Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bath and Beauty

"I think being in love with life
is a key to eternal youth."
            ~Doug Hutchison

   We girls spend a lot of time in our powder rooms (or bathrooms if you'd prefer). It makes sense that we want them to be pretty, soothing places where we can begin and end our day. When I moved into my new home with my husband and started to think about how I wanted to decorate- the bathrooms were the first place I started! In today's post I want to share some of my decor choices and a few of my favourite products in my beauty regime! 

I wanted to add touches of femininity to the bathrooms and still retain their neutral elegance. For Christmas this year my Mum gave me this stunning picture by Gregory Gorham that has been embellished with sparkling swarovski crystals. 

Finding unique ways to store all of my beauty products has always been a challenge. I needed something functional but wanted something pretty that could sit out in the open as well. This box from Bed Bath and Beyond with the little drawer was perfect!

These are the five beauty products that I would say I can't live without:
1. Sephora Blotting Papers with Tea Tree
2. Pony Effect Cushion
3. Two Faced Love Flush Justify my Love Blush
4. Amazing Grace Perfume by Philosophy
5. Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask by Origins

I love perfume but my skin is also very sensitive so it is always hard to find one that is gentle enough but also has a lovely scent that I can wear all day. At the moment my absolute favourite is the Amazing Grace by Philosphy but I also wear Ted Baker's Mia which comes in this gorgeous little jewel topped pink bottle!

My sister is the skin care expert. I always go to her for suggestions and she is constantly bringing me things to try. As I mentioned my skin is extremely sensitive so finding skincare and beauty products that I can actually use is very difficult! All of my five favourites save the perfume came from her (not to mention many others that I love to use). Years ago she discovered the world of Korean makeup and skincare and became obsessed with it. My cushion by Pony Effect (which I'm obsessed with!) was one she brought to me when we were experimenting for my wedding look. I have a constant supply of sheet masks (if you have never tried these you must!) that she brings to me for a variety of needs including pore minimizing, moisturizing, and radiance. 

I love to try new lipsticks. My current favourite line is Clarins Joli Rouge which is moisturizing and gentle but with beautiful colour and wear. For special occasions (like date night) I wear Yves Saint Laurent. In the winter the Sephora lip balm is applied every few hours to keep my lips moisturized. 

I adore bath salts and milks. These pretty pastel pink rosehip bath salts are sitting in a beautiful antique jar that was a Christmas gift from friends. If you want to really indulge this Egyptian Milk & Honey Bath Soak from The Body Shop is heavenly. 

Another decor choice I made for our smaller main floor bathroom were these three Sid Dickens tiles. There are so many tiles to choose from but I loved that these three had a touch of romance. Every tile has a special name and comes with a little verse. These three are The Key, Everlasting Bloom, and the very recently retired Perennial.

My makeup brushes have to be pretty (and usually pink). The little rose gold pouch is from Mac with the three miniature brushes. 

I blow dry my hair - probably too much - and this BB All Style Cream helps to protect my hair. 

Another Korean cushion that I love is the Blossom White. Tarte, Too Faced, and Clarins are three of my favourite beauty brands. 

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my beauty favourites and bathroom decor! I would love to hear about your favourites! And remember...