Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Skincare: evening routine

Hello lovely people! I hope you are all having a good week! I actually can not believe its nearly Thursday already!! (eek) I have an exciting and busy weekend ahead so i can not wait to share it with you!  Today's post i thought i would do my evening skincare routine.  Its no secret that i have tried hundreds of different products, trying to find the perfect soap, cleanser, moisturiser eye name it.. so that i can be one of those people who say "oh yeah ive been using the same products for the last 10 years no need to change".

Let me tell you i have spent a lot of money trying to get my skin the best ingredients so it wont hate me any more. acne i have had for the last 2 years or so and its really depressing..yes it really is, i think a lot of people who think ahh sure you can cover it with make up blah blah but when you know what it looks like underneath..its sore irritated it can really effect your mood, it got me down big time.  Only very recently (i say with a whisper because its one of those things once you say it you jinx it so..sssshhh) has it cleared up...through ALOT of trials...i tried everything...and i mean everything!

1. Johnsons Face Care Extra Sensitive-make up be gone: I never usually use cleansing wipes because every time i try a different brand its the same stings my face, even when i get sensitive.  I saw the Johnsons range and they have loads of different types than any other brand I've seen.  So i grabbed extra sensitive to be sure.  They are so soft and really do get rid of your make up really well, and it didn't sting the bake of me(yay..happy dance)!

2. Dead Sea Black Mud Mask Soap: When i read about African black soap it just sounded delicious i had to try it, i love anything that's all natural anyway and this is all from the dead sea, i searched on google and found this on the boots website and was surprised it is only £3.75! I called in and got the last one i couldn't wait to get home and wash my face.  I smells amazing! It says to leave on for 3-4 minutes as a mask then rinse with warm water.  I usually massage in then give my face a good exfoliate with a muslin cloth or face cloth and then apply again to leave as the mask for maybe 5-10 minutes.  I drys like a mask would only you can't see it, then once i rinse my face is literally squeaky clean.  I have been using it for about 4 weeks now and the difference in my skin is radical! I would recommend this to anyone.  There is also mineral soap and sulphur for those who want less/more depending on what you need for your skin.

3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir: This is a new addition to my routine, i have only used it once so far and i already am hooked.  The mint and orange smell is just to die for and the story of how it exists intrigued me, i love things with a history behind it.  This is an ancient remedy from the 17th century used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary and is known as "elixir of youth".  It smooths the skin tightens pores and gives the complexion a boost of far it does exactly what it says on the tin.

3. Elemental Herbology Eye Elixir Cream: This is another new addition, I have recently started using eye cream for the preventative measures..noticing a few more laughter lines ya know... elemental is another big brand favorite of mine, its natural and smells gorgeous too.  This morning my eyes did feel and look a little brighter so hopefully it will do its job.

I'm off to wash my face now...what are your bedtime skincare rituals? let me know in the comments if there are any i am missing!

Love and kisses

C xx


  1. Everyday? I just clean my face and gave some cream :)
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  2. I think this routine is absolutely perfect!
    Love Eau du Beaute by Caudalie.



    1. It makes your face feel like its sparkling doesnt it? i love it x

  3. Thanks for sharing this routine! :)
    Lovely blog! I'm your newest follower..
    XO Karla