AN INTRODUCTION TO HAECKLES
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*‘Haeckles’ is a natural fragrance and skincare brand that I’ve been swooning over for years, so a little while back I decided to bite the bullet and pick up some things to try for myself. Their beautiful natural skin, hair and body products are all made from local ingredients and formulated in their clifftop lab just a stones throw away from the store. I’ve heard a ton of people say how amazing their products are so I knew I had to pick some up and see if they were worth the hype. I’m super excited to give these a whirl at bath time.
As a self confessed fragrance and candle addict, the piece from my Haeckles haul that I’m most excited about is this *amazing chalk room diffuser! I’ve never ever seen one of these before but basically the chalk diffuser comes with a little bottle of essential oil which you pour into the brass bowl that the chalk is sitting in. Once you’ve poured 50ml of liquid into the bowl the chalk will slowly begin to absorb the oil and release a scent into your room. As with all Haeckles goodies, the chalk used for this diffuser was gathered from the nearby Kent coast line before being taken into the Haeckles lab. I love finding cool new ways to inject fragrance into my home so I’m totally in love with this magical diffuser!
You guys know by now that I’m a total bath person, so when I saw this freaky little bag of seaweed in the store I knew I just HAD to have it! This is basically a *traditional seaweed bath and all you do is pop the bag into your hot bath and leave it in there while you soak. Seaweed is said to be jam packed with natural antioxidants and essential vitamins and has been used for generations to repair skin, help fight signs of ageing and even battle cellulite, arthritis and eczema. What’s great about this is that you can use the seaweed again and again; just leave it to dry and use it within 3 days. P.S. Once you’re done with your seaweed you can also pop it in your garden and use it as a fertiliser! I’m probably going to try sprinkling some in my cactus pots and see what happens! Cool right!?
As someone who suffers with dryness (especially during the winter!) I’m always on the hunt for an exfoliator that will nourish and protect my skin. I picked up one of the *exfoliating seaweed blocks and I’m really excited to see how this works! This is made from a vegetable based, vegan formula and is jam packed with with lovely natural ingredients like coriander seeds and peppercorns which help to scrub away yucky dead cells and keep your skin feeling silky smooth. All you do is use this like you would use a normal bar of soap; moisten the block and massage it onto your skin in gentle, circular motions. A one stop shop to soft, supple skin. I’ll keep you posted on this one…
Of course I couldn’t leave Haeckles without picking up a candle, right? What made me fall in love with the Haeckles candles was the fact that they’re named after the GPS co-ordinates at which the fragrance was captured! Amazing huh!? I had a hard time picking which one to take home since they ALL smelt incredible! I’m really happy with *the one I chose (which smells really woody and earthy) but I also have my eye on the *elderflower scent which apparently smells like sweet elderflower and fresh apple, yum!
One product in the skincare section that I got especially excited about was the *Eco Marine Extract facial cream. This is a soothing, anti-inflammatory formula, rich in omega 3 and strerols. Apparently this stuff is great at reducing the appearance of fine lines (hopefully something I don’t need just yet!) as well as providing TONS of hydration (something I definitely DO need!) I’m excited to give this a go, it looks like it’s going to feel super duper dreamy on my skin.
The last thing I picked up was one of the gorgeous *seaweed and sea lavender lip balms. I’ll be honest, I totally picked this up entirely for the cute golden tub, but I’m also really intrigued by the use of ‘sea lavender’ within the balm. Curious to find out what sea lavender smells like!
I’m super intrigued by all of the products I picked up and I can’t wait to try them out for myself. Do any of these Haeckles goodies tickle your fancy? Let me know in the comments which one you’re intrigued by!
SOME OF THE THINGS I PICKED UP:
*Eco Marine Facial Cream
Packed with dreamy stuff
I feel like this might be magic
*Seaweed & Sea Lavender Lip Balm
Kissable lips all year round
*Seaweed Bath Soak
Soft skin here I come
Scrub a dub dub
LET'S TALK ABOUT CLÉ DE PEAU
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I remember when I first started making YouTube videos EVERYONE was raving about the *Clé De Peau Concealer. It was so expensive back then and is STILL sooooo expensive right now, but Clé De Peau was one of those beauty brands that was always on my bucket list to try. Until a few weeks ago I never even knew where I could get my hands on some Clé De Peau goodies, but while I was in the airport I spotted a Clé De Peau counter staring back at me from duty free and I just had to pick up a few bits to try. Of course I made it my mission to grab myself one of the infamous *concealer sticks but I also picked up a *foundation, *powder and *lipstick to try too. I’m so happy I was finally able to get my hands on some stuff from a brand that I’ve been swooning over for years
The stand out product for me has to be the *Radiant Fluid Foundation. It’s prreeeettyy expensive not gonna lie, but I feel like this is such a special product to have in my makeup collection. This is a super duper lightweight base that gives my skin a really natural-looking dewy glow. It’s blended with luxury ingredients like Japanese Pearl which gives the skin a satin smooth finish, Theanine which evens tone and Golden Silk Essence which improves clarity and suppleness. This is a foundation that I’m going to be saving for extra special occasions!
I also picked up one of the *Refining Pressed Powders which I’ve been really enjoying using. What I love about this stuff is that it’s super duper fine and feels incredibly silky on the face. Again, this is great for improving the appearance of uneven skin tone and generally giving the complexion a luminous finish. I’ve been using a little puff to sweep into the product before gently patting it onto my face. This stuff gives my makeup lasting power without feeling too heavy or dry. Love it!
The *Clé De Peau Concealer was the FIRST item on my list so I just had to grab one as soon as I saw it! I would kinda liken it to the *Nars Soft Matte Concealer (which you guys know I’m crazy for) but it’s possibly even dryer than that. I know I might not be making this sound very appealing but actually the dryness of the formula helps it to really stick to your skin and last all day. I usually apply this concealer straight onto my face from the stick and use my fingertips to blend it out. It gets a lot easier to work with and blend once you start patting it into the skin so don’t be alarmed by the dryness at first! I’ve been using this A LOT and I absolutely adore it! I know it’s a major splurge but I’ve always wanted to try this out and I’m so happy I finally did!
You guys know I’m the biggest lipstick fangirl EVER so when I saw the *Clé De Peau Enriched Lip Luminizers staring back at me from the shelf I knew I couldn’t leave without one! I feel like these are the luxury version of the *Surratt Lipsliques which you all know are one of my all time FAVOURITE lipstick formulas. I got mine in the shade ’Sparkling Light Pink’ which looks kinda scary in the packaging but it’s such a sheer, glossy finish and gives my lips gorgeous juicy pink sheen. I think these are around $35 so they’re a great product to choose if you want to get a feel for the brand before committing to something more expensive like the foundation. I’ve fallen in love with these Lip Luminizers!
I’m definitely a Clé De Peau convert but I would say that there are a lot of great dupes out there for these products so you really don’t have to spend a lot to get something that feels almost as luxury as the items that I mentioned. I think I was the most impressed by the *foundation and *concealer so I’m really happy that I bit the bullet and brought these home with me. If you’re looking for some makeup that feels super duper special then *Clé De Peau is definitely worth trying.
*Clé De Peau Foundation
Luminous, silky, DREAMY AF
*Clé De Peau Pressed Powder
A lightweight, silky finish
*Clé De Peau Concealer
Lives up to the hype!
*Clé De Peau Cream Blush
I really wanna try this
*Clé De Peau Lipstick Luminizer
I got mine in the shade 'Sparkling Pink'
10 FRAGRANCES I'M LOVING RIGHT NOW!
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You’ve probably noticed by now that fragrances are one of my favourite things to collect. I’m one of those people that can’t walk out the door with a spritz of something on my skin, it just doesn’t feel *right*. Much like my makeup and wardrobe, I tend to switch up the scents that I reach for as the seasons change. During Summer I’ll usually gravitate towards the lighter, more floral scents in my collection, but in the winter time I love to wear something heavier, deeper and slightly smoky. I thought I’d put together a post to show you some of the perfumes that I’ve been obsessing over these past few months. I just wish you guys could smell them through the screen!
I count myself lucky to have quite a few Tom Ford fragrances in my collection and although I adore each and every one of them I have to say that the *Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme is the one I love the most. This perfume pretty much screams sexy to me! It’s super heavy and smoky and lasts all day. Noir is a unique blend of bitter orange oil, ginger extract and spice, paired with notes of rose absolute, mandarin and vanilla. This is the kind of scent I’ll usually reach for if I’m heading out for the evening or going to an event, it makes me feel super glam.
I hope you guys enjoyed learning a little bit about some of my favourite fragrances for Winter. I find it quite tricky to describe scents but hopefully you got the gist! Leave me a comment and tell me what perfume you’re reaching for lately. I’m always so intrigued to know what scent people are wearing!
*Tom Ford 'The Noir'
The definition of sexy
*Fresh 'Cannabis Santal' Eau De Parfum
Base notes of chocolate and vetiver
*Serge Kutens 'Un Bois Vanille'
*Liquides Imaginaires 'Sancti'
*Byredo Cuir Obscur
Top notes of sweet amaretto
*Diptyque Eau Duelle
Warm, sweet and sensual
*Le Labo 'The Noir 29'
Woody, smoky & super sexy!
*Escentric Molecules '02'
Smells like you but better
*Maison Louis Marie ‘No 4 Bois De Balincourt’
Lasts all day!
Surprisingly grown up
CHANEL SPRING SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION
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The other week I received a very exciting email from the lovely team at *Chanel inviting me along to the preview of their brand new *Spring Summer 2018 collection! I’m such a Chanel fangirl (who isn’t!?) so I was super excited to get a sneak peek at the range and check out some new makeup goodies. Lucia Pica is the Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer for Chanel (WOW!!!) and this year’s Spring Summer collection was inspired by her undying love for Naples, Italy. Each product within the collection reflects the vibrant colours of the city and I’m super excited to show you just how stunning the *Neapolis range really is.
You’ve probably heard me rave about my love for the *Chanel Le Vernis a billion times (the shade ‘Beige Beige’ is my absolute FAVOURITE) so it’s no surprise that these beautiful pastel polishes were the first Chanel goodies to catch my eye. Within the Neapolis collection are the shades ‘Nuvola Rosa’ – a delicious baby pink, ‘Verde Pastello’ – a dreamy mint green, ‘Aranci Vibrante’ – a daring vibrant orange, and ‘Giallo Napoli’ – a beautiful bright yellow. I don’t tend to stray from my nude comfort zone too often, but these colours are SO stunning that I think I’m going to have to take a risk and try something different! I’ve got a feeling that mint green is going to be my go-to as soon as the sun makes an appearance. B-e-a-utiful!
I was super excited to discover some new eyeshadow shades in the Neapolis collection. I’m a sucker for their *Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadows because they’re really easy to use, super buildable and stay pretty much perfect from morning til’ night. This one in the shade *‘Verderame’ is new to the range and I’m totally obsessing over that sea green colour…stunning right!? Also new to the collection is the beautiful *Les 9 Ombres Eyeshadow palette which has a whole range of gorgeous shades from shimmering pearly pink, to deep petrol blue. I’m excited to play around with this palette and see what kind of looks I can create!
I wanted to take a second to mention this beautiful *Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in the shade ‘Nero Volcanic’ which is absolutely stunning. I can totally see myself using this along my upper and lower lash lines as a change to my usual brown liner. I’ve also been feeling the urge to rock a soft wing lately and I feel like this liner is just the right tool to create that look! Of course I would finish things off with a couple of coats of the gorgeous *Dimensions De Chanel Mascara for some added va va voom!
I am OBSESSED with the *Chanel Rouge Coco Glosses so I was super excited to discover some new additions to the collection. First up we have the shade ‘Aphrodite’ which is the bright blue tube! On first impressions Aphrodite looks terrifying (anyone else thinking of Joey from Friends when they see this? lol) but it’s actually pretty much colour-less. It’s super sheer but if you apply this on top of something like a true red lipstick it gives it more of a pinkish tone which is cute. Also new to the collection is ‘Sibylla’ which is a pretty pink, ‘Poppea’, a gorgeous red, and the limited edition shade ‘Parthenhope’ which looks like a sheer, shimmering peach kinda shade. Defo try the Rouge Coco Glosses if you haven’t already!
Next up are these beautiful lip to cheek products, but what’s super annoying is I can’t actually find the link to them on the Chanel site! Maybe they’re coming out soon? Basically while I was at the collection preview one of the makeup artists applied a light layer of the light pink shade (on the right) to my lips, cheeks and eyelids and it looked absolutely stunning! The product itself is really creamy and creates a lovely natural-looking flush of colour on the skin. I’m really excited about these so I hope they’re released soon!
The last product I want to tell you guys about is the incredible *Poudre A Lèvres which is an entirely new product to the Chanel collection. This is a lip balm and lip powder duo and I’ve never seen anything like this before! Basically what you do is apply the balm with your finger tips and then use the brush to tap some of the coloured powder onto the centre of the lips before blending it out with the fingertips. I’ve always been really into that effortless lip stain effect (Jeanne Damas slays that look!) and I think this product is going to be amazing at achieving that.
I’m always excited to discover the Chanel collections and I’m really looking forward to playing around with some of these products. Which is your favourite product from the *Neapolis collection? Leave me a comment and tell me know which one you’re swooning over the most!
*Chanel Longwear Nail Colour 'Verde Pastello'
*Chanel Longwear Nail Colour 'Giallo Napoli'
This colour makes me happy
*Chanel Longwear Cream Shadow 'Verderame'
Isn't this colour stunning!?
*Chanel Les 9 Ombres Palette 'Affresco'
Summer shadow = sorted
*Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner 'Nero Vulcanico'
The definition of dreamy
*Chanel Dimensions De Chanel Mascara
Lashes for days
*Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss 'Aphrodite'
Not as scary as it looks!
*Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss 'Poppea'
These glosses are LIFE
*Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour
*Chanel Lip Balm & Powder Duo
SO excited to try this!!
MARCH BEAUTY FAVES
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I know it feels like just yesterday that I sat down and filmed a favourites video but lately I’ve found myself falling in love with SO many new products that I just couldn’t resist telling you guys all about them! March has been a real skincare month for me but I’ve also discovered a lot of exciting makeup products over the last few weeks and I’m excited to share those with you. Let’s get started!
The first product that I want to take a second to mention is the beeeautiful *Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser. You guys know by now that I’m a huge fan of things like bb and cc creams, so when I found out that one of my all time fave skincare brands (Caudalie!) had released their own tinted moisturiser I was super excited to get my hands on one of my own! What I love about this particular tinted moisturiser is that it’s great at helping me to achieve that ‘barely there’ base that I love to wear. It blends really seamlessly and gives my skin a subtle natural-looking glow. I just knew I was going to love this stuff!
Also on my list of loves for this month are the gorgeous *‘Gen Nude’ Patent Lip Lacquers by Bare Minerals. What I love the most about these glosses is that they smell amazing (like seriously YUM!) but they’re also super wearable, long lasting and comfortable on the lips. They come in a ton of beautiful colours but my faves are definitely ‘Bae’ and ‘Can’t Even’. I feel like these are the perfect, lightweight formula for Spring and I’m excited to experiment with some different shades!
You guys know by now that I’m a little bit in love with Glossier (ok a LOT!) so when I found out that they were releasing their own range of cream eyeshadows (called *Lidstars) I was SHOOK. Like literally Glossier, sign me up and take my money!! What I love the most about these *Lidstar shadows is that they’re soooo easy to apply. I literally just take the applicator, dab a little bit onto my eyelid and then blend it out with my fingertips. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the shade ‘Cub’ which is a beautiful shimmering pinky gold shade, and I’m also really excited to experiment with the shade ‘Moon’ which is a gorgeous silvery white colour. I’m so happy these Lidstars exist and I would highly recommend that you try them out if you’re as Glossier obsessed as I am!
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to receive the *Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Blush Glow in the mail *squeals*! You’ve probably heard me talking about the *Filmstar Bronze and Glow Duo before (which I absolutely love!) I only take a teeny weeny amount of the blush onto my brush but even a small dusting helps to give my cheeks a lovely, healthy looking glow. I lurrrrve Charlotte Tilbury and this palette didn’t disappoint!
Of course it wouldn’t be a true favourites post if I didn’t mention a perfume I’ve been loving! This month I’ve been obsessed with a fragrance that I picked up while I was in Paris which is ‘4.1 Le Musc & La Peau’ by Parfumerie Générale. You guys have probably noticed by now that breaking down fragrances isn’t my strong point, but I would describe this as of those perfumes that smells like it could be your natural scent. Whenever I wear this perfume I’m pretty much guaranteed to get complimented on how good I smell, so definitely check it out if you’re into warm, skin-like scents.
The last makeup product on my list of favourites for this month is the *Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in the shade ‘Uncensored’. This lip paint is seriously INCREDIBLE…not only because the colour is absolutely stunning, but also because it stays pretty much perfect all.night.long. If you love wearing red lipstick but (like me) you find that it’s a bit of an annoying and high maintenance colour to wear then THIS lip paint is the one for you. Not even kidding, this stuff stayed perfect EVEN after I ate a huge cheeseburger! You need this in your life!
Onto the skincare now and I just have to tell you guys about the amazing *‘Waso’ Fresh Jelly Lotion by Shisedio. I got this a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been using this every other day after my cleanser. To me the formula kinda feels like an essence, so I’ll usually apply this lotion right before my serum and moisturiser. It’s a really lightweight, liquidy texture and it’s incredible at giving my skin an extra surge of hydration. LOVE!
The next two products were recommended to me by my good friend Katie Jane Hughes (the makeup queen!) and I’ve been using them both religiously ever since! First up is the amazing Weleda Skin Food which I’ve actually used before but only ever on my elbows or on dry patches of skin, I’d never even thought to put this on my face! Katie told me to use this on the plane and honestly…I was SO shocked and impressed with the results. This stuff really helped to lock a layer of moisture into my skin and I’ve never stepped off of a plane feeling so refreshed and hydrated in my life! Katie also told me that I needed to get my hands on a pot of the Boundless Solid Oil by 8 Faces and OMG I’m so glad I did! Try it out if you’re curious!
Another skincare product that I’ve been loving is the Guerlain Repairing Honey Gel Mask. This is definitely more of a high end mask, but if you’re looking for something that feels super luxurious then this is the mask for you! I’ve been loving using this after my cleansing mask to really put the moisture back into my skin, it gives me a much-needed surge of hydration and leaves my skin feeling nourished and repaired. Give it a go if you’re a Guerlain fan like me!
A more affordable mask that I’ve been enjoying is the Caudalie ‘Radiance in 10 Minutes’ Glycolic Peel. This is a really gentle mask which makes your skin feel sooooo smooth and gives it a boost of brightness and radiance. I love love love to use this in the mornings because it does a great job at prepping my skin ready for my makeup and also helps to give me that ‘wide awake’ look. I would highly recommend trying this if you’re looking for something that gives your skin a healthy boost!
Last but not least I just had to take a minute to talk about the Fresh Seaberry Revitalising Shampoo and Conditioner. I picked this up while I was in New York and I actually had no idea that Fresh even did haircare!? I bleach my hair A LOT so I’m always on the hunt for haircare products that promise to nourish and protect it. What I love about this shampoo and conditioner combo is that they leave my hair feeling super soft and full of life. The formula of the Seaberry shampoo and conditioner is specifically targeted for colour-treated hair so if you’re a blondie like me then you HAVE to try these out!
So that concludes my beauty favourites for this month. I feel like I’ve fallen in love with some really beautiful products during March so I’m excited to see what new products April might bring with it. What have you guys been loving this month? Leave me a comment down below and let me know what’s been floating your beauty boat this Spring! Also don’t forget to give my video a watch if you want to find out a little bit more about some of the products I’ve mentioned. Hope you enjoy it!
SOME OF THE PRODUCTS I MENTIONED:
*Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser
For that 'barely there' base
*Bare Minerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquers
LOVE the shade names lol
*Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Palette
The perfect combo
*Fenty Stunna Lip Paint ‘Uncensored’
Stayed perfect even after a cheeseburger!
*Glossier Lid Star Eyeshadows ‘Cub’
*Fresh Seaberry Revitalizing Shampoo
Your hair's new bff
*Fresh Seaberry Revitalizing Conditioner
Hello nourished hair!
*Weleda Skin Food
As amazing as it sounds!
*Shisedio ‘Waso’ Fresh Jelly Lotion
An extra layer of hydration!
*Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask
Can't get enough of this stuff!
NEW IN FROM THE DRUGSTORE!
Last weekend I decided to treat myself to a little bit of a Boots shopping spree. I was despo to pick up some drugstore essentials and I was also hoping to get my hands on some new releases. I think I was a little too early for any new products for Spring (maybe I’ll go back soon?) but I did manage to get my hands on some cute new items to add to my makeup bag. It’s been a while since I filmed a drugstore haul so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show you what’s ‘new in’ in my beauty collection.
A drugstore range that I’m suuuuuuuper excited about is actually the brain child of my bestie Jules Von Hep! If you didn’t already know, Jules is a professional tanner for celebs around the world and he’s just released his very own collection of self-tanning colour correcting products called ‘Isle of Paradise’! A lot of you might know that I’m not usually all that into tanning but I’m really keen to give Jules’ creations a try. I picked up a bottle of the Self Tanning Water (which actually comes in light, medium and dark!) and I think I’m gonna love this because it’s sooooooo lightweight and lovely. The Self Tanning Drops (which you can combine with your everyday moisturiser for a more natural finish) look neat as well as a bottle of Tan Eraser (which helps to remove any excess product.) I’m really excited for Jules and I just know you guys are going to love this collection. Make sure you get your hands on some Isle of Paradise goodies and let me know what you think!
Since I’ve been travelling a lot recently I’ve been on a mission to find more mini versions of things to chuck in my suitcase! Something I just had to throw in my basket was this *adorable mini Wet Brush. I’ve been a huge fan of Wet Brushes for years and as soon as I saw this cute lil yellow one I knew I had to have it! Wet Brushes are amazing at effortlessly removing knots and tangles without damaging your hair or snagging. I also picked up a packet of Oral B 3D White Luxe Floss…(glam!)
Of course it wouldn’t be a trip to the drugstore if I didn’t pick up my all time favourite *Garnier Micellar Water, right?! I was also completely out of hairspray so I decided to kick it old school and pick up a mini bottle of the *L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray to pop in my suitcase. I actually used some of this spray this morning and OHMYGOD the smell got me feeling sooooo nostalgic! It totally took me back to the first time I ever started using hairspray! What I love about this stuff is that it doesn’t leave my hair looking or feeling crispy (lol!) it’s a really lightweight spray and does a great job at keeping my style in place all day.
Onto my favourite part now…THE MAKEUP! First things first let’s take a minute to appreciate our familiar friend…the *Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. If you’re an OG viewer you’ve probably heard me talk about this foundation a billion times over the years so you’ll know just how much I love this stuff. I get the shade 51 ‘Light Vanille’ which is perfect for my skin tone, but what I love the most about this foundation is the texture. It’s actually a gel foundation which means that it glides onto your face so seamlessly and feels sooooo effortless to apply. I’d kind of forgotten just how much I love this stuff so I’m excited to have this back in my life to fall in love with all over again.
I also picked up one of the teeny weeny *Real Techniques Mini Face Brushes to apply my foundation with (seriously the best brush ever!) and decided to try out the *L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Concealer Pomade. Since getting it home I’ve realised that I picked totally the wrong shade for my skin tone which is super annoying, but I think if I went back and got a lighter version I’d probably really like it!
Of course I couldn’t visit the makeup section of Boots without trying out a new lip product so I decided to give one of the *L’Oréal Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks a whirl. I chose the shade ‘642’ which is a really beautiful pinky nude. I adore this colour and I also love the way the formula feels on my lips. I was surprised by just how nourishing it felt and it gives my lips a gorgeous shine (hence the name!) I just know I’m going to be reaching for this shade a lot during the Spring! I also picked up a couple of the *L’Oréal Paris Eye Paints which I’m really excited to try! I decided to treat myself to the shades *‘306 Nudist’ which is a great everyday brown shade, and *‘101 Eternal White’ which is a beeeeeautiful shimmering silvery white. The formula of these eye paints is silky smooth and I feel like they’re going to be really buildable. I’m a huge lover of cream shadows so I can tell I’m going to be using these A LOT.
I decided to try a couple of products by Cerave (no idea how you pronounce that!) and I’m really excited to see what I think of them. I picked up a bottle of the *hydrating cleanser, as well as one of the *moisturising lotions. I tend to be a little sceptical about straying from my favourite drugstore skincare products (as I have VERY sensitive, dry skin) but since these have been approved by the National Eczema Association I think they’re actually going to be really gentle. I’ll let you know how I get on!
I couldn’t leave the store without treating myself to a big bag of *Magnesium Flakes! If you know me, you’ll know I take quiiiiiite a lot of baths and my favourite things to sprinkle into my bath water are magnesium flakes! Magnesium is great for soothing aching muscles and bones so I love to treat myself to a couple of handfuls whenever I’ve been to the gym. All you do is add a cup or two of the flakes into your running water and then sit back and soak soak soak! If you’re a bath person you need these in your life!
So I hope you guys enjoyed getting a little peek into my Boots bag! Like I said I was kinda hoping to discover some new releases in the drugstore but I think I was probably a little too early! Maybe I’ll head back in the Spring and see if there are any new goodies on the shelves. What are your favourite products from the drug store? Is there anything that you think I’d love to try? Leave me a comment and let me know!
THE PRODUCTS I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT!
Isle of Paradise Colour Correcting Tanning Products!
So proud of Jules!!
*Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Excited to give this a whirl
*L'Oréal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick '642'
My go-to colour for Spring!
*L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray
A classic in my haircare collection!
*Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
Still love it after all these years
CURRENT BEAUTY FAVOURITES!
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Wanna know what products I’ve been obsessed with this month? Grab yourself a seat, pour a cup of tea and let me tell you all about them…(P.S. stay tuned at the end of the post to watch my beauty faves video!)
Before I kick things off with the skincare I just wanted to take a minute to mention a haircare product that I’ve been obsessed with recently. If you watched my latest hair tutorial then you’ll have spotted me using the amazing *Sam McKnight ‘Cool Girl’ Texturising Mist to achieve my go-to messy curls. I have a couple of other Sam McKnight products in my haircare drawer, but lately the texturising mist is the bottle that I’ve been reaching for the most. It’s a really lightweight ‘barely there’ spray which helps to give my hair a little texture and grit. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy like some of the other texturising sprays that I’ve tried, it just helps me to achieve that undone ‘effortless’ look that I LOVE! (It also smells great!!)
Onto skincare now and the stand out product for me this month has to be the *Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser. Enriched with Hungarian Moor Mud, this gentle cleanser helps to neutralise damaging free radicals and protect my face against pollution. Despite being almost clay-like, this cleanser is actually really gentle thanks to its dreamy concoction of lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus oils which soothe and refresh the skin. I’ve been really enjoying using this stuff as my third (yes, THIRD!) cleanse and honestly my skin has never felt sooooo clean.
Alongside the Omorovicza Cleanser, I’ve also been loving my bottle of *Fresh ‘Black Tea Kombucha’ Facial Treatment Essence to rid my skin of harmful pollutants, and my tub of *Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream to give my face a surge of much-needed moisture. And yes…I’m still obsessed with Mixa! This month I’ve been particularly enjoying the *Cica Repair Lotion which does an amazing job at nourishing my dry skin. I always look forward to using this whenever I step out of the tub or shower! It’s a dream to apply and smells almost good enough to eat…(it’s also super affordable!)
Something that was new to my skincare collection this month is the Gallinée Cleansing Bar. This is actually a soap-free soap…interesting, right? What’s great about this stuff is that it’s gentle enough to use on your body AND your face, and does a great job at soothing the skin while cleansing at the same time. It’s packed with probiotics which do an amazing job at fighting bad bacteria, alongside lactic acid which is known for its hydrating and softening properties. I’ve been really enjoying it!
I have an on/off kinda relationship with sheet masks. Sometimes I’m into them…sometimes I’m not, but this month I’ve been absolutely obsessed! Over the past few weeks I’ve been switching between the *Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask (which is suuuuper hydrating AND affordable) and the *Lancôme Advanced Génefique Melting Mask (which is a more luxury option). I only tried the Melting Mask the other week but it’s already one of my favourites! Once removing the mask (I left mine on for about 30 minutes) I just massaged any excess product into my skin. Afterwards my face felt really soft and full of moisture! I love both of these!
Onto the makeup now and one of the products that I’ve been reaching for the most is the *Revlon Cream Eyeshadow in the shade ‘710’. You might have heard me talk about my favourite cream shadow by Charlotte Tilbury in the shade *‘Bette’ and I think the reason that I love this Revlon shadow is because it’s actually a really great, slightly more affordable version of that. It’s one of those products that works for both day and night because it’s super buildable and REALLY easy to apply. For lashes I’ve been loving the *La Roche-Posay Masacara in the shade ‘Respectissime’ because it gives me ultimate volume and length that lasts all day! For the face I’ve been reaching for my *Lancôme Dual Powder Foundation which I like to use to set my makeup for the day.
Lately I’ve found myself reaching for my *Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in the shade ‘First Love’ pretty much all the time. This blush gives my finished makeup look a really natural-looking pop of colour with a glowy finish. I love it! Lips wise I’m still obsessed with the *Dior Lip Glow Pomade, it’s great for those ‘no makeup’ makeup days because it adds a subtle tint to your natural lip colour. My number one makeup product for this month though HAS to be the *Fenty Gloss because it’s simply stunning! I’ve been really enjoying pairing mine with my favourite *Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner in the shade ‘Incognito’. I feel like I’m going to be wearing this combo for the rest of the year!
So those are all the things I’ve been reaching for during January. Definitely make sure you watch my video if you want to hear me talk about them in a little more detail. I’d love to know what you guys have been loving this month! Leave me a comment down below and tell me what’s been floating your beauty boat over the past few weeks! Also don’t forget that I always leave all the links to the products at the bottom of this post. Happy shopping!
*Sam McKnight 'Cool Girl' Texture Mist
Obsessed with this stuff!
*Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser
Cleans the day away
*Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
Love love love Fresh
*Glossier Lidstar Cream Eyeshadow
These are seriously to die for
Soap free soap!
*Mixa Cica Repair Body Lotion
Bye bye dry skin!
*Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask
*Lancôme Genefique Hydrogel Melting Mask
Super fun to use
*Revlon Cream Eyeshadow (710)
*Lancôme Powder Foundation
*La Roche-Posay Masacara ‘Respectissime’
*Charlotte Tilbury Blush ‘First Love’ Blush
Natural pop of colour
*Dior Lip Glow Pomade
Glossy glossy glossy
What did I do before Fenty!?
*Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner 'Incognito'
This + fenty gloss = goals
MY HAIR STYLING ROUTINE
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A lot of you guys are always asking me how I do my hair, so the other morning I sat down in front of my camera and showed you exactly what products and tools I use to achieve my go-to style. My favourite way to wear my hair is that effortless messy/wavy/beachy look and it’s something that I feel like I’ve finally got a handle on! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t claim to be a hair expert in any way, shape or form, but if bed head hair is your thang (like it is mine) then I’ve got you covered.
I thought I’d kick things off by talking you through some of the shampoo and conditioners that are currently sitting in my shower! I tend to have a lot of different products in my shower at any one time because I just love trying new stuff. The products that I used this morning (as I’m typing this!) were the *Redken ‘All Soft’ shampoo and *conditioner. This is a combo that I’ve been using for YEARS and that’s because it’s always been amazing at nourishing my dry hair. Lately I’ve also been reaching for my *Pureology ‘Hydrate’ shampoo and *conditioner which you’ve probably heard me talk about a million times. This duo smells incredible because they both have a really nice minty fresh scent which kinda makes your scalp feel all tingly after you use it (in a good way lol). Again, these babies are great for those of you who suffer with dry or damaged hair.
If you watched my latest vlog then it’s probably no surprise to you that I just have to take a minute to mention the gorgeous *Garnier Ultimate Blends Argan Richness shampoo and *conditioner. I’ve used the Garnier Ultimate Blends range A LOT over the years and my favourite has always been the *Honey Treasures duo. I didn’t think anything could ever win my heart like the Honey Treasures range but ever since I discovered the Argan collection I’ve been obsessed! The Argan Richness shampoo and conditioner is formulated with a blend of argan oil and almond cream which are both amazing at intensely nourishing and softening the hair. I’ve really enjoyed using this combo lately. (They also smell insanely delicious!) Watch my vlog if you want to discover part of the process that goes into making this collection!
Once I’ve hopped out of the shower the first product that I always reach for is the *Mane ’n Tail Detangler. This stuff does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin and to use it I just spray it all over my hair (making sure to get underneath the different layers). I try not to overdo it with the detangler because sometimes if you use too much it can make your hair feel a little heavy or greasy, but a light layer does just the trick. Once I’ve sprayed that on I’ll reach for my trusty *Tangle Teezer (don’t know what I’d do without that thing!) and gently brush it through. I know a lot of people are quite afraid of mousse but once I’ve brushed through my hair I’ll take a little of my favourite *Densimorphose Mousse by Kerastase and run it through from the root to the tip. Don’t be daunted by the word ‘mousse’, this stuff is really lightweight and just helps to give your style some volume and staying power!
Once I’m all moussed up I’ll go ahead and dry my hair – I use the *Dyson Supersonic which is literally life changing. Once dry, I’ll gently run my fingers through it before clipping up the top section with…you guessed it…da clip. Sometimes I’ll leave my hair straight but typically I like to add a few curls for some va va voom. Before curling (with my fave *Hershesons curling wand) I like to apply a light spritz of the *Ouai Soft Hair Spray to give it some texture and grip. Make sure you watch my video if you want to see exactly how I curl my hair, but basically once I’m done with the wand I’ll reach for my bottle of *Sam McKnight ‘Cool Girl’ Texture Mist and spray it through before messing it up with my fingertips. The last step in my process is to take a little bit of the *Ouai Matte Pomade and run it through my hair to smooth any fly aways.
Let me know if you guys found this useful! Definitely make sure you watch the tutorial down below if you want to see me do this process step by step IRL. Also if you guys have any product recommendations that you think I might like then I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think I should use!
MY ULTIMATE HAIR WARDROBE:
*Redken 'All Soft' Shampoo
Great for dry hair!
*Redken 'All Soft' Conditioner
Nourishes and softens
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Shampoo
Protects coloured hair
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Conditioner
Super duper nourishing
*Garnier Argan Richness Shampoo
Scrub a dub dub
*Garnier Argan Richness Conditioner
Silky soft hair here I come!
*kerastase densifie densimorphose mousse
My all time fave mousse
*Ouai Soft Hair Spray
*Ouai Hair Pomade
Style it up
*Sam McKnight 'Cool Girl' Texture Mist
Obsessed with this stuff!
DISCOVERING ARGAN OIL WITH GARNIER
Last week my lovely Garnier family whisked me away on an incredible trip to Agadir, Morocco to discover the origins of their magical argan oil. I’ve only ever been to Marrakech in Morocco so I was really looking forward to exploring a different area of the country. What makes Agadir so special is that it’s one of only two areas in the world where argan trees are found to grow naturally! This particular area of Morocco provides the argan trees with the specific climate and soil conditions that they require to grow and thrive. Garnier brought me along on the trip to celebrate the release of their brand new Argan Richness collection which is part of the (amazing) Ultimate Blends range. I was so excited to get a glimpse into the process that goes into producing the products and meet the people that make it all happen!
If like me you’re a fan of the Garnier Ultimate Blends range (seriously my favourite affordable haircare collection!) then you will know just how nourishing the formula of the shampoo and conditioner really is. The Honey Treasures shampoo and conditioner have been my go-to at bath time for a while now, but since trying the Argan Richness range I *think* I’ve just found my new favourites!
The Argan Richness range is specifically formulated for very dry, unruly hair and I’m really grateful to have this stuff sitting proudly in my bathroom. Ever since I started dying my hair blonde it’s felt SO dry and I find myself constantly hunting for the perfect shampoo and conditioner combo to bring my tresses back to life! Argan is an amazing remedy for dry or damaged hair because it’s super rich in antioxidants and FULL of vitamin E. Within the Argan Richness collection is a nutritious creamy shampoo, a detangling conditioner and my fave…a deep nourishing hair mask! Alongside this trio there’s also a no-rinse protective styling balm (watch my vlog if you wanna see how I used this!) which helps to give the hair a velvety soft touch and makes it easier to manage. I used this foursome throughout my time in Morocco and I really noticed a positive difference in the way my hair looked and felt.
Garnier’s argan oil is processed by six women’s cooperatives. This basically means that Garnier employ roughly 600 women and give them fair wages which enables them to support their families. This is great because there really aren’t many opportunities for women to get jobs in this particular area of Morocco. Among the six cooperatives is the Women Agricultural Coopérative Toudarte in Douar Aksmour, Agadir, who we went to visit on the second day of our trip. Women working in the argan oil cooperatives are guaranteed equitable wages, which improve their own lives as well as the lives of their families and communities. The cooperatives provide the women with better working conditions and greater independence. Not only that but it is mandatory for the women of the cooperative to take part in two hours literacy lessons per day and gives them greater access to healthcare; both of which enable them to take more control over their future.
It took us around two hours to reach the village of Aksmour from our hotel and the drive was incredible! We drove along the most beautiful stretch of coastline before winding our way up into the mountains and along to the cooperative in the argan forest. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the women of the Coopérative Toudarte who greeted us with a beautiful song and dance! I actually felt really emotional when the women started singing! They were so excited to see us and proud to show us what they do. Super special.
After our welcome we were treated to a glass of delicious Moroccan mint tea (seriously that stuff is INCREDIBLE) and some delicious sweet treats like coconut macaroons and buttery biscuits. We sat down and listened to a short speech by Fatima Ihihi who is the President of the Toudarte Coopérative and a native of the Akhsmou village. Fatima shared her story with us and it was so inspiring to hear her passion and enthusiasm for the cooperative. She told us about how she had always dreamed of setting up a women’s cooperative to produce argan oil but faced difficulties due to the resistance of the local population. After years of perseverance, Fatima succeeded in assembling a small group of women and together they worked to set up the Coopérative Toudarte. Now, the cooperative is one of the biggest and most successful suppliers of argan oil in the region. It was amazing to hear Fatima’s story first hand!
After Fatima’s speech we headed out to see the argan trees for ourselves. The trees grow argan fruits which are kinda squidgy like a date or a prune. When ripe (usually around July/August time) the fruit falls from the tree and is left to dry on the ground for around four months before being manually collected. Once the pulp has dried it is removed to reveal the argan nuts. To avoid any waste, leftover fruit is given to the animals in the village to eat.
The next step to create the argan oil is to crack the nut by hand. This is a time consuming and labor intensive process and I was absolutely in awe of how fast (yet meticulous) these women were at this part! There’s a real knack to cracking the nut and you have to hit it in *just* the right spot in order to get a nice, clean break on the shell. I actually got the chance to have a go at cracking the nut myself and it was SO hard (watch the vlog if you wanna see me fail lol)!! It can take up to a day for the women to extract a basket full of argan nuts which blows my mind because it took me about 10 minutes to crack just one! Each nut contains two kernels which are collected into baskets ready for the next step.
After collecting, the kernels are sorted by hand. The best kernels (which are determined by their colour and shape) are selected to produce the highest quality oil. The kernels are mechanically pressed into a liquid which is left to rest and filtered. The result of this whole process is argan oil ready to be blended into the Garnier products! It was SO cool to see this process and to know that it would eventually end up in a bottle of Ultimate Blends!
What’s also great about this whole process is that none of the argan fruit goes to waste. Garnier also use the cracked kernels in many of their other beauty products (not just the Ultimate Blends range!); the kernels are crushed and used in scrubs because they make the perfect natural exfoliators! Scrub a dub dub.
I had such an amazing day at the Coopérative Toudarte and I can’t even begin to explain how special it felt to not only see the work that goes into making the argan oil, but to meet the women who make it happen too! These women are so proud and happy to be a part of this cooperative and I’m really grateful that I got to spend a day in their shoes. This opportunity has changed a lot of women’s lives and it’s amazing to see.
Alongside our visit to the Coopérative Toudarte, we also had the chance to enjoy some moments of pure relaxation back at our beautiful Riad (a traditional moroccan house/hotel). I think everyone who lives in the UK will agree with me when I say that cold, wet January’s are THE WORST so it was amazing to get the chance to spend a couple of days soaking up some much needed sunshine.
Brown Leather Jacket
A great staple piece!
Levis Grey Jeans
My most worn pair!
Classic Brown Belt
I couldn't live without mine
Comfy Grey Tee
This is my go to right now
Essential for Summer!
These are cute
Garnier Sensitive Advanced SPF
Protect protect protect!
I swear by these for pony tail days!
Daisy London Chakra Bracelet
I wear mine every single day!
I was also super happy to have my bae Alex by my side for this trip! She is the coolest chick EVER and I’m always super excited to travel with her. Thanks Garnier for reuniting us in Morocco, it was awesome!
On our last morning Garnier organised for us to visit the traditional Moroccan Hammam which was pure bliss. A Hammam is basically a treatment where someone bathes you and scrubs you and kinda massages you at the same time. Essentially it was just what I needed before the long flight home back to London! We were also treated to a blow dry in the hotel using the beautiful Argan Richness range which left me feeling super swish!
Weekday Textured Bikini Top
Love this bikini!
Weekday Textured High Waist Bikini Bottom
Round Basket Bag
I'm in love with this
These are cute
Ouai Wave Spray
Ouai Texturising Spray
I'm in love
Gorgeous Red Dress
Affordable show stopper!
Comfy Strappy Sandals
The perfect height for me!
Simple Black Jumpsuit
Love how this ties in at the waist
Essential for Summer!
Big thank you to my wonderful Garnier family for bringing me along on this trip and giving me a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the amazing women at the Coopérative Toudarte. It’s so great to see how these women sustainably source the natural ingredients that go into Garnier products. I vlogged the whole trip so make sure you watch the video below if you want to see what I got up to while we were out there! The Argan Richness range is available from Boots here.
Garnier Argan Richness Control Cream
Makes hair super manageable
*Garnier Argan Richness Shampoo
Scrub a dub dub
Cute Basket Bag
Pop your hair goodies in here!
*Garnier Argan Richness Conditioner
Silky soft hair here I come!
Garnier Argan Richness Hair Mask
BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF 2017!
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again but 2018 is fast approaching and it’s time for me to sit down and tell you guys what beauty products have been floating my boat for the past twelve months. I always get really excited to gather up my ultimate faves from the year to see what I’ve been loving and using. I’ve fallen in love with A LOT of new beauty products during 2017, but I’ve also been loyal to a lot of the tried, tested and true items in my makeup and skincare wardrobe. Read the post and stay tuned for my video to discover which products made it into my ultimate list of ‘2017 Best Beauty Products!’
MAKEUP / FACE
It seems natural to kick things off with the base and one of the stand out products of 2017 for me (and pretty much everyone else on the planet!) is the It Cosmetics CC Cream. This is one of the BEST affordable base products that I’ve ever used and what I love the most about it is the way that it feels on my skin; it’s a really lightweight, silky smooth formula but it gives a slightly fuller coverage than some of the other CC creams I’ve tried over the years. It gives my skin a gorgeous, dewy glow and stays fresh-looking all day. I LOVE it! Another base product that I’ve used to death this year is the Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation. Again, this is gives a super dewy finish and feels like a dream to apply and wear. This is a must-have if you’re into that ‘barely there’ makeup look. I know I’m going to be just as obsessed with these two products in 2018 too.
One of the products that I got the most excited about this year was the Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer. This is basically a sheer illuminating cream that you can wear alone or on the top of your foundation to give your skin some extra stunning glow! I like to apply this right after my base by taking a teeny weeny blob of product onto my fingertips and lightly pressing it onto my skin. Concealer-wise I’ve been switching between the Nars Soft Matte Concealer and Glossier Stretch Concealer all year. I love both of these concealers because they feel so comfortable and hydrating on my skin. They’re both super buildable and do a great job at masking any imperfections without feeling dry or looking cakey. Goals.
Another product from the Lancôme Cushion range that I’ve been obsessing over is the Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil. I have quite a few different shades in the cushion blushes but ‘Rose Givree’ is the one that I’ve been reaching for the most during 2017. I love the cushion blushes because they give my face a really natural flush of colour and are super easy to build and blend. The stand out bronzer for me HAS to be the Benefit Hoola Lite; it’s the perfect shade for my pale complexion and does a great job at contouring away last night’s Dominos (lol). Like every other beauty lover in the world I’ve found myself falling more and more in love with the Glossier Haloscope. If you’re on the hunt for a highlighter that gives your skin the peeerrrrrfect dewy glow then the Haloscope is a must-have in your makeup bag. This is the kind of product that looks good all year round (the formula also has REAL crystals in it…wow!)
MAKEUP / EYES
This year has been all about the brows for me so of course I had to take a minute to mention one of my most used brow products to date…the It Cosmetics ‘Brow Power’ Universal Brow Pencil. Basically the Universal Brow Pencil is a brow product that suits all brow colours and all complexions (amazing right!?) the shade that you create basically depends on how much pressure you apply to the pencil. I adore this! For the eyes I’ve been loving the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Eyes To Mesmerise’ Cream Eyeshadows. You guys know I’m all about that stress-free makeup life so these shadows are PERFECT because I can just take a little of the product onto my finger tip and apply it straight to my lids. These shadows are great for achieving that ‘effortlessly put together’ look that I adore.
MAKEUP / LIPS
Onto my favourite part now…the lips! It’s probably no surprise to most of you that the first item on my list is one of the stunning Surratt Lipsliques. I’ve spoken about the Lipsliques too many times to count and that’s because they’re genuinely one of my all time favourite lipstick formulas…EVER! Lately I’ve been loving the shade ‘Bandy’ (a classic rose toned nude) but you might also have seen me wearing ‘Ladybug’ (a beautiful orangey red). Of course I’m still a dedicated fangirl of the Lancôme Matte Shakers; over the past few weeks I’ve been wearing the shade ‘Beige Vintage’ to death! Chanel Lipsticks always steal my heart so of course I had to include one of the Rouge Coco Shines in the shade ‘Boy’ in this post! For balms I have to take a second to mention the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm (this nourishes my lips like nothing else!) as well as the Dior Colour Reviver Balm (which adds a subtle tint of colour). I have soooo many ‘favourite’ lip products so it was super hard for me to narrow this list down!
SKINCARE / CLEANSE & MOISTURISE
First up is my holy grail…the Garnier Micellar Water. I’ve been using the Garnier Micellar Water for years and simply can’t take my makeup off without it. It’s so kind and gentle on my skin and does a great job at getting rid of every last scrap of product on my face. After cleansing I’ll almost always reach for the MV Organics Rose Plus Booster which is a soothing blend of essential oils that all help to calm and strengthen the skin. This is a great product to use if you suffer with sensitive skin like me. For serum I’ve been loving the Lancôme Advanced Genefique which is uhhhhhmaaaazing at not only hydrating the skin, but improving radiance, clarity and texture too. Last up on my skincare list is something for the bod and that’s the Mixa Soothing Body Lotion. This is literally one of the most affordable items in my skincare wardrobe and it nourishes my skin like nothing else. You HAVE to try it!
SKINCARE / MASKS
Masks are one of my all time favourite things to talk about so I’m super excited to tell you guys which ones have been floating my boat the most this year. It’s probably no surprise to you that 2 out of 3 of the masks I’m about to mention are by Fresh…they’re just the best! I’ve probably been reaching for the Umbrian Clay Mask the most this year, it’s great at giving my skin the ultimate deep cleanse and always leaves my face feeling funky fresh. Another deep cleansing mask that I’ve been loving is the Pai AHA Mask; I usually apply a really generous layer to my face and leave it for around 15 minutes. After washing this off I feel like a brand new woman! I’m pretty sure you all knew I was going to mention the Fresh Rose Face Mask; this is probably my all time favourite mask from the Fresh collection. I mean…it has real rose petals in it…what’s not to love!? I’m excited to discover some new masks in 2018.
HAIRCARE / STYLING
I’ve gone through soooo many bottles of the Pureology ‘Hydrate’ Shampoo and Conditioner over the past year. Ever since I started colouring my hair I’ve noticed how dry and brittle it feels so this hydrating Pureology duo is the combo I reach for whenever my hair is in need of some TLC. I also lurrrve how fresh and clean this stuff smells, I feel like a minty queen whenever I use this stuff. For styling I’ve been loyal to the Ouai Wave Spray (I can’t get enough of those beach babe tresses) and I’ve also been reaching for the L’Oreal Professionnel ‘Next Day Hair’ Texturising Powder. This combo gives my hair ultimate texture and helps my style to last all day.
SHOP MY PICKS!
IT COSMETICS 'YOUR FACE BUT BETTER' CC CREAM
A wonderfully light formula
Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation
Definition of dreamy
NARS SOFT MATTE CONCEALER
A constant in my makeup bag!
Glossier Stretch Concealer
A lightweight, dewy finish
Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil 'Rose Givree'
Easy to build up
Glow up baby
Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer
I'm actually OBSESSEDDDDD
BENEFIT 'HOOLA LITE'
The perfect shade for me
*Button Down Cherry Shirt
Love that cherry detail!
IT COSMETICS BROW POWER 'UNIVERSAL TAUPE'
Perfect universal colour
LANCÔME MATTE SHAKER 'ENERGY PEACH'
I adore this colour
Surratt Lipslique 'Ladybug'
I think this is my favourite shade in the lipsliques
Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick
Nothing feels as special as Chanel
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm 'Coral'
Perfect for summer
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I simply can't take my makeup off without it!
MV Organics Rose Plus Treatment
So wonderfully soothing
Lancôme Advanced Génefique Sensitive Dual Concentrate
One of my faves over the Summer
Mixa Restoring Body Lotion
Gives skin a serious moisture surge
Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
The ultimate cleanse
FRESH ROSE FACE MASK
My all-time fave
Pai AHA Mask
You need this in your life
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Shampoo
Protects coloured hair
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Conditioner
Super duper nourishing
Ouai Wave Spray
L'oreal Next Day Hair Texturising Spray
Couldn't live without this