Hi all. 3 completely wicked products this month. None of them crazy money and all completely fab.
- The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. £11.20.
In my constant quest to look like I have had 8 hours sleep when in fact I have had 5, this stuff from The Ordinary is the business. 🤩🤩🤩🥳🥳🥳🤩🥳🤩🥳🤩🥳🤩 It’s cheap, it works and it lasts yonks. As with all peels, don’t go crazy…once, twice a week and don’t follow it with your glycolic toner, retinol serum etc. I read a review on Amazon of a lady who used it every night…I’m convinced she looks like Anjelica Huston in The Witches….sans mask! 🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️A couple of words of warning…………………
1. It tingles a little. Don’t be alarmed. Man up!
2. When the peel is on it looks like you have smeared your face in the blood of vestal virgins. Maybe don’t apply when there is any danger that the postman will knock at the door. This is without a doubt a nighttime ritual when the blinds are down and you are alone. ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ Anyway, it works. In fact I just did the school run without make up. Am still wearing massive 🕶 – it doesn’t eliminate eye bags but my skin is clearer, sun spots reduced and open pores….what pores???
- Hask Purifying Deep Conditioner with charcoal and citrus oil.
- Boots. £2.99.
I have to admit that I am pretty good about maintaining my hair cut and colour. This shouldn’t really be a boast as since my amazing hairdresser has moved to Leeds, she hops on the megabus every 6 weeks (🤪🤪🤪🤪🚍🚍🚍) and comes to London to do a handful of haircuts for clients. Brilliantly for me, this involves minimal effort. I can sit in my kitchen in my pjs, safe in the knowledge that my whole family are queuing up in a production line to get their hair done without leaving the comfort of our own home. Lazy, lazy, lazy. I actually live in fear for the day that will surely come when Elthia wakes up, wonders what the hell she is doing, decides not to board the megabus at 5 in the morning for a 6 hour journey and we never see her again. This day will happen and I will have stop being a lazy bitch and drag my family to a salon!
So, as I say, my colour and cut are always pretty up to date. The condition of my hair is unfortunately crap!!! I received this hair mask in a beauty box and it’s brill. Bloody everything has charcoal in nowadays doesn’t it? I was a little concerned before opening that it would stain my blonde hair but as you can see, it doesn’t really have a colour. It smells really citrusy which I love and is absolutely fine to use on coloured hair. I particularly like the fact that’s it’s purifying so it removes all the product build-up (a lot of dry shampoo and hairspray) and leaves my hair feeling baby soft and with a new lease of life! You can buy this little packet of Joy for just £2.99 from Boots. My hair is chin length and the packet has lasted 3 washes which is great. Defo worth a try.
- Kate McIver Secret Weapon Serum. £34.99.
Woohooo! Another beautiful product that works like a dream. Secret Weapon Serum by Kate McIver. 🌟❤️🌟❤️🌟❤️🌟❤️🌟❤️In 2016, Kate was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Treatment left her skin dull and dry. Using her knowledge from her job in skin aesthetics, she decided to make a product that would give women their confidence back. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌The Serum is oil based so it instantly feels hydrating and really pampering. It contains borage, rosehip and evening primrose which contain fatty acids to develop healthy skin. These 3 ingredients contain Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which encourages the production of collagen and elastin which fight wrinkles and encourage that ‘well -rested-glow’ something I am always on the hunt for. All natural, no harsh chemicals and suitable for vegans. It’s honestly totally gorgeous and if your tired, dull, dehydrated skin needs a treat you should try it. 💞💞
Anyway thanks for reading. See y’all next month .