What Do The Symbols On Your Beauty Products Mean?

If you’re reading this, it’s highly likely that you use some type of beauty product on a daily basis. Whilst these products promise to smooth wrinkles, highlight your cheekbones or give you fuller lips, have you ever looked at the finer details on the packaging? I’m going to hazard a guess and think that a large proportion of you haven’t or if you have there may be a portion of you that’s not 100% sure about what they all mean. It’s easy to ignore them, they’re usually a teeny tiny cluster of cryptic symbols printed at the back or on the bottom of a product.

It’s becoming more important than ever to know what we’re putting on our skin. Understanding these symbols is critical because no one wants to put something on their face that’s months out of date, right?

This blog post aims to demystify some of the key beauty care symbols that you see on the products in your makeup bag, beauty shelf or on your bedside table; it’s my simple, straight forward guide for what to look out for. Have a read and let me know your thoughts.

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My Style Do’s & Don’t’s

After working in the fashion industry for most of my career and having a well-documented shopping habit it’s meant that I’ve picked up some practical styling and shopping tips along the way. So, here is a rundown of my styling do’s and don’t’s…

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Should I Take My Husband’s Name?

I’m getting married in less six months – OMG! As I expected there is so much to think about when it comes to the BIG day – the dress, the guest list, the food, the venue to name but a few. For me though, there’s something even bigger that I had mulled over for some time and that is whether or not I should change my surname.

Tradition states that the woman should take the man’s surname (rightly or wrongly), but times are changing. Some of my friends have kept their maiden name and at one wedding I attended a few years ago saw the groom change his name to match his bride. So, you see there’s a lot to think about.

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4 Need To Know Skincare Ingredients

Let’s be honest, the skincare industry is an absolute minefield. Beauty jargon is baffling and with an incredibly oversaturated market it can be difficult to understand what products are right for your skin type. When friends come to me for tips they want to understand what ingredients are actually necessary for their skincare regimes. There’s so much ‘noise’ about what you should be doing. There’s always a new breakthrough ingredient, but does it work and what is it right for you?

I’ve been a skincare enthusiast for as long as I can remember and after three years of working for one of the UK’s leading skincare brands I’ve learned so much about the skin. With a focus on efficacy, I’ve highlighted four key ingredients that can be found in skincare products. Each one is incorporated at some point in my personal routine and I can safely say that they are truly effective.

So, if you feel overwhelmed by skincare and what to use, you’ve come to the right place…

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5 Skincare Tips I’ve Learnt This Year

Being the skincare junkie that I am, 2018 has been another year of trying out new products, beauty techniques, and trends. But, what has worked and what hasn’t? Well, I thought I’d do the hard work for you and round up the 5 top tips that I’ve learnt this year. If you’re into clean skincare and you’ve also got sensitive skin like me, you’ve come to the right place.

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