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When it comes to skincare I like to keep it simple and truly believe most skin types can benefit from a paired back routine that works for their skin. This is why I was interested to try out the new Liz Earle Pro-Biotic Balancing range that works on all skin types and consists of only three products, a milk cleanser, day cream and night cream. 

Liz Earle has always taken a simple yet effective approach to skincare, which is evident in cult classics such as the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Eyebright Soothing Eye Cleanser. But their step into Probiotic skincare is something new and exciting! 

Before getting into the range and my own thoughts on it (spoiler: the collection of three products has been so good for my skin!), it's important to understand the role of probiotics on the skin and why they can help a whole range of skincare issues, along with being suitable for all skin types. 


 


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With Autumn soon upon us now feels the right time to reassess my skincare routine; switching up products for new ones to better suit my skin needs as the weather turns colder.

Much like a change of wardrobe to suit a new season I truly believe our skin requires the same attention to detail. I personally find my own skin, which is on the oily side during summer, becomes dehydrated without a solid skincare routine in place. Below you will find exactly how I’ve been tailoring my skincare routine for the upcoming weather with the help of some wonderful season-appropriate skincare products from Very,  along with some practical tips on how you can keep skin changes due to the colder weather at bay. 

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I often think the true measure of a good beauty product is if you continuously repurchase it. It’s a little harder with makeup products as they often take years to even ‘hit pan’ with, let alone fully use up. But with skincare, if you are using them daily, there’s the chance you may repurchase them several times within a year. 


This is why I thought it was worth sharing the skincare products I cannot be without and repurchase without fail. 


Unfortunately, there are a few categories I can’t cover such as face masks and cleansers as I have quite a wide range of choices so I like to rotate them, meaning it’s very rare I will come to the end of a product. However, there are still a lot of products I don’t own a bathroom cabinets worth of that I get through pretty regularly, for example, daily moisturiser and makeup remover. 



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These to me as the most solid product recommendations I can give as they have stood the test of time and as long as they are a fit for your own skin types I don’t see why you wouldn’t love them just as much! I really hope you find some gems here especially as most products here are on a budget and can be easily picked up. 


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Throughout my 10 years of beauty blogging, I’ve been prone to being slow off mark when it comes to trying out new makeup releases. It has to be something exciting for me to rush out and buy it or something that’s missing in my makeup routine. 


So when Glossier launched their new Solar Paint bronzer creme I surprised myself by ordering it within a day of spotting it online. This is because I’ve simply never seen a bronzer with such a precise applicator before (I’m sure they exist somewhere) and I’m currently missing a lightweight liquid bronzer in my everyday routine.  


I’m also a fan of any beauty brand that caters to fair skin and when I saw the lightest shade ‘flare’ I knew it was for me. 


 

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When it comes to Beauty Boxes there is now an overwhelming amount of choice available. From the classic 'blind' boxes where you only find out the contents when you open the box, to one-off boxes where you know what the contents will be before you click the pay button. And of course, there's subscription versus one-off stand-alone boxes. 

For me, the latter style of beauty box simply makes sense which is why the ASOS Beauty Box is one of my favourites, if not my only favourite. You know what the contents will be and there's zero commitment - perfect! 

The ASOS beauty box also includes 5-6 products for only £12. Pretty amazing value! 

This month's ASOS beauty box contents have been left a bit of a mystery but as the box is launching today (9th August) I thought I would share the full contents along with what time it will be launching on ASOS and how it's best to snag one as they have been known to sell out in under 10 minutes in the past! 

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Find the full details for ASOS Beauty Box August 2021 below. 


 

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Since discovering how incredible cheaper makeup alternatives can be I've enjoyed perfume dupes just as much as premium scents as well. It came with the realisation that premium fragrances are ever-increasing in value and spending £60, if not more, on a single scent isn't just confined to Chanel No.5 these days but most other scents

In this time I've discovered countless perfume dupes that have most importantly saved me money but also you never know where your next new fragrance is going to be found. 

From the beauty counter to your local supermarkets the fragrance industry has evolved and if you have been wanting to dive into the world of cheap perfume alternatives this is your sign to do so, with an amazing dupe for the summer favourite that is Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

 

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For the past year, if and when I could get away with it, my everyday makeup consisted of a dab of concealer and a swipe of lipstick. The reality was there wasn't a lot of point in me wearing makeup for a few reasons - working from home, 50% of my face was frequently covered by a face mask and the small fact of having a nonexistent social life. I’m sure you can relate!

Oh, and the one time I used Zoom it was for a physiotherapy video call - worthy of going full glam, I think not. 


And while the ongoing 'situation' (the one I'm trying not to refer to) hasn't greatly changed, I think quite a lot of us are now getting back to a semi-normal way of living. Especially when it comes to being around others for more than 30-minutes while doing the weekly food shop. 

This has meant I’ve begrudgingly started to wear more makeup. At first, it felt alien, I forgot how to apply a steady line of liquid eyeliner and there have been a few occasions I've been overzealous with bronzer and foundation that I've had to wipe it off and start all over again... I wish I was joking! 

But then something happened, I began to enjoy applying and wearing makeup again - woohoo! The old me was back! Okay, that's a tad dramatic, but life feeling indifferent to makeup wasn't for me. It just felt a little bland. 

So of course once I got the bug there was no stopping me. Yes, I could have simply re-discovered old favourites but I wanted new fresh feeling products to try out to quench my thirst for makeup again. This is where the post starts and I stop telling you the most obvious and tedious story you've ever had to read. 

Cue the makeup brands I've loved buying from and using in the past six months that have contributed to the reason I returned to beauty blogging. 


RELATED POST: Why I Returned to Blogging

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