Thursday, 7 February 2013

Bedtime Beauty

There's nothing I love more than having a little pamper every eveing before I drift off to sleep  - and as I sit here writing this post and singing my heart out to Lana Del Rey, I am really looking forward to having my nightly dose of indulgence this evening. Start by lighting your favorite candle for a hint of relaxation and let the pampering begin.

I start by removing my make-up and cleansing my skin. I like to use a richer cleanser in the evening such as the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm or the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - these both leave my skin cleansed yet nourished. I then follow with the Benefit Its Potent  Eye Cream which is a really light yet hydrating cream that sinks in incredibly fast to leave my under eyes as smooth as a baby's bottom. I then move onto moisturiser - recently I have been using the Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins which I cannot rave about enough. The cream itself actually feels like a cream/oil hybrid which helps to intensively moisturise my skin throughout the night which is a definite during the colder months. It also has a lovely scent, kind-of orangey and fresh but it also reminds me of cola bottle sweets, yum.
Then I give my lips a bit of a scrub with the Popcorn Lip Scrub from LUSH. I didn't expect to like the taste of this but I love it. Half the reason why I apply it is just so I can lick it off again, oops. I then apply the This Works Turbo Balm to my lips and cuticles as these have been a little dry of late. A cheaper alternative that is just as good is the Boots Botanics Face Super Balm which I have also been using on my elbows and dry patches on my face. 
I then slather my body in the Dream Cream Hand and Body Lotion from LUSH. I love using this in the evening after a relaxing bath as it's scent has hints of lavender which calm me for a good nights sleep. The lotion is also really hydrating and leaves my skin feeling smooth and nourished when I wake up in the morning. I finish off my little night time routine with my nightly dose of my favorite you-tubers and a spritz of the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray on my pillow to help me drift off. Bliss.

Do you have a night-time routine like mine? What's your favorite part?


9 comments:

  1. How do find the pillow spray? I have extreme problems with drifting off to sleep and I'd love to hear more about your thoughts on it!

    I love Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins. Amazing stuff. I bought it a few weeks back and I cannot be without it now. Another product I love using at night is the Clarin's eye contour balm. Having a good skincare routine for both day and night is so important to me.

    Lovely post, I really enjoyed reading!

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    1. I've never had much of a problem drifting off, but I do enjoy using the product because it smells loovely and I find it does calm me and eases me off to sleep. I definitely think there could be a cheaper alternative though :) Yes it is! The one I have was free with an order I made, Origins are so generous with their samples! Ooh that sounds really nice, I may have to have a nosey next time I'm near a Clarins counter. Me too, I really enjoy doing it too :)
      Thanks so much for reading :) xxxx

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  2. I really want to start using a night cream I've had my eyes on the Origins for ages xxx

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    1. It's good stuff and definitely worth the hefty price tag. My was a free 30ml sample so maybe wait until their doing an offer, they're really generous on the website with their samples :) xxx

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  3. I have the popcorn lipscrub, I bought 2 of them on boxing day when they were half price because I think they only sell them from October to December, they smell amazing!! And I really want to try the Origins Night-a-mins and the Benefit eye cream. To be honest, I want to try the whole benefit skin range, I think it's the packaging that's got me.. haha! Lovely little post :)
    Eleanor x

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    1. It's delicious! I also love the pink one :) Haha, the packaging sucked me in too! I bought this (http://www.feelunique.com/p/Benefit-b-right-Radiant-Skincare-6-Piece-Intro-Kit?utm_source=GoogleBaseUK&utm_medium=gen&catargetid=1799896386&gclid=CKagg8v-urUCFY3LtAodemwAoQ) set and it's a great way to try out the whole skincare range for a little £10. Really impressed so far :) Thanks so much for reading! xxx

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  4. I recently bought the Lush lip scrub in Popcorn and absolutely love it. Best lip scrub I have used and I think it is definitely worth the money. X

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    1. Couldn't agree more! I think they're actually pretty cheap considering mine tend to last me months and months :) xxx

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