Tuesday, 9 May 2017

April Hair & Beauty Favourites

 Hi loves,
Can you believe that it's almost winter? Time is flying ...faster than I would like.
I thought I'd share some of my favourites among the products I've been using recently.

1. Fountain - The Hair Molecule
I believe in taking multivitamins to supplement a healthy diet; they can't replace eating well but they do fill in some gaps. I've been taking Vital Hair, Skin & Nails for more than 5 years and they work really, but I was curious about liquid supplemments that have been launched in the last couple of years. I decided to try this food supplement from Deciem. I've been taking it for more than a month now (two teaspoons a day), I haven't done a length check but I've noticed that the amount of hair shed on wash day is much less. I'll be taking these for two more months before I do a full review.
Price: $ 39 (from Deciem) and ZAR 712 (from Bay One for Africa)
Image from www.deciem.com

2. The Ordinary - 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc
My second favourite is another one from Deciem, but the from the The Ordinary; which is one of their skincare ranges.  The premise behind this rnage is to provide effective skincare, at a reseaonable price. I decided to try the niacinamide (vitamin B3) solution (purchased from SAMIKA) as I've been struggling with hormonal breakout and subsequent blemishes. I've been using it every morning for the last month after cleansing and toning. The dark marks along my jawline have deifintely faded and my pores aren't as noticable anymore. It alos works really well under my makeup, so it's definitely a keeper. I'm looking forward to trying some of the other products from this range: I've got my eye on the Glycolic acid toner and the "buffet". 
Price: $ 5.90 (Deciem), ZAR 230 (SAMIKA) and ZAR 149.98 (Bay One for Africa)

Image from www.Deciem.com
3. My Natural Hair - Strengthening Oil
My Natural Hair is a locally produced haircare range that launched in 2016 (I've done a full review on all their products and you cna find it here). My hair is currently in a protective style; I've been wearing gypsy/bohemian faux locs for the last four weeks. I used this oil to seal moisture into my hair strands when I installed the locs. I've also been using as a scalp oil. I love using this oil because its light and non-greasy, easily absorbed.
Price: ZAR 79.99
Image from www.mynatural.co.za

4. Hada Labo - Mild Peeling Lotion
My friends travelled to Asia in April and I took this opportunity to request some asian skincare goodies. I've been wanting to try out peeling lotions but I didn't want to jump directly to strong acids, so I decided to start with this toner with gluconic acid. It's got a light acid scent not unlike highly diluted apple cider vinegar. I've been using it in the morinings after cleansing; It's refreshing and not drying at all. It's a keeper and I'll ahve to find a way of stocking up seeing as it's not readily availble in South Africa.
Price: MYR 54.80 (Watsons Malaysia)
Image from www.hadalabo.com.sg

5.  LancĂ´me - Teint Idole Ultra 24Hr in 14 Brownie
Change is season, comes with a change in skin tone; I get a shade lighter in the winter and my yellow undertones are more pronounced (my bb creams run a little too red) and this foundation is the only one I can wear all year round without getting "mask face" it's super light, so it doesn't feel like I'm wearing foundation. It's also long lasting, I wear it all day without re-touching. This is my absolute favourite foundation!
Price: $47 (USA Lancome website), ZAR 499.00 (www.woolworths.co.za)

Image from www.lancome.co.uk
6. Sephora - Cream Lip Stain in Always Red
whenever I wear this liquid lippy, I get nostalgic; this is the first ever liquid lipstick I ever purchased. I got it at a Sephora across the square from the Spanish steps in Rome. So when I wear it, I think of one my favourite cities. It's the perfect shade of red and it looks good on everyone. 
Image from www.sephora.com

Always Red

And those were my favourites last month.What products did you enjoy using last month?

See you in my next post, 


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