Welcome to the Behind My Shower Curtain - January edition. Here’s a run down of my favourite product finds for the first month of 2015. Redken Wax Blast This is the product that I’ve been on the hunt for for years. Probably for as long as my hair has been in a bob/lob which is pretty much constantly since I was 8. I prefer a messyish approach to my hair, a tousled slightly unkempt look, which to achieve I need to apply some sort of wax product through the ends to get a piecey look. But I’ve found most waxes a bit heavy, or not heavy enough, or too wet, or too dry (total Goldilocks syndrome) so my hair inevitably ends up in a ponytail/top knot type of situation. With Wax Blast, Redken have created a game changer for me. It’s a spray wax, so you get a nice light coverage of product where you want it (the ends) and the texture it gives is brilliant. If you like slightly tousled beachy waves, get ye to a Redken salon and pick some of this brilliance up. Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious SPF25 Lip Protectant (Glossy Pink Tint) I was put on to this product by Rae Morris after I wrote this on the best lip balms ever. It’s a delightful lip balm, with sun protection of SPF 25, a glorious light pinky colour and a delicious fruity taste. I’ve been using it when I’m meeting people during the day and want sun protection with a hint of colour on my lips. Although it includes shea butter and vitamin E in its ingredient list, I’m...
Welcome to a new series of posts… Behind my shower curtain. A peek into my bathroom and reviews of the products I’m using and enjoying. So to kick things off let’s check out what’s being lathered into my hair every 3 - 4 days shall we? L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out the new L’oreal Elvive Fibrology shampoo and conditioner through a review site I’m signed up for. And I loved it so very much that I wanted to spread the word here also. I’m on the fun side of 35 and just as no one tells you about all of that fun pregnancy/child birth stuff *cough haemorrhoids cough*, no one tells you that as you age if you’re super lucky your hair will thin out a whole bunch. [please note - I am not pregnant and have never been through child birth, I’m just going from what friends have told me. Which kinda defeats the point I’m trying to make, if they did actually tell me about the horrors of pregnancy. Anyways…] I’ve always had a lot of hair. Not thick per se but a whole heap of thin strands. So much of it that hairdressers would sigh when they got to the blow-dry… and then complain about their wrists hurting once my hair was did. But over the past few years I’ve noticed more and more of my scalp showing. Up on top. Right where you don’t want your scalp showing, although is there really anywhere you’d want your scalp showing? Now, I’m not amazing with a hair dryer,...
SO WHO IS THE MAKEUP COACH?
Well that would be me.
Hannah Wiles, of Wellington, New Zealand.
Makeup Artist of over 10 years and 20,000 faces.
I occasionally *often* have an opinion on makeup, skin care and beauty and like to share so that you can navigate the beauty world with more ease.
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