My Spring Skincare Routine!

Well, despite the occasion drop (flood) of rain, we’re well and truly out of winter, and it’s time to switch up my skincare routine a bit! My skin tends to be better the warmer the weather gets, plus I’ve discovered some fantastic new products that have made their way into the regular crowd on the bathroom shelf…

In the morning, I tend to favour slightly lighter products, while I keep a heftier moisturisation up in the evening, but still lighten things up a little. Continue reading

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Review: Boots Botanics All Bright Skincare Range

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I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I really rate the Boots Botanics range of skincare, and the All Bright range is my personal favourite for my skin. I’ve previously reviewed the cleanser, but I’ve been slowly accumulating the rest of the range, and have been enjoying it! I thought it would be nice to showcase several products in one review, and show you how it all fits together. I now have the Gentle Cleansing Cream, the Cleansing Toner, the Purifying Face Scrub, the Cleansing Foam Wash, and the Hydrating Day Cream. All the products are under £5, and can be found on the Boots website here.

The whole range is formulated with plant extracts which are supposed to provide brighter skin. It has no parabens, is ‘people-tested’, and the packaging is made with at least 25% recycled material. The packaging itself is basic, but neat-looking – white plastic with a striking pink and green hibiscus flower on. Overall, the range gives off a simple and clean vibe, perfect for the budget skincare market.

Let’s take these in the order I’d normally use them! Continue reading

Autumn Lust List! (Yes, Early)

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Well, the sun appears to have given up for August, and I’m sat in the kitchen watching the drizzle and feeling ready for autumn. So here’s what I’m craving for the day when I’m allowed to wear dark colours and boots again!

This lace dress from Boohoo would be perfect for when it gets too cold for my favourite lace summer dress (see it in two colours here), and it’s only £20! I’m imagining it with black tights and gold flats for a library day, or high heels for a party.

I’ve seen these boots in person in New Look, and they’re much much redder than the picture shows. The heel is a good height, and these would look really lovely with grey skinny jeans. At £25, they’re not exactly expensive, but a bit much for an impulse purchase… I don’t know if they quite fit my style, but I do think they’re lovely.

I really love these earrings from New Look – I like slightly more dramatic jewellery in autumn and winter, and think these would be very cute, and an easy buy at £6.99.

Ojon, oh Ojon. How long have I been lusting after this stripy hair oil? The Rare Blend Oil is pretty pricey, at £30, but it smells incredible and seems to be a bit of a wonder oil, with excellent reviews.

With autumn comes autumn term, and with term comes walking past Lush every day. It’s going to be hard to resist this gorgeous shimmery taupe cream eyeshadow, Sophisticated. I think £14 is a bit much for one colour, but the formula of these is great.

And last but not least, I’ll have run out of my day cream by the start of term, and while I like it, I’m up for a change. I love the smell of the Boots Botanics All Bright range, and my skin seems to like it, so I might well try this one. It’s £4.99, which is about standard for a high street day cream, but is often on sale – it’s currently £3.33!

Are you feeling autumnal yet? What are you looking forward to most about the end of summer?

Asha x

Review: Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream

I’ve been meaning to review this for a little while, but I got distracted by how much I like Lush’s 9 to 5 cleanser, forgetting just how much I love this cleanser! Boots Botanics is a range which was developed with Kew Gardens to harness The Power Of Plants (oooh), and the All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream contains hibiscus to brighten and gently exfoliate.

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There are five great points about this cleanser, and as far as I can see, no negatives! Continue reading