Tuesday 23 April 2013

#Bootsgiveitago Hair Event

A week or so ago, two lovely girls from blogs Smooch and Really Ree held a Twitter event. The event was all about hair and sharing tips with them and also everyone else who came along for the ride. On board was Boots and Mark Hill - a celebrity hairdresser to the stars, with a huge brand of hair products (I have his ombre animal print hairdryer and i love it. It's my longest running hairdryer all my others some how manage to break.) Having trained as an hairdresser, i shared some knowledge amongst the girls and it was a dream come true to get a RT from Mark Hill himself along with a "Love this tip"

I couldn't help myself but to retweet it myself also to share my tip with my followers. So excuse my geeky behavior lol. Anyhow the whole reason for Boots being involved was the fact they very kindly sponsored the event with some gift bags of hair and beauty goodies for the best tips. With the girls who organised the event choosing of course. And i was fortunate to be one of the winners and i think this tip is what helped me mainly. 

So here it is - 

It came in a beautiful baby blue and white striped bag with the Boots logo in the bottom right hand corner. And inside was a lovely selection of Hair and Beauty products. Including brands such as No7, 17, Ojon and Bumble South.

Ojon Revitalizing Flexible Hairspray: This hairspray creates flexible hold and bouncy volume. This as ojon oil which helps keep hair healthy, full looking, alive and flows beautifully. Also is bamboo extract which gives lightweight body and bounce. Ojon revitalizing flexible hairspray is for fine, limp, flat hair.
Have never heard of this brand before, being an hairspray it's not something i am majorly excited about using but the fact it's a brand have never tried before makes it quite exciting. I use hairspray everyday to keep wispy bits at bay, sometimes i don't know why i bother maybe it's the hairspray i am using. Have introduced a serum to my hair routine and this as made it a little better. I have very fine hair, it's quite limp and craves volume but i love my straighteners but my hairs naturally straight i make it extra straight. With it being fine that makes it quite limp anyways. This according to what have read retails at around £20.00 for 265ml, i would never purchase a hairspray at that price so i am quite happy to try an expensive alternative to see how it compares. 

Bumble South (Bumble and bumble surf spray): Rekindle summer with that sexy, wild, wind-styled texture you get after an ocean swim. This is Winner of 'Best Texturiser' in the 2013 InStyle Best Beauty Buys Awards - it must be good. To use this would be quite adventurous of me, i love my hair completely straight however i will give this ago. I think since summers coming it's time for a change and since it gives you a just got out of ocean wavy feel it will be the perfect time to reach for it. The fact it adds body to fine hair is a bonus. This retails at £20.50 for 125ml, again a bit out of my price reach, hair product wise but i am glad i get to try something different.

No7 Products:

Stay Perfect Nail Polish in Jammy: I remember trying No7 polish for the first time and i loved them. Last year i got a set of four in the boxing day sales this was my second set and i felt the quality wasn't as good as previous years, i think i need to do a more thicker coat now, i swear the formula as changed or something or maybe it was the shades and the ones i bought are more sheer and lighter. This shade reminds me of Rimmel' pulsating it's a hot pink with blue undertones. I can't wait to compare them to see how similar they are together. This retails at £6.00 for 10ml. Have never tried this shade before either.

High shine lip gloss Almost Red: is a collagen boosting, moisturising gloss that glides on for voluptous smoothing shine. With vitamins that protect and care. This also as SPF 15 this will be perfect for the summer. Just put this on and i understand fully why it's called Almost Red, it's not to in your face making it perfect for daytime wear. I think it will be a great summer staple to add a bit of colour to your look. This retails at £8.50. Have not tried a No7 lip gloss so happy to have got this in my bag of goodies
 and it smells lovely.

Stay perfect eyeshadow in innocence: This apparently delivers high impact colour that lasts for hours. Innocence is a creamy quite off white shade. Not something i would wear on it's own but it will look fab to use in a smokey eyed look. This retails at £7.00.

17 Products:

Fast finish nail polish in moonstruck: This is a lovely metallic silver quite similar in colour to a Barry M foil effect i won. Again this will be good to compare and see how similar they look on the nail. This is a more affordable £2.99. 

Soft smudge eye pencil: Line those eyes with the seventeen Eye Kohls. Soft, long-lasting, and great for giving your eyes smouldering definition. This is just an average eye pencil, i think. I don't know if it's anything special until i use it. Be nice to see how it compares to my other new addition the dainty doll eye pencil it being a cheaper one. Expensive isn't always better. This retails at just £2.89.

Eyeshadow in Regal: This is a dark blue with some flicks of glitter throughout. It's really really pretty. On boots it says it's creamy but i am yet to open it. This will look great for a smokey eyed effect with the no7 stay perfect eye shadow. This retails at £3.89.

There you have it. A lovely selection of hair and beauty products. Have tried one brand before but not these products so i am looking forward to having a little play around with them all. Expect some reviews in the next few weeks or so. 

 Just thought had add this little extra on to my post. Today i went to Tesco and i noticed some flowers on a trolley quite a bit a way from where the usual flowers are placed. Then i found they had clearance stickers on due to having to be taken off the shelf. So i picked a couple up one was one of them extra special ones that usually cost £10 for less then £3 and another colourful one that usually cost just short of £4 for less then £2. All in all i bought two bunches of flowers for less then £5 which is an absolute bargain and they are still fresh and not showing any signs of dying just yet. I put them together to make this extra huge bouquet and doesn't it look stunning. And some of the flowers came with an extra special touch Sparkle Dust. I love flowers they make me smile.


  1. Oh wow, these products are great, well done you, xoxo.

    1. Thanks Inez. This is one of the reasons i don't spend money on myself haha. I get lucky with give aways i guess :) xx

  2. Oh my god what an amazing prize! I am so pleased for you xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Thanks Gemma. If i have ever wanted to win something this is what it is. Have had a real craving to win some sort of event bag that's filled with goodies just like celebs get lol. Now i sorta have :) xx


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