Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Outfit - Bank

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Amy from Bank, who offered me two items from their own ranges; Ribbon and Blonde & Blonde. I couldn't believe my luck. After looking through the website for absolutely ages, I settled on these two pieces. I chose a robin jumper from their brand Blonde & Blonde and a pair of PU leather trousers by Ribbon. Bank have now gone into sale, so many of their items have up to 30% off, so definitely check that out. They also stock loads of other brands, including Glamorous and Converse.

I even managed to do an outfit post today, with good photos, yay! My sister visited so I asked if she would take the photos for me. We did try and take them outside, but it is so windy I just looked like I had crazy hair, so we gave up on that. 
Robin Jumper* and Pu fake leather trousers* - Bank
Ring and Boots- Topshop

I think they look really nice together, I love the colours on the jumper, with the cute skating robin! The jumper is SO soft, it's 100% acrylic but it doesn't feel like fake wool. So comfy and it even after christmas I can still wear it in the colder months! I love the oxblood colour, it is one of my favs! 

My cat snuck in the photos again!

Unfortunely, the trousers don't fit as well as I hoped they would, as they are quite baggy at the top, thankfully the jumper covers this! These trousers are a really good fake leather though, I was surprised on how much they look real! But if you are a bit curvy like me and petite they won't fit as well. 

I've also got some slightly christmassy nails at the moment, I'm wearing Nailene nails, which I bought in boots, 200 for £8.49. They don't look fake which is what I like and I was able to paint them however I like, I chose a Clock and Dagger Topshop Nails with alternate nails in Models Own Wonderland, Southern Lights

#BankOnBrands #BankFashSquad


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Stain Shampoo and Nutritive Lait Vital Rinse-Out Conditioner review

I went to have my hair cut about two weeks ago now at my local Rush salon (25% off student discount is the only way I can afford it!) and I was just about to pay, when I was offered to buy some of their products. I had never tried any of them and I knew they were a bit pricey, but after a bit of persuasion, I decided what the heck!

I bought this gift box, a present to myself for all the hard work I've been doing at uni. I was a bit put off by the price (£36) as I had never even thought about spending that much on hair care! My usual £2 dove shampoo and £2ish conditioner, were as much as I'd really spent on hair shampoo before. But like I said I thought I would treat myself.  

As you can see you get quite a bit, the shampoo (250ml) and the conditioner (200ml) as well as a small tube of 'Couture Styling Forme Fatale Blow Dry Gel' (50ml) which you get as a freebie basically. This shampoo and conditioner is best for people with normal to slightly dry hair.
I say you get quite a lot and but I wasn't sure how far the shampoo would go, I was VERY pleasantly surprised. (I'll get onto that in a minute)

When I first opened up the shampoo to smell it (quite a vital in haircare for me anyway!) I loved the scent. It was subtle and sweet, the conditioner was similar but had a bit of a stronger scent, which was slightly floral. 

When I first used the shampoo I wasn't too sure on how much to use, so I used about a blob (technical) about the size of a ten pence piece, well that was way too much! It lathers up so much! I have shoulder length hair so each time I've washed my hair with it I've used a smaller amount. I'm now using a blob about the size of a five pence piece, it's ridiculous! This is why I said at the beginning that I got quite a lot for the price. 

I always wash my hair twice and then condition, with the Kératase it tells you to towel dry your hair after using the shampoo, then apply the conditioner. I then left it for about a minute and a half then rinsed it off. Again I didn't use much of the conditioner, but I used more than I did with the shampoo. This is because it isn't as thick as usual conditioners so doesn't go as fair, however I think the thinner texture helps to decrease build up of product, it also makes it easier/quicker to wash out. 

I have used the styling gel a few times, using about a ten pence piece size and rubbing it between my hands before applying to my hair. It seems to help the styling of my hair but I haven't seen the full affect of it yet. It might be best for when curling your hair or styling with waves etc. 

After drying my hair it felt like silk, it was so so soft. I can't recommend these products enough, if I had the money I would buy it all the time! It will hopefully last quite a while but after it runs out I will only buy it as a treat for my hair. At the moment it has got 15% off on the Rush website which is pretty great. 

Have you ever tried Kératase or another high end hair product? What do you think and would you recommend any?