Love Island’s Kaz Kamwi talks gratitude journals, Olbas Oil and her £6 secret for glowy skin

The Love Island star chats through her self-care Sunday must-haves...

Kaz self-care

by Aimee Jakes |

We love a bit of self-care and all this time at home has really given us an excuse to look after ourselves inside and out. Each week, we'll be asking the celeb lot to share their Sunday self-care routines, because taking care of yourself is more important than ever.

This week is all about Kaz Kamwi, the positivity queen who radiated sunshine in the 2021 villa. She served us endless bodycon inspo, motivational pep talks and silk hair bonnets (which we bought by the bucket load).

Don't even start us on he way she matched her eyeshadow to her outfit. Legendary.

Kaz has now launched her very own edit with Revolution and it contains all of her favourite products for achieving the ultimate summer glam. We're talking neon eyeshadow, glowing blush and faux lashes that were made for hot girl summer.

Kaz chats exclusively to heat about skincare routines, morning routines and how she spends a self-care Sunday...

On self-care

Kaz shares how there are two products responsible for her feeling zen on self-care days and they're both er, remedies for the commom cold?

"So at the moment, I am obsessed with green tea and Olbas Oil(£6.17) which is so random, I know! Green tea just makes me feel lighter after I have it and it’s very warming to me. I just really, really enjoy green tea.

"I’ve also incorporated Olbas Oil into my routines now. It’s good for colds but it also helps soothe your muscles and open up your pores."

We are so intrigued, how did the Olbas Oil thing start?

"I think because I go back and forth quite a lot, where I’ve just got back from holiday and I'd go up to London and stay in different hotels and places... I think I have a dust allergy. Every time I’m exposed to AC and different temperatures, I get a stuffy nose or I start to feel run down. Olbas Oil has helped me really clear out and now I’ve started using it when I steam my face. I’ve basically incorporated it into my skincare routine. Everybody needs to start using it. Honestly, steam with it and it will change your life!

"I am also obsessed with face masks. I’ve actually just ordered some of Maya Jama’s ones [MIJ Masks] because I really want to try them. I love the Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask (£20.50) right now, it’s so good."

On skincare

Love Island's Kaz tells heat her top beauty tip

"I love doing skincare, it’s just such a good way to check in with yourself. At the moment I really love the Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser (£21), it’s so so good.

"Also, the Revolution Lip Scrub in Pineapple Crush (£5) has just changed my life. It smells absolutely amazing I use it twice a day, once during my morning skincare and then before bed. I wash it off, I know some people like lick their lips scrubs off, but I’m not quite there yet! Lip scrubs are just my ride-or-die product."

On budget beauty buys

Kaz's favourite budget beauty buy is the worst kept secret in beauty - a universal skin balm that doubles as a glowy primer - loved by everyone from Molly-Mae Hague to Victoria Beckham.

"I love Weleda Skin Food (£6) which was introduced to me by the girls on the show [Mary Bedford and Chloe Burrows are both big fans]. I use it as a primer and it's so good. It really hydrates the skin and gives you a glowy, healthy look. You literally look like you've put a little bit of oil on your face, it's so good. It's a really great primer but it's universal. It works for all skin types and tones, too."

Weleda Skin Food

On daily wellness habits

"I just love journaling, I try to do it in the mornings. If I’m going somewhere quickly and didn’t manage to open my actual journal, I find myself doing it on my Notes app on my phone. It just sets the tone for how my day is going to go."

What sort of things does Kaz tend to journal?

"I always write down three things I’m grateful for and then one wish. I have a lot of wishes! The wish could be something I want to achieve, something I’d love to do, somewhere I’d love to travel to. Even my trip to LA with Lib [fellow Love Islander and BFF Liberty Poole], I wrote that I wanted to go on a girl's trip and then we did, it’s almost like speaking things into existence."

On productive morning routines

From glamourous shoots to fancy events, it's fair to say Kaz has a hectic schedule. So how does she set herself up for the day?

"A productive morning for me starts with the day before, I need my eight hours sleep, I’m that person. I’d get a good night’s sleep, then get up and into a hot shower. Then I’ll do my skincare routine and my make-up. Then I’ll have my green tea and journal. If I didn't have time to do that, I'd be on the Notes app. I will then take a look at my to-do list. I tend to have things in my diary already, I don’t tend to write to-do lists as my days go on, they’re usually already there. Then I’d head to wherever I was going. Once my tasks are done for the day I like to treat myself, whether that’s a little snack or a present or a conversation with my friends.

On really great advice

"I think a lot of things have been amazing for me recently and sometimes I sit back and I feel guilty. I think the best advice I’ve been given recently from people is to just accept it. Accept the love, accept appreciation, accept opportunities, it’s all you. Have your moment, be in your moment, you deserve your moment. I think that's the best advice I've received."

On her Revolution edit

Kaz Kamwi Revolution

Kaz has launched a seven-piece edit with Revolution (£30) and it is essentially hot girl summer personified. How did the star choose which bits to include? First things first, bright and bold eyeshadow is a must.

"I love eyeshadow, I love playing with colours, I love matching it to my outfit. I don't shy away and stick to neutral looks all the time, so it made sense to use the Neon Heat palette (£14) in my collection. Then of course, on TikTok, everyone is saying how gorgeous, gorgeous girls always over bush! So I needed a blush palette in there. Also, highlighters are a must and essential for staying glowy and bronzy.

"I basically picked all my favourite things and the collection just sums me up, to be honest."

Quickfire round:

Show you’re currently binging? I’m re-watching Desperate Housewives.

Go-to cuppa? I love green tea with honey and lemon. If we're gonna go English Breakfast then I like it with milk and two sugars.

Go-to loungewear brand? Savage Fenty! I know that’s lingerie but they’ve also got some amazing lounge pieces. I’m wearing a Savage Fenty bralette right now.

Favourite face mask? It's got to be the Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask (£20.50).

Go-to takeaway order? A always get the Hot & Spicy pizza with extra beef and I always get pineapple on top.

Favourite candle? I love anything vanilla scented or the one I'm currently burning is from my friend's brand Kukula, they're soy wax and smell incredible.

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