Beauty thoughts and rambles

I was having a little browse of some of my fave corners of the old blog-internet and had a read of THIS post from Anna. It was one of those ones that just hits the spot and something I really related to. I’ve talked about how I’ve struggled a bit with blogging over the last few months but actually getting back into the swing of things by blogging daily so far in April has me (in the wise words of Kylie Jenner) ‘realising things’.


What I’ve realised is that – like Anna – this pretty much sums up where I’m at too. Sure, I still love beauty. But in a more chilled way than I have in the past. Rather than trying everything new and exciting. I’m more interested in nailing my own day to day look with those products that really work for me and make me want to repurchase over and over. Rather than trying product after product. I want to find those things that are ace and work for me so I use them to the last drop.

That doesn’t mean I’m immune to blogger hype – at the moment the IT Cosmetics CC Cream is very much on my radar for a purchase – do I need a new CC cream? No, but does all the good stuff I’ve heard about mean I’m thinking I need it… yep, absolutely.

At the moment I’m very much in a ‘foundations of beauty’ routine – by which I mean I want to sort my skincare routine out so I really have it down to a fine art. My latest post on the skincare tray can give you a bit of insight into where I’m at on that front. I’ve also been fortunate to meet with a couple of excellent Dermatologists who have given me some great advice and recommendations. I also want to spend more time and effort on my hair this year – making that effort to keep my colour refreshed more often and frequent cuts and day to day styling.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that for me beauty isn’t about the latest and an ever expanding collection but more about editing it down. Making things simpler – like my wardrobe project really – enjoying those products I love and getting rid over hoarding.

Just a little thought – I’m happy to be feeling back in my flow of blogging. Realising that it’s not maybe blogging that isn’t where the spark is missing. More the feeling to blog beauty 24/7 – that’s not where my heart is at anymore and that’s ok. There’s always a place for beauty in my life and on this blog – it might just not be the headline topic for me any more.

Where are you at with beauty? Obsessing over the latest launches or sticking with your favourite carefully selected products? Tell me more about where you are at as a beauty mind set at the moment as I’d love to know more!



  1. April 11, 2017 / 6:32 am

    I’m exactly where you are without the blogging! My skin is so sensitive at the moment and having used Decleor for years find it’s only making it worse. This has led to a complete trust in Liz Earle’s products. I just wish there was a choice of cleanser that could be used without water.

    My mother’s skin was amazing and she never used water on her face. She was youthful and wrinkle free when she died at 70. My mentor for skin care having been taught to cleanse, tone and moisturise from my early teens. Love the skin your in – if the “canvas” is right the rest will be easy.

    • Jen
      April 11, 2017 / 8:20 am

      Isn’t it crazy, almost like the more obsessed with products we get the more we need them? In previous generations who didn’t obsess they seemed just fine and wrinkles/ageing wasn’t as much of an issue?! Maybe looking through rose coloured glasses here but I have realised there’s definitely no miracle cure for ageing in skincare!

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