Lush Easter: Good Egg | Haul

Hi Everyone!

The boyfriend surprised me with a Lush gift box!

I had the same face when I saw this!

This Good Egg gift box was totally unexpected and totally unnecessary… If he only knew I still have Lush Christmas products I haven’t used yet, haha. That’s not because I don’t love them, it’s because I feel as though they’re too special to use on a regular day. This is definitely a push to start enjoying and using what I have in my stash. I’m so glad he got this for me, there are some completely adorable limited edition items inside.

 

Such cute and functional packaging too. Lush always delivers on that front!

 

Humpty Dumpty, Fluffy Egg, Golden Egg, Blackberry, Spring Bunny (exclusive to this and the Bouncy Bunny set), The Comforter, and Brightside are included.

I hope you all get a chance to treat yourself this Easter. Whether that be to a giant chocolate bunny or a lovely bath!

Glitter problems…

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How are you enjoying Easter this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Skin Care Series: Acne / Sensitive Toning | Favourites 

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the second instalment of my skin care series. In this post I’ll be discussing toning. If you missed the first instalment of this series you can read it here.

 

There are two toners I rotate depending on how my skin feels that day or night.

 

The first one is a long-term favourite and one I don’t want to be without. It’s the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner. It uses fruit acids to gently refresh and refine the skin. I sweep this over my face after cleansing and before moisturizing (as you normally would with a toner). It’s definitely gentle enough for me to use twice daily. The quality that makes this special is that it doesn’t feel stripping whatsoever. If you’re looking for a light refresh and a good skin prep before using a treatment, I highly recommend checking this out.

 

My other favourite toner is one I’ve been using for about a year. The Kate Somerville Clarifying Toner boasts the ingredient phytic acid to brighten skin tone and diminish acne scars. It also has aloe which calms skin. This is more intense than the Clarins one, and I reach for it morning or night when my skin feels gunky. I highly recommend it if you have oily skin.

There are so many options for toners based on your skin type as well as concern. It’s not the same thing (as per the teachings of Caroline Hirons). Skin type is, for example; oily. Skin concern, for example; is blemishes. If I got that wrong I have seriously failed Mrs. Hirons, haha. I highly recommend her blog to anyone looking for expert knowledge on which products are best from which brands and for what skin types.

The next topic in this series is treatments. I have annoyingly finicky skin that’s sensitive but also requires powerful ingredients to make a difference. I’m happy to report I’ve found some that strike a good balance, so they might be helpful to other people too!

Which products do you use for toning? Let me know your favourites in the comment section below!

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The Body Shop | Haul

Hi Everyone!

I was shopping for the boyfriend’s birthday and walked past The Body Shop, intrigued. I was determined to go back after I had found some presents for Mr. MWM, haha.

There were a few things that had been on the “little list at the back of my head”, you know, those moments of “I should pick that up the next time I’m there!”.

 

I found the Mineral and Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask (has been repackaged in Canada) as well as the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask. I’m well aware that a clay mask is a clay mask (they all do the same thing, draw out impurities) but I love them so I didn’t mind picking up both. The Body Shop always has a three for two and I have a membership card so I ended up getting a good deal altogether. I’m looking forward to trying these out and adding them into my weekly mask routine. I would recommend these for oily and/or acne prone skins since they are designed to purify.

  

The next two things I picked up are the Mango Shower Gel and the Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum. The shower gel smells like a delicious tropical juice (yum!) and the serum felt divine on the back of my hand. Drops of Light is meant to brighten dark spots and even tone but I didn’t realize it was “tested on Asian skin” (says on the back of the box) so I’ll have to report back if it works for me.

Here’s a bonus picture featuring my cat, Bee, who wanted in on the hauling fun!

 
Keep an eye on my Instagram which is where I will do quick features of things I’m using and what I’m liking. You can find me at michellewearsmakeup.

Picked up anything new from The Body Shop, recently? Let me know in the comments below!