It seems to be cold and grey and gross in the UK for so long that when the spring time rolls around and we actually get some sunshine we all freak out and think it’s summer (put those shorts away guys, it’s not warm!). But, it’s still kinda chilly but there are definitely some changes happening with the weather. My skin and hair always go a bit weird when the weather changes, does yours?
Skincare and beauty are big loves of mine. I’ve always loved makeup and trying new products so innovative releases are super exciting to me. I’ve got 5 new releases to chat to you about today, all of which I’ve been trialling for about 2 weeks to give a good idea of what I think. Let’s get straight down to it!
Today’s post is a super quick feature all about my new fave eye cream product. I absolutely love love love the Kiehls Avocado Eye Cream but that’s a nice and thick night time option that I have in my skincare routine. The new Clarins Multi-Active Eye Cream is the perfect morning pick me up! I’ve had the old school Garnier roller ball one and I have a similar one in the form of the Botanics All Bright Refreshing Roll On (this is a great drug store dupe of this Clarins one I’m loving!) and I really like a metal applicator for my eye products in the morning. It’s so refreshing and really wakes me up.
Hey Christmas vouchers, presents to exchange and mon-aaay! It’s Boxing Day, it’s time to spend that dollar and get some stuff you actually want. Let’s talk beauty bargains.
First up an absolute steal of three of Benefit’s amazing tinted lip balms, Posiebalm mini, Benebalm mini and Chachabalm mini in a super cute Benefit Lip Hydrator Trio for only £11.30! Next in line is this beautiful little Clarins 5 Minute Kit With BB Cream in Shade 02 which is £13.33 on Boots at the moment. You have the fab BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF25 in 02 Medium 15ml which I featured in this post (plot spoiler, I love it), there’s also the amazing Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 01 Rose Shimmer which is an awesome lip balm/gloss, the Be Long Mascara and a super cute tiny Blush Prodige 02 Soft Peach which is the perfect handbag size. Finally in the makeup stakes is the Smashbox Glosses To Go Light It Up Lip Gloss Set, also £13 from Boots and includes five shades; Bare Light, Orange Light, Fuchsia Light, Lilac Light and Ruby Light.
Shopping for the ‘rents can be tricky at Christmas but over the years I like to think that I’m getting better. Here are a few of my favourite picks and ideas for the main people in our lives! From beauty to bookmarks, I’ve got it covered.
Pressies For Mums
If you’re mum is a beauty and skincare junkie then she’s probably pretty easy to buy for and Christmas can be a great time to really treat her! I may or may not have already picked up the beautiful Clarins Festive Eyeshadow Palette which is a glorious palette of 10 ultra-soft eyeshadows in warm, nude shades in three different textures and finishes. Every woman needs a stunning eyeshadow palette in her life and this is one of the best things on the market right now in my opinion.
I rarely sway away from the usual suspects in my make-up bag if I’m honest and I also tend to take a while to use products up as I don’t reapply a lot during the day and I don’t use a great deal to begin with! So, trying new products isn’t often something I do but when these two Clarins products dropped through my letter box I was quite excited to give a couple of new products a go!
The hot weather and summer time usually always means switching up your skincare and beauty routine. It definitely does for me anyway, it’s time for less makeup, mattifying skincare and a lot of moisturisation without feeling weighed down and greasy.
I’ve been trying some exciting Clarins products recently and wanted to share what I thought about them. First up, I’ve recently finished a face scrub so the One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is a welcome addition to my regime. This is a physical exfoliator which is a subtle amount of ‘scrubby’, it’s not too harsh, smells really good and is a great every-other-day cleanser. My skin feels super fresh after using this and it’s great for removing dead skin cells and a build up of sweat, suncream and other summer gunk build up!
It might be a little bit early for a favourites post but I thought it was time as I’ve been loving all of these products for the past few weeks. There’s a mix of beauty, skincare, fashion and a tea in here, all perfect for the springtime.
First up are the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes. These are new in the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Range and they’re the perfect morning pick me up for a quick cleanse or as the first step in my evening skincare routine to take off all my gunky makeup before going in with a cleansing gel or balm. Next and lastly in skincare is an eye cream. My love for avocados is growing by the day so it was only a matter of time until I picked up the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I feel like my skin is definitely getting more dry in texture as I’m getting older and especially the skin around my eyes can feel like it needs some TLC so this is perfect as it’s super hydrating.
I’ve not written a favourites post in absolutely ages so I thought I’d have a little chat about some bits and bobs I’ve been lovely recently and they’re all very pink!
For starters, there’s a couple of Soap & Glory beauties in there, the DRAMA CLEAN™ 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water, make-up comes off like a dream but the only thing I had to get used to is the cucumber smell, it’s not my favourite scent, so if you’re not a cucumber fan, I wouldn’t pick this up. I’m used to it now so I can apprecitate the product for how awesome it is but just a warning on the old green stuff! Next up from S&G is their Original Pink Reed Diffuser which you can grab in this awesome Perfect Scents gift set which is half price in the Boots sale! This is currently making my bedroom smell lovely, it’s their original and classic Soap & Glory scent and it’s really clean and fresh. The only thing with this is when you buy it you have to remove the safety ‘plug’ before you put the reeds in and it’s SO tough to remove. We have pliers, tweezers, tie wraps, the lot. Finally got there and it was worth it!
I’m not usually one for favourites posts because I think I’m fairly boring, I tend to stick to a lot of the same things but this month I had a few new favourite things come through my letterbox and I also popped to London and indulged my & Other Stories obsession.
First up, let’s keep on the & Other Stories track and let me introduce you to my favourite new shower gel. I love all the scents that they create, I literally don’t know how they make everything smell amazing but the Body Wash in Sirocco Sands is my current daily must-have. I also picked up the Natte Anti-Stress Sleeping Masque which is a really moisturising overnight mask and the really pretty Punk Bouquet Body Spray. Whenever I go to London in the future I’ll be raiding & Other Stories for sure!