January is always a good time to kick start some good habits and this year I received a little helping hand from Beauty Expert. They sent me a lovely bundle of beauty goodies and Mornflake breakfast cereals at the start of the month as part of their #BEMeTime. Everything was perfect for boosting my morning routine and making the start of the day that little bit easier. So now that I have settled into the swing of things, I thought I would share my morning routine.
When it comes to my skincare, I like to keep my routine pretty similar. At the moment my skin is pretty happy- it is fairly clear and I have kept any pesky dry patches at bay all winter, so these products have been working really well for me over January
To cleanse and freshen my face in the morning, I use the Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Cleanser, before applying the NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum. I am totally obsessed with the NIOD Serum- if you follow my snapchat (@lauracandc) you might have spotted me mixing it because it arrives in a box like a little chemistry set! But as well as the novelty, it actually feels great on the skin and I have been happily using it every morning and evening since it arrived.
Finally, I apply the Decleor Aromessence Neroli oil and pat it a few drops into the skin. My main tips with using oils is to let them have a little time to sink in before you start your make up.
I wake up pretty early because I need to head out for work at about 7.30. I used to end up running out the door with toast in hand so I’ve been loving better breakfasts recently. I feel like my mum for saying it, but a good breakfast really does start the day off right. A bowl of porridge or granola has been a nice change. I also love taking in a little tub to work for a mid morning snack on those busy days too.
All in all, January has started pretty well with these tweaks to my morning routine! Now I just need to become super organised and become one of those people that sets out their breakfast the night before… Also, if you fancy wnning your own bundle of goodies, then enter the competition over on the Beauty Expert twitter! Then you can become obsessed with NIOD too!