Most of us experience stress at some point in our lives whether it’s feeling tired, anxious or overwhelmed. It plays a big part in how the skin looks and feels. For me, it means my skin flares up, breaks out and becomes generally irritated and itchy. The good news is that I’ve found some products that are absolute superstars at calming redness and minimising breakouts. Read on to find out…View Post
With New Year’s Eve coming up this weekend I’ve planned ahead and have two dress options available; unsurprisingly they’re both from Self Portrait! With my outfit sorted, it’s now time to think about my make-up look so that I feel my best for the long night ahead! I search for products that’ll last the night; that means a long-lasting lipstick that’ll stay put for more than a glass of Champagne and a foundation that won’t budge after spending most of the night on the dance floor. So, here are my fail safe New Year’s Eve essentials that are high impact and hard wearing…View Post
Say hello to Winter! This season brings an entirely new set of hurdles to skin. Hot baths, central heating and lower air humidity impair the skin’s barrier function, leaving it susceptible to dehydration – the perfect environment for a dry, lacklustre complexion. It’s now time to change up your skincare routine, taking toners and peels out in favour of hydration boosting products. Think about it this way, you’re not going to wear a summer dress in December, you change your clothing routine, so why not your products too?! Here are the Winter skincare products I use in my night time regime…View Post
Starting with a good base is key to an even make up look, that’s why choosing the right foundation is essential. Finding it is another matter, it’s just never that straight-forward. Go into any beauty store and there are shelves upon shelves to choose from, whether it’s full coverage, matte, glowy or a natural-look cover up, finding the perfect partner to give you a flawless finish can be overwhelming. Of course there are varying price points too from drugstore staples for under £10.00 to an all out splurge which I simply can’t justify.
Liquids, sticks, powders there’s a lot of choice, so here i’ve highlighted my current favourites which work for my skin and could work for yours too…View Post
I’ve been obsessed with skincare and make up for as long as I can remember. After road testing an array of products over the years I know that i’ve definitely paid over the odds for beauty, (yes, I have bought items just because the bottle looked pretty – shameful I know). These brands may be all glam, but they don’t stand up to their claims. Knowing what I know now, looking and feeling good doesn’t have to stretch your wallet. Great beauty buys are available to everyone, sometimes they can just be trickier to find. In this post i’ve omitted products which I have harped on about over and over, such as the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. No one wants to know for the millionth time how much I love it! The products in this post are those which represent great value for money, are effective and do exactly what they claim. Enjoy!View Post