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13:10 - 11/09/2014
CLEANSING ROUTINE

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 After all the recent hype I decided to give the sponges from The Konjac Sponge Co. a try – and it didn’t take me long to get addicted to the calming, softening and mild exfoliation effect the sponges offer the skin. For both face and body I went for the French Pink Clay sponges, which are perfect to refresh a sensitive skin as the clay repairs and improves circulation. You won’t see the changes to your skin overnight, but give it a few weeks and those annoying clogged pores will definitely improve making your skin appear more even and fresh faced.

It’s actually not necessary to use any cleansing products with the sponges but I prefer to – and after all adding some will only make the sponges work deeper. I was recently introduced to Mádara and have been using the Purifying Foam am and pm for the past few weeks now and I love it for being mild, effective, and organic. I massage it into damp skin before I bring the sponge into action and lastly rinse with warm water.

17:56 - 29/08/2014
TREAT YOUR FEET

margaret dabbsEven though summer is coming to an end there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t keep your feet in good shape. Being hid away in socks and boots is no excuse and this is hands down the best foot lotion I’ve tried (and trust me, I’ve tried quite a few). I use it both morning and evening and it hydrates without making the skin greasy, which I find is often the problem with footcare products. It contains Emu oil, which not only is anti-bacterial but also known for its healing and regenerating qualities.

And pregnant or not, there’s nothing like a relaxing foot massage after a long day…

Get it here.

11:59 - 22/08/2014
VELVET ORCHID

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There’s something about Tom Ford.  It’s sexy, glamorous, mysterious and completely irresistible so when I stopped by the presentation of what’s new in the world of Tom Ford Beauty the other day, I wasn’t surprised to find myself lusting after everything, from the makeup collection to the signature fragrances and  private blend perfumes. Even the sparkling water and canapés that I was being served somehow felt sexy.

Velvet Orchid, the latest signature fragrance by Tom Ford, is as seductive as it appears with notes from petals, honey and rum that create a warm and oriental floral fragrance with a touch of freshness. Perfect for those wintery nights (and days) to come.

23:35 - 12/08/2014
SUMMER GLOW

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There is nothing as beautiful as a healthy and glowing complexion, and the look of a sunkissed skin even has the power to make summer last for longer. Chanel’s Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid complements the skintone and leaves you with a glowing and natural looking complexion all the while it hydrates, softens and protects your skin. As I’m pregnant I try to stick to organic skincare and make-up only but I must admit that this has become my guilty pleasure. The colour is a few tones darker than what I would normally wear as a foundation so instead I’m using it as a bronzer on tired days. A small amount on my cheekbones, forehead, chin and nose instantly makes me feel (and look) better.

Apply it with your fingertips where needed or invest in a kabuki-brush if you wish for a more even result. I love the brush by Chanel, which is perfect to bring in your bag when on-the-go.

16:59 - 11/07/2014
THE EYE KIT

theeyekitI know how to apply a foundation to make my skin look (almost) flawless, I know how to emphasise my cheekbones with a little help from a blush and I know which mascaras work for me and which don’t, but when it comes to eye shadow and liners I feel lost. I’ve watched countless tutorials and every time I’m on a shoot I pay extra attention to what the make-up artist is doing when it comes to my eyes. And yet I still don’t master a smoky eye. Please tell me I’m not the only one struggling with eye shadows and liners?

However, I’m not giving up, so last week I added a couple of Tromborg products to my beauty bag – and so far I’m super happy with the result. The creamy colours in Eye Grease, which btw are perfect for a sunkissed skin, blend easily into each other and I love the natural looking result. Before I apply the colour I dap a little powder on my eyelids for a longer-lasting result and then use the brushes for better control.

As much as I love Eye Grease, my ultimate favorite eyeshadow product is the Natural Active Eye Power in the color Light Brown. It is as good as foolproof and I just started using it on a daily basis on the eyelids and below the lower lashes. It’s barely-there but the kind of product that makes a huge difference to your makeup.

Eyegrease // Eye Medium Brush // Lip&Eye Brush // Natural Active Eye Power

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