Anything that comes in a millennium pink package is hard to resist, but the ethos behind this new skincare range Lixirskin is more minimalist than maximalist. These are multi tasking products that are designed as less is more! I went for two key products from the range – the Universal Emulsion and the Electrogel Cleanser.
The Universal Emulsion (£29) is a cream for everything – day and night moisturiser, primer and serum! It can be used everywhere – face, eye contour, lips, neck, décolleté and even hands and arms, while also offering an innovative natural SPF. It is a lightweight cream that packs a moisture punch greater than you first expect. I love the slightly herbal smell which disappears once you have massaged the cream in. It absorbs beautifully and quickly, leaving my skin soft and hydrated and ready for makeup. I have been using this religiously for a couple of months and really love this. Definitely on my re-purchase list!
The Electrogel Cleanser (£25) is also a multi-tasking product – cleanser and face mask. Again this is a lovely product. It cleanses without stripping and takes off everything. I always use this as my second cleanse and leave it for a bit to act as a mask too.
It is called the Electrogel Cleanser because “negatively charged Electrogel™ attracts, captures and eliminates positively charged toxins – pollution nanoparticles, heavy metals and free radicals – to give urban skin the ultimate detox”.
Although I do like this I probably wouldn’t be as quick to repurchase it as the Universal Emulsion.
I have always loved Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup and skincare and have written numerous posts about them (see here, here, here, here, here, here !!!). This time it was the much hyped Hollywood Flawless Filter (£30) – a sheer highlighter/skin tint/light foundation multi use product! I went for shade 6 based on the recommendation on her website. It was the perfect match. This is a very very interesting product. At first you may not understand the purpose or what it is doing for you. Believe me in time, you will and then you will wonder how you ever did your makeup without it! Ok a bit dramatic but true!
It is a very light fluid that comes in a lovely glass bottle with a large doe foot applicator. This is actually a really effective way of dispensing the right amount exactly where you want it. I use it most as a highlighter (without shimmer or glitter) on my cheekbones.. I dot this under my eyes and blend with my fingers and the result is a glowing highlighted awake appearance. I also use this as a base on my minimal makeup days. I am planning on taking this on holiday when I hope that after I have had a bit of sun, this will just add the right amount of glow without needing to wear much else. Yes Charlotte Tilbury is pricey but I find always worth it. I am obsessed with this and would definitely repurchase.
I love a good summer skirt and I have found two recently that really tick the boxes for me.
First is this cute light floral one from Primark (£8). It is a lovely shape, very flattering and not too short!
Next is this stunning dark floral skirt from River Island (£32 reduced to £20). I love the wrap front which makes it something different and again is really flattering.