Thursday, 13 February 2014


Hello everyone! It's 2014 (a month late but still better than nothing!) And today is the 12th of February which means it's my birthday! I am now one year older and in the words of T-Swift - I'm feeling twenty-twooooooo! 

As I'm another year older, I thought hey, why not change up my skin routine? Followers will know I'm a severely oily skinned girl, but yes, in that photo above there is even an oil! The horror! I'm on a new skin journey for radiant, glowy skin, because even though I am oily, I've also got quite the problem with dullness. This post isn't going to be a review but a little sneak peak at my new routine, full reviews will come later.

That oil you see is the Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil, £10.99 (x) first of all, what a name! Second of all the smell of this is completely amazing. Being an oil I was first pretty scared to try it and had visions of me wiping this off my face and breakouts emerging! But seeing as I'm on a mission for radiant skin, I took the plunge, and boy I'm glad I did.

Next up is the Sanctuary Radiance Exfoliator, £2.99 (x) As I'm quite new to this whole radiance thing I thought I'd buy a little tube to test this guy out. I've been using the Purifying range from Sanctuary for a while now and it's been doing me good so I thought it would be a good choice, and I've been surprised by the results after just a few uses. 

Nip+Fab No Needle Fix, £13.33 (x) was a bit of an accident, I was looking for the Glycolic Serum (x) and picked this one up inside by accident, but never the less it has been a pleasure to use! It promises to plump and volumise the skin and contains good old hyaluronic acid to provide moisture (The glycolic version is winging its way to me in the post as we speak)

Lush Dark Angels Cleanser, £6.35 (x) , Mask of Magnaminty, £5.25 (x) & Tea Tree Toner Water, £3.95 (x) These are all one of those products where you wish you took before and after photos! These used together are perfect to keep myself from becoming an oily mess whilst using all these other moisture inducing products. It was my first experience using skincare from Lush and I really am pleasantly surprised by the results I've had, and the mask is quickly becoming one of my favourites!

If you read back through my blog you'll know I'm constantly on the look out for something to banish the eye darkness! I'm starting to think my eye problems are all hereditary and it that case nothing I use will really diminish them to the point of no return, but Indeed Labs Eysilix, £24.99 (x) has come to my rescue! I've been using this twice a day for the past four days and I already see such a difference, and it's making me more confident to go outside without any concealer on! Containing lots of lovely peptides to help the skin, this is also becoming a quick favourite in my new skincare routine!

And then there's one thing that I double will ever change, La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat, £10.12 (x) a good old favourite that I don't think can do any wrong!

So, that is my new skincare routine that is actually doing something I can see to my skin, as I said reviews of everything will be coming at a later date after I've been using them for a little longer, but it all seems good from here. Also I'm sorry for being a terrible blogger, I am back now with a new found motivation and I will be posting regularly, promise!


  1. after our chat i have to get the tea tree water toner! and i think we both need to man up and get over the garlic smell of the cosmetic warrior face mask for the sake of our skin ;)!
    and make sure you get the effaclar duo and let me know how you get on with it!

    x x

  2. I'm a big fan of the Effacer Mat, LRP is a great brand for oily/blemish skin!