I haven’t gone a massive beauty splurge for ages and to be honest I am still working through and trialing a lot of the goodies from my M&S Christmas beauty calendar but I have collected a few things that have secured a place on my bathroom shelf that I thought I would share with you.
First up is this bottle of nourishing goodness in the form of essential Rosehip oil. This isn’t a new purchase, in fact I’ve been using this for about 8 months after reading about the benefits which include soothing, hydrating and rich in essential fatty acids all whilst being loaded with vitamins, this natural oil promotes radiance. Promising all the above it didn’t falter on its delivery, I use this every other night or more if my skin particularly needs some TLC and although it is oily (as its an oil) it absorbs and doesn’t leave my skin greasy in the morning. Sukin and Trilogy are among the brands currently promoting Rosehip but I just headed down to my local Holland and Barrett to pick up a bottle at a snip of the price!
I don’t know if its pregnant hormonal hair or the time of year but just before Christmas my hair felt lank and flat and although I mix up my shampoo at each wash I wondered if I had slight build up that needed some attention. I picked up L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner, the product info explains that the formula should purify the scalp whilst hydrating the ends and revitalise the hair with softness and shine. I have that super clean hair feel once I have used this and it doesn’t feel so flat anymore, this could be the shampoo and it could be another change in prego hormones but all I know is I’m much happier with how it is and how long I can stretch before another wash…lazy I know but girls with thick hair will totally get it!
My mum kindly bought me a pot of this 100% organic and totally natural Neal’s Yard Mothers Balm with my first pregnancy and it felt like such a treat to my expanding skin plus it was nice to take some time before bed to apply and massage into my bump. As you can imagine it was a lovely surprise when she handed me another beautifully gift wrapped pot a couple weeks ago! Pregnant skin is prone to drying really quickly and of course most women suffer from stretch marks so this is a great hydrator and encourager of preventing the appearance of those marks. Ingredients such as beeswax and skin nourishing oils its clinically proven to increase the skins firmness and elasticity which I 100% felt the results of after baby number 1 so fingers crossed its just as effective second time round! A perfect present for any mum to be!
Let me know if you have any new beauty finds,
Love Harriet x