Today I am going to show you my skincare routine. I have to say I am a little obsessed with skincare products so my routine never stays the same for that long but this one seems to be working quite well, it isn't perfect but I think I may be nearly there!
The first product in my skincare routine is Bioderma Sebium H2O which is specially formulated for those with oily skin or problematic skin. I use this to take off all of my makeup and it really does get every little bit!The reason why I love this product so much is because it is so quick and so easy because I only use at the most two cotton pads, one for my face and one for my eyes and you don't have the problem of getting face wash or soap in your eyes!I really do think that this product is worth the hype! It is so gentle and you don't feel that tightness like you do with other makeup remover products. Your skin feels soft and refreshed, the same feeling you get when you have washed your face but without all of the hassle.
The second product I use is the Vichy Normaderma Anti-imperfection Hydrating Care. I think I may have fallen in love with this product! It is so light but my skin feels nourished and soft. I never used to moisturise my skin because of the oiliness but even those with oily skin need to moisturise. The best thing to do if you have oily skin is choose a moisturiser that is light but still provides hydration, sometimes the problem that people have is that they strip their skin completely to get rid of the oil. Stop!That's bad!This can often cause the skin to over produce oil to compensate for the oil that has been stripped away. The good thing about this moisturiser is that it helps to target enlarged pores, blemishes, shine, residual marks and uneven skintone. That is why I love this product so much because it does so many things in one simple step!Whereas, in the past I have bought different lotions and potions to combat each individual problem, well now I don't have to after purchasing this! Yay!
The third product I use is a skintone corrector to help with slight pigmentation around my mouth, it is by the brand B and it is called the B. Even Skintone Corrector.I did actually buy this on a bit of a whim but I am actually quite pleased with the results, it has made a fair amount of difference to the way my skin looks, I do often use it all over my face and my skin in general does look much more even.
The fourth product is an eye cream which I don't really understand because it is more of a gel which I do actually prefer as I feel it is more refreshing. It helps to target dark circles, hydrate the eye area, brighten eye area and firm and smooth the eye area. I have noticed that my eyes look brighter and that they are more hydrated, but the thing I have noticed the most is the dark circles, they are so much better and I don't look tired any more,woo!
The last two products I don't use everyday as they are more like treatment masks. The first one is from Soap and Glory and it is called the 'Fab Pore 2 in 1 Facial Mask' which my first post on this blog was about. The second is the Laidbare 'For Richer For Porer' Pore Minimizer Facial Mask which contain rosewater, Japanese seaweed extract, kaolin clay, shea butter and liquorice. The liquorice helps to reduce inflammation, the kaolin clay helps to draw out impurities, the japanese seaweed extract helps to detoxify the skin and the shea butter helps to condition the skin and keep it hydrated. I try to alternate between the two just so then I'm not sticking to completely the same routine each time.
So, there is my skincare routine. I know it probably will have changed again in a few weeks time but for the moment I am quite happy with the results I am seeing from the products I am using. Now, I have to say just because they work for my skin it doesn't necessarily mean that they are going to work for your skin, it is all down to how your skin works and what your skin needs.
I know this may be a bit of a strange thing to write a review about and I guess Next isn't where you automatically think about buying perfumes from but I think I may have fallen in love with this one! I never really thought about the perfumes they have in Next. But, I have wanted to get a nice fresh,floral perfume for a while for Spring/Summer. So, anyway I ended up in Next and saw the perfumes and I thought... you know lets just see you never know! I then came across this one and it was the bottle that caught my eye first, I just think it is so pretty!
The scent.... I think it is kind of like Marmite. You either love it or hate it because it is very rosey which you would hope really! The scent is supposed to be a mixture of Citrus and Bergamot being the top notes of the scent, the heart of the scent being Orchid and Rose Blossom notes and the base notes of the perfume being Vanilla and Sandalwood. It is a very unusual scent because it is very fresh but also warm at the same time!
The price.... it is £12.00 for the large bottle (100ml)
£7.50 for the 'handbag sized' bottle (30ml)
I actually just carry the large bottle around with me! The good thing about this perfume is it is relatively strong but not overpowering, it wears off really well, I would say it does last all day long which is the one thing I haven't found in some of the higher end perfumes I have bought in the past.
I'm so glad I bought this and I will definitely be looking into buying a few more perfumes from Next because they are so inexpensive but I think they smell so high end!
Buy the perfume here
I am still very new to blogging so it is all still quite overwhelming for me but I have just been nominated for the Liebster Blogging Award which is just amazing!
I was nominated by Rosa Jane! Thankyou so much for the nomination! Check out her blog here.
This award is only for those who have under 1000 followers on their blog. This award is great because it is quite hard to get your blog out into the blogging world, so it helps to get your blog out there for others to see!
Here are the rules:
Write 11 facts about yourself
Answer the 11 questions that the person who has nominated you has set.
Choose 11 bloggers for the award.
Write your own 11 questions for your nominated bloggers.
Let your nominated bloggers know you have nominated them.
Here we go!
11 facts about me:
1. I am a twin.
2. I have been doing Irish and Tap dance for just over 2 years.
3. I am going back to college in September to complete my qualification in Theatre Makeup and Hair.
4. I am slightly obsessed with Dr Pepper.
5. I love music. I think it is really powerful.
6. I am a hypochondriac.
7. I am a serious worrier.
8. I am obsessed with makeup and skincare and will spend a lot of time in Boots and Superdrug looking at things that I probably(pretty sure) I don't need.
9. I love zombie films!
10. I loved English at school.
11. I would love to travel.
Now for my nominations:
Katie-PRETTY FOR PENCE
Hannah- HANNAH LANE PHOTOGRAPHY
Helen- PIERRE LE CAT
Here are the questions I was given to answer:
1. What Country are you from? England
2. What was the first concert you went to? The Big Gig with Guides when I was younger.
3. What was the first album you bought? Jamelia
4. Favourite book?I guess you could call it a book. It is the Vicar of Dibley, it is all of the dialogue and scenes put into a book!
5.Ideal date where, what etc? My ideal date would probably something like paintballing or something like that. If it was the first date it would probably make it less awkward if you were both nervous.
6. Prefer to stay in or go out on a Saturday night? I probably would prefer to stay in. I'm not really a big 'go-ey out-ey person'.
7. Favourite animal? Probably a dog. I know.. it's quite boring! I just love dogs though.
8. Eye colour? They are a bluey-green colour.
9. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be? It would probably have to be my mum's Lasagne it is delish!
10. If you could be anyone for one day who would it be? Probably my twin, just to see what it was like to have me as a sister!
11. Favourite season? Winter!I love the cold weather! Getting all cozy and warm.
My Questions for the Nominees:
1. What would you like to do in the future(Jobwise)?
2. What is your favourite quote?
3. What was your favourite subject at school?
4. What is your favourite makeup or skincare brand?
5. Who is your favourite celebrity?
6. What is your favourite colour?
7. If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be?
8. Do you want a tattoo?What do you want?
9. An early bird or a night owl?
10. Heels or flats?
11. Favourite musician?
Thankyou again to RosaJane for the nomination!
As you can see from the title this is going to be a review about a face mask! The brand is Soap and Glory which I think is a lovely brand . This mask is supposed to help those with blocked pores or problematic pores, clearing them of congestion and revealing clearer and brighter skin! Now, the actual product. It has quite a smooth consistency but does have exfoliating beads in it to help smooth your skin and remove any dirt and excess sebum. It says to use the product 1-3 times a week and leave on for 5 mins if you want a 'quick refresher'or 15 mins if you want an 'extreme clean'. I don't know where the peel part of the product comes into it but it is a great mask nevertheless!
The colour was not what I was expecting, it is a pale mint green colour! I think it smells delicious because in my opinion it smells just like mint choc chip ice cream!
This is actually a very recent purchase for me, so I have only used it a few times, but so far so good! My skin is a heck of a lot smoother and I have noticed my pores look less clogged. I guess I will have to wait and see and see if this is amazing as I hope it is!
Buy Fab Pore here!