I’m not going to lie: it has been quite a dark time, lately, as far as my skin is concerned. The change of water with all my work travel, the late nights working (both on my laptop and on the house), the lack of funds to go out and let my skin see daylight…it all took its toll on my skin and hair and (just a little bit) on my spirit.
But there are a few products that got me through the hibernation months and back on track, and have nabbed themselves a permanent spot on my new ladder shelving.
Okay it’s a bit of a mouthful. But this moisturiser is great for anyone with dry to combination skin. It glides on like water but immediately rehydrates and my skin feels soft and bouncy after using.
This Bobbi Brown balm is my London Fashion Week secret weapon. I put it under my foundation for an extra ‘glow’ or you can just dab on your cheekbones for a subtle highlight. It makes me feel a little more polished when I’ve been surviving on minimal sleep and working three weekends on the trot.
Over the last year, my hair has reached a good place – and hair oil really has had a lot to do with it. I put a few drops of this onto damp hair. And then if I know I’m not going anywhere, I put a few more drops on the ends before I go to bed to really let it sink in.
I love a face mask, but I find the sheets command too much time and not enough multitasking. I am a woman on the go, so love this clay mask which I always take with me on work trips and try to do once a week at home when I need a skin pick me up. It only takes 5 minutes, too.
I love everything about this cleansing balm. The texture, the smell, the way it makes me feel like I’m in a Mayfair spa in my little bathroom…
Pricey but cost per wear it’s so worth it.
And if you’re looking for a cheap fix? The Garnier miscellar water is the perfect toner and make-up remover. I love the smaller bottle too, it’s the first thing I pack for a trip away.
And sometimes, whilst spending very little money on going out, food or treats, a candle can make dark times (literally, we have very few working lights) that little bit more glamorous. We’ve been burning a lot of candles since moving – mainly to get rid of the smell of dust – but it’s an expensive habit. I often try and use & Other Stories ones where I can but nothing beats Jo Malone for a little bit of luxe to your everyday.
This candle smells like heaven and as much as I like to face reality, sometimes with the bath run, the candle burning and the door closed, a little escape is just what I need…