Is there anything worse than when your hair just feels blah?! Since mine tends towards dry and frizzes easily, it can easily get a little out of control. To keep everything as soft and as shiny as possible, I like to use a masque a couple of times per week. Designed to restore, smoothes and strengthen dry and damaged ends, Husk’s Repairing Deep Conditioner is fortified with argan oil to really deeply condition stressed-out ends, and it’s one of the most effective ways of hydrating my tired ends. Packaged in what looks like single-use sachets, I get about three applications per packet. The conditioner itself smells amazing – it’s light and fresh, and melts into wet ends. I like to leave it on for a good 10-15 minutes to get the full effects, and it absolutely transforms hair!
Hask Argan Oil from Morocco Repairing Deep Conditioner is priced at £2.49 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Sometimes you just need to go back to the classics, and case in point is Colgate’s Total Pump Toothpaste. It’s one of those products which is pretty much always in my stash. The original is always best, and Colgate’s Total Pump Toothpaste is one which I always pivot back to. Having a healthy smile is one of the best beauty moves you can make, and Colgate’s original is a do-it-all formula which lets you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile. I’ve been using mine both morning and night, and I have wondered why on earth I’ve been using any other brand!
Packaged in the absolutely iconic, not to mention super easy to use tube, you can just pump a pea-sized amount of the formula on to your toothbrush, and use both morning and night. With a minty-fresh taste, it’s such an iconic formula, which works to prevent cavities, plaque, tartar, and staining, whilst helping to strengthen enamel and sensitive teeth whilst battling against bad breath.
I’ve been using the Colgate Total Original for the past few weeks, and I’ve been really loving the results – I feel so fresh, even during busy days, and I’ve noticed that my teeth feel stronger and smoother than ever! In addition to the Colgate Total, I’ve been falling in love with the brand’s new bamboo toothbrush. Made with 100% natural, biodegradable bamboo the toothbrush is free from plastic packaging, and I’m kind of obsessed with the neutral colour of it. It’s much chicer than my usual pink or green option, and I love the fact that it’s a much more environmentally conscious product to use daily. The brush has tapered, slim-tip bristles which deliver a deep yet gentle clean, so there’s no compromise on efficacy of the brush – perfect if you’re looking for a bit of a dental up-grade!
Colgate Total Pump Toothpaste is priced at £3.49 and is available here
This product was gifted by Colgate, but all views are my own.
I feel like this summer, I’ve worn less makeup than ever before. I’ve never been a full-face kind of a girl – I always tend towards lighter formulas and more natural looks, but when you’re wearing a mask and sunglasses when you’re out the house, you don’t really need all that much else. As a result, I’ve been using it as an excuse to let my skin breathe, and it’s looking been looking and feeling so much better.
Since I don’t have a tonne of makeup to get rid of, I don’t need my regular foaming formulas, and I’ve been loving using a gentler formula each morning and night. D’Alchemy’s Micellar Cleansing Water is an absolute dream. A gentle formula designed for mature skin types, the micellar water is filled with great-for-skin ingredients including rose hydrosol and plant extracts which have been chosen to cleanse skin which tends towards irritation and redness (i.e. me). Like all the D’Alchemy products I’ve tried, the Micellar Water smells absolutely glorious, and my skin feels so lovely and clean after using it.
D;Alchemy Micellar Water is priced at £31.80 and is available here
I’m not sure about you, but the summer always feels like the perfect time to start new habits. I’m sure it comes from being outdoors far more often, and generally following healthier lifestyles, so it was perfect timing to try some of Link Nutrition’s lifestyle supplements. It’s a brand which offers numerous solutions to any problems you might want to solve – from a great night’s sleep, to enhancing energy, there’s a whole line-up to sample!
One of my most-loved supplements have got to be Ashwagandha – an Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory which has a host of health benefits. Cheifly used to manage stress, it can also work to level-out hormone levels, as well as provide a host of antioxidants too. Completely tasteless and odour-free, I’ve been taking two daily in the morning with a big glass of water. Ashwaganha is also known as a natural way of enhancing thyroid function – so if you suffer from an underachieve thyroid, this is a wonderfully natural way to help yourself feel as good as possible.
Link Nutrition’s Brain Food capsules couldn’t have come at a better time. Thankfully work is getting busier as businesses get back to normal, so I need to be on top of my game. Link Nutrition’s Brain Food is a food-based supplement which fights tiredness, fatigue even maintains your nervous system. Designed to reduce anxiety as well as support mental function – it’s a great choice if you’re looking to get on top of work before things get too hectic, or if you’ve got a big meeting or presentation where you want to impress!
I’ve heard a lot about re-entry anxiety, and whilst I’m dying for things to get back to as ‘normal’ as possible, I realise that there is a whole lot to worry about, so Link Nutrition’s Relax is perfect for calming you down without making you feel dozy. Designed to reduce fatigue and tiredness, whilst promoting normal psychological function, you’re left feeling like yourself, rather than a frazzled mess.
Link Nutrition supplements are available here.
I’m not sure about you, but I am counting down the seconds until my hair appointment. Like a whole lot of people, I was meant to go for a trim and colour back in April, so currently my hair hasn’t been touched since around February, and to say my appointment is overdue is an understatement. I’m trying to use the time in lockdown as a bit of a hair-reset period, and one of my most-loved products have been the It’s a 10 Miracle Moisture Shampoo & Miracle Daily Conditioner.
Even though it’s been a bit of a detox, I still wash my hair daily (I’ve just abandoned my straighteners) and I’ve been relying ton It’s a 10 to impart as much health back into my ends as possible. The shampoo is designed to hydrate and smooth ends – perfect, as my ends have a tendency to frizz up, and without the aid of my GHDs, I need all the help I can get. Crucially, the shampoo doesn’t have any added sulphates – so they’re perfect for when I’ve got my extensions back in, as it won’t affect the bonds which hold them in place. As you would expect from It’s a 10, the Miracle Moisture Shampoo smells absolutely incredible – really fresh and clean, and my ends smell so lovely even at the end of a busy day.
Once or twice a week, I’ve been using a deep conditioning mask, but every other day, I’ve been relying on It’s a 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner. Light enough to leave hair with a good amount of bounce, the Miracle Daily Conditioner detangles, softens and protects ends from UV Rays, whilst restoring strength and vitality. My ends always feel so much smoother after using it, and it hides split ends like a dream! Once life goes back to normal, and I need to reach for my straighteners, the Miracle Daily Conditioner even provides thermal protection, so my hair is protected from it’s normal battering.
It’s a 10 Miracle Moisture Shampoo and Daily Conditioner are available here (UK) and here (US)