Wednesday, 3 June 2009

What Are You Using Right Now?

It's that time of the month again when I need to shed my hair (well extensions) and put on a new look. So on Saturday morning off I headed to Peckham to undertake the ritual of getting my hair done. This meant getting up at 7am, leaving the house before 9am to board the train that takes me to Peckham Rye, popping into Aces to buy the hair and then going to the hairdressers to get it done. To most people going to the hairdressers is quite a relaxing time and for me back in the day when I used to relax my hair it was. I would go in, get seen to right away and be offered tea or coffee, handed some glossy magazines and be able to relax for a good few hours. Sadly the experience is very different when you are going to get your hair braided or twisted. The environment is very different and the customer emphasis is not quite the same. However, the results are stunning hence the reason why you go back for more. Now after getting my hair done I always treat myself to a facial and eyebrow threading at one of my favourite places in the world, Cucumba, an urban pit stop that offers beauty treatments and therapies. An hour or two here and I always leave feeling very lush.

How befitting is it to hear that Lushes Brown Thoughts has tagged me in her hair and beauty post, What are you using right now? The idea of the post is to find out what sort of products different bloggers use on their face and body and it all makes very interesting reading. This is a list of all the stuff that I use to keep me looking great.

Hair
Shampoo - Sulfur8 medicated shampoo - it just works or Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Conditioner – Trespak treatment, gets rid of those knots and makes the hair feels so much better
Styling products – Trespak medicated hair and scalp conditioner

Body
Cleanse – Any soap from Lush
Moisturise – Palmers Cocoa Butter
Deodorant – Palmolive Soft and Gentle Aromatherapy: Lavender, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli
Sun care – None at the mo but I guess I should get on it
Perfume - I LOVE perfume and tend to use different scents, right now it is Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

Face
Cleanse – Clarins Gel Nettoyant Purifiant Cleansing Gel
Tone - Clarins Lotion with Iris
Moisturise – Clarins HydroQuench Lotion
Mask - Clinique Deep Cleansing Emergency Mask
Lip Balm - Any by the Bodyshop or Lush

Makeup
Primer - Benefit Dr Feel Good
Foundation – MAC Studio Fix powder NW45
Eye Shadow – Mac
Eyeliner - Mac
Lip gloss – Mac Chocolaite
Mascara – Maybelline Define a Lash, Mac Splashproof
Nail Polish - Essi Chocolate

I tag Brown Girl Gumbo, The Cocoa Diaries, Mad News, A Taste of Angel Cake, Harlem Loves and all my readers.

What lush goodies have you been using lately ladies?

4 cool comments:

London Darling said...

Oh my Peckham! Lived there for close to 17 years and I know the hair ritual only too well. Have fun! I'm sure they style you choose will be looking fierce. I'm enjoying your blog lady! xx

pixgremlin said...

Only the best for Alpha Male, me: Vaseline Petroleum jelly!

Broadband said...

Cocoa Butter "Nothing Compares...Nothing Compares"

SoFrolushes said...

Oh I remember Trespak. when i used to relax my hair that was a staple treatment.

Juliets was the shop for me when I lived in London and even visited there on every trip back home to London.

Know what you mean about having braids done.