Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Cloud Nine Hair Irons

I was delighted to receive a pair of Cloud Nine hair irons, the latest brand to hit the hair scene. My current pair were looking worse for wear, I have owned them for 6 years after all. I still remember when I purchased them all those years ago during a school lunch break from what was then a new online store called ASOS. However, I didn't realise just how shockingly bad my old pair were until I tried these out!

The concept behind Cloud Nine is less heat, more style. Designed to give the flexibility to create a range of styles at lower temperatures, the irons have a temperature control panel ranging from 100'C-200'C, giving you the option of changing the temperature depending on the style you want to create in combination with your own hair type.

The irons are beautifully presented in sleek and sophisticated black packaging with flashes of turquoise, a perfect design for a luxury brand...


Along with the irons comes a little guide book, advising on the best temperature to use on your hair and instructions on how to create a variety of styles, from poker straight to voluminous loose curls. As the guide stated it can take a maximum of 20 seconds to heat to the desired temperature, I was surprised and impressed to find my recommended temperature was reached in around 5 seconds. This kind of speed means styling your hair will never be a long chore and won't take up much of your time.

These light weight irons glided through my hair effortlessly, leaving my hair perfectly styled with just one stroke, meaning I completed my whole head in a matter of minutes. My hair was left sleek with a glossy sheen, perhaps due to the mysterious ingredient that has been incorporated into the irons that supposedly gives hair added shine and sparkle each time you use them.

With additional features such as a swivel cord, heat guard, hibernation mode and a dual adaptor, these irons really do seem to be perfect in every way!

These Cloud Nine irons are priced at £129.99 and are available here

Friday, 6 November 2009

Benefit's Justine Case

As a fan of anything miniature, this dinky sized collection of some of Benefit's most popular products was just calling out to me!



Perfect for throwing in your bag to use for refreshing your makeup throughout the day, the kit contains 'california kissin,' a lipgloss to make your teeth look whiter, 'eyecon' to cover dark circles, 'benetint' for flushed lips and cheeks and 'some kinda gorgeous' to perfect your complexion.

Not only is the handy for when you don't want to be lugging around a packed makeup bag (we're all guilty of it!), these little kits are also great for testing how you get on with the products before committing to buying the full size. Perfect for a stocking filler!

Any other Benefit mini kits worth looking at?


Thursday, 5 November 2009

FOTD




Face:
-Revlon Colourstay foundation
-Maybelline Dream Matte concealer
-Barry M Natural Dazzle bronzer
-Collection 2000 Pink Cloud blusher
-Rimmel eyebrown pencil in Dark Brown

Eyes:
-Eyeshadow 1 (iridescent white colour) from Maybelline's Smoky Indigo palette used on the eyelid and also as a highlight on the inner corner and on the brow bone
-NYX Taupe applied on the crease and blended upwards to the brow bone
- NYX Dark Brown on the crease and blended outwards
-GOSH Velvet Touch black eyeliner on the water-line
-Rimmel Line Definer Liquid Eyeliner (love this, so easy to apply)
-Maybelline Colossal mascara

Lips: Rimmel's Ambre Rose

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