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Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer Review

Every four weeks I dye my roots, every three days I use my hairdryer on the highest of settings and every day I straighten my hair to death at ridiculously high temperatures; my hair is definitely in need of some TLC. What's even worse, is that for the past few month's I've been committing a hair care sin; not using any heat protection products. Thankfully, I recently received the cutest delivery from American hair experts Redken containing a product that my hair desperately needs and deserves, their new Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer*.

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer Review

Redken products are formulated using not only the latest scientific research but the expertise of professional hairdressers with the aim to achieve salon-quality results in your very own home. This is the first product I have ever used from their prestigious collection and I have fallen in love both with how easy it is to use and how soft and sleek it makes my thick, wavy hair after washing.

June's BBQ Degustabox | The Surprise Food Subscription Box (£6 Off Promo Code)

It's Degustabox* time! If you didn't already know, Degustabox is a monthly lifestyle box that contains newly released, innovative food products from well-known brands at a discounted price. Each month, for only £12.99 including delivery, you receive an array of surprise products (many of which are completely new to the market), discounts, promotional codes and sometimes, recipe cards. You can also unsubscribe at any time, there is no commitment or contract. Last month's box was full of big brands including Jack Daniel's, Cranes and Kallo. Check out my full review of May's box hereJune's theme is Summer BBQ, let's have a look at what could be inside your box this month...

JUNE'S BBQ DEGUSTABOX | THE SURPRISE FOOD SUBSCRIPTION BOX (£6 OFF PROMO CODE)

Butterkist Yogurt Coated Popcorn (£1.49)
Degustabox's product of the month comes from the UK's favourite popcorn brand: Butterkist. The new creamy, yoghurt coated popcorn contains only 95 calories per 20g serving, so this bag of air-popped wholegrain popcorn is a completely new taste experience and is available in both sharing bag and multipacks.

BUTTERKIST YOGURT COATED POPCORN

Bakedin Mug Brownie Mix (£1.50)
My favourite product of the month is without a doubt this tiny tub of chocolatey goodness. Just add butter and water, pop in the microwave and add your favourite sauce or topping to create a velvety Belgium chocolate brownie in under 2 minutes!

MUG BROWNIE MIX

Miracle Noodles (£2.49)
Miracle Noodles are a premier low calorie, soy free, gluten free, vegan and non-GMO, Kosher Shirataki noodle and rice. Shirataki is made from only the natural fibre of a native Asian vegetable. Head over to MiracleNoodles.co.uk for a free cookbook and diet plan.

Introducing the NEW Benefit Brow Collection | My First Impressions

I'm going to be completely upfront: I never touch my brows. Even though in the past I've purchased the infamous ABH Brow Wizz and Benefit's Gimme Brow (the UK's No 1 selling eyebrow product) both have rolled around the bottom of my dressing table drawer for over a year now, untouched and unloved. My brows have just never been part of my daily routine and, in all honesty, no matter how many YouTube tutorials I watch, I find them a little bit intimidating. I mean, where do you begin? Thankfully, I was invited to my first ever blogging event, the relaunch of the Benefit Cosmetics Brow Collection at House of Fraser, Glasgow and received a thorough brow education.

Introducing the NEW Benefit Brow Collection | My First Impressions

Benefit have been solving brow related dilemmas ever since they opened their first boutique in San Francisco in 1976. Now, with 1800 BrowBar beauty lounges in 49 countries, Benefit is the world's leading brow authority. This month Benefit are re-launching their brow collection which now includes 36 beautifully packaged products and tools containing a new generation of formulas and shades to suit everyone's brow needs. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to play around with all the products in their new 'magic' inspired collection and pose all my brow related questions direct to the lovely Benebabes themselves. 

Introducing the NEW Benefit Brow Collection | My First Impressions

Gimmie Brow (£18.50)
So, Benefit's iconic volumising fibre gel has had a bit of a makeover but, don't worry, it's still the product you've come to know and love. The award-winning brush-on gel still contains the same tiny microfibres that adhere to skin and hair to create fullness and definition but, due to popular demand, is now available in three shades, including a new natural-looking medium shade.

Goof Proof Pencil (£18.50)
You may have already had the opportunity to snap this super easy brow-filling and shaping pencil up thanks to ELLE Magazines recent issue. This is one of my favourite products from the whole collection. I'll have a full review up for you to read very soon but basically the soft, glide-on formula, the shape of the tip and the choice of six natural-looking shades, makes defining your brows super easy. Goof Proof is the perfect starting product for a brow novice like myself to invest in.

Morphe Brushes Single Eyeshadows in ES33 Wink for Pink, ES70 New Moon and ES54 Glisten | Review & Swatches

I don't know if you noticed that last weekend on Beauty Bay there was a 2 for 1 promotion on all Makeup Geek products. I filled my online basket with so many pretty shades (including; Hipster, Pillow Talk, Prom Night and Vanilla Bean) although when I got to the checkout I was still being charged full price. Apparently, there was a monumental screw-up and the discount wouldn't go through, this continued for several hours - I would know I was refreshing my online basket every several minutes to make sure. To make up for the blunder, the very next day the eyeshadows went down to just half price and all the shades I originally wanted sold out in seconds. I had previously read about quite a few of Beauty Bay's cock-ups but had never experienced one until now. As a loyal customer to say I was disappointed was an understatement. I never even received an email about the promotion in the first place! I just stumbled across the deal randomly online. Anyway, I decided to cheer myself up by purchasing three Morphe Brushes singles instead in the shades ES33 Wink for Pink, ES70 New Moon and ES54 Glisten for the amazing price of only £1.95 each.

Morphe Brushes Single Eyeshadows Review & Swatches

For some reason, Beauty Bay only stock a few shades of the Morphe Brushes single eyeshadows at a time and they tend to sell out insanely fast so you have to act really quick to get your hands on them. Each eyeshadow comes in a basic black cardboard packet similar to Makeup Geek with an insert that contains the individual 1.5g pan with the shade name written underneath.

Morphe Brushes Single Eyeshadows Review & Swatches - New Moon, Glisten and Wink for Pink

New Moon is a light brown/pewter shade and is part of the 'shimmer' family, Glisten is a peachy gold also with shimmer but categorised as a 'lustre' and Wink for Pink is a soft baby pink with slightly gold undertones and is classed as a 'pearl'. I have to admit, they all just look like shimmers to me.