20 March 2016

Remington Shine Therapy Dryer: The Review *plus GIVEAWAY* (CLOSED)

When I got asked if I'd like to review the new Shine Therapy Dryer from Remington (£26.99) I jumped at the chance! My current hair dryer has seen better days and I love Remington as a brand. I use their S9500 Pearl Hair Straightener's at least 3 times a week and I rate them over a pair of GHD's any day.

I live in Cardiff in South Wales and the great Welsh weather causes my hair to misbehave on a daily basis to say the least. As a result, within five minutes of leaving the house my hair can look limp, and lifeless. The Shine Therapy dryer from Remington is a hair-saviour that features an Ion generator that provides 90% more ions than standard Remington dryers. Ions smooth the hair cuticles whilst drying, to leave you with frizz free and shiny looking hair for longer.

The Shine Therapy dryer also features an impressive 2300w motor which definitely helps to dry my hair faster than usual. It's lightweight to hold and has three heat settings, two power settings plus a cool shot button to leave your hair with a gorgeously glossy finish. I like to have mine on the mid heat option, but the highest power setting. I find this works best for my mid-length hair.

The Shine Therapy dryer comes with two handy additional nozzles. A diffuser for those lucky people with naturally curly hair, and a slim nozzle for when only poker straight blow dried hair will do. I have natural straight hair so the slim nozzle comes in very handy for me. 

Remington have also adapted this hair dryer to be less noisy than their traditional hair dryers. I've definitely noticed it's not as noisy as my current one, and my boyfriend has mentioned that he's noticed a difference if I'm drying my hair before work whilst he's trying to catch up on his sleep.

To celebrate the launch of Remington's new Shine Therapy Dryer, I have been lucky enough to receive a second dryer as well as a Cath Kidston umbrella to give away to one lucky Lippy In The City reader. I thought it was only right that we let you protect your freshly dried locks from the dreaded Welsh weather and April showers in style ;)

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The lucky giveaway winner will be announced on Twitter on the 3rd April 2016 - Good luck xoxo

Thank you so much to the lovely Phoebe and Katie at Speed for giving me the opportunity to experience the new Remington Shine Therapy Dryer. The Hairdryer I received was for review purposes and complimentary, all opinions are my own.

15 March 2016

Shade and Light

Long time no blog! I hate getting out of a blogging routine and these last few weeks have been hectic to say the least. Unfortunately my work, life balance has knocked my blogging schedule out of sync.
But I'm back today with a review on two very exciting little products that every girl (or guy) needs in their make up bag pronto.

If you're as pale as a ghost like me, and even the lightest foundation shades seem too dark, then you're going to love these. I own a lot of high street foundations, that are great, but during the winter months they were starting to make me look like I was wearing a mask. I was reaching for my MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 everyday, which I love, but is too heavy to be wearing day in/ day out.

My makeup routine was changed forever when I discovered The Body Shop's Shade Adjusting Drops (£10 each) ...

These little bottles are heaven sent. They're essentially concentrated foundations in white and chocolate brown. They come with a pipette for precise distribution and just one drop is designed to make your foundation half a shade lighter, or darker. They have a thick consistency for a foundation but they seem to mix with foundations, high street or high end effortlessly.

The Lightening Drops have a slightly pink undertone that stops your usual foundation from developing a white cast. I have been adding a drop onto the back of my hand and mixing it with two pumps of my regular foundations on a daily basis. I find that it doesn't interfere with the coverage or texture of my foundations, it just helps to adjust the shade perfectly. 

I'm dying to try these out as a liquid contour instead of my usual powders. They blend in so well with liquid foundations, I bet they would work awesomely - I'll keep you updated :)

Have you tried these from The Body Shop yet? I'd love to know your thoughts on them... xoxo

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