That feeling you get after leaving a beauty salon is unmatchable, right? Whether it’s a spray tan, a lash lift or a perfect gel mani, you’re guaranteed to walk out feeling like a whole new person, glam and ready to conquer everyday life. Not only that, but I think you’ll agree that in our ever-busy lives, finding time to visit a salon can feel like a luxury. That is why I’m super excited to have partnered with one of my favourite high-street stores, Boots, to share my favourite products to help me achieve professional beauty treatment results, without even leaving the comfort of my own home! From perfectly tinted eyebrows to radiant keratin-treated hair, Boots have you covered!
Here’s the low down on my at-home salon routine!
1. Eyebrow Tints
Penciling my eyebrows every day feels like a chore. It eats time into my precious morning routine and frankly I just don’t want to spend hours of my life drawing fine hairs into my brows. That’s where Boots and their fab array of eyebrow tints come in. I use the Kiss Custom Colour Brow Tint DIY Kit which has easy-to-follow instructions and can be used to achieve a variety of shades which leave me with the perfect natural-looking but full brows. Best of all, I can go swimming, workout and get caught in the rain (yes even in those wet dreary British Summer days) without worrying about my brows needing touch-ups.
2. Smooth + Silky Waxing Strips
It’s time to bid farewell to frequent salon waxing appointments (and that awkward moment you make eye contact with your beautician as they work on your bikini line)! Boots stock a whole range of hot and cold at home waxing kits and strips for your legs, face and also intimate areas. I swear by Veet products, especially the Oriental Wax which has been designed to remove hair effectively, leaving my skin smooth and hair free for up to 4 weeks. It includes the wax which smells amazing, fabric steps and also spatulas, which can be used all over the body and a very handy temperature indicator so you know when it’s reached the right temp. I also use the Veet Sensitive strips on my face (thanks PCOS for blessing me with a hairy chin + top lip)!
3. Luscious Keratin Hair Treatments
You don’t need to book an expensive hair appointment to get shiny, healthy + frizz free hair and swear by keratin shampoos. I’ve really been enjoying the ProVoke Blonde Rehab Bond Repair shampoo and treatment, which is formulated with keratin & hyaluronic acid to help restore and nourish my hair, rebuilding the bonds from the inside out, leaving it looking salon-fresh without a hefty price tag. I also love the L’Oreal Elvive Wonder Water which is literally magic in a bottle – it takes my hair from knotty and unmanageable to silky and so so soft in just 8 seconds. I’m on my second bottle of this and I still get surprised by the results! These products are affordable saving me money on salon visits but also allow me to enjoy the convenience of treating my hair whenever it fits my agenda.
4. Dermal Rolling Facials
I want to introduce you to a skincare trend I love and it is: derma rolling! The Kitsch Micro Derma Roller is an innovative micro-needling device which, as you roll over your face, helps to stimulate collagen and improve product absorption (so be ready with your fav hyaluronic acid + moisturisers to slather on afterwards!). It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and promotes a rejuvenated-looking complexion, and to me it’s a lovely end to my day and feels like giving myself a mini spa day in my own bathroom. Plus, the money you save on spa treatments can be put forward to building a personalised skincare routine for you to use at home – win win!
5. Sun Kissed Fake Tan
That scene in Friends where Ross gets a spray tan? You know the one – well that truly put the fear in me from ever going for a professional spray tan! I much prefer to get that sun-kissed glow in the comfort of my own home where I can control the amount of product I use and also the shade of bronze that I go. There are so many fantastic brands now making incredibly realistic tanning products from St Tropez, Vita Liberata but my personal fav is Isle of Paradise – I love their refillable Pro-Glow Spray Tan Mister and the fact it’s sustainable for the environment (with its refillable Self Tanning Water pouches – for reference I use shade Light) makes me feel better too! It gently mists my skin and gives me the healthiest glow without harmful UV exposure from the sun. What’s not to love!
6) Lengthy Lashes
Finally and honestly – I’d be way too scared to give myself a lash lift at home BUT I’ve found the perfect solution which has become a part of my morning + bedtime routine. The Ordinary is one of my favourite skincare brands and when I saw they had created a Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum I knew I needed to try it! It’s a volumising serum that works to nourish and protect for fuller, healthier-looking brows and lashes in as little as 4 weeks. It’s also only £12.40 which is so affordable compared to salon lash treatments – I love it!
There you have it! I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post and hearing about some of my at-home beauty secrets for achieving salon-worthy treatments at home. I hope this encourages you to pamper yourself without breaking the bank or taking time out of your busy schedules!
Here’s to looking fab on your own terms!
Love Katie xx