My hair loves Argan Oil

The harsh winter and the excessive heating used at home dries out my hair to quite an extent. Plus, I have a very dry scalp and slightly frizzy hair in the first place. I don't oil my hair regularly and have been letting them grow from quite a while now, avoiding a trim hence developing split ends. 

All these factors combined leave my hair in a terrible state due to which I have introduced Lovea's Bio Argan Detangling Leave-in Conditioner Spray in my hair routine and it seems to be working pretty well for now. 

It contains Argan Oil which is rich in Vitamin E and Anti-oxidants and is being used for haircare since a very long time now. I doubt I would purchase this oil individually so I like the fact that it comes in a spray version which makes is much easier to apply.

It is a leave in conditioner, meaning you are supposed to use it as a finishing spray. It provides a lovely healthy sheen to the hair too! However I like to use it on the ends of my hair generously to seal split ends and avoid any further damage and also spray it on the scalp sometimes to provide a quick dose of nourishment and hydration. I usually do this before going to bed as an overnight treatment. 

It is one of the most hydrating leave-in conditioners I have used till date. It treats hair in a similar manner to oil minus the stickiness. 

Don't avoid leave-in conditioners just because they weigh your hair down. Look for a one that is light and provides day long moisture. You need to keep your hair hydrated even if you have conditioned them in the shower. 

It is all natural being - Paraben free, Sulphate free and Phthalate free and available for £5.49 from www.mypure.co.uk. I would repurchase this for sure but I doubt I'll need to as this 125ml bottle should last me ages. 


Playing around with Sleek's Molten Metal

I have been playing around with this baby since a while now and have been loving it. I thought it deserved some attention so here you go.

Sleek have done it yet again. They have ingeniously come out with a pigmented cream eye shadow which reminds me of Illamasqua's Liquid Metals to quite an extent. 

It contains two colours, pewter and gold. It was pretty clever of them to introduce this as a duo as people are usually reluctant to spend money buying only one colour.

I have a slight problem with the colour co-ordination though. Although absolutely marvellous colours, I feel they are extremely close shades and there could have been two contrasting colours here instead.

Regardless, I absolutely adore them! There is nothing similar to this available in drugstores in my opinion so I see this being a quite popular.

They are super pigmented, exactly like Illamasqua's Liquid Metals dare I say better. The reason I like these more is because they dry to a slightly powdery finish and are not as creamy, which means they have more staying power and will crease less.

Having said that, it is a cream product at the end of the day so do expect some creasing. Also the colour does not stay put as well as seen in swatches and seems to fade a little. I like to pack the colour on with a flat stiff synthethic brush and it seems to work great in transfering the exact colour as seen in the swatches.

I would suggest setting it with a similar coloured powder or using a very effective base with them. I use my Elf Primer and Too Faced Shadow Insurance and they work pretty well.

Even if they fade or crease, due to their powdery finish it is easy to fix any mishaps.

My camera does not capture the intensity of this product, still a few pictures as of when I played around with them.

Overall, an amazing product for editorial make-up or photo shoots of any sort as their intensity will show through in pictures and you won't need to worry about lasting power too as such looks are not expected to last the whole day.

A bargain for £6.99, these will be available at Sleek from January 2011.