Thursday, 21 December 2017

5 Perfect Reds To Get You In A Festive Mood

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Lack of confidence can be a such a stupid thing, but it seems I'm getting better at wearing Reds even if I do only limit these for this time of year. Plus they're great for bringing on a festive cheer even when I don't particularly feel like it. Reds wasn't a shade I would ever contemplate wearing thinking they age or clash with my my high coloured complexion. Thankfully that's now changed even if it is only for one season. So for my last post of the year, I share with you my favourite Christmas Reds.


Friday, 15 December 2017

Skincare Routine - What I Was Using Before The Weather Turned : AM

My Current AM Skincare Routine

It's not often that I get to share my current skin care routine on the blog, probably due to being such a perfectionist where my skin is never quite where I want it to be enough to shout it from the roof tops. But lately, I've noticed just how well  my skin has coped during this seasonal transition, with my base in particular going on rather lovely. I recently tried again a foundation that did not work for me during the Summer months, and that was the Coverage Foundation from The Ordinary; I hated that foundation with a passion as it just wouldn't apply properly and even though that's now changed, the full coverage element still adds years on me - no!

So what's changed? Whilst I'd like to think it's the daily use of a rosehip oil formulation that I've currently been using, it's probably a combination of everything along with a little bit of luck that's also helped.


Monday, 11 December 2017

Discovering Problem Solvers From Know Cosmetics*

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know cosmetics review

Up until recently, Know Cosmetics was a brand I had never heard of and was shocked to learn that for the past year they were sold online at Superdrug (how the hell did I miss that?) However, those of you from across the pond may have stumbled upon this tiny range whilst browsing around beauty giant, Sephora. They carry a small line of products to help tackle daily make-up challenges, such as: dark circles, bleeding and feathering of lipstick, sparse brows and thin lips.

I couldn't wait to get stuck into trying the No Dark Shadows Concealer as I lived in hope it would replace my current holy grail Tarte Shape Tape concealer. If you live in the UK, you'll know all too well how expensive this is due to the inclusion of the sponge. 


Monday, 4 December 2017

Why I won't be left red faced this Winter - My 3 Winter Comfort Creams

eucerin face cream, swissforce pharma couperose cream, oilaitum face cream

There are times during the depths of Winter (normally around January) where I suffer a short period of extreme dryness and redness. The overindulgence of Christmas food and booze, combining with living on the coast during the coldest month of the year, and the need for the heating to be whacked up full blast probably doesn't help matters for triggering my skin going haywire. So, when these moments occur, I have on stand by what I call my comfort creams. Yes, these three clinical tubes may look like something out of a Pharmacy rather than from a department store or from some cult beauty site, they have been wonderful for calming down any irritation, dryness and redness whilst also providing that much-needed barrier. But what's also great about these is the texture is light enough to wear even under make-up.

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