This Summer I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to try out some amazing beauty products from my favourite brands. Some of them are making an appearance in this edit and are definitely coming with me to Fashion Week next month. Although I’m loving a lot of bold and bright colours (especially lipsticks), I’m focusing on neutral tones and great quality basics that will see me through the busy travelling months and changing weather.
Bobbi Brown had always been my favourite brand when it comes to foundation, especially for full coverage. Having tried so many other Bobbi Brown products in the last couple of months from their latest collection, I’m really falling in love with their concealer, eyeshadows and bronzing highlighters. Oh and almost forgot – nail polish. Would you believe no chipped nails for the entire week? Dune is my favourite when it comes to neutral colours.
Back to foundation… The new Skin Foundation Cushion Compact foundation is my new favourite and perfect for travelling with. The easy packaging and hygienic application makes it so easy and enjoyable to use any time and makes such a difference as I can touch up my makeup anytime. It could literally be the only product I’d need, having gotten used to this Instant Full Coverage Concealer I’d have to say the duo are my new daily beauty essentials. The weightless feel of the concealer and its moisturising but non-drying formula makes such a difference. Really easy on my 30+ skin too and I swear by this Remedy Rescue kit.
I’ve developed this new habit lately that I know will be hard to give up if I had to. I’ve found a way to introduce luxury into my busy morning routine and it’s doing wonders. Weekdays usually start at around 06:30 for me and right up until about 9am it’s all go-go as I organise my daughter for school. As soon as I drop her off, I go for a run in the park and instead of stressing about all the things I need to do that day, I now look forward to my daily shower with Jo Malone Lime & Basil Mandarin Exfoliating Shoer Gel. Sometimes even a bath depending on how much I have on that day. I know right? Who has a bubble bath on a Monday morning? I’m really lucky to work from home and choose my own hours – I really am. There’s something so nice about getting out of a shower smelling amazing thanks to Jo Malone and starting all my work with a clear head and relaxed muscles after the run. It’s unexplainable. You have to try.
I’ve tried a lot of lovely skincare in the past couple of years and if I’m really honest, I’m still trying to figure out what’s best for me. Now that I’ve fully recovered from adult acne you’d think I would be suited all kinds of products. But no, I still need to be really careful about what products I use daily. At the start of Summer I got introduced to Nuori by the brand’s new Edinburgh stockist The Method and fell in love. I’ve been using Nuori Vital Facial Cream with Eye Cream for the entire Summer and have never felt more safer and happier about using these products daily. All Nuori products are made with 100% natural essential oils and are freshly blended every 12 weeks in small batches for optimum efficiency. My “potions” was marked with “start to use by” date and “use by” dates, which is quite amazing as I’ve never heard of a beauty brand take so much care about the freshness, purity and effectiveness of their ingredients. Gorgeous Scandi packaging too yeah? Check out what other amazing products The Method have to offer HERE.
One brand that I’ve never really had the pleasure of enjoying before is Givenchy. After a proper introduction to the brand in their Glasgow pop-up counter in House of Frasers at the start of the month, I’ve fallen in love with their Rouge Interdit 2017 lipstick range. I mean the packaging is just so sexy, but the soft, silky and creamy texture of the lipstick perfect for every day was what’s sold it for me. The Absolute Colours complex and shades on offer goes without saying. My favourite is No24 Ultravioline. So lush…
There are so many classic fragrances that I absolutely love and adore wearing for different occasions and moods, but also love discovering new ones. This Summer it’s all about Modern Muse by Estee Lauder which symbloises what it means to be an independent and self-confident woman whilst capturing style and creative spirit. Here’s to celebrating that every day with this stylish and feminine scent.
And there you have it… My favourite beauty, fragrance and makeup that I just had to share with you. Bringing all of them with me to Fashion Week as I don’t think I can live without my new essentials.
What products are you currently loving?
This post features gifted PR beauty samples, but all views, decisions to feature and opinions are my own.