In this edition of the Hot List, I’ve picked an album I’ve had on repeat and a product that frankly scares me (well, it is Halloween!) but has made my skin look AMAZING. Enjoy!
TBH, on first glance, I was sceptical about The Ordinary’s Peeling Solution. From the weird blood-red colour to the social media buzz, I just wasn’t sure it was any good! Well, boy was I proved wrong. After just one use, my complexion was brighter and felt smoother. I use acids daily (Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic) but this peeling solution is much stronger. You put it on as a mask, once a week (and scare family members in the process!) and wash off after 10 minutes. I’ve always had problem skin but this budget-priced item has given it a real boost and within two weeks I’ve notice a real difference. If you’re not sure about acids, read the brilliant Caroline Hirons’ cheat sheet for more info… Your skin will thank you.
It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to an entire album on repeat. Think the last time I did that was circa 1996 when I was obsessed with Another Level. Anyways, moving on… South Londoner songstress Ella Mai serves up a cracking debut album. Her catchy song Boo’d Up was the soundtrack to my summer, and I equally love Dangerous and Trip. There’s a nod to old school R&B, but with a sleek, contemporary twist. Notable features include H.E.R and John Legend. This throwback R&B album is definitely one to download asap.
I’ve ditched the Starbucks cups and now carry this handy reusable EVERYWHERE. I thought I’d give up after a couple of weeks, given how heavy my bag is… but I love this cup! It’s lightweight, easy to use and best of all, it does not LEAK! Also, everyone from Pret to the cafe at work offer discounts when you use your own cup. It’s such a small, and easy step to stop using plastic…
This has fast become one of my favourite tinted moisturisers. It’s easy to apply – I usually buff in with a foundation brush – and it’s definitely hydrating. It’s ideal for my dry skin – pepping it up and leaving a light glow. And finally, it’s the perfect multi-tasker – a moisturiser, primer, SPF – all in one tube, especially when you’re tight on time or on the go.