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I have recently been reviewing the Herbal Essences products as I am such a fan and love to recommend them! A while ago I tried out the Hello Hydration shampoo (and conditioner) as sometimes my hair can become quite dry from overstyling with heat such as the hairdryer and straighteners so I need to look after my hair as much as possible and provide the best protection for it. I find that the Herbal Essences products are quite effective from the first use and are also very affordable, with Asda having a current offer on all Herbal Essences products at two for £4.
The Hello Hydration shampoo comes in a lovely blue colour which is very attractive to the eye and the main ingredients which make it smell so lush are hawaiian coconut and orchid extracts. The shampoo itself is quite thick and creamy, like most of the Herbal Essences hsmapoos and gives a good lather when you put on your head. I dont leave the shampoo on too long as I find its quite rich anyway.
I used the Hello Hydration shampoo when my hair felt a little dry and was amazed after using this product just once, that my hair immediately felt beautiful and silky again and was so pleased I did not have to spend an absolutel fortune or get my hair chopped off to get it back to its original state. The best results happen I think when you use the matching conditioner. There is also a hair in mask in this product which is also quite effective but I would definitely recommend (as with all Herbal Essences products) to anyone who is having a dry hair day.
As an avid fan of the Herbal Essences range, I find myself constantly trying their new products and even old favourites too. One of the recent ones I have tried is the Bee Strong range in Herbal Essences. The Bee Strong is based on honey so it smells luxurious just like all of their other products and the main aim of the Bee Strong shampoo (and conditioner) is to make your hair stronger and more resilient to everyday life.
I found myself in need of this particular product as my hair felt really dry and damaged after heat styling too much and it felt absolutely awful. I purchased the Be Strong shampoo as well as the conditioner form my local Asda where they have a current offer on all Herbal Essences products two for £4 which I think is a pretty good deal.
Using the shampoo is very straight forward as with all shampoos. Simply squeeze a dollop in your hand then lather up on your head. The shampoo feels quite creamy and rich and your dont need that much in order to get a good lather. For maximum results usewith the conditioner. I also bought the hair mask which does wonders for my hair too.
Even after one use, I noticed a difference. My hair felt really dry and brittle before I used this product and once I was drying my hair it felt beautifully soft and silky and back to its original state which I was more than happy with, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone suffering with dry and brittle hair.
As a person who loves to try funky new food, this machine was a must for me. I had never really heard of cake pops before and seem to be relatively new on the scene for me but I think they are a fantastic idea for wedding and other celebrations and can provide lots of fun in making them too.
I bough this machine off Amazon for £23 and I am so glad I did, I haven't looked back since! The machine itself is really easy to use and reminds me a little of a toasted sandwich maker. To use, simply plug in the machine and turn it on. Give it a few moments to heat up, then you're ready to go. I found that you get the best results if you oil the machine first so that your cake mixture doesn't stick in anyway and you get perfect results.
Once the machine is heated up and ready to go, simply scoop a teaspoonful of your cake mixture into the half ball shapes on the bottom part of the machine, then close the lid for approximately four minutes. Usually you will get perfectly rounded balls of cake, which when you bite into them are so deliciously moist, it's hard to believe it only took four minutes to make! And to be honest that is pretty much the procedure of using this machine!
The inside of the machine where you place your cake mixture is coated in a smooth surface so you shouldn't really have any problems with cake mixture sticking. The surface also makes it super easy to clean.
I definitely recommend this machine to people who want to have fun trying something new and easy!
Being a fan of the Herbal Essences range for quite some time, it is my mission to work through all of their products one by one. My next victim is the dazzling shine conditioner which comes in a luscious lime green coloured bottle and goes with the other vivacious colours in the Herbal Essences range.
The idea behind this conditioner is to give your hair that extra sparkle and shine so is ideally for people whose hair is perhaps a bit dull and needs a bit of a pick me up. I've found so far that the Herbal Essences range is a really good product to use and usually delivers on its promises.
So far I have only used this product a few times and to be honest, I am not sure if my hair is quite so spangling shiny as of yet. My hair does look rich and well looked after so that's a bonus and it is quite easy to handle. For maximum effect I also use the dazzling shine shampoo. There is also a hair mask in a tub you can buy which leaves your hair feeling lush too.
In my opinion I think this product is not as effective as it makes out to be but I will perhaps not buy this one again but I still love the Herbal Essences range.
Being one to take pride in my hair, I love to treat it luxurious yet affordable products and I find that the Herbal Essences range provides for all my hairs needs.
I usu get frizzy hair if I don't style my hair or if it rains so I ideally needed a product that would help take n e this problem so I didn't have to worry as much. The first time I cane across the seductively straight product from Herbal Essences I decided to give it a go as there wasn't much to lose and my previous experience with Herbal Essences proved to be positive.
The seductively straight range comes in a lovely pink colour which makes it quite eye catching. The main ingredients in seductively straight are pink Lily and Asian silk which answers the question as to how your hair gets so silky and straight. The shampoo is lovely and thick and creamy and you only need a bit to lather up in the shower. The scents is quite divine in this shampoo and smells lovely and fresh. Once I had used the shampoo, I followed with the same conditioner to give maximum effect.
When drying my hair, I found that it was a little easier to style and did go quite straight but there wasn't a massive difference. However I would still buy this product as I loved the smell and my hair felt gorgeous and soft afterwards
I am a massive fan of chocolate and living in the UK, a big chocolate product we have is Cadburys. Cadbury have been around for many years and over time, they have added more lines to their family. Each just as delicious as the next.
The Dairy Milk Bubbly bar is very similar to the original Dairy Milk bar, except the bar is made to look like bubbles and if you bite into it, it looks a little bit like an aero bar as there's are lots of little air bubbles. Taking a nite of the bar, I find that the texture is still smooth and creamy, just like Cadburys Dairy Milk bar, however the difference between this bubbly bar is that you can feel the mini air bubbles melt on your tongue. I find this chocolate not as fulfilling as the original Dairy Milk bar as the air bubbles feel like it takes some of the pleasure away.
The No7 range of cosmetics is a popular range for myself, and I find it has plenty of choice for what I want and need. When buying foundation and concealer together, I discovered it is best to apply make up with the proper tools and decided to invest in this.
No7 provide a number of brushes for different types of make up and the concealer brush is one of the basic brushes as it is one of the foundations of make up. The brush has a black handle with "concealer brush" written on in white so if you have a number of brushes, you know which brush is for what. The bristles at the end of the brush are a browny colour with white ends and make an oval shape at the end. The brush itself is quite easy to use and for best results, I always clean in warm soapy water after using to keep it clean and fresh. It does however hold water quite well and takes quite a while to dry.
This cool little'm e brush can be bought in most Boots stores for £8.
A little while ago, I started to get into make up as I was feeling like I needed that little bit extra boost of confidence. As I knew nothing about make up whatsoever, and it can be such a land mine, I decided to get some professional help. I had heard that No7 offered a service in which they match a foundation to your skin tone, so makes the work so much easier in buying the ideal foundation for yourself.
I headed on down to my local Boots store and took up this amazing free service. The lady simply put a smallish machine to my face, in which it took a tone or shade or whatever it was of my face and it reeled off the reuslt that I matched their Cool Ivory shade of foundation. The lady told me that because it was the first time I was using foundation, I was best off with a lightweight foundation so it would be easier to use and then I could go from there.
She suggested to me using this No7 Essentially Natural foundation, which is supposed to be quite lightweight and it does go on quite easily, but to be honest it does have its flaws. I find that it does not stay on too long and close up, you can definitely tell it is on so even though it is supposed to lightweight, it seems a bit heavy, compared to other products out there.
The price I paid was £9, which isnt a disaster but I definitely would not buy this foundation again.
Having just gotten into make up, I wanted some good stuff that would last but without the expensive price tag. I headed down into my local Boots, and having knowing nothing about make up at all and wanting to start with foundation, I heard that No7 did a match making service with the perfect foundation. This lead me onto using most of their products.
When it came to lip colours, I wanted a natural yet pretty shade and one that would last. I asked the assistant for a consultation and she advised me with this lip liner product. No7s lipliner is very simple to use and comes in a variety of shades, which is perfect as there is such a vast range of colours out there. In my opinion, the lip liner you buy should match the same product of lipstick you buy as the same company will produce similar colours in their products.
The lipliner I ended up buying was the "nude" shade, so it is very neutral and compliments my tone. I also bought the No7 Stay Perfect Modesty lipstick which go really wel together. The lipliner is very simple to use and comes in the form of a twisty pencil so there is no need for the old fashioned pencil sharpenr as the stick also has a little sharpener at the end of the stick to help you keep a precise point which makes it easier to apply. The lipliner feels quite soft to apply and goes on very easily and stays on quite well.
The price I paid was £6.75 which I didnt think was too bad considering that there are other products out there which charge more for a similar thing.
As i often heat style my hair everyday, I was finding I needed some much required protection to help my hair be as beautiful it could possibly be, but I needed a product that wouldnt cost the earth at the same time.
I popped down to our local Asda supermarket and came across the Herbal Essences range. Looking at their brightly coloured and very attractive looking bottles, I scoured a product that would be suitable for my needs and eventually came across this split ernd creme.
The bottle itself is a lovely red colour and the product is simple enough to use. Once you have washed your hair and towel dried it, simply squirt a few dollops of this smooth, silky creme into your palm, rub between your hands and then apply to mainly your ends of your hair then style as usual. I find that after using this product, my hair does feel smoother and more silky. As for the split end protection? I find that I dont have as many split ends as I used to when heat styling my hair so yes it works in this way too.
The split end creme smells of a hint of red raspberries, so like all of their other products, smell lovely and fresh. The product is quite affordable too. In Asda I purchased this product in their current offer of two Herbal Essences products for £4, otherwise by itself costs £3,78, so it really is worth it to spend that little bit extra.
The title of the product on dooyoo states its a conditioner but the product shown is actually the intensive hair mask so that's what I will be reviewing.
I have never really used the herbal essences range before purely because I think it is a bit expensive. However, discovering that my hair felt really brittle at the ends I was in desperate need of a quick treatment and went to Morrisons in search of something affordable. That's when I came across the Herbal Essences Bee Strong strengthening Intrnsive Mask. This 200ml pot was priced at £2.19 so I think it was on special offer.
I quite like the packaging of this product as it comes in a neat plastic tub where the lid unscrews and the colour is a golden yellow colour which is supposed to match the ingredients inside as it is a honey and apricot extracts based product. When I unscrew the lid, I'm surprised to find that there is no protective film inside and you can get straight at the product, so upon discovering this, I had a quick sniff and was pleasantly surprised to find that the scent isn't overpowering. It is a gentle scent of honey of which I can mainly smell.
The product itself looks quite thick based which is what you want in a hair mask and is a yellow colour matching the packaging albeit a different shade. The tub is quite full which is quite good and when I feel the product, it feels quite silky.
I have never used a hair mask before and was a bit put out that there weren't very precise instructions. It just says to apply from root to tip while you're in the shower then rinse out and to apply once a week. It doesn't say how much to use or how long for. I went for a couple of small scoops and I found it was quite easy to apply and easily glided through my hair and that a little goes a long way with this stuff. I put the hair mask in after I had shampooed and conditioned my hair and left it in for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it out. When I towel dried my hair, I found it was so easy to comb through and it felt really soft and the ends of my hair almost felt back to normal straight away! It's a miracle! Even touching my hair hours after having my shower I still find my hair and my ends are super soft.
Next week when I apply this product again I think I will dampen my hair and apply the mask for much longer to give a much more intensive treatment.
All in all I would say this product is definitely worth it as you see immediate results and I will definitely be buying this product again and again!
I absolutely love chocolate. Any form will suit me just fine. One particular sweet chocolatey treat that has been around for many years however, are Smarties.
Smarties are colourful little beans of milk chocolate covered in a crispy sugar shell and are produced by the company Nestle. They come in lovely colours such as brown, blue, green, yellow, red, orange and purple. If you bite a Smartie in half, you can see the white undercoating of the crispy sugar shell. I always try to suck them till they melt but I never succeed! I love the milk chocolate hidden underneath the crispy sugar shell. I find it lovely and smooth in texture and not too sweet and sickly either, so I can eat quite a few of them in one go.
Smarties are a very accessible chocolate and can be bought from most good supermarkets and shops and are not too expensive for what they are. I tend to buy the share pack (but not for sharing) and I buy these from Asda at £1 for a 147g pack, although you can buy them in individual tubes which they sell in newsagents, although I do not know how much they sell for individually. Looking on the back on the small print, it appears that Smarties are free from colours, preservatives and flavours, so if you have kids, you can feel happy knowing that they are not consuming E numbers.
Below are the nutritional values of Smarties per 16 sweet serving.
13.8 g carbohydrates
12.6g of which sugars
1.9g of which saturates
0.03g salt equivalent