Everyday Morning Skincare & Make Up Routine

Good morning and happy Friday – here is to the beginning of the weekend!  I am looking forward to another sunshine filled weekend and hope you have lots to look forward to as well!

Today I am sharing my everyday morning skincare and make up routine with you.  This post is sponsored by latestdeals.co.uk and you can find all their make up deals at the link below.  They have some fantastic offers and total bargains on their websaite so definitely one to check out if you want to try something new!

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I am no beauty or makeup expert but have found some great products that seem to work well for me.  I have dry, sometimes sensitive skin which can be a pain.  I am obviously in my thirties now so taking care of my skin has become even more important to me lately.  If you are interested in seeing my evening routine which is when I focus more on skincare, please let me know in the comments below.

Everyday Morning Skincare and Make Up Routine

My favourite skincare products have been from Nivea and Simple and this has been the case for many years.  I will take off my make up in the evening and so in the morning will generally just use  a cleansing wipe or my Simple Micellar Water and Toner.  I know cleansing wipes are not the best thing to use but they are great for convenience, for taking with me when travelling or staying at Ste’s and as I do a proper skincare routine in the evening to remove my make up, I don’t think I need to worry too much about using them in the morning. I generally purchase my cotton wool pads from Primark as they are nice and cheap, and will often get my cleansing wipes from there too.  I tend to use the moisturiser pictured from Nivea which is super hydrating and always leaves my skin feeling well moisturised.  Ut also contains an SPF which is important for me, particularly in this weather,.  Some of the medication I use can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.  Although I do not seem to suffer with that, I like to make sure I stay protected anyway.

I generally wait about ten minutes after moisturising before I start putting other products on my face.  This gives the moisturiser time to sink in and I tend to get dressed while I wait.  Primer comes next but to be honest, I have never found one that seems to make a lot of difference to my skin.  A couple of months ago I picked this up from Loreal.  It is their CC cream and I have found it works really well to even out my skin tone and reduce any redness I can get through my skin being a bit sensitive.  My make up seems to apply really well over the top too.  As you can see, my tube is almost empty but I will definitely be repurchasing this one!  I featured this in my February Favourites post which you can read here.

I do use an eye primer though as my eyelids are quite dark and they do get greasy.  This one from MUA evens out and lightens the colour of them and makes sure my eyeshadow isn’t sliding off after a couple of hours!  It was really cheap but does the job I need it to.

I will sometimes just use the CC cream and won’t add any foundation but if I do, my go to daily foundations at the moment are the Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick and the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation.  I love the speed and easiness of the Revolution one, and the fact you can apply it just where you need it.  I purchased the Bourjois one after seeing a YouTube recommendation by Pixiwoo  and have been really pleased with it.  I went for the serum formula due to my dry skin and have found it works really well for me.

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Next up concealer and this is one of my must haves due to my very dark circles. No matter how much sleep I seem to get, they rarely ever look better!  My two favourites are these ones from Bourjois and Collection Lasting Perfection.  I apply in a triangle under my eyes and pop a bit on my nose and the centre of my forehead.

I have a huge selection of eyeshadow palettes but my favourites have to be my Revolution ones!  I don’t always wear eyeshadow for everyday but if I do, these will generally be my go to.  Neutral browns, pink or peachy shades tend to be the everyday colour I go for.

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For the rest of my face I tend to use just a bit of blusher and highlighter for everyday.  The photograph shows a few of my faves.  If I am staying at Ste’s or away somewhere I tend to take my Primark PS Chocolate Cheek Palette as it has a couple of blush colours and a highlighter so I don’t need to take as many products with me.  Thy also smell of chocolate which is a heavenly bonus!

I have recently discovered the Brow Tattoo from Maybelline and it is brilliant!  I am not big into doing much with my brows anyway, but this leaves them looking a little fuller but still natural and lasts for three days so saves time in a morning!  I will then just comb them through with the Browdrama which is just like mascara for the brows and they are sorted!

Maybelline has also been my go to mascara brand – I don’t think you can beat them!  I am currently using this one to finish off the day time look.

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My last step is to use a setting spray.  I am currently using this one which is fab and I also like the hydrating one from Elf, which helps stop my skin looking too dry.  In this weather, spraying your face with a nice cool mist is also very lovely!

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I like having my makeup neatly organised in these clear organisers.and I found them available on Latest Deals here

I hope you enjoyed reading about my morning routine.  As I said I am no expert but these products I use regularly and I find they work well.  What are your everyday must use items?  Let me know in the comments below.

Once again a big thank you to latestdeals.co.uk and check out the link at the beginning of the post for all the latest make up deals and offers!  Have a fab weekend!

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Five Friday Favourites

Happy Friday!  I have that Friday feeling again and am excited as me and Ste have our good friend Dan visiting so we will be having lots of fun.  What do you all have planned this weekend?  Let me know in the comments below!

To start with I have three make up products (sorry fellas).  The first is the Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder. I saw a video review by Nikkia Joy of the Fit Me Loose Powder and she thought it was amazing which made me want to give it a go. It really smoothes out and leaves a great finish to the skin while helping to keep my make up in place. Check out Nikkia Joy’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/nikkiajoy to see her video.

The second new item I’ve tried is the Maybelline Brow Mascara. I’m really low maintenance with my eyebrows and don’t like the overly polished look. I normally use a pencil just to fill them in a little so thought I would give this a try for a change. I got the dark blonde shade and it is perfect. Super easy and gives me the look I like. As it’s new you have to be careful that you don’t get too much on the applicator but I’m sure once I’ve used it a few times this won’t be such an issue.

Lastly, I finally got to try the Maybelline Eraser Concealer. It took me at least ten minutes just to get in the damn thing but it was worth it! I love the soft sponge applicator and it really helps brighten my under eye area which is where I have been using it. It is definitely a product I will continue using. Currently Maybelline products are on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots so now is the time to grab them for a bargain!

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My fourth item is another beauty item and it’s these amazing falsies I found in Savers. They are from a brand called GWA (Girls With Attitude) and I think they are made for teens but they suit me perfectly as they are slightly smaller (I have little fingers) and they aren’t too long. I got this design which I have now had on since Tuesday night and they are holding up really well. The fact they are so affordable makes them even more fabulous! I can’t wait to try out my other colour too which is a grey chrome effect and I will share a photo on my Instagram so you can see it (www.instagram.com/thespooniemummy)

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Lastly is something I’ve watched this week. Lady Gaga has recently revealed she has fibromyalgia. Her new documentary shows her making her new album and preparing to headline the SuperBowl but also reveals her health struggles becoming worse and worse prior to her diagnosis. She really seems like a lovely, genuine, beautiful lady and I admire her even more after watching this. Her comment about how people cope without the help she has around her, day to day, with problems like she was suffering with, came across as humble and genuine. It is available now to watch on Netflix and well worth the watch.

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So that’s this week’s five! I’m super pleased with them all and hope you like them too if you choose to try them out. Let me know in the comments what you think of these, or if you have any other favourites from this week?

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