Boho curls

Glossy, voluminous, boho curls are the favorite of Blake, Vanessa et al.  I have straight hair and often add waves with GHDs, but they don’t add volume to the roots which is the glamorous look I love. Could heated rollers give me this without going too bridal?

love her locks

I have gone for BaByliss PRO’s ceramic rollers. The set comes with 30 rollers of 4 different sizes, to give you options on the size of your curls – the smaller the roller, the tighter the curl.

After allowing the rollers to heat up, you then start popping them in. There are some fantastic videos on YouTube on how to position them, here is one of my favourites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQFI0g9pAfk

Tips from me:

It is difficult to tell when the rollers are up to temperature, you have to guess, I reccomend you give them at least 10 mins to make sure they are hot enough.

To give your curls a bit more longevity, give each section of hair a light spray with hairspray before putting it in the roller and always make sure you wait until the rollers have completely cooled before taking them out. Also when you are removing each roller, carefully unwind the hair, never just pull the roller out, as you will also pull the curl out of your locks.

When you have taken out all of the rollers, give your hair a good coating of hair spray, then you can start to run your fingers through to loosen the curls and get the style you’re after.

The set comes with clips and pins to keep the rollers in place. The clips are much easier to put in and take out, but I think the pins keeps the rollers in position better.

So how do they rate? The curls are gorgeous, but don’t last as long as I was hoping, but should get you through the majority of an evening.

the fabulous Caroline, loving her curls

 Babyliss Pro 30 piece roller set from £68 www.babylisspro.co.uk

July 12, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Babyliss, Beauty, Curls, hair, review, Volume. 2 comments.

Miracle Manicure – 3 weeks on

I’m always pleased when a product does what it promises, I love it when it surpasses my expectations.

Shellac manicure just after application

Shellac says that their polish wears flawlessly for 14 days and 3 weeks on, it’s still looking fabulous and I haven’t been careful with them. The only problem is that my nails have grown and the colour is moving up.

3 weeks later

So now for the second test, removal. Shellac does sell removal wraps which minimises the contact of acetone with the skin, but at £3 a pack to do all your nails, it does add additional cost to the manicure and they are fiddley to use.

What I would recommend is; buying nail varnish containing acetone (available from boots, superdrug etc.) which you fill a small bowl with. Then put this bowl in a larger bowl of hot water (a bit like a bain-Marie) and pop your nails in and the polish melts off easily.

I’m heading off on holiday in a few weeks and getting a Shellac manicure will be top of my beauty preparation list.

CND’s Shellac manicure www.cnd.com cost me £27 from my local salon (House of Beauty Cambridge www.cambridgebeauty.co.uk)

July 8, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Beauty, CND, holiday, manicure, review, Uncategorized. 1 comment.