It’s that time again when my lust for new products rears its head. Whether you’re looking for a hair or skin makeover there’s something for everyone in this round up…
These beauties are so much fun and give a quick and easy burst of colour to your hair - perfect for festivals or when you feel like having a fling to pep up your everyday hair. Just be careful not to spray this onto any light clothes (unless you’re going for the whole awesome Mariah Rainbow look…)
Whilst trying to nail the whole Rainbow Bright look I have also been looking for some holy grail skin products as I’ve been having a really awesome teenage throwback episode (note the unsubtle sarcasm). Basically, my skin is one unhappy bunny (thanks to some rather overzealous acne prescription) so I’ve been trying to nurse it back to health using products that will calm and restore it back to some semblance of ‘my normal’ again.
Top of the list was La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] anti-blemish cream - this non-comedogenic (fancy term for love-me-I-won’t-block-your-pores) is a soothing godsend to angry blemished skin. Redness is reduced and I can definitely see an improvement on the marks. My skin isn’t that oily though (a helpful combination type of dry/oily t-zone/sensitive), so I’ve been using this sparingly and in conjunction with La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel. This is a lovely soothing wash that thoroughly cleanses and removes makeup without stripping the skin and leaving it tight.
I had started by using the La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily Sensitive Skin, which is another great addition to the range, but as my skin started to dry out I realised I needed to switch up to the Physiological Cleansing Gel to compensate. What I really love about this range is that it is packed with Thermal Spa Water and there are no parabens to aggravate already delicate skin. I’m still on a journey to get my skin back to its happy place but at least I’m on the right path now.
Special mention also needs to go to No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum. I’ve mentioned in the past my love for this range, and prior to my skin’s meltdown, this new and improved formula was working it’s magic for me. My skin literally drank this up at night and I would awake to a plumped and dewy complexion, with a visible improvement on lines (GO AWAY YOU’RE NOT WELCOME…EVER). Until my skin is back on track I’ve had to put this one on the back burner but I will definitely be adding it back into my routine asap!
What are your current hair and skin favourites? I’d love to hear what works for you - especially if you’ve had any breakthroughs in sorting out troubled skin!