Product Reviews

Awesome Product Alert: The Best Silver Shampoo… EVER!

Hi Peaches! So if you’ve ever had highlights or dabbled in being a blonde bombshell, you’ll understand exactly what I mean when I say that keeping your colour fresh (read less brassy than your copper piping) is a struggle!

Most clients that I see on a daily basis don’t exactly understand why… So If you’re interested in the “science” behind avoiding this trashy – less classy faux pas read on…

If you have a good hairstylist (lucky you!) you should be totally satisfied when leaving your appointment, especially when it comes to blonde. Ideally, your stylist will insist on a toner, which is essential to cancel out any unwanted tones in your hair after the lightning process (you can read my article on blonde hair here).

A toner is in fact – if done correctly – just another term for a semi-permanent colour. This means that depending on various factors it will wash out between approximately 2 to 4 weeks. Thereafter, your hair is likely to turn yellow/brassy – this is where the importance of a silver / purple shampoo should form part of your hair care regimen. To keep your colour on point until your next appointment where you’ll either touch up your roots, get another toner or both.

I’ve been blonde for quite some time, I also have a lot of blonde clients so I have experimented with many products, and thus far this is definitely the best silver/purple shampoo I’ve come across, I recommend it to all my clients, and to you my dear reader!

The results are amazing as you’ll see in my video. I hope this helps you, also I’d love to hear about your favourite products!

Tools >>>

Olivia Garden Ceramic & Ion Thermal Collection
Black Diamond Comb – Master Waver, 8.5 Inch
Beauty Pro Sectioning Clip – Metal Foil Clip

Products >>>

Biosense Colour Seal Silver Shampoo
PUREOLOGY Smooth Perfection Intense Smoothing Cream

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Review & Giveaway: Rose Gold Oval Brush Set

Rose Gold Oval Brush Set in black perspex stand

Hello Peaches! To do anything well it’s important to have the right tool for the job. If you adore makeup as much as I do, you know that nothing surpasses having a decent brush set. I don’t know about you, but with all the products, lotions and potions this routine can become relatively chaotic, well, it does for me, especially when I’m in a rush! Therefore, the entire process seems to be better orchestrated when having a decent set. I have numerous brush sets, I’ve wanted to splurge on another personal set for a while, but I just haven’t found a set that appealed to me until now!

Enter White Rabbit Republic (WRR). What initially drew my attention to this brand is their cruelty-free approach. I’m a gargantuan animal enthusiast, therefore, I absolutely love that this brand is 100% cruelty-free. I’ve also been looking at similar brushes online, for example, the Elite Mirror Ten Brush Set retails for $360 ( This is quite a bit when converted to South African currency. Hence the price for these brushes are cheap in comparison, however you get what you pay for.

These brushes look super stylish, and are accompanied by a truly expedient brush stand which keeps everything organized! There’s nothing worse than having to stop midway through your daily makeup routine to hunt for that brush you swore you had just a second ago. The stand, which consists from black Perspex, is effortless to assemble and has the adorable WRR bunny emblem on it. Made from synthetic, soft, densely packed bristles applying liquid, powder and cream products has never been easier! Synthetic bristles also decrease product wastage. The ferrules are rose gold plastic and the handles have a rubber-like polymer giving them a matte finish, seemingly an exact replica of the Real Techniques (RT) brush handles.

This concerns me to a certain extent, due to previous disappointment with the RT Brushes specifically the coating on the handles. I’ve had an experience in the past where I cleaned my RT brushes with 91% Propyl Alcohol (I’m a germaphobe) and the polymer started peeling. Not the best look. I cannot say with a 100% certainty that these brushes will do the same, but time will tell.

After using the brushes my experience is that they are ideal for full face, liquid, powder and cream application, foundation, blush, concealer, powder contouring, particularly precise contouring in addition to the perfect lipstick application. However, for me, loving a precise cat eye using liquid/gel, the brush was not adequately effective. I didn’t achieve the desired precision. Perhaps the bristles are too long and thus not effective for meticulousness application. If you prefer a smoky/smudged line this is irrelevant. It creates an excellent smoked liner. I find that you can also create a killer cut crease using the tiny elliptical brush. However, for eyeshadow I don’t feel that the brushes offer effective application when desiring an evenly blended effect. Possibly due to the dense stubby bristles.

You could have and unparalleled makeup collection alphabetically organized and colour coordinated to a T, yet if you don’t have the correct tools, it’s meaningless.

Upon purchasing this set WRR were kind enough to send me an extra set. Therefore, I’m running this giveaway, as I’m sure they’ll be cherished by someone who’d enjoy to add to their collection, or even a newbie that would appreciate a set that’s specifically made for personal makeup application.

To win this set please enter via the Raffle Copter widget underneath.

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  • The giveaway will run until 12:00am on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 (SOUTH AFRICA STANDARD TIME), with 1 winner being selected at random.
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