Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Curly Hair & Bendy Rollers

As someone with curly hair you'd think that I wouldn't have to buy products to make it curly wouldn't you?  No, if I want a more structured curl rather than my own windswept mass I have to use rollers, or a curling wand.  I'm OK with the curling wand but I find bendy rollers much easier and less time consuming.  I buy my bendy rollers from Sainsburys or Superdrug, they are really not expensive and a great way to get a bouncy curl.  You get about 8 or so in a packet and they last quite a while (but don't let the dog get hold of them though, I made this mistake once, he enjoyed chewing them but they weren't exactly useable afterwards!)

Putting The Rollers In

I'm sure there is a scientific way of actually putting these rollers in and I should probably see if I can find someone on YouTube to teach me, but I do it in a kind of haphazard way and it seems to work for my hair. I blow dry it first and put some curl cream in it, or a little bit of beach wave spray before I put the rollers in.  It helps my hair if it's slightly damp and I leave them in for fifteen minutes or so.  





Result!

The result is a nice structured curl rather than my usual bed-hair-even-when-its-just-been-washed type style.   What I like about these curlers is that a) they don't snag my hair, or get tangled in it and b) they aren't hot so I don't burn my fingers which does happen sometimes with my heated rollers and c) I can pop them in really quickly so if I'm in a rush and having one of those mornings where I really need to multi task a lot its perfect, I can whip them out just before I leave the house, grabbing the kids, school bags and PE kits at the same time.  I go through phases with rollers, I won't use them for months then I'll use them all the time.  It's nice to have a choice of heated or these bendy ones and the curling wand too (though I burn myself a LOT with that I must admit).

The bendy rollers I use are from Sainsburys for £3.00 and there are 8 in a packet.  You can also get them from Tescos and Superdrug.  Leo Bancroft the celebrity hair stylist also does some for Sainsbury's they are black and a little bit thicker so the curls are a bit wider (which is nice if you want a change).

Maria xx


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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Chatting about ... EcoTools make up brushes


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The EcoTool brushes are a recent addition to my make up brush collection (which has grown considerably since I realised I hadn't bought any new ones for years).  They are made by EcoTools and the ones pictured are a mixture of the Fresh & Flawless Complexion Brush Set (£11.99 for a set of 5 brushes) and the EcoTools Duo Eye Enhancing Set blending and shading brushes (£6.99 for two brushes, double ended).

Natural Materials

The brushes are made of natural materials and they are very soft and glide effortlessly across your eyes and face, the handles are made of bamboo so are very light.  I bought these in Superdrug and must admit to taking ages to choose as there were several options, the range is fairly extensive and they are extremely good value as they are lovely brushes and well priced.  I've just checked the Superdrug.com website and they are all on there if you want to go and have a look.

Before I bought these (and my Real Techniques which I will do a post on soon) I'd been using a mixture of Laura Mercier, MAC and Bobbi Brown brushes as well as a Ruby & Millie brush which just goes to show how long I've had them as Ruby & Millie are not in business as a brand any more (more's the pity).  I don't think I realised before the importance of having good brushes, and clean brushes as well, they really do make a difference to the application of make up and the overall
finished look.

Great for Travel

I took the Fresh & Flawless Complexion Brush Set on holiday (hence the photo of them on the sunbed) as they were in a very handy case that I just put in my bag.  When I got home they went straight in my brush pot alongside my new Real Techniques brushes (another brand I'm currently obsessed with!).   I washed them gently in Baby Shampoo and flat dried them over a towel on the radiator overnight and they were good as new in the morning.

Maria xx


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