As 2017 draws to a close I’ve been reflecting on all sorts of things that have happened this year and I know everyone says this but seriously I cannot get over how incredibly fast this year has flown by. I think its probably because James and I are planning our wedding (12th May 2018!) and we’re STILL in the long and stressful process of buying our first house- not long to go now!!…Its been quite the year and I know 2018 is definitely going to top it! This year has all been about the preparing and planning and 2018 is going to be about the milestone memories- knowing this as we’re just about to step into a brand new year makes me happier than I can put into this blog post.

Whilst a lot has happened for me personally and work wise I’ve also very importantly grown to love some products that have quickly won cult status to me so I wanted to share a few of my faves from 2017, these products will certainly be helping me look, smell and feel great in 2018!

By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum 

This stuff is what beauty dreams are made of. The only way to describe this is an instant complexion enhancer in one sweep! I opted for the darkest shade ‘Sunny Flash’ and I honestly can’t imagine doing my makeup without it. I’m going to dedicate a full post to it over the next few weeks so watch this space!

Byredo Bal D’Afrique 

This scent has seen me through the final quarter of the year and for that reason alone means its one I’ll always cherish and never forget – so much has happened in the last few months all whilst wearing this scent. It has the power to instantly uplift me and its incredibly moorish.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold 

This award-winning revolutionary resurfacing treatment works by stimulating deep layers of the skin to lift, rejuvenate and resurface the skin cells. I use it every 2 days after cleansing, before I go to bed and I wake up to seriously glowing skin. I’ve recommended this stuff to so many people it really is amazing and I’m nearly at the end of my second bottle.

Tan Luxe Illuminating Tan Drops

Tan Luxe has become my favourite sunless tanning brand, I love the tanning mouse and tanning water I do a fully body self tan once a week  (usually on a Sunday night ready for the week ahead) but these illuminating tan drops are just the best ever! I mix a few drops into my moisturiser before I go to bed once or twice a week and I wake up to a very subtle bronzed natural glow. I always get compliments on how well I look when I use this stuff so I know it must work! There really is nothing better than a tan and these drops make it fool proof and so easy!

This year I’ve been concentrating on my skin more than ever- I mean I’ve always been into it but this year more than most I think with the lead up to my wedding I’ve been giving it extra love! I use this every single day without fail and my skin looks so hydrated and youthful as a result. This formula uses three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as an HA crosspolymer, to offer multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely to improve temporary surface hydration.

Wishing you all the very best 2018 – thank you so much for reading and see you on the other side!!

Love, Jess

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