I’ve been trying to find my Holy Grail products since day one of this journey. I wanted a perfect list of products that make my skin and hair look like they are only being touched by the gold standard. I hadn’t realised at all how hard this would actually be.
I recently bundled in a snapshot of what I’m currently using with my length check from May and it all seemed pretty reasonable. But I don’t know what has happened since, I feel like I’m using every product I have in the house and I just need to get on top of this before I get overwhelmed.
You may have noticed (or not), that there hasn’t been much movement with this blog for a while. Sure, my Song Of The Month posts have still been popping up, but those are scheduled until February 2021. Don’t look at me like that! I went through a very productive period last year. But for the rest of WoefulToFroFull, I don’t know exactly what it’s been – writer’s block, apathy, boredom, my usual procrastination, who knows? But now seems like as good a time as any (with the Pandemic and all) to use “some of my spare time” productively and get some…
I recently went to Afro Hair And Beuaty Live in London. So unlike the other bloggers and vloggers and generally hair and beauty enthusiasts, that where there amongst the general public, I didn’t go home, jump on my laptop and write about it. I am a bad blogger. Also, I am a slow blogger. I am a self confessed procrastinator. Sorry. But I didn’t want the event to go undocumented because it was the first event of this kind that I’ve been too! I know, shocking right?! What have I been doing with myself?
It’s been over a year since my last formal Progress Check. And I think I’ve made a lot of progress and positive changes. I think this blog is doing it’s job, so overall, I’m happy!
Let me say it again for the people in the back hiding themselves, a spot is not the end of your world. We all get them. We all hate them. But it’s a part of life.
I wasn’t in the market for more skin care products or any products at all. I’m a product junkie and I’ve pretty much filled my shelf in the bathroom. And spilled onto the other shelf. And in another cupboard too. Not to mention the products that are out because I’m actually using them. They are everywhere, down the side of the sofa, on windowsills, even in the fridge. So the only thing to do would be…to buy more obviously. In steps YourGoodSkin.
I love Boots. Mostly I love collecting Boots Advantage points. I know I’m a sucker. But they do have one of the best loyalty schemes on the high street. They also stock a huge range of products, high-end, low-end, the middle ground. Everything. What they also have is a very decent own brand range of products. In fact, almost everything they sell has a Boots own equivalent. Like this Boots Essentials Cucumber skincare range. This is the value range. But with it being Boots, surely it’s still pretty good, right?
Here’s a quick snapshot of what I’m currently using on my hair and skin: HAIR Leave In Water or Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner Oil KTC Coconut Oil or Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Cream Cantu Coconut Curling Cream or Anita Grant Double Cream Moisture Balance Leave In Curl Conditioner or Revlon Realistic Black Seed Oil Strengthening Butter Cream (my hair is feeling super soft at the moment, I put it down to these creams but would say the Anita Grant is the winner although a little pricey for the size). Styler n/a Prepoo KTC Coconut Oil Shampoo…
I don’t think I smell but I can get paranoid about it. Especially in the summer or on the rare occasion I go out. And I don’t mean out of the house, I mean “out, out!” You want to feel fresh, confident and unworried. I know it’s not as sexy as the newest super face mask doing the rounds on social media or a Northern Lights inspired highlighter but we all sweat. Deal with it!