Skincare routine

Your skin is a very important part of you, it’s a blank canvas for you to enhance and embellish but you want the smoothest base you can get! My skin is very sensitive and so I use as many non allergenic products as I can, here is my skincare routine…

In the morning I start by rinsing my hands under cold water before squeezing some simple face wash into my palm and rubbing my hands together to make it foam. Then all I do is close my eyes and rub it into my skin, making sure I cover the sides of my face as well as the centre to avoid breakouts as much as possible! All I do next is take a flannel and run it under hot water before rinsing my face. Then I dry my face with a rough towel to briefly exfoliate it.

After cleansing I take the simple moisturiser and dot it on my nose, under my eyes, on my forehead, on my chin and on the apples of my cheeks to make sure I don’t miss anywhere before rubbing it in. Finally I apply burt’s bees lip balm to my lips.

At night I start by applying simple eye makeup removal lotion to a cotton wool ball before wiping my eyes to remove all of the makeup from that day. I also remove my eyebrow makeup with this lotion. After this step I just follow my morning skin care routine to cleanse and moisturise my face and my lips. I hope this helps anyone looking for a new routine or even someone starting one and I’ll speak to you all again soon!

Simple face wash

Simple moisturiser

Simple eye makeup remover

Burt’s bees lip balm

(I also know that it’s good to incorporate face masks, perhaps even using one a week, so if anyone has recommendations for sensitive skin I would appreciate any ideas for products I could look into!)

The Clothes Show Live.

The Clothes Show Live is a big annual event which is running from Friday 5th to Tuesday 9th this year. Loads of celebrities attended including you tubers Alfie Deyes, Fleur DeForce and Jim Chapman and Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing. This year was my first time at the clothes show and I got loads of amazing deals on makeup from brands such as Models Own, Rimmel and Barry M so I decided to write a review for a few of the products I bought for my first ever blog post! Enjoy…

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The first thing I bought on Saturday was a goody bag from Barry M. It contained a Super soft eye crayon in shade no. 10. I couldn’t find the exact product on the website but this link is for different colours in the range. I also got a greeny silver metallic nail varnish called Silvery Lilac which is shade np324 on this page and a textured effect nail paint called Atlantic Road.As well as these I got a metallic nail paint in magnetic burgundy, again I found a link for the magnetic nail paints but  couldn’t find this colour on the Barry M site.There was besides these a crackle paint in no. 311, a glittery pink nail paint in magenta glitter which is no. 336 in the link and one in pink silver glitter which is number 337 and a lip lacquer crayon in shade no.2. In the goody bag there was also a dazzle dust in no.24, which was not on the site but which was part of this collection of dazzle dusts and a fine glitter dust in no.6 which also wasn’t available so here’s a link to the others in the collection. Finally I got a purple liquid eye liner in no.5 which is also unavailable so here’s a link to the range.

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The Barry M nail varnishes I got.
The Barry M nail varnishes I got.

Next I went to Ruby cosmetics and  got an eyeshadow palette with four eyeshadows. This palette had a tutorial for smoky eyes in the lid. From the same place I got a brow kit containing stencils, a double ended brush and a brow powder and a lipgloss. I have actually already used the brow kit with the natural stencil which was the closest shape to my brows and I found that it worked very well, was quick to apply and didn’t look fake or too heavy.  The only problem with the kit was the powder in it has already broken which has made it a bit messier to use so if you buy this product I would suggest you’re careful with it.

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Another shop at the show was Rimmel who were doing a goody bag for £10 like Barry M and Models Own. You could choose either the Rita one, the Kate one or one other which i can’t remember! I chose the Kate one and inside there was a mini matte BB cream in light, a mascara in eye rock jet black 004, an eyeliner in 263 starlit black, a lipliner in ultimate 046, a lipstick in 01, a glitter topcoat nail varnish in 018 and a liquid cheek tint in sun kissed cherry 004. I did a Rimmel makeup look today so I tried all of the products and love the two lip products together for winter as they create a really dark red lip which also lasted me all day without fading, especially with the liner underneath. I also love the shape of the mascara wand as it makes it very easy to apply.                                                              The nail varnish topcoat was a bit difficult to put on as the glitter didn’t want to go onto my nail but once I had managed it my nails looked really nice and the glitter sparkled blue in the light. I loved the eyeliner as it came with a smudger which made my eyes look smokey.

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The last makeup items that I got were from Models Own. I got three nail varnishes, one was a hypergel in brunette red and the other two were normal varnishes- one in purple grey and one in purple blue. The purple blue one was sparkly metallic. I also got a duo eyeshadow compact with a brown shimmer and a light yellow gold shimmer, an orange tinted pink lipgloss which i couldn’t find a link for, a sparkly black pencil liner and a normal black eyeliner. I got a bubblegum flavour lip balm which I couldn’t find a link for, a black artstix pen, a nail file, makeup sponges and some eyeshadow applicators. I also got a mirror.          I have used the brunette red and I love the hypergel formula. It went on opaque with no need for more than one coat. I also added spots with the arstix nail art pen which dried reasonably quickly.

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The clothes show had some really good deals and I would recommend it. I hope to go again next year!!