New Mum Beauty and One Million Cans of Dry Shampoo!

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Good God, I don’t half lose my thread a lot in this new video! Sorry! I had filmed a whole makeup tutorial beforehand but my camera card was corrupt and none of it came out – by the time I filmed this one, I was completely brain-fried and couldn’t remember what I had and hadn’t said already. I need to do a proper series on brilliant beauty products for new mums and knackered people (most of us, then) but I’ll wait until I’m back in my house. I don’t have very much with me now, on my travels.

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There have been lots of comments about my hair in this video, for which I am very flattered, especially considering my colour hasn’t been done in ages! At the moment I just let it dry naturally and then, when it’s 90% dry I spritz some spray-in conditioner into the lengths (Unite’s 7 Second one) and twist it loosely in a bun for a few hours. When I let it out it’s usually nice and semi-wavy with a bit of volume. Then after a day or so, when my roots are lank and flat, I spray my Colab Dry Shampoo into the roots and massage it in for a bit of lift and oomph. No need to brush out, as it’s sheer – so no white chalkiness. (Unless you use the Extreme Volume version, which has a little residue.)

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FYI: Colab has now sold over one million cans! I’m so proud to be involved with such a brilliant brand and I get a proper little thrill when people Tweet me saying how much they love it. If you’d told me ten years ago that I would have my name on a beauty product I would have been more than a little sceptical; as a model you get used to seeing your face on things, but it’s only if you’re a “brand” in your own right that your name ever appears. So it’s all very satisfying and I would like to say a massive thank you to you all for your amazing support! I look forward to every comment and tweet (even if I don’t always get around to replying at the moment) so keep ’em coming!

I’m planning some dry shampoo hair vids for when I’m back in my own home, but there are already quite a few tutorials over on the Colab Youtube channel so take a look at those if you need some inspiration You can buy Colab at FeelUnique, Superdrug and Beauty Mart online – it’s £3.50 for a large can.

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You’ll have already seen a lot of the products in the “New Mum Beauty” video – my favourite Estée Lauder concealer, the Bare Minerals tinted moisturiser… Lancome’s Miracle Cushion and Too Faced’s Beach Bunny Bronzer are featured in my latest post here – they are the perfect summer skin duo – and I’ve banged on about Benefit’s Gimme Brow loads (read the posts here). Nevertheless, do enjoy – it’s rather rambling but if you’ve missed my voice (ha!) whilst I’ve been making the new human you might welcome some rambles…

Products Mentioned:

Wei Eye Treatment Pads:…

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue (shade 3):…

Lancome Miracle Cushion (2):

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Concealer (light medium):…

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher (shade 2):

Benefit Gimme Brow:…

Brow enhancer comparison post:…

Too Faced Bronzer in Beach Bunny:

Colab Dry Shampoo in Monaco Scent:

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Reveuse:

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