Testing out a new cleansing brush| BEGlow PURA

Beauty

Skincare is my passion, I love to try anything and everything so when Be Glow got in contact for me to test out their new deep cleansing brush it was a dream come true. 

I’ve only had it a short while but as soon as I took it out the box I fell in love! Its nothing like I’ve used before, I have the Clarisonic Mia, but thats pretty hefty compared to this little dinky device. The device is so small and compact instantly making you love it. I already can tell this is going to be a staple in my cleansing routine and as its so tiny it means it’s perfect for travel!

The brush head is silicone, which is amazing for helping clear up troublesome skin as its so easy to clean and bacteria doesn’t get trapped like it would on a traditional brush. 

The first time I used this brush I didn’t read any instructions, I just tried and tested it on my own. There is only one button to turn it on which makes it really easy and simple to use.

I found that the brush did foam up my cleanser all so well, so I would definitely recommend massing it into your face using the brush so you get a deeper clean. I haven’t decided yet if I like the fact it doesn’t have a timer built in, where as some cleansing brushes time for a minute and switch off, this one doesn’t, meaning that you could get really carried away and be stood ages cleansing your face (but who wouldn’t like that?). 

Over all I think it is such a perfect addition to my skincare routine and I am sure I will be using it for the foreseeable future!

Thanks for reading xx

What’s in my travel skincare bag

Beauty

When going on holiday I always find skincare the hardest thing to pack, I want to take products for every eventuality just to be prepared. This is everything I am taking away with me for 7 nights… 

First up, how adorable is this toiletry bag that Bella and Bear gifted me, it’s the perfect size I think for just enough products. Because it divides into 2 big compartments on the inside it is perfect to keep products separate. The way I have packed is by dividing my day and night products, the top compartment has my day products and the bottom has my evening products. I find this is a really good organisational tactic as it is then so easier to find what your looking for. 

Day Time Skincare

I’m not going to go into depth about specifically what I’m taking because this will take me forever to write, but I have packed a cleanser and a konjac sponge for the mornings to refresh my skin. I have also packed a gentle toner along with cotton rounds, I also have a day detox spray from Arkana which is travel sized so I have packed that although I’m not sure it will last the week.

As for moisturiser I have packed loads of minis, I figured this would be the perfect time to test them all out and use them up. One particular brand you will notice stands out in the photo above is Doris Wagner Navi, the gorgeous pink and orange packaging is a holiday must have! There is a wash, pore balm and day moisturiser which I will be testing out.
Of course I have packed a face and lip spf because we all gotta use protection against the sun!

I then went through a bit of a panic stage “what if I don’t have enough moisturisers!”, so I decided to pack these little samples, I then figured that these would actually be really hand to keep in my beach/pool bag incase my skin needs a retouch. These are also great for flights to apply half way if your on a long flight. 

Night Time Skincare

For my evening skincare I have packed wipes as my initial remover, then I will follow with a cleanser. The toner I will be using in the evening is the Glycolic Pads from Superdrug, these are really hand for travel as they are so much lighter than carrying liquid. 

I have packed hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate my skin whilst I sleep along with another serum which I’m sure wont last more than a couple of days. I have then packed sample sizes of night creams along with an eye cream. 

Masks

Masking is my favourite part of my skincare routine so I decided to pack a few.
I chose to pack Alya Skin Pink Clay mask as my skin is loving it right now, I decanted some of the product into a old small Lush pot and it fits perfectly in the bag (but it didn’t look pretty, that’s why there is not photo of it).
I then had to pack two Garnier tissue masks, because, why not! They really are my favourite masks and I was lucky enough to be sent these.
I have also been sent the Kokostar masks to try out and I figured what better place to try them than on holiday. The cherry blossom mask looks pretty cool so keep an eye out on my Instagram for photos and a review of them!
And lastly I thought I would pack the Nivea Moisture Mask just incase I run out of my other evening moisturisers. 

The question is, will I use everything I’ve packed? How much do you take with you on holiday?

Victoria xx

My favourite face masks

Beauty

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Garnier Skin Active 3 in 1 Blackhead Control 

This mask has been a god send, I feel like it arrived just in time to help calm and control my skin. What I love about this is that it is multi purpose, a mask, wash and scrub. As I have plenty of washes I do tend to save this just to use as a mask. Before I was the mask off I like to use the scrub and massage it in just to revitalise my skin. The only down side of this mask is that it is black, that means if your messy like me then you end up covered in black and so does the bathroom!

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Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb

Sheet masks are my absolute fave thing to do, I love how hydrating these Garnier ones are. I tend to use these once every couple of weeks as they are quite pricey, keep your eye out when they are discounted down to £2. I find these are perfect after a long day in the sun, a day where you’ve worn a lot of make up or after a day travelling as they add so much hydration back into the skin. Garnier now do so many different types of mask for different skin types, besides from the hydration ones I really like the detox ones which are a black sheet mask. 

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Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask

I was really lucky to be sent this mask to try out, I feel like it is the mask that is taking over the world at the moment as I always see it advertised on social media. The mask contains Australian Pink Clay and is ideal for detoxifying and brightening your skin, perfect for summer and the no makeup days! I love the smell of this mask and always enjoy using it! You can use the code ‘toriiitoriii’ for a 15% discount on their site. 

Purchase yours here

Skin + Earth Black Clay + Liquorice Mask

I really like this mask when I’m having a bad skin week, this mask is really refreshing and cleansing. It contains little beads which when rubbed into your face pop and go black. I love the fact that this mask doesn’t dry hard, this makes it so much easier to wash off and feels less constricting on your face. 

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Arkana Crystal Peel

Arkana are a new(ish) company I have had the luxury of trying out, I have tried out a variety of their products now but nothing beats this mask. This mask is  designed to be used before your use a mask, as it is a peel it removes the dead skin making your mask more effective. When I first started using this mask it would leave my skin red afterwards but now my skin has adjusted to it and loves it! 

Purchase yours here

The Ordinary AHA Mask

This mask may look a little scary whilst it’s in the bottle and to be fair, it’s pretty scary when it’s on your face! It literally looks like your have a tonne of blood layered on your face. The mask is a resurfacing treatment which is designed to exfoliate your skin. As this product is really strong I tend to only use this once every 2 -3 weeks, but as it is pretty similar to the Arkana Crystal Peel I would not use them both close together. 

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Garnier Skin Active Botanic Aloe Mask

The Garnier Botanic Aloe mask is a leave on over night moisturiser, you can just use it as a normal moisturiser but I like to apply one layer, let it sink in, then apply a really thick layer and leave it to soak in over night. I have especially been loving aloe after spending time in the sun as it is super hydrating and my skin is loving it. I also love the fact it has near enough all natural ingredients.

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Garnier Skin Active Matcha Detox

Everyone is raving about matcha these days, so I thought why not try a mask which contains it, this mask is designed to absorb pollution residue and unclogs pores. I also feel this mask is really light on the skin and doesn’t feel overly drying considering it is a clay mask.

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Beauty Kitchen 5 Minute Miracle Mask

I was sent this mask a while ago and have been fascinated by it ever since, it contains so many good skin ingredients and is really great for skin and the smell is divine! The mask cleanses, stimulates, firms and plumps your skin. 

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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

Current Skincare Routine

Beauty

Hey! Today I’m sharing my current evening skincare routine as I have recently been trying out some new products and they deserve a huge shout out! Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram @toriiitoriii where I post skincare routines a few times a week!

Cleanse

To remove my make up I use Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, this is great at removing make up and making sure your face is completely clean before moving on to the next step. I then use 3 more pumps and do a double cleanse just to make sure all my makeup if gone!

Scrub/Mask

The lovely brand Skin + Earth were kind enough to send me one a black charcoal + liquorice face mask and face scrub, at the moment I use then on alternate days as my skin is definitely loving them!

Tone

Recently I have been loving these Glycolic Acid Cleansing Pads from Superdrug as I have just ran out of The Ordinary Glycolic toner. These are really quick and easy to use and they are also on the less expensive side! These are also great for taking on holiday!

Serum

A serum which I have been loving over the past month is retinal reface by Indeed Labs, this was kindly sent to me to try out. This has already improved my skin, it is so much softer and the lines I have on my forehead are less noticeable (I’ve had these lines since I was a teenager).

Moisturise

I have been loving two moisturisers. The first is the Glossier Moon Mask, I use this as an over night treatment instead of how you are meant to use it. It leaves my skin baby soft the next morning and fully hydrated. Secondly, I have been using the Sesderma Factor G Renew Facial, I have nearly used up the whole pot of this already!

Extra

Lastly, on nights where I need an extra boost of hydration I use the Neil’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm on my forehead, under eyes and lips to add extra moisture over night.

What are your current skincare faves?

Victoria xx