15 January 2015

Skincare isn't everyone's taste. I know for a fact my mum loves her facial creams, but when it comes to removing that makeup she either sleeps in it or just uses her make up wipes! However, she has had good skin all her life. My dad on the other hand, absolutely loves a good old face mask here and there but he is a believer in treating your body and skin well. 

I've been quite lucky, I've never had acne prone skin, I just get the odd spot on my chin now and then. Unfortunately when I hit puberty I started to notice a change in my skin, it was oily. I looked in the mirror and my T-zone was shiny! At the age of 14 when all this began I wasn't wearing any face make up, just the odd flick of eyeliner and mascara and I didn't even have a clue about hiding the oils or even settling them.

After a while it does become annoying because I did have a fringe and that would become greasy so quick (yikes!) So I set off into boots and found some products that would help my skin. From them on I cleansed, toned and moisturised every morning and every night religiously since then and I turn 20 soon! 

The last 2 years I have been using Botanics from boots, and my skin has calmed down so much! I don't want to change my cleanser or toner because I'm too scared, as the oil on my face no longer really exists! I do however chop and change my moisturiser and face wash.

Above is the products I use from everyday to a few times a week. The Botanics products are the cleansing cream and the cleansing toner, which do everything they say, they also don't feel too tightening or too thick on the skin. If I've been wearing waterproof mascara which we all know is a pain to remove, I use the Botanics eye make up remover, its oil based so it does help get rid of the stubborn leftovers!

You may notice the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, after the rave about the Bioderma, well I didn't want to fork out much money at the time and I was happy with my current products until Garnier released a dupe! It is so gentle on the skin and once its gone, I will be buying another!

As for face wash, I use this for times where I am lazy with my skincare... but not lazy enough to not remove any make up! I use Nivea Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash alongside with my No7 exfoliating brush which together help remove dead skin cells that have been building up on my skin (not nice!)
 I probably do this twice a week to keep my oily skin at bay and plus I just love the feeling of a squeaky clean face!

As for the moisturiser, I do change this up regularly as mentioned above but at the moment it is Garnier Soft Essentials, which does the job. Under my make up I do often add the Simple Illuminating Radiance Cream before my foundation, which add the perfect dewy glow.

And that's about it!

Tell me, have you tried these products? What are your thoughts?



  1. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!



  2. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I've not tried any of the botanics range but garnier's micellar water is a fave (and lasts so long!) and I used to be a big fan of the Nivea face wash.

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    1. Thank you! I highly recommend the Botanics! x


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