I thought I would do something a little different in this post because there are a few products that I absolutely love (and rely on!) but they are not part of any specific routine so I probably wouldn’t normally mention them unless they featured in a favourites post. Basically, they are skincare products which I like to have on hand when my normal routine just doesn’t cut it!
A brand I have recently discovered is Botanics (available in Boots). In the past I have just ignored them (to be completely honest!) but they recently reinvented their packaging and I am so in love with it! Thanks to their new look, I explored further and picked up a couple of cleansing items to try out. And then I fell in love with their quality!
I like to keep two packets of these wipes – one in my bedside table, and another in the glove box of my car. They are really handy to just grab and remove my makeup without the fuss of completing my full skincare routine in the bathroom. Often, when I come home from work, I will immediately change into comfy clothes and want to remove my makeup but might then have a shower later in the evening It’s convenient to use a quick wipe and then do my full routine later on. If I have been out all day, or am getting back particularly late, I might even remove my makeup in the car on the way home (Guy usually drives!) because it saves me time and means I can get to bed faster!
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a staple which most people who are into beauty product will have tested/ owned. It’s so versatile that I also always have two tubes of this – one at home and one on my desk at work. I like to use it as lip balm, to moisturise any particularly dry spots, to help heal cuts/grazes or anything else I can think of! It’s such a great all-rounder!
Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solution isn’t a part of my regular routine or two reasons – firstly, blemishes are not a consistent problem area for me and secondly, I feel like this is quite a harsh, drying product. However, this thing works miracles when it comes to zapping spots! I tend to only use it once a month (you can guess why!) when I might suddenly encounter some pimples. Dab this clinical gel on once or twice a day and it really dries out the area and shrinks the spot! It’s really great; works quickly and painlessly and gets rid of any marks in a couple of days.
Last up is L’Oreal’s Aloe Water which has no doubt appeared in some of my monthly favourites because it is just. that. good. I can’t talk about it without mentioning the gorgeous packaging – feels so high end and a beautiful colour. Then the price – less than £10 and quite often on sale in Boots – I think I picked my bottle up for just £6! And finally (but most importantly!) the product itself. Smooth, silky, super – hydrating; this lotion can be used instead of a moisturiser but I like to use it as well as (usually to prep my skin before putting on makeup- maybe just before I go to sleep when I have done my skincare routine a few hours before). Or just whenever I feel like I need a pick-me-up. It just makes my skin feel incredible.
I know this was a bit of a random one, but I really love these products and wanted to share them. If you have any recommendations of anything you think would fit into my collection then please let me know! Leave comments below!
And now I’m off to grab a coffee and get reading some of your recent posts!
Lots of love,