Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Skincare Treatments On Rotation

Skincare Treatments On Rotation

Nothing makes me happier than my evening skincare routine. Perhaps that's because it also includes comfy pyjamas and is shortly followed by bedtime? Luckily my skin is quite fond of this time of day too as it's when I really go to town on my skincare treatments and it can soak up all of the nutrients undisturbed.

Over the past year or so I've really honed down my skincare routine to a good selection of products I know I can trust, so whatever my skin throws at me I've got a solution for it. Let's dive in, shall we?

PIXI Peel & Polish
Not just reserved for the evening, as I'm quite fond of popping this on to work while I get ready in the morning, this exfoliator from PIXI guarantees soft, radiant smooth skin and no irritation. It's super gentle while not compromising on efficacy so I tend to indulge two to three times a week and follow with a mask if needed. A lot of the time the PIXI Peel & Polish is enough on its own though as it's a bit of a wonder treatment.

Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask
I've sung its praises many a time before, but it really is that good! A nice thick layer of this mask really plumps up my skin and it's also quite cooling so helps calm down any irritation. I had a reaction to a new product I was testing recently and this soothed it away with one use. I've also heard good things about Glossier's detox mask so it's firmly on my list to try next.

Skincare Treatments On Rotation
 
This is the bottle that just keeps on giving as much as I use it, it keeps going. Not that I am complaining! For me this is an essential hit of hydration that helps keep some bounce to my skin and also helps exfoliate with lipo hydroxy acid. Patted onto the skin this has really helped my texture issues too.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
This is as much a treatment for the senses as well as it is for the complexion as neroli never fails to put me in a good uplifted mood. I tend to keep this in my bag for refreshing up my makeup while on the go and it doesn't disappoint.

DHC Beauty Lift Eye Care Essence Roll-On*
This roll on eye gel is perfect for dealing with puffiness and dry eyes and I'm really enjoying using it. It's incredibly therapeutic to roll the cold metal applicator balls around the eye socket, let me tell you.
 
Skincare Treatments On Rotation
Skincare Treatments On Rotation

A fairly new addition to my skincare line up, this is exactly the thing for plumping the skin with moisture. It's clearly something I'm obsessed with! This serum is an incredibly clever blend of 12 forms of hyaluronic acid, which is exactly what you would expect from NIOD. I find that layering moisture in the form of an essence, serum and then moisturiser on top to be really effective and as each layer is light my skin responds really well and soaks up every last drop. I wouldn't be without hyaluronic acid now.
 
The previous incarnation of The Ordinary's pure retinol was incredibly harsh on the skin so I'm really glad they reformulated it to include squalane to combat that. I tend to use this a couple of night's a week when my skin doesn't need anything else on top so that the retinol can work uninterrupted. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane is formulated with hydroxypinacolone retinoid which is one of the more advance forms of retinol that only has one conversion to make in order to become pure retinoic acid so it's the most potent over the counter form currently available. I'm not too keen on the scent of it but it's more about how it works than how it smells!
 
This is the newest addition to my skincare treatment arsenal which sounded too good to miss. It's supposed to help smooth out wrinkles around the eyes and foreheads so I'm using it twice daily in a bid to turn back the years. It's early days so I'll need to report back on this one.
 
Have you tried any of these and what skincare treatments do you love?
 
Laura
 
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Monday, 15 January 2018

The Five Product Face

The Five Product Makeup look

My usual daily makeup routine consists of a fair few products and as much as I enjoy playing with and applying makeup, it often isn't practical and sometimes I need to get a rush on. So I thought I would share with you my super quick five product face which will buy you some extra time in bed and will still leave you looking fresh and perky.

The Five Product Makeup look

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow
I've had this a little while but hadn't used it much until lately. I love the overnight mask which leaves you with a nice subtle tan come morning, so this was always going to be a hit. It's starts off as a white cream but once smoothed into the complexion it takes on a radiant bronzed glow and hydrates the skin beautifully. It's very natural looking, so not orange at all and evens out any imperfections and redness so there's no need for concealer or anything else to go on top. I'm pretty hooked on this little tube!

Burberry Light Glow - Earthy Blush No. 7
As the skin is radiant and dewy all it needs it a little definition but nothing too intense. This is the perfect dusky pinky brown that goes with any makeup look and makes me look a lot more healthy and less moon faced. I also run this through my eye socket for a little shape and contour so its a pretty good multi-tasker for a minimal makeup look.

The Five Product Makeup look

Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Meteore
This cream eyeshadow makes a great topper to finish your eye look as it's more of a shimmer than a typical opaque cream shadow if you catch my drift. Once applied it gives the most beautiful wash of champagne shimmer that really brightens up my eyes and it looks so nice on it's own which is how I'm wearing it for this look. It's best applied with a finger and is one of those shades that will suit pretty much everyone. I believe this it's being discontinued so definitely go get your hands on this as it's such a pretty shade.

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara
This was very much an Allana Davison inspired purchase which I picked up before Christmas. I'm fairly lucky in the eyelash department so don't need to rely on mascara too much but my word this really makes a difference! It separates, thickens and gives a good dose of volume, and I've been pleasantly surprised to learn it doesn't smudge on me which 99% of mascaras do. I am so sold on this and as a girl who normally won't spend more than a tenner on mascara that's saying something!

The Five Product Makeup look

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream in Wonderful Rosy
I think this lip cream might be my favourite part of this whole look. It's a vivid blue-based pink that really perks up my complexion. Formula wise it's very similar to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and I'm sure they have a similar shade if you can't get your hands on this one (it's sold out on Sephora). Paired with subtly shimmering eyes and glowing radiant skin this is beyond beautiful. The nib is a large round cushion, a bit similar to the Maybelline concealer everyone likes. You would think that it would be hard to get a clean lip outline but actually it's really precise and takes just a swipe to apply.

Do you like the sound of any of these and what are your go-to minimal makeup must haves?

Laura

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Monday, 8 January 2018

The Greatest Showman Latest In Beauty Box

The Greatest Showman Latest In Beauty Box

If there's one thing that Latest In Beauty do exceptionally well it's collaboration boxes. That's not to say their regular subscription boxes aren't awesome as they really are - there's not many beauty boxes that you can curate yourself after all. Their most recent box, The Greatest Showman Beauty Box* is rather spectacular, let me tell you.

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