I thought I would do a little summary of some hair and beauty products I have been using regularly. I wish I was organised enough to do a monthly empties post or similar, but I just get too much pleasure from chucking empties in the bin as it means I get to buy more. So let's go, from left to right.
Botanics organic rosewater toning spritz. From Boots, £4.99 (but watch out for offers). In the mornings I am a lazy beggar and definitely don't feel like getting all wet and washing my face. Instead, I spritz my face with this (and get it in my mouth, hey ho) then wipe with a towel. Voila, refreshed and ready to moisturise and foundation. This smells great and is virtuous because of its organic properties. I am looking forward to using it in warm weather too. And the price is great considering the bottle is so big.
Maybelline Fit Me foundation in shade 210. From Tesco, £7.98 (again, offers are never far away). I am a fan of the L'Oreal Lumi Magique foundation usually, but heard good things about this one so gave it a whirl, and at the mo it's my go-to morning slap. I think it has a good range of shades and looks natural. Dewy but not shiny, and not cakey or orange. It's pleasant to apply and an all round decent foundation. I'd be interested to compare this to the new Revlon offering. And again, a good price too.
Boots Time Delay Youth Maintain Luminosity Serum. From Boots, £12.99 (I got on offer for £4.99). I love serums, for hair and now skin. This glides on so well, sinks in quickly and is generally nice to use. I like how it's for younger skin as often anti-ageing stuff can be too heavy. I would be reluctant to pay full price, but will keep an eye out for deals on this range.
Covergirl and Olay eye colour corrector/concealer. From Walmart (a Canadian buy). I got this product on a whim during my Canadian trip last summer, mainly because in the pot it's a pretty swirl of concealer and Olay eye cream. I like using this around my eyes as a kind of primer and to dull down any dark circles. The idea of the cream and concealer combined is also cool so it's not too heavy. I know this review isn't too handy for UK people, but in general Covergirl is a good cheaper brand and if I'm ever abroard again I will check it out (love their mascaras!)
Redken Anti Snap. I got this online on a whim and can't remember where, doh. It was around £3.50 for this sample size (it's full size here on FeelUnique). I really like using this! It doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy, you only need a wee bit smoothed onto towel dried hair. It is full of protein so I really feel it's benefiting my damaged hair and I hope with continued use it will help prevent breakage. As well as using on damp hair I've been smoothing topically onto the shorter, broken parts around my ears and face. I have used it twice and my hair feels silkier and less frizzy. It's a bit pricey but all going well I will splash out on a bigger bottle.
Moroccanoil. I got this from a blog sale so it's used but it was much cheaper than buying new (see it new here at FeelUnique). So so many people love and rave about this oil. Yes, we know it aint cheap. But I have tried many cheaper oils and so far haven't found one that is as good as this. My hair loves oil, just a 5p or less size dab will do, through the ends. If you have a cheaper oil that suits you, stick with it. But if you're still searching and can afford it, see if you can find a sample size or trawl Ebay. I really enjoy this oil.
Hair doughnut, about a quid from jolly old Primark. My hair is fine and buns can look pathetically small. I like having the option of using one of these (a small one, my hair can't take the larger ones!) to create a more impressive up-do. I do get paranoid the mesh shows through sometimes!
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Redken All Soft conditioner, from the same place as the anti-snap. I was really unimpressed by the Redken Smooth Lock conditioner, so was reluctant to splash out on something else from them. When I saw the travel sizes on offer I thought 'what the heck' and got some of this conditioner And glad I am that I did, it's lovely and does indeed make my hair all soft. I only need a small amount, which is different for me as I usually douse my head with conditioner. Paired with the anti-snap it does a great job. I am a little worried these two products may be coating my hair with silicones and all that, so I have my eye out for a cleansing shampoo to use once in a while. But yes, this conditioner is great and if it keeps performing I want a full size one!
Yeo Valley yoghurt, get it in supermarkets y'all!
I had one of these yoghurts and it was so good. I highly recommend. :)
What products are you loving?