Masking


Skincare

Nothing says relax like a face mask. This is my guide to the best in each category. Perfect for some self care at-home.

Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are the easiest and most universal. They work with pretty much all skin types and they are easy to use and enjoy. I often take them when I travel and use them on airplanes too.

They are great for…

Caring for your skin post surgery or procedure. I often use these after a peel or micro-needling. They are soothing and hydrating.
111SKIN – Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask
111SKIN – Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask

Prepping for makeup. Apply one while you dry your hair before a big event to make sure your skin is hydrated and pump, perfect for smooth flawless makeup application.
La Mer – Treatment Hydration Lotion Mask

Use during pregnancy to help your skin stretch. These masks come with so much extra product within the packet that they can be re-used. So I use it once on my face and then empty the remaining product onto the mask and apply it to my stomach or chest.
SK-II – Facial Treatment Mask

Girls night in and some key skincare ingredients. They have a really amazing amount of this award winning product, so you can chat away for hours and they mask wont dry out.
Estee Lauder – ANR Concentrate Mask

A quick option. Using the under eye patches allows you to use another mask alongside a sheet mask. They are also great for travel.
Elemis – Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask
Rodial – Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask

 

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Mud Masks

Mud masks are particularly good for those with breakout prone oily skin. Although I don’t have that skin type and still like to include one in my routine for tightening and deep cleansing.

Mud masks are great for…

Cleansing and Purifying your skin. They will also reduce puffiness and inflammation. I like to read a magazine or blog while I the mask dries on my skin and then I use a muslin flannel to remove it.
Eve Lom – Rescue Mask
Omorovicza – Deep Cleansing Mask

For those looking for a no mess option. Mud Sheet masks are now a thing too.
Patchology – Detox No Mess Mud Sheet Mask

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Treatment Mask

Treatment masks are a tricky category. So many of them are either ineffective or way way too harsh for my skin. I have only found one which I think it really fantastic. I used it in the run up to my wedding day and it really does create the most perfectly smooth skin. Don’t use it on the day of your wedding, instead use it about 5 days before (as lovely fine scrub is best on the day – I like the Fresh sugar polish).

Treatment masks are great for…

Resurfacing your skin.
Prepping for makeup application, the skin with be smoother with less residue dry skin after regular use of a treatment mask.
GlamGlow – SuperMud

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Hydrating Gel Masks

These masks are incredibly refreshing and uplifting. They smell incredible and add a huge amount of hydration to the skin. I love to apply them before I have a bath and then let the steam and mask work their magic together.

Hydrating Gel Masks are great for….

Plumping the skin. Toning and reducing inflammation.
Fresh – Rose Face Mask

Brightening and hydrating the skin.
Fresh – Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Mask

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Sleep Masks

Sleep Masks are really the lazy girl way to get skincare benefits. You literally apply then and sleep! 💤 Dreamy.

They are great for…

Skin that is tired.
La Prairie – Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask

Dry and damaged skin. From sunburn or environmental factors.
Sensai – Cellular Performance Extra Intensive Mask

Plumping and smoothing. For skin that needs TLC.
La Mer – Intensive Revitalizing Mask

Giving your skin that extra bit of attention when its dull and lost its vibrancy.
Sisely – Black Rose Cream Mask

 

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Sustainable Choices


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Recently I’ve been thinking about where I came from. Professionally speaking. This year will be my 10th year blogging and when I recently looked back through my archive, more than ever before, I realised that my style hasn’t really changed. Looking back through some of my more recognisable #streetstyle shots I realised how many of the outfits I would still wear today and how many of the pieces I still own. I guess my style hasn’t really evolved, it’s always been quite classic. So on a slightly woke theme I thought why not share some of the pieces styled how I would wear them today alongside the images that you might have seen of me during fashion week over the last decade. I found this amazing vintage @ysl suit on eBay. It’s actually a three-piece suit but I’m just wearing a jacket and trousers here. I also wore it to Paris fashion week in 2012 I think. Swipe to see>> Nothing could be more #sustainablefashion than a vintage piece that has also lasted the test of time in my closet. I think it’s always been possible to shop smart to reduce waste and buy only pieces you will enjoy for a lifetime, whether vintage, designer or high street. Ever since I was young my mother would ask me when we went shopping – “what will you wear it with?” – It was such a great lesson in knowing your closet and maximising the wear of new and old pieces. I still hear her saying it every time I shop. Photo by @kitleephoto and @vanessajackmanphotography

The Suit I’m wearing is vintage and can be found in other outfit combinations on my blog. As Trousers here, as a Jacket here, as Jacket again here and as a Suit in the original Streetstyle look here.

Jumper N. Peal

Shoes Golden Goose

Bag Hermes

Watch Rolex

Jewellery Peony Lim Jewels

Pram BabyZen Yoyo

Pram Leather Handles Etsy

Baby Teddy Outfit Zara

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Six Senses Kaplamkaya


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Near Bodrum, Turkey

six senses kapankaya

The Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey is an hour from Bodrum airport. Easily reached by car, boat or helicopter – depending your style or budget. The Resort is made up of a stretch of coast line which has three little bays, each with a beach. The modern main building is huge and feels like something from Grand Designs. The rooms all have little balconies to enjoy the sunset and huge bathtubs. The Spa takes up a whole floor of this huge space, allowing for impressive relaxation rooms, alongside beautiful facilities. There are also villas, which have their own pools and gardens – perfect for larger groups. The resort as a whole, is beautifully maintained and the service is as thoughtful as you would expect from Six Senses.

However all of this you could surmise yourself from their website. What you might not know is that this is the perfect place for a chic adults to family holiday. Without any of the ugly colourful kids areas or offensively loud mealtime madness that most of us associate with child friendly resorts. This one is still grown up, cool and very much able to please the well travelled adult.  But it is also forgiving of new parents (like myself). With thoughtfully pram friendly paths, nappies in the changing rooms, travel cots provided and just a generally relaxed attitude that put all the adults and children at ease. The resort is big, allowing for lots of room for children to play without irritating other guests. There are also lots of areas to sit comfortably in the shade with toddlers and babies. The season is also super long, allowing for sunbathing from May through to October.

We chose it for our first trip away with our baby and it was perfect. I cant recommend it enough for yours.

Book your trip now.

My trip was a press trip hosted by Six Senses.