My Usual Skin Care Routine!

If there’s one thing I make sure I do, it’s take care of my skin. I don’t do this sporadically either; I make sure I look after it day in, day out to make it look its best. Don’t get me wrong; I’m only human. There have been occasions where I’ve slept with my makeup on and woke up with craters all over my face. But most of the time, I’m quite good. Here’s my usual skincare routine if you need a little help:

Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise Twice a Day

I cleanse, tone, and moisturise twice a day. However, I use slightly different products each time. I don’t know why; I suppose I just feel it’s more suitable! For example, in the morning I’ll go over my face with Micellar cleansing water, Pixi glow tonic, and a Soap and Glory day cream. In the evening, once I’ve got back from the gym, I’ll use a creamier cleanser. My skin is usually really sweaty after the gym, so I feel a creamy, foaming cleanser helps to give a deeper clean. I also use my Foreo Luna Mini with it, to help work it into my skin and exfoliate. I then use my Pixi glow tonic again, and finish with a night cream.

Eye Cream

Sometimes, my eyes look tired or are surrounded by dark circles. I have an eye cream especially for this, which helps to de-puff them and make them brighter. It’s Soap and Glory at the moment, but I do like to try different products.

SPF

SPF is essential for protecting skin from the elements. Sometimes, if I’m not wearing any makeup at all, I’ll smooth on a sun screen for the face. It’s weird when it’s winter and I smell like holiday, but I know I need to do it for healthy skin. I also use a tinted moisturiser with an SPF in when I want a little more coverage.

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Exfoliation

I exfoliate twice a week, usually after doing the after-gym cleanse. I find this helps my skin to glow and gets rid of any pesky imperfections.

Face Masks

I love face masks, and try to make sure I apply one at least once a week. I’m using a manuka honey one at the moment, which is great for reducing blemishes and adding moisture. My skin instantly looks brighter once I’ve taken it off!

Spot Gel

I get the occasional spot break out, so I use Freederm rapid action gel. This forms a layer over the spot that helps to reduce swelling and redness. I can’t help but pop a juicy spot when they pop up, but this helps to calm it down.

I think the fact that I eat well most of the time and exercise also helps my skin. It isn’t perfect by any means, but I know I’m doing the best I can to make it look good. There are a ton of facial treatments you can get if you’re struggling with your skin, like prescription facials and microdermabrasion. Get into a routine and you’ll soon have lovely skin!

Unique Wedding Day Ideas I Love

I don’t plan on getting married for a very long time. Sometimes I wonder if I ever want to get married at all. It’s a nice sentiment, but I don’t know how I feel about it as a ‘tradition’. Just because something has always been done, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do! Maybe I’ll take my other half and get us blessed by a group of magical monks instead or something, I don’t know. Regardless, there are some unique wedding day ideas that I love! If I ever get married, I’ll more than likely use a few of these ideas:

Paper Flowers

Flowers are really expensive, and to top it all off they die. What’s the point? People spend enough on weddings without wasting their money on flowers. I think paper flowers are a really nice idea! You could buy them ready made or make them yourself, and you can even use them as the bouquet. The best thing about them is they look fun and they’ll never die!

Team Bride/Team Groom

Weddings can be confusing with the sheer amount of people in attendance. I think having badges made up to clarify who’s part of who’s ‘team’ is a great idea! You could even have an old picture of the bride/groom on the badges so everybody can have a good laugh at your expense. This will also get people talking, finding out how everybody knows everybody.

Wedding Programs With all The Details

Think of the wedding as like a concert: you wouldn’t go to a concert without reading a program! The program can tell you how the day will go, and include information on the wedding party. This saves the guests having to do detective work to find out who everybody is and how they know the bride/groom. You can make it a funny, interesting read!

Funny Invites

A funny wedding invite is the best kind of invite. Paper Themes wedding invitations have a load to choose from, so you’ll be spoiled for choice. You could even design your own invite with a funny poem or slogan. Use your imagination!

A Different Kind of Cake

Do you know how much cakes cost? The wedding kind of cake is ridiculously expensive, and it’s only going to get eaten. Yes it’s tradition, but how can you justify spending hundreds to thousands of pounds on a bloody CAKE? I wouldn’t be able to, no matter how pretty or delicious. Instead, I’d probably order some regular cupcakes and decorate them myself. Or why not go one better and make a huge rice crispie square? Make your own traditions!

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Cue Cards at the Ceremony

Is it just me who finds wedding speeches unbearably awkward? I’d look away but I know it would look strange if I covered my eyes and started chanting ‘lalala I’m not listening!’. Unless you’re an incredibly talented wordsmith, you could end up with a few tumbleweed moments, and I’m not sure I could handle that. Enter cue cards at the ceremony! Have somebody hold up a cue card with things like, ‘awkward laugh’, written on them. Your guests will do as they’re told, and they will actually laugh because the whole thing is so ironic. Winner!

What do you think of these wedding day ideas?