MUK SPA Argan Oil Haircare Collection

Muk. Spa Argan Haircare

MUK Spa-Argan Oil Haircare

When it comes to my hair I am so low maintenance and that includes styling & hair care products. I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week (maximum) and really like multi-use products, ones that help my hair not only look it’s best but also strengthen it so it will be stronger and healthy as the years go on.

I have been trying out 2 new products from muk.spa, they’re part of their Argan Oil Collection and we all know how incredible Argan Oil is for our hair. They use 100% pure Argan Oil in the muk.spa Argan Oil Collection sourced directly from Morocco. Argan Oil is one of the rarest oils in the world due to the small & specific geographic areas where the trees grow.

Muk hair care is an Australian professional brand founded over 10 years ago and with 34 core range products including 5 specialised Argan Oil products, this is a hair care brand which caters to the hair needs of everyone.

MUK. Spa Argan Oil Treatment

The two products I have been trying from the Muk Spa range are very similar – they are both great for getting glossy, healthy frizz-free hair. One is more of a treatment which I use weekly and the other is a shine spray which I use every time I wash my hair.

Argan Oil Shine Spray Muk Spa

Muk Spa Argan Oil Treatment

This lightweight, absorbent oil is a fantastic weekly hair treatment. It nourishes the hair and provides intense conditioning, shine and moisture so your hair looks so healthy and full of bounce. I also like how it eliminates fly-aways and smooths frizz. I have naturally curly hair so my hair can get so frizzy but this oil is fab for getting smooth sleek curls.

If you’re worried about damage from styling tools and the sun, this treatment oil is rich in essential fatty acids including Omega 9 and Omega 6. Formulated to protect hair from blow-drying, hot irons, chlorine, salt water & sun exposure so your hair is not going to look fried or dry.

  • Spa Argan Oil Repair range is 100% free of sulfates, parabens, phosphates, mineral oil
  • Contains a blend of pure Moroccan Argan Oil, linseed oil, sweet almond oil, keratin protein and aloe

It provides repair, moisture and softness for dehydrated, damaged and brittle hair with a delicious fragrance of sandalwood and wheatgrass. The perfect fusion of nature and technology, muk Spa Argan Oil Repair range is 100% free of sulfates, parabens, phosphates, mineral oil and contains no added sodium chloride.”

After shampoo and conditioning, towel dry hair, then apply a few drops to the palms of your hands. Emulsify, and then apply evenly to hair.

MUK SPA ARGAN OIL HAIRCARE COLLECTION

MUK. Spa Argan Oil Treatment

Muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Shine Spray

This lightweight oil is more fluid than the oil and I find the spray really convenient to use, it lightly mists my hair and never weighs my hair down or leaves it looking greasy.

Much like the Treatment Oil, It contains a blend of pure Moroccan Argan Oil, linseed oil, sweet almond oil, keratin protein and aloe vera, which are great for dull, dry hair.

It provides intense conditioning, shine and moisture to the hair, whilst smoothing frizz and eliminating flyaway hair. This Argan Oil range is also formulated to protect the hair from blow-drying, hair irons, chlorine, salt water and sun exposure. So your hair will be less brittle and frizzy.

I wouldn’t say you needed both the Treatment Oil & the Shine Spray because they are so similar.

MUK also say that this range can reduce hair drying time up to 50% but I don’t often blow dry my hair so can’t really say if this is effective.

Muk Spa Argan Oil Range

Made in Australia, all products within Muk Spa Argan+ range are PETA approved and available in professional hairdressing salons nationwide or at www.mukme.com

CND Vinylux Wild Earth Nail Polish Collection

New Vinylux Wild Earth Nail Polish

Vinylux Wild Earth Nail Polish

I was first introduced to CND Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish in 2017 and they’re one of the best, long-wearing nail polish brands I have tried. I adored their Nude Collection from last Summer and more recently their Boho Spirit Collection was super pretty too. So that brings us to their latest release for Autumn/Winter (how did we get here so quickly?). This is their Wild Earth Collection and right away you notice that they’ve not gone traditional A/W but still kept a bold pop of colour and I’m over the moon about that. This new collection has 6 wearable shades and I particularly love the bold red and think it is the best shade for Christmas Parties & Events the gorgeous subtle peach shade is my favourite for everyday wear.

Vinylux CND Wild Earth Nail Polish

CND Vinylux polishes have a lovely thick formula, which is easy to apply and gives you that salon quality smooth finish. The brush is a perfect size, I like that it is short and wide which I personally find quick and fuss-free to use. I applied two coats of all the polishes so the colour looked even and opaque. I would say that the blue (Blue Moon) would need 3 coats just to make it really bold but apart from that the other shades looked great with just 2 coats.

Blue Moon – is a gorgeous bold cool toned blue
Element – is the perfect bold Winter red
Brimstone – is a subtle stone nude 
Spear – is a soft pumpkin peach
Dreamcatcher – is a creamy intense purple
Arrowhead – is a warm Autumnal Brown

CND Vinylux Autumn Collection 2018This long wear formula dries quickly and I didn’t have to wait long at all to apply the topcoat & I think this is when the magic happens.

The Vinylux Weekly polish Top Coat is a must, it gives your nails a high shine finish and the quality looks as good as a professional nail salon. I feel that without the topcoat the nail polish would not have lasted as long without chipping over time the high shine finish didn’t dull either with is so good. This topcoat is a serious winner and I’m going to use it on top of all my manicures from now on.

CND Vinylux Wild Earth Polish 2018

CND Vinylux Wild Earth Nail Polish Collection

Vinylux™ – weekly, chip-resistant wear, fast-drying, two-step application, brilliant shine which lasts without the need for a base coat. Increased durability with natural light.

CND products are available from pro nail salons and on-line at ellisons.co.uk to find a pro salon near you, go to lovecnd.com

SHAY & BLUE and QVC BEAUTY LAUNCH 4 PIECE FRAGRANCE COLLECTION

Shay & Blue 4 Piece Fragrance Collection for QVC

Shay & Blue have done it again, it has been exactly a year since their previous QVC TSV and I thought that one was unbeatable value but they’re back for 2018 with a very special deal indeed. This one is not to be missed, so mark your calendars because from midnight to midnight on Thursday 18 October 2018 you will be able to get your hands on a 4 Piece Fragrance Collection worth over £120 for under £50, making a huge saving of over £60 and the most exciting part is you get to pick from 2 of their best-selling scents!

Shay and Blue 4 Piece Fragrance Collection for QVC TSV

Shay & Blue are a London-based perfume house and they will be giving you the opportunity to purchase two different Shay & Blue 4-Piece Fragrance Collections, for one day only on Thursday 18th October. So will you opt for Black Tulip or Atropa Belladonna? (or both!).

Black Tulip is still a quite a new addition to the Shay & Blue line up, only being released in 2017. So this is an exciting opportunity to get your hands on 3 products from this collection.

The Black Tulip Collection will include,

1 x 100ml Eau de Parfum Spray in Black Tulip

1 x 200ml Hand & Body Wash in Black Tulip

1 x 200ml Hand & Body Lotion in Black Tulip

1 x 10ml Eau de Parfum Spray in White Peaches

Shay and Blue Four Piece Fragrance Collection for QVC TSV October 2018

  • Top Note – Snowdrops and cyclamen bring instant floral freshness.
  • Heart Note – Black tulip and plum bring a rounded richness to the heart of the composition.
  • Base Note – White chocolate and soft woods for a smooth finish.

This is perfect if you like scents that are quite spicy and bold layered with subtle freshness of the floral notes. It is an unusual fragrance but very long wearing and quite sexy.

Shay and Blue Black Tulip Fragrance

If purchased at the Shay & Blue boutique these products would cost £112, but QVC is giving its customers a chance to purchase them for, under £50, that’s a saving of over £60. Just remember this is a TSV offer so will be available for one day only!

Shay and Blue Black Tulip Collection QVC TSV

Shay and Blue QVC TSV October 2018

Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Fragrance Collection for QVC TSV

Atropa Belladonna is still Shay & Blues award-winning, best-selling scent, so this is quite an exciting opportunity to get your hands on 3 products from this gorgeous collection.

The  Atropa Belladonna Collection will include,

1 x 100ml Eau de Parfum Spray in Atropa Belladonna

1 x 200ml Hand & Body Wash in Atropa Belladonna

1 x 200ml Hand & Body Lotion in Atropa Belladonna

1 x 10ml Eau de Parfum Spray in White Peaches

QVC TSV October 2018 Shay and Blue Atropa Belladonna

  • Top Note – First impressions of mesmerising dark Cassis berries intoxicate and draw you in.
  • Heart Note – The narcotic full blooms of white narcissus and jasmine from Grasse.
  • Base Note – The dry-down yields the sultry end-of-day secrets of patchouli and sandalwood.

After you initially spritz it and the sweet, floral notes have died down you are left with the sexy, rich warm notes which make this the perfect sophisticated evening scent.

Handcrafted in England with real flowers, fruits and spices. This perfume contains over three pounds of jasmine and white narcissus.

Shay and Blue London Fragrance Collection

The EDP comes packaged in the most luxurious blue box with a blue and white striped ribbon which adds such a sweet touch. Inside the box, I just love how the bold blue and white strip theme carry through and think these fragrances make the most incredible gifts! The fragrance bottles are also beautiful too and the mix of blue and gold make them look sophisticated and luxurious.

Shay and Blue Atropa Belladonna Perfume

You’re also getting your hands on Shay & Blues’ White Peaches, which is a special launch for 2019, so Shay & Blue fans are getting the opportunity to experience a fragrance that has not even been smelt yet by the beauty editors of the major magazines. How exciting is that? And I can tell you that it’s a beautiful, fruity, sophisticated scent with the 10ml bottle being ideal for your handbag.

SAVE OVER £60
Collection value: worth over £112
QVC special price: under £50
Special price available for ONE DAY ONLY from midnight to midnight on Thursday 18th October 2018

Shay & Blue are an award-winning, cruelty-free, boutique perfumery creating modern and unique fragrances. Made with real flowers fruit and spices. Created by Dom DeVetta ex Senior Vice President of Chanel and former Global General Manager of Jo Malone Ltd. With Julie Massé, new generation perfumer of the moment.

Miller Harris Powdered Veil Fragrance

Miller Harris is the ultimate in luxury for me when it comes to fragrance. Their products are quite unique and incredible quality. I have really loved everything I have tried from them and I have been wearing Powdered Veil every day for well over a month now. I think it has an air of confident sophistication about it & that is how I feel when I wear it.

NEW Miller Harris Powdered Veil

Miller Harris was founded 15 years ago by expert parfumer Lyn Harris who spent five years training in Paris, then in Grasse at Robertet, the world’s leader in natural aromatic ingredients. Whilst respecting tradition, Miller Harris strives to push the boundaries, creating exquisitely crafted fragrances that are innovative yet timeless. Miller Harris perfumes are beautiful, luxurious and timeless. 

Powdered Veil is the latest offering from Miller Harris and it is a modern nod to old school Hollywood glamour. This Eau de Parfum is rich, fresh, sexy and warm all in one. Miller Harris describes this scent as,

Delicately powdery and sweetly resinous, amber is the definitive oriental accord and, in Powdered Veil, it is given a nuanced and translucent air. The sparkling freshness of spicy pink pepper flirts with a twist of rosy geranium. A sensuous orchid accord provides a fragile and haunting floralcy to the heart, combined with transparent florals and the luminous freshness of hedione. A rich and radiant lasting impression of soft powder is created through the combination of amber, vanilla Bourbon and musk, where a sensual and animalic vibration of labdanum combines with sandalwood to create intimacy and warmth.

Miller Harris Powdered Veil Perfume

Miller Harris Powdered Veil EDP 100ml – £105

Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Rhubarb, Geranium

Heart Notes: Floral, Hedione, Orchid

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Labdanum, Bourbon Vanilla, Cashmeran

When you first spritz this subtly powdery fragrance it has a real touch of sweetness which is quite refreshing. This leads into more fruity fresh notes which are uplifting and delicate. Then when left to settle it reveals its more confident, warm, rich notes which I think make this perfume feel modern, sensual and very romantic. I love the mix of fruity, floral and sweet notes with the more warm, elegant, rich woody and musk notes. It works so well and gives it layers the change as it wears throughout the day. It is a great day to night scent and one that has a confident edge to it.

Miller Harris Powdered Veil Matte Pink Bottle

The packaging for Powdered Veil is quite different from what we’re used to from Miller Harris. The bottle shape is still the familiar weighty squared off design but they have stepped away from the clear bottle. This offering comes in a simple, sophisticated matte pink bottle. The contrast of the soft matte pink bottle and the gold embossed lettering really gives the design a modern, glamorous and sleek look that compliments the fragrance.

Powdered Veil Perfume Review

It’s always quite difficult to describe a fragrance because they’re such a personal product. Everyone’s take on a scent is different but I do I urge you to seek out your local Miller Harris retailer so you can explore their range for yourself. They have a very wide selection of scents and I just know you will fall in love with at least one.

Powdered Veil is available now online at www.millerharris.com & selected retailers throughout the UK