Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Hi Everyone,

Last in this month’s series, hence me saying ‘end of July!’. Just back from hols so I’ll answer comments on all the previous videos first, then hopefully film again at some point next week.
Nails: OPI Alpine Snow Gels

Products mentioned: 

Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream:

Dennis Gross Skincare Instant Radiance Sun Defence SPF 40:

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme  CC Cream SPF10:

USA: Can’t find it – sorry!

Estee Lauder Enlighten EE Cream SPF30:

La Mer Reparative Skin Tint SPF30:

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35:

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF30:

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  1. Enjoying this fave five series,thank you! Please could you do one on moisturisers as I find that is one area in skincare you don't give a lot of recommendations on. X

  2. Super. Love erborian cc spf 35. It's the bomb, sali Hughes recommended it.

  3. I am looking for a good day serum (vitamin C i was thinking) preferably without a strong scent as it makes my eyes and my partner run.
    I am twenty eight with combination skin.

    As I have understood after reading you for a few years, we should all have a:
    Make-up remover (no wipes)
    Cleanser (no foam)
    Acid toner
    Mist (i don't have this on down yet)
    Serum (with vitamin c for AM)
    Retinoid product (for PM)

    1. Looking good. Probably one of the most important things you can do for your skin is to find a good SPF you enjoy.

    2. Right, luckily I forgot to write it but remember to apply it.

  4. Will have to try some of these! I am much more into a lighter base recently xx


  5. So irritating that KS Illuminkate is discontinued. SO frustrating!!!
    Any idea when the new one, if any, will be coming out?

  6. Hi Caroline

    I am totally illiterate when it comes to anything that's not a standard foundation. Can you explain what BB, CC and EE creams are please?



  7. Hi Caroline,

    If you decide to include makeup on your next video, could you consider including under eye concealers? Everything I have tried that actually works ends up being too greasy and giving me raccoon eyes from my mascara/eyeliner, no matter how much I set it with powder!


    1. Have you tried Maybelline age erase? The packaging is poor but I find it gives me good coverage on my horrendous dark circles as it has a yellow undertone.

      I can't use a powder under my eyes as it adds about 20 years!

      I find Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer don't provide enough coverage and quickly settle into any fine lines.
      Lancome is lovely but not quite enough coverage.
      I used a Benefit concealer that had rave reviews but it was awful.

  8. Hi, thank you for this video. Really intrested to try the Smashbox.

    I have read the cheat sheets on anti ageing and where to spend money in your routine. Could we have some directions on what serums to go to as you hit 30? I just had my birthday and starting to thinking about changing serums to incorporate something more for anti ageing.
    I have been using a hydration serum for am and La Roche posay duo+ with the redermic R a few times a week for helping with spots. I'm also a student so trying to avoid the very high end products. Been having a lot of joy with French pharmacy brands for most of everything else so have a bit more to spend on a serum.


  9. Hi! Hope you don't mind me butting in.
    I was alway frustrated by my mascara's smudging! By half way through the day my concealer would be gone because I was constantly wiping away mascara runs! I now use mascara'sthat use 'tubing' technology. This DO NOT smudge.. The one I currently have (and rate) is Estee Double Wear, I also like the Blinc one. Lots of brands make'tubing mascara'. If you haven't tried, I highly recommend. Best, Lucy.

  10. Hello! I love your youtube channel! I am wondering which bb/cc/skin tint is best for sensitive really sensitive skin? Thank you!

  11. For anyone looking to get the Jouer tint in the UK, I just found it (and the matte version) for £21, down from £30, at https://www.blowltd.com/shop/jouer-luminizing-moisture-tint :) I just splurged and ordered both - whoops!