I thought I'd start doing a blog post to go alongside my monthly favs vids on youtube, just so I can go into a bit more detail and include any other important bits that I can sometimes forget as I stubble through a rather inarticulate monthly overview in front of a camera ha!
So let's go...
Mrs Doubtfire - Of course, noone could escape the tragic news of Robin Williams suicide this month. I feel like he is one of the people responsible for how my sense of humour turned out and I think he was a big presence in pretty much most peoples childhood around the 90s onwards. I had to revisit this film as it's one of my all time favourites.
Caudalie Vinosource Range* - This is a range I have been blown away by this month. I'd heard so many great things about it and was so excited when Look Fantastic provided me the opportunity to trial it. Despite having oily skin I am very dehydrated and the S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum is an absolute dream for dehydrated skin. It's super lightweight and feels so nice on the skin, it absorbs quickly and definitely injects some concentrated hydration where you need it without overloading areas that don't. I have been using this whole range specifically following evenings when I'll do a face mask, usually a clay mask and I feel like my skin needs some TLC and I need to replace lost moisture. I follow the serum with the Overnight Recovery Oil. Oils can be pretty daunting for those of us with oily skin but they are fantastic, especially going into the colder months. Despite being targeted to dry skin specifically, I find this oil in particular is great because it's so light. I apply 6 drops as directed all over my face, with some oils they can sit and 'cook' on the skin for a while and I'll feel an uncomfortable residue for a good while after application, but this, like the serum this sinks in beautifully. I then finish with the Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet. And sorbet is a great description for this moisturiser as it's light, whipped texture melts into the skin and I feel fresh, nourished and plumped for days afterwards! All this skincare may seem really overwhelming for an oily skin but it really doesn't feel like half as much as it is. These products work harmoniously together and going forward, I really cannot imagine my routine without this range, a real game changer in my opinion.
Dr Brandt SPF 30 for Face - I'm not the biggest fan of SPF's espcially not for the face. I usually find them heavy, greasy and take far too long to sink in. However this has changed everything for me. I'm gona go into too much detail as it's not the most exciting product to me but here's a round up, it's very light so sinks into the skin quickly, no waiting around to apply makeup. It works under foundation really well and hasn't broken me out or irritated my skin. Overall a no frills, foolproof SPF that's great for everyday wear, finally!
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Fragrance - The weather has taken a turn in the UK, Autumn is a foot, and I never really thought I was one for changing my fragrance according to season but it turns out, I am. I've switched my Chloe Eau Fraiche for this on the colder, greyer days of late. When it comes to fragrance, I do prefer a heavier, very fragrant fragrance, if that makes sense. Woody, spicy scents appeal to me over fruity, floral or citrus all day long. This fragrance is the perfect mix of fruity and spice me, I feel like it's my most girly fragrance as it has a sweet depth to it which is made suitably dark from me with the spicey undertone. I wouldn't say I'm a connoisseur in fragrance so my descriptions probably make no sense but, I urge you to sniff this as we creep into the colder months to give you a homely but sultry warmth...ok I'll stop now.
Schwarzkopf Moisture Kick Leave In Conditioner - One thing I have to have, is good leave in conditioner. My hair is so dry and so frazzled from bleach I cannot get a brush through if I don't use one. And this one from Schwarzkopf is a beaut. Super lightweight but you really feel the benefits, once my hair is dry there have been days I just CANNOT stop stroking it because it feels so so soft. But not static, flyaway soft, it's still workable and I can get some good texture going but the parched, thirst I'm so used to disappears. A must as it gets colder and we subject out hair to central heating and tight top knots.
Label M Texturising Volume Spray - I spoke about this in this post here as a product I couldn't live with out, and I absolutely can't. This is my go to pray on a daily bruv...no powdery overload and all day volume, what more could you want.
Go watch the vid and it even includes a few bonus extras!