Focus / Morning Skincare Routine

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Cleanse / Superfacialist By Una Brennan Rose Calming Cream Cleanser
Tone / Lush Tea Tree Water 
Serum / Avéne Soothing Hydrating Serum
Moisturise / La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche
Eye Care / Nip and Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix 
Treatment / Tea Tree Oil

These six products currently make up my morning skincare routine which is very much based around trying to be spot and congestion free and hydrated.

The Superfacialist Cleanser is a new addition and even though I have only been using it for a couple of weeks I really like it. The brand is quickly becoming one of my favourites as I feel that it is affordable yet feels very luxurious. This cleanser feels really nice when I put it on and doesn't leave my skin feeling dehydrated and tight like some products I have used in the past.

I talked about the Lush Tea Tree water earlier in the week so I won't rant again just know that it is amazing and you should all go and buy it.

Both my Avéne serum and La Roche-Posay moisturiser are running low and I am yet to decide whether I will be repurchasing. A couple of months ago my already dehydrated skin got even more dehydrated leaving me searching for products to revive it. These both did the job but now I have got it back to my normal state of hydration I am unsure as to whether the moisturiser is a bit heavy. It will however definitely be repurchased in the winter to hopefully discourage any extra dryness.

I have been using the Nip and Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix for months on and off and have never really made my mind up as to whether it actually changes anything around my little peepers. It is however thanks to the metal roller applicator the nicest feeling on morning tired eyes so it has a firm place in my routine just for that purpose.

I use tea tree oil as a targeted treatment on my blemishes in the morning (topping up during the day if I am not wearing any make up) I am yet to find a blemish control product that I think does a better job of this and considering you can pick up a bottle of the oil for around £3.50 it is definitely a product I keep stocked up on.

What are the main things you try to combat with your skincare routine?

5 Things / New Bits

Friday, 23 May 2014

1 / Lanolips Intense Hand Balm
2 / Lanolips Triple Buttermilk Body Balm

I love the Lanolips 101 Ointment and swear by it for dry or sore lips so when I saw these products on offer in Waitrose (buy the body balm and get the hand balm free) I couldn't resist. They are both intensely moisturising and don't leave you feeling sticky or waiting an age to dry (my pet hate).

3 / Antipodes Hosanna Intensive Hydrating Serum
4 / Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

I have had my eye on a few Antipodes products for a while and finally bit the bullet and got these two as my first taster of the brand. I have only used them both a couple of times but so far so good. The serum is great for at night - I wake up with such smooth skin and the mask is super hydrating. Plus both smell delicious. I have a feeling both of these will become regulars in my routine...

5 / The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil

I tend to forget about The Body Shop when looking for products for some reason but now I have rediscovered my love for them I have a feeling my local store will be seeing alot of me. This oil is great, it smells aaaaamazing and doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy it soaks straight in leaving me with beautiful glowing skin. There is no faff when applying it you can just slap it on and go, perfect for those random sunny days when you suddenly want to get your pins out. I tend to apply at night time and then roll around in bed sniffing my limbs...but you know, each to their own.

Have you tried any of my new products? What do you think of them?

Current Loves

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

1 / Yves Saint Laurent Rogue Volupte Shine in Shade 8 Pink In Confidence

I am not really a lip product lover, I usually just wear lip balm or a tiny bit of a balmy gloss on my lips but this YSL lipstick has converted me. I love it so much, I am actually obsessed. Its such a great colour the perfect my lips but better shade, has such a lovely shine that isn't too glossy and it smells great. Great news for my lips but bad news for my purse as I already have my eye on two other shades....

2 / Lush Tea Tree Water

This is such a great affordable product. I tend to use it in the morning to freshen up my skin especially if I have a couple of blemishes. It makes my skin feel refreshed and clean. It is also great for a refreshing spritz during a hot day.

3 / Nars Sheer Glow in Shade Deauville

I cannot honestly believe that I have gone so long without this foundation in my life. It is the one. I have found it after all these years of searching. The perfect buildable coverage with the right amount of glow. This is good skin in a bottle and my soulmate.

4 / Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Cologne

I got this fragrance for Christmas from my mum, I chose it when we were shopping in Selfridges because I wanted a more 'grown up' fresh floral fragrance and this is just that. The perfect spring/summer scent (although I wear it all year round) it is the one from my collection that I reach for on date night and always get comments about.

5 / Le Blanc De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base

I picked this little beauty up from Duty Free a couple of weeks ago and it is love. It goes beautifully with Nars sheer glow and basically makes me look like I have the skin of a godly creature. (Well not quite but you get where I am going...I LOVE IT)

What products are in your current top five?

Selfridges Beauty Project Beauty Box

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

I was super excited to receive the Selfridges Beauty Project Beauty Box at the end of last week. I think it is such a great idea and the products are amazing!

The following products were included in the box

• An exclusive Selfridges Limited Edition Make Up Bag
• Nars Mini Deep Throat Blusher
• Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
• Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
• Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser
• Percy and Reed Dry Shampoo
• Lancaster Silky Milk Tanning Lotion
• Tangle Teezer
• Eyeko Mini Black Magic Mascara
• Paul and Joe Blotting Paper
• Limited Edition Carmex
• Phyto 7 Hair Cream
• EOS Berry Hand cream
• Ole Henricksen Truth To Go Wipes

It is a pretty spectacular selection of products I think you will agree. I have already tried out a couple of things and the products I am already in love with include the Phyto 7 Hair Cream which makes my hair feel amazing, the EOS Hand Cream which smells like Strawberry Chewits and of course the mini Nars blusher which is so tiny and cute it kills me.

Did you get one of these boxes? Do you love it all as much as me?
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