Friday, 12 July 2013

Simple travel skincare

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Eco Lips Sport SPF 30    |    Nuxe Reve De Miel Stick Levres Hydratant lipbalm    |    Hydraluron    |    Popcorn Lipscrub    |    'Anastasia' Steam Cream    |    Bioderma Sensibo 100ml    |    Origins Gin Zing    |    Philosophy Purity cleanser    |    Caudalie Beauty Elixir    |    Morrocan Oil 25ml
Early Tuesday morning I arrived back in the UK from a lovely, week long holiday on Lake Garda in Italy. I have a few snap-happy posts lined up so stay tuned for that; but for today, I'm talking skincare. I must admit, I have a bit of an obsession with picking up the super hyped products of the moment - as you can probably tell if you look back through my posts... This post won't be too different!

Good skincare is vital for me, being a makeup aficionado, I want a good base to work with so my skin needs to be in fairly good nick. I am, to be honest, quite lucky that 80-90% of the time, my skin is clear and mostly even but I do occasionally get the odd spot or patch of discolouration; my biggest problem is dry skin, eurgh! What's a girl to do? Buy more skincare if you're like me...

This is the skinny version of my normal routine, I always try to pack light when I go on holiday - lugging your max baggage allowance around at the airport is not fun. This small collection of products have really worked wonders for me this past week, my skin feels so soft and smooth! The only thing that I took with me that I don't use regularly at home was my travel size Purity cleanser by Philosophy - It was a gift at Christmas so I gave it a shot. It worked well and was a nice all round cleanser but not my favourite, the ingredients list shows that it is not as pure as it claims which turned me off of it a bit. Also, how cute is the tin for my Steam Cream?! I love it, it's so pretty; an honor to have on my dressing table. I'm also in love with this teenie tiny Morrocan Oil, not really skincare but I just couldn't leave it out... The rest of the products are just scaled down versions of my every day skincare routine, the only difference is I add in a few different masks and treatments a week when I'm at home.

What's in your travel skincare routine?

Friday, 5 July 2013

Pin Picks

I am the queen of procrastination. I feel bad about it but what can you do? Getting tasks done can be difficult when there are so many interesting things on the internet that I can find to get distracted with. Some call it a bad habit, I think it's a talent - well that's what I tell myself at least. Pinterest is my ultimate vice, I could get sucked up in the world of pinning for hours; I've even passed the pin-passion onto a fair few family members, oops. What better way to excuse my addiction than to make my wasted hours actually useful? Here are a few of my more recent pin picks...

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01. I love this simple, stylish outfit. It could be worn pretty much all year round with a few alterations. I tend to gravitate towards timeless, simple outfits - I find them much easier to wear. Maybe I'm just boring! It looks seriously comfortable too...

02. Beach worthy hair, I wish I could manage this with mine! I have spent god knows how much money on countless products trying to achieve this effortless, tousled style. My hair is as straight, flat and thin as it comes. Such a nightmare. 

03. Such a humbling and inspiring quote, love this. Not much more to say on this really, it's just so true.

04. This made me chuckle, Mean Girls jokes never get old.

05. Rather tasty looking stuffed peppers - yum! As I said in my '19 things before I'm 19' post, I'm trying to get super healthy and this seems like a reasonably clean recipe - perfect.

06. How cute is this snug reading nook/window seat?! When (hah!) I win the lottery and build my dream house, I will include so many of these little hideaways. 

07. Elegant office space, love the flowers and the brick! I'm such a sucker for beautifully designed and perfectly organised desk areas.

08. A makeup look - smoky liner by the talented Tiffany D. I really love eyeliner like this, it's like a sexy and slightly smouldering everyday eye. Makeup like this can very easily be adapted for nighttime - a red lip and some subtle contouring, gorgeous!

Who else is a pinaholic? Hands up! I'm thinking of holding a support group...

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PS- I'm currently on holiday in Italy at the moment but I'll be back soon with some Italian themed posts (pretty much just picture after picture of ice cream probably, just a warning!).

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