I am so sorry I have been absent for so long, but I was finishing my masters, moving out of my flat and saying bye to some friends. Over this time I accumulated so many empties so you can guess what this post will be about 🙂 Hope its not too long!
Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau De Parfum
Perfume is always challenging to describe, so I will do by best to do so, but I suggest you smell it next time you have the chance. The perfume is composed of beautiful, addictive notes, the top note is African Orange Flower, heart note is Jasmine and base notes include White Honey, Cedar, Patchouli and Rose. The perfume is quite intense but very feminine and radiant. The bottle ideally matches the smell… so try it out.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
I often write about this mask as it is very effective. The Manuka honey has antibacterial and nourishing properties so it can be both cleansing and hydrating which is quite rare amongst face masks. It gets rid of impurities, and calms down any breakouts and redness. It lasted me for a long time, so although it is quite pricey, it is worth it. Available from Feelunique, £22.99.
Caudalie Divine Oil
This divine oil was my travel essential this summer. It can be used on body, hair and face and like the name states, it is divine. It quickly absorbs in the skin, leaving it looking glowing and smelling beautifully. It is hydrating so you can use it after a long day at the beach, or you can use it in the evening and layer scents on top. I will definitely be buying the full size bottle. Available from Feelunique, £27.
This super hydrating cream is a product that I always come back to. It is suitable for both adults and babies and can be used by people with eczema so you can be sure that it will not irritate your skin. It is a neutral smelling product so it will not disturb you, but overall it has a great effect and it can be used on both face and body. I always go to the large tub, and my whole family uses it. Available from Boots, £16.49.
Lush The Olive Branch Shower Oil
Being a Lush fan, I decided to try their popular Olive Branch shower oil. I like to use shower oil as it is less thick than body wash and is easier to distribute on the skin. The Olive Branch from Lush is very light, and only a little bit is needed for every use. It has a delicate, sweet smell which stays on the skin for a bit but then vanishes. It lasted me for a long time, and I think I will repurchase it. Available from Lush, £9.95.
Sanctuary Spa Warming Sugar Polish
Love Love Love this warming sugar polish, when it enters in contact with the skin, it immediately warms up which makes the exfoliating process even better. It is unfortunately no longer produced but I will look for replacement as it was very effective and felt great on skin.
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel
Lately, I have been testing different body washes and I really liked the Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel from The Body Shop. If you used their body washes then you know they have this thick, creamy consistency, which I love. The argan oil shower gel is great as it doesn’t dry out the skin, leaving it ready for body lotion. The smell is stunning! Available from The Body Shop, £4.
Aurelia Refine and Polish Miracle Balm
Unfortunately this gorgeous Polish Miracle Balm has also finished. The polish can be both used as an enzyme mask or as an exfoliator. I used it as exfoliator most of the time, as I have too many face masks. It is made of fine grains, which when massaged in circular motion remove dead skin cells and prepare the skin for moisturiser. Best used 1-2 times a week for healthy, glowing skin. Available from Lookfantastic, £57/75ml.
L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Water
I got this Brightening Water during my trip to Milan. I am a fan of L’Occitane, and I really like the Immortelle range. I used it the mornings and evenings instead of toner, to brighten and hydrate my skin. The whole range has a stunning delicate smell of the Immortelle flower which takes you back to the fields of Provance. After using this brightening water my skin was clearer, and felt more plumped and nourished. It is no longer produced but luckily there is a replacement, Essential Face Water, £18 .
Micellar waters are becoming more and more popular, and the range of products is rapidly expanding. The recent release from Garnier is what I have recently used up and a new bottle is already in my beauty cabinet. The micellar water is a water filled with cleansing elements as well as favourable ingredients that nourish the skin.
Garnier combined the cleansing benefits of oil which removes makeup more efficiently with micellar water which takes makeup removing process to another level. It removes waterproof mascara, red lipstick as well as foundation quickly, leaving your skin ready for further treatments. I am a fan of the delicate smell, it is a must-have product. Available from Boots, £5.99.
1. Always remove make-up before going to sleep
2. Apply serum before evening moisturiser
3. Sleep 7-8 hours and let your skin regenerate
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