Archive for the ‘L’Oreal’ Category
There are countless hair styling sprays that promise you glossy looking tresses and protection against styling tools but it comes at quite a price for me. In truth there are one or two that truly work but equally there are many which don’t.
Ever Riche Oil Precieux (ooh, fancy French words!) from L’Oréal has been worthwhile because it’s free of parabens and sulphates, which just make things messy. Eliminating these additives means less stress and burden on my hair especially when my fine locks are so porous to serums and sprays.
Ever Riche Oil Precieux is a lightweight nourishing oil mist that you spray on dry hair but it can also be used before blow drying to prep and it’s perfect for very fine hair (that’s me!) The mist gives a brilliant shine but also your hair feels lovely to touch. Like cashmere as L’Oréal reckons? Well maybe not quite but I do find myself running my fingers through my hair quite a bit.
The scent is lush too – oriental jasmine – so not only does your hair get a kick but your sense of smell also does.
L’Oréal’s Ever Rich Oil Precieux costs £11.99 for 150ml.
I know nail art has been around for ages but lately it’s become more appealing to me with the easy techniques and the abundance of products out there.
L’Oréal has a rich collection of 43 nail shades in the Color Riche range, which I have to say is a handy size to slip into your bag and with such a vast choice of colours, the possibilities of creative nail art is endless. Well I’m still finding my feet with nail art but came up with this very simple monochrome design (apologies for the messiness) using Black Swan (702) and Snow in Megeve (001):
Someone commented on them and thought they were acrylics! I’ll take that as a compliment then…
For inspiration, ideas and video tutorials, have a look at www.nail-art.com. L’Oréal’s Color Riche polishes cost £3.99.
A perfect wash and blow-dry can do wonders – it transforms your appearance and hide the sins of not having had a hair cut in months. Like me.
Last week I was invited to award-winning hair salon Brooks and Brooks for a wash and blow-dry and I turned up with bad looking hair – always a good start. The salon is tucked away on a side street close to Holborn tube station and the surroundings makes it feel like you are walking through a boutique arcade.
Brooks and Brooks, which opened 10 years ago, has recently undergone a £120,000 make-over. There are two floors (ground and basement) with different areas all giving a comfortable, warm and relaxing, homely feel where you can have your hair cut and coloured, and also have your nails done by their resident manicurist who only uses OPI.
I do quite a poor job of blow-drying my bob so my stylist came to the rescue and gave my limp-looking locks some lift from the crown. I was also introduced to a Bumble & Bumble product for strengthening and thickening my hair, one of the brands Brooks and Brooks uses (as well as Kérastase, L’Oréal and Kevin Murphy). It’s a shame I had nowhere to go afterwards but home. Any way, here is what I left the salon with…
These pictures were taken when I got home so excuse the ruffles courtesy of London Underground’s own unique blow-drying system. Bah.
With lots of offices and businesses in the area, Brooks and Brooks are open till 9pm most days so it’s possible to fit in an appointment after work.