Thursday, 20 December 2012

Skincare routine #1

Hey everyone! I know it's been a little while since my last post, so I thought I would do something different. My skincare routine...

Boots cleansing cucumber wipes- these are 'okay' but I don't think they have as much moisture in them as some wipes do and they're not really wipes I could rely on but I only bought them because I was on a budget and didn't feel like spending £3 on one pack of wipes. So I won't be re-purchasing these.
I use my Neutrogena pink grapefruit daily scrub about 3 or 4 times a week and it does a really good job of keeping my skin spot free and smooth. And when I don't use a scrub I use my Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean cleanser just to cleanse my face and to remove any traces of makeup left on my skin, ''it purifies! can energize and melts away makeup!'' and I find it also makes my skin look glowing and healthy.
Along with my Neutrogena face scrub, I also have the oil-free moisturiser to match. As I get oily skin easily this is a fantastic product for me, it freshens up my skin and doesn't dry it out.
Lush Tea Tree water toner, this also contains pink grapefruit water (see a little pattern going on here?) to use this I just spritz it on a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face but you can also just spray it directly onto your face. And to help those dark circles under my eyes I use the simple revitalising eye roll on which i think works pretty well actually but there's not really a whole lot to say about it. And of course I use a spot cream because my skin isn't perfect at the best of times so I use skinology intensive spot cream which is the cheapest spot cream I have ever come across....98p yes you read that correctly 98 pence and I haven't found it too bad either so you may want to check this out...
And finally Lush bubble lip scrub, it's been a favourite of mine for a long time now but it is still part of my skincare routine and is especially helpful for the cold winter months when your lips are feeling dryer than usual.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

November Favourites

Hi everyone! How is it December already, I can't wait till Christmas! Anyway on with the favourites..

Garnier Soothing Body Lotion (Calming Honey) £2.99 from Boots
This is the moisturiser I have been using for the past couple of months now, as I realised I had too many body butters/lotions and decided to use them all up. When I first bought this it had only just been released and I saw people were liking it so I thought I'd give it a go, well I bought it and used it a few times but since then its never seen daylight. But I'm really glad I decided to buy this because it does and amazing job of moisturising. On the front it claims ''skin feels intensely hydrated for up to 7 days*'' (after twice daily application for up to 4 weeks) I wouldn't agree with that statement though even though I only use this once every 2 days however it is a good moisturiser and works well.

Clarins Gloss Prodige (Candy 04) £15.50 (for full size) from Boots
I got this from the 'All About Lips' gift set when it first arrived in Boots and at first I thought it was just going to be a usual lipgloss and nothing much exciting about it. How wrong was I? Well...
The moment this touches your lips it immediately soothes and softens them, it feels like heaven on your lips and looks gorgeous too. This colour is perfect for the Autumn/Winter season and I think is a must-have. It would make a great Christmas present for any beauty junkies you know out there.

L'Oreal Heat Protect Styling Spray (straight) £5.99 from Boots
This stuff smells gorgeous! And also does a fantastic job of protecting your hair from the heat, because to me, one of the worst things ever is having heat-damaged hair. I think its quite pricey though considering your only getting 170ml but I got this when it was on offer for £3.99 so its not too bad. Its lightweight and doesn't feel sticky and after using this it makes my hair feel soft and luxurious. 

17 Dazzle The Night Shimmer Rocks £4.99 (sorry couldn't find them on a website so I can't leave a link)
When I spotted these in Boots I stopped and was like 'omg I need those!' (yes I get very excited when I find out new products have been brought out).
Anyway..These shimmer rocks are beautiful and will work well on pretty much any skin colour too. I have quite pale skin but they still look fabulous. Basically there are two types of the rocks (a pink and a white) the white are very shimmery and the pink ones are more natural. I just dab my brush into the container and sweep it over the tops of my cheekbones. It looks great and I just can't stop using these.

Newlook Spike Bracelet £3.50 (sorry I couldn't find it on the website so I couldn't leave a link)
Well there isn't really much I can say about this apart from 'I've really loved wearing this and will carry on doing so'

Songs I've been listening to:
Bruno Mars- Locked Out Of Heaven
Alicia Keys- Girl On Fire
Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas