Dare I say spring might be here??? It seems to have been lovely weather here the past couple days and is actually beginning to feel like spring!! So I thought this would be a great time to do a spring post! Guarantee as soon as I post this the sky will turn black and the April showers will be back with a vengeance. I didn’t think I’d be likely to do a post like this but recently I’ve been quite enjoying other blogs of this sort; there’s something nice about seeing what different products everyone uses and seeing how different everyone is, plus it’s great for inspiration!
I’m dreadful for snoozing my alarm first thing unless it’s sunny. I am not a morning person as it is, and so unless the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day, the last thing I want to do is leave the comfort of my cozy covers. So I snooze the dreaded alarm…at least three times. Once I finally haul my ass out the bed, the first thing I do is hop in the shower. I was always a bath person until I finally got a shower…I couldn’t cope without my morning shower now! That and a cup of tea are the only things that really make me feel half-alive for the first two hours of the day. I generally try to wash my hair in the evenings so that I don’t have to bother drying it, but if it’s a morning where I didn’t get the chance the previous evening, I’ll wash my hair. At the minute I’m using Phil Smith Be Gorgeous, Coco-licious shampoo. I actually only bought this because it was the cheapest one in Sainsbury and I was horribly skint, but I’ve discovered this is an amazing brand! Plus it’s cruelty-free which is great! The Coco-licious shampoo is a super light-weight product, and you don’t need a massive amount. It’s got a lovely coconut scent that is subtle but sweet and leaves my hair nice and soft!
I’ve then been using Alberto Balsam Sunkissed Raspberry conditioner, as I find it’s nice and thick without being heavy and leaves the ends of my hair much softer and with a light raspberry scent. Next up, I slather myself with Dove Deeply Nourishing Body Wash. I don’t know of any other body wash that leaves my skin quite so soft! Lastly, I’ll use Lush Let The Good Times Roll cleanser on my face and Barry M Mango Lip Scrub to leave my face and lips nice and smooth! Although I only use these about three times a week, rather than every day!
Once I’m out the shower, I’ll moisturise myself with Superdrugs own Body Butter. I’m using the Cocoa Butter and Vanilla one at the minute because I absolutely love the scent, but I’m desperate to try the ‘Treat Me’ range as well! Smelling like salted caramel?! Yes please! Next I’ll use Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer on my face. This will never change! As I mentioned in my Winter Skincare post, I suffer from red blotchy patches on my face and neck and this product is the only one I have ever found that keeps these at bay! Plus, it’s really lightweight and makes my skin feel soft and smooth!
If I’ve washed my hair, I’ll gently towel dry it before spritzing it with some VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray then dry it with a hairdryer. Before dressing, I use Nivea Stress Protect antiperspirant. I find it’s the best at keeping sweaty pits at bay, especially if you’re running around all day, and has a lovely smell! If I’m going out, I’ll give myself a quick spritz with either ‘Lovestruck’ by Vera Wang, which is musky and floral, ‘Heat’ by Beyonce, or DKNY ‘Be Tempted’, which is my favourite sweet scent at the minute!
Once I’m all dried and dressed, I’ll do my makeup if I’m going out. And only if I’m going out! I like to keep it nice and simple, so I use Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation on my face and neck and set it with a light dusting of Rimmel Stay Matte powder. My lashes are quite thick and dark anyway so I won’t usually do anything with them unless I’m going ‘out-out’!
Finally I’ll make myself some breakfast. I’m actually quite proud of myself as I used to be really bad for just having a super quick bowl of Coco Pops or a slice of toast and honey. Not that there’s anything wrong with Coco Pops once in a while! But the last few months I’ve been making an effort, and I’m definitely feeling better for it! I try to have eggs at least three or four mornings a week, either boiled with a slice of toast or scrambled with toast and a splodge of tomato sauce! Or, when it’s miserable out I’ll have some porridge to warm me up! My favourite is Chocolate Chia porridge…oats mixed with a little cocoa powder, a touch of maple syrup to sweeten it and milk (always milk, porridge with water is just wrong) and then topped with chia seeds and fresh raspberries. And it will always be accompanied with a lovely cup of tea. Weak and milky. Would you believe I am actually British?
After this I’m finally ready to face the day!