Summertime Skincare Routine

My last skincare themed post got some really positive feedback and I had many people asking me to do a second one. So, as the weather is getting hot, hot, hot, I have decided to show you my skincare routine in summer as I’m always paranoid of my makeup becoming cakey or even just sweating it all off because of the intense heat. Hopefully I’ll be able to help you to get your makeup to stay in place for a whole day (and night) out without having to be worried about retouching your makeup.

Skincare Soundtrack

As you all know, I love music. I have countless playlists which get me completely hyped and ready for life. On my YouTube channel, I have compiled a Summer Skincare Soundtrack so you can listen to total bangers while applying your war paint 🙂 Link is here for when you want it xx

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What I use for my skincare routine

I have previously spoken about what products I use for my face and not much has changed other then my opinions on sun cream. Cosmopolitan wrote an amazing article in their June issue all about the importance of SPF and it honestly opened my eyes. I use Soltan simply because my brother uses it, it works, and we have a lot of it in the house. I’ve been using this brand since I was a kid and they’ve never done me wrong. I’ll apply my witch hazel blemish stick, then the sun cream, and then The Body Shop oil control. I have got combination skin and I stand by this cream so much! It’s gel-like and it feels super lightweight. You need to wait a bit for it to dry so use sparingly and you’ll be fine-o wine-o.

Eyes

I have raved about my I Heart Revolution palettes before in my May Faves article but I still cannot get over them! I am completely obsessed with the smell, pigment and overall quality of this brand. I use the Peanut butter cup palette or the chocolate orange palette as I find the colours in these sets can be used for any season. The mascara I use is one I have been using since I was in year eight and it gives me all the flashbacks to trying out makeup for the first time. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara will forever remain in my makeup bag, no matter how old I get. A new brand I’ve began to use recently but I’m obsessed with is MUA. I’ve been using their eyeliner pencil for a few weeks now and oh my word this brand is now a firm favourite. I bought this eyeliner pencil not expecting great things – it was £1.50 and no makeup is that great that cheap… right? But I was completely blown away by the quality and definition of this eyeliner. This brand is perfect for “baby on a budget” as you don’t need to pay the staggeringly high prices but you still get an amazing quality.

(allow the low quality) My Typical eye makeup using all the products above.

Foundation

Due to the fact that summer is a hot-ass month, I rarely wear foundation as I find it quite heavy and I find I have more important things to worry about! I’ll still use MUA concealer though as it is lightweight and easy to apply – what can I say?! I love this brand! However on those days where I’m having a really bad breakout, or I’m not feeling all that great about myself, I wear The Body Shop foundation. I have spoken about this foundation before, so I won’t bore you with the details again but I do love this foundation because of the coverage. I’ll also use setting spray and powder to make sure it’ll stay in place throughout the day.

Sparkles!

I love shiny things. I’m like a magpie with my obsession. I use I Heart Revolution for my highlighter as the pigmentation is amazing and it’s so easy to apply! I use The Body Shop Lip gloss and I always get so many comments on it.

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this article, it’s slightly different but it has been requested so I hope you enjoyed it!

Comment what you want to see next and I’ll se you next week! 🙂

P.S – I’m sorry about the low quality photos! I was in a rush when I was taking them and they were taken on my iPhone!

Skin Care Products I Swear By!

I’m a teenager with bad skin.  So, I’m a normal teen in that sense.  But, spots suck, oily skin makes me outraged and dry skin feels like the human embodiment of death.  Don’t even get me started on that chapped lip crap!  But fear not!  For I have some products which I adore that hopefully you’ll adore to!  I’m going to walk you through my day to day routine and what makeup I use – if any.  This is all Tati Tested so you know you’re in good hands.

In the morning, I use a blemish stick which is good if your skin is oily or if you’re prone to suffer with spots.  I used to use the Witch Blemish Stick that you can buy from almost any superstore.  However, I found that too strong and it hurt slightly so I now use Boots’ own brand Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Blemish Stick and I found the results were better.  Feel free to try them both and see whatever works best for you – everyone’s different after all!  I normally use the stick in the morning and evening – sometimes more if needed – and it does typically work!

After that, I use The Body Shop’s Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream.  Believe me when I say I’ve tried loads of brands and this is the best.  Not only does a 50ml pot go a long way (so use sparingly!) but it also makes my skin super smooth and it stops the dryness I sometimes get after using the blemish stick.  Just remember, the Blemish Stick takes away oils, but the Seaweed rejuvenates and hydrates the skin. 

If I’m in the mood to wear makeup, I’ll go for quite a natural look which consists of:

Fresh Nude Foundation from The Body Shop which is good for those with sensitive skin and it has SPF 15

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer from Boots – for a concealer that works a treat!

Mega Nudes Eye Shadow from Technic Cosmetics – the pigment is to die for

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara as a basecoat for my eyelashes and Clarins Mascara Supra Volume

For my lips I’ll normally put on some clear lip gloss – it enlarges my lips and I don’t need to worry about it getting everywhere.

At the end of the day, I’ll use The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream, so my skin doesn’t get as irritated and I’ll use an EOS to keep my lips hydrated and prevent them from being chapped the following morning.

Finally, I drink water throughout the day.  This may sound strange but get yourself a reusable water bottle you really like.  This will give you more initiative to drink it as it looks cute.

That’s all for today – I have 2 more posts lined up for you tomorrow but after that I’m done for this year.  See you soon,

xo Baby, Tati xoxo