Just a quick one

Hello my lovelies ,

I am currently working on a second video about anxiety and psychotropic medications , but in the meantime I started using Drunk Elephant and I also managed to get my hands on Sunday Riley Good Genes from the states ( the U.K. version has been reformulated and swapped lactic for glycolic….more to come).I will be reviewing these products asap so stick with me.

lots of love,

Alex

Being honest

Hello my skincare junkies ,

I am just back from a few days in the Algarve and while sunbathing I had a little time to reflect and to ponder: Instagram,social media in general and the beauty community are guilty of promoting images that are not real ,unachievable. In the pursuit of these elusive standards of beauty we, myself included ,often times lose track of what is real and important. Filters, photoshop, editing and so on create an illusion which is just that : an illusion. It’s fine as long as we understand that and we don’t take it too seriously , but when we start comparing ourselves then it is a losing battle as there is no way we can compete with computer generated images and we SHOULDN’T.

I am extremely passionate about beauty ,about skincare and I believe beautiful skin can make us feel amazing and empowered but I also believe and accept that we all have different ideas of what beautiful is,and that’s fine .I am going to post a picture I took this arvo,  no make up ,no Instagram filters, no beauty filter on my camera just a straight shot .I have flaws and the first step towards really loving yourself is embracing who you are for who you are. I don’t want anyone ever feeling insecure or sad about their looks ,but rather happy with themselves and open to the possibility of learning new trick to ENHANCE! Skincare can be a great tool for that . Rant over . Let me know your thoughts in the comments box .

Love ,

Alex

Retinol trio

Just a quick one my lovelies :

My current retinol regimen includes these fantastic products. Let me know what you think.

ALEX

Love

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Quick update on retinol : These are my three favourite retinol products 1 @dermatica.skin 0.5 percent tretinoin (the strongest but also the most likely to give you adverse reactions so build up slowly) 2 @paulaschoiceuk 1 percent retinol plus vitamin c ( this is still one of the best non prescription retinols out there) 3 @sundayriley Luna uses a retinoid Esther to mimic affects of stronger retinol. Probably the mildest of the three but when used at night, give your skin a gorgeous glow by morning. Plus it's packed full of antioxidants #retinol #tretinoin #retinoid #luna #Smoothing #Antiaging #skincare #nighttime #regimen #routine #skincarejunkie #addictedtobeauty #blogger #alexinwonderland #37yearsyoung #bbloggers #bbloggersuk #bbloggersaus #travelblogger #powerhouse #mix #passion #goforit #linesbegone #sundayriley #paulaschoice

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Sunday Riley juno hydroactive cellular face oil

Dear skincare junkies,

it’s been a while since my last post as I have been busy with other projects but here I am bringing you one of my favourite face oils: Juno by Sunday Riley.

Despite the mouthful that the name is, this is seriously good stuff especially for dry, dehydrated and sentistive skin and since winter is fast approaching this side of the globe I thought I’d share it with you.

WHAT IS IT  well the promise of it being a dry oil is a tad misleading as this is an oil, nothing dry about it.If you can get past that you will love its nourishing, soothing and plumping properties.

WHATS IN IT  a fantastic cocktail of cold pressed oil rich in antioxidant and omegas: blackberry, blueberry, cranberry,raspberry oil plus carrot oil, black cumin oil and broccoli oil.  Pretty much a cooking oil 🙂 Jokes aside all these oil have good research behind them in terms of antioxidant properties.

HOW TO USE IT  as I mentioned earlier, I don’t find this oil to absorb as quickly as advertised so I mostly tend to use it at night unless I have overdone it with retinol the night before and my morning skin needs extra hydration.I like to take 4 drops, warm them up in my palm and massage them all over face and neck.

WHO IS IT FOR  anyone with dry skin, dehydrated skin, lucklustre skin. not particurarly suited for oily or blemish prone skin ( they offer another oil for that called Martian which I have not tried, yet).

PRICE £54 FOR 30ml ( some stores offer a 15ml too for £27)

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE  there is absolutely nothing I dislike about this product(maybe the scent is not the most alluring).It cocoons your skin in moisture, gives you a beautiful dewy finish while delivering lots of antioxidants.Love ,Lov e and Love.

Let me know what you guys think in the comment section below,

Love

Alex