Saturday, 22 November 2014

MY LITTLE COSY BOX


EEvery month a box full of gorgeous goodies lands on my door step and there's no denying it's complete perfection... 


Friday, 21 November 2014

THE EVENING ROUTINE






When it comes to skincare I'm guilty of swapping between products without giving them a thought, mainly because no matter how much I love something I always feel like there's a better option out there. But recently I've been sticking to the same products for quite a while and accumulated a routine I've really been loving.  As I've mentioned before on my blog, my evening routine is my favourite of the two, there's something so satisfying about taking off all your makeup of at the end of the day.I like to start by removing my eye makeup and currently I've really been loving micellar waters. At the moment it's between a Garnier one that I talk about here and another great one from My Little Beauty. They're both amazing when it comes to removing makeup quickly without stinking my eyes and don't leave an oily residue like most makeup removers I've tried. To remove my makeup and start my cleansing routine I've really been loving The body Shop Camomile Cleansing oil, it removes makeup quickly and effortlessly and leaves skin clean and soft. As well as being gorgeous to use as it has such a luxurious texture at under £15 you really can't fault it.Recently my skin hasn't been the happiest, a cycle of breakouts, blackheads and dry patches so I thought I'd try a product specifically aimed at troubled skin. I picked up the Deep cleansing, purifying gel from Vichy about a month ago and I saw a difference in my skin instantly. I was slightly sceptical when I first used this product as foaming cleansers usually dry out my skin but I couldn't be more wrong! This product cleared up my breakouts quickly and still left my skin feeling soft and moisturised. Love this product!For moisturiser I've really been loving The Vitamin E  Nourishing Night Cream from The Body Shop. It keeps my skin soft and plump and even repairs your skin when you sleep.  

Now and again...

About two or three times a week I've been using The 1 minute Facial from REN. As well as smelling super yummy it transforms my skin, leaving it soft and glowing, in the time it takes to brush my teeth. Brilliant. I've also been loving Sanctuary's, Warming Micro Polish, it helps to draw out impurities and leaves the skin feeling clear and detoxed. I'm not a fan of the rose scent but the product it's self is great. 









Tuesday, 11 November 2014

INTERIOR PEEK- BEDROOM










We all spend a large chunk of our lives sleeping, granted, not as much as we would like but still enough to want nice, comfortable surroundings. Even when I'm not sleeping I spend a lot of time in bed, especially at this time of year and I've always loved my bedroom to be my space full of personal touches. With my bedroom having white walls it has become decorated by possessions and memories which means my room is always changing, not drastically, but gradually new things work their way on to my dressing table or stuck to the wall. 

I've always been quite a girly person and there's no way of me denying that, especially looking at these pictures. My dressing table, well actually my whole room, is worked around my make-up and beauty storage with most my stuff ending up being positioned in the best way for getting ready for the day and most importantly, getting into bed. 

Just like the trinkets that litter my room, my bedding is another thing that changes style quite often.With my bed being covered in home-made cushions, colourful pillows and patterned bed spreads and surrounded by streams of fairy lights, it's kind of become my little den, making it very hard to get up when my alarm sounds in the morning. 









 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

SNEAK PEEK















When it comes to skincare I'm guilty of swapping between products without giving them a thought, mainly because no matter how much I love something I always feel like there's a better option out there. But recently I've been sticking to the same products for quite a while and accumulated a routine I've really been loving. I was planning on doing my full skincare routine but some of the products included in that still need to be used a little longer before I talk about them so I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into the products I've been using. Look out for my Skin care routine, should be o it's way in the next few weeks.

First up, a product I've been really loving for months now, The Body Shop, Camomile cleansing oil. This product works amazingly at both removing makeup, quickly and cleansing the skin, leaving it feeling soft and nourished. The oil is a luxurious texture that glides effortlessly onto the skin making it easy and enjoyable to use. Like all products from The Body Shop this product's quality rivals others from the more high end brands.

Micellar waters have been so hyped up lately and with this being the second bottle of the fourth one I tried, there's no denying my love for them. Garnier's Micellar Water is light, scentless and effective, an all rounder. Great for removing make-up or just to freshen the skin.

I love moisturisers from The body Shop and lately I've been wanting something a little lighter for my blemish prone skin. Vitamin E, Moisture cream and a cooling, gel like texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin, making it perfect for morning or night. I've really been loving this as a less heavy option in the morning, as it's light but still keeps my skin hydrated.  




Monday, 3 November 2014

KNOWING WHAT I WANT...








It can be easy to give into to the hype of products and expect yourself to love them without considering wether they are right for you. Over the past few months I've been trying many skin care products, not because I knew my skin would love them, but because I assumed it was what I needed but because someone else did.

When it comes to exfoliating I've always been a lover of the good old fashioned face scrub, a gentle one used not so often worked well for my skin but recently I decided to try the liquid approach, a chemical exfoliate. I assumed that it would help my skin achieve that healthy glow we all lack in the colder months but instead I found the products I tried stinging my skin and causing a mass amount of breakouts. After trying many different products I decided to return to my old method and my skin couldn't be happier for it. It turns out manual exfoliates are what my skin wants.

Face masks, we all need to use one now and again but a few weeks ago my skin felt a little congested so I decided to completely overload my skin with different, heavy and stripping masks for a week or so. Bad decision. Instead of clearing my skin it just brought more problems to the surface and completely dried out my skin. Sometimes when you have oilier skin it can be hard not to give into the temptation to do everything to dry it out but no matter what your skin type is, being gentle is best.

Recently I've changed the way I view my skin, realising that not every product will be right for me and if I'm using something that my skin really loves maybe I shouldn't cut it out of my regime completely.
Although I'll never really know until I try something it's always worth baring in mind that my skin is individual and I might not love a product just because someone else did and I shouldn't just assume that I will get on with it. 
















Thursday, 30 October 2014

OCTOBER' S NAILS






Like most beauty obsessors I have an excessive amount of nail polishes, so much so that I have boxes and draws dedicated to their storage. This means that picking a colour for my nails can often become a long process that involves me rummaging round my room and I often just give up. So I've recently got into the habit of keeping my current favourites on my dressing table and so I thought I'd share the ones I chose for October.

First up, not just my favourite of the three but most definitely my favourite nail polish of all time, Essie's 'fear and desire'. This vibrant nail polish adds such a pop to the nails and the formula is thick and long lasting. I love this for the Autumn months as the orange seems so appropriate for this time of year.

A nail polish that hasn't just been great for October but is also one I used in Summer is '66, Matt White' from Barry M. I love white especially on my nails, I just think it looks so chic and elegant.

Another Barry M nail polish I've been getting plenty of use out of is the shade '341 Cappuccino'. An unusual colour which is definitely different to any other nail polish I own.

What have you been wearing on your nails this month?