Monday, August 6, 2012


So one of my favorite blogs around at the moment and one I have been talking about it for some time now is Into The Gloss. One of the reasons I like it so much is that I get to peak into the bathrooms of those people you see in magazines who look like they 'live the life'....Emily Weiss, who created the blog has been stellar in picking the most influential  people to feature and inspired by the feature The Top Shelf on the site, I have decided to do my own little piece on what I use at the moment and what I would and would not recommend. Let me know what you think.

The Travel Bag: Liberty of London's Creative Director, Tamara Salman and legendary musician, Ronnie Wood shook up the fashion scene a few years back with an electrifying collaboration. Salman created a collection which translated a selection of Wood's vibrant paintings from canvas into leather, cotton, jersey, foil and nylon. This bag was picked up in Brown Thomas a few years back and looks practically new considering the number of trips its taken.

Mario Badescu Skincare Enzyme Cleansing Gel: This non-foaming, gel cleanser thoroughly removes the day’s dirt and oil without drying the skin. Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts are exfoliating while Alpha Hydroxy Acids help prevent dulling build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples. Personally I am looking forward to this bottle finishing as I wont be using it again. Next up Fresh Soy Face Cleanser.

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum: This concentrated hydrating serum for dry, combination and sensitive skin has been sitting around my bathroom for a while now since its a big bottle. its an exceptional moisturiser that hydrates, smoothes, softens and protects the skin using a complex blend of anti-oxidant ingredients. Perfect for use in humid climates the only issue I have it that it is a little sticky.

Clarins Men Revitilizing Gel: Revitalize, refresh and de-stress with this lightweight, anti-fatigue gel. This gel helps to stop new wrinkles in their tracks apparently, while energizing and toning skin with the perfect amount of moisture. It also defends skin from the elements with ClarinMen’s patented anti-pollution complex. My parent actually picked this up for me and shipped it over and its pretty good. I use at night over the Aesop serum.

Weleda Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash: This harmonising body wash is an exquisite mix of rich nourishing organic Rosehip Seed Oil, blended with organic Rosa Damascena oil. Formulated with vegetable-based cleansers, this wash is free of synthetic fragrances, colours, preservatives. Perfect for the morning due to its scent.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil: This oil has been clinically tested and shown to help minimise the appearance of wrinkles, smooth skin and dramatically improve skin moisture levels, leaving the skin's appearance radiant and glowing. This lightweight, non-greasy, golden oil contains Omega 3, 6 & 9, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to restore optimum skin health. Perfect for using during your nightime routine instead, I use this often instead of the Aesop serum.

Shu Uemura Depsea Rosemary Mist: Extracted from 200m below sea level, this mist contains eight herbal aromas & over 60 minerals. This refreshing mist can be used anytime over the face, skin, or hair to revive spirits & provide hydration

Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Toner: Visibly and gently reduce excess oil on skin's surface, while leaving it instantly fresh and healthy looking. I use this after cleansing.

Frederic Fekkai Full Volume Shampoo: Transforms hair from root to tip, gently cleansing while allowing even the thinnest of strands to find their thicker, fuller potential, not sure if its that amazing but its good. Apparently it amplifies the diameter of each strand to visibly lift from roots to ends. It would want to at $38 a bottle.

Paul Mitchell Lavender & Mint Moisturising Conditioner: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturising Conditioner hydrates and protects using a special blend of moisture rich conditioners and the latest silicone technology quenches moisture starved hair. Lavender eases anxiety, while mint revitalises. Put the two together, and you’ve got the perfect retreat for your hair. Use every few days to keep things looking good.

Part Two to follow.


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