Pro:voke Liquid Blonde Shampoo*


As a blonde, I’m pretty much constantly debating whether my hair is getting too brassy or too ashy. In a perfect world I’m aiming for a natural-looking creamy blonde, but toners, shampoos and daily life can take it’s toll, and that’s why I love brands like Pro:Voke. On the mornings where everything is looking a little too warm or yellow toned, I reach for their iconic violet shampoo, but mornings where everything is looking a little blah and washed out? Now I reach for Liquid Blonde.

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Described as a Colour Activating Treatment Shampoo, ~Liquid Blonde is all about leaving hair looking brighter and blonder, and it’s been specially designed for highlighted blonde tones. It’s great if you’re in-between hairdresser appointments too, as it really revitalizes colour, making it look salon fresh! The best bit though, might just be the price!

Pro:Voke Liquid Blonde is £4.99 here

Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist*


I feel like this summer has been the summer of hydration mists. I can’t get enough of them, and I find myself using them at least twice a day now. After cleansing, a light mist leaves skin feeling cooled and calmed, a spritz over makeup sets my makeup, and during the day, a light spray wakes everything back up. I even use it before heading to bed, so my cleansed skin is primed for my night oil. So, it’s probably a good thing that I’ve ended up with two bottles of Kiehl’s newest offering – one very kindly sent by the brand, and one tucked into my Kiehl’s goody bag from this rather wonderful event.


Packaged in one of the brand’s signature spray bottles, I love the bright green bottle. It’s so pretty and cheery, and it means it’s also impossible to lose in my stash! Also, the spray that the bottle gives is nigh-on perfect. Skin feels cool and calmed, but not wet, and when I use it over makeup, it doesn’t mess up or speak what I’m wearing.


The formula feels wonderfully lightweight, and it smells absolutely heavenly. The blend of Lavender, Geranium and Rosemary essential oils means it smells absolutely glorious, and it’s the perfect way to feel a little fresher throughout the day. Cactus Flower and Tibetan Ginseng are included in the formula, which help skin retain moisture, as well as keep it super smooth and soft.

Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist is priced at £18 and is available here.

Ishga Scottish Seaweed Exfoliating Face Mask*


It’s Sunday, which, in my house, means that I look out a face mask or two to get my skin ready for the week ahead! There’s something soothing about slapping a mask, sitting back for a little bit, and just feeling like you’re treating yourself. So, when I got the chance to try Scottish skincare brand Ishga’s Exfoliating Face Mask, I had to give it a go!


Packaged in on of the brand’s signature screw top jars, the mask just looks like it will do you good! After washing my face with a foaming cleanser, and patting until my skin is just damp, I apply a generous layer of the mask, then leave to dry. I love to use the mask when I’m multi-masking too! When I use a seriously deep-cleansing one to my nose and chin, I apply Ishga’s all over the rest of my skin. It’s an incredible pure formula, made up of only Kelp Seaweed Powder, Hebridean Water and Rose & Geranium Oils so it’s super gentle on sensitive skin. It takes around ten minutes for the mask to dry, and I remove it with a warm hot flannel. After using it, my skin feels so soft and smooth, and it looks so much clearer too!

Ishga Exfoliating Face Mask is priced at £35 and is available here.

Zoeva Black Box*


If there’s something that I reach for daily, no matter what type of makeup look I’m aiming for, it’s eyeliner. I don’t think anything else makes you look (or feel for that matter) more awake than a slick of it, and I just love how customisable it is. For days in the office, or casual afternoons, I tend to rely on a swipe of pencil, but for evenings out, I’ve been loving playing around with something a little more dramatic or geometric.


The pencil I probably use most regularly out of the set’s four choices is the Graphic Eyes pencil in ‘Black To Earth’ pencil which is a super smooth, waterproof liner that works incredibly on the waterline. A single stroke gives slick definition which is perfect for a sleek and easy day look.


The formula is super creamy, with incredible colour payoff. A single stroke is super-black, and once is more than enough for day, and if I’m heading out after work, it’s so easy to add a little more to achieve a slightly more dramatic look.


If I’m looking to get a smokier, more rock’n’roll look, I’ve been turning to the Soft Kohl Eyeliner in ‘Noir.’ It’s the kohl of your dreams, as it’s so easy to smoke out, without turning too panda-esque. I love it applied across the top of my upper lash line, then messes up a little using a blending brush. It provides the perfect amount of drama which only needs a little mascara and gloss to complete the look!


Much like the other pencil in the set, Zoeva’s Khol is just the dream. The formula is soft enough to manipulate with fingers or a brush when applying, but once it dries, it will.not.move.


If I’m wanting to create a look that’s seriously dramatic, the set’s Calli Graphic Liquid Eyeliner in ‘Black.’ Packaged with a fine tip and liner which you dip it into, it’s the perfect product for adding a Cleopatra-esque flick to evening eye looks.


As someone who isn’t all too confident creating serious ‘looks’ (I watch those you-tube tutorials in awe) this couldn’t be easier to use! After applying a subtle taupe over my lid, then blending a deeper chocolate into my socket and into the lash line, I’ve been adding a lick of this from the inner corners, all the way to the flick. Super pigmented, and very black, it’s a no fail way to make me feel terribly glamorous, and it’s deep colour and matte finish could feel more chic!


Last but not least, is probably the liner which I find most fun to use in the set – the Graphic Eyes pen in ‘Black To Earth.’ After spending years pretty much exclusively using pencil liners, I’ve been adding a subtle cat eye to day looks when I want to mix it up a little.


The superfine tip means that adding a subtle line to my upper lash line couldn’t be easier. I trace the upper lash line ending in a super subtle kitten flick. I love how it’s an easy way to update my makeup, without having to put a whole lot more work in!

Zoeva Black Box Liners is priced at £19.99 and is available here.

Liz Earle Superskin Treatment Oil for Body*


Over the summer, it’s fair to say I fell in love with Liz Earle’s Superskin Treatment Oil. I’ve been using it pretty religiously for the past few months, and I’ve just loved how it’s regulated my dry skin, leaving it so soft and smooth. I’m not the only one either – my mother has stolen my original bottle, meaning I’m already half way through my second!


So when I heard that the brand was releasing a brand new Superskin Treatment Oil for body, you can’t even imagine how quickly I tracked a bottle of the stuff down! Packaged in a brushed glass bottle, it’s a gorgeous package which looks so lovely and luxurious to use.


I’ve been using the Superskin Treatment Oil for body most nights as the skin on areas like my legs and arms can get pretty dry, and since it’s going to get a whole lot colder, I want to get my skin under control as soon as possible! The formula feels rich and cooling to apply, and I tend to slap on a generous layer after showering.


Like it’s facial counterpart, the Superskin Treatment Oil for Body is filled with active plant botanicals including cranberry, borage & reship seed. Even though the oil is quite thick, it’s easily absorbed, and I can’t tell you how soft and smooth my skin feels after using it. The effects last for days, and I’m such a convert!

Liz Earle Superskin Treatment Body Oil launches next month and will be £35

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