It seems to be cold and grey and gross in the UK for so long that when the spring time rolls around and we actually get some sunshine we all freak out and think it’s summer (put those shorts away guys, it’s not warm!). But, it’s still kinda chilly but there are definitely some changes happening with the weather. My skin and hair always go a bit weird when the weather changes, does yours?
October equals autumn and autumn equals new beauty essentials as far as I’m concerned. These are my five fresh autumnal products that have crept their way into my routine for this month. Spoiler alert, I already love quite a few of these so I might just re-use this as my October favourites but don’t tell my blog schedule…
My favourites this month are four special things that have been making my beauty and shower routines feel a little more luxe! It’s always nice to have some luxury in your life and these products definitely have been giving me a little extra in the decadent department.
First up are these Maria Nila Stockholm Luminous Colour Shampoo & Conditioner. These smell fab and left my hair feeling super soft and just clean and lovely. I’ve wanted to try this brand for so long after seeing them all over Instagram, they’re just so pretty and the packaging is gorgeous. I actually won these, luckily, on a little Facebook competition along with a few other products so I was over the moon! I’m not sure if I’d repurchase them yet because they’re quite pricey but I’m loving that I won them. I’d recommend them for sure for coloured hair though because they left my hair in great condition.
A slightly early August favourites coming your way this month as I just can’t get enough of these few things and I know that there won’t be anything in the next week or so that makes the cut like these guys have.
Neal’s Yard & Deliciously Ella – Rose, Lime & Cucumber Facial Wash & Moisturiser
I love getting my hair cut, I always visit KH Hair for my colour and cuts and I love when there’s a new product for my stylist, Ruth, to try on me. When I popped in last weekend they had just launched the new Wella System Professionals Energy Code system and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
The #BootsBeautyBox is here again! This time, it’s a hair styling special and it’s a pretty exciting box.
First of all, I’m a huge Batiste fan, I’ve tried a lot of dry shampoos and I always go back to them purely because the price is great for the wicked job their dry shampoo does so I was excited to try the Batiste Stylist Oomph My Locks XXL Volume Spray. I’m a fan of texture and volumizing powders so I was interested in this product as occasionally I find I can be a little heavy handed with the powders and things can get messy! I like this spray as it’s easier to control than powders but I don’t think it lasts as long. It definitely adds serious texture though so I might just have to pop a little more in, I’m probably being too cautious!
When the email popped into my inbox, I might as well have been poised with my IKEA kitchen scissors over my fringe I was that desperate for a haircut! It was pretty awful, I don’t think I realised quite how bad it was until I saw my side by side before and after shots! That fringe though. It was over-grown and dull after years of home-colouring and being lazy about haircuts. KH Hair, previously Keith Hall, saved my little hair’s life. I didn’t go for a drastic change, after my consultation with the lovely Ruth I settled on a subtle ombre fade with a serious trim. I think I had about an inch and a half off and I seriously needed it.
When I saw Escentual tweet about bloggers for reviewing this Klorane shampoo for oily hair which contains nettles, I was really up for it. I have oily skin and need to use dry shampoo on my second day hair to give it a refresh, so I thought why not give it a try and see if it can make my hair feel cleaner and last that extra day without too much dry shampoo!