I had intended to post this on Friday evening but I was too lazy to type and then the sun was out in full force on Saturday, which meant it was pushed back to today, Sunday. So, here I am, sitting in bed (even though it's after midday, ahem) with a cup of tea and a quiet determination to actually write a blog post - no mean feat when your creative energies are at an all time low. I know I've banged on about it before but I'm feeling like a bit of slacker these days when it comes to this space but I'm hopeful my blogging will soon be reignited properly ... I just think I need to take things slowly.
I've read posts before about bloggers hitting a creative wall - and in my case, it is often stunted further by the amount of uh-mazing food and lifestyle blogs that are springing up left, right and centre complete with professional-looking images and all perfectly curated for your perusal. Then again, this space was never about that. It was never about perfection, instead striving for honesty and a glimpse into my far from perfect world. Whilst I always want it to be a pleasant place to visit, I never sugar-coat where I'm at or how I'm feeling ... integrity is everything to me. Anyway, you can see that my thoughts are currently quite scattered so let's move onto the subject at hand - Tropic Skincare.
Full disclosure - I was kindly sent these items by Chelsea at Tropic Skincare who asked would I be interested in checking out their range. Rather fortuitously I had just squeezed the last drop out of my Argan Oil so was definitely in the market for a new face oil - cue, the Organic Elixir Oil of my dreams. I'd heard good things about this oil (and indeed the range) before and I'm pleased to say it matches the online hype. I've been slathering it liberally over my face and neck, twice a day now for well over a week and it is simply glorious ... if you have dry skin like me, you will be wowed.
Even if I hadn't been gifted the oil, I suspect I would've coughed up the £30 anyway because I'm always happy to invest in a quality moisturiser, particularly when it's as natural as this one - I won't bore you with the ingredients list but suffice to say, it's impressively simple. It absorbs quickly into the skin and is the perfect base for applying make-up ... I often have dry patches that are worsened by make-up application but I've seen a massive improvement even in the short space of time I've been using the oil. Equally, it's rich enough to be used at night, which means you don't have to buy a separate product thus saving 'dem pennies ... great news for those of us who are on a meagre budget but still want great skin.
The concealer and brush have also been welcome additions to my routine. I would recommend the concealer for a daytime look, as it's quite light, giving a nice natural coverage. The (cruelty free) make-up brush has become a bit of staple too now that I've swapped my 'Winter' blush for a more summery bronzer ... the slanted style is terrific for highlighting cheekbones and is super soft - I doubt anyone would know it's 'vegan'.
For me though, it really is all about the elixir - I honestly can't get enough of it. Nothing more to say other than 'two thumbs up!'