Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bloggers Made Me Buy It - The Skincare Edition

When it comes to my beauty purchases I usually like to only buy things that I'm sure I'll get along with but sometimes I can't help but give in to those enablers who make me feel like I need to have a certain product there and then. I'm looking at you Poofie! I really enjoyed doing my last Bloggers Made Me Buy It post so today I thought I'd follow up with the skincare edition.
Pixi Glow Tonic - £18
When people first start getting into skincare there's always a handful of products that they will undoubtedly hear about when they start looking around, and this is one of them. Pixi is definitely one of my favourite skincare brands and this is the product that started it all. After hearing everyone and their mom go on about it I finally decided to try it and I haven't looked back since. The 5% Glycolic Acid exfoliates and purifies the skin helping to get rid of dead skin cells and blemishes whilst Aloe Vera and Ginseng soothe and tone the skin. This is a must have for everyone!

Dames & Dimes Chocolate Orange Cleansing Balm - £13.95
I've already done a full review on this so I won't jabber on too much. I waited so long to try this cleanser as it was out of stock for months but when I finally got to try it, I knew it was worth the wait.   It's a gorgeous cleansing balm which I use as a second cleanse because it's packed with nourishing oils which can be a bit too much for a morning cleanse. The texture is so silky, it just glides onto the skin when you massage it through. It also smells like Terry's Chocolate Orange which I still can't get over! 

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum - £2.99
Yes, you saw right. this amazing serum costs 2.99! I heard both Sali Hughes and Poofie rave about the serum and let's be fair, you can't not try something that these two beauties recommend! This has become my go-to product when my skin is feeling dry, sensitive or dehydrated as it instantly starts to relieve that tight feeling and it also leaves the skin feeling extremely soft and plump. I've got two back-ups of this and I'm also already on my third bottle. If Superdrug ever discontinue this, I will go on strike until they bring it back. Ok, I probably won't go that far, but I will be very upset! 

The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence SPF 50 - £16.50
I had heard quite a few people talk about this and I knew I needed a separate facial SPF so I decided to give it a go. Premature signs of ageing have slowly become more and more of a concern for me so protecting my skin against the sun is now one of my top priorities. I love this because although it's factor 50, it's super lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It protects against UVA and UVB rays which is amazing and I love that I can wear it under makeup and not have to worry about it feeling heavy or greasy. 

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - £25
I just want to quickly say that this is a travel size I got in a gift set, this small bottle does not cost £25! This is another one of those products that I couldn't resist trying and although I heard it was good, I didn't think it would be this good! This is plump, juicy skin in a bottle and whenever I use this, my skin looks so fresh and hydrated the next morning. It has a similar consistency to a thick moisturiser and I just apply a small amount to my entire face as the last step in my evening skincare routine. I also love to use it after a detoxifying mask. If you have dry/dehydrated skin, you need this in your life!

Have you tried any of these Beauty Blogger favourites?



  1. I love Glow Tonic & that Origins mask. I'll have to check out the Simple serum! xx


    1. They're both firm favourites in my routine! You really should! xx

  2. Bloggers definitely made me purchase the Glow Tonic as well and it was worth it! I've heard good things about the TBS Skin Defence. I might need to try it!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    1. I think everyone purchased Glow Tonic because of bloggers! Haha! Skin Defence is such a great product! x

  3. Bloggers are guilty of many of my beauty purchases, ahah! The Body Shop SPF Essence being one of them which I'm actually quite happy with, just like you. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

    1. We're good at enabling aren't we?! LOL! I love it! xx

  4. Bloggers definitely made me buy Pixi Glow Tonic too but unfortunately for me, I don't quite see the fuss. Maybe I didn't use it long enough or maybe my skin just didn't sit well with it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. Oh no! It could be a number of things. Certain acids work better on certain skins so it's all a matter of trial and error. xx


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