The perfect red nail colour.

This is quite possibly the perfect shade of red of any nail polish I have ever tried.
I have been having some difficulty in finding the right kind of red nail polish, as reds with a blue undertone suites my skin tone best, and it seems the trent at the moment, is more of an orangey-red. 
I find that most red nail polishes that have a blue undertone, is either to pink or to wine coloured. 
I did find a vibrant red in Kiko cosmetic though, nr.240, that is a very vibrant red with a slightly more blue undertone than yellow, and a close second to this one.
But the Marc Jacobs colour in Jezebel just ticks all the boxes of a perfect red for me, especially for autumn-winter. it is just the the perfect grade of vibrant, perfect shade with a slightly more blue undertone and has the texture that makes your nails feel very luxurious.

It is a very different sort of consistency than other nail polishes I have ever tried and it gives an almost sheer texture on the nails, and I did find it a bit difficult to apply. So do think this nail polish will require a bit of practise to perfect, to not make a mess or have streaks.

For lasting power I did find it on the low end of the scale, when applying it the first time without a top coat, it only lasted a few days, but I did manage to go 5 days before first chip with a top coat second time around. I do feel like this is the case with some high end nail polishes though. I can never wear a Chanel polish for more than a few days for example. But at the same time you just get a different dimension in those polishes, so I will say that for the effect and the colour, I don’t mind having to paint my nails a bit more often, as this truly is beautiful on the nails.

On a little side note, I did experience something quite funny while wearing this nail polish on a cold day out in London, it seems that the cold air or with the combination of warm gloves, I am not quite sure. The colour changed into a deep wine colour, but as soon as I had been home for a couple of hours it turned back into the original colour.

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And to find out what is your perfect red, click HERE to read my post on finding the right colours for you. 

Kérastase Couture Styling products

Despite my last post also being about a Kérastase product, I decided to still split them into two post, as they are from different hair categories.
Now the Kérastase Couture Styling range is still quite a new range, so I hadn’t tried any of the products before and was therefore very excited to do so.
I have to say they did just what I had expected, and I am really happy with my purchase.
The Styling Mouse Bouffant, gives real good lasting volume to the hair, while still making the hair look natural and healthy.
The Styling Laque Couture gives a really fine mist when spraying, making it easy to control product amount in the hair, and it gives a real lasting flexible hold, perfect as a finishing spray to finish of a blow-dry or after curling the hair.

The only thing I am not the biggest fan of with these products, is the smell as it is quite musky, which is not really a favourite of mine, but I don’t seem to be able to smell it during the day.

I think what I find the best about Kérastase products, is that they always makes your hair look quite natural, kind of like your own hair on a really good hair day. They also never seem to fail to impress when ever I have tried a new product, and I have never had any reactions or damage when using any of their products. So for those reasons, I think Kérastase will always be amongst my top favourite hair brands.

For more information on the Kérastase Couture Styling range, click HERE.

Formula X for Sephora

On our resent trip to the states, I did a bit of shopping in Sephora, click HERE to see haul post.

One of the things I was really excited about was the Formula X for Sephora nail polishes, as had never heard about them before, turned out they where a completely new thing, just arrived in stores while we where there.

I got the set just before flying back to the UK, so didn’t have time to try it out before leaving, which i am so sad about now, as I wish so badly I had gotten a lot more colours.

This is quite possibly the most amazing nail polish system I have ever tried, it is so incredibly easy to apply, dries almost instantly, stays super shiny and last so long on the nails, that you almost think you are wearing gel nails.

The pictures above was taken on the day on applying and 7 days after, and as you can see there is only a little bit of chipping on the pinkie and a bit of wear at the end of the nails. But what is even more amazing, is that I had been doing renovation work on the house in that time…..can you even believe it.

The starter system consist of 4 bottles, a nail cleanser, that pretty much just dissolves any grease there might be left on the nail and that might make the polish chip of easier. I was a bit worried that this might be very drying for the nails, but I didn’t feel that in any way after having removed the polish a week later.

A base coat that is not only suppose to protect the nails and have nutrients for the nails, but also works as a strong adhesive to make the nail polish stick to the nail better.
A nail polish colour of your choice. 
And a super glossy top coat, that gives your nails that almost gel shine and helps the nails dry a lot faster.

I am only so unbelievably gutted that I didn’t get more colours, as this truly is such an amazing nail polish system.

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Area H2O shampoo and conditioner

When I worked as a hair stylist, I always wondered why no company had ever invented a cream-shampoo and something that would help with the damage of hard city water. 

A few years after the Wen cream cleanser came on the market and around the same time, I think, hair stylist Jonathan Antin developed a filter for your shower head, making the water less damaging for your hair. The only problem was it was made for US plumbing and was never available in Europe. 

But now something super magical has happened, a newish product on the marked has developed a shampoo and conditioner range with a sort of “build inn filter” that will prevent a lot of the mineral ions in water from sticking to you hair (won’t go in to the science to much, as you can find more information about that on their website listed below). 

Now this is great news for people like me, who are really struggling with London water, and are quite often having to resort to very conditioning hair product, that then weighs down my fine hair.
As you can see from the picture, I did use up the whole bottle, which I only do if I really like a product, so real proof that I did really like it.
First off it cleanses your hair really well, so much so, that I thought it would be way to drying for my hair using it the first time. But after blowdrying my hair, I was left with amazingly shiny and soft hair, that felt really clean an airy, and that I was able to add a lot of volume to while styling. I also found while using it, that I could go longer between washing it than normal.

Only thing that didn’t really work completely with my hair was the conditioner, as my hair needed a little bit more conditioning to detangle (badly split ends, so not really products fault ). But my solution was just to put a tiny amount of a different conditioner in the last inch of my hair, after having used the first conditioner in the rest of the hair.

So if you are like me and struggle with fine hair in a hard water area, this would be for you.

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