I am a complete Escentual addict. As you may know if you’re a veteran round these parts, I love my skincare and French skincare is a particular favourite of mine. So every few months when Escentual’s 1/3 off French Pharmacy brands sale rolls around, I go a bit wild. At the moment they are having a 25% off EVERYTHING sale so here is my Escentual wishlist.
I have loved Avène for a long time: they are a sensitive-skinned girl’s best friend so if you haven’t tried them out already, jump to it! I was invited to the launch of this exciting new product: Avène PhysioLift Anti Ageing skincare for sensitive skin*. If you have sensitive/rosacea prone skin like me, you will know the struggle to find skincare that really *works*, without aggravating your skin.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you will know that I try out a lot of skincare: I have a few staple products that I rely on and return to when my rosacea is flaring up, but I am essentially a fickle person. I always wonder what else out there and am constantly searching for the next product to introduce to the skincare hall of fame. So I’m going to start doing a Skincare Shake Up post, roughly every month.
Another month comes to an end and another favourites blog post compiled. I love writing these as I really enjoy looking back over the month and thinking about what I’ve used and why. It’s a nice little snapshot of my month. This one is mostly beauty with the usual Kindle recommendations as well. So let’s go!
When I was diagnosed with Rosacea 10 years ago, (you can read about my diagnosis HERE), I was prescribed a rosacea treatment that made my skin even worse. So since then, I have avoided targeted treatments and relied on my own beauty knowledge and managed my symptoms as best I could with diet and lifestyle changes. When I was approached by SEQuaderma to try their SEQuaderma treatment for rosacea and facial redness, I was a bit apprehensive and did a lot of reading to educate myself before agreeing to try it. But I’m so glad I did. You can see the final results above but keep reading for the details.
(It’s a bit scary putting my no-make-up face on here but I can’t review a product for rosacea without showing my face… so please be kind!)
For me, the arrival of Spring / Summer every year sparks a big change: clothes, hair, attitude and (perhaps the easiest to do) make up. The B. Sweet collection has some absolutely gorgeous bits and pieces that will help me transition and embrace the glowy, pretty look I tend to gravitate towards in warmer months.
(P.S. I’m currently only my hols in New York – eeeee! – but I somehow got organised enough to schedule some blog posts).
If you’re a regular around these parts you’ll know that the only thing that can get me more excited than nail polish… is scented nail polish. So when I heard about this nail varnish collection my interest was well and truly piqued. Nail varnish that contains essential oils. Intrigued? Read on…
I have had some beautiful art images pinned to my nail art inspiration Pinterest board for ages. But I was totally bowled over by Ashley Goldberg – she does some stunning work and these nails are a very poor imitation – so go have a look at her stuff and swoon! I hope you like my abstract nail art inspired by the incredible Ashley Goldberg.
I did this manicure freehand with my trusty teeny tiny paintbrush and a lot of different colours, I can give you specifics if you want to know a shade name. Just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.