WHERE — Barcelona
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty
On my top shelf: the face masks I reach for when my skin is in need of serious SOS.
I’ve always been a sucker for a good face mask. Back in high school I used to make my own concoctions from my mothers kitchen (because there was definitely no Sephora in NZ back in 2005) with Manuka honey, oats and cinnamon.
And while I no longer whip up homemade face masks (I still swear by my recipe though), l have a selection of go-to masks which I rely on religiously when my face is feeling a little tired/dry/lacklustre.
Sephora Eye Masks
Who would have thought the affordable, brightly-coloured masks by the register at Sephora would turn out to be some of the best eye masks around (especially considering cost per use)? As someone who has chronic insomnia, I swear by these. Keep them in your fridge, then apply while you’re getting ready for a seriously soothing mask.
Strivectin 5 Minute Weekly Glycolic Peel
The world of peels and heavy duty face masks is new to me – so I’m starting off slow with this super mind peel (which you can leave on for less than 5 minutes if you want to be super cautious). I’m digging the instantly bright, fresh appearance it has on my skin, however you do need to be careful not to use it if you plan to have sun exposure. So it’s best to use at night, and mainly in the winter months.