You all know by now that I am a beauty-holic. Which subsequently explains my long-standing obsession with monthly subscription service Birchbox – where one gets to sample a carefully curated and edited mini versions of a products every month, before deciding to invest in the full-size version! Brilliant concept. My other obsession is interior. I can spend hours trawling through shops and online to get my latest inspiration and fix. So, when Birchbox and one of my favourite interior stores, Habitat, teamed up to collaborate on this months beauty box and asked me to share my daily beauty routine at home – it was a no-brainer.
The box is appropriately named DO TRY THIS AT HOME, where they’re celebrating makeovers of all types; whether it’s with your beauty regime or your at-home furnishings and decoration. What better time that to start that in March – the first month of spring, where we are looking to renew, renovate and refresh our skin, body and home!
MY FACE & MAKE-UP ROUTINE
Here are some of my go-to skincare beauty essentials from Birchbox – from serums, primers, mascara, skin hydration, eyes, brows, lips, and more. With everything, I like to mix up my skincare and make-up routine on a regular basis, depending on seasonal needs and occasion; but the core steps always remain the same.
1. CLEANSE, TONE, HYDRATE & MOISTURISE
This is super important. I never go to bed without cleansing, no matter how tired I am. Toning is equally as important, as it takes away any extra residue, make-up and dirt (unfortunately a very common factor living in a big city!). Then I always layer on with moisture using a serum, moisturiser and finish of with a hydrating spritz. My routine is the same both day and night!
Step 1 Cleanse: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Daily Gentle Facial Cleanser
Step 2 Tone: Embryolisse Micellar Lotion
Step 3 Hydrate: Dr. Jart + Most Moist Water Act Skin Mist
Step 4 Moisturise (serum): Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Step 5 Moisturise (cream): Caudalie Vinexpert Broad Spectrum SPF15 Radiance Day Cream and Laura Mercier Moisture Creme Broad SPF15
Step 6 Re-fresh & Hydrate: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
2. SET THE FOUNDATION
For day-time I go for a natural and fresh look. I always make sure I prime, which protects and maintains your make-up (and adds that glow we’re all after!). Covering and touching up and adding some colour to my skin is essential (I don’t suit the pale look – trust me!).
Step 1 Prime: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance
3. DEFINE & COMPLETE
I am all about long (real) lashes and defined brows! This is a must for me to complete my look; it opens my eyes and enhances my features. For a natural finish I keep the colours and amount toned down, and for evenings my go-to look is the smoky eye.
Step 2 Brows: Lord & Berry Magic Brow
Step 3 Lashes: Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara
Step 3 Lips: Benefit Benebalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm
And there you have it guys!
MY DRESSING TABLE
Having a dressing table has literally changed everything for me (for the better, obvs.). I have never really had the space in previous properties, but since moving to our new place which is so much bigger – I was excited to finally get one! It makes my mornings so much easier, where everything is stored in one place – my make-up, creams, perfumes, hair tools, nail polishes, and more. I adore this minimal and clean style in natural wood from Habitat (which slotted straight into the style of our second bedroom) – with the oversized mirror (yay) and the side drawers to keep everything tidy! LOVE IT.
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