Welcoming Autumn and Change

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Taking cues from nature, shedding and reserving moisture is my skincare mantra this season. Thankfully, the weather hasn’t yet turned my face into a desert. No sad dry spots! Props to these three glorious products. (more…)

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June Favorites

June favorites 2015 boxy town.jpgYsl rouge volupte shine in orange impertinent.jpgYsl orange impertinent.jpgYsl rouge volupte shine in orange impertinent.jpgEver since I had the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint in Orange, I have been developing a loving relationship with this orangey peach shade family. It looks so good on medium tan skin. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Orange Impertinent is slightly on the orange side, so summery and perfect for the daytime.

Aesop parsley seed mask.jpgaesop parsley seed mask.jpgAesop Parsley Seed mask is lovely on dehydrated/dry skin. I can’t usually use clay masks because of the horrible way they pull on the skin and leave the skin stripped of any oil. If you have the same problem, you’ll be pleased to know this one didn’t do that!
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REN Vita Mineral – Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil

RENvitamineralskinoil.jpgRenomega3skinoil.jpgRen optimum skin oil.jpgRen_omega_3_skin_oil.jpgThis looks like cooking oil in a fancy bottle, but it’s not. I read a million reviews before buying this and almost everyone, if not everyone love it. This is an oil that is to be used like a serum. After cleansing and toning, before moisturizers and makeup. Even with a oily texture, it is suitable for any skin type because it gets absorbed -Slowly but surely. Over the past few months I have struggled with patchy foundations. No matter how moisturizing, they made my face feel dry soon after. I can’t express how much of a difference this oil made. If you have dehydrated dry skin, let this be your next purchase. Pretty much anything put on top of it goes on like a dream. Some don’t like the smell of it. I think it’s lovely. It’s light floral on the sweet side but not sickly at all.

I have to say, it’s only been about two weeks since I started using this and it’s running out quite fast. Two to three drops, according to the instructions don’t quite do it for me. I use about five drops or more to cover my face and neck. You get 30ml for £25. Over the course of time, I haven’t noticed any restoration of elasticity like it says, it might be too soon to tell. It eliminates dry patches and skin tightness, as long as I’m wearing it. Which is every morning and don’t feel that horrible tightness all day. Something I was worried about was breaking out, but I haven’t. Ren is renowned for using good plant and mineral based ingredients and free from synthetic fragrances, synthetic colors, parabens etc.

There seems to be some packaging changes that led to mis-information. So you might see variation of it’s name- serum oil, skin oil… Available at Cult Beauty, Marks & Spencer, REN Website.