I know a lot of you aren't on Instagram (you should be, it's brilliant!). But: I spend so much time on there showing products and my routines that I thought I'd try and keep regular updates showing anything beauty-related on here also. I'll use it as a precursor to the reviews that follow the trialling.
Clinique discontinued the Mild Clarifying Lotion and replaced it with the 1.0 Clarifying Lotion. Comparison coming on the blog this week.* It's still alcohol-free, don't panic.
Pixi showed their newness including the already-seen Glow Tonic To-Go and brand new Lash Nourish Makeup Remover Pads.
I used up the goop eye cream and the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture*. The NeoStrata Smooth Surface Pads and Bionic Face Serum* also work brilliantly.
Simple's new cleansing products coming soon.
Omorovicza's beautiful Queen of Hungary Mist is out in a divine Limited Edition bottle.
Hourglass are releasing this insanely gorgeous Surreal Light Palette in time for Christmas. And yes, that is a marble design.
Mask therapy in the form of:
- Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask* for a nice deep clean.
- Charlotte Tilbury's Goddess Skin Clay Mask* is softer and better for a slightly more delicate skin.
- Zelens PHA Pads are poly-hydroxy pads so allow products used after them, especially water-based ones, to absorb easily. Brilliant.
- Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Mask* is soft, hydrating and the perfect nourishing mask to finish a Sunday facial. It's also clearly popular as it's sold out nearly everywhere.
My Spanish travel bag - skincare:
- Emma Hardie Moringa Balm Travel Size goes everywhere with me. Like a puppy. :)
- Josh Rosebrook Moisturizing Cleanser was the perfect size and thankfully, washed off well, because I forgot my flannels. *kill me now*
- Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads are great at any time, but perfect for travel in the ziplock bag.
- Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator* is really lovely. So much more than just a 'spritz'.
- Environ C-Quence Eye Gel is light, hydrates and absorbs well - which is ideal for humid conditions.
- Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum is still one of my favourites. One-size-fits-all serum for all. A must-have.
- Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Firming Peptide Milk is super-lightweight and full of peptides and actives making it much more than a simple moisturising lotion.
- Zelens Body Defence* was perfect for the trip. Light, absorbs immediately and worked. No burning for me.
- Kate Somerville Daily Deflector SPF50* is brilliant. I took it with me to Barcelona (work, not play) and use it on client's skin at the end of facials, post-peel.
- Phyto Phyto Plage Sun Oil is great - I've used it for years.
Body travel bag for Spain:
- Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Body Mist is the perfect moisturiser for hot climates. It almost disappears on contact and leaves you completely ready to get dressed with no stickiness.
- Sachajuan Hair Repair is one of the best hair conditioners/treatments I've ever used. Really, really, good. And this travel size was perfect for throwing in my case.
- Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique has been around for years, and I am still doing everything I can to help the breakage!
- Bumble & Bumble Full Potential as above.
- Studio Pro Lock It hairspray because bun hair needs all the help it can get in that humidity.
And yesterday's face!
- Environ C-Quence Eye Gel again
- Beuti Beauty Sleep Elixir* - this contains 14 oils and is 98% organic for those of you obsessed with green. Loving it.
- Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream - I'm loving this range. Literally everything I've used it fantastic.
*Reviews coming this week. ADDITION 29.07.16 - Sorry the reviews didn't happen this week, they are in order and next on the blog. When I can breathe.
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