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Aveda Challenge Naturally Straight & Be Curly

Remember me talking about the Aveda Challenge I was going to do to make my hair wonderfully smooth and straight and to make my friends hair fizz free and enhancing her natural waves and curls? Well we did it and the results are…..(drum roll)…..below! In this video we will talk about the products and show you how to apply them to get the best results.*

What do you think of our end results? Here some more comments and tips for when using the following Aveda products: Naturally Straight & Be Curly Enhancer.

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Aveda Smooth Infusion – Naturally Straight: Progressively loosens curls and fends off frizz to achieve a naturally straight style // Towel dry your hair // You only need a small amount // Thoroughly apply Naturally Straight styling creme in sections and blow dry. Use blow dryer with a nozzle to minimise fly aways and use a round brush to use the tension and the heat to stretch the hair to Flat iron if you wish (this would be if your hair is a lot curlier or wavier then mine) // After 5 consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, your hair will stay straight for up to 3 washes // My hair felt so smooth and straight and even throughout the day (in the summer heat) it stayed sleek, soft and not a kink in sight!

Aveda Be Curly – Curl Enhancer: Great for intensifying curls, taming frizz and boosting shine. Wheat protein blend expands when hair is wet and then retracts when hair is dry to lock in curls or waves // Apply Be Curly Curl Enhancer to towel-dried hair and begin to blow dry // Best results when using a diffuser // Don’t put blow dryer not the most powerful setting, blasting the hair won’t allow the curl to hold as well. Once the hair is completely dry, use a bit more product to finish the style and add some more definition to your frizz free curls // Tugce’s hair felt a lot more moisturised, looked healthy and had a more enhanced curls.

Are you interested to try these Aveda products? Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight (150ml/£21.50 RRP)  & Be Curly Curl Enhancer lotion (200ml/£17.50 RRP) are now available in your local Aveda Salon, Spa and Stores or online at

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Aveda Naturally Straight

When it comes to hair, girls always seem to want what they don’t have. You have curly hair, but you wished it was straight, and if  you have straight hair, you probably want it wavier or curlier. Luckily these days, there are so many tools out there like straightening irons and curling tongs so we can easily switch up our look every day. Also for people dreaming of straight hair there are more (semi) permanent straightening treatments available but they are pretty pricey and also can be damaging to your hair. So when Aveda contacted me recently to partake in a challenge to trial their new Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight styling product I was intrigued. Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight is an addition to their Smooth Infusion range which straightens curls with every use.

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How it works? Naturally straight is a new styling product that contains plant fibers that help your hair stay straight day after day. You apply it to wet hair, after shampooing, and then blow-dry it using the heat and tension to give you super sleek and smooth hair! It also includes a humidity barrier which means you can kiss frizzy hair and fly-aways goodbye. And the most revolutionary part I think is that it actually promises that after 5 consecutive applications of Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, that your hair will stay straight for up to 3 washes!

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Now my hair isn’t the curliest of hair (like in the picture above) and you might even call it pretty straight but I still always blow dry my hair or run the straighteners through it to give it a nice straight and kink/fuzz free finish. Even though my hair is quite straight, I have a lot of it and if I just let it dry naturally it tends to have kinks and waves at the back of my neck, unruly flyaaway bits in the front and especially in summer heat it frizzes up and doesn’t stay nice and straight! It drives me nuts. So the challenge Aveda had for me* was to try this new product at home to show me how it will naturally give me a smoother, straighter styling finish to my hair.  So this weekend I visited the beautiful Aveda Lifestyle Salon in Covent Garden to  learn all about Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, so I could try it at home and put it to the test. So I will be filming a video with a friend where I will try the Naturally Straight styling product and she will use the Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer to embrace her wavy hair style. See we all have different hair dreams! I’m definitely curious to try this. Are you? Watch this space :)

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Neon Nail Polish

When I was in Turkey my friend bought some cheap bright holiday nail polishes to do her toes and I ended up falling a bit in love with neon nail polish. I did my fingers in the neon yellow and my toes in a neon pink – so fun!

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I ended up buying some neon yellow myself and have been wearing it around in London and got lots of comments on it. I love bright nails like this during summer holidays or just summer in general.

What do you think of the neon nail polish trend?

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Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil

While I’ve been on holiday I’ve been loving the Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil fragrance. It’s pretty much like summer in a bottle!

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Sparkling with luscious, sun-kissed freshness, the new Eau de Cartier has been infused with a note of freshly pressed passion fruit. Combined with a zesty hint of mint like a summer breeze, Zeste de Soleil is a natural and exotic interpretation of the original Eau.

The passion fruit smells delicious and fresh and it dries down to a nice sunny, juicy tropical smell. I’m used to wearing more Eau de Perfums these days however so do find the Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil doesn’t last as long as I would like. But for days on the beach or a summery evening out that doesn’t matter too much – as it’s just a nice fresh and summery added touch! Also, I love that the bottle can twist close for ease of travel – an added bonus!

Cartier Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil is available in 50, 100 and 200 ml Eau de Toilette. Have you tried this fragrance before or what perfume are you loving this summer?

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FOTD & Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara

Realised I hadn’t done a beauty post in a while, so here is a quick recent FOTD which is an easy summery and light golden look. I’ve also been loving the new Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara but I will tell you more about that in a bit..

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FOTD products used: Vichy Dermablend Ultra Corrective Stick as concealer (review here) // Clinique Stay Matte Foundation // Urban Decay NAKED Flushed face palette in Native used the Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter (review to follow) // Eyes: Urban Decay Half Baked (all over lid) and Urban Decay Smog blended into the crease and along lower lash line – both of these eyeshadows are in the original NAKED Palette, which is still one of my holy-grail beauty products – read here why) // MAC eyelash curler // Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara in black // On my lips I am wearing Juicy Tubes in Fraise.

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OK so now about the new Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara. What they say:

“Get lusher, fuller, longer lashes with Clinique’s NEW Lash Power Feathering Mascara. Always at the forefront of mascara innovation, Clinique’s NEW Lash Power Feathering Mascara features an advanced formula and innovative new brush to build full, plush lashes without flaking or smudging, yet removes easily with warm water. Look no further, lashes will be longer, feathered, defined and more beautiful than ever!”

Lash Power Feathering Mascara is the latest additional to Clinique’s Mascara portfolio and was initially developed especially for humid Asian environments to ensure it’s resistant to tears, rain, sweat, pool water, ocean water and humidity. In other words, this super long-wearing, 12 hour formula will not smudge or flake! Yet, it can easily and gently be removed with warm water.

I think this is a lovely every day mascara, because it gives you nice feathery and soft looking lashes for a wearable, flattering day time look that lasts and with genuine ease of removal. It’s probably not the right mascara if you are looking for big dramatic evening lashes but it’s perfect to pop in your holiday bag or for natural, smudge free lashes for your work outs.

Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara is allergy tested, 100% fragrance free, safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers and is available in Black Onyx and Dark Chocolate at Clinique counters now for £18.00 / €23.00 (link). Do you like the sound or look of this mascara?

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