It’s been a while since I shared with you things that I have been loving, but as its year is going to end a little differently for me on the blog…no gift guides I’m afraid. I decided to share something that I love, that could also make gifts too.
First up, is the one thing I have been using religiously on my hair for the last few months, and that is hair masks. I’ve been using two different treatments, one I will talk about in more detail another day, but these John Frieda hair masks definitely deserve a mention. Both are widely available at Boots, Superdrug and Amazon.
John Frieda Hydrate & Recharge Deep Soak Masque for Dry, Lifeless Hair, 250ml – £6.99
Quench thirsty, lifeless hair with a surge of moisture. Hydrate & Recharge from John Frieda is specifically designed to hydrate and recharge dry, brittle hair from the inside out – leaving it soft, healthy and full of life. This I’ve found to be great to leave in the shower. Once I’ve taken the access of water out of my hair I add it and leave for 5 mins. I’ve gotten used to now stopping and starting my shower in this way around once or twice a week.
The range leverages a proprietary technology which acts like a moisture reservoir inside the hair strand combined with a unique blend of nutrient-rich drops designed to recharge and restore dry hair, protecting it from further breakage. Infused with nutrient-rich drops containing monoi oil and keratin, this masque deeply nourishes dry, brittle strands for touchably soft, silky hair that moves with you.
This one feel like a real treat, and as I suffer in humid and wet weather with frizz this one had my name on it. I did let my youngest daughter try this too, as she has very long thick hair and she agreed with me that it really smoothes the hair and left it feeling very soft and manageable. I used it as above making sure I had the mask all over my hair for 5 minutes before I rinsed it away.
Anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows how much I love IT Cosmetics, and I wanted to look at a couple of their eye products this time for you.
Thrive CBD oil in two flavours of peppermint and blood orange £35.
Firstly I have read before that CBD oil has quite a distinctive and not pleasant taste so I see why they choose these quite strong flavours. CBD is an exploding niche in the wellness industry, and apparently, 1.6 million users are now using CBD in the UK for managing stress, anxiety and pain. This is a brand that is about to launch so I was asked to review them before they went into the public arena.
I decided to give it a try over the last couple of weeks using a small amount each day. You hold it under your tongue for around 60-90 seconds, the amount may vary depending on the strength. Thrive encourage your to use it consistently and so thats how I used it, by taking it every morning. It is THC free, lab tested, organically grown and vegan.
I enjoyed both flavours, though the blood orange actually tastes of chocolate orange so that edged first for flavour. Did I feel the effects? I noticed small changes, my sleep is getting a little better and I do feel less anxious. Both of those things are connected for me, so because I felt improvement in both of them I believe that could be because of the Thrive CBD Oil I was taking. I’m definitely willing to keep taking it and once I have used it for a little while longer I’ll add my further thoughts. Just as a side note, the packaging is amazing, very simple and aesthetically beautiful.