Cult Beauty Hauling

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So my 100 day spending ban ends and what do I do? Place a Cult Beauty order of course! I have a wish list set up on my CB account for anything that takes my fancy and these four products have been at the top of my list for a long time.

Top of my list was the Scalp Shampoo from Sachajuan, a brand I've only tried one product from but they've been getting a lot of hype in the blogging world recently. Thanks to eczema, my scalp is always itchy and flaky. I love the Philip Kingsley Itchy/Flaky Scalp Shampoo and it's completely changed how my scalp feels, but I don't want my hair to get too used to it and for it to stop working. My scalp also reacted badly to another shampoo I used at the start of last month so I thought I'd give this a try and hope it helps to soothe my skin. It contains anti-fungal Piroctone Olamine & Climbazole which, according to the Australasian College of Dermatologists, are less toxic than regular anti-dandruff ingredient as well as Rosmary Oil, Menthol, Salicyclic acid & Ginger extract. I haven't read any reviews about it so will be writing my own once I've tested it out for long enough.

I've only got a tiny amount left of my current leave in conditioner so I thought I'd try Sachajuan's offering. I don't brush through my hair after I've washed it, it would turn into a complete frizzy mess if I did, so I always need to apply leave in conditioner so I can sort of de-tangle it with my fingers before I apply hair oil or other styling products. It claims to be lightweight so wont weigh hair down and it also smells really nice.

On a side note, I just love the packaging of Sachajuan products. I almost don't want to put them away in a cupboard and instead keep them out on display. I especially like how the Ocean Mist looks with the white and clear packaging and blue salt spray. Again I'm coming towards the end of my current salt spray so I wanted to try something new. This is the one product I've seen on a lot of blogs recently so have high expectations. Let's so hope it meets them!

Finally I ordered a box of Costes Bath Flakes. This is the bubble bath that you get in your bathroom if you stay in Hotel Costes in Paris. So while I'm sitting in my bath in Liverpool, I can dream that I am actually in a fancy hotel in Paris! You get 10 individual sachets so I haven't actually smelt them yet but they are described as woody mix of coriander seeds, white pepper, laurel, oriental woods, incense, musk and a touch of rose.

What's your favourite product from Cult Beauty?

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NOTD // Illamasqua Scarce

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Supplies used... 
CND Stickey Base Coat
Illamasqua Scarce // two coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

I absolutely fell in love with the Illamasqua I'mperfection nail polishes when the collection was released last year but after buying the full set, I sort of forgot about them. With spring showing it's face and Easter coming up I thought I'd make more of an effort to use them as I can't help thinking of mini eggs everytime I look at my nails.

I love these sort of nail polishes as it gives the whole nail art effect without having to go to all that effort. They're also something a bit different and I always get people asking what nail polish it is when I wear it. Unlike normal glitters, I find these really easy to remove with the Bourjois nail polish remover pot especially if you use a base coat.

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Week In Photos 175

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Product gathering // Lazy clothes // More post planning // New chocolate // Biscuits and Instagram.

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Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash

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So I used to own one of the original Tangle Teezers and it completely changed brushing my hair. No longer was I nearly in tears trying to brush out knots and tangles, instead the Tangle Teezer just glided through my hair like a breeze. Fast forward about a year or so and after a lot of use, it was time to buy a new one. I was just going to order another original but pick a different colour, my first one was hot pink, but after looking on ASOS the Aqua Splash version caught my eye.

The only times I brush my hair, excluding if I'm using heat, is just before washing and then while conditioner is on my hair so I use it in the shower and it gets wet. Although the original works fine if it gets wet, it just took a while to dry especially if water got inside the brush.

The overall design of the Aqua Splash is so much better and I can actually hold this one and brush my hair easily. I don't know if it's just because I have small hands, but I found the original quite hard to hold and use. The middle of the brush is hollow so there's no chance of water getting inside and it dries incredibly quickly. It can also stand up on it's own, the other can't, so it doesn't end up sitting in a puddle of water in the shower. I don't know if it's the change in shape to the original, but the Aqua Splash has longer bristles so I find it a lot easier and takes less time to de-tangle my hair which I didn't think was possible. I couldn't be happier with my choice!

Do you use a Tangle Teezer? Tried the Aqua version?

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