Style beauty lifestyle blogger & columnist.
Style beauty lifestyle blogger & columnist.
Recently I’ve been making more of an effort to look after my hair, which means cutting down on heated styling products when blowdrying and styling. The problem is my hair is rather thick which means I could leave it for hours and hours on end and it would still be soaking wet. If I use a hair dryer it could take me a good 45 minutes and that’s just with shoulder length hair. Using direct heat for that length of time on your hair, over a long period of time, could do serious damage, resulting in split ends and frazzled knotted hair that breaks and looks like it needs some TLC.
Needless to say if anything can help treat my hair a little better, I’ll definitely give it a go so I was delighted to have the chance to review the Aquis Hair Towel. The Aquis Hair Towel promises to reduce the harm done to your hair through styling and drying. It’s made up of a uniquely absorbent fabric that wicks water away without any friction damage caused by the rubbing of conventional towels. You just wash your hair and wrap it up and let it work it’s magic and magic, it is!
I’ve been using the Aquis Hair Towel for a month now, twice a week and I can honestly say it has revolutionised my hair care and styling routine. If I leave my wet hair wrapped up for an hour, my hair is substantially dryer and feels so much healthier, it’s softer and much less frazzled. If I do choose to use heated products on it I end up with a very sleek and nourished ‘do.
I would highly recommend the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel to anyone who’d like to cut down on damaging their hair, or anyone who’d like to take steps in returning their hair to health. It’s also worth mentioning that because this hair towel cuts down on styling times and drying times, it means it’s a fantastic option for those who also suffer with chronic pain or tiredness. Less work = more spoons and nobody says no to an extra spoon.
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AW16 is the season of grown up modern gothic glamour, with a big focus on individuality and highlighting your own personal beauty – I think we can all get on board with that!
The first AW16 Beauty Trend is the dark pout. Time to swap out those nude and dusky pinks for full on blackcurrant and berry shades. This Autumn it’s all about the dark pout, the closer to black the better. I’m not a huge fan of black black lips but a dark cherry red lipliner with a blackcurrant lipstick layered over it is perfect for this time of year and considering this was a look that was seen walking the catwalks recently, it’s a look I’ll be sticking with.
The smoky eye has been replaced in AW16 with the graphic liner trend. In fact, all black eyeliner everything. Whether you’re a kohl fan or a liquid liner lover, you’re on trend. Smudge it, draw graphic designs, layer it into your waterline, all perfect for achieving that modern gothic style as seen at Nicole Miller and Versace. You can still opt for a smoky eye though this AW sees the explosion of grown up glitter accents, so think taupe eye with gold glitter spotlight as seen at Tommy Hilfiger (all hail Pat McGrath!). If you’re more adventurous with your beauty style, this is the season to go all out! Why not try a glitter dash across the cheek bone or a cascade of shimmering glitter trailing from your eye look as seen at Burberry. Festival season might be over but that doesn’t mean we have to hop off the glitter train just yet!
Feel free to ditch the highlight, blush, shade combo we’ve all been obsessed with recently. AW16 is seeing the return of illuminated skin. Not too glowy but not too matte. The idea is to achieve a light glow all over with a dusting of pink or peach hues on the cheek, think healthy flush.
If you like something a little more on the bold side, this AW is giving you carte blanc to really express yourself. Graphic liner is a huge trend heading off the catwalk into Autumn. Decadent psychedelic swirls and embracing your arty side are to be celebrated and worn with pride as this season is all about embracing your own beauty and individuality! Definitely something we can get on board with!
Whatever trends you take inspiration from this AW, let your creative juices flow and BE YOU!
‘Fall’ in love with Autumnal colours
Leaves are starting to drift down from the trees, evenings are getting darker, the weather is starting to turn – it’s offish! Autumn is here and that means it’s time to dig out all of those luscious deep Autumnal shades. It’s time for velvet, rust, burgundy and the deepest of emerald green.
Taking inspiration from the classic autumnal palette, NYX are a perfect high street investment if you need to top up your makeup stash quick smart.
Nothing says Autumn quite like the Jumbo Eye Pencils in Pure Gold, Rust and Iced Mocha.
Make any eye look pop with a splash of the stunning Hot Single Eyeshadow in Gold Lust, perfect for Autumn nights out. Use as a spotlight to really add some shimmer to your makeup.
No Autumn beauty look is complete without a slick of deep dark lipstick, a huge trend this AW and the Matte Lipstick in shade Alabama encompasses all things Autumn!