Vol. 17 - From The Top Shelf
and a podcast about internet aesthetics & how they're killing individuality
Happy Sunday, everyone! How are we all doing? If you follow me elsewhere, you would have heard that I spent most of this week fighting with my health insurance and advising my fellow women on scamming their health insurance if they are having hormonal issues (for legal reasons, this is a *joke*). I’m kind of bored of feeling lacklustre and like the planets are out to get me, so I am choosing delusion and happiness for the rest of this week. I have some exciting things coming up that I’m lucky to be a part of, so this is my reminder to myself to stop being such an Eeyore about things. Today we’re going back to the things that spark joy and that I love to talk about, such as beauty, fashion and film. I’m spending the day in Paris next week as Sandro invited me, which is really exciting. I will definitely be vlogging a ‘Tamsin in Paris’ episode for my Youtube channel. I’m also going to a dinner hosted by Trudon and their creative director, Julien, for the launch of their new perfume. Henry and I are loyal fans of Trudon, with different variations of their Ernesto scent being scattered throughout our home (and the empty candle jars being used to hold my cotton pads in the bathroom!). Everything about their brand is chic and an aesthetic dream, so I can imagine this dinner will be no different. As I am dedicating a day this week to life admin and organisation (which includes every cupboard we have), let’s start with my bathroom cabinet…
So this last month has seen a lot of empties as well as plenty of new additions to my beauty cabinet(s). It seems like a while since we’ve spoken products, so I’m going to give you an honest run down on each. The below are a mixture of items I’ve been gifted or bought, but as always, with this newsletter, I’m not being paid to talk about any of these! Let’s start with…
BeautyPie Hair/Skin/Nail Gummies - The way I smashed through these?? I get my nails done every few weeks, and previously I was using SOS builder gel because I’d have the odd nail break whenever I didn’t use it (it’s extra strong and helps protect your nails), but for the last month, I’ve stopped using it because my nails have been so good. They’ve also been growing at ridiculous rates; weirdly, the tips are much whiter.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony - This was obviously gifted because it is outrageously expensive, and I wanted to hate it out of principle, but it is SO good. I was using it sparingly because I never wanted to run out, but alas, the time has come. Whilst I won’t be running to spend £660 on a bottle, I will vouch for their facial at the Fenwicks in Bond Street. It is truly incredible at lifting, sculpting and adding a glow to your face, and they use a multitude of products on your face for a fraction of the cost, so I think I’ll be making this a regular part of my routine instead of this product.
Ouai Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - So obviously, the perk of my job is being sent many new and great products to try. However, there are only so many things I can try at a time, and as I am very loyal to my Christophe Robin Salt Scrub, I’ve delayed trying any of the shampoos I’ve been sent. I started using this in January and have already finished it. I love it. My scalp felt great, my hair was squeaky clean, and it smelled amazing.
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