Why having a 3-Step Skincare routine is saving my skin...

22 May 2018

Hello everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you why my minimalistic skincare routine is saving my skin. Now being part of the beauty/ blogging world I found that love to try out new skincare products from the drugstore. However, I feel like I must have wasted so much money on products that just don’t work for my skin. So, I have decided, since the sun has come out here in England, it would be best to give my skin a bit of a breather. In the summer, I try to wear as little make up as possible as I really don’t like the way foundation feels on my skin, especially in the heat.

So, I have decided to strip back on the make-up, to as little as concealer, powder, bronzer and a little bit of eyebrow pencil to fill in my brows. I have even decided to strip back on the skincare that I have been using. I find that the less I put on my skin the better. So recently I have decided that instead of using an array of products on my face, I have started to use just make up remover, moisturiser and tan (with the exception of a face mask once in a while).

I begin my routine by removing my make up with the Garnier micellar water. I have used this micellar water for around 3 years now and I love it, if you would like to see a full review, click here. I just use this mainly on my eyes to remove the concealer and eyebrow product. I just pop a little bit onto a cotton pad and remove it this way. I then wash my face with just a little bit of cold water, but I have decided not to include the step of a face wash.

I then use a moisturiser that is great for my dehydrated skin, the Garnier Skin Active Botanical day cream with rose water. I have found that being in the sun and also using a tan can make my face relatively dry, and this moisturiser is perfect for my skin. It feels amazing on the skin and has the nicest consistency and texture. It is also quite thick, which is something I really like in a moisturiser as I feel it really penetrates the skin. 

Finally, in my routine I will use the Garnier no streaks face tan. Now if you have followed y blog for a while you will know that this is one of my all-time favourite products. This is one of the best face tans I have ever used that just gives the most perfect natural glow. To see a full review, click here. Sometimes I will go in with a face mask or sheet mask if my skin is feeling really dry or I have a few red areas. I do this probably around once a week as I don’t want to be too harsh on my skin.

I really hope this post has helped you in some way! What products are your go to skincare products?
Cristy x x

What I have been up to lately-Uni, Baking & Food...

16 May 2018

Hello everyone, I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last blogged and for that I apologise! I feel like I was just getting into the swing of things with my blog and then uni work came over me like a big ol tone of bricks I won't lie. One minute I was sailing through life and the next I literally had about 4 deadlines in one week with one month to finish them all. So that explains why I have been very absent on my blog recently! But I have finally finished my second year of Uni which means I can get back to blogging.

So you may be wondering what on earth I have been up to lately, and I won't lie, I have been pretty busy. I made my first ever outfit for one of my modules at uni, which you can see down below modelled on my beautiful mum! It took me about a month in total to plan everything, make toiles and then finally the real thing and I can't believe I actually finished it in time. I knew I waned to make something that was wearable and something I could wear in the future, but turns out the top doesn't actually fit over my head oops. As well as the outfit, I had to write an essay about my work experience, my dissertation proposal (which is the scariest thing knowing that next year I will have to write a 10,000 word essay woohoo)... and also my sketchbook and a production portfolio. But I managed to get everything done in time for my deadlines and now I can not wait for summer.

Also in these last three weeks I have consumed a lot of food (what a surprise). Myself and Sam went to out local beer gardens and got the nicest ice cream from a little place called 'Milk Bar', If you are ever in Cheltenham you have to try it out. We also ate at 'Holee Cow' which do the most amazing burgers. We also held a family bake off and myself and Sam made possibly the biggest chocolate cake I have ever made, inspired by the lovely Lauren from 

Now Uni is over and I can relax, there will be lots more blog posts coming up. I want to try and upload posts at least three times a week, maybe more! 

I really hope you enjoyed this post and I can not wait for he upcoming posts this summer! 

Cristy x x 

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