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SKINCARE DIARY XV
Firstly, an apology; I am a little [read: a lot] late in bringing you news of The Ordinary, the revolutionary new skincare brand which features a line-up of twenty-five superpower serums and lotions, all affordably priced between £4 and £13. Launched by Deciem [the innovative Canadian brand behind a host of my favourite brands, including NIOD, Fountain, and Hylamide], The Ordinary is a wholehearted and earnest attempt to revolutionise the skincare market by championing transparency.
GRACE NOTES: OCTOBER 2016
My skincare regimen has changed drastically in the six+ months since I last wrote one of the entries - mainly in that I’m no longer flitting between products, swapping new additions in and out as and when they land on my desk. I reformed once I realised that my sensitive skin needed stability and regularity in order to find its own balance.
GRACE NOTES: SEPTEMBER 2016
The first month in my new flat has meant many things - including multiple trips to Ikea, late nights spent flat-packing, a lengthy wait for Internet installation, and numerous flat parties - but notably also, the time and space with which to rediscover [and refine] my beauty stash. Throw in a few new launches [of which there are always many at this time of year] and it's been a busy month of swatching and sniffing, culminating in a lengthy list of favourites, narrowed down to the below five for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.
GRACE NOTES : JUNE 2016
Oh, hey. Long, long, long time no see. Forgive my radio silence over the past few months; juggling a full-time job with thesis writing, three weeks in the Canadian wild, a fortnight sleeping on a friend's couch, and a hectic house move [try hauling all of your belongings across a city without a car] left little [read: no] time for any extra-curricular beauty writing. I'm easing myself back into the swing of things [yes, content should resume a regular schedule within the next few weeks] with a roundup of some of my favourite products from the past month. I've spent the majority of it living out of a carry-on, relying on a selection of chosen favourites and new launches as the mainstay of my beauty routine. Needless to say, now that I'm settled in a new flat - complete with spacious bathroom - I'm looking forward to 'rediscovering my stash'.
Post-Facial : The Maintenance Routine
It's often said that fashion writers shop for a living, but beauty writers? A significant portion of our job [on top of pitching articles, interviewing experts, brainstorming, writing, briefing etc etc] is actually trying the myriad of products out there in order to inform you what's worth spending your hard-earned pennies on. Every evening is an experimentation in a new wrinkle-reducing face cream, multitasking hair oil, or long-lasting lipstick, so trust me when I say that the products that make it into my Grace Notes posts are well and truly the best of the bunch,
In my experience, there are two types of facials, those that indulge and pamper skin and soul, and those that perform only on a ‘no pain, no gain’ basis. Thankfully Sisley’s Essential Facial [for all the pummelling that it involves] is much more the former - although not without results. From Paris to Manchester[!] and hailed as a miracle worker everywhere in between, the Essential Facial has restored a long list of famous faces and is widely heralded as the gold-standard of facials by beauty editors worldwide.