Recommendations Jan/Feb 2013.

I always find myself wanting to know more and more about products before I actually buy them, because we’ve all been disappointed over a product more than once! You find yourself lusting after a lipstick that’s being raved about all over TV, magazines and the blogging world so you finally use what money you had in your account to go and buy it. You get home, put it on, and look ridiculous. Either it smells weird, tastes a little strange or doesn’t sit on the lips right at all, and there you go, one extremely let-down girl. Therefore, I always find it best to try and get as many opinions on something as you can before actually buying it. Even if it’s cheap, that lipstick could be the difference between “one more drink” on a night out and going home! So, after that long winded introduction, I’ve decided to write recommendation posts every now and again to give my opinion on what I think are worth spending money on.

1. The Soap and Glory Hair Turban.

The Soap and Glory Hair Turban is a product that does what it says on the tin, well in this case, packaging. It is a lightweight alternative to using a towel wrapped around your hair to dry it, which can sometimes be a bit of a pain. I got this product as a gift, but I did ask for it as I’d read a lot about it on the internet and decided I really did want it. It is fairly simple to use: Put the turban over your head with the button hole at the back. Then, twist the front of the turban a few times and pull back over your head, fastening the button into the hole. I love this product and use it every time I wash my hair. The best thing about it is that it soaks up moisture so well! If you leave it on for 15-20 minutes tops your hair comes out only slightly damp, which if your hair is anything like mine, means you don’t have to dry it for ages! The turban retails at £7.50* and you can buy it from here! 

2. L’Oréal Hair Expertise Everpure Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask

This trio is a dream for heat damaged hair! Primarily the use of these hair products is for coloured hair care, but I’ve found that after using these since Christmas my hair seems to feel a lot softer and look less damaged (after dying my hair for the past 4 or 5 years, my hair can sometimes look and feel a bit under nourished). You can buy hair care shampoos a lot cheaper than this L’Oréal  set, but I think it is definitely worth the price (the shampoo and conditioner cost £3.99 each, and the hair masks is £4.66*) There are also a couple of complimenting products that I haven’t yet tried but am going to soon in the future. Check them all out here!

3. Garnier Clean & Soft Complete Cleansing Milk

Next up is a product I have only recently started using and I can’t recommend it enough! Sometimes I feel like washing my face with soap and water can leave the skin on my face feeling dry and tight, which I hate and this product does the exact opposite. It couldn’t be simpler to use; you apply the lotion to a cotton pad and gently remove make up off your face and eyes (yes, it’s soft enough to use on the eyes too!) It has a lovely smell, and such a fresh feeling on your skin. When I bought this product, it was on offer so I went back and bought another two because I love it that much! There are variations of this product, but the one I use is specifically for dry skin and it sticks to its word, my skin hasn’t got any dryer and if anything has improved!  Have a look at the full range on this link, and at £1.50, you can’t go wrong! 

4. Lush Ocean Salt Face Wash

I love love love this product! I don’t often change the face wash that I use, if I find one that works well I tend to buy it repeatedly. However, I’d seen various recommendations of this face wash, and asked for it as a gift for Christmas and instantly fell in love with it! There is no better word to describe the texture of the face wash than salty. I love the fact you can feel how rough the face wash is so you instantly know that that it is going to cleanse deeply and take any blemishes away with it. After the use of the face wash, my skin was immediately smooth and I could see a noticeable difference in it. Not only does this product contain natural ingredients, it also smells delicious! Once again, Lush have created an amazing product well worth it’s £6.95* (100g tub)/£12.95* (250g tub) price tag! Find more information on the product or buy it online here!

5. Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm

I believe that lip balm is a staple piece in anybody’s make up bag. It’s quick to use, convenient and essential for many people in colder months. Unlike a lot of other lip balms, Carmex sits well on the lips and lasts a few hours, meaning your lips are being nourished for longer, not to mention the gorgeous smell! The best thing about this product is that it actually works! I have been known in the past to buy products purely on smell, look, reviews, anything, and some of the time they have been a waste of money. Carmex costs only £1.69* in either a tube or pot, and I am very pleased to say that it has worked wonders on my usually chapped lips.You can find Carmex at many places, but the most typical would be your high street drugstores and pharmacies. Boots is a particular favourite drugstore of mine, have a look at Carmex available from Boots here.

So there we have it, my first official post! I hope it wasn’t tooooo long winded for you, I do have a habit with rambling on, even when I’m typing! Leave me some comments below with any tips on how you think I could improve or any thing else you want me to write posts on 🙂 Thanks for reading guys!


* All prices correct at time of post.


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