Do you remember those hair mascaras? No? I do. They didn’t exactly take off but fast forward to now and there’s been an attempt at trying to revive this craze of temporary hair colour.
Enter Bumble & Bumble’s Spray Chalk. One of my favourite hair brands has brought out a set of limited edition colours that you can spray on your hair as a quick dry tint be it through a stencil or just sections. It’s spray paint for the hair in other words and it’s dead easy to wash out too. There are four shades to choose from – Cobalt (blue), Mint (pastel green), Lavender and Blush (pink).
At Bumble & Bumble’s party last week, I let the stylist curl my hair and spray a kaleidoscope of colours into my locks. If I squinted, I imagine that’s what I would look like with grey hair. Mind you, Leanne looked like Aslan from The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe with her huge mane backcombed.
The spray chalks are fun and a chance for those afraid of venturing onto the permanent side or for those of us who fancy something edgy for a few hours. No harm done and no commitment.
There is also their Prêt-à-Powder, a product that’s partly a dry shampoo which gives an instant lift at the roots and volume. Ideal for oily hair, fine hair or for those days when you’ve not got time to wash.
Bumble & Bumble’s Spray Chalk are priced at £15 and are available in Boots now. For more information, visit Bumble & Bumble’s website.
Woah! Longest product name ever, eh? And on a mission by the sounds of it. Like a superhero, Clinique’s latest release in skincare serves to protect.
Formulated to help hydrate and repair the skin, this new daily moisturiser is also full of antioxidants and daily sun protection to safeguard against the usual offenders of ageing.
It’s a precious pot that soothes and calms the skin. I only need a small amount to sweep across my face in the morning and it soaks right in. Bearing in mind I am more exposed to the outdoors with running, this moisturiser has made my face feel silky soft and supple and because so little is needed, this little jar will last a good while. You can’t go wrong with Clinique, can you really?
There are two skin-typed formulas of this moisturiser and both this and the eye cream (which is suitable for all skin types) will be available at Clinique counters nationwide from 27th December priced at £39 for 50ml and £30 for 15ml respectively. To buy online visit www.clinique.co.uk.
Ever since Zelens crossed my path, I’ve not been disappointed. I had to scrape out every last bit of the 3t Complex Essential Anti-Ageing Cream, which is heavenly for plumping up the skin and helping to reduce signs of anti-ageing.
Now Dr Marko Lens, the man behind Zelens has introduced three new exciting products to his expanding range and one of them is Z-22, a facial oil made up of exactly 22 oils carefully chosen by the man himself for their unique properties. The lightweight formula reinforces the skin’s natural barrier and provides an extra boost of moisture for radiant looking skin. A couple of drops of this is enough to cover the face, neck and décolleté with no greasy residue, and its citrusy scent is gorgeous.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dr Marko Lens twice at his practice. In case you didn’t know, he’s a leading Harley Street plastic surgeon and skin cancer expert who’s put a hell of a lot of consideration and hard work into developing a range that is practical and pleasing right down to its packaging. It also helps that the products actually work.
Dr Lens recommends mixing the oil with a serum or moisturiser for an extra boost and layer of hydration, which I have duly obeyed. I must say over the last few weeks I have noticed a difference since using the oil in conjunction with the rest of my skincare: my complexion looks brighter, smoother and as a result my make-up has a flawless surface to sit on. I am very fond of Z-22, as I was of the 3t cream.