It is no secret that One favours a low maintenance, no-nonsense beauty regime.
I also happen to feel quite passionate about good grooming. Perfect grooming should be neither a chore nor a duty, but an absolute pleasure, and a daily delight.
As a rule, products for sensitive skin are a good choice. (sometimes even baby products.) That’s because even the best brands of cosmetics, can be loaded with non essential irritants, perfumes and chemicals. I never use waterproof mascara or any heavy duty products.
In fact, I expect the few well selected, items in my make up Box, to do double duty as skin treats or sun protection- and still be, easy peasy to remove, after a long day. (fighting tooth and nail with the Borgias.)
Last month was a non-fashion shopping month for me- (hopefully this month too.) No fast fashion, no slow fashion, in fact no fashion clothes shopping at all. (with the exception of two sports bras, after all a girl has to stay in fighting shape. I am that rare animal who never wears sports clothes – unless actually doin’ sports- crazy- I know).
That means a little more precious funds can be diverted for indulgent beauty buys, like a luxury face cream.
Valentine nightime Beauty treats with roses.
BY TERRY cellular rose
LIFTESSENCE FUNDAMENTAL NIGHT CREAM
Eyewateringly expensive, but such a sensual delight to use! Smells divine and feels amazing. Results? Well to be honest I have pretty good skin anyway so not a lot of difference. I bought it for the feel good factor. Will I buy again? Only if I feel flush.
BY TERRY cellular rose HYDRADIANCE EYE CONTOUR
I resisted the need for a separate eye cream for years, but alas, Time catches up with us all. The texture of this cream is lovely, the nifty massage applicator feels reassuringly expensive. It’s pretty economical though, as it lasts and lasts. Results? There is an instant and noticeable diminishing in fine lines. But the pesky little rascals do come back… Will I buy again? I think so, yes.
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Masque
Although other weleda products proved quite good, this one was a disappointment, in fact it left my skin quite irritated. On closer inspection alcohol is listed in the ingredients list. Never again! I used the remainder as a foot cream and now have deliciously soft, rose petal smelling toes!
Dr Organic Rose lip serum
This is more like an oil, but will rescue even the driest of chapped lips. Wear under another lip balm to retain valuable moisture and help speed up the healing process. Perfect for winter, but possibly not essential all year round. Can do double duty as a colourless lipgloss, drenching your lips with valuable moisture.
Dr Organic Rose otto cleansing milk
Lovely scent, mild and effective. I did find the packaging quite annoying: had to keep the bottle upside down to get any product out. Results? Skin felt clean, pure and well hydrated after use. Will I buy again? Currently using micellar water which was cheaper and is in fact even easier to use, though admittedly, not as sensual.
This is my favourite rose scented perfume. A true, clear rose scent perfect for February Valentines. Results? uplifting to me- plus -literally – when wearing this, one has to keep fighting off ones admirers. Honest! Will I buy again? What do you think!
Any favourite Rose scented products?
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