Sunday, November 18, 2018
Post Shower Haircare Must Haves.

Post Shower Haircare Must Haves.

My hair something I'm constantly battling with. It's too dry, it's too fine, it's too flat, blah blah blah, we've heard it all before. With these thoughts in mind, I'm always on the hunt for haircare products which aren't ridiculously expensive, yet super effective. Over the years I have accumulated a few post-shower favourites which I can't live without and would highly recommend. 

The first product I use is a leave-in-conditiner. I have two favourites for this category, the first is for all those lazy hair girls out there (me included). The O&M Know Knott is a fab product, in a nifty spray bottle, which leaves your hair soft and detangled. My hair has grown a lot this year which means it's more prone to getting tangled, especially when I'm living in scarves and high neck jumpers. This is my most-used hair product of the year I'd say, and there's still about half the bottle left! Such great value for money. 
If you're after something a bit more nourishing, then I'd opt for the Living Proof Instant Repair. This has a really lovely fruity scent, and leaves my hair super nourished and hydrated. Once the temperature drops and my hair becomes a bit more brittle and dry this is what I reach for. 

The other product I tend to reach for when my hair is damp, is the Ouai Rose Oil. This can be used on your limbs as well which is why I opt for this rose scent - it's beautiful! For an oil, this is very lightweight and doesn't leave my hair feeling greasy for weighed down. This also works really well after you have styled your hair. One pump will calm down any fly-aways and make your hair look very shiny and healthy. 

A few more products I love for styling are texture spays and sea salt sprays. For fine-haired girls like myself, these are essential for adding a bit of volume and body. Dry shampoo is also an amazing styling product, but I haven't included one in todays round up! 

A texture spray I've been obsessed with is the Sam McKnight Cool Girl Spray. 1. This smells like a sexy man, and 2. My hair is left with the perfect amount of volume without being crispy. Need I say more? This is definitely worth the price in my opinion, and I want to try more from this brand for sure! 

I have a few wave/beach sprays which I have on rotation. They are a super easy way to add effortless beachy waves to your look. I've been really impressed with the Bed Head Tigi Beach Bound Protection Spray. As the name would suggest, it's not really marketed as a traditional beach spray, but it works really well for that too. This is great if you have coloured hair, or live in a hot climate, as it helps to combat the damage of the sun. A good all-rounder, and if you're travelling anytime soon, I think is great to throw in your bag! 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4 Step Skincare Routine.

4 Step Skincare Routine.

I love skincare, but there's certainly a time and place for spending an hour in front of the mirror applying 3 different masks, 2 cleaners, 3 serums and an oil. Oh, and don't forget, toner, eye cream and of course at least 4 different moisturisers. An exaggeration maybe, but, day-to-day that's just not my jam.

Today I'm going to focus on a quick (AM) skincare routine which will leave your skin prepped and ready for makeup, but without taking up precious time. These products are particularly aimed at those of you who may suffer with dryer skin in these cold winter months - so let's get into it.

Of course cleanser is the first step. I love the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser for both morning and evening use. It leaves my skin feeling so clean, yet nourished and brightened at the same time. The soy protein helps to maintain skin health, whilst the cucumber and rosewater extracts keep everything nice and balanced. The consistency is like a gel/cream hybrid, so it's lovely and refreshing in the morning. I'll use a pea sized amount all over my skin, and remove with a wash cloth. This is the most important step for me in the morning, so everything else that follows is just a bonus!

A serum is super important for me in the morning as I love the dose of hydration it gives. I've nearly finished up my Clinique Moisture Surge Serum and I desperately need to run out and grab a new one. If you suffer with dry/dehydrated skin this is a great product to have on hand. It's a very lightweight formula which sinks in beautifully, leaving your skin feeling super nourished and hydrated. Can't be without this at the moment!

The final two products I like to mix - just makes things a little bit easier and I much prefer to use facial oils in this way when I'm applying them in the morning before makeup. The two products in question are the Bobbi Brown Vitamin E Enriched Face Base, and the Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate. The BB Face Base is such a an amazing morning moisturiser. Never have I used something which is so nourishing and moisturising, yet sits beautifully underneath makeup. I'll scoop a little bit out, then add a few drops of the oil for ultimate hydration. The oil is great at brightening the skin and adding a load of radiance. Can't really ask for anything more than that when I wake up looking like a zombie!