the autumn skincare edit

Autumn is here, with its sudden weather changes (oh, having to carry a coat all day, sweating profusely, because you know you’ll desperately need it at the end of the day), and our skin takes a toll.

today I’m focusing on products that you can amp up during this time (despite some being year-round favourites), because darker days come in favour of more intense resurfacing skincare (you still have to use SPF, no cheating) and because your skin is going to need your help to boost the hydration levels under harsh air conditioning and brittle cold wind.

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travelling — toiletries in your carry-on

if you’re like me and you don’t like to leave the house without your precious skincare and makeup, but also feel ridiculous by checking in your bag for a 3-day trip just because of the liquids-security issue, this video may just come in handy.

grab a cup of your favourite beverage, because this is going to be a long one…

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making the most out of makeup tutorials

it’s sometimes overwhelming… you have a more distant relationship with makeup, but you want to know about new stuff or learn something new, try something different. you go to youtube and get punched in the face with so many tutorials and the overall craziness of it all and sometimes end up running back to your safe space, curling in a ball and embracing the simplicity of a chapstick.

I hope this video helps you to make some sense of it all, to realise what to take from the tutorials, and give you some newfound joy of simply playing with makeup.

5 tips for wintery skin

drink water.

*eyeroll*

there you go, see you next week for another life-changing post!

no, seriously, though.

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some of my winter skin goodies. don’t despair, I have some great budget suggestions

 

I have that kind of skin that gets really dehydrated in the winter (with the cold weather and the air conditioning and heating everywhere) — 3 or 4 hours into my workday I already look like a shrivelled prune, all dry patches and wrinkles, and no glow. but I can’t just slather on thick layers of moisturiser in the morning: it slides off in a matter of minutes, taking my makeup with it. my diva skin, despite dehydrated, is a careful drinker that takes its time reluctantly sipping a heavier moisture, but then swallows up my foundation in gulps like nobody’s business. like me with soup and chocolates, respectively.

also, I have sort of a treatment routine going on (anti-oxidants in the morning and retinoids in the evening), so I can’t seem to fit in that extra boost of moisture anywhere without feeling like I’m sort of diluting the effect of the amazing and expensive products — therefore defeating the purpose of said treatments. in the evening, if I slather on some good moisture, my face sticks like velcro to the pillow and I can hear 10€ of product hydrating the cotton fibres.

here’s how I worked around all my woes:

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