I use an array of cosmetics for the face, body and hair but the products below are some of my personal favourites. These products have never failed to work in my case. You do from time to time fall out of love with some products but I believe that my selection are built to stand the test of time. Enjoy!
1. Herbal Essence Beautiful Ends – Leave in conditioner
This is a miracle in a bottle. If you have split ends or dry hair, this product cures this instantly and protects your hair throughout the day! I am highly skeptical when it comes to cosmetics that claim to have an instant effect but this truly works. What I really like about the product is that when you apply it to the ends of your hair, you can see the straightening effect that it has on the hair straight away and the smell is also gorgeous! It has a beautiful red raspberry scent. I have been using this product for close to two years now. Herbal Essence also has the intensive mask version of this which is miles better than any hair conditioner that I have ever used.
2. Let’s Jam – Extra Hold Gel
As a black girl with ‘edges’, it is important that I have something that tames this without weighing the hair down. It is not your typical gel. It does not leave crusts and does not make it have a crispy texture. Instead, it smooths down the hair without leaving any of those typical features that you get with hair gel.
3. Ultrabland – Facial Cleanser (Lush cosmetics)
When I went to Lush one afternoon, I decided to treat myself with some items that can assist with my majorly problem skin. The Lush assistant suggested that I give Ultrabland a try. She explained that it would feel very heavy on the skin but as long as I used a hot cloth to cleanse my face, it would clean right off any residue and make up. I took a sample size and tried it out. I was not a lover of the product straight away. This was mainly due to the fact that I was not used to applying the equivalent of oil to cleanse my face. But the very next morning, my face looked so clear and radiant. I was addicted from then on and bought the full sized tub. It is not to everyone’s taste but this is my HG product for cleansing the face. Especially as it does not contain any harsh ingredients for my sensitive skin.
4. Vanishing Cream – Facial Moisturiser (Lush Cosmetics)
Another Lush cosmetics entry. I truly love Lush and their variety of hand made products because they are well suited to my sensitive skin. This brings me onto the almighty Vanishing Cream. A facial moisturiser unlike any other that I have ever used. First of all it smells absolutely amazing and secondly it does not sit on top of the skin like many moisturisers out there. It disappears into the skin and intensely moisturises it in the process. The cons to this cream is that it is VERY pricey – It retails at around £18.00. This burns a whole in my pocket so I do have to use the cream very sparingly to get a months use as the tub is only 45g. However, saying this I really do not feel the need to buy a primer as this mattifies the skin. So this is perfect to use just before make up application. This is my second tub now.