Sunday, 23 August 2015

Things my skin loves

So, my skin tends to either really get on with skin care products or it hates them so I'm always trying something new to find the perfect combination to get glowing, healthy skin.

My skin is dry in some places (mainly between my eyebrows and around my nose) but my forehead, bridge of my nose and chin are prone to getting oily throughout the day.

I do not profess to be a skin care expert but the following products are just some things my skin loves at the moment.


Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Deep Cleansing Milk

The bottle says it "melts away makeup" and it does actually feel as though it does this!

With a milky formula it feels so kind to your skin and doesn't feel drying at all, just moisturised. 

I will jump in the shower at the end of the day and take 2-3 pumps and rub this into my skin. I then use a muslin cloth or normal face cloth to wipe it away. I am currently doing a double cleanse every day and tend to use this as my first cleanse when I'm not using the next product below.

I am on my 2nd bottle of this and can truly say that my skin loves it.


I thought I'd try this cleanser as I have tried lots of cream cleansers and was interested in an oil cleanser. After hearing a recommendation from Caroline Hirons I thought it must be worth a try.

Again I use this as a first cleanse and take a few drops into my hand and rub onto my face - you do need to rub it onto a dry face as water emulsifies the oil and doesn't allow it to work fully.

I have not been disappointed by this product, I love the way it feels on my skin and it really clears my make up away. I feel it does brighten my skin as the bottle suggests and has a lovely citrus scent which is very refreshing.

The only downside to this is that it doesn't seem to take my mascara off as well as the cream cleansers and so I do have to follow it up with my micellar water. However, this does not put me off and I would definitely purchase this again.


Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Mask

This mask is still quite new to me but I am absolutely loving it already.

Previously I have used the Sanctuary thermal mask which I loved but this is something else. It leaves my skin feeling super clean and exfoliated and I feel like I've left the spa after my shower. Another plus is that it contains Salicylic Acid which is great for clearing up break outs.

I take a walnut sized amount and rub it into my skin. The product turns a pale blue once rubbing it in and starts to get very warm. Although you only need to leave it for a minute, I leave it for a couple of minutes. I then wipe it away with a face cloth and my face feels really cool and refreshed.

I haven't used the mask much but can tell that this will be a re-purchase once used up!


I love an exfoliator and I love Sanctuary Spa products so I knew this was going to work for me and oh how right I was.

I already have the Sanctuary Spa Exfoliating Pore Refiner which is a fine scrub whereas this exfoliator has larger bits in it so really works for clearing the dead skin away. It leaves my skin feeling brighter and has such a fresh lime scent which is lovely to wake you up.

I use this around 2-3 times a week and again I take a walnut sized amount and work it into my skin, clearing away with my hands and warm water.

All in all, I am very pleased with this product.


This serum was a bit of a random purchase, my old Sanctuary serum was running out and I was looking for an inexpensive one to replace it. I popped into The Body Shop looking for something else and came across this one at only £13.00 so thought I would give it a go.

I must say, I've been surprisingly pleased. It does't give the same tightening feeling that my Peptide serum did but at half the price I can't complain. It is super moisturising and sometimes I don't need to moisturise as well, even though this states it's a pre-moisturiser treatment.

I take 1 pump of the serum and work it into my skin after cleansing and toning. It is so light that it barely feels as though you're applying it and it soaks in so quickly, allowing you to apply your make-up or moisturiser pretty much straight away.

This is definitely a skin love!


Clarins HydraQuench Cream SPF 15

This product has been a firm favourite of mine for a good few years now and I haven't found a moisturiser any better.

I love the fact that it has an SPF in it (protecting the skin on your face is so important) yet it is so light that it doesn't feel as though it weighs down your skin.

I tend to dot the cream on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and then rub it in. It takes a matter of seconds to soak in and doesn't leave my skin greasy.

This is a little pricey compared to the other products in the blog but it's one that I couldn't be without.


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Lots of love, MiMi x


Saturday, 22 August 2015

M.I.A - Sorry!

Well I truly have been M.I.A! 

My last post was in April yet it feels like only yesterday.

Sorry for those of you who read my blog and gave me such lovely comments and then I just disappeared off the face of the earth. I was promoted at work and have been seriously busy over the past couple of months but.....


So, once again sorry guys for my lack of posts but I promise to be a lot more consistent and provide lots of regular posts so keep your eyes peeled.

Lots of love, MiMi x
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