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It’s almost the of January and I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone. It feels like it has flown by. With the end of a month comes my monthly favourites but I haven’t been as organised as normal – perhaps just lack of motivation on my part. I asked over on my Instagram what you wanted to see next on the blog and a lot of you messaged me about winter skincare products. I did also get messages about spring staples and transitional pieces but I did that on my story yesterday so head on over to my Instagram to see that @rebeccaavalentina 🙌 In this blog post I have three skincare products to share with you but also a few other bits I have loved this month.
The three skincare products I have religiously been using this January are the L’Oreal Age Perfect Golden Age Rosy Glow & Radiance Tinted Day Cream, ESPA’s Restorative Body Oil and Origins Refreshing Scrub Cleanser. I will share with you the other products I have been using at the end of the blog but these are my go to products at the moment.
The L’Oreal Age Perfect day cream is designed for ‘mature’ skin. However, at high street prices (I grabbed this from Amazon for £7.50) this honestly is worth a try, whatever your age! It helps rehydrate the skin with a healthy rosy glow and it is such a nourishing face cream. There is another version of this with SPF20.
ESPA has been a brand I have wanted to try for a while now and this restorative body oil is just divine. It smells like a spa! I don’t use it every single day after I shower because I don’t want it to run out (anyone else do this?) I use it on those self care days when I want to feel more pampered. It retails for £34. Another reason to not use it every day perhaps!
Finally, the Origins refreshing scrub cleanser from the Ginzing range is my favourite exfoliator at the moment. My skin feels so clean and fresh after using this and I have been using it about twice a week. Definitely one of those products to lean towards if you want your skin to look and feel new.
In addition to my favourites, I have also been using other skincare products from ESPA and Origins which have been great this month. Other products from Origins which I have loved are the Ginzing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, the Ginzing Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser with SPF40 and the Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream. The only thing I would say about this range is that personally, my experience has been to use these products before bed and not in the mornings as they are so nourishing and applying makeup afterwards just means the two react. You can shop the Ginzing range here.
Other products from ESPA I have used are the Tri-Active Resilience Pro-Biome Serum, Pomelo Lip Balm which is amazing, Skin Rescue Balm, Positivity Bath and Shower Gel and Overnight Hydration Therapy cream (game changer!) I will be using their Pink Hair and Scalp Mud at the end of the week just as a little treat to myself before my 30th birthday on Friday. I will be sure to report back about it over on my Instagram. You can shop ESPA here.
Before I move onto some makeup I am loving at the moment, I have also been using Liz Earle’s Instant Boost Skin Tonic every day. It smells gorgeous and I love that all the ingredients are natural. I mean, I love anything from Liz Earle! I have also been trying Radiance Booster SPF30 drops from Simple which you apply before makeup to give your skin that extra protection. I really like these but I need to use them more often to really review the product properly. Finally, in this cold and dry weather my nails need some TLC so I bought the Stronger Nail – Nail Nurse varnish from Rimmel and so far so good. I have been growing my nails for the first time ever and I have had just one breakage from pulling out a drawer too quickly!
When it comes to that glow in the winter, these are the ONLY two products I use – L’Oreal Glow Cherie and No 7 Skin Illuminator. I actually mix a bit of both together before applying and I always get asked how I apply my base. I am sorry to disappoint guys but it is just with my hands. I do have brushes for concealer, bronzer and blush but I don’t get on with beauty blenders. I have talked about these products before in previous posts because they are just so good. If you are looking for a dupe of products like the By Terry CC Serum, then these two products together won’t disappoint.
I have rambled on far too much so I am off to make a coffee. If you have any questions just email me or follow me over on Instagram! My DM’s are always open.