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5 Night Time Routines

My 5 Night Time Routines

I was pretty bored Saturday night sitting in front of my laptop, trying to think of a blog topic to write about. And yes, I don’t go out Saturday nights. I enjoy being at home with my dog haha I often wonder how people my age (people in their 30’s) party it up every weekend. If you are one of those people, tell me how you do it?? Anyway, I was thinking about a topic I could discuss and trying to avoid another product review today so I realised that I’ve never talked about my night time routine before.

This is pretty much what I do every night without a doubt:

Cleanse face & brush my teeth

Before going to bed, a must for me is facial cleansing and teeth brushing. For face cleansing, I first start off with an oil cleanser and then a foam cleanser just to make sure all my makeup is removed throughly. Right now I’m using Dermalogica Precleanse then followed by La-Roche Posay Sensi White Foam Cleanser. I dunno if it’s because I’m a bit OCD but brushing is super important to me as well. I feel like if I don’t brush, my mouth will be filled with disgusting bacteria when I wake up the following morning.

Wear my mouth splint/mouth guard

Not sure if you guys know this about me but for the last 5 to 6 years, I permanently wear a mouth splint to sleep. If you don’t know what a mouth splint is, it’s to prevent teeth grinding. I’m like the biggest teeth grinder on the face of the planet.

Use eye drops

The reason why I can’t wear contact lenses very often is because my eyes are naturally really dry. I’ve only recently started using eye drops before bed and I find that if I put some drops in before bed, my eyes feel more refreshed the following morning. My mum has been telling me to consider lasik eye surgery but the thought of my eyeball being sliced open scares the sh*t out of me.

A few sips of water before I sleep

I know some people avoid water before bed because it causes puffiness in the face but I need my liquids. The mouth splint that I wear really dries my mouth so I must have some water just before bed.

Moisturise my hands

I have a tube of hand cream on my bed side table and just before bed I like to moisturise my hands. It’s actually the best time to moisturise hands as you won’t wash it off for 7hrs+. Right now I’m using Aveeno Intense Relief hand cream, it does a pretty good job at keeping my hands nice and moisturised. This one is almost done but will definitely buy another tube.

What’s your bed time routine?

 

All products were purchased by me.

 

Surprising Beauty Facts

Happy Monday everyone!!

Rebateszone recently published an infographic on some random beauty facts and interestingly enough 1 in 3 women refuse to leave the house without makeup. I don’t know about you but I don’t have any problem leaving the house with a nakey face. Usually if I wear minimal makeup to work, people just assume I’m tired.

Anyway if you wanted to have a read, I’ve linked the infographics below.

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Stuff I’ve Been Loving – July edition

Stuff I'm loving - July edition
Welcome to Stuff I’ve Been Loving – July Edition!! Mann.. July came and went so quickly. I don’t even remember what I did all month apart from work. I was sent some brilliant products in late June and I have used it throughout July. One of the perks of being a beauty blogger is that we get the opportunity to try different products. Even after two years of blogging, I still think about how lucky I am that brands are willing to send me their products.
.Stuff I'm loving - July edition

Frank Green X Those Girls Smart Cup* – I’ve been seeing Frank Green Smart Cups pop up quite regularly on Instagram and I’ve been obsessed with getting one. Out of nowhere one day, I came home from work and there was a package left on my front door. When I opened it, I was squealing with excitement and told the hubs ‘best week everrr‘. Inside the package was a Frank Green X Those Girls Smart Cup! The Frank Green Smart Cups are made with high quality materials so it won’t stain or make your coffee smell like plastic. The outer surface is rubbery so it won’t slip around and fits perfectly in my hand. They also come in a range of bright funky colours.

Fitbit Flex – I’ve had my Fitbit for over a year, I have an on and off relationship with this guy. I keep forgetting to charge it and would leave it sitting on my desk for months at a time. With a fully charged battery, I can get about 6 days out of it. During June and July, I’ve been wearing it everyday and tried to maintain an average of 14,000 steps. I’ve also been participating in some friendly Fitbit challenges with fellow beauty bloggers. I like to spend 40 minutes of my lunch time walking around and jog on the treadmill after work.

Nature’s Care PawPaw Balm* – Lately I’ve been loving multi-purpose products. The Nature’s Care PawPaw Balm can be used on all sorts of places such as dry elbows, knees, nail cuticles, lips, hands and on cracked heels. There are plenty of more uses for it but couldn’t name everything. The packaging is very hygienic and fits perfectly into my handbag.

Stuff I'm loving - July edition

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask – I’ve been switching between this overnight mask and the Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream. I love both of them but I decided to feature the Clinique overnight mask because I don’t think I’ve ever talked about how amazing this mask is on the blog. I’ve had this mask for around 3 or 4 months and have been using it a couple of days a week. If you are wondering how to use it, I do my usual night time face routine and then apply this mask. There’s no washing, scrubbing or wiping off with tissues. It’s like a night time cream but slightly thicker.

Vanessa Megan Natures Elixir Face Oil* – During winter I love facial oils, it helps to keep my face hydrated especially at night. I apply a few drops of the Vanessa Megan Natures Elixir Face Oil, dilute with a bit of water and apply it all over my face. If I use it in the morning, it helps my powder to look more dewy. I think if you have oily skin, you should only use this at night.

DIY beads on Emma & Roe Rice Bead Chain* – I was sent the Emma & Roe Rice Bead Chain together with the bracelets in July but I couldn’t think of a way to style the necklace. A couple of weeks ago, I was flicking through facebook and noticed people wearing clay bead necklaces. I thought it was a pretty cool idea so I tried to make it myself. I bought some clay from Spotlight, molded the beads into shape and chucked them into the oven. I was pretty impressed with how it turned out and it looks awesome on the rice bead chain. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday to work.

Carmex Jasmine Green Tea Lip Balm* – When I first used this lip balm, I was amazed at the scent. It seriously smells like jasmine green tea!! Jasmine and green tea are my two favourite teas. I literally drink it every night after dinner. I love how the balm is in a hygienic squeezy tube form, instead of the original Carmex pot.

Stuff I'm loving - July edition

Aveda Invati Thickening Conditioner – I’ve been using this thickening conditioner for a while but keep forgetting to include it in my posts. Especially during winter, my hair gets very dull and flat. Using the Aveda thickening conditioner, it has provided my hair with some extra ompf.

Imperial Leather Indulgence Body Wash* – I was sent the new Imperial Leather Indulgence body wash a couple of months ago. The body wash comes in three beautiful scents: Effortless, Beautiful and Precious. At the moment, I have only tried Beautiful which is a combination of jasmine, lychee and peony scents. Totally in love with the scent, it leaves my skin feeling amazing and my shower smelling devine.

Germaine De Capuccini Intensive Multi-correction Cream* – This cream has left my skin feeling incredibly moisturised and hydrated. It absorbs quite quickly into the skin and does not leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy. The texture reminds me of body butter but not as thick. It’s a good moisturiser but I didn’t notice any differences in terms of wrinkle reduction or firmness.

What are your favourite products for July?

Products marked with * have been provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in anyway.

 

 

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