Sunday, 1 March 2015

Embracing Retail Therapy

After a not so great week, I took myself to Oxford Street for a little retail therapy. Honestly, I'm more of an online shopper as I hate crowds, the intense lighting and lack of air you get in stores but sometimes you just gotta see stuff in person. I won't ramble too much because it speaks for itself. Applause to Alice the enabler who convinced me to check out the Burberry counter. More on these gorgeous products at a later date. Spoiler alert: in love with. The two Aurelia purchases have been on my wishlist for awhile. Have already used these and love them so full sized purchases were on the table. Disciplining myself for March on the spending front. 

Aurelia Skincare Monday to Sunday Bamboo Muslin Cloths - Worth every penny. These are amazing for evening cleansing. Great for sensitive skin.

Aurelia Skincare Refine & Polish Miracle Balm - Mentioned this in February's skincare journal. A star product in the range in my opinion.

Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow BB Cream - First impression: more coverage than I expected, definitely a fresh finish. 

Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base - This is meant to be a primer, hydrating, radiance giving, highlighting and everything else glowly rolled into one. I'm liking this so far but time will tell whether it lives up to the claims.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Skincare Journal: February

It has been awhile since I kept up with a "series"-esque post so I decided to set myself the challenge of a monthly skincare journal. I don't tend to change up my routine on a weekly basis and so far this year I've gotten very good at sticking to products until they finish. Perhaps that's me exercising a form of discipline or just finally finding products that work so well I haven't wanted to switch. Either way, it hasn't negated my curiosity to want to try new things and new brands. So, hopefully, every month I'll be bring you a semi-fresh family of new products I've been using for the month. 

Malin & Goetz Grapefruit Cleanser (morning) {review}
The Body Shop Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil (makeup removal)
Aurelia Skincare Miracle Cleanser** (second cleanse) 

Mario Badescu Facial Spray
The London Oil Company Sweet Cheeks {review}
Bryt Skincare Nourish Serum** {review}

Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream
Aurelia Skincare Refine & Polish Miracle Balm
Nourish Skincare Raidance Rejuvenating Peptide Serum*

February has been a good skincare month for me. A few blemishes but overall I've managed to keep the dryness under wraps with some beautiful oils and serums and have finally found myself a bit of a natural, radiant glow that isn't coming from a good hand of makeup base and highlighter. I'm surprised at how much love I've found for the cult classic that is 8hour cream. I've been using it for my lips, dry patches on face and elbows and sparingly on my eyebrows. It's great to touch up the glow during the day and to put as a base before you topup with concealer. Reviews are definitely in the pipeline for the Nourish serum and Aurelia products. Just as a heads up, I'm looking forward to writing them...they're keepers!

What have been the star products of your skincare routine this month?

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