GET TO KNOW ME | 4 BEAUTY ITEMS WHICH MEAN A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN JUST BEAUTY
At first glance, this post might seem like a desperate attempt to relate personal post with beauty post, but it truly isn’t. Beauty plays such an important role in my personal life, and I’m not just talking about this blog. Aside from my -unrealistic- quest for the perfect skin, my time devoted to makeup and skincare on -almost- a daily basis helps me to refocus on myself, or at least makes this period of reflection less scary than it used to be, just because it first and foremost goes through a superficial gesture. And because the gesture and the reflection become quite confused, if not, inseparable, some of my favourite beauty items are charged with lots of meanings and emotions. This is where this post begins, with a little disclaimer, though: I am as discrete and private as a person can be so nothing would be too revealing…
ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SERUM OR THE BEAUTY BLOG
I talk a lot about this serum, how it has improved the appearance of my skin as well as my skin’s sensitivity, but it also is the beauty product I associates with the beauty community which I now proudly belong to. If I’ve always had an interest in skincare, this serum is the first product I bought on a beauty influencer’s advice -Sali Hughes-, I’ve started using it at a time where I will spend a few hours a day watching YouTube videos, reading beauty blogs and when, 2 years before actually doing it, I was thinking of launching my own one.
AERIN LILAC PATH OR SCOTLAND
I fell in love with this fragrance in Edinburgh and received it a month later, when I had finally moved to Scotland. It was my first month here and I was lonely but paradoxically quite happy about it as I knew it was a part of the process of becoming Scottish. Very flowery and springy, Lilac Path embodies Scotland for me, which isn’t completely unrelated as Scotland turned out to be a lot sunnier than expected!
GIVENCHY VERY IRRESISTIBLE OR FRANCE
Aside from being my signature scent, Very Irrésistible has grown up to be the fragrance I wear when I’m missing little French details and moods which I cannot find or feel in Scotland. I have diligently worn Very Irrésistible from the end of high school to the beginning of my young adult life, that is to say all these years of construction of oneself, and it might be the reason why it is my French signature scent.
GIORGIO ARMANI LIP MAGNETS OR CHRISTMAS
I brought them last December and every time I have worn them this summer, I was instantly transported to Christmas, the colours, the weather, everything… It is the red, shiny packaging, the shades I have chosen, and December 2016, where I was left completely astonished with the UK’s passion for Christmas and all the festivity which comes with it. Despite having lots of presentations to give and an essay to write, I felt like I was living inside a Christmas movie set the whole month, and these Lip Magnets were one of its ornaments.