Monday, 17 April 2017
You know when a skincare product launches and you just get really overexcited? That was exactly what happened when I saw Pixi had extended its range of skincare mists. I'm a huge fan of skin mists and often use them to top up my skin's hydration when I'm on holiday or to try and liven up my face while strolling through an airport (with a quick stop off at the La Mer counter!).
So here's a little guide to what does what...
Vitamin Wakeup Mist (£16) Best applied to a clean face first thing in the morning, this is a boosting toner to give a revitalized, awakened effect. It is filled with citrus ingredients to perk up the skin before moisturisers. Out of all four of the mists I wasn't so keen on the smell of this one but it definitely helped to perk up my skin!
Glow Mist (£16) This is one of the Pixi 'classics' as it was launched a few years back. It gives a radiant, dewy effect and is enriched with 13 different oils to hydrate and nourish skin. Shake well to mix in the oils then the mist can either be applied morning or night; on bare skin or over makeup. I use this on makeup free days or apply a couple of spritzes over makeup to give me a dewy glow.
Makeup Fixing Mist (£16) I was really excited to give this a try as I don't often use a makeup setting spray. I've heard good things about the Urban Decay spray but haven't really seen other products leading the way. I often worry that makeup fixers can be a bit too chemically and cause me to break out in spots but this spray contains all natural ingredients - like rose water and green tea - that protect and balance the skin while holding on to makeup.
Hydrating Milky Mist (£18) In terms of hydrating sprays I always reach for my La Roche Posay water, but recently my skin has been in absolute havoc and has been extremely dry. As well as using a serum and moisturiser day and night I now like to use an additional hydrating spray to lock in moisture. This mist is ultra light and contains hyaluronic acid to give an instant layer of hydration and help plump up the skin.
At the end of March I got invited to the opening of Kimchee's latest restaurant in King's Cross. Kimchee is a Korean restaurant that has just opened in Pancras Square - the second Kimchee restaurant to open in London following the success of its original branch in Holborn.
Kimchee serves a range of meat, fish and vegetable Korean dishes all cooked in an open plan kitchen. The dining area reminded me of a slightly fancier Wagamamas as it is all shared tables, however, there are private dining tables downstairs and even a table top barbeque. The restaurant itself is huge and extremely airy with high ceilings - however, they have put a lot of tables into the space available so if it's busy it can feel a little cramped.
Now on to the food....
Feeling blue? We all need a moment or two to relax and this new collection from Crabtree & Evelyn will take you to sunny seaside holidays. Inspired by marine ingredients and the restorative power of the sea, the La Source collection for hair, skin and body contains four different Marine Blends, each with Green Seaweed Extract, to boost skin benefits.
Hero products include the Hydra Marine Nourishing Oil - an indulgent dry oil for the body - and the Eau De La Source perfume - a tranquil scent of ocean breezes and clean citrus. The entire range is totally refreshing and invigorating.