Like most people, I’m using this period to ease up on my daily makeup routine. Gone are shadows, lotions and potions, and instead, I’m calling it a day with some skin tint and bronzer. I have had to add an additional daily SPF into my morning lineup, thanks to the incredible weather we’ve been enjoying, so I’ve had to step up my cleansing routine each evening.
Thanks to Foreo’s Luna 3, enjoying a thorough cleanse has never been easier. Linked to the Foreo app through my phone, the Luna deeply and effectively cleanses skin in only a minute or so. Using a mixture of high-tech T-Sonic pulsations and silicon bristles, the Luna gives treatment like you’d enjoy at your favourite spa. Perfect to use post-workout, or after a day in the sunshine, the Luna 3 reaches deep into pores to leave skin looking and feeling as fresh as possible.
With bristles 25% softer than previous models, the Foreo 3, and there are 16 different intensities to choose from, which means that no matter if your skin is sensitive or oily, you’ll be able to enjoy the best treatment for your skin type. Completely waterproof – I’ve got mine stashed in the bathroom, and I use it morning and night with my favourite foaming cleanser. A single charge gives you enough power for around 650 uses, so it’s perfect for popping in your suitcase (when we’re allowed to travel again).
Foreo Luna 3 is priced at £168 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Sometimes you just need to run yourself a bubble bath, close the door and forget the outside exists. I don’t always get to enjoy a good soak when I’m working away, but now I’ve got a little more time on my hands, I’ve been making use of the time as well as I know how!
Beauty Laundrette’s Bubble Soak is a perfect choice for nights when I want something which smells beautiful and bubbles up like a dream. A glug of the formula poured into an already-running bath leaves the bathroom smelling heavenly. You really only need a touch, and then you’ve got a dreamy bath waiting for you – perfect to finish off that book you’ve been reading!
Beauty Laundrette Bubble Soak is priced at £12 and it’s available here
Over the past few weeks, Scotland has had, undoubtedly the best spring for years. Weeks of bright blue skies and soaring temperatures have been blissful to enjoy our allocated walks along the beach and get some much-needed sunshine. The result has been a hint of a tan, and, for the first time in years, I’ve got a smattering of freckles, which I’m very happy about. The one issue is that, before I tan, I go pink, which is where Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops come in.
A few drops of the Camo Drops, rubbed in after applying my moisturiser are the easiest way to neutralise redness and calm skin. Perfect, if like me, you’re a low-coverage kind of a gal, these drops have SPF 20, so they’re great for using pre-walk, and within only a minute or two of applying, my skin looks and feels much more calm and looks more even. The main ingredient at work is Tiger Grass – an ancient Chinese remedy renowned for its anti-inflammatory and ultra-hydrating properties – perfect for treating sun-stressed skin. After blending the Camo Drops – I just apply my Skin Tint as normal, and I’m good to go! The effects of the drops last all day long – and I love the fact that not only do they nourish your skin, but they protect it too!
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Camo Drops are priced at £31 and are available here (UK) and here (US)
Since it’s a bit of a tense period at the moment (understatement of the century), I’ve been loving products which bring a sense of calm – even if it lasts for only a few minutes. When they’re eco-friendly, and Uber-luxurious to boot, it feels like an added extra, and those reasons are exactly why I’ve fallen in love with Yardley’s English Lavender Soaps.
The bars themselves are pleasingly chunky, and even in their box, you can smell the lavender from a mile off. Super clean and clear, it’s a perfect evening product to help me relax and unwind before heading to bed. Truly, it had been a while since I’d used soap rather than a shower gel, but Yardley’s offering gives such a rich foam, it’s enough to leave the shower gel behind forever! The scent fills the whole bathroom, leaving it feel more like a spa than an en-suite, and skin feels fresh but not dried out after using it. Even better, once I’m out the shower, I can still smell the lavender hours later – perfect for guaranteeing a great night’s sleep!
Yardley English Lavender soap is priced at £7.99 and is available here
I’ve mentioned before, that I’m using this period of not seeing people, as a bit of a much-needed hair rehab. I have highlights, a few extensions and normally I wash, blow dry and straighten my hair daily, and honestly, it really wasn’t feeling 100%. So, over the past eight weeks, I’ve not so much as looked at my straighteners (although I am still blow-drying daily), so I’ve been on the lookout for a heat spray which protects my hair whilst also leaving it soft, smooth and shiny.
After washing and conditioning, I’ve been spraying a generous few spritzes all over whilst my hair is still wet. The Shine Spray smells incredible – super light and fresh, it’s a really beautiful scent. The spray has a lovely light texture, which means I can use it right up to the root, and then, after a little gentle combing, I can blast my hair dry. The result is hair which, despite not faffing around with a round brush or straighteners is soft and smooth, and the spray really adds a great dose of shine. It’s been such a lifesaver in building up my hair health, and it means ponytails look intentional, rather than a fuzzy mess!
The Hair Boss Semi Permanent Shine Spray is priced at £12.99 and is available here.