When it comes to extraneous beauty purchases, facial mists probably top my list. I’ve got whole wardrobe of them which deal with a multitude of problem. Refreshing spritzes for the morning, priming sprays for makeup and even lavender to relax in the evenings. My excuse is that they hydrate without overwhelming skin, and I love how they can make you feel brand new after a hectic day.
One which I hadn’t tried out until now is Glossier’s Soothing Face Mist. One of the brand’s original line up of skincare products, it had always seemed a tad pricy next to their other offerings. That, and I had about another 100 mists to work my way though. So, a few weeks ago, when the newly re-packaged formulas were released right around the time I needed a new Boy Brow (review here) a bottle somehow found its way into my basket.
As expected, it’s an absolutely lovely product to use. Delicately scented with rose petals, the mist is superfine, so if you’re using this on top of makeup, it’s not going to leave you a smeary mess. Instead it just leaves you looking glowy and feeling refreshed. Rosewater, Aloe and Glycerin have all been included for their hydrating properties, and it feels like a real indulgence to use.
Glossier Rosewater Face Spray is priced at £13 and is available here.
When it comes to day-to-day beauty, I like to keep things simple. Minutes saved at the beauty table are minutes I can use either a. in bed, or b. grabbing a coffee, and those are some precious moments. If my day doesn’t have any meetings planned it in, my makeup is usually super subtle – I’m not one to rock a full face of makeup when I don’t need to, so products like St Tropez’ Tinted Moisturiser and Primer are an absolute godsend.
Applied to moisturised skin, the product applies like a tinted moisturiser, evening skin tone and giving it a subtle glow. It’s light enough to use underneath makeup, so if you’re more of a full-coverage girl, you can adda layer of foundation on top.
With continued use, the product builds up to give skin a beautiful, seriously natural-looking tan, which means I get to wear even less makeup! It’s perfect for lazy summer days, and a must-have if you’re off on holiday!
St. Tropez Everyday Tinted Moisturiser and Primer is priced at £18 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Last week, I finally bit the bullet and finally got my roots done. It had been quite a few months since I’d been in the salon, and in an attempt to let me hair recover from a few too many bleak sessions, I had been letting my hair grow in naturally for a bit. The result? My hair definitely feels stronger, but it was also a whole lot darker than I had anticipated too! Thankfully, an afternoon spent down in Cheshire means I’m back to blonde, and I’ve been looking for products which will keep my strands from turning brassy, which is exactly where Charles Worthington comes in.
The brand has just released a whole line of colour-correcting products which work on combatting brassy tones. No matter if you’re blonde, brunette or even white-haired, there is a formula for you! I picked the Ultra Violet, which has been designed to keep blonde and platinum hair icy cool.
I’ve been a big fan of purple shampoos for the past few years, and Charles Worthington’s ColourPlex offering is a salon-strength offering. Used once a week, just shampoo hair as normal, and then leave for around five minuted before shampooing out. After shampooing, I slap a healthy dose of conditioner on (this one) and carry on styling hair as normal. The difference the shampoo has on hair colour is remarkable – it makes highlights look salon-fresh, and completely kills any yellow tones. If you’re looking for a hair-refresh, this is the product for you!
Charles Worthington ColourPlease Ultra Violet Shampoo is pried at £7.99 and is available here
When a product touts itself as a miracle, I’m usually pretty dubious. It sounds like a claim made on one of those late night shopping programmes – and really, when did they ever sell anything really worth having? But this is the exception to the rule, it is, in fact, a miracle product – especially if you’ve got blonde or damaged hair. It was first recommended to me by uber-colorist Kyle White in New York. He is, undoubtedly the king of blondes, and I’ve never been happier with my hair than when he’s done it. No joke – every.single.time I’ve been in New York, I’ve made my pilgrimage to the Oscar Blandi salon – it’s a must visit!
Even if I can’t always be a Kyle-blonde, I do try and follow his advice at all times – which is where It’s a 10 comes in. Not always the easiest product to find in the UK, I tend to pick mine up on Amazon, and after washing my hair (currently I’m using Kerastase Bain Satin 2 and this Fekkai conditioner) I spritz my hair from root to tip with the stuff, then comb through. It’s a 10 has a light, almost conditioner-like consistency, and my hair completely soaks the stuff up. I then apply a little styling creme to the ends, and blow dry as normal. The result is hair which looks and feels so much healthier. It’s softer and shinier, and it’s also a whole lot smoother to boot. Through regular use, it keeps hair healthier and feeling stronger, and there is even sunscreen in the formula, so it’s perfect for summer use! The other benefit? It’s also super affordable!
It’s a 10 is priced at £16 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Now that we’re firmly in August, it feels like the season of the tan. Whether you’ve been sunning yourself on a faraway beach, or you’ve been doing it yourself in the bathroom, all tans look better with a bit of a glow. Model’s Own obviously agree, and right in time for the balmy nights of summer, they’ve released the new That Glow Tho – a molten golden oil, a multipurpose oil which hydrates skin as well as leaving it glistening.
Packaged in a chic glass bottle with dropper, you can apply That Glow Tho wherever you’re looking for a little bit of shine. It looks beautiful buffed into collarbones and shoulders, and no shins should see sunlight this season without some of this buffed into them. The oil itself is incredibly lightweight yet hydrating, thanks to the Jojoba Oil in the formula, and a couple of drops skink weightlessly into skin, leaving it looking glossy without any stickiness or greasiness.
Once buffed in, The Glow Tho leaves skin glowing thanks to microfine golden shimmer particles, which act as a subtle highlighter, and absolutely lights up tanned skin tones. It feels like the ultimate finishing touch in summer beauty, and once you try it, I guarantee you’ll be hooked!
Model’s Own That Glow Tho is priced at £8.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)