How My New Skincare Routine Changed My Skin

Everybody wants to look flawless right? And what do we do to try and achieve it? Buy a foundation costing £40 and then a primer for £20 then we realise we have really bad under eyes so we invest in concealers so almost around £50-£80 on trying to achieve flawless skin and while we’re at it we are destroying the skin more!! So recently I decided to spend more money on skin care to make my skin better which resulted in making any foundation look flawless!! See I believe you can make any product work but in their own way.

So I switched up EVERYTHING I used except my trusty St.Ives face scrub. So firstly I am so grateful for the ladies who introduced me to all these amazing products, my skin has transformed and I have never been so confident in my own skin!

Makeup Remover

So starting off with removing my makeup, if I am wearing makeup I use the Garnier Micellar cleansing water for my face and for my eye makeup I use the Nivea eye makeup cleanser, never in my life have I seen such an amazing product!

Cleanse

Next, I cleanse again or go straight to this step if I’m not wearing makeup. I am still switching up cleansers I am currently searching for the one! But till then I am liking the Pixi Cleanser this leaves my skin feeling REALLY smooth and looking bright, however I am still contemplating whether it’s a favourite, another thing I like about this cleanser is that I can use it as a mask, so I will apply it and leave it on for about 10 minutes then wash it off as normal. The next cleanser I have been using and actually really been liking this because it is a cleanser, toner and moisturiser and I picked it up for £1.75! It is the Avon Care 3 in 1 cleanser, this is priced at £3.50 but I got it on offer, and I am really liking it, it makes my skin look and feel fresh and bright and it doesn’t dry my skin which is the best thing ever I hate cleansers that dry my skin out!! Lastly the third cleanser I am using and I am not really liking it is the L’Oreal fine flower gel wash, I have done a mini review on this on my Instagram you can read that HERE.

Scrub

After Cleansing I scrub, I don’t always scrub I don’t want to dry my skin out but the only scrub I ever use and have used is the St.Ives scrub, I know a lot of people have said this scrub did not work for them, but I love it!

Mask

If I am going to use a mask it’s usually after scrubbing and depending on what products I have used already then I pick a mask it’s usually between the L’Oreal pure clay masks, the Detox one and Glow one are my favourite!

Moisturise

Eye:

For my eyes I use the Vitamin E Eye cream from the Superdrug range, so far I am like it makes my eye area feel smooth which makes applying makeup on easier, it also gives me a ‘wake up’ feeling.

Face:

Now it’s time to put all the moisture back into the skin and I have Oily combination skin so finding a moisturiser that’s moisturising enough and doesn’t make my skin more oily is pretty hard and annoying so I’m floating between moisturisers. I use to use the Nivea moisturiser for sensitive skin, I don’t have sensitive skin but I liked it because it was light, well I thought it was until it started to make my skin look greasy! So I got the Mac studio moisture fix, this is really lightweight I love this moisturiser however, £22 for a moisturiser is pretty expensive so I am looking for a cheaper alternative. The best thing that has happened since I changed my skin are routine is that my dry skin has gone less noticeable, the facial sprays I have been using have cleared my skin and kept it hydrated so my skin isn’t as dry as it used to be. My favourite facial spray I use every single day without a doubt is the

My favourite facial spray I use every single day without a doubt is the Mario Badescu Facial spray this spray is AMAZING I reviewed it in a previous post which you can find HERE. It has helped clear marks on my face and kept it hydrated I can’t talk about this spray enough! I love it! Some days When I feel like my skin is more on the oily side I don’t even bother using a cream I just pray this all over my face and neck, it’s really made my skin feel and look better!

I have also been liking the Vitamin E serum from the Superdrug range, I still haven’t decided whether I like it or not but what I do know is that it makes my skin feel so smooth! A lot of people have claimed the Vitamin E range has broke their skin out, I’m still not sure about it! The same range have a hydrating must which is another great product to hydrate your skin I have a love hate relationship with this it can make you look oily and feel sticky if you use too much, but when the right amount is used it can be so good! I am going to be doing a full review on some of the products I have in the Vitamin E range so look out for that!

Toner

Toners something I switch up between however I have found an amazing toner, I am loving it so far I only got it very recently but omg I love it! It is the La-Roche Posay Serozonic Spray, this toner is for oily skin which is perfect for me, it slightly tingles, but it’s a good tingle!

The Mario Badescu facial spray is another spray I use as a toner it is so versatile you can use it to set makeup hydrate and tone your face, you can even use it on your hair!! If you don’t already own it, you need it!

 

Body

Lastly the latest edition to my morning skin care routine is the Nip & Fab Tummy Fix, When I first saw this on the Superdrug website I was so curious and HAD to check it out, so far I haven’t seen results however I am hoping its one of those products that needs to be used over a long period of time before you can see results!#

 

I don’t use all these products daily I switch them up depending on the weather or how my skin is, and remember guys what works for me may not work for you and I have Oily/Combination skin, just thought I would add that in, incase anyone wanted to try the products out although I do believe some of these if not most are actually good for dry skin!

Thank you for reading my post, this was just my morning routine, would anyone like to see an evening skin care routine? Let me know in the comments below and follow me on Instagram @beautybyaneesa_ to keep up with what I am loving!

Aneesaxox

BeautyBay Haul & Review

Hey Guys! I am back!! welcome to my new site!!! Been trying to sort this out this month so I’ve not blogged for a while but damn it feels so good to be back and I have loads of things to share with you all!!

So, I purchased a couple of things from Beauty Bay and wanted to share my review of each product, It was a huge haul however I picked up a few GEMS and I am sooo glad I did :D.

I’m just going to get right into it the first thing I got was the Grab & go Mario Badescu Set, I forgot the actual name of the set and the sets not available on their site however you can purchase them individually or part of other sets. This set contains a rose water & aloe vera facial spray and their drying lotion.

    two are amazing! The facial spray can be used as a makeup setting spray, a toner or a just to help skin feel and look better and boy does it work! this set contained the mini travel version and I have finished it already and I’m going to be repurchasing the actual bottle next, since using it my skin looks fresh and feels smooth and hydrated. I sprayed this in my morning skin care routine, after I have done my makeup (even if I have used a setting spray already) and in my night time skincare routine, it’s brilliant! The best thing I have purchased! The spray retails for

The next product in this duo pack was the Mario Badescu drying lotion, it’s amazing I have never seen a product work so fast and so well! You simply dip a cotton bud into the bottle and take some of the pink product from the bottom and put it over each spot on your face and leave it over night, it dries the spot up, some spots need repeated treatment for 2 or 3 days but it goes right down without leaving and marks or any temptation to pop the spot (I have a REALLY bad habit of popping spots, I CAN’T HELP IT!) The product looks like this (picture above) so its clear liquid and the actual product is at the bottom so you have to keep the bottle upright,  this retails at £16 here. Definitely worth it but I would recommend to look out for the sets that have a number of the Mario Badescu products in them, I am so glad I discovered these products!! Thanks to the girls who recommended it!

Next I’m going to talk about the L.A Girl HD loose setting powder, I am looking for a setting powder that won’t patch up under my eyes, and unfortunately this was not the one! It sets my makeup fine but under my eyes it just went patchy so it’s now sitting in the drawer with all the other failed products! It’s a loose powder so you can imagine how messy it can get however if you be careful you can minimise all the crazy fall out. I was trying to find it on the beautybay website because I forgot how much it was and I can’t find it? So I’m guessing they might have got rid of it? or temporarily took it down I’m  not sure.

Top: 24Seven Bottom: Mars

I saved the best till last, these are (well was because I have currently lost it!!) one of my most favourite lipsticks and they are the Coloured Raine Matte Lipsticks these were recommended, well she raved about them so much I think she got everyone she knows to buy them, haha by PhosBeauty (check out her blog it’s amazing)! I got the shades ‘Mars’ a beautiful brown shade and ’24Seven’ a muted rose shade. These lipsticks are everything you look for in a matte lipstick!! Lightweight, great coverage, doesn’t dry your lips it’s so comfortable!, stays ALL DAY and I mean ALL DAY even after eating and drinking, obviously it wears off a little but at the end of the day it’s still there!! The shade ‘Mars is AMAZING! it’s my GO TO…well before I misplaced it, Still looking for it :(. I love these lipsticks and think everyone should get them! I got mine on sale for £8!

So that’s my mini haul/reviews done! I definitely recommend the Mario Badescu and coloured raine products! Thank you for reading my post!!

Aneesaxox

I just wanted to add, my skin problems have all been resolved by changing up some of my skin care products! Let me know if you want to see a post on that!