Yay! I’m back from holiday – did you miss me? I’m so sorry there were no posts while I was away. I DID take my laptop with me, but then once I got there, I decided I needed a total break, hence the radio silence. Of course, there were umpteen Instagram posts so if you follow me there (here’s the link), we’ve been keeping in touch with each other and you’ll have seen what I’ve been upto (eating, shopping, beach life etc), so make sure to head on over there and follow. I’ll definitely be writing some holiday-related posts soon, but for now, let’s get back to the beauty pronto!
When I get back from holiday I can really feel my skin needs some extra TLC to make up for any neglect that may (or may not) have occurred while away. There’s nothing I like more on a Sunday afternoon or evening than luxuriating in some seriously self indulgent pampering that does me the world of good. Whether it’s painting my nails, curling up with a good book or slapping on a hair mask to undo all the bad I’ve done to my hair (sun, sea and more sun) there’s something special about ending the week on a good note.
Recently, I’ve been upping the skincare regime, giving it some serious welly and can I tell you, I can really see the difference in my skin. Now, this is not just some average face mask routine. This is the Triple Threat Facial. The inspiration for the the Triple Threat facial came from Vivianna’s blog, (with original credit to Caroline Hirons) but here’s my take on it. (As I type this, I’m sitting here with a clay mask on my face, so very attractive!)
I’ll start with making sure I’ve fully cleansed. As I’m probably not wearing any makeup on a Sunday, I’m currently loving the Simple Micellar Water for the first cleanse to remove any grime and grit without leaving my skin feeling dry or tight (thanks to the small amount of glycerin in the formula).
Usually I’ll use an oil-based cleanser for both he first and second cleanse, but as I said, more likely than not, I’m not wearing makeup on a Sunday, so I’ve been reaching for the hard-working sk:n Vitamin Rich Cream Cleanser, and giving my skin massaging cleanse with beloved Magnitone.
After a minute or so, I’ll wipe this off with a warm wet cloth (my faves are still the Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Cleansing Cloths) and then it’s time to mask up! I’ll start with a deep cleansing clay mask; currently I’m loving the Clayspray Lavender Therapy Mask as I find the scent really relaxing. After removing this, I’ll whisk off any deep seated dirt and grime that’s come to the surface with my Zelens Micro-Refiner Bi-Active Exfoliator and then it’s on with the Sisley Black Rose Mask – still one of my favourite deeply moisturising utterly pampering masks that leaves my skin looking plump and glowy.
A quick spritz of my Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist adds another layer of hydration and then I’ll spend a good five minutes or so massaging a new favourite, Beatitude’s Skin Salvation Facial Oil. Just a little bit goes a really long way and it truly feels like it’s nourishing, feeding and moisturising my skin. It’s doesn’t leave my skin looking too greasy, it’s just feels smooth, soft, silky and looks radiant.
What do you do to pamper yourself? I’d love to know – leave me a comment below!
See you soon!
Simple Micellar Water, £4.49, buy here
sk:n Vitamin Rich Cream Cleanser, £16.75, buy here
Magnitone, on offer at £79.99, buy here
Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Cleansing Cloths, £14 for 3, buy here
Clayspray Lavender Mask, £30, buy here
Zelens Micro-Refiner Bi-Active Exfoliator, £55, buy here
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, £95, buy here
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, £46, buy here
Beatitude’s Skin Salvation Facial Oil, £38, buy here