My Updated In-Flight Skincare Routine

In flight skincare routine | All Dolled Up

I am a slave to all things Lisa Eldridge and her in-flight beauty routine is one of my favourite posts of hers. I wrote my own version a few years ago but the products I use have changed quite a lot recently so I think it’s time for an update. I’m going overseas on Sunday and these are the skincare stars I’ll be packing in my carry-on:

Instagram Rewind #2

Instagram Rewind | All Dolled Up

Every now and then we put together a little highlights package from our Instagram account so you can see what we’ve been testing recently. Not everything we see or try out makes it onto the blog (read our content policy here) so it’s a great way to stay up to date with the products we’re using and what we think of them.

Beauty Hoarder: Hydrating Serums

Beauty Hoarder: Hydrating Serums | All Dolled Up

As someone whose main skin concern is dehydration, it’s no surprise that I tend to like hydrating serums, although why I need so many I’m not really sure! I’m a sucker for anything that claims to improve water retention in the skin and here are the ones currently in rotation on my face: Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum When Sali Hughes and Caroline Hirons both recommend a fairly affordable hydration product, you know I’m making a beeline for it. It has a very light, cooling texture that sinks quickly into the skin without leaving any kind of residue…

Shopping the Stash #4

Shop the Stash | All Dolled Up

This post is basically taking the place of a monthly favourites post because not only have I loved using these products this month, but they’re all products that I owned already but hadn’t been in rotation for a while. I’ve been enjoying quite a natural, tonal look – bronzy skin and brown eyeshadow, with a natural, flushed cheek and matching pink lips. Here are the makeup items I’ve been using to achieve it:

Accidental Dischem Haul: Essence & L.A. Girl

Dischem Haul - Drugstore Beauty Haul - All Dolled Up

So, there we were on Sunday after a delightful brunch together, innocently browsing a nearby Dischem for essentials, when this happened: Essence 2 in 1 Eyeshadow & Liner I’m a huge fan of the one-and-done smoky eye and cream eyeshadows are the best way to do that. MAC “Groundwork” and Maybelline “On and On Bronze” get a lot of use this way in my collection and when I saw these new waterproof eyeshadow pencils from Essence, I thought they might work well for the same thing. The shade I picked up is called “She’s Got the Mauve” and looks a…

Camilla’s Skincare Routine // The Add-On’s

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the all-Environ routine that I’ve been following for the past six months. Whilst I am faithful to Environ for cleansing, toning and moisturising purposes, I still love alternating my masks and exfoliators. Here’s a run down of the ones I use most regularly: Added Extra: The Exuviance Vitamin C+Antiaging Booster is the newest addition to my skincare arsenal, and I am absolutely blown away by how effective it is. I’d never tried a Vitamin C powder formula before, so this was definitely a new experience for me – you simply sprinkle some of the powder into…

Retinol: How and Why to Use It

Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment and Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate

On the weekend I hosted a skincare and makeup workshop with a group of women who were (mostly) in their late 30s and early 40s, and the discussion naturally came around to anti-ageing. I introduced them to the idea of using a retinol product to help manage fine lines and skin texture issues, and it occurred to me that there were probably many of you who didn’t fully understand retinol either.

Hidden Gems of the Drugstore

Hidden gems of the drugstore | All Dolled Up

Beauty blogs and YouTube channels all over the world are bursting with great, affordable makeup and skincare product recommendations. Some of those products get raved about to such a degree that they achieve cult status (think Real Techniques brushes, Maybelline Great Lash mascara and Carmex lip treatment) but others are much less likely to get a rave review online. I rifled through my collection and picked out the unsung heroes that I think deserve more notice: Skin There are two primers that I use regularly (see my entire primer collection here) that are so good, I’d pick them over the…

What’s in my On-the-Go Beauty Bag

Whats in my On-the-Go Beauty Bag | All Dolled Up

This has the potential to be the most boring blog post of all time… but for some reason, I love taking a sneaky peek inside other people’s handbags so I figure a couple of you might too! “What’s in my Bag” videos are my guilty pleasure on YouTube (anyone else?!) so I thought I’d show you what goes into the little pouch that I keep in my main handbag. It’s a short list of absolute essentials: