| 2017 | 09 | 01 | august empties review |

John Frieda | sheer blonde go blonder shampoo | 500ml [£9.99, Boots]
Claiming to lighten hair without drying it out - it kind of did the opposite. 
Bleached hair is really difficult on a good day, but when a product completely strips the moisture out of it and leaves you with straw then you have to work twice as hard to get the moisture back in. 
Having had blonde hair now for over ten years I would consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to maintenance products - and this is not one of the ones I would reach for again. 

Would not recommend. 

Pro:voke | touch of silver conditioner | 200ml [£2.19, Boots]
In contrast with the above, I love the Pro:voke range. Genuinely. 
The purple pigment is strong enough that you run a risk of slightly grey hair - which for me is ideal. It completely strips the brassiness from your locks and doesn't take out too much moisture. 

Would recommend. 

Superdrug | Pick & Mix Rose [£3.29, Superdrug]
I'm loathe to say I liked this because semi permanent hair colour is something I'm not too bothered about. It's there and then it's not. 
In all honesty I would stick to buying something far more pigmented and dilute it in your conditioner. That way you'll get a better quality colour. 

Eesh. No. Would not recommend. 


Rimmel | BB Cream Matte [£6.99, Boots]
I was not blown away by this. It's cheap face gunk that's probably doing more harm than good. 

Nah. Would not recommend. 

Maybelline | Baby Skin Primer [£7.99, Boots]
I'm only going to recommend this primer because of the way it actually improves the facial region.

Would recommend. 

Wunderbow | Brow Gel [£19.95, Boots]
Yep. You need this. 

Would recommend. 
Maybelline | Lash-sensational Mascara [£8.99, Boots]
Best mascara I own. 
Lasts forever too. 

Eye of Horus | Goddess Mascara [£16.50, Beauty Bay]
Not going into it. Just don't bother. 


Colgate | Max White One [£4.00, Boots]

Cleans teeth.

I would recommend using toothpaste. 

The Body Shop | Hemp Face Protector [£8.50, The Body Shop]
Body shop, no. This was not what I had hoped it would be. 
I'm disappointed in myself for falling for their marketing, and looking at the ingredients who knows what I was on when I purchased said product. Ew. You'd be better off with olive oil. Hah.


The Body Shop | Shea Body Butter | 400ml [£15.00, The Body Shop*]
These are such cult products. So many people rave about them. But why? Probably because they're jumping on the band wagon. Or because they don't know what good moisturiser feels like on their skin. The Body Shop has definitely lost a lot of my respect. I'm sorry.

Either way, I'm doing it. I'm going to say please don't buy this. Even Palmer's cocoa body butter is significantly better. 

Would not recommend.