Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Umberto Giannini Incredible Body Mousse

Umberto Giannini are in my eyes the master of any sort of styling product. Whilst I find their shampoos and conditioners are nothing special, the same can't be said for the styling products. As someone with fairly thick, long, straight hair, I'm always on the look out for something that offers more volume. Umberto Giannini have a range 'Incredible Body' that is focussed on big, voluminous hair. 

I apply the mousse mainly to the roots but also on the lengths sparingly, it doesn't leave my hair feeling crispy or sticky which is a bonus. I also blow dry my hair upside down which usually provides volume in itself however that is normally short lived. The mousse really has created extra volume in my hair and I feel as though every individual strand looks thicker than it actually is. The only thing that I don't love about the product is the smell. It smells a lot like cucumbers mixed with alcohol which I personally dislike but I can get over the scent as it doesn't last in the hair. 

I can't write this post without mentioning the packaging. Who doesn't want a purple and gold bottle in their bathroom? All Umberto Giannini products have the most beautiful illustrations on them which make the products look much more expensive than they actually are. 

At £5.49 I think this is a great product and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a bit of extra volume. I also think it is especially great if you want to create an updo or a half up half down style as it really adds body to the hair. 

Megan x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

My Favourite Movie Soundtrack

If you didn't already know I am a massive movie fan. Give me a good film with a hot chocolate and a blanket on a cold evening and I will be a happy bunny! When I heard about the Curry's Movie Soundtrack competition, I thought it would be a great way to share my favourite film soundtracks with you. 

If I had to pick one soundtrack it would actually be from Love Actually, which is definitely one of my all time favourite films, I can watch it over and over. If you haven't seen Love Actually (I'm sure most people will have), it follows the lives of 9 groups of people over the Christmas period and is the most heart-warming film ever! A few weeks ago my dad and I were discussing the fact that the music is half of the reason we love the film so much (it's one film my whole family watch again and again). After thinking about it more, the music is used perfectly throughout the film and gives the film a really personal feel. Although the film is definitely not a musical, the music makes the film what it is. 

I'm cheating a bit as I can't choose just one soundtrack. As a massive fan of musicals I couldn't pass by without mentioning West Side Story and Les Mis, the songs are amazing!

Lastly I have to mention my love for the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, I actually listen to this all the time. It's the ultimate feel good soundtrack. Pitch Perfect is another one of my favourite films that I never get bored of, I've probably seen it in excess of 20 times, whoops! 

If you want to enter this competition (although it is a bit last minute now) then all of the information can be found on the Curry's website here.

I'd love to know what your favourite movie soundtrack is!

Megan x