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James Brown, from what I know of, is a famous hair stylist with famous friends like Kate Moss. (No, he’s not the deceased soul brother singer). The UK JB and KM hail from the same home town of Croydon and since 2007 James has also had his own product range sold in Boots.
The Colour Enhance Shampoo (£6.12/250ml) and Conditioner (£6.12/250ml) are the latest products to hit the shelves of Boots formulated to brighten and revitalise colour treated locks. The special formula contains sunflower extract and vitamin E to help brighten and maintain colour and cuticle-smoothing milk proteins to help reduce static and shine.
Hmm, yeah I admit that is all double Dutch and what you want to know is, does it work? Well colour fades with washing, even with colour enhancing shampoos and conditioners. I noticed a loss of colour when I washed my hair with these products, and my tresses were coloured about 3 weeks ago.
I also found the formula was a little rich for my porous hair, and I make sure I don’t shampoo more than once, which is the advice given with the Colour Enhance duo. It also states to leave the shampoo in the hair for 2 minutes. I don’t have a stop watch in the bathroom so all this timing malarkey is extra faffing.
It is an affordable range and it has a name tagged to it but that’s as far as things go. I’m sure it works better for others, it’s just not for me.
All James Brown products are available exclusively from larger Boots stores nationwide and online at http://www.boots.com/en/James-Brown-London/.
While we take a short break at Just Nice Things, I thought I’d share a list of personal favourite beauty products of 2012.
In no particular order, here are my most loved ones…
- Urban Decay Smoked palette
Super rich jewel colours and neutrals for the ultimate smoky eye palette. Urban Decay is second to none with their highly pigmented and easy-to-blemd eyeshadows. This is my most go-to palette at the moment.
- Area H20 shampoo and conditioner
Now that I’ve discovered this I don’t think you will be able to drag me to another shampoo and conditioner. My hair is so sensitive to products laden with rich ingredients and Area H20 deals with this problem amazingly.
- Bourjois’s Queen Attitude Kohl Kajal
No need to sharpen and easy to slip into my make-up purse, this beauty from Bourjois is a must-have.
- Witch Anti-blemishing Skin Clearing Primer
Primers are mandatory if you value your make-up and Witch’s offering has 2 in 1 properties – preps the skin and keeps blemishes at bay.
- Clarisonic Mia 2
An electric toothbrush for the face, this gadget has gently buffed my face for a clearer complexion and make-up blends and looks so much better. I wonder how I managed without it!
- Balance Me Rose Otto hand cream
Made in Britain with organic ingredients, this hand cream has tended to my dry hands throughout winter, keeping them moisturised and conditioned for hours. I keep a tube of this on my desk at work.
- Dr Lewinn’s Line Smoothing Complex S8 Super Hydrator
Does exactly what it says on the tin. My skin feels so smooth with a couple of drops of this.
- 17 Lacquer Liquid Liner
I hadn’t used a liquid liner since I first started wearing make-up and to be honest, I was nervous but this one from 17 is brilliant. So easy to use, gives a vinyl finish and even make-up artist Daniel Sandler was wowed by it.
- Clinique High Impact Volume Mascara
The BEST mascara! Big volume for luscious lashes.
- Collection Primed & Ready Smoothing Make-Up Primer
Another top primer and at a budget price – you don’t have to splash out for a decent primer.
- Illamasqua’s Neutrals Palette
I used to think a neutral palette of eyeshadows had limitations but you can create a variety of looks for day and night with just a few colours, and you don’t have to spend hours of confusion deciding what shades to choose. Only four shades with Illamasqua’s offering and probably the tamest from them but sure to become a permanent fixture.
- Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
This pot of magic is brilliant for removing stubborn nail polish and conditioning your nails at the same time and you don’t have to deal with cotton pads clogging up your bin.
Do any of these feature in your favourites of 2012? Perhaps you have discovered something else wonderful. If so, let us know by posting below.
Everyone loves a freebie and you would be hard-pushed to find anything better than what Smashbox is offering this month.
Until 31st December step up to any Smashbox counter in Boots stores with your BFF (if you’re a bonafide urbanator, you’ll know that’s your Best Friend Forever) for a make-up session courtesy of Smashbox and register both your details to receive your FREE kit*.
This cute kit contains the following key Smashbox products:
- Photo Finish Foundation Primer 7.lml
- Photo Finish Lid Primer 0.5ml
- Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx 0.8g
- Hyperlash Mascara in Blackout 4ml
- Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume 4.2ml
If you’ve never tried Smashbox, then this kit is the perfect stepping stone.
*Customer registration required (including postal address) following a makeup session. One Try It Kit per customer, whilst stocks last. Closing date 31st December 2012. Your Try It Kit will be delivered within 6 weeks of the closing date.
OK so Christmas is nearly here and I am sure there is plenty of shopping left to do. Today at Boots you can pick up the amazing Ted Baker Star Quality gift set at the special price of £22 (instead of £45) but it’s only for one week.
This collection contains two fragrances, one with top notes of raspberry and tones of rose, vanilla and sandalwood, and the other with top notes of bergamot and red fruits carefully combined with tuberose and patchouli and everything is housed in a fabulous Vanity case.
- Body Wash (250ml)
- Bath Foam (250ml)
- Body Scrub (300ml)
- Body Souffle (300ml)
- Body Lotion (200ml)
- Hand Cream (125ml)
- Purple Vanity Case
Fancy it? Pop down to your nearest branch or visit boots.com to purchase the item at this bargain price before they sell out. Don’t forget you can also bank points on your Boots Advantage Card.