Quick and simple morning skincare routine

Beauty

Good morning,
today I thought I would share my morning skincare routine as I have been getting really into recently, that being said, I cannot for the life of me bring myself to wash my face before I go to work, so this tends to just happen at the weekend and during half terms. 

To start I like to use my new Garnier Wash Scrub and Mask which is specifically designed for blackheads and targeting spots. I like to wash my face with it first, dry my face, then apply it as a mask and leave it on until it dries.

As my skin has been fairly bad recently I have been using the Tea Tree toner from The Body Shop as this is antibacterial and I feel like this is helping to calm my skin. 

I then spritz my face with the Arkana Day Detox spray, this has loads of really good properties to help protect your skin throughout the day.

Finally I use the Arkana Hydrospheric Light Cream as my day moisturiser, this is really thick, creamy and hydrating so it makes it perfect to keep your make up looking pristine. 

What’s your morning skin routine like? 

Thanks for reading xx

How to have a productive morning / working from home

Beauty

Being productive in the morning may not come easier to the majority of us, some days I really struggle and can’t get out of bed, some days I’m up early and ready for the day ahead. Here are some ideas of how to make the most out your morning and get your day going…

No Snoozing

If I’m getting up, I have to get up, I feel like snoozing makes me 10x more tired and sets me up for a bad day ahead, so when my alarm goes off I’m up! There’s nothing worse than having to rush around in the morning, so allowing yourself an extra 10 minutes in bed snoozing your alarm creates a lot more stress for you. If you really are struggling ton get up in the mornings then going to bed earlier would be more beneficial.

Get Dressed

This may seem like an obvious one, I do this every week day to go to work, however if I have Instagram and Blog stuff to do at the weekend then I also like to get myself ready for the day and feel ready to tackle the work load.

Skin Prep

A vital part of making me feel human and ready to start work is making sure mt morning skincare routine is done and out the way. My morning routine is a lot more simpler than my evening one so it takes a lot less time anyway.

Lists, lists and lists

I love lists, they are my best friends, I find it so satisfying being able to work my way through a list and tick everything off! I tend to make all my lists the night before, that way I can go to bed with a clear head and not worry about forgetting about something I need to do.

Feed your creativity

Food is pretty the main essential in the mornings and if I want to be productive, my go to breakfast on a day when I need to blog and take photos is poached egg on toast (purely so I can take a photo of it and Instagram it with the caption ‘Good Morning@). Along with food it is really important to make sure your hydrated, I always like to drink a big glass of water before having any other type of drink (coffee).  

Tidy

In my opinion, waking up and having a tidy room/house is a great feeling, going to bed and knowing everything is in its rightful place, how tranquil. I like to make sure everything is in its home before I get into bed, this makes getting ready in the morning so much easier!

How do you make sure yourself productive in the mornings?

Victoria xx

Morning Skincare Routine 

Beauty

Hello lovelies, today I am sharing my morning skincare routine. I don’t do this every morning, just on the weekends when I have more time to get ready.

In the mornings I like to keep it fairly simple and easy on my skin as I might be applying make up that day, so I dont want any heavy products which will make my make up sit badly.


To cleanse my fave I have just started using the Garnier Rose Water cleansing milk to remove any products from the night before and just really refresh mySkin. 

I then go in with the Boots Botanics Toner, this cleanses and refreshers aswell and brightens the skin. After a toner I spray my face with the Avene Thermal Water and let that sink in, this is really good in the summer as it adds a little something extra to my routine and really hydrates my skin. 


Next I use a light weight Serum which is from the same range as a the toner from Boots. This glides on and hydrates my skin without leaving a residue. 

And lastly I finish with the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel which is perfect for applying make up on top off. This makes my skin feel really fresh and clean ready for the day ahead! 

What are your go to products in the morning? 

Victoria xx