This last month has been a manic one and I feel like it’s flown by! I’ve titled this post my July Beauty Favourites because I think I’m going to try spreading my other ‘Favourites’ out (like clothes, movies, music) throughout the month rather than all in one post because, you know, I’m always discovering new things and want to share them with you as soon as I’ve figured out I like them!
Anyway, that’s enough rambling for me, let’s get down to my July Beauty Faves.
Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo and Conditioner: The Marvellous Transformer with Argan & Camellia Oils
The name is a bit of a mouthful but these two products have really helped in getting my hair back to a much better condition after it was lightened earlier this year. I’ve been trying for the last few months to not bleach or use as much as heat on my hair and so far so good. However, a little extra help never hurt anybody so during a recent Morisson’s shopping trip I noticed these two products on offer and grabbed them!
There are a few different varieties of shampoos and conditioners in this range but this pair is designed for dry and dull hair and contains two types of nourishing oils; argan and carmellia. Since using them I’ve found my hair is a lot silkier and softer after washing and I like to alternate these throughout the week with the Lee Stafford Bleach Blonde shampoo and conditioner that I mentioned in my Julianne Hough hair tutorial.
Garnier Ambre Solaire Self-Tanning Dry Body Mist
Here’s a funny story; last weekend I was feeling super pale, the weather was beautiful and I was going for lunch SO I grabbed a St Moriz instant tan out of my drawer and proceeded to slather it all over my body after a shower. Little did I know that particular bottle of tan was about 18 months out of date.
The tan turned an instant greyish-green colour and I freaked out and washed it off entirely. I then went back upstairs again to root through my drawer of self-tans (yes, that is a thing I’m afraid) and found this one which fortunately was in date and also worked a bloomin’ treat!
I love, love, love tanning mists. They’re the second easiest way of self-tanning after the super-easy in-shower tan, like the one I wrote about last month. I sprayed this instant Garnier mist all over and by the time I was ready to head out the door a couple of hours later, it had already developed into a beautiful, natural golden tan. Due to the nature of this product I found that it didn’t leave nasty streaks or uneven patches. I also have the face version of this tan so I might give that a go in August and update you!
I’m going to write a full blog post on this soon, I know I’ve missed my 30 days milestone now but I’ve been super busy so please forgive me, it is coming!) So far, I really, really like the Hair Burst vitamins! I’ve noticed changes in my hair length, hair condition and also, more excitingly for me, the condition of my skin since I started taking them, you can read my original post on these all-natural pills here.
During certain times of the month I suffer from breakouts, usually it’s inevitable and I just roll with it because it never lasts more than a week, but since taking Hair Burst it’s safe to say I haven’t suffered from any at all *touch wood, as I don’t want to jinx it!*
Ultimately, Hair Burst contains a lot of the same ingredients as your average hair, skin and nails vitamins and I’ve definitely noticed vast improvements in all of those areas so I’m really chuffed. I will of course be updating more thoroughly for the next couple of months and there will be a big post at the end of my three-month trial to let you know how I got on and whether I will be continuing to take the vitamins.