Monday, 29 November 2010

Snow in Newcastle

Its been snowing in Newcastle for the last 4 days. This was me and my housemate, Claire, out in Newcastle last thursday. It's actually reaaallly nice going out in the snow. There's no-one about! Going to the pubs and clubs when its empty is just soo nice. No more waiting at the bar for 30 mins at a time!!

Me and claire soaking up the err, snow?

Newcastle's Christmas tree. If you look really closely you can see Claire.

Ever since the snow has fallen I have been out the house and loving every moment of it. I love being able to get around and do things without there being too many people! I the only think I dislike is the public transport. Stagecoach - Whatever the weather? I DON'T THINK SO.


Life pics - 19-11-2010

My life in pictures 19-11-2010.

New bag.

Packing the bag for uni!

Dress code - Captain Birdseye!

Salt stained Red Ugg things. Not Ugg brand. Emu ridge if I remember correctly!

Pick up my dissertation ethics form and hand it in!

Quick trip to the Charity Shops. Good Haul! Will blog about what I bought :)

Buy a giant subway!

Eat subway whilst catching up on my youtube video subscriptions

Matching blazers with my housemate, James.

Meet claire after work with James for some drinks. Claire doesn't want her photo taken!


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Updated What I am using.

I done one of these ages ago and I noticed that this is REALLY out of date. I don't even have some of these products anymore! I figured I'd also mark out my current faves too!

Here's an updated What I am using:

Shampoo: Tresemme Naturals

Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals

Hair Treatment: Paul Bryan Moisture Treatment and Paul Bryan Protein Treatment (still relying on these massively. Lovely product!)

Styling products: Tigi S Factor Dream Drops, Tigi S Factor Papaya Leave In Moisture Spray, Got2b Guardian Angel Heat Protection Spray

Shower Gel: Nivea Lemongrass and Oil Shower Gel

Body moisturiser: At the moment I'm using up my Britney Spears Curious Body Lotion but after this I'll be using a Hello Kitty shimmer lotion I got from Poundland!

Deodorant: Mitchem

Fake Tan: I prefer to stay pale

Cleanser: Proactiv and L'oreal Perfect Clean for Sensitive Skin.

Toner: Proactiv

Moisturiser: Proactiv repairing treatment, Aldi Lacura shimmering day cream, Aldi Aqua Mineral cream

Exfoliator: An exfoliating glove

Primer: GOSH

Foundation brush: None at the moment. Have been applying with my fingers.

Concealer: MAC Studio Sculp in NW20

Powder: Maybellline Dream Matte Powder in 01 Nude Rose (Not my fave)

Blusher: Maybelline Pure Blush Mineral in 40 Quartz Peach and MAC Bite Of An Apple Blush

Bronzer: None

Highlighter: Topshop Highlighter Powder in Sunbeam (FAVE!) and MEMEME Beat The Blues No2 Moonbeam

Eyeshadow base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance (FAVE!)

Eyeshadows: NYX Shadow in Vanilla, ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Socialite and Collection 2000 Dazzle Me in 14 Lusterous

Eyeliner: Illamasqua Precision Liner in Abyss(Black)(FAVE!)and a Dior pencil liner in black

Curler: Shu Uemura

Mascara: Rimmel Lash Accelerator in Black and Mary Kay Signature Mascara 'Lash Lengthening' in Black

Lipstick: MAC Sinister Lipstick (FAVE!)

Lipgloss: EOS Summer Fruit's lipbalm (FAVE!) and not much else!

Nail Colour: Loving the Barry M nail effect polish layered under Essies Baby's breath, Topshop polish in Hopscotch and Revlon One Perfect Coral.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Babyliss Big Hair Styler

Hello Guys!

Before buying a product, I always like to search for reviews and testimonials. YouTube is my first port of call and I am very surprised to find that there are VERY few reviews on YouTube for this product. After buying and trying this product I really can't understand why this is the case. This product is my new love and obsession.


I would describe the Babyliss Big Hair styler simply as a rotating ceramic brush which is also a hair dryer. It doesn't sound all that special from that description but wait until you see it in action. It's basically having an easy blow dry at home!

As I am too scared to create a video myself. Here it is in action:

I purchased this for £44.99 from Argos and in my opinion this is worth every penny! I love how easy it is to use. There are 2 heat settings and also an option of cool air to 'seal the style' after using a hotter setting. The brush rotates 2 ways so it's easy to flick out or shape the hair. Volume is created by letting the hair wrap itself up until near the scalp, stopping the product from rotating, and leaving the hot air to create the volume. After around 30 seconds you can let the styler out. This can be seen in the above video. Shape is created by holding the styler nearer the ends of the hair using the rotating brush to choose if you want a flicked under or out style.

When I first had a go of using the product I was SO scared that I would get my hair tangled around the brush. I did this when I was little with a round brush and my mam ended up having to cut my hair out of it!! On the first go there were NO TANGLES! (phew!) and I found that if I did 'snag' my hair slightly (No hair was broken) it was very easy just to stop the styler from rotating and pull the brush through my hair with ease. Alternatively I could use the other rotating setting to push the hair back out.

I am absolutely IN LOVE with this. When I use this It's like I have stepped right out of the hairdressers.

The result!


I've been having a good look at the other Babyliss products which are out at the moment and I am thinking about shedding some cash on the Babyliss Root Boost. This is a tiny tiny crimper which you use directly at the root to create even more volume! I might add this to my Christmas wish list!

Have you tried one of these?

Bryden x