I’ve tried many fake tans in my pale life that have resulted in me looking like a patchy mess from start to finish. I’ve since firmly learnt my lesson and now don’t go near any bottle that claims to take me from pasty to David Dickinson overnight. Enter the gradual tan. I’m now on my fourth tube of this heaven sent formula and I urge you all to give it a go. It’s rapid to apply, doesn’t feel sticky on the skin and leaves white bedsheets untouched, resulting in a kissed by the sun rather than smacked in the face by it shade. Any fake tan that is enriched with hyaluronic acid to keep skin looking smooth and hydrated gets a huge thumbs up from me.
I like to wear this on nights out when my skin is calling out for that head to toe glow. To me it’s best used as a skin finishing lotion than a deep hydrating cream, sort of like a highlighter for the body. A cheats way of looking like you’re on top of your eight glasses of water game.
Clarisonic Aria – £155
I’ve gone on and on about this in what feels like far too many blog posts already but nothing gives my skin as much of a deep clean as this genius device. I’m prone to congested pores around my chin area, lovely I know, which always seem to ease up when I’m using a Clarisonic routinely.
One of the best all rounder cleansers I’ve yet to come across. When you really just cannot be remotely arsed to take your make up off at night, this will whisk it off in an instant. Especially any heavy eye make up or stubborn waterproof mascara. I’m a big fan of the packaging and how the pump gives out just the right amount every time. It’s the small things hey.
Since discovering the harmful effects of aluminium in deodorant, I’ve been testing formulas free from nasty ingredients for the last six months or so, with this one coming out firmly on top. It’s versatile enough to last throughout the day, get you through a gym session or for a warm day. If I’m doing a particularly intense workout or it’s a swelteringly hot day, I have a back up antiperspirant that I do still use on the rare occasion that I need something with more staying power. I’ve been on this same tube for months now which offsets the higher cost.
Despite my best efforts, I’m forever failing to drink enough water and my skin is usually left looking dry as a result. This serum is my best friend for bringing my skin back to life and I always notice a big difference the next morning when applied at bedtime. It’s a cheats way to fake eight glasses of water a day in a bottle.
We’ve all been there with that desperate search for a product that will give life back to dull skin in an instant before applying make up. Usually in the midst of a mad panic to get ready quickly on the morning after a night of a few too many glasses of wine. Clinique Moisture Surge delivers an instant dewy, healthy glow to the skin and is a great quick fix pre rushing out of the door.
Jade Facial Roller – £18
As I’ve been cursed with a round face, I do my all to try and make my excuse for cheekbones pop. The roller boosts circulation, reduces puffiness and works particularly well in combination with an oil or serum. If I’ve just come off the treadmill or I’ve had a long day, I store the roller in the fridge to give my skin a cool, refreshing perk up.