Beauty snippets: La Roche-Posay, Chanel, Scholl, This Works, Lipstick Queen, Space NK
MY HOLY GRAIL EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER
This Tumblr blog, ‘Shit Bloggers Wear’ is cheeky – but spot on. I didn’t realise everyone was raving about La Roche-Posay, but I’ve finally found my holy grail eye make-up remover and its name is La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution. ‘Micellar’ is the magic beauty word of the hour (micellar waters contain microscopic oil spheres that gently suck dirt off the skin) and this works brilliantly. Just soak your cotton pad, do the Lisa Eldridge method (no dragging or scrubbing) and everything comes off. It doesn’t sting or itch or make your eyes go blurry. Buy it here…
CHANEL’S PERFUME BOTTLE CLUTCH!
Chanel is apparently the most-pinned fashion brand on Pinterest and no wonder, I spend far too much time repinning Chanel bottles and handbags to my dedicated Chanel Pinterest page. And that’s exactly what I did with this pic – a minaudiere in the shape of a Chanel No5 bottle from the Cruise 13-14 show. Perfume bottle clutches are officially a thing…
Two products to try if you’re after sandal-ready feet: Scholl Express Pedi and This Works Perfect Heels Rescue Balm. I’m using these two in tandem on a daily basis. The battery-operated Express Pedi is a doddle to use, just work it over the areas that need it in a repetititve motion and it gently reduces hard skin to dust. You’re not supposed to use this on cracked heels though so I guess it’s not for extreme cases. Even though my feet are quite smooth, there are a couple of stubborn areas that need more work so I’m using this every day post-shower (my only gripe is I think at £39.99 it should come with a replacement roller). The Perfect Heels Rescue Balm (£16) is lovely to use afterwards – very luxurious, thick and non-greasy and feels like it’s ‘doing something’. Its fresh fragance of cotton thistle and lavender are an added bonus.
EASY RED LIP
I’m a new convert to Lipstick Queen’s arsenal of lipsticks for every red lip need. For an easy summer daytime lip I’ve been using the fool-proof Glossy Pencil in Chinatown, a flattering orange-red that leaves a natural stain behind. It can feel slightly dry so I use it over a balm. My other recommendations are the Saint and Sinner lipsticks. Saint (in Scarlet Red) creates a sheer wash of red with 10% pigment that you can build in intensity, while Sinner (in Fire Red) is a dense, high-pigment lipstick that’s packed with moisturising shea butter. This is perfect for a classic matte red mouth that you can apply straight from the bullet.
SPACE NK’S FLORAL TRIBUTE
Space NK has to be my favourite one-stop beauty shop. Last month I passed the King’s Road store during the Chelsea Flower Show and oh my, I loved its inventive windows – perfume bottles and lipsticks fashioned entirely out of spring blooms. Beautiful…