New discovery and routine

I have been encouraged to write this after a long hiatus because of the extreme change in my skin over a short period of time. I have had not the best couple of months; work related stress piling on top of this seasonal shift lead to a lot of online retail therapy. In one order, I threw in the Herbivore Botanicals Balance Skin Toning Perfecter. I didn’t have a toner I loved and had been meaning to try this.

Behold, after 1 day of use I felt a vast difference in my skin! It is tighter, less angry and red, even brighter! I guess it has something to do with the pH balancing effect and I feel very scientific when I think about it.

So here is a little morning skin routine, à la my idol Caroline Hirons.


First step, I am using up a sample of the Nuxe Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel. At first I thought the scent was too overpowering for the product to actually be effective, but that is not how life works and this is quite a nice, rich wash for the AM. Usually, I use the Bronners Pure Castile Soap, a staple for years. Is this is secret? How come more people don’t use this!

My lovely new toner from Herbivore Botanicals, as evangelized above.

The BEST bargain oil on the market. The Boots Botanics Facial Oil is under $10 and has rosehip extract for extra bounce and healing. I am searching for an affordable serum for the winter time but until then I can see myself being quite happy with this baby.

Lastly, to lock it all in place I am back to using my trusty Clinique Moisture Surge Intense. I had a couple of summer flings with other moisturizers, but now that it’s cuffing season, I am back with my day one.

This was fun! I hope you had fun too. Please leave any skin care recommendations if you’ve got em and I hope to be back soon with something equally as fun and maybe a bit more motivating.




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