Top 10 Skincare Products

As with my Top 10 Makeup Products post, this is a post dedicated to the top 10 skincare products that I use and buy time and time again. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Dermalogica Precleanse, Dermalogica Skin Refining Mask, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (I use this as a primer for nights that I will be heading out for a long time, or I know there will be pictures of me being taken), Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Trilogy Organic Rose Hip Oil (to be honest I prefer the KOSMEA Rose Hip Oil, but I am using up this bottle of the Trilogy before repurchasing another), Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Ole Henriksen Blemish Attack Roll On, Kora Balancing Rose Mist and Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub. What are your top 10 skincare products?

Product Review: NARS Penny Lane Cream Blush

I was recently on the hunt for a good peach toned cream blush that would work well on my fair skin. I am already an avid fan of the Stila convertible colour in the shade Gerbera, but I wanted another product to try out because I was getting a little bit tired of using the same peach blush every single day. (and I am loving peach cheeks for Spring/Summer) After extensive googling, and at the suggestion of a couple of readers I decided to purchase NARS Cream Blush in the shade Penny Lane. Unfortunately, I am not really liking it at all. (Note: It was difficult for me to get a proper swatch happening, the product was applying in a very patchy sort of way that didn’t look good at all. In the end I had to apply it with my beauty blender.)

I don’t like the colour on my skin. Instead of being a nice light peachy pink as I’d hoped, it’s a sort of muddy brown-pink that isn’t very nice at all. This would probably look good on someone with a darker skintone than me, and would possibly make for a nice neutral pink blush for some. On me it just looks kind of… blah. As I am not one of those people who will tan during summer and then be able to try this product out to see if it has a different effect, I may just have to hand this one over to my sister or sister in law who were both genetically blessed with perfect olive skin. NARS Cream Blush retails for $60 AUD and can be purchased exclusively in Australia at Mecca Cosmetica.

November Empties & New Additions

Finished in November: Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser for oily/combination skin, Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo, The Body Shop Loose Powder in #01, Benefit Erase Paste in fair and 2 Alaska Glacial Co. Mud Masque samples. New additions in November: Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir Hypnotic, MAC Powder Blush in Springsheen, NARS Creme Blush in Penny Lane, Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash, Bath + Body Works Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap in Vanilla Bean Noel, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Fresh Market Apple & Tropical Passionfruit.

Rouge Magazine Article

Hi everyone! This is just a quick post before I duck out to see Harry Potter (finally I can catch up with the rest of Planet Earth) to let you know that an article that I wrote for Rouge Magazine is up on the site now! So click on through to read my article “A Pale Girl’s Guide to Summer“, and leave a comment at the site if you are feeling generous &/or talkative! xx