28 January 2018

JANUARY #BLOGGERSRECOMMEND PART 2 | SKINCARE HEROES

Hey Beauties! Welcome to part 2 of my January #BloggersRecommend series where the lovely Roxanne, Annie, Jasmine and Kirsty share their 'Skincare Heroes' with us. Don't forget to stop by their blogs and share the love! 
Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well! My name is Roxanne and I am a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger over on thehappydiary.com! I am very excited to be featured in the January Bloggers Recommend, to talk about my hero skincare products. So without further ado, let’s get started!

The first product from my selection is the Hydrating Toner from Caudalie, which is a French skincare brand. I apply this toner right after cleansing my face, just before applying my moisturising cream (which I’ll talk about later!). I really like this toner because it makes my skin feel super soft, hydrated and soothed. It also helps to get rid of any makeup that would have resisted to the facial cleanser.

The next skincare product is the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. This is probably my favourite moisturising cream ever. I’ve been using this cream for about two years now and I couldn’t recommend it enough! The texture is quite rich so it works better with normal to dry skin. I really like this cream because it has extracts of glacial glycoproteins, which protect the skin when it’s really cold. It also has extracts of desert plants, which help with water retention, to make sure the skin is hydrated for a long time.

Another product is the Clinique Pep Start eye cream. This product works wonders! I really like applying this eye cream in the morning because it helps to depuff and brighten the under eye area. It feels refreshing and makes you look less tired. I just apply a tiny amount under each eye and then gently pat it into the skin.

The last product of my selection is the Sephora Blue Clay mask. These masks are quite new and I was really excited to try them out. I got the blue clay mask which is purifying and oxygenating, perfect to make the skin squeaky clean! It comes in a little pouch with approximately 4 uses worth of product. I really like this mask because it’s quite gentle so it works well with sensitive skin like mine.

And that’s it, I really hope you guys liked this post and my little selection of skincare products!

All the love, Roxanne

Instagram: @Happy_Roxanne Twitter: @The_Happy_Diary Bloglovin’: The Happy Diary

Since turning 30 I have been thinking more and more about my skincare routine, or lack thereof. The problem I had was where to start researching and who I could ask for advice. I was at a spa day when I got talking to one of the lovely therapists who asked me what I currently do with regards to skincare. By the look on her face when I said, “Oh, I just use face wipes” I knew that it left much to be desired. I went through a lifestyle questionnaire and she confirmed my skin needed hydration and that it would be beneficial to introduce an eye cream to my routine. I left that day with an Elemis Radiance Kit which included a lovely cleansing face wash that has left my skin feeling soft and fresh, a spritz toner which helps to wake me up in the morning, cellular recovery capsules which feel silky and smooth when applying as well as my favourite product, the pro-collagen eye renewal cream. It is so light that I can apply it just before my foundation without my face feeling greasy. 

As you may have guessed, I am not one for fuss and lengthy routines but I will admit I am enjoying my new skincare routine. My skin is softer and more hydrated after only a week using the products so I can see the benefit already (much quicker than waiting to be thin from going to the gym twice…) I would really recommend going to speak to someone in the know about your skin type, to then invest in products that are affordable and suit your routine - I am proof that even the laziest of women can make time if they see results! 

Thanks, Annie

Website: www.mymonty.me Twitter: @slates_2005 

We have been obsessed with skincare since we started earning our own money around a decade ago, though our regimes have evolved significantly from the early days of Clearasil through the Clinique 3-Step range and out the other end. Currently in a phase of wanting to try every single new release in the skincare world, balanced with a loyalty to our ride or die, here are our holy grail favourites. 

We’re the first to admit that we’re not always consistent with our routine, be that through life disruptions like travel (frequent), laziness or tiredness (very often). We know we should practice what we preach, especially as bloggers, and we know only too well the effects of slacking when it comes to caring for our skin - we look and feel terrible and make up just won’t sit right on our skin. We do however, try to a degree to compensate for this by drinking a lot of water but the current weather combined with travel and office air-con is wreaking havoc on our fragile skin.

Our skin types are basically combination, and we’re both that horrid awkward stage in between still getting pretty bad blemishes regularly, and for Kirsty, starting to get some fine lines on her forehead. With this in mind, our current go to’s for skincare are as follows: 

Bioderma Micellar Water: this is an absolute staple and it’s fair to say we get a bit panicky when stocks are running low (ie less than a litre in the cupboard) so we stock up whenever Kirsty’s in Paris because it’s only £8 for 500ml. This removes even the most stubborn of smokey eyes.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant: this is the most gentle exfoliator we’ve have ever come across and it’s creamy and non-drying. Totally suitable for daily use, even for delicate skin.

Moisturiser: We each have one that we use for day and one for night but we both try switch them up a bit. The (Aldi!!) Lacura Icellage night cream is thick and nourishing but not too heavy for day use on a dry winter’s day, plus its ridiculously good value. Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age Resurfacing Care is just a beauty and Kirsty wouldn’t be without it as it’s the perfect prep for full coverage make up. 

Balance Active Formula Dragon’s Blood Lifting Cream is a light cream Jasmine uses on her face every morning before applying primer, it feels silky and even if it doesn’t actually do much for the skin anti-wrinkle-wise (she’s 24), it does keep skin from drying out throughout the day.

Overall, we couldn’t be without these holy grail skincare products, even on a desert island!

Thanks, Jasmine & Kirsty

Twitter: @soeursdeluxe Facebook: @soeursdeluxe Instagram: @soeursdeluxe 


Thank you to Roxanne, Annie, Jasmine and Kirsty for taking part in this months series! If you've read this post please take the time to stop by and share the love πŸ’•

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  1. Thank you so much for letting me be part of this! Loved reading Annie’s post too😊❤️

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