Monday, 21 July 2014

Veet In Shower Hair Removal - Review

Sorry for poor photo quality these were taken at night.

I've never been a fan of hair removal creams, having tried loads in the past including sprays (mostly Nair) I never really found them any good and so kind of just stopped trying and moved on to other methods. I hadn't thought about trying one again until I was in my local discount shop browsing the beauty section when I came across Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream which was priced at £3 (link is to Boots website where it is priced at £6.85 at the moment normally £6.99). I don't remember ever trying a Veet hair removal cream before so thought I would give it a go as I tend to like their products. This one is for use in the shower for quicker more convenience use. It does say though to try and keep away from the water as much as possible to avoid washing it all off. I don't actually shower much at all I much prefer to bath so I didn't use this in the shower, I would have picked up a normal one but they only had this one and I figured it didn't really matter. It says you should leave it on for at least three minutes before washing off. I think I left it for about 7 minutes just because I wanted to make sure it had done the job. You apply with the soft side of the sponge and once it's ready to come off you rub in with the rougher side of the sponge then wash/wipe off. 

It says..
 Veet in-shower hair removal cream for normal skin has been specially formulated to give you impeccably smooth skin in just 3 minutes. Enriched with lotus milk and a delightful jasmine fragrance, it leaves skin feeling beautifully moisturised, touchably soft and delicately scented. Suitable for your legs, arms, underarms and bikini line, it works even on very short hair for luxuriously smooth skin that lasts for up to 4 days. The special formula means you can use it even while you shower - simply cover the desired area with cream using the soft, coloured side of the sponge provided, wait for 1 minute and step into the shower. Don't worry if the cream starts to wash away, just direct the water stream away from covered areas for the first 2-6 minutes of showering, then wipe off the cream using the white side of the sponge to pull dissolved hairs away for impeccably smooth skin.

Do I Agree? 
Yes and no. When I used this I didn't have long hair and like I said I left it on for about 7 minutes on each leg. After cleaning it off it had worked just like it said. I had silky soft skin and no hairs. It was easy to use and wasn't too messy using out of the shower. It says it has a 'delightful' jasmine fragrance which I completely disagree with, infact I thought it smelt awful - even the cat hated it! I also used a towel to wipe excess off my legs, the next day I went into the room which the towel was sitting in the washing basket and couldn't figure out what the awful smell in the room was, then realized it was the towel! I would say the smell was mainly bad on the towel though and didn't seem to linger on the skin. Looking at the container I thought I would get at least three applications from the product, which I didn't. I used up nearly the whole thing on just my legs which was abit annoying and I can image would have been even more annoying if I had of paid full price. It says it leaves skin hair free for up to four days - wrong! Okay so 'up to' can be a little misleading and it doesn't actually promise to do so but we tend to assume anyway. As I said my legs were silky smooth after application which was on Saturday night, they weren't so silky the following day but were fine but by the next morning (Monday) I again had hair on my legs, it wasn't very noticeable but it was there. So I only actually got one full day hair free from this product which was disappointing. 

Overall I wouldn't recommend this product and wont be purchasing again myself. I didn't find it to be very effective and didn't think it was very good value for money considering it took nearly a whole tube for just one day of smoothness.

Let me know if you have tried this product, did you find it different for you and liked it? And are there any hair removal creams you love?

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Guest Post - Astley Clarke

 Festival season is well and truly underway. Are you looking forward to rocking out at Reading? Perhaps you’ve got tickets to see JT at V Festival? No matter what festivals you are going to this summer, one thing that is just as important as getting a ticket is ensuring you look the part. Festivals present the opportunity to have fun with your style. There are no rules. You can go over-the-top and no one will think anything of it. In fact, the girl in a plain pair of leggings and a boring t-shirt is likely to be the one getting the weird stares! So, embrace it, have fun with it, and let your personality shine through…

When it comes to festival fashion it is all about accessorizing. Big flower hair garlands are at the height of fashion at present. They offer a fun, feminine and flirtatious addition to any outfit. You can play towards this with a cute white t-shirt dress, or you can edge it out with a pair of denim shorts and a cut out black body! The possibilities are endless. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t simply stop at a hair accessory. Selecting your jewellery is just as important. Stacked rings are extremely fashionable and a lot of fun. You can mix and match a whole host of styles. In fact, Astley Clarke has an excellent feature on their website where you can mix and match their rings to see what they look like together. Or, why not go for a pair of feather earrings? These are great for those who want to embrace the hippy style, which is so popular at festivals, as it encapsulates the atmosphere of the whole occasion.

When picking your outfit for a festival the best thing to do is decide what sort of theme you wish to go for. Do you want to create a punk feel with your ensemble? If so, dark liner and combat boots are a must. Perhaps you’d rather go loud with neon colours and colourful jewellery. Or, what about the Boho look? This is an extremely popular choice at festivals and is ideal because it is comfortable. Flowy dresses, hats and hair feathers are great for this style. Or, perhaps twee is more you? Think vintage and sweet finishing touches, like little hair clips and Mary-Jane flats. If you determine the theme you wish to go for, you have the basis for your outfit and you will be able to create a winning look. After all, that is what festival fashion is all about – being distinct and really going for it.

All in all, there is no right or wrong when it comes to the trends you should adopt when attending a festival. The only rule is to be expressive and pick an outfit that has personality. If you do that, you are assured to create a winning look. There is only one last accessory you need, and that is confidence – own it!