Saturday, 28 April 2012

Miss Jones has 'Incredible Body'

Sadly not my actual body, those words will never be at the top of the list when describing that but thanks to Umberto Giannini I can confidently use them to describe my hair.

The last post talked all my lovely readers through my blonde to 'bronde' transition and how I was so over being a "bright" blonde. Well guess what guys in true Jones style my mind changes like the weather and my hair has been restored to it's rightful shade of almost platinum. 

I was sent some products to try during my 'transition' from the lovely PR team at Umberto Giannini but could not give my full review until I was happy with the shade of my hair. 

Umberto Giannini have teamed up with the gorgeous Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh to launch The Incredible Body range. As you can see she lives up to the role in every sense, and has her very own beauty blog here 

The range claims to give weightless body while enhancing hold and flexible volume with a healthy shine for full luscious hair
  • Volume shampoo £5.29 
  • Volume conditioner £5.29
  • Volume mousse £5.49
  • Volume blow dry spray £5.49
  • Old school setting lotion for big hair £5.49
  • Full volume hairspray £5.49
  • Root boost volume spray £5.49
Available Nationwide at all Boots stores and Umberto Giannini Salons.

In my opinion Umberto Giannini are at the top of their game when it comes to salon quality products. The re-branding and sleek packaging makes them the stand out choice by far compared to their competitors in similar price ranges (Toni and Guy it's time you had a re-think *boreville*)

I have been using the Volume Mousse which claims to give a lasting hold using Polymer resins which lift and thicken the hair whilst providing shine. 

I love it!

I need to use a mousse to make sure my hair does not go greasy within hours of washing, even with having bleach on my hair it can get greasy because it is so fine. It definitely feels thicker, dried better and does not feel at all crunchy or sticky which sadly is a major flaw for most 'volume inducing products'. It also smells lovely - kind of fruity, I feel that it did inject some shine which is a definite bonus for blondes!

I also used the root boost spray and it does what it says on the tin. It is far superior to the Backcomb in a bottle which for me was a little tricky to use. Rather than provide a matte scruffy big hair look it gave more of a gel in a bottle crunchy 90's look. Root boost does what I wanted Backcomb in a bottle to do so if any of you were underwhelmed by the Glam Hair range try this!

I used both products last night ready for a night on the town where I strongly rely on heavy duty hair products to keep my hair from flopping after one pitcher of woo woo.

Que images complete with flattering Jim jams.
Directly after blow dry there is a distinct difference to what it usually looks like after I blow dry my hair  and an added shine which is very hard for blondes to achieve

Finished result - I know to those of you have a mane of thick hair you will be thinking so what? But trust me if  I used nothing it would look like I had 3 strands of hair. I tend to rely on curling my hair to create the illusion of body but thanks to  Mr Umberto I felt adequately equipped to hit the town! 

Final word - 10/10, I can't wait to try the setting lotion and blow dry spray to see if they are as fabulous as these.

I am now off to watch the Voice allowing myself to enjoy Jessie's make up and allowing myself to swoon over Mr O'Donoghue.

Love and Hungover Hugs

Miss Jones 

Monday, 23 January 2012

Hello again....I'm back with a rara'ramble hair post!

The last post was way back in August which as you can see had a whole summer vibe to it. Bronzers galore and corals for the lips. My how a change of season can alter ones look.

I've had a break which I feel I should explain...*adopts serious expression* well you see the thing is, I quite literally got sick to the back teeth of make up. Whether it be wearing, doing others, reading, buying or reviewing. I just felt all 'meh' about it.

This also coincided with my job role changing and more demanding hours so a result Miss Jones faded into a non entity. These past few weeks I have been quite literally chomping at the bit to get something down on my lil page. Miss Jones may be a bit of a tard on the post updates but she does know a good product when she sees one. Also a LOT of my friends and family send me messages asking certain things about the best this or that and it makes me realise that us girls all have things to share on the quest for beauty. I know I for one love finding a new must have and I have a few months worth of 'buys' to get through.

I'm going to start this post with my new 'do. I have been pretty much every shade of blonde...see images

Dark blonde as Twiggy Link Here

Platinum for Gothic Link Here

Flirty seasonal Lo-Lights

Messy Blonde with roots on purpose *honest*

Back to Platinum for summer

More ladylike lo's..are you seeing a pattern?

And currently I am a....Bronde???
Ignore the awkward angle, the cheesy passenger seat shot and the large bag handle. This is the truest representation in daylight of a brown base with highlights

And the loose curled version

So as you can see my hair has been on many a journey and that's just the blond route! I felt I needed a change and my major reasons were:

1. To promote growth and regain condition lost from over processing

2. Appear slightly more 'sophisticated' although I tell myself I am still 19 in fact I am 26! 

3. I enjoy wearing dark tan, heavy make up and 'feminine' some may say *cough* slutty clothes and sadly doing all of this whilst being very blonde does give out a certain 'message' or stereotype, whether that be right or wrong. Therefore over the next few months you will see me deep conditioning the locks to build them back up and make the most of being able to wear a darker palette of colour. MAC Dubbonet finally feels like it will belong..yay!

So the point of this post was this...a new hair finishing find from the pound shop!! I wish I had bought all of them for one measly pound this is fantastic! As I'm working towards long luscious silky shiny locks, this fakes me till I get there. One spritz and bye bye fly aways hello sleek tresses, it also smells lovely.  I use a tiny spritz once hair is curled then brush through for a natural look.

Quite a ramble, she doesn't say a word for months then you cant shut her up ;)

PS. I recently put myself on a Nail polish ban..Its working out well...NOT!  Oops..Blame Topshop sale. Expect an array of NOTD shots so I can justify buying these 6 spanking newbies.

Until next time Happy Monday everyone, I hope it wasn't too blue!

Love and hugs

Miss Jones