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August wishlist: treat yourself inside and out

August wishlist

We’re always on the look out for new and exciting additions to our make-up stash, gym bag or fridge so – because Brunch n Grind is all about sharing the love – here are our top picks for August…

Sara Miller candle collection

Sara Miller Fig, Vanilla and Cacao Scented Candle, £25

You may have already spotted Sara Miller’s striking collection of stationery, candles and room fragrances in John Lewis. When I was first introduced, I fell in love with the bright, quirky prints featuring flamingos, peacocks and cherry blossom. The collection has become my go-to for unique gifts and one item in particular found it’s way onto my August wishlist.

I just had to have this scented candle with layers of crisp, green fig, bitter cacao and a luscious vanilla base. All of Sara’s candles are hand poured in the UK, made from pure soy wax and burn for 60 hours with a luxurious fragrance. The only problem you’ll have is choosing from the gorgeous array of designs!


Ren Skincare anti-pollution spray mist

Ren Skincare Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist, £24

Not only does this facial mist smell AMAZING, it protects your skin from harmful free radicals caused by pollution. It helps to strengthen the skin’s natural defences against oxidative stress, boosting the skin’s ability to detoxify.

Living in Zone 2, I’m constantly on and off the tube or running along London’s polluted streets, so any protection I can get is welcomed. Spritz it liberally on your face, neck and décolletage over moisturiser or make up. It’s been tried and tested by yours truly and I promise it won’t leave you shiny or sticky.

Top tip: this mist feels super-refreshing in a heatwave so take it abroad or stash it in your handbag incase the sun comes back out!

Check out Ren’s Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium collection » 

Jarr Kombucha

Jarr Kombucha, £6 each

If you don’t know what Kombucha or Booch is then you must have been living under a rock (or outside of the M25) for the last year. This raw fermented tea has become a firm favourite with the health-conscious because it’s really good for balancing your gut health. It’s low in sugar and high in probiotics, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants, which means it can help aid digestion, detoxify the organs and increase energy.

Generally speaking, Kombucha has a sweet and sour flavour, with a hint of cider vinegar to it. Jarr Kombucha, manufactured in Hackney Wick has three tasty flavours and they’re the best we’ve ever had. Choose from Original, Ginger and Passionfruit. I recommend trying them all before bulk-buying! We’ve been obsessed with it ever since trying it at Balance Festival, so it was a must for the August wishlist! Jarr is available online by the crate or pick up individual bottles at your local Frame studio, Planet Organic or other good health food shops.

Top tip: a chilled bottle of Jarr makes an excellent alternative to beer or cider if you want to stay off the booze.


Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Round Tool

Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Round Tool, £18

We’re big fans of Tangle Teezer’s detanglers for getting us through our daily beauty regime snag-free. But now, the hair geniuses have expanded their collection to a whole host of other handy brushes including this large blow-dry tool.

The brush picks up hair at the root giving you good lift and volume and as you blow dry, your hair snakes through the teeth with no pulling or tugging, so there’s no need to roll or wrap the hair around it. The result is all-over smoothness and shine. If you’re anything like me with out-of-control bleached hair, this will be an absolute game-changer for you!

Next: Check out Kat’s summer holiday essentials »

Have you tried any of the products on our August wishlist? Let us know what you think in the comments below and come back for more top picks in a few weeks!

Vanessa x

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