POSTED: 26 Nov 2017


There’s quite definitely a noticeable chill in the air this weekend. So its the perfect excuse to stay in, get cozy and indulge in a little beauty. We’ve put together a little treat this week in terms of tips and our YouTube channel of the week! Also, don’t forget its Cyber weekend 2017 so we’ve got plenty of advice as to how you can boost your beauty routine without breaking the bank. With that, pour yourself a cup of the (or coffee), pop your feet up and enjoy this week’s beauty digest from The Blog.

YouTube Beauty Channel To Check Out

This week, we’re super excited to feature A Model Recommends. Ruth Crilly is a model, writer and ultimate beauty insider. Her professional blog, A Model Recommends, is a flawless combination of skincare, makeup and lifestyle advice. We’re especially fond of the YouTube channel which features beauty tips and product reviews that are clearly aimed at savvy and busy women (Ruth herself is now a mother of two). The evolution of her channel and blog from young model to a working mother is very identifiable and impressive. Not to be missed are her makeup for lifting tired eyes and cleansing oils for added benefits videos. Check her out on Instagram and Twitter for more professional beauty tips interweaved with a bit of Brit banter and the cutest pets.

Hair & Skincare Tip To Try

We can no longer pretend to ignore the fabulous Avocado. Not content with being the defining element for the brunch staple of a generation, the Avocado is also one of nature’s gifts to beauty. Avocados are packed with Vitamins A, B and E as well as minerals and natural fats. Altogether this provides a powerful skin boosting cocktail which leaves even the driest skin feeling hydrated and moisturised.

For a nourishing face and hair mask, mash a ripe avocado then split into equal parts into two bowls. For the face mask, add a tablespoon of honey (great for acne or redness), two tablespoons of natural yoghurt (for spots or ageing skin)  and a tablespoon of oatmeal (for dry flaky skin). Mix the mask and apply to cleansed skin for 10-15 minutes. Wash off the mixture and massage on your favourite skin serums and moisturiser for smooth and glowing skin.

For your hair, take the other half of the mashed avocado and whisk in a quarter of a cup of olive oil. Apply to combed hair (damp or dry) and wrap hair in a warm towel or shower cap for 30 minutes. After which, rinse off the mixture and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual. This mixture leaves hair incredibly smooth, shiny and conditioned. If you have oily or greasy hair then add juice from half a lemon to the mixture.

Makeup Technique To Practice

As it comes close to Christmas, we reckon its time to start practicing flawless makeup application. As such, it’s definitely worth checking out both our dewy skin perfecting technique as well as our tips for colour correcting and concealing.

Beauty Guide To Read

As its Cyber weekend 2017, we recommend our guide to all the best beauty deals this year. Some of our favourite skincare and makeup brands have put forward impressive discounts. It’s a good time to pick up products that you might have been thinking of introducing into your beauty routine. It’s also a cost-effective way to pick up Christmas gifts for beauty lovers. Try to focus on products you wanted and not get too carried away though!!

Sneak Peek At The Coming Week In Beauty

We’ll be stepping up our efforts a little more next week. We’ve got a few tips and guides to help with winter beauty. We are also going to be focusing on skincare and makeup products, trends and techniques to get you through the Christmas party season. Keep an eye out for our Christmas beauty gift recommendations as well as what professional treatments are worth doing throughout the winter months so you’re ready for the summer.

What next?

For more on Winter skincare, check out our most recent post.

If you want to step up your skincare routine, check out our guide to face serums.

Healthy and beauty go hand in hand, check out our long read on Endometriosis.

Want more YouTube and Sunday beauty tips? See our last Sunday vibes post….

Authored by:

Dr Amel Ibrahim
Aesthetic Doctor & Medical Director
Founder City Skin Clinic
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Associate Member of British Association of Body Sculpting GMC Registered - 7049611

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