Spring Beauty Rejuvenation Kit

Most Wanted and Voucher Codes sent me a little info about their latest research. They found that 18-24 year olds are spending £150 on refreshing their make-up bags after winter. To me, this seems like a lot of money and I think that with as little as £50 you can have you’re make-up bag ready for the spring and summer months.
For me, the most important items within a beauty routine, no matter what time of the year, are  moisturisers. Keeping your skin hydrated is very important and I find the more I look after my skin (which I haven’t been doing lately) the less I need to use foundations and powders. I seem to have more motivation to do this as the summer months start rolling round.
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Botanics Ultra Calm Day Cream, Botanics Ultra Calm Night Cream and Botanics Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream = £13.98 with Boots 3 for 2 offer.

So my first items are a day cream with SPF15, a night cream and a cleansing cream. I picked these from the Botanics range in Boots, I have used this brand a lot over the years and always find myself going back to it. What made my choices even better was the 3 for 2 offer. Boots usually have an offer of some sort on; you just have to time it right. So my skin care routine cost £13.98 in total, not bad for 3 quality products. I should probably mention that the non sensitive skin range was a little cheaper but my skin my be quite temperamental.

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Palmer’s lip balm – £1.98

Lip balm is something which is always knocking about in my bag. If I’m honest there are usually a few on the go at once but I like to make sure I have at least one containing SPF15, just incase we get a little sunshine. I started using Palmer’s lip balm the other day, it’s really moisturising and has that lovely cocoa butter scent to it. 

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – £8.99 and Wake Me Up shimmer from the same range in boots – £4.99

I find that the more I use foundation and powders the more sensitive my skin becomes. I try to cut down on my usage during the summer months but there are still days where I feel I need to slap a bit on to help me look awake in the mornings. I only apply a small amount and have found that Wake Me Up by Rimmel is very good for building up or keeping it light.

Using a highlighter with or without foundation can make all the difference to making you look a little more fresh in the morning. I tend to use highlighters throughout the year but go for one with a bit more of a shimmer in the s/s months. The one I have ready for spring is from the Wake Me Up range by Rimmel. It adds a little sparkle and light flush of pink to your skin.

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Bourjois Queen Attitude Mascara  – £7.49 and Rimmel Khol Kajal eyes pencil  £2.99

When it comes to mascara I always fining picking one a little overwhelming. After trying many high-street brands and not being satisfied I got lucky with a Bourjois one. This one has a thing brush and seems to make my lashes appear longer and separated. Alongside my mascara I like to wear a white eyeliner in the corner of my eyes but can also be used on the eyelid.

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Rimmel Apocalips – £5.99

It didn’t take me long to decide which lip product I would be adding into my spring rejuvenation kit. I am a huge fan of the new Apocalips range from Rimmel. They have a wide range of colours appropriate for s/s13 and can be built up or used lightly. For just £5.99 you get a fantastic lip product which is something between a lipstick and a lip gloss, without the sticky factor.

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Finally, to finish off my beauty kit I decided to pick a nail varnish. It might not be something that everyone has in their make-up bag but I often find myself doing my nails at the train station. This is Round and Round the Garden from Rimmel which is a perfect shade for s/s13 and costs just £2.99.

Total spend: £49.40