I’ve been doing some measured shopping online. I say ‘measured’ because recently I was made to feel guilty by a number of parties on the amount of money I blow up every month. So this month, I’ve been a bit more disciplined. Also, I recently mourned throwing away a Body Shop eye cream because it had expired
and I had forgotten it existed and had used it only once so I want to make sure I actually use the things I buy.
Toni & Guy Nourish Reconstruction Hair Mask
My hair was relatively pristine until third year of college. I have naturally straight hair so I never really did anything with it. Until I: 1. Got bored. 2. Realized I loved curly hair and 3. Started colouring my hair! Cue the super-hot hair tools, chemical damage due to bleach and just general hair abuse, all of which has started to really take a toll on my hair and so I thought I’d try out a mask to repair some of the damage. I’ve never used a hair mask before, except during hair spas, and I don’t like them as a rule because they weigh my hair down. Heck even conditioner weighs my hair down. But I’m keen to try this mask out; it seems to have really positive reviews! *fingers crossed*
BBlunt High Definition Curl Defining Leave-In Cream
My hair doesn’t hold a curl well at all and that’s really infuriating considering I have pretty thick hair and it takes me ages to curl it properly, after which I can see the curls falling out within minutes and after a while all that’s left is frizz. Hopefully this product will help my curls stay put.
Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
This has been on my wishlist since ages. I’m so excited to try this out. It has turmeric (or haldi) which we use in a lot of our homemade face packs anyway but it in addition to that it also has cranberry seeds for exfoliation plus a clay base so that hopefully that’ll help with oil control. I’m so excited to try this out because it’s my first ever Kiehl’s purchase! Eeep! 😀
Vichy Idéal Capital Soleil SPF 50 Sunscreen Fluid
I’ve been using this sunscreen for a while now under my MAC Matchmaster foundation, and I really like it. I don’t think it’s particularly mattifying, but since it applies nicely and my makeup sits well on top of it, I’m happy. It doesn’t leave a white cast and doesn’t feel heavy on my skin, also I like that it has a nice fragrance as well though it’s slightly chemical-ly. Overall I enjoy using this which is more than I can say for any sunscreen I’ve used so far, so it’s a winner!
If you follow me on twitter you might have realized that I’m going through a bit of an existential crisis at the moment. Work is awful, my colleagues seem to operate on a different wavelength that I can’t quite seem to catch and my motivation to be proactive seems to have gone on vacation. Sigh.
Anyway, hope you’re all having a great week! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products! x