The Sunday: One Thing To Do

facial massage

Ah the weekend! Time to chill out and have some tea…
Just on thursday the one and only Lisa Eldridge released her facial massage routine video which had me promptly watch it, then rush off to the bathroom to do the usual double cleanse – with the added bonus of a massage guided by Lisa’s calming tones.

You can do a facial massage for any length of time you’d like, with pretty much any product you’d like to use (cleansing oils, balm, creams, facial oils, etc.) the most important thing though? Slip. you want a slippy surface so you don’t tug at the skin. Here are some of my favourites for a nice relaxing facial massage;

The Oil:

Cleansing oils are great fun, they can break down anything. I mean it, waterproof and long lasting? poof. Just grab a bit more for some nice slip, and massage away. I’ve been loving the Body shop’s Camomile Sliky Cleansing Oil, great smell and bang for buck. I do hoפe to try out the NUDE one soon and the Una Brennan (as mentioned by Lisa).

The Balm:

I finished off my Omeravicza Thermal Cleansing Balm sample and am now onto the amazing offering from Oskia * it smells like heaven*  I like this one far more than the Emma Hardie and the packaging just does it for me. About 1.5-2 pumps have me ready to go in the massaging phase.  I might spring for the Clinique balm once this one is up, just to see what all the fuss is about.

The Cream:

You can use a facial cream too, so the massage doesn’t need to be limited to your end of the cleanse routine! Use a good hydrating and slippery cream, preferably the one you use at night to boost your face. Make sure to use quite a bit so you don’t pull on the skin, and massage away.


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The Wishlist: Fall Fashion


Fall is undoubtedly my favourite season, after months of sweating in the hot hot summer sun (and trying to stay out of the rather harmful rays) it starts to get cooler.

I’m big on investing in key pieces – a great leather jacket, a classic watch, a multi-season handbag. Boots. The things that get wrecked, t-shirts or sweaters, I buy off the rack at places like Zara and H&M. I like to splurge on jeans since they are guaranteed to be worn day in day out; unless I’m chilling at home then I crank out the sweats and pyjamas.
So when a new season is just around the corner I like to put together a little wishlist of items to be on the lookout for *spoiler: I own several of these already!* so that I can place sales alerts on the online or just keep my eye out for something similar when browsing the mall. I think that all of these pieces can easily transfer over into winter (or that thing we call winter here) or even into spring and summer. Keeping with my usual palette of olive green/grey/navy/black all the pieces can fit seamlessly into what I’ve already got…. 

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