Trying new beauty products is all in a day’s work for us here at a-beauty. We love putting products through their paces all in the name of glowing skin, better hair, fluffier brows, and everything in between. Every now and again there are products that truly impress us and earn themselves a permanent spot in our routines.
In this series we share with you our current beauty obsessions for the month.
August isn’t off to the best start. It looks like it’s going to be a long month of lockdowns around the country (sigh). While the isolation sucks, we’re all for finding the silver lining - and for us this month that’s taking a moment to nurture and treat ourselves with some local beauty products. Here’s what we’re using and loving this month:
JAMEE, FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
My August obsession: Slip Scrunchies
“I am absolutely obsessed with Slip scrunchies. After almost a full year of lockdown my curls have come back to a happy and healthy state and I am finding myself wearing my hair au naturel a lot more often. As a proud member of the #curlygirlgang I really need a good scrunchie to whip my hair up and out of my face without damaging or kinking my curls for when I later take my hair out and these are the perfect accessory for that. My wardrobe is pretty monochrome so it's the large black scrunchies for me.”
CHELSEA, CONTENT EDITOR
My August obsession: Eye of Horus Dual Brow Perfect
“Since I work from home most days, I generally go makeup-free on a daily basis. But for those days when I need a pick-me-up, I like to pay a little attention to my brows. It instantly lifts my face and I feel pulled together without having to wear a full face of makeup. I like to keep my brows looking natural, but they need some help in the thickness and definition department. That’s what I love about this Eye of Horus brow product. The brow crayon end delivers a soft wash of colour (if you want a bolder colour, just press a little harder when you apply it) and its wax texture doesn’t leave behind any harsh tell-tale lines. It’s also super long-lasting. For days when I just want to tame the shape, I use the clear gel mascara on the other end.”
CORI, SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
My August obsession: Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen Original
“From my twenties I have felt it’s necessary to incorporate collagen powder into my daily routine. Each morning I add a sachet or tablespoon to my morning oats, coffee or smoothie. It has honestly helped nourish my body from the inside out, leaving my skin, nails and hair the healthiest they have been.”
JOELLE, DIGITAL DESIGNER
My August obsession: Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Créme
“I am completely obsessed with the Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Créme. When I’m busy I tend to cut corners with my skincare routine, but this is one of the products that always makes the cut both in the morning and before bed. I have combination skin so its smooth, light consistency stops my skin from feeling clogged and it sits nicely under my makeup or sunscreen. Surprisingly, through winter my skin has stayed hydrated and feels fresh.”