Hello lovely ones! This month I've been away in Wales with my family for a week away in the gorgeous scenery but have also been prepping for my move into my new flat and getting all the essentials in for getting back to drama school next month. Today I went into my local shopping centre to pick up some of my favourite products at the moment which I want to share with you:
First off, most of you know how into my skin care I am and how much I have experimented over the years trying to find which products my skin loves. My sister introduced me to this beautiful face mask from the Cocoa Butter Formula collection from Palmer's. This gorgeous, thick, clay-like mask comes in this lovely little bottle for application over and over again. This mask is the most gentle, effective product I've used and it dries delicately in 15 minutes and washes off like a moisturising face cream. It's roughly £5.40 in Superdrug but prices may vary elsewhere.
Another product which my skin is loving at the moment is Garnier's Simply Essential 2-in-1 makeup remover. The reason I switched to using a liquid/ oil based makeup remover from makeup wipes was owing to a recent article I read about how wipes can actually do quite a lot of damage to your skin. I've sworn by wipes for a good few years now but have been noticing how raw, irritated and clogged they leave my skin feeling. This is now my third bottle of this wonderful stuff (since about January - so it really does last considering I use this every day!) and I have a feeling it'll take something very very special to undo my loyalty to this makeup remover; it's fantastic. I shake it up, apply a little to a cotton pad, and wipe away, with major ease, even the toughest of mascaras. It leaves my skin so hydrated. This remover is only £2 in Wilkinsons at the moment - bargain!
My lovely mum has helped me a lot along the journey of trying to heal my skin over the past 2 years. A few months back she was trying out this beautiful cleanser from Decleor and gave it to me to test out to see how my skin adapted to it. I was so surprised at how wonderful it left my skin feeling - literally baby smooth! It really helped my breakouts and the texture of my skin. Every night I'd lather this lovely, milk-like, cleanser and apply whilst I was showering. I've never had such a fab skin routine that leaves my skin feeling clean, moisturised and nourished without any sign of clogging. Prices vary for this product but I'm still on the same bottle with twice daily use since about March so it's doing so well.
Now, I am such a lashes girl. Not everyday, but I have to have a pair of these bad boys for a night out. I love glamming out and heading out with my girls feeling fabulous. It's so nice going through the dolling up process - for me that's a massive part of the fun of a night out. Next week I am off to Newcastle for a weekend away with two of my best friends from home and I'm so excited. We're heading out in Newcastle the first night and I cannot wait - it's supposed to be the party capital of Britain haha. I know for a fact that lashes, heels and a tan are a must for those Geordies. I shall be joining in on that one :P I shall post a few pictures on my instagram.
Anywho - Eyelure are without a doubt my favourite brand of lashes as they last a few wears and are usually drama free on application. However, they've recently brought out a petite range which is such a blessing. This size doesn't require any pre-cutting and go straight on with ease. Can't wait to get these on!
As most of you know, I love a bit of Topshop in my life. So of course, I popped in there today! I'm really into my skirts at the moment. I go through phases depending how confident I'm feeling, ha! I picked up this gorgeous high-waisted, grey, white and black crocheted skirt with lace detailing for about £32 with my student discount. I shall also be taking this with me to Newcastle. I'm thinking a crop black top and some killer black platform heels... Along with those lovely lashes of course! Eek.
Last but not least, I've been really trying to get my mind into the organisation mode for September and my return to a very manic second year at ALRA. As sad as it is, I am a stationary addict and the thought of a Paperchase Haul majorly excites me. So I popped in there today too... Shock horror. I've had my eye on a table-top week planner in there for a while. On a Sunday night I tend to get my life together and prep everything for the week so this gorgeous little planner will work wonders on my new quest to stay on top of my game! This lovely thing comes with an attached Shopping List and magnet to pop on the fridge or radiator too. I picked this up for £7.20 with my student discount. Love love love it!
So, there you have it! A few of my favourite buys at the moment.
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Love you all,
x Abster x