After filming a whole video about the
product I have finished I realised it was a little long and I probably should
have done one a long time ago with less product so I will try and talk more
briefly in this post. Try.
I finished a handful of Bumble and bumble
products; Dryspun which I love, Thickening spray which I have been using for a
while and like as well as the Thickening Mousse which isn’t really finished. I think it
leg in some air which means the products is coming out runnier than it should
which meant I had to stop using it as it was just making my hair sticky.
Another disappointing product has been the Taya I Am Amazonian White Clay Leavein Conditioner, I felt the clay was a little thick and you could really feel it
in your hair.
In terms of Shampoo I finished my
favourite Liz Earle Botanical Shampoo, my favourite inexpensive shampoo which
is L’Oreal Elvive although it’s the first time I have tried the Fiberology
version and discover the Dove Dry Shampoo which I think is almost as good as
Onto skincare and I finished four whole
Facial Sprays The Body Shop Vitamin E Facial Mist, Caudalie Beauty Elixir,
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist and Neal’s Yard White Tea Facial Mist. I have
a whole blog post here about facial mists where they are all featured so I
won’t give away too much but I love them all. I also finished the Emma HardyAmazing Face Cleanser which is great but I must admit I’m going of the LizEarle Cleanse and Polish a little recently, it’s not that it’s bad I just don’t
know if it’s great either.

For more details on everything I finished
recently check out the video here.

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With Fathers day in just two week and since I haven’t ever really spoken about mens beauty on here I thought today I would share my Top 10 Mens Beauty Items. Of course, I’ve had some help from my brother, boyfriend and father to come up with the Top 10. I always try to get my boyfriend to try lots of different products and am always really interested to find out what he likes and actually sticks too. This top 10 is very much a lazy option to beauty, the bare minimum which I think really works for men.

Liz Earle for Men Cleanse & Polish, £14.75
This is the only cleanser that has come about and stuck for longer than 2 days. It’s exactly the same as the womens cleanser just in a more man-friendly bottle. It’s not greasy at all, has a fairly neutral scent and comes with a muslin cloth to help remove everything.

Liz Earle for Men After-shaving Moisturiser, £18.25
Similarly to the Cleanser it’s just simple to use, fuss-free and leaves skin feeling very hydrated.

Biotherm Homme High Recharge Eye Shot, £18
I was surprised to hear my boyfriend particularly liked this, it’s designed to reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles. It has three cooling spheres which helps him to think it’s working and also de-puffs the eyes.

GlamGlow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment, £39.99
I love this for men and women but it’s great for any men with particularly congested skin from working out and a slightly neglected skin care regime.

The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Shave Cream, £8
After trying numerous Shaving Creams this is the one they have picked; it’s easy to use, affordable, a little goes a long way and isn’t drying at all. As a plus it smells nice and offers a really good shave as it foams up really well.

The Body Shop Shaving Brush, £7
A bit more traditional than I thought they would like but makes applying the shaving cream much easier, it has a solid wooden handle and if fairly soft even thought it’s not an animal hair product.

E45 Nourish & Restore Lotion, £4.85
This is some what of a stable but I can not even explain how many bottles my brother goes through. There is nothing fancy about it but it hydrates really well and when stealing my body creams the one criteria is that ‘it’s not fancy’. It’s so inexpensive that they really don’t have to worry about how much they apply but know that it will hydrate efficiently. Can be thrown in the gym bag without any worry and doesn’t have much of a scent.

Batiste Fresh Dry Shampoo £2.99
This was some what of a shock but as most boys now have longer hair this is the perfect product if they are in a rush or after the gym, the Fresh is the most man-friendly though as it has a very unisex scent.

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Creme Contour £21.50
Although remaining quite light weight this helps smoothen hair but still keeps hair in place.

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (Plus Surf Shampoo & Conditioner), £9.50
The Bumble and bumble Surf range is great to add texture to hair, particularly if  you are looking to add volume or keep your hair up. This one if very unisex and great for anyone looking for a little more texture.

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Bumble and bumble Cityswept £21.50

I’m still not sure I completely understand the point of this product but I still have been enjoying. It’s essentially a finishing misting balm which Bumble and bumble say helps create ‘lived-in, “street-styled” looks with separation and sheen’. As I have fairly oily hair I was a little nervous initially but I have been using it on days when I have apply a lot of dry shampoo and possibly overdone the hair powder or Dryspun Finish and my hair has gone fairly matte, to add some shine and life back into my hair. I personally wouldn’t use this on newly washed hair but if you have dry or coarse hair and are looking for some separation and shine this is also the product for you. 

Dove Refresh and Care Dry Shampoo £4.59
I’ve used Batiste Dry Shampoo for about 8 years now (gosh- that seems crazy!) and have tried numerous different ones all claiming to do the same thing but never being impressed so I was very skeptical trying this one. It has a very ‘Dove’ smell, quite clean and soapy but I actually quite like it and I’m close to finishing the bottle as it actually works. This is a much lighter dry shampoo and is probably best for those whose hair isn’t overly greasy but just need a bit of a freshening up. I also wouldn’t say it adds quite as much texture as Batiste but also doesn’t leave brunette hair with a grey cast. It is a little more expensive than the Batiste but I would still highly recommend trying it and I actually think I will repurchase this.

Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray (not yet released)
I love a good volumising spray and was very excited to try this but I would just say it is average. It smells fine, leaves my hair a little crispy, adds minimal root life and I have gone through it at a shocking speed. There is another one in the Dove range which I will be trying soon and will report back at a later date.

Orofluido Beauty Elixir £8.31
I love the bottle this comes in, it looks very luxurious and sturdy but is also a really great product. As you can tell I haven’t used very much as a little goes a long way but its great to make hair more silky, easier to brush and I’d even say it reduces drying time.

Balmain Silk Perfume £24.50
You may remember I got this last month in the BeautyMart Beauty Box and at first I was a little confused by it, especially as it doesn’t even mention being a hair product on the bottle. It smells amazing which really attracted me to it and then I read that is is basically designed to detangle hair as well as condition it. It is great for people like me what love oils but are looking for something a little lighter. I use mine in wet hair but I think this masks the scent which always leads me to applying a little more to my ends once my hair is dry.

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Since my last blog post with my ten top Budget Cult Beauty Products worth the Hype proved to be quite popular I thought today I would share the non-budget version. That said most of these products float around the £20-£30 mark which I think isn’t overly highend and all these products are well worth the extra pounds.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation (Available here)
I wasn’t sure if I was going to include this as it isn’t easy to get hold of in the UK however it’s probably one of my all time favourite foundations, it overs coverage without being overly cakey.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (Available here)
Equally as beautiful as the Makeup Forever HD Foundation however it’s a little easier to get hold of and it’s a Kardashian favourite!

Bumble & bumble Dry Spun Finish (Available here)
I wasn’t too sure if it was soon to call this a ‘Cult product’ as it has only been released recently but everyone in the industry seems to love it and I can see why. It adds volume and texture without adding in weight which is perfect for use fine hair gals.

Benefit The Porefessional (Available here)
This almost didn’t make the cut but I love it and use it so much it simply had to. I’ve gone through a few tubes and it remains my favourite primer.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (Available here)
Rewind a couple of years and this product was everywhere but it seems to be getting forgotten a little, at least with bloggers but it still remains an absolute staple for both me and my mum. It’s great for minor irritations, sores and dry skin- I always have one of these on hand.

Clarins Instant Lip Perfectors (Available here)
Simply the best lipgloss out there, nothing compares.

Urban Decay Naked Palettes (Available here)
I doubt any eyeshadow palette will come out soon and actually be better than these they are just my favourite, it’s rare that I ever reach for anything else.

Mac Lipsticks (Available here)
I nearly put YSL lipsticks in here but if I am honest I prefer MAC and they’re cheaper. The colour range and finish selection is very impressive, they always have what you are looking for.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara (Available here)
You need to give it a week to dry out a little but after that it’s amazing and adds great volume and length.

Clarisonic (Available here)
I’ve had this for ages now and somehow have never mentioned it, I am not a Clarisonic addict but still think it’s a staple. I only use it every now and then but see a great change when I do, it’s also useful when removing fake tan from neck and decolletage.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (Available here)
After almost removing all my eyelashes and eyeball with another pair of curlers this week I am convinced these are the best on the market. The shape is perfect to achieve lifted lashes and an open eye, a little pricey as far as eyelash curlers go but a great investment and they last a long time.

YSL Mascara (Available here)
Although I don’t have one at the moment YSL mascaras (Shocking or original) are my favourite picks, nothing gives my lashes volume like them.

Which cult beauty products have I missed out? Have you tried any of my top picks? 
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I’ve been saving my used up product for the last few months and have a small collection going. Although there isn’t really any makeup in here I have gone through various hair and skin products, some because I simply wanted to use them up to bin the packaging and other because I simply can’t be without them.

 Liz Earle Botanical Shampoo £8.75 // Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence £22 //Sebastian Potion 9 Lite £17.95// Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray £20.50 // Philip Kingsley One More Day £13.50 // Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo £16.55 // BB Thickening Dryspun Finish £21.50 

The one product I have clearly been using lots of is the Liz Earle Botanical shampoo as it has been my favourites for years and I don’t know how I live without it! I have already repurchased a bottle and am still using it. Another shampoo I have liked is the Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair shampoo, although it is a little too heavy for my hair it is nice when my hair needs some TLC.

I have used up the Sebastian Potion 9 and the Philip Kingsley One more Day dry shampoo simply as I wanted to get through it and rid of the packaging. They are both simply mediocre products, I would use them again but would repurchase. I’ve also been showing Bumble and bumble some love having finished my beloved BB Thickening Dryspun finish and the Thickening hairspray.

Bioderma Hydrabio H2O// Right Guard Shower + Oils £1.99 //he-shi Express Liquid Tan £31.45 // Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser £36.25 // Clarins HydraQuench Cream £34 // Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur £30.60 // Neal’s Yard Aromatic Foaming Bath £15

I have finally ended my love/hate relationship with my Bioderma water; as tempting as it is to use it really ruins my skin and I am happy that I can no longer use it. However I am sad to see my Juicy Couture La Fleur perfume go as it is my perfect summer scent (weird time to finish it!). I have finished and restarted my he-shi Express Liquid Tan as it is one of my favourites.

In terms of skincare I have reached the end of my Clarins HydraQuench cream which has been a favourite for a while but I don’t think I will be repurchasing quite yet. I have also used up the Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser which I had in the perfect little travel size.

The shower product I have finished is the very affordable but beautiful smelling Right Guard Shower and Oils as well as the Neal’s Yard Aromatic Foaming bath which is possibly the most perfect relaxing bubble bath!

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