My Skincare Routine May 2018

Now I would certainly be lying if I said that I had the perfect skin routine. I’m usually really rubbish at actually sticking to a routine, especially if I’m in a rush in the morning or really tired at night. However, for the last week or two, I have been ensuring that I care for my skin properly, and I aim to continue, so I thought I would share my favourite products to use and my basic routine. My skin already looks clearer and I feel much more confident not wearing foundation than I did.

My go to products:

I use various products from The Bodyshop Vitamin E range, Tea tree range and Seaweed range. Absolutely love The Bodyshop and their skincare is brilliant! My favourite products from here is the tea tree cleanser because not only do I love the smell, it make my skin feel so clean and clear and fresh instantly

Vita Coco Coconut Oil. I love this product. It’s 100% pure so no added chemicals or anything, and instantly dissolves all make up including waterproof mascara. It’s obviously extremely hydrating and of course, the smell of coconut is heavenly especially with summery weather!
A firm favourite- Garnier Micellar Water. Hypoallergenic so doesn’t irritate my skin, and takes any excess oil/ make up/ dirt off of my skin like a dream!

Morning:

I start by cleansing my skin with either the tea tree or seaweed cleanser. I usually use the tea tree of I have any spots or blemishes and the seaweed if I’ve woken up really oily. I always work it into quite a lather with warm water and ensure I rinse it off well. I then use the seaweed scrub to exfoliate my skin, followed by a generous dab of the seaweed toner. I tend to use a mix of the tea tree and seaweed moisturisers – both help to mattify my skin but the tea tree is perfect for concealing redness and blemishes and the seaweed has an added SPF 15.

Evening:

So to take off my makeup I use the coconut oil. I warm some up in my hand first and then rub is over my face, and it literally dissolves the makeup. Using a clean damp face cloth, I wipe my face which takes the make up off. I often apply some of the micellar water onto a cotton pad and wipe my face with it afterwards just to ensure that all of the make up is off and to remove excess oil and dirt.

I tend to use the hydrating Vitamin E range for the evening- cleanser followed by the toner and then the 48hr moisturing cream. I’m starting to make sure that twice a week I also use the seaweed clay mask which I mainly just use on my T-Zone because as I said above, it’s quite drying. I do however absolutely love all of these products and I am determined to ensure I keep this skin routine up!

My next goal is to ensure I drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, to help not only my skin but my overall health too.

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Sophdoesnails Makeup Revolution Palette Review

So I’ll be the first to admit that I really don’t have the best make up skills, but I love to give it a go. I find applying my make up and creating different looks so much fun, and in a way, rather therapeutic. My favourite eye shadow palette at the moment is the Makeup Revolution palette by the beautiful Youtuber @Sophdoesnails. I’ll post a link to her YouTube channel here.

Anyway, it’s quite obvious from that statement that this will be a very positive review so I’ll keep it nice and short and simple.

Here is the beauty in all of it’s glory:

So I will start off with the packaging. The outer box is this beautiful packaging with pinks and creams and hold sploges all over it. I really think that if youre walking through a shop this product would really stand out and catch your eye. The actual casing of the palette itself is this nice simple creamy colour. It’s nice, sleek, elegant yet is a nice change from jist a standard black which I personally think makes it look quite prestigious.

Onto the inside!! I think this pallete has a really good range of colours and that the looks you can create with it are endless. I absolutely love the creative names that Soph has chosen. My favourite transition colours are Peaches and Pug. Fairy Lights is a gorgeous shade for the inner corner. My favourite shade in the whole palette has to be the hot pink Strawberry Sweets, closely followed by Copper Coin. The shadows are incredible pigmented nd blendable and I have found that they don’t fade throughout the day like many eyeshadows do.

Here are some of my favourite looks that I have created with this palette. Like I said above, I’m not the best at makeup so although these might not look the best I can honestly say that it’s nothing to do with product but instead me!

Shades used: Peaches, Wildberry, Sparks Fly, Fairy Lights
Shades used: Wildberry, Pink Champagne, Cuppa Tea, Fairy Lights
Shades used: Tiramisu, Mug Cake, Grow Old, Peaches
Shades used: Cloudberry, Pumpkin, Pancake

So overall I absolutely love this palette. I think you can create really good looks for each season – the pinks and creams for spring, the green and red for Christmas/ blue for winter, the black and browns for Autumn, orange and pink for Summer.. so many combinations! I’m a huge fan!

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Michelle x

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