I haven’t done one of these posts in a while but they always seems to be quite popular. I have been trying out a lot of new beauty and skincare products this year. My trusty Clarins face wash and Rimmel foundation were both discontinued this year so it forced me to step out of my comfort zone and try a few news things.


After a very long bout of dreadful adult acne I found an amazing and simple skincare routine and stuck to it. Six years later and two of my trusty products have been discontinued. If I tell you I had a melt down that would be an understatement. I bought 4 bottles of Clarins daily energizing cleanser every year and I loved it. Well, when it discontinued I knew I had to find a replacement. My replacement needed to be trustworthy, delicate, not too fragranced, not stupidly expensive, attainable in being able to purchase and most importantly not mess up my now spot-free skin. Horrah, I have found a great alternative in Ren’s Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel. It is the same consistency that I was used to with my last. The scent is very neutral and not overpowering in the slightest. It cleans your face free of make up but doesn’t leave you feeling dry.



As I was saying in the cleansing section above, I have had two of my favourite products be discontinued. One of these discontinued products is Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation which I quite simply ADORED! It smelt incredible, it was light but had an amazing coverage. Well, after a few weeks of moping about and a smidge of research I worked out that their new foundation ‘Lasting Radience‘ is a carbon copy of ‘Wake Me Up’. I have no idea what happened, why they changed the name and quite frankly just stuck it in a different bottle? Anyway…if like me you loved Wake Me Up then don’t fret and just buy the Lasting Radiance…they even have the same shades.


I am a sleep spray addict! Anything scented like essential oils makes me feel an immediate sense of calm (I grew up with an aromatherapist for a mum!). There are many brands that ace the sleep spray products. My latest love is this This Works Sleep + Pillow Spray. I have used their normal sleep spray for many years now but this one was new to me. The difference being that this + Pillow Spray has its fragrances release throughout the night to help you sleep throughout the whole night.


Ok, I lie this one isn’t a newbie and Ren’s Atlantic Kelp body wash has featured on my blog on numerous occasions. That being said, it is still my favourite body wash! I love that Ren have made the bottle out of recycled ocean plastic, meaning they are cleaning the ocean and making use of the rubbish. The scent is perfection, it feels like a very clean scent and you know it is doing you good at the same time. Filled with magnesium, you know it will help energise your skin and muscles. I actually don’t have any Atlantic Kelp body wash left so couldn’t photograph, sorry. Yet I have featured in this and this blog post if you want a closer look.

Have you tried any of these products? Which excites you the most?


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