I have certain daily rituals that make me feel good, exercising at home is one of them. I use a website called Fitness Blender; the videos vary from benign yoga to barbarous HIIT cardio and weight training. When I’m done with the hard core workouts I can taste blood in my mouth and I sweat from every pore. Despite the brutal punishment that I subject my body to, I feel better for doing it. I try to do my home workouts every day, my mood improves and I’m much easier to live with. I can’t abide the gym, I find using the equipment tedious and the thumping monotony of ‘motivation’ music gets on my last nerve. I prefer the privacy of home and having control of the playlist.
Another of my everyday practices is listening to my favourite music and doing my make-up. I’m rediscovering Fun Machine by Lake Street Dive; Rachael Price’s voice is sublime. Early spring calls for a light, glistening look with subtle metallic eye-liner and a generous dab of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter. I’ve only used my fingers to blend, demonstrating that you don’t need loads of kit to achieve a nice look.
I’m happy to film myself doing my make-up, in the spirit of being helpful and sharing the techniques I’ve picked up along the way. However I won’t be recording myself bouncing around the living room following one of my Fitness Blender workouts, no one needs to see my spasmodic jigging and joggling.
Here is the products I used.
NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION
NARS RADIENT CREAMY CONCEALER
CLINIQUE AIRBRUSH CONCEALER
BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTER in Pearl
LAURA MERCIER CAVIAR EYE STICK COLOUR in Pink Opal (no longer available)
LAURA MERCIER CAVIAR EYE STICK COLOUR in Amethyst
URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE-ON EYE PENCIL in Mushroom
URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE-ON EYE PENCIL in Cuff
EYEKO BLACK MAGIC MASCARA (no longer available)
URBAND DECAY MOON DUST EYESHADOW in Space Cowboy
BOBBI BROWN NATURAL BROW SHAPER in Rich Brown
NARS MATTE MULTIPLE BRONZER in Vientaine
&OTHER STORIES LIP GLOSS in Pavilion Coral