This Week’s Most Loved… #15.

For a while there I wasn’t venturing too far from my usual makeup and skincare routines but after a few shopping trips I’ve found some really beautiful products that I just had to share with you.

Ever since I can remember I’ve been a terrible sleeper, all my good ideas come at night and my brain goes in to action. As a kid I’d always have lavender scented pillow spray and so when I saw that This Works had a Deep Sleep range I had to give this Deep Sleep Pillow Spray a whirl. It’s a really comforting smell to me and I always feel really relaxed and calm after dousing my bedding with this. Whereas some scented products can smell quite synthetic, this has a beautiful scent and it never fails to help me unwind.

I’ve mixed up my skincare routine lately and added a few new gems. This Estée Lauder Pore Minimising Skin Refresher has made my skin feel so soft and smoothed over. It works instantly to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores for a refined finish. I cannot tell you enough how amazing this is!
Oh how I do love a mask! This Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, a new launch from Clinique which should be on counters from January, absorbs into my face really quickly without feeling heavy. I’m not a massive fan of overnight masks, I usually find them rich and tacky and the scent too overpowering but after one use of this mask, it made such a difference to my skin that I’ve changed my mind! I don’t have dry skin but I notice my skin is more supple and smooth after a night with this slathered on.

Yes, you’re seeing correctly; two cheek products I’ve been wearing lately – I won’t ever curb my blusher habit so we may as well embrace it. First up is the Hourglass Illume Cream to Powder Bronzer duo in Sunset. I love Hourglass products and fancied getting a cream bronzer to sculpt me some cheekbones as bronzer isn’t something I have a lot of. I’ve been using the two shades together, blending the blush in to the top of my cheeks and contouring with the bronzer. The two work well together and it’s pretty hassle free.
Lastly, this Laura Mercier set was in the Space NK sale for just £10, it would have been rude not to buy it as I almost purchased it at full price. The palette is lovely, it contains Topaz, Kir Royal, Morning Dew and Primrose eye shades which are all beautiful. The shades can be popped out so I swapped  Vintage Pink blusher for one of my old favourites, Lush Nectarine as I know I’ll get more use out of it. I took this away with me last night and its so compact and perfect.

As you can see, quite a few new products have taken my fancy lately. What are your thoughts on this weeks most loved?

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  • Champneys also do a pillow mist spray if you are interested in trying another after you finish your this works bottle. If you go to a bigger boots they should be stocked. I have a bottle and find it very soothing if i am having trouble drifting off 🙂

  • Definitely need that pillow spray for when I go back to Uni! xx

  • I bought the pillow sleep spray for my other half as he has such trouble sleeping and since then he hasn’t been waking up during the night so I’m happy it really does work! Id love to try the EL pore minimiser myself 🙂 xx

  • All these products look really nice! Would like to try the Clinique and Estée Lauder ones!

  • Amy

    I am loving the Laura Mercier Signature set, I’d never tried any of their products before so jumped at the chance. I recently got a small pot of the Clinique Moisture Surge moisturiser so will hopefully be giving the mask a go in the near future!

  • That Laura Mercier set looks lovely! I’d love to try some products by her, they all look lovely.

  • I usually use the masks from LUSH but have been looking at Clinique and Origins lately… glad to hear you like this one. I might check it out myself!

    xx Katelyn

  • Em

    Hi Kate, Have you tried the Body Shop pillow mist? Debating which one to buy, fed up of being tired and having to use the ‘quiet room’ in work for naps! x

  • Oh wish I’d picked up the LM palette in the sale too :o( love the This Works Pillow Spray too xx

  • I have the Estee Lauder product!! I use it to and it makes my skin feel so refreshed and great
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  • I love the look of the Hourglass cream to powder duo!

  • That Laura Mercier set looks gorgeous and what a steal!

    Sophierosehearts x

  • I’ve been seeing a lot of positive reviews lately on the Hourglass cream cheek products… Will definitely have to check it out 🙂

  • Could you ever do an affordable skincare guide or something along those lines? You have the most amazing skin and I want all of the products you mention but i just can’t afford them.

  • Great post&lovely products u have there. Jus bought e Estee Lauder pore minimising skin refinisher boxing day&i absolutely love it. Would love to try e Clinique overnight mask!

  • The clinque mask sounds very interesting!! always looking for a new face mask 🙂

  • I need to try the pillow spray! I’d love to try all of these out

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  • Love the blush/bronzer… looks like a great shade 🙂

  • I picked up that Laura Mercier set too, can’t believe the price. I nearly paid full price too. I really want the hourglass bronzing duo, I have a liberty’s voucher that I may put towards this. x

  • I need the Estee Lauder pore minimizing thing. My pores are going nuts now.
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  • so jealous you got that set, wish I’d seen it sooner! 🙁 x

  • Gem

    I’m a terrible sleeper too and always have been, I’ll definitely give that pillow spray a try!

    Gem x

  • I’ve been giving that pillow spray a try because I am a notoriously bad sleeper. I agree with you the fragrance is natural smelling without it being overpowering the problem is I always forget to use it!


  • I have never been a big fan of overnight masks but this one looks really nice! 🙂
    I have just started a blog and would love it if you came to check it out! 🙂

  • The Laura Mercier pallete looks amazing, I can’t believe it was only a tenner

  • Great post!! Will definitely have to try out the pillow spray, sounds like a great product! Hope you have a great new year and I can’t wait to see more amazing blog posts from you in 2013! 🙂 ♥

  • Loving the new blog header. Estee Lauder skin refresher sounds really lovely xx

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