Dove Colour Confidence

I was invited to help celebrate a new camapaign for Dove Invisble Dry deodorant to spread the news that it's been proven to leave no white marks on a staggering 100 different colours. Pretty impressive right? They've teamed up with fashion designer Olivia Rubin to encourage women to ditch the drab black and embrace more colour. You can upload photos of yourself wearing vibrant colours throughout this month onto their website to be in with a chance to win a special capsule collection. It's been created exclusively for Dove by the woman herself.


I got to have a chat with colour psychology expert Karen Haller who gave her top tips on how colour can work for you. I didn't realise that hot pink is actually a cold colour as it's blue based. It's probably only called hot pink because of the sheer intensity of the colour. I wear a lot of red as it's one of the colours I feel most confident in and found out it gives off phyiscal courage. Maybe there's a reason why I always wear it then?!

In our goodie bag we were kindly given a compressed bottle of the product. It holds exactly the same amount of product as a normal bottle but has less gas meaning it can be squeezed in 75ml bottle. This makes it perfect to take in your hand luggage for your holiday. It won't run out midway through like the normal tenny tiny travel bottles.

I've been trialing it for over a week, trying to make a concious effort to wear all different colours in a bid to find out if it lives up to its claim. So does it? A bit fat yes! So many deodorants leave the dreaded white mark, who's got time to wait for it to dry fully in the morning when you're in a rush? This dries almost instantly and so far it's not tarnished anything. Even black! I was forever running to the bathroom and splashing water in the offending area. This will definately be something i'll be picking up from Boots on a regular basis!

Are you a fan of Dove deordorants?

Review: The Purple Salon

When an email dropped in my inbox asking me if i'd like to be treated to a blow dry by The Purple Salon. I've never actually had a proper bouncy blow dry. I know right? I've been extremely lucky that my wonderful uncle is a hairdresser and he helps me keep control of my mop. As I usually have it done late at night I don't want him to spend hours blow drying my hair into shop so it usually get it blow dried straight.

I arrived to the salon with a sinking feeling as my name wasn't on their appointment list. But credit to them, they didn't seem fazed and did their best to fit me in. It took a lot of shifting but in the end it worked out fine.

I was very well looked after by the junior Chloe (I think that was her name!) who made sure I was comfortable and fetched me a drink and magazines to read. She was very chatty and made me feel at ease. My stylist Karl again was very friendly and made me feel at ease too. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and he worked well with Chloe as a team. I was in awe of the fact I had two people working in the blow dry! I was so happy with the result. Just look at those curls?! It helped put a spring in my step the whole day. It lasted for most of the day. Karl explained the curls would have held better if my hair was layered. Something i'm going to look into getting down next time i'm due a trim.

Thanks so much guys!

Review: Pizza Pilgrims

After hearing stories about the drool-worthy pizzas sold out of the back of a pizza oven van I got excited. I got even more excited when I discovered they'd opened a restaurant in Dean Street, Soho. Food vans are all well and good but when you work during the week, they're awfully hard to get to!

I'm ashamed that it's taken me this long to try Pizza Pilgrims myself. It has been on my foodie list for an age and I finally managed to try it at the weekend. We got seating straight away as we opted for a late lunch about 2.30 ish and trotted downstairs to pursue the menu. I've slowly gone off meaty pizzas so opted for the tasty sounding Aubergine Parmagiana. The menu isn't massive but there's something for everyone. Plenty of meat and veggie ones with a few unusual ones should you be feeling adventurous.

Both the pizzas arrived promptly, my friend and I had barely got down to the juicy gossip before our friendly waiter appeared with this beauty below. The mozzarella was deliciously gooey and the tomato base was nice and tart. I loved the addition of the whole cherry tomatoes and the aubergines was perfectly soft. Nothing worse than coming across one that's too tough and chewy. The bottom of the base was slightly black but this added to it's flavour, made it more authentic! The dough had perfect consistency, neither too soggy or too crisp. It was a dream to pull apart! I could have eaten it twice over.

I'm already planning my next trip back! Have you ever been to Pizza Pilgrims?

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