If you pay attention to any form of beauty media, you’ll probably have heard of facial oils. If you’re like me, you’ll have not quite got around to bothering with them yet. However, following an enlightening afternoon tea with Cult Beauty and the founders some of their best natural beauty brands back in July, I was turned onto SkinOwl.
SkinOwl was started by founder Annie in an effort to sort out her own severe acne and, having met her at the Cult Beauty afternoon tea, I can safely say that it worked. Contrary to popular belief, facial oils don’t make your skin oily. I have ‘normal’ skin, i.e. not particularly dry or oily, and have been using the Geranium Beauty Drops on a daily basis in lieu of a moisturiser for some time now, and my skin has remained balanced. I am assured that this is true even if you have oily skin to begin with, and can actually even improve oiliness as your skin produces less of its own oils as a reaction to the oil you put onto it (side-note: if you do have oily skin, I’d be super interested to know if oils have worked for you!)
I don’t have acne but my skin is quite spot prone, but since using the Geranium oil regularly I have really noticed a difference. I still get spots, especially during stressful periods, but on the whole breakouts have been far less frequent, and less angry and gross. The organic rose geranium also helps with signs of fatigue, and generally dull and lacklustre skin (you can read more about the technical bits, as well as the extremely short and very natural ingredients list, on the Cult Beauty website). In short, after a few months of daily use I can wholeheartedly recommend the Geranium Beauty Drops as a replacement moisturiser – a 30ml bottle costs £24 which isn’t much pricier than a high end moisturiser, plus you only need a few drops per application, so it really lasts.
you’ve all been waiting for! I, for one, have been nervously anticipating its
release ever since filming earlier this year. As you’ll know if you’ve followed
me for more than a few weeks, I’ve recently changed my hair colour from a coppery
ginger to a much more vibrant red, in a very cool project I undertook with
Schwarzkopf LIVE. I really fancied a change and whilst I’m still (just about) a
student, this is the perfect time to go a little bolder and brighter, so I
opted for LIVE Real Red.
if you’ve got blonde, copper or light brown hair and are looking for something
a little more standout. Although it’s a very bright colour, I’ve found the
up-keep really easy. The refresh method I’ve shown with LIVE in the video
above has made it super straightforward to give my colour a little boost, as
and when I fancy it. As the Ultra Brights are semi-permanent, it’s a
minimum damage way to keep your colour topped up between permanent colouring.
my how-to, which I hope manages to portray how easy it actually is to dye at
home, and check out the rest of the LIVE Lookbook right here. What do you think of my new hair colour?
Have you got a new look you’re thinking of trying?