Diva Diaries: Double duty beauty

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beauty product_17_04_12Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Here she talks about good value beauty products.

Hurrah! Spring is finally here and I have been busy planting sunflowers with the Mini Divas and enjoying some picnics with friends – just what the doctor ordered.

Now the sun is out though, my make-up routine needs a tweak. Since this can be expensive, I love to find products which double up in purpose – perfect for travelling and ideal for allowing you to be innovative with your look.

JOICO® Moisture Recovery Leave-in Moisturiser is a brilliant tool – spray on dehydrated hair that has been exposed to a tad too much sun, styling or swimming; also use on your skin as an easily spritzed moisturiser, or spray on as a mist to seal in make-up. Genius. (£12.95, 300ml).

Forest Secrets Anti-Blemish Set is a gorgeous, concentrated set of organic oils. iRejuvenate Plus Elixir and iBright Serum can be combined together for a bespoke anti-ageing treatment (vary the amounts depending on climate and skin type), but can also be used for pigmentation variations as a spot treatment. £70 for the set – a little goes a long, long way.

Benefit Posie Tint:
I love this little gem for a perfect rosy-cheeked glow. Add to cheeks and lips for some easy, gentle, radiance and a slick of Weleda’s Calendula cream for a great, glossy pout. £24.50

Weleda Calendula Weather Protection Cream (£7.95) is a gorgeous organic and natural balm to sooth skin and lips, and can also be blended with make up for a dewy Spring day look. Use to tame eyebrows, moisturise skin and lips, blend your beauty products and great for yummy mummies as a baby balm too.


More about the author

Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Working primarily in the beauty, fashion and lifestyle industries her work spans graphic design for print and web, social media management and training, copywriting and editorial for on and offline publications. You will find her blogging as Dexterous Diva, and on Twitter as @dexdiva.


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