July 17, 2013

Rise and Shine: Morning Beauty Routine

Morning Beauty Routine

Whether you’re a morning person or not, sometimes we all need a little extra help in the AM.  Maybe for you that’s an extra ten minutes in bed or your daily dose of caffeine, but for the beauty obsessed it’s products.  A couple of weeks ago I got all sleepy talking you through my favourite night time products, and now it’s time for me to inject some life into your day with the help of my energizing army of lotions and potions.

Morning Beauty Routine

If you’re really looking for something that’s going to kick-start your day then the Weleda Citrus Refreshing Body Oil* is for you.  This stuff smells so fruity and fresh I challenge you to not feel awake after using this.  I love how quickly the oil absorbs into the skin, leaving no greasiness behind and the scent lasts all day too so this is perfect for using when you know you have a long day ahead.

Recently, I cannot get enough of the Radox Cherry Blast Shower Gel it’s the perfect everyday summer body wash.  Okay so the packaging might not be all that wonderful, but what’s inside really is!

If I’m feeling just using a moisturiser instead of the oil then my current morning moisture comes from No7 Completely Quenched Moisturising Body Lotion.  This stuff smells so clean and subtle it’s perfect if you’re looking for something that won’t overpower or clash with your perfume.  The formula itself is one of the best I’ve tried and the packaging is lovely too.  My favourite thing about this is how quickly you can get dressed after applying it.  It’s literally gone in seconds and your skin is left feeling smooth and fresh, perfect for those more rushed mornings!

Morning Beauty Routine

During the summer, especially when I’m working, I like a scent that’s fresh and uplifting and won’t overpower and the Victorinox Swiss Army Victoria Fragrance* is just that.  With notes of freesia, viola, cedar leaf and sandalwood this is a confident feminine scent.

The Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser has been part of my morning routine for so long now that I could never imagine using anything else.  The scent is gorgeous and the formula is so gentle yet effective, especially for me as I have such dull skin so this really brings it to life in the morning.

The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth* is a new addition to my morning routine.  This is perfect for younger skin as it works to aid the first signs of ageing.  I simply pop a few drops of this onto the palms of my hand and then press onto the skin before following my moisturiser.  This is one of the only skincare products that I have noticed such an immediate result from, literally within a day my skin looked brighter and felt smoother.  I definitely think this will remain in my morning routine for quite some time, and it’s such a great price compared to other serums on the market. 

Morning Beauty Routine with Pur Minerals Mineral Glow Pressed Powder, Tetley Tea, Green Tea, EOS Lip Balm and Bourjois Cream Blush

As it’s summer it seems only right to give my skin a bit of a healthy glow every morning, and the Pur Minerals Mineral Glow Pressed Powder* helps me look a little healthier each morning. I swirl this finely milled powder over any areas of my face where the sun would naturally hit, and then add a little extra definition around the cheekbones and my face appears warmer and awake, perfect.

Naturally being the complete tea addict that I am I’ve included a cup of tea.  Usually in the morning I just go for some form of Green Tea, but if I’m hungover or feeling a little rubbish, I’ll have good old Tetley with plenty of sugar!

I’ve always been a total lip balm addict, and so in my recent travels to America it was obvious that I was going to return with a EOS Lip Balm.  This one is the strawberry scent (i think) and apart from the novelty of it theres nothing much else to say other than it’s a lip balm that smells nice and keeps my lips soft throughout the day!

Finally, this summer I've really been embracing creamy formulas, and the much loved Bourjois Cream Blush in Nude Velvet* has been a staple in my everyday makeup routine.

So that is what I’ve been recently using to wake me up and get me looking my best each morning.  I’d love to know what products you guys love in the mornings! Now to go and put these products to use before I'm late for work…

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