I’m always on the lookout for new haircare, something nourishing and conditioning for dry/colour treated hair and being a beauty blogger I get to test a lot of new products… So in today’s post I will be sharing a couple of favourites I’ve recently discovered.

I was introduced to the brand Mane ‘n Tail, which is a company that produces shampoos and conditioners for the care of horses’ manes, but has recently marketed their products for human use after seeing the benefits it had. They are an American brand but they have recently launched in the UK, which makes me very exited as their products are pretty fab!

I have heard such great things about their haircare and many people claim that their shampoos have made their hair grow incredibly quick after constant use, which is amazing! I’ve recently started using the newest range which caters specifically for colour-treated hair, the Mane ‘n Tail Colour Protect Shampoo* works to cleanse, nourish and soften hair without stripping any moisture/colour.

It’s enriched with proteins and nourishing emollients, and has a lovely  lightweight texture that gently eliminates impurities, whilst helping to prolong colour vibrancy in between salon appointments. My hair is always left clean, healthy-looking and super soft.

I have been using the Mane ‘n Tail Colour Protect Conditioner* which I also love, it’s lightweight and ultra-nourishing, it’s enriched with Olive and Sweet Almond Oils, it helps to detangle hair, and also soften dry/damaged ends. My hair always feels super soft and looks healthy and shiny after using it. Another great thing about the brand is that they don’t test on animals, which I respect very much.

Have you tried Mane n’ Tail? What is your favourite hair product?

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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Happy Monday loves! Spring is finally upon us and I have been trying to go bare faced to let my skin breathe a little and I actually feel pretty confident, so today I want to share with you some current favourites and a few tips to help you maximize your bare complexion.

Skin can lose a lot of moisture after the winter months so it’s important to start replenishing that moisture at the start of your daily beauty routine. I have been using Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Cleanser – Whip to Clay* It has a lovely whipped mousse consistency, and once you add water it gently foams into a soft lather to rinse away makeup and impurities. It helps with shine and also to minimize pores and your skin is primed for the next step in your skincare regimen.

Another favourite product I have recently incorporated into my routine is the Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Masks* These masks are absolutely gorgeous and so luxurious, really cooling  and soothing perfect for an instant pick me up.

These aren’t your usual cloth/sheet masks they are actually made of biocellulose material, derived from natural coconut water, that fits snugly to the contours of your face like a second skin, they feel amazing on! Each mask combines hyaluronic acid with 2X the powerful probiotic blend and always leaves my skin looking smooth, luminous and more youthful.

I have also been using the Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster* which has been designed to help restore the healthy look of skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew. I like to use it before a serum or moisturizer as it helps to boost the effectiveness of your skincare products. It gives me that extra bit of moisture that my skin needs right now.

The last step to achieve beautiful bare skin is to seal it with a moisturizer or a light day serum and I have been loving the Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Advanced Brightening Day Serum* it absorbs instantly without making my skin oily or shiny, it just gives me that radiant healthy glow! I have also noticed my complexion is a lot more event and clear.

So just follow this easy routine daily and reveal skin that shines without a stitch of makeup! 🙂

What are your current skincare favourites?

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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A couple of weeks ago I visited Beauty and Melody Spa at the gorgeous M by Montcalm hotel in Shoreditch, for a relaxing day and some much needed ‘me time’

Upon arrival I was kindly greeted and taken on a little tour of the hotel and Spa, which was really lovely. I was then given a robe and flip flops and shown up to the changing rooms to get ready for my treatments.

My beauty therapist Adrianna showed me around the spa and all treatment rooms and made me feel very welcome. I had a glass of prosecco while having a manicure done, followed by a pedicure. Both treatments included shape and buff, cuticle work, hand/foot massage, cream and gel polish. I opted for french tips and I was so happy with the results, she did a fabulous job!

After my treatments had finished it was time to explore the spa, I decided to go for a little swim and then relax in the jacuzzi. It was so quiet and tranquil which is exactly what i needed. I had some refreshments at the relaxation area while enjoying the soothing music…

I also wanted to mention that all the staff at the spa were super lovely and helpful, they made me feel relaxed and very welcome. I can definitely see myself coming back here I had such a wonderful time. Beauty and Melody Spa have an extensive range of treatments on offer, from facials, body treatments, as well as hair services, nails and makeup also a range or aesthetics and laser treatments.

You can book and find out more about the spa here http://www.beautyandmelody.co.uk

For hotel reservations here https://www.mbymontcalm.co.uk

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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Happy Wednesday my loves, I hope you’re having a lovely day,

A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited to a super fun Benefit Cosmetics party for a very exiting (secret) new launch!

Upon arrival we were all welcomed by a squad of pink astronauts and walked the pink carpet (yes pink!) to the ultimate space-themed out of this world venue, to exclusively prepare for lift-off!! It was all going to be revealed at 7pm and with countdown timer set, I couldn’t be more exited.

Benefit always go ‘all out’ as I know you would agree, if you have ever been to one of their events.

I grabbed a space themed cocktail and joined my blogger besties to as the final countdown began… 3 – 2 – 1 lift off!! It was such an amazing atmosphere with UV lighting and smoke everywhere as the most incredible spacecraft descended onto the stage against a glowing galactic backdrop, and we were all introduced to the fabulous new launch – BADgal BANG! mascara.

Then off to the space pods to try the new mascara, and ‘WOW’ it did not disappoint! It gives so much length and volume, it reminds me of ‘They’re real’ but it is actually better in my opinion. One coat is enough as it’s quite a wet formula and super black, which I love.

Description:

  • 36 hours of volume, without weighing down lashes
  • Gravity-defying formula includes aero-particles, which is one of the lightest raw materials known to man (derived from space technology) allowing a buildable formula without weigh-down
  • Price: RRP £21.50
  • Available here

Thanks again for a fabulous evening Benefit Cosmetics, you sure know how to throw a PARTY! Dreams do come true… (of becoming a pink astronaut 🙂

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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Who doesn’t love to get their glam on, grab your besties and hit the town for drinks and banter, but without the relentless worry of drawing undesired attention… I’m certain it’s a common conundrum, but the perfect solution is a simple one – Casinos!

Grosvenor Casino* doors are always open, offering a relaxing friendly place to gather where you can actually hear each others conversation, serve food and drinks till late, and heck can have a flutter if you’re feeling lucky 🙂
And if like me, you find the tables a little intimidating, with a prior request they may even open a private table where you can be shown the ropes by one of their expert croupier.

Myself and a few blogger friends recently visited and we had such a pleasant experience. Our evening starting with a lovely platter of delicious dishes and drinks. They cater for everyone with healthy options a plenty, and a great vegetarian selection too. We also enjoyed a few cheeky glasses of prosecco and cocktails which were divine. The staff were so friendly and approachable and made us feel welcome.

We had so much fun learning to play Roulette and Blackjack, brilliant first-time gaming experience and I was actually winning all night, which was fantastic!

There are quite a few Grosvenor Casinos dotted around London, we visited St Giles, located on Tottenham Court Road and I’m actually already looking forward to my next visit.

I also wanted to mention that although we all dressed up, the atmosphere is very relaxed so feel free to dress smart/casual too.

Have you visited Grosvenor casinos before?

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

Casino Details:

Grosvenor Casino St Giles 262 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7RG

T: 020 7299 7600

Open 24 hours

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