Now I know I said I was gonna curb the splurging on beauty products, but having said that, I can justify these recent buys ( Insert 'cheeky bear covering eyes' emoji).
I've been feeling pale and spotty recently. No, retract that, I am pale and spotty. I have been working hard and it does take its toll on my skin, and also my mental health! When I hit 25, I suffered with acne on my cheeks, and I am almost 29 and it still comes back , and has never really left. Nothing I have every tried has ever really cleared it up. I have been on numerous medication, on and off the pill,pregnant,not pregnant, had healthy eating splurges, smoking bans, coffee bans, I don't drink a lot of alcohol anyway, a phase of drinking lots and lots of water, and they still come back to haunt me. Aggressively. I am honestly guessing it must be hormones.
On Pinterest, I have a wishlist board. This is great when I see things I want, because I can pin them and go back to them the next week, or the next year. This helps me minimize impulse buys.
So I was looking for an exfoliator for my face, to try and really shed the dead skin cells and oil which is the main cause for acne. I also wanted a little pick me up glow, as I don't use sunbeds anymore, and I don't have a spray tan, or sit there at 11 pm applying fake tan. I like the dove body lotion with the tan in, but it just doesn't go that brown. I have also been in the market for a long lasting foundation, that has good coverage and doesn't start going patchy half way through the day ( 12 pm in my case). I picked up these beauties:
1. Cocoa Brown Gradual Tan £5.99
Use exactly like a body moisturizer, providing you exfoliate first. It comes out a lovely , even golden colour. Still a little bit patchy around the feet, but hey, its winter!
2.MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator £23
When I think skincare, I never think of MAC, but I had this on my wishlist for a while, so decided to give it a go. It makes my skin feel smooth instantly.It hasn't really reduced the acne though.
3. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade 'Dawn' £29
This foundation is highly rated by all beauty bloggers. This is the first day I have worn it, and it gives a nice good coverage, and still looks the same 8 hours later. However, as it is quite thick it doesn't glide on like other foundations, but that is ok I can live with that. The colour is a really good match and I like the flawless finish.
Have you been splurging recently?!
Love Ellie x