Emma Bryant's Beauty Blog - Being the new girl!
So this week I was the "new girl" for the first time in a decade.
And the old nerves were kicking in as I prepared to take on my new job as editor of Wales's oldest newspaper.
Would they all hate me? Would I fit in? Would I say something stupid?
Hopefully, the answers are no, yes and not just yet!
So in the build up to my new role and new challenge I have embraced all things "new" to get me in the right frame of mind.
I have tried a few new products to spice things up a bit and realise a change is as good as a rest!
So here are a few things that have shaken up the old beauty regime....ready for my new work routine!
I have always been a fan of face scrubs (especially in my morning shower) to slough away dead skin - but I was getting bored if the usual suspects - then this week I tried St Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating scrub (£3.99 Superdrug). It is 90% natural which is kind to my (ageing) skin but also hard working enough to wash away my dull skin in a flash. This was the perfect way to get my skin ready for a change not only tony work routine - but my make -up routine too!
I love trying new foundations and get bored easily and I have been loving Bellapierre's mineral foundation all summer but I stumbled across a great brand called Lily Lolo - great name and great products!
They have a starter mineral foundation kit ideal for a make-up butterfly like me and if mineral make-up scares you a bit!! This SPF 15 foundation is pure magic. It amazing coverage - and I loved the little application brush which really helps layer the product easily
(£13.49 www.lilylolo.co.uk) - my skin looks airbrushed and has given me the extra confidence I needed.
After buying myself a pair of new (power!) heels I decided good shoes need good feet so decided to look for an effective e foot cream - and I uncovered a chocolate sensation!!
MuLondon has a fab white chocolate elbow, knee and foot cream (£19 www.abeautifulworld.co.uk). Melt the product in your hands then moisturise away the day - but please don't eat!!!! You only need to use this product once a week after bathing to see fantastic Laboutin-ready results!!
Actually - it's not just the cream I have fallen in live without this website (www.abeautifulworld.co.uk). It is home to natural/organic wonders that are all a bit quirky, and well - "new"!! I am all set to try out their Bee Venom face mask - which sounds intriguing!!
In my new role I am meeting do many new people - but I tend to suffer from very dry hands so I to keep a hand cream with me at all times now.
A great product is from a range by the BLEND Collective. They have 3 distinct options - Enlivening, Balancing and Unwinding. These uber trendy hand creams, soaps and shower gels not only work a treat - they look amazing too!
The packaging is very "high end" - so my Balancing hand cream (£12.50 www.blendcollective.co.uk) not only gets full marks for its soothing essential oils - it has taken pride of place on my new desk - because it looks so darn good!!
So with my perfect foundation, feet deserving of designer heels and soft hands ready for all my "meet and greet " invitations! I am ready to go out there and shine!
Just let me take another deep breath first!!!
This week 's top tip: A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear!