Current Hair Care Routine

I’m really happy with my hair care routine at the moment, so I thought it would be a good time to share with you the products that I’m currently using. Just to cover the basics: I wash my hair every night and let it air dry. I do have to run the blow dryer over it quickly in the morning to completely dry it and also to tame my fringe (I have two cowlicks, lucky me). Depending on my mood I’ll either run my GHD straightener through my hair to help tame some of my frizz, or I’ll curl it using my Modiva curling wand. The products that I’m using most frequently at the moment are:

Alterna Shampoo / Conditioner – I’ve only just started using this shampoo and conditioner duo very recently, so I am yet to form a proper opinion on it. When I do I’ll be sure to check back in with a proper review.

Davroe Argan Oil – If my hair is feeling particularly ratty, I comb some of this through the ends of it after I hop out of the shower at night. I let my hair air dry, so that gives it some time for the oil to sink in to my ends and help treat any split ends or dryness.

Kerastase Nectar Thermique – This is an AMAZING hair product and if you haven’t tried it already I suggest you do so ASAP. I run a small amount of this through my hair in the mornings before I blow dry my fringe and heat style my hair.

evo Love Touch Shine Spray – I spray a little bit of this into my palm and rub my hands together before distributing this through my hair after I blow dry my fringe into place. Sometimes I wait until after I have curled my hair, applied hairspray and brushed through the curls before using this product, because I find it brings my hair together and helps to give it a sleeker look.

evo Mane Prescription Protein Treatment – I was determined to finish up some of the other hair treatments that I have in my cupboard but I just couldn’t resist opening up a new tube of this. I use it once or twice a week, depending on what I feel like my hair needs. It is amazing and I consider it one of my holy grail hair care products.

LUSH Big Shampoo – I picked this up a little while ago after hearing rave reviews of it on various blogs and youtube channels and I’m glad that I did. I use this once a week as a clarifying treatment, and it makes my hair feel super clean and soft and helps to remove all of the product buildup that my hair seems to acquire during the week.

O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray – As mentioned in my recent review, I have been loving this hairspray to help set my hair when I curl it. I love it enough to say without a doubt that it’s the best hairspray I’ve ever tried.

August Beauty Routine

I haven’t changed a lot in my routine moving from July to August. I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on the products that I really enjoy using and those that seem to work for me, so when I mix things up it’s usually because I’m trying to use something up or I simply feel like trying something different. On my face and bod in August:

Skin Care
Makeup Remover: Cetaphil Gentle Facial Cleanser
Face Wipes: The Face Shop Herb Day Cotton Wipes
Cleanser: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Exfoliant: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant / Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead + Bamboo Facial Exfoliant
Toner: Echolife Lavender Facial Mist
Moisturiser: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream / Philosophy The Miracle Worker
Night Treatment: Kosmea Rose Hip Oil / Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
Spot Treatment: Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
Eye Cream: Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream
Mask: LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic
Lip Balm: C.O. Bigelow Blueberry Rose Salve / Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment / Jack Black Black Tea & Blackberry Lip Balm / Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm

Body Care
Hand Cream: True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere Hand Cream / Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Hand Creme
Body Scrub: Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub
Shower Gel/Cream/Lotion: Burt’s Bees Shea & Milk Body Wash
Soap: Alchemic Muse Chiquita Soap
Hand Soap: Bath + Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Foaming Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap
Body Lotion: Haus of Gloi Vice Body Lotion / MOR Marshmallow Body Butter / LUSH Sympathy For The Skin Body Lotion
Perfume: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille / Firebird Bath & Body Brown Sugar Perfume Oil
Candle: Slatkin & Co Twisted Peppermint Candle

Hair Care
Shampoo: Seven Wonders Moroccan Oil / Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying
Conditioner: Seven Wonders Moroccan Oil / Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying
Treatment: Pantene 3 Minute Miracle
Shine Spray: evo Love Touch
Hair Spray: O&M Queenie Hair Spray
Leave In Conditioner/Treatment: Kerastase Oleo Relax
Styling Product: Kerastase Nectar Thermique

July Beauty Routine

It’s time once again to peek inside my bathroom cupboards and see what products I’ll be using throughout the month of July. Some of the products that I use each will stay the same for each month because there are some things I don’t vary too much (usually these are my holy grail items that I use day in day out). Other than that, I’ll be mixing things up seasonally and trying to work through a lot of the products that sit unloved in my cupboard.

Skin Care
Makeup Remover: Cetaphil Gentle Facial Cleanser
Face Wipes: The Face Shop Herb Day Cotton Wipes
Cleanser: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Exfoliant: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant / Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead + Bamboo Facial Exfoliant
Toner: Echolife Lavender Facial Mist
Moisturiser: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Night Treatment: Kosmea Rose Hip Oil / Clarins Huile Lotus Face Treatment Oil
Spot Treatment: Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
Eye Cream: Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream
Mask: Dermalogica Ultracalming Relief Masque
Lip Balm: C.O. Bigelow Blueberry Rose Salve / Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment / EOS Summer Fruits Lip Balm / Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm

Body Care
Hand Cream: True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere Hand Cream / Lanolips Golden Ointment
Body Scrub: The Body Shop Dry Body Brush
Shower Gel/Cream/Lotion: MOR Honey Nectar Shower Gel / Bath + Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla Shower Gel / Alchemic Muse Marzipan Cream Soap
Soap: Alchemic Muse Chiquita Soap / Firebird Bath & Body Apple Crumb Cake Soap
Hand Soap: Bath + Body Works Twisted Peppermint Foaming Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap
Body Lotion: Haus of Gloi Ghost Puffs Body Lotion / Bath + Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Lotion / MOR Milk Body Butter
Perfume: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille / Firebird Bath & Body Sugar Perfume Oil
Candle: Slatkin & Co Marshmallow Peppermint Candle

Hair Care
Shampoo: L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 / Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying
Conditioner: L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 / Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying
Treatment: O&M Seven Day Miracle Masque / EVO Mane Prescription
Shine Spray: Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray
Hair Spray: L’Oreal Elnet Supreme Hold Hair Spray
Leave In Conditioner: Wella Hydrate Finish / Davroe Argan Oil
Styling Product: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Mousse

June Beauty Routine

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I love peeking into other people’s beauty routine as much as the next gal, and beauty routine posts are one of my favourites. Feel free to take this idea and run with it, because I’d love to see what you’re all using at the moment. As for me, in June I will be using the following products –

Skin Care
Makeup Remover: Cetaphil Gentle Facial Cleanser
Cleanser: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Exfoliant: Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead + Bamboo Facial Exfoliant / Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Toner: Echolife Lavender Facial Mist
Moisturiser: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Creme
Night Treatment: Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil / Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil
Spot Treatment: Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
Eye Cream: Re’Vive Eye Renewal Gel Cream
Mask: Astara Blue Flame Mask / Dermalogica Ultracalming Relief Mask
Lip Balm: C.O Bigelow Blueberry Rose Salve / Lucas’ Papaw Ointment / EOS Summer Fruits Lip Balm

Body Care
Hand Cream: True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere Hand Cream / Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream
Body Scrub: Haus Of Gloi Troika Bubbling Scrub
Shower Gel/Cream/Lotion: Haus of Gloi Milkmaid Whipped Soap / MOR Honey Nectar Shower Gel
Soap: Lush Honey I Washed The Kids / Alchemic Muse Chiquita
Hand Soap: Bath + Body Works Twisted Peppermint Foaming Anti-Bac Hand Soap
Body Lotion: MOR Honey Nectar Body Lotion / Haus of Gloi Twice Is Nice Body Lotion
Perfume: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille / Firebird Bath & Beauty Brown Sugar Perfume Oil
Candle: Slatkin & Co Chocolate Mint Chocolate

Hair Care
Shampoo: Pantene Deep Fortifying / Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying
Conditioner: L’Oreal Sublime Mousse / Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying
Treatment: O&M Seven Day Miracle Masque
Shine Spray: Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray
Hair Spray: L’Oreal Elnet Supreme Hold Hair Spray
Leave In Conditioner: Toni&Guy Rapid Response / Pantene Night Miracle
Styling Product: Wella Flowing Form Smoothing Balm

Winter Beauty Routine

In a happier, simpler time when my fingers didn’t feel like they were going to snap off every time they hit the keys on the keyboard, I posted my Summer Beauty Routine. Now that it’s the dead of winter, and I am happily living in the safest time of year for a pale-face to exist, I figured I might as well post my updated routine. Also, I saw that Natalie over at The Mustard Jumper had posted her updated routine and I copied the idea. Okay? I’ll admit it. Now for the current routine:

Face
Cleanser: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Toner/Mist: The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner
Exfoliant: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Moisturizer: Dermalogica Sheer Tint Redness Relief
Facial mask: Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask
Makeup Remover: Face of Australia Gentle Makeup Remover
Night Treatment: Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil
Eye Cream: The Jojoba Company Guava & Cucumber Firming Eye Balm
Spot Treatment: Ole Henriksen Roll On Blemish Attack

Body
Shower Gel: The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream
Body Lotion/Cream: Flourish Almond Milk Body Lotion
Anticellulite/Firming Treatment: The Body Shop Cactus Brush (dry body brushing)
Body Exfoliant: Passport Tahiti Coconut Vanille Body Scrub
Hand Cream: Bloom Butterfingers Shea Butter Hand Cream
Lip Balm/Treatment: Aurora Spa Rituals Vanilla & Honey Lip Moisturiser
Perfume: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille
Nail Polish: OPI/Sephora Meet For Drinks

Hair
Shampoo: O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo
Conditioner: O&M Fine Intellect Conditioner
Clarifying Shampoo: Fekkai Apple Cider Clearing Rinse
Leave-In Treatment: Seven Wonders Moroccan Hair Oil
Mask: evo Mane Prescription
Heat Protection Spray: Toni & Guy Iron-It Heat Defence Spray
Volumising Product: Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Thickening Gel Cream
Shine Product: Fekkai Sheer Shine Mist

Makeup
Primer: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Foundation: Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory
Tinted Moisturiser/BB Cream: Biotherm White D-Tox BB Cream
Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste in Fair
Powder: The Body Shop Loose Powder in #01
Cream Blush: Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera / Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud
Powder Blush: Estee Lauder Blush in Peach Nuance / MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
Liquid Highlighter: Benefit High Beam
Powder Highlighter: Stila Powder Highlighter in Gold
Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir Infini
Eyeliner: Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Noir
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Powder Eyeshadow: Urban Decay in Virgin / Urban Decay in Sin
Lip Gloss: NYX Round Lipgloss in Strawberry
Lipstick: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage