Monday, April 14, 2014

Evening Routine (Updated #3)

- Garnier '2 in 1 Gentle Waterproof Make-Up Remover' -
- Garnier 'Micellar Cleansing Water' -
- Melrose 'Organic Coconut Butter Oil -

- St Ives 'Apricot Face Scrub' -
- The Body Shop 'Aloe Calming Toner' -
- Aesop 'Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream' -

I've updated my evening routine more than any other. I suppose I'm still sifting through new products and finding ones that work best for me all year round. For me, I'm pretty pleased with the products I'm using at the moment, especially the discovery of Garnier's cleansing range. I use cotton pads for both Garnier products, as well as The Body Shop toner. On occasion I use the Melrose coconut oil, mainly when my skin is needing extra hydration. I use St. Ives scrub religiously now, 3-4 times a week as it's so gentle on the skin. The Aesop hydrating cream is now my night cream as I find it to be too rich in the morning. The Lush lip balm is a new purchase and I seriously love it; so much so that it will feature in my April Monthly Favourites!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Same look, different products

- Nivea Light Moisturising Day Cream' for Normal and Combination Skin -
- Rimmel 'Stay Matte' Primer -
- NARS 'Tinted Moisturiser' in Alaska or The Body Shop 'Moisture Foundation' in 05 -
- NARS 'Radiant Creamy Concealer' in Vanilla -
- Stila 'Convertible Color Lip and Cheek Cream' -
- The Body Shop 'All-In-One Face Base' Pressed Powder in 05 -
- Max factor 'False Lash Effect' Waterproof Mascara -
- Lush 'Honey Trap' lip balm -

These products have been my go-to for a basic but flattering base that’s long lasting with a nice light coverage. As I discover more products, I’m amazed at how much better they slip into my routine. The foundation is just a sample at the moment but once that's used up I shall definitely purchase it! The base and concealer I'm using now is of much higher quality, matches my skin colour better and is more durable especially for an all-day wear.

Have you tried any of the NARS products? Do you have a product that you religiously use on the regular? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Weekend Edit

Hey Guys! This weeks post is in photo-form again, as ive been consumed by University life as of late! Although I hope for my next couple of posts to be more beauty related and informative, so look out for those coming your way :) 

I spent Friday night and Saturday at my beach house. My family and I all went out to D.O.C on Mornington Main St, where I've featured a post about it here. The food was delicious! Such an engaging, relaxed and fun filled restaurant. Saturday morning, Mum and I went for a walk along the foreshore and discovered an enormous sting ray alongside the locals. It was so big! We collected shells and took in the freshness of beach air, it was lovely. Saturday night saw us all head off to a family friends 50th. It was great fun catching up with friends there and having wonderful food. Sunday I worked all day and got myself ready for another week of University!

I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. Speak soon!