| Must Have Winter Hair Products |

Frizz. Breakage. Lifeless.

Do any of these adjectives describe your hair? It’s possible with the winter months creeping nearer your luscious locks are freaking out. Don’t fret though I’ve discovered a few products which are perfect for giving your hair a boost of love!

I’ve found it can be tricky finding cruelty-free Haircare – annoyingly so as the beauty industry is gradually moving towards a completely cruelty-free process & it’s important that the entirety of the industry follows the same process. So you can imagine how happy I was when I luckily stumbled across these beauties in Save On Foods, downtown Fernie.

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I had never heard of the brand Inecto before I came across this shampoo & conditioner on the very bottom shelf for a uber cheap $4.99 each!

What does the brand have to say about their Super Nourishing Coconut Shampoo?

When you’ve got it, flaunt it. Say goodbye to dry and damaged hair. Infused with 100% Pure Coconut Oil, this daily shampoo cleanses and moisturises for amazing soft and frizz-free hair.

I’ve been using this shampoo for the last week & a half & it most definitely lives up to this claim. My hair has never felt so nourished & coming into winter I normally struggle with my hair being very frizzy but with this shampoo it has been silky smooth!

As you can see I have the coconut shampoo & the argan oil conditioner, normally I’m super OCD about my shampoo & conditioner being the same type. For you though I don’t mind & the conditioner is fabulous, it states on their website that:

Say hello to hydration! inecto Marvellous Moisture Argan Conditioner nourishes your hair and adds moisture leaving your lovely locks fully revived and feeling heavenly soft.

Once again I have nothing bad to say about this condition it is the perfect end to lock in moisture & it truly leaves my hair feeling luscious!

This photo is totally unnecessary but I wanted to show you all the snow which has started to fall outside my apartment!

Now for the final product which wraps this ‘love your hair’ post up I’ve got the Project Beauty Hairgurt – Hair Masque!

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I got this product in a BoxyCharm earlier in the year (I may have already written a review of it somewhere) & I love it, I’ve been using it for a couple months once a week & it is my hairs saviour. Not only does it smell like heaven – Strawberries & Banana – it also really works.

I use my shampoo & conditioner every two to three days (depending how lazy I’m feeling) & then once a week I swap out my conditioner for this hair yoghurt. All you do is wash your hair like normal, get it nice & wet put this masque all the way through – I use an Australian twenty cent piece size worth of product – then hang out in the shower for 5 to 10 minutes & rinse.

If you’ve used any of these products or you have a product which really works for your hair in the winter please leave me a comment below, I’d love to know about it!

Bye for now loves, it was great chatting with you!

Freckled.Rambles xx.

P.S. if you haven’t seen my latest makeup tutorial over on my youtube channel you should definitely go check it out & subscribe xx.

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| Soap & Glory – DRAMA CLEAN |

Welcome back or welcome to Freckled.Rambles, I’m glad you made it!

Today we’re having a look at Soap & Glory’s:

DRAMA CLEAN 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water

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I picked this makeup remover up about 5 days ago – classic me arrived in the UK with no makeup remover, I didn’t even have a ‘Say Yes to Cucumber’ travel face wipe left – I honestly shock myself with my lack of preparation sometimes. Not to fear, Josh & I flew down to the local Boots to free my skin of the latest makeup endeavour I’d embarked upon.

Although I went in hoping to get something from the Say Yes to Carrot range I’m not a particularly brand loyal kind of person, I love to try out new products & my only requirement is that the brand is cruelty free. Browsing through the shelves I was faced with a conundrum – not one brand of makeup wipes came from a cruelty free brand – I thought the trip was going to be for naught & we’d have to go somewhere else, when I turned around & with a feeling of excitement I saw the Soap & Glory stand. For some reason I had it in my head that Soap & Glory was not a cruelty free brand, I’ve always looked at their products & steered clear but in my time of need I had a quick google (why I had I not done this previously I do not know) & found that they are in fact a cruelty free brand HORAY!

I’m sure most of you have heard of, if not tried Micellar Water or as Soap & Glory have nicknamed theirs – ‘Miracle Water’. Way back when before I new the importance of cruelty free makeup & skincare I used the Garnier Micellar Water to remove my makeup, so when I saw that Soap & Glory had a Micellar Water I knew I had to try it.

Ok so what do Soap & Glory have to say about this product:

No rubbing required! Remove make-up, dirt and impurities in one clean sweep with our astonishingly gentle yet effective Drama Clean™ 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water (or as we call it ‘miracle water’). This no-need-to-rinse, oil-free, non-drying, complete face and eye-makeup-removing marvel is the smart-girl’s way to get skin super clean, soothed and smoothed.

What’s in it that works?
• D.CLOG™ WATER – micellar cleansing technology swiftly ‘magnetises’ make-up, dirt and dead cells away.
• GO-JUICE™ – with vitamins A and C rich peach and goji berry extracts to help soften skin.
• COOL CUCUMBER WATER-JUICE – refreshes and revitalises.
• BOTANICAL CORNFLOWER EXTRACT – calms the delicate eye area.
• ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE – marvellously soothing and moisturising.

& what do I think?

Firstly, this makeup remover is soothing, gentle & leaves my skin feeling fresh – I have combination skin & it does not leave it feeling to dry or too oily – so that is a massive tick. Secondly, the claims made that ‘no rubbing is required’ are almost entirely true, except for removing my mascara where a touch of elbow grease is required to get the stubborn stuff off. Personally I don’t mind this because I’d prefer to use Coconut Oil to remove my mascara & this makeup remover to take off everything else. Finally, the smell isn’t anything special & I wouldn’t recommend getting this in your mouth but for me I don’t need my makeup remover to smell like roses so it doesn’t turn me off using it, although I know for some the smell is a vital aspect of the product, so just keep that in mind.

  • Price: £6
  • Volume: 350ml

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this product, it ticks all of the boxes which are important (to me at least) when it comes to a makeup remover from the drugstore & I will 100% be trying out some of the other skincare products from Soap & Glory.

As always, this review is not sponsored (if the day comes when brands appreciate my opinion on their products that much I’ll let you all know) & is just my humble thoughts on a new product I picked up. 

Thank you for dropping by & I’ll chat with you in my next post.

Freckled.Rambles xx.

Becca & Jaclyn Hill Face Palette.

YAAASSSSSSS!

BECCA & JACLYN HILL HAVE KILLED IT WITH THIS PALETTE.

I feel like I’m slightly behind the barrage of youtube videos and posts about this palette but none the less here it is.

Evidently when the word spread that Becca were teaming up with Jaclyn Hill to release another range the world went into utter make-up meltdown. With Champagne Pop being such an iconic highlighter the thought of more face splendidness was too much & can I tell you it is too much & more. First things first the packaging is dripping with luxury & the weight tells you straight away that this is worth the price tag.

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Secondly, the pigmentation & quality of the blushes & highlighters is out of this world. I do not need to go into my love any further – IT IS AMAZING & basically my recommendation is to go out and buy this palette. Walk, run, cycle, drive or fly to your nearest Sephora & pop this baby in your cart.

If you would like to see a video tutorial I made where this palette is featured head over to Freckled.Rambles on youtube.

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As always; disclaimer that this post was in no way sponsored (lets be real they don’t need to pay for props for this palette it does it itself).

Daiso Charcoal Peel Off Mask.

Hello everybody,

I’ve been diving head first into collecting a lot of new beauty & make-up products to test so I can give you all a variety of new & interesting reviews. Today’s post is about a cult beauty product, THE CHARCOAL MASK! I picked up this Daiso Charcoal peel off mask on Amazon for $2.99!


 Please excuse my very sunburnt shoulders in the photo below but here is the first time I used the mask. On my first attempt I did not use enough of the product on my nose & therefore it didn’t draw all of the blackheads out. However I used the mask again a week later (it states you should not use it more then twice a week) & had far more success in the process, I could visibly see the gunk of the blackheads on the back of the charcoal once it was dry & I peeled it off. 

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Overall I am really happy with this charcoal peel off mask, the application & use is super simple which I love, it only takes around 12minutes to use & has perfect results!

Freckled.Rambles xx. 

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette: First Impression.

Hello everyone,

June is here & already in full swing, where is this year going! I cannot keep up with it. I hope the first half of your year has been everything you wanted it to be & if it wasn’t, heres hoping for the second half.

Right, I am very excited about today’s post for a couple reasons. Firstly this palette is gorgeous, hands down, melt your heart beautiful & secondly I picked this beauty up off Sephora for $45 down from $70!!! What is better then that massive savings. Some of you may have noticed that I love Urban Decay, the products are beautiful, long lasting & give a massive ‘pow’ to any look.

As the title has probably clued you into this is a first impression’s post on the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette & we are going to look at all of the features of this palette as well as the pros & cons. I like to start my first impression posts off with an examination of the packaging, so, lets get started.

Something Urban Decay do exceptionally well is packaging & the Vice Palettes are no exception. This packaging is perfect, because you know immediately what your palette is going to look like. The matte black box is ideal for the metallic geometric design on the front of the packaging whilst the back walks you through the colours you’re going to be getting inside this palette.

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back view.

Once you get inside the packaging you are met with a lovely eyeshadow palette pouch in the same design as the packaging & palette, which is the normal set up of the Urban Decay Vice palettes & it is a feature I love because the bag is a perfect handbag size make-up pouch. Another sweet feature of this pouch is the slightly padded sides which will help to keep your make-up safe in transit.

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Once you’ve got through these lovely features to the actual palette you will not be dissapointed. I was delighted when I opened the pouch & pulled my palette out. There is a delightful weight to the palette itself & the casing is intricate & eccentric giving you a glimpse of the shadows to come which are essentially loud, fun & stunning.

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Ok now that I have thoroughly bored you all with my examination of the packaging & exterior of the palette lets get into the SWATCHES!!!

So this is a 20 shadow palette with 17 0f the shadows being shimmer shades & 3 basic, nude mattes.

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left to right: Bones, Deadbeat, Flame, Low, Crowbar, Grasshopper, C-Note, Arctic, Fast-Ball, 1985, Underhand, Robbery, Harlot, Pandemonium, Beat Down, Grip.

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left to right: Delete, Bitter, Discreet Framed.

All of these swatches were taken in direct sunlight with no filter or adjustment to the image, aren’t they completely amazing? The pigmentation is on point & the variety of tone & colour makes this a very versatile palette.

To finish off & break it down.

pros: 

  • strong pigmentation
  • wide array of colours
  • sturdy case
  • BEAUTIFUL

cons: 

  • I don’t have any cons with this palette but if I was to pick something it would be the imbalance between matte & shimmer.

I definitely cannot wait to get into this palette & start creating. Have any of you used this palette before & if so which are your favourite colours?

freckled.rambles xx.

Urban Decay | Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil: First Impression part II.

Happy Sunday everyone,

As promised in my Wednesday post I have created a look using the Urban Decay & Gwen Stefani lip liner I picked up off Sephora & can I say it did not disappoint. Let’s jump straight in because this is a super short & sweet post. The liner has lived up to all the expectations I had for it & if you read my post on Wednesday you would have seen that I was concerned the formula would be too soft & smudge easily – it did not. The application was smooth & precise. This liner gets an A+ from me.

If you would like to see a tutorial on how I created the rest of this look subscribe to my youtube channel here to be notified when it goes up on Tuesday!

Bye for now, I will chat to you all in my next post on Wednesday!

Freckled.Rambles xx.

Urban Decay | Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil: First Impression. 

Hello everyone,

As I am sure you can tell from the title this little post it is a first impressions on the Urban Decay | Gwen Stefani Lip Liner, I picked up the shade Rock Steady from Sephora online (Canada) last week for the amazing discounted price of $16.00! This is going to be a two part post as I will be running through what I first thought of the liner in this post & at the end of the week I will be creating a make-up look with this liner as the feature.

I would also like to show you all a glimpse of where I am living & working for the next 5 months, the water front you can see in the back of the photos in this post is the docks at the lake front on the camp I am working at. Taking photos on the water front in the full sun was spectacular!

Alright, time to get into the details:

Firstly, the packaging is gorgeous. It is so important for a brand to immediately, before you have even seen or tested the product draw the buyer in with the packaging. This Urban Decay liner does exactly that. The white & gold diagonal stripes are fun yet classic and exert a feeling of lavishness. Additionally, the coloured strip which runs down the end and back half of the packaging provides you with the name & visual representation of the colour of the liner (photo no.2).

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Secondly, the actual casing of the liner is sleek, smooth & evenly balanced. I like the contrast in colour to the packaging, with the diagonal gold stripes being contrasted against black instead of white & the end of the pencil is the same red colour as the liner.

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Thirdly, the colour is special, blood red & perfect for a statement ‘don’t f**k with me’ look. The pencil is also very creamy, which can be both a good & bad thing as you need to ensure precise application with the correct amount of pressure as you do not want to be smudging the line of your lip.

Once I have completed a look using this liner I will be back with part two of the post & fill you in on the longevity, comfort & colour pay off on the lips.

All in all I am very excited about this liner & think it will become a go to in my make-up bag. Let me know, have any of you got this liner or others from the Gwen Stefani collection? What do you think of them?

Freckled.Rambles xx.