#2014BloggerChallenge: My Skincare Routine

It's that time again! For this challenge we were asked to talk about our skincare as it is winter and skincare is very important for this time of year. 

 Let's start with what I use when I have a shower. I tend to use The Body Shop's show gels, creams and soaps. I am currently using their coconut shower cream and strawberry soap bar. The coconut shower cream is also wonderful for putting in baths. Occasionally while I am in the shower I will use St.Ives' Apricot Scrub on my back, chest and face to exfoliate.

For cleansers outside of the shower, I like to use Clean & Clear's Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Scrub. This stuff is amazing. It really wakes you up and makes you feel refreshed. Plus it has caffeine in it for that extra boost in the morning. I love using it in the morning when I don't have time to shower and feel really tired, after spending extended time in a hot kitchen or after a long night or day. If I'm about to go to bed or my skin isn't very greasy I like to use St. Ives' Green Tea Acne Cleanser. If you use it with hot water it's like a hot bubble bath for your face. After I use one of those cleansers I follow up with Clean & Clear's Deep Cleaning Astrigent and Clean & Clear's Morning Burst Moisturizer.
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I tend to have very acne prone skin so I like to cover up skin if nothing else when I put on makeup. Typically I use Covergirl's Clean Whipped Creme Foundation in #305 as a concealer or light foundation followed by a generous dusting of Rimmel London's Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Natural #003. If I feel that my cheeks need a bit of colour for whatever reason, I warm them up with New York Color's Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in Rose Glow #725A. I tend to not use much blush or bronzer as my skin has pink undertones and I get flushed quite easily. In fact, if you know of a good bronzer for fair skin, please comment below. I often put a bit more moisturizer over my make up as I have very dry skin and I find that putting on makeup highlights dry areas, often near my blemishes. If I have a bit more time or an important event, I use the Covergirl Foundation as a concealer and use L'Oreal Paris's True Match Super Blendable  Makeup in W2 Light Ivory.

I hope that winter isn't being to harsh to your skin. I would love to hear about your favourite skincare products as I often don't know what to buy. Cheers!


  1. nice routine dear ! thanks for visiting my blog !! would you like to follow each other on GFC , bloglovin and on google plus :) xx

  2. Great post for this prompt! I've been meaning to try out St. Ives since I've heard so many people raving about it! I loved this post and I'll definitely be checking back for the next challenges as well!
    Anyway, your blog is amazing! I've nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award that you can find here: http://jennyyou.blogspot.ca/2014/01/sunshine-blogger-award.html Hope you check it out! :)

    Jenny xx



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