John Freida Flyaway Tamer

Theres nothing that annoys me more than crazy stray away hairs.

When i was 7, i got one of those cheap glittery rolly brushes (that you get in those girly barbie type hair packs) stuck in my hair. If i can teach you anything in life, it would be to never buy one of these things for your daughter. Its scarred me for life.

As an outcome I had to rip front strands of my hair out. It was heartbreaking, not to mention painful, and to no surprise it has never grown back. Now 17 years later, these stray away crazy bits are a constant nuisance in my daily routine.Hair is after all, a very big deal for girls.

Anyway more to the point. Recently I came across the John Freida flyaway tamer. 


You use this on your dry, styled hair. Simply brush the wand across the flyaway hairs!

BEFORE 


AFTER 


It definitely does what it says on the tin! My hair appeared more tamed and neat after use.

My only critique is that it gave my hair a more greasy look. However this appeared to dry out 10 minutes after. 

I would definitely recommend this product, perfect for the handbag. You can grab yourself one from super drug, boots, or 3 of them on Amazon for under £7!

LwL X 

5 reasons to love Green Tea

Green tea originated from China and has been used as a medicine for many years. Its been known to have multiple health benefits, and it’ll be rare to find a nutritionist that doesn’t swear by adding this detox tea to a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately approximately 80% of our population are still big black tea drinkers. Here’s 5 reasons to consider going Green..

  1. This brew helps combat diseases

Green tea is made from un-oxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea. The antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols it contains help to cleanse our bodies.

These detoxifying substances protect cells and molecules which can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are known to play a role in all sorts of diseases.

2. It zaps fat and increases energy

The polyphenol found in green tea enhances fat burning and boosts your metabolic rate, meaning that food and calories are broken down quicker. Additionally, in one study in 10 healthy men, green tea increased energy expenditure by 4%

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Who doesn’t want to be more toned with more energy right?

3. It’s a cuppa that keeps you pretty

Green tea can apparently help with wrinkles and signs of aging!

Ever wondered why so many skincare products contain green tea extract? This is because their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities help inhibit free radicals from breaking down collagen, the protein in our skin that keeps us looking young.

Both animal and human studies have also demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.

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4. Its a beverage that could make you savvy

The key active ingredient is a small amount of natural caffeine, which is a known stimulant to improve brain function. Caffeine has been intensively studied before and consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory. Specifically, green tea drinkers showed increased connectivity in key parts of the brain associated with memory.

5. Going green can help with those pearly whites

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  • Cavities – Green tea is anti-bacterial, it may help reduce bacteria and acid in the mouth.
  • Gums – Green tea’s anti-inflammatory substance can aid in controlling gum disease.
  • Tooth Loss – A study in the Journal of Periodontology showed that green tea may markedly reduce enamel loss.
  • Oral Cancer – Not only has green tea been linked to helping prevent breast and prostate cancer, but may slow the progression of oral cancer as well.
  • Smelly breath – Bacteria and other microbes make our breath smell, errr. Green tea’s anti-bacterial properties fight stinky bacteria too! Winning.

For me it’s a no brainer really. I choose to be healthy and youthful..pass me the Twinings.

LwL x

Monday’s are for Positive Purple

Hi Everyone

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday!

I’m flying high this morning with these beautiful berry nails.. Do you like the colour?

I love it! Purple is my favourite because it’s super bright and positive. What’s you favourite colour?

Thanks to my Juiceplus berry capsules my nails are longer and stronger than ever. No more need for shellac or fake nails, so needless to say it saves me a fair bit of money on pampering; especially as this lovely nail varnish is actually from the pound shop would you believe?!

What a bargain!

 

LwL X

New Lipstick

Hey all!

So I bought this lipstick for £1 in primark last week. It was a bit of an impulsive buy, I just grabbed it while queuing at the counter, those upscale attempts really work on me haha.


I’m not sure about the colour on me but it’s very good quality for the price.

It’s creamy but has a matte finish and goes dry so I added some Vaseline over it.

The colour stayed on for ages last night!

What do you think of the colour?

They do lots of different shades so I’ll probably be grabbing a few more of these. Proper bargain!

LwL X

Kylie Jenner colour braids

Absolutely loving this look that Kylie Jenner rocked to Coachella on the weekend.

I daren’t say i would dye my hair all those colours, but it’s definitely gave me an idea for festival hair this summer… Chalk hair paint anyone?? 

I’m gonna grab these non-toxic ones I found, under a fiver too, winning! 

I can’t say I was a fan of the fashion attire though. Oh god that jacket.. Bit too oversized for me.

 
What were your thoughts on the outfit? 

LwL X 

Sunday Freebie! Estée Lauder

Happy Sunday everyone!

Heres a little treat for all you lovely ladies..

Estée Lauder are giving away 10 day samples of double wear foundation +primer absolutely free!

  

You can get yours in 4 easy steps..

  1. Click on this link 
  2. Scroll to the bottom and enter your email
  3. Download your voucher

Take it to a boots counter to get a colour check and your free sample.    
I am loving this foundation already, watch out for a review post soon! 

    Competition Announcement

    The Liz Earle giveaway day is finally here! 

    Names have been put into a hat and the winner of the Cleanse and Polish Liz Earle set is….

    **Drumroll please** 

    Budding blogger Gemma Whebel!

    *Applause* 

    Gemma, thank you for being one of my loyal email subscribers to follow me on my travels. I look forward to the day you finally take the plunge and start your own blog and I can read all about your adventures too! 

    This is on its way to you..

      

    Thank you to everyone who took part! Keep an eye out for future competitions throughout the summer 😊

    LwL X