Thursday, 4 December 2008

red red red and um red


Well, it's a little warmer – a perfect day for taking a break outside. Wearing a blue floral skirt with red accents, I added red shoes and a red belt with white tights. Red lips would have been nice, too, and if I had pinned my hair I'd be very happy.



Speaking of hair do's (and not done's, like mine here), tomorrow I might just use that timeless fix and wear a hat. The air con at work is set to Arctic, so it won't just be about the look.







And now we are speaking of icy air con, I have a question for you knowledgeable ladies. My skin is suddenly very dry (as are my eyes, yeeowch), and my usual rose oil routine (morning and night, on skin not in eyes) just isn't enough any more. I already do the obvious (guzzling pints and pints of water and eating my greens – and loads of fruit) but I need more... can any of you tell me something I can use to help? Me and my poor red skin would really appreciate it! And any suggestions on a decent eye make up remover would be great, too... :)



silk cardi – cue
skirt, white tights, red belt – thrifted (tights thrifted new, obv)
shoes (both heel tips cam off today – clearly absolute need for new red shoes thnx) – sportsgirl

music – dion and the belmonts the wanderer, the saints perfect day

25 comments:

Mirthe said...

Wonderful! Love your shoes.

Helen said...

really cute outfit!

thevintageyear said...

Great outfit, and that location is so lush!

Don't have any suggestions for moisturising, but my favourite eye make up remover is plain old baby oil on a cotton wool ball. It's really effective for removing water-fast makeup.

Brigadeiro said...

Your gorgeous photos never cease to amaze me!

Regarding dry skin & eyes, omega-3 fatty acids/oils (such as from salmon skin or salmon itself) will definitely help (if you eat fish), otherwise some people take capsules, but it's always best to eat the real thing IMO...

Parapluie said...

Wonderful outfit!

Grant said...

Great minds eh? I had a red accent day today with shoes, belt and necklace.

Love this look for you lovely, and the detail shots are stnning as always. Xx

kittyscreations said...

I always love red accents in an outfit.
Have you tried a moisturizer with shea butter? Soap & Glory makes a pretty good one, and it's available at Target.
However, I wouldn't use it on your face. For my face, I always use Clinique moisturizers.

WendyB said...

I like Aveeno moisturizers -- they're very soothing.

Q's Daydream said...

Lovely!! I'm such a fan of re anything! :o)

Q's Daydream said...

red anything...hehe!

Audi said...

Another stunning outfit as usual! I like CeraVe moisturizer a lot. It feels very soothing, isn't expensive, and creates a sort of barrier on your skin that doesn't dry out by the end of the day.

lola devlin said...

The best moisturizer in the world is olive oil! Get a really nice, pure, extra virgin olive oil and just rub about a quarter size puddle on your face in the morning and night! That's all you are going to need - natural and it won't affect your skin to harshly if you still do your rose oil routine. Sounds crazy I know, but try it, it is amazing how your skin will feel!

Nadine said...

Nice idea of adding the belt to the cardigan :).

Sal said...

Wish I had some skincare advice for you, lady, but I'm useless in that department. Hope you were able to repair those adorable red shoes ... yikes!

LookingGlassGirl said...

Hey,
I also have this problem with my hands and face due to eczema. My skin tends to get incredibly dry. The best thing I can tell you is to use a simple fragrance-free emollient moisturiser, such as E45. You can use that on your face too. Keep moisturising your skin many times a day. I've also discovered that they do a bath oil too, which is good for making your skin feel oily. Aloe Vera also helps. I prefer to put that on my face, since it's gentler and cooler. Hope that helps you. I love your skirt.

ambika said...

Ooo, love the belt & so perfect w/ those shoes!

letslivefast said...

the location of these photos is beautiful!
and the outfit is cute! :)

xoxo,
MJ

The Paper Doll said...

Lovely as always - you should maybe try light skin brushing and almond oil or apricot kernal oil. Both are amazing especially if you have dry, fair and sensitive skin (like me!!). You skin will come out lush and those oils aren't all that terribly expensive either. Good luck!

Jessica said...

oh but those shoes are so lovely!!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

What cute random shots, love it.

Misha said...

the shoes and the belt - my favorite color, so of course i'm loving it!

KittyMeow said...

Sorry I can't help you with the dry skin issue as I have the completely opposite probblem; come summer, I try everything to keep my face from looking like an oil slick by the end of the day.

But I can help you with the eye makeup remover. Dermalogica's Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is very very good. Its actually a very light gel and doesn't sting your eyes.

As for red - I am currently experiencing a new obsession with the colour - red dresses, shoes and even ruby red hair, I love it! Gave it up for green a few years ago but my true love is back haha.

The outfit is adorable as always too :-)

esme and the lane way said...

Thanks very much!

And thank you for the tips.

thevintageyear: I've heard this is good, but oil makes my eyes go red and puffy :< I'm a bit high maintenance!

Brigadiro: I forgot about the goodness of Omega 3, and will get some at the weekend (I eat a bit of fish, but not enough).

Thanks for all the product tips, I will try to find one that suits – or maybe just apply rose oil throughout the day!

Looking glass girl: thanks, though I even find E45 makes me worse :<

KittyMeow: thanks! I find that any kind of oil near my eyes makes them crack it, so I will look out for this. And I love red hair, too!

Miss_Red said...

Lovely outfit, the plash of red is beautiful.

I also have really dry skin and I use a moisturiser that's oil rich and make sure that I use a hydrating mask once a week and exfoliate so the products I use are acctually penetrating the skin. Aircon is a killer for dry skin :(

Stefanie said...

I started reading your blog yesterday and love it so much already! Thank you! I recommend either the Neutrogena make up remover wipes, or the wipes from MAC. I like that you can really get close to the eye when you wrap them around your finger, and they are gentle too.

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