Hello My Lovelies,
I hope you are all doing well and are having a great weekend so far. It is safe to say I have had a very memorable end to my week and if you want to find out why you can take a peek through my Instagram (@SophiaMeola). I am currently lounging in my super comfortable pyjamas embarking on a super wild Saturday evening in when it suddenly dawned on me that I had a new post to share with you all. I haven't been feeling 100% the past week, I think there is some type of cold bug going around and it was inevitable that I was going to catch it. At the end of the day we are only human and when you are feeling unwell you should just embrace the imperfections that come along with it but I had to go to work so I had to look 'decent' without the worry of frightening anyone off. I did power through, however, I did reach for a few of my favourite 'Pick Me Up' products to lend a hand.
I don't know about you but when I am feeling a little worse for wear the first thing I notice is how yucky my skin feels. The first think I like to do when my skin needs a pick me up is use a more luxurious facial wash. I have absolutely been loving this one by Merumaya recently and I have been using it with their specially designed cleansing brush. The Merumaya Luxury Facial Wash* is unlike anything I have used before in my skincare routine. The formulation contains especially chosen gentle surfactants which are complemented with AC.NET™ to address blemishes, Pomegranate enzymes which give a mild exfoliation, Rhodiola Rosea extract which assists in un-clogging your skin, finally Mangosteen and Baobab extract which provide antioxidant protection. How amazing does this facial wash sounds and all for £14.50 - a total bargain skincare salvation! I think you could use the facial wash as it is but I have to say that using it alongside their Manual Cleansing Brush* just adds to the whole pampering routine. The brush itself encourages gentle exfoliation and effective cleansing which I feel is a great alternative to using your hands.
After cleansing the skin I like to apply a serum before I go into the remanding parts of my skincare routine. The Skin Perfecting Serum* by Resultime is such a phenomenal product and one of the reasons I love it so much is not only down to it's incredible formulation but the fact that it smells like fresh oranges! This is a multi-action serum that soothes, tightens pores and evens out skin tone combining Vitamin C and Vectorised Micro-Collagen for flawless skin. It's light gel-cream texture quickly melts into the skin and illuminates the complexion. Not only is it pharaben-free, but this multifunctional product has an energising fresh fragrance (Yummy oranges for your daily does of Vitamin C) and is suitable for all ages and skin types. If you would like to see a full review of this gem then please let me know.
After working on my skin I give my under eye area a little TLC. I have been using this powerful duo ever since I received Benefit PUFF OFF* and I have noticed a huge difference. If you would like to see a full review of PUFF OFF you can do so by clicking here but in a nutshell this spectacular product has been designed to instantly smooth out fine lines and de-puff with the added bonus of soothing the under-eye area. The formulation consists of peptide blends which help reduce the look of puffiness and also light-diffusing particles which help smooth away the appearance of fine lines and in my opinion the look of dark circles. This product alone simply works wonders on my under eye area, however, paired with my new love; Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer they are a dream team that create the illusion of flawless skin and a healthy complexion with no dark circles in sight. I have my good friend Daniela to thank for bringing the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer into my life as she kindly gifted it to me for Christmas and I have loved it ever since!
Finally, after getting nitty and gritty with all of the products in the evenings there was nothing I loved more than unwinding and relaxing with a few candles and calming scents. I was sent these glorious Mini Votives* and Reed Diffusers* from House of Fraser and I had to share them with you all. Do not be fooled by their size because they can fill a room with glorious scents in next to no time and they look beautiful on display. Both sets come with three different scents which are all unique and uplifting. Iris & Veltiver; This is a classic feminine floriental with a heart of iris, rose and jasmine which are highlighted by top notes of bergamot and pink pepper. A sensual base of moss, vetiver and sweet amber completes the fragrance. Plum & Black Amber; This is a heavenly fruity rich plum laced with sensual black amber and dark musk accords - very much like Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone. Fig Leaf & Cassis; This is a green leafy fig accord with fruity cassis and red currants. A base of white cedar and a hint of creamy coconut adds depth which also calms. Scents definitely have the ability to change the way you feel and alter your emotions, for example, when you smell a freshly baked chocolate cake how does it make you feel? Pretty good right?! :D
I hope you all enjoyed this 'Pick Me Up' post and perhaps discovered some new products to try. I do feel so much better and I have these selection of products and also a few tips to thank. If you are in need of a pick me up or are feeling a little stressed try and relax, spark up some scents, drink some yummy tea, exercise lightly and listen to some of your favourite music - you'll be back to feeling yourself in no time! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make.
What are you current favourite 'Pick Me Up' products?
Lots of Love
*Contains PR Samples