Hi guys, a quick night-time blogpost; not that I have been posting frequently. I am going to aim to post once a week (sometimes it will be more) because I have revision and stupid exams and it’s just really hard to have a hobby outside of that.
So, let me tell you a quick story on how a lovely lady at the Esteè Lauder counter in Boots successfully sold me a £54 skincare set and a £30 bottle of foundation. I know. (Note to self: Get a job…Now I’m hooked I need to keep on top!)
I went into town with my Grandma who has actually been using E.L for almost double my age in years now; her skin is absolutely flawless for a 74 year old. Because it is my birthday on Monday (A DAY AFTER VALENTINES DAY PEOPLE), I decided I would go into town and get my skin matched up to a bottle of E.L’s famous Double Wear foundation as, we all know how much its raved about.
So I did. And I ended up buying a bottle.
BUT THEN. This lovely and gorgeous what looked like Arabic lady (she had amazing skin) asked me what I was doing in my skincare routine as she could see I was having a lot of breakouts on my cheeks. Normally, I would of been like ”Hell no! You can’t say that!” and would have kicked off. But it hit a place in me in which made me agree, I was breaking out a lot. For someone who hasn’t had Aunt Flo for the past 2 years (due to my injection + then pill) I couldn’t use an excuse to why I was breaking out a lot. I just was. I mean I have always washed my face at night; I have always made sure that my face is looked after but I suffer from Cystic acne in the winter and in some parts of the summer when my face gets all sweaty and icky.. And I also have a lot of red pigmentation in my skin around my cheeks. I’ve always been very insecure about this.
Anyway, I always go off topic! This lovely lady told me I should try and have a fixed skincare routine. In which, I agreed. I told her my skincare routine wasn’t really a routine it was just a when-i-can-be-arsed sort of SESSION, if you must. She laughed and pointed me to a gold shiny box…And you know I love gold shiny boxes.
In the box was as follows.
Advanced Night Repair Serum (I COULD DIE FOR THIS STUFF)
Advanced Night Repair Mask (Haven’t tried it yet)
Eye Cream (For nighttime)
And this all cost me £54. At first I just wanted to kinda take her advice and go to a much cheaper alternative, but looking at her skin and hearing her routine using these same products, I just had to skint myself out and buy it.
So it’s the SECOND day of using these products. Heres what I do:
I will get in the shower and use Boots N07 Foam cleanser (Its in this green bottle, its actually really nice but dries your skin out terribly if over used) I will put about 3 pumps on to my hand and make sure I really scrub all my double wear off, because IT IS double wear. After this, I will then put on my Advanced Night Repair serum. I use 5 small pepett droplets onto my hand and rub it into the whole of my face.
I will then use the eyecream and put it under neath my eyes. I also put it on my eyelids. It stops dark circles and helps them reduce.
I will then add my night cream onto my face which is LUSH it smells so relaxing.
Twice a week, (Haven’t done it yet) I will do the 3 minute repair mask that came with the set. I’m yet to try this but it looks good!
IN THE MORNING:
Before I put on my makeup, I will literally splash my face with water in the morning and then I will dry and moisturise with my night cream. After that I put on NIVEA Express Hydration Primer, which was only £4.99 from Savers, as this tops up the moisture and primes my skin beautifully ready for my double wear.
So guys it has been the second day of doing this routine and I can honestly say my skin is actually improving instantly. I can see instant changes to my redness, my spots, the glow in my face is just heart warming! Also, I wasn’t so oily today I noticed. I’m usually so oily that my makeup just slips and slides on my face.
SO what would I give these products? Alltogether a 9/10 as I am yet to try the mask and I am yet to see long term results.
Do I recommend?
Guys, I know its very expensive for just a set of mini’s – but it will really start you off on your skin care routine and I know its so pricey but you can’t put a price on flawless skin. I really do hope you consider buying it as it is actually suitable for any age and any skin type. I am oily in some area’s and dry in others, but so far my skin sees to have evened out in its moisture due to this routine and I am just so happy because my makeup looks so much more flawless.
Thankyou so much for reading this post!
I’d like to say thankyou to my recent followers for following me even though there is nothing exciting on here at the moment!
I would also like to say thankyou to the lovely Arabic lady at the Estee Lauder stand that has probably changed my life altogether in terms of my skin.
Have you tried it? Any bad experiences? Let me know underneath. I love reading comments!