Friday, 22 July 2016

Toppik Hair Thickener

I have already gone on about how my hair is thin right here as well as in some other previous posts of mine. You also should know that I dye my hair as I spoke about getting it coloured within my review of Rush in West Hampstead

Hair dye when fresh makes my hair look thicker and feel thicker. But when all that starts to fade and grow out what the hell do I do?! I end up with mousey brown hair at the roots which makes my hair seem so much thinner and almost look like it is disappearing!

That is where Toppik comes in

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

An Evening with Haywards

I recently got hired to photograph an event that Haywards was having for other bloggers out there in the blogosphere. I freelance in photography as well as blog myself. The photography career came first, and then the hobby of blogging

Haywards got a bunch of couples and bloggers together for an extravagant foodie feast using their pickled condiments. The host Denise showed them how to cook a few dishes and using which Haywards items, before the bloggers were left to cook some dishes themselves. Ending with a fine feast of everything the bloggers had cooked to finish the night off

Here's a look in to some of my favourite shots that I took that night for Haywards

Monday, 18 July 2016

Envy Pro Style Hero

Envy Pro Style Hero
I am always after hair products that can give me flawless hair with little to no effort at all. I am incredibly lazy with my hair and it is terrible. I don't even really condition it after shampoo. BEAUTY BLOGGER BLASPHEMY! I just tend to wash, brush and go. Some days I'll straighten and spray some Sea Salt in but that's it

I also have really crappy fine, thin, oily, frizzy, wavy, and damaged hair due to bleach. A great and winning combination not. I can always find products for one issue, but it doesn't target all of my problems

Envy Professional recently sent me one of their products, the Style Hero to give it a go and see what I think. I barely use styling products, so let's see what it can do for me and whether it can change my routine

Friday, 15 July 2016

Label.M Thickening Cream

Label.M Thickening Cream
News flash! I have a crappy hair type. Yep. I admit it. I have very fine hair, thin hair, oily hair, just rubbish hair really. Thanks Mamma Ford!
I wouldn't be surprised if my hair starts to thin even more so as I get older and I follow in the footsteps of my mother. Sad times. Nobody wants to end up with little to no hair, and youth is all about thick and bouncy hair. We want to cling to that as much as possible

I know I do. I don't want to be able to see my scalp. Label.M and Toni & Guy were kind enough to send me some of their Thickening Cream to try out and see if I feel and notice a difference to my hair whilst using this product

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Skin Camouflage Concealer Kit

In all seriousness people, just look at the state of my skin. That isn't even the WORST of it. I currently have 2 massive cysts on my jawline that make me want to cry just thinking about them. These cysts normally then leave me with scarring, not to mention the red patchy skin I have elsewhere on my face and other acne scars

It's a real struggle sometimes and something that can really affect my self esteem. But then just look at my skin on the right hand side. That is actually me! I can look like I have flawless skin! It is all thanks to Skin Camouflage and their concealing kit (exclusive to Ideal World)

I'm going to tell you about how I have created that flawless coverage using Skin Camouflage's concealing kit

Monday, 11 July 2016

Giovanni Rana Pasta Sauces

Giovanni Rana
Food Glorious Food. Nothing gets much better than a good old carb filled meal! Boy, do Italians have it spot on. Funny story, but ever since visiting Italy in 2015 I have genuinely found a whole new love and respect for pasta. Those Italians really know how to do a top notch pasta dish. OK, it's not really a funny story... I lied a little bit...

So, when Giovanni Rana asked me if I wanted to review some of their new pasta sauces. ERM HELLO, YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH BECAUSE PASTA IS LIFE

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Empty Casket Jewellery

Empty Casket Jewellery
I have mentioned Empty Casket on my blog once before as I simply love and adore their witchy vibes and everything they range. I have been a long time customer and fan of this little independent online store which specialises in jewellery, but I have also bought homeware and lifestyle treats from them before such as a pack of Tarot cards and storage boxes

Owned by a gorgeous girl named Lucy, Empty Casket is truly a unique online shop and I want to spread the love a bit and tell you more about them

Monday, 4 July 2016

Hummingbird Bakery: Life is Sweet

Hummingbird Bakery: Life Is Sweet
Anybody who knows me should know I am a little bit obsessed with the US of A. I am obsessed with their food, the expanse of their country, American football, and peanut butter. All of the peanut butter
I also love my food and my sweet treats. Because who doesn't?! and The Hummingbird Bakery is a brand name I know of and have heard of before

They have a new sweet treats recipe book out named "Life is Sweet" which delves into American style home baking. All of this is a win for me. There are recipes for buttermilk pancakes, sweet potato pie, and A LOT OF RECIPES INCLUDE PEANUT BUTTER!!

To get to grips with this recipe book, I decided to start off with a very easy recipe and bake some of their "Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Cookies"

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Summer Cocktails with Appletiser

I love cocktails. I don't know whether you have guessed from the regular appearance of Funkin Cocktails on my blog, as well as Gin. Summer should technically be here seeing as the Summer Solstice was only 2-ish weeks ago. I haven't seen much of it yet though, have you?

However, despite this little weather hiccup, I want to bring you some refreshing and summery cocktails for those potentially hot days we may get in the future. Nothing better than something refreshing on a hot day after all, especially when it includes alcohol

Monday, 27 June 2016

Beauty Blender Liner.Designer

Beauty Blender Liner.Designer
I don't know how I first heard about this product, but when I did back in Feb it hadn't been released yet so my trip to New York's many Sephora's did not help me. I believe it was launched in March of this year, but of course like all good things, it would only be available in the USA *cry cry cry*

I did not go to a Sephora in Orlando, but I take a multi currency debit card abroad with me and I had many dollars left over so yep, when I came back home I hauled on and got shipped to the UK using spare $$$. The Beauty Blender liner.designer was part of that haul

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Olympus Tough Adventures

Being a photographer and working in the industry, sometimes you get some key contacts to do some pretty fun stuff. This is one of those things!
Olympus UK gave me an Olympus Tough TG870 camera to take to Orlando with me and trial out and have some fun with. Knowing I was going to be spending a day at the water park Discovery Cove, this was an absolute perfect opportunity and the perfect camera to take with me on that day

In this post I am going to show you the adventures and the fun I had with the little Tough TG870

Monday, 20 June 2016

Gorilla Perfumes Scent Fest

Gorilla PerfumesMy dream came true! I got an invite to an event hosted by Lush! However this wasn't just a typical Lush event
It was held in their perfume store "Gorilla Perfumes" in Islington, a short walk from Angel tube station. It was a scent-sational soiree for Cruelty Free Bloggers, and my first experience of Lush's Gorilla Perfumes

I am an avid Lush bath bomb user, but I have never actually smelt any of their perfumes until this event. I learnt a lot about scents and perfumes in general that I never even knew were possible and I am going to share my new knowledge of smells with you! How lovely of me

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Orlando iPhone Diary

Disney, Orlando
As promised within my Orlando photo diary, this is the photo diary of all the snaps I took on my iPhone when in Orlando, Florida

I kinda failed in that I didn't take many images on my actual camera. Too much living in the moment I guess! But hopefully my phone snaps help fill in some gaps and tell a visual story of what I got up to

Monday, 13 June 2016

Getting Treated with Rush Hair Salons

House of Rush, Mythic Oil Treatment
I recently got invited to the House of Rush in Piccadilly Circus to try out a brand new hair treatment and have a little bit of pampering with them also. This treatment is the 'Mythic Oil' treatment
I consider myself very lucky to have worked with Rush in the past, especially as I go to their Watford salon every 6 weeks, and I was personally selected to experience this new treatment. How exciting

The House of Rush is their flagship Salon, and it isn't hard to see why. Over 2 floors, it is the brightest, grandest, and most beautiful Salon I have ever stepped foot into

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Orlando Photo Diary

Disney, Orlando
If you follow me on any social media platform (Twitter and Instagram and Snapchat is all @fordtography) then you would have seen I have just recently had a dead good 8-ish days in none other than Orlando, Florida!

As always when I travel, I then like to round up my travels for you in some Photo Diary style posts (examples are New York and Italy), so here are all the photos from my Canon EOS M10 from my time in Orlando and some info as to what I did when there to inspire you... (I also do seperate posts FULL of all pics I took on my phone. Keep an eye out for that one too)
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