Thursday, April 23, 2015

Leaving Daisy Locks?

If I had a dollar for every time I've tried to begin to write this post...I'd have many dollars. There is no hiding my absence. I know I'm not a serious blogger, and never have been taken as one either, but that doesn't mean that I'm not disappointed with my lack of posts.

I enjoy blogging a lot. I adore the community and I love learning all the little tips and tricks traded in our little world. 

Unfortunately, being in year 12 means that I had to prioritise my study.

Don't think that I wont still be here, blogging away on this little site of mine, but I will unfortunately have to give it a rest for a little while longer.

Another little piece of news that I must let you all know about is that I have started up another blog! This time, in partnership with one of my best friends, Bella. We've come together to create our little page, "Sea Salt Sirens", where we'll post about all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle. Go check it out here if you would like! (If you aren't able to click on the hyperlink, the url will be dropped at the end of this post, so check there). We haven't posted much there yet but soon it shall begin to flourish some more!

The newer blog, again, doesn't mean that I've abandoned ship, just that my time will be divided a tad more.

I hope you all understand! I love you all a bunch, you have no idea how much it means to me that you're still reading Daisy Locks! Seriously, thank you so very much for all of your support over the years and thank you to all the lovely people I've met with your incredible feedback and messages. They've all been so incredibly sweet.

Lots of love,

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Moroccan Oil // BATTLE OF THE WASHES #4

Moroccan Oil. There is only one explanation of it's incredibleness; it's magic.
 Don't try and convince me otherwise. Not one product has yet to meet my standards like Moroccan Oil has. 

If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll be well aware of how unhealthy my hair was/is. Split, dry ends, greasy roots, comparable to dried grass. 

Recently, I took the drastic measure of cutting off half the length of my hair. It hasn't felt this healthy for ages! But I was putting up with my gross hair for sometime, and there really was only one pairing of shampoo and conditioner that worked miracles like no other.

The Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair shampoo and conditioner not only smells great and heavenly moisturises your hair, but efficiently cleanses it free of all gunk, brightens and adds a bit of shine to each strand and nourishes hair in severe need of attention. 

I use this pairing once a week considering it's hefty price, but thats just enough for me. Paired with the infamous Moroccan Oil hair treatment and a protecting serum, I find my hair to remain soft and last up to four days without needing a wash. 

What do you think of these beauties-in-a-bottle? Have you recently used a life changing wash?

Until next time,


Moroccanoil - Moisture Repair shampoo

Garnier Fructis - fortifying shampoo for normal hair  


Herbal Essence - Naked 0% shampoo

Sunsilk - Damaged hair reconstruction


Moroccanoil - Moisture Repair conditioner

Sunsilk - Damaged hair reconstruction
Garnier Fructis - fortifying conditioner for oily roots and dry ends 


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Helpful styling products for short hair

After recently chopping off a fair bit of hair, I found that my hair care routine needed to be switched up a tad. I've always been an avid user of the well-renowned Morroccanoil hair treatment. It leaves my ends feeling soft and allows for my hair to be easier to work with the following days. I follow up with a shining serum. I've reviewed the Joico K-pack Protect & Shine serum before and my opinion hasn't changed since. It's does a lovely job at protecting my ends when I'm styling my hair with heat, and adds a nice amount of shine. A cheaper alternative is the PPS Shine It serum, which essentially does the same thing. I do, however, prefer the Joico serum over this one though, as it seems to work a tad better. On the topic of protecting my hair, my favourite heat treatment spray of the moment is Tresemme's Keratin Smooth spray. Again, I've already reviewed this in depth here, so I won't go into too much detail. Basically, it does an awesome job at protecting my horrendously dry hair that I heat treat waaay too often, controls my unruly baby hairs and any frizz, and adds a nice touch of smoothness.

When it comes to styling, depending on how long it's been since I've washed my hair, I'll begin with a Bastiste dry shampoo. My ultimate fav scent is their Tropical one (as shown above). There really isn't any need for my to discuss this dry shampoo as it's most likely in your collection of hair products already. But if you aren't in the know, Bastiste dry shampoos not only smell awesome, but also efficiently disguise any day-old greasiness and add a touch of volume to the roots.

After my hair has been prepped and heat treated, I'll begin with the rest of my products. I'll run a bit off mousse - the one I've photographed isn't worth mentioning to be honest, as it was just a cheap one   - through my hair (if I've curled/waved it), then follow up with some of Toni&Guy's Beach curl spray, crunching my hair for two minutes as I walk around. I find this gives my hair a perfect amount of texture as it works with the mousse, and allows for my hair to remain bouncy and in-check all day long. For further measure, I'll then seal it all in with a mist of Tresemme's Salon Finish hair spray.

And that's it for my current hair care products! If you would like to see what shampoos and conditioners I'm fond of/didn't like to much, be sure to check out my Battle Of The Washes! 
I'm also currently on the hunt for some good volumizing/texturising products and would love some recommendations!

Until next time, lots of love,

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My foundation routine

I've finally succumbed and purchased the ever-too-popular "True Match" foundation from L'Oreal. With a wide range of glorious colours and impressively high coverage for a drugstore foundation, I was immediately won over. It's beautiful formulation slides onto skin like a dream and stays put all day long. I apply this on with the one and only Expert Face brush by Real Techniques. This is the most impressive brush I've used to apply foundation, and if you haven't bought it yet, I strongly urge you to do so.

I follow up with Rimmel's Stay Matte pressed powder. I must admit it's a little too early for me to gather a proper impression on this product, however I love it enough to use it daily. The foundation and pressed powder prove to be a lovely marriage of face products. To apply the pressed powder, I use The Body Shop's face and body brush, which is a lovely soft addition to my humble brush family. 

To complete the look I contour and bronze with Nars's Laguna bronzer, and apply a small touch of Orgasm across the tops of my cheeks for a hint of colour. These are applied with The Body Shop's blusher brush

What do you use on your face? What products do you swear by?

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Green Mask by Maskd

Can you handle the sting?

Designed by experts in the beauty industry, Maskd brings to you The Green Mask, a mask -comparable with the experience of a microdermabrasion treatment - that promises to resurface the top layer of your skin and regenerate new skin cells to look and feel refreshing. 

My experienced started with the beautifully packaged samples, a lovely personal touch. There was no doubt that I was excited to give this baby a go, especially considering it's promise of refreshed, revitalised and relighted skin. 

My skin is oily/combination and rather acne prone. It's also subject to dry patches, flakiness and redness. Unfortunately I haven't taken the best of care for my skin over the years, leaving me with acne scarring also.

Upon application I felt the sting, and with my low pain tolerance I was afraid that I couldn't quite handle it. But with the repetition of the old but gold saying "beauty is pain" in my head, I winced through it for not even a minute. I decided to play it by ear for how long I left it on for, and ended up removing it after 20 minutes. Half because I forgot and half because it really did feel awesome.

Unlike other masks that tighten your skin to the point of discomfort, The Green Mask sits rather comfortably atop your skin. Only a thin layer is needed for it to work its magic, and after it's removed your skin is left feeling silky smooth.

I must say I wasn't huge on the scent, however it wasn't overly pungent and the experience of it on outweighed my care on it's fragrance.

Any spots of redness was visibly reduced, and any irritation had been soothed.

With my skin revitalised and refreshed after using this beauty, I applied my makeup to see if it's claims of improving your skin condition for makeup application. And I can confirm that that statement is true.

Retailing at $49.95 for a 50ml tube, I believe that The Green Mask would be money well spent, and I'm definitely considering purchasing one for myself...and possibly as a present for someone.

Have you used The Green Mask? What mask do you swear by?

*This post contains a product that has been sent to me for consideration

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Would you rather...? // TAG

Let's play a game where we get really anxious over scenarios that are never (touch wood) going to happen, where your answer won't really make a difference but who cares! It's all for a good time. 

Lets play some old fashioned "Would you rather". I discovered this one via the lovely Lucy O'Neill.

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows? 

Hands down the palettes and eye shadows. Just so long as eyebrow pencils are allowed to be kept also. Can't survive without my mascaras and eyebrow pencils...slight exaggeration but you get my drift. 

2. Would you rather chop all your hair off or never cut it again? 

 My hair doesn't go too well without a trim so chopping all my hair off it is! It'll grow back anyway. Plus there is always wigs. 

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Coral cheeks are my thang. 

4. If you had $1000 to spend would you rather buy clothes or make-up? 

 Clothes are so expensive right now in Australia so $1000 for a clothing spree is my choice. 

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick? 

 What a question. I suppose eyeliner of a peach/red colour would be almost like a lip pencil...

6. Would you only rather shop at MAC or Sephora? 

 Easy, Sephora. More brands. 

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life? 

 One lip colour, I seem to already do that anyway. 

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter? 

 Winter clothes in summer in Australia is hideous. 

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round? 

 Dark nails, already living that life. 

10. Would you rather give up your favourite lip colour or favourite eye product? 

 Favourite lip colour. My favourite eye product is the Naked 3 palette at this moment and there is no way I'm letting that out of my sight. 

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or messy bun? 

Messy bun. Ponytails usually turn into messy buns at the end of the day anyway. 

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss? 

 I'm not much of a lipgloss user anyway, so I'd be happy to give it up.

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows off and have none or fill them in with a black sharpie pen every day?

 This question is giving me anxiety. I'm going to shave off my eyebrows (nothing was said about not being allowed to draw them on still...right?)

14. Would you rather live without make-up or nail polish?

 Easy. I'd rather live without nail polish. 

I tag everyone who read this! Be sure to let me know if you complete it yourself!