Tag: Darphin

10th January 2016

Skincare of the Week 10 January 2016

 I took a couple of weeks off blogging over Christmas, which was fabulous, but I still kept at the “cleaning my face” thing.  It being a new year, I thought trying out some new products would be a good idea, but I think I tried too much new far too quickly, and my skin fairly quickly let me know it wasn’t entirely happy with the […]

13th December 2015

Skincare of the Week – 13 December 2015

Not a hugely exciting week skincare-wise, admittedly – I’m still ill and still look like death warmed up (if death was into the fourth week of a cough that makes them puke at regular intervals, that is) – but I did get my Caroline Hirons Skincare box this week, so from Tuesday onwards you can see the Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum, and the Dr Dennis […]

15th November 2015

Skincare of the Week 15th November 2015

This was a week of two halves, pre-facial (Monday and Tuesday) and post-facial (Weds-Friday).  Monday and Tuesday were pretty normal routines for me, I’d had a bit of an itchy face over the weekend, so broke out some bits and pieces from my “SOS” kit – and more about my sensitive skin routine in detail soon, btw – from Darphin and Clarins to soothe, but […]

8th November 2015

Skincare of the Week 8th November 2015

A bit of a mixed bag this week, skincare wise.  Looking at the pictures all in one place kind of makes it clear that I have certain patterns in product usage – Pixi Glow Tonic, for example, I tend to use for two days then swap to Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner.  The one product I’ve used consistently this week has been Medik8 Red Alert Serum, […]

18th October 2015

Skincare of the Week: 17.10.2015

  I’ve been beauty blogging a long time, well over six years now, and in that time my interests have changed. From basically wanting to catalogue my lipstick collection (where the name came from), to learning to love (and grow) my fingernails, then COLOURS, COLOURS, COLOURS, and finally to where I am now, which is obsessed with skincare.  Mostly I’m too lazy to spend hours […]

20th September 2015

Skincare of the Week 20.09.15

Or, welcome to another week of what I plaster onto my ugly mug 😉  I’m still trialling Omorovicza Blue Diamond Eye Cream, and Zelens Intense Defence Antioxidant Serum, though I was thwarted a bit in testing this week through circumstances, as we’ll see.  This was Monday’s face, and I forgot to photograph the moisturiser … :sigh: I wasn’t made for Mondays. Tuesday arrived, and I […]

5th February 2013

Wedding Preparation – My Current Skincare Regime

Spending a lot of time worrying about a) my skin, b) breaking my nails, and c) my wedding perfume at the moment.  The wedding is eleven days away now (seriously, where the hell has the year since we got engaged gone?), and I thought I’d share some of my routines with you. Nails and perfume will come later, but for today, I’m focusing on skincare. All […]

31st October 2012

Current Skincare – Night & Day

I’ve been ill recently, necessitating a more than a couple of hospital trips, and it means I need a small procedure later on in the year. It’s nothing too serious, but the feeling of being more rundown than usual has been showing in my skin, and as a result I’ve had to break out some of the big guns in my skincare arsenal.  Far from […]

14th March 2012

Current Skincare Routine

Well, it’s two routines really, one for morning and one for evening!  Winter, even a mild winter such as the one we’ve just had can be hard on my temperamental combination oil-dehydrated skin, so the main thing I add to my routines (AM and PM) is to add an oil. So, in the evenings, I’ll do a deep cleanse with Nude Cleansing Oil, lots of […]

4th August 2011

Darphin Intral Skincare – Serum and Redness Relief Cream

Having a reddened face is one of the banes of my existence at the moment, and dealing with my flushed skin has been one of my top priorities this year. I’ve found that a lot of the skincare I’ve been using that is full of actives has been exacerbating the situation somewhat, and so have had to dial back on using some much loved old […]

22nd April 2011

My Current Skincare Routine – Reactive Skin

In almost two years of beauty blogging (seriously, how the hell did that happen?) I’ve been incredibly blessed in that my sometimes sensitive skin hasn’t broken out in boils, blotches and mysterious rashes.  Until recently, that is.  Something I’ve been using near my eyes has caused a hot, red, itchy rash, and, to put it mildly, I’m not happy! I’ve narrowed down the possible offenders […]