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Stemm High Density Stimuli Set for Blonde Hair

Hey everyone,

I have this past month been using the Stemm hair range for blonde hair. I  have tried a lot of expensive hair care this last 30 years or so and had pretty much given up on finding anything that would make my very fine curly hair volume and life.

It had gotten to the stage where a ponytail was pretty much as far as I got with it because to try and nourish the curls and the fact I had it coloured it pretty much just went lank and lifeless and had started to look extremely thin and I hated it.

So I started using Stemm as it claims to help with hair loss. lack of volume, condition. I warn you now these are hair treatments that really get down and tackle hair issues. They smell very different to what you may be used to but they have worked for me where I thought nothing would work and that overrides everything, plus it is important to know the smell of the ingredients does not linger on your hair in any way.

There is so much science behind these products is is impossible for me to cover it all. But I can tell you what they have done for me and I can back it up with a couple of pictures.

So the first product is Stemm Density Stimuli  a powerful hair serum that you massage into your scalp every evening. It combines vitamins, minerals, amino acids, peptides, polyphenols and other vitamins to help hair regain its thickest, fullest & strongest look.

This is to give your hair follicles everything it needs to produce strong healthy hair!

I have found this is pretty much absorbed by morning. I do not wash my hair every day so I tend to use this every other evening. (plus the ocd part of me is trying to make the bottle last along with the shampoo and conditioner) You only need a little and you massage it in.

High Amino Shampoo is a concentrated product to gently cleanse the hair and scalp without damaging it, it works by supplementing the hair with the natural amino acids and nutrients our hair needs to keep it healthy, full glossy, soft & shiny.

All these products are sulphate free and the shampoo tho it cleanses the hair well it doesn’t foam up a lot . It doesn’t smell of flowers and exotic places either but I don’t really care about that and for very good reason I will get to soon …

Gold Fulvic Conditioner – for Blonde Hair is a rinse off conditioner with no build up on the hair associated with other hair conditioners. It will never give you lank hair! Lank hair is the bane of my life with curls .. you have to condition them and this pulls the curl down leaving it very lank.

So while the serum and shampoo both work on the scalp, getting it healthy and keeping it healthy and cleansing. The Fulvic conditioner, it specifically targets the damaged parts of our hair. The over heat treated/coloured/weak hair shaft. It works on fine flyaway hair and damaged hair. It restores strength and volume.

Now having most of the hair problems that have been mentioned above I cannot believe the change in my hair!! They call this skincare for hair .. well I can only agree fully as I feel like it has taken 30 years off and given me the hair I had in my 20’s and that is really saying something.

My hair  much stronger my hair is, the shine it has, the volume and the LIFE,vitality, softness and shine this has given my hair. It looks and feels fully restored back to a former crowning glory I thought I would never see again.

Ok so it smells of the natural and some organic ingredients in the bottle but it is oh so worth it but there is no sulphates or parabens in here of fake perfumes and it is a complete hair treatment system and it is the first one I have tried that has ever lived up to what it promises.
This is my hair before and then after I have been using Stemm for over a month.


Before as you can see my hair is super fine and breaks very easily & limp. Below are the after pictures where you can visibly see how much stronger my hair is and how much vitality and shine has been restored!

 

 

I cannot recommend these enough to anyone with blonde coloured hair that needs strengthened and the health and vitality but back into their hair. There is also a set for darker head of hair as well.

The only place I can see this trio set available at the moment is QVC and it is the best value to buy them all together Stemm on Qvc

I can honestly say these products have totally surprised me and blown me away. I am still in awe every time I look at my hair … amazing!

Have you tried Stemm yet? If you suffer from low hair self esteem and your hair has lost its former glory, then like me then you need to try these ..

That is it for now folks

Nicola x

 

Kiss The Moon LOVE Night Cream For Hands

 

Hey Beauties,

Been a while since my last post .. it would seem anaemia gave me a bit of a sabbatical but onwards and upwards eh!

Kiss the Moon I have wanted to try for quite some time, as their oils are all natural and aimed at getting you a really good night’s sleep. As someone with a full list of sleep issues, I thought I would try some samples a while back and fell completely in love with their LOVE Night Cream for hands … oh and they are British (I love to support Uk brands)!

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Their Nighttime Hand Cream is a new product by them and full of Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil, Rosewater, Coconut Oil and Olive Oil so it really packs a punch on dry skin. With no parabens or sulphates the cream just sinks quickly and completely into your skin

The Love Hand Cream and Oils are aimed at anti-ageing as well as sleep (thats moi) and with a blend of Rose, renowned for calming skin and the mind, Frankincense, a natural mood lifter and Ylang Ylang to promote peace and relax, it smells beautiful.

The hand cream smells divine, not overpowering as I find some and too strong a whiff of essential oils can actually wake you up, by stimulating the mind instead of relaxing it. So this is a beautiful mellow blend and I adore the fragrance from my very first use.

The second thing I noticed about this hand cream was that unlike some (ok a lot) I found it to be very nourishing on my hands. I often get contact dermatitis and eczema on my hands and this soothed and nourished them overnight and that is what sold me on this cream , so much so that I had to invest.

It goes on like a rich mousse and quickly sinks into the skin .. no oily hands for hours after. It goes in and gets to work on nourishing and healing and it definitely helps me and my thirsty skin.

The aroma of delicate Rose, Frankincense & Ylang Ylang is so soft and mellow, it is really beautiful. My hands feel and look more nourished and I am just completely sold on this hand night treatment and the fragrance. I got a 15% off email where they asked for some feedback, so I bought the hand cream with that and sent them a message, telling them how much I loved it and what a lovely company and very humble people to talk to.

They were so pleased and sent me out a few more samples of their oils to try, plus the sugar scrub, which is made with brown sugar, so it smells deep and decadent and leaves skin super smooth.

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I think that the LOVE Face Oil will be my next investment for sure, as that scent just totally wins my senses over. You can check them out here: Kiss the Moon

That’s it for now peeps ..

back soon I hope

Nicola x

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Lola Satin Eyeshadows are Stunning!

Hello everyone,

I have found a new love! If you have not tried the M&S Lola brand, then I have to highly recommend it.

In this duo, the nail polish is a really hard working, hard wearing product, but the peachy toned colour of this eyeshadow is just pure perfection! It cleans up the whole eye area and really brightens it.

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These are satin eye shadows and the one I have has a subtle shimmer in it. I haven’t taken a lot of time applying it on my lid, but it has gone on like a dream. I just dabbed it on and hey presto! It instantly awakened the whole eye area and made it look much better!

The shadows give a lovely rich intense application to the eye. They don’t feel dry and feel lovely and smooth and light on the eye.

I have fallen in love with this eyeshadow and will definitely be looking out for some more. Sometimes eyeshadows with a little sparkle in can irritate the eyelid as they are coarse, but not with this. It feels really good.

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The Libbie Club has 20% off this Lola duo this month, they will make a lovely gift to someone as they are great for morning and evening. You can check them out here:

That’s it for now folks, take care

Nicola x

Bio-Extracts Vegan Cosmeceutical Ground Breaking Skincare!

Hello everyone,

It is very rare that something completely new and outstanding comes your way but in my beauty group on Facebook that is exactly what happened when a lady by the name of Marina Nubo arrived.

Marina has her own labs and her knowledge is skincare and skin is more than outstanding. This is her pride and her joy! She is passionate about what she does and her skincare is her family, so she cares very deeply about her plant ingredients and has put Bio-extracts together from her wealth of knowledge to bring you a Cosmeceutical Vegan Brand that punches way above its weight.

So onto her face creams there is 3 types light, normal and rich and the cream which have the very latest biotechnology and ingredients.  I have been using the Normal face cream but as we slide into winter I will be going onto the rich . This cream and what it does tho is anything other than normal. It has a multi Lamellar (the first of its kind) which is very similar to the skins natural Lamellar structure so it mimics and restores the skins natural barrier function and takes your serums and moisture exactly where it needs to go.

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It comes in an air tight pump dispenser jar, every dose is measured and the ingredients are super fresh and at their most potent. It is British made, cruelty free, paraben free, vegan approved and gmo free ..yet it is so full of high tech plant actives that are proven to work and give great skin results. Something a lot of women on my beauty group have remarked on.

This is also what sets Bio-Extracts apart from a lot of other vegan brands..it is the knowledge of putting together powerful plant actives into a new Llamar system that delivers fresh, potent and powerful plant actives that are so perfectly designed to not only work in tandem together but outstanding results to the women who use it.

The multi layered system in this cream is designed to take the serums which work in tandem with the cream and the vital nutrients your skin needs exactly where it needs to go boosting hydration, skin health, glow , locking that in and protecting your face from daily environmental factors .. even walking along the road now we are inhaling car fumes and it is sitting on our face causing so much irritation . This is pure skin food that protects.

Marina has put so much time and thought into every process. She has a scientific and technical mind. The more you use the products you come to realise this and how truly intelligent and well thought out this brand is!

Face creams are delivered in air tight measured doses and so are the serums. So every-time you use your products you are getting them as fresh as possible so they are at their most potent for you. Even the natural fragrance is designed to be beneficial when we inhale it.

I have to say I find this all pretty amazing considering the brand is Vegan, Clean, Paraben free, high tech and cruelty free!

Some of the serums tackle fine lines and wrinkles, they work on these not only on a daily usage but the more you use them the better the long term benefits are. The serums used alongside this face cream put you as a woman or man fully in control of what your skin needs on a daily basis.

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So for example if you need more hydration there is a Hydra Boost, a Glow Boost for tired dull skin, Anti-Redness, Exfoliating ect … It has the first EVER  Vegan  Hyaluronic Acid ever in a product!! .Want more anti-ageing and wrinkle control during the day and hydration and glow to work on your skin while you sleep .. well no problem. This has been laid out for you to cherry pick what your skin needs on a day to day basis, how clever ..

I think the whole range is  fantastic value the serums come in at just under £20 and the face creams on the website are £27, there are a few value sets on offer and you can put your skin concerns in on the website and they will tailor a set just for you!

I will be doing a post about the serums soon as there is quite a few of them and too much to fit into a single post. Something here for every skin concern and everyone and if you give it a go your skin will definitely be rewarded.

Honestly everything has been thought of here and it is impossible to find fault, my skin loves it and I know a few other ladies who are saying the same thing!  Make up goes on like a dream and doesn’t budge all day. There is no 2 o’clock shiny nose, nothing.

I really hope you take a look at this brand because it is made by a woman who truly loves what she does and working with skincare and helping peoples skincare concerns and that is how this brand was born. I have learnt so much from her and I am blown away by her brand, her knowledge and the fact she will chat away to me about skincare which I love lol.

You can get £15 off your first purchase with Bio-Extracts with my referral which is a fantastic way to start and there is a variety of multi deals on the website which you can find here:  Bio-Extracts 

Anyway that is it for now folks, I hope you enjoy!

Take care

Nicola x

 

 

 

 

The Library of Fragrance Gingerbread Cologne is dark, Sexy and Utterly delicious!!

Hey fellow beauty lovers!

The Library Of Fragrance is not just any old perfume company. Since 1996 they have been producing well known scents that surround us in our everyday lives, scents that we know and love and that bring memories, love and comfort into our lives.

A lot of the fragrances are single notes, so that you can mix and match to find your own unique blend, that is true to you and you can make up your scent to suit your mood. I have tried a few of these fragrances now and have found them so true to scent it is unreal.

The Snozzberries taste just like Snozzberries! to quote Willy Wonka!

I have tried Sea Salt, a real favourite…living by the sea, it is a scent of home, so I love to wear it. I have also tried Pina Colada and I just wanted to drink it lol .. it was so fresh, fruity and creamy.

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The scent I chose this time is Gingerbread, because I just love that warming, sweet, caramely, rich, deep, sexy scent .. it is just pure heaven! Ah I could eat my arm off it is so delicious! It gives me a sense of self and real comfort too, as it is a fragrance I have known all my life, as my father was a master baker and fresh baked gingerbread was my favourite.

The scent is so true to life, it is mouth watering and everyone has asked me what it is I am wearing, as they get a whiff of the delicious, spicy scent. I definitely chose the right scent for me!

Another scent I feel some of my friends will love is Gin & Tonic, as it is such a fresh, clean fragrance and again very true to what a real gin and tonic smells like.

No matter what memories or fragrances you want to find, The Library of Fragrance should have whatever it is you are looking for .. you can check out some of the scents on offer with this month’s Libbie Club offers here

There is Vanilla Ice Cream, Gin & Tonic, Baby Powder and Fresh Laundry to name a few ..and they are totally true to their names which I love. So if you find one you like, then why not give it a go? See for yourself and surround yourself in a scent you love, that fills you with happy memories, because that is what the Library of Fragrance can do for you!

Bye for now

Nicola x

Paul Yacomine Micro Duo Hair Serum/Oil

 

Hello beauties

Me again lol!

This time with a topic very close to my heart! Hair serums & oils – isn’t it such a minefield to find the right ones for your hair that don’t weigh it down or leave it feeling lank?

So I have been trying the Paul Yacomine Micro Duo for hair is a pair of serums/oils that do not build up on hair or weigh it down. It is designed to wash completely out of your hair as well and not leave a build up which so many serums can do and I really detest feeling any build up of any sort in my hair!

These are less is more products, they are designed to be so lightweight but so efficient so you do not have to overload your hair with product. These refined products are what all hair serums & oils should be like!

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They smell amazing too, with organic Argan oil, Rose oil, Rosemary, Patchouli, Orange and Geranium they are not only super refreshing on the hair but they are uplifting smells. Really worth noting that the Micro Treatment Oil also has sunscreen in as well so it is nourishing and protecting your hair on a daily basis and oh boy it smells heavenly!

I mostly leave my hair curly and the hair dryer and straighteners only really come out if I am going somewhere so I just scrunch in some Micro treatment oil from half way down my hair to the ends and then if I am going to finish it off with the hair dryer I add the Micro Finish Oil.

The Micro Finish Oil No3 is for dry frizzy hair (yep that is me) you use it on damp hair and it is formulated to penetrate the hair shaft deeper to condition, smooth dry hair, take down frizz and give some shine, definition and curl to hair that normally would frizz!

These oils not only smell amazing but they work like a dream and it is very easy to see why they have a big celebrity following .. for hair that smells, feels and looks stunning with no frizz (most important if you are a celeb I would imagine!)

You can see in this picture how much it really has tamed my curls, no frizz in sight and they look totally conditioned and shiny!

So if like me you struggle with unruly hair that rules you then this magical duo really is worth a go .. oh and did I mention how incredible they smell .. you will be sniffing and swishing hair all day …

There is £7.50 off this Paul Yacomine Duo with this month’s Libbie Club if you are interested. They have worked wonders on my frizz for sure.

Bye for now

Nicola xx