Skincare Routine: My Top Picks

Trying new skincare products is probably one of my most favourite things to do when it comes to self-care. It’s such a great feeling when you try a new skincare product and totally fall in love with it. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a VIP Body Shop Event where I was informed about my skin type (sadly it’s dry and dehydrated). From receiving these results, I have changed my skincare routine as well as kept myself hydrated throughout the day. I am very pleased with myself for purchasing these new skincare products from The Body Shop as they have massively helped my skin to feel and look much better.

So, here are my favourite skincare products that I have been loving these past few weeks.

 

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Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

I can’t believe I waited this long to try the Camomile Cleansing Oil. It is definitely the best makeup remover I have ever used. If you’re after something that is very quick and efficient at removing makeup then this will be perfect for you. I would typically use this product after I have used a cotton pad to wet my face. I recommend applying a small amount of the oil onto a cotton pad and then begin to wipe away the makeup. The instant results I receive are incredible. I highly recommend this makeup remover as it removes all makeup, it smells great and it’s perfect for sensitive dry skin. The thing I love most is that a small amount goes a very long way.

Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash

After I have taken my makeup off, I would use the Vitamin E Facial Wash. It is so soft and soothing… I absolutely love it! The best thing about this product is that it really is GENTLE. I really like how true this product is. This is definitely perfect for anyone with sensitive dry skin. Honestly, it’s so soft. It will leave your skin feeling smooth, clean and refreshed. ALSO… it smells great! I recommend applying this product with wet hands as it is just a moisturising face wash which needs to be applied well all over the face. You will only need a tiny bit of this on your hands as a thin layer is just the right amount.

Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

WOW!!! This product is definitely my favourite which is why I have saved the best till last. It definitely does the job it’s supposed to! I have been using this product for about 2 weeks now and I can already see the difference between using the product and not using the product on my skin. I have never used a hydrating toner before and until 2 weeks ago I had no idea what it was. I am so happy with the results that I actually use this product twice a day. I always use this product after the facial wash, once all my makeup has been removed as well as using the product every morning when I clean my face. The best way to apply the hydrating toner is onto a cotton pad. You will only need a few drops of this because again a small amount goes a long way.

I am very thankful for my Body Shop consultation as I would have never got any of these products. If you are unsure of what type of skin you have, I highly recommend getting a consultation to find out. I had been searching for years to find the perfect skincare routine and finally, now I can say that I have found the perfect skincare routine that works for me as well as keeps my skin feeling clean, clear and well hydrated.

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What are your favourite skincare products? Have you used these ones before?

 

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The Body Shop || Beauty Haul + Free Gifts**

Hello, welcome back to another beauty blog post. Today, I will be sharing with you my latest shopping haul from The Body Shop, my top picks and my favourite beauty products. The Body Shop was founded by Anita Roddick who began making her own products and infusing them to make a change to the world; in regards to beauty. Their products are about working fairly with farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through our Community Trade programme, being 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing (The Body Shop International Limited, 2018).

IMG_3460.CR2 (1)I absolutely love using beauty products from The Body Shop whether if it’s make-up, skin care or fragrance. I love the quality of their products, especially for the price that’s being paid, which is very much similar to the products you would buy in an everyday high street drug store. Ever since I made the switch from using random different brands of skin care or make-up to only The Body Shop, my skin is looking a lot more fresh and healthy, reducing redness and cleared up all of my spots. It is very rare that I will get a break out of spots anymore which I am thrilled about. If it wasn’t for The Body Shop, I would definitely be feeling down about my skin because before it was not healthy at all.

IMG_3464.CR2 (2).jpgI am looking forward to sharing with you all the products that I have purchased today. I would like to share with you the reasons for purchasing and how I intend to use the products. Some of the products that I have purchased are very new to me and thought it would be nice to give it a try. If you read my blogs, then you will notice that I do use other products than what’s in this post from The Body Shop, so if you would like any particular tutorials please let me know. Without further ado… let’s move straight on to the products.

GOOD THINGS INSIDE ~ The Body Shop

Organic Cotton Rounds X100

The organic cotton round pads are a perfect solution for taking off an excessive amount of make-up. I use these every single day whether if it’s removing make-up or cleansing my skin. These circle pads are brilliant! On the packet, it states that they are ‘double-sided, textured and twice as nice’. These pads are designed to remove any make-up, nail polish and to help cleanse and moisturize your skin. There are 100 cotton pads in the packet which is worth it for the price that is being paid. I use these pads to safely remove my make-up with the correct make-up remover provided by The Body Shop to keep my skin clean and fresh. Alongside this, I also use these to apply my moisturiser and cleanser for effective results when applying to my face. These are just exquisite for ensuring that your skin is always cleaned effectively.

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Organic Cotton Rounds X100 – £2.50

Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover

This is by far one of my favourite products by The Body Shop, purely because of how effective it is and the results it provides. This is the make-up solution which I use in accordance with the Organic Cotton Round Pads, as it gives the most effective results which leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I purchase on average of 3 bottles of this a year which is reasonable considering I wear make-up on a daily basis. Even though this product states that it is an eye make-up remover, I find that it gives the best results as a full face make-up remover. It does not take long to remove and it completely removes everything. This make-up remover is suitable for sensitive skin which suits me fine. Ever since I have been using the Camomile remover I have not had a break out of spots. This has basically saved my skin from having a break out of spots whenever I apply makeup. I am so happy that I managed to find this product because it is brilliant, easy to use and has left my skin forever feeling soft and healthy.

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Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover – £7.50

Headband

I can’t believe I haven’t gotten one of these a lot sooner. For someone who loves applying and trying makeup, this is something I have needed for a while now. For a long time, I have been using my Disney Minnie Mouse Ears to push back my hair from my face… I mean it did the job, but I did look funny when people would watch me. I am looking forward to using one of these as it will be a lot more useful and convenient. The headband is made from cotton which is just perfect. I really like using cotton products just because it is so good for your skin by preventing rashes, spots and ensures that your body stays clean. I will definitely be using this headband when applying and removing make-up and also when cleansing.

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Headband – £4.50

Matte Lipstick 430 Sienna Rose

Yassssss! Doesn’t everyone just love purchasing a new lipstick… well I do! I was searching for a colour which screams spring as well as bold, especially for those nights out. I have decided to go for the Matte Lipstick in shade Sienna Rose. It is a beautiful colour that I can wear as an everyday colour and as an evening dressy up colour. I am very excited to use this lipstick because it is very different to any colours that I have at the moment. I tend to just stick with the pale nude or the eccentric dark reds, however, this is in between. I absolutely love using The Body Shop lipsticks as they stay on very well and don’t crumble throughout the day. They are designed for a nourishing, long-lasting finish with 7 bold shades to choose from that are completely vegan.

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Matte Lipstick 430 Sienna Rose – £8.00

Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel

WOW!!! This smells so beautiful… I am mesmerised! It is so fresh leaving your hands cleans and well moistured. I am not even kidding you right now, honestly, the smell is insane. You have to try it. This is a perfect little bottle which is great for on-the-go purposes, especially when travelling abroad. I absolutely love carrying these travel size hand cleansers with me in my bag because they are pretty much a requirement in my daily lifestyle. I am always washing and cleaning my hands, so these are absolutely perfect. This is the first time of me using the coconut flavour as I always purchase the orange scent. I recommend trying these as they are perfect and completely worth the price that’s being paid. I would like to try all the different scents available in this as I am intrigued as to what they all smell like.

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Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel – £2.50

Make-Up Setting Spray

The makeup setting spray is another first time buy for me. I have decided to give this a try. A few of my friends have spoken to me about the products and brands they use for setting their makeup which is why I decided that for my first time, I should probably use The Body Shop considering a majority of my skin care and beauty products come from there. The makeup setting spray is 100% vegan, anti-smudge and weightless which keeps your makeup in place for the whole day. It is recommended for people with sensitive skin that is enriched with aloe vera. I am looking forward to using this setting spray as I would like my makeup to stay on my face that slightly bit longer, with full coverage, especially in those hot summer days.

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Make-Up Setting Spray – £8.00

These are all of the products that I purchased today from The Body Shop. Additional to all of the above, I was surprised to receive a goody bag of free products as I spent over £25.00.

**THE BODY SHOP FREE GOODY BAG WORTH £15.00** 

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I am really pleased with the way The Body Shop says thank you to their customers as it is always by giving out free products or samples. I was absolutely thrilled to receive a goody bag which I way I thought I would share it with you now. Unfortunately, you cannot choose your goody bag or the products inside. I actually liked this idea because I found it exciting opening it up and discovering what products I had been blessed with. I have received 3x product samples, liquid lipstick and shower gel.

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Tea Tree Oil 

The first thing I found in my little goody bag was a sample pot of the iconic Tea Tree Oil that is predominantly used for acne prone skin. It is renowned for it’s powerful, purifying properties. ‘Our iconic Tea Tree Oil is a cult classic and is great for on the spot application’ (The Body Shop, 2018). It should be used in areas that you are concerned about to reduce blemishes and the outbreak of spots or acne. It can be used up to 3 times a day. I am very happy to have received a small little sample as I have been wanting to use one of these for a very long time. I used to use a product very similar to this from Arbonne, except it was almost £100 and I couldn’t keep paying that much, due to the fact that I am a student. Tea Tree Oil’s are generally the best way to prevent spots and acne as they are pure, clean and purposely made to beat the outbreaks. I am convinced that if this sample goes down well, I will sure purchase a much bigger bottle.

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Tea Tree Oil 10ml – £8.50
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Tea Tree Oil 20ml – £12.00

Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution

Oooh, this looks interesting! As you are probably aware, I absolutely love trying different facial cleanses as I want my face feeling clean, fresh and healthy. I haven’t used the Tea Tree Daily Solution just the Tea Tree Facial Cleanser which I love soooooo much. I use this as part of my night time routine to ensure my face is clean while sleeping which reduces the chances of my spots breaking out. I am looking forward to giving this daily solution a try as I want to see what works well and what is the right product for my skin. It is very important to remember to not use a range of skin products at once as you may irritate your skin. You should try on different days for the most effective results. ‘A lightweight, pre-serum concentrate that combats blemishes and improves the overall condition of the skin. After 4 weeks, skin looks and feels:

  • Purified
  • Clearer
  • Smoother
  • Healthier
  • Clarified
  • Mattified
  • Soothed, with reduced redness and imperfections’ (The Body Shop, 2018)
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Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution – £13.00

Chinese Ginseng & Rice Face Masque

Yasssss! Another sample. I absolutely love trying different samples of facial products. It means that you can keep trying until you find a perfect one for your skin. I am delighted to have received a sample face masque as I have wanted to try a different one for The Body Shop for some time now and the full large product is a little bit pricey, so having this is wonderful because I can see if I like it before I purchase it. I am so happy to have received 3x sample products for free. It’s not every day you get freebies when shopping which is why I love purchasing at The Body Shop.

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Chinese Ginseng & Rice Face Masque 75ml – £17.00

Matte Lip Liquid Mauritius Dahlia 017

OMG!!! I am sooooo happy that I have received a new lipstick, especially as a freebie. You can never have enough lipsticks. It is very rare for me to wear lip liquid ones as I prefer just an ordinary, easy to apply, everyday lipstick. However, I am looking forward to giving this a try. The colour looks beautiful. It is like a sparkling red/burgundy colour…definitely a colour I have not tried before. You will be seeing some photos of me using this new product on my Instagram, so stay active. I am really surprised to have received a product of such value as the last few things have been samples of products. This is definitely a deal that you all have to go get. I am actually quite surprised to have received this free because normally in the goody bags, it’s more product samples rather than the actual product.

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Matte Lip Liquid Mauritius Dahlia – £7.00

Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel 

WOW! Another full-size product worth £5.00 and a beautifully scented shower gel. I love using the shower gels from The Body Shop because they smell so lovely and the scent sticks to your skin throughout the day. I really like using shower gels that stay on you whilst you are out and about. Sometimes I would forget to use perfume, but with these, there is no worry because you will be smelling fresh throughout the day. ‘With a warm, exotic scent our non-drying argan oil formula, luxuriously cleanses and softens the skin with each use’ (The Body Shop, 2018). I completely agree with The Body Shop here as whenever I used their shower gel products in the past my skin has felt clean, soft and smells lovely. You should definitely try their shower gels as you will be surprised with the results. There are so many scents to try, you would want to have them all.

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Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel – £5.00

I hope you enjoyed reading about my little  large shopping haul from The Body Shop.  I am very excited to continue trying the products I already use and I am looking forward to trying all the extra samples and products that are very new to me. I think it is a really lovely way to say thank you to your customers by giving them a goody bag of free products when they spend over £25.00. For me, this was very easy because I already spent over that amount and when I went to the till point, I was surprised with the free gifts in the goody bag. If you like shopping at The Body Shop or would like giving some of these products a try, I will assure you that you will love them. You should definitely go purchasing whilst the goody bag deal is on as you will be getting a lot more for your money.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog again, it means a lot to me. I am intrigued to see if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them? Leave a little comment below, I would love to hear your opinions and feedback. If you would like me to do any make-up, hair or skin routines/tutorials please just leave a comment or message me directly.

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