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3 Facial Oils You Will Love If You Have Dry Skin.

3 Facial Oils To Try, ooh facial oils, rosehip, cacay, kiehls, midnight recovery concentrate

I have dry skin, so am a great believer in using face oils to nourish and hydrate the skin. Face oils are now lightweight and fast absorbing. When I need a hydration fix, I apply before moisturiser in the daytime, mix with foundation and also apply nightly.  Using sparingly sorts my dry skin out a treat and injects a much needed boost of moisture to the face.

I like to use face oils 2 or 3 times a week. Currently my skin is dehydrated and sensitive. Unusually I also have a couple of spots at the time of writing this, but these 3 oils seem to work a treat to help combat the problems I have:

Hearing such great reports about Rosehip oils from other bloggers, when Ooh! asked if I would like to try their version I jumped at the chance. The texture of this odourless oil is light and only 2-3 drops are needed. Using this alone or in conjunction with the other oils featured in this post, works just as well. I used this product alone for 2 weeks and the texture and health of my skin improved generally. I am keen to use this over a much longer period of time, as the ingredients packed into the bottle are said to regenerate tissue, healing scars and stretch marks. Just what I need to try to reduce the small scarring I have on my nose. 

Ingredients include: Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid

Another ultra-lightweight oil from Ooh! Again unscented, I didn't notice much difference between using the Cacay Oil to the Rosehip. It's another lovely oil, which is super hydrating. Catered to more mature skin types, I wouldn't let this put those of you off with younger skin. For the days when my skin is particular dry, tired, dull or just not quite feeling it, this is the oil I will use. It really packs a punch, to leave skin feeling hydrated with a certain glow and no greasy residue in sight. 

Ingredients include: 100% Caryodendron Orinocense Nut Oil.

I love both oils. However for the price difference, I didn't really notice that much difference to my skin.

For the nights I need a little help, I apply a few drops of this ten minutes before bed. I massage the oil into my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin and then push any remaining product into the skin.  For the evenings my skin feels particularly parched this is the one I always go to. It's heavy duty stuff and an old favourite! For the full review head here.

Do you have any favourite facial oils? Do those I've mentioned feature?

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Sydney, Australia: Where To Stay, Eat & Shop.

Wanting to offer a little more information/guides to my travel portfolio, I am happy to welcome Emma to my blog, who has put together a mini Sydney Travel Guide for the first-timer. Thinking of going to Sydney, this is one post you cannot afford to miss. Keen to explore more of Australia (I have been to Queensland, The Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast) this is one post I really enjoyed reading. Hands over to Emma...

The beautiful and diverse city of Sydney will leave nobody indifferent. The amazement can easily become overwhelming if you don’t have a certain plan when you visit, especially if you’re not going to stay for very long. You pretty much can’t go wrong with the choice of hotels, food and shopping centres but there are always some experiences that are the best of the best.

ADGE Apartment Hotel

Sydney, Australia: Where To Stay, Eat & Shop, travel guide
An amazing stay during your visit to Sydney is guaranteed if you opt for ADGE Hotel. It’s also close to the transportation and city shops, but also has some great boutiques itself. The hotel has 7 floors with 2 apartments on each floor and feels very homey and comfortable. Of course, rooms are spacious and equipped with all the modern necessities for the most pleasant stay. And best of all, the price is very reasonable for the service you’re getting.
If you’re not sure where to stay while in Sydney, the first place that comes to mind is undoubtedly the Meriton Apartments. This hotel is very close to the international airport which is perfect if you want to hurry and get a good rest after your flight. It’s also in the vicinity of the city’s popular shops, restaurants and general transportation. Of course, rooms are equipped in an exemplary fashion and you can even cook for yourself if you don’t feel like eating out.
Sydney, Australia: Where To Stay, Eat & Shop, travel guide
If you want to experience the magic of shopping, the Queen Victoria Building or QVB is a place you shouldn’t miss for the world. There are around 200 stores that sell fashionable unique clothes, shoes and jewellery, as well as homeware. Aside from many food stops to freshen up and have a rest, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the building in its grand 19th century architecture.

The Strand Arcade Paradise

Sydney, Australia: Where To Stay, Eat & Shop, travel guide
Another architectural beauty from mid-19th century; The Strand Arcade Paradise. This will satisfy the needs of even the most demanding fashionistas with a number of designer boutiques, jewellery shops, places to eat and coffee shops. This can be a great place to visit gift shops or experience the perfect makeover in one of the beauty salons.

Peter's of Kensington

The place that has it all, Peter’s of Kensington. This place will save you the trouble of searching for some of the best quality souvenirs, home and tableware, stationery, beauty and travel products. They even provide their customers with the great service of sending the gifts to Europe immediately, so you won’t have to think about transporting them yourself. The staff are extremely pleasant and they’ll help you with whatever you need.

Farmhouse King's Cross Restaurant

Sydney, Australia: Where To Stay, Eat & Shop, travel guide
While you definitely won’t go wrong with stopping to grab a bite in one of the many great food places while you shop in QVB or The Strand Arcade, you should definitely check out the Farmhouse King's Cross Restaurant. The Farmhouse King's Cross has the service, setting and extraordinary food, together with some very polite and attentive staff.
Est. restaurant
If you’re set on having something special for your supper, Est. is one of those restaurants that can deliver on all of your expectations. It is on the pricey side but you’ll truly feel the luxury of the beautiful setup, while the choice of meals and drinks is superb.
It’s definitely difficult to put only a few places in Sydney in the spotlight, because of the great number of possibilities. Still, if you want to enjoy your time in Sydney worry-free with all your desired destinations in mind even before the trip, the above-mentioned places will save you a lot of trouble, and provide you with an unforgettable experience and truly great time.

Have you been to Sydney? Any travel advice? Where did you stay - was it worth the dollars?

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