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Recent Additions to My Skincare Routine

Like many of beauty lovers, I’m constantly trying out new lotions and potions in the quest for moisturised skin and as I’m slowly climbing the age stairs of 30s, I’ve started looking for skin care to tackle the fine lines.

I’ve been known in my time to hover over a steaming hot bowl of water, with a dollop of herbal oil in and a towel over my head, to rid my face of any impurities and to moisturise. While I still swear by this, it’s not the easiest of options, particularly if you have a very busy schedule. My long suffering family are used to the bizarre sight of seeing my head in a bowl by now, but there’s no arguing that skin care products are easier solution.

Today, I want to share with you some skin care products that I’ve added to my daily beauty routine few months ago and now I cannot live without them:

TheFaceShop Blanclouding Moisture Cream

The main thing I noticed about this product was that it doesn’t feel sticky – a problem I’ve had with other moisturisers. It’s light on the skin, so not a problem if you like to apply your make up straight after. It’s one of my big bears when your makeup sticks to your moisturiser! It doesn’t contain SPF, which means it’s a good idea to apply sunscreen if you’re exposed to the sun, although it also means you can wear it as a day cream or night cream. It’s reasonably priced and one I’ll be buying again!

 

TheFaceShop Pore Minimizer Controlling Toner with Powder for All Skin Types

I’m not usually one for pore minimizers but was attracted to the packaging of this product. It’s targeted as a toner for those who have combination to oily skin, helping to keep your skin dry if you suffer from oily skin.

You can see all the powder in the bottle, so you have to shake it well before applying it. It has a great smell too, which is something I always look for in skincare. Again, it’s reasonable prices, so if you’re looking for a product to minimise pores, it’s well worth a try.

 

The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Foam

A good cleansing foam is a must have in any makeup bag. For me, it’s one of the key pieces in skincare. How can you expect to have clear skin if you don’t rid it of the day’s muck? It also gives you a sparkling clean surface to work from before applying your makeup for the day.

The Rice Water Cleansing Foam is a snip of the price of others I’ve tried, which can only be a positive and makes my skin feel immaculate. Lather it onto your skin twice a day and won’t need any other form of cleanser. This is a must buy.

 

Finally, I’m not a skincare expert, but I know that the ingredients in these products plump your skin and keep it from sagging, which should counter the ageing process. That’s me sold. I’m not at the stage where I want a frozen looking face and for now, I’ll stick to my little pot from the fountain of youth.

Sumptuous Scervino

When it comes to choosing the perfect outfit for a special evening out, I’ve always been a fan of feminine pieces. I’m talking about sophisticated as opposed to over-the-top ruffles. To be honest, I’m a bit of a fusspot when it comes to pulling my outfits together and am guaranteed to spend a good month on the hunt before I narrow in on my prey. I discovered Ermanno Scervino’s Spring Summer 2016 collection when I was on the hunt for a wedding outfit. Granted, the wedding isn’t until April, but I gave myself plenty of time because it’s a close friend’s special day.

The whole collection is right up my street. It’s feminine, with its gorgeously soft fabrics, effects of lace and sharp cuts. If there’s a piece every woman should have in her wardrobe, it’s a timeless gown that does all the talking, without the need to accessorise. Over the years, I’ve found it’s a go-to item that you can revisit and pull out of the wardrobe when you need to impress.

Ermanno Scervino ticks all of my boxes. The dusky pink and white lace gowns in their new collection are elegant and ooze femininity. They look expensive, which may sound like a silly statement but in my experience, you can pay a lot of money for items and not be able to decipher their worth. These dresses look and feel high quality – think investment pieces. As they look very feminine, you can wear them in many different ways depending on the season and occasion. In the summer or at a wedding (which is where I’ll be donning my gown), you can wear an elegant strap heel. You don’t need to accessorise more than that. The dresses make enough of a statement! To add some edge in the winter months or for less formal occasions, you can add a strong ankle boot. As I said, they’re timeless so you can update the accompanying shoe and keep the dress as the staple.

Of course, while I was looking for my gown, my eyes were averted to the other pieces in the Ermanno Scervino collection. Like a kid in a candy shop. I’ve fallen in love with the tuxedo dust coats. They’re not for everyone, but I like sharp pieces in my wardrobe. I tend to wear them to death, until I realise I may have over worn it and will then tuck it into the back of my wardrobe, before resurrecting again a year down the line. It’s an item I’d recommend for those who like to stay ahead of the trend. You can wear it on top of your gown or pair with some simple trousers to make a statement.

All in all, for me, the great thing about the collection is that it’s effortless. Each piece can be worn alone, or you can layer and mix them up to create different looks. Stand out from the crowd!

Here are some photos from Ermanno Scervino’s SS16 collection, which is now available at the Dubai Mall.

Guess which one I will be wearing at my friend’s wedding? 😉

ermanno scervino ss 16 pink

ermanno scervino ss 16 white

ermanno scervino ss 16 yellow

ermanno scervino ss 16 colors

I am Back!

Hi my lovelies!

It’s been a long time since I got in touch with you through the blog! I miss you all <3

We had some technical issues, but we are back stronger than before and ready to rock it out 😉

Love you all and I’ll come back soon with interesting news!

bisous xx

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