Today we give you a rundown of bb's perfect day in basic beauty. Imagine having the whole day dedicated to primping and pampering! Trust us, even though we get to play with beauty products in the office, we certainly don't always get the time for the perfect beauty routine!
But the best thing is, you can pick and choose which steps you'd like to incorporate into your daily routine, from our top choices, to suit your style and your lifestyle. It's that easy. Even if you are busy, try to take a little care of yourself, because if you feel amazing, chances are your day will become more amazing too!
Just like your morning coffee, there are a few things you shouldn't start the day without!
AM - Hair care heaven
Instead of choosing to throw your hair up in a top knot (my solution for hair-past-its-wash-by-date), set your alarm a little earlier to wash your strands. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that will make your hair so shiny, people will think you've had a professional treatment. Try Terax Delicato Classic Shampoo and Terax Original Crema Conditioner which combat static electricity, helping keep your locks smooth and soft!
AM - Body wash wellness
To make your shower experience even more enjoyable, swap your regular bar of soap for a fantastic smelling body wash. I am currently loving Bloom Organic Hand and Body Wash, which not only smells lovely and is kind to skin, but also looks pretty, taking pride of place in my bathroom! Be sure to breathe in the natural scent for a dose of aromatherapy too!
AM - Creamy cleansing
If you are like me, you'll prefer cleansing in the shower because it is super convenient. Also convenient? Using a cleanser and exfoliator in one! My sister loved her Yes to Carrots Nourishing Exfoliating Cleanser that I gifted to her so much, she demanded I send the tube over to her when she headed OS and accidentally left it behind! Creamy as well as containing soft exfoliating ingredients, skin is left balanced, nourished and radiantly rejuvenated (Yes, I admit... I 'borrowed' a little once!)
AM - Dry and apply!
Make sure to slather your limbs in moisturiser when you get out of the shower to deter any sneaky dryness. We love Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion in Passionflower. It glides on smoothly and dries fast so you can get dressed straight after. The sweet scent also lingers throughout the day - yum!
AM- Moisturise and Prime to prep
You've cleansed your face now you need to prep it for whatever makeup you choose to wear. Apply a nourishing moisturiser perfect for everyday use, like the Planet Eve Daily Face Moisturiser, which is light in texture and perfect to apply before makeup. Wait a couple of minutes then apply a primer before your foundation. We like the MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Face Base, which creates a smooth surface for your makeup to be applied over. Just be sure to wait a few moments before creating your next masterpiece on your face - a couple of minutes letting it 'set' will mean it makes for the perfect canvas!
Then apply your makeup to your hearts content! Style your freshly washed tresses to perfection! Spritz some scent on before you leave the house and chances are you'll be walking with a little spring in your step all morning long!
When you get home from a long day at work it is easy to jump straight into your pj's and forget about taking off your makeup. But a little beauty TLC before bed will give your skin a glow you'll be happy to wake up to!
PM - Take it off...
Make sure to remove your makeup, no matter how tired you are, otherwise the rest of your skincare work will be for nothing. We are all obsessed with the Yes to range of wipes here at bb, for good reason. They remove makeup and revive tired skin after a long day. Try the Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes 30 pack for relaxing refreshment for your face.
PM - Become friends with your balm
A night balm might be a new addition to your routine but it is one not to be overlooked. Night balms work hard on your skin while you sleep and treat skin at the cellular level. We sampled the Be in Awe Shaanta Night Balm in June and our members loved it. Not surprising, considering it leaves skin feeling super hydrated and supple whilst also being non-greasy.
PM - Spy some not-so-tired eyes
The delicate eye area should also receive some special attention, as this is often the first place that signs of ageing start to appear. Invest in a good quality eye cream like the Erborian Ginseng Infusion Total Eye cream, which decreases dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue as well as renewing skin cells and naturally restoring elasticity and vitality. Tip: be sure to apply with your ring finger, as this will mean you won't be able to tug or rub too hard at the delicate skin.
PM - Kiss goodnight
We often remember to apply lip balm during the day, but try to show your lips some nightly love too. Applying your balm at bedtime will help to restore dryness and give you the soft and plump pout you've been dreaming of. Try Pangea Organics Lip Balm which contains organic oils to offer tremendous rejuvenation, nourishment and protection.
What is your beauty routine? Do you like to follow the same beauty steps each day? Let us know what you can't go a day without! - Lauren