There’s nothing like those first days of Spring when it’s sunny and the temperature is mild. On the reverse we can experience the erratic changes in weather when it’s sunny one minute and then raining or cold the next. During this time is can be difficult to decide what to wear in the morning. In my featured look I’m wearing a medium density shirt with black a t-shirt underneath. By layering I will be warm enough if the temperature dips and I can take the shirt off and wear just the t-shirt if and when the sun comes out.
The gender camps have blurred when it comes to make up. I know guys who wear tons of the stuff and women who barely touch it. Parts of society have become less interested in labeling each other which has been a long time coming. You define yourself as gay? That’s so 90’s! The steps we’ve made in how we accept each other has opened up doors, particularly for men, when it comes to style and cosmetics. I like brands such as Grown Alchemist and Aesop because they offer gender neutral products that look great in any bathroom or wash bag. High five for brands like these because I find the whole grrrrrr just for MEN thing a bit stupid.
As I’m using retinoid products it’s essential I use an SPF everyday and I’ve noticed my skin looking paler than usual. I’m into pale skin but I’m starting to look a bit ghostly. To combat this I’ve been on the lookout for a BB cream or a tinted moisturiser in the hope it will even out my completion and add some colour whilst looking completely natural. I asked one of the experts at Niche-Beauty & Niche-Men for some guidance and they sent me a sample of Grown Alchemist Tinted Hydra-Repair Day Cream. I was taken a back when I saw the colour as it looks very dark but the description says it’s suitable for all skin tones. 1-2 pumps on top of my moisturiser/SPF gives my skin the perfect amount of colour without me looking like I’m wearing any makeup which is exactly what I was aiming for.
Photography Christian Roman for lookin good feelin fine.
I feel most alive during the first days of Spring, when the air is warmer and the sun shines. Swapping my heavy winter coat for something much lighter leaves me feeling free with renewed energy and feelings of optimism. For a while navy blue has been my version of black and I often reach for earthy tones when shopping for clothes. This season I want to update my style with some humor whilst sticking to my preferred shades. Don’t expect clown costumes or Hawaiian shirts but something fun and friendly like the cactus print in this jumper.
Photography Christian Roman for Lookin Good Feelin Fine
It’s officially Springtime people! Well, in this part of the world at least. The Easter Holiday’s are over and so it’s time to freshen up my home, and my skin.
Kiehl’s have launched two new masques to the range and they both look super. For now I’m using the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque* a few times a week. Whilst this is a purifying mask it’s different from the usual clay types as it brightens the skin leaving it soft and fresh looking. It should be used at night as the last step of your routine. I apply a generous amount to my face, leaving it for 15 minutes, as the instructions recommend I wipe off the excess and then leave it on overnight. The smell is fresh and minty (don’t expect orange or sweet because it’s not) which seems strange for a nighttime product. I normally prefer something that feels comforting at night but if it works then I’m on board! The slight menthol fragrance helps stimulate the blood flow overnight, resulting in bright and fresh skin by morning – totally worth it! I recommend a double cleanse to thoroughly remove the product which leads me to Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser*. I’m not a fan of harsh or heavy cleansers so I had some trepidation using this in case it left my skin stripped. It totally didn’t! Whilst my skin tends to be dry I have to watch that my pores don’t become clogged so I wanted to incorporate a cleanser that detoxifies my skin without stripping the natural oils. This cleanser is perfectly gentle yet leaves my skin super clean which is surprising considering that it (gently) foams. Detoxifying and foaming and usually a bad combination for me when it comes to cleansers but in this case Sunday Riley has it down!
Photography: Christian Roman for Lookin Good Feelin Fine *Press Samples
This week I had to make a work trip to Stuttgart, this small city has a few cultural highlights so I took the opportunity to take a stroll through the city center. And this is what I found, and also what I wore ; )