Updated Morning Skincare Routine

I’ve written quite a few skincare routine posts over the past couple of years however I tend to change what I use from one season to the next. My skin has been particularly problematic lately as it’s somehow managing to be dry as well as oily which is definitely not something that I’m used to.

I’ve been trying a lot of new products, most of which are extremely affordable, so I thought that I’d share my favourites with you in case your skin is suffering in the cold weather too.

Cleanse

To cleanse my skin i’ve been loving the Neutrogena visibly clear pink grapefruit face scrub, it leaves my skin feeling clear and healthy and smells delicious. It lightly exfoliates too which helps to banish any blackheads and dry patches.

It retails at around £4 however Boots have a 2 for £5 offer on at the moment.

Tone

For toner I’m using Pixi’s glow tonic which helps to smooth my skin and reduce blemishes. It also has 5% glycolic acid which exfoliates and banishes blackheads.

It retails at £18 for 250ml which is quite pricey but totally worth it for the results it gives.

Moisturise

Neutrogena’s visibly clear oil free pink grapefruit has been the moisturiser I’ve been using over the past month or so, it leaves my skin feeling hydrated without looking greasy and is the perfect base for makeup.

It retails at around £5 but again there is a 2 for £5 offer on at boots.

Eye cream

For eye cream I use the Boots essentials cucumber eye gel which is lovely as it cools the eye area and reduces any puffiness.

It retails at £1.50 which is an absolute bargain!

Whats are your favourite skincare products?

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My Top 3 Face Masks

I absolutely love doing face masks as a little treat to brighten up my skin and have tried out a lot over the past few years! They’re also a lovely thing to buy someone as they come in a variety of prices so you can get one to suit your budget. Here are my top five favourites in no particular order!

Montagne Jeunesse (7th Heaven) Sachets

These are the perfect masks to buy for a little pick me up as they only cost £1 and there are a variety of different types so there’s guaranteed to be one you’ll love! My personal favourite is the dead sea mud pack as I have oily, spot prone skin.

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

This mask is amazing for oily/combination skin types as it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and deeply cleansed. The tube costs around £10.50 however if that’s a little too expensive you can get a sachet which will last for two goes for £2.99.

Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

Every now and then my skin looks dull, lacklustre and needs a boost! This mask is perfect for that as it sinks in within a few minutes and leaves your skin feeling soft and looking bright and healthy. It’s also a great gift idea for someone who is into skincare, however it is slightly more pricey at £16 for a 50ml starter kit including a muslin cloth.

What’s your favourite mask?

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Top 3 Lipsticks For Winter

I absolutely love experimenting with different lipsticks, especially in the winter months. Bold lips are also a great way to dress up your look without having to put any extra effort in, perfect for lazy girls!  I’m going to share with you my top three favourites for pale skin.

#1 Topshop ‘Inhibition’

This lipstick is a gorgeous dark berry colour which is perfect for Christmas parties! It goes on smoothly and leaves an incredibly pigmented matte finish which lasts for hours – even after eating! I can’t wait to try more from Topshop’s makeup line in the future.

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#2 Natural collection ‘Berry Blush’

This lipstick is perfect if your looking to try out a new colour but don’t want to spend a lot as it only costs £1.99!  It’s also a more subtle way to wear a berry shade making it great for everyday wear.

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#3 Rimmels ‘Diva Red’

This is the most moisturising of the three, I have really chapped lips at the moment but this just glides over my lips and doesn’t sink into any dry patches. I love the colour too, its the only red shade i’ve found that compliments my ghostly white skin.

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What’s your favourite Lipstick at the moment?

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Winter Fashion Favourites

All of the styles I love this winter!

Camel Coat

I absolutely love this coat from Topshop but it never seems to be available in my size!

It retails for around £65

Knee length boots

These suede boots from River Island would look great with dresses and skirts!

They retail at £100 but there are a lot of cheaper alternatives available.

Lace Up Heels

These shoes are perfect for any parties throughout the festive season!

These particular ones from H&M retail at £29.99

Embellished Beanies

I love wearing hats like this!

The one I have (similar to the black one above) was from Primark for £4!

Jumper Dresses

Jumper dresses and woolly tights are perfect on cold winter days! So cosy and chic.

What are your winter fashion favourites?

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My Top 3 Body Moisturisers

With the winter months fast approaching my skin has been desperate for some extra hydration. These three moisturisers are my absolute favourite and leave my skin feeling soft and supple all year round!

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Palmers Cocoa Butter

This moisturiser not only smells amazing but leaves skin feeling irresistibly smooth. It also comes in a handy pump bottle and is perfect for everyday use as its thick without being too heavy.

Depending on the size, this retails at around £5

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Soap and Glory ‘The righteous butter’

This body butter is amazing! Its so thick and creamy and is absolutely perfect if your skin needs a little boost.

Depending on the size, this retails at around £10

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Aveeno ‘Daily moisturising lotion’

As it states in the title, this lotion is perfect for everyday use as it doesn’t have an overwhelming scent and sinks in within a few minutes. It also comes in a pump bottle which is extremely convenient.

Retails at around £7.50

What’s your favourite moisturiser?

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Winter Outfit Ideas

Outfit 1:

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Dress from H&M
Tights and socks from Primark
Boots from Schuh
Necklace and bracelets from Hsamuel
Coat from Next
Bag and scarf from a local boutique

Outfit 2:

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Dress from H&M
Tights from Primark
Boots from Schuh
Necklace and bracelets from Hsamuel

Outfit 3:

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Pants and cardigan from H&M
Boots from Schuh
Top from Primark

Outfit 4:

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Both the Dr Martens and black boots work with this outfit.

Coat and top from Primark
Pants from Topshop
Purple boots are Dr Martens
Black boots from Schuh

Outfit 5:

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Jumper from Tkmaxx
Jeans are Levis
Boots from Schuh
Jacket from House of Fraser

Outfit 6:

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Coat from Next
Boots from Schuh
Jeans are Levis
Scarf from Primark

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Boots from Schuh
Jeans are Levis
Jumper from George at Asda

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Hair Of The Day

This simple fishtail braid is great for keeping your hair out of your face and adds detail to a plain look.

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Just grab the front section of your hair, braid it and secure it with an elastic band.

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My Autumn/Winter Fashion Wishlist

I love dressing for this time of year and have seen some fantastic pieces i’d love to make part of my autumn/winter wardrobe this year.

I know these boots have been around for a long time but i’m desperate for a pair this winter, they would look just as great with jeans as they would with tights and dresses.

I absolutely love these Tory Burch riding boots!

This tartan scarf is a great way to incorporate this seasons tartan trend into your wardrobe.

These leather gloves are practical yet still extremely stylish.

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I love knitted dresses with tights and boots this time of year.

What’s on your autumn/winter fashion wishlist this year?

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