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Cohorted September 2016 Beauty Box Review

Posted on October 2, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I’m a bit late with Cohorted’s September box – I’ve been so busy lately it’s unreal! Let’s take a look inside!

  • Cargo Land Down Under Palette, worth £35.00.
  • Percy & Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo, worth £12.00.
  • Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, worth £18.00.
  • Kure Bazaar Nail Polish in French Rose, worth £14.00.
  • MAC False Lashes Extreme Mascara, 3ml worth about £7.00.

Total value of box = £86.00.

Ok so on first glance, I feel like this box isn’t too bad, but I must admit the Cargo Land Down Under Palette, being the main attraction feels a bit ‘same old’ to me. Cohorted have included so many different Cargo palettes over the months – it would have been nice to see a different brand really. If this is your first Cohorted box though, or your first with a Cargo palette, I think you’ll be happy. The palette itself is a lovely product. It contains a selection on 12 shadows, in mostly neutral shades with a couple bright summery tones too. There is also a black eyeliner pencil and a double ended brush included in the palette.

Next the Percy & Reed products. I haven’t tried this brand before so I was happy to find these in the box. The No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo is a ‘no frills’ dry shampoo that promises to soak up excess oil, cleanse the scalp and leave hair looking fresh and shiny. And the Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery Balm is an overnight treatment that you apply to dry hair before going to bed – then wash off in the morning. I love the sound of this as it’s supposed to help strengthen the hair and combat brittleness and breakage. I’m looking forward to trying this out!

The Kure Bazaar Nail Polish is a nice addition to the box too. Shade French Rose is a pretty pale baby pink – unfortunately though, I haven’t been able to unscrew the lid! I’ve tried a few times with no luck – does anyone have any tips for opening stuck nail polish bottle lids??

And lastly the MAC False Lashes Extreme Mascara sample. I put the value of this as ‘about £7.00’ as thats what it works out at when you consider a full size tube at 8ml is £19.00. BUT – those that purchase from MAC will know that these samples are given free with your online orders, so I feel that this is kind of devalued because of that. I guess it depends how you look at it really! It’s a nice mascara though, and a great way to try a sample before you go for the full sized product.

So I think overall this box has been a bit hit and miss really – I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I hope you enjoyed my post xx

Eat Yourself to Healthy Hair + Giveaway!

Posted on October 3, 2014

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Hair is the one thing you wear every day and it’s no wonder that people spend lots of money to make sure it is looking its best. While it’s nice to splurge on a beautiful haircut every now and then, there is so much more out there that can do wonders for your hair to keep it looking healthy and strong.

Nuts

Eating nuts is not only important for your hair but also for your skin. Walnuts should be at the top of your list as they contain a healthy dose of omega-3, vitamin E and copper. Vitamin E is perfect to protect your hair against sun damage and copper helps to maintain your natural colour. This means that you’ll be able to keep your gorgeous brunette hair looking vibrant and fresh. They are also so easy to eat too so switch your afternoon treat for a handful of mixed nuts or add them to your salad or pasta.

Omega-3

3% of your hair is made up of the fatty acids contained in omega-3 but it’s not something that your body actually produces. Omega-3 found in salmon, mackerel and walnuts, contain the same oils as the natural ones found in your scalp and hair. This means that consuming more omega-3 in your diet will make your hair feel more hydrated.

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Protein

Hair is essentially made of protein so food like eggs, fish, Greek yoghurt and chicken work wonders for your locks. The protein within these foods help to replace the hair that sheds naturally, keeping it strong and moisturised. Eggs are one of the best types of food to eat as they contain biotin and vitamin B12 which assists with hair regrowth. Rather than growing new hair, biotin renews the hair currently growing, making them much stronger. You can also try applying a raw beaten egg to your hair for a bit of added protein.

Iron & Vitamin C

Chicken not only provides a good dose of protein, it also contains iron which helps to get blood supply and oxygen to your roots and scalp. Low iron levels often leads to anaemia which means your hair follicles and roots are not getting the oxygen it needs. Spinach is another food that contains a lot of iron and other beneficial ingredients such as omega-3 and vitamin C. One of vitamin C’s biggest properties is that it strengthens hair capillaries and increases circulation to your scalp. Vitamin C can also be found in food such as blueberries and sweet potatoes.

Sheer Blonde Competition

John Frieda have kindly offered my readers a chance to win this fab hair kit! One lucky person will win 1 x Sheer Blonde bag, 1 x Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo and 1 x Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner. All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run for one week and is open to UK residents only. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Good luck! xxx

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