SKINCARE COLLECTION & STORAGE
Recently, we renovated our bathroom – well, half renovated; there’s still the flooring to put down – and part of that renovation was getting a new cabinet specifically for my skincare products. I spent the evening organising and decluttering my skincare collection and placing it in the new cabinet (time well spent if you ask me) and I thought I’d show you around!
The cabinet itself is mirrored, making it a little difficult to photograph. It was £65 from B&Q, and came flat-packed. Underneath is my sink from VictorianPlumbing; inside the top-right drawer is my facial cloths, reusable cotton pads and makeup wipes.
Inside, we have this beautiful sight. I love how this looks. Just… look. LOOK. Doesn’t that make your heart flutter? There’s three glorious shelves of skincare, two-point-six of those are all mine (the other point-four is a little section for my husband’s hand cream, lip balm, moisturiser and beard oil).
The bottom shelf, on the left half, is home to my cleansing products. There’s some Nip+Fab cleansing pads which I use every morning, some facial washes from brands like Elemis and BalanceMe, Micellar Water, which I use to remove mascara, and makeup removers like the Eve Lom Cleanser. I do prefer to use a balm cleanser to remove my makeup first, then follow it up with a face wash (and micellar water if needed).
On the other side, we have a smaller selection of exfoliants and toners. I, shamefully, only have two toners at the moment as I haven’t had many in subscription boxes lately. I have a spray from Superdrug’s Vitamin E range and a L’oreal toner and that’s it! My exfoliators have a little bit more variety. The ones I’m using twice-weekly at the moment are the Radiance Peel from M&S Beauty and the NUXE exfoliating gel.
Moving onto the middle shelf now, on the left I have all of my serums. I have a lot of small samples of serums which I’m working through, but I’m definitely obsessed with the Rodial Dragon Sculpting Gel. It makes my skin feel incredible. I’m never sure whether serum makes a difference, but it’s a step I enjoy doing.
On the right side of the shelf, I have moisturisers, including night creams and day creams. I actually have mostly day creams, with one night cream and a couple of moisturisers. I love the Formula night cream from M&S Beauty (I need another one but it’s £22!) and the Neutrogena Moisturiser. For day cream I like to choose one that’s anti-pollution, so I have a few that claim to be just that!
On the top shelf, we have the eye creams in the centre (my favourite is the Snail one!) and then the ‘etc’ bits on the left, which includes facial oils and lip balms. Probably my favourite lip balm is the Dr Paw Paw Original Balm; you can use it everywhere.
In the centre I have a selection of eye creams and wrinkle fillers. Filorga is a great brand for filling in the wrinkles I have by my eyes. For my eye cream I use a snail serum I found on Wish! Yo’re supposed to store some eye creams in the fridge, but my room is so cold it’s barely over fridge temperature anyway!
Even my husband has a section! He has a moisturiser, beard oil, lip balms, Bonjela, hand cream (that he stole from me) and a couple of hair products. The lego man is a likeness of him that was on the top of our wedding cake!