Be patient with me guys,
this is the last "summery" post until next year- promise!
The following are some pretty amazing budget-friendly products that I discovered the past few months and been meaning to share them with you, so here they are!
I have to admit, the (already popular) micellar lotion by L'Oreal excited me the most. If anything, it's a clear example of a good marketing strategy; if companies like L'Oreal can produce good-quality formulas that were otherwise only sold in pharmacies, while offering them at a dirt-cheap price, I think this is something to write home about.
Needless to say, this micellar lotion is fantastic at removing makeup and works like a charm at removing all mascara bits too- I'm already hooked on it and I've also turned sis into a convert! Hence the back-ups you see in the above pic ;)
My face sunscreen lotion of choice was the Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50, which has a
dry touch formula and is suitable to oily/combination skin that needs products with a matte finish. It's a brilliant sunscreen, although it gives the inevitable white cast to the face (nothing that a tinted moisturiser or a lightweight foundation can't cover).
The non-spf moisturiser I've been loving to use during summer was the Garnier Hydra Match for dull complexions; it has a gorgeous texture that almost feels like high-end moisturisers do (in fact, it reminds me a lot of the Biotherm Aquasource that was once my holy-grail face cream).
Now, technically my hair can't count as a "favourite" per se, but do allow me to show you the ombre job I did a couple of months ago- which if may I say so, it looks fabulous:
Xcuse the tired-looking face; it was one of those rare no-makeup days!
... Ok, so I cheated a bit:
I actually had the help of Dimitris Giannetos, the celeb stylist extraordinnaire :)
In all fairness though, he only did some minor adjustments to the dye I had already put on my hear- I swear! It's all down to the ease of the L'Oreal Wild Ombres kit that makes ombre-ing "diy style" a piece of cake: if I can do it, so can you! Sis is already ombred twice by yours truly, we both love these L'Oreal kits. I'm planning to re-ombre my hair once I have a haircut, weee!
Last but not least, since the ends of my hair got a bit dehydrated from the ombre bleach, I introduced to my haircare routine the Pantene Deep Moisture shampoo and mousse. Note: the mousse is not a styling product, it's only a conditioning treatment to the hair preferably used before styling- which in other words means it offers zero hold to the hair! That being said, it's fantastic at managing dry hair, making them more supple and manageable. Big thumbs up for making mum's frizzy hair look blowout-perfect!
the following post is going to be 100% autumnal ;)
I know it's kinda late, but I'd love to read if your budget-friendly products
you've discovered recently! Do share...
* Products mentioned were pr samples. The ombre hair dye was courtesy of L'Oreal, since I was lucky to win a bloggers' competition. All opinions expressed are genuine and unbiased, my loyalty is to my lovely readers ;)