My 2018 AM & PM routine tag

Saturday, August 04, 2018

I last did the AM & PM routine tag over two years ago(!) My routine has changed a ton since, so I thought I'd re-do it, because why not?

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1. What is your morning beauty routine? 🌥
I either wash my face with the Vichy Purete Thermale cleansing foam or run some Naturally Radiant Glycolic Toner from Superdrug over my face with a cotton round to wipe away excess oil. I use the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum on any problem areas then moisturise all over with the Avene Hydrance Optimale Light Protective cream with SPF. If I can be arsed, I'll prime my T-zone using the NYX Hydra Touch Primer but I rarely need it in the summer because my face isn't as dry.

2. What's for breakfast? 🥓
Embarrassingly, it's usually Coco Pops. Or Frosted Wheats if I want to pretend to be 'healthy'.

3. Coffee or Tea? ☕️
Neither, thanks! I might make them for a living but I don't drink them myself.

4. How long does it take you to get out the door? 🚪
If I'm going to work, it's probably about 20 minutes. I don't wear make-up to work (besides a tiny bit of concealer on any angry spots). If it's any other day, about 30 - 40 minutes.

5. What is your go-to makeup look on a fuss-free morning? 💄
Concealer on any blemishes and under my eyes (I set my under eyes with a little sample pot of the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, can't afford the full size lol), blusher on the apples of my cheeks, highlighter, and a wash of brow gel. I set it all with a quick misting of setting spray.

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1. What is your evening beauty routine? 🌙
I wash my face again using the Vichy cleansing foam, apply a bit more of the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum, and then at the moment I am applying a small amount of the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse dry oil to areas that need some TLC. I'm currently using a sample I got from Escentual and it is  s t u n n i n g. Must buy the full version when the sample is empty. It has my favourite scent on earth.

2. Snack time! What's in the bowl? 🍿
At the moment it's crisps. Any will do, I've kind of gone off sweet stuff and chocolate (A SIN) so I've moved on to savoury things. I'm also a bit obsessed with the Cocoa & Vanilla Protein Bites from Graze which aren't as crazy sweet as they sound. They're also a teeny bit healthy? If I tell myself that I don't feel bad binging on a whole box.

3. How do you wind down and prep for bed? 🛌
I wind down by laying in bed and catching up on my YouTube sub box (with Night Shift activated on my iPad - look after your peepers, kids), cosied up in a blanket or my duvet. My phone goes onto Do Not Disturb mode at 8pm so I don't get distracted by notifications or my phone lighting up.

4. Cosy up! What are you wearing to sleep? 👚
I love Primark and Marks & Spencer pyjamas. If you get pyjamas that are 100% cotton I'd recommend sizing up because when you wash them they tend to shrink a little, especially the Primark ones. The Marks & Spencer ones are obviously a bit better quality but both do really lovely, simply designed pyjama sets. That's all I wear, I don't do anything expensive, skimpy, or anything with childish slogans/graphics on them.

5. What are some things you must do before hitting the hay? 💤
Take my meds and apply 300 layers of Palmer's lip balm.

My most recent make-up routine post was published in April but it's changed quite a bit since, and my skincare routine from January is so, so different now. Linked them anyway if you fancy a read and some product recommendations.

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