Saturday, 3 October 2015

Low Maintenance Beauty


As a beauty blogger and self confessed cosmetic-loving, lipstick-collecting maniac the concept of 'low maintenance beauty' kind of almost goes against who I am as a person. I love a good powerful eye brow and a plum lip, I take 20 minutes every morning just to blend out my foundation and I don't care who knows it! But somehow coming to Lisbon has made me care much less about make up and more about taking care of my skin. Today I'm here to tell you what I've been using...

First up is the Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream which I picked up in the Boots at the airport just before I boarded my flight. This stuff is honestly incredible for the small price you pay. It's light on the skin, but still contains a good SPF of 15 and I can say honestly that my face hasn't been burnt at all since I've arrived here despite near enough three weeks of constant sunshine. I also think this really smoothes out the texture of my skin and makes it look so radiant and fresh. This is always on offer in the likes of Boots and Superdrug too so I'd recommend you picking one up for less than a fiver.

Next I have been obsessed with this Vitamin C Face Spritz from The Body Shop. It smells orangey and fresh and really helps wake my skin up as well as being perfect to use as a refreshing mist when the temperatures outside are just too much for my skin to bear here in Portugal. This spray is targeted at dull skin and does an amazing job of rejuvenating any fatigue and adding a nice healthy glow. It also contains aloe vera to soothe making it perfect for skin which has been exposed to the sun a bit too much! I pretty much love anything from The Body Shop skincare ranges as they always contain such lovely, natural ingredients and are cruelty free!

Lastly are two essentials that have been in my bag pretty much every day since I got here and the first one is the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protector with an SPF of 15. I adore this as the packaging is so expensive looking and it really does protect my lips from the sun and from becoming chapped and sore. As well as using this as a balm I sometimes also use it under lipstick to get a good even colour. This stuff is so perfect! I've also been loving the Halo Deodorant Wipes as things tend to get a bit sweaty in the heat here and its not always great having to carry around a huge can of deodorant, These wipes will leave you feeling super refreshed and they smell lovely too! So perfect for travelling.

What are your daily essentials for a low maintenance look?
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  1. I love the Vitamin C spritz - so nice in the heat! I like the sound of the Nivea moisturiser, I used to use one of their moisturising primers which I really liked xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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