Skin care is super important all year round, but especially so in Winter. As the temperature drops and the wind blows, your skin can get a real beating. Now is the time to focus on hydration, moisturising, exfoliation and that added drop of TLC.
Confession. I’m becoming more addicted to skin care and beauty products than ever before. Whenever I enter a chemist, supermarket, department store or beauty related shop I feel the need to buy something to add to my growing collection. This week alone I’ve purchased two kinds of face masks, a new night cream, rose hip oil, organic cleanser and toner, tinted lip balm, mascara, cleansing wipes, tinted moisturiser and make up pads!
I’ve really jumped on the extreme skin care wagon as of late, probably because I’ve just celebrated a birthday and I’ve realised I’m not getting any younger. This girl isn’t 21 anymore so I’ve really made it my priority to focus on those problem areas and give them the added nourishment (and enhancement) they need! Focusing on a skin care regime has become a huge priority, but I’ve also been trialing a few new make up and hair care products I just had to share with you. Here is what I’ve been loving this month!
Ah tanning. A Summer ritual of sorts. For some of us (myself included) a tan comes very naturally. Walk out into the sun and voila, you’re brown. Thanks for my European skin Dad! But for some of us the sun just doesn’t do anything, and pale skin sticks around. That is where fake tan is a bit of a saviour. I don’t mean orange “Oompa Loompa” style tan. I mean subtle, natural looking tan that could be mistaken for a day in the sunshine.
My beauty regime is pretty standard all year round, but come Summer the focus changes to brighter lips, hydrating my skin and covering those bags from last nights adventures. I’ve put together a list of the products I’ve gone wild for lately, the products keeping my eyes, skin, lips and face very happy this sunshine season. What do you go wild for in Summer?
As much as I love trying new beauty and skin care products it’s not always an easy process. Troublesome skin due to a pesky autoimmune syndrome can be a total hindrance especially because I’m one of those people who needs to try everything! When the lovely Annie at Lush Hay Street Plaza Arcade contacted me to pop down for a consultation I was little bit frightened – would Lush’s skin care products upset my skin? I don’t know why I was worried because the gorgeous global beauty company is pretty much nasty free in all senses. No animal testing. Organic products created from nature. Fair trade. The list goes on! Lush’s products can only be described in one word – luscious. The staff are friendly and very well educated on the range, the products are cute as a button, and my sensitive skin was forgotten because everything I tried (and I tried a lot of products) left my skin feeling soft, supple and sexy! No redness or irritation, I’ve found a new beauty heaven. I …
With a change of season comes a slight change in beauty product rotation, and I wanted to share my current loves with you all today. I’ve been taking care of my hair this Winter with Muk products (more about winter hair care here), but what have I been putting on my face and bod?
I’m pretty open to trying new things. New restaurants, new fashion brands. New beauty products. Try everything once I say, you never know what you’ll discover.
E sent me an email last week filled with smiley faces and exclamation marks. Why was she so happy? Because she’d decided she was spending the weekend “spring cleaning”, because, you know, that’s what you do at the beginning of Spring. My reply was less enthusiastic and I refused to spend my weekend dusting blinds and rearranging trinkets, but of course I let her go with it.
When looking for new beauty products I always have to think about how they’re going to react with my skin.