Here’s a slightly odd thing. I’m often called glamorous by my friends and I don’t really get why. Must be all the make-up and nail varnish. Perhaps I am channelling Joan Collins circa 1985. I don’t mind, after all, there are far worse things to be called, but it seems to be a constant thing. Even on my wedding day, when I toned the make-up down and went for a far more natural look, 99% of the guests informed me that I was a glamorous bride. I’m not complaining or anything, but I do sometimes wonder if I’d rather be pretty, or attractive rather than glamorous. Like I said, a daft whinge.
Any way, going by all of the above, there was no way that this polish wasn’t going to be allowed access to my collection. It’s a hot pink, which I love, and it is called Glamour Puss. Ha! Appropriate or what?
Now then. My Leighton Denny collection has grown significantly in the past year or so. I still don’t have as many as I do from other brands, but there are a few in the pipeline for review. I know this will make some of you very happy – those of you who have been urging me to try more of Mr Denny’s wares for a while now.
Glamour Puss is an interesting one though. It is super, super sheer. As in there is no way that you’d be able to get this opaque in a million years. It is thin, watery and runny and I was initially a bit disappointed wondering why it wasn’t, well, beefier somehow.
Still, it’s a gorgeous hot shade. Blue veined pink, this is the kind of thing that always calls to me. But, well, I’m afraid, Leighton, that I won’t be reaching for this one on a regular basis when I have other polishes that do the same job in two coats.
So a couple of days ago, you read all about Helen’s verdict on the Max Factor Elixir lipsticks. As promised, here is what I thought of the exact same shades – in video form. We figured you’d like to see how the selected 7 lipsticks appear on Helen and I, seeing as we have different skin tones. The results are pretty interesting! It’s a challenge we have really enjoying doing especially as it gave us a lot of food for thought (and it’s the result of my first ‘feature-length’ edited video with titles and everything…)
I apologise in advance for some excessive waffling in the video but it is totally unscripted and unrehearsed.
Recently, I had a keratin treatment done on my hair (more of this later). One of the things that the hairdresser stipulated before I went off flicking my glossy hair in the sunshine, was that it was advisable to use a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner to maintain the effectiveness of the treatment.
Funnily enough, I had just finished a pair of TIGI Colour Combat shampoo & conditioner that were sent to me for review. And as I passed a Regis salon on the way back to the tube, I immediately nipped in there to pick up another set of this range.
The aim of this product is to prolong the intensity of coloured hair. This is designed for people who dye their hair red or brown. I wasn’t sure how I was going to review this initially, being that I don’t actually dye my hair. I loved the shampoo though – it smells of the Body Shop Brazil Nut products, all fudgey and sugary and sweet. Delicious. So even though I don’t dye my hair and can’t vouch for it’s colour protection abilities, I used up the entire bottle as it smelled so good and made my hair soft, clean and smelling gorgeous.
So. What else can I say? It is the typical TIGI quality that I know and love (no other hair brand can ever shake my loyalty to TIGI). It is sulfate free, and therefore kinder to hair and skin. It smells out of this world. And I have already repurchased this, only two months after being sent it to test out. It’s a no brainer really. I was sent the leave-in conditioner to try as well, and whilst it isn’t something I use daily, I do notice that my hair is far more detangled and shinier, not to mention refreshed with that delicious vanilla perfume.
The TIGI Colour Combat range is available widely online and costs from £10 – 12 per item depending on where you buy.