Lifestyle: New Beauty and Fashion Finds for July

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For those who don’t know, when I’m not running WhatEmmaDid.com, I’m a Beauty Editor for international beauty retailers. This means that whilst I spend my evenings discovering new products, treatments, and beauty places to visit, I’m also working with beauty brands from around the world during the day.

Recently, I’ve been getting my hands on a few new items which I’m excited about trying out. Each one has been raved about countless amount of times from beauty bloggers, beauty insiders and customers alike, so I figured it was time to tackle them myself. From toning devices to liquid supplements, here’s a little snapshot of what I’m getting busy with…

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Grow Gorgeous Products
OK so my hair is diabolical when it comes to thickness and strength. It grows fairly fast, but I struggle so much to maintain the thickness, or to increase it. Sometimes I suffer major hair fall, and other times it just tends to stay as it is. Aside from taking hair vitamins, I’m putting my bets on the Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum and the End Split Ends treatments to mend the condition of my hair, as well as tackle the main problem: thickness.

The Hair Density Serum is to be rubbed into the scalp once a day (I’ve started off with an evening application), and after a 90 trial, is meant to encourage the growth of 13,000 new hairs. I started this trial on the 1st July, so lets see how I get on after 90 days!

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Fountain The Phyto-Collagen Molecule
Next on the trial list is Fountains ‘The Phyto-Collagen’ Molecule liquid, which is taken in a similar way to medicine. This liquid is to be taken as two teaspoons a day, and is used for its beautifying properties to the skin. With 5000mg of hydrolysed collagen in each 10ml serving, the supplement also contains wild phytoplankton, which contains over 65 nutritional properties that encourage cellular regeneration and fight the signs of premature ageing. Meanwhile, L-Glutathione provides powerful antioxidant protection, helping skin to fight harmful free radicals.

So in other words, it promotes a fresher, more youthful complexion. I started taking this last week, so once the bottle is over with, I’ll be back to report on how my skin looks and feels…

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NuFACE Toning Device
Now this is a new one for me! I’ve used cleansing devices before for my face, but never a toning device. This handheld facial toning device from NuFACE is huge in the states, and is clinically tested for improved facial contour, skintone, and reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This FDA-approved device is said to deliver beautiful, professional results in an easy-to-use, at-home system. I could definitely do with toning up my cheeks and jawline – I mean who wants sagging skin? Now I have turned 30, I feel its more important to look into things like this, so I’m certainly excited to give it a try.

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Casual Fashion
As you can see from the photography above, I’m trying to source some smart but casual outfits for my new job (well, I’ve been at the company for 2 months but it can still be classed as recent!). What I’m looking for is to start filling my wardrobes with chic colours, smart black trousers and culottes, and a range of sharp day dresses which are casual enough to wear with a flat sandal, but smart enough to rock up into the boardroom. I recently discovered Tahari ASL – an online retailer which retails some beautiful outfits. I came across some classic pencil style dresses which can be dressed up with a blazer, but dressed down with a cardigan, so it has given me a lot of fashion inspiration. I try to look for colours that aren’t too loud and harsh, such as greys, navys, blacks and whites. Luckily, this site has a large selection, so I’m pretty much spoilt for choice. The price range is affordable too, especially to say that the items are unique designs and of a good quality.

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LQ Liquid Health Supplement
Another beauty supplement for me to try out is this LQ Liquid Health supplement, which can be drank in one mouthful from these handy tubes. Created to support health nails, hair and skin, each daily bottle contains multiple key active ingredients to encourage beauty. It includes marine collagen (7000mg), hyaluronic acid, resveratrol, silicon, glucosamine, selenium and vitamins. Collagen is the most abundant, naturally occurring protein in the body and each bottle contains 7000mg of high bioavailability Peptan™ marine collagen. I have a multipack at present, so I’ll be seeing what my thoughts are once I have consumed the lot!

So there we have it… lots of beauty and fashion related nice-ness to keep me occupied for July. Don’t forget to tune back next month when I provide a little update!

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