Budget Beauty Queen New Skincare Routine

Hey girls, I hope you’re all well! Over the last couple of weeks I’ve found my skin has been really good, really clear and all of my skincare products seem to be working really well and I haven’t had any breakouts (I’m touching just about everything that’s made of wood as I really don’t want to wake up with a huge spot tomorrow!!!). Choose your makeup brush set on our websites today.

This kind of skin confidence is really unusual for me because although I don’t suffer with a huge amount of full on breakouts, I still have quite an oily T zone and do get the odd spot which always seem to last for ages! I also suffer with very sensitive skin and have been known to react to a lot of products, including those designed for sensitive skin (Simple, I’m looking at you!!). So anyway, here are the 5 products that I’m thanking for my recent clear, even and generally healthier looking skin!

Daily Products

The Garnier and Clean and Clear products have been my staples for quite a long time and I’ve always found them to be quite a good combination for my skin. The Complete Cleansing Milk is nice and creamy and smells nice. I always find that it takes off most of my eye make up and I very rarely wake up with panda eyes! The Bioderma you may have spotted in my recent Paris haul. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and I’m so impressed! I’m really glad I heard about it just before I went to France as it’s much easier to get hold of over there. It’s really gentle and cleanses off the rest of my make up. I then use the Clean and Clear as a toner and find that is pretty good at closing up my pores.

Occasional Treats

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve used this mud mask about 3 times and it was a bit of rediscovery. Face masks tend to go in and out of my skin care routine, based mostly on when I have the time to use them! I really like this one though! It’s the first mud mask I’ve tried as I usually like the peel off masks but I definitely think this is partly to thank for my recent skin good luck! As for the Liz Earle, I know this is about the third post I’ve mentioned it in but for me, it really is worth it’s hype. I love it! I use this 3 or 4 times a week and I really feel like it’s doing some good! I really would recommend it! If you don’t want to splash out on it though I’ve also heard good things about the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser and I’ll definitely be trying that in the future!


Now moisturisers are a bit hit and miss with me. At the moment I’m alternating between the Garnier Essentials Day moisturiser (in the green tub) and Boots Essentials Cucumber Moisturising Lotion. These are just what I have with me at Uni at the moment and although I like them and they do they job, I wouldn’t say I love them. I really want to try the new Benefit Skincare line and particularly like the look of the Total Moisture Facial Cream. However, at £26.50 it’s just not something I can justify buying for myself at the moment. I’m not sure what I’ll replace the Garnier with as I’m nearly out of it. It’ll probably be what ever is on offer if I’m honest! If anyone has any recommendations for moisturisers I’d love to hear them!