat both the tricky inner and outermost lashes that often escape larger sized wands. The end result is lashes that appear separated, darkened, lengthened and moderately volumized. If you prefer mascaras that separate and lengthen then this is the mascara for you, it's a quite a natural looking end result but a great one for every day use.

As for tinting my lashes? I've noticed that my lashes are certainly two or three shades darker but they are by no means looking jet black, unfortunately this mascara hasn't quite given me that beautiful tinted lash look that I hoped for but I have still enjoyed using it as my everyday mascara. Looks as if a lash tint and lift is still in the cards for me!

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