OGX lemon highlights conditioner – When buying a new shampoo and conditioner, I always like to use both of the same kind, as I feel then you can tell better whether the product is beneficial for you or not. I’m not a fan of coconut in any form, but the subtle coconut scent mixed with the key lime scent is just blissful, it smells like a beach holiday in a bottle.
Schwarzkopf got2b beach matt texturizing salt spray – This was the first hair styling product I ventured out and used as I always believed they didn’t do anything. I don’t know why because they most certainly do! This salt spray is amazing, I apply it to the roots of my hair to give it that oomph it would have if I had spent the day at the beach. The smell of this also reminds me of beachy hair and it replicates the look of hair that you would have if you had just walked off the beach.
John Freida sheer blonde go blonder controlled lightening spray – If you were to buy one product from this blogpost, I would 100% recommend this! Instead of splurging a lot of money on highlights, buy this spray (only £4 at boots at the moment), it honestly gives you so natural but prominent highlights. I use this when I go on holiday and apply it to my damp, clean hair before I blow-dry it. They say the more heat you add, the lighter it will go, but when I’ve used it in the past I just blow-dry it then let the sun be the source of heat.
Marilyn hair treatment – As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I need to put additional steps in place to look after my hair. A quick shampoo and conditioner followed by shoving it up in a bun just won’t suffice anymore. I’ve never ever used a hair mask before, but as my hair looks even more frayed and dry as time goes on, it was about time I bought one. As you probably know, I swear by lush products so I chose this blonde hair treatment from them.
All these products are suited to the hair colour I have, blonde, but even if you have a different colour hair you might be interested in the brand as the products I have tried are all amazing. These are my top 5 summer haircare essentials, what are yours?
Benefit porefessional – In a benefit gift set I got for Christmas, the porefessional was inside, but on first impressions I wasn’t very impressed. A couple of months ago I dug it out of my makeup collection to try and see if I could make it work for me. Now I absolutely love it, it minimises my pores on my nose and cheeks massively. I think the reason it works better for me now is because my skin has calmed down and it is less oily than it was.
All-in-one instablur universal – I didn’t realise until I sat down to write this post that I included two primers, three if you include the concealer primer! As the weather has got warmer, my makeup has had more of a tendency to melt off my face, therefore I have put measures in place to try and prevent this. The texture of this product is horrible! However the product is so good that I can look past the feel of it as I put it on my face.
Maybelline brow satin eyebrow pencil – This eyebrow pencil has changed my life! I am a victim of over plucking my eyebrows and this product just makes it easier to reverse this. Obviously I can’t reverse the over plucking but this product makes my brows look defined yet natural. Since using a proper brow product not just a brow gel, I feel like my whole makeup has looked better, eyebrows done correctly really do frame your face.
Benefit some kind of gorgeous – This “foundation faker” really intrigued me but after experimenting with it I discovered it was too dark for my skin colour and I didn’t like the consistency on my skin. A couple of youtubers have been raving about cream bronzers for the summer months so I decided to try and use this as one. It works amazing as a cream bronzer, it blends out so easily and leaves the skin with a natural summer glow.
Bourjois liner pinceau – Eyeliner was the bane of my life, I’d keep trying to make them even until they covered my whole eyelid. This eyeliner makes just lining my lash line to make my lashes look thicker so simple. Tanya Burr used this eyeliner in a video and it looked so easy that I decided to try to master liquid liner using this product. It is honestly super easy to use, like eyeliner for dummies (me)!
Barry M speedy quick dry in a heartbeat – I picked up a couple of Barry M quick dry nail polishes in a haul a while back and ever since I have been reaching for them every time I go to paint my nails. I’ve been particularly fond of this colour as it’s perfect for nails or toenails and it just goes perfectly with anything I wear.
Benefit stay don’t stray – As I said earlier, I’ve been loving primers in these hotter months (well they’re meant to be). This primer keeps my concealer on which no other product does which is defiantly an achievement!
Bold Metals 200 oval shadow – I originally used this brush as an eyeshadow blending brush, which worked, but I found it made a messy job as it blended the eyeshadow too much. Now I use this to blend in my concealer and it’s the best brush I have found for this job. It blends in so effortlessly and unlike every other brush I’ve tried, it doesn’t leave lines in your makeup.
Kate Moss Rimmel lipstick shade 3 – Especially in July, this was my go to lipstick as it went with every makeup look and could be applied so effortlessly. This lipstick is super moisturising, long lasting and such a perfect nude but not too nude that it looks like you have foundation on your lips.