November Favourites

It’s favourites time! I feel like I’m forever using the same products over and over again, and yet I always manage to find something new to mention as a favourite when the time to write up this post rolls around. I guess I have more beauty products than I thought? No surprise there I guess. I’ve rediscovered some old favourites in this month’s stash. Here we go…

Chloe EDP – This is one of my favourite summertime scents. For some reason it reminds me of bubble bath, I do not know why. In any case, it’s fresh and ‘clean’ smelling, which is exactly what I tend to reach for when the weather is HOT and I feel disgusting. Although this is a long-lasting scent (on my skin anyway), having the rollerball of this is so handy because I can chuck it into my handbag for days where I know I’ll need to touch up.

Kerastase Bain Crystal Shampoo – I’d say Kerastase is my #1 haircare brand, so when I discovered this in my stash (after having completely forgotten that I’d bought it), I was most pleased. This is a really wonderful shampoo, and I’d highly recommend it to any of long-haired girls out there.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose – This has been floating around in my handbag all month, which means I’ve gotten more use out of it than any other lip product in my stash. That isn’t the only reason I’m mentioning it in my favourites though, this is one of my absolute favourites – an easy go-to lip that I can wear every day. Love it.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – I haven’t used Dermalogica products on my skin in quite a while, but I had the sudden urge to buy this before I embarked on my Project 50 Pan. Do I regret that decision? Obviously not. I’ve really missed this product, as it turns out, and I still love it just as much as I did a few years ago when I used it religiously on my face. Happy to have you back, Microfoliant.

Product Review: Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo

If I had to pick only one shampoo to use for the rest of my life, it would be this. This is the shampoo that I go back to time and time again, the one that I’ve repurchased at least five times since first discovering it, and the one that never lets my hair down. It cleans my hair thoroughly without leaving it feeling stripped or dry, and it has a lovely fresh scent that lingers on the hair for quite a while after rinsing. I wash my hair every day and this is gentle enough shampoo to use that often and it always leaves my hair feeling soft and silky. If you’re worried about the price point trust me, I feel you; but a little bit of this product goes a long way so I wouldn’t be too concerned about getting your money’s worth. I use the number 1 version of this shampoo (for normal to slightly sensitised hair), and it is also available in number 2 for dry and sensitised hair. The Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo retails for $39 and is available for purchase from StrawberryNet.

Product Review: Kerastase Nectar Thermique

If you’ve ever asked me to recommend a hair product for you to try, it’s more than likely I suggested Kerastase’s Nectar Thermique. This is hands down one of the best hair products I’ve ever tried. It’s designed to be a leave-in conditioning heat-protectant for your hair, and I use it every day before running the blow dryer over my hair (which is usually when it’s around 80% dry already). It really helps to keep frizziness at bay and my hair looks a million times softer and silkier when I use this product. I didn’t take this product away with me when I traveled late last year, and I noticed such a huge difference in the quality of my hair that I purchased a tube to use while I was away. The Kerastase Nectar Thermique is currently available for $43 at Strawberrynet. Buy it.

July Favourites

Kerastase Nectar Thermique – I’ve been mentioning this product a lot lately, and it’s because I’m absolutely obsessed with it. I use it every morning before I heat style my hair (I try to let my hair dry overnight, but I need to blow dry my fringe in the morning to help deal with my double cowlick situation) and it really seems to help protect my hair and combat flyaways.

Lanolips Golden Ointment – This has been a lifesaver for me during the cold weather in July. I suffered through my second headcold for the season which resulted in a dry skin issue around my nose that this product managed to clear up in two days. I’ve also been massaging a small amount of the ointment into my hands before bed at night as a heavy duty hand cream and it’s kept all dryness at bay.

Haus of Gloi Ghost Puffs Body Lotion – This lotion smells like lolly gobble bliss bombs (high five if you remember that deliciously teeth-rotting heaven in a bag). It’s a very strong scent so I’ve never worn it during the day, but boy oh boy is it a delight to smell in the evening. I have another full sized version of this in my cupboard, but if they re-release this scent at Halloween I highly recommend that any fans of sweet gourmand scents pick this up.

C.O. Bigelow Tinted Lip Balm in Lemon & Strawberry – For some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about this lip balm so I dug it out of my back-up product bin and opened it up. This was SO easy to wear, gave a hint of berry tint to the lips and smelled like lemon. I’m pretty sure I’ll get sick of the scent if I use it too much so I tucked it back into my makeup collection for a little while just to give it a break.

b Collection by Bloom 3-in-1 Liner in St Mark’s Square – I used this pretty much every day after it arrived in the June Lust Have It box, so I’m including it as a favourite for the month. I really like the wear and the colour, and the fact that it’s a roll-up style eye liner (something I’m leaning towards more and more lately) so I enjoyed using this.

Strawberrynet Haul

I hadn’t planned to buy any more products this season, but after I used up my last sample sachet of the Kerastase nectar thermique I felt the urge to buy myself a full bottle of the product because I loved it so much. So I did. I also ordered another packet of the Boscia blotting linens (I ran out of a packet this month), another Clinique chubby stick (this time in the shade Woppin’ Watermelon) and two of the Jack Black lip balms.