Saturday, 3 October 2009

Sunday Times - Edition #7

So today, we have three things on the agenda and a couple of loves :)

1. New Batiste products!
Batiste contacted me a while ago after I made my review on the Blush scented dry shampoo that I had bought and loved. They asked me to try their new coloured variants for brunette and black hair. They have finally arrived and I am actually so excited to try these out!! I love that they took into consideration black hair aswell, because usually in the caucasion world, I find that black hair is being missed out and all you have is products for blondes, brunettes and/or redheads.

On first impressions, I adore the smell! It's really nice and is very similar to the Boho scent (the orange one). I have yet to try them out, but so far, they are looking good! Nice scent, perfect for my hair colour and same instructions too! I shall let you know how my experiences go with these products once I have used and abused (or tested) them out!

2. Gripeze
I was contacted by this company to try their very safety conscious "Heat-protective non-slip mat, for all hot hair tools". They come in black and for a limited time, pink too. Its a very cool concept as well as there being a safety aspect which is great! I love how the rubbery mat is glittery so it would suit any girly girl's room :)

It totally matches my hot pink GHDs XD

It changes colour with heat (heat-resistant up to 250 degrees) and grips most surfaces and your straighteners too!

Gripeze heat mat grips most surfaces and your straighteners, reducing slippage and accidental damage to people and property.

Your Gripeze heat mat changes colour, when your straighteners are hot, giving you and at-a-glance warning that your straighteners are on or too hot to touch.

After use, unplug and protect your straighteners by simply rolling them in the mat and securing with the band provided.

To clean, rinse with cold water; leave to dry.

"The product idea came from the frustration I had seeing my daughters have near accidents with straighteners slipping off dressing tables, not knowing if they had left them on and not having anywhere safe to store them immediately after use. I hope you see the benefits Gripeze offers, particularly when so many teenagers and mums own hot hair tools. The safety aspect of Gripeze is very important to me." ~ Maria Smyth
You can really see how they are trying to promote the safer side of Gripeze rather than just a cute mat for your heat tools. I shall hopefully be making a video about this soon :)

3. The Body Shop Nutriganics
The Body Shop event back in August, we were introduced to the new range of products that they would be bringing out this autumn.

Nutriganics™ meets the minimum levels of organic content set out by ECOCERT, the world’s largest independent certifying body of natural and organic cosmetics. ECOCERT, established in 1991, works to promote organic products through its control and certification activities in over 80 countries.
I was kindly sent three products from the range: Smoothing Day Cream, Smoothing Night Cream and Smoothing Eye Cream.

"There's Community Trade organic babassu oilin our Nutriganics™ range. A wonderfully light, non-greasy moisturiser, pressed from the wild growing babassu nuts, it's not just helping to smooth your skin, it's lso helping to improve the lives of our suppliers in north eastern Brazil. So they feel great too."

Don't you just love that fact that The Body Shop uses well sourced ingredients and buys them at a fair price so the farmers and workers are getting the money they deserve?? Because I do!

The two loves I have are both Maybelline products which I did receive free in my goody bag from the event a few weeks back and I would've probably never picked them up in store so I am very glad to have found them.

4. Maybelline Pure. Foundation Mineral (8g) in 04 Vanilla RoseMineral foundations have always intriged me. I had only owned one (L'Oreal True Match Minerals) until now. At first, I felt the mini Kabuki brush that is provided was a little scratchy, but its really not when you use it! The mineral powder is so finely milled and covers really nicely. Very easy and simple to use and the brush is great for getting into those smaller areas of the face and buffs very evenly over the skin :)

I have been using this for the past week and loving it! So quick to just grab and buff on ^^

5. Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush (7ml) in 07 Peach Satin
This is something I really did not think I would like, but I tried it out anyway because I'm a curious person. I'm not a big fan of the Dream Matte Mousse foundation as I find it really dries my skin and emphasizes the flaws. Not to say that it won't work for you, just that with my experience it wasn't for me. I did like it at first and I remember using up a whole jar and repurchasing! But I guess my skin changed and has disagreed with it since. Being the skeptical girl that I am, I was hesistant to try this product. I have to say it glides on super smooth and I find I only need the tiniest bit :) The colour is a peachy pink tone so would suit most skintones too. I love that air whipped formula!!

Also, did a tiny haul at Tesco on Saturday XD
I quite like the smell of V05 products and I had wanted something for scrunching and curl styling. I picked up this curl scrunching spray because it seemed to be the one that matched my criteria the best. So this is what the back of the bottle says:
~ Perfect for scrunching curls and waves
~ Ideal for use with curling tongs
~ Boosts and enhances curls and waves
~ Calms frizz, static and flyaways
~ Helps protect from heat damage

This product looks like it ticks all the boxes! This means less product build up because you'll only really need to use one, rather than 5! Yay :D I shall use this next time I curl and let you know how it goes :)

The offer of 2 for £4 is still on so I picked up another 2 Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liners to add to my collection!! I can't stress how great these are. I absolutely love them and they are probably my most favourite make-up item ever!

Right! That's it :D

If you have tried or would like to try any of these products, please comment and tell me :D If you haven't/don't, tell me if you like wearing glitter!!!

Love love and Sundaylove!
Toffee xXxXx


  1. that roll mat for straighteners is genius!. I always have my mother nag about the straighteners. Also I keep having the problem of them dropping everywhere. So Ill def keep a look out for them.
    I cant wait till the black comes out in the shops. Tell us how the products work out for u.
    Shan x

  2. thanks for all this info - I had no idea that Batiste was still available !

  3. Are the black dry shampoo's available in Boots now? It's EXACTLY what I need when I'm in a rush! x

  4. yay!. someone's reviewing the maybelline mineral make up. i've been thinking of buying it but i need some reviews and opinions about it. yours review had enlightened me. thanks.

  5. hey girl
    nice haul
    i love the 2 mac shadows you got
    young punk looks amazing

    And Im a new follower and love your blog.