My Celebrity Life

Whenever I’m Feeling Out of Sorts These Are The Beauty Products I Turn To

Some beauty products fill me with total, unadulterated joy. In fact, whenever I need a little boost in spirits, beauty is the first thing I turn to. And it sounds shallow, I know, but it really does work for me. When I start the day on a downer, there are very few things that can actually improve my mood. I mean, a slice of freshly-baked Victoria sponge and a cup of tea can only keep me content for so long. And I’m not one of those people that can power through a situation regardless of their mood, either. If I’m sad, anxious, grumpy or just plain angry, it’s an all-encompassing sort of situation.

I have found that over the years, the way that I’m feeling has a lot to do with how I’m treating myself. With a solid beauty routine being one of the easiest ways to show yourself some love, I’ve spent a lot of time honing quick, no-fuss beauty rituals that guarantee to get me out of a funk. It sounds extra, I know, but for me, it honestly works.

For instance, I know that when I’m struggling to sleep, reaching for my This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and a Spacemask will have me out like a light. If I’m feeling anxious, I know my go-to Aromatherapy Associates Revive Bath Oil and Omorovicza Gold Sugar Body Scrub will calm my mind, at least for a few minutes.

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But while sleep-inducing and anti-anxiety beauty products are by far two of the most well-known sections of the mood-shifting beauty market, that’s not to say it stops there. Whether I’m feeling frustrated, stressed, forlorn or just plain down in the dumps, there’s a product out there for me.

And sadly, now more so than ever, without the option of blowing off some steam with an outdoor run or a visit to a friend, I’ve found myself turning to my trusty mood-boosting beauty products more so than ever. From zingy hand creams to cooling face masks, keep scrolling to discover the most emotionally uplifting beauty products around.

My Celebrity Life – Aēsop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
Aēsop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

For me, happiness is feeling comfortable, so it makes sense that I’m feeling my cheeriest when my skin isn’t playing up or sore. At the moment, I’m trying to give my hands all of the love they deserve, and this uplifting aromatic hand balm is an absolute hero. Not only does the mandarin and cedarwood scent put a smile on my face, but it also leaves my hands happy too.

My Celebrity Life – Neom Organics London Happiness Home Mist Room
Neom Organics London Happiness Home Mist Room

This blend of zesty Sicilian lemon and fresh basil is like happiness in a spritz. If I’m feeling a bit down in the dumps, I spray this on soft furnishings and it’s an instant lift. It’s fresh and zingy, a bit sherbert-y but spa-like at the same time. If you ask me, this is exactly what happiness smells like.

My Celebrity Life – Huda Beauty Rose Obsessions Palette
Huda Beauty Rose Obsessions Palette

I am by no means an eye shadow artist, however, this tiny pastel palette is enough to put a smile on even the grumpiest of faces. With a mix of wearable mattes and pretty shimmers, a simple swipe over the lids cheers me up in a matter of seconds.

My Celebrity Life – Malin + Goetz Stem Eau de Parfum
Malin + Goetz Stem Eau de Parfum

It’s all too easy to reach for a sweet, citrusy perfume when you’re feeling down. After all, it makes sense that those summer scents should do the trick. However, experts actually say that any scent that we associate with happiness will help evoke it. For me (and for many others too), it’s light and fresh florals that fill me with joy. This particular perfume smells like spring meadows and freshly cut grass, making it my go-to happy spritz.

My Celebrity Life – Dr Hauschka Shower Cream
Dr Hauschka Shower Cream

When you want to boost energy, I would usually advise opting for a tingly, gel body wash. However, this shower cream smells like zesty lemon, zingy ginger and fresh lemongrass to make for the most invigorating of wake up calls. Plus, the moisturising cream formula won’t leave your skin stripped like other fragranced washes.

My Celebrity Life – Odacité Rose + Neroli HydraVitalizing Treatment Mist
Odacité Rose + Neroli Hydra-Vitalizing Treatment Mist

Whether it’s the refreshing spritz itself, the scent or the formula, I really don’t know, but there is genuinely nothing more energising than a good face mist. Whenever I’m lacking in energy levels throughout the day, a quick spray of this over my face instantly refreshes and revives. As a bonus, it leaves my skin seriously glowy.

My Celebrity Life – Sarah Chapman Skinesis Glow Illuminating Elixir
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Glow Illuminating Elixir

When my energy levels are low, you can bet my skin is feeling it too. This glow-giving elixir not only plumps and nourishes skin, but it also provides the perfect slip for the ultimate re-energising facial massage. Finally, it also contains a blend of neroli, frankincense, lavender and clary sage essential oils to help boost energy.

My Celebrity Life – The Body Shop Oils of Life TwinBall Facial Massager
The Body Shop Oils of Life Twin-Ball Facial Massager

This hardworking facial massager knows exactly how to boost circulation and inject some life back into tired skin.

My Celebrity Life – LOccitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Eye Serum
L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Eye Serum

If I’m feeling exhausted and pre-empting a distinct lack of energy the following day, I dab this rejuvenating serum around my eyes before bed. Overnight, it works against dark circles, puffiness and fatigue. After all, it’s a lot easier to feel energised when you look it too.

My Celebrity Life – Westlab Recover Bathing Salts
Westlab Recover Bathing Salts

It’s no secret that I love a bath. In fact, I have one every single night before bed to help me unwind and destress. While I usually reach for lavender-scented soaks, these super-affordable white willow and eucalyptus salts are surprisingly relaxing. I’ve found myself turning to these a lot more during the colder months to help open up my airways and clear my head.

My Celebrity Life – Garnier Organic Lavandin AntiAge Facial Sleeping Cream
Garnier Organic Lavandin Anti-Age Facial Sleeping Cream

If I’ve had a super busy day and I’m struggling to unwind before bed, this pot of goodness always helps. Not only is it intensely nourishing and calming, but the subtle lavender scent also offers up some serious emotional relief. Expect to wake up with plumped, firmed, glowing skin.

My Celebrity Life – ESPA Soothing Body Oil
ESPA Soothing Body Oil

Nothing helps me relax quite like a quick limb massage. I absolutely love massaging this calming oil into my arms and legs to relieve muscle tension and soothe skin at the same time. With notes of sandalwood, rose geranium and frankincense, it really does help your home feel a little bit more spa-like.

My Celebrity Life – 111skin Sub Zero DePuffing Energy Facial Mask Pack of 5
111skin Sub Zero De-Puffing Energy Facial Mask – Pack of 5

A stress-filled day for me usually involves sitting in front of my laptop for hours on end. As a result, my eyes usual feel strained and aching by the evening. To help soothe them, I pop on these eye masks and 20 minutes later, I feel like a new (much calmer) woman.

My Celebrity Life – Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne Spray
Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne Spray

We all have days when we’re feeling a little less sure of ourselves than normal. Whenever I need to pull it together and get stuff done, a few spritzes of this ignites something in me. Combining the zesty notes of lemon and mandarin with the musky base of sandalwood and cedar, Acqua di Parma’s cult fragrance has something powerfully invigorating about it. When I’m wearing this, nothing can stop me.

My Celebrity Life – LOréal Professionnel Série Expert Pro Longer Lengths Renewing Masque
L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Pro Longer Lengths Renewing Masque

My long hair is definitely a comfort blanket. When I’m not feeling myself, a bit of extra time on my hair can make all of the different. This new hair mask formulated for those trying to grow longer lengths has already firmly cemented its place as my favourite beauty launch of 2020. Because, as it turns out, hearing everyone tell you how great your hair looks is empowering.

My Celebrity Life – MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger
MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

Name a more empowering beauty product that a good red lipstick. I’ll wait. This particular shade from MAC has been my go-to feel-good lipstick for as long as I can remember. It’s comfortable, long-lasting and makes my teeth look whiter than they actually are. All in all, it’s basically all I need to look pulled-together. A single swipe takes a big beauty burden off my shoulders.

My Celebrity Life – Lumene Nordic Hydra LAHDE Oxygen Recovery 72h Hydra Gel Mask
Lumene Nordic Hydra [LAHDE] Oxygen Recovery 72h Hydra Gel Mask

This super-cooling face mask really works by shocking my skin back into life. It’s instantly refreshing and leaves behind the most beautiful dewy glow. After just five minutes, I’m ready to take on anything.

My Celebrity Life – Origins Ginger Body Scrub
Origins Ginger Body Scrub

Adding this invigorating scrub to my morning shower routine is a guaranteed way to start the day off on a good foot. With refreshing ginger, it leaves the skin feeling (and smelling) absolutely amazing.

My Celebrity Life – Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

Nothing says comfort quite like a nourishing face moisturiser. Perfect for skin prone to redness and irritation, this lightweight moisturiser is like a comfort blanket for your face.

Fresh Sugar Caramel Hydrating Lip Balm Limited-Edition
Fresh Sugar Caramel Hydrating Lip Balm Limited-Edition

To me, feeling comfortable and cosy means ruling out any uncomfortable skin situations. My dry lips often cause me upset and this thick, nourishing balm is my go-to. As an added bonus, it smells like salted caramel. What’s not to love about that?

Molton brown Milk Musk Eau de Parfum
Molton brown Milk Musk Eau de Parfum

Like fluffy towels, creamy vanilla and warm cashmere, this new perfume from Molton Brown is just about one of the most comforting aromas I have ever come across. It’s like wrapping yourself up in a blanket after a tiring day.

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

Cleansing gels can often leave my skin red and irritated, but thick, sumptuous balms are rarely enough on their own to decongest my oily T-zone. This incredible balm is soothing and also contains Hungarian moor mud to help clear pores. Using it makes for the ultimate calming beauty ritual.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Nude Cream
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Nude Cream

While perfumed body creams are great and everything, if you have sensitive skin like me, you’ll know that sometimes heavily scented products do more harm than good. When I’m looking for extra comfort, I reach for this fragrance-free, kind-to-skin body cream. It offers deep, soothing nourishment without even a hint of irritation.


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