#BigBloggerExpo – Hair & Beauty

If you’ve followed my #bigbloggerexpo series you will see that I spoke about the event and got all the food feels but now it’s time to talk hair and beauty!

Being a blogger and going to events like this you get inundated with samples and it can be difficult to get round to trialing them all, especially if you have a full time job too, so here is a few of the items that I have tried so far and what I thought of them…


I got 3 different products to try from Heaven and spoiler alert they’re all fab!!

Foam Wash

I think I used this foam wash up in like 2 weeks, it was amazing how it literally cut through my make up and coupled with some hot water and a flannel it works bloody wonders! Honestly I was shocked by how good it was and it’s definitely something I want to re-purchase.


I tend to have quite dry skin, suffering from acne I am often left with crusty face syndrome (No you’re the fairest of them all.) I don’t think I’ve ever had a product this moisturising! I used it in the evenings after taking all my make up off and my skin is still hydrated in the morning! My skin is noticeable less dry in general and this is also helped by the next product.

Tinted Moisturiser

I got this in the shade English Rose and have been using it as a primer before doing my make up in the morning. While the “tint” doesn’t seem to do much for my skin the moisture provided is insane. Way less crusty and I’m sure we can all agree that’s a good thing right!?

(Unfortunately I can’t find a link for this one!)

Dr Paw Paw

I was lucky enough to get all 3 Dr Paw Paw balms in my goody bag which I heard not everyone did. I tried the yellow multipurpose as a primer for a while but found that it made my skin a bit greasy and my make up wouldn’t stay on it very well. It did however cure an itchy little bite I had and I reapplied for about 3 days until it disappeared. All 3 are also super hydrating for the lips and I think the peach colour is my fave! The tints are perfect for a subtle lip when you want something a bit more than your natural pout.

Eco Tools – hair brush.

I NEVER brush my hair when its wet, like never! Why? Because my hair gets all elasticated and starts springing all over the place. This brush however, allows me to brush my untamed wet hair without making me cringe! The soft bristles are kind to the locks and also fab for smoothing that top layer after a hefty back comb session. Not sure if it would be my every day brush cause a) I don’t brush my hair everyday and b) when I do, I need something tough and industrial to get through the nest.

Natural World  – coconut water hair oil

I have literally just run out of this and couldn’t be more gutted! I’d been applying to wet hair after washing and before drying. It made it feel so soft and glossy which is vital for a bleach blonde babe like myself.

Living proof

I actually got 2 products from them but have only trialed one so far. The dry shampoo. Now I am an avid dry shampoo user in that I use it every day! I use it to hide grease, I use it to cover roots which I haven’t dyed it for a while, I use it for volume and for texture. Dry shampoo is like a gift sent from god EXCEPT my scalp absolutely hates it!!! I usually use batiste and I’ve been known to get up in the middle of the night and wash my hair cause I cannot take the itch anymore! It just doesn’t agree with me. So I was interested to try living proof as I’ve been told that it isn’t your average dry shampoo, the components its made with actually work to start cleaning your hair rather than sitting on top of the grease and adding yet more dirt to your poor head. For this reason, used properly you should only need to use once. Not only was it number 1 in cosmo’s top5 dry shampoo’s, it’s also fronted by Jennifer Aniston who is an investor in the company – If Jen An’s in them so am I!

After trying the dry shampoo I found that it was so much better for my scalp than the cheaper versions. I still got a bit itchy towards the end of the week but I think that’s more down to the fact that I wash my hair once a week and it hates me by the last day. The itch was nowhere near as bad and lead me to re-purchase the product after the tester ran out. At £22 a bottle I’d say that’s a testament to my thoughts on it.

Shop Two Three – sunglasses

Ok this isn’t hair or beauty but I needed to fit it in somewhere. The lovely ladies at shoptwothree gave us bloggers a discount code to their website. I was in the market for some new sunnies after the disaster my last pair had with a dorset rock at the bottom of my bag (dont ask). I remembered seeing the amazing array of stylish sunglasses the girls had on their stool and went to check them out. I found my latest babes almost immediately and knew they were for me – sold out of the rose gold and unable to be a total basic bitch I opted for black and gold. I have had SO many compliments on these since purchasing with people asking where they were from. They are now safely stored in a massive hard lipsy case to prevent breakage and I’m silently praying for some autumn winter sun so I can rock them with a chunky knit jumper and a big ole scarf!

And that’s everything! If you have or you end up trying any of these products, I’d love to know your thoughts 🙂

Peace and Love xoxo

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