Saturday, 8 June 2019

In -Flight Skincare Routine

I was supposed to demo this routine whilst in the air however I had to cancel my trip to Greece so I thought I’d share as a post so here’s my in-flight facial to step off the plane glowing and hydrated.

@pixibeautyuk Makeup Melting Facial Cloths Now I am not in anyway shape or form telling you you can use wipes, you can't … except on a plane. I am not removing makeup or washing my face in the tiny toilets so wipes are a neccesary evil. These are compact, effective and don’t destroy your skin!

@drdennisgross Alpha Beta Peel Pad If I've got a few hours spare I'm going for a mini facial, I expect all my readers to be avid SPF appliers so an acid before a holiday is fine as long as the SPF is applied! By starting with an acid you leave your skin perfectly prepped for absorbing the layers of moisture you apply and these travel friendly packets are perfect, the Dennis Gross pads are one of the best for clear bright skin.

@mariobadescu Facial Spray A facial spray will help keep your hydration topped up throughout the flight as well as being a god send when you’re in the heat.

@fgbeauty.official Sky Pack Sheet Mask Sheet masks although not the most subtle really pack a punch with the amount of essence that is contained and subsequently pushed into the skin. If I'm on a short haul flight one is sufficient, longer haul I do this routine twice. This particular mask is designed for flights so I was saving it, any hydration mask will be suitable.

@patchology Flash Patch These are my favourite eye masks for travel as they're individually packaged and work so well, there is so much serum contained in the packet you can reapply the serum long after you've discarded the patches. Long haul you need every perk you can get otherwise you look as bad as you feel and these wake up your face as well as plumping all the fine lines.

@pixibeauty On- The -Glow As soon as I set eyes on this I knew it would be my holiday companion, not only for on the plane but to keep in the fridge and applied after sun exposure for a cooling hydration stick. It's like a shield of nourishment which will help fight off the dehydration and bacteria of a plane. I absolutely love it. #blogpost


Saturday, 1 June 2019


 @waterdrop Microdrink Instagram made me buy it, before I had my CO2 laser I needed to drink as much water as I could in the run up and these little tabs of flavour & minerals were so handy to keep in my handbag to encourage me to hydrate when I was out and about. They come in plenty of interesting flavours and just really convenient, I’m a big fan!

Stimuloval M├ęthode Jeanne Piaubert Since seeing this on Trinny‘s live stream I’ve wanted it, it’s a facial massaging tool and you can really see the difference in the contours & firmness of the face when you use it. It’s great to use at the end of your routine with an oil and I also love it for using with sheet masks to push the essence into the skin.

@milkmakeup Hydrogrip Primer This is the first Milk item I’ve tried and I can safely say it won’t be the last because my wish list from the brand is growing daily. I’ve loved this addition to my routine, I have combination skin which is oily in the T-Zone and dry everywhere else and the Hydrogrip creates a balanced surface for everything that goes on top, although it doesn’t have any pore filling properties it does plump up the skin, it looks fresh and stays in place all day.

@beutiskincare Beauty Sleep Elixir I have used this oil before and adore it, they have recently updated the packaging to this luxe frosted bottle with a dropper, the formula remains the same and as brilliant as ever. There are 14 plant based oils contained in each bottle focusing on combatting redness and inflammation as well as hydrating and lifting, I love to massage this in with the Stimuloval, they are the perfect pair.

@originsuk Drink Up Mask This isn’t a new release by any means but new to me as I always bought their overnight mask, I love them both but the Drink Up Mask has been the mask that I throw on a few times a week when I remove my makeup early and have time to let something sit on my skin and really take in all it can. It is hydration and plumpness in a bottle. It will be a regular repurchase.

#blogpost #milkmakeup #makeup #skincare #skincarecommunity

Friday, 3 May 2019

Review: Real Barrier from Style Korea

This line of skincare is designed for dry & sensitive skin, it focuses on repairing & maintaining the skin barrier, when it's weakened or damaged moisture loss is inevitable & the skin can become more sensitized and suseptable to bacteria. The products from Real Barrier contain MLE skin barrier formula which recreates the same compounds & structures of the skin so reinforces the skin barrier.

Cream Cleansing Foam
This sulfate free cleansing foam is enriched with ceramides & sweet almond oil to hydrate & cleanse skin without drying or irritation. The texture is incredibly creamy & the bubble cream technology produces a satisfying cleansing experience, it's almost like applying whipped cream to your face. My skin is left feeling completely clean but comfortable, I use as my second cleanse at night & my morning cleanser.

Aqua Soothing Toner
A toner in Korea is a base layer of hydration to prepare the skin for the layers of essences/ ampoules/serums that are applied on top. With 5 different forms of Hyaluronic acid this water like toner hydrates very effectively & is infused with Centella Asiatica to soothe & calm the skin. I will be adding this to a spray bottle & keeping in the fridge for summer because this will be game changing when it's humid.

Aqua Soothing Ampoule
An ampoule is a supercharged serum & usually contains higher concentrations of active ingredients, this contains 5 forms of HA to deliver moisture to the various layers of the skin as well as dual ceramides to help strengthen the skin barrier & calming complexes to soothe. If you have oily skin this is a perfect step in your routine as it absorbs instantly without any stickness, I use morning and night.

Intense Moisture Cream
This final step is designed to provide 48 hours of hydration & protection for the skin barrier, just like the core of the line it is formulated with the hyaluronic acid, calming complex & the MLE formula it also contains squalane & canola oil to deliver hydration without feeling too heavy. I actually apply this after face oil to seal in all the hydration & act as an overnight mask, I wake up with plump soft skin every morning.