Makeup + Skincare

My PM Skincare Routine

18th January 2017

I recently wrote about my AM skincare routine, where I outlined the products I’ve been using each morning and which work well for my skin. This post is a follow up to that, where I’ll be talking about my PM skincare routine and the products I’m loving currently.

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In the evening I always double cleanse, starting with a gel or cream cleanser to get the bulk of my makeup off. I’ve been using this balancing cleanser from Alpha H which contains Aloe Vera, I find it leaves skin feeling very clean and lifts makeup easily. For my second cleanse I always use a cleansing balm and have a few on rotation, but am presently using Emma Hardie’s Amazing Face balm which is as the name suggests, amazing. Skin feels really clean afterwards but I find these products are gentle enough to not leave my skin feeling dry after two cleanses.


As in the morning I acid tone, using my favourite Pixi Glow Tonic. I find I am able to use this in conjunction with the Alpha H Liquid Gold treatment without issues but built up usage slowly without acid toning when I first began using Alpha H.


After toning I apply eye cream to my under eye and lids.


I then alternate between serums / treatments, using Luna Sunday Riley retinol oil every other night and Alpha H Liquid Gold in-between. I do find Alpha H to be very harsh so use it carefully and with lots of moisturiser afterwards, although it makes my skin look a lot better so it’s worth doing.


If my skin feels like it needs it and is a bit dry, I love using this Sarah Chapman Skinesis serum which was gifted to me by a friend who could no longer use it. It’s become a staple in my skincare routine as it can take dry even flaking skin back to normal almost instantly.


Last up I always finish with a good moisturiser. I know you can use Alpha H without one but for me that feels way too harsh. I’ve been loving the Kate Somerville moisturizers lately, her goat milk and oil free formulas being my favourites. I alternate between them depending on how my skin feels.

Writing down all the products I use each day does make this routine sound like a complete pain … It isn’t honestly! I have all my skincare stuff out on my vanity with cotton pads, so I can quickly do my skin before going out in the morning or going to bed. Whilst some of the products are at the pricier end of things, they last for ages and have such a good effect, I don’t mind splurging. Prevention is better than cure and all that.

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  • Yiotou_La
    18th January 2017 at 9:47 am

    I do a double cleanse too at night and I love how my skin feels after removing all makeup. I also use a face mask 2-3 time a week 🙂


    • Amy
      22nd January 2017 at 2:38 pm

      I need to remember to do face masks more regularly, I do them sporadically at the moment but will be popping one on tonight 🙂

  • Jacquard Flower
    18th January 2017 at 10:00 am

    You have a great routine. Love the look of the eye cream do you think it’s good for reducing puffiness?x

    • Amy
      22nd January 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Gemma! I think it would do, it feels very cooling on application and helps make me look like less of a zombie in the morning <3

  • Ela
    19th January 2017 at 1:09 am

    I so wanna try Sunday Riley products but they’re not available in the Philippines! 🙁
    Ela |

    • Amy
      22nd January 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Ah that’s a shame 🙁 I hope you get to try them soon <3

  • Mammafulzo
    20th January 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I love the Pixi Glow tonic and the Emma Hardie balm, I haven’t tried any of the other products but I would love to try the Sarah Chapman serum I have heard great things about it, great post xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      22nd January 2017 at 2:40 pm

      I swear by the Emma Hardie balm, I’ve repurchased it for the past 3 years and wouldn’t be without it. Thanks Zoe <3

  • Daisy
    20th January 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve been dying to try Sunday Riley products!!!

    • Amy
      22nd January 2017 at 2:40 pm

      They’re worth the hype <3

  • Bernadette
    20th January 2017 at 11:45 pm

    All these products look lovely. I definitely want to try sunday riley skincare! I have just recently picked up the Alpha-H Liquid gold, I’m excited to hopefully see some results. x

    • Amy
      22nd January 2017 at 2:40 pm

      I’m loving the Alpha-H Liquid Gold, let me know how you on with it <3

  • Alice Grace
    21st January 2017 at 10:26 am

    The Sarah Chapman Intense Hydration Booster is one of my holy-grail serums, I can’t be without it in my skincare stash! I really don’t get on with the Alpha-H Liquid Gold or Pixi Glow Tonic, though. I find them way too harsh for my skin and, even if I use them only one night a week, they leave my skin sore and itchy! Instead, I use the Clarins Brightening Exfoliating Toner. It’s just as effective at smoothing the skin, but it doesn’t irritate my skin at all.

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


    • Amy
      22nd January 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Totally! Ah that’s a shame, I know they are quite harsh and funnily enough one of the acid toners I have on rotation is the Clarins one you mentioned, which I also love <3

  • Laura Louise
    22nd January 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I’m all about the Sunday Riley oils! x

    • Amy
      23rd January 2017 at 11:53 am

      Yes! x

  • Tara Daniella
    23rd January 2017 at 1:00 am

    I absolutely love the Emma Hardie balm but it’s seemed to work it’s way out of my rotation- thanks for reminding me how much I love it! I got a Liquid Gold sample size in an advent calendar before Christmas but was worried it might be a little harsh, now I really want to give it a go, I’m so glad I didn’t give it away!

    • Amy
      23rd January 2017 at 11:53 am

      It’s funny how things do that isn’t it? I hope you love Liquid Gold, when I started using it I just did it once a week and built it up. Let me know what you think of it <3

  • Rachel Stinson
    23rd January 2017 at 8:45 pm

    You make me wish that I could get into night time skincare. I am so lazy though. When I get in from work I crash and care barely manage anything. I have been taking my make-up off every night which I am proud of but washing the face is a step I haven’t graduated to yet 🙁 need you here to force me into it haha! xx

    Rach |

    • Amy
      24th January 2017 at 11:00 am

      Haha I’m going to come and poke you with a stick each evening to remind you. In all honesty I didn’t start doing this until I was 26 ish I think and even then it seemed slightly premature. I think it’s pointless wasting money on products for things you don’t need, I added things one by one to my routine based on what my skin needed x

  • leah rachel
    27th January 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products but I’m forever hearing great things about the Pixi toner! I’d love to use a cleansing balm, sounds really good for getting makeup off quickly.

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Amy
      1st February 2017 at 9:56 am

      I couldn’t live without a balm cleanser now, it really does get just about anything off <3

  • Roxie Ferguson
    28th January 2017 at 11:24 am

    I can’t wait to finally try the Sunday Riley night oil. I’ve read and heard so many positive things about it and I’m always on the look out for new skincare products to try.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    • Amy
      1st February 2017 at 9:57 am

      I’m a big fan <3

  • Jenny
    28th January 2017 at 8:38 pm

    The Luna Night Oil is a favourite of mine but ohh so pricey! Love the results from it however and will be buying again x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture. x

    • Amy
      1st February 2017 at 9:57 am

      It is super pricey for me, but I’m thinking this bottle will last a long time! <3

  • Sophie
    28th January 2017 at 10:56 pm

    You have some great products in your pm routine! I’ve always been a fan of the Benefit eye cream and have heard so many great things about the night oil too! x


    • Amy
      1st February 2017 at 9:57 am

      Thanks Sophie <3