It’s that time of the year when the brands are bringing out new base products. I have posted about a few foundations already (Tom Ford, Bite Beauty, Estee Lauder). In fact, if you want to know more about the new launches follow me on Facebook.
But here is the preview of some primers, foundations and concealers that caught my attention, and I’ve chosen 6 items.
The one which I am curious to try myself is definitely the Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm, £38 later on from from Sephora, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, Nordstrom, Escentual and Feel Unique. I wear very light city SPF products myself, and this sounds right up my street. Besides their Teint Couture line is great.
Laura Mercier, The Queen of base products launched 5 primers which have to be mentioned. Shown are the Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating (“enhancing Porcelain Flower Extract and a blend of Micronized Pearls, the primer imparts a healthy glow on skin”) and Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating (“Olive Extract visibly smooths and locks in hydration while Marine Hydra Botanicals replenish skin and promote long term moisture recovery”). There are also Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Pure Canvas Primer Protecting and Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting. $38 each from the website.
Regular readers know that I am a die hard hand cream fan, and always have a few to choose from. And today I want to share about the cult product in this category. The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is loved by so many, and it is for a reason, this stuff does work.
I have very dry hands so I do not find it sticky or greasy at all, it just leaves my hands in top condition: moisturised and nourished. It’s like an instant relief for the dry skin, you put it on, and your hands are soft and smooth. Yes, just like that! The second ingredient on the list is glycerin, and my skin loves it, not to mention all the oils.
It has a
I hope you all had a great break for all the Christmas an New Year’s celebrations. I certainly have. Beginning of the year is the time when most people seem to make resolutions, especially the ones related to heath. I am actually happy to see that these days people don’t seem to overindulge over the festive period hence don’t start ridiculous and ineffective diets in January.
As for myself, I am pleased to report that now, as we are half way through (can you believe it?) the first month of 2020, I have been doing really well, it was all about the moderation. I did not eat non-stop or very unhealthily during the holidays and enjoyed lots of walks near the seaside. In fact, as I am typing this, I am only 50k steps away from 1mln [steps], and I’ve started counting the steps again, after a break from all the apps for a few months, not such a long time ago.
Long story short, it feels like the perfect time to bring you a collaboration with the real health experts, unlike myself.
All the photos in the feature were taken by me in England, Wales and Scotland.
It’s the dawn of a new decade, and for many of us, that means New Year’s
Resolutions have a little bit of heft behind them, especially if you’ve been trying to get fit and healthy. Yes, your roaring 20’s could get off to an incredible start if you ditch your bad habits for new ways that help you look, feel and act more positively.
Being healthier isn’t necessarily about losing weight in a few problem areas, getting tone and definition, or subbing out the chip shop for steamed vegetables. You need to associate being healthy with positivity, and there is a slew of ways to do so. In this short post, we’ll look at some ways to think positively about different aspects of getting healthier and how to use expert help to get there, and it all starts with drinking water.
Know how much water you should be drinking
I have featured “inside my Mum’s makeup bag” a few times, and while I definitely have to post an updated version, I thought it would be fun to show which products my husband’s Mum uses. To be honest, I almost never read about celebrity’s makeup bags but I am always curious to see what family and friends love.
So here we go:
Just like my Mum, my Mother-in-Law likes a good base, a cheek/face product, a lipstick and a mascara. Just the shades are different, as they have a different colouring.
Speaking of Clinique,
Eve Lom Kiss Mix has to be one of my favourite beauty products because when I’ve lost mine, somehow, I had to get a replacement straight away.
I just like absolutely everything about it, from the simplistic and chic white packaging which looks clean and minimalistic to the cooling sensation and the effect it creates on the lips.
Now, I have to say that