Shea Moisture Strengthen & Grow Restore Hair Serum
Most of the time my hair is in protective styles such as braids and I need a product which is easy to use and will do a great job of keeping my scalp moisturised. I stumbled upon this hair serum by Shea moisture when I was in fact trying to locate the Loc and Braid Butter they do. For some ridiculous reason, it’s near on impossible to locate that here in the UK. Anyway I digress, this little bottle of joy, from the Jamaican Black Castor Oil line does a great job of keeping my scalp moisturised and is perfect for those whose hair is coloured, relaxed or natural. The nozzle applicator makes it easy for the oil to distribute evenly and you can also use it as a hot oil treatment. My only gripe is that I wish it came in a larger bottle.
Tom Ford Blush in Flush
When Tom Ford launched its make up line back in 2011, like may I baulked at the prices. There was one product that caught my eye from the very start, and that was the Cheek Colour in Flush. It’s a vibrant coral-orange with a subtle sheen and shimmer, which brightens up my face and makes look half-decent even if I wear nothing else but foundation. It has even pigment to work on deeper skin tones and without being too intense on lighter skin tones. Did I pay £48 for it? Like hell I did! eBay is your friend homie!
MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil
This winter, the elements have been brutal and I find using a facial oil can help wind-ravaged skin from chapping. I’ve been using this lovely oil from British natural skincare brand MOA (Magic Organic Apothecary) and thought it deserved to be praised. Containing a magical blend of rosehip, Damask rose, yarrow and geranium, this facial oil is particularly good for dry, sensitive skin types and those prone to redness and blemishes. I apply a few drops to my face and neck before applying my serum of choice and again at night either alone or before my moisturiser. I wake up with skin feeling moisturised and plumped up.
Know Cosmetics No bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner
Lipsticks bleeding can be incredibly annoying and Know Cosmetics, have come up with the answer with this clear liner that creates an invisible barrier to keep the colour in. I love that you can use this with any of your lip colours. there’s no need to worry about matching your liner to your lipstick! This is really good if you don’t have the steadiest of hands when applying lip liner too and it applies really smoothly. Its only design flaw is that it’s not retractable, so you can run the risk of twisting too much out if you’re not careful, but that aside, this is a brilliant product. Oh and it also doubles as a line filler, ideal if you have deep lines around the lips.
Essie Happy Wife Happy Life
I never used to be a huge fan of red polish, but this creme tomato red is fab! It was part of the essie 2015 Bridal collection and goes on opaque pretty much after one coat, but I use two for good measure. I’ve worn this so much lately – on both fingers and toes.
Caudalie Divine oil
Mmmm I love using this multi-purpose oil spray after an evening shower, it smells incredible. It moisturises really well too. I love the wooden lid glass bottle, it looks so classy on your dressing table. Both a body oil and a hair oil, its formula contains grape seed oil, sesame, hibiscus and argan to deeply nourish & protect your skin. You can also use it on your cuticles and even spray it on your pulse points and use it as perfume!
Converse All Star Low White Leather
So lately I’ve really gotten into wearing trainers again, which haven’t featured in my day to day wardrobe since my teens! I am absolutely in love with my my white leather Converse which I bought a couple of months ago. I find them far comfier than the original canvas pair which I previously owned (and consequently threw away). They look great with jeans and You can view them in all their glory here.
Dr Pawpaw Original Balm
When I first tried this a few years ago, I wasn’t that impressed. I can’t remember what I was using at the time, but it was a similar product and I preferred that. Anyway, recently I came across it again whilst looking for a nail oil, chucked it in my handbag and I have to say it’s proved itself to be pretty useful. It’s good for dry cuticles, acts as an emergency hand moisturiser when needed, brow smoother and lip balm. It contains vitamin B and C which aid skin repair and olive oil which helps with absorption and moisture retention. I’m glad I gave it a second chance.
What have you been loving lately?