Everyday Beauty Essentials

I’ve always been taught that taking care of my skin should be a vital part of my morning and evening routines. We spend so much time choosing and styling clothes, as well as styling hair, but sometimes we forget to look after our own skin, which is the very foundation of every beautiful outfit.

It’s difficult to allow make-up to look flawless and do it’s designed job without ensuring that our skin in is tip top condition below the surface. I thought I’d put together a list of my favourite skin care products that I currently use to ensure I feel great about my skin before I even start my make-up.

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As someone with sensitive skin, I’ve struggled to find the right products to suit. I certainly invest in seeing a dermatologist, as I think this is the best way to really get the right information about what your skin needs from you. I have found that using natural and all organic products works best for me as chemical-based products cause me irritation, redness and often dry out my skin. Not the best backdrop for a flawless complexion, right? So, here are my favourite products that seem to work best for me.

Moisturiser

I have tried so many moisturisers from La Mer and Lancome to Dermalogica and had some sort of bad reaction to all of them. Finally, I was recommended Cerave PM, which is inexpensive and can be bought from places like CVS and Rite Aid. It’s super-light and, after 3 months of use, it has completely transformed my skin.

Eyes

I like to use a product under my eyes that really moisturises and hydrates, which in turn helps with the appearance of small wrinkles. For this, I use Caudalie Resveratol eye lifting balm, which I really love. It’s very light and effective for dark circles and under eye bags as well.

Serums & Mists

Vitamin C Serum is a product I would really recommend that women start using. I use SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, which is making my pores look smaller and my skin look healthier and more glowing. I love it so much I have even bought it for my mom, grandma and sister-in-law! I also use the Eminence Stone Crop mist to keep my skin hydrated, especially when I’m travelling.

Face Mask

There are hundreds of face masks out on the market and I think there are some fab ones, depending on your skin type. However, I have to say, I actually like making my own – DIY style! And this one works great for me. I blend Meyenberg goat dairy powdered milk with rose water and apply to my face, letting it gently dry. I then remove with a warm, damp cloth and I’ve really loved the results!

Hair

I know it’s not strictly skincare, but hair health is super important too! My hair tends to become dry, especially towards the ends, which isn’t exactly fair as I don’t dye it or often use heat styling tools. Because of this, I was recommended to use the all-natural products from Rene Furterer, which I have now used for a couple of months and have seen a great difference. I use the shampoo and conditioner, alongside regular applications of the hair mask and it strengthens and conditions my hair without weighing it down, which I love.

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My Favorite Places To Shop Online For Home Interiors

I actually love shopping (or just browsing) for home interior items almost as much as I love shopping for fashion. Thanks to Pinterest, there is an amazing plethora of interiors inspirations out there now to get all of our home design juices flowing.

In a few months, I’ll be making the big move over country to New York, and I literally cannot wait. Bright lights and big city is exciting enough, but it also means I will have a brand-new pad to design and decorate. This, of course, means that lately I have been upping my game when it comes to searching for new things to adorn my new NY home.

This is the sort of style that I love…

 

Because there are so many amazing places to shop now, I thought I’d share with you a couple of my favourites. These places are all available to shop online and I just love their sense of interior style and feel like it works with how I’d love my new place to look.

 

Anthropologie

Now, it’s no big secret, this I know. However, I have to say I still love Anthropologie and its chic and simple interior style. I’ve definitely picked a few great bits up from here recently and got my eye on a few more pieces for my new place. I’d say the style is cute and feminine (I’m obsessed with the floral dinnerware), but they have some really on-trend pieces too, like this multi-hang frame setin copper and this amazing hoop mirror, which I can so see in my new hallway.

 

Zara Home

As soon as I hop onto the Zara Home website I get taken aback by the super-cute items at really reasonable prices. The Zara style is light, airy and polished, so I love them for soft-furnishings and bedding. They also always have unusual shaped side tables for the living and bedroom, which I love having several of. They’re on-trend with items in coppers and marble effect material and I love shapes like this circular nesting tablewith a gold accent.

 

Oomph

Ok, so Oomph takes it up in terms of pricing. However, just click through the lighting pages and you’ll know why I’ve become obsessed! The lighting is so unusual but it’s designed to be a take on classic shapes, which I love. For example, this lantern lighting fixtureis the perfect blend of traditional and edgy modern. Plus, lighting is always worth investing in!

 

Ollie Box

This is such a cute one. Not too expensive, but not Ikea, I love Ollie box for add-on ideas to really start to make a house a home. I’m into plants everywhere in my house, so I love this hanging planter, which would bring a little outside, inside when I land in NY. An amazing thing they also do is removable wallpaper. They do loads of different colours and patterns and it’s perfect if you’re renting or simply change your mind a lot. Check them out!

 

I hope I’ve managed to inspire you with a few new places to do your home interior shopping! Whether you’re looking at a new home, like me, or fancy updating your current abode, it’s always fun to redesign a new space and make it your own!

Xoxo

S