Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Bumble And Bumble Dryspun Finish Hairspray - A Review

Bumble And Bumble Dryspun Finish Hairspray - A Review

Hello Lovelies,

I suffer with PCOS and as a result my hair falls out in handfuls on a daily basis, so any product that claims to give me some volume I always find appealing. So when my eldest daughter Cole gave me a can of the Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish hairspray to try I had high hopes, dryspun is a bit of a cult product in the blogging world and is loved by many so I was really excited to use it, I had heard it is quite useful as a dry shampoo too, something I use often.

What Bumble & Bumble Say About Dryspun


Bumble & bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish is a translucent dry spray creates instant fullness and texture to spin hair into an airy silhouette
Raw silk powders with light holding polymers adhere instantly for a softly interlaced texture to make hair look airy, weightless and effortlessly full – and keep it that way..
WHO: All hair types and textures, especially fine. Appropriate for use on color treated hair. WHEN: On dry hair, after heat-styling. HOW: Shake well, hold can 10 inches away from dry hair and spray in even strokes where you want lift and airy texture. Bb.Stylist tip: To refresh styles that have lost oomph to humidity (or gravity), spray liberally at roots, then ruffle with hands for instant fullness.

My Thoughts 

I applied the Dryspun by lifting my top layer of hair up and spraying it at my root, I then used my fingers to work the product into my hair and add lift. As I said I had really high hopes for Dryspun, it's a cult product and one that is loved by many, my eldest daughter Cole uses it when she curls her hair to give her volume and she really likes it but only uses it when curling her hair and as I said it is loved by many and I wanted to love it too, but unfortunately I didn't like it at all, it didn't do much in the way of adding any volume to my hair and my hair was left feeling absolutely awful and so full of product it was horrible. To be fair my hair is extremely thin but Dryspun is marketed for thin hair, I really don't like it at all and couldn't wait to wash my hair when I'd used it. I thought I was going to use it for the first time and be bowled over at how amazing it was and I wasn't at all, I was left feeling really disappointed with dirty feeling hair. 

Overall Thoughts & Would I Re Purchase? 

I think I can safely say I won't be re purchasing the Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish Hairspray, it really wasn't for me, I wanted to love it so much and wanted hair with lots of volume and that looked thicker but unfortunately this wasn't the case at all, my hair was as thin and limp as it always is but full of product and feeling horrible into the bargain. I would say not to let my review put you off too much as my eldest daughter does love it when she's curled her hair and lots of people do like it but if you're like me with super thin hair maybe this won't be for you either. 

If you would like to try it, you can find it online at Boots and Look Fantastic

Have you tried Dryspun? Are you one of the people who love it or are you like me and just don't get on with it? 

Thank you for reading, see you next time, 

Zoe x

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Curvissa Five Way Blogger Challenge - Holiday Style

Curvissa Five Way Blogger Challenge - Holiday Style

Hello Lovelies, 

Recently I was asked if I'd like to take part in the Curvissa Holiday Shop 5 Way Blogger Challenge, a fashion challenge where 5 bloggers including myself were asked to style a piece from the Curvissa Holiday Shop

After much deliberation I chose the Floral Print Shift Dress* a brightly coloured floral print summer dress with lace like  detailing to the shoulders and back of the dress.

Curvissa Five Way Blogger Challenge - Holiday Style

I really like the dress and knew I would as soon as I opened the parcel and saw the dress through the clear bag it was packaged in, the colours in the dress are lovely and there's a great mix of lovely summer colours in the dress so it's ideal for pairing with many different accessories. The dress doesn't have any buttons or zips it's a pull on style and very comfortable to wear, I usually wear a size 16-18 and chose a size 18 in the dress, it fits well but is a tiny bit snug on the chest, I do have what you could call an ample chest though so I'm guessing that's why. It doesn't look snug at all but does feel it a teeny tiny bit but not enough to bother me and if I sized up the dress would be far too big everywhere else so if you are a bigger chested lady like me I'd say perhaps order a couple of sizes and see which fits best for you, it's a lovely fit everywhere else though and super comfortable.


The dress has cream lace like detailing to the back and a little on the shoulders at the front, I think it's a nice touch and adds something a little different to the dress. The dress feels nice to wear and something I can dress up or down accordingly and also wear here in the UK and when I go on my summer holiday abroad so a really versatile piece for the summer. 

Curvissa Five Way Blogger Challenge - Holiday Style

In the first photograph of me wearing the dress I chose to pair it with some gold sandals (see above) this outfit is perfect for a hot day in the UK or on my holiday abroad. In the above photograph I added some green ballet pumps, picking out the green in the dress, this would be an ideal outfit for the UK if it wasn't quite weather for sandals or abroad if sandals aren't your thing.

Curvissa Five Way Blogger Challenge - Holiday Style

I've also added a denim jacket and a bright pink bag, I think the bag picks out the pink in the dress perfectly. This would be a perfect outfit for a summers day shopping trip or lunch out with Simon and the girls or my friends, I love how the green shoes and pink bag pick out the colours of the flowers in the dress perfectly.

I am so happy with the dress, it really is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down and styled for many different occasions, as I said I could wear the dress as styled in the above photographs for an evening out on my holidays or a shopping or lunch trip with family or friends but I could also wear the dress with a nice jacket, heels and a clutch to a summer wedding or christening, it's a very versatile piece and very pretty too.

I love the dress and would give it a 5 out of 5, it's a lovely dress, really pretty colours, easy to wear and extremely versatile, I highly recommend you check out the dress and all the other items in the Curvissa Holdiay Shop, there's some great items, you'll be spoilt for choice!

If you'd like to check out the other lovely ladies in the 5 way blogger challenge you can find them here,


Have you checked out the Curvissa Holiday Shop? Which are your favourite items?

Thank you for reading, much love as always,

Zoe x




Monday, 29 June 2015

June Beauty Favourites - Faves, Raves And The Not So Funky

June Beauty Favourites - Faves, Raves And The Not So Funky

Hello Lovelies,

Can you believe it's the end of June already? Me neither! But with the end of every month comes my monthly beauty favourites video or my faves, raves and the not so funky as I like to call them. Today I uploaded my faves, raves and the not so funky for June, where I show you all the products I've been loving throughout June and one I just didn't get on with.

As I always do, I have linked all the products I mention in the description box of the video and I found the cheapest price possible for you or a price including free P&P, I've also included in the description box any blog reviews I have on products I mention in the video.

If you would like to watch the video, you can do so by clicking onto this link or clicking on the image below.


What have been your beauty favourites for June? Let me know in the comments, I love to get recommendations of new products to try.

Thank you for watching or reading, see you next time.

Much love as always,

Zoe x
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