Thursday, 31 January 2013

V05 Give Me Texture Instant Oomph Powder review

I'm hair-cut-aphobic. (and i know i'm not the only one)

So about 18 months ago i had a horrific haircut. The word "choppy" was thrown about a bit and i left with barely anything to put up in a ponytail and really really short layers where she decided my hair was too thick. Yes I cried. A lot. Since then my hair has never been the same, it feels like i have a whole lot less of it!

Recently my hairs got really long and i think it might be weighed down by itself. Therefore I've been on the look out for something to give my hair some more oomph. After loving the V05 Smoothly Does It Frizz Free Creme i thought i'd give this a try and see what i thought.

Its basically a white powder that you shake into your hair, give it a little tousle and its supposed to give some volume and texture to the hair. To cut a long story short, this product is awful.

The Pro's: 
-The price- Boots have it priced at £4.07 but i got mine cheaper from Asda. I bet this would last someone a long time. 
-The packaging- I love the pink packaging and the different ranges from this line. 
-The scent- I think all the products in the pink packaging have the same scent, i like it a lot less in this powder form but the Frizz Free Creme smells divine. 

The Con's: 
-The product. Yup, the bit you're actually paying for is awful. This powder is gritty and you can really feel it in your hair, making it impossible to brush out or work with afterwards. It provides some volume but this quickly falls away. It sits in your hair so much that i would never ever use this product again. I really really hated it. 
-The instructions. The packaging says they've left extra room for you to shake it up before use. DO NOT do this! All it does is get the product all over the little parts of the lid and it goes everywhere when you try to open it. 

The good news is that i think i've found a product that does the job i'm looking for! I used it for the first time today so want to try it out a bit more when my hair doesn't get ruined by the wind the second i walk out the door. Watch this space. 

Also i'm getting my hair cut for the first time at a new place in Manchester tomorrow. WISH ME LUCK!!! I'm slightly bricking it! 

Becky xx 

Monday, 28 January 2013

Exams and 21st celebrations

I could eat like that all the time! 

Hi everyone,

Sorry i've been away for a while! I had the week from hell doing all on my 1st semester 3rd year exams in 1 week. Let me tell you it was almost impossible the amount they expect you to know for each module! Every year from GCSEs, to A levels, to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year you're expected to know more and more. But with the help and support of friends and the boyfriend i lived to tell the tale! And i only have 1 more exam period to get through before i graduate in the summer!!

My housemate turned 21 during the week and as a surprise we treated her to a girly afternoon tea at Hey, Little Cupcake in Manchester. It was so lovely to spend time with my female housemates- we don't often have Girl's Time!

We gorged ourselves on sandwiches, scones, chocolate covered strawberries and mini cupcakes! We sipped hot chocolate, chatted and laughed the afternoon away- so much so that we were practically kicked out as they were setting up for a cupcake decorating class that evening!

So anyways I've just had a quiet weekend catching up on sleep and finally spending quality time with the people in my life! I'm back in lectures now though so didn't get a long break (37 days of solid work in exchange for 2 days off doesn't seem like very much!) But its nice not to have constant work and to have the time to paint my nails for the first time in months! It's definitely the little things in life :-)

The 4 of us :)
What have you been up to this weekend? Anything nice? 
Becky xoxo

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Studying... and the next step

Yup, this is pretty much me right now. I've spent a lot of the past month plus studying all day everyday and i've just lost the will. I've come back to uni in a bid to do even more work but its just gone the complete opposite way. My exams start a week later than everyone else so maybe once it gets a bit closer i'll get "exam fear" and then crack on again. I think i peaked too early but this is that LAST ever crazy exam period, summer ones are always much more spread out! But all I can think of at the moment is I CAN'T WAIT TO GRADUATE!!

I can't wait to leave and find something new that I love! I can't wait to work 9-5 and have evenings and weekends back. Though for something i love i know i'd be willing to work on it all the time. My work as a Student Coordinator gets my full attention anytime of day or night whenever it needs it because i enjoy it. At the moment I'm looking in to market research jobs (SO exciting when you finally find something you can get behind and put all your energies into!) I've found a place that I really want to apply to and they take applications all year round so I can relax, focus on exams and send them a really good application and see what happens!

But first, bedtime so that i can get up and get going tomorrow!
Good luck to anyone else taking exams at the moment! I'm thinking of you :)
Becky xx