Hello and welcome to Infatuated by Beauty! My name is Effie – I am British and currently living in Christchurch, New Zealand (thank God for Cult Beauty’s free shipping!)
My love affair with skincare has been a long one. I have always been breakout prone but my troubles reached a pinnacle about five years ago, so I saw a dermatologist and was prescribed roaccutane. This absolutely worked for me, while I was on it. Once I came of it my skin started to deteriorate again.
I didn’t want to go back on roaccutane so I started to really educate myself about skincare and ingredients so I could self-manage breakouts. And touch-wood it is working! I’m not breakout free, but my skin is healthier and I know what to do when I breakout.
Now I am pushing 30, I am noticing my skin change. It errs towards the combination dry side of things, whereas it used to be oily. It does still get quite congested which often leads to breakouts.
I am not an expert – just a serious skincare fangirl. I believe that if you have beautiful skin, the make-up side of things comes easy. (You may still find make-up reviews on here though!)
All reviews I post are based on what works for me. We all have different skin that reacts differently to different ingredients. What works for me may not work for you.
I am constantly educating myself and I hope this blog will allow me to share some of what I am learning!