07 October 2015

BEAUTY // Winter Bodycare Tips

Winter Bodycare for Glowing Skin
The mornings are dark, the temperature is dropping. It's official- the winter months are here. I've tried to cling on to Summer for as long as possible but it is time to admit defeat and start prepping for the darker months. Starting with my skin. I really struggle with dull, pasty skin in Winter - I'm sure I can't be the only one either, so I thought I'd put together my favourite ways to keep that glow.
Embryolisse Lait Creme Fluide and BeautyLab Instant Colour Rapid Tan Review

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.

I always use a good loofah or bristle brush for a good scrub down to get rid of any dull, dry skin and whenever I can remember, I try to dry brush too. We often get sent nice loofahs by my Mother-in-law from Cyprus but I'm always a fan of the ones with massage bumps in too like this one.

It's all about the moisture. 

With aircon in the office, heating at home and cold air outside, my skin absolutely drinks up moisturiser in the winter months, I've always loved the Embryolisse range (it is just one of those classics) but the new Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide* is gorgeous- it sinks into the skin so much faster than the original Lait-Crème Concentré but is keeping everything really soft and hydrated (I've also been loving using it as a cold cream to remove my make up at night)

Embrace the fake tan.

I'm always surprised when people crack out fake tan only in the summer time. I find it such a boost to have a gentle bit of colour in the dreary months and it has been a long hunt for the foolproof tan. This one from BeautyLab, the Instant Colour Rapid Tan* is a winner for me- tinted for easy application, you just rub it on with a mitt, let it dry and go about your day. It doesn't have a strong smell at all, and then come the evening you just wash off the tint for a perfect soft tan. I've been applying it once a week for the perfect touch of colour. 

What are your essential products and tips for keeping your skin lovely in the wintertime? Fill me in! 


*These products were sent to me as PR Samples, but I am not being paid to write about them. My opinions are my own.


03 October 2015

Travel // Sicily

Sycacuse Old Town, Ortigia at SunsetWhen you almost have the world at your fingertips, choosing which place to make memories in is surprisingly difficult! It took us forever to choose where to go for our honeymoon- we had a little wishlist of what we wanted and in the end, Sicily ticked all of the boxes. Sunshine and beaches, romance and beauty, relaxation and a little adventure; what more could you ask for? I didn't want to draw this out over a whole load of posts, so this one is a bit of a beast! Keep on reading for all the photos and my tips on what to do if you're in Sicily.

27 September 2015

This Week // #34

REad by a log fire in a Scandi Log Cabin
{I would love to be curled up with a book by that fire. Click the photo for the source}

Doing: A whole load of prepping. I finished my last job on Thursday, the new one starts tomorrow (eep!), we bought a car and it feels like this week has been chock full of to do lists. Yesterday the husband and I took our little car out for a run to Lyme Park and spent the day escaping from it all in the Autumn sunshine and it was bliss. Today is back to reality and I have to admit, I'm feeling a little nervous- I'm someone who likes to be prepared and going into the unknown is always a little nervewracking. Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow!
Loving: The beautiful Autumn weather. How can you not feel happy on a crisp, sunny Autumn day? I really struggle with the short days and I know soon that I'll be driving to work and home again in the dark so I'm soaking in the bright days whilst they're still here.
Wearing: Eyeshadow. I've pretty much always stuck to simple black winged liner but felt like a little change recently. So I picked up the Sleek Storm palette and have been having a little play around recently. I'm loving the deep greens and golds, and it feels good to mix it up a little.
Daydreaming: Of a little country hideaway. When the seasons change, I really miss living in the countryside! When we lived in Sussex, we had a log fire, the fields were just a few minutes walk away, you could see all the trees turn golden and the air would smelt like damp earth and wood smoke as the temperatures dropped. And I do miss all that- Autumn doesn't really feel like Autumn without it. So, I'm spending far too long looking for little cottages with a log fire that maybe we could escape to one weekend... How cosy does that photo above look?

Links of the Week: 
Google Analytics can feel like a minefield but this makes it SO clear for anyone struggling.
I am all about the Rugby. Not watching it so much, but definitely admiring the men. And their thighs. Seriously though! #SorryNotSorry
Loving all the gorgeous ethical Autumn goodies in Hannah's Wishlist. I have been lusting over the Reformation rib knits hard.
I found the real life version of Society Barbie on Instagram and I can't look away. So much pretty adventuring.

Catch up with Chambray & Curls:
// Last of the Summer //

How has your week been? Been on any adventures or had any exciting news? Tell me about it! I'd love to know. Have a lovely Sunday everyone