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I’m in dire need of having my hair done – my roots are really horrific – which means ponytails are currently my hairstyle of choice. High and bouncy, low and sleek, and everything in between are keeping me sane until my appointment (I am literally counting the days). So that my hair isn’t the complete bain of my life, I like them tidy – which is where Semisumo comes in.

I haven’t used pomade before, but with a couple of wispy layers at the front, I felt I needed to keep them under control. Once my hair is up, I simply put a teeny tiny amount onto my fingertips, rub them together, and smooth them over my crown. Hello to a tidy and shiny do!

The pomade feels more like a balm than I was expecting, and there is no stickiness -at all. Instead all you get is your hair sitting perfectly in place, with the added bonus of shine and a killer scent. I can imagine that this would be an incredible product if you have short, styled hair, but I am loving it despite my hair reaching past my shoulders. I have been using this everyday, and I have barely made a dent in it!

Semisumo is priced at £21.50 US readers can find it here

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With the weather being really all-over-the-place I have to be careful with my skin – nothing too harsh or stripping – so cleansers can be tricky to choose. Elemental Herbology’s Delicate Cleanse is a great choice, if, like me, you have sensitive skin and like a foaming cleanser.

Elemental Herbology really have pushed the boat out with this product – Calendula, Marshmallow, Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil to name a few, are crammed into the generously sized bottle. The cleanser smells like fresh rhubarb and its a super refreshing way to start the day, and I use it along with my trusty clarisonic.

With all the key ingredients, my face is left soft and smooth, and redness is definitely curtailed – always a plus! When used along side their Calendula & Rose Damask moisturizer (review to come) my face stays calm and hydrated all day!

The brand has a wide range of products which cater for everything from dry skin to bath oils, and I can’t wait to try more!

The cleanser is priced £20.00

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Clarins’ Summer 2013 collection makes me weak at the knees. Look at these balms – have you ever seen anything like it? It just looks incredible and so much fun to wear! I must possess at least the pink and coral for my summer wardrobe!

 

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Estelle & Thild is brand which is relatively new – so when I was able to try out a couple of their products, I jumped at the chance! Named after the (very glamourous) founder’s children, the company company uses the best organic ingredients which provide noticeable results.

As a lip balm enthusiast, it didn’t take me long to smear on an application. The balm smells really wonderful – raspberry and fruity – but the smell isn’t overpowering. The balm doesn’t have a taste, but it feels really thick and luxurious when applied. It wore for around 2 hours, and left my lips feeling healthy and moisturized.

I really love the ethos of the brand, and can’t wait to try some other products (they make everything from hand cream to hair conditioner) and the packaging is really  adorable making this a firm favorite!

Natural Lip Balm is priced at £14.00 and is available from The Urban Retreat Boutique.

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I am loving an injection of sea-green into my makeup bag as we move into Spring.

  • Clarins Eye Makeup Remover
  • Bliss Body Butter
  • Rubis Tweezers
  • Clarisonic
  • Tom Ford Body Splash
  • Tiffany Makeup Bag
  • Freeze 24-7 Wrinkle Cream
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