My Current Morning Skincare Routine 

Morning Skincare Routine FlatlayI have to admit I’m not really a morning person and find that I am always dragging my feet whilst getting ready for the day. That being said, I never forget to show my skin some love by applying a basic skincare routine at bare minimum because it’s always important to take care of your skin at any age to prevent signs of aging and protect your precious skin! In light of that, I thought I’d share with you my current morning skincare routine.

Cleansing Products

    1. First up in my skincare routine is of course, cleansing. My cleanser of choice these days is the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic pore cleansing foam which leaves my skins feeling soft and clean.
    2. After washing my face, I like to follow up with a toner to make sure my face is well cleansed and ready for moisturising. I like to use the Mamonde Rose Water toner as it feels super refreshing, smells like a bouquet of fresh roses and helps to add moisture back into my skin!
    3. That’s it for the cleansing part of my routine. Now on to moisturising. I love to spritz a generous amount of the Avene Thermal Spring Water spray to give my skin an extra boost of moisture before applying any other products.

Protecting Skin Products

    1. Next I apply the Too Cool For School Rules of Skincare Eye-Contour Roll-On under my eyes and above the brow bone. I love how this eye cream has a cooling effect and like to roll it along my eye area for a minute or so to help reduce any puffiness from lack of sleep due to late nights.
    2. Right before my moisturiser I pour out some of the Missha Time Revolution The First Essence Intensive into my hands and pat gently into my skin to absorb. The essence makes my skin feel soft, smooth and well moisturised.
    3. Now time for some sun protection. My go-to face sunscreen at the moment is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Extreme Fluid sunscreen which like the name says, it a very watery sunscreen. I love to use this for my face as unlike other sunscreens it doesn’t leave a white cast on your face and because of the liquid consistency doesn’t feel heavy on the skin like many other sunscreens. But not to worry, the liquid consistency doesn’t make it any less effective at protecting your skin from the sun as it still has 50+ SPF!
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January Favourites 2017 + mini reviews!

January Favourites Skincare Makeup Flatlay

The first month of 2017 has now passed, so it’s time for a new (and my first!) monthly favourites! Be warned, this post is a little on the long side as there was a lot of things on my favourites list this month! So sit back and enjoy reading.

It’s been quite a hot month in Australia, with 30-40 degree weather and I’m currently in Singapore where it has been quite hot as well! So a lot of my favourites this month have helped me survive this summer heat!

Beauty

It’s Skin Mangowhite Body Mist

I get pretty lazy to put on body lotion during Summer since I hate feeling sticky and greasy. So I loved to use this body mist when I’m in a rush to leave the house but feel my skin needs a moisture boost. This body mist moisturises my skin without leaving any oily residue. It also has a lovely fruity scent that isn’t too overpowering and fades within an hour.January favourite skincare products

La Roche-Posay Sensi White Lotion + Travel Mist Bottle

The Sensi White Lotion, though called a lotion is actually very watery and clear in colour, almost like a toner but moisturising.  I like to pour this into a travel sized mist bottle I bought from Daiso to use as a facial mist for when my face is feeling dry. The lotion also works very well as a toner and manages to remove any remaining makeup that wasn’t removed with your makeup remover.

Mamonde Rose Water Toner

Before buying this toner, I heard lots of great review about how great it is. I was slightly hesitant to try it myself as I’ve never been much of a fan of anything rose – scented or flavoured. I was pleasantly surprised though as I have now completely fallen in love with this toner! The rose scent isn’t too overpowering and is actually quite soothing. The bottle I bought is actually the large 500ml one but it also comes in a smaller version too. After cleansing, I like to pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and swipe over my face. The toner adds back some moisture to my face and helps me to relax before bed as the scent is so calming.

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