I’ve been a bit quiet the last few weeks and this is due to moving house. Lots to pack up and that meant living out of a suitcase for a few days with regards to my clothing and beauty choices.
So what does one choose to use on their skin for a week to 10 days you ask? Well after agonisinly boxing up 99% of my bathroom one opted to keep a mix of products that needed using up as well as things I can’t do without. Below are the ones that made the cut.
Step 1 Cleanse:
Every good routine needs a good cleanser. The Superfood Facial Wash by Elemis is nice, though I openly admit I don’t love the smell so it wouldn’t be a repurchase item for me so I used this as an opportunity to force myself to use it up. As far as cleansers go, this one does a great job at leaving the skin feeling fresh without draining it, it has a lot of green veggies in it to benefit your skin(hence the Superfood name) but you can really smell the greens in the product when using it which is what I didn’t enjoy. I am however pleased to say I did use the whole tube up and it can now join my June empties, yeay!
Step 2 Tone:
My Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner hadn’t been seeing as much use recently and so I put it into my bag as another to get used up. I actually really love the smell of this product when using it. It feels kind of bubbly when you first spray it on the skin and does a lovely job of making the skin feel refreshed and hydrated when you remove it.
Step 3 Moisturise:
I always like Enzymion when my skin feels oily. It’s nice and light to put on and it keeps the skin matte to an extent too due to the fruit enzymes in it. Perfect for when the sun is out and my skin feels a little more on the shiney side than normal. As we were due for a mini heatwave, it seemed a great option to go for.
Step 4 SPF:
I’m in my 30’s, so let’s get real. My skin is starting to show more signs of aging as time goes on and sun damage plays a big part in how our skin ages. Ultrasun is something I will 100% never go without. No moisturiser or foundation with SPF included will ever convince me I don’t need this stuff. The best thing is, the Ultrasun Facial SPF drys matte meaning I can apply my makeup without any worries of the combination making me feel oily.
Keep smelling good:
I am in love with the Evolve Cotton Fresh Deodorant which I was gifted in The Cruelty Free Beauty Box earlier this year. Its not so much a cream as a butter that melts onto your skin with heat. I take a bit out and massage between my fingers before applying to my underarms. I’ve been using this jar daily for about 3 months and it is still going strong. A definite repurchase item for me. Kinder to my body, kinder to the environment and it smells lovely.
Have you ever had to stop using a perfume when you realised it wasn’t cruelty free? Well miss those fragrances no more because Eden perfume from Brighton are the answer to your prayers. These guys do amazing dupes for well known fragrances. The one I was using this week was a copy of La Vie Est Belle by Lancome which is one of my favorite perfumes of all time. If you live in London they also have a couple of stores there and do refills if you bring back an old bottle!
The last thing in my toiletry bag was my Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist. Great for warmer weather to make sure my face stays put. Again with the sunshine out while we were sorting out the move, it was a great call keeping it out to use.
But what did I forget?
Well I missed not having face masks to use when I felt like it and I was a bit of a wally forgetting to keep an exfoliator out.
So now you know what my picks where to survive on when moving house, what would be the items you couldn’t do without for a coupe of weeks?