Make-up: Having recently talked about my favourite cruelty-free make-up brushes for base, I had to mention the Eco-Tools mattifying powder brush in this month’s favourites. I use this 100% natural brush for setting my foundation with a mineral powder and sealing everything nicely without the worry of the dreaded ‘cake-face.’
I spent a little time back in Wakefield over those super sunny weekends and found myself in one of my favourite haunts, Wakefield Antique Store. Filled to the brim with treasures and trinkets it is an antique collectors dream. I particularly love the jewellery and vintage make-up section where I found a 1970s/1980s Stratton Compact (complete with infill and lipstick holder) in an original presentation box. I had to have it and decided to treat myself to the set. There’s something particularly special about applying a pop of lippy in front of a vintage gilded mirror.
Body: As we were treated to a few days of sunshine, as much as I protected myself wth an SPF and a cute straw hat, my skin still caught the rays and I turned to my trusty Aloe Vera Gel. I bought it from Superdrug and it contains 99.9% natural Aloe Vera. I use it when I have my brows done to avoid those pesky breakout from the wax, and it is totally soothing on burnt shoulders and noses!
I just wanted to finish by mentioning an Insta post that I saw last week from Sunday Times journalist, Dolly Alderton. She posted a beautiful image of a young Marilyn Monroe on the beach. She looks breathtaking and is sitting naturally, not posed or ‘sucked in’ her tummy is rolled as it naturally would be when you sit down, and it just made me so happy to see. My personal Instagram feed is full of #bodygoals that are completely un-relatable to myself and seeing this made me so happy, I wish there was more of it, instead of this need to filter, nip and tuck every image to not show a single piece of cellulite, belly roll or hair.