And the winner is…

The Nip and Fab ultimate pamper kit is Sainsbury's surprise beauty Christmas gift hit

Themakeupwhisperer you are the winner of my competition for the ‘Nip&Fab’ pamper bag!!! If you would email me your address I can get it sent out to you asap.

Thank you everyone for entering it means a lot to me to be able to give back to you all! x

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Timotei Pure Shampoo Review

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Why did you buy this shampoo?

I bought it because I recently got micro ring extensions in my hair and they require a shampoo with no sulfates. I was recommended this one by my hairdresser as it contains 0% Silicone’s, 0% Parabens and 0% colourants! You would be surprised at how much rubbish is in shampoo these days. I needed a ‘natural’ shampoo so it doesn’t damage the micro rings in my hair. 

What is it like compared to other non natural shampoos?

It is clear in colour and feels more runny than the ‘normal’ shampoos I would use such as Herbal Essences, for example. It has a citrus, tropical type smell which I was surprised at as it is a natural shampoo. I can’t rub this shampoo vigorously on my hair because of my extensions, but it doesn’t seem to foam up just as much as a normal shampoo would.

Does it clean your hair properly?

Yes, yes, YES! I have to admit that I was worried it might not clean my hair properly, I don’t know why, I guess it was because I thought, ‘there is nothing in this, it won’t work!’ It actually really does clean your hair properly, if even better than my normal shampoos! Here is a photo of my hair freshly washed using this shampoo. Notice how clean my roots look!

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What is the price?

It costs £2.99 from Super Drug, So I certainly am not complaining!

Is there a conditioner?

Yes, I recently tried the conditioner in the ‘Pure’ brand for highlighted hair, and it was so silky soft and really moisturised my hair. I will be purchasing more of this!

Is there only a ‘Normal to Greasy’ option?

Yes, I looked for a ‘dry’ option as my hair gets very dry and there is none, this is the only option I have found so far. There is a shampoo and conditioner in one but I don’t like using these mixed types all through my hair.

What would you rate it out of 10?

8/10

What is your over all opinion?

I really like this product and I am glad I found it. I will use it even after my hair extensions are taken out as it is bound to be a lot better for your hair as it is ‘natural,’ as well as dead cheap! The bottle is a big size for the price but it is quite runny in texture and so you may use it up quicker than a normal shampoo.I also think it would be great if they brought out a ‘dry hair’ option instead of just the ‘normal to greasy’ one as not everyone’s hair is suitable for it.

I hope you all enjoyed this review! Leave me some feedback, it would be much appreciated! Have you tried this out? What did you think of it? x

All about me – I tag YOU

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I was tagged to do this post by my lovely friend OhKay DohKay! It is a questions and answer tag with all the juicy questions I would like to know about a blogger! Hope you enjoy this read! I will be doing a beauty post very soon, watch this space.

Back to Basics!

Nicknames- Lynds, Loop as my dad likes to call me, Lynda, some just like to call me fabulous 😉 haha…

Birthday- 23.10.93

Occupation- Full time Media student and part time shop assistant.

Residence- Northern Ireland!

Appearance

Hair Colour- Blonde.

Hair Length- Long now with my micro ring extensions in, but it is just at my collarbone naturally.

Eye Colour- Blue.

Height- 5ft4.

Glasses- Yeah, I wear contact lenses in public most of the time, but glasses are so much handier! My eyesight is shocking!

Piercings- My ears is all!

Tattoos- Nope. Not one.

Left or Right- Right!

Your Firsts

Best friend- Sophie Willis from Primary school.

First boyfriend- I really don’t know what counts as a boyfriend when you are so young lol! My first proper boyfriend was when I was around 16.

First School- King’s Park Primary School.

First Holiday- I’ve been on lots of holidays, it was probably to Tenerife or somewhere like that.

Favourites

Movie- The Notebook, Machine Gun Preacher, Jango Unchained.

TV Show- TOWIE, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and any health or lifestyle documentaries (don’t judge me).

Colour- I like Pink, sunset orange and lemon.

Books/Authors- I don’t read a lot to be honest, the books I have enjoyed the most have been Celebrity stories particularly Cheryl Coles.

Song- Too many! I like a lot of different songs but Christian music such as Hillsong is amazing, I also love the latest pop songs and a bit of r&b!

Candy- Hmm I love my chocolate more than anything else really.

Store- Primark, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, H&m and River Island all mixed into one please.

Resteraunt-Blue Chicago and The Viscount are my 2 favourites.

Magazines- Company is my fave.

Currently

Feeling- Slightly panicky about assignments, with a hint of happiness! Pretty much my usual mood!

Webpage open- This and OhKay DohKay’s blog page!

Watching- Nothing, just myself typing as I’m in college.

Thinking- What have I to do for college and for when? What time will I go home? What will I do this evening?!

Hoping- Next week comes quickly!

Wearing- Skinny jeans, a white tank top, a checkered shirt, long brown boots and a cream gillet.

The Future.

Children- Twins please, but not for a long, long time.

Married- Yes.

Live- Wales which will be in the not too far future! 🙂

Have you ever?

Kissed a Stranger- Sort of! Oops.

Drunk Alcohol- Yup.

Smoked- Nope.

Cried at school- Yup.

Broke a bone- Nope.

Broke someone’s heart- I think so.

Had a broken heart- I think so.

Believe in?

God-Yes yes YES.

Miracles- I believe all things are possible when you put your trust in the Lord.

Ghosts- I would like to believe, just for a thrill of it.

Aliens-No.

Soul Mates- Yes.

Love at First Sight-Yes.

Heaven- Yes.

(Image sourced from http://smallbirdstudios.com/2011/04/26/keep-calm-and/)

October products of the month

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I decided to create a post similar to monthly empties, but in this case I haven’t used up every single product and that’s why I’m calling it products of the month! I had a lot more products I could of talked about but I didn’t want to blather on too much than I already will do!

The first product I’m going to write about is the glaze cinnamon scented candle with a Christmassy design on the holder. I bought it for £2 from Tesco on special offer, it smells amazing and is really appropriate for the Winter season! It’s a good size for the price and I’ve got a lot of turns out of it and there is plenty more to come.

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The next item is the finishing touches fake glue on nails produced especially for Superdrug. The ones I purchased have half a white tip at the top with 3 glitter line coming from it. The glitter gives it a more glamorous finish than just the plain white French look. This product was just over £3, all the other fake nails were dearer. I got mine in short length as I have teeny fingers and hands. I am really impressed with these as I usually am left with 1 fake nail after a couple of days but these have lasted me 6 days and I have only had to reapply 2 nails. I have been swimming, in a jacuzzi and sauna, washed dishes etc and they have still managed to last this long, for £3! I’ll be repurchasing these again. (Glue is included.)

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The third item i’ll mention is the ‘Lovely’ perfume by Sarah Jessica Parker. I love this perfume as it’s a light sweet scent that you could go to use every day, the bottle design is so chic and classy, it reminds me of pink roses! I think over all it represents Sarah Jessica Parker perfectly. I would definately buy this for a friend as a gift for Christmas as it isn’t very expensive but it’s beautiful for the price.

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My boyfriend bought the “Lynx Arrract for her” for himself, even though it’s meant to be for girls, so I ended up using it a couple of times and I have to say it is a lovely smell. It’s fruity and sweet but I find these type of body spray/deodorants don’t keep their smell for long at all. I wouldn’t buy this again.

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The next item I’ve been using this month is the Avon Nail experts liquid freeze product which is a quick dry nail spray. It cost around £3 and the bottle is 50ml. I have to admit it does work, every time I paint my nails, I smudge them without a doubt. I am just far too impatient to sit waving my hands around to dry, so this product I just had to try. Luckily for me, it worked, within a couple of minutes I dared to touch my nails and they were dry, hooray! it does have a chemical smell to it and it is quite greesy, but as long as you wash your hands after you’ll be fine.

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The last product I’m going to mention is the hair, skin and nail vitamins I have been taking to try and get my hair to grow, you can read about my hair growth battle here. They were £3 from Tesco and I wasn’t willing to pay double the price for a different brand that was a bit more “posh,” when the ingredients were exactly the same! First of all, these tablets are big brutes, I HATE taking tablets so it’s not nice trying to swallow them down, it doesn’t help the fact that they taste disgusting. The taste lingers in your mouth for a couple of minutes and makes me want to vomit! (Sorry about the graphic thought.) If you take a drink straight after taking them you should be fine. I don’t know if they are doing much for me as of yet as I have only been taking them for a couple of weeks, but for the price you can’t really ask for more, I’d buy them again if I notice a difference with my skin, hair and nails! x

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OOTD – Shopping spree

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Skull scarf – Primark

Striped midi dress – Miss Selfridge

Converse – DV8

Blazor – Dorothy Perkins

Bag – New Look

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I wore my hair in a simple updo, I always choose a sleek ponytail when I’m short on time. 

Foundation – Revlon colourstay in shade 250.

Bronzer – Bourjois Paris maxi delight bronzer 02.

Eyebrows – HD Brows “Foxy.”

Eyeliner – Benefit eyebright pencil.

Mascara – Rimmel Scandaleyes.

Review – Benefit Eye Bright pencil

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 I wanted to try this product out ever sense I heard about it from the beautiful Youtube guru Lauren Curtis. Her eyes ALWAYS look amazing so I thought I need to try it! It’s not very long in length and weighs 1.4g. It is a big chunky pencil which I didn’t realise until I got it. This isn’t a big deal although I had to go and buy a big size pencil sharpener! I also think the size of the pencil makes it hard to apply neatly around your eyes, you have to be quite careful. 

The colour of the pencil is a cream sheen with a light pink tint. It is a really nice creamy soft texture aswell. This pencil is meant to be for brightening up the eyes by applying a bit to the inner and outer corner of your eyes, but I know that some people apply it to the inner eyelid. It can look quite noticeable at first when you put it on your lids but if you apply mascara and blend it slightly it’s fine. I definately think it makes my eyes look bigger and more awake but I’ve also started using it with an angled brush for defining my brows! It works so well for this! You just dab your angled brush into the pencil and then apply under your eyebrow arch to give it a salon finished, defined and professional look. 

It is £15 from Benefit but I purchased mine from ebay for a good bit cheaper and it’s perfect quality. I would recommend this product for sure, perfect for making you look sharp and awake on an early morning!