Night Time Routine

My night time routine is something I don’t appreciate, and honestly is the most rush part of my day. As after a long day, a full routine before bed is something I tend to skim over as quickly as possible. However when I do take an extra few seconds to enjoy and take care of the wind down I really do appreciate it in the long run.

The first thing I love to do when I get in from a long day, that can either be from work or just a day full of errens. I love to get my comfiest, whether that may be a new pj set or leggings and a t-shirt and get the kettle on. I am currently having an herbal tea obsession, so I like to raid my jar to find a tea and have a cuppa.

At this point of the evening, I tend to catchup with anything outstanding, that needs doing from that day, whether it be finishing a blog post, or work bits. I like to get anything sorted before I sit down to eat as i feel like I still have my whole evening to chill and work is done for the day.

Once food has been eaten the world is good again. For me once I have eaten I do tend to unwind a little. I take this opportunity to take my face off from the day. I do (99%) of the time a full skin care routine including some of my favourites; Elemis Superfood Range, including a two of their new launches. There is something very relaxing about taking your make up off and having that feeling of removing the day.

Pure bliss…

As my evening comes to a close, I tend to get into bed (with another herbal tea) and reach for a book. This reading marlerky is a new one for me, I am currently reading Becoming by Laura Jane Williams and I am loving it. I love curling up into bed, diving into a good book, this will be something that I will try and keep consent in my evening routine.

Once my evening draws to a close and I can fell myself drifting off, I will put my book over on the side table and make sure all my lights are turned off. I love to have a peaceful dark room, when Bedtime_Blissuk got in contact with me asking if I wanted to try one of sleep mask, I jumped at the opportunity. I have always struggled with finding a good sleep mask that fits comfortable and actually does the job. The one from Bedtime_Blissuk does all this and fits perfect for eyelash extensions too!! I would recommend this sleep mask to anyone and everyone, its also perfect for travel.

I really want to start to get into a good bedtime routine, I feel like it sets you up for the next day and its a little bit of ‘me time’ at the end of a very busy day!

Much Love xx

Everyday Makeup Look

There is nothing worse then your alarm going off at 6am. The day has begin, the rush to get yourself out of the door and on your way to work, the last thing I want to do is be sitting at the dressing table contouring and highlighting my face to oblivion.

For me, quick easy make up is the only way to get through the morning, using products that are breeze to use. I wanted to share with you a few make up bits and what I like use, all these products are for me now staple products that I have re-purchases time and time again.

I need make up that is going to last 12hours plus and is going to look amazing at 9am but also by the time I have finished, I live for a flawless staying power.

In the morning I spend about 10 minutes doing my full face, the products I use and love are:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Beauty Flash
  • Clarins Everlasting Foundation in Shade 105
  • Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
  • Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Cannelle
  • Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Brooke S
  • Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows in Linda
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent
  • Soap & Glory Solar Powder in Bronzo
  • Nars Blush in Orgasm
  • Hourglass Lighting Palette Ambient
  • Rimmel London Glam Eyes Liquard Liner in 001 Black
  • Clarins Mascara Supra Volume in 01 Black
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pink Venus
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Pillow Talk
  • Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss in 25 Praline Paradise

I love a bronzed fresh face look for my everyday ‘work’ look, I will now and again mix my lipstick colour up but 99% of the time this is my go too make up look. I love the finish and also how quick and easy it is to do in the early hours in the morning.

Much love

Alice xx