"There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection". James Salter
I’m a firm believer in updating my skincare, makeup and perfume with the season. It’s hard not to when our skin also changes with the weather. I know my skin gets a little more greasy in the summer, and I prefer my makeup to be lighter for that sun kissed glow. A more radiant, dewy skin has an undeniable youthful look.
I don’t necessarily want to look younger, I just want to look the best version of me, at any age. I’m so delighted that the pressure of looking younger is slowly being replaced with the desire to look rested and glowing. No Botox or fillers can give that desired dewy, luminous glow but they certainly can leave your pockets empty. Only a thoughtful skincare regime can achieve this. And I can confidently say that using some of the products listed below has helped me to get a bit closer to the destiny of my skin. My skin is softer, smoother, and more radiant.
If you’re looking for new ways to change up your beauty routine, here are some product recommendations you need to try now.
Legendary CRÈME DE LA MER
The first product I always change with the seasons is a moisturizer. As a long time fan of Crème de la Mer, you can bet I was ecstatic when I got some for my birthday!
Born from the sea with the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, this legendary cream helps the driest complexions appear renewed and rejuvenated. I have now been using it for over a month and I can confidently say that my skin has never felt more hydrated and firmer! Not to mention that the look of lines, wrinkles and pores appear to be less visible, win win!
This cream is on the pricey side, however the benefits are fantastic and if you decide to purchase it please remember that it must be warmed for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin (this will keep a 50ml pot going for at least 6 months).
Stand Out with Ralph Lauren Sage (EDP)
The problem with buying anything in a high street department store is that there is a higher proportion of people wearing the same scent. And, while there’s nothing wrong with loving a scent that everyone else does, for those of us who like to feel special with our beauty picks, it can be a drag.
I love niche perfumes that can feel truly personal and unique. But, the process of finding them is a bit of a treasure hunt. You have to seek them out.
This is why every time I want to find something a bit more unique I go to Harrods as it offers its own unique collections that cannot be found in any high street stores. I love to take the time to discover the fragrance, the stories behind the fragrance, the ingredients and how the smell evolves with time and on the skin.
I spent over an hour discovering this rugged yet refined Ralph Lauren Collection Sage but it was all worth it. A rare balance of green, aromatic and chocolate notes. This spirited blend of herbaceous sage, fruity green fig accord and earthy-ambery fir balsam is inspired by the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
This is the fragrance to wear this summer (and not only) with confidence that not many more women will.
Delicious MAC Lip Scrubtious
Do you ever have those days where you are just about to leave the house, ready for a quick splash of lipstick just to find out that it’s not going to happen because your lips are dry and/or chapped? I do!
Something about the dry hot or cold weather makes my lips super chapped no matter how well I take care of them and if your lips get as flakey as mine do, I’ve found the perfect little lip scrub for you!
A sugar-based exfoliator that gently buffs away dry and flaky skin, M∙A∙C Lip Scrubtious. The formula is infused with conditioning ingredients like shea butter and grape seed oil, which help leave lips soft, not scaly. It’s also available in five flavours including Candied Nectar, Fruit of Passion, Summer Berry, Sweet Brown Sugar and Sweet Vanilla. What’s more to ask for!?
Stay Awake with Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum
So many of you have asked me "What eye cream works the absolute best?" and my answer to that is, "it depends on your concerns". My biggest concern is that I very often get "puffy eyes" and as I’ve got older, the skin texture around my eyes has also become so much more sensitive and too responsive to all those late nights out. I was incredibly ecstatic when I found this Kiehl’s Super Smart 5-in-1 Solution for the Eye, lift, firm, smooth, hydrate, and restore youthful shape of the eye.
I have been using it for a couple of months and I have noticed that skin around my eye area looks visibly firmer, lifted and skin texture looks more refined. Also, my eyes feel fresher and more awaken after an application in the morning.
And for all those ‘free" fans this cream is paraben-free, mineral-oil-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, and also suitable for sensitive eyes.
Luxurious the Ritual of Karma Hand Lotion SPF 15
Very often we don’t realise but our hands get a rough ride every single day and yet they rarely get the same amount of care we dedicate to our complexions. Fortunately, there is a plethora of hard-working hand creams that hydrate and protect.
This luxurious Rituals of Karma Hand Lotion is the one worth investing in, specially developed to soothe and soften dry hands. As it also offers protection against the sun I used it every day when I was on holiday in Mexico. It worked miracles and my hands for the first time didn’t end up all dry and flakey as they used to.
I also adore the sweet, floral aroma of White Lotus with the nourishing power of Organic White Tea. Divine!
What products have you guys been loving or testing? Let me know in the comments below.