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31 Days of Inspiration: Pretty Honest pt 1

Pretty Honest book

I’ll be frank with you, this is not my copy of Pretty Honest. It’s my twin sister’s. I have my own copy and I seriously have been reading it, but in order for you to understand why I chose a beauty book over a diet or mindfulness book for the 31 days of inspiration challenge you need to understand where I stand with make-up. About ten steps behind my twin sister. My sister’s always been into her make-up, which if I’m honest has made me pretty lazy when it comes to making decisions about my own. Despite being only 40 minutes older than me, she’s got years on me in terms of cleansing, foundation, eye lash curlers (horrible, horrible contraption that I will never let her use on me again) and general beautification. Where I have a cute little china mug full of my make-up products, she has a cabinet.

Her methodical approach to Sali Hughes’ Pretty Honest came as no surprise this Christmas. And I’m trying really hard not to revert to type and just ask my sister to buy me the products she thinks I should be using, because as Sali says, we all have different skin types, and we should know our own skin better than anyone else.

Step one. Get to know my skin.

Step two. Look after it.

Easier said than done, however, Sali’s daily routine page spread has been genuinely helpful, and her revelation that toner is unnecessary made my week. I now have to somehow get to grips with SERUMS though… When did serums happen?!

(I’ve set myself a ‘Say Yes‘ challenge, I’ll be attempting to take charge of my beauty routine this January through the wisdom of Sali Hughes. I’ll illustrate my findings on postcards to share with you here and then send out into the world).


Listening to Febueder: Owing

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