Friday, 22 November 2013

New Mobile App To Create Beauty Products


Phone App with amazing recipes for natural beauty products 


BeautyCraft, a beauty product recipe book app for iPhone and iPod touch, is available exclusively on the App Store. The app teaches you how to make simple fresh beauty products from natural ingredients that you can easily find in your local shops, using tools you already have in your kitchen. My favourite recipe is the Bath Bombs! 
Before we could buy beauty products in the shops, people used to make their own lotions and potions from natural ingredients. Everyone has heard the story of Cleopatra bathing in milk and the tale of her beautifully radiant skin. Legend has it that she required 700 lactating donkeys in order to supply the milk for her daily bathing regime. It was said that in milk “lurked a magic which would dispel all diseases and blights from your beauty”. Nowadays we know that milk contains lactic acid, an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid which will gently slough off dead skin cells. History books are full of little snippets about beauty through the ages which give us an insight into the birth of today’s cosmetics industry. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our kitchens are full of interesting ingredients which you can use on your skin and hair. Before cosmetics adverts blinded us with techno-babble about products containing ‘Synchronized Recovery Complex II’ or ‘Pro-Retinol A + Elasti-Flex’, people used vegetables, fruit, pulses, grains, dairy products and herbs, to name but a few of the ingredients upon which today’s beauty products are based. BeautyCraft app contains over 80 recipes to teach you how to craft your own simple hair and skincare products. Recipes range from face masks to foot scrubs to bath soaks. None of these recipes contain any of the synthetic skin irritants found in most commercial cosmetics. Each recipe is simple to follow and uses only natural ingredients.The app has been beautifully illustrated with photographs that show you how to make all the recipes. Each recipe card takes you through the ingredients and instructions step by step. You won't need to buy expensive oils or rare plants, because all of these natural ingredients should be available in your local shops.
BeautyCraft app has been sold in over 50 countries around the world. From Botswana to Kuwait to Japan, women the world over are having a go at crafting their own bath bombs, toners and body scrubs. Don’t miss out – download your copy today!
BeautyCraft app is available for iPhone and iPod touch for £1.49 from the App Store at www.AppStore.com/BeautyCraft. Visit www.herbhedgerow.co.uk/app 



Did you know that apple cider vinegar has been used in beauty products since Roman Times? Or that coffee is thought to fight cellulite, and that honey and thyme have great antibacterial properties? As well as a recipe book, BeautyCraft also contains a detailed A-to-Z of all the ingredients and equipment used in the recipes with explanations of what they do and how they work.
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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque Review


MACADAMIA NATURAL OIL DEEP REPAIR MASQUE REVIEW: TREAT FOR WINTER 


Now the Winter is here, my hair feels limp and very dry because of the constant damp weather.
I have  a natural curl, plus my hair is dyed light blonde so I have been looking for a hair masque to easily put in my hair whilst in the bath that would condition, heal and make silk out of my curls- a tall order for any hair product!

It's very important for me that any product has natural products and is not full of harsh chemicals that overload the hair. I tried Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque as I have heard from quite  a few people now that it is great for dry hair without weighing it down. I have had three sessions of using a tiny bit of the mask in freshly washed hair and putting it in the ends of my hair and wrapping a hot towel around my head whilst I am in the bath and then washing it out with cold water to seal any split ends down. I have noticed a great improvement as the The Deep Repair Masque is an instant re-constructor that penetrates and rebuilds damaged hair. It has increased my hair strength as it reconstructs the hair leaving it hydrated. It says to leave for about 10 minutes but I have been doing it for about 20 mins in my bath-time and that has been fine. My hair is non greasy, silky and smooth after the treatment. I also love the smell of the product which is a yummy nutty scent.


Here are the benefits:
Using a combination of macadamia and Aragon oil infused with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts this masque will rejuvenate and rebuild the hair, leaving it deeply nourished for improved elasticity and shine with long-lasting conditioning benefits.
Combines macadamia and argan oils with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extract
Deep long-lasting nourishment
Ultra-conditioning hair reconstruction
Paraben-free formulation with tea-tree leaf oil, chamomile oil, aloe & algae to revitalise and restore dry, damaged hair
Improved elasticity & shine
Available in 500ml & 250ml & 100ml sizes
The 100ml is £12.50
The 250ml is £26.95
The 500ml is £36.75
I got mine online at http://www.macadamiahair.co.uk/product/deep-repair-masqueand the product was delivered very quickly. I ordered a 100ml tub and it has lasted me ages.
Here is a picture of me after the treatment, on a night out. I literally just blow-dried  it curly with a hair dryer and went out- look how glossy it looks and no frizz. You should definitely try this product, if like me you are short on time and need help to moisturise and condition your hair. Especially if you are super-blonde! 
@The GlamourCat Blog 2013

MacadamiaHair.co.uk 08448 40 30 40

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Friday, 1 November 2013

Nail Colour Review: Jessica 642 Frost At All Cost

If you want a gorgeous inky, Elphaba-worthy green-black shade then try this colour from Jessica Custom Nail Colour. It's shade 642. The name is Frost At All Cost which doesn't really suit the shade as it isn't frosty at all. I would have called it 'Macbeth's Witch'. I think it's quite hard to get hold of, but so original and great also for nail art. Two coats dry quickly and it covers nails with a rich glossy colour. Perfect for my Halloween party tonight. So Gothic and should only be saved for special party nights because of the black olive green tint which might look garish in the day. I love this colour, it's bold, mystical and very Autumnal. 
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New Survey Reveals Who British Women Most Want To Look Like...


Nicole Sherzinger
Most want to look like Nicole Sherzinger, but have the personality of Charlotte Crosby.

According to a poll conducted by the goodsurgeonguide, UK’s only cosmetic surgery review website, women between the ages of 18-25 would most like to look like X-Factor’s Nicole Scherzinger but have the personality of Georgie Shores’ Charlotte Crosby.

Charlotte Crosby

 Over 2500 UK woman of varying ages participated in the goodsurgeonguide the poll, which consisted of multiple choice and open-ended questions asking about personal beauty and celebrity personalities.

Aside from X-Factor's Nicole Scherzinger, other overall popular choices for looks and personality were Lorraine Kelly, Charolotte Crosby and Coronation Street Actress, Michelle Keegan.

When broken down by age, a whopping 85% of the 18-25 year olds said they’d love to look like Michelle Keegan and have the personality of Charlotte Crosby. But socialite Kim Kardashian took the overall top spot in this age group, where participants said if they could have it all they’d swap their entire lives with the reality television and entrepreneur. 
Kim Kardashian
British women in their 30s however would love to look more like Nicole Scherzinger and have the sassy and sweet personality of Jessie J. But if they could only choose one woman to swap their entire lives with, they chose Victoria Beckham.
Victoria Beckham
Women in their 40’s surprisingly went with Holly Willoughby with the personality of grumpy ex-loose woman Carol Mcgiffin. Not surprisingly, the woman they’d most want to trade their entire lives with is Kate Middleton.
Kate Middleton
Finally, women in their 50’s chose Lorraine Kelly as the woman they’d most want to look like, paired with the personality of Sarah Millican. They’d swap lives with Apprentice’s, Karen Brady.

Interestingly Beyonce came 2nd runner up in the 30’s and 40’s categories for people would most like to look like and swap lives.

Christiana Clogg Managing Director and founder of the goodsurgeonguide.co.uk says: “This poll shows it takes a variety of components to make the ideal woman. The most important thing is to love yourself and what you do above all else.”

When asked how she would answer her own poll, Christiana Clogg answered that she’d love to look like the curvatious Sophia Verger from Modern Family, with the sassy wit of Joan Rivers, and if to have it all, swap lives with Will and Grace’s, Karen Walker.

About The Good Surgeon Guide: The Good Surgeon Guide is an independent cosmetic surgery website where users can learn about cosmetic surgical procedures, leave reviews and make consultations directly with surgeons or aesthetic professionals. 




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Movember Fashion Essentials

Movember Explained...

Some ladies love a 'Tash"

Everyone remembers Bonfire night as one of the highlights of November, but what about Movember? In case you have been hiding away for the last couple of years, Movember (a portmanteau word from moustache and November) is an annual, month long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to change the face of men's health.  
By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States.
It has spread from Australia to South Africa, Europe, and North America.As of 2011 Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation. In 2010, Movember merged with the testicular cancer event Tacheback.
In 2012 the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the top 100 NGOs (non government organization) in the world. Go on their brilliant website to find out more: http://uk.movember.com

Help support men taking part in Movember with these tongue in cheek fashion pieces: 


Trucker Hat: Primark £4 


T-shirt: La Redoute Autumn Collection £15
Pump shoes: M&CO Kylie range £12 

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