Friday, 16 May 2014

Glossybox May 2014 - Superdrug Collabaration

There's nothing better than going home for lunch and seeing that the postman has delivered a parcel. This month, Glossybox have teamed up with Superdrug to celebrate 50 years of them being a beauty retailer.


 So, let's see what's inside...


I Love Cosmetics Strawberries & Milkshake Shimmer & Shine Lip Gloss £1.29 FULL SIZE

This isn't something I would've chosen myself but I like strawberry flavouring and it's a cute colour so i'll add it to my collection.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara £6.99 FULL SIZE

I haven't tried this particular Rimmel Mascara. I'm currently using the Scandaleyes Volume Flash so it'll be interesting to see how this one compares. The brush has an hourglass shape that is meant to create a 60's look. 

B. Quick One Coat Professional Finish Nail Polish £4.99 FULL SIZE

This is a brand exclusive to Superdrug; I haven't tried anything from them before but it's a nice minty teal colour (Shade 176 Mermaid). I've actually been on a nail varnish ban all year but I've still acquired about 6 thanks to Glossybox!

BlowPro Blow Up Daily Volumizing Conditioner 50ml - £2.13 Value

I love travel sized products that I can keep to take to the gym or travelling. I always choose volumizing products so i'm happy with this.


Superdrug Large Doughnut Ring £3.99 FULL SIZE

I have a couple of doughnut rings already but you can't go wrong with a couple of spare although this is the strangest 'blonde' coloured bun ring i've seen.


BONUS PRODUCTS

Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion 
Ghost Fragrance - Eclipse

Since the postage increase, Glossybox stands at a price of £10 plus £3.25 p&p totalling £13.25. The contents of this month's box has a value of £19.39 excluding the bonus samples however, four products are full size. 

Although, this box has a cheaper value than most other times, all of these products are things that I will use and are general useful things to have so i'm quite pleased!

What do you think of this month's selection?

xxxx
Tasha

Monday, 5 May 2014

Francesco Group Birmingham Academy

Last Thursday, I attended a blogger event at the Francesco Academy, Birmingham. I've always been a local salon girl but the atmosphere of Francesco's might've converted me.

The Embrace collection was on display featuring models of all ages and ethnicities including Jean Woods , age 76 from Fabulous Fashionista's. All of the styles are so sleek but completely wearable. We were told that we could pick a style to have recreated.

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The lovely Mia Dellicompagni set my hair in rollers after discussing what i'd like. My hair falls flat pretty easily so i'm always up for some volume and bounce.


Francesco's are Wella Salons and Mia recommended the System professional Balance Scalp Mask so i'm looking forward to testing that out. 

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Here's the result:


Whilst my rollers were setting, I had my skin tone analysed by Claire Chell. I was under the impression that this would involve analysing my skin complexion whereas, it was actually to look at what colours work best for you and to work out whether you had a cool or a warm skin tone.


Different drapes of various shades were held in front of me and changed quickly to show the difference that a colour can make. I was pleased to hear that my love for pink and silver jewellery were approved. Also, it was interesting to hear that darker hair would suit me as i've recently had my hair done in a reverse ombre style as a trial go darker. I have a cool skin tone as do the likes of Alexa Chung and Nicole Scherzinger. It was really interesting and informative and I can definitely see me using the tips I was given when out shopping.

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Francesco Group staff are trained in skin tone and colour analysis so they can give you expert advice on getting your colour spot on!

It was a lovely evening and I got to have a nice catch up with Amy who was rocking her new short hair.

Thank you to ajcPR for inviting me.

I'll definitely be heading back to a Francesco salon soon!

xxxx
Tasha