Skincare

Pier Auge

First of all, neroli. Second of all, neroli. Third of also neroli.

Do you understand how good spraying your face with orange blossom water actually is??? If you don’t, try it and find out.

Ne-ro-ro-ro my face gently with this mist, (merri)li (merri)li (merri)li my face is hydrated and smells like a dream! 🎵

I got it (in a bag with various of other Pier Auge samples) as a freebie on the plane (but this was the one that made it onto my blog).

I’ve been spraying it every day whilst on holiday as it really hydrates and leaves my skin glowing. But, I need to spray sparingly as I’m currently on rations!

I’ve been trying to find it online to no avail. However, next time I’m in France, I’m tracking it down like Ash does Pokémon!

In the meantime though, I’ll have a look for it in London too. Saying that, I’ve gone as far as checking Pier Auge’s website and even they don’t seem to have it.

Therefore, is this a miraculous product that only I’ve got my hands on? Probably and/or definitely.

Pier Auge, if you’re reading this, stock up on your Orange Blossom face mists, please. I’d like to buy 91091369 of them. Thanks.

Kiehls

I’m back again after popular demand of myself. I popularly demand myself on regular [Beauty Bae]sis.

It helps that I’m actually a sister to my brother. That’s how biology works. Welcome to Science with your host… ‘Mii.

Without further ado, let’s get writing/typing/posting.

Here’s the Holy Grail of my skincare routine WHENST the real P.I.M.P-les situate themselves on my face… ‘The Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion‘, which has surprisingly more names than ALL of my Government and non-Government names put together.

  • Helps to correct the appearance of blemishes

  • Reduces the appearance of dullness & rough texture

  • Calms and soothes skin, while evening skin tone, for a clear complexion

  • Over time, skin appears healthy and youthfully refined

  • Suitable for sensitive skin and/or problem skin

  • Suitable for use both day & night

I don’t always have acne, but when I do, it’s a blemish that you can SPOT from miles away. Please INCLUDE the pun. It also happens right before my FREE lady monthly subscription to hormones.

However, I can confirm that since using this Breakout Control Acne Treatment, I’ve hardly had any.

It’s a miracle cream that everyone who’s prone to problem-skin should try.

I love Kiehl’s because you can ask for a sample without having to buy the whole thing. Also, they’re so confident about their products that they’ll let you return it (opened and used) if not satisfied.

I think I’ve only used one product from Kiehl’s that didn’t work with my skin. So, I told them about it and they told me to bring it back and swap it for something else. That’s the first time I’ve seen a skincare company do that. Literal legends.

So, rest assured if and when you purchase from Kiehl’s, you’re investing in the whole experience.

Kiehls

It’s almost Easter weekend. Also, I’m not going to be online so… Feel free to enjoy my Kiehl’s post while I’m away (other posts are available).

If you’re looking for the ultimate face cream, look no further than Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. It’s so ultra that I’d apply it at the altar.

It’s 6:54am GMT as I write this, so make of that what you will.

Our #1 best-selling facial cream; now with more epic proof. With a unique lightweight texture and up to 24-hour lasting hydration, our “ultra-hydrator” immediately leaves skin up to 2.3X more hydrated.* Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane, this non-greasy, lightweight moisturiser is uniquely formulated for all skin types – even sensitive skin. Now proven performance in everyday extreme relative humidities. 

• Our #1 worldwide best-selling face cream 
• Provides up to 24-hour lasting hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin
• Balances hydration levels with 2.3X more moisture.* 
• Absorbs into skin easily with an ultra-lightweight texture 
• Tested in everyday and extreme environments 
• Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein, derived from sea glaciers, and olive-derived Squalane 
• For all skin types, including sensitive skin 

Anyway, it’s a good all round cream. Apparently, it lasts 24 hours, although I’m not about to keep a cream on my face that long without washing it just to test the theory.

It hydrated, moisturised and kept my skin’s texture looking slicker than an oil spill (or several).

Do I like it? Of course. Should you try it? Also of course.

Do I have a new neighbour that snores better than the finest tuba-playing member of an orchestra? Yes. Am I complaining? Not at all. I love nothing more than hearing a symphony.

My best kept skincare secret is Aloe Vera gel. I cannot explain to you how great it is for the skin, but for the purpose of my blog – I’m going to have to try.

I apply it everywhere, especially on my face. Since applying one layer daily, I’ve noticed my skin is softer, smoother and radiant-er.

Although some makeup artists don’t recommend applying it underneath makeup, I have been… If you use it sparingly, it can act as a good base.

Things you can use Aloe Vera gel as:

  1. A mask for the skin – lather your face in layers, leave to dry and peel off.
  2. Moisturisers – apply daily, in the morning or evening (depending on your preference.

Does it stink? Yes, it doesn’t smell like the nicest thing in the world, but the benefits overshadow its scent. I spritz some rose water on my face if the smell of aloe vera gets overpowering.

Benefits of using Aloe Vera gel:

  1. Good for softening fine lines, wrinkles
  2. Good for dry skin
  3. Good for blemishes, scars and acne
  4. Good for evening out the skin-tone
  5. Smoothens the skin
  6. Is just an all round MVP of a natural skincare product.

There you have it, Aloe Vera gel. Get some and apply some…

Growing Aloe Vera and applying some directly from the plant is safest. I’m working on that. But, getting it from the store in a squeezy bottle works just as well.

Barielle-Nail

“Aaaaaaaaaah! I broke a nail!” I hear this all the time, but can’t ever relate because when I break nails, it’s usually the metal ones.

My nails always have a layer of gel, which makes them harder to chip. However, a secret of mine is that I use Barielle’s nail strengthener cream.

It costs less than a tenner and you can pick it up from Amazon, where it’s received rave reviews!

If you want “tough as nails” nails, get yourself some of this stuff!

This is a CREAM (which is better than polish). I can only Polish one hand. That, right there, is another reason why I get my nails “done” – as opposed to do them myself.

Supplements? I wish! I get some pretty bad side effects so it’ll be creams FOR LIFE!