Hey everyone!! I wanted to talk to you all about my current favourite no make-up/removing make-up products. As it is summer now we can all safely say make-up drifts from being our best friend and days with nothing on our face are the way forward. But if your like me, your natural pale face with the occasional spot is definitely not the ideal situation to be in publicly. I can't do anything to fix that feeling but I can definitely recommend some of the current everyday favourite products I use to keep my face looking as good as it can be naturally.
Sorry not sorry but I use face wipes to remove my make-up. I work 9-5 and I go to the gym ay least 3 nights a week straight after work, I cannot and do not have the time always for full blown sink action when removing my make-up. Usually face wipes are the first part to my make-up removal "routine" but for days when I go to the gym they are the most convenient way to take off my face before exercise. The Nivea ones in the pictureS above are my most basic option that serve the purpose and are usually on some kind of offer, but personally I do prefer the wipes that are targeted for acne. I don't actually get acne but I do find that those types of wipes help fight against those annoying hormonal spots or occasional white heads.
Nivea Wipes - HERE
Clean & Clear Wipes - HERE
Like every blogger and her mum I rave about Micellar water. Especially the Garnier Skin Active Cleansing water for combination and sensitive skin. On a day to day basis, after using a make-up wipe, micellar water is the best way to then melt off any make-up that didn't quite budge with the wipe. It is basically like taking your make-up off for a second time without realise you had any make-up on to begin. I use two large cotton wool pads for each side of my face and my neck which leaves me feeling much fresher than any make-up wipe can make you feel. I have also recently bought the micellar cleansing gel foam by Garnier and I keep this in the shower for washing my face after the gym or first thing in the morning.
Cleansing Water - HERE
Gel Wash - HERE
EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER
After falling in love with micellar water, I decided to buy the Garnier eye make-up remover as well which looks similar in packaging but purple. I don't tend to use this a lot but it is great for when I wear a lot of eye make-up or I partly took my make-up off in the shower an ended up panda eyed. My only complaint about this particular eye make-up remover is if you accidentally use too much it can have a slight oily / greasy feeling that I then have to remove with more micellar water but for I need it for it's perfect and I recommend it to you if you struggle to get off water proof make-up or eye liner.
Eye Make-up remover - HERE
So I'll admit I only really bought the two Nip & Fab products in the picture after social media hyped them up so much, I took a bit of a gamble in which products i'd buy as it was buy one get one free at the time and really didn't know If I made any right or wrong decisions. But I am so glad and pleased with the two products I picked. The daily cleansing pads are amazing for first thing in the morning when I want to freshen up my skin as well as tighten my face especially areas with visable pores. Glycolic acid really targets any fine lines, dullness, spotty areas and oily areas so it really is a great product to freshen up the skin first thing. I use one pad all over my face concentrating on my problem areas the most and It really wakes my skin up. When I don't use them, I really notice the way my make-up keeps and looks during the day as well as how my skin feels as the end of the day.
If I'm feeling extra and want to look my best, I also use a few pumps of the serum instead of moisturising. This really tightens my skin and makes it feel and look (according to my boyfriend) a lot fresher and smooth. When I have a no make-up day but need to nip out to the shop or whatever, this serum is my go to!
You may have noticed my lack of moisturiser in this post and as we speak I am trialling a light cream, but my skin can get oily when using moisturiser so I am still in a trial and error stage in my life when I'm figuring out the ideal day cream for me. But my eyes...I have had a lot of problems with my eyes and this includes damaged tear ducts that cause dryness as well as generally having quite deep set eyes that look tired 24/7. Applying this simple boots eye gel every morning or before bed is the best product I have found for applying moister to this sensitive area without any greasy feeling or heavy feeling. Its also super cheap!!
Eye gel - HERE
Eye gel - HERE
PURE CLAY MASKS
You've probably all seen the L'oreal Pure Clay masks by now but I will rave about them till the end. They are so good! This is not something I do every day, but once a week depending on my situation or skin condition, i'll use either the detox mask or the glow mask to really make my skin feel its best when its not looking it. The detox mask is effing amazing at it really cleans out your pores. You'll be grossed out by how it looks because it honestly looks like you've got some skin disease exiting your skin, especially around the areas your pores show the most but it really does work!! I feel so so so clean after using this. I have heard it is very similar to the Glam glow mask but a lot cheaper. Then secondly, the glow mask is great for exfoliating and brightening the skin when its looking a bit dull and tired. I tend to use this when I'm having a no make-up day and I want my skin to "glow" and again it really does work. I don't know much about Charcoal and Algae in terms of your skin but with these L'oreal products you can see and feel the difference it makes to your face.
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