Frolics & Fashion

BARRY M LIQUID CHROME HIGHLIGHTER DROPS IN MOON POTION

Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops Moon Potion
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Barry M Cosmetics Liquid Chrome Moon Potion Highlight Beauty Cosmetics Blog Review
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Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlight Review On Cheeks Before and After Swatched Beauty Blog Review

I normally buy highlights in powder form. Ha I say normally, I hardly ever buy them, but the few that I own are powders. Other than Benefit's High Beam which I'm a huge fan of.

Anyway I saw the Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter drops all over Instagram, and like most I'm drawn to shiny things, and even more drawn to something that can turn me into a shiny thing, so I bought Moon Potion with high hopes.

Oh how it didn't disappoint, this stuff is so shimmery and so iridescent. The liquid formula means that even a heavy handed Harry like me can apply it properly too. Annnd the pipette applicator stops you from using way too much and turning into a disco ball.

At £6.99 from Boots its a steal for sure, and I'm pretty sure all cosmetics are on 3 for 2 at the moment so you could even go wild and try the other shades, there's a nice golden one I have my eyes on....

What's your favourite highlight?

TOP 5 SCHWARZKOPF GOT2B HAIR PRODUCTS

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schwrzkopft got 2 b hair care review hair growth cheap drugstore

As much as I love a good "high end" hair product, especially a mask, sometimes the highstreet (or drugstore) just get it right. I've been using the Schwarzkopft Live hair dye in Urban Brown for over a year now, alongside a lot of their styling products. So I thought I'd put together my top five cheaper hair products for when you're working on a budget!

Got2b Playful Styling Primer

Like all Got2b products, this smells rather nice. It says you can put it on dry or damp hair before styling, but I've only ever tried it before blowdrying. Basically is makes your hair super easy to style after using. I find that if I use a curling wand after applying this, the curls last soooo much longer and the product doesn't build up at all so you're not left with that unwelcome greasy look that some products give you.

Got2b Big Volume Push Up Volumising Spray

If you're one of the minority that watch my youtube videos, then you'll know I've been using this for yonks. It really is the best hairspray I've ever used. Again, it smells like sweets and it gives amazing hold without being crispy af. It seems to last forever too AND you can normally get it on offer in supermarkets. Win.

Got2b Glam Force High Hold Hairspray

This one's probably better for when you're wearing your hair up. As it's "high hold" it's not as airy as the Big Volume push up spray but it holds in a topknot pretty darn well. I use this in the morning at around 7am and my hair's still in place when I get back from work at around 5:30.

Got2b Powderful Volumising Styling Powder

I use this in freshly washed hair to add texture and give a "toussled" look, I've tried volumising powders in the past that feel really gritty and leave your hair almost looking dirty, but this pretty much does what it says on the bottle by giving a tonne of volume without making your hair really matte and dry.

Got2b Oilicious Styling Oil

Wowzers, this stuff is incredible. It does exactly what Morroccan Oil did for my hair at a fraction of the price (a mere £3). It contains argan oil and a few pesky silicones BUT it leaves my hair frizz free and a heck of a lot smoother than the static mess I get without using it. Plus it smells like holidays which can only be a good thing.


Have you tried any Got2b products? Which are your favourites?

LOTD WISHLIST

lotd outfits under £50

Mustard Biker // Gold Playsuit // Blue Pinafore

So I'm in the position I find myself in every month, waiting for payday and making endless lists of things I want to buy when that glorious day arrives. I've only recently found Look of the Day but their sale is incredible and there's a tonne of items for a mere £5. Obviously I then got carried away and started looking at things that were slightly more than £5, but that mustard jacket though. All the heart eye emojis....

I've been spying these checkered blazers everywhere at the moment too, with those far trendier than me wearing them over the top of a slogan tee for an androgynous and effortless look, and as much as I want to jump on that bandwagon, I just don't think I could pull it off.  

I also had to include playsuits as they're my current go-to on a night out, in fact they've always been my go-to. The gingham playsuit is a total steal and the gold playsuit would look wins if you're celebrating something special.

Which autumn / winter trends will you be joining in with this season?

MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL REVIEW

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maybelline lash sensational mascara review before and after
maybelline lash sensational mascara review before and after

Soooo despite there being a tonne of long lasting hype around Maybelline Lash Sensational, it wasn't 'till my bestie Caroline bought it that I decided I needed to have it too. I used to be a massive fan of Maybelline mascaras but recently L'oreal have enticed me away with their Miss Baby Roll offering and I hadn't looked back.

But for £8.99 I thought I'd give this a go and initially I really liked it. The plastic wand is slightly curved making it easy to apply to the pesky corner lashes, and the formula didn't seem to need time to "thicken up" like a lot of mascaras do.

But over time the clumps came, the formula became sticky, and applying it just became difficult, especially on the bottom lashes which would end up in a big smudgy mess. I'd say this was at it's prime for about a week before things started to go downhill.

Would I buy it again? Oh no. I feel bad that I strayed away from L'oreal and will definitely be repurchasing Miss Baby Roll for the 1231th time when I'm next in Boots.

Have you tried Lash Sensational? What did you think to it?

RPR REPAIR MY HAIR TREATMENT MASK

RPR repair my hair treatment mask review
RPR repair my hair treatment mask for hair growth review

As you know I've had a bit of a nightmare with my hair recently, and I'm now trying everything in sight that promises to repair, strengthen, or make my locks grow.

The RPR Repair My Hair treatment claims to do the first two, and as a result of that I'm hoping for Goldilocks style hair asap. It's a Keratin mask which means it's packed full of delicious proteins to mend damage hair, and I've been trying it for a few weeks now to see if it does just that.

So does it? YES. I find with these masks that they always need leaving on for longer than the instructions say, so I shampoo my hair first, rinse it out, then slather this on wet hair whilst in the bath. I usually leave it for a good 20 minutes before washing it out and conditioning. As soon as you wash it out you can feel a difference in your hair, mine is always so dry and coarse after shampooing but this turns it silky soft and easy to brush afterwards.

The main ingredients are Aloe Vera (which is meant to be amazing for hair growth), Ginseng, and Coconut Oil. The mixture of all three means it smells divine and reminds me of holidays. I also like that the packaging is a tube rather than a tub, as you don't end up going overboard and scooping way to much out.

Would I recommend this? Yes! For a high end treatment it's not too expensive (£14.50) and it really does seem to do the trick, it doesn't just simply coat your hair in silicones like a lot of masks do.

I'm still on the lookout for amazing hair products, so if you have any recommendations let me know!

KOKO COUTURE HAIR EXTENSIONS - CALIFORNIA BLONDE

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KOKO couture hair extensions california blonde chiara 3 weft
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If you've read my previous post then you may know about my disaster with pre bonded hair extensions, and if you haven't, well, in short they got ripped out of my head pretty painfully and took half of my hair out with them. I know. Horrific. There were tears. Lots of tears.

So when KOKO Couture got in touch and asked if I wanted to give their clip in hair extensions a try I was mourning the loss of my long locks so obvz said yes. I knew I wanted a straight set so went for the Chiara 3 weft straight extensions in the hope they'd give me length and thickness. Tbh I was a bit stuck over which shade of blonde to go for as they had a tonne on offer but all I had to do was send them 2 snaps of my hair in natural light and alas, they matched me to California Blonde - which I believe is shade 613/16.

In all honesty I wasn't sure if synthetic extensions would be for me, any clip ins I've had in the past have been human hair, and I feared synthetic hair might end up looking a bit plastic-y. But the KOKO Couture extensions feel so similar to human hair AND they're made from heat resistant synthetic fibres, meaning you can style them with up to 180 degree heat.

They're also a snip at £17.99, so even though I'm now living life as a brunette, another set that match my hair won't break the bank, and these look pretty natural so I'll deffs be investing in some more.

Do you wear extensions? I'd be keen to hear about your experiences, especially if you've had bonds!

MAC LIPSTICK IN MOCHA

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mac mocha lipstick swatched
mac mocha lipstick on lips

Another week, another browny coloured lipstick. Actually that's a lie, I got Mac Mocha ages ago from Duty Free in America, I'd just been saving it so I could snap it looking all nice and unused.

Mocha is a peachy coloured brown lipstick that looks quite dark against my pale skin tone. I've read some reviews where people refer to it as pink, but I guess how it turns out is all in the base - it actually looks quite orangey swatched so it's definitely one to try before you buy.

It's a satin finish so it gives quite a high colour pay off while still keeping a moisturising texture, and applying it is so much easier than a matte or retro matte lipstick.

As with all mac lipsticks it's a little on the pricey side if you can't get to a Duty Free, as the cost of one of these bad boys has risen to a somewhat large £16.50 which puts it up there with high end lipsticks.

So if you're after something a little more dramatic than Velvet Teddy then I'd definitely recommend Mocha, it'll adapt to any skin tone and has great staying power. You also don't need to apply a lot to get a highly pigmented finish, so it'll last a while and make the £16.50 a littler more bareable!
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