An Unlikely Home
I’ve shared the contents of my beauty cabinet on several occasions, but how’s the fridge for beauty storage? There are two main reasons why the same place I keep my milk and eggs makes for great storage in comparison to the bathroom cabinet – to prevent and to preserve. Take my beloved Mavala Via Veneto* for example in a country such as Saudi Arabia where the temperature at this time of year reaches 50 degrees, leave a nail polish outside and you’re likely to be welcomed by a gloopy, sticky mess the next time you consider cracking a bottle open for a manicure. Moreover, Fabrice Penot, co-founder of niche fragrance brand Le Labo even suggests storing your fragrance in the fridge and although I’m yet to try it, mainly out of concern that my many perfumes means the fridge will no longer be able to serve the purpose it was intended, I understand the logic. But aside from nail polish and perfume, what else can you store in the fridge?
Starting off with the obvious, food, my fridge has seen many Gü desserts including my favourite Zillionaires’ Puds, a cheesecake with an ingredients list that’ll have your tastebuds singing but your scales crying: salted caramel, treacle, mascarpone cheese and chocolate. Although cheesecake does wreak havoc on my skin – the dairy… the sugar… but oh so worth it – I like to think I’m making up for my dietary transgressions by using the glass packaging to keep my face masks in, which nowadays is a simple mix of turmeric and water. As the cheesecake comes in a pair, I may also whip something else like this cellulite tackling body scrub.
Other than to keep my products from going off, the word refreshment comes to mind in that there’s nothing quite like the feeling of popping on a cooling sheet and eye mask to bring puffiness down, dabbing on Melvita’s Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water post-cleanse and spritzing Avene’s Eau Thermale Water Spray* or the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer* after a hot day.