The Easy Pre Party Skincare Pick Me Up


Welcome to one of the busiest times of the year - between stressing out over work, party outfits, and which colour scarf your aunt Mabel might appreciate most in her stocking, the next biggest stressor is looking mildly presentable for the many Christmas parties in our calendars - some we look forward to, others, well let’s just say they’re a little more obligatory… This busy schedule coupled with pre Christmas stress often leaves us little time to get ready.

One thing I’ve found to be super important during this time of the year is a good consistent skincare routine. Before getting ready to apply makeup, I always make sure I take a few minutes to prep my face, it’s a minimal routine to avoid being too time consuming, but is something that makes my makeup application look better with way less effort and means I’m not applying makeup on top of an unclean face (reducing the risk of break outs because let's face it we have enough problems with all the food at this time of year!). 

I always start by tying my hair back and removing any makeup that might already be on my face. Depending on how much makeup I’m already wearing I’ll either use the Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes* or Micellar Cleansing Water*. I personally prefer the cleansing water if I’m already wearing heavy eye makeup. Both of these remove makeup quickly and without being too drying.

After my face is free from makeup, I massage the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel in to my skin to deep cleanse and nourish my skin. It’s not an overly time consuming step but makes all the difference to my skins radiance. Once I’ve finished cleansing I quickly add a hefty dose of moisturiser to my skin using the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and the Skin Rescuer. These not only hydrate and nourish my skin (helping with the longevity of products to follow), but help my makeup to glide on and sit better.

It’s such a simple set of steps to add in to my getting ready routine, but so worth it as they really help to perk up my skin after a long day. It's also a pretty short routine and works well post party too, cleansing and hydrating the skin thoroughly, avoiding a sever case of "hangover face"... *shudders*.

* Compensation was provided by Unilever Simple via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Unilever Simple.

"Simple has over 50 years heritage in caring for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Sensitive skin is not a skin type limited to a few people, we can all experience occasions where skin feels dry or irritated, sometimes when we least expect it.

All Simple products contain triple purified water and only our purest possible, skin-loving ingredients with no artificial perfumes or colours. Our unique formulation helps to instantly hydrate reducing the potential for irritation. You can trust the natural goodness in all our products to care for even the most sensitive skin."


  1. I've just bought the Kiehl's Moisturising Overnight Masque and I love how it makes my skin feel in the morning! I will have to try these other Kiehl's products out too.

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  2. I'm a huge fan of Kiehl's skincare products! Their Creamy Avocado Eye Cream is amazing!

  3. The Simple Micellar water is amaaaazing!

  4. So desperate to try the Oskia Cleansing Gel, I've heard so much about it! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

  5. I always now use teh simple miscella water! Its just fab!!
    -Morgan x

  6. The Oskia cleansing gel is one I want to try, I always hear wonderful things!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  7. I need to try the Oskia cleanser, it sounds amazing!

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  8. I love the Oskia cleanser, it's so lovely!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  9. I'm loving the new origins packaging with some of their products! x

  10. These products seem to be so lovely !


  11. Great post, lovely products I love the look of the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment! I love Micellar water it's so good!

    JosieVictoriaa // // Lifestlye, Travel and Fashion

  12. I really like Kiehl's and Oskia products. They work really well with my skin type.


  13. I hear so many good things about Kiehl products, I need to try some to try to help hydrate my dry skin

    Lauren x |

  14. I really want to try some Kiehl products, they sound so lovely!

    xo, Liz

  15. Love seeing you talk about Simple products, I love when you talk about high end products as well but it's nice to change it up and chat about more affordable skincare too. I use the Micellar Wipes and I think they're actually so much more gentle than the OG Simple wipes, loving them lately!

  16. I really want to try the Simple makeup wipes. I've been using their moisturiser for years which I love but want to try more products x

    Wonky Lauren

  17. These products sound great! I especially want to try Kiehl's products as I've heard such good things! xx

  18. Great post!

  19. Great post! Sounds like such an easy quick routine!
    I've heard so many great things about the micellar water, I'm thinking of trying it!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  20. Love Kiehls skincare and must try that Oskia cleanser soon, everytime I read your blog it reminds me to buy it!


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