16 Aug 2013

Loving Lately #19


I've been sticking to a strict routine this week with my skincare, using the same products day in, day out to see how my skin reacts to a little bit of normalcy (not including face masks of course!) and not the usual chop and change routine I'm used to.

To be honest there hasn't been too much of a difference but I've enjoyed the ease and speed of my little routine greatly. 
Two standouts from the week in my routine have been the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner and the Pai Geranium & Thistle Combination Skin Cream*.
I've been using the toner twice a day without fail all week and I really love how this feels on the skin, yes it's exfoliating but because it's a thick/lotion type of liquid I find it feels soothing on the skin. I'm still waiting for miracles but this stuff does help to keep my skin ticking over just fine. If it wasn't for these hormonal breakouts I think my skin would be fab thanks to this!
I've tried Pai skincare before in their nifty little sample kit & have had my eye on the Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating cream to purchase come colder weather. This Geranium & Thistle Cream is so perfect for my skin right now, it feels quite thick but sinks in so easily and leaves my skin calm and hydrated without any tacky or greasy feelings. I've been using this nearly every night for a few weeks now and it makes a perfect lightly nourishing night cream when you don't want to smother your skin in hot weather.

I'm sure every blogger picked up their copy of Elle this month just to get hold of the Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray... I know I did ;) I can't resist a nifty little travel size and this is definitely coming on holiday with me! I spray this mostly at the roots on damp hair and give my hair a quick blast of heat from the hairdryer to get a bit of volume in my heavy locks. The staying power isn't great but a quick ruffle throughout the day works wonders.

What have you been loving this week? :)

P.S. A few ad spaces have opened up in the sidebar, if you'd like to purchase one you can do so really easily here and use the code 20OFF for a cheeky discount ;) x

17 comments

  1. I keep meaning to try that Clarins toner but not sure whether to get that or the Pixi Glow Tonic. I love my Thickening Spray too, courtesy of Elle magazine ;) Great post x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. I really want to try the pixi tonic if I get a chance! better value :) x

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  2. I too bought Elle for the thickening spray! Cant go wrong with a freebie like that!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. I know, the best I've seen in ages! x

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  3. I have the Clarins toner and really like it as well. It doesn't feel at all like it's exfoliating but leaves my skin feeling lovely. I wish we had such great free gifts in maagazines over here! I definitely would've picked up this copy of Elle x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw that's a shame that you can't get it! :( x

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  4. Ooh that's an amazing deal with Elle! Wish we had the same deal going here in Norway! I love the Clarins toner too - have yet to try any Pai skincare, but it sounds really good! :) x

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    1. Pai is super lovely, I'm smitten! x

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  5. I picked up that copy of Elle too! Haven't tried this yet though! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    1. The spray isn't the best but it is nice! x

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  6. As you probably know, I'm a huge fan of the Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner. The Pai moisturize looks really nice as well. I fancy trying their BioRegenerate Oil - the rose hip seed one. I think it's just what my skin and scars need. I've also got the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray (and I promise I don't live in a beauty warehouse). I've been loovvvinngg it a lot recently.

    xo Lillian from parisiantobe.com

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    1. I have a growing pai wishlist... their cleanser, oil & eyecream ;) x

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  7. That looks like a fantastic toner and I've been looking for a new one...thanks for the review!

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  8. I'd love to try the bumble and bumble thickening spray! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  9. I'm incredibly excited to try the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray now. I don't look for too much lift but I like a little bit of a hold and I like being able to just play around with my hair throughout the day.
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    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  10. I've heard lots of good things about the Clarins toner! I've been using Pixi Glow Tonic and it doesn't perform miracles, but no more traditional exfoliating scrubs for me! I've been using a little sample of the Pai moisturiser and really love the formula xx

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