Saturday, 29 November 2014

Mummy Outfit of the Day #1

Today my little family took a trip into Newcastle to meet a friend for lunch and do a bit of shopping.  I wanted to wear something comfortable but I also wanted a change from the leggings and jumpers I've been living in recently. Now I'm no longer pregnant and the size of a house it's lovely to have a choice of what to wear.

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser in alabaster
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation (used as a concealer under my eyes)
Clarins Be Long mascara
Urban Decay Eyeliner
Nars Orgasm blusher
MAC Hue lipstick

Dress - Dorothy Perkins - I bought it a few years ago, it's quite flattering and doesn't draw too much attention to my post pregnancy belly.
Tights - Primark
Vest top - Primark, I do love a bit of Primarni!!
Boots - Simply Be, these boots have been a life saver, my feet have grown two sizes since I've been pregnant and none of my shoes fit!!!
Necklace - Swarovski
Coat - North Face, this is the warmest coat I have ever owned.  It was a bit pricey but it's worth every penny.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Much love,
Pip x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Tresemme Renewal Hair and Scalp Collection

The lovely people over at Buzz Agent recently sent me the new Tresemme Renewal Hair and Scalp collection to try.

What is says on the packaging

Helps to nourish the scalp and renew your hair leaving it beautiful from start to finish.  With tea tree extract and sun flower seed oil the salon quality formula helps nourish the scalp at the surface cellular level.

I was sent the shampoo and conditioner, deep conditioning masque, scalp tonic and 60 second scalp intense treatment.

I was expecting the products to smell like tea tree oil but they just smell like all other Tresemme products.

The shampoo lathers really well and you only need a small amount.  I have a chin length bob and only needed to use a twenty pence sized amount.  The shampoo didn't leave my hair feeling squeaky clean which was disappointing.  I used the conditioner on the ends of my hair and it felt lovely and soft when I was rinsing it out.

Normally when I use a new shampoo and conditioner for the first time my hair feels smooth and soft, but this wasn't the case with this product and at first I was quite disappointed. 

I used the Deep Conditioning Masque and 60 Second Scalp Treatment on separate days over a 10 day period. Although I didn't see an instant result or change in the look or texture of my hair I felt like I was having a mini pampering session :)

I used the Scalp Tonic on a number of occasions, the tonic felt cold when I applied it but there definitely wasn't the tingling sensation that I was expecting. Again I didn't see or feel any instant results with the tonic.

Overall Conclusion
After using the collection for the past 10 days I have noticed that my hair does feel and look healthier.  I was also expecting to see a build up of product that normally occurs after using the same shampoo and conditioner for over a week but this didn't happen.  I normally have 3 - 4 different shampoo and conditioners on the go and rotate them on a daily basis to avoid product build up.  But so far so good with the Tresemme Renewal Hair and Scalp

If your wanting instant results then his isn't the collection for you, but used over a period of time you will see some pleasing results.

I don't have scalp problems but if I did would I choose this product?  Probably not, I would go for a medicated shampoo like T-Gel or Vosene.

I think this is a good everyday shampoo and conditioner, and using the products collectively has left my hair looking shiny and healthy.

The price is good too and Boots often have a 3 for 2 offer on Tresemme products.
Overall rating 7/10

Have you tried this range? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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