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1. Clarasonic Mia Pink Sonic Skin Cleansing System Buy Here
After I've cleansed my skin with my trusty cotton wool pads and my Bioderma to take off the base of my make-up i do a deep cleanse with my Clarasonic. I use this with the Purity Facial Cleanser and these are perfect together. Although the Clarasonic Mia is rather expensive for just a facial cleansing system I think it is well worth it. My skin after feels super clean, like what no cotton pad or no wet wipe could do. After using it everyday for a month I could see and feel a difference in my skin, especially because i'd only ever use a wet wipe before. I did get spots because of it deep classing the skin, but after they all come out my skin looked way better than before! I must admit i've been super lazy lately and been skipping this out of my routine and my skin hasn't been looking to great recently, so if your thinking about getting one defiantly get into a regular routine with it.

2.Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution Buy Here
Everyone I know who uses this has said nothing but good things about this product. I was recommended this by Vivianna From Vivianna Does Makeup who explains how it works here. Its basically a oil based cleanser which literally feels like your putting water on your face, its not greasy at all! I love putting this on to get the base of my make up off and it feels so refreshing, especially in the mornings! Unfortunately, it's not greatly available in the UK so i buy it from a Ebay seller who imports it over from France and the delivery was very quick and i really recommend it if your thinking about buying Bioderma where you can buy it here.

3.Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Buy Here
If I have more time to do my full skincare routine I will defiantly reach for the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. Almost everyone will have heard of this famous hot cloth cleanser. It's made with ingredients such as Rosemary, Chamomile and Cocoa butter so its super luxury for your skin. It such a creamy product and you just massage into the skin and it just melts away all your make-up and even on waterproof mascara. When your ready to take it off you just rinse the muslin cloth (provided) with hot water and wipe off all the excess.

4.Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Buy Here
After using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish i used the Instant Boost Tonic water once my skin has dried to tone my skin. Its made with ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Calendula, Cucumber and Natural Vitamin E which soothes and tones. The smell is floral and herb ably and really wakes up this skin which is perfect in the mornings. The toner gets the skin ready for serums or moisturiser, which by the way I am yet to find a perfect moisturiser as the ones i've tried feel like they don't do nothing to my skin.

5. E45 Moisturising Lotion Buy Here
This isn't exactly a high end skincare product but it sure does do the job! I have trouble with my legs and rashes, especially in the winter time they become extremely itchy and sore. So thoughtfully my momma brought me this cream which is available in pharmacies anywhere. It soothes and relieves dry and sensitive skin and is also perfume free which is good for the rashes. It can be used on the body and face but i just use it on my legs and it fixed the problem straight away.

6. Tesco 100% Double Faced Oval Pads Buy Here
So as basic as it gets, trusty cotton wall pads, these are just basic ones from Tescos in the body care isle.  These are double sided with a pattern on them which apparently the zigzag side is for use with applying lotions and creams and the stripe patterned side is for liquids such as toners and nail polish remover. I use any side either way because after all there cotton wool pads.

7.Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Cleansing Balm Buy Here
Longest name for a cleanser ever right?! I've only just recently just started using this so I can't really review it properly. Although it is a very raved about product and thats the reason i brought it. I'll use this on days i don't feel like using my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and there are two completely different products. This is more of a Cleansing Balm so its super soft and super moisturising. It melts away make-up perfectly and smells like the best thing in the world. I massage it into my skin and it breaks the make up down and then i wipe it off with a hot muslin cloth. After my skin is the softest thing ever!

8. Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush Buy Here
This brush is part of the Core Collection which also contains the famous Buffing Brush and Contour Brush. As this is too small to use as my foundation brush i use it for applying clay masks evenly and without getting the product all over my hands and making a mess. Its a very good quality brush as with all Real Techniques brushes.

9. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser Buy Here
As i mentioned earlier i use this with my Clarasonic Mia and these two go perfect together. I was using the Cleanse and Polish at first with the Clarasonic but it didn't foam up that much and i didn't feel like it was cleansing my skin that good. So i read a few reviews on this and gave it a go! It foams up beautifully and just the right amount with the perfect amount of foam. You only need to use a little bit, so a little goes a long way meaning it last for months. It really helps with that deep clean and your skin feels like its never ever had make-up on.

10. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask Buy Here
I'd say i have very dry skin especially this time of year, so moisturisers don't really do anything for my skin. So i use this mask 2 times a week after cleansing and toning and i sleep overnight in it. In all honesty, it works like a treat, I wake up the next morning and my face is so plump and you can physically see the difference when you look into the mirror. I always find my make up goes on much more smoothly when using this the night before.

11. Super Facialist By Una Brennan Buy Here
This tea flower pore purifying clay mask is great to use when your skin is feeling clogged up and you have lots of spots. It clears the skin of all dirt and excessive oils and helps with breakouts. I've only used this once so can't really give an honest opinion but first impressions are good. I like how it tingles on the face so you can really feel it working and its also easy to apply. Didn't notice any noticeable differences after the first application but my skin was really soft after.

12. Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel Buy Here
You only need the tinniest amount of the gel, which is a good job as the bottle is teeny weeny! Ive been using this all the time for about 2 months and its still going strong. I pop a tiny bit on when i feel a spot coming on or when i wake up in the mornings with one and i keep applying when i can throughout the day. The spot disappears in about 2 days and once the gel is on its much less noticeable. The gel can be drying so i use it a few hours before i put make up or at night time. I like that its a gel formula rather than a cream as its much more cooling and it tingles so much, but in a satisfying good way.

13. L'occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream Buy Here
This is a mini version (30ml) of the most popular hand cream i know. I got this free in a recent magazine (which i can't remember the name of, sorry!) I've always wanted to buy this hand cream as i've heard its a very luxury hand product and my hands are pretty dry. I thought this would be a great way to test out the hand cream and the magazine was pretty good too! I brought my mom the full size version because she kept using my mini, i keep it on my bedside table for nighttime.

14. Balmi SPF 15 Coconut Lip Balm Buy Here
This was an impulse buy which i didn't really need but heard so much about and as i saw it in my local boots i picked it up. The smell is so delish and i just want to eat it every time i apply it! Its very nourishing and keeps my lips moist for a very long time. I always apply it just before walking to work in the cold and i can still feel it at work after a few hours.

Have you tried any of the above? Or are any on your wish list?


  1. I have the L'Occitane dry skin hand cream too- love it! It makes my hands so soft :)
    Daniella x

  2. I just recently bought the Loccitane hand cream! :) I love it!!!! ♥

    New follower here!

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