When it comes to places that I’m heading the moment lockdown lifts is the hairdresser. I was meant to go back in April for the works – cut, colour, treatment, but it wasn’t meant to be. I’m truly counting down the days until I can get back in the salon chair, but until then, the next best thing to a few hours spent grooming, is a weekly treatment with Rahua’s Colour Full Hair Mask.
Designed to protect coloured hair, and keep it looking salon-fresh, Rahua’s Colour Full Mask has been a once a week treat which has helped me feel human over the past couple of months of lockdown. With a formula designed to strengthen and protect hair, strands benefit from oils and clay which work together to make your colour look even better than it did when you strolled out the salon. Rahua Oil has super fine molecules which push colour pigmentation deep into hair shaft for colour endurance, whilst also fortifying weak, damaged strands. It also preserves scalp and hair follicle health so new growth comes in healthier than before. Morete is rich in essential fatty acids and carotenoids, including beta-carotene, it’s high in vitamins C and E which regulate the scalp and protects against environmental aggressors. Crucially for blondes, the formula also contains Amazonian Clay which reduces brassy tones – as someone who wants their hair as cool as possible, it’s a dream!
After cleansing with Rahua’s classic shampoo, I cover my hair root to tip with the mask. To let it get to work, I leave it in for at least 15 minutes, whilst I enjoy the glorious scent which comes courtesy of the Gardenia oil in the formula. My hair feels so soft and smooth after using the mask, and it’s a whole lot shinier too. Brassy tones are toned down, and my hair looks far fresher – exactly what I need since it’s going to be at least July until I can get my roots done!
Rahua Color Full Hair Mask is priced at £60 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Like most people, I’m using this period to ease up on my daily makeup routine. Gone are shadows, lotions and potions, and instead, I’m calling it a day with some skin tint and bronzer. I have had to add an additional daily SPF into my morning lineup, thanks to the incredible weather we’ve been enjoying, so I’ve had to step up my cleansing routine each evening.
Thanks to Foreo’s Luna 3, enjoying a thorough cleanse has never been easier. Linked to the Foreo app through my phone, the Luna deeply and effectively cleanses skin in only a minute or so. Using a mixture of high-tech T-Sonic pulsations and silicon bristles, the Luna gives treatment like you’d enjoy at your favourite spa. Perfect to use post-workout, or after a day in the sunshine, the Luna 3 reaches deep into pores to leave skin looking and feeling as fresh as possible.
With bristles 25% softer than previous models, the Foreo 3, and there are 16 different intensities to choose from, which means that no matter if your skin is sensitive or oily, you’ll be able to enjoy the best treatment for your skin type. Completely waterproof – I’ve got mine stashed in the bathroom, and I use it morning and night with my favourite foaming cleanser. A single charge gives you enough power for around 650 uses, so it’s perfect for popping in your suitcase (when we’re allowed to travel again).
Foreo Luna 3 is priced at £168 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
As lock-down continues, it weirdly feels like every day is Sunday. It’s nice in a way, especially on sunny afternoons, where hours seem to absolutely disappear and and you can get on with all those tasks you never seem to have time for (I’m now the proud owner of the most streamlined cupboards you’ve ever seen). Despite the positives, it’s just a bit weird, so in an attempt to keep Friday feeling a bit special, we’re going to be enjoying a bit of a picnic, with some refreshment care of L’Art Du Vin.
One of Scotland’s premier wine suppliers – they work with a selection of incredible restaurants including Michelin-starred establishments and now L’Art Du Vin have launched a home delivery service! Earlier this week, I was the very lucky recipient of two glorious bottles – Fleur de Charlotte and Montepulciano D’Abruzzo.
The home delivery service is perfect if you need to stock up for the next few weeks, and it’s contactless, so you’ll be safe to enjoy your wine too! With over 400 wines to choose from, simply head to the L’Art Du Vin website and select your wines. They have a particularly impressive selection of organic wines, and they were the first Scottish wine merchant to become certified members of the UK Organic Soil Association.
Customers can enjoy around a 2 working day delivery time (perfect for getting prepped for the week) and if you live in Fife or Edinburgh – you’ll get a personal visit from the L’Art Du Vin van!
As if that wasn’t enough, L’Art Du Vin is giving customers a straight 12% discount on all their wines, and orders over £100 benefit from free delivery!
Thank you so much to L’Art Du Vin for my wonderful bottles – to say they’ve made our Friday night special is an understatement!
If you’re keen to enjoy your own bottles, you can find L’Art Du Vin here.
Sometimes you just need to run yourself a bubble bath, close the door and forget the outside exists. I don’t always get to enjoy a good soak when I’m working away, but now I’ve got a little more time on my hands, I’ve been making use of the time as well as I know how!
Beauty Laundrette’s Bubble Soak is a perfect choice for nights when I want something which smells beautiful and bubbles up like a dream. A glug of the formula poured into an already-running bath leaves the bathroom smelling heavenly. You really only need a touch, and then you’ve got a dreamy bath waiting for you – perfect to finish off that book you’ve been reading!
Beauty Laundrette Bubble Soak is priced at £12 and it’s available here
Over the past few weeks, Scotland has had, undoubtedly the best spring for years. Weeks of bright blue skies and soaring temperatures have been blissful to enjoy our allocated walks along the beach and get some much-needed sunshine. The result has been a hint of a tan, and, for the first time in years, I’ve got a smattering of freckles, which I’m very happy about. The one issue is that, before I tan, I go pink, which is where Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops come in.
A few drops of the Camo Drops, rubbed in after applying my moisturiser are the easiest way to neutralise redness and calm skin. Perfect, if like me, you’re a low-coverage kind of a gal, these drops have SPF 20, so they’re great for using pre-walk, and within only a minute or two of applying, my skin looks and feels much more calm and looks more even. The main ingredient at work is Tiger Grass – an ancient Chinese remedy renowned for its anti-inflammatory and ultra-hydrating properties – perfect for treating sun-stressed skin. After blending the Camo Drops – I just apply my Skin Tint as normal, and I’m good to go! The effects of the drops last all day long – and I love the fact that not only do they nourish your skin, but they protect it too!
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Camo Drops are priced at £31 and are available here (UK) and here (US)