happyglowyskin

👩🏽🌻sam

📷iphone 8+ 🦋#selfcare always #skincare #makeup ☀️2019 goals: use up my stash, replace it with cf & vegan products 💌happyglowyskin@gmail.com

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Which brands are on your wishlist for 2019? Do you use cleansing balms? 🎁 🏆 tl;dr version - I’m in love with the @janescrivnerskincare golden hued Nourishing Cleanser (which I refer to as the wonder balm) that I received in this month’s @beautyheroes box. It’s totally a worthy winner of the Beauty Awards 2018 best cleansing balm category. . . . ☀️ #janescrivner is one of the brands on my wishlist, so I was yet again thrilled when this month’s #beautyheroes box arrived & I opened it to discover these two beauties nestled inside - the nourishing cleanser & the oo cream. . . . ☀️ The cleanser looks like solid sunshine in a pot. It comes with a little scoop to lift out the beautiful buttery balm (I can’t believe it’s not butter... to use a catchphrase!) which then melts perfectly into an oily texture as it’s massaged into the skin. . . . ☀️ Claims listed on the JS website: ‘Jojoba Oil... mimics the skins natural wax production & can penetrate deep into the skins layers to replenish & restore the Barrier Function. Rich in skin repairing Vitamins A,B, D & E. Rich in Omegas 6 & 9 to regenerate skin cells & repair damaged skin tissue. Non stripping. Powerful antioxidant properties. Balances sebum production.’ . . . ☀️ I love knowing that I’m feeding my skin essential ingredients (full list in the comments) even while I’m removing a buildup of the day’s layers of pollution & products. The cleanser is blended with a base of 85% organic jojoba (more details about this ingredient in the comments), beeswax & nine essential oils. The EO blend gives this its spa like aroma & adds to the feel of indulgent luxury every time I use it. Included in the box were 2 fluffy cotton cleansing mitts to help remove the balm. . . . ☀️ This definitely left my skin clean, refreshed & smooth. Just to note - I don’t wear waterproof mascara so I can’t comment whether this helps to remove it, & I tend to remove my eye makeup pre cleanse so I’m unsure if it effectively removes all eye makeup. Overall, I can definitely see why this is the 2018 Beauty Awards winner for best cleansing balm. . . . 💛 I’ll review the OO cream in a future post because it definitely deserves its own post. #herogram
Let’s play a game - use at least 5 emojis to answer the question & then guess each other’s responses 🎥 🍿 What’s the last movie you watched? Mine is probably obvious but - 🧜🏼‍♂️ 🧜🏽‍♀️ 🐟 🦸‍♂️ 🌊 . . . Another #shelfie post while I keep playing at catch up 💖💖 This time I didn’t bother removing the books, because that’s just too much work having to rearrange my bookshelf all over again! . . . #skincare #skincareshelfie #igshelfie #topshelfie #dermalogica #suman #herbivorebotanicals #ayuna #drunkelephant #firstaidbeauty #pestleandmortar #discoverunder10k #discoverunder5k #ukskincareblogger
Happy 2019 ☀️💼 🕰 🎵 What have you left behind in 2018, what are you carrying forward into 2019 & what changes are you focused on making? . . . 📸 First post of the new year isn’t what I planned but while I get caught up on posts, comments, dms, replies - here’s a #pinkproducts post with pink cake #books because pink reminds me of cupcakes & similar kitsch, so it’s a 3 for 1 #bookfie (thank you @aqsasmovingcastle for this amazing tag) #shelfie #pinkwednesday shot on a Sunday 💖 #multitasking . . . 💼 We all waste time, whether it’s on stuff or on other people; just make sure it’s the right kind of stuff & the right kind of people. 🕰 The quote ‘Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve wasted time on’ has been stuck in my head since the new year began. 🎵 The song equivalent (my teen Brit indie band loving self really admired way back in the 90s) would be The Verve’s ‘This Time’. . . . ☀️ I’m leaving behind regret, anger & anxiety, and instead going forward by reclaiming my hope, happiness & health. . . . 💼 The bit I wasn’t going to post & might delete later: I’ve been off Instagram for most of this week. I’ve been reflecting, I’ve been crying, I’ve been soul searching. I’ve been humbled. I’ve learned that by nature I’m hopeful, happy, positive, idealistic, romantic; but I’ve been broken. I don’t blame anyone, not anymore. I forgive them. I forgive myself. I forgive them, I forgive myself. In forgiving them, I forgive myself & move on to better. . . . 🕰 There’s more to come, but I’ll give it time. This is going to take time, and that’s okay. . . . 🎵 ‘there is time, this time/no time for sad lament, a wasted life is bitter spent/so rise into the light, in or out of time’
What was your fave beauty moment of 2018? 💇‍♀️ 💄 Joining in with the #bestnine2018 because I’m loving seeing everyone else’s! And I thought it’d be a great chance to reflect after my first year on insta. . . . My fave beauty moments this year: 💇‍♀️ I changed my hair style from long & highlighted to shoulder length & balayage. 💄 I also started wearing lipstick more regularly & not just for special occasions - at the age of 36. I’ve always worn lipgloss & lip balms on almost a daily basis, but avoided lipstick unless it was a special occasion because I’d convinced myself I couldn’t unless I had the Liv Tyler/Angelina Jolie pout to go with it. I know that’s ridiculous but, self esteem & our society’s narrow & limited concept of beauty don’t always interact well. . . . Top 9: 🎁 I started this account after subscribing to a whole load of beauty boxes in an effort to explore more brands & products to figure out what would work for my changing skin needs. It was an interesting experiment & I definitely learned a lot from trying & reviewing the products. I subscribed to glossybox, look fantastic, look incredible, mintd, beauty heroes, boxwalla, powder, cohorted, sisley - excessive, I know 🙈 but I was serious about discovering what works for me 🤷🏽‍♀️ anyway, after that extreme box binge, my fave affordable box is #lfbeautybox & luxury box is definitely @beautyheroes . . . 🏆 My brand discovery of the year was @demamielskin - I’m so impressed with the four products I tried out & can’t wait to explore more. . . . 💧 After all the cleansers I’ve tried this year, I’m so happy to say I’ve found my holy grails in this category - @oskiaskincare renaissance cleansing gel & #dermalogica precleanse. . . . 🎨 Those of you who have followed me since the beginning will remember my palette obsession. While it’s slightly more under control now, my fave palettes this year have been #anastasiabeverlyhills Soft Glam, #hourglass Unlocked & the #hudabeauty mini obsessions palettes. . . . 🌸 The other shots show some of my fave products of the year from @paulaschoice @katburki @fentybeauty @dermalogicauk @slipsilkpillowcase & @pestleandmortarcosmetics & @herbivorebotanicals . .
How do you shelfie? 🖼 Seriously, I appreciate all your awesome shelfies even more now that I had to spend a couple of hours re-arranging my entire bookcase & vanity 😅📚 I think there’s an art to this that I obviously haven’t mastered but behold! My first ever #shelfie on totally the wrong day 🙃 . . . Some products from: @paulaschoiceuk @wowyoubeauty @herbivorebotanicals @sundayriley @dermalogicauk * @mgc.derma.skincare * @demamielskin @tataharperskincare @pixibeauty @lani_hair * @drunkelephant . . . #skincareroutine #skincare #skincarecommunity #igskincare #topshelfie #itgtopshelfie #skincareshelfie #beautyhaul #skincarehaul #skincareaddict #herbivorebotanicals #herbivore #naturalskincare #moonfruit #pinkcloud #drunkelephant #dermalogica #gifted #skinfluencer #paulaschoice #productphotography #contentcreators #ukbeautyblog
What (skincare/makeup obv) did you gift during Christmas (or any other occasion this year) & what did you receive? What bargains are you shopping during the Boxing Day sales? 🛍 🎁 💝 Now that I’ve gifted these, I can share them on here without ruining the surprise! I keep seeing @wowyoubeauty on all your feeds so I can’t wait to try them out. For myself, I got the ready to glow & woke up like this moisturisers plus the super serum. The others were presents I gifted. 💖💖 #pinkwednesday #skincareroutine #beautyhaul #skincarehaul #pinkshelfie #pinkvanity
What’s your current night time moisturiser? 🌒 🎄💖 Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 💛💛 I hope you’re all well, & having a wonderful day whatever you’ve got planned 😌💖 . . . 🎄 I love this time of year; the festive atmosphere always makes these grey cold days much more exciting. I don’t celebrate christmas but I’ll be spending time eating all the food & sweets & surrounding myself with love, joy & gratitude 💖💖 . . . 🌟 Thank you for all your comments on my posts, I’m forever grateful to every single one of you who takes the time to reply, dm me & chat with me. I will reply to every single one 💖 . . . 🎁 Over the last 2 weeks I’ve been showing my advent calendar* finds for the Dermalogica #12daystoglow & day 12 was the sound sleep cocoon. I purchased a full size of this already so I’m happy to have a mini I can take travelling 😴 I’ll review it once I’ve used it long enough 💙 . . . *gifted; I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin (combination, oily, congestion prone, dehydrated). . . . #adventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadvent #skinfluencer #gifted #skincareddict #moisturiser #30plusskincare #diptyque #luxurycandles #luxuryskincare #soundsleep #pmroutine
What are your favourite masks? Are you masking tonight as part of self-care or prepping your skin for tomorrow’s celebrations? 🎄❄️ No reviews in this post because I’m exhausted & I’m sure no one is actually reading this anyway! If you are, tell me your favourite festive or feel good movies/songs! . . . Masks: 💚 @joshrosebrook deep hydration mask ❤️ @inlight_beauty superfood mask 💚 @lani_hair tropical cacao detox mask* ❤️ @omorovicza deep cleansing mask 💚 @clarksbotanicals deep moisture mask ❤️ @dermalogicauk multivitamin power recovery mask* 💚 @tataharperskincare ❤️ @peterthomasrothofficial pumpkin enzyme mask . . . 🌟 During the last 2 weeks I’ve been posting my advent calendar* finds for the Dermalogica #12daystoglow (currently on day 12 but I’m slightly behind with my posts!) 🌟 Day 11 was the multivitamin mask - I’ll use this tonight after my peel & review it once I’ve used it a few times. . . . *gifted; I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin (combination, oily, congestion prone, dehydrated). . . . #adventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadvent #skinfluencer #gifted #skincareddict #selfcare #maskmondays #beautymask #skincaremask #igskincare #tataharper #peterthomasroth #joshrosebrook #dermalogica #omorovicza #luxuryskincare #luxurybeauty #skincareroutine
How are you helping your skin survive the holiday excesses? 🧁 🍫🍷 🥳 🍔 . . . Looks like all my sugar consumption & late nights are catching up with me! I’m going to do a peel tonight & follow with a soothing mask & a hydrating routine 🧖🏾‍♀️ . . . Out of all the products I post, I think I get asked the most about the #herbivorebotanicals #moonfruit & #pixi peel & polish. So, quick reviews below. . . . 🌑Moon Fruit - I’ve finally finished my jar & my only wish is this came in a smaller/travel size because I used it as a spot treatment on my forehead so by the time I got through it, it had lost its colour & scent. Luckily mine didn’t end up with mold as I’d read others had but I was definitely anxious about finishing it before it’s expiry. 🌑 Claims: It contains fruit enzymes (red raspberry seed, goji berry & prickly pear). These apparently repair damage ‘caused by oxidative stress & pollution... contributes to a reduction in the visible signs of ageing... contains kokum & shea butters that help hydrate the skin from within. These work as natural humectants that maintain moisture levels in the skin, keeping it soft... hyaluronic acid also helps to boost skin elasticity while aloe vera juice works to soothe skin & minimise breakouts’ 🌑 Used on my oily congestion prone forehead, this did help soothe any breakouts I had & left my skin more even & smooth in the morning. 🌑 This does pill, so I used a very small amount after toning & followed it only with Lapis. 🌑 I would repurchase this if it were available in a smaller size, but not in its current size sadly. . . . 💖 Pixi Peel & Polish - this is a holy grail product for me. 💖 Claims: ‘Enzymatic, chemical & physical, this melts the ‘glue’ that binds dead cells to your complexion’s surface, while stimulating turnover & boosting circulation to leave your face feeling velvety-soft & looking luminous’ - I don’t need to add much more because basically ✅ to all of that. . . . ⬇️⬇️⬇️more reviews below in the comments⬇️⬇️⬇️
What was your most recent makeup purchase? Which primer do you use? 🎨💖 Say hello to Norvina! I wasn’t going to get this beauty at first but after seeing it in the flesh while visiting Paris, I couldn’t resist it during the Black Friday sales when it was 30% off. I’ve yet to use it though, so I’m hoping it’ll perform as beautifully as it looks. See the last 2 shots for slightly more accurate shades (no image adjustments). . . . 📝 I will reply to every single comment on my last few posts, I’m always beyond appreciative & grateful for all the conversations I have with all of you 💖 and from my previous post on sunscreens, looks like I’m mostly alone over here with my lack of commitment 🙈 from this day forth, I vow to make the application of sunscreen habitual 🌞 . . . 📸 Apologies again for posting twice, I swear it’s still me & I haven’t been abducted or undergone some weird body snatcher type experience. Tomorrow I’ll do a double post too & after that I’ll get back to my 3x weekly posts 👵🏽 I’ve enjoyed the daily posts but I need to get back to taking regular breaks from here too. . . . 🌟 During these 2 weeks I’ve been sharing my advent calendar* finds for the Dermalogica #12daystoglow (currently on day 11 but I’m slightly behind with my posts!) 🌟 Day 9 was the skinperfect primer* - I’ll be using it tomorrow & will review it once I’ve used it a few times. . . . *gifted; I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin (combination, oily, congestion prone, dehydrated). . . . #adventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadvent #skinfluencer #gifted #skincareroutine #motd #norvina #norvinapalette
Wear sunscreen ☀️ What’s your current sunscreen? Does anyone else remember that Class of 99 Baz Lurhmann song? 👵🏽☀️ It’s weird looking at the lyrics now, almost 20 years later, & realising this is the advice I’d give to a younger me, who was always going to ignore it anyway 😬 Ok, so, no rambling today. I have serious business to attend - cupcakes. . . . ☀️ Briefly - when it comes to sunscreen, most of the time (like 60-70%) I forget to apply it. I know, I know. But, I’m bad at following solid, logical advice like work out, eat well, sleep better, budget, save, have a 5/10/50 year work/success/life plan etc ☀️ I got lucky though & found my holy grail spf quite early on. The @paulaschoiceuk resist spf 50 is light & doesn’t leave my skin greasy. It sinks in super quickly, it’s tinted so there’s no whitecast. ☀️ I also love the @dermalogicauk solar boost* spf 50 which is a thicker formula but it’s perfect for this time of year when my skin needs the more nourishing texture. ☀️ I briefly tested the dynamic skin recovery & first impressions? I’m already liking the light texture, it absorbed very quickly & didn’t leave my skin greasy. . . . 🌟 Over the next 2 weeks I’m going to show my advent calendar* finds for the Dermalogica #12daystoglow (currently on day 11 but I’m slightly behind with my posts! Check my stories later for today’s reveal). 🌟 Day 8 was the dynamic skin recovery spf 50* 💖 . . . *gifted; I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin (combination, oily, congestion prone, dehydrated). . . . #adventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadvent #skinfluencer #gifted #skincareddict #moisturiser #spf #sunscreen #30plusskincare #colourpop #colourpoppalette #femrosa #fentyfoundation #motd #makeupjunkie #skincarejunkie #hourglass #hourglassunlockedpalette #caudalie #boybrow #glossier #beautybloggers #productphotography
Which AM moisturisers are you using & which ones do you love wearing under makeup?🧴💖 For the next few shots I’m going to include makeup because I got bored of skincare only shots 🙈 so here’s my favourite eyeshadow palette of 2018, #softglam 💖 . . . 🧴 During the summer, I need a very light textured moisturiser but I’ve noticed during the winter my skin loves thicker formulas. 🧴 At first, I really disliked the @renskincare Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream. I thought it was too thick & it made my oily tzone look greasy, however, as the weather has changed, & indoor conditions too with the constant heating, my skin is now loving how nourishing & soothing this is. And the texture... wow, it’s the most beautiful buttery-whipped-melting-into-my-skin kind 🥰 🧴 Claims from REN: ‘a day cream designed to repair skin's natural barriers, calm, hydrate & soothe sensitised skin. For optimal hydration, look no further than this calming day cream. Developed for reactive skin, it combats redness & irritation, protects against signs of premature ageing & leaves the skin soothed and radiant.’ ✅ A big yes to all of this, & thanks to queen @carolinehirons for including this beauty in the @spacenk Clean Decoded box a few months ago. I’m now hooked & will be repurchasing this. 🐘 Don’t come for me Drunk (in love) Elephant fans but I prefer the REN over Lala Retro. Yep. I said it. I know the ingredients are different etc but at the price point, while Lala is beautiful, I’d opt for REN. . . . 🧴 My favourite moisturiser to wear under makeup because it keeps my skin beautifully hydrated & smooth, & sinks in really quickly so I can get on with layers of makeup application is the @dermalogicauk Active Moist* - I’ve reviewed this in detail previously so please see further down my feed. I can’t wait to try the new Skin Smoothing Cream* formula & see how they compare. @mel_in_makeup_world commented that she loves the extra hydration provided by the SSC so I’m even more excited to try it! . . . Also, how about an inventory check 🙈 Here are some of the moisturisers I own (there are a few others I forgot to include 🤭): ⬇️⬇️⬇️ cont’d in the comments⬇️⬇️⬇️
Which products work for your eye area? 👀 Let’s get controversial & talk eye creams 👁 🧟‍♀️ Are they just a conspiracy theory!? Do they actually do anything or are you better off using your usual skincare in your under-eye area? Why do they come in a small 15ml but cost more than 3 products that are 50ml each?? And why are some of the ads worded vaguely like ‘reduces dark circles’ when we all know that’s impossible? The least they do is brighten the area, but not to the point of reducing or getting rid of dark under-eyes, especially if the cause of your dark under-eyes is biological. . . . 👁 Here are my under-eye issues: they’re dark, very dark, genetically & made worst by the fact I never sleep & my kidneys are definitely not happy with my entire 37 years of (crappy) life/health choices. If that wasn’t bad enough, they’re also desert dry. And the icing on the cake? The abundance of fine lines & wrinkles. Oh, the sprinkles are: loss of firmness & becoming more sunk in as I get older. And let’s not forget the milia 🧟‍♀️ . . . 👁 After trying different eye creams over the years, at all price ranges (well, except for La Prairie level pricing), I know none of them will ever diminish the darkness. So, the least I hope for is that they hydrate. If I’m lucky, they might plump up the area, they might even keep my eye area moisturised enough so my concealer (the only way I avoid looking like a 🧟‍♀️) doesn’t just sit in all my lines & emphasise them further. . . . 👁 I’ve tried a lot this year & amongst those that I’d want to explore again are: 👍🏽 Skyn, Goldfaden MD, Eucerin & Verso, & maybe Fresh And those that I wasn’t impressed with: 👎🏽 Oskia, Eve Lom, Drunk Elephant (shaba, I haven’t tried c tango), the DDG serum, TO, Sukin 👁 My current one is the DDG cream, & after that finishes, I’ll be trying the MGC Derma* & then the Dr Roebucks. I also have a few samples & one from Lil Fox to use up. . . . 👁 l wasn’t expecting much from the DDG cream after the serum left me so disappointed, but I’ve been using it exclusively in my AM & PM routines for the last few months & finally I’m beginning to see improvement in the texture of the skin around my eyes (cont’d ⬇️⬇️⬇️)
Which vitamin c products are you loving? 🍊🧡 . . . 🧡 A regular feature in my routines is #vitaminc . The products I’ve used thus far with this powerhouse ingredient (the sciency bit is below) have really brightened my complexion, faded some of my hyperpigmentation & made my skin feel plumper. . . . Products: 🖤 #DCL C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30 - this has 30 % L-ascorbic acid, the sample lasted about a week & in that time I did wake to brighter & smoother skin. It’s more powerful but it reminds me of TO vit c suspension in texture. It does leave my skin looking really greasy so I struggled to layer other products over it, which did cause pilling. 🖤 DCL C Scape serum - this one is for AM routines & I preferred it over the Night Booster. It’s a thicker serum but it layered well, brightened my complexion & made my skin feel & look smoother. 💚 @katburki vit c face cream - I love this, for a detailed review scroll down on my feed. 💙 @dermalogicauk biolumin c* - I’ve previously used the full size of this & loved it; for a full review, see further down my feed. 🧡 @sundayriley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum & moisturiser - currently using, I’ll review once I finish these. 🧡 DDG C + Collagen mist 💛 Lixir vit c paste 💛 @skinceuticals_uki C E Ferulic - currently unopened so I can use up some of the others first. . . . And here’s the science bit (I’m not a scientist or dermatologist sadly, so this is based on my extensive, if admittedly indulgent, research via beauty mags 🤓 specifically Vogue online UK) 🧬 Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant & protects skin from environmental damage. It’s best used regularly, particularly as part of AM routines. 🧬 It is known for its ‘anti-ageing & brightening benefits...It can help to smooth & revitalise the complexion as well as combatting the environmental aggressors capable of breaking down the structure of the skin’ 🧬 It can be combined with other antioxidants - the Avengers are more powerful together right?? 🦸🏾‍♀️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️ 🧬 Formulations vary, with some products containing over 20% (continues in the comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️)
What are your fave or current mists? 🌊💙 . . . 🖤 Amly Radiance Boost - I believe the unique selling point of Amly is that the products are formulated with silver-rich spring water from Amly (a wild-flower meadow) in East Sussex 💐 This has a lovely fine mist & sinks in very quickly. It contains hyaluronic acid (although I don’t find it as hydrating as other mists I’ve used), copper peptides (see below for more info), flowers & EOs, including neroli & jasmine. 💐 It really does smell like a spring meadow - & definitely makes me sneeze just like a walk in a spring meadow would! 💐 I love using this during the day, it leaves my skin feeling refreshed & looking brighter. . . . Here comes the science bit! 🖤Copper Peptides (ingredient info taken from Vogue UK online; I’m not a chemist or dermatologist): 🧬 ‘CP GHK-Cu is found naturally in the human body, & combines the element copper with 3 amino acids, making it a tripeptide.’ 🧬 ‘(CPs have) antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & can promote wound healing, collagen stimulation & attraction of immune cells. The level of tripeptide GHK-Cu occurring in the body reduces with age. In skincare it is mainly used as an anti-ageing ingredient.‘ 🧬’By increasing collagen production, copper tripeptide could improve skin firmness, elasticity & plumpness, whilst its wound-healing properties make it a great treatment for acne scars, wrinkles & marks.’ 🧬’Copper peptides are at their best in serums, concentrates & creams.’ . . . Other mists pictured (I’ll review them once I’ve used them longer): 🧡 DDG C + Collagen 💛 JR hydrating accelerator 🖤 de Mamiel dewy 💙 Dermalogica multi-active* . . . 🌟 Over the next 2 weeks I’m going to try & do a post a day to show my advent calendar* finds (sunlight permitting though!) for the @dermalogicauk #12daystoglow (currently on day 5 but I’m slightly behind with my posts! See my stories for today’s reveal) 🌟 Day 4 was the multi-active toner which I’m looking forward to using as soon as one of the above finish! . . *gifted; I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin 😊💛
What was the last mini or trial size you used that convinced you to purchase the full size? 💖💖 . . . 💙 The entire @demamielskin range is on my wish list now 🤩 The minis I’ve been using have been so amazing that I can’t wait to repurchase them all. I’ll have a full review of all 4 products I’ve tried (the mist is the only one shown here) some time in January. . . . Products/minis: 💛 #sisley eye & lip contour balm - I prefer this as a lip balm. It pills if I use it on my under-eyes 🧡 #sundayriley luna, ceo serum & moisturiser, tidal 💛 #soldejaneiro bum bum cream 🧡 #dcl night booster & radiance booster 💙 #dermalogica precleanse, special cleansing gel, daily microfoliant* . . . 🌟 Over the next 2 weeks I’m going to try & do a post a day to show my advent calendar* finds (sunlight permitting though!) for the @dermalogicauk #12daystoglow (currently on day 4 but I’m slightly behind with my posts! See my stories for today’s reveal) 🌟 Day 3 was the cutest mini of the daily microfoliant. This is gentle enough for me to use regularly & is one of my hg exfoliaters. For a full review see further down my feed. . . . *gifted; I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin (combination, oily, congestion prone, dehydrated). . . . #adventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadvent #skinfluencer #gifted #skincareddict #vitamincskincare #sundayriley
What are your fave bath or shower products & routines? 🛁 🧼 . . . 🕯 During my 20s I enjoyed taking long soaks in a tub full of bubbles by candle light! Now I’m more of a shower person & so I never really purchase fancy bath bombs or bath oils, but the @olverum bath oil was included in the Sleep kit I bought from Liberty London a few weeks ago & I’m absolutely loving the sound of the ingredients. . . . 💐 It contains juniper & rosemary to boost circulation & ease muscle pain, as well as pine & eucalyptus to help unblock sinuses (I may have to run a bath just for this benefit as it’s the season of crazy sinusitis). And finally, lavender to help with relaxation & a good nights sleep. . . . 💚 The Equilibrium bath & shower essence from @therapieroquesoneil is my favourite way to unwind from a stressful day or an anxiety attack & I save it for those days when I really need the healing. I’ll include the ingredients in a comment below. . . . 🍫 I know I’m totally late to the @frank_bod love, but I can’t wait to try out the two scrub samples I have. . . . 🕯 My #pmroutine 💧 double cleanse with #dermalogica precleanse & special cleansing gel* 🌊 mist with #joshrosebrook hydrating accelerator 💛 spot treat with #paulaschoice bha liquid 🍇 pat in some #caudalie brightening essence (not pictured) 🍊 smooth on dcl c scape (not pictured) 💜 press in lani tropical night serum* 😊 moisturise with #pestleandmortar hydrate 🍸 seal everything in with skin & tonic’s face oil (not pictured) . . . 🌟 Over the next 2 weeks I’m going to try & do a post a day to show my advent calendar* finds (sunlight permitting though!) for the Dermalogica #12daystoglow (currently on day 3 but I’m slightly behind with my posts!) 🌟 Day 2 was a travel size of the special cleansing gel. This always leaves my skin makeup free & clean without drying it out. For a full review see further down my feed. . . . *gifted; I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin (combination, oily, congestion prone, dehydrated). . . . #adventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar #essentialoils #bathoils #skinfluencer #gifted
Tell me about your favourite candles, candle brands & scents 🕯💕 Can you believe this is my first #diptyque candle 🙈 It was included in the Liberty London Sleep Kit I bought a few weeks ago & has a lovely perfumed lavender scent. . . . 🕯 I’ve taken the candle out of the box but haven’t yet gathered the courage to light it! . . . 🕯 I suffer from chronic migraines so I tend to stay far away from all scented things, & I’ve learned over time that certain candle scents just don’t work for me. Lighter scents like vanilla or coconut are fine, & spiced scents like cinnamon seem to be ok, but citrus scents for some reason cause havoc for me. With Christmas round the corner, I love all the themed candles & was tempted earlier to get an orange ginger scent, but decided to not risk it. . . . 🕯 My #pmroutine 💧 double cleanse to remove my makeup with #dermalogica precleanse & special cleansing gel* 💙 mask with #lani tropical cacao detox mask* 🌊 mist & tone with #joshrosebrook hydrating accelerator 💛 spot treat with #paulaschoice bha liquid 🍇 pat in some #caudalie brightening essence 🍊 smooth on dcl c scape (not pictured) 💜 press in lani tropical night serum* 😊 moisturise with #pestleandmortar hydrate 🍸 seal everything in with skin & tonic’s face oil (not pictured) & 👁 Pat in DDG eye cream. . . . 🌟 Over the next 2 weeks I’m going to try & do a post a day to show my advent calendar* finds (sunlight permitting though!) for the Dermalogica #12daystoglow (currently on day 2 but I’m slightly behind with my posts!) 🌟 Day 1 was a travel size of my fave cleansing oil, the precleanse. I already have plenty of back ups of this & I’m more than happy to have another travel size to take with me for my regular travels in & out of London. . . . *gifted by @lani_hair & @dermalogicauk - I am not affiliated with or paid by any brands & reviews will always genuinely be my honest opinion of how a product works for my skin (combination, oily, congestion prone, dehydrated) 😊💛 . . . #adventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadvent #skinfluencer #gifted #skincarecommunity
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