31 August 2012

August Favourites

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel - £28.60 
After having a surprise breakout of adult acne months ago I have been very interested in skincare. After clearing my skin (acne clearing post here) I decided to shake up my routine and have been ever since. Elemis Enzyme Peel is an exfoliating facial mask that purifies the skin. I have been using this a few times a week and have noticed an impressive difference in the hyper pigmentation I have been trying to fade for years. I have used this among other peels and this seems to be the most gentle, I didn't experience any stinging or burning and the smell is gorgeous.

John Frida Sheer Blonde -  I bought this when I had blonde hair then completely forgot about it. I've been having a major clean out and giving my room a bit of TLC this last month (this includes painting my ceiling while singing top note to Beyonce) and came across a few things I forgot I had. I'm impressed how nice it leaves your hair. As it's designed for blondes, who if are not naturally blonde put their hair through a lot, it's very thick and moisturising  That said, it's light enough to use every time you wash your hair. As my hair is mostly my natural colour now it has made my hair shiny and soft and seems to work wonders with a hair oil.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml £9.90 - I love this spray, as it has a heavy price tag, I wish I didn't. Although I haven't noticed a huge difference in my skin, I have noticed it wakes up tired looking skin and have thoroughly enjoyed using it this month. I like to spray this on my face after cleansing and let it sink in. I don't know what it is about this product, but I really like it. Like, really like it. The smell is very strong, I've seen a lot of people say they're not that fussed but I think it's refreshing. To me, it smells of strong peppermint mixed with something I can't quite put my finger on. Yes, I'm that amazing at describing scents.

Aphogee Keratain Treatment- Another product I swore I was going to use religiously then forgot about. Aphogee Keratin is another lightweight treatment that for the last month I have been using once a week. It provides moisture and strengthens your hair without leaving it weighed down. I really like the effect this has on my hair and should really stop being so lazy and stick to my weekly hair masks.

4kg Kettle bell An odd favorite but I've noticed a difference in a short time I've been using this. Using this with normal kettle bell exercises and as a weight when doing toning exercises I feel and look a little more toned in the areas I've been working on.