RUSH Salon Wimbledon Village

When it comes to salons and regular appointments, I must admit that this is so not me. I’m the type of girl that never gets root touchups and would rather leave it six months until a sort of ombré happens. So when I eventually do make it to a salon, I’m going to have something major done. Here’s my experience of the RUSH Salon Wimbledon Village.

The RUSH Salon Wimbledon Village has been open for just a few months now, so I was really excited to visit its brand new site. There are two RUSH salons in the area, one being just Wimbledon and this one being much closer to Wimbledon Common on the High Street.

Here are some snaps of my hair before- far too long and much damage and breakage due to  brushing and styling. Can you believe the last haircut I had was before my wedding back in November?! My stylist Zoe had just the thing, starting off with the best hair wash complete with massaging chair!

Zoe used the Kerastase trio above from the Volumifique range as well as cutting off a sizeable chunk to refresh my hair.

Having long, fine hair will also weigh it down more, meaning less volume unless you style with product.

Here is the after pic! So much better right? The ends look so healthy compared to just an hour beforehand, I was so pleased to have some fullness back in my hair.

I know there’s a mirror line in this shot but I was trying to be edgy and sort of like it! What do you think of my hair difference? Have you been to a RUSH Salon before? Let me know in the comments below!

Saharasplash x

I was sent to RUSH Salon Wimbledon Village for my honest review, all thoughts are my own. 

 

Blogger Brunch with Sexy Hair UK

At the end of my first trimester, I was invited out to a wonderful blogger brunch with Sexy Hair UK. Sexy Hair had been on my radar for a while and I had tried out a few products from their haircare range. I was so pleased to see the invite had been extended to mums of bloggers too, so off we went! Quo Vadis was the location of the Sexy Hair Blogger Brunch, and when we arrived the table was ready and set for us.

Endless tea and juice is always a good plan. My mum and I had a gluten free yoghurt and granola brunch as we are both coeliacs. We met some other fabulous bloggers at the brunch including Abigail Royston and Elegantly Fashionable too!

The Sexy Hair Stylist Ross talked us through the different ranges that Sexy Hair offers (which is a lot!) and then we had the chance to get our hair done. I always jump at the chance for someone to style my hair, especially as I’m going through the awkward stage of growing more of my natural brunette out.

My mum and I both have similar hair which is fine, blonde and fast growing. We were recommended the red range which is for volumizing and boosting flat hair.

While I went for boxer braids, my mum went for a curled under look to suit both our different lengths.

Thanks so much for having us at the Blogger Brunch with Sexy Hair UK! We had such a wonderful time together.

You can see my hair being done from start to finish in this Facebook live video!

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Saharasplash x

If you liked this Blogger Brunch with Sexy Hair UK post, you are going to love reading what happened when I want to a party with Quiz Clothing!

What a tang-tastic time

This week we celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week! So obviously as a coeliac lifestyle blogger, I wanted to bring you something that ties in with the theme. If you are local to London or just passing through I implore you to go visit Tang London. Tang is a fab little noodle bar with a great atmosphere and menu created around gluten and dairy free recipes. What a tang-tastic time I had there!

You can find Tang near Tottenham Court Road and is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. The first thing I tried out was the tofu starter.

It was traditional in its presentation yet modern in its uniqueness. Carefully fried and super yummy! The next thing on the menu (and my favourite thing ever) was the bao bun. The chefs worked so hard on creating the perfect gluten free bao bun with fried chicken and a spicy sauce. The bun is so warm and bouncy, I forgot that I was eating something that’s gluten free!

Next up I had a taste of the glass noodles with a tangy salad and egg- this one is for fans of a less spicy dish but still wanting an Asian style experience.

For mains I chose the chicken tang with rice noodles which was amazing. Again not too spicy but just enough of a kick from the ginger infused broth. The veggies were the perfect amount and I loved the authentic wooden soup spoon for extra slurping!

Finally, a palette-cleansing mini dessert called shiso sorbet made from sugarcane.

You don’t need much of this unusual dessert, it is definitely an acquired taste but well worth trying out!

Outtake of Evie drinking Karma Kola, we both had a tang-tastic time!

Saharasplash x

Thanks for reading what a tang-tastic time, I hope that you have an evening free to go and visit soon- those bao buns are the one!!!

For something a little different, go check out my post on a great jewellery brand here

A Cadvent Kind of Christmas

I hope that 2017 has been treating you right so far. I am just settling into married life, though I don’t see much of Paul with his crazy busy work life, and into our new home. For those of you who don’t know, Paul and I moved out of London over the Christmas period and into an annex attached to his parent’s house. We were always planning on doing this after getting hitched so it’s not something we jumped into. I have some wonderful memories and photos I’d like to share with you all from the past few weeks and it involves lots of chocolate! This Christmas has been a Cadvent Kind of Christmas indeed!

Cadbury’s and I have worked together before if you remember back to last summer’s Obey Your Mouth campaign. So it was lovely to hear all about the launch of their first ever Cadvent knitwear collection last month. I think that this is a wonderful step in an ever expanding direction for Cadbury’s, so of course I had to get involved!

The products come with hidden compartments including a scarf with deep 18cm pockets that can conceal even the most generous of gorgeous goodies – such as a box of Cadbury Roses or Cadbury Heroes?!

A great idea to keep the cold and the cravings at bay!

My friend Tash helped me take some shots in Saffron Walden, I adore this snowflake-bedecked hat. I felt bad making her take shots while it was sub-zero in the centre of the town but it was too lovely a winter’s morning not to!

I also had to get my Great Dane to strike a pose with the scarf, isn’t purple just his colour?!

The collection is now launched on Cadvent.co.uk so why not take a look and see for yourself?

Now onto a few memories from Christmas 2016.

Paul and I had my friend Natasha over for a few days. We had a day trip out to Shoreditch’s underground mini golf course The Junkyard and I took Tash to see Ipswich as well.

We met these cretins (otherwise known as Evie and Ruby) and my oldest friend Cleo for a few rounds of a pub quiz (Talking Tables).

We munched on these Cadbury snacks and the snow bites went down a treat!

Let’s hope next year is a Cadvent kind of Christmas too, you can never say that too much chocolate is a bad thing around Christmas time to see you into the New Year!

Saharasplash x

Up for more winter fun? I teamed up with Simply Be and one other sassy blogger for this post- size doesn’t matter, but style does

Three Week Journey with Esthechoc

Hey gang!!! I can’t believe that the holidays are over so quickly and we are yet again faced with another number, another year. I’m not going to do a reflective post on 2016, I am always looking forward far too much for that. So I have a lovely post all about chocolate that is good for you inside and out- call it a beauty chocolate miracle! Read on to find out about my three week journey with Esthechoc.

First things first, Esthechoc is a dark chocolate which acts as an anti-ageing supplement. If you want to go into a bit more of the science, the ingredients in the chocolate (Cocoa Polyphenols along with Astaxanthin) help to enhance microcirculation and support oxygen saturation. This is basically a huge antioxidant boost which we all know is what helps keep you looking fabulous and healthy.

I had the pleasure of attending an event at the D. Thomas clinic in Chelsea last year (wow how funny that 2016 is now last year!) and we got to try out the chocolate in many yummy forms!

Of course the chocolate at the event (and the Esthechoc three week supply) is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians too if you are curious.

It comes in a cute little box similar to After Eights- each chocolate is individualy wrapped and there are 21 in a box.  I’ve tried beauty supplements before in the form of pills and drinks but I found that it wasn’t for me. With Esthechoc, it is so easy to stick to the full 21 days because who doesn’t want a piece of chocolate every day? It’s like having an advent calendar all over agin!

I thought I would track my skin over the three week course so you can have a look…

I trialled my three week journey with Esthechoc from the 1st to the 21st December as I wanted to see results just in time for the Christmas festivities. I reallly do think that it has helped make my skin look more luminous and youthful since picking up a 38kcal piece every day to enjoy.

I don’t want to fool anyone into thinking that this will turn back clocks and wrinkles will be gone overnight, this isn’t for those wanting a quick fix. What the product does do however, is that it helps to actively support your skin’s nutrition to keep it looking at its best. Think of it as maintaining rather than reversing!

I would recommend that you try my three week journey with Esthechoc for yourself if you are feeling a fresh start to your skincare routine and diet in 2017. This is not a food supplement to replace meals with, it is for those seeking a bit of indulgence which is actually good for you. So no feeling guilty for grabbing a slice of beauty chocolate for the next three weeks!

Saharasplash x

For more great content, head over to my previous post all about Sushi and Jess Wright!

Sushi Samba, Jess Wright & KISS!

Just before the weather turned colder and things started kicking off for Christmas, I have a lovely story to tell you all about an exciting London adventure. As you may see from my blog I have many outings and excursions into London city, but it is really nice when something comes along that is so unexpected it really takes your breath away. I blog about food, fashion and beauty every month, and this post just happens to have it all in! So let me take you away for a few minutes while I tell you about Sushi Samba, Jess Wright and KISS!

As I made my way up to the 38th floor of Heron Tower, I felt like I was back in Dubai whizzing higher and higher to get to the top of the Khalifa. The view of London city’s skyline was stunning! When I arrived at the top, I met with the girls from Alex Silver PR and was introduced to the other guests too.

I ordered a mango batida which went down a treat. A fruity, creamy cocktail which incidentally matched the restaurant’s decor perfectly!

We met with Jess Wright (the new brand ambassador for KISS products) before being seated to ask her some beauty questions.

My question to Jess was:

‘Is there one look you always wanted to try but are too scared to do it?’

Her answer was a pixie hair cut! I think that Jess would rock the look.

As we sat to eat, we also had a quick fire round for Jess where she had to answer from a choice of two options. I shouted out ‘pink or gold?’ And Jess chose pink!

Before this exquisite lunch, my experience of sushi was next to none and so I was really surprised when this dish presented itself in front of me. The staff were so accommodating about my coeliac’s and didn’t hesitate to explain that all of my dishes were gluten free.

I had two fabulous courses of vegetarian goodness and they were presented so delicately it was almost a shame to dig in! Our main course was sensational- a creamy dish cooked to perfection with amazing sticky rice.

We all tucked in and had the best conversations about the new KISS range while we waited for our dessert. It did not disappoint!

The exotic fruit atop a bed of crushed watermelon was just divine! The spikey pieces resembling coral were made from apple- who knew fruit could be this different?!

Of course I had to get a quick selfie with Jess before she left- what a babe!

I’m sat with the adorable Bianca from ASPR, and I also had the opportunity to chat with Gail Porter for a bit too! Thanks so much to the ASPR team, Sushi Samba, the best company and of course to the new brand ambassador Jess Wright!

You can see more from the event by following the official hashtag #JessKissLunch on Twitter.

Find my new fav product from KISS online right here… http://www.kissusa.com/cosmetic/eyes/eyeliner/wing-it-eyeliner-kit

Thanks for reading Sushi Samba, Jess Wright and KISS, don’t forget to pop a comment below!!

Saharasplash x

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