Some people are a bit snobby when it comes to company’s ‘own’ brands and wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole. I’m the complete opposite; I’ll tend to lean towards the cheaper products as I don’t particularly see a massive difference… Well, that and the fact I’m a massive cheapskate.
This cucumber infused toner comes from the Boots Own skincare range. Whilst the toner is kind to the skin, it’s terrible for removing dirt and will take a good few applications before your skin is squeaky clean and make-up free.
Best For: Those who want to try and get into a skincare routine on a pocket-change budget. This would also be best for those who don’t wear make-up.
Best For: Those with problem skin who are prone to a bit of dirt on their face.
No7 has always been a luxurious brand for me. My mum has sworn by it for years, therefore it’s all right in my eyes. This toner is very gentle to the skin and leaves it feeling lovely and soft, making it perfect for all skin tones. The selling point for this product is that its alcohol free, meaning this product avoids drying out the skin, letting it feel supple and radiant all day long.
Best For: Those who like higher end brands or have sensitive skin. Also if you happen to have a spare £5 off No7 voucher, it wouldn’t hurt to add this toner to your collection.
Until a few years ago, plaits were never deemed ‘fashionable’. They were often left alone for fear of looking like a 10-year-old girl. However the likes of Whitney Port, Rihanna and Blake Lively have since stormed the red carpets with glorious braided locks, making plaits the must have hair trend this year.
Step 1 – Split the hair into three sections, like you would your standard plait.
Step 2 - Begin plaiting through the hair, like a French plait, however each time you go to pick up more hair, drop the strand you have and pick up a new section (remember to hold it tightly away from the head to keep the plait from looking sloppy).
Step 3 – Continue towards the back of the head, continuing the pick up and drop method seen in step 2.
Step 4 – Once you’ve reached the desired plait length, secure it tightly with Kirby grips to ensure it doesn’t fall out.