The Choppy Bob

My absolute favourite style this season is the choppy bob.I have long hair at the moment and I’ve been hmmm-ing and ahhhh-ing at the idea of chopping my hair off. On the olus side I’d be getting rid of alot of damage and staying on trend. But on the other hand, I’ll miss my long locks.

Here are some of my favourites that are currently inspiring me.

Never thought I’d even consider a Fergie haircut, but her medium length bob wouldn’t be such a drastic change as a shorter bob.

Proof that bob’s needn’t be staight, this wavy curls style is great for those who donn’t have stick-straight hair and don’t want to straighten everyday. Dianna Agron looks amazing.

Now I liked Pixie Lott’s bob a couple of weeks ago, but since I’ve seen her latest video featuring Pusha T, I thought of nothing else. This is the haircut that’s got me on the phone to my hair stylist to book a meeting so we can discuss if this will look great with my face shape or not (it will, bobs are very versatile, but I always need a second opinion and ‘yeah, that’s lovely’ from the boyfriend isn’t enough).

Fearne is never far behind when it comes to fashion and that includes her hair. This is again a longer bob that’ll look great straight and wavy. It won’t be such a drastic chop for ladies with longer hair.

Anybody else going to be brave and go for a choppy bob?

Glesni x0



Review: V05 Miracle Concentrate Elixir

This product really has been dubbed the next ‘miracle’ by many beauty bloggers. Which is why when I went out and bought it for £4.99 I thought I was getting away with a bargain. The bottle claims to intensively condition and help repair dry, frizzy hair. The product contains Argan Oil which is “High in Vitamin E, rich in anti-oxidants to help fight against free radicals and hydrating and deep conditioning.” Can’t go wrong then?

Well things seriously did go wrong for the first few weeks. As I let my hair dry naturally, I applied this product once my hair was dry. My hair was shinier at least. No softness. No hydration. In fact the ends of my hair dried out after a couple of hours, drier than thery normally would be if I hadn’t used any product. My hair felt tangled and damaged. Worse was that my hair fell out more than usual once it was washed.

I then tried using it as an overnight treatment and LOADED my hair up with the elixir. But to no avail. My ends were dry in the morning and after I had washed it out, it hadn’t done anything magical.

Almost giving up, I applied it one last time to wet hair. And finally VO5 Miracle Concentrate and I formed a friendship. Somehow my hair felt softer, smoother and at last my ends weren’t dry by the next morning. Hurray!

Would I buy again? Err, no thank you. Even though the product does work well with wet hair, I need something I can re-apply to dry hair should it need a pick me up not a dry-out. Which is a shame because it’s a good product for £4.99 that is available in Tesco, Asda, Boots and Superdrug.

Review: Herbal Essences Smooth and Soft Sensuously Smoothing Intensive Mask

I really surprised myself by picking up this hair mask as Herbal Essences isn’t a brand that normally appeals to me. They’re shampoos and conditioners always left my hair feeling weighed down. This little orange tub was the only treatment left in my bathroom cupboard, so bravely I tried it out during our recent little Indian Summer.

The mask smells lovely, very much like the rest of the range, or any Herbal Essences’ products. It’s thick, creamy you get a generous 200ml in a tub and it caters for dry, damaged and frizzy hair. Application is easy, just smooth through wet hair after shampooing and wait 5 minutes before rinsing.

The results? Impressive. Soft, sleek and shiny hair. The effect lasts through the nest wash too, which is a bonus. The silicones in this product will help protect against further damage and seal split ends. Eventually you will get build-up, but this is easily solved by using a clarifying shampoo. But overall I really do like this mask. The only negative I can think of is that this product feels more like a ‘quick fix’ rather than a deep conditioning treatment that’ll improve my hair in the long run. However it is definately heavier and more effective than your average conditioner.

It’s available for around the £4 mark at most supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug.

Anybody else having good experiences with Herbal Essences?