Travelling With A Skincare Routine

I’m a massive lover of travel. I don’t think there’s a better way to spend your time than exploring a new city, discovering it’s history and trying out the food. But when you’re travelling light, you can’t always bring your full skincare routine.

Shiseido men travel essentials

I tend to do a couple of city breaks throughout the year, and book a 4 day trip that straddles the weekend. As I’m only away for a few days and want to get as much time in the city as possible, I always travel with handluggage only. Crazy, right? I spend 4 days away living out of a backpack. Now the clothes part isn’t too much of an issue. But as you know, I’ve got a pretty extensive skincare routine, and trying to fit that into your tiny travel bag isn’t easy! But I’ve got a solution for you – buy it in the airport! Even if I’m travelling for a couple of weeks, I’ll still do a bit of airport shopping anyway. Any excuse.

World Duty Free have an amazing selection of travel skincare kits, that range in price and cover all of your skincare needs. What I typically do is travel with a couple of my staples, and then pick up the rest when I’m at the airport and split it with my boyfriend. Then the next time I’ll travel, I’ll bring along the products I bought last time, and repeat the cycle. It’s actually a pretty affordable method, because most places don’t charge taxes, and usually have airport exlusive offers.

I’ve recently been trying out a couple of travel sized products from Shiseido Men. I got my hands on a little travel set, that I’m currently trying to save for my trip to Orlando in a couple of months.

It only costs £17.55, and you get a Cleansing Foam, Deep Cleansing Scrub and Hydro Master Gel. It also comes with a free little gift, which is a Power Infusing Concentrate.

Shiseido men’s products lined up

For me, this is perfect. I find that my typical face cream can be too heavy for warmer climates, so the light Hydro Master Gel is great for the daytime when I’m abroad. It’s got a lovely clean scent, that actually reminds me of the dentist. I know that’s a weird comparison! The Deep Cleansing Scrub has really fine exfoliating particles, that really does the trick. I never travel with a scrub, because my cleanser always takes priority, but this is a nice little addition. The Cleansing Foam is a bit too effective for me. I found that my skin felt too cleane, which is a nice problem to have, but I think this product would be more suited to oily skin. Maybe after my skin has spent a couple of days in the sun, and starts producing more oil, this cleanser will be incredible.

Honestly, the selection of products are endless at World Duty Free, and you can usually find some hidden skincare gems you can’t get elsewhere. What’s even better, is that you can order online and collect at the airport, so you know exactly what you’re getting. It gives you more space in your luggage, and more time to eat when you arrive.

What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re at the airport? Let me know on Instagram.

I was sent these products by World Duty Free. I wasn't obliged to write about them, and all opinions and experiences are my own.

Everday Essentials from MALIN+GOETZ

Since trying MALIN+GOETZ for the first time a couple of months ago, I’ve been super interested in the brand. The Resurfacing Glycolic Acid pads are really good, so the benchmark has been set high!

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I’ve been trying out a couple of new products from the collection, and without giving too much away, I’ve found two new skincare essentials! Carry on reading to find out what I’ve been using.

MALIN+GOETZ Brightening Enzyme Mask

Malin+Goetz brightening Enzyme mask

I don’t think I need to talk about anything other than how much I love this mask! From the first time I used it, I’ve been obsessed! Its a gel-based mask that helps to cleanse, exfoliate and brighten dry skin. Packed full of great ingredients such as fruit enzymes, AHA’s and ginger, it works to revitalise and restore your skin’s natural glow.

You only need to leave it on for 5 minutes, and it tingles slighty, but your skin feels amazing when you rinse it off. I’ve used masks like this before, that just aren’t effective. But the MALIN+GOETZ Brightening Enzyme Mask is an incredible addition to your masking routine, and it’s now a permenant addition to mine.

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If you try it, you won’t be dissapointed. It’s available here.

MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil

Malin+Goetz recovery treatment oil

I’ve not used an oil daily, until I discovered this one. I use one at night, but usually find they’re too much for the daytime. But the MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil is perfect! It absorbs into the skin so quickly, and gives an instant boost of hydration. The oil also contains antioxidant ingredients that help to protect against free radicals and leave your skin looking healthy.

You’re meant to apply between 5 and 7 drops to the skin, but I find that for the day I only need 3. When I apply it at night, I increase the quantity to 5 drops. The formula contains nine natural oils that all work in tandem to improve your skin. It contains evening primrose, argan, jojoba, grapeseed, rosehip, geranium, borage, avocado, and camellia oils. I wouldn’t usually list them all out, but I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a power-packed formula that is crafted for success.

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If you want to give it a go, make sure you head over to MALIN+GOETZ.

MALIN+GOETZ SPF 30 Face Moisturiser

Malin+Goetz spf 30 face moisturiser

We should all be wearing SPF daily, especially during the summer. I hate to admit it, but I find it incredibly difficult to use an SPF daily. I just can’t get on board with most of the texutres, and I’ve never been a fan of how they feel on the skin. But my first impressions MALIN+GOETZ SPF 30 Face Moisturiser are really good, as it feels just like a moisturiser.

It doesn’t leave a white sheen on the skin, which is typical of most physical sun protectors. Not only does it protect against UV rays, but it’s also packed with Vitamin E to help fight free radicals and environmental aggressors too. And it also has aloe in, which helps to soothe the skin, so it’s perfect for warmer months!

Malin+Goetz spf 30 face moisturiser

It really is the perfect balance between hydration and protection. Get yours here.

I’ve tried some other products from MALIN+GOETZ before, so make sure you click here to check that out.

Malin+Goetz skincare review

The Enzyme Mask and Recovery Oil are officially staples in my skincare routine. I’ve been using them for the past 3 weeks now, and they’ve definitely left a lasting impression.

Have you tried anhything from MALIN+GOETZ? Let me know in the comments below!


Murad Skincare Must Haves

My skin is honestly struggling with this heat. It’s been really dehyrated, but congested because of the rich products I’ve been using. I honestly thought I couldn’t win, but after trying some products from Murad, my skin is finally improving!

Dr. Murad’s range has been around for a long time, and it’s obvious why it stands the test of him. Howard Murad is a certified dermatologist, so really understands skin. This knowledge is present in his range, but it’s not overcomplicated and it’s really easy to understand what each product does.

Murad Hydrating Toner

I know the importance of a toner, but I’ve never managed to make one stick in my skincare routine. But when I first discovered the Murad Hydrating Toner, I was instantly intrigued. I watched a review from Dani, where she spoke incredibly highly of this product, so I had to try it for myself.

This toner is alchol-free and helps to restore the natural pH of your skin, which all good toners should do. The Hydrating Toner is incredibly nourishing on the skin, and it helps to refresh and revitalise the complexion. When I first tried it, I was surprised to notice that my skin felt tighter, but in a good way. I discovered this is due to the witch hazel in the product, which helps to tighten pores. I’ve been using it every morning and night since I first tried it – which is a first for me and toners. Whenever I use it, my skin is left feeling soft and refreshed. I’ve even been misting it throughout the day for an instant cooling boost.

Alongside witch hazel, the formula is also packed full of other great ingredients such as chamomile and cucumber. Both help to calm and soothe the skin, which for some with dry skin like me, is essential! It’s also enriched with Vitamins C and E, so your skin is protected against an environmental agressors throughout the day.

To sum it all up, I think I’ve found my favourite toner! You get get yours from Murad for £26.

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

My skin has been going through a war at the minute. The heat is drying it out, so I’m using products that are packed full of hydrating ingredients, some of which are blocking my pores and leaving my skin congested. I don’t want to stop using the products, because then my skin is left feeling dehydrated. It’s a battle choosing between hydration or clear pores.

This is probably why the Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate spoke to me. Just the words ‘pore extractor’ were enough to make me want to try this out. It helps to deeply clean your pores, exfoliate dead skin cells and overall improve the appearnce of pores. You apply the mask to freshly cleansed skin, and leave it one for about 10 minutes. You then add a bit of water to your hands and massage the mask into the skin to create an exfoliating lather.

I loved how clean and clear my skin felt when I used it for the first time. I’ve had to stop myself from using this every day, because I want it to last as long as possible! My boyfriend even said this is a mask he’d look to buy again, which for him, is really rare. The mask is mainly suitable for oily, blemish-prone skin, but if your skin is on the drier side like mine, it actually still works really well.

The Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask is helping me win the battle with blocked pores, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Try it for yourself by heading over to Murad. It’s only £30!

It’s rare that I try a couple of products from a brand and they all do exactly what I want, but Murad has been successful. Both the Hydrating Toner and Pore Extractor Mask have a firm place in my current skincare routine. For the past 3 weeks I’ve been using them consistently, and I don’t see me switching them out any time soon!

Have you tried any products from Murad before? Let me know in the comments below!


MMUK MAN Skincare Review

After a little bit of a content lul, I’m back! Did you miss me?

MMUK MAN is a brand I’ve reviewed a number of times, and I’ve honestly never had any complaints. Previously I’ve tried out a selection of their makeup products and their Morning After Recovery Gel. Recently, I’ve been trying out a couple of their skincare products, and thought I’d share my thoughts!

Before I begin, I wanted to let you know that you can use the code SHAUN25 to get 25% off the whole of MMUK MAN. This isn’t an affiliate code, and it’s purely just to let you try out the collection at a discounted rate!

Brutal Buffering Energising Scrub

If you don’t use a face scrub, you need to get one immediately. They’re the perfect addition to any skincare routine, as they help remove dead skin cells and help unblock pores. The Brutal Buffering Energising Scrub from MMUK MAN is a solid product! It helps to even out skin tone, and draws out dirt from your pores – which is perfect! The formula is also packed full of great ingredients such as charcoal and salicylic acid, which help to deeply cleanse the skin, and even prevent blemishes!

It is a bit pricey at £30, however you only need a small amount so it lasts a long time! It’s an investment in your skin, but an investment worth taking. Get yours here.

Youth Restore Peptide Serum

Potentially the most premium product from the MMUK range, but if you’re taking your skincare seriously, you need to check it out. It’s probably targeted more toward mature skin, but it’s never to early to start slowing down the signs of aging. This formula is incredibly light on the skin, and feels almost water-like. It absorbs straight into the skin and help to enrich your skin with essential peptides. The Peptide Serum is full of scientific innovation, so I’d suggest you give the description a read. All in all, it’s a really luxurious product and feels lovely on the skin.

This product is currently available at the special price of £50. Find out more here.

Triple Mission Face Moisturiser

I knew I’d like this product from the minute I first used it. I looked at the ingredients and discovered squalene, which is possibly my all time favourite skincare ingredient! The Triple Mission Face Moisturiser is suitable for daily se, and keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day. If you read any of my posts, you’ll know I’m incredibly fussy with face creams, and this one makes the cut. It’s more suitable to normal and combination skin, so it probably won’t be hydrating enough for me in winter, but it’s great during the warmer months!

You can get the MMUK MAN Triple Mission Face Moisturiser here for £30. 

Overall the new additions to the MMUK MAN range are really strong. They’re effective and do exactly what you’d want.

Make sure you explore the full range here, and let me know what you think in the comments below.


Why you need the Dermot O’Leary fragrance

Whenever I hear a celebrity has launched a fragrance, I secretly let out a little sigh. But for some reason, when I heard about the new Dermot O’Leary Earl Grey and Sandalwood, I let out a sigh of relief.

Just from the name of it, I knew I’d love it. I’ve previously owned the Jo Malone Earl Grey and Cucumber, and had a number of fragrances that include notes of Sandalwood, so I knew this was a match made in heaven.

It’s a light, fresh scent that is perfect for summer. Earl grey and bergamot open up the fragrance to give it some top notes that are crisp and citrusy. This is then followed with base notes of sandalwood and cardamom to ground the fragrance and give it a warmer tone.

The scent itself isn’t obnoxious. It’s honestly just a clean, inoffensive fragrance that I’m sure every guy will adore. For me it’s going to become my summer daytime scent. It’s probably a bit too light for the night, but it’s perfect for through the day.

It reminds me of a fragrance I’d expect Dior to create, so when you pair this with it’s £22 price point, it’s a no-brainer. Especially when you get 100ml for this price.

After giving this scent a go, it’s truly opened my eyes and makes me want to try his other scents. Dermot has already released two scents with M&S, so I’ve got a bit of catching up to do, but I’m sure they’ll be worth it. There’s even a grooming range which I really need to give a go. Check out the full Dermot O’Leary on M&S here.

Have you tried this scent before? Let me know on Instagram.