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Wednesday 5 August 2020

Fashion and Beauty Update Plus Link Up

Over 50 style blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton wearing striped paper bag trousers - black Bowie tee and white Stan Smith trainers
Today's post is a mixed bag of fashion and beauty and of course the #WowOnWednesday link up. I pulled out last year's F&F paper bag striped trousers for the first time this summer and added a Bowie tee and white trainers for a shopping expedition.  Food shopping and the garden centre, that is:  I don't have much inclination to look at stores yet until the autumn drops are under way.

Last week I wrote about snapping up repeats of clothes which work well for me.  It also applies to beauty products.  My favourite lipstick, Guerlain's Rose Indien, has nearly reached the end of its life.  It was a limited edition and is no longer on sale.  I did find it on eBay however, brand new, and I bought another Liplift as well, a lip primer I wouldn't be without. I also found a site, Temptalia,  that usefully advises you what duplicate lipsticks you could try if you fail to find your long lost favourite.
I recently bought another round of my favourites - products I use all the time, and renew when they're finished:  La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 hyaluronic acid and their Anthelios SPF50 sun protection for the face and neck; Strivectin R&R eye cream and Caudalie Micellar Water.  I'm using another old favourite after I use the micellar:  it used to be known as Decleor tonifying lotion, but now it has been renamed and repackaged as "Lotion Tonifiante Neroli Bigarade Facial Toner." It smells just the same as the original, fortunately.

The other product that has sneaked into the picture is Bimuno, which is a daily supplement for good gut health.  I confess to buying it because Dr Michael Mosley recommended it, and I have a lot of respect for him.  In a study, it improved people's sleep, and he confirmed it worked for him.  It's not expensive and you add it to a glass of water or other drink, or sprinkle it on food.  It's tasteless, and said to work in seven days to help the good bacteria in your gut to thrive.  In those Covid times, I'm keen to try anything that improves gut health, sleep and immunity.

Memo to Self:  No More Beauty Boxes

I wrote recently about the You Beauty box and now I'm reviewing another one from the Sunday Times, their Summer Essentials Box.  This was more pricey but it sold out fast.  I wasn't too impressed to be honest, and the reason is the title "summer essentials."  The box contains useful products, particularly if you're going on holiday - SPF, deodorant, a micellar,  a dry shampoo.  But I already have my "go to" essential products, some of them in the photo above.  I prefer my beauty boxes to have more indulgent products. The Perrricone MD No Make Up Bronzer interested me, but like their product in the You box, it was very disappointing. It made my skin look dirty rather than glowing. It's probably good for a younger woman with oily skin. Those of us with mature dry skins need something more illuminating.

I'm keen to try the Inkey Face Serum as this has a cult following, but I tend to use up bottles these days rather than open a new one so it will have a while to wait. I tried the Bare Minerals Hydra Smoothing lipstick but it's a red that is a little too orangey for me. A blue toned red is best for me.

Nothing was gifted and no affiliate links were used.  Sharing this post with Stylish Monday at Fashion Trends and Friends,  Monday Runway at A Pocketful of Polka Dots,Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style, Chic & Stylish at Mummabstylish, #LinkupOnTheEdge  at Shelbee on the Edge, Anna at Muttonstyle, #AnythingGoes at My Random Musings, Thursday Moda at Elegance and Mommyhood, Turning Heads Tuesday at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish,  Style with a Smile at StylesplashAnna at the GlamAdventure, Style Six at Coast to CoastTFF at Doused in Pink, Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style, Fabulous Fridays at Lucy BertoldiBeauty by Miss L Link Up 

What have you been re-buying, and do you have any new favourites? Let us know in the comments.
Now it's time for #WowOnWednesday, the link up where everyone gains. Readers can find new blogs to enjoy and bloggers can find new readers!

Last week's Favourites - The Most Clicked Posts

I'm not surprised that Jacqui from Mummabstylish was a favourite - I love this outfit. Check out her post, Stone Culottes and Sunflowers.
Posts by Penny from Frugal Fashion Shopper are always popular and "Lockdown Diaries 27 July" was no exception. Penny covers so many interesting topics including what she's been watching and buying lately.
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1 comment

  1. Yes,going shopping for food is still one of the highlights to dress for if like me you are still being careful about distancing! I agree with your thoughts about Beauty Box. I think it's best to buy the products that we choose for ourselves­čŤŹ️


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