It’s still only May but it might as well be the middle of July the way the weather is carrying on over here. Right now it’s 40 degree’s at one of clock in the afternoon. Imagine! Thank god for aircon is all I’ll say, otherwise I may have a heat-related nervous breakdown. Anyways, as I’ve been so rudely shoved into the middle of Summer, I felt the need to change up some of the products I’ve been using and I’ve also discovered some new fabby ones.
I mentioned in my April Favourites video that I’ve been loving CK One Summer lately, it smells nice and the bottle is so pretty and colourful. A few days ago however, I received a gift of Eternity Summer by Calvin Klein and immediately died of happiness looking at the packaging. All peachy and pretty and girly and once I’d doused myself in it, I decided that’s exactly how the scent made me feel too. It’s soooo summery I just can’t even explain it, it’s light and pretty and delicious and reminds me of my Mum for some reason. Needless to say, it’s now my new fave and I think everyone should have a whiff of it!
Next up I’ve been loving Une Cheery Lips Gloss. The name alone makes me smile to be honest, it’s very cute. I’ve sampled some of their lip products in the past and always found them quite pleasant to wear but this one really takes the makeup-related biscuit. It’s a new slightly more moisturizing formula and totally gorgeous to wear. Smooth, non-sticky and it has a decent level of staying power to boot. I’ve been using CO8, it looks quite dark in the tube but it’s actually about one shade darker then my natural lip colour, a sort of light peachy pink.
And now on to hair stuff. Dove sent me their latest range of hair products to try out; Nourishing Oil Care, which consists of shampoo, conditioner and a hair mask. I’ll cut to the chase immediately and say that I’m actually quite astounded by how good the shampoo is. The bottle says it promises to nourish dry, rough hair with it’s weightless nutri-oil formula without being greasy. I usually avoid anything with added oil ingredients in it like the plague as it weighs down my hair but this is a revelation. The lather it creates is amazing, it smells divine and really cleans the hair but you know sometimes when you’re towel drying you can actually feel the dryness in your hair after? That has completely disappeared for me after three weeks of using this and my hair feels super moisturized. I can’t actually get over it to be honest as it’s Dove, just your regular supermarket brand, something I’ve never taken that much notice of. The mask is even better! If I could faint for effect here to show you how bowled over I am by this I would. I’ve been applying it in place of conditioner once a week onto damp hair (it’s quite a thick cream so very satisfying to use) and leaving it on for about 20 minutes. As a result my hair is completely devoid of frizz, super soft and the issue I was having with extreme tangles seems to have disappeared too. Amazingly, my hair seems to have more volume after using this as opposed to being weighed down and limp as I had expected. Just to be sure, I packed it on into my roots a few days ago and left it on for an hour to see if it would weigh down and grease up my hair a bit but no, nothing. This might be true love folks!
Lastly, Ojon Restorative Serum. This is a miniature that came in a beauty box about two months ago and I immediately started using it as I’ve had great success with some of their products in the past. Happily, this one is no different and it’s perfect for applying to damp or dry hair to smooth out the ends and so on. I’ve been using it on the ends before blow-drying and then a little bit again after to smooth down any fly-aways. It’s very very good, not too heavy or sticky and still leaves the hair looking light and non-greasy. Result!
And there we are, a long rambly post about products I’ve been loving lately!