Beauty Hit List: July & August 2016

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Can you believe it’s been another two whole months since my last Beauty Hit List? I can hardly keep up! It’s about that time again and today I’m excited to share the products that have been rocking my world, my makeup bag and my bathroom shelf lately.

Let’s get started…

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Paul Mitchell Yacht Club

Ahoy there, matey! Inspired by holidays in the Hamptons (let’s face it, in Scotland it’s more likely to be a daytrip to Troon but STILL!), Paul Mitchell have released a nautical but oh-so-nice collection of products to keep your locks in check all summer long. I’ve been trying out the Style Lifesaver duo, which are designed to help restore hair after some fun in the sun and splashing in the pool.

Clarifying Shampoo Three gives hair a good, deep clean and removes impurities, chlorine and other product buildup. I’ve never been a great swimmer (translation: I fall to the bottom of the pool faster than a pebble), BUT I love how clean my hair feels after using this. It’s ideal when combined with the Super-Charged Moisturizer, for a really luxurious treat! This intense treatment perks up sad, parched tresses and can be used weekly to restore moisture. Don’t blame me if you start strutting around flicking your hair after this one (I know I did!).

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Neal’s Yard Remedies x Deliciously Ella Rose, Lime & Cucumber Facial Wash

Quite a mouthful, eh? From here on in, I’m calling it ‘the facewash’. So let me tell you about it! This facewash is a variation on my usual Rose Facial Wash from Neal’s Yard Remedies, which I’ve been using pretty religiously since last December. As you can see, this one is a collaboration with food and healthy living blogger Deliciously Ella, and even the ingredients listed in the name sound, well, delicious.

I picked this one up from the Neal’s Yard Remedies store at Royal Exchange Square a few weeks ago and I have to say that I’m enjoying this fresh, seasonal version. The addition of lime and cucumber into the usual formula does a good job of waking up my tired face and it smells extra zingy!

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Brow Pomade, Brow Amplifier and Brow Duo Brush & Wand by Eyelure

I know what you’re thinking: another Beauty Hit List, another brow product, right? Well, it’s easy to see from a quick trip to any beauty department that well-defined brows are big business at the moment. I for one love discovering new eyebrow products to see who is doing it well – indulge me a little longer, won’t you?

Eyelure are one of the latest brands to release a range of brow products and I’ve been trying a few of them out.

For easy, on-the-go touch-ups, I’d recommend their Brow Amplifier, which brushes on like a fun-sized mascara with a long-lasting finish.

Eyelure’s Brow Pomade is made for a much more precise approach and can be used as lightly (or liberally!) as you please with the Brow Duo Brush & Wand to apply it. The wand side of the duo is also great for fluffing up or smoothing down the hairs; depending on the finish you prefer. The formula of the pomade is also smudge-resistant, making it ideal for all-day wear.

With my hair, face and brows feeling all kinds of fresh, it’s been an awesome two months for my Beauty Hit List. But as always, I’d love to know some of your current must-haves. so be sure to let me know if there’s something I should check out! And tell me honestly, is it bad that I still can’t swim?

With love, hair swishes and brow wiggles,

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