Friday, 29 January 2016

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo Review

I've made quite a habit of stalking the aisles of American Drugstores when I've made it over to the states. One prowling session I picked up something I'd actually forgotten on my trip, a can of dry shampoo, which you have a lot of hair and a fringe like me it is almost a necessity. I almost went for my old faithful, Batiste, but it had a rather steep price tag so opted for the cheaper option in the form of Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, and boy am I glad I did, and let me tell you why...

I think the reason this particular dry shampoo works well for me it the consistency - it's not too powdery so doesn't leave a white cast whilst applying and a slightly grey tinge after rubbing it in, nor is it too wet so it doesn't leave your hair sticky - picture a Venn diagram and NYM's sitting slap bang in the middle. It leaves your hair looking exactly how you want it after using dry shampoo, clean and without a trace of the stuff. If you do get a little spray happy, you can get a teeny bit of white cast, but as someone with dark brown hair, I pinky promise that after a bit of tousling and zhuzhing your hair looks clean, and not like you're a ghost in a primary school play. The smell isn't awful, but I wouldn't say it doubles as a hair fragrance either, but it doesn't linger in the hair so it's nothing to worry about. 

Finally, Urban Outfitters have started stocking this dry shampers in the UK, but with a tearjerking price tag of £9, so for us Brits it's a little higher in price than the couple of dollars you pick it up for in the aisles of Walgreens. I do highly recommend this dry shampoo for all your greasy hair needs, and I do think from time to time I'll pick this up in UO when I feel like treating myself, but will continue to scour the nation's pharmacies to see if I can find something which compares, but as of right now NYM, nothing compares 2U.

Tried any Not Your Mother's products?
Have a favourite dry shampoo?

Let me know down in the comments!

Monday, 18 January 2016

2015 Favourites!

Whoopsies! I 100% forgot to post my new video on my blog - so here it is don't hate me! Subscribe to my channel to have my face land itself in your sub box whenever I upload!

Friday, 1 January 2016

My New Year's Resolutions.

First let me start off by wishing you a happy new year! I hope you rung out 2015 like a champ and nursed yourself back to life on the 1st. I've done a post like this for the past couple of years and I thought I'd jot down some things which I aim to tweak in the months ahead, because here it comes, new year new you and all that jazz. OI WITH THE CLICHES ALREADY - oh wait actually, here's some more:

Eat Vegan
Okay, so I'm going to be doing a whole video on this subject so sit tight for that one but in short this is the biggest thing I'll be changing in my life - shifting from a vegetarian to vegan diet. It's something I've been giving real thought to throughout the entirety of 2015 and it's something I'm not only ready to commit to, but something I truly want to do and will be good for my soul. Well, that got deep quickly.

Be More Selfish
Sounds like an odd'un, but it kind of links to my first point - I spent the whole year not doing something I really wanted to do because I didn't want to inconvenience others, and that's been a running trend throughout the past year for me: I didn't strive for my own happiness amidst my quarter life crisis and so I was unhappy. I'm not someone who has a sunny disposition and I know happiness isn't a constant state, so I want to learn to throw caution to the wind and put myself first from time to time.

Take Care & Focus.
I'm sure this featured last year, but I need to stop being so slapdash with everything, be it my blog, my work, my relationships with people. I'm literally sat here rotating my fleeting attention between three fucking screens whilst I'm tapping this post out, and I know we're all suffering from 21st Century induced ADHD, an age in which we're pressed to give 6 seconds of our time to a video. I want to take time and put real care into the things I decide are worth it, which in turn it will need me to pull my finger out of my ass and focus.

Explore Some More
I've been lucky in my little life to be able to hop on planes and see some really cool corners of the earth but I feel like my travels will never be done. I have a car, I have a passport, truly what is stopping me? Seriously, what is stopping me? Myself, that's what. No more will my days off be spent in bed 'til god knows when, I'm gonna go get myself out there.

I think all of those are realistic right, right?