My new beauty favourites….

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




Give your Blonde some TLC with Lee…

Come January everything needs some TLC, my body needs a break from the fizz and sugar, my skin needs to cleanse from the toxins and my blonde hair is in need of a major colour pick me up!

After speaking to a fellow blonde who’s locks are maintaining their dazzling colour (amazingly… I should say) between salon visits I was persuaded to pick up Lee Staffords BLEAch BLondes . This range promises to refresh and restore hair to salon worthy colour whilst getting rid of that horrid brass tone that all blondes dred!

The purple toned shampoo and conditioner includes a mix of ingredients to encourage natural shine and glow something us blondes are majorly jealous of with you brunettes!!

I have been using this combo for about 6 weeks now and I can truly see the difference in my hair colour, its refreshed and the warm tones my hair naturally picks out is reduced plusss the product smells gorgeous just like that smell the salon leaves you with hmmmm….

I would recommend you leave the shampoo and conditioner in for as long as you can to just give maxium results.

Massive thumbs up to Lee Stafford, it actually does what it says and is well worth the price tag which is not often something I say trawling through the aisle of over priced shampoo.

Love Harriet x