Sunday, 18 December 2016

Winter Skincare feat. Pebble Grey Mirrors

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Hands up who takes their makeup off before bed every single night? 

High five if you do! Your skin will most definitely thank you for it. I can honestly say my skin is in much better condition now, in my thirties, than it was in my early twenties! And that is because back then, I wasn't so great at looking after my skin. I was poor at removing my makeup before bed, I wasn't using the right kind of products and my skincare involved nothing more than a makeup wipe [don't judge me, I was young and naive ;)] and some cheap moisturiser every now and then.

It was only in my mid-late twenties that I began taking more care of my skin. Even on those late, lazy nights where I could think of nothing worse than removing a face full of make up and applying all my evening skincare, I make sure I do. Every. Single. Night.


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Winter can be tough on our skin. Freezing cold temperatures, less air humidity, central heating and other factors can really affect the skin, leaving it dehydrated which can lead to dryness, fine lines and dullness. So it's really important to be looking after it and using the right products.

I wanted to share with you the products I've been using for my every day, evening skincare routine throughout Winter time.

Double Cleansing

It's important to cleanse the skin not once but twice. Once to remove the majority of the makeup, and again to cleanse the skin. Pushing makeup and dirt around the face with a wipe isn't going to do the job. Play around with products to see what works for you. I find a melting balm removes my makeup well. I'm currently using Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm*. I apply this with my fingers all over my face and neck, then head to the bathroom to remove by massaging my skin with a hot cloth. I then  do a second cleanse with Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Water with cotton pads. This is my favourite cleanser, I purchase over and over. It's great for removing my makeup and makes my skin feel super soft.

I then tone my skin with Pixi Glow Tonic which is probably my favourite product I discovered this year, it really is SO good. It firms and tightens the skin and gets rid of dead skin cells. I use this as part of my morning and evening skincare and my skin feels amazing.


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Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise!

Another skin saviour is the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, it is specifically formulated with ingredients to protect the skin in harsh weather conditions, so it's perfect for Winter time. It makes my skin feel so comfortable, it's my favourite part of my skincare routine, I use it morning and night. 

I then moisturise my lips, this is a must all year round to keep them soft. No chapped lips here! I'm currently using a Nip & Fab Lip Butter in Spiced Apple which smells all kinds of festive!

And not forgetting my hands. Our hands are often neglected, which isn't good considering the amount they go through during the day, especially at this time of year. So I make sure to treat my hands to some hand cream at the end of the day. I'm currently using Sanctuary Spa Hand Cream, a cream used in their spa manicures full of shea butter and almond oil to keep them super soft. 


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If you wear a lot of makeup, you want to make sure you remove every last bit. So a good, magnifying mirror is great for this. This Elko LED Magnifying Vanity Mirror* from Pebble Grey has 3x magnification so is perfect for making sure all my makeup is removed, as well as being great for precise makeup application! 

It also gives a subtle glow using energy efficient LEDS, at the flick of a switch. Great for those darker winter days when you're needing a little extra light!

Finished in high quality polished chrome and frosted acrylic, it looks super stylish on my dressing table and with it's tilt-able mirror face it's becoming a well used accessory on my dressing table.


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What skincare products have you been turning to this Winter?




*I received the mirror and cleansing balm free of charge for consideration of review. 
As always, all words and opinions are my own. 



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64 comments:

  1. I have always neurotically cleaned my face before bed since I was a teen. I think my Mum drilled it into me and confess I am grateful now I'm in my 30s. You're right that it's so important to do it. I have never double cleansed regularly although I have ready that it's best to. Perhaps a habit I should pick-up for the New Year! These products sound really nice. Love hearing about new stuff. #KCACOLS

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  2. Great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  3. a lovely selection here, I find my skin gets quite dryin winter and end up piling on anything cheap in vast quantities! #KCACOLS

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  4. My skin really suffers in winter and I am having a rosacea flare - Avene is my product of choice

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  5. Fab review! I wear very little make up, so I have a simple cleanse every morning and night and then tone and moisturize to keep my skin happy :) Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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  6. My skin is so much better now that it was in my 20's and removing my makeup at night has definitely helped. Great products. I love the Pebble Grey mirror, perfect for taking off every trace of makeup! x

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  7. I must say I didn't look after my skin in my 20s as much as I should have probably.. I am a lot more careful now a few wrinkles are appearing on the horizon! Great products I would love the Pebble Grey mirror, as the one I have is not as good and is without the light.

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  8. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise is definitely my mantra this time of year!

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  9. Great post, I find my face needs moisturising more in the winter x

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  10. Winter always finds me with very dry skin, so I have to take extra care to moisturize every day and night.

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  11. I use similar things to you when cleansig - the Kiehls Ultra Facial cream is incredible - probably my favourite. Love the mirror...I do like a good vanity mirror

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  12. lovely routine, I'm such a fan of PIXI too. k x

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  13. I definately agree with double cleansing. I always do it when i take my makeup off at night x

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  14. The winter season can definitely get tricky when it comes to skin care. Thank you for sharing your trusted products! Interested in looking into that melting cleansing balm--sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. I do take my make up off every night but my skincare routine still leaves a lot to be desired. I do love the Pixi glow tonic though x

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  16. I like the sound of a melting balm to remove makeup. That is a nice mirror I need one of them x

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  17. Cleansing the skin is just as important as hydrating it. Thank you for the thorough review of all these products :)

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  18. I'd love a mirror like this. I've been looking for ages for a good mirror for my dressing table x

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  19. The mirror sounds great especially with the 3x magnification. You can really remove make up and get those eyebrows tweezers too.

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  20. I love that mirror though the magnification sounds a tad scary ha! I have double cleansed for years now and it almost feels weird not doing it x

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  21. I agree that it makes a big difference taking off all makeup. Used to be late at 18,19. Now I swear by double cleansing. Skin never been better! X

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  22. I always take my makeup before bed, it makes such a difference to my skin. I need to start double cleansing

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  23. The Ultra Facial Cream sounds divine - my mummy could do with this this winter!

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  24. Your winter skincare routine sounds good. I also like Kiehl's ultra facial cream. Like your decor too!

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  25. I am a nightmare for taking my makeup off on a night and its no wonder my skin isnt great really need to start taking more care for sure and will have to try these out

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  26. I use a micellar water and love it, it really does seem to clean my skin so well. I could do with one of those mirrors though, it would make getting ready on gloomy winter mornings so much easier! x #KCACOLS

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  27. I have always wanted to be one of those girls who has a beauty routine but with four kids I barely find the time to pee let alone anything else. Love the thought of it though and think I need to do something more than I do at the minute

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  28. I love that Pixi Glow Tonic, it feels great on my skin.

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  29. Love the mirror! It looks so chic! I really need a mirror with lights on it! Hate doing my makeup at night with crappy lighting!

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  30. I love ring light mirrors! Surprisingly haven't tried any of these items but I know what I want to get with christmas money!

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  31. The Pixie toner looks interesting. I've had to switch up my skincare routine because the weather has been really drying areas of my skin out. My new favourite is a Rose Water Spritz Toner from Botanicals in Boots, it really tightens your pores and gives your skin a fresh feeling, I also use the same Micellar cleanser as you I feel like it really cleans my skin without drying it out #KCACOLS

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  32. Ooh love this, the mirror looks fab and the micellar water with oil is my all time favourite!!! xx

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