Author: StyleRarebit

Making Coffee With 200 Degrees


So if you watched the second episode of vlogmas (I’ll pop it at the end of this post if you missed it) then you’ll know that last weekend I went to a blogger event at 200 Degrees. It’s a really cute little coffee shop on Queen Street and I’ve walked passed it so many times but have never been before.

The plan for the day was to try lots of coffee and learn a little more about the process of making it. The craziest thing is that despite drinking it all the time I didn’t actually know that much about it before last Sunday. I definitely didn’t know where it came from, like if it grew on trees? Which it does or that there’s a coffee fruit which apparently tastes like a soft peach. As much as I was embarrassed that I didn’t know this it was beyond fascinating to learn more about it and the history of coffee.


If you haven’t heard of 200 Degrees before it’s a relatively new coffee shop that started in Nottingham. It was founded by two bar owners who bought a coffee roaster for their garage when they couldn’t find a good coffee shop. They grew this into six stores, one of which is in Cardiff and they all have a really cool, rustic vibe. The name 200 Degrees comes from the temperature they roast their coffee at which is slightly lower than other places to give it a smoother taste. Fascinating, right?

We started off the day with the history of coffee and how it goes from bean to cup while trying their cappuccino (yes I’m basic and I love a cappuccino) it was amazing. We also had some cakes and sandwiches made by their chef Rhian which were so delicious and really beautiful. This would definitely be the best spot for a coffee and cake catch up with your friends!


Lastly we got to watch the beans being roasted in the machine which is in the middle of the shop. I’ve only ever seen a coffee shop with a roastery in Berlin but it gives it such a cool vibe and it was really interesting to learn about the process. When the coffee beans come in they’re a light green/grey colour and need to be roasted until they’re brown so that we can drink them. The beans take around 15 minutes to roast and it’s quite a sciency process to make sure they taste good at the end. When the beans come out they smell a lot like toast and it takes around two days for them to mature into the classic coffee taste. It’s crazy to think that all that time and effort goes into each cup!

I also forgot to mention that we tried out their chai latte which Alex recommended and it was insane. Definitely the best I’ve ever tasted and he put it down to the specific syrup they use which you can buy to take home. It’s by a company called Jeeves and Jericho and it’s their Spiced Bombay Chai syrup made with specifically sourced spices. It would make the best Christmas gift and I really need to get some so that I can make my own at home.

I’ve popped some more snaps of the store below but if you want to go and check it out yourself it’s at the end of Queen Street opposite the Capitol shopping centre. Let me know if you go and definitely try out the chai latte!

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New In: Topshop Beauty


Soo, it’s been a little while and this post is way overdue but I’m happy to say that I’ve finally found some time to get writing! I have a lot to catch you guys up on including some cool blogger events like the launch of the new Topshop Beauty range. I’ve never tried anything from Topshop before so it was really exciting to get an invite. They’re new products are gorgeous and way more sophisticated than I thought they would be.

Topshop started phasing out their old products at the beginning of this year so that last month they could relaunch with a completely new vibe. The packaging has been redesigned, the products have been reformulated to last a lot longer and the whole range is completely cruelty free. It’s also a lot more sophisticated with super sleek packaging and makeup that’s wearable rather than bright and gimmicky.


As per usual I had zero willpower and picked up a few new pieces that I fell in love with. The first thing I chose was the Glow Powder Highlighter in the shade Solstice which is a really warm, glowy colour that I way prefer to white highlighters. Next I went for the Longwear Lip Pencil in Perimeter because a gal can never have too many and lastly the Matte Bronzing Powder in Mohawk because I’m running out of my Clinique one. It all came to around £40 which was so reasonable for three products and they’re all really long lasting and easy to use.

The biggest surprise about the new Topshop Beauty range is the quality and the packaging of the products, they feel really luxe and the formulas are amazing. They remind me of the Victoria Beckham collaboration with Estée Lauder and I feel like for the price they look way more expensive. There’s nothing better than a makeup brand that feels special but doesn’t cost a fortune and it’s the best way to treat yourself when you don’t want to spend loads! I’ll definitely be picking up some more pieces soon…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Pixi Beauty Toners

pixi-beauty-toners-style-rarebit-fashion-blogOk, ok so I can’t believe I’m actually admitting this but for the first time ever I tried Pixi’s Glow Tonic this month. The shame I feel is real guys and as a self confessed skincare junkie I honestly have no excuse for not trying it sooner. Getting it in a blogger package was REALLY special though and I feel like the luckiest girl ever that I got to try all three of the Pixi toners in one go.

Rather than just writing my thoughts on them though I thought it would be WAY more useful to fill you guys in on each one in more detail. Skincare is bloody confusing as it is so I’m going to give you the main benefits and some quick tips to help you pick the right one for you.

How do you apply them?

Before we get into it I thought it might be good to squeeze this in just in case! To apply the Pixi toners I would blot them onto a cotton pad and then sweep them over your face, neck and chest. I also saw on the website that you should use around a 10p size worth of product.


The Rose Tonic

What is it: So I did a little research and figured out that the Rose Tonic is a rose hydrosol based toner which means the rose oil is suspended in water. This makes it really light and gentle so it’s great for hydrating your skin and calming any redness. The Rose Tonic also helps to balance pH levels and gently remove impurities to leave you with a clear and super refreshed complexion.

Main benefits: This is great for gently hydrating your skin while removing excess oil and dirt.

Pro tips: Rose water helps to remove excess oil so apply it before makeup to your t-zone for a mattifying effect.

When to use it: You can use this both in the morning and the evening but I prefer using it before applying my makeup in the morning. I just find that it calms any redness and preps my skin really well for foundation because it balances the oil levels.


The Glow Tonic

What is it: This is Pixi’s most well know product so it’s likely you’ve already heard of it but I’ll fill you in on what it’s for anyway. The Glow Tonic is a liquid exfoliator with the main ingredient being glycolic acid which helps to remove dead skin cells, treat discolouration and defend against early signs of ageing.  The formula also includes aloe vera, ginseng and horse chestnut to gently hydrate and improve circulation for a super glowy finish.

Main benefits: The Glow Tonic is perfect for everyday exfoliation to keep your skin looking fresh and glowy. Glycolic acid can help to reduce pigmentation over time too and reduce acne scarring.

Pro tips: You can use the Glow Tonic on your lips to gently exfoliate them if they’re really dry and on your elbows and knees to prep for fake tan application.

When to use it: You can use this both in the morning and the evening but I personally use it at night.

pixi-beauty-toners-style-rarebit-fashion-blogThe Retinol Tonic

What is it: Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A which is really good at reversing sun damage and signs of ageing. That’s why there’s such a buzz around it right now! Pixi’s version is also a time release retinol so it’s way less harsh and perfect for beginners.

Main benefits: Retinol is amazing at reducing fine lines, smoothing your complexion and boosting collagen production to firm your skin.

Pro tips: Use sunscreen in the day and retinol in the evening to banish wrinkles and give yourself a flawless complexion.

When to use it: Retinol breaks down when it’s exposed to the sun so it’s best to apply this in the evening after cleansing.


I hope you loved this post and found it really useful! For more skincare click here.

Everything I Loved At The Matalan Blogger Event


Blogger events always inspire me to keep blogging and every time I go to one it really makes me wish that Style Rarebit was my full time job. They’re just always so much fun and it’s the nicest excuse to discover some new products and hang out with my fave bloggers. Last week was no exception, as on Thursday I went to the newly revamped Matalan store in Cardiff for a little shopping spree and some lunch.

The store is so big considering it’s right in the centre of town and they have loads of clothes, accessories and home wear making it the perfect place to pick up some new season pieces. I decided to spend my time trying on some autumn outfits though as I’m really trying to mix up my wardrobe a little bit this winter and add some more colour. I was so surprised at how many cool pieces they had while also having clothes to suit a lot of different age ranges and sizes.

The first thing I tried on was this gorgeous green check coat with the quilted, mustard mini bag. I love this outfit for everyday and I think it worked really well with my uniform of jeans and a jumper. The coat is also really reasonable at £40 and is such a classic cut that you could wear it for several seasons.

style-rarebit-fashion-blog-matalan-blogger-eventThese were my two favourite bags, they had so many more styles but I just really love these two colours for autumn. The smaller teal bag is a nod to the Chloe trend and will work with pretty much every outfit. I paired it with a spotty dress as you can see below and I think it’s a really good buy if you wear lots of black.

The next thing I tried on was this gorgeous polka dot dress, it’s not very warm but I think with over the knee boots and a long coat it’ll work really well for autumn. I also paired this with some pointy, suede boots that had studs around the bottom. I love these, they look way more expensive than Matalan and were really, really



Next I tried this aviator jacket as I keep looking at them but I’m not 100% sure I can pull them off. I thought it was gorgeous though and it fitted really well compared to other ones I’ve tried. The big collar is also really 70s which is a big trend this season so I think it’s a great piece to pick up before it goes.


Lastly I found this black sweater and just fell in love with it. I don’t have anything like this in my wardrobe but I really liked the font and the black and mustard combination. I’m not loving it with these jeans though so I’d probably pair it with a high waisted skirt instead.

I hope you liked this quick post, I thought Matalan had some really cute things and I’m definitely going to go back to the home section for some Christmas decorations soon!

How To Protect Your Hair From Heat Damage With Neuro Style


Paul Mitchell’s Neuro Range with HeatCTRL

If your hair is as unruly as mine then you’ll know that skipping the straighteners is a way easier thing to say than actually do. To be honest I’m looking at my annoying cowlick right now and thinking it could do with a clamp down at 185° to pull it back into line.

If you’re heat styling as much as me though you definitely need to use a protector to help prevent damage, otherwise you could find your hair getting really dry or even worse snapping off. This is why I was so excited about the #stylingsociety delivery this month as it was full of Paul Mitchell’s Neuro range which is specifically for protecting your hair against heat. It features their HeatCTRL technology which is heat activated and helps to protect your hair while holding your style in place for longer.

I’ve been trying it out for a few weeks now and I really love these products so I thought I would show you my step by step routine. Once I started using them and prepping my hair properly for styling I noticed a huge change in the health of my hair so it’s definitely been worth making the switch. Here’s what you need to do…

heat-protect-paul-mitchell-neuro-review--style-rarebit-fashion-blogStep 1 – Shampoo and Conditioner

I need to start by saying that this is the best shampoo and conditioner I’ve ever used for calming my frizzy hair. It felt so soft after getting out of the shower and way less dry than usual so I would definitely recommend it if your hair is on the wild side.

I start my routine with the Neuro Lather Shampoo which is really gentle and doesn’t strip my hair of too much oil. This is important as dry hair can be way more prone to heat damage so if you’re styling you don’t want to use anything too harsh. I also like to keep this concentrated at my roots and try not to wash the ends of my hair too much to keep them hydrated. I follow this with the Neuro Rinse Conditioner which I love as it’s really thick and creamy. I like to leave this on for around 10 minutes so that it really sinks into my hair and then I rinse it off but sometimes I repeat this step if my ends are looking really dry.

heat-protect-paul-mitchell-neuro-review--style-rarebit-fashion-blogStep 2 – Blowout Primer

Once I’m out of the shower I then prep my hair for blowdrying with the Neuro Blowout Primer which is a really thick styling balm. I find this is good at smoothing down my hair so that there are less flyaways and it makes it a lot more manageable. This is also a really heavy duty heat protectant which is perfect for blowdrying!

heat-protect-paul-mitchell-neuro-review--style-rarebit-fashion-blog Step 3 – Blow Dry

To blow dry my hair I use the Neuro Round Brush as it’s the best size for getting that healthy, bouncy look and the rubber handle makes it really easy to use. The vents on the brush also help to distribute the heat more evenly through your hair to speed up the process which is perfect if you’re in a rush or find it really tedious.

heat-protect-paul-mitchell-neuro-review--style-rarebit-fashion-blog Step 4 – Ion Hairspray

Before straightening or curling my hair I prep it with the Neuro Protect Ion Hairspray as it’s a heat protectant but also provides loads of hold. I normally apply this in sections as I’m styling my hair and I find that it makes curls especially last way longer than usual. It’s also just really convenient in a spray bottle and I like this for a quick top up when I need to restyle in between washes.

And that’s my heat protect styling routine complete! If you have any tips of your own or have tried out any of these products then let me know in the comments below. You can also click here for more haircare tips and my fave styling products.

How To Wear Corduroy In 2018

how-to-wear-cord-style-rarebit-fashion-blogLast weekend I went to London for my mum’s photography exhibition and it was right around the corner from this shop called YMC. The whole way there my mum was questioning my rust coloured, corduroy jacket so you can imagine how smug I was that the whole shop window was rust corduroy. There were coats, trousers, dungarees and even a matching cap for total cord overkill.

Despite my new found outfit confidence, corduroy isn’t something I ever thought I would wear or ever thought would be in fashion. I used to work at M&S and the only people who bought cord were men in their 80s for gardening purposes. Chic. This season though it’s officially a ‘thing’ and in particular rust coloured cord jackets which i’m totally on board with. Now don’t get me wrong, this definitely isn’t the first trend I’ve slagged off and am now wearing but like the fashion slave I am, I’m so glad I went for it.

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If you’re going for trousers a high waisted pair that are slightly cropped would be the most flattering as they’ll help to give you more of an hourglass shape and your legs some definition. For jackets pick something cropped or one like mine that you can draw in or wear open. No matter what you go for just make sure that it fits really well and doesn’t add bulk to areas that you’d rather your clothes skim over.

how-to-wear-cord-style-rarebit-fashion-blogIn terms of colour I don’t think there are any rules. Rust is a major trend but something bright and colourful could look just as cool so it’s worth being creative. One thing I will say though is to avoid cord that looks really shiny or that’s stretchy as it’s often the sign of a way cheaper material and it never looks as good in pics.

My cord rules aside, let’s not take it too seriously. There’s always that one trend every season that divides people but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it out or experiment with it. On the plus side you could always raid your grampy’s wardrobe for a cool piece if you don’t think it’s worth investing in, am I right?…


Afternoon Tea At The Mulberry Bar

style-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorThe Celtic Manor is one of those amazing hotels that feels really special and fancy but manages to make you feel really comfortable and relaxed at the same time. Being a little further out of the city they’ve managed to provide everything for their guests you could ever imagine from a spa, to golf, ice skating and of course a gorgeous spot of afternoon tea, my fave.

Afternoon tea is held in the Mulberry Bar which is just to the right of the main restaurant. It has a bar, chandeliers, little booths and velvet chairs alongside the nicest marble tables that I’m going to have to start hunting for. It’s super glam and the best treat for a birthday or a very extra afternoon with your girlfriends. My Mum’s been really busy recently, as she’s just finished her masters so I thought it would be nice to bring her along with me as it was such a lovely treat.

style-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorWe were sat in the middle of room in these really high velvet chairs and were given a menu full of all the different teas we could choose from. Me, being super boring went for a pot of classic english breakfast but my mum decided to go for their Danish Pastry tea which smelt incredible! I’ve been meaning to track some down for christmas ever since. They had so many different flavours to choose from including chocolate brownie, apple strudel and spiced orange.

style-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorstyle-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorThe first course was probably my favourite and consisted of a verrine of cauliflower cheese in a little cup with a side of welsh rarebit. It tasted absolutely amazing, was really thick and creamy and was just classic autumn food that set the tone for a really cosy afternoon.

style-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorstyle-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorThe next course started with a slate of savoury treats that included roast beef in a Yorkshire pudding, a beetroot macaron with smoked salmon, parmesan shortbread with sundried tomato and pesto, warm leak and pork wellington with London sauce and a selection of classic afternoon tea sandwiches. There was so much food but it was a lovely treat to indulge in everything and try out all the flavours. My favourite was the parmesan shortbread as it was really light and fresh but I thought the macaroons were really clever too.

style-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorstyle-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorstyle-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorNext it was time for some cocktails! There are two on the menu to choose from and they were both designed exclusively for the afternoon tea so it felt really special to get to try them. I went for the Tea Collins which is made with raspberry liquorice, lavender tea, Gordon’s gin, Beefeater gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice. It was a really refreshing cocktail with more of a bitter taste and as I’m a lover of g&t’s it was perfect for me. My mum went for the other cocktail which was called the Jaffa Cake and it’s essentially a jaffa cake in liquid form. It’s made with chase orange gin, marmalade vodka, Cointreau, white cacao liqeur, fresh orange juice and a spoonful of marmalade. The rim of the glass is also dipped in chocolate to create a way more grown up and decadent version of our favourite snack.

style-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorstyle-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorstyle-rarebit-blog-afternoon-tea-at-the-mulberry-bar-celtic-manorThe last course was the most important as it was time for the sweet stuff, cake! They were so pretty and each one was handcrafted into the most beautiful designs that were almost too pretty to eat. Almost. They included an elderflower and champagne delice with strawberry foam and meringue (cute pink ball), candied hazelnut choux puff with vanilla and praline creme, then a green tea, apple and ginger tartlet (this was my favourite!) and lastly a white chocolate and shortbread truffle cake. This is also followed by two scones with jam and cream in classic afternoon tea style. We couldn’t manage these though so we took them home for my little brother and he gave rave reviews.

The afternoon was such a lovely treat and it would make for a special gift, especially as Christmas is coming up. I think it would be perfect to take a group of friends too, there was loads of food and it’s a memorable place to spend a special occasion. I couldn’t be more grateful that I got to try this out and me and my mum absolutely loved it. If we only we could do this everyday eh…


For more information on Afternoon Tea at The Mulberry Bar click here.

Photographs – Sarah Barnes

The Acne Fighting Bubble Mask You Need To Try Out

7th-heaven-bubble-sheet-mask-review-style-rarebit-blogLast week I was sent the 7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask to review and to say I was intrigued was definitely an understatement. I LOVE face masks (if you watch my insta stories you’ll definitely know that already) but I’ve actually never tried a bubble mask before. This one is a little bit different though because it doesn’t come out of a pot it’s a sheet mask. Weird right? Which made me even more excited to try it.

As you can see from the pics this isn’t the most flattering face mask ever but what it lacks in good looks it makes up for in good ingredients. As soon as it arrived I had to put it to the test and have popped my thoughts below incase you wanted to try it out.


What it promises

The main ingredient in the 7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask is charcoal, which is the best ingredient for cleansing your pores and removing any excess oil that can lead to spots. It’s used in lots of acne fighting products and paired with the bubble effect of this mask it can really dig deep into your skin for a much clearer and fresher complexion. The mask also includes Star Anise which is a natural antioxidant that will help to soothe any breakouts and fight spot causing bacteria. It’s also good for making your skin look really glowy and fresh, which is always a good thing!


Easy to use?

There’s way more product on this mask compared to any other sheet mask I’ve tried and it’s quite hard to open without it getting everywhere. Once you’ve unfolded it though it’s super simple to line up and press onto your skin and it doesn’t slide around at all. In fact because there was so much product it held on really well, especially under my chin so my whole face could benefit from the mask. Once it’s on you just leave it for 5-10 minutes before pealing it off so it’s a really easy process altogether.


How does it feel?

I wasn’t sure what to expect but in terms of how it felt there wasn’t any tingling or stinging at all. The mask was really light and it felt gentle on my skin so I could barely feel it working. I also couldn’t feel it bubbling but I could hear it and it’s quite relaxing which is perfect if you’re having a pamper eve.

7th-heaven-bubble-sheet-mask-review-style-rarebit-blogHow did my skin look?

When I took the mask off my skin looked really dewy and fresh and it really helped to brighten my complexion. I also noticed that the skin in my t-zone looked a lot clearer and it helped to take down some redness I had from breakouts. I actually think this would be a good pick me up before a night out or a special occasion as my skin was so clear it gave me a good base for applying makeup.

7th-heaven-bubble-sheet-mask-review-style-rarebit-blogThe day after

For the sake of being really honest I wanted to mention that I did get a little spot on my nose the day after using this mask. I’m guessing that this is because the charcoal helped to draw out some of the junk that was deep in my pores so it’s definitely not a bad thing. I think that’s something to be careful of though whenever you use skin clearing products, especially if you have something planned the next day!

Tried this out? Let me know your thoughts and mask recommendations below, I’m always up for testing new skin care…

7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask

5 Transitional Outfit Tips

transitional-styling-tips-style-rarebit-fashion-blogThere are two types of people in this world. Summer people and winter people and I am definitely the latter. As soon as it gets a little colder I start planning my winter wardrobe, stockpiling pumpkin spice everything and looking out for Christmas presents. I just love this time of year, mainly because I spend so much time with my family and friends and because it always brings the best memories.

Before I go totally super fan on the winter months I need to state the obvious in that autumn hasn’t even started yet. For the last few weeks we’ve been in that awkward, transitional limbo where it’s not hot but it’s not quite cold either. This is definitely the hardest time to figure out what to wear and one of the things you guys asked for some tips on via my Instagram stories. As a fashion blogger I have a few go-to transitional outfit tips. They’re not really complicated but rather some basic rules that help me make the most of the awkward weather. I’ve popped my faves below and I hope you find them useful!

1. Layer up

This is the most obvious one but layers are the easiest way to warm up your summer outfit and make it more weather appropriate. Even popping a tee under a strappy dress can make a huge difference so it’s definitely worth it now that it’s getting colder. I particularly love polo necks and thin knits for this but even a sweatshirt that you can tie round your waist would be perfect.


2. Swap your bag

In the summer it was all about raffia bags in light woven fabrics but as the weather gets colder they can definitely start to look out of place. Now is the perfect time to reach for your leather or more textured bags that will help to bring your outfit up to date with the weather.

3. Swap sandals for boots

Changing your footwear can make such a difference, especially if your summer shoes are really light and dainty. A heavier shoe or boot can look amazing with a floral dress and give it a more boyish feel which works perfectly for this time of year.


4. Wear a hat

Hats keep you so warm which is why they’re so useful in the run up to autumn. Popping a baker boy hat on with a floral dress makes for a great transitional outfit and will help to make your look way less beachy. It’s also a great time to invest in a hat that will see you through the new season, so make sure to choose something timeless that will work with your winter style.

5. Jacket and coats

I love a blazer and I think they’re perfect for the in between months as they’re not as warm as a coat but will help to make your outfits look way less summery. A classic, tailored blazer with some gold buttons is normally my go-to and I’ll pair this with a mini dress and some boots. It makes for the easiest transitional outfit and the same goes for a lightweight trench coat as it’s totally timeless and works with pretty much everything.

I hope you liked these transitional outfit tips and if you have any of your own make sure to let me know in the comments. In the mean time click here to catch up on the AW18 catwalk trends.


Hat – Moda In Pelle similar here

Jumper – Vintage Elle similar here

Skirt – Stradivarius

Boots – Mango similar here

Bag – Sophie Hulme

Watch – Obaku

Photography – Sarah Barnes

6 Benefits Of Using Paul Mitchell’s Marula Oil


Paul Mitchell’s cold pressed Marula Oil range has fast become my favourite for it’s amazing hair benefits and gorgeous packaging.  If you haven’t heard of Marula Oil before here is a little background. The oil is harvested from the nut of the Marula Tree which is farmed in southern and eastern Africa. It was traditionally used as skincare but it actually has amazing benefits for your hair too and has been proven to make it stronger and healthier.

After falling in love with the range I thought it would be cool to share the 6 main benefits of using Paul Mitchell’s Marula Oil, along with some cute pics.

1. Instantly silky hair

Marula Oil is very rich in fatty acids including omega 6 and 9 which sink into your strands to provide a serious boost of moisture. It also makes your hair 80% shinier than normal and provides 60% more antioxidants than Argan oil to keep your hair looking good.

paul-mitchell-marula-oil-benefits-blog-review-12. Say goodbye to split ends

Studies have shown that Marula Oil improves the condition of your hair and reduces split ends by 80% making your locks healthier and stronger.

3. It’s lightweight

Unlike a lot of natural oils, Marula is really light because of it’s molecular structure so it won’t weigh down your hair, making it perfect for finer hair types. It’s also great to use as a deep treatment if you have a dry scalp. You just need to work it in once a week to keep your skin nourished.

4. It’s amazing at fighting frizz

As it’s so moisturising and really sinks into your hair it’s amazing at preventing frizz and keeping your locks under control. I like to use it through the lengths of my hair and I find it really helps to keep it looking smoother for longer.


5. It’s also great for your skin

You can also use Marula Oil on your skin as it has antimicrobial properties which help to fight acne causing bacteria. It may sound really crazy to put oil on spot prone skin but it actually works. This is because the molecules in Marula Oil are way smaller and much closer in consistency to the oil your skin produces naturally so it’s non carcinogenic and won’t clog your pores.

6. Girl power

Paul Mitchell’s Marula Oil has created 7,000 fair paying, sustainable jobs for women in Africa and if that isn’t enough of a reason to put it on your hair I don’t know what is.

To shop the range click here