It’s funny because when I was growing up I was such a tomboy. When other girls were already buying make up, I was still going out horse riding and just enjoying country life. It was not until I left home to go to Leeds University aged 18 that I really developed an interest in makeup and beauty products. Now I am still a tomboy at heart but I love to look as glam as possible for my job and especially for a night out. When I go home for the weekend I let my skin have a breather and I don’t usually wear much make up. I think now I am getting older I find looking after my skin really pays off and every so often I like to share with you some of the products I like at the moment.
I love the Garnier Micellar Water, it removes all my make up in a few moments and leaves my skin clean and refreshed. There is also a sensitive version too. Primark is a store where I love to pick up beauty goodies and I bought a Manuka Honey hand cream lately which is divine and perfectly handbag sized. I always buy their anti-bacterial hand wipes too which are so handy and the sweet vanilla and coconut candle is a lovely everyday candle to burn especially now autumn is approaching.
Oh my goodness, my poor hair is so frazzled and dry from my obsession with ombre that lately I have begun to despair. I get lots of compliments for my ombre hair and I just love it, but the only downside is dry and damaged hair from the regular bleaching. In light of this straw hair scenario (!) I have been trying as many different shampoo and conditioner combinations as possible. Recently, I invested in the Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures ‘strength restorer’ range and I just love it. The honey scent is addictive and the shampoo works to a rich lather which is gorgeous. I use the 1 minute treatment to restore my hair then apply the matching serum before blow-drying. Whilst my hair is not yet restored to the texture of silk, I have noticed a vast improvement in how glossy and manageable it has become. Result!
I am so lazy when it comes to moisturising my body, and I have found just the alternative to spending ages slathering on cocoa butter and waiting for it to sink in to my skin. Recently I invested in the Vaseline Spray and Go body moisturiser with oat extract. This sinks straight in to your skin and there is no faffing around waiting for it to dry, which can only be a good thing when you are busy! The Gilette Venus with Olay razor is my go-to razor. It leaves skin silky and the Olay moisture bars lessen the need to use a separate gel.
I get through a lot of eye make-up remover, due to my addiction to wearing lots of Maybelline mascara! Lately I have been loving the Boots Essentials cucumber range, and I invested in the eye make-up remover gel, facial toner and eye gel. These are absolute bargains, gentle on skin and have a nice cucumber fragrance. I use the toner after cleansing and I love the eye gel which has made a difference to my tired under eye area.
I just can't get enough of the Twinings Lady Grey tea at the moment, this tea is really vibrant and awakening with zesty orange and fragrant notes, in fact I’m off to make another cup after I finish this piece! If you love chocolate (and frankly who doesn’t ?!) I suggest you run to the store this instant and treat yourself to some of the Lindt Hello my name is Salted Caramel. I think treating yourself to some relaxation time is so important when you lead a busy life and what better way to relax than to sit in the garden with some chocolate, a cup of tea and a good book. Lately I have rediscovered Barlen Pyamootoo, a talented writer from Mauritius who writes very evocative prose. I love his book Bénarès which I studied when I was a student at Université de Caen in France, so it holds great memories for me.
So that is everything from me for now, please tell me what you have all been loving lately. As always, I can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!
Until next time,