Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Review

Today I thought I would review the Clinique Moisture Surge moisturiser. Since purchasing this in Florida I have been obsessed and have been using this every single day! It quickly became an essential of mine. I cannot believe how good it is!

First thing I want to point out is the price. This moisturiser is £34 for 50ml. I know this is on the more expensive but I think it is worth all the money you pay.  I suffer with dry skin as most of you will know if you have been reading my blog for a while but this has seriously helped my skin so much.

This mosituriser is beautiful gel/cream formula which is really light on the skin. It is easy to apply and absorbs into the skin really well. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft as well as hydrated.  I would definitely recommend this moisturiser is if you have really dry skin or if you suffer from acne, eczema or dermatitis because my friend suffers from those and it work so well on her skin and she does have to be very careful about what products she uses. It reduces redness and does help to clear up the skin. Even though I don’t suffer from those conditions, luckily, I notice that using the product really does to help keep my skin clear from spots and does make my skin appear really healthy and glowy.

It doesn’t irritate my skin, which is great since I do have rather sensitive skin. Unlike most other moisturisers it absorbs into the skin so well and doesn’t leave the skin appearing oily or greasy which I really like.  Also, a huge plus for me is how quickly it absorbs into the skin. I hate having to wait ages for my moisturiser to absorb into my skin but I don’t have any issues with this with the product.

Upon application I definitely feel like my skin feels healthy and that I look more awake. I feel like it does a very good job of wakening my skin up and not making me feel looks as tired as I perhaps feel. I especially like applying this under my eyes because I think it does help diminish my dark circles.

I highly recommend this product. It is easily the best moisturiser I have used. No matter what the weather or what season your skin always needs some TLC and this product just adds that little extra moisture boost that your skin needs and to give you a really healthy and radiant complexion and glow.  Ever since my first use of the product I noticed what a huge difference it made to my skin and loved it, thus have continued to use it every day since.

I would definitely recommending giving this product try if you haven’t already.  It is definitely an essential for me and one that I know I am going to be loving for while.It is going to take something very special to beat this product. I understand it is quite expensive but you get what you pay for. The quality of the product is definitely there and the results are visible and for me unbeatable.

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Thank you so much for reading and I hope you liked this review post and found it of some use! Let me know what moisturisers you all love and get along with! I will see you very soon. Much love,

Lizzie X

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Mini Haul


I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week. Today I have a mini haul for you. It feels like forever since I did a haul post, but I am sure it wasn’t even that long ago. It is just a mini haul of little essentials that I needed or that I had been wanting to try out for a while so I hope you enjoy!

Nike Dry fit socks. These are thicker than the normal ones and are so comfy and warm. I love them and the pattern is really cute too!
Pro Voke Touch of Silver shampoo and conditioner. As you know I got my hair highlighted at the beginning of December and so I have brought these because they are supposed to protect your hair and the colour of your hair too!
Colgate Max White Luminous toothpaste. I just needed some new toothpaste and wanted to give this one a try. It is supposed to make you teeth whiter all round so I will wait and see if it does!
I have recently been getting into face masks and have been trying to do one once a week. Therefore, I just picked up a few masks when I was out shopping so I have some in ready. I really like them. This one is Blemish Mud.
Another face mask in passion peel off.
Garnier mineral invisible deodorant. I love this deodorant. It lasts so long and doesn’t mark your clothes and again I use needed a new one because I ran out of my dove one, which I also love as well.
If you know me, you know I am obsessed with bralettes because they are just so comfy. I own so many of them. When I was in Primark the other day, I saw this one and just had to buy it. It was such a beautiful colour and looked super cute. I am sure I will get plenty of wear out of this!
I normally wash my hair 2/3 times a week depending on how busy I am and fortunately I am lucky in the fact that my hair isn’t greasy so I can leave it that long without washing it. However, I do always like to spritz a little dry shampoo into my hair for added volume and texture. I got this one because it matched the shampoo and conditioner so I thought it would work well.
I love Simple products. They just work really well with my skin. These were offer the other day when I was shopping so I just picked up a pack for those nights when I am feeling really lazy and tired and cannot be bothered with my full skin care routine, because lets be honest that does happen from time to time!


Thank you so much for reading and I really hope you have enjoyed. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts and opinions on them are. Also, let me know if you would like to see a Valentine’s Day get ready with me sort of post or if you have any requests because I am definitely open to suggestions and ideas! Much love,

Lizzie X

Skincare Q&A


Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a little skincare Q&A, so I hope you enjoy reading about what I use and do on a daily basis to take care of my skin and any products that I would recommend using. If you have any more questions still about skincare or my skincare routine then feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you! Into the questions…

  • How many times do you wash your face daily? – I believe I wash my face twice. Once in the morning when I wake up and then also again in the evening when I go in the shower (yes I am a night shower person).
  • What skin type do you have? (dry, oily or combination) – My skin is pretty normal to be perfectly honest. In the winter months it can get more dry than usual but for the most part I would say I have normal skin.
  • What is your current facial wash? – I am currently using the Nivea daily essentials gentle cream wash and I LOVE it. It’s great! Really soft and gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling really smooth and cleansed. Would definitely recommend. Also, a little side note, another face wash I highly recommend is the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Gentle Exfoliating wash. I love this product to and would recommend trying this out also. Both work really well and I switch between them all the time.
  • Do you exfoliate? – Yes, I do. Probably not as much as I should do but I do exfoliate from time to time. I know it is important and my skin always feels so much better after I have exfoliated and removed all the dead skin cells, it’s just not one of my favourite parts of my skincare routine!
  • What brand do you use? – For my body I use Soap and Glory because they do the most incredible exfoliators which smelly incredible and leave your skin feeling amazing and for my face I just use my trusty Neutrogena which I have just mentioned.
  • What moisturiser do you use? – I use the Simple Kind to Skin hydrating moisturiser and I just get along with it really well. I think it does help that I use the Simple cleanser and toner to go with the moisturises but either way I do the moisturiser and it leaves me skin hydrated and smooth so no complaints. Really great budget friendly moisturiser too. In fact all the products I have mentioned are great alternatives to the higher end skin products out on the market.
  • Do you have freckles? – Yes, I do. I have a few and I quite like them.
  • Do you use eye cream? – No. I am only young and I know it’s perhaps never too early to use eye cream and help prevent ageing or dark circles etc. but I don’t feel the need too and using a little bit of highlighting concealer under my eyes removes any dark circles.
  • Do you or did you have acne prone skin? – Not particularly. My skin is really quite good to be honest. Of course I get spots occasionally, most frequently on my forehead or my chin but I am lucky I don’t suffer from acne prone skin and thankful.

That’s everything for this mini skincare Q&A. Please feel free to let me know if you have nay other questions that you would like to answer and I will try my best to answer them for you. I hope you have enjoyed and thank you so very much for reading and I will see you shortly!

Lizzie X

Skin Care Routine

Everyday Skin Care Products
Simple cleanser, toner and moisturiser
Neutrogena face wash
Jack Wills moisturiser, Ted Baker hand and nail cream and Garnier deodrant
Soap and Glory shower creams and body scrub

Hi guys,

Today I am sharing with you my everyday skin care routine and the products I have been using recently to help maintain my skin looking fresh and healthy as well as feeling smooth and soft.

When I wake up in the morning, I will wash my face using the Simple cleanser, toner  and mosituriser . To apply the cleanser and toner I will take a small cotton pad and apply each one to a cotton pad and then distribute evenly across my face, starting with the cleanser and following it with the toner. After that I will apply a small pump of moisturiser to the palm of my hand and rub in evenly all over my skin.  In the evening I repeat these steps using the cleanser and toner to remove any makeup I have worn throughout day before I hop into the shower. When I have been in the shower, after my skin has dried off I will then apply the moisturiser before bed. I love these products and they work brilliantly at hydrating my skin and removing my makeup. They do struggle to remove waterproof mascara if I ever wear that and in that case I just use the cleanser all over my face and use my Ester Lauder eye makeup remover to remove any eye makeup. They are certainly suitable products especially for dry and sensitive skin and quite inexpensive, so definitely worth a try.

Day to day I use the products as described but when I go on vacation or stay over night at places I tend to use makeup wipes. I don’t like using them daily and prefer to cleanse and tone when I have time but these makeup wipes consist of tea tree and are really inexpensive at 50 pence a pack from Wilko. They remove your makeup so well and I was super impressed with the quality of them especially for the price and the tea tree definitely helps clear out your pores and prevent breakouts.  I do find these to be a really good option when I am busy or on vacation but would suggest a proper cleanse and tone everyday when possible.

The next product I have been loving is the Neutrogena gentle exfoliating face wash. I am very careful when it comes to skin products, especially face washes, since I do have sensitive skin. I would highly recommend this product if you, like me, have sensitive skin. It is very gentle on the skin and works AMAZING! I love how clean and clear my skin feels after use and have been loving how clear my skin has been this past month since I have started using it. I apply a small amount to the palm of hand, whilst in the shower, and gently rub into the skin and then rinse off with some warm water. I love how gentle this product is which means I can use it daily and I love the difference it has made to my skin and my confidence as a result of this. Would definitely recommend trying this product.

For my body I have being using the soap and Glory Body washes.I have two: one is clean girls, soft and creamy body wash and the other is orangeasm body wash. I adore both of them. They both smell absolutely INCREDIBLE! Honestly, this smell so good and they also leave your body feeling soft and moisturised which helps you, especially if you are bit like me and lazy when it comes to moisturising haha! I definitely am! I always “forget” to moisturise and so I love how soft and clean my skin feels after use. Also once or twice a week I will use the Soap and Glory Foamy Fruity body scrub to exfoliate my skin and remove any dead skin. Again this product smells so good and leaves your skin feeling incredibly smooth. What I really like about this scrub is the fact it isn’t harsh on the skin like most scrubs and is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin which really helps me. I would definitely recommend all of these products. One thing I must say is that they are at the higher price end but are definitely worth the money you pay for them. However, if you’re after something a little more budget friendly I find the Nivea Cashmere Moments to be very similar to these and very moisturising but a lot more affordable.

In the rare occasion I do moisturise my body, I have recently been using the Jack Wills Hope Cove moisturiser. I love the smell of this moisturiser and it has a lovely fresh scent to it which isn’t too overpowering.  It does leave you skin feeling really smooth and soft but again is quite pricey when I am sure there are alternatives to this which provide just as good results but are more affordable. I just happened to receive this in a gift set at Christmas and although I like it and love scent I am undecided about whether I would repurchase. I do think there are better moisturises out there on the market to try out.

The last skin product I have been using is the Ted Baker hand and nail cream. For me personally I get along really well with this type of hand cream as it is fast drying and doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky or oily or like you have applied product which can be the case with some hand creams. Again I am in love with the scent of this product and also love how moisturised my hands feel and how soft they feel. Would I recommend this product? Yes I would recommend it, especially as I love the consistency which I find hard to find in hand creams. Unfortunately though, I do have to say this product is quite pricey.

I hope you have all enjoyed finding out about my skin care routine and what products I use on a daily basis to help keep my skin revitalized,healthy and smooth. I do believe looking after your skin is so so so important and having a consistence skin routine certainly  helps maintain your skin from feeling dry and looking dull. Another little thing I would like to mention is that I make sure I drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep me and my skin hydrated and this has made an unbelievable difference, at least for me, to my skin and my overall health.

I’ll see you in the next one. Love,

Lizzie X