Saturday, 25 May 2013

Happy New Hair Day with Rainbow Rooms International

Recently, I got rather a lot of hair chopped off at Glasgow's Rainbow Room's International and in a bid to keep my hair as healthy as possible, I invested in a couple of new hair care products from the Rainbow Room's own line.

I had no idea that Rainbow Room's had their own haircare line, with all products made in Scotland.  I've been so impressed with everything I have tried so far, with one of the most intriguing products being the 'Must' hair and skin conditioner.

I have never heard of a conditioner that can be used both as a treatment for hair and as a body moisturiser.  'Must' is an extremely light but moisturising product - I was surprised at just how quickly it sinks into my skin and how smooth and moisturised it made my skin feel.  'Must' has quite a light scent that smells slightly masculine.

As a conditioner, 'Must' can be used one of three ways: as a traditional wash out conditioner to be used after cleansing, as a leave in conditioner applied to damp hair, and finally as a light styling lotion which can be used on both wet and dry hair. As a regular conditioner, 'Must' leaves my hair very shiny and soft and is light enough to be used everyday.  I'm always a little wary of leave in conditioners as I have quite fine hair that can get quite weighed down by products, however Must is extremely light weight and leaves my hair manageable and so soft. 

When my hairdresser recommended 'Must' to me, I couldn't help but think it was a gimmick - there was no way that one conditioner could be used as a skin moisturiser, a regular conditioner, a leave in treatment and a styling product...but it actually works! You all know I love a multi-purpose product and 'Must' takes this to the extreme.

'Must' is extremely affordable, considering all of its uses, priced at £10.45.  If you don't live in Scotland or don't have access to Rainbow Rooms, the company have an online shop which you can find here and they offer worldwide shipping.   Also, Rainbow Rooms have a brilliant you tube channel with lots of hair care and styling videos which you can watch here - you can see 'Must' being used as a styling product in one!   

Lots of Love

Friday, 3 May 2013

The INNA Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2013 Event

On Monday, I attended an event hosted by for a preview of the nominees for this years Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards.  The event was held in Glasgow's Apartment 29 where I met up with Clare and Lauren from Wake Up Your Luck.  The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards are held by (I need an appointment), and allows Scottish salons to be recognised for all the brilliant work they do. allows you to search and book hair and beauty appointments in real time - I've used in the past and it's a brilliant and easy way of booking appointments while also helping me find new local salons to try!

The event began with talks from both the founders of INNA and guest Lauren Goodger. The founders of INNA were absolutely lovely and obviously so passionate about their business and the awards (and also the influence of bloggers which was nice to hear!) - they had recently conducted a survey and found that 45% of people surveyed had never treated themselves to treatment in a professional salon!  Lauren Goodger then took to the podium and spoke to us about her own beauty business, Lauren's Way.  I've tried the Lauren's Way tanning mousse and really liked it so was excited to hear about other products from the range.

(Image from the INNA facebook page)

After the talks were done, we were able to wander around a networking room where some of the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards sponsors - Bare Minerals, Lauren's Way, GHD and Bumble and Bumble, were doing live demonstrations.  The whole night was brilliant - I got to talk about beauty and blogging all night and met so many lovely like minded people.  

(Images taken from the facebook page)

Clare volunteered to be a demonstration model for Bare Minerals and looked beautiful! Dark berry lip colours look amazing on her skin tone!

You can read more about the Scottish Hair and Beauty awards and purchase tickets here.  The awards  will be held on the 26th May in the Glasgow Hilton and the nominees will be officially announced on the 6th of May!

Love Nicola