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With the cold weather well and truly here, us eczema sufferers know that this is when our skin suffers. I've made a post of what I've found over the years has worked for me and hopefully will work for you!
Let's begin...

Being the makeup lover that I am, finding a makeup remover that doesn't dry out my skin has always been a bug bear of mine, until I found Garnier Micellar Water. 

This has been an absolute God send in taking my makeup off before washing! It's so gentle, even on my eyes (which are also eczema prone). Recommend for those struggling with wipes and other makeup removers that claim to be for 'sensitive skin'. On a side note - I recently tried the Garnier Micellar Water wipes and really don't get along with them, only recommend the actual water.

After I've taken my makeup off with the Micellar water, I then wash my face to remove any excess makeup. For this I use the No7 beautiful skin cleansing balm. 

For my skin, I like to use a balm to cleanse my skin instead of a wash or any harsher scrubs. This balm, I find, puts moisture back into my skin after washing and doesn't make my skin feel tight or dehydrated. In my opinion, No7 skincare products are highly underrated and I love their range for sensitive skin.
No7 Cleansing Balm

Possibly the most important part of my skin care routine is moisturiser.
For my face, I tend to reach for the richer creams especially in the colder months. At the moment I haven't found a holy grail facial moisturiser but I do have a few I like. The one I'm using at the moment is Avéne Hydrance Optimale.

I am enjoying this at the moment but feel like it doesn't completely sink into my skin. However, do recommend for those with sensitive skin. If you have any suggestions of facial moisturisers please comment below!

On that note, I have 100% found my holy grail body moisturiser and recommend it to anyone with dry or eczema prone skin!! I've tried everything from drug store moisturisers to prescribed ointments and the only thing that works for me is Aveeno lotion. 

This moisturiser was recommended to my by a dermatologist and haven't looked back (I actually use this on my face too!) It is made from oats so is completely natural and works wonders on dry skin. Highly recommend.

Showering has always posed a problem with regards drying out my skin. A lot of shower gels that claim to be 'sensitive skin' contain a lot of chemicals that subsequently dry out the skin. Because of this I use medicated shower gel called Oilatum. 

Granted it's not the most luxurious shower gel, but it does what it says on the tin, which includes moisturising my skin. This can also be bought in local chemists and supermarkets, and works really well.

There are also a few basic bits in my skincare routine that I recommend. Vaseline is one of them, not only can it be used on lips, as I have eczema around my eyes, Vaseline is so sensitive that it moisturises even around the eyes. Sudocrem is also a huge help, especially for sore flare ups in awkward areas. It heals and protects without irritation.

Hope this helps, please let me know your tips and tricks for eczema in the Winter I would love to know!!

Love, Soph xxx

2016 is officially here and I for one cannot believe how much this year has flown by (even though I do say that every year). 
Seeing as it is a new year, one of my resolutions is to be consistent with blogging! Having university can make blogging difficult, but excuses aside I'm going to try my hardest to keep this resolution!
So I thought I'd kick off this year with some of my 2015 favourites.
I've got a few makeup bits, accessories and my all round holy grail products!

So lets begin...

My first makeup favourite is a newby and I can already tell it is a holy grail in my everyday makeup routine. Makeup Geek eyeshadows are without a doubt one of my favourite brands of eyeshadows. They are so highly pigmented and this colour, Peach Smoothie, is the perfect transition colour for me! It also helps that Makeup Geek, for us Brits, are now being sold on
I highly recommend!! 

As you can tell this is a much loved product. Considering I'm fair skinned, highlighters are hard to find that actually show up on my skin. If any of you have the same trouble finding good highlighters - look no further! Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm is the honestly the best highlighter I've tried to date, so if any of you know a similar highlighter please comment below as I have an obsession....

I am a little bit late on the bandwagon with these but since having my extensions (see previous posts) I was recommended this. Honestly, the Tangle Teezer is so soft at brushing my hair. If you have thick hair or extensions I can't recommend more. So many of my friends use this, with both thick and thin hair and absolutely swear by it - and now I do too!
Buy it here: Tangle Teezer

This hands down is my favourite scent of all time, Lancome - La Vie Est Belle. I am normally attracted to the fruity fragrances but I smelt this on my friend and I've never looked back. I am awful at explaining scents but I will leave a description down below. Honestly, this is my third bottle, which is a pretty pricey habit to have but definitely worth it. If you have the chance, give it a niff!

For all you eczema sufferers, if you haven't tried Aveeno already, make sure you do. This is my absolute holy grail moisturiser for my eczema prone skin. I am thinking of doing a skin care routine for those with ezcema, what do you think? But honestly it is so natural which is perfect for sensitive skin!
Buy it here: Aveeno moisteriser

Last, but certainly not least is probably my favourite item of 2015.  My wonderful boyfriend bought me my very first Michael Kors watch for my birthday in September and I haven't stopped wearing it since. I love that it is a mixture of different metals which means it is so versatile and will go with pretty much any outfit. I think the classic face makes it look so chic and it is by far my favourite piece of jewellery to date.
Buy it here: Michael Kors watch

If  you would like to see anything else, please comment down below.
Hope you all had a wonderful 2015, and I hope to see you a lot more in the new year!
Love, Sophie xxx


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