Still in the spirit of recovering from the Christmas spending and also saving for upcoming holidays, I’ve been keeping spending to an absolute minimum and only replenishing essentials. Therefore, you will probably notice one or two products in this month’s favourites that you would’ve seen me use or mention on Instagram or on another platform before.
Sof’n Pretty GroHealthy Shea Butter Damage Repair Treatment
Keeping my natural hair hydrated and soft has been white the task this month, with everything the weather has been throwing at us, specifically the wind and snow. I’ve had to switch back to products that I know work well for my hair, particularly the Shea Butter Damage Repair Treatment. It has a thick consistency which is ideal for my LOC method and also a great styling cream for twist outs, bantu knots and braid outs
Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner
A conditioner with good slip, is the key to quick and easy detangling Aussie Moist Conditioner does exactly that. Although it’s on the pricier side, you will always find it on special offer and stock up so you save a little and never run out.
YesTo Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes
Did you know that wipes end up on a landfill or in the ocean and are part of the plastic waste problem? I didn’t. Now that I know, I switched to the YesTo Wipes which are biodegradable and, are no more expensive that regular wipes at £3.99 per pack. The are available in both Boots and Superdrug and if you can, I would encourage you switch too.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Oil cleansing has been part of my skincare routine, on and off for a while now. In the colder months, when I need a cleanser that does a good job of removing makeup without stripping my skin dry, the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil fits the bill. I have a more in depth review of it here
The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer
This is the primer that other primers should aspire to be when they grow up; Smoothing, mattifying and oddly hydrating at the same time. I didn’t expect this primer to work so well for oily skin, but it was a pleasant and welcomed surprise. It covers large pores the same way the Benefit Porefessional and Maybelline Baby Skin do, and because it has a fluid consistency, it applies much more smooth and even. The finish is a matte, velvety texture which forms a perfect base for foundation.
Barry M Lip Oil
I’ve never paid attention to lip oils because my mind has always been stuck on Carmex and lip balms since the beginning of chapped lips. However, there’s a noticeable difference in the Barry M Lip Oil, which is intensely hydrating lip treatment. It’s a great ‘primer’ for liquid lipsticks and keeps your lips smooth after using a lip scrub. The only downside is the price. At £4.99 for 2.5ml, it’s not much of a difference from higher end lip oils like the Clarins which costs £19 for 7.5ml.
I’m glad winter is almost over. I’m ready for bright lip colours, big Afro hair and seeing my skin glow in the sunshine. Hopefully, by the next ‘monthly favourites’ post, we will be seeing the early signs of spring.