My Beauty Favourites

I’ve never been one for a major beauty routine. To me, taking time out for yourself is the most important thing you can do to give yourself a healthy glow. If you can, add a little time to your commute to get some fresh air (I sometimes miss those morning walks from Victoria Station to Oxford Street). Or sink into a nice bubbly tub surrounded by candles after a long day’s work.

Just like anyone else, there are a few basic essentials I need to ensure I feel my best self during the day.

One. Aveda phomollient adds a little bit of bedhead to my hair (I still cannot get away without a daily hair wash. hello grease city)

Two. Mama Mio tummy rub butter and boob tube. Moisturising has always been at the top of my routine and boy do I need it now more than ever with this ever expanding belly of mine. I’m still crossing my fingers that those stretch marks don’t pop up to say hello. These creams seem to have a bit of magic in them so far.

Three. Penhaligon’s candles for bath time wind downs. T-bone and I have recently been gifted the tea trio set and it smells divine.

Four. Rose salve. My winter lips and cracked fingers thank me for this. 

Five. Mac lipsticks (in ruby woo & chili). Even if I have to run out of the house with a dreaded greasy hair bun, I just pop on a little lippy and my mood is automatically lifted. There's something about red lippy that makes you feel like you can run the world.

Six. My eyes have always hated make up. Eyeliner ends up all over the place and shadow never sticks in place for too long. Mascara is the only go to I have to wake up these koala peepers. I stick with Benefit’s They’re Real for a little lift to my lashes.

What is your beauty routine?


  1. Preach it, sister! As you probably know, red lipstick is the only make up I use, and it really does make me feel like I am Queen of the world!

    Since I stopped wearing make up when I was 19 years old, I do try to take a little care of my skin. Recently, I started using a BB cream from a company called Isomers that gives my skin a nice finish. As crazy as it sounds, Salma Hayek has an awesome beauty line at CVS called Nuance that includes a marigold oil facial cleanser. I was afraid it would make my face oily, but that hasn't been a problem. I also like Olay Regenerist Facial Oil, especially if I've used something to wash my face that leaves it feeling a bit taut/dry.

  2. Oh, and I wash my hair with a cleansing conditioner, called Ren (cheaper alternative to Wen.) It helps with frizz and lengthens the life of the whatever bright color I have in my hair because it's sulfate-free and doesn't lather.

    1. I was wondering how you keep your hair so nice with all that colour treatment! Maybe I'll be brave and do a little something to mine every now and then, now that I've gone into the (subtle) world of ombre. :)


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