To Be a Modern Beauty is to represent yourself in the best light.
Over the centuries, we have come a long way since the days when a bath was a monthly luxury, shampooing was unheard of, and it was acceptable to wear eyebrow wigs made from mouse hair in polite company. Thank heavens! The world has changed, and the beauty industry has exploded. Good manners have evolved but are still core to society, and beauty secrets are no longer just for royals, emperors and empresses, but available for us all to enjoy.
Inspired by the story of Aqua Mirabilis; once the best kept secrets of the most prestigious Royal Courts of all over the world, but now revived by Roger&Gallet who were heir to the secret formula, today’s post contains my greatest tips for helping you reveal your best self, no matter the occasion.
Look more luminous
The first step to acting like a modern beauty is to take good care of your skin. Removing your makeup before going to sleep at night is essential for removing impurities that can clog pores, and dull the skins natural radiance. Created by Master Distillers, facial vinegars are a refreshing and purifying addition to your skincare routine, and Roger&Gallet‘s Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinager is a delicately scented formula containing 18 plant essences, removing makeup residue, smoothing the skin and even helping to eliminate dead skin cells.
For a deeper cleanse, the mask cleanser is a brilliant multi tasker. I like to leave on the skin for 10 minutes while I relax, before adding water to turn it into a milk consistency. My skin particularly adores the extra file Helianthus Flower Oil, the fatty acids .
Always be Perfectly Punctual
While being ‘fashionably late’ used to be a daily ritual for those in demand, in today’s hectic world, it’s just frustrating!
I find that if I have a skincare routine I can rely on, my makeup can be done in under 5 minutes – and by reducing my ‘getting ready’ time, I have more time to make my way to an appointment, ensuring I am on time.
The Aura Mirabilis Double Extract is a quick addition to your skincare routine; its highly concentrated water and essence formula penetrates the skin within seconds, infusing skin with its formula. The skins barriers are improved, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and irregularities, and infusing with radiance – so less makeup and coverage is needed.
So whether the appointment is a manicure or a dinner date, always be on time. A modern beauty shows respect by being punctual, and if you arrive with time to spare, you have time to freshen up and collect yourself before meeting your acquaintance.
Primp in Private
Modern day beauties should always be perfectly prepared for a beauty emergency. But where possible, try not to primp in public. Not only does it bring attention to your need to top up, but it’s also not correct table manners. A quick top up of lipstick at the table with close girlfriends is acceptable, but don’t empty out the contents of your makeup bag onto the table, and start topping up with brushes, pencils, wands etc. Take your touch-ups to the ladies room when dining out, whether for business or pleasure. If you’re a public transport primer – I’d say it’s OK, but only when absolutely necessary.
Social (media) Subtlety
Even a modern day beauty empress has to deal with a bad day every now and then. A delayed flight, a broken nail, an embarrassing fashion disaster, but no one likes a complainer! When sharing thoughts and feelings online, keep it positive. With so much of our lives online, and
professional contracts able to access our personal pages, it is wise to resist the urge to vent in public, and confide with a best friend instead.
While professional perfumers call a fragrance’s wafting trail ‘sillage’, everyone else just calls it rude. If your perfume scent lingers in the room after you leave, you’re wearing too much. Apply scent to your pulse
points, avoid rubbing the skin (this breaks the particles) and allow the scent to naturally develop as the day goes on, instead of topping up and over doing it.
neat and polished, instead of outgrown and chipped. You can DIY or head to a spa, and thankfully a pedicure lasts much, MUCH longer than a mani, so you only need to think about maintenance on a monthly basis.
Share your Beauty Secrets
Unlike the emperors and empresses of centuries past, it’s only polite to share the news when you find a product that you love. The Legendary Cream has gained its name for that very reason; with its qualities being whispered about for hundreds of years, it has certainly earned its name. The white lily within it has been used throughout the ages; the firm cream melts upon application and infuses the skin with active ingredients, combatting signs of ageing. The complexion is left illuminated with radiance and a smooth texture – two things which never go out of style.
These are my beauty secrets, inspired by the Roger&Gallet Aura Mirabilis range, what are yours? Xoxo