Friday, 21 August 2015

Night-time Routine

The biggest struggle I had whilst writing this post was figuring out how to spell "night-time". Is it one word, is it a word with a dash? Who knows, certainly not me and my lacking knowledge of the English language. Anyway...

Most of the week I'm split between my house and my boyfriend's house and so having a set routine can be quite hard. I have all my concrete routine at my own house & some cheaper alternative at my boyfriends. I think this works quite well for my skin because I currently only have face monsters and I think that's mainly because of the other monster who lives in my uterus if you catch my bloody drift. So, this is going to be 2 part series. I have no clue when I'll get the other part up, but I'm sure you'll all forget about it so who knows.

Garnier Micellar Water £4.99 (Currently £3.33 at Boots): I usually use the pink one but I thought I'd try the green one and although I can hardly tell a difference in quality, I think I prefer the pink version as it's a lot kinder around my eyes. 
I use this to get the bulk of my makeup off, especially my eye makeup. It's also good for making sure any makeup is off that you may have put on your chest, such as bronzer. I often forget about that and end up with nasty demons lurking on my chesticles. 

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser £7.95 (Currently £3.97 what a bargain!): I am totally not loyal to cleansers/face washes but this has lasted me ages and I've found it's really improved my skin. Saying that, I don't think I'd ever pay full price for it. As it's currently so cheap, I may have to pick another one up as I am running dangerously low. 
I wash my face with this after removing my makeup if I can be arsed to make sure my skin is squeaky clean. I will admit, I don't use this every night. I am so lazy when it comes to actual face washes. I hate when the water goes down your arms and attacks your armpits inside of your warm pyjamas. 

Garnier Softening Toner for Dry Skin £3.29: I don't know why I picked this up, I think it must've been on sale. However, it's really good and it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight like toners sometimes do. Instead, my skin feels so soft!
I use this after cleansing just to make sure my skin is extra clean and fresh. The only downside with this is I find it comes out super quick and I feel I haven't actually had a lot of uses out of the bottle.

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray £8.50: This is so refreshing. I use this all the time just when my face feels drab and dull. 
I use this as a toner alone or after my Garnier toner. I'm more likely to spray my face with this and let it settle in that go through all the effort of pouring toner on a pad and wiping it on my face. 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo £15.50: This is specifically aimed at spot-prone skin and this has worked wonders on my skin for reducing spots and also for making my skin tone even. If there's one face product I could ever recommend you, it'd be this.
I usually use this as a pre-moisturising treatment, especially if my skin is spot prone. I lost this for a while and I noticed that my skin was definitely more spotty for it. If my skin feels moisturised, I will just use this as a moisturiser alone. 

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil £17: This purchase was on a complete whim when Escentual had a huge sale on. I know I wouldn't have paid £17 for it, I'm too much of a tight arse. When I first bought it, I hated it. I put it in my hair and I put too much so it felt incredibly greasy and it smells quite grannyish. After using it a bit more and more on my skin than hair, I've discovered a good balance. Although I do think this is great, I don't think I'd buy it again. 
I use literally a drop of this and it makes my skin feel so hydrated. If I use it in my hair I'll use just a drop and run it through my ends. For the price, this is great as it lasts so long. 

That's it for my night routine. If I'm feeling extra glamorous, I might put hand cream and some lip balm on. I didn't feature any lip balm on here because I always forget to do it. But, if you want to know a great lip balm to put on at night, I'd recommend Nuxe RĂªve de Miel, it's so lovely and it will last forever! Have you tried any of these products? Who am I kidding, everyone and their dog has tried Garnier Micellar Water!

Til' next time! XOXO


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