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Faithfull the Brand is one of those brands I always go back to again and again. ever since discovering them many moons ago, they’ve been something of a repeating favourite when it comes to what goes in my suitcase. They just nail that summer vibe in everything they do Just the right kind of florals and prints, backless, button-down dresses, stripy linen trousers just as good for dinner as on the beach and every kind of throw-on dress and jumpsuit you can imagine. And they think about the little details which I love… The high-waisted trousers have a belt at the front but they zip-up invisibly from the back giving you a non-lump, super flattering silhouette. Likewise the low-cut dresses (ideal on flat chests like me) also come with little hook and eye fastenings so you have the option of revealing slightly less if you want to. Clever stuff that isn’t as common as you might think. And did I mention the swimwear is some of the most flattering out there… Alas most of this stuff was a size too small for me (I take a small) so not a perfect representation but seriously, they are legends at making non-VPL making bottoms and boob-enhancing tops.

So every time Faithfull ask me to work with them in pretty much any capacity, I say yes. From shooting in Mexico in 2016 to styling a campaign in India in 2017, to this year, where I packed a tonne of their stuff for Comporta and took pictures et voila. It’s this kind of project that feels easy; the clothes are great, the location if amazing and the brand is one I can really get behind. Plus, they’ve just started being stocked by Net-A-Porter which is amazing for us in the U.K who don’t want to spend on customs charges.

I hope you like the pics from out trip… If you missed my post about Comporta, go back and have a little read of that now too.

All clothes from Faithfull the Brand 

Hat | Lack of Colour
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma 
Rope bag | Alienina 
Leather sandals | Saint Laurent 
Sunglasses | Le Specs
Trainers | Superga 
Jeans | Vintage Levis 

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You’ve been to the beaches of the Algarve and you’re probably planning a trip to Lisbon if you haven’t already been, but have you heard of Comporta? Maybe not unless you’re a bit of a serial destination stalker/CN Traveller subscriber like me. This place has been on my wannabe hit-list for a while now, ever since reading the kind of pretentious article I’m an absolute sucker for about how Comporta is like Ibiza thirty years ago. Sign me up, I screamed. I just could never quite seem to find the right chunk of time to go give summers inevitably fill up with weddings and plans with friends. However I recently had a shoot to do (more on that soon) and was racking my brains for where I wanted to explore in Europe that would make for a great story and shoot location. Enter Comporta, the tiny little village and strip of sand-dune lined beaches just over an hour south of Lisbon.

This is one of those places I’m actually kind of hesitant to write about because selfishly I want it to remain a bit of a secret to all those aside from the savvy Portuguese holiday home owners who have bought a bolthole in this little slice of European summer heaven. Surrounded by rice paddies, pine forests and little else, Comporta is petite in size but packs a punch when it comes to ticking every box when it comes to a chilled summer holiday. The village itself is minute, reminding me of a white-washed version of the little welsh village where I spent summers as a child, with just a single one way through fare road. A fruit and vegetable truck in the square serves as the local co-op and there are just a handful of cool coffee shops, juice places and boutiques filled with designer kaftans, swimming trunks and baskets. Old men sit around smoking and catching up with a coffee in the shade, while chic weekenders from Lisbon roll in in old topless jeeps before heading to the beach. The signature white houses bordered with yellow and blue make me happy at just the sight of them and make sure you look up and spy the crazy big birds (essentially prehistoric monsters) nesting on the top of everything they can get their feathers on. Leading up to the village, the coastline is dotted with long, sprawling beaches each with its own beach restaurant or bar and my favourite, a long, meandering boardwalk down to the sand. Our favourite was the Sal beach restaurant, where the fish is the freshest, the wait staff are super cool and friendly and the eclectic interiors and beachside deck with striped awnings make it the ideal setting for lingering over a cold bottle of wine.

We stayed at Sublime Comporta, a serene, modern gathering of contemporary rooms and villas amidst the forest and one of the only boutique hotels in the area. The interiors, mood and setting of the place were amazing but be prepared for slightly confused service despite a crazy number of staff seemingly everywhere. However they are very helpful when it comes to recommending lunches, dinners and outings, and booking all said things for you which I always really appreciate as no one wants to spent a trip glued to your phone trying to reserve things. Once you get to grips with the less than descriptive menu, the locally-sourced food is delicious too and unlike so often on holiday, you can eat super healthily here with loads of veggies and grains. It’s a short drive from the beach but that really doesn’t matter and there’s very, very few homes in Comporta right on the beach. You definitely need a car here to explore the area and get just about anywhere but take it from me, the driving and parking situations are very easy and the drive from Lisbon airport was completely pain free too so nothing to stress about if you’re not super confident about hiring cars abroad. I actually really enjoyed driving around the various beaches and getting to explore as much as possible.

We were shooting pretty much non-stop for the three days we were there but still managed to get a good lie of the land of Comporta, so much so I started gazing in at real estate windows a little too eagerly and hatching a plan to buy a plot of land out there and start building my dream house. Ok it might not happen tomorrow, but it’s always good to have goals right?

Our amazing villa at Sublime Comporta complete with private pool and endless bleached wood.

Red floral skirt | Faithfull the brand 
White top | St Agni 
Lace-up leather sandals | Loq
Basket | Bohemia 
Green floral dress | Faithfull the brand 
Hat | Lack of Colour 
Spotty dress | Realisation Par  (Pop-up in London soon!)
White broderie anglaise shirt | Ba&sh Paris 
Shell earring | Rue Belle 
All necklaces/bracelets | Lucy Williams X Missoma 

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You know me, I live in trainers in London in the summer and I’m always up for discovering a new pair on the block with which to mix up my daily uniform. Enter Bally’s latest drop of retro sneakers which do exactly what they say on the tin. Unlike other luxury leather sneakers, Bally don’t go for all-out bling or metallic decadence, instead they’ve simply focused on really good quality, well-made trainers that pleasingly call to mind 1970s gym classes and roller rinks (minus the wheels of course). I love that they’ve also released stripy tube socks to go with too, a look I will most definitely going for next time I’m on a long haul flight.

I love the classic plimsoll style and pastel flashes on these and the old-school surf shop style  logo; just the thing for taking on summer getaways and wearing with denim shorts and short printed dresses. Incidentally this is exactly the kind of outfit I’ve been living in lately. I looked at my instagram recently and realised that while it’s full of summer looks and bikinis, there’s nothing on there currently of the kind of stuff I live in everyday. Stripy wide leg jeans, a white tee and a black leather biker jacket are pretty much it right now. As ever I like keeping things super simple and adding personality and a bit of individuality if you will with accessories like red shades or trainers that are just that bit for special than your usual. I really want to make an effort to actually post more day-to-day looks going forward as I’ve realised the thing I like seeing the most, is what peeps are wearing on a normal, chilled day. Nothing special but all the more inspiring for it I think.

Trainers | Bally 
Jeans | Other Stories 
Jacket | Redone 
Sunglasses | Pared 
Bag | Vintage Gucci via Vestiaire Collective 
Tee | The Great 

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Ph. by Frances Davison 

 

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When it comes to the stuff I want to wear all summer long, I can pretty much sum it up as light and easy. I want natural colours and soft fabrics with minimal tassels, ties and general bells and whistles. When it’s properly hot in the midst of southern Europe summers, you want items that are loose and easy to pull onto sticky, salty skin at the end of the day (synthetics and anything tight or requiring a zip can do one) and light and breezy flirtatious numbers for when the sun goes down.

I’ve worked with Free People a lot over the years and they consistently remain one of my favourite haunts for summer essentials, especially as their endless summer collection is just that; available all year for sun-filled jaunts whatever the time of year. I’ve teamed up with Free People to create an edit of my favourite pieces from their Endless Summer collection, case in point like this caramel-coloured romper and white linen dress that has made me fall back in love with halter necks after a fifteen year hiatus.

I’ve really got back into colour and eclecticism recently but lowkey, beachy, bohemian stuff is a real default look for summer for me. Sometimes I just want to wear the bare minimum and accessorise only with gold jewellery, a tan and freshly washed hair. Free People is exactly where you want to head for that kind of vibe; I love that these two pieces could almost be vintage or bought from a beach shack in Greece or Mexico. It’s pieces like this little playsuit that make me realise I really need to stop overpacking because I’ll inevitably just end up pulling on this every morning and little else. Advice I should probably head when I’m off to Ibiza next week…

Keep it simple, wear stuff that makes you happy, stick to pieces that don’t need an iron and while summer most definitely isn’t endless, the memories certainly can be.

xxxxxxx

White dress | Free People
Playsuit | Free People
Shell Earring | Rue Belle 
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma
Bags | Both Free People
Shoes | St.Agni

Ph. Frances Davison
Created in Collaboration with Free People. All styling, creative direction and words my own. 

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To me there’s nothing worse than shimmery makeup in the winter but come summer when I’ve got a few freckles, a bit of glowy makeup can go a long way, And there’s nothing nicer than a sheeny cheekbone over sundowners somewhere sunny with a glass of icy pink wine in hand. Subtlety is key for me with this and I love Glossier’s products for achieving an extra bit of glow without being overly glittering. I just bought their bronze Haloscope (can’t remember exact name) and love it on cheekbones, just under my brows and even on collarbones on shoulders. Combine this with their Cloud Paint in Beam (applied with a brush rather than your finger for a really soft, natural finish) and well, that’s like summer in a bowl. I recently did a collaboration with Estee Lauder where I did a makeup tutorial with their global ambassador and all-round French dream girl Violette (watch it here) and she did a soft, brown smoky eye on me. I haven’t done a smoky eye since it was my Saturday night ritual aged 18 and essentially involved too much kohl and smudging it a bit. But this was totally different and I’ve really taken some of the tips on board. This liquid-to-powder shadow is the perfect kind of light-reflecting taupe that sits super softly all over your lid. I’ve been dotting it a tiny bit on the inside of my eye and combining with the Estee Lauder double wear coppery pencil also featured in the video and working this between my lashes to make them appear thicker and add an extra tiny bit of glint around my eyes.

I’m a huge fan of Davines shampoos (NouNou for life) and just tried this Melu version as a change from my usual. I love this as it feels really light but also really nourishing. It’s easy to work in and definitely helps my fragile, flyaway hair calm down a bit. I’ve also been loving this Ilixir Vitamin C skin paste in the shower. I saw an article recently claiming this smelt good enough to eat with totally baffles me because the only downside of this great product to me is the fact it smells totally and completely like vomit. Yum. So yeah that’s not great but it’s a great Vitamin C product and if you didn’t know already, getting Vitamin C into your routine is the first step you should be taking on an anti-ageing routine. Plus the packaging won’t cramp your shower’s stye either. Not that I’m superficial or anything…

Any of you who have followed my beauty faves closely will know I’m a huge Avene fan. It really works to balance my skin and is the brand I will always go back to amidst trying other, new products. If I ever have a bad beak out, I go back to the simplest routine by Avene (or Liz Earle) and I’m back to normal in no time. This Soothing Moisture Mask is pretty new to me and after having some pretty savage dry skin spot break outs lately from flying, I wanted to find a really great moisturising mask I could whack on post-flight or whenever I get a white head attack (lovely I know). This is great – it’s really subtle so not going to scare fellow passengers on a flight and because I know and trust the brand so much, it was a really easy choice for me. Most of my masks are clay-based or about brightening/exfoliating/detoxing and I didn’t have anything to help with very dehydrated skin. This will be coming with my everywhere now.

My friend and super-talented chef Nina Parker introduced me to this recently and I was instantly sold. It says ‘serum’ on the bottle but to me, it’s 100% more of an oil so that’s how I’ve been using it and it’s quickly become my go-to final step in my nightly skincare. Really rich and botanical, you can immediately tell this is doing your skin a world of good. It’s natural, organic and free from any nasties and it even gives back (10% of all sales go to a Marine Biology fund and contributes to a carbon offset scheme). The founder of Vanderohe developed it while pregnant after her doctor told her to be way of what she was using on her skin and she developed a potent sense of smell. Needless to say the result is pretty amazing and having tried a lot of facial oils in my time, I can honestly say this is one of the nicest I’ve tried.

I got sent a couple of items from new brand Gallinee recently and really love this range specifically designed for sensitive skin. Each product includes both prebiotics and probiotics as the brand’s mantra is ‘Happy skin deserves happy bacteria’ and it certainly seems to be true. I’ve been trialling the mask/scrub and this milky body moisturiser which for once, actually had me moisturising. I’m so lazy with moisturising my body and tend to go with oils normally as they glide on much quicker but this melts in so quickly and ticks all the boxes in terms of keeping my skin scale-free. The theory behind the brand really makes sense so have a read if you’re interested – I’m not going to attempt to sum up the science! Def one worth looking into if you have sensitive skin and having quite found your hero products just yet.

I’ve long been a fan of Eyeko’s non-crumbling mascaras and easy-peasy liners and brow gels, but this is the first skincare product of theirs I’ve tried. At first, this seemed king of gimmicky; a vibrating eye gel applicator – sure. But sometimes gimmicky-seeiming things actually work. Think about it. You have the cold metal applicator which helps with deflating puffy, tired eyes and the vibrator wand really does help perk up dark circles and activate the product. When I had a peel recently, they used vibrators pads on my face so it must be a fairly similar theory. I love travelling with this now and using on a really tired, sleep-deprived face – even better if you can pop in the mini bag fridge for an hour before you use it.

I’be long been a fan of Liz Earle skincare. Even now it’s been bought by the Boots group, it still retains it’s roots in natural ingredients and having visited it’s home in the Isle of Wight, I now know first hand what a homey, hands on kind of company it is which only made me love it more. I’ve long loved its superskin range; it feels a little more elevated than it’s base range and I much prefer the silver and clear packaging to the pale green plastic of their other products (sorry, I know that makes me seem like a pretentious loser). Ultimately the Superskin products just feel a bit punchier in terms of ingredients and results and I love the formulations of the oils both for my face and body a lot. I rediscovered this great serum recently in my bathroom and have been really loving it at night. I tend to alternate between this, the Kypris moon catalyst and a retinol-based product (currently Zelens) and aside from a couple of one-off pimples, my skin is feeling really good right now.

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Is there any better feeling than being salty, sandy and sun kissed after a long day on the beach? It’s definitely up there for me and the Caribbean sea is one of the best. These pics just really sum up the whole holiday and my vacay mood and I have no good reason to share them other than to keep the holiday mood alive that bit longer…  And hopefully inspire some excitement for summer plans and trip planning for you too. 

The beach at Amanyara really was one of the most relaxing I’ve ever been to and for some unknown reason to me, everyone tended to leave around 5 pm (and incidentally everyone ate pretty early too) so we and a handful of others had the whole beach to ourselves for golden hour, my favourite time of day to swim, hang out and generally frolick around in the shallows while pretending I’m far more mermaid-like than I actually am.

These shots bring back so many happy memories for me I couldn’t not share. Here’s to chasing the sun with the people you love all year long.

Yellow stripe bikini | Solid & Striped
Floral bikini | Matteau
Bucket hat | JW Anderson X Uniqlo
Anklet | Lucy Williams X Missoma (Coming soon!)

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Come summer, I often get so carried away with crochet bikinis, stripy jumpsuits and smocked, floral dresses (to name just a few), I can forget the basics. So much so, I’ve definitely had a few packing problems in the past where I get to my destination and realise I have nothing simple and neutral to pair with all the palazzo pants and button-down skirts. Plus, when you’re summering in the city as most of us are a lot of the time, you need those cotton shirts and simple shorts that you can rely on day in day out. One thing I really can’t get down with is people looking like they should be in the south of Spain in the depths of London. Doesn’t matter how hot it is people, teeny-tiny hot pants or a tasselled kaftan is not ok in the city. Enter breezy shirts and monochrome shorts that tick every box including the price…

Needless to say, these days I’m much more mindful of getting the basics right before anything else so it’s always handy when a collection drops that pretty much sums it up. Uniqlo recently teamed up with Tomas Maier, the current creative director of Bottega Veneta for a high summer collection mostly revolving around monochrome essentials just that bit more elevated than a white t-shirt but still simple enough to balance out the more trend-led stuff in your wardrobe. And the best bit? It’s Uniqlo so you’re not even having to invest half your month’s rent in great basics but the quality and fit is still spot on.

I’m calling out my three favourite pieces from the Uniqlo X Tomas Maier collection here and styling them up my way for sunny, warm days right on my doorstep in London and beyond. 

First up, the white blouse. I love the slightly voluminous, seventies sleeves and the light-as-air cotton would feel so great on hot, holiday skin after a day at the beach. I like mine with high-waisted jeans or shorts so the roomy shape doesn’t swamp me and I still have a waist under all that flowiness. Plus, there’s nothing easier to throw on as a go-to outfit than a white shirt and blue denim. Flower twirling and woven bag optional.

Shirt | Tomas Maier X Uniqlo 
Jeans | Redone 
Bag | Reformation 
Watch | Omega 

Remember Carrie Bradshaw season 4 and her terry cloth shorts/bandeau top combinations? Might have been a tiny, weeny bit inspired…  These are the kind of shorts I’d pull on regularly to walk my dog, work out or just over a string triangle bikini for the most comfortable summer in the garden get-up. But with a little styling, turns out terry cloth shorts with a sweat-band waist work out and about too. I love that they feel retro and sporty and off-set stuff like my beloved Dior saddle bag and layered gold chains perfectly.

Shorts | Uniqlo X Tomas Maier 
Top | Donni 
Denim Jacket | Reformation 
Bag | Dior at Vestiaire Collective
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma  

Lastly the knitted polo shirt. Now, you might not be feeling like you’re lacking a knitted polo in your life but these things work harder than you think. I have a couple of cashmere ones in my wardrobe too which I love but these are a lighter, easier option for summer. They’re kind of preppy without being stiff and look awesome with denim mini skirts. For me, I would always team these vintage denim, either a mini skirt or vintage staraighter Levis to save the top from being too country club (avoid teaming with capri pants like the plague). Saying that, I kind of like playing up to that in a way and teaming with plimsolls and sixties oval sunnies you can stare over the top of while drinking a mint julep and gossiping.

Knitted polo | Tomas Maier X Uniqlo 
Skirt | Redone jeans 
Trainers | Alexa Chung X Superga 
Bag | Hunting Season 
Sunglasses | Le Specs 

Created in collaboration with Uniqlo. All styling, creative direction and words my own. Thanks to Uniqlo for working with me on this post. 

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When it comes to the stuff I want to wear all summer long, I can pretty much sum it up as light and easy. I want natural colours and soft fabrics with minimal tassels, ties and general bells and whistles. When it’s properly hot in the midst of southern Europe summers, you want items that are loose and easy to pull onto sticky, salty skin at the end of the day (synthetics and anything tight or requiring a zip can do one) and light and breezy flirtatious numbers for when the sun goes down.

I’ve worked with Free People a lot over the years and they consistently remain one of my favourite haunts for summer essentials, especially as their endless summer collection is just that; available all year for sun-filled jaunts whatever the time of year. I’ve worked with Free People to create an edit of my favourite pieces from their Endless Summer collection, case in point like this caramel-coloured romper and white linen dress that has made me fall back in love with halter necks after a fifteen year hiatus.

I’ve really got back into colour and eclecticism recently but lowkey, beachy, bohemian stuff is a real default look for summer for me. Sometimes I just want to wear the bare minimum and accessorise only with gold jewellery, a tan and freshly washed hair. Free People is exactly where you want to head for that kind of vibe; I love that these two pieces could almost be vintage or bought from a beach shack in Ibiza or Mexico. It’s pieces like this little playsuit that make me realise I really need to stop overpacking because I’ll inevitably just end up pulling on this every morning and little else. Advice I should probably head when I’m off to Ibiza next week…

Keep it simple, wear stuff that makes you happy, stick to pieces that don’t need an iron and while summer most definitely isn’t endless, the memories certainly can be.

xxxxxxx

White dress | Free People
Playsuit | Free People
Shell Earring | Rue Belle 
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma
Bags | Both Free People
Shoes | St.Agni

Ph. Frances Davison
Created in Collaboration with Free People. All styling, creative direction and words my own. 

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To me there’s nothing worse than shimmery makeup in the winter but come summer when I’ve got a few freckles, a bit of glowy makeup can go a long way, And there’s nothing nicer than a sheeny cheekbone over sundowners somewhere sunny with a glass of icy pink wine in hand. Subtlety is key for me with this and I love Glossier’s products for achieving an extra bit of glow without being overly glittering. I just bought their bronze Haloscope (can’t remember exact name) and love it on cheekbones, just under my brows and even on collarbones on shoulders. Combine this with their Cloud Paint in Beam (applied with a brush rather than your finger for a really soft, natural finish) and well, that’s like summer in a bowl. I recently did a collaboration with Estee Lauder where I did a makeup tutuorial with their global ambassador and all-round French dream girl Violette (watch it here) and she did a soft, brown smoky eye on me. I haven’t done a smoky eye since it was my Saturday night ritual aged 18 and essentially involved too much kohl and smudging it a bit. But this was totally different and I’ve really taken some of the tips on board. This liquid-to-powder shadow is the perfect kind of light-reflecting taupe that sits super softly all over your lid. I’ve been dotting it a tiny bit on the inside of my eye and combining with the Estee Lauder double wear coppery pencil also featured in the video and working this between my lashes to make them appear thicker and add an extra tiny bit of glint around my eyes.

I’m a huge fan of Davines shampoos (NouNou for life) and just tried this Melu version as a change from my usual. I love this as it feels really light but also really nourishing. It’s easy to work in and definitely helps my fragile, flyaway hair calm down a bit. I’ve also been loving this Ilixir skin paste in the shower. I saw an article recently claiming this smelt good enough to eat with totally baffles me because the only downside of this great product to me is the fact it smells totally and completely like vomit. Yum. So yeah that’s not great but it’s a great Vitamin C product and if you didn’t know already, getting Vitamin C into your routine is the first step you should be taking on an anti-ageing routine. Plus the packaging won’t cramp your shower’s stye either. Not that I’m superficial or anything…

Any of you who have followed my beauty faves closely will know I’m a huge Avene fan. It really works to balance my skin and is the brand I will always go back to amidst trying other, new products. If I ever have a bad beak out, I go back to the simplest routine by Avene (or Liz Earle) and I’m back to normal in no time. This product is pretty new to me and after having some pretty savage dry skin spot break outs lately from flying, I wanted to find a really great moisturiser mask I could whack on post-flight or whenever I get a white head attack (lovely I know). This is great – it’s really subtle so not going to scare fellow passengers on a flight and because I know and trust the brand so much, it was a really easy choice for me. Most of my masks are clay-based or about brightening/exfoliating/detoxing and I didn’t have anything to help with very dehydrated skin. This will be coming with my everywhere now.

My friend and super-talented chef Nina Parker introduced me to this recently and I was instantly sold. It says ‘serum’ on the bottle but to me, it’s 100% more of an oil so that’s how I’ve been using it and it’s quickly become my go-to final step in my nightly skincare. Really rich and botanical, you can immediately tell this is doing your skin a world of good. It’s natural, organic and free from any nasties and it even gives back (10% of all sales go to a Marine Biology fund and contributes to a carbon offset scheme). The founder of Vanderohe developed it while pregnant after her doctor told her to be way of what she was using on her skin and she developed a potent sense of smell. Needless to say the result is pretty amazing and having tried a lot of facial oils in my time, I can honestly say this is one of the nicest I’ve tried.

I got sent a couple of items from new brand Gallinee recently and really love this range specifically designed for sensitive skin. Each product includes both prebiotics and probiotics as the brand’s mantra is ‘Happy skin deserves happy bacteria’ and it certainly seems to be true. I’ve been trialling the mask/scrub and this milky body moisturiser which for once, actually had me moisturising. I m so lazy with moisturising my body and tend to go with oils normally as they glide on much quicker but this melts in so quickly and ticks all the boxes in terms of keeping my skin scale-free. The theory behind the brand really makes sense so have a read if you’re interested – I’m not going to attempt to sum up the science! Def one worth looking into if you have sensitive skin and having quite found your hero products just yet.

I’ve long been a fan of Eyeko’s non-crumbling mascaras and easy-peasy liners and brow gels, but this is the first skincare product of theirs I’ve tried. At first, this seemed king of gimmicky; a vibrating eye gel applicator – sure. But sometimes gimmicky-seeiming things actually work. Think about it. You have the cold metal applicator which helps with deflating puffy, tired eyes and the vibrator wand really does help perk up dark circles and activate the product. When I had a peel recently, they used vibrators pads on my face so it must be a fairly similar theory. I love travelling with this now and using on a really tired, sleep-deprived face – even better if you can pop in the mini bag fridge for an hour before you use it.

I’be long been a fan of Liz Earle skincare. Even now it’s been bought by the Boots group, it still retains it’s roots in natural ingredients and having visited it’s home in the Isle of Wight, I now know first hand what a homey, hands on kind of company it is which only made me love it more. I’ve long loved its superskin range; it feels a little more elevated than it’s base range and I much prefer the silver and clear packaging to the pale green plastic of their other products (sorry, I know that makes me seem like a pretentious loser). Ultimately the Superskin products just feel a bit punchier in terms of ingredients and results and I love the formulations of the oils both for my face and body a lot. I rediscovered this great serum recently in my bathroom and have been really loving it at night. I tend to alternate between this, the Kypris moon catalyst and a retinol-based product (currently Zelens) and aside from a couple of one-off pimples, my skin is feeling really good right now.

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