Discover What Is Behind The Doors Of Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar

Hey Lovelies!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend (despite the rain). Today I am reviewing the incredible beauty products hidden behind Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar doors, #4-8.You can read my review of the products behind doors #1-3 here. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what other treasures they have bestowed upon us. Hooray.

4.Luxie 121 &141 Eye Makeup Brushes, Retail: £24 (4 Piece Set), www.lookfantastic.com

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Want to astound people with your eye makeup abilities? Luxie’s ergonomically designed brushes enable flawless application that is so precise you will look like a pro. I adore these brushes due to the fact that they not only do an amazing job, but they feel unbelievably soft. Happy pamper days. Thank you Look Fantastic and Luxie for your sheer genius.

5.Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF50 (30ml), Retail: £85 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Elemis has been on the scene for some time – and boy, they have accomplished a lot. their Pro-Collagen formulations are loaded with marine and plant actives that specifically target and treat fine lines and wrinkles. This day cream provides a significant improvement to the texture of skin. The result is a complexion that is more plump, smooth and younger-looking. However, maintaining the result requires constant application. Beauty does come at a cost – unless, of course, you have the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. Yay!

6.Illamasqua Nude Collection Lip Liner – Raw, Retail: £16, www.lookfantastic.com

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Illamasqua is a brand to look out for – they are fast-becoming a global sensation for creating amazing products. This liner is so creamy and easy to blend. I love to use it as a liner, then apply it directly to my entire lips. It is so good, that often, I do not need to follow with a lipstick. If you haven’t tried out Illamasqua yet, I recommend you put it on your to-do list. You won’t regret.

7.Rituals Ritual of Ayurveda Natural Dry Oil For Hair & Body (50ml), Retail: £19.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Inside this gorgeously designed bottle is a potion that works so well you would be forgiven for wondering if it is indeed magical! Should you be searching for something that boasts superior hydrating and softening powers – duh, yeah – then this 100% natural and vegan-friendly oil is where it’s at!

Remarkably, it hasn’t been sourced from some witch’s coven. However, its creation has been drawn from ancient Ayurvedic traditions, and wow! Combining a perfect blend of sweet almond oil and basil, the treatment nourishes and softens the hair and skin with equal efficacy. Expect, pampered, rejuvenated skin and shiny, silky locks. Better yet, the rituals formula literally smells like Christmas! Gorgeous.

8.Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (40ml). Retail: £67 (500ml), www.lookfantastic.com

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
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If your hair is new to the incredible experience of Philip Kingsley, this is a great opportunity to enjoy some seriously glorious locks and then add the 500ml bottle to the top of your Christmas list. The treatment is ideal for dry and damaged hair that is need of some serious TLC, as well as aiding the vitality of coloured hair.

The Elasticizer supercharges strands and cuticles with a surge of hydration and nourishment and is noticeable after just one application. I absolutely love the transformation. From hair that looks like I’ve pulled some straw from a hay bale and fashioned a wig, to tresses that exude bounce, health and shine – Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a true hero product.

Have you tried any of these beautiful products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

10 Tips For Achieving A Perfect Salon-Worthy Blow-Dry At Home

Hey Lovelies!

Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing like a visit to the hair salon for boosting your confidence. However, for a long time I would leave the hair salon a little grieved that I was unable to achieve that perfect and seemingly effortless blow-dry at home. A few years later (after talking to several professionals and some research) I can now acquire that gorgeous blow-dry without a visit to the salon. Here are the best tips to ensure you can get that salon-worthy blow-dry without having to part with your cash or brave the wintery trek across town.

1.Invest In a Good Hairdryer

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The choice of hairdryers is vast, but there are a few key points to remember when in search of the perfect blow-dry:

Ionic technology – gives anti-static effect and seals cuticles, creating shine.

Ceramic tourmaline – Seals in moisture and anti-static effect.

Narrow nozzles – To control heat and airflow direction (so important when creating a salon-worthy finish).

These points make all the difference. I discovered the LanaiBlo – it ticks all the boxes and creates the perfect blow-dry. Although a little pricey at £99, this product is well worth the investment. Once you think of all the money you can save visiting the salon, the LanaiBlo is a true find!

2.Shampoo and Conditioner

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Screenshot 2018-02-05 14.39.09Choose a volumising shampoo and conditioner to help boost your locks and enhance shape. I’ve said it before and I will say it again – Label.m’s Thickening Shampoo (£14.25) and Conditioner are truly incredible as they totally boost volume whilst adding a shimmering luminosity to your locks. Result!

3.Always Prepare

Before you even look at a hair dryer apply a hair mask. As we all know – heat damages hair and if your locks are looking a little worse for wear it won’t look better following a blast of heat without the proper protection. I love Philip Kingsley’s Coconut Breeze Elasticizer. This works as a great pre-shampoo treatment or overnight mask. Work through mid-length to the ends and leave on for a good 15 minutes before rinsing out. The added bonus to this is by applying a mask you will actually decrease the length of drying time considerably. Yay – no arm ache!

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Buy Philip Kingsley Pre-Shampoo Coconut Elasticizer (£31) here

4.Use A Good Heat Protection Spray.

Should you want the salon-perfect results you have to follow protocol – it’s no good skipping the odd rule – those few moments you spared aren’t worth the split ends that are bound to ensue.

5.Hair Oil

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Hair oils are an awesome invention and I literally couldn’t be without mine as split ends and frizz are instantly concealed. A good tip is to apply the oil both before and after you blow-dry. This will guarantee soft and shiny hair to die for. OGX Renewing Moroccan Oil (£6.99)is a firm favourite – but don’t overdo it – a little goes a long way.

6.Dry Shampoo or Styling Spray

Add a little of this (evenly and over your T-zone) to give fine hair some added bounce and thickness.

7.Roots Go First

Always blow-dry the roots of your hair before anywhere else (especially if you have fine or thinning hair). This will keep the volume for longer.

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8.Now For The Blow-Dry              

Blow-dry the crown by keeping your brush as close as possible to the roots as you dry, pulling your hair gently upwards to create a gorgeous lift.

Dry the hair in sections, from root to tip, making sure your locks are thoroughly dry.

9.Don’t Overdo The Hairspray

Choose a lightweight hairspray and never overdo the application.

10.Rejoice

Finally, take a look in the mirror and smile!

Have you any blow-dry tips you would like to add?

Please leave a comment below. xx

 

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