The Skincare Tag: budget edit

I say, this tag is rather late coming. Must have been all the lovely sunshine, barbecues and ice lollies that's made me Miss Procrastination for the last 10 days. It's had an adverse effect on my skin too, eurgh read on and weep.

Thank you to the enviably talented Carrie:Brighton for tagging me in this one. I'm a big fan of Carrie's blog, she has some really great party ideas, delicious baking skills and her posts are so versatile (my type of reading!) Go check it out and give her a follow :)

Nothing like a far away portrait and shit loads of filter effects to start the post off. My skin looks about 95% better in this shot. No lie. That's why I chose it.

Describe your skincare routine in 5 words


What's your skin type?

Very very very oily. The type that gets mistook for sweaty. TMI but true.

What's your favourite skincare product?

I have an incurable addiction to purchasing face wash. Here's my favourite - La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I've written a wee review if you fancy reading.

Top blemish zapper?

Sudocrem or Savlon. Please stop throwing your money away on benzoyl peroxide over priced luxury items, when they probably work the same. (Ok, so you might need to cake loads of it on. Hourly)

Face wipes yay or nay?

Nay, nay, nay! I usually go for a cotton pad drenched in Bioderma if the bathroom feels too far away.

Toner yay or nay?

That's one massive yes. Garnier Fresh Essentials (with grape extract) toner is pretty good, and cheap too.

High end skincare or high end makeup?

Skincare. You can make any make up look luxury if it's applied to nice skin. Plus, no amount of make up will ever hide wrinkles and saggy eye lids, so lets take care while we can!

What's the most unusual skin care product you've tried?

Probably the Alpha H Liquid Gold - a glycholic peel, essentially. It's so ridiculously hyped and isn't THAT astonishing. 

You're in a french pharmacy and can only pick one item - what is it?

Probably the Reve de Miel lipcare. I purchased this when I went to Paris - beautiful.

Tell us your top skincare tip

Lightroom? Ha, no. I've just got into using a face sponge with my cleanser - it does a much deeper clean, grab one!

Now... I tag the lovely ladies at Stylingo, Sarah from At The Beauty Desk, Paige from Held Together By Pins and Amy from Amy's Annex

Go gettum guys.

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