It has only been a few days since I last wrote a blog post and it already feels like something new and exciting! It is however ironic considering we are building up to the end of 2014, whereby I'm finishing off this year on A Little Boat Sailing with a few posts rounding up with my favourite beauty items from the last twelve months.
Upon thinking of what I wanted to include in my skincare favourites of 2014 I knew immediately which three items which would certainly be in there. Starting off with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water this has been a firm favourite of mine ever since I picked it up months ago. It has been a repurchase twice already and will long continue to be I think as I do find it hard to imagine something beating it in terms of quality (it works really well for me) and price.
Moving onto La Roche Posay the infamous Effaclar Duo saw a revamp in 2014 of which the newly formulated Effaclar Duo +* hit the shelves running much to everyone's delight. I found myself purchasing it in the hope that the new formula would work for me the second time around as I had previously struggled with the original. Luckily for me it worked much better than the former and has now continued to be a product I use regularly within my skincare routine. Just a few months ago I came to the end of my tube and never got around to picking up another as I was waiting for it to come on offer in Boots however since then I have been sent the La Roche-Posay 3 Step Anti Blemish System* which I'll be reviewing in the New Year.
The LUSH Tea Tree Water was a product that I discovered in June last year and ever since has been something I have enjoyed using. Whilst it's not a complete miracle worker (my skin at the moment would be testament to that) I do find that overall it has helped to keep my skin much clearer. For that reason alone it most certainly deserves a spot within my skincare favourites of 2014. I have a whole review dedicated to this toner in fact so if you're interested or mildly curious then head over and have a read here.
Onto my favourite night cream thus far the Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins was a purchase that I made in the Christmas sales last year and even though I don't think I've mentioned it much throughout the year it has been a product I have used almost every single night. This moisturiser provides just the right amount of hydration to my skin over night without it being too rich or heavy for my oily/combination skin type and leaves my skin feeling much more hydrated and if I'm honest much more awake in the morning.
Last but not least is a product that I'm very much behind in reviewing therefore I thought I'd pop it in here just to highlight the fact of how much I like it. The Green People Age Defy Cleansing and Soothe Balm* has been a product that I have being using of a night time ever since September. I've mainly being using this to take my make up off (not my eye make up) whereby I have to say it has being doing a wonderful job. I've also being using it for more of a treatment when trying to replicate the Lisa Eldridge Facial Massage video, it is a fantastic product to use alongside that routine whereby after I have finished my face feels great! I'll be back with a more in-depth review on this in the coming weeks so stay tuned if you're interested in reading more about this cleansing balm.
What have been your favourite skincare items from 2014? Are they old favourites or new discoveries?