Posts Tagged ‘Boots’
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/.
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.
Holler! I have Sangria on my lips! Not the boozy drink (though this is the closest I’ll get to it) but this lip stain from Smashbox. It’s not a brand new product but it’s new to me now that Smashbox is tearing things up all over Boots stores.
The Limitless Lip Stain & Colour Seal Balm (as the name gives it away) is a two-part product. One end looks like a permanent marker pen that you draw on your lips and fill in with the deep colour, and the other end is a lip balm to moisturise and seal it.
You don’t have to wear the two together and may decide the subtly coloured lip balm on its own would suffice though I prefer to wear just the lip stain as I love how intense the colour is and the finish it gives.
I was drawn to this like a moth to a bright light – it is bee-au-tee-fool. A rich red wine colour that doesn’t feather and looks profoundly hot. It’s not an everlasting lip stain, just the part about it staining your lips is accurate and it knocks the spots off other (and often cheaper) imitations.
Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Colour Seal Balm costs £18 and is available online at www.boots.com/en/Smashbox or at Smashbox Cosmetic counters in store.
For more information on the other shades available, visit www.smashbox.co.uk.
(This post is for Hello Polly, the enabler who ordered me to buy it.)