ABH SOFT GLAM PALETTE (& COMPARISONS TO MODERN RENAISSANCE)


Say hello to the new love in my life - The Soft Glam Palette. As soon as I saw this palette I knew I had to have it. ABH is one of my favourite makeup brands and their Modern Renaissance palette is one of my cult beauty products and since the Soft Glam is in the same formula as it, I knew it would be a winner straight away.

A FULL FACE OF MAKEUP WITH JUST 5 BRUSHES


If there is one thing I own a lot of, its makeup brushes and I begin to realise this when it comes to the huge task of cleaning them. Although I do own a lot of brushes I have my favourites and today's post is going to be a full face of makeup with just 5 brushed. For the purpose of the post I haven't included eye brushes as I only wear mascara on weekdays when i'm at work.

LIPGLOSS FAVOURITES


I have always been a lipstick gal and gloss used to remind me of being younger when your mum would let you use makeup for the first time and it was pink glittery gloss. However, recently I have really gotten into glosses and there are some incredible ones out there now, I also love a gloss as I get really dry lips and these don't dry them out like lipsticks can. Today's post is a round up of all of those I have been loving.

NIGHT TIME SKIN ROUTINE


Recently I have been trying to switch up my skincare and use some different products to see what they can do for my skin but also since I seem to have so much skincare that needs using. Night time is when I can really get into a skincare routine as in the morning I just about have time to cleanse, moisturise and apply my makeup. So here is my everyday night time skincare routine.


This is my next step after removing the bulk of my makeup with a wipe and yes I am a bad beauty blogger who still uses wipes, but I find them so easy to remove heavy makeup and they don't irritate my eyes like oil and balm cleansers. Even though I use wipes I always cleanse after and this cream cleanser from Jurlique is so soothing on the skin but also removes residual makeup, dirt and impurities. It contains rosehip oil to rebalance and restore the skin and helps keep it hydrated.

Eve Lom Cleanser | £55.00

I got a mini version of this in the Space NK sale a few months ago and I have been loving it, I love a balm for melting away my makeup as it really just grabs everything leaving my skin clean and refreshed. This has a smooth formula that massages easily into the skin and is removed to reveal moisturised and soft skin. Even though this is super expensive I am so tempted to buy another pot as its such a lovely cleanser.

Glossier Balm Dotcom in Birthday | £10.00 

I get super dry and sore lips and these Glossier lip balms are so lovely at moisturising and keeping my lips hydrated. I love the Birthday version as it has a slight shimmer to it so it's perfect for everyday use also to add something pretty to the lips. When I apply this over night in the morning my lips are soft and plump and the dry patches have disappeared.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel | £18.00

This isn't a product I use every night but once or twice a week it is amazing at clearing up my skin. This peel is one of those disgustingly satisfying products as you really see the dirt and dead skin peel away on your hand. You massage the gel formula onto your skin and it gently peels away all the dead skin to leave a more youthful looking complexion.

Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream | £2.99

I don't like to use anything too heavy around my eye area and this lightweight cream is perfect for keep that area nourished and moisturised. I apply this at night and in the morning my eye area is soft and brightened.

Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Facial Scrub | £9.00

This is another intensive treatment as it contains AHA fruit acids, these help dissolve the glue that keeps dead skin cells stuck to your skin so this scrub helps remove them. I apply this to my t-zone a few nights a week and it helps minimise excess oils and dry skin patches that I get around my nose. It is quite a fine scrub so it works on my sensitive skin and doesn't irritate it too much.

Glam Glow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment | £39.00

This is billed a hydrating mask but I like to use a light layer at night time as a moisturiser as it really hydrates my skin and it looks plump in the morning. The formula is a gel/cream tester that sinks nicely into the skin but in the morning you can still feel the moisture and hydration. 

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs & Rosewater | £11.00

I like to spray a facial spray on my skin right before bed to add some more moisture to sink in over night. This one from Mario Badescu is really refreshing on the skin, it contains herbal extracts and rosewater that both refresh and revive my tired looking skin. 

Have you tried any of these products?

xo