The UK-based blogger behind Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, a site featuring the best of unique and unexpected weddings, shares what’s in her beauty arsenal despite a busy schedule keeping up with her two-year-old son
I have to admit, I’m a simple girl when it comes to beauty routines, especially now that I have a toddler! I have tried several different products, but none have stuck as of yet. At the moment, I have just started using Clinique 7 Day Scrub, followed by Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. I have combination skin with eczema on one hand and a scattering of spots on my chin since I’ve had my little boy, so it’s been hard trying to find something that works.
Overnight skin ritual:
I use Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes followed by my Simple Moisterizer. Sometimes I use my ‘proper’ Delacour cleanser (if I am being good!).
Who cuts/colors your hair:
I have my hair cut by a local hairdresser, which is inexpensive and she does a lovely job. I don’t want to spend too much or have anything too over the top. I have a blunt fringe cut in which frames my face, with blunt ends and no layers to thicken up my thin hair.
I wash my hair every few days and use whichever shampoo/conditioner is in the shower, which my boyfriend usually buys! At the moment I am using Pantene. I can let my hair dry naturally as it’s so straight, but since having fringe I have to blow dry that otherwise it will stick up in all directions. I use a John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Protecting Serum, and large round brush for smooth results. I must admit I haven’t been using my straighteners much recently—I’m going for a more natural look. On in-between days I use Batiste Spray in Brunette. But I have been experimenting with up-do styles, like a high bun using a donut as well as some plaited styles, which have been fun.
Favorite eye look:
I am very simple when it comes to make up. I have never tried a smokey eye or anything dramatic. I never wear eyeshadow. In the past I have tried a bit of eyeliner—I do love a flicky liquid eyeliner look. Usually I tame my brows, use YSL Touche Eclat under the eyes, curl my lashes and give them a coat of mascara.
Nail color of the moment:
Ohhh this is hard. Recently I have been loving my sparkle gold OPI polish, which pretty much goes with everything.
I use different scents on different days, but mostly I wear Daisy by Marc Jacobs.
“Never without” product:
Vaseline, it’s always in my bag and my bedside table. It’s great for both me and my little boy. It has so many uses—it’s just fab!
Secret to staying young and beautiful:
I have no idea! I would have to say to just keep smiling.
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