Thursday, 18 July 2013

How to get rid of frizzy hair

Hello darlings, it's Margaret!
I hope you're all well!
Summer usually means break, holiday, possibly seaside. That's when the hair start getting crazy: they become dry, uncontrollable and frizzy. Unfortunately some of us girls suffer from this hair problem during the whole year.. Like me!
I've been trying a few products in the last couple of months and today I want to show something that really works for me.
There is a cheap alternative and a slightly more expensive one: Phyto 7 Hydrating day cream and The body shop Coconut oil hair shine.

After I wash my hair I towel-dry them and try to brush them through gently a little bit. Once I've done that I put a peasize of the Phyto 7 Hydrating Day cream onto the lenghts of my hair. The consistency is not oily at all and it does not weigh your hair down  - I found this happens with a lot of anti frizz products. My hair do not feel an instant change but while blow drying them I notice the difference: the product will leave your hair smooth and shiny (in a good way). At the beginning I was a little reluctant because I didn't know if this cream would have worked for my normal to oily hair. I am really impressed with it so far!

Of course, I don't wash my hair every single day but usually every other day. So the second day my hair start to get frizzy again. What do I normally do? I choose according to the condition of my hair. If my hair are quite dry, I'll pick the Phyto 7 Hydrating day cream and put it on the ends of my hair  and on the roots if really necessary. Instead, if my hair are more on the oily side (who knows why?) I'll go for The Body shop Coconut oil hair shine. This solid oil melts between the fingertips and hydrates and removes the frizz. The Phyto cream can be used on dry hair as well.

Both these products are great. I must say that The Phyto cream is a bit more versatile than the oil because you can use it in different ways and I believe it works for most hair types.

I really hope this post helped some of you. 
Please let me know if you use any other product to solve this problem.
Lots of love, 

Monday, 8 July 2013

OOTD #7 High waisted shorts

Lovely girls!
How are you doing? It's July and sales have finally started here in Italy too! Yesterday I found these awesome Levi Strauss high waisted shorts in a shop and since I'm very proud of my first purchase, I want to show you how I wear them. It's a very simple outfit, something you can wear quickly when it's hot outside and you don't feel like spending too much time on clothes.
If you have any suggestions about anything, please write them in the comments.

1. Levi Strauss High waisted shorts 19.50€
2. White top
3. Black Converse All Star
4. Stradivarius headband
5. H&M bag
6. Ray-Ban Wayfarer

"... I got Ray Ban vision!"


NOTD #6 KIKO Caribbean Green

What's up girls?
Here is Sara! Today I'm gonna show you my nail choice of the week. It was a Christmas gift but I just started using it lately because I thought it was too full on. But now it's finally summer, so what time of the year could be better?
It's the number 388 by Kiko called Caribbean Green. It has micro glitters that give it a sort of metallic effect, perfect for night outs. I applied two coats and I've got it on for 3 days and it's not chipped (I didn't use the top coat!).

Kiko- N388- Link 


Monday, 1 July 2013

My desire post #4 London edition!

Hello everyone! It's Margaret!
Since I'm planning to go to London again, I'm now trying to make a list of some little beauty related British treasures... Today I want to share with you my choices, but if you have any other recommendations feel free to leave them in the comments!
Boots will be my dreamland!

- Boots Botanics 97% Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing balm - 8.99£ - Link
So curious about this stuff! I think I'll use this during cold months because it's quite rich and thick and not the best option during summertime for those with combination skin like me! I want to try it both because it has a reasonable ingredient list and because I can't afford the super hyped Emma Hardie one. I think it's a good compromise. Also, in Italy they're not that popular as in other countries. 

- Soap & Glory The breakfast scrub - 8£ - Link

Last year, I was obsessed with this stuff and I wanted to get it, but as soon as I smelled the Flake away Scrub I couldn't resist. I still remember the Breakfast scrub and its lovely perfume though and now I desperately want to try it!

- Origins Balanced diet Lightweight Moisture Lotion - 23£ - Link

As I said multiple times, I have combination skin: this means that I get both spots and dry patches - Brilliant! I'm always looking for a good moisturizer - light but hydrating enough. The Origins one seems to be suitable for my skin type although the price is ridiculously high. I still want to give it a go though because Origins is a well-known brand which uses good and reliable ingredients.

- Collection Lasting perfection concealer in Fair 1 - 4.19£ - Link

The number one of high street concealers!! I can't rave about this stuff enough,  it's glorious! 

- Rimmel Stay matte powder - 3.99£ - Link 

 Best drugstore setting powder I've tried so far, it matches my skin colour perfectly but I've noticed that it also gives some coverage. Great product :)
- Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-in conditioner - 4.99£ - Link

 I know, technically this is an Australian brand, but I'm sure it's a bit more difficult for me to go to Australia :) I've heard so much about this, it's supposed to be hydrating, smoothing and should make your hair shiny: need to try this!

That's it for this post! As you can see I love surfing the net, looking for some British and non-British beauty gems eheh. This is my list but it could eventually grow: if you have any other recommendations about beauty products and make up I should pick up from London, make sure to leave them in the comments - I would really appreciate that! If you want to check out my previous London beauty haul, here's the link! 

Thank you so much for reading!
Lots of love,