Winter Skincare Essentials

 

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Heyyyy, so I guess I’m not very good at posting regularly but in the new year I’m going to try my hardest to do so. But today I wanted to share with you a just a few of my winter skin care essentials. So let’s get to it!

First up is my Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser 50ml jar  £20.25. I love this! It is the perfect, rich moisturiser for when your skin really needs some tlc in these winter months. I only use it when my face is going through a particularly dry period as like I said it can be very rich for everyday use. A bonus, which I always seem to mention on this blog, is that it smells soo good! It is slighty on the pricer side but I can say it is definitely worth paying for. And when you only use it through the dry spells it doesn’t get used up as much either.

Next, is my Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub £5.50. My lips being dry and flakey is just a standard effect of winter so this is perfect to get rid of all that dead skin. I usually scoop a little out with my finger and massage it on a bit first, then use my lips to massage it a bit further. It’s such a treat as the smell and taste is amazing; its just like bubblegum flavoured sugar.

Lastly, is Caramex Lip Balm £1.79. I swear by this lip balm! The combination of the regular use of the lip scrub and then applying this afterwards will have your lips soft in no time. You can get this in different flavours like cherry or mint. You can really feel it getting to work straight away which I really like. This is a drugstore product but gives great results.  I take mine everywhere.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and find these products as useful as I do. I will more than likely be posting throughout the festive period. Let me know if you’d like me to do any specific blog posts in the comments or if you guys have ever used these products as well. I hope you are all well and are enjoying your Christmas holidays so far 🙂

Much love,

 

Robyn x

 

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Setting Sprays

Hiiii, again I haven’t posted in so long but uni is just so busy and any free time I have I’m either sleeping or working 😦 rip. Anyway on to today’s post.

I’d always seen people using setting sprays but never actually bought any of my own. But with working in a hot resteraunt running back and forward, walking in the temperamental weather of Scotland to uni and back, I really needed my make up to last all day. I have to admit the ones I have tried are no mircle wokers but I have seen a huge improvement.

The first one I bought was MAC Prep + Prime Fix which can I just say smells amazing! It is so refreshing so I always end up spraying far too much and fanning my face for ages. I found that my make up did last longer than it would without it but I have a tendency to have a very sweaty nose and cheeks so my foundation did come off a bit. However, usually when I pat it dry all of my foundation comes off but I’ve noticed when using this my foundation doesn’t come off completely. I also found that this spray gives you a lovely glow and seems to bring all your make up together.

I also bought Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray  which I admit doesn’t give as a refreshing feeling as mac prep and prime which I think is because it is oil free. BUT I tested this out at work and after an 8 hour shift of sweat and heat my foundation was still on! even around my nose area. I was so impressed. Also, have you guys read the reviews on this? Some of them are so weird and funny.

Overall. I have my days where I prefer which spray to use. MAC I use when I know I’m doing everyday, light activities and would like a refreshing spray and a nice glow. Where as working or night outs I would prefer to use urban decay so my make up stays put all night. I also bought the travel sizes in both as I wanted to test them before I went and bought the full sized bottles and maybe ended up not liking them. But, I will for sure be purchasing both full sizes.

UD All Nighter Setting Spray £22

MAC Prep + Prime Fix £17.50

I will try to most more but my uni assessments are over the next 3 weeks but after that I am off for the Christmas holidays. Maybe I could do Christmas blog posts because I LOVE Christmas so so much!!  I hope you are all well & if you are also at uni doing assessments good luck & try not to be too stressed.

p.s let me know what setting sprays you guys like using 🙂

 

Much love Robyn x