I love things, there’s no lie in that, and over the last couple of months I have found a lot of things that I am loving at the moment. It’s been a crazy couple of months working out what was great and what was so-so. A lot of money was spent in the process and a lot of products I need to use to not be wasteful.
So in no particular order, the cream of the crop:
I went through a big-ish hair change at the end of July – at least for a normal person’s standards, I’ve done a lot more damage to my hair in one sitting. I cut a fringe, got some baby-lights and a golden honey balayage thanks to the lovely ladies at A Loft Story and it has changed my life for the better. Never underestimate the power and the confidence something simple like changing your hairstyle can do for you.
But blonde/treated hair is a PAIN to take care of, and while I haven’t found a toner or hair mask that I am loving yet, I have found some other hair products that makes my hair soft and clean enough for society’s standards.
For shampoo and conditioner, I am absolutely loving the L’Oreal Paris’ Botanicals Range. My Favourite is the Camelina Smooth Ritual. While a little more on the pricey for my usual tastes, it goes on sale enough at Priceline to justify it.
For styling, you cannot go past Bumble and bumble. The Prêt-à-Powder keeps my fringe bouncy and slick free and the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil keeps my ends very soft.
I love a good eyeshadow pallet. I love having all that buttery, creaminess right in front of me to play and muck around with (I could be talking about cake right now). The Urban Decay Born to Run Pallet (a wonderful bday gift from one of my dearest friends) has been the one eyeshadow pallet to get me out of my rut and back into doing eyeshadow and having fun with all my looks.
I was sceptical at first of the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. It looked to good to be true when I first tried it. It wasn’t until a switched back to another foundation that I realised how much I loved the NARS foundation. It doesn’t look like I’ve caked my skin in mud and it looks natural. Now I’m an oily gal, so at some point I need to powder down, but I accept this because my skin just looks so good.
This will be one of the very few times I mention anything about clothing. I have childhood memories of being dragged around shopping centres that have scarred me for life so it is not an event I like to revisit in my adult life. But my god, I am so glad I rocked up to Cotton On Body because this sports bra (pictured) and the matching pair of tights I bought have been one of the best things I have ever purchased. I need a high waisted pair of tights to keep everything in while I run around and workout and not slip below my belly. These tights are a godsend and they keep everything in where I need it to. And the bra? I actually don’t need to wear another sports bra underneath, which is an added bonus to sing home about.
What were your favourites of the month? Comment below and let me know, especially if you’ve got any great recommendations.
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