As I'm sure you'll have guessed by now L and I are big fans of Paul Mitchell. We're part of their styling society this year so we'll be sharing some of our favourite products throughout the year and the new bits we love.
We're very happy to be part of the styling society for Salon Success this year. We love the Paul Mitchell, New CID and L'avoly products we've tried so fair and you can see some previous products we've loved here and here.
Today we're sharing with you the Express Ion Unclipped 3 in 1 in rose gold. It's fair to say we were both unbelievably excited when we opened it up as it's absolutely gorgeous!! We both have a huge selection of different shaped and sized tongs and couldn't wait to try them out. We wanted to show you the wands in action and how they look on different hair. L's hair is long with some layers and mine is shoulder length and mostly one length now.
I love the convenience of having the one handle that can give three different looks and I'm actually getting rid of my others since getting this. My hair feels and looks healthy after using the wands due to the ceramic barrels and express ion complex and not feeling crispy (as some of my current one's do!) plus they look so much prettier!!
The wand heads clip into the base and you're ready to go, it comes with a variety of heat settings dependent on your hair type. I tend to stick at 180 as for me the curls last well and I don't feel my hair is too damaged then.
Hey All A few weeks ago L and I headed to an event with Salon Success and were given some products to test out.
One of these is the Marula Oil Range. Marula oil is harvested in Africe and cold-pressed to help maintain the nutrients of the oil. The Marula Oil used has up to 50% more protective antioxidants than Argan Oil. It helps to hydrate, repair and moisturise the hair. We both dye our hair so anything that helps improve the condition and hydrate it is always a win for us!
The packaging is simple but works, white and black with gold accents. I also love that it's a pump top as it just makes it easier to use in the shower.
The shampoo really lathers up well which is great as it's also sulphate free. Some sulphate free shampoos just don't have the same lather. It leaves the hair clean but what impressed me the most is how soft my hair felt after just the shampoo. My hair is bleached and regularly dyed and not in the best condition. It usually feels horrible without conditioner but after using this I was impressed how untangled my hair felt with the shampoo alone. The conditioner really added to it and just left my hair feeling so soft and more manageable. It's also surprisingly lightweight. I always expect a moisturising conditioner to be thicker but this is lovely.
Overall I'm totally impressed, my hair feels softer and in better conditioner since I've started using it. The Marula Oil range is available from Paul Mitchell Salons, you can find your nearest salon here. Love L and M xxx
We've been very busy recently with events which has been lovely, not only is it nice to hear about new products and get to try them out but catching up with other bloggers and meeting new ones is also a favourite part of any event.
We were kindly invited to an event last week by Salon Success, it was an amazing evening and felt like we were having a catch up meal with friends!
On arrival we were greeted with champagne and shown to a beautifully decorated table in St David's Hotel. It felt very posh but also cosy, as we had a room to ourselves with a view of Cardiff Bay and lots of friendly faces to chatter with.
After sitting down we could have a look at the products laid out at each place for us to learn about whilst we were there. The event was put on by Salon Success who represent Paul Mitchell and New CID Cosmetics amongst others, here we also had products from Marula Oil, Awapuhi and Mitch by Paul Mitchell.
First up though, we were treated to a glorious three course meal from the menu above. All courses were absolutely gorgeous and we fully enjoyed it (forgetting alllllllll about our holiday diets!)
It was gorgeous, the warm apple tart tatin was a particular favourite!
We all ooh'ed and aah'ed over the food and the products for quite a while until we decided to get stuck in and trying everything out. As I've already mentioned it was just like having a meal with friends and we all gossiped and shared stories so I think we went way over our original time!
We were lucky enough to take all of the products home with us to try, and also a bag of make up from New CID Cosmetics. I've always wanted to try a number of their products after Mia's reviews and so I was very excited by this, especially the i-groom!
We even managed to sneak outside for a quick selfie outside but it was horrible weather!
We had a lovely time at the event and having a good old natter about hair and make up, which after a day of work is exactly what you need really isn't it??
We will be putting up posts with reviews in future so if anything catches your eye don't forget to check back. I can already tell you that the Marula Oil Rare Oil Treatment smells divine and works a charm!!
Hope you've had a good weekend. Mine was good but crazy busy. It was so horrible to hear about all that was going on in the world on Friday and our thoughts are with everyone involved as well as Frances Cassandras family. The blogging world has lost two great ladies far to soon.
Today's post is about an event we were invited to on Thursday evening at the beautiful St David's hotel. I'd never been before so was excited to see it. It's such a talked about hotel and I've only heard good things so couldn't wait to see it from the inside.
The event was held in one of the rooms which had a lounge area, bedroom and bathroom as well as a balcony with these amazing views. How lush to wake up and enjoy a morning cuppa over looking the bay. We were treated to some very tasty canapes (I'm a huge fan of mini yorkshire puddings and even got to try quail eggs!)
Onto the event. All around were products we could look at and play with. How gorgeous are the Rose gold straightner set. We got to see these in action and they worked amazing. We were both totally in love the Paul Mitchell Nude wands. They seemed a great size for creating loose waves.
New CiD is a brand of make up I've tried before. My mum has one of the baked blushes and it's the prettiest colour ever. I always borrow it when I'm home. Above is one of the bronzers. Whilst we were there we were taught make up and hair tips and interestingly the bronzers and blushes are made me swirling pigment onto a terracotta stone and then they are baked for 24 hours. I love random facts like that. I'd love to see a make up factory from the inside. The eyebrow pencil made it into my everyday favourites back in 2012 (post here) and I've since repurchased and still love it.
Here are some of the gorgeous hair styles created. How amazing is the plait. L has amazing long hair and is always looking for ways to get the effort loose waves shown above so was pleased to learn some trick. Basically tight ribbon curls (so the hair is flat against the wand, in about one inch sections) are done all over the head and then brushed out. The finish is amazing.
Another product we got to see was the new Ultimate Colour set. Which uses Quinoa to lock in colour and help keep hair in great condition. As someone always dying their hair and can't wait to try this set out.
We were also lucky enough to leave with a goodie bag, We'll be sharing our reviews on these products once we've got to test them out.
Have you got any Paul Mitchell or New CiD product favourites?