My Autumn/Winter skincare changes.


Hey there! so, it wasnt until this year really that i have had to rethink my skincare for the seasons, until then i was basically fine treating my combo skin as i always did regardless of season. But, as i get older (inwardly shivers) i have noticed that during the summer my skin is oilier and in the winter its dare i say it slightly on the dry side.

So with that in mind theres some changes ive been making now that the weather is getting colder!

Of course, we always start skincare with cleansing and my go to first cleanse has been the No7 nourishing cleanser £13.00 but if im being honest i was using this way before the weather got cold! i am going through this pot like theres no tomorrow, i really like it i feel like its one of those staple cleansers that everyone needs in there cupboard! there has been some nights when i showered later in the day etc when ive just done a shock horror single cleanse! with this, and theres no greasy residue or anything like that.

my second cleanse tends to be the cleanser that changes the most with the season, in the summer i tend to go for something that is more either clay based or gel like, but now with the weather getting colder soap & glory peaches and clean cream cleanser £8.00 has been my go to for mornings and second cleanses. Its a cream cleanser so it has that hydrating factor to it but because it contains fruit acids it still has that little bit of a kick to it that my skin tends to need.

Serums and oils tend to move around and change a lot for me on a day to day basis anyway! however in the winter i tend to lean towards oil in the evening a lot more, my favourite has been for a while now has been the revolution skin nourishing CBD oil £10.00. Its just a really good basic nourishing oil that adds that extra level of hydration that my skins really needed lately.

My nighttime cream has been fine, but my daytime one wasn’t cutting it so ive been using the neals yard deliciously ella rose, lime and cucumber moisturiser £25.00. i got this a while ago in a bundle that i bought, and i used it on and off as a nighttime moisturiser especially during the summer, but when i found i needed something more i grabbed this and works wonderfully! its just a really nice, basic moisturiser that does exactly what i want, hydrates and protects.

I dont use an eye cream normally due to having stupidly sensitive eyes, but my under eyes over the past few months had felt like they were lacking something and so when i got a little mini of the Anatomicals no old bags allowed £5.50 i thought i would give it a go every now and then and im glad i have. Sometimes my under eyes and just the skin around my eyes have felt dry and in need of something and this has worked really well, its not heavy in the slightest and very quickly i dont even know ive put anything on, things just feel more comfortable!

try and be better about lip balm but i have to be honest that i dont remember to put it on an awful lot even though i need it! But in the winter etc not using it can mean i get sore lips and i dont want that! so i try to remember to put some on, and ive been reaching for O’keeffes lip repair in cooling £4.25 lately. I bought this around my birthday but ive been picking it up lately more than i did back then really, i like the cooling feeling and its just a really good stick lip balm that lasts a long time on the lips!

So there you have it! the skincare ive been reaching for or swapping in now that the weather is getting colder. Do you switch things around in the winter? let me know!

Cath x

*Anuuk Aromatics essential oil burner & blends.


Hey there! so today i have something quite exciting to bring you, i was very kindly sent some bits and pieces from anuuk aromatic to try. As i have mentioned before in a few posts now i have scents very helpful with dealing with my anxiety over the past year or so, especially turning to wax melts. So the idea of trying a different way to get the scent into my room was very appealing to me!

Anuuk aromatics is a luxury aromatherapy brand, they sell a variety of items all surrounding aromatherapy and essential oils, they do everything from aromatherapy bracelets, essential oil burners to bespoke perfume and skincare. I was sent the *essential oil burner with a leaf pattern £20.00, and 2 essential oil blends £25.00 each, *decadence and *divine davana.

I will say that everything came extremely well packaged, beautifully packed up perfect if you were giving it as a gift or as a gift to yourself even.

First up we have the *essential oil burner £20.00, i have the one with a leaf pattern but there are 2 other designs as well. Each burner is made out of sandstone, with a simple metal cup in the top, basically you light a tea light in the main chamber, put water in the little cup with a few drops of oil.

I hadn’t used an essential oil burner before, but its rather easy! the only issues i had was getting the amount of water and oil right. once you learn how deep the cup is the water is pretty easy to deal with, the oil was a bit harder! but im getting there.

The design is really pretty, but honestly my favourite thing about this burner is that its made from sandstone so that if you do spill anything on it, it dries really quickly! it makes cleaning up from any mistakes a lot easier.

Next up we have the essential oil blends that i have, anu (the owner of anuuk aromatics) asked me what kind of scents i like, i explained that im a big fan of fruity scents, so oranges/grapefruits/mangos/limes/lemons etc and with that she sent me these two blends.


First up we have *decadence essential oil blend £25.00, decadence is meant to be uplifting, energising and exciting. the website describes being stood on a paradise island, and that it is that kind of heady fruity scent, it contains frangipani, lemon, lime, ylang ylang and myrrh. Its not so heady i find it overwhelming, instead it just adds this level of depth, i really can imagine this beautiful beach it describes.

The other oil i was sent is the *divine davana essential oil blend £25.00, they describe this scent as flowery, exotic, fruity and sweet. the story behind this one is being in a temple surrounded by nature, thinking of the next chapter of your life and i really like that idea, the pictures they describe for the scents are brilliant i must say!

this scent is fresh, and yet again i can really see it fitting with what they described. the oils in this one are davana, rose geranium, grapefruit and orange, so right up my street! i haven’t heard of davana before, but im glad i have now has it smells wonderful.

My only gripe with the oils is that the dropper on the bottle is a little too big so you tend to use more oil than you need too, you have to be very careful! its not a big deal at all, just something to watch for.

So all in all i really liked this way of scenting my room, i will continue mixing up using this and wax melts for sure. If your interested in trying essential oil burning i can highly suggest anuuk aromatics, they are a luxury brand, but i would say it is that kind of luxury experience that if you can afford it is worth it, of course it would also make amazing gifts.

Have you tried essential oil burners before? let me know!

Cath x

*i was provided with these items to be considered for review, this does not effect my opinion in any way.