Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Loving: Topshop and Miss Selfridge

I went shopping and this is what happened:

I don't usually shop in Topshop, but that has all changed now...
I went to the Oxford Street store and it is like heaven for any girl. Their current season stuff is really nice and one of my obsessions, jewellery, especially statement jewellery- were amazing. I had to control myself, but I only bought two rings and a cuff bracelet.

The cuff is beautiful and it is one of those pieces where you can get away with wearing that and that alone. You can also cross over the bracelet, so the loops intertwine.
With the rings, I would personally wear them day or night. I especially love the scandi eye ring, I don't own anything like it. Its unique. Love it. 

(link is to the silver version)

Miss Selfridge
I spotted this clutch and I had hearts in my eyes. It is really well made, the only thing I hate is the strap, it is a weird colour of gold, but I am not intending on using it. The 'V' part of the purse has faux snake print, which adds a nice touch.
It is really spacious (for those who have an iPhone, you know a small clutch is no longer applicable). This can fit everything, from face powders to compacts to even a MAC palette (just in case). I prefer black bags, as they go with everything. Can't wait to wear this!

The second item I bought was this ring, which is just beautiful. It reminds of the film Gladiators, it looks like the body armour they wore, very Roman times-esque.

Ring- £8.50 (couldn't find the link online)

Anyone else loving anything from Topshop or Miss Selfridge?

Devia xoxo

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Hair Hero: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

Firstly, some sun in the UK! I need some vitamin D, was starting to feel like a zombie, so hurray for that. Secondly, sorry for being naff with posting but I want to start doing different types of posts, I'm sure its getting boring with me reviewing products almost all the time. 
This post is a review AGAIN! Hahaha!!! But I am having a really difficult time in trying to grow my hair, I have no idea why it doesn't grow. My hairdresser told me that hair can stop growing when it gets to a certain length and sure hope this is not me :( To help the situation along, I am trying to not cut it and decided the best way is to use a good conditioner to keep my ends in tip top condition.
FYI: I did cut my own hair and failed miserably. It looked shit and was uneven, so that was a huge fail. Lesson: leave it to the professionals.

As there was so much hype around the Macadamia hair range, I obviously jumped on the bandwagon and I wanted to add my two pennies ;) The product that got the most hype was the Deep Repair Masque and I totally see why. Macadamia say:

"Our Macadamia and Argan oils combine with tea tree and chamomile oils, aloe and algae extracts to produce miracle-like hair rejuvenation"

It does nothing but good things for the ends of my hair (dare I agree and say it is a miracle product, a bit too far maybe, but not far off!). This is perfect with people who have really dry ends or use a lot of heat in their hair.

I use this in the shower, apply it to the ends of my hair and leave it for around 10 minutes (during which I exfoliate and warm up my vocal cords). When I wash it out, my hair is left feeling soft, smooth and very nourished! The texture is as expected: very thick, therefore, you need a small amount, but it is still really nice to apply to the hair.

It smells good and the scent stays in my hair. I expected the smell to be nutty or a chocolate/vanilla scent but it smells like a hair product (that is not even helpful, ha!), just quite feminine, clean and reminds me of the hairdressers.
I have been using it for 5 months and this stuff is seriously amazing!!! I use it sparingly (once a week) because it is such a moisturising product, I think twice would be a bit too much, plus, my hair can get greasy really easy (but I have dry ends?...WEIRD!) I was lucky and managed to get mine off CheapSmells when it was £10.

The dodgy hair cut I gave myself did help hack off the split ends and the Dove conditioner I blogged about here and this hair masque has helped to condition the ends of my hair. My hair is naturally wavy/frizzy/bird's nest, with my Dad even questionning if I own a brush, but with this, I feel my hair is slightly more tame and it doesn't weigh my hair down. I also struggle with dry ends because of my hair type and the more I have used this masque, the better my ends are and so makes my hair look healthier overall. I also use a hair oil once every two weeks, which helps as well.

If you haven't tried it, you need to, it is an amazing product, but £25 is a bit much, having said that it does last me quite a while. If you check BuyaPowa, they had a deal recently where it was around the £8ish mark, so it is worth shopping around.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend ;)

Devia xoxo

Monday, 2 July 2012

ATTENTION: Kiehl's Sale

I know what you are thinking, Kiehl's don't do sales (thought the exact same), but I went in to the Westfield in Stratford and they had 20% OFF!!!
You might want to check if your local store has the offer because I am not sure how long they are doing this sale and I couldn't see the sale online. FAIL!

As usual, I wanted to buy everything but I controlled myself and got the one product I wanted to try for ages (this was the perfect time, with 20% off and all).

I ended up buying the Midnight Recovery Eye Cream, which I tried a sample of a while ago and I really loved it.

RRP: £24.50
Sale price: £19.60

Excuse the poor picture, took it quickly on my phone, was excited to tell you all ;)
I am off to watch Revenge, my favourite show at the moment, so addicted.