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One for the #bbloggers: ‘Beauty Hacks’ book

beauty hacksThink you know EVERYTHING there is to know about beauty? Well why not test it out with Esme Floyd‘s new book ‘Beauty Hacks’.

The book contains 500 beauty tips and tricks to make you the biggest beauty expert around. This includes advice on skin, hair make-up AND nails.

The book is perfect for beauty bloggers who want to become even more clued up, or even for beauty fans who want to add more knowledge to their armour.

You can buy the book from ASOS now for £7.99.

So what are you waiting for – get swotting up on some new beauty secrets today!

Sam x

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Superdrug is introducing Braid Bars to its stores

Braid BarSo there’s some exciting news for beauty fans… Superdrug has just announced you will now be able to get your hair plaited while you shop as it is introducing Braid Bars to five of its stores this year!

The Braid Bars will offer a menu of braided and plaited hairstyles, with prices starting at a bargain price of £10.

The first Superdrug Braid Bar will open in Superdrug’s Westfield White City store in November. Stores in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and a second London store will all offer the service before the end of 2015.

What’s better is that you don’t even need to book – it will just be a walk-in service!

A similar service is already offered in Topshop.

Happy braiding 🙂

Miley Cyrus announced as new MAC spokesperson

mileyMAC has announced Miley Cyrus as its new spokesperson for its ‘Viva Glam’ campaign.

Ms Cyrus will help launch two new products in the range for the brand in September, under the name GLAM Miley Cyrus II.

These two products will be a bright orange lipstick (£15,50) and matching lipglass (£14.50), which will have a sparkling pearl shimmer.

The full price, minus VAT, of the two products will be put towards women, men and children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS.

*Offer alert*: Get a free Max Factor gift set when you spend over £15 at Boots

max factorCalling all bargain hunters and freebie hunters… I have an amazing deal to bring to your attention.

I popped into Boots on my lunch at work today as I needed to buy another mascara (Max Factor Masterpiece Max if you were wondering…). I was just going to buy the one, however I saw a sign saying that you get a free gift set if you spend over £15.

Now, considering the mascara is £10 on its own & I wear it pretty much everyday, I thought why not buy two. Yep that’s right, they had me sucked in (who doesn’t love a gift set).

To be honest though, I wasn’t really expecting much from the set, as usually you get one good product and then maybe some miniatures & something you’ll never use when it’s free. However, this set is actually so good.

Instead of minis you get full size products. These include a Colour Elixir lipgloss in ‘Polished Fuchsia’, a Glossfinity nail polish in ‘Forever Glam’ as well as a False Lash Effect mascara. The only disappointing thing is that the mascara is black/brown & is a waterproof one and we all know how annoying they are to get off, but it may be handy for summer! 

Anyway, the overall set is worth £27 which isn’t bad if you usually use Max Factor products anyway like I do. The deal is exclusively available in Boots so don’t go arguing with the cashier in Superdrug if she doesn’t let you have any free stuff!

You can either keep the set for yourself, or could even give it to your Mum for Mother’s Day.

Anyway I thought I’d just let you know so all you make-up fans didn’t miss out!

Sam x

Super Beauty Vanilla & Honey Body Scrub: Product Review

super beautySo, I haven’t done that many product reviews on my blog so far, however I just HAD to do one of this gorgeous product.

I must admit, I have a weakness for body scrubs, as I love it when you get out of the shower and your skin feels silky smooth. I had been using a sugar salt scrub for quite a while however, as I found that this really help to make my skin soft, but when I saw this product in the shop I just had to buy it.

This is the first product I have ever bought from Super Beauty. I haven’t really read any reviews on the company’s products before, so I didn’t know whether it was going to be any good. However, I was first drawn in by the cute packaging, which was bright clean and quirky (see image). I was then convinced further by the sound of the delicious ‘Vanilla & Honey’ flavour.

Now sometimes, these beauty products which claim to smell like certain things don’t at all, however I knew this wasn’t the case as soon as I opened the lid. On my first sniff my nostrils were filled will the glorious flavours of vanilla ice cream drizzled in honey. I actually had to stop myself trying to guzzle it down right there in the shop.

That was then it, the scrub was in my basket and was coming home with me! I was actually sad enough to be really excited about having a shower that evening and testing it to see if it worked as good as it smelt!

The scrub comes in a thin liquid form, rather than being a thicker, solid base, which means it glided over my skin easily, It also lathered up into a nice frothy foam.

Again as soon as it hit my skin I got that delicious smell which I first experienced in the shop. I am pleased to say that I could also still smell it on me after I got out of the shower, however unfortunately it was tainted a bit when I put a different moisturiser on.

What I would say is that this definitely isn’t the scrub for you if you are looking for something to properly exfoliate your skin. However it is great as an everyday scrub to give yourself a quick revitalization as well as a scent sensation whilst you are at it.

I got the scrub from Boots for £4.99, however is on sale on the site for a bargainous £2.49 at the moment (at the time of publishing), thanks to Boots’ half price sale on the brand’s line. I would definitely encourage to give it a try. I mean, that is less than one Starbucks!

I have just bought myself some of the Vanilla and Honey Bath & Shower Gel from the range as well as the Coconut and Acai Bath & Shower Gel, considering they are also only £2.49 each at the moment. I just wish there was a body moisturiser to try too, to help keep the scent on me longer!

All in all, I love the product and I would definitely recommend you give it a try. I have included a round up of the best points about the scrub below to give you a quick reminder of everything I mentioned in the blog.

Anyway bye for now & happy scrubbing!

Sam x

Best for:

  • Price (£2.49!)
  • Smell
  • Packaging

Downsides?

  • Not the best for exfoliation
  • Could improve on rest of product range