Disclaimer: I am not a beauty blogger and this is not a product review.
Recently, The Spouse surprised me with a gift voucher for a seaweed facial. I made an appointment and off I went.
Oh, what an exhilarating experience, after an hour of cleansing, exfoliating, moisturising and a facial massage, my skin felt amazingly clean and rejuvenated while I sipped a cup of herbal tea when it was done.
I was so delighted with my new glow, and realised that Iwanted to make self-care a priority.
An online search of skin care product reviews written by beauty bloggers proved to be too time consuming. There were too many blogposts out there. I asked myself, How does one choose?
I started by asking friends and colleagues. They were no help since all provided me with different answers.
How about a visit to Brown Thomas’, beauty department? Too many luxury products in beautiful glass jars and bottles, it was like looking through a kaleidoscope as I walked up and down the aisles on a Saturday afternoon fighting queues of women. I was getting a stress headache just thinking of the financial implications if I wanted a caviar anti-ageing serum.
Yes it’s nice to have a bit of Coco, however, I didn’t want to forgo my yarn stash budget.
I walked along Grafton street to make my way to TKMaxx. Maybe, I could bag a bargain….
Nothing caught my eye… not even gold.
So next stop was Boots… I personally like these brands.
But I decided to go nostalgic and went with one of my grandmother’s favourite brands, Nivea.
The 2 in 1. Why? Because it’s a skin cleanser, and toner all rolled into one. Great time saver for a no fuss and on the go woman like myself.
On reflection, I was stressing myself out, in my search for beautiful skin. In reality, I don’t think my skin is that bad, however, I recognise that I do need to look after it with a little love and tender care.
This is where I get a bit nerdy and tell you that my Bullet Journal has a section where I keep a list of my skin care products and track my daily use. But, hey it works for me.
Nivea 2 in 1 skin cleanser and toner
Lacura eye gel
Lacura anti-ageing serum
Lacura day and night moisturiser