August beauty

Hi all. Pamper wise this month has been a bit lacklustre. No lying in the bath with a face mask and a chilled glass of white. More like trowelling on concealer to hide my eye bags and more often than not realising I have forgotten to put deodorant on. I also stink of breastmilk which in all honesty is a smell that makes me heave. Anyway, the only way is up from here!!!

  • Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Kiehls. ยฃ38.00.

Oh sleep how I miss you!!! Last night Ozzie and I had high expectations for a stay at home date night. He was going to cook and we were going to watch a film. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช By 5 pm he had been puked on by Maisie and I had been pooed on. We were in pjs before the kids. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ชAt 4:30 we sat down for a romantic meal with the children… nuggets and beans. #winningatlife. I did manage a bath thank god and a tankard of wine. ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐ŸทSo my prerequisite for a pampering product is that it has to smell lush. If itโ€™s an oil itโ€™s a bonus. This midnight recovery ticks both boxes. Smells of lavender which instantly calms me down. If you are an oil virgin give it a whirl…itโ€™s quite light so you donโ€™t go to sleep feeling like a chip and you wake up to glowy, clear skin. Lush.

  • Fushi Really Good Hair Oil. ยฃ18.00.

I rant about my hair a lot on this blog. First world problems and all but it is a tough gig having dyed blonde hair. The reason it’s tough is mainly down to my laziness. The whole point of these beauty blogs is to highlight products that work for people who haven’t got time or money to waste on products that, well, don’t. Although being blonde isn’t a product, obvs, for me it just doesn’t work. This month I had a massive hair disaster. I decided that now was the time to go darker. Not mega dark but dark enough that when the roots come through children at the park don’t ask me why I dye the top of my hair darker than the middle and bottom.

Although pregnancy has left me with 3 incredible daughters, it has also left me with hair that knows it’s own mind and will not be told how to behave (slightly like my daughters actually). A few months ago the wonderful Elthia (my hairdresser) noticed a black streak in my hair – just like I had slipped with the mascara wand. I hadn’t….it must have been those crazy pregnancy hormones. So, 3 weeks ago Elthia turned up ready to get my hair back to basics. We agreed on lightish brown with some honey streaks. All was going well until after the toner was applied. On removal of the towel my hair was grey!!! Proper granny grey. ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป! Elthia and I both started to perspire. We decided to warm it up a bit and take out the ashy colour. The result….ginger. Proper Geri Halliwell ginger. We decided not to put my hair through anymore that day so I have invested in some of those massive hair bands to cover a lot of the damage. I have to say it has faded and I am now quite used to it. I couldn’t really tell you what colour it is now…a pinkish, reddish, blonde but I don’t have roots which is a bonus!

As a result of the hair carnage I have been deep conditioning like a loon. A loon I tell you! So I received this Really Good Hair Oil to review. Firstly I would like to say as soon as a company choose to name their product ‘Really Good’ I think you are onto a bit of a losing streak. For me, I would name this product Pretty Mediocre Hair Oil. I mean it was ok, but just ok. To be honest I couldn’t be arsed with the faff of putting it on and then getting a steaming towel to put on my head for 30 mins. I don’t have 30 mins to sit with towels on my head.

Nope, for me nowt has compared to this brilliant product which L’Oreal need to rename as Proper Mega Deep Conditioning Masque.

If you haven’t tried it….DO! NOW!

  • Olay Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. ยฃ18.00
  • I have to say that out of all beauty products, I struggle to get excited by eye cream. Wrongly, the lazy tart in me relies on my facial moisturiser to keep my eye bags hydrated. I also believe that dark circles are often genetic or caused by being utterly knackered so unless I change my genes or get rid of my 3 kids I have to embrace my exhausted eyes.
  • This eye gel has made me a convert. It contains hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate, cucumber extract to soothe, and witch hazel to combat puffiness. It is gorgeous straight out of the fridge for an instant cooling effect and it is absorbed really quickly. You only need a little bit so the pot lasts ages. Brilliant.
  • Thanks for reading.

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