The Weekend Post #16: The Perfect Mix

I’m a skincare addict. I would say that I enjoy nothing more beauty-wise that taking off my slap off in the evening. I like to mix up my products depending on how my skin is feeling and recently I’ve found the perfect mix of two products that gives my skin an extra boost in the evening.

I remember reading a tip in a magazine ages ago from a top Beauty Editor who liked to mix her serums to create a super potion. I was rather partial to mixing up my Mum’s beauty products into little pots when I was younger (shhh!) and creating bizarre flavours of body butters by having a play around so I was curious as to what would happen if I threw on two of my favourite evening treats at the same time. And you know what it’s pretty fab! I am in love with the Estée Lauder Advance Night Repair, it definitely needs a review of its own. It’s a restorative overnight serum and I find that using it daily has helped the texture of my skin, reduced redness and shrink down spots in record speed. Some nights I just cleanse, tone and then slather this all over my face and my skin looks nice and refreshed when I wake up. If my skin needs that little extra boost and has been slightly drier, then I create my own little mix by adding a few drops of the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil* into a 5p-sized blob of the Estée Lauder and massaging it in. The Clarins just adds a touch of moisturise and leaves my skin looks extra juicy in the morning, not greasy, just plump and soft. It’s not a mix that I use every night, just when my face is looking a little ropey and I love it!

Moral of the story – don’t be scared to mix it up every now and again, you might just find a gem of a combo! Do any of you have any secret mixes? Want to see a more in-depth review of the Estée Lauder Advance Night Repair? Let me know 🙂

*PR Sample