All posts filed under: Skincare

Pass Me The Bubbly

The new hydrating hits from Givenchy got me deviating from my usual skincare routine to try the bubbly Hydra Sparkling Lotion, £33 and Hydra Sparkling Serum, £55 to see if my skin cravings could be quenched. I can’t lie, my favourite aspect of this collection is the packaging with the infused bubbles but even on my sensitive skin, this hydrating pair worked a treat. Both have a lightweight formula that glides onto the skin leaving a refreshing sensation. The gel texture of both is something I didn’t expect to be keen on however, I really like it! This texture is perfect for the warmer months as it is so refreshing on the skin. The lotion is thin and silky but it is perfumed which is an aspect I really  dislike in skincare. It leaves my skin so smooth and moisturised though and makeup sits well on top. Again, the Serum is perfumed and has the gel consistency. Layered over the lotion, my skin is cooled and as a result, feels plump and hydrated. My face visibly …

Ready For This Jelly

When it comes to my caring for my skin, I’m finding my 6-step skincare routine isn’t cutting it. Just like a hot bubble bath at the end of a long day, my face also needs to de-stress and so the Kiehls Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydrating Masque, £44 has become my bi-weekly nightcap. Twice a week, after a pre and double cleanse, I slather the yellow jelly all over my face and neck and I try to make a real effort to r e l a x. It feels lightweight on the skin and I find the cooling effect seriously refreshing, especially after the humid heat we’re feeling at the moment. Face masks have previously been sectioned into two categories in my mind – 1. A sloppy green paste housed in a sachet, the kind you’d buy from Superdrug for a £1 and resembles a Herbal Essences ad or 2. A drying charcoal masque which sucks the impurities and life out of your skin. Obviously, I’m now more informed and aware of the huge variety …

My Beauty Secrets

It was August 2014 when I bought my very first jar of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. A pop-up counter had just arrived in Selfridges Manchester and I was absolutely desperate to try the mystical potion of wonder for myself. 3 years on and countless different creams later, I find myself right back where I started – infatuated with Magic Cream. From Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré to Clarins HydraQuench and Kiehls Ultra Face Cream, nothing compares to CT MC, despite all my eager efforts. My secret to beautiful skin is a thorough skincare routine; this sumptuous crème has a light and illuminating formula like no other and instantly hydrates my lacklustre complexion. Magic Cream exudes a decadent rose aroma that is delicately feminine and as the glamorous jar resides on my vanity, I can’t help but think that this cream will always be worth its mighty £70 price tag. As I discussed here, I love using cream products especially in the summer because they create such a radiant and skin-like finish. Thus, when I spied the Nars Orgasm …

A Luminous Base From Guerlain

Late last year I spent a wonderful afternoon with Guerlain, trying out all their products both new and old. I picked up a whole array of makeup but there were three standouts, all of which are base products! I have been using these constantly since October, so I feel I can give a thorough and tested review. Firstly, let me say the service and product quality at Guerlain is exceptional, I loved everything I tried and I really admire the subtlety and elegance of the brand. The item I have used the most and sadly almost ran out of, is the Météorites Oxygen Care Moisturiser & Radiance Booster. This moisturiser has a smoothing and radiant effect on the skin and really illuminates the complexion. I use this as a pre-makeup base and find it really makes a difference in the luminosity and hydration of my makeup throughout the day. It has a pearlescent glow and carries the signature delicate violet scent, but nothing lingering or offensive. I have been addicted to using this, thus why I only …

Clarins HydraQuench Cream | Say Goodbye to Dry Skin!

I have just purchased my third jar of the Clarins HydraQuench moisturising face cream and I still haven’t done a raving blog post on it. This is so overdue! Much like the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, which I still adore by the way, the Clarins HydraQuench cream is richly moisturising and smells divine! The silky consistency glides over the skin effortlessly and still has that luxuriousness to it. The non-oily formula firms the skin and the creamy gel texture promotes an immediate cooling effect as it is absorbed. It is also amazing underneath makeup or mixed in with your foundation, as it adds a glorious radiance to your complexion as well as sheering out that full coverage. I depend on the HydraQuench cream morning, night and before makeup application and have been doing so for months. It is perfect for my dehydrated and dry skin since it has such a hydrating formula. This cream is especially ideal for the colder months as those pesky dry patches appear! It leaves my skin smooth, soothed and hydrated, also when I miss …

My Ride or Die

I feel like there are so many amazing beauty products out right now that it’s hard to narrow down what to treat yourself to and what is actually good! I personally love to know what other people’s holy grail products are, to help me decide what I should try! Lets start in the shower, shall we? Body wash: Molton Brown Eucalyptus Body Wash. I am obsessed with this! The scent is to die for – I feel it makes my bathroom smell like a spa, and who wouldn’t want that? Shampoo: Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo. Ever since I got my hair cut short, I have been after a beachy look and this shampoo gives me the bounce, texture and wave I crave! Moving on to skin care & makeup… Moisturiser: Clarins HydraQuench Cream. This is the bomb. Other than CT Magic Cream, nothing hydrates my complexion like it. I am also obsessed with the slight scent of it too, so dreamy and spa like! Base: Chanel Les Beiges. 70% of the time I will reach for a tinted …