Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Skin TLC

It's rainy and grey in Sydney today - the perfect excuse to stay snuggled inside on a Sunday morning. I particularly love days like this, they provide precious down-time and I can honestly say I feel no guilt at all lazing around in my pj's, reading magazines and eating yummy food when the weather is dark and miserable, in some ways it feels wrong not to!

I've been dying to try out my new Eve Lom Starter Kit ($59 available from Mecca Cosmetica) that my sister bought me. I'd heard a lot about the UK superstar facialist's range of skincare and was thrilled to find it wrapped under the tree for me this past Xmas.

The kit is perfect for those who want to try the range before committing to full-sized product purchase (or devoted fans who need a travel-sized kit to take away) and comes with two Cleansers, one Rescue Mask, one Moisturiser and the all-important muslin cloth.

The Cleanser attained cult-status after Vogue UK declared it "possibly the best cleanser in the world". Now this, I had to try! While very different to my usual gel-based cleanser, it is undeniably beautiful. The formula melts into the skin and thanks to a blend of specialised aromatherapy oils, smells divine. After removing with the muslin cloth, my skin felt nourished and super soft.

Next up was the Rescue Mask, which my dehydrated skin needed desperately. The creamy formula felt cool when it went on, but I could feel the activity within seconds as my skin tingled and heated. My tantrum-prone skin is known to break-out occasionally, so I'm keen to see if this mask treats congestion as it promises. A few days time will tell, but for now I'm just loving the plumped, nourished feeling this mini at-home treatment has given me! A delicious sunday treat for skin.