{Beauty} Winter Routine

Over the last couple of years the need to have everything organic or natural has been on the rise not only with food, hair products but with face products too. I have admitted several times on this blog of my lack of interest re the products I used before I started blogging. I never had any sort of routine didn’t even care to change it up to match the season I just went with the flow. After I started blogging almost 2 years ago now I started to learn about different products, what chemicals to watch out for both the good and bad. I did not even know what paraben’s were until I started blogging. I was already aware of the effects on salicylic acid on my face but other than that I was clueless.

In 2014 I started making more of an effort in caring for my skin, not only what I ate but what I put on my face. I even came up with my ‘new and improved routine‘ which I have since upgraded to split into summer and winter. Since it’s winter now I thought I share the winter face routine, I decided to develop this routine because I noticed my normal everyday routine is not cutting it anymore and I needed to make adjustments.

Washing/cleansing: Every morning and night time I wash my face with a cleanser, on alternating days I use my soniclear cleanse system which a few days ago I traded in for my new Magnitone Lucid: Limited Edition by Pixie Lott. I love this Magnitone Lucid because it’s very light and very effective. I also love that the brush head is very soft and the settings have been made easier instead of you counting or setting a time for each area on your face the Magnitone Lucid is built to beep when it’s time to move to a new area and it times this 3 times which is pretty handy. Charging is not a problem but only issue I found is I needed to charge it for 24 hours before use and it only came with one brush head whereas the soniclear came with a spare. I do love the pink colour of the brush and I did not experience any brush shading which is a big thing for me. Overall I give the product 4/5.


SOFTER + CLEARER + BRIGHTER SKIN IN 7 DAYS. Daily facial cleansing & exfoliation brush. With Active Electromagnetic Technology

DSCF2512 101% Water proof, see the results after one use. Works on all skin types

Moisturising: Once I cleanser my face and before I apply my moisturiser, I get a cotton pad and apply the Simple toner; after it drys I apply the Oz natural serum which I leave to get absorbing into my skin then I apply my moisturiser which is can be the Refresh skin therapy Restore or my Simple moisturiser. I sometimes top up my face with the plant based eye gel which in this cold weather acts as a barrier between the harsh weather and my face. The reason I do all this is to protect my skin and avoid the really dry feel on my face.

DSCF2360OZ Naturals - The BEST Eye Gel

To finish off my routine and this is dependant on whether I am wearing make-up that day or not.

I love to apply my primer all over my face then a bit of powder and lately I have been using the Makeover Essentials which I love but has not been living up to its standard in this cold weather. It seems to be making my face even drier compared to if I did not have it on, I do love that it blends with my skin tone though maybe will keep it for summer. Though I am not good at wearing eyeliner I have been loving these four pops of colours that #Flashmob of Markwins Beauty sent me. I love how sparkling the colours are, they have lasted me all day and didn’t disappear into my makeup or skin. They are very easy to apply but for a learner like me even easier to smudge. I love the packaging they look so sleek and stylish and the size is perfect as they fit in my purse quite snugly.

DSCF2495 DSCF2493My winter face routine is pretty simple, might sound heavy but it’s not doesn’t even take me 5 minutes to be done with it. For me it’s important to use my Magnitone Lucid every other day as opposed to daily and make-up though is not an everyday thing I do love when I wear it and these Four pops of colour from #Flashmob as definite must haves.
Do you have a face routine for winter and/or summer? What are your current favourite products and gadgets to use?

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Disclosure: I was gifted the Magnitone Lucid and liquid eye-liners via The Blogger Program to facilitate this review, no other forms of compensation were given regardless I only recommend products I use myself.

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  1. μοναχικό κορίτσι
    February 2, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    i love to read this kind of posts.i love those eyeliners.lovly colors.i dnt think i’ll find that brand here but i will look for them

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks hun appreciate that

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks hun appreciate that

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks hun, glad to hear that

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks hun, glad to hear that

  2. February 2, 2015 / 6:52 am

    Love your simple routine! I wanna that magnitone, I need a thorough exfoliator!

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks hun, thr magnitone is working great for me so far

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks hun, thr magnitone is working great for me so far

  3. February 1, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    I truly wish I had a routine for my skin – I barely get two minutes to myself these days! I love the glitter eyeliner though…I just adore sparkly things!

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      awww bless and thanks. Good luck with finding some routine

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      awww bless and thanks. Good luck with finding some routine

  4. Julie M
    January 31, 2015 / 4:02 am

    Thanks for the reviews. I think the glitter eyeliner looks so fun!

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:03 am

      Thanks Julie, they are absolute fun

  5. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack
    January 31, 2015 / 3:25 am

    I need to start looking in some new products. I to check out the cream.

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:02 am

      Thanks Debi and hope you manage to

  6. Lisa Rios
    January 30, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Great post indeed with all these wonderful products, that works on all skin types. The eyeliners are super cute & I love the Pink one.

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:02 am

      Thanks Lisa appreciate that

  7. sharon
    January 30, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    I love all natural products. Be it food or things to moisturize my body. Natural is so much better for us.

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:02 am

      Natural is definitely much better

  8. January 30, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Oh yes, dry skin in the winter time just explains all about my skin in the winter I tell ya! I do something similar to my skin in the winter time too. My scalp too is especially dry in the winter time, and mustn’t forget the lips too in the winter time. Chapstick is always in my pocket. Thanks for sharing your tips too! Have a wonderful weekend. Nice to meet you. Following you now. Hope you can too!

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:01 am

      Thanks for the love Marie, winter time really does take its toll on our skins so its important to have some sort of regime. Thanks for the love will return the favour

  9. January 30, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    What a fun post!! I always am using my clarisonic during the winter! I have so much dry skin!!

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:00 am

      Thank you Lauren, I love my clarisonic’s too

  10. January 30, 2015 / 4:55 am

    It’s nice that you have a winter routine for your skin. It;s much difficult taking care of the skin because of the cold weather and the winds.

    • January 30, 2015 / 10:41 am

      Exactly, thanks Franc.

  11. Penny Struebig
    January 30, 2015 / 3:24 am

    Cool stuff! The eyeliners look like so much fun. I’ve really been thinking about getting a face cleaner — I’ll have to look into this one.

    • January 30, 2015 / 10:40 am

      Thanks Penny, the eyeliners are super cute and easy to use and cleansers especially natural ones are a must

  12. April Mims
    January 30, 2015 / 2:40 am

    I am all about the simple skin care routine. Summer and winter have different needs because of dryness and sun exposure.

    • January 30, 2015 / 10:40 am

      Exactly my thinking hence why i have created me a new winter routine

  13. January 30, 2015 / 1:52 am

    My winter routine is all about slathering coconut oil on my face. It’s really help keep my skin dewy. Thanks for sharing your post. Those eyeliners rock!

    • January 30, 2015 / 10:39 am

      Thanks Cara, I never considered coconut oil myabe for my body but not my face. I so need to look into that

  14. January 29, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Those eyeliners are adorable! I was thinking about purchasing a soniclear, thanks for giving me a potentially better candidate to look into 🙂

    • January 30, 2015 / 10:39 am

      You welcome Ashley and thanks

  15. Robin Rue
    January 29, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Those eyeliners are mighty cool. My winter routine is the same as my summer routine – Oil of Olay. It works.

    • January 30, 2015 / 10:38 am

      Thanks, its good to use what works. I switch up now because summer routine is not catering for my winter needs

  16. mail4rosey
    January 29, 2015 / 6:41 am

    Well my daughter is going to flip over those eyeliners. Those are awesome, I’ve never seen colors like that for such a product!

    • January 29, 2015 / 6:59 am

      I hadn’t either until they sent them to me and they are so awesome.

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