kiehls ultra facial cream intense hydration

dry skin moisturizers

It’s pretty glutinous to say this but lately I haven’t been able to pick one moisturizer to stick with and this list was settled two weeks ago before two more tubs were added to the rotation. Hey! It hasn’t done me any damage yet so I’m rollin’ with the punches. View Post

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peonies amazing grace

philosophy morning

{The morning routine}

We all know I’ve become a little too obsessed with Philosophy favourites and that I rarely do giveaways on my blog. I couldn’t resist this opportunity to share this HUGE collection of Philosophy products with my readers though.

I’ll admit, when I asked what you could win, I was a little jealous, despite having the opportunity to test all these products already. THAT’S how much I love this brand!

Read all about the editor sleepover at the Trump here and get the low-down on our favourite products in the link below!

http://www.29secrets.com/beauty/skin-care-tips-pros

bags

{The prizes}

Below you’ll find a list of the products you’ll be winning, below me 90% of the products make me squeal with joy.

The good morning routine

  • Time in a Bottle Serum
  • Purity Made Simple Cleanser
  • Eye Hope cream
  • Micro-Delivery Exfoliating Wash
  • Hope in a Jar
  • Amazing Grace Body Wash
  • Amazing Grace Fragrance

The goodnight routine

  • The Micro-Delivery Triple Acid Peel
  • Miracle Worker Anti Aging Eye Cream
  • When Hope is Not Enough Serum Oil
  • Purity Made Simple Wipes
  • Hope in a Jar Night
  • Miracle Worker Night Cream
  • Miracle Worker Anti-Aging Retinoid Pads

Total Value: $800!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

peonies amazing grace

{Amazing Grace – my favourite new scent}

amazing grace

{The cleanest you’ll ever smell}

night products

{The night time products}

 

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ibuki

ibuki

{Shiseido Ibuki collection}

All you need is love…and a skincare regime that’ll perfects your appearance without giving you all the bells and whistles to add to the confusion.

I was recently approached by the brand to try out this crisp collection and without hesitation agreed. Shiseido was one of the first luxury brands I used when it come to skincare — mummy liked to spoil me a little in the beauty halls when she’d go to stock up on her Estee Lauder bits.

The moto for Shiseido’s new regime is “Ready for anything skin.” Sounds perfect to me. The line is aimed at skin that endures the stressors of city life. Repairing the skin after damage from dryness, pollution, stress and UV the results after one month have really been visible<3

cleanser

{Ibuki Purifying Cleanser – $35}

Let’s start with the cleanser. Recently added to my top five list of make-up removing magic makers. Alongside Philosophy’s Purity, Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oils and Biotherm’s face washes, this Purifying Cleanser is one of the best.

The foaming capabilities are impressive as it lathers in to silk-like soap that’ll leave you feeling and looking fresher and cleaner. The best part is the micro-granules that works to get nice and deep with the dirty.

softening

{Ibuki Skin Softening Concentrate – $30}

As you may all already know, Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Tonic is one of my all time favourite toners simply because it doesn’t feel harsh in the slightest. I feel the same way with the Softening Concentrate. It’s silky, it’s lightweight and it literally allows your skin to drink up the serum and moisturizer after use.

The only downfall I have with this particular product is that there’s not enough in the bottle for the price. I find myself wanting to use at least two pumps to feel the softening properties kick in

moisurizer

{Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched – $52}

Available within the line are more fluid versions of moisturizers that are probably better suited for skin that isn’t too dry but for me — it’s all about the Refining Moisturizer Enriched. The regular Refining Moisturizer is still fantastic but for my skin to feel particularly smooth the Enriched version offers the perfect texture.

eyecream

{Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream – $45}

This Eye Correcting Cream has managed to push out all the other eye creams I’ve had in my rotation. It’s that good! The texture is so soothing, the light reflecting aspect is handy for those tougher mornings but, i’m still able to use it at night time. My only regret is that I don’t have a whole stash of this! These are the results that Shiseido claim:

In a 4-week consumer self-assessment study:
– 84% of participants felt puffiness improved
– 90% of participants felt fine lines improved
– 93% of participants felt dark circles improved

I can totally see why they’re so strong. Everything about this eye cream rocks.

Roundup

The thing about this line is that it looks simple but that’s what makes it stand out! The industry is so saturated with too much messaging and half of the stuff out there isn’t as good as it claims to be. Ibuki really feels and looks like it’s maintaining my skin’s safety in this groggy city. It’s a line that I feel offers the most soothing and smoothing results without all the harshness of alcohols and heavy scents. There’s a reason I’ve featured it in so many of my freelance pieces!

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As the months get colder I find myself constantly reaching for some kind of moisturizer to soothe my dry hands. Sure, a regular moisturizer could do the job but I find that these, my top three hand creams, keep your hands soft and hydrated, without all the excess grease that you can often find with butters or oils.

My absolute favourite has to be The Body Shop’s Hemp hand cream. At $20 it’s the cheapest of the three but the best part is that it literally smells like Christmas to me. I’m not sure why, perhaps because I spend a little too much time in the store during Christmas period!

I like to have more than one moisturizer in my collection so that they’re easily accessibly throughout the day. The Hemp stays at my bedside as it’s the most hydrating which will leave my hands feeling super soft in the mornings. I keep the Biotherm one at my desk at home, it’s refreshing  clean and the least greasy of them all, perfect for when you’re handling paper or keyboards. The Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy is my go-to for my desk at work. Beautiful packaging, a delicate, feminine scent and immediate, intense moisture.

Which would you pick?

 

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