Battle of the Texturising Sprays

My hair is short, so doing things to make it look different is quite hard.

I tend to straighten it almost every day, at the weekend I give it a bit of a rest and it’s usually scraped up with a few pins in it to cure my mullet syndrome (not all of the hair fit in so I get a little tail at the bottom).

One thing I like to use is a texturising spray once it is straightened, which gives my hair more oomph and volume. I have two to review for you today, one of which is the spray I tend to reach for more often and the other one has it’s pros but it disappoints in the performance factor.

Round 1…ready…FIGHT!!

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The L’Oréal #TXT Texture Styling spray is designed to add volume without the backcombing. This is a thin tall bottle so it feels like you are still getting quite a lot of product which is great.

It sprays nicely and it smells so so lovely! The smell is what makes me keep using this, as unfortunately it doesn’t really do what it says on the bottle. At first, when you spray this into your hair and foof it up a bit your hair looks great, but it definitely doesn’t last very long.

I usually use this by lifting up the top section of my hair all around my head and spraying this into the root and the length all the way around. This way the top layer of hair doesn’t get too much product in it and it still holds the texture (if you’re using the right spray :)).

The other spray is called BlowPro (curious name, I know). This spray is much more pricey than the L’Oréal one (that one’s only £3.79 whereas the BlowPro was around £10 (click here for a link but I’m not sure if Superdrug sell it anymore :()

The BlowPro spray gives out a much finer mist, which I think I prefer. What I love about this one in particular is that I can spray it in in the morning, go to work and look in the mirror and I can see that it’s still working it’s magic :).

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SO, at the end of that battle the Blow Pro Textstyle Texturising Spray is the winner (applauds).

The claim on the bottle is accurate, so I’m pleased. It’s just a shame it’s almost finished now…

Have you used any great texturising sprays?

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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Lengthy Lashes – Maybelline Lash Sensational…

Hello Everyone! 🙂

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After an Easter hiatus, I’m back and ready to update you on the best of beauty! Today I have a mini review to chit chat about, it’s a Maybelline mascara that I bought a few weeks ago from the drugstore, so you may have read reviews of this already. It’s the Maybelline Lash Sensational, the newest mascara brought out by the brand. At only £7.99 it’s a steal, especially if bought from Boots because at the moment they have a 3 for 2 mix and match on all cosmetics! It claims that the brush captures the tiniest of lashes and with a more liquid based formula and less wax it creates more black and defined lashes.’

Usually I don’t stray from my favourite mascaras, but I wanted to try one from the drugstore that was different to the Maybelline The Falsies that I love so much. The one thing I don’t like about the Falsies mascara is that the colour can be quite an ashy black. Now I’ve read the blurby bit on the Lash Sensational it makes me think it’s the wax count that creates the ashy look.

I’ve tried the Lash Sensational and my verdict is that I like it! Don’t worry I will say more than that… It is a very black, very liquid formula which means it doesn’t get claggy or clumpy. The plastic brush is something that I usually don’t like, but in this case it is so rigid that it ensures your lashes are separated and an equal amount of mascara is applied to each lash.

I’ve taken a little before and after picture to show you (ooh get me) below:

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The mascara is really lengthening and so far hasn’t got clumpy! (I have only been using it for about a week or so). The only thing that I don’t like about it is that it’s really hard to get off! I use the Simple Eye Make Up Remover so if you make your cotton pad REALLY wet and hold it on slightly longer than normal it isn’t too bad. Even with my Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm it’s still quite hard to get off.

All in all, I really like the formula (it’s definitely long lasting) and the curved plastic brush is a surprisingly brilliant performer :).

Have you tried this mascara? What’s your favourite drugstore mascara?

Thanks for reading y’all 😀

Roshni xxx

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Favourite Mascara of the Moment

I thought I’d do a small post on a product that delivers BIG.

It’s the Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ Volum’ Express Black Drama mascara (foof, long name). I know a lot of people rave about this, but it really is worth the hype. Coming in at a very reasonable  £7.99, this product can trump those that cost around three times as much. Usually, the go to mascara for me is Benefit ‘Bad Gal’, which has the most obese of brushes and is great for lengthening and separating. However the only thing that bothers me about it is that after a while, the pigment in the mascara tends to look a bit ashy on the lashes, which detracts from the actual length of the lashes.

That’s why this mascara rules. It lengthens, it curls beyond belief, it separates AND it has a really black finish (yes, black drama apparently). It is quite easy to take off, but it doesn’t disintegrate throughout the day, so it is a perfect every day mascara that is still build able for evening looks.

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This to me, is superior to the Maybelline ‘Great Lash’ mascara, because once I think I tried the waterproof version of this and still had remnants of it on my face about a week after (not a good look). Although it doesn’t quite have the same effect as applying a strip of false lashes, it still does a pretty good job!

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I have attempted a little before and after so if anyone is considering purchasing, you can see the effects.

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