Sorry for the lack of posts today peeps, I’m full of cold and trying to rest up as I’m off to get hair extensions tomorrow (eep! more on that soon). I don’t want to be in the hairdressers with my nose running like it is now. I need a miracle cure :( I think I will fill myself full of matcha tea and hope for the best.
Monthly Archives: February 2009
You’ve seen Laura U’s top tips for achieving glowing, radiant skin. Here are her recommended products…
Prescriptives – Illuminating Liquid Potion – For a summer glow go for dark translucent to give you a hint of a tan.
Yves Saint Laurent – Touche Eclat – Use to reflect the light under your eyes for a brighter, fresher look.
Korres – Wild Rose Compact Powder – Dust over for a flawless, velvety finish.
I’m feeling like my complexion is so dull at the moment and it defo needs a brightening boost. If your skin needs a surge of energy follow these tips to achieve a gorgeous glow.
Dull skin can instantly be livened up by a good exfoliator. Try and use a facial exfoliator once or twice a week to banish any dead skin cells and reveal a healthy, more radiant, natural complexion.
Follow with a light moisturiser over your face and neck and leave for a few minutes to sink in.
Next, apply an illuminating lotion before your foundation. There are loads of different types of these about, they contain light reflecting particles that will give your skin a pearlescent, radiant complexion, but the best bit is that it softens flaws making your skin appear smoother, silkier and glossier.
You could also mix a tiny amount of illuminating lotion with your foundation for a subtler, every day look. Or just apply it to your cheekbones as a highlighter if you don’t fancy an all over J-Lo Glow.
For those drab, dark circles I just can’t seem to get rid of I apply a bit of my usual concealer mixed with a dash of Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat. What can I say? It’s a timeless classic and we all need one in our makeup kit. You can use it anywhere and I often apply a teeny bit in between my eyebrows where I am prone to some unightly frown lines. It’s my botox alternative!
I find that some illuminating lotions tend to throw out a bit too much gloss so I like to fix my makeup with a light powder. I have a couple of faves, Chanel Poudre Douce is fab, it contains light reflecting pigments so I ooze radiance without looking too shiny. I have also just discovered Korres Wild Rose Compact Powder which has the velvetiest finish and a really subtle brightening quality. Find out more by checking out my top buys.
Finish off your makeup with your fave bronzer or blusher, do your eyes as normal and add lashings of lipgloss.
I’m not good with looking after my feet. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to let them go yellow and crusty, euw, but prettifying and softening isn’t my bag.
I have ugly feet see – my second biggest toes curl under too much. I should really have some kind of surgery to sort it out, but the thought of somebody breaking and realigning my toes freaks me out.
Anyway, I digress. Because my feet are fugly, I tend not wear sandals or open toe shoes, so I don’t feel the need to give my feet TLC. Not to mention my feet are crazy ticklish – making professional pedicures a big no no.
Well, my foot ignoring days are over thanks to the Ped Egg. A few strokes over my tough skin with this hand held, super strength foot file, followed by a rub with the emery board et voila! The soles of my feet are soft and smooth.
It looks like a cheese grater but it’s actually very gentle, and it catches all the shavings of hard skin so that it can be easily emptied into the bin. It looks pretty nasty, but there’s something satisfying about it!
I’ll definitely be keeping the Ped Egg routine up and come summer, you might even see me in sandals… despite the weird toes.