FRIDAY FIVE: GOING GREEN WITH SKINCARE FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

Because I look for any excuse, no matter how weak, to justify treating myself to a few bits and bobs on my beauty wishlist here are five things I’m currently coveting that are green (in both senses of the word – colour AND being suitably eco-friendly) in honour of St Patrick’s Day…

Green Skincare for St Patrick's Day

  1. Weleda Skin Food, £2.95 – £10.95 › available here
  2. Dr Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap, £6.99 › available here
  3. Skin and Tonic Peppermint Lip Balm, £ 3.50 › available here
  4. Andalou Bioactive & Berry Enzyme Mask, £9.99 › available here
  5. Pai Instant Calm Redness Serum – Sea Aster & Wild Oat, £42 › available here

FRIDAY FIVE | ACID TONERS

My skin has been dreadful lately. Like, so-dreadful-I-want-to-hide-my-face-from-the-world dreadful. A combination of being ill, being a bit stressed out, some hormonal spots and more than a few lazy nights where I haven’t properly taken off my make-up have played havoc with my skin. It’s so frustrating because a few months ago I was starting to feel a lot better about how my skin looked. Grrrrrrr.

Taking back control of my skin is currently underway and I’ve been reaching for my trusty Alpha H Liquid Gold over and over again. Acid toners are something I know I can always rely on to improve my skin and show quick results.

Here are my five favourites…

Favourite Acid Toners: Pixi Glow Tonic, Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion, Nip + Fav Glycolic Fix Night Pads, Alpha H Liquid Gold

 

  1. Pixi Glow Tonic, £18 › available here
  2. Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, £15.50 › available here
  3. Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion, £ 16.50 › available here
  4. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads, £14.95 › available here
  5. Alpha H Liquid Gold*, £40 › available here

*strictly speaking this isn’t classed as a toner, more as an overnight serum, but it looks and feels like a toner and I use it as one when my skin is at it’s worst, because I’m a little rebel

FRIDAY FIVE: DUTY FREE WISHLIST | THE REPURCHASES

I talked last week about the items I’m hoping to scout out in Duty Free later this month. Today I thought I’d share my second wishlist – the essential repurchases that I always try to buy when I’m in Duty Free to save a few pennies on the products I know I’ll always use.

These are all products that would make any Holy Grail list of mine – I’ve been using them for years and can’t see them getting set aside anytime soon. They’re all amazing and I know I can rely on them to always work.

Duty Free Wishlist - The Repurchases

  1. MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, £25.50
  2. MAC Face & Body Foundation, £22
  3. Dior DIORSHOW Mascara, £25.50
  4. Benefit Hoola Bronzer, £23.50
  5. Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne, £85

FRIDAY FIVE: DUTY FREE WISHLIST

In case you haven’t picked up on the ever so subtle references in, like, ALL my recent posts – I’m going on holiday in a couple of weeks. I’m a complete plane nerd so I love airports and I reserve a special place in my heart for Duty Free! High end make-up with money off?? Yes please!

I’ve always been a ridiculously organised traveller. I plan out my outfits so I don’t overpack, have a killer in-flight routine and this organisation also extends to thinking about what I’d like to pick up in Duty Free. My make-up and skincare wishlist is about a mile long now so it’s nice to have a list to focus on so I don’t get too distracted whilst wandering through.

Here are five of the products making their way onto my list… Duty Free Wishlist

  1. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation, £31.50
    Cynthia from Beautylicious Style recommended this to me in the comments section of my post about my foundation staples. It sounds like something I’d love so I’m hoping to pick one up.
  2. MAC Powder Blush, £18.50
    I’m not totally sure which colour/s I’ll end up getting but I think Desert Rose looks like it would be beautiful with a tan. Let’s face it, there’s a strong possibility that I could end up with all the blushers from my dream MAC blusher palette post!
  3. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Sycronized Recovery Complex II, £50
    As I mentioned in my skincare wishlist post a few weeks back, I’ve been wanting to try this for quite a while but it’s so expensive I couldn’t really justify it but, with a bit of a discount it seems a totaly justifiable purchase!
  4. MAC Lipstick, £15.50
    The list of MAC lipsticks I want to try is just ridiculously long so I’m not sure what I’ll end up picking up but at the moment Twig and Russian Red are high up on my list.
  5. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Perfume, £50
    I’ve heard so many people rave about this and describe it as just being summer in a bottle so I’m hoping to have a sniff in person and grab one if it’s as delicious as people say.

Watch out World Duty Free, I’m coming for you…

Anything else I should be keeping my eye out for at the airport?