Staycation & Swimming!

Out & About

I have been taking a few weeks off from TV and have been enjoying simple things like going to bed at bedtime and getting up at breakfast – although with 25 years of no sleep pattern it takes a while to adjust but having a healthy breakfast to get up to has helped!!

I love having time to test out so many new products and measure them against the heritage proven brands and formulas I trust…and I get to fall back in love with these old formulas all over again! I have lots of key essential oils blooming in my garden that remind me of so many great products and I have been blending my own as an aromatherapist -try taking inspiration from in season blooms for your atomisers. I also love using mint as a digestive tummy settling aid in tea infusions!

Summer Skin Problem

Summer sunshine can cause more oil to be produced by your skin which is perfectly normal as it’s a way of your skin trying to defend itself. To help balance the skin out do add a non drying wash or a cleanser that works with water into your routine – for more information check out my free tutorial on combination skin or oily skin that you can find here.

Dog Update

Thanks for all your love for Zelda – she is now swimming to help her hips and doing lots of quick marching walks, which is also helping my knees!!

TV & Radio

I’m back on your screens this week on QVC – my highlight show will be my regular Wednesday evening 8pm Beauty Insider show which is followed, as usual, by a live Q&A over on my Facebook page with Will Gowing where I answer your beauty dilemmas (if you don’t follow me on social you can do so here). I always love getting your questions and as a qualified industry expert I love customising your routine with tips and techniques.

Then I’m back on QVC this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and on Sunday it is the Elemis Today’s Special Value day which is always a giggle with Keeley – especially if the studios are roasting and we’re delirious with the heat!

Beauty Hack

Worth over £200, if you want to buy the Elemis Today’s Special Value early for just £67 you can do so by click/tapping here.

Perfect for this time of year with holidays and muggy heat, the skincare collection includes cooling calming micellar cleanser and of course the multi award winning pro collagen marine cream. Choose original for combination/normal skin or my skin loves the rich option! This collection is also great for deprived sleep and sticky nights that make your skin look tired and dehydrated – you can help prevent this from happening with not only the clever Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil, which helps you wake up looking refreshed, but also the Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial – a cool treatment infused night cream that seals in moisture and helps protect from the muggy night sweats.

In addition you also get the Frangipani treatments: a shower/bathing cream and an intoxicating body cream. I often get asked to describe this smell and I think it’s like evening jasmine blooms on a warm breeze! I certainly have loved using it on my staycation – I hope you enjoy too 🙂

My First Blog!

Welcome to my blog – here you can keep up to date with beauty news and what’s happening behind the scenes in my beauty life! 

My Beauty Problems

I’m going to start with some beauty problems, mine to begin with! Which isn’t always beautiful as demonstrated by the need for dark circle coverups that work from late nights on TV to early starts travelling going to brand consultancy and press with horses and dogs that don’t understand sleep ins! My favourite tip here is to get a head start on the dark circle (that I know will be there from the short nights sleep) with a quick coat of self tan on the face and neck – this makes you look healthier when the dreaded alarm call goes early.

A quick massage before you go to bed either with an electrical tool, or manual metal or semi precious one, I’ve been enjoying the new Elemis manual roller drainage one included in their new Ultrasmart Pro-Collagen eye treatment duo. Doing this for seconds, not even minutes, can manually help to flush away the look of fluid retention around the eye and alleviate some darkness too. Concealer is a given to cover the dark circles but also carry a corrector (like from Bobbi Brown – my shade is light beige) and reapplying, especially if you wear glasses like me as when you take them off they leave marks so I pat on the corrector even over makeup. 

Your Beauty Problems

My most frequently asked question has been about dull/tired looking skin or products not working and you wanting to change products/brands. Save some money first and exfoliate more with a stronger product to remove the top layers and invigorate and boost that glow look. I find physical exfoliates with grains in them are best for this – remember to test patch but everyone has come back and said that this worked and they can finish their existing products now. 

Beauty Hack

My Tarte felt eye liner finished coincidently when I was in a rush and couldn’t find my liner brush on an early start from home, so I grabbed it and used it in my Bobbi Brown pot liner – fabulous application so I’m not throwing any of my felt liners away and am now using them when they have dried up as applicators! 

Animal Farm

This week some bad news on the animals, poor Zelda has hip dysplasia and maybe a hip fracture so she is on painkillers and the lead – not easy as a farm dog as it means neither of us are getting enough exercise and we are missing our long walks. I’ve even bought her some new sun lounger beds so when she is in the stables with me she doesn’t lie on the concrete! So supplementation wise we are all on turmeric, horses, dogs and humans!

Radio Work

I really enjoyed my interview with JoAnne Good on BBC radio! Did you get a chance to listen? Would love to hear your thoughts if you did 🙂

Beauty Diary

Keep up to date daily with Instagram by clicking here. My Beauty Insider show is back on Wednesday at 8pm on QVC, watch live and shop the show here. Remember I have a Live Q&A on my Facebook page straight after the show at 9pm – you can watch last weeks Q&A here.

Midnight Saturday (Friday night late ) I’m launching a special Benefit promotion with crazy fabulous artist Lisa potter Dixon – don’t miss it if you love you

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And finally, a thought on cosmetics:

Makeup makes you positive