Affordable and amazing hyaluronic love

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Stocking up and meeting new friends: One of the best purchases I have made this year was Hada Labo Hyaluronic lotion. It nourishes your skin with different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, it’s a liquid just slightly viscous that you pat onto the skin after cleansing and it leaves you feeling plump and fresh. In the long run, my wrinkles are slightly less deep (even around the eyes) and my breakout-prone skin is far more balanced than it ever was. Oh, and one bottle lasts me for months. The best hyaluronic anything I’ve tried, it’s great for AM and/or PM routines, after a resurfacing mask, to combat retinol and environmental dryness, doing the #sevenskinmethod, restoring nourishment on a plane… and you only need to choose the right version for your skin and environment (light or moist for oilier/humid, premium for dry skin or very dry environment – the premium being a tad more viscous and nourishing). It suits all ages, too. Of course I wanted to dabble deeper into the HL brand and I now bought their Hyaluronic Mist (needs no introduction, does it?), and the @pyunkangyul essence toner to dig deeper on this concept. Will let you know how it goes ;) I get all these goodies from @yesstyle #beautyreview #hadalabohyaluronic #hyaluronicacid #instabeautyreview #almost40 #beautyyoutuber #greatfinds #affordablebeauty #affordableskincare #skincare #skincareaddict #skincareover35 #hydrateyourskin #instaskincare

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The chef recommends

Essence finds


all about my favourites to get (part of) that golden glow I used to have as a kid, without sitting in the sun. because ain’t nobody got time fo’ that!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Self-Tanning Mousse — the most affordable I found was at Beauty Bay, but Cult Beauty carries more shades, like Feelunique and Look Fantastic — so it’s a matter of looking out for promotions.

La Roche-Posay Autohelios can be found on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

James Reed H2O Tan Mist can be found also on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is widely available in local stores, and you can also find it on Feelunique.

Favourite oranges

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Starting a new sort of section, called #mafaves Here are my favourite orangey-red lippies for the summer. Alone or mixed with other colours to give them a pop of vitamin C @kikomilano • Velvet Passion Matte in 309 Tulip Red • Gossamer Emotion Cream in 117 Papaya @bourjoisparis • Rouge Edition Shine in 21 Rouge Making of (discontinued) @colourpopcosmetics • Lippie Stix Matte X in Bootie • Ultra Satin Lip in Cozy @sephoraportugal • Cream Lip Stain in 10 #lipstick #favourites #favouritelipstick #orange #orangelipstick #summerlips #summercolours #kikolipstick #bourjoislipstick #colourpoplippiestix #colourpopultrasatin #lippiestix #ultrasatinlips #sephoracollection #creamlipstain

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