Saturday, 1 September 2012

Review: John Frieda Three Day Straight

I'd heard some really good things about this product so I was so happy when I saw it for a good price, and was curious to see if it actually worked as well as it claimed to:

"John Frieda Frizz Ease Spray transforms curly, frizzy hair into a straight, smooth style that lasts up to 3 days.
Designed to work with your hair straighteners, this weightless spray with heat protection blocks out frizz as you straighten. A revolutionary blend of polymers with keratin protein wraps each strand, sealing in straight style for up to 3 days.
Keeps hair glossy, smooth and swinging with body
Safe for colour-treated and chemically-treated hair
Or until your next shampoo if less than 3 days."

Day One
Day Two
Day Three
I was happy with the results, because my natural hair is like a crazy mane! This was a big change, and it felt soft and silky and styled all three days. However, as you can see in Day Three, some of my natural waves started fighting back, but did remain calm and silky.

The product itself was easy to use, I used it after my Mega Shampoo and Conditioner from Aussie, with John Freida Hair Serum on my hair when wet, and then generously sprayed the product from root to tip and combed through.

One big negative for me is how sticky the formula is, while it works wonders and I am really happy with the outcome, at this point my hair feels like I've sprayed it with golden syrup. This CANNOT be good for your hair, and if I had even slightly oily or grease prone hair I would worry how it would effect it.

However, when you apply heat, this texture disappears from your hair leaving it silky smooth. I roughly blow dried it and used my ever faithful GHDs from about 5 years ago!

I would even say it works to combat frizz; even if your curls do return (if you're out in drizzley rain or in very humid atmosphere) it does remain a lot calmer and easier to control. I have very knot prone hair and this product made my hair very manageable between the washes - no knots at all!

Overall I'm really happy with the results, it's a great product and it made a massive difference to my hair! I would say I would repurchase this but it seems to be lasting really well so I won't need to for quite a long while

Here's a cute picture of my lovely baby niece learning to walk on her first birthday; she liked my hair on day 2 and kept pulling it >.<

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

Maddie, from Maddie's channel nominated me for the Leibster award! Thank you so much Maddie, She's super sweet and has a really cute blog, check it out :)

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up-and-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. The rules are simple:
1. Post a link to your nominator's blog with some information about him/her on your blog.

2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
4. Follow your nominator
.5. Notify the blogs you nominated.

11 Facts:
1.) I have two cats who I'm a bit in love with and I'm surprised I haven't talked about them more on here! 

2.) I got them both as birthday presents: one for my 5th birthday and one for my 18th and they're easily the best things I own! ^.^
3.) I have a habit of naming cats (and inanimate objects for that matter...) stupid names. My cats are called Blackie and Twinkletoes, I named my sisters Grey Grey, and Sunny's Evening Cat and Alfie. My laptop is called Bessie and my new phone I've decided to call Roman.
4.) I have really long blonde hair and green eyes!
5.) I thought a sea cucumber was a vegetable until last week...
6.) My ears aren't pierced and if I got something pierced it wouldn't be them, it might be my belly button but I'm yet to be that taken with anything personally :)
7.) My best friend from university came to visit me for the last 4 days and all we've done is go shopping, watch scary films and play pokemon on our old game boys. (How did I forget how good it was???)
8.) I really like elephants and giraffes!
9.) I am ridiculously broke.
10.) I love my dad SO MUCH
11.) I like to run/skip, whether just from A-B, around in circles, on a treadmill, or most commonly around a club after a drink or two (apparently I can be very difficult to keep track of! ooopsy!). But for some reason I really hate going for proper runs.

11 people:
1.) Natasha

2.) Iris
3.) Lottie
4.) Lucy
5.) Isobel Rose
6.) Bex 
7.) Beckawoo
8.) Soph
9.) Beth
10.) Emi
11.) Ashlyn


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Heart Nails and Sophee's Giveaway!

I had my first dabble into nail art today! It took a while and it isn't perfect but I had loads of fun and hopefully I'll get better!

I thought this would be cute and not terribly difficult to draw. Hopefully it'll last a while!
I used my Maybelline Lilac nailpolish (from a haul) and some very old 17 red nailpolish. I drew the hearts out on sellotape with a cocktail stick before moving them with tweezers to my nails (some of them are a little bit wonky so don't look too close :P).

Also, I'm really excited about a giveaway from a blog that I only found recently but I keep checking now: Sophee - Make up, Fashion and Everything in Between. She's seems like such a lovely girl with loads of good insights :)
Anyway, I really love the purse she's giving away at the moment - it's such a vibrant colour and looks so grown up and classy. ^.^


Thursday, 2 August 2012

Laid-back Summer Hair

I'm pretty lazy when it comes to my hair, but when it comes to summer I love to twist and braid it to get it out of my face so I don't get too hot. Plaits also show off my highlights so I <3 them. These are the ones I've been using recently and they're super super easy as well! :)
Braids add a simple and sweet boho element to any outfit. I particularly like doing them with baggy or floral tops, with summer dresses, or on cold days with classic dark denim jeans.
This is probably one of my most used, a simple braid of the front my hair on one or both sides of my head. In this case both, pinned back so they meet in the middle at the back of my head! I feel all mermaidy :D It keeps the hair off my face but I don't have to put it up completely, making it look a bit softer for my faceshape. (I think having all my hair up doesn't suit me at all!)

 ^^ Close ups of the braids from each side :)  ^^

I've only just started doing this next one but so far I'm really liking it! The braids hold the hair out of my face, but it flows forward in a way that I really like :) The way I do it is to separate chunks of hair from above/behind my ears and pull them forward and tie them with a hair band so they're completely separate from the rest, then I put my hair up in a tight high ponytail and braid the chunks I've left out. I spray the front of my hair and plaits with light hold hair spray and smooth down a little to get rid of any fly-aways before bobby-pinning the plaits in place and letting my hair down.

 This look feels all ballerina-y to me so I tried it with my hair up in a messy ballerina bun which I really like, but it does expose the bobby pins. I'm a messy person so I don't really mind that kind of thing personally.

This one is a chunky waterfall braid on one side of my head (the side with the most hair), and on the other side a simple twist to keep it out of my face. This one I would wear more with jumpers and perhaps to slightly dressier occasions because it feels a little bit more grown up.

close up of the braid
There are loads of great explanations of how to do a waterfall braid and I'd probably be a bit clumsy in my own explanation, so I recommend using the powers of Google if you're interested. I learnt from MeghanRosette on Youtube a billion years ago so maybe that would be worth a look :)

 I thought a simple braid deserves a mention, because it's probably my most "worn" hair style. I like it with everything, it makes summer dresses more casual and looks cute and preppy with good jeans and a simple top. With my hair, the bits at the front fall forward which softens the look making it more wearable for me :)

This post has been really fun to do so I hope you like it!
<3 Daydreamer

P.S. Sorry about the differing quality of the photos in this post - I had a bit of a lighting epiphany half way through taking photos for this post so hopefully they'll get better from now on. I've also realized my camera is awful and makes moderate lighting look poor so looking into a new one in the future (when my funds allow)..

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Little Haul

Since I've been home I've collected a few bits and pieces in terms of skincare, haircare and cosmetics. Nothing big and most of it picked up from offers, but everyone loves a good deal so I thought I'd share :)
For skincare I thought I'd experiment for the first time in about two years and try some new moisturisers, including a night cream!  I'm also going to get a new cleanser and change my skincare completely as sometimes my skin can look a little dull.

Before now I've been lazy and haven't really used one unless my skin needed extra help, but I've heard that it massively helps reduce future aging and I found one - Garnier Youthful Radiance Night cream - that does fight the signs of aging, but isn't too thick for my young skin as it is intended for people starting the fight against aging early! It was reduced in Morrisons UK for £6 and I've been using it for about a week now, and   I started getting compliments on my complexion pretty quickly! Someone didn't believe I wasn't wearing makeup - granted this was a clueless boy. However, my skin feels a lot more oily so I'll have to see how it goes!
I also picked out this Loreal Triple Active Day Light Moisturiser, which I only got today. It's specified towards dry and sensitive skin, but it's very perfumed so I'm going to be very cautious about it. Although it smells nice I just have super delicate skin.

I also picked up these three Frizz-Ease products for £10 at ASDA, a deal I really recommend having a look at. I got the 3 Day Straight Spray, the Hair Serum, and Shine Spray. These normally retail for £6.99, £6.29, and £5.59 so I made a saving of £8.87!! :D I'm excited to use all of these products!

 I also recently started using Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation and so far I really like it. My Loreal Dream Lumi concealer ran out so I replaced it with this Maybelline alternative which I've seen used by a lot of people; however I still prefer the Loreal version - it's a bit creamier with nicer and easier to use packaging. Sometimes this gives out too much in one go.

 And my favourite new thing was a present from my mummy, because Debenhams is her favourite shop. She doesn't usually buy me things, but she's 150% more likely to if it's from Debenhams.
So pretty... I like the stripes because it makes a traditional design a bit fresher and more summery :) It was in the sale from £35 to £25, plus there was a teeny stain on the back which meant we got an extra 10% off, and my mum had loyalty vouchers to get extra money off in the sale, so we got it for £20 (ish).

I've been building this stuff up for a while and haven't done any proper shopping in quite a while :( Hopefully soon

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Healthy Food and Skin.

After a rather heavy reunion night out with friends, both myself and my best friend Sunny were feeling a bit worse for wear. Yesterday we had a lie in and a TV/bad food day, which definitely helped but left us and our skin feeling guilty. So we decided to have a healthy evening tonight! We indulged in some home-made face-masks and I thought I'd share with you how I made it and what my favourite ingredients are :-)
I used:
1 tbsp of completely natural yogurt,
1-1.5 tbsp of oats,
3 teaspoons of honey,
and 1 tbsp of unrefined brown sugar.
I've got really dry and very sensitive skin, and yogurt is really moisturizing so I was probably a bit more generous with the yogurt! Oatmeal is a all natural cleanser, and produces a moisturizing milk when it gets wet. Honey is good for healing! It disinfects and helps gets rid of scars, and I read somewhere that sugar is good for dry skin, but I'm not sure why. What I am sure about is that it's an exfoliator, as is salt, but a lot more gentle because it dissolves and all it's goodness goes into your skin! :D Salt is better for oily skin as it draws out excess moisture!

Using natural ingredients is so much better than using artificial chemically products, especially for my delicate skin! And you know exactly what's going in! You just have to be careful about getting your ingredients chemical free and unrefined.
Sunny has a completely different skin type which is more combination than mine and breakout prone, and all these ingredients work well for her too, because they're natural oils they're much less likely to clog pores but are still really moisturizing!


Sunny has a tasty honey face!

To carry on the healthy theme of the night we had yummy berries to stop us craving chocolate! YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!!!


Tuesday, 17 July 2012


I've got some lovely presents from everyone for my birthday recently, made me feel very loved :) These are my favourite bits!My best friend (Sunny) got me the most gorgeous dress ever from Jack Wills, I love it so much! Trying to get my brother to get married so I have a good place for it's first outing!
It's a beautiful silky material and a flattering shape and colour! I LOVES IT SO MUCH.

My friend Lizzie gave me a few things and was really generous! She got my some really nice products from lush; a shower jelly and a scrub. The shower jelly was good in the alps, as it smelled really zingy and clean which felt amazing in a hot shower after falling in a freezing river! I'm so totally in love with the scrub, it smells really fresh and awakey :D I use it a lot now as I'm using a fake tanner to keep it even as I'm so unlucky with tanning products! They just don't like me! I also like that it has an option to make it more exfoliating if you use it on dry skin, or less exfoliating (but good skin/tan maintenance) if used like a normal shower product. I'd definitely repurchase the scrub again. :D

Lizzie also bought me a really pretty bracelet from Magnolia Silver that I'm now wearing with the rest of my arm-candy everyday. Pearls have always been my favourite and it's silver so my wrist won't go green :P

Lots of lovely things from lovely people!