Saturday, 23 June 2012

Face of the Day: Are You Feeling Brave?

Apologies again in the erratic posting routine, I have got my hands full at the moment with a new addition to the family... My very first puppy! I bought Jasper home on the 21st, and although he's as good as gold, he's so young so relies on me for everything, but he's having a nice long nap at the moment so I thought I'd sneak in a little post! ...Cue tonnes of pictures of Jasper!

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★ He's a face licker! 

Isn't he handsome?! He's an 11 week old Dalmatian puppy, and such a scaredy-cat! Now that brief introduction is out the way - onto the post!

I turned 20 this year and all of a sudden I seem to have had a mid-life crisis (in which I also bought a dog!). This impromptu crisis saw me heading straight to The Body Shop and stocking up on as much anti-ageing products I could find. I bought a cleanser, toner and day cream, all from their natrulift range which claims to keep the skin young and plump! I had recently spotted some deeper lines on my forehead and nose, so when I saw a 3 for 2 offer I jumped at the chance!

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★ The Body Shop Natrulift softening cream cleanser: £9 ★ The Body Shop Natrulift softening toner: £9 ★ The Body Shop Natrulift firming day cream: £16 

Before, my facial routine simply consisted of taking my make up off, washing my face with water, and going to bed, but now I'm in a solid routine of cleanser, toner, day cream (in the mornings) and my usual take make up off and wash face routine in the evenings. I can't say much about the day cream just yet as I don't expect to see any results so soon, but the combination of cleanser and toner is so good! The toner completely cleans down into my pores, and seems to remove dirt from my face that I couldn't even see - it also tightens my face ready for the day cream, so hopefully its anti-ageing properties are working well!

As I said, I'd never used these products before, and so these results may just be a given of any cleanser and toner, but to me these are miracle workers! The Body Shop is always doing deals, and so you never have to pay full price - if you're in the market for new skin products, look there!

As a final act of bravery, I thought I'd take a picture of my face just after doing this routine, and nothing else (I didn't even dry my hair!). 

Cheesy, right? How can you make a picture look good when you know you're going to look bad either way?! As you can see the day cream sits on the skin a little, leaving a shine but this absorbs in the next 10 minutes. It is quite thick - almost serum-y but not quite, which gives me the impression that something that dense must be doing something right! The smell is a bit odd, very 'produced', it certainly doesn't smell natural, but if you can get past that definitely go and get it!

Now my challenge to all of you is to join me in doing a make-up less post about your current skin routine. Who's feeling brave? 


  1. Aww jasper is so cute :). I wouldn't be so brave to do a makeup less picture. I suffer with facial psoriasis and at the minute my skin is so red and sore! Xx

  2. Hey Alice, your bare face looks so refreshing :) ... and yes following a CTM routine makes a whole lot of difference.. I love this post and tagging myself <3

    1. Ah I'm so glad you want to do it! :) Put a link to your post in these comments and I'll check it out!

  3. Jasper is adorable.
    Your skin looks flawless on that photo & i wish i looked as good as that without any make-up on!
    Natalie xx