I thought I would start off my blog talking about what I think is the most important part of your makeup routine: skincare.

Starting with a good base can make all the difference, so make sure you take good care of your skin!

My first HG skin care item would have to be my toner, Paula’s Choice Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution (RRP 38.00 AUD). For the longest time I didn’t use a toner, then I discovered this little gem and I must say, I am now hooked!


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It will not work miracles for your skin overnight. You need to use it regularly morning and night to notice a difference. It does not stop all my breakouts, it is unfortunately inevitable to experience breakouts every now and then (that time of the month, ladies!), but over all I think the texture of my skin has improved dramatically and I break out far less often, and when I do, they are not nearly as bad. I have super sensitive skin, and I love that this targets acne but it still gentle enough to use twice a day on my sensitive skin. LOVE 🙂

Keeping with the Paula’s Choice theme, I also could not live without my daytime moisturiser. I use the Skin Balancing Daily Mattifying Lotion (RRP 40.75 AUD).


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This is the only moisturiser that I have ever used that is hydrating enough that my skin feels moisturised,  yet not so heavy that my oily skin ends up looking like a giant grease ball (hot). It has a lot of beneficial ingredients for your skin, like anti oxidants, that are supposed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, and I must say that I have definitely noticed an improvement!

I have never seen Paula’s Choice products on the shelves in Australia; I buy mine online from the Paula’s Choice website! The products are far cheaper on the US website, but living in Australia, as with everything else, the products are so.freaking.expensive. For me, it is worth it for these two products, but I have tried other things from the Paula’s Choice line that I didn’t feel were worth the money.

The last product I want to talk about is coconut oil.


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This stuff is AMAZING. You can use it as a moisturiser all over your body, you can use it as a hair mask and you can use it as a facial moisturiser, which is what I love it for! I use it as my night moisturiser, because as it is an oil, I find it too much for my skin during the day. It is full of nutrients that are amazing for your skin, it is like my  miracle-in-a-jar! Could not live without it!


As for a cleanser, I have tried a few but I haven’t found one that I love and keep going back to. If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them! Just leave a comment below 🙂