It always puts a smile on my face when a beauty PR goes the extra distance. It’s nice to see people who clearly love their job and want to make an impression.
Well, today I received a great product to review; Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner (expect my thoughts on it shortly). What could be better than finding a bottle of conditioner in the post? Finding a bottle of conditioner full of yummy sweeties!
I can of course report on the jelly beans – they are YUMMY!
You see that? It’s my under arm. Ugly isn’t it? You see the big red cut and slight bruising? This is my underarm a week after healing when my epilator not only ripped my hair out, but pulled a bunch of my skin out.
The cut has started to heal properly now and has fully closed up, after days of applying sudocrem to ease the burning pain and dry up the wound.
The epilator in question? Braun Silk Epil. NOw, I hasten to add that I’ve used this epilator several times and never ever had any trouble with it. Obviously, once is enough to be hurt and with both of my arm pits in a sorry state it has rapidly found itself in the bin.
Would I suggest everyone should chuck their Braun epilators ASAP? Of course not. Would I recommend them to anyone who was thinking of buying them? Well, no. I wouldn’t do that either.
God knows how this happened, maybe my technique was off or maybe it’s just a bit old and gnarled. Next time though, I’ll be shaving.
The idea of sea salt sprays is a good one… want that beachy hair look all summer? Just spritz this concoction on your wet hair, wait till it’s dry et viola. Mussed up tresses straight from warm shandy sores.
All very good in theory, but my flat and fine hair has never been much of a fan. No, my lifeless locks takes one look at salt sprays and immediately goes rock solid and dry yet still managing to lie limply on my scalp.
I’ve finally found one which works for me though; KMS Hair Play Sea Salt Spray.
It gives that beach bum hair without weighing it down, used in moderation it doesn’t make my hair crunchy – just mildly matte (but not so much that it looks horribly unhealthy), and it tousles and twists my hair into a bit of volume.
I also adore it’s tropical fruity smell and the fact that it can be used on dry hair to zing up your style. Fabulouso!
Ahh the Organic Pharmacy. There’s just something so magical about it for me, I’m not sure what. It just has a certain je ne sais quoi which makes me want to grab all the natural goodies and run for the hills.
I was really excited about trying the Flower Petal Deep Cleanser and Mask. With rose, chamomile, lavender and geranium this brighten home treatment sounded just up my street. I do love a good floral beauty product, mmhmm.
The tub is a hearty size and the cleanser/mask comes in a powdery format. The idea is, you mix it up with a bit of water, apply it to the skin in a patting motion, leave it for a bit then rinse away.
Cor blimey, this isn’t easy to get right and can be quite a mess. I really struggle to get the consistency right. It either seems to fluid and it just dribbles off my face, or too solid and it just sticks, in clumps, to my hands.
That said, when I do manage to get it right I always find that my skin glows the next day and feels incredibly smooth.
If you like your beauty routine to be quick and easy this isn’t for you, but if you enjoy a bit of faux DIY with your skincare then go for it. Once you’ve got your technique down your skin really will come up roses.
£26.30 from The Organic Pharmacy.
For the past few weeks I’ve been testing out a new deodorant. OK, I know what you’re thinking, what can be so great about a deodorant? Well I’ve been spraying Dove’s new offering, the hair minimising deodorant, and I have to admit I do believe it is working.
I hate the chore of having to shave, I find it incredibly tedious and, whilst I’m not very hairy in my underarms, I could do without getting the angle just right and creaking my neck around to see if there are any stragglers.
Dove’s Hair Minimising Deodorant is applied just like any other deodorant and does a standard job as this, but it really comes in to it’s own after three or four weeks. I feel sure that my underarms are staying smoother longer and regrowth is that little bit finer, making the dreaded shaving easier.
I’ll be keeping this up to see if the results continue to improve.
Lashes of lashes are what makes me smile. My eyes are my main facial feature and I like to make the most of them. They need to be defined and with deep, dark and curled lashes. Otherwise I look googly eyed thanks to my own naturally super straight eye lashes.
So far, my favourite mascara has always been Dior Backstage Black Out, now though I have stepped it up a notch and had an upgrade. Dior Iconic is my new must-have mascara, it lengthens, it separates and it curls like crazy; there’s no need for me to get the eyelash curlers out. That same sweep of curl stays put till I take the mascara off too, which makes it even better.
It’s not cheap at £19.50, but if long and luscious eyelashes are a big deal to you, then you’ll find it worth digging a little deeper.
Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly rave about face wipes anymore, I get going again. This time it’s Soap and Glory making me swoon. Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths make my skin tingle, but doesn’t dry it out; takes all my makeup and mascara off, but doesn’t make me teary; shrinks my pores, but doesn’t make my face tight.
Need I say more?
Get them for flights, trains, festivals, sticky days, lazy nights… just get them, alrighty?
£3.91 from Boots