March Beauty Buys
If anyone was looking for me this month there were only two places to find me; the pharmacy and the drugstore. I go from one extreme to another when it comes to my spending and although I often love to save my pennies for that special, more expensive item, this month I felt like lots of little goodies and so hours were spent in drugstores and pharmacies testing everything from eye shadows to, of course, lipsticks!
I thought I would show you what newbies I’m trying this month and it’s been a mixture of keepers and disappointments.
The first thing is hair care. This is one area I never really invest my money. Cheap shampoo and a hair style that requires no product is how I like things. However, a change of hair style means that my regular pick-me-up-haircut is no more. I had no choice but to look at a better way to manage my hair during this gruelling phase. After a bit of research and advice from my hairdresser, off I went and bought new shampoo and my latest obsession, dry shampoo. I usually wash my hair everyday but not any more; I am officially converted to second day hair.
The first product I bought was TRESemmé Cleansing Dry Shampoo. I don’t necessarily want volume which a lot of dry shampoos offer, just clean hair, so I had high hopes for this product and it didn’t disappoint. It does exactly what it says on the tin. I have dark brown hair so thankfully, it leaves no white residue and has a slight fragrance, but nothing that lingers. I am really impressed with this product and will be upgrading to a larger size on my next purchase.
Sticking with dry shampoo and one you have probably heard of is COLAB’s Dry Shampoo thanks to Ruth Crilly (aka A model recommends). I am a huge fan of Ruth’s and couldn’t wait to try this product. I got my hands on the New York fragrance and bought the smaller size which is perfect for your bag if you need to take it out with you. This is another great product and comes a very close second behind the TRESemmé dry shampoo. I feel I actually get a better clean with the TRESemmé product and although the New York fragrance is nice, it’s a bit too much for me. It has to be said though, I am being super picky here and would have both going at the same time.
One of my favourites out of the bunch is TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil. There is such a great story behind TanOrganic and it’s well worth your time reading about Noelle O’ Conner. I am by no means into fake tans but I have tried my hand at gradual tans over the years and discarded all of them. Silly when you think about it as I’m from Australia with Italian blood, so yes I have an olive complexion but it’s important to be sun-smart (I use an SPF everyday) and honestly, I like how I feel when I am tanned all over. I can’t speak highly enough of this product. Besides the obvious positive of the natural ingredients, it ticks all the boxes. No smell, easy to use, no transfer of colour and it’s moisturising. The best way I can sum this up is that when I use it (and I would only need to use it once or twice a week), it feels like my own skin, just better. TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil is everything I have wanted in a tanning product and will be a permanent fixture in my bathroom. For all my Aussie pals, you don’t miss out and can find all the details for TanOrganic in Oz here.
I’ve more to show you but this has turned into a mammoth post so stay tuned for Part II. At the rate I’m going, there could even be a part III!