Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A year in beauty

It's nearly the end of 2015 and I enter the Christmas period with no kitchen but hey, I do have two (yes, I got another one yesterday - Hot Rose) new Bobbi Brown lipsticks so life is good.

This year for me has been about hot cloth cleansing. I always used foaming facial cleansers but I have reached the age where I have to admit it's too harsh on my skin.  My favourite cleanser is Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser. It's lovely and cooling and works a treat. M&S stock this so you can often get 20% off it.

Throw away the muslin cloths and bulk buy some proper flannels. Essential. And wash them after each use. No, it's not ok to use them twice in a row.

I also embraced foundation. I will always love a tinted moisturiser but nothing looks as polished as foundation. I love my Chanel one and the purchase of a foundation brush has also been life-changing. I use it to buff my skin after application and it's fab. I use this Real Techniques one.

I am definitely spending more on skincare rather than make-up these days. Oils, cleansers, face masks, treatments. The list is endless. I still adore make-up and will never stop looking at it and playing with it but nothing gets my heart racing more than a great face mask! Or, indeed, an eye mask. Yet another gem from Skyn.

Pack these in your case and use on a weekend away. Bliss.

I've posted less this year, it's been very busy with work and house renovations. But I shall continue to post in 2016 because there is always that wonder product just around the corner. 

Thank you for reading and happy 2016!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Nail colour of the week

Opi's My Gondola Or Yours. This is a very dark and chic grey. I adore it. On each ring finger I have a layer of Luxe effects by Essie in silver sparkles. It's my one and only nod to Christmas.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour

My make-up weakness: eyes. Eyeliners, shadows, mascara, gel liners. You name it, I buy it. Lipstick has never been my weakness. Not to say I don't have lots of lipsticks but I don't have dozens. Most days I wear lip balm.

Then this caught my eye. Gold tube. Luscious, creamy, gorgeous. A perfect storm happened. I was in Sephora, home of points and joy. I was tired. I wanted a treat. So I bought this in Pink Cloud. It's lovely. Glides on like a dream, beautifully solid in my hand and long-lasting.

I didn't need it but I wanted it. And really, that's the same thing.


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