When I first scribbled down in my notes that I wanted to do a post about featuring a few of my favourite products this autumn, I wrote it down as ‘autumn beauty roundup’ however after actually sitting down to the write the post – all of my products are skincare.
I have never been that great with make-up as I’m not very good at applying it and usually running late in the morning anyway so don’t have the time to put any on. Skincare however I am always enchanted by. I am the ultimate consumer for skincare brands as I can get sucked in by anything.
Okay, tad dramatic in that title there. But for the first time I’ve been taking a little bit more care of my skin in the summer with my favourite summer beauty products as it is so much warmer than usual and I’m heading off to Italy in a few weeks-time.
Every skin horror you see champions the wearing of SPF and I’m getting very involved. My skin has definitely been at its worst this summer: break-outs, dryness, reacting badly to sun. Hardly ideal. I’ve been trialling new products and trying to find what works best for me so I thought I’d share my ultimate favourites and the ones I’ll be trying to squeeze into my hand luggage for Italy.
I am natural dark brunette and I had this style for about 18 years of my life. Until one summer when I was feeling flush (those were the days) I decided I would go blonde despite stark warnings from my friends. I did it anyway and I’ve been a fake blonde for nearly two years now and I’m not bored of it yet.
I’ve been going to Rebecca for my hair for years so naturally she is the one I trust with turning my dark brunette locks into golden ones. I waver towards being bleach blonde and having brassy hair is my biggest fear so it is super important to keep up the maintenance of the colour to avoid having 1970s porn-star hair.
I’m a bit shit at skincare most of the time, to be honest. My laziness shocks even me and the amount of time I’ve gone to bed with a face full of make-up purely because I can’t be bothered to walk to the bathroom is alarming.
But I’ve been slowly getting more in to it recently – taking the time to note my cleansers from my toners, finding a moisturiser that I like and scrubbing like crazy in the shower. My skin has felt a lot healthier aside from the odd hormonal break out and I love discovering all these new brands.
Just to clarify, I don’t know that much about the science of skincare but I am v good at putting all my money into the pockets of the people who own Boots. I love reading beauty blogs like Laurzrah but I just fancied throwing my ‘hi I know nothing’ card into the mix.
I’ve become a bit of a beauty fan this year, choosing instead to spend my money on beauty products as opposed to falling into ASOS head first. Don’t get me wrong, I would still quite happily fall into ASOS but in an attempt to be savvier with money I’m trying not to spend my money on clothes that I’ll never wear, I’ve been looking to check out some body care shops for wonder products.
Spring is one of my favourite times of year. I adore the summer months so spring is the perfect warm up and I’m heading to Ibiza at the beginning of April which is the perfect excuse to stock up on some bits and try out some new ones.