8 Dec 2019

Currently Loving: The Ordinary



I've noticed recently that I've been having a love affair with quite a few products from The Ordinary lately and figured it had been a while since I've shared my latest portfolio of potions by them on my blog.



The Ordinary is known for their key ingredients and targeted products but especially loved for their affordable and inexpensive price range. There seems to be a misconception that the more you invest in skincare, the more it will benefit you but that isn't the case with this brand and many others available on the market now. I'm aware that Revolution also offer similar skincare products to that of The Ordinary as well as The Inkey List (which I can see becoming a huge competitor brand to The Ordinary), which has more recently become available via Boots

Anyway, I'd share some of my current favourites from The Ordinary 


Multi-Peptide Serum | £15.75

This is one of the newer products in my stash and it is aimed at improving hair density. All you need to do is apply a few drops to your roots and lengths, message it in thoroughly and it promises thicker, fuller and healthier hair.

The serum is concentrated with caffeine, natural extracts and peptides, making it a great product for those trying to grow their hair or improve it's condition. I naturally have thick hair but recently I feel like my hair isn't as strong as I'd like it to be as it is breaking, so I've been using this to revive my locks and make them strong and healthy again.



Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 | £5.90

This is one of the most popular products in the range and the one I feel like most people know of or have tried. It is a serum or pre-moisturiser step that absorbs seamlessly into the skin to provide intense moisture and hydration, leaving it plumper.

'Acid' can sound scary but this formula is gentle enough for daily use and it encourages people to use it once in the morning and once in the evening for maximum results. It's oil-free, so those with oily skin can use it to keep their skin nourished, but that also means it isn't greasy or heavy on the skin at all.


100% Plant Derived Squalane | £5.50

I have used this oil for a few years now and swear by it. It helped my skin come back from a really irritated time just before my wedding and ever since then, I have always had a bottle and a back up in my collection. I feel like it is a dark horse and a hidden gem within The Ordinary range as no one else seems to talk about it!

Squalane is naturally found in the skin and is known for its hydration properties. It prevents the loss of hydration that can cause dull skin so by using plant derived squalane on the skin, it can help add moisture back in and keep it that way. I always describe this as a non-greasy oil, meaning it is suitable for the all skin types and can be used day or night.

I use this after I've applied the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 as it helps absorb the product into the skin - they are like a dream team! The Squalane can also be used in the hair as a hydration booster, but I've not tried that yet!



Argireline Solution 10% | £5.50

This is also a new addition to my skincare collection and it is probably one of my favourites already. I've used it for a couple of months now and it is a product that lessens appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions and prevents them - which is great.

I think this is a great alternative to retinol as it has similar benefits without the ingredient, which can be quite strong. I've previously used the 0.2% Retinol in Squalane and the Argireline is much more gentler on younger skin. I would recommend the retinol for mature skin and this product for younger skin but for those concerned about expression lines (like me and my forehead wrinkles).



What are your favourite The Ordinary products? I'd love to try more!
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1 Dec 2019

Five Money-Saving Tips For The New Homeowner



Congratulations if you’ve just moved into your new home or are about to – you’ve reached one of the most exciting milestones in your life! Honestly the moment we got the keys for our first home was up there with the day of our wedding and when the Mr proposed to me. It’s a time in your life when you are in your own little happy bubble of joy.

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