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Around this time last year, I developed a serious obsession with all things skincare. I had always loved skincare, but the obsession got REAL. I completely overhauled the products I was using and developed an actual routine. In recent weeks, I've been feeling pretty uninspired with my routine, and have been slacking of a tad in the skin routine department. I'm the kind of person who loves trying out new products and gets bored of using the same thing for an overly extended period of time. It's the same with makeup for me too, the amount of foundations I own, but yet I still complain about needing a new one haha. Don't get me wrong there are some products I'll always go back to but for the most part I like mixing things up a little.
So when I was approached my FARFETCH beauty asking if I wanted to write about my skincare routine, I was all for it. Today I will be talking about the products I'm currently using as well as some products from FARFETCH Beauty, amongst other places, that I NEED in my life.

My current cleansers are the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and the Clinique Soap cleanser, which I received in a set with my Clinique cleansing brush. I'll save you the poetic waxing on about the EH cleanser as it's so well talked, blogged and vlogged about, but guys, it is seriously as fabulous and sweet smelling as everyone says.
The Cleansers I've been dying to get my hands on are the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, which I finally had the chance to try out in person recently in Space NK and is absolutely lovely, and the Aurelia Probiotic Miracle Cleanser, which my sister bought recently and assures me it's as amazing as I dream about.

My 'toner' is normally Caudalie Grape Water or La Roche Posay Serozinc. I've been using both of these for over a year now and they're great. They work really well, are inexpensive and give your skin that extra boost of hydration. I also love applying my serum/moisturiser whilst my skin is still damp from using them as it provides a better absorption rate.
Okay admittedly this is a massive splurge but in an ideal world I would purchase the Chantecaille Pure Rosewater. It sounds so dreamy! At £50 I know its a lot of money, but it's definitely a splurge item. A cheaper option I'll probably be purchasing soon is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe & Rosewater, which also sounds lovely.

I don't currently use an 'acid toner' (I uses Liquid Gold as a serum/treatment), but I will definitely be investing in a bottle of Pixi Glow Tonic in the extremely near future as I want to start using an everyday acid as well as more concentrated versions for my serum/treatments.

Serum and treatment wise, my biggest concern are scars from spots, so retinol and acid products are my best friends. I love =Liquid gold by Alpha H, and use that 2/3 time a week in the evening. I also use The Indeed lab Retinol Reface, which I recently blogged about here and the La Roche Posay Redermic.

I think this is where the money needs to be spent. Serum/treatments are what can make a drastic difference to your skin and skin concerns. There are SO many serums I want to try but top of that list has to be Good Genes by Sunday Riley. The amount of people who sing it's praises is unreal and looking at the ingredients I think it'd be perfect for my skin concerns.

You guys already know what I'm going to say, coconut oil for the win haha. I love love love coconut oil for the skin it just gives you this unbelievable glow! I also use Rosehip oil, which is great for scarring and makes your skin so soft and smooth.

So the oil I currently need in my life is an oil but also falls into the serum treatment category, and its the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil, which is a 'next generation retinoid sleeping oil'.

I'm currently in between moisturisers at the moment. I have however just been sent a new moisturiser which I've started using and so far so good. SPF wise I usually use the Lancome moisturiser with SPF15 or the La Roche Posay Ultra Light Fluid. SPF's are hard for me because a lot of them create a whiteish layer which on dark skin is a nightmare and can make me look grey/ashy.

So there you have it a round up of what I'm currently using at the moment and what I want*read NEED. I am in the market for a few new skincare items so if anyone has any recommendations, please let me know in the comments!

Don't forget to checkout FARFETCH Beauty, which stocks brands from REN and Oskia to Chantecaille and Eve Lome. They currently have an offer for 10% of your first order so head over and start shopping.

That's all for now folks!

Peace&Love xxxxxx

P.S keep your eyes peeled for an almondy cookie recipe coming your way soon.

*DISCLAIMER* I haven't received any money/goods to write this post. I've shared what I genuinely use day to day and items from farfetch beauty, amongst other places that I genuinely like and want to purchase myself.


Last Friday, I headed down to Charing Cross, to give London's latest luxe fitness offering, Bests Bootcamp a try.

What is it?
Best's Bootcamp is a gym like no other delivering a range of classes using exclusive Freemotion treadmills and a variety of floor based exercises using weight training equipment such as medicine balls and dumbbells. Sessions are centred around 'Best's Box', a bespoke soft step exclusive to Best's.

Why Best's?
Best's is competing against other bootcamp-like establishments such as 1Rebel and Barry's and whilst I haven't been to either of them so can't do a direct comparison, Best's does offer some pretty unique and exclusive selling points. Best's offers a 360 visual experience with their instructor cam, so you never lose sight of your trainer throughout the duration of your class. In addition, their nightclubesque setting and focus on good music with a resident DJ and an opening for any DJ in London to come down and takeover makes it a truly a unique and fun fitness experience.

What was it like?
I booked into the Pull and Abs class, which was split into rounds of cardio followed by abs focused strength training exercises using the best's box, dumbbells, kettle-bells, and medicine balls. In terms of difficulty, I would put it at a 6.5 out of 10, but considering I was recovering from my long run of the week that was perfectly fine with me. The trainer was great, encouraging everyone, giving out tips on form and pushing you individually. I particularly like their treadmills which not only offered incline but downhill running which is the first of its kind that I've seen. After the class they give you a cold face towel infused with lavender-which was amazing- and a towel for the showers.

What did I like?
I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Best's, the staff are super friendly and really helpful. I was late coming in and I grabbed a treadmill next to one of their trainers who was actually taking the class and she helped me set up and helped throughout the class. Best's also has the nicest, most luxurious changing rooms, showers and toilets I've ever witnessed in a gym. Beauty bloggers rejoice because they stock Kiehl's shampoo, conditioner and hand wash in addition to cotton pads, ear buds, wipes, mouthwash, basically anything you'd need after a shower, in their showers/changing rooms. As someone who categorically cannot work out without music, their DJ set up was another strong selling point for me, I'd love to see them get DJ's down for one off music genre classes, like a hiphop/R&B
class or something like that. Best's also offers post workout fuel in the form of smoothies, which sadly I didn't get to try but they sound delicious and nutritious.                                                                                                                

What didn't I like?
Honestly there's nothing I didn't like at Best's, however in terms of booking on I'd like to see a monthly option which after to speaking to some of the guys over there, is something they're  already looking into setting up.

Quick-fire Info:
Location: Right by Charing Cross station- Not the tube the actual train station!
Price: Currently have a first class free offer but you buy blocks of classes which very from £20-£15 a class depending on how many you buy.
Facilities: shower, changing rooms, gym, spin room, blend bar.

Overall verdict?
I had an absolutely amazing time at Bests's and I'll definitely be back. The atmosphere was great, speared on by a team of friendly, helpful and welcoming staff who are happy to help and answer questions with a smile. Great customer service goes such a long way, and from speaking with others after the class I get the feeling that Best's is here to stay and will definitely go a long way. Click Here to get you're first class booked in!


P.S I just want to say thank you to everyone, firstly for the overwhelmingly positive and lovely response to my last post, which you can view here, everyone was so kind and encouraging and I will definitely be doing more outfit posts. Secondly I have reached 100 followers on bloglovin' woooooooohooooooooo so thank you to all my lovely followers and if you aren't following me (why the hell not?!?) then you can do so here.


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