I turned 30 this year and I’ve really had to step up my skin care routine. I’ve noticed such a change in my body, I don’t know if other women feel like this but turning 30 for me was such a big deal. It’s been a kind of mix between mourning for my twenties and feeling charged and ready for a new beginning. Also the pandemic hasn’t helped but sometimes I’ve felt so sad and really down, but on the other hand I’ve gone self-employed and I’m loving it.
I feel super confident, self assured and happy with my appearance for the first time, ever. I’ve also been putting myself first for a change. My daughters started nursery so I get a couple of days to myself a week now where I can really spend time pampering myself. These are two products I am absolutely loving right now and are helping me cope with the fact I’m now in my 30’s! I always feel like pampering myself lifts my mood and sometimes you just need to spoil yourself, don’t you?
The first is a hair mask, they’re something I’ve just started using this year, in fact I hadn’t heard of them before. I saw this one on Instagram and gave it a try. It’s Give me Cosmetic’s Hair Mask. Oh my, it smells so coco-nutty. I left this on for a couple of hours the first time I tried it (20 mins recommended) but my hair is a bit damaged and dry from bleach so I wanted to give it some TLC. Wow, I couldn’t believe how well this worked. It was like my hair after my hair dresser uses Olaplex (which is also amazing by the way, It’s a game changer if you bleach your hair).
It’s a combination of Argan Oil and Coconut oil. It make your hair silky smooth, shinny and it just looks professional after you use it. I like to apply it twice a week and the great thing about Give ME cosmetics is that they usually have special offers on their products. Last time I grabbed a goodie bag with Hylauronic acid face masks in some lip scrubs too, (it worked out cheaper too). Amazing.
The second is for my skin, It’s rose water tonic by Neil’s Yard. So confession time, this year I stopped wearing foundation as much. I used to pile it on by recently I’ve been enjoying a more natural look.
I think it’s a combination of being a parent of a toddler again and starting my own business I just don’t have time anymore. This rose water tonic is so quick to use and it smells divine, whenever I spray it on to my skin I feel so elegant.
It’s just become on of those life saver products for when my skin is looking dull and need revitalised. I use La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 moisturiser and then I spritz this on over the top, leave it for three minutes then I wear primer, mascara, I use an eyebrow pencil then I put some lipstick on. Done. Ready for the day.
What products do you love using?