Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Gift Guide | Boys Boys Boys


My final gift guide of the year is here and it is all about the men. So let's get the fuck going...

If you've got a bearded boy, you have to hook him up with Mr Natty - a British grooming brand created by a barber and branded to absolute perfection (the products are great too). Mr Natty's Gym Recovery Kit makes for the perfect gift set and if you're looking for stocking fillers, the brand's Famous Beard Elixir and FFS Beard Shampoo work well too. If you're looking for something a little more affordable, there is also the L'Oreal Men Expert BarberClub range which is designed for boys with all sorts of beards. They have everything from a Short Beard & Face Moisturiser to a Beard, Face and Hair Wash and prices start at £9.99.
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Gift Guide | Beauty Loving Bitches


Of all the types of girls you could gift for Christmas, a beauty loving bitch has to be the easiest. The Christmas season sees all of the best beauty brands releasing limited edition products or beauty classics wrapped up in gorgeous gift sets. There is always something to gets us girls going on Christmas day, so struggling for choice will never be a problem. So here is a round up of some of my festive favourites...
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Gift Guide | Healistas

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Everyone of us knows a healthy girl who is way too into fitness, clean eating and well-being. However not everyone knows what to gift these girls come Christmas time. Although I'm not really the healthiest of bitches, I do have some great suggestions...
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Monday, 4 December 2017

Gift Guide | The Homegirls

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If you know a girl who has recently moved home or just loves decorating her current abode, I'm sure interior gifts will be at the top of her wishlist this Christmas.

There are so many interior products available that it would be crazy to even start with suggestions, so instead, I've decided to share my favourite online destinations for all things home...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Totally Derma | The Ultimate Beauty Supplement


Y'all should know by now that I'm not a healthy eater 100% of the time, so I often look to supplements - not superfoods - to give my body a beauty boost. I've recently started taking a drinkable supplement for health and beauty and, after using for over a month now, I've already decided it is one of the most effective beauty supplements in the game. It goes by the name of Totally Derma. 

Totally Derma is a scientifically researched, high potency formulated powdered nutraceutical drink supplement that works from the inside to stimulate the body’s optimum production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, to address the aesthetic signs of ageing. What makes it so interesting is that it is formulated with bovine collagen that – unlike the common Marine collagen - biochemically resembles human collagen, enabling the body to recognise it and utilise it internally. Not great for vegetarians but great for my meat-eating ass!

The bovine collagen used in Totally Derma is Arthred. Arthred (10,000mg bovine hydrolysed collagen) is a bovine, hydrolysed collagen amino acid peptide powder that provides firmer, denser and more hydrated skin. Synovoderma (210mg of hyaluronic acid), grapeseed extract, green tea extract, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), zinc, manganese and copper are also included to treat dehydration, pigmentation and dry and damaged skin. These hero ingredients also protect the skin and promote collagen and elastin production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Taking Totally Derma is easy, you mix one scoop of power in with water or juice and throw it down the hatch. It doesn't taste amazing (powdered supplements never do), so I'm always mixing it with juice to keep things pleasant! I normally take it before bed and the brand even recommend you do this, as your body works the hardest at repair whilst you sleep!

When it comes to cost, Totally Derma is on the expensive side at £98.00 (for a 30-day supply), however this isn't far off the price I'm used to when it comes to high quality drinkable supplements. You can hook yourself up with Totally Derma nationwide at practitioner-led medical aesthetic clinics, pharmacies, nutritional therapists, medi-spas, professional salons, gynaecologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and osteopaths. It can also be purchased online at totallyderma.com and facethefuture.co.uk.

If you've been on the hunt for a beauty (and health!) boosting supplement, I definitely recommend giving this a try. Totally Derma has made me feel and look better. I love it!

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Home Fragrance Heroes


I'm a huge fragrance fan and my love for all things scented transcends into the home too. There is nothing like walking into various rooms of a house and having a gorgeous scent hit you. There are three main types of home fragrance products, including candles, diffusers and room sprays. Candles help create temporary scent and ambiance, diffusers provide a permanent scent and room sprays give you instant scent, making them perfect for times things smell a little funky.

The home fragrance market is huge, making choosing the right brand and products quite tricky. Luckily I have a few favourites to share with you....
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Tuesday Tip: Rewarding Recycling!


Coming to the end of a great beauty product is never a good thing, however if you purchased the product from a particular brand, you may be able to recycle it for a little reward...
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Friday, 3 November 2017

Behind The Brand | Too Faced


Date of Birth: 1998

Founding Fathers: Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson

History: Jerrod and Jeremy's love affair with cosmetics began when they both started working on makeup counters - Jerrod for Estee Lauder, Armani and Chanel and Jeremy for Estee Lauder. It was through working one-on-one with clients that enabled both boys to see the transformative power makeup had on women. This inspired them to create there own cosmetics line but, unlike the ones that existed in the late 90's, Jerrod and Jeremy wanted to create a brand that broke the rules, brought femininity back to cosmetics and injected fun into the industry.
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Review: AVEDA Invati Range


The Aveda Invati range is designed to help those with hair loss and fine hair in big way - it claims to reduce hair loss by 33%. So being a fine-haired bitch, I had to review it...
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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Review: OPI Iceland AW17/18


To know me is to know my obsession with OPI nail lacquer. I have been brand-loyal for the last 10 years and recommend most products to most people. I recently got the chance to review the new OPI Iceland collection and I'm happy to confirm it's the perfect nail palette for AW17/18.
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Weekly Worship: Guerlain, ESPA and Percy & Reed


The first of my beauty favourites this is the Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte Lipstick. These new liquid lipsticks are ultra creamy like a lipgloss but but still have that gorgeous matte finish. They are also highly pigmented regardless of your chosen colour and even contain hyaluronic acid and tiger grass to keep your lips smooth and plump.
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Monday, 16 October 2017

Behind The Brand | Make Up For Ever


Date of Birth: 1984

Founding Mother: Dany Sanz

History: Dany Sanz's career started out in the world of art - working as a painter and sculptor, however it wasn't until she helped friends do full body makeup for a show that the idea of Make Up For Ever began. Considering theatrical makeup to be a means of artistic expression in itself, Sanz perfected the art of body painting. She became famous for her body paintings and these creations eventually caught the eye of professionals worldwide. Being a professor at heart, this recognition caused Sanz to create the first professional makeup school in Europe in the 70's. It was a huge success, thanks to the quality of Sanz's teaching, her nourishing of students and her amazing makeup techniques.
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Grooming: Lacoste L'Homme EDT Review


L'Homme Lacoste is the new scent from Lacoste fragrances and boy is it a good one. Created by Michel Girard, the man behind Yves Saint Laurent Kouros Silver, Azzaro Pour Homme Elixir and Dunhill Pursuit, the scent captures the inimitable heritage of René Lacoste - tennis champion and creator of the Lacoste brand - who spent his life ignoring the rules.
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Review: MINTD Beauty Subscription Service


Beauty subscription boxes have been in vogue for the last few years and their ever-growing popularity has brought with them designer collaborations, limited edition edits and niche offerings. The subscription service is perfect for beauty lovers that want to try new things, however the feedback I constantly hear is that monthly boxes often contain repeat products from past boxes, products they never get around to using or simply products that are less than desirable. It is rare to find a worthwhile beauty subscription box with that certain je ne sais quoi. However I recently found just that in MINTD, the world's first luxury beauty box.
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Sunday, 8 October 2017

What's The Beau(Tee)? | Chloe Is Turning 10!


Bring out the birthday cake and prepare to blow out candles bitches... Chloe's infamous signature fragrance is turning 10! Feel old yet!?
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Weekly Worship: Dr Gross, Oskia & Charlotte Tilbury


I've heard many great things about Oskia skincare however, up until recently, I had never tried any of the British brand's products. But a few weeks ago I got my hands on the Renaissance Brightlight, an Intensive Pigmentation & Dark Spot Serum, and I've been loving it.
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Review: Lucia Magnani Retexturizing Radiance Mask


Earlier this year I got my hands on the new Lucia Magnani Retexturizing Radiance Mask and it was my first introduction to the luxury Italian skincare brand. The packaging is v. glam however, speaking honestly, my first thought was "this is some style over substance bullshit" however I was oh-so-wrong. This is some highly effective skincare.
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

What's The Beau(Tee)? | The Healing Power of Vaseline


You may not know this (because Lord knows I didn't) but Vaseline has its own charity, The Vaseline Healing Project.

The Vaseline Healing Project is Vaseline’s aid effort in partnership with Direct Relief, to provide the dermatological care, Vaseline® Jelly & medical supplies needed to help heal the skin of people affected by poverty or emergencies around the globe. The aim, for both Vaseline and Direct Relief, is to help heal the skin of 5,000,000 people living in poverty or emergency situations by 2020. Can I get a yas kween?!
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Friday, 29 September 2017

AW17/18 Trend Focus | Washed


The Washed beauty trend, aptly named by the good folks at M.A.C Cosmetics, was plastered across the runways during AW17/18 fashion week. I'm talking Missoni, Dior, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Proenza Schouler, Burberry and Lavin to name just a few.

The Washed makeup trend is beyond beautiful and the best thing about it? It couldn't be easier to achieve.
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Grooming: Autumn Scents


With autumn officially here, it's time to give you a run down of the best scents to wear this season...
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Monday, 25 September 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | The Soap Co.


The Soap Co. is a beauty brand like no other. A company that employs those who are blind or otherwise disabled or disadvantaged.
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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Let's Talk... Resurfacing


If you've been noticing the word 'resurfacing' popping up lately and don't know what the fuck it means, don't worry. To keep things simple, it's an ever-so-slightly more hardcore version of exfiolation.

As with your typical exfoliation products, resurfacing products work to remove the very top layers of the skin to deeply cleanse the skin, increase collagen production, brighten the skin, treat hyper-pigmentation and reduce minor scarring.
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Weekly Worship: Ghost, Aveda & Temple Spa

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A few weeks ago I was sent a product that has quickly become a firm favourite... it is the Aveda Thickening Tonic (£21 feelunique.com/$29 aveda.com). As y'all know, I don't have a good relationship with my fine af hair, however this product is helping us work on things.
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fragrance Fancies


Being a fragrance addict, I've been trying a variety of scents lately and there are some I've fallen for in a big way...
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Review: YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara


I was a huge fan of the YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara when it hit stores last year, so when the brand relaunched this beauty hero, I had to review it.
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Behind The Brand: Laboratoires Filorga


Date of Birth: 1978

Founding Father: Dr Michel Tordjman

History: Laboratoires FILORGA was created by Michel Tordjman, a French doctor of aesthetic medicine who had a big time fascination with cellular biology. Before Botox graced our sweet earth, Tordjman developed a range of hyaluronic acid-based injectable products for the medical profession.
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Friday, 8 September 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | Rihanna Launches Fenty Beauty


You won't have to visit this site to hear that the world's ultimate bad bitch, Rihanna, has launched her own makeup brand. So, rather than telling you about the brand's 15 piece collection, its incredible 40 shade foundation and its vision to create a range for every type of kween, I'm going to bless you with five gifs that document all the times Rihanna won at life...
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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Let's Talk... Pollution


If you're a city bitch like me, you'll know a thing or two about pollution. However you may be surprised to know that traffic pollution alone is one of the single most toxic substances for skin...
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Review: Filorga Skin-Absolute Night


Filorga Skin-Absolute Night is the ultimate anti-ageing treatment that gets to work fighting signs of ageing while you sleep...
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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Behind The Brand: YSL


Date of Birth: 1964

Founding Father: Yves Saint Laurent

History: Yves Saint Laurent Beauty was born when the infamous French designer created the brand's first fragrance, Y. Since the launch of that unbelievably successful scent in 1964, the brand has continued to create amazing skincare and colour cosmetics loved by women worldwide.
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Tuesday Tip: Cold Showers


Of all the beauty tips I know, one of the cheapest and most effective is blasting your body with cold water at the end of a warm shower...
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Monday, 28 August 2017

Faithful Four | Dry Shampoo

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Being a lazy gal with fine hair, I'm not into regular shampoo sessions. Firstly, I can't be bothered (don't hate a bitch) but secondly - and most importantly - my hair is so fine that when it's freshly clean, it always look limp and hideous (slightly exaggeration maybe...!). So I'm always reaching for dry shampoos and conditioners as they save time and add texture and thickness to my locks. I've tried so many products in the past that it was time to share four of my absolute favourites...
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Treat Yo Self: Hammam Ritual @ Urban Retreat


The Moroccan Spa marocMaroc at Urban Retreat is nothing short of paradise. It is a beautiful, hand-crafted spa that has been inspired by regal Morocco. It is an area where you can relax and revive the body and mind with a number of exclusive spa treatments.

Last month I found myself in the beautiful Moroccan-inspired oasis, which is found on the top floor of the world-famous Harrods store. I was there to experience the popular Hammam Ritual. The Hammam Ritual is a luxury treatment inspired by centuries old ancestral Moroccan beauty customs where your mind, body and skin is purified during a luxury bathing ritual in a hot Hammam room. I have to say, it was one of the most interesting and wonderful treatments I've ever experienced...
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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Behind The Brand: IT Cosmetics

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Date of Birth: 2008

Founding Mother: Jamie Kern Lima

History: IT Cosmetics was born, in a tiny Californian apartment in 2008, out of Jamie Kern Lima's desire to create makeup products that really help correct rosacea and sparse eyebrows.
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Review: La Mia Perla EDP

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Now when a beautiful brand launches a fragrance paying tribute to female beauty, power and strength, you know imma want it. The fragrance is La Mia Perla and it comes from - you guessed it - La Perla, the luxury Italian brand behind some of the world's most gorgeous lingerie.
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

All Hail The Beauty OGS


With so many beauty products launching on a weekly basis, it's easy to forget the hero products that have been keeping women sickening for as long as 100 years. So I'm here to show some respect to my favourite beauty OGs...
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | Sanctuary Launch New Brand


Listen up bitches. Sanctuary Spa has launched a dope new brand that goes by the name of Being By Sanctuary Spa. It is lit af....
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | Feelunique.com Gets Its Kit On

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Feelunique.com is the king of the UK online beauty scene and deservingly so, after all its been bringing us bitches the best names in beauty for years!

To remain on top, Feelunique has continued to bring great brands, offers and products to the table, however its latest move has cemented my believe that Feelunique will soon create its very own range. So get fucking ready girls...
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Get Handsy | Best Hand & Nail Products


If there is one thing I love to do, it's get handsy. Whether I'm shaking someone's hand or sticking two fingers up to some asshole (who deserves it, obvs), my hands and nails need to be on point. These are the products I use to make that happen...
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Interview: Dr. Marc A. Ronert | Director @ Image Skincare


Marc A. Ronert, M.D, Ph.D., is a European Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon as well as a Fellow of the European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also the Director of Image, an evidence-based clinical skincare brand that creates professional skincare products and effective skincare solutions. Impressive, no?

I recently got the chance to grill Marc on everything from his career to grooming essentials. Here's how it went down...
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

From The Nips To The Lips

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Every now and then I get my hands on a product that really gets me going and the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm has become one of them.
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Protect Ya Neck


Summer may not be present in the UK right now but with most of you bitches heading off on holiday, it's important to make sure you're protected on the beauty front...
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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Weekly Worship: Too Faced, Magnitone & Benefit


There are quite a few products I've been loving these last few weeks and the first comes courtesy of Benefit. The San Fan beauty brand recently launched a new concealer collection that provides cover-up for all types of girls - from those with dry eyes to those lucky bitches that only require minimal coverage. As I have dark circles that I fucking hate, I was all up for putting the Boi-ing Brightening Concealer through its paces.
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Treat Yo Self: Image Signature Lift Facial @ Privet Body


Welcome to the first in a series of features dedicated to beauty treatments and the various ways you can upgrade your looks and pamper your spirit all at the same god damn time.

First up is the Image Signature Lift Facial, available at the amazing Privet Body salon in Notting Hill...
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Friday, 21 July 2017

Review: The Ren Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Collection


Ren, one of Britain's best beauty brands recently launched a new body range, Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium. The five-piece range harnesses the sea’s renewable energy to provide you with hydration and energy. The main ingredients include kelp, magnesium and algae, all under-water skin wonders!.
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Interview: Claire Vero | Founder Of Aurelia


Global pharmaceutical and dermatology expert Claire Vero knows a thing or two about skincare. Having had an successful career at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading global pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare companies, Claire was inspired to create Aurelia, a scientific, BioOrganic, age preventative skincare line. If you haven't experienced Aurelia by now, you really need to!

I recently got the chance to grill Claire on all things hair and beauty. Here's how it went down...
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Friday, 7 July 2017

What's The (Beau)Tee? | Rituals Does Virtual Reality

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Rituals recently upgraded its gorgeous Ritual of Hammam collection and to celebrate the reveal, the Rituals created something no other beauty brand has done before, a virtual reality experience. Can I get a yas kween?!
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Monday, 3 July 2017

Grooming: Sexy Scents

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I love all men. However two things that really get me going are height and scent. You could have a face to rival Freddy Krueger but if you're over six foot and smell good, I'm gonna eyeball the shit out of you. Now not all men can be tall, but they can invest in a good fragrance. Here are some of the best sexy scents...
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Weekly Worship: Nanshy, Smith & Cult, YSL & Rouge Bunny Rouge

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There are lot of makeup products and brands I've recently fallen for, so I thought it was about time I gave you Kweens an update.
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Beauty Myth: Washing Hair In Very Hot Water

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False. I've always been guilty of washing my hair with very hot water. Unlike some, this isn't because I think it'll provide a more intensive wash, but simply because I love hot showers and only wash my hair when I'm in one.
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