OGX Kukui Oil Range | Review

If you're familiar with me or my blog, you may have realised by now that I'm a sucker for trying out new haircare products, but I know as well as anyone that finding products that work well for your hair type isn't always as easy as you'd like it to be. Recently, I've been treating my hair to the Kukui Oil Shampoo and Conditioner by OGX Beauty and my hair has been loving it!


I've been a fan of OGX haircare for years and have tried out a handful of their ranges but this is the first time that I've tried out the Kukui Oil range. This shampoo and conditioner duo is formulated to 
hydrate your hair & eliminate frizz, sounds like a win win to me (especially considering how dry and naturally textured my hair is)! 

This range centres around the oil from the Hawaiian Kukui Nut Tree, which is really hydrating and locks in moisture as well as leaving the hair glossy and lightweight. The shampoo & conditioner are quite thick in terms of consistency but they don’t weigh down the hair. While I've been using the Kukui Oil range, my hair has   looking and feeling a lot healthier than it usually does and feels clean, bouncy and silky smooth - it works really well if your hair is quite dry and you're prone to frizz and flyaways.

As a brand, I think OGX are great & have a lot to offer to suit different hair types. It's nice to know that you can get high quality products, which make your hair feel fabulous without the salon sized price tag. The shampoo and conditioner retail at £6.99, which is pretty reasonable considering you get  385ml of product per bottle. If you have coloured hair or have an irritable scalp, it's nice to know that this range is SLS free. Overall, this shampoo and condition get a big thumbs up from me, and I'm looking forward to trying out the Kukui Oil Hydrating Oil and Curl Cream at some point.

Have you tried this range from OGX, or do you have another one you usually go for? Which ones your favourite?


Spectrum Collections | Marbleous Brushes

This post has been a long time coming and it's all about the gorgeous 'Marbleous' collection by Spectrum, who are famous for their creating the most Instagram-worthy brushes! I was looking to replace my make up brushes for quite a while before I invested in White Marbleous collection, which I had been lusting over for months, so when they had their Pink Wednesday (or Black Friday if you're not a mer-babe or a unicorn) sale, I was all over it and placed my order as soon as I got the chance.


The White Marbleous collection consists of 12 beautiful brushes, with white, grey and rose gold detailing - like seriously, just look at them - aren't they just a bloggers dream?
The set consists of the five flawless face brushes, and seven smaller brushes for detailing your eyes, brows and lips. Here's a round up of the brushes and what you can use them for:


A00- Luxe Powder- Ideal for applying loose or compact powder for setting your makeup all over your face, this is one of my favourite brushes in the collection.
A02- Angled Foundation- Before I discovered beauty blenders, I used to apply my foundation using brushes similar to this and after using this brush, I may start doing it more often. It gives you such a nice, even finish and easily buffs the foundation onto your skin.
A05- Precision Brush- This brush can be used for all sorts, but I like using it for cream contouring or even adding a flush of colour to my cheeks.
C02- Flat Top Contour- If I'm using a powder contour kit, I always reach for this brush, which really helps you achieve that flawless contour that a lot of us don't naturally have.
C07- Luxe Tapered Sculptor- I'd say this is quite a multi-purpose brush, but I personally use it for either bronzer or blush. It would also work very well to set your under eye concealer with a powder, and for 'baking' if you're into that technique. 




A07- Stubby Shader- I'm not quite sure where this name came from, but this brush works very well for apply your base shadow.
A12- Fluffy Pencil- This brush is one of the ones that I reach for the most, and I think it's amazing for blending out eyeshadow on the outer corners of your eyes.
A13- Short Smudge- This one's great for applying product the lash line and waterline, for a sexy, sultry and smudged look.
A14- Brow Definer- Although this brush is amazing for making sure your brows are on fleek, I don't do much to my brows, so I much prefer using this for gel liner and I love that the brush is multi-functional.
A15- Lip Definer- I'd say that everyone needs to have a lip definer brush, especially if you're going for a bold lip.
B05- Luxe Blender- I use this brush for so many things, whether I'm applying my highlight, blending my eyeshadow or buffing in my concealer. I love things that are multi functional and the B05 brush ticks all the boxes.
B06- Tall Tapered Blender- This one is a must-have for blending shadows. It's so effortless and helps you achieve the looks you're looking for.




So what are my overall thoughts on the brushes? I have honestly fallen in love with them! 
At first, I was really hesitant about using them because they were almost too pretty and I didn't want to ruin that, but since I've been using them, they've become a staple in my everyday make up routine. The brushes are beautifully designed, really high quality, extremely aesthetically pleasing and they're vegan and cruelty free. In terms of pricing, these brushes don't come cheap...the set usually retails for £64.99, which I know isn't up everyones street but when I saw them on offer, I just had to have them because you'd be kind of silly not to take advantage. 

Have you tried any brushes from Spectrum Collections? Which ones are your favourites?