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I asked on Twitter if anyone would be interested in a mega long post all about the Boots Botanics range, and thankfully lots of you said yes! I would just like to state that whilst all of these products are gifted over a number of months, that does not affect my opinion and I haven’t been told what to say, I’m also not being paid for this blog post.

First up is the Rosewater Toning Spritz, and I have to say I’m not too keen on this one. Something about it doesn’t sit well with my sensitive skin, but I will say it is refreshing. I’d rather just use one of my other toners or pass the step completely.

The Eye Roll-on is one of the newest out of the bunch, but after a few tries I’m really rating it. It feels very cooling and refreshing on the lil peepers, and is super hydrating which is always a benefit for eye products and preventing some lines that I’m bound to get as the years truck on.

I tried the Face Polish for the first time last night. It was my first time using anything like this, and I was so surprised at how harsh the product was. I was super worried it would affect my sensitive skin, but thankfully it didn’t at all, although it did feel a bit too abrasive for me unfortunately.

Now onto a firm favourite from the collection, the Day Cream. I’ve harped on about this in many blog posts already, so I’ll keep it snappy. My skin laps the stuff up (might be due to the rosehip in it), and it never breaks me out, just leaves my face feeling nice and hydrated. Definitely going to be repurchasing this one, although it’s going to take me a while to use up as the tub is massive!

I really enjoy the Face Scrub as it’s very gentle, I would say it’s much more of a wash with scrub particles in it. It exfoliates just enough that your skin feels fresher, but not too much that it’s not left feeling super dry and tight (which is a feeling I really hate). It always feels lovely to use so I would definitely recommend picking it up if you’re in the market for something slightly exfoliating.

The Radiance Balm hasn’t had much love in my collection as usually it’s a product I forget about, but that definitely needs to change. It’s a very liquid base that leaves your skin feeling plump and glow giving, and not at all greasy. A little sure goes a long way here, which is great as that means it’s going to last ages. I love wearing this on it’s own or under foundation that isn’t as dewy as I usually like.

Have you tried anything in this range?

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I chatted to you guys about my favourite moisturisers in this post, so I wanted to give a little shout-out to my favourite face-masks too! I’m really enjoying this format of choosing favourite products and waffling on about them.

First up is the Origins Charcoal Mask, which is the one I always reach for when my skin is having a bad break-out. It’s effective, but not too harsh on my sensitive skin and really helps when I’m having a poor skin day/week. Charcoal masks tend to be a bit more drying for your face so I always make sure I follow this up with something super hydrating.

The L’oreal Pure Glow Mask  is the most affordable of the bunch, and whenever my skin is looking lacklustre, this is the guy I go to. It’s lasted me so long which I’m very happy about, and it has a scrubby feel on your face that can sometimes feel strange to just leave be. Once it’s been removed, my skin is always looking SO much more glow-y, definitely one to add to your Superdrug trip.

My Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask is definitely the least fussy of the lot. As its an overnight treatment, I use it straight before bed and I can *always* tell the difference in the morning. My skin looks a lot plumper and healthier, and it also smells sooo good! I feel like this would suit every skin type.

Me and my gal, Goddess Clay Mask haven’t had the best track record. I got it as a Christmas present and was so excited, but it always seemed to either break me out a little/or do naff all. I decided to give it another go and I found that before I was applying WAY too much product. It even says on the packaging a thin layer *silly me*. Now, I’ve obsessed with it! It’s become a firm favourite and probably the one I’m currently reaching for the most. Its pricey, but it’s going to last a really long time. Add it to your Christmas list immediately!

 

What’s your favourite face mask?

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If there’s one skincare product that’s the most likely to break me out, it’s moisturisers. Something about my sensitive/combination skin can really react to them badly from the first use. Over this year I finally feel like I’ve worked out my favourite moisturisers, hence this post!

I’ve really loved everything I’ve tried from Pai so far, so this day cream was no exception. The brand itself prides their products on their calming influence on the skin, and maybe that’s why I get on with it so well. Everything just feels very soothing, which is very me.

I won’t bang on about the Lancome Hydra Zen too much, as I’ve already told you guys how it’s my favourite moisturiser ever. It’s without a doubt my desert island must-have.

The Clinique Moisture Surge is more of a gel formula, but I use it to replace moisturiser is my skincare routine. It’s very gentle and super hydrating on my skin, and I love how fresh it makes it look and feel. It’s a moisturiser to rely on when you want something to give you moisture and not break you out.

I was gifted the Botanics Day Cream with Rosehip and I’m honestly so surprised how much I love this. It’s becoming a holy grail, which is not something I find with new products often. Maybe its due to the fact that my skin adores rosehip, or the natural ingredients that don’t fuss my complexion, but if you have a similar skin type to me I would 100% recommend and it’s a product I will be re-purchasing with my own money once its used up!

I use The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors with AHA as a moisturiser and a primer and it works wonders. It’s so affordable and at only £5 you can’t go wrong. It makes my makeup sit so lovely on the skin, and I don’t have anything bad to say about it.

Now that’s done, tell me.. what’s your favourite moisturiser?

 

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It’s been a hot minute since I updated you guys on products I’m trying out, and because these are some of my favourite posts to read I thought its about time I got you updated.

The first two products I actually won in a giveaway! I’ve only used the Dr Jart Beauty Balm  once so far, but was honestly so impressed. It says its a hybrid between makeup and skincare, and it actually gives a surprising amount of coverage. It’s extremely natural looking on the skin and the fact that it’s only £8.00 from Boots means I will *most likely* be repurchasing.

I have a love-hate relationship with rose scented stuff, because I don’t like the powdery ‘granny’ smell, but this little guy is nothing like that. The Rose Salve  seems to be a popular product in a beauty lovers world and I can totally see why. I will go as far to say that it’s becoming my favourite lip balm ever. Yup, I’m going with it! Have I mentioned it also smells like an absolute dream?

I recently become an ambassador from the Botanics range in Boots, which I’m so excited about! They sent me a few products to test out including the Face Scrub & Radiance Balm. I’ve only used the products a couple of times, but the face scrub is one thats super gentle, which is great for my sensitive skin, but still does a great job on removing dead face skin *ugh why did I just say that?*

The radiance balm is becoming another favourite as it doesn’t feel tacky or greasy, just leaves the skin looking really dewy. Plus, its actually super watery which I didn’t expect but that means it doesn’t clog my skin up at all and leaves me with no breakouts, yay!

Have you been testing out any new products recently, I would love to hear what?!

You know those people who complain about having dark under-eye circles but in reality you can never see them? Yeah, thats not me.

Mine aren’t the fading type. There more like the ‘are you sure you’re not ill?’ kind of guys.

With that being said, I feel like I’ve got my products that help make myself look a bit more alive down, and theres some new stuff I’ve been using too!

EYE PATCHES

I was recently sent these under eye patches from Anatomicals and with it being my first time trying the brand, didn’t know how I would go. However, I’m super pleased to report that they are amazing. So hydrating, not at all harsh on my sensitive skin, and makes your under eye area look 10x better than it did before. I’m definitely going to make an order when I run out. Plus, I love their branding! I’ve run out now which makes me a bit sad, so I need to get some more!

 

EYE CREAM

I haven’t had a fancy eye cream for so long now, and I really wanted to treat myself (and my peepers) to one. I picked up the Origins Ginzing eye cream after reading rave reviews, and I was not disappointed. I’ve been using it twice daily and really noticed a difference since one of the first uses. I’m going to keep trialling it over the next few weeks, so stay tuned to my social media because I’ll be raving about it if the results keep up!

 

CONCEALER

Concealer is key for covering up my dark circles and making me feel prettier with them faded a little. I love the Bourjois Blur The Lines Concealer which is great and not drying, and then I go in with the NYX under eye corrector which is a gorgeous peachy tone that really does the job when it comes to covering the dark up.

BLUSH

I’ve always loved blusher as I’ve found it always makes my skin look healthier and myself look a bit more alive. For months now I’ve been using the Benefit Lolli-tint  which leaves my cheeks with a lovely healthy flush. I really love this stuff! Plus the fact that it’s so easy to use is great for clumsy people like moi!

Have you tried any of these products?