Saturday 9 June 2012

Elle Patterned Cotton Socks from Sock Shop

Socks come in all manner of sizes and designs and our fascination in them is steadily growing. They've certainly come a long way since the standard knee high school socks ....there's now loads to choose from and something to suit every taste and age.
Sock Shop recently asked on twitter if anyone would like to become a 'twitic' and review socks for them and yes, you guessed it ...I jumped at the chance! I have a slight obsession with socks and have everything from plain ones and slogan socks to cutie and disney socks - sometimes I just can't resist!

Anyway, after applying, I was one of the chosen few and received some fab Elle socks soon after ....

Elle patterned socks in Vintage Pink
3 pair pack
As you can see, this is a pack of 3 pairs of Elle socks in Vintage Pink, 1 striped and 2 with pretty vintage flowers on. They're also available in Black/Vintage Pink ....

Black/Vintage Pink
I kinda like the girlieness of the pink ones although the black ones look pretty too! The socks are made from 76% cotton, 22% Polyamide and 2% Elastine and have a pretty decorative frilled cuff at the top ...

Frilled Cuff
Not only are these socks pretty to look at, but they're so comfy too! They hugged my legs nicely but not too tightly and during the day, I didn't have my usual problem of keep needing to pull them up. The socks are soft and the fact that they have no seams over the toes is a huge bonus, especially when wearing shoes as this normally irritates the life out of me with other socks.

Seamless Toes
They come in Ladies size 4-8 which is ideal! I wear size 4 shoes and often find that socks made to fit size 4-7 or 4-8 quite often feel baggy round the toes and heel. These however were a pretty good fit ...

Perfect fit (even for my size 4 feet)
Sweet and pretty (ignore the legs though!)

I comfortably wore these all day and had no trouble at all. Even after washing they kept their shape and colour and looked as good as new.

I would certainly recommend these, not only because they look gorgeous, but they feel fantastic too and i'd imagine to get a fair bit of wear from them before they'll need replaced.
This Ladies 3 pack of Elle patterned cotton socks with frilly cuffs is available from Sock Shop at a cost of £7.00 - a bargain considering the fantastic quality of them!
If these aren't to your taste, there's plenty more to choose from so make sure you have a good look around the Sock Shop website!

Thursday 7 June 2012

Kitoko Oil from Lush Duck

I recently noticed Lush Duck on twitter asking for people willing to review their Kitoko Oil. Obviously I was rapid fast in my response and within a couple of days I received a 10ml bottle to try. 

10ml bottle of Kitoko Oil

Kitoko oil is a blend of Karite and Argan Oils, and is richer in vitamins A and E than other oils creating the perfect balance for healthy hair and scalp. 

Product Features

  • Provides intense nourishment, whilst smoothing & strengthening the hair
  • Improves the hair’s elasticity
  • Lightweight formula, perfect for all hair types
  • Restores shine and moisture balance
  • Excellent for replenishing brittle hair & split ends
As my hair is quite damaged from styling (I use both a hair dryer and straighteners) I was very keen to give this a go!

The oil can be used either on wet or dry hair so the choice is yours. I first used it on my hair after washing when it was still wet and was pleased at how easy it is to use. Towel dry hair first, then simply rub a few drops between your palms and finger through your hair. I massaged my scalp too as I find it gets quite dry. This is not to be washed out, so once it's on, your ready to style.

Anti-drip top

The bottle comes with a clever anti-drip top so as well as helping prevent spillage, it also ensures that you get just the right amount in your hands. Now, I don't know about you but my hair is really fine and flyaway so I was slightly concerned that the oil might weight it down too much or worse, make it look greasy! Fortunately this did neither and I was left with light-weighted hair which looked smoother and shinier was also very easy to style. I checked my head thoroughly and there was no greasiness at all ....much to my amazement! My scalp didn't have it's usual tight feeling and the amount of dry skin was also minimized ....perfect! 
I did try using this on dry hair too and the results were pretty much the same.

Apart from seeing great results from this, it also smells gorgeous! I usually spray my perfume in my hair once i've blowdried it, but with this, I didn't need to.

Kitoko Oil is available from Lush Duck:
10ml bottle (as shown above) £6.50
95ml bottle (not shown) £24.50

This may seem a little steep for such a small bottle of oil, but trust me when I say that a little goes a really long way and it's something you won't need to buy very often!

Kitoko Advanced Hair Therapy products are not 100% free from man-made chemicals, however they are completely free from sulphates, parabens, waxes or mineral oils, making them as kind and gentle as possible to both your hair and skin.