It's your last chance to enter our competition that could make YOU the star of our new Josh Wood Colour campaign (amongst other incredible prizes; including Josh creating a perfect, unique hair colour for you). Send a photo of your hair and a short video (selfies are fine!) to email@example.com by tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 18th July) to be in with a chance of winning. 🏆 All information on @carolinehirons blog (link in bio). #joshwood#joshwoodhair#joshwoodatelier#myjoshwoodcolour#joshwoodcolour#carolinehirons#carolinehironsmademedoit
Can’t believe how amazing this months @mintdbox box is! My gorgeous friend @jessiebarton89 got this amazing gift for me for my birthday tomorrow 🥂✌🏻🎉🎁it contains the
🎊 @oskiaskincare Renaissance MASK which I absolutely love
🎊 @sundayriley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser
🎊 @omorovicza Rose Lifting Serum
🎊 @demamielskin Dewy Facial Mist
I love the Renaissance mask so so much and I can’t wait to try the rest! Thank you so much @jessiebarton89 you are such a babe 😘😘😘😘😘
Thank you so much to everyone who has applied so far in our search for faces for our new Josh Wood Colour campaign with @carolinehirons - but we still want to hear from more of you! We’re looking for real women (who have black, blonde or brunette hair) - with any stage of grey - to star as the faces of our new launch, and there’s still time for YOU to apply. If you think this could be you (and you’d like to win a cut, colour and blowdry in the Josh Wood Atelier, alongside a two night, all expenses paid trip to London, a year’s supply of Josh Wood Colour products, and £500 cash!), send a picture and short video of your hair to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, end of day. More details on Caroline’s blog (link in bio)⚡️ #joshwood#myjoshwoodcolour#joshwoodhair#joshwoodatelier#myjoshwoodcolour#carolinehironsmademedoit#competition
Hello! 👋🏻 Thought I’d post a little update since I know I’ve not been sharing my skincare routines as often recently 🤦🏼♀️ Basically, I’ve been using the exact same products for the past six months and my skin had never looked better 😍 Then a couple of weeks ago, I simultaneously came home for the summer, ran out of some of my skincare staples, and my grandad became really ill. A combination of stress and not being as consistent ended up in the biggest breakout I’ve had in over a year 😫 Lately I’ve just been getting a couple of spots on my jawline when it’s that time of the month, but the past fortnight saw eruptions everywhereeeee 😳🌋 They’re healing now, but my face is now pretty much covered with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Not cool! 😭 So I just placed an @embassy.of.beauty order to restock my tried and tested @biologique_recherche_uk favourites that have worked so well in the past, and already can’t wait to get them on my face! 🛍🤞🏻 What are your go-to products if/when you break out? I’d love to know! 😘 #skincare#beauty#skincarediary#skincareregime#instabeauty#instaskincare#carolinehironsmademedoit#beautycommunity#carolinehirons#skincareobsessed#365inskincare#bblogger#luxuryskincare#greenbeauty#biologiquerecherche
⚠️You can never have too many spritzes, mists + emergency moisturisers when London’s as muggy as Megan 🌚 All handbag mainstays from May-September in mini form, if you’re here for the cats/rants/Royston, you may need to brace yourselves for some in-bag beauties that made their way out onto a Marylebone step for an impromptu cam sesh because I effing love a spritz ⚠️⚡️💦Top Six Babygurls incoming, because #SundayOvershare 👉🏽
1️⃣ @dermalogicauk Multi-active Toner: is it toner, Is it a mist? It’s bloody magical. Technically, humectants + Lavender, Balm Mint + Arnica, but in real terms.. when you’ve got the central line at 8am, a shit show of a meeting at 2, sliding face at 5, and are facing putting face on top of face before the wine comes, YOU NEED THIS. Spritz, re-buff ya base, slap on what you need + all signs of foundation clog and wayward concealer be gon’
2️⃣ @andotherstories Havana Blues: A shower in a spritz, like Creed & Aqua Di Parma had a baby for about six quid
3️⃣ an exception, the @soldejaneiro Bum Bum Cream: heaven in a pot, scenting all of your clothing with its whipped pistachio deliciousness
4️⃣ Spenny but spesh @omorovicza - its basically barely there but the whiff of Neroli + a weighty glass screams ‘woman who has her shit together’ when you whip it out
5️⃣ because @luce.asker LOVES being fumigated by this one. It’s £3.49, there in times of need in every Boots, lasts an age, makes you feel clean after a bad experience on the tube and NO ITS NOT A VAGINAL product 🙄🙄 don’t knock till you try it huns. #LongLiveTheFenj
6️⃣ @renskincare Anti-pollution mist..i don’t actually know what the shit is in this, but believe it’s hype, it feels like it dissolves the Oxford St layer of ick that invariably settles on your cheeks #FeelTheHeat#StayGlamKids#SkincareFreak#ItsMyCrack#ASexualLineUp#LightPacker#MaryPoppins#ITalkBeauty#LongestCaptionOfLifeYet#WeCantBeFriendsIfYouFacewipe#SundaySkincare#SkincareDiaries#CarolineHironsMadeMeDoIt
I’m almost halfway through my @caudalie Micellar and have been loving it in place of my beloved Bioderma. .
. 💦I use this predominantly to remove makeup and sunscreen before cleansing with milk cleanser. I tend to use this in the AM in lieu of cleanser also. When I do this, I make sure to use toner after to remove any residuals. It’s a great in a pinch, after the gym. I love the mild fragrance of this, very fresh not heavily fragranced.
-Organic Grape 🍇 Water: Moisturizes and decreases sensitivity. -Organic Chamomile 🌼Extract: Provides anti-redness properties and soothes the skin. -Plant Glycerin💧: Moisturizes and softens. .
*gifted and repurchased already
Tonight’s skincare routine after a busy shift at work 😴
😴 @eve_lom cleanser - I love the texture of this cleanser and how it makes my skin feel but I just don’t like the smell.. going to persevere tho as I have a big tub🙄
😴 @renskincare Ready steady glow toner which I’m absolutely loving! Just so gentle but effective
😴 @evolvebeautyuk Hylaluronic acid serum
😴 @evolvebeautyuk Daily Renee facial cream
😴 @evolvebeautyuk Rainforest rescue blemish Serum
😴 @drunkelephant T.C.L Framboos Might Serum
😴 @deciem #NIOD Fractionated Eye Concentrate
Is anyone else gutted that love island isn’t on tonight??
"I hear in colour. I think in colour. Creating unique tones to make a woman look and feel great in her own skin is second nature to me." - Josh Wood
Would you like Josh Wood, expert colourist for 30 years, to craft a perfect, unique hair colour for you, and to be the face of Josh Wood Colour’s new campaign? Head over to our story (or ‘competition’ highlight), or take a look at @carolinehirons’ blog post (link in bio), to find out more 💇🏻♀️ #joshwood#joshwoodcolour#joshwoodhair#joshwoodatelier#carolinehironsmademedoit#carolinehirons
#1empty1newbie | Antioxidants ⚡️
OSKIA's City Life Booster (intense anti-pollution defence concentrate) – concentrated formula developed to protect against oxidative stress caused by pollution, UV exposure and airborne metals that can cause inflammation, sensitivity, cellular damage, loss of elasticity, hyper pigmentation, dark spots and reduced cellular activity; it also claims to improve skin tone & texture. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants: niacinamide, micro-encapsulated blends of astaxanthin & malachite, EUK 134, co-enzyme Q10, vitC (sodium ascorbyl phosphate & ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate), vitE, O3 yeast lysate, smithsonite extract, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), camellia japonica flower extract, etc. It comes in a dropper bottle (now repackaged to a more practical option) that only contains 12 mL of product - but you only use 1part (drop) of this concentrate to 3 parts (drops) of your usual skincare product (I mixed it w/ my hydration serum). After 3 months of daily use, I cannot report any visible results. I know that antioxidant protection is an invisible skin benefit but I hoped to see some improvements in my skin tone and texture (as claimed by the brand) but I didn’t see anything. Given the phenomenal INCI, I assume that my skin had a great antioxidant shield every morning by using this booster followed by a good SPF 🙌🏻
So, WHY haven’t I repurchased it?
1️⃣ very pricey for 12 mL product (this was a #carolinehironsmademedoit – after watching her oskia brand review and using the 25% discount code)
2️⃣ 3,5 months after opening it looked & smelled funky; so I discarded it before I could finish it 😭
3️⃣contains eucalyptus leaf oil 😞- not a deal breaker because once you dilute you diminish the risk of irritation but I would prefer an unscented version.
4️⃣EUK-134 does not sit well along side VitC (Oskia uses micro-encapsulated isoforms of VitC and EUK-134 to work safely together) so I had to alternate this booster with my 15% L-ascorbic acid serum in my AM routines. I know the booster contains vitC but is not L-AA (my preferred form of VitC) and I doubt it reaches a 15% concentration.
Rejuvi q Flavonoid Complex (see comment 👇🏻
I couldn’t resist the temptation in @ritualscosmetics today! I bought their gorgeous rituals of Sakura rice milk and cherry blossom body cream and their rituals of Hammam shower gel which smells so so lush. They also then gave me a mini rituals of Sakura shower gel for free too ❤️😍👌🏻 I can’t wait to use these I just love this company, from how eco friendly they are ( they do refills for pretty much all their products - reducing waste! ) And to how luxurious their products feel and smell. Just love love love them!
First Impressions #review of #Drunkelephant ‘s Lala Retro Whipped Cream 🐘🐘
While in Sephora New York, my sister and I kept trying on and wiping off lipsticks and foundations – which of course got our skin to begin to burn and feel uncomfortable. So then, we found this little beauty and tried it on - cooled down our skin! So of course we had to buy.
Finally cracking open this pot now ✌🏻😅
Packaging – bloody love these airtight packages. If someone could make a vitamin C cream in this type of container i’d love it!😎
Smell – just smells like cream – which I love (cant stand strong fragrances)💖
What it does: Rescues dry, dull skin while steadily delivering a dose of moisture throughout the day and night.
‘It's an all-purpose rescue cream with African oils (e.g. Marula / baobab / passion fruit and more) and locks in moisture. contains plantain (help brighten the skin), sodium hyaluronate (HA) crosspolymer, soaks in and releases long-lasting hydration. Contains green tea (antioxidant) combat ageing. Relieves irritation from the environment. Loaded with Omega acids’
pH 5.5 (skin friendly).
Directions: Apply to clean, dry skin. With with another DE serum or oil or sunscreen (I would not recommending mixing it with sunblock as it may 'water' the effect down so apply sunblock on top.
My thoughts: Not suffocating or heavy. Do I believe all the science waffle? Nope but I just use this cream to moisturise – I’m not looking for a miracle.
Do I like it? Yes.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
This afternoons skincare routine before I go and meet the gorgeous @sophiewatkins91 for a glass of wine!
🥂 @tataharperskincare purifying cleanser... it’s so scary how fast I’m going through this bottle 😥
🥂 @dclskincare multi pentagon peel pads
🥂 @evolvebeautyuk hyaluronic acid serum
🥂 @yellow.gorse Radiance firming intense facial serum
🥂 @drunkelephant C-Firma Day Serum
🥂 @drunkelephant B-Hydra Intense Hydration Serum... and it’s the end of my bottle.. absolutely gutted!!!
🥂 @drunkelephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum
Pulled off an extensive night time regime tonight. Focused on cleansing, hydration, PIH, and acne that has now traveled down my neck. I'm assuming it's either hormonal or purging now that I've brought my anti-acne skin care down towards the neck area. Anywho, here's the epic lineup!
💠 Oil Cleanse with @votarylondon Super Seed Cleansing Oil taken off using their super plush votary washcloth with warm water. It's seriously my most favorite washcloth. #carolinehironsmademedoit 🤗
💠 Second cleanse using a sample packet of @paulaschoice Skin Balancing Oil-reducing Cleanser. A milky cream texture that effectively removed oily residue, revealing a brighter, eveb-toned, cleansed skin, that did not feel stripping at all. 👍👍
💠 MASK using @origins Rose Clay Mask, a favorite of mine. Leaves skin smooth, bright, and pores look smaller.
💠 Wash off mask well with lukewarm water working in the mask as well while rinsing it off
💠 Acid Exfoliation with @dclskincare #multiactionpentapeel ❤️ my holy grail for a strong acid exfoliation that always leave my skin refined, glowing, and renewed!!! Such a great product! Another Caroline Hirons Made Me Do It! 😊
💠 Left acid exfoliant for a good 20mins before next step(always!)
💠 HYDRATION 💦Spritz face with @caudalie 🍇grape water enough to wet entire face followed by 👉 NIOD #MMHC2 for Hyaluronic Acid ❤️, followed by a soothing essence from Origins #megamushroomskinrelief ❤️
💠 Allow for essence to abosrb
💠 Address PIH with @skinceuticals #discolorationdefense evenly applied all over my face. Really liking how this has prevented my newest acne marks from getting too dark like they used to before I started this serum. ❤️
💠 AHA product using @olehenriksen Invigorating Transformation Gel. If you want transformed skin overnight, this does it for me. A very effective AHA that refines skin, rids of minor blemishes or textural issues overnight. 💕💕
💠 ANTIOXIDANT @peterthomasrothofficial #potentc serum ❤️ leave on for 30 minutes til next step
💠 @twelvebeautyspain Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum for a plant-based serum that addresses hyperpigmentation.
🌟 Continued on first comment 👇
I believe this is the ultimate #carolinehironsmademedoit 😂 I mean come on it even has her name on it! The Double Cleanse.
Initial thoughts - it’s good. No fragrance 👍 cleans well 👍 not drying 👍 it’s USD$24 so pretty reasonable price.
I use this in the evenings. Removes all makeup, spf and general sweat/pollution etc. Not sure I’ld use this one in the mornings, maybe the cream side? But then I would have a lot of leftover balm? 🤨
On a side note, I’m down to 2 cleansers. This and a travel sized Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2, wow that was a mouthful. I think for a morning cleanse I want something more gentle so not sure if I’ll repurchase the Lait VIP O2 when that runs out.