Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My 2014 skincare favourites/discoveries.

Hello everyone. So I know most people are doing a general 2014 favourites and I was going to do it but in all honesty, I don't feel as though I have any favourite 2014 make up discoveries at this moment therefore I've decided that if I do have any, I will put them into a post next year at some point. The category that has really stood out to me this year is skincare. I have found lots of new discoveries, that I can say I'd happily repurchase.

The first discovery I found this year was Lush's Love Lettuce fresh face mask. I bought this when I had my very first visit to Lush and it was a great product. If you want to read about my thoughts on it then you can read my review here, which I did back in March. Back in March my photos were tiny and so was my writing but this shows my learning curve of my blogging experience.

The next product I discovered was The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner and what I really like about this product is that it is travel size and travel friendly and people feel that 60ml isn't a lot but this has lasted me 6 months. This is great for when you are having a sensitive skin day or if you have sensitive skin in general. This product doesn't smell of anything but it is delicate on the skin. I also think the packaging is very simple. I really like this product.

The next discovery I found in 2014 is the Clinique rinse -off foaming cleanser. It is a great creamy cleanser that takes your make up off effortlessly and it makes your skin so soft. I will definitely be purchasing the full version of this product.

Again, I have another Clinique product that has been a favourite of mine and this is the liquid facial soap in mild. This is a great facial soap and you only need the tiniest amount for your whole face therefore it is great value for money. I have 3 tubes of this now in the sample size, so I have enough to last me. Even though I would purchase the full version of this product I do feel that because it is a facial soap there are cheaper alternatives.

The next product is a discovery that I got in September but I didn't really use it until October. It is the deep steep moisture stick and this is the honeydew-spearmint scent.In October my eczema was really bad. Now I know you probably shouldn't use this product near your eyes but my eczema is under my eyes and on my eyelids therefore I do use this product on those areas. I apply this product on my dry areas (eczema) and leave it on for 15 minutes and then I take it off and in 15 minutes those areas are now soft and supple rather than dry and flaky. It is a very quick fix when I need my skin to be at it's best for make up. I would really recommend this product to you if you have dry patches or dry skin.

The final skincare discovery/favourite of 2014 is the Soap and Glory Hand Food which has been a saviour this winter. It keeps my hands so soft and hydrated and it has really changed my opinion on using a hand cream. I will be doing a full review of this product on my blog in January 2015, so keep your eyes open for it. I also featured this big bottle in my 'What I won #3' post, which if you are interested you can read about it here.

So they are all my 2014 skincare favourites/discoveries, what are yours?


  1. I adore Hand Food and had been running low for ages - fortunately I got it for Christmas along with my other S&G products! I definitely want to try some of the Clinique bits now... X

  2. This was interesting to read, we have similar skincare routines. Just wanted to know what camera you use for photos because the quality is really nice!


  3. Aw thank you! I don't use a camera, I just use my iPhone 4! Thank you for stopping by! x

  4. That's my favourite hand cream, love it! :)

  5. i adore lush face masks!

    from helen at

  6. I just adore the entire Clinique cleanse range, perfect for my sensitive skin!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  7. I do agree! Great for sensitive skin! x