Two beauty posts in one month? Yup, I think you heard right. Having so many make-up favourites, I thought I'd split everything in to two, to avoid too much of a heavy read and to make things a little bit more digestible! This post is a bit of a monthly round up of all of my skin, hair and perfume favourites of late. I'm not one to change up my skincare routine all that often, as I'm pretty prone to finding something I like and sticking with it (when you got a good thing going and all that), but over the last couple of months I've been sampling some new bits which have become firm staples, so I thought I'd share them!

What Olivia Did Skincare
Get your spritz on!

The two fragrances I've been switching between have been a mix of my signature Daisy, and this beautiful new fragrance from Tom Ford. I've been a Marc Jacobs muse ever since I stopped considering Impulse as my signature fragrance and making homemade perfume from rose petals to sell outside my house (I was about 6 ok), and have pretty much worn every one of his fragrances since (and then struggled to part with the bottles afterwards). So, with Daisy being my go-to scent, it'd definitely be rude to not include it's younger sister, Eau So Fresh. Saying that, Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford is another fragrance I've been a little bit head-over-heels with, and with Tom Ford being Joe's brand of choice for smellies, it's about time I cottoned on...

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid | Daisy Eau So Fresh

What Olivia Did Skincare
First step cleansing!

My complete go-to four step cleansing and polishing routine nearly always consists of the above four products. Starting off, I always take my eye make up off with the Garnier Micellar water (never again will I have to hunt down Bioderma with my last 10 Euros) and I've used the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm for a good few months now (repurchasing it once already)- and it's the one cleanser that never, ever fails me. It's wonderfully hydrating, doesn't dry my skin out- and feels luxurious enough that you can treat it like a miniature facial every time you take your make up off. On top of that, depending on the kind of 'skin-week' I'm having, I'll occasionally pop out the La Roche-Posay spot treatment, as I'm yet to find anything else that combats pimples like this guy. Finally, I've also started using the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, which I've been treating as a toner in my routine, which is uber refreshing, and I hear it helps dry out any looming spots too!

Garnier Micellar Water | Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm | La Roche-Posay | Caudalie Beauty Elixir

What Olivia Did Skincare
Little bits of luxury!

Above, let me introduce you to the moisturising treats in my routine. Ever since Christmas, I've been using the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial nearly nightly (I think we can mutually blame a certain Anna and Lily for this), with Clinique's Moisture Surge being a once-a-week treat, or a rescue remedy for any winter dryness. I've also started giving the Creme De La Mer mini moisturiser a test run- more to see if it's worth the hype (and £££ price) but so far it's pretty lovely- but I'll report back when I've used it for a good couple of weeks! Finally, my last two nourishing favourites are the Origins 'Make a Difference' night cream, which is perfect for the chilly weather and this handy lip balm from Blistex (which smells like strawberries and being 14 again)!

Sarah Chapman Facical | Clinique Moisture Surge | Creme de la Mer | Origins Cream | Blistex

What Olivia Did Skincare
Taming the mane!

Finally- the barnet! Having used this Pantene pick for months (it's amazing at keeping away the grease), come December I began trialing a couple of other shampoos which I'd had my eye on for a while, including Mermaid Hair, which is even better than the bottle looks ; ) it's completely natural, so doesn't lather like you're average shampoo, but smells like pina colada's and coconut, and leaves my hair squeaky clean, healthy and smelling amazing. I've also loved using Mane 'n Tale (which originally began as a horse shampoo), and is another product great for thickening up my somewhat-thin 'do! Finally, this Bumble and Bumble conditioner is the perfect way to wrap up a hair wash- leaving everything well conditioned and nourished!

Pantene | Mermaid Hair | Mane 'n Tane | Bumble and Bumble


P.S I know a couple of people asked why I hadn't done a video instead, so perhaps next month I'll make a beauty favourites video if you'd be interested?

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Two beauty posts in one month? Yup, I think you heard right. Having so many make-up favourites, I thought I'd split everything in to two, to avoid too much of a heavy read and to make things a little bit more digestible! This post is a bit of a monthly round up of all of my skin, hair and perfume favourites of late. I'm not one to change up my skincare routine all that often, as I'm pretty prone to finding something I like and sticking with it (when you got a good thing going and all that), but over the last couple of months I've been sampling some new bits which have become firm staples, so I thought I'd share them!

What Olivia Did Skincare
Get your spritz on!

The two fragrances I've been switching between have been a mix of my signature Daisy, and this beautiful new fragrance from Tom Ford. I've been a Marc Jacobs muse ever since I stopped considering Impulse as my signature fragrance and making homemade perfume from rose petals to sell outside my house (I was about 6 ok), and have pretty much worn every one of his fragrances since (and then struggled to part with the bottles afterwards). So, with Daisy being my go-to scent, it'd definitely be rude to not include it's younger sister, Eau So Fresh. Saying that, Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford is another fragrance I've been a little bit head-over-heels with, and with Tom Ford being Joe's brand of choice for smellies, it's about time I cottoned on...

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid | Daisy Eau So Fresh

What Olivia Did Skincare
First step cleansing!

My complete go-to four step cleansing and polishing routine nearly always consists of the above four products. Starting off, I always take my eye make up off with the Garnier Micellar water (never again will I have to hunt down Bioderma with my last 10 Euros) and I've used the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm for a good few months now (repurchasing it once already)- and it's the one cleanser that never, ever fails me. It's wonderfully hydrating, doesn't dry my skin out- and feels luxurious enough that you can treat it like a miniature facial every time you take your make up off. On top of that, depending on the kind of 'skin-week' I'm having, I'll occasionally pop out the La Roche-Posay spot treatment, as I'm yet to find anything else that combats pimples like this guy. Finally, I've also started using the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, which I've been treating as a toner in my routine, which is uber refreshing, and I hear it helps dry out any looming spots too!

Garnier Micellar Water | Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm | La Roche-Posay | Caudalie Beauty Elixir

What Olivia Did Skincare
Little bits of luxury!

Above, let me introduce you to the moisturising treats in my routine. Ever since Christmas, I've been using the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial nearly nightly (I think we can mutually blame a certain Anna and Lily for this), with Clinique's Moisture Surge being a once-a-week treat, or a rescue remedy for any winter dryness. I've also started giving the Creme De La Mer mini moisturiser a test run- more to see if it's worth the hype (and £££ price) but so far it's pretty lovely- but I'll report back when I've used it for a good couple of weeks! Finally, my last two nourishing favourites are the Origins 'Make a Difference' night cream, which is perfect for the chilly weather and this handy lip balm from Blistex (which smells like strawberries and being 14 again)!

Sarah Chapman Facical | Clinique Moisture Surge | Creme de la Mer | Origins Cream | Blistex

What Olivia Did Skincare
Taming the mane!

Finally- the barnet! Having used this Pantene pick for months (it's amazing at keeping away the grease), come December I began trialing a couple of other shampoos which I'd had my eye on for a while, including Mermaid Hair, which is even better than the bottle looks ; ) it's completely natural, so doesn't lather like you're average shampoo, but smells like pina colada's and coconut, and leaves my hair squeaky clean, healthy and smelling amazing. I've also loved using Mane 'n Tale (which originally began as a horse shampoo), and is another product great for thickening up my somewhat-thin 'do! Finally, this Bumble and Bumble conditioner is the perfect way to wrap up a hair wash- leaving everything well conditioned and nourished!

Pantene | Mermaid Hair | Mane 'n Tane | Bumble and Bumble


P.S I know a couple of people asked why I hadn't done a video instead, so perhaps next month I'll make a beauty favourites video if you'd be interested?

x

39 comments:

  1. So many gooodies here that I LOVE too! The Garnier cleansing water is a life saver - don't know what I would do without it! And Mane n' Tail is the best shampoo ever!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

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  2. Wonderful beauty favourites! A lot of these same products can be found in my toilet/ beauty table as well! The biggest crush is def. Tom Ford's perfume and La Roche Posay's spot treatment.


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  3. I love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir too! Also love your photography style here :)
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

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  4. i found that after a while the mane n tail shampoo made my hair fall out but i loved it at the start :( i looove the garnier micellar water, cant live without it, so happy that garnier have released different versions of it as well :D love the photos Olivia :) x

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  5. So much here that I LOVE! The Elemis Cleansing Balm is heavenly, and TOM FORD perfumes are divine, so spicy and alluring

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I lovvee the Garnier Cleansing water, although I do really want to give the Bioderma a go!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  7. I love the Garnier cleansing water, although I do really want to give the Bioderma a go!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  8. So products now added to my wish list!

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. dying to get velvet orchid!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  10. I love the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume too!

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  11. Haha, I remember trying to make 'homemade perfume' from rose petals..I don't think it ever worked tbh. Marc Jacobs perfumes are amazing! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  12. A great beauty faves post! I love the clinique moisture surge mask! Xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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  13. I've really wanted to try that Tom Ford perfume and now that you have recommended it I will have to go and give it a try.

    fashionblyunknown.com

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  14. I need to try that Garnier Cleansing Water! x

    Blog A Girl with a Camera

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  15. Oh my god! I completely forgot about mane n tail! I grew up on a horse farm and used this as a kid! Memories.. ;)

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  16. Lots of great products!!

    A special Valentine's Day gift on
    lb-lc fashion blog

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  17. I cannot believe I still haven't tried the Garnier Micella Water. That has been on my wish list for ages! I also swear by the Mane and Til shampoo - it really did work and gave my hair volume and thickness. However, I did find it drying so I only used it sparingly.

    Lovely Post xx


    Shanna
    EricaRosa

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  18. I always love seeing these posts from you, Olivia - for the photos almost as much as for the tips, you always style everything so beautifully! That first shot of the perfumes is especially gorgeous :) Of course, it doesn't hurt that it features a Tom Ford perfume that I adore.
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  19. Love this post and the products you've mentioned!

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  20. Great Favourites! Especially love the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo and the Garnier Micellar water.
    Rosie, thiswildrose

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  21. Mermaid Hair sounds absolutely divine! I love Effaclar Duo and the Garnier Micellar Water, but honestly I find the Caudalie spray a bit faffy... I think it also comes down to me being too lazy to incorporate another step into my routine.

    I love these beauty posts Olivia, and I'd ABSOLUTELY love to see another video if you can! Your beauty favourites you filmed was such a delight to watch :)

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  22. I love Tom Ford's fragrances!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  23. Lovely picks! I really want to try the Clinique Moisture Surge Mask, it sounds amazing x

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  24. Garnier Micellar water is literal holy water, definitely going to be a repurchase for me this month. It's an addiction, my makeup remover wipes may feel a little neglected though but they'll understand- i hope.

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  25. Everything in here looks amazing!!!

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  26. Wow, these favorites are amazing.

    Hannie at // CHAPTERS LIKE THIS //

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  27. Sadly, the products on the list I want the most I cant find here in Brazil!
    But the ones I've tried, such as Creme de la mer, I really loved!

    xx
    Helô, from Vestido do dia

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  28. So many nice products here :) Going to have to stock up :)

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise

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  29. Lovely beauty faves and the mermaid hair sounds so amazing and I kind of need that in my life now!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  30. Love the sound of those perfumes!

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  31. Thanks for this very detailed post! I've tried the Effaklar Duo and it's great, and the Garnier miscellar water is an essential as well. Everybody should have it!

    Julia x
    Check my last beauty post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/review-goodies-go-go-kit-by-benefit.html

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  32. Gorgeous pictures, think I'll be adding Eau So Fresh to my wishlist!
    Emily x

    littlemisswynne.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. your photos of this products are amazing ♥

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  34. That micellar water is just the best i've been using it for months now :) This mermaid hair shampoo is looking very interesting :)
    x

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  35. I absolutely love the garnier water, it completely removes all my make-up and doesn't make my skin dry. It's also really good value for money! The mermaid shampoo sounds mega cute, I really want to try the perfume from that range! xx

    Rhiannon Talks - Fashion Blog

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  36. I love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir too! Thanks for sharing!

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