Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Two products for softer, more manageable hair...

I'm quite a boring beauty blogger, I love to try new things but as soon as I find something great, I tend to stop my search. That's what has happened to my hair, I was using the same things that tended to work well, until they just stopped performing. So I wanted to share new one product that I have completely fallen head over heels with and another that I have had in my collection for over two years and I still love it.

My latest find is the TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil (£7.69/50ml). I have hair that is more straight than wavy, that I blow dry on a daily basis. I recently noticed that my hair was generally getting a bit more frizzier in texture. I went on a hunt for something that would make my hair smoother and condition it back to the texture that it was and this product is the one.

I use it on wet hair and I use two pumps for my whole hair. I normally warm up the product in my hands before applying it to the mid-lengths to ends of my hair. I then brush my hair though and begin my styling routine. This product feels like a hybrid between an oil and serum, it will leave a bit of residue on your hands, but it doesn't feel unpleasant. The result is literally silky smooth hair. What I like about this is that the silkiness lasts the whole day. I walk up and down a hill for 30 minutes either way, and my hair is not getting a frizzy as it usually was which is an absolute miracle.

I've used this on dry hair to add some shine, and although I would use it like that again, it's quite easy to go overboard! So a little goes a long way! I love how travel friendly the bottle is too, so I will definitely be taking this away with me on two of my trips away in the next month!

My old but gold favourite is my trusty Wet Brush (£11.99). I love the Wet Brush. If you don't know what it is, it's a hair brush that literally de-tangles your hair without pulling or tugging and just makes brushing hair a pleasant experience. I love that the Wet Brush has an actual handle because I do use it to blow dry my hair so makes styling quite easy. I find that my hair is less likely to break when I use this brush, and so it helps to maintain  my hairs condition.

I've recently repurchased this product, because I use it every single day and my old one was getting super grubby. This one is already got some fluff on it! If anyone knows how to successfully clean one, I am all ears. If you are looking for a brush which looks great but also performs, then look no further!

So those are my two products for softer, more manageable hair. I use both of these daily and I have noticed such a difference in the condition of my hair! I would love to know if there are any products that help the condition of your hair!


Monday, 4 February 2019

4 Beauty Repurchases

With the makeup and skincare industry being completely over-saturated, it’s difficult to know what products really hit the mark and are the holy grail of all products, especially if you are like me and love reading blogs or watching YouTube. For me, the tell-tale sign that someone absolutely loves a product is if they would spend their money on the product again. When I write blog posts, I like to state whether I would buy a product again or not, as I want to be smart with my money, and if a product is not worth it then I will not purchase it again…

So onto products that I have repurchased and will continue to repurchase until something else slides it out of place. I have two makeup favourites and two skincare bits to share with you.

The first makeup product I want to mention is the Kiko Milano Highlighting Effect Fluid Concealer (£7.20/2ml). This is a concealer that is great for highlighting features.  If you are new to my blog, then it should be known that I am a massive Kiko Milano fan, I think they have quality products for affordable prices and they are by far my favourite high-street makeup brand.
I use Shade 5 in this product, which is slightly lighter than my skin-tone, but is just as warm. I love that this product is super lightweight on the skin, so it's not too heavy on top of my foundation and blends in seamlessly while still providing coverage. I use it under my eyes and in the centre of my face (forehead, bridge of the nose, upper lip and chin). For a whole blog post on this product, go click on this link!

The second makeup repurchase that I wanted to mention would be the Collection Fast Stroke Liner (£2.99/3.8g). This eyeliner is amazing, affordable and accessible. What I love about this product is that it is super black and also so easy to apply. I’ve tried more expensive eyeliners in the past, and although I would recommend them, liquid eyeliner generally runs out quite quickly so I would rather find a brilliant product on the high-street and save my cash for products that will last longer.

So onto skincare, I’m going to breeze over this first product because I feel like I mention it in most of my skincare posts. It’s The Ordinary ‘Buffet’ serum (£12.70/30ml). If you have problematic, congested skin that might leave you with spots then this is the product to try. It contains helpful peptides that work to de-congest the skin. I’ve noticed so much difference in my skin since using the product, I used to have a lot of texture on my skin and used to be prone to breakouts too. Now my skin is smoother in texture and just feels breathable.

The next product I have repurchased is the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (£24.50/50ml). This is one of my all time favourite moisturisers. My skin just agrees with it. I love this one and also the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 (£24.50/50ml) too. I find with the Kiehl’s moisturisers that they hydrate your skin on the inside but also moisturise the top layer of your skin too which is important as your skin does battle the elements daily, so it’s important that it’s protected. I generally have oily skin, and I find that this doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or heavy. They sink in well and leave a nice amount of residue on your skin so that it is prepped for the day. I would be more than happy to buy this product again because I haven’t found a moisturiser that delivers as well as this one does.

So that’s my four beauty repurchases, as you can tell I love these products and it’s just so nice when you find a product or brand that you agree with and can advocate to other people. I would love to know what products you have repurchased, as like I said at the start of this post, it’s just a really good indicator of whether it’s stood the test of time! So let me know in the comments below!
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