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My Skincare Routine

Hi, my beauty’s hope all is well, today’s post is all about my Facial skincare routine. I will be sharing my morning and night time routine that helps my skin stay soft and glowing and removes all traces of makeup. I’m quite lucky in that I have normal/combination skin and rarely suffer from breakouts unless it’s the time of the month and even then they not bad. But in typical fashion, because I’ve planned to do a skincare post my skin is suffering from a few breakouts but I think this is due to fake tan. Does anyone else have this problem when they use fake tan on their face?

Skincare Routine all products used

Products used

My Morning Routine

Skincare Routine Morning Routine Products

 

  1. First thing I do when starting my skincare routine is to take back my hair by either tying my hair back or wearing a headband. At the moment I’m using this cute bunny ears headband from Primark.
  2. After I have no stray hairs on my face, I then apply a few drops of the micellar water to a cosmetic pad. I then take the pad and apply to the face and in circular motions move the pad around the face, being especially gentle around the eye area. The micellar water is great for use in the morning as it is gentle on my skin and removes any traces of makeup and sweat easily. It’s also a timesaver as it requires no rinsing which is perfect for in a morning as I’m normally short on time. Skincare Routine Cleansing
  3. After I have cleansed my face I then pump a pea-sized amount of the Nip&Fabs Dragon Blood Serum on the back of my hand. I then add a dot of it to both my cheeks, forehead and chin and rub into the skin in upwards and outwards motions. This product enhances moisturisation and plumps up the skin. This Serum is also ideal to use as a primer.
  4. I then apply the Simple Kind To Skin Revitalising Eye Roll-on to under my eyes in light circular movements and pat any remaining liquid into the skin gently with my fingertips. This product in a morning wakes up tired eyes and cools the eye area as it contains cucumber. Skincare Routine - Eye Roll On.jpg
  5. And last but not least I pump a pea-sized of the Garnier Moisture Bomb 3in1 Day Cream moisturiser to the back of my clean hand. I then apply all over my face and neck in upwards and outwards movements. This skin makes my skin feel moisturised all day and provides skin with an instant radiant look and contains UVA protection. As this moisturiser doesn’t make your skin sticky you can apply makeup soon after which is a timesaver in the morning. Skincare Routine - After Morning Routine

My Night Time Routine

My night time routine is effective at removing all traces of makeup and providing the skin with Moisture.Skincare Routine Nighttime Routine Products

  1. Like in the morning routine the first thing that I do is take my hair back off my face by either tying my hair back or wearing a headband. This is especially important in my evening routine as it contains oil and no one wants greasy hair.
  2. In the evening I like to use not one but two cleansers to make sure I remove all traces of makeup even waterproof mascara. So the first cleanser that I use is the Simple kind to skin hydrating cleansing oil. I first apply a few drops of this into the palm of clean hands and then massage into my face. I then rinse my face and hands with warm water, and then remove any traces of oil with a warm damp flannel. This oil makes removing makeup even waterproof makeup easy as it just melts it off. It leaves skin feeling soft and glowy. Skincare Routine Nightime Cleansing Oil
  3. For my second cleanser, I use the simple kind to skin Purifying cleansing lotion. I apply the cleanser to my hands and rub it gently into my face, to remove the cleanser I take one large oval cosmetic pad and wet it with warm water and then remove the cleanser off my face using the pad. When all the cleanser is removed I pat my face dry with a towel. Skincare Routine - Nightime routine
  4. After I have cleansed my face I then pump a pea-sized amount of the Nip&Fabs Dragon Blood Serum on the back of my hand. I then add a dot of it to both my cheeks, forehead and chin and rub into the skin in upwards and outwards motions. This product enhances moisturisation and plumps up the skin
  5. After applying the serum I then use my night time eye cream which is the Simple kind to eyes soothing eye balm. I apply a tiny amount to the back of my hand and dot a tiny amount under each eye and then gently pat the balm into my skin. The eye balm reduces puffiness and provides moisturisation for the delicate eye area.
  6. And last but not least is my night time moisturiser which is the Garnier moisture bomb hydrating night cream. I apply a pea-sized amount to the back of my hand and then apply it to my forehead, both cheeks and chin and then massage into the skin using upward and outward movements. This moisturiser has a gel-like consistency and is perfect for this time of year. It leaves skin feeling smooth and plumper and not as dry. This night cream also doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily like some thicker consistency moisturisers can do especially at this time of year.Skincare Routine Selfie after Nightime routine

And there you have my skincare routine that seems to work for my skin type. I’m now ready to enjoy my evening in my jim-jams probably binge-watching something on Netflix or youtube.

Thanks for reading

Nicolle 💋

June Favourites 

Hi, hope you all had a lovely June. First of all I’d like to apologise for the lack of posting new material. These last few months have seen lots of changes in every aspect of my life. At the end of May, me and my former partner of 6 years and father of our 11 month old daughter decided to call it quits. So I’m back like living with my parents with a baby.

First night back at home I remember feeling upset and down about the thought of moving back home and been a single parent. I suppose it’s the stigma attached to the single parent status and being 25 theirs that added pressure that you should have a career, be settled down and moving out and here I was doing it all opposite. But then came on the news about the terrorist attack in Manchester, where 22 innocent people lost their lives many of them young children. I spent most of the night crying for those people and their families. Being a new mum one of my biggest fears is anything happening to my child or anything happening to me what prevents me from taking care of my child. As I kissed my child goodnight that night I realised I was blessed and we all are blessed for every moment we get to share and spend with our loved ones. It completely put things Into perspective for me no matter what happens in your life as long as the people who matter to you are alive and healthy, does anything else really matter that much?


Fashion Favourites

Pink Oversized Tailored Blazer with Ruched Detailing on Arms – Primark

The “IT” colour of the season is Millennial Pink. A few year ago if people would have said that I would even buy pink items yet alone love wearing them, and feature them in a favourites, I would have said shuuuutttupp (in my best Essex accent). This blazer instantly brightens up any outfit and makes it look put together with the blazers tailoring and detailing on the sleeves. You can wear this jacket with jeans, dresses, wear it at the office, and on a night out. It’s also lightweight for this seasons weather.

Pink Circle Buckle Shoulder Bag – Primark

Shock horror! Another item in the “IT” season of the colour. This bag definitely looks more expensive than its £7 price tag, with the bird detailing on the buckle. It’s also a great size for carrying my handbag essentials.

Gingham Black & White Checked Crop Top – Boohoo

This top has become my go to when in doubt on what to wear. It looks great on, fits like a glove, comfortable to wear, and is made from good quality material. I’ve been wearing this top with everything from jeans, shorts and skirts. I’ve also dressed it down in the day with a pair of flared hem jeans, and dressed it up at night with a pair of suede black lace up shorts.


Beauty Favourites 

Sleek lipstick in VIP night spot shade red 

I’ve been wearing this red lipstick for the last month. A bright red lipstick instantly brightens up any look and can take you from day to-night. I love this colour on me as before I bought this lipstick I would never have worn a red lipstick but I feel this colour suits me. It’s a long-lasting bright matte lip colour that’s not too drying. I will definitely be purchasing more sleek lipsticks in a variety of different colours.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black

This mascara is a firm favourite of mine I try others but always try this one again and fall back in love. The formula of the mascara is dark and covers all my lashes it makes them look longer without clumps and doesn’t dry and flake throughout the day. The tiny brush also coats all the lashes and separates them. This mascara also doesn’t irritate my eyes like some other mascaras can do.

Nip & Fab  Dragons Blood Serum 

This serum makes my skin feel so moisturised and dehydrated. I definitely feels that it plumps up my skin, calms any redness and stops it from looking dull and dry.  I use this serum in an evening after cleansing and before I use my moisturiser.

Lifestyle Favourites

Feast Of Fools – The Morganville Vampires book 4 – Rachel Caine 

I love all things supernatural so after reading and watching vampire diaries, twilight and Harry Potter I needed something else, that’s when I discovered the Morganville book series.  The morganville book series revolve around a group of friends trying to stay alive in a town where no ones what their seem especially after dark. I’d definitely give this a read if you liked the vampire diary’s.

Pukka Night-time Tea 

This tea is the perfect drink to have before bed as it’s caffeine free, contains lavender and chamomile both known for their calming effects on the body. I dunno how to describe the taste of this tea but when I drink it, I just feel calm and de-stressed and all cozy and ready for bed.

*all thoughts and opinions on products used in this post are completely my own. 

Thanks for reading

Nicolle 💋