Friday, June 7, 2013

The Menu - May favourites - skincare & haircare

I have a giveaway that is open internationally for 2 NYX blushes and a lip gloss and the end date is June 30th. Enter to win here! Good luck!
That month of May went by quickly didn't it? I have been discovering some new holy-grail products last month. I am so excited to share these with you! I have already done a makeup favourites post which you can check out here.

a. Moroccan Oil (from The Moroccan Beauty Secret) - This was my first experience with Moroccan oil which has basically taken the beauty industry by storm. Every man woman and their dog uses this oil on their hair. So when I saw this in TK Maxx reduced by 50% to $7.99 for 110 ml I jumped. I don't really know what I was expecting. Just to fill you guys in about my hair history, I have always had nice thick hair. It's the one part of me that I don't have to worry about. Until now. I was in Kenya a few weeks ago and my bags didn't arrive for 4 days so I was reduced to using hotel shampoo and my hair hasn't forgiven me yet. I had never ever used oil on my hair before. I always thought it would make my hair super greasy and I don't find the over gelled look attractive. Well this oil is not greasy. It's fabulous and I do feel like my hair is well nourished and polished. I will carry on using this and it's such a good value, you only need a tiny bit. Well anyway you can find this particular brand on Ebay. But there are lots of other brands out there.

b. First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Restore Cream - Gilt City was hosting a 50% off and I bought a voucher. When it came to redeeming the voucher, I looked on the website and came across this brand (FAB). This Restore Cream is a great moituriser, I use it as a night cream.  It is nice and thick without being greasy and is absorbed easily into the skin. It is meant to have a lots of other benefits but I haven't used it long enough to validate those claims. Recommended. You can find them here for $36.00 for 50 ml.

c. Baume De Rose by By Terry - I won this luxurious lip balm in a competition and I havent been able to leave it alone since. It's known for it ridiculous price, and while the price is astonishing, the product itself is actually great. What's different about lip balm is that the texture is so soft instead of a hard balm.  It goes on so smoothly and immediately leaves my lips moisturized, plump. There is a hardly there pink color and rose scent, but it's hardly noticeable. The main reason I love this as a night lip treatment is that it lasts on my lips so much longer than other lip balms so you can actually feel the balm in the morning! One jar should last you an entire year. You can find it here for $59.00 for 10g.

d. Vita-Mineral Radiant Day Cream by REN - One of the nicer day creams I have used. It absorbs easily and is very moisturising. You can buy it here for $45.00 for 50 ml.

e. Nuxe Reve de Miel hand cream - This is my favourite hand cream ever. No competition. I used to swear by the Crabtree and Evelyn and Body Shop hand creams but this has blown them out of the water. I couldn't ever see myself getting tired of the amazing smell. It smells like honey but 100 times better. I'm gushing :) But I really really love it. You can find it here for $19.00.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know what you would like to see next on this blog.


  1. Hey, great blog! I've nominated you for a Leibster award. You can check out the details on my blog:

    1. Thanks Jess, I will be doing a post today on this :)