I absolutely love makeup illuminators and highlighters and I should say that there is an abundance of them on the green beauty market, but it can be really difficult to get the right and flattering colour. W3ll People Bio Brightener Stick (£20) is one of my favourites at the moment as it gives an instant, natural-looking and effortless glow to the skin.What I’ve noticed after sampling some illuminising products by other top natural brands is that it can be really difficult to find neutral colour that doesn’t give too much shine. Many illuminators I’ve tried have very strong silver, gold or lavender undertone and they look very strange when applied on the skin, like a show makeup. But W3ll People illuminator has a really nice beige-silver undertone that complements my natural skin colour and blends in really well.
And this is how it looks after blending. I usually use my finger tips or blending sponge to blend it. I apply it on the bridge of my nose, just above upper lip, and along the top of the cheekbones. Sometimes I apply it in the inner corner of my eyes too to brighten them up, but only if I am not going to wear makeup for a really long time.
I should also add that this highlighter stay in place for quite a well, so I don’t need to reapply it during the day and it doesn’t cake up. So I am very happy with it! In the UK, it is only available at Content Beauty and Cult Beauty. But it is available in many US online shops and it’s much cheaper there too.
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I am sharing another review as part of my hair care series, but this time it’s about a product to help hair from the inside rather than outside. Solgar Skin, Nail and Hair Formula is probably one of my favourite and most trusted supplements. I should say that I am not a huge of fan of vitamins to start with, but this formula works so well for me and I get visible results almost immediately.
I really like Solgar brand, I think they have a great selection of high quality products and for me they are definitely one of the top supplements manufacturers on the market. Solgar Vitamin Formula is designed to support healthy hair, skin and nails and it is suitable for vegans, it is also sugar and salt free. It is supposed to strengthen hair and nails and improve keratin and collagen production to support healthy skin. This vitamin complex is enriched with Vitamin C, Zinc, red algae, methylsulfonylmethane (restores hair growth and repairs skin), l-lysine and l-proline amino-acids (collagen production). So as you can see Solgar formula doesn’t have a crazy long list of active ingredients compare to other supplements for hair, skin and nails. But I think Solgar ingredients are pretty much spot on and do exactly what they suppose to do.
Ok, so now let’s talk about the results. I should say that I cannot really judge the effect of this formula on skin, as my skin is the whole different story and I need to do so many things to keep it healthy and blemish free…But Solgar formula works so well for my hair and nails! Omg, it’s really-really effective.
A bit of pre-story, my hair starts to fall out much faster than usual twice per year around mid spring and early autumn, I guess it’s because of the change in seasons. Anyway, the moment I start to loose hair at faster rate, I start taking this supplement. I get 60 tablets bottles and I take 2 tablets every day for 2-3 weeks and that’s always enough to get my hair back to normal. On some days when taking this vitamins there are hardly any hair on my hair brush. So that’s what I do, I take 2 of these tablets every day for 2-3 weeks in spring and autumn and then I would take 1 tablet for 1-1.5 weeks in summer and winter as a precaution. I always make sure to have 1-2 months break between taking this formula. And that’s the most effective vitamin formula to prevent hair loss that I’ve ever tried. My hair just stops falling out almost immediately after I start taking it. I cannot say how well Solgar formula helps with hair growth as I don’t use it continuously, but many people swear by it.
And I should also add that it makes my nails extremely strong and they grow so fast! I’ve never had strong nails before, but now I can easily grow such long nails that never break
I get Solgar Skin, Nail and Hair Formula from my local health store, it is also available at Holland & Barrett and iHerb. It is not the cheapest vitamins and it costs £11.99 per 60 tablets, but it’s definitely worth the money. I am half way through my second bottle now and I am definitely going to stick with it!
I am starting a series of posts dedicated exclusively to hair care routine and the first one to go is a review of absolutely incredible Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Hair Therapy Kit (£18.50). If I lived in a perfect world, I would have perfect shiny hair with no split ends…But as life is very real, I get split ends, bad hair days, lack of shine, volume, you name it! And split ends are the worst, I just hate it. I chopped my hair in February really short, from one side it was a great thing to do as I got rid of all split ends and really damaged part of my hair. From the other side, I really miss my long hair and I am determined to grow back healthy and shiny locks! So I have been pretty good at looking after my hair these last couple of month and now I want to share my top finds.
Briogeo is a relatively new natural hair care brand on the market. The brand offers a selection of high quality hair care products designed for different hair textures and address their specific needs. This particular hair kit contains products from Don’t Despair, Repair and Rosarco collections created to nourish, restore and protect extremely damaged or very dry hair.
Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask (30ml) is probably one of the most well-known Briogeo products. I’ve actually tried a full size before and it’s absolutely amazing! So I didn’t mind to get a travel size to treat my hair. This mask is a very intensive treatment and only a small amount is needed. It actually makes a difference from the first use and then helps to keep hair in good condition. It kind of seales split ends and really helps to repair and condition hair. I only apply it to the ends and as mentioned above small amount is all that is necessary and I only use it once every 1-2 weeks. So I am still using this 30ml jar and I think it will last me a while.
Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray (51ml) is another product in this list and it’s definitely my favourite! Omg it’s just so good, I couldn’t basically believe that something can be so good…It is a white milky kind of product, very light and doesn’t leave any greasy residue after application. As it is a natural product I need to shake it well before application as it can separate sometimes. I use it every time I wash hair, spray it through mid length to the ends after towel drying my hair a bit and then follow with blow drier or dry hair naturally. Briogeo Rosarco Milk Spray protects hair from heat and environmental damage. Usually I get my hair burnt by sun, the ends even look like they were bleached (not in a nice way too). This summer I have avoided this situation so far and I think it is thanks to Briogeo Rosarco spray! It is a really protective product, even enough to use for hair drier and it’s a serious shine booster too, a real saviour for dull looking hair! And it has very light texture for such nourishing product, making it suitable for fine and limp hair. It’s very economical product too. I’ve been using this 50ml bottle for more than 2 months at least three times per week and I still have plenty left!
Now moving to the last product in the kit Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Gel to Oil Overnight Repair Treatment (9.75ml). This product is the latest addition to Briogeo collection and it is designed as a super intensive repairing product. My first thoughts about this product were OMG, 9.75ml will NEVER be enough for me even for one lock… But no panic, you really need a tiny amount of this gel as it covers hair very easily and I only apply it to the part of hair that usually gets damaged aka the ends…
As its name suggest this Briogeo product is basically a clear gel that turns into oil from the body heat and it’s used as an overnight deep conditioning and repairing treatment. I use it once in two weeks and the results are really good! It works as a very good addition to other two products in the kit.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair also comes in very pretty box and all individual tubes look really cute too! Overall, it’s a great introduction to Briogeo brand in case you are curious. It’s also a great pack if you need to repair your hair very quickly with very intensive treatment as the size of the products is more than enough to transform even very damaged hair especially after sun damage or excessive styling. So it’s a really useful kit to have on hand! At the moment this kit is available in the UK at CosNatural, follow the link at the top of the post (don’t forget about my special discount balance10 for 10% off all orders).