In her new column, GTG Beauty Director SJ reveals her beauty tips and tricks that will fit into any busy lifestyle, the tweakments to revive tired skin (and humans) and the products that work as hard as you do
Oh hi there. If we haven’t met before let me introduce myself. I’m SJ and I am Beauty Director of Get The Gloss. I’m also mum to two gorgeous girls (currently aged 9 and 5) and spend most of my time spinning (and dropping) many plates. Which is why I’m always on the hunt for products that are quick and effective, give results as quickly as possible and can slot into a busy timetable effortlessly.
A few other things to know about me; I love lip balms and always have at least three on me (this comes from having suffered with coldsores very badly from a young age) and I am never far away from a facial mist, which I see as a moment of self care to make me stop for a few seconds, spritz, take a deep breathe all while giving my skin a dose of hydration, which it always needs. I really believe great beauty products can act as a conduit between boosting how you look on the outside and change how you feel on the inside.
I am on an eternal hunt for glow (it’s one of the reasons I love It Cosmetics CC Nude Glow and Jones Road What The Foundation so much) and there isn’t a tinted moisturiser or skin tint I haven’t tried. And when a treatment comes along promising glow - much like the JLo Hydrafacial - I’m the first one in line. In the last few years I’ve started to dabble in more tweakments to help my skin look more revived - Botox and mesotherapy being the main ones so far but I've recently tried a new speedy non-invasive wrinkle smoothing treatment - more to come on that below.
This column landed slap bang in the middle of the school summer holidays so for this one it’s a combination of products I rely on to keep my family happy in the sun and during the long school holidays as well as what I need to help me cope with the aforementioned. Plus a few other bits that anyone with a hectic schedule needs to know about. Enjoy!