Monday Musings…Prepping hair and skin

DR FRANCES PRENNA JONES – CLEAN + PREPARE £££

Dr. Frances  believes in so called ‘age maintenance’ , with this brand she has tried to create products that will be equally good for men and women from 18 to 89. I began using this cleanser for the last week and find it rather fabulous.  It refreshes and neutralises the harshness of  water, setting the pH balance of the skin. It’s a balm containing a mild enzymatic exfoliant to eliminate dead skin cells and clear congested pores.  It has active ingredients, anti-inflammatories and is anti bacterial. Good for all skin types.

NIOD – VOICEMAIL MASQUE £££

When my skin feels really blah, this friend works it’s magic. It is nightime leave-on mask that will make your skin look healthy and bright again, it is based on hydroxycinnamic acid from oregano leaves, and you can really smell the oregano. Their website says that the product is supposed  to target visible dullness and compromised skin tone as a result of stress and/or environmental conditions. Ladies, it does that all, I love it.

PLANT ME BOTANICS- ROSE OTTO LIQUID SERUM OIL ££££

The product is based on rose otto and moringa tree oil: both have anti aging  and hydrating benefits. I love the fact that the oil has a rollerball application so I can easily apply it to my nails without dribble….

TWELVE BEAUTY – BOTANICAL BLEND – HYALUROIL LIP TREATMENT £££

This is one of my favourite lip products. A 100% natural mixture of oils, leaving your lips deeply hydrated due to the hyaluronic acid.

EMBRYOLISSE – SOIN CORRECTEUR DE TINT CC CREAM £££

This is my current go to tinted moisturiser and SPF 20 cream.  It comes in just one shade  with build-able coverage, yet is light, and gives the skin that glowy natural look without making you look like  a”cake face”.

LA PRAIRIE – ANTI AGEING EYE AND LIP PERFECTION A PORTER ££££

An illuminating, lifting eye cream-gel and a  luxurious and protective lip balm. Two potent formulas in one sleek compact. You won’t want to be without it. A killer price- but at least it’s two products in one.

GLO – MINERALS – CAMOUFLAGE in beige ££

Glō-minerals is the new pharmaceutical US brand I have discovered, all their products are mineral based. I myself rarely use products that contain minerals, as I usually find the coverage too heavy, but this  incredible concealer blends exceptionally well. The product is part of a professional makeup range, it is oil free  so you can use it for covering blemishes and acne. Due to the high level of pigments it is ideal for covering  rosacea , scars and bruises. It comes in four shades.

HAIR

ORIBE – GOLD LUST DRY SHAMPOO £££

A little pricey , yet a BIG bottle that will last for ages. It contains oils which leave the hair moisturised, and yet manages to stop it looking greasy so  you have dry ends and oily roots consider this as an ideal solution.

SACHAJUAN – DARK VOLUME POWDER ££

Not really a dry  shampoo, but restores nice volume and texture which we loose when our hair becomes lank and greasy. For blonds this also comes in a normal version.

PERCEY AND REED HAIR BALM £

I apply just a small amount of this balm to bring life to dull looking and dry hair.  It will also give nice hold to hair, and moisturise dry ends….

MAKE UP

CHARLOTTE TILBURY EYE PENCIL £

ROSIE EYESHADOWS £

TATA HARPER LIP AND CHEEK  £££