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3 new beauty things (and botox talk)

My skin is like the Sahara at the moment and I’m struggling with pigmentation, so it’s been all hands on deck with makeup and skincare in an effort to look less like a dried prune.

Masks and furious exfoliating aside, I’ve been concentrating on moisturising the crap out of my face during the day/at night, and then going for a full coverage foundation to make me look ‘fresh’.

While we’re on the subject of looking ‘fresh’… let’s talk about botox.

Because I had it done last year.

I had it once and thought ‘ooh yes, wonderful‘. Then it wore off so I had it done a second time and noticed little to no difference. I decided to give it one more go and added a little extra on my third and final visit, and still noticed very little difference. So that was the end of that.

I found the ‘block’ sensation of not being able to move my forehead a little strange too, and because I’m so expressive (read: dramatic) I had regular (very) mild headaches from trying to force my muscles to make facial expressions. So I gave up on it.

Things are bad when even botox doesn’t work, eh? #oldAF

If you are thinking of getting botox however and you live in Dubai, I recommend Dr Inaam at Eternel Clinic. She’s the shizzle. To her credit, not one person noticed that I had had botox. Literally no one. And when I told people I’d had it done they couldn’t believe it. Hashtag natural.

Even though it didn’t really work out for me, it definitely changed my perspective on botox and how it should be done. It’s all down to the Doctor, guys. If he or she is good, no one will ever know 🙂

Anyways! Back to what I was saying; products that are rocking my boat. See Figure 1. below.

beauty favourites, currently loving, aesop, tarte cosmetics

Aesop Moisturiser

I blabbed about this Aesop beauty in a previous blog post, but it’s making another appearance here because of its incredible moisturising abilities. My skin looks really great in the morning after using this – it feels hydrated and fresh and it looks nice and glowy. I know Aesop is expensive, but it makes me feel grown up and special. So, whatever 🙂 Highly recommend.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

This foundation is bloody fantastic. Full coverage, looks like you’re wearing very little makeup (a good thing, I think) and best of all, your skin looks better and better as the day goes on! Apparently, this is down to the clay, but I haven’t looked into it too much. All I know is that it’s good. It’s easy to apply and blends beautifully, and did I mention it’s full coverage? #dreamy

Tarteist Lip Cream

Throwing these into the mix even though they’re not skincare/foundation related because I’m enjoying them. Matte lip creams from Tarte; a bit like putting mousse on your lips – but in a good way. Great colour payoff, they last an absolute age and they don’t look dry/cakey.

Is it just me or are most brands doing a damn good job of lip creams/liquid lips these days? I can’t remember the last time I read a bad review.

Anyway, sorry this blog post is a bit all over the place. I feel like I went off on a tangent there with all the botox speak but, whatevs. That’s what blogging is about, right? 🙂

Thank you all for reading my ramblings and see you later this week!

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