Saturday, 28 February 2015
First thing I do is run the hot water tap and fill the sink with warm/hot water (I prefer it really hot) and squeeze a little of the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser into the palm of my hand and then gently sweep all over my face and neck.
I have not tended to "do" eye creams, in the past, but it was part of my skincare resolutions in the New Year and so I am really trying to keep using them all up. Once my eye cream has sunk into the skin I then apply my face moisturiser. This Clean and Clear moisturiser has lasted me for months and months. It is quite a greasy cream and so I do have to allow quite a bit of time for it to sink in before I apply my primer or foundation.
Well, as I said before it is a very quick routine, but it is helping me hopefully to improve the look and feel of my skin both on my face and hands. I hope you have enjoyed this post, and let me know if you have a routine and what products you are using.
Till next time,
For years my favourite perfume was Alien by Thierry Mugler, and it still is, but I, last month found Marc Jacob's Daisy in the back of my perfume drawer and decided to try and use it up before the end of the Cinco De Mayo challenge that I am doing and I have totally fallen in love with the scent of it.
It truly is a great bronzer and never looks orange just really gives a nice definition to the cheekbones. Last but not least is my powder that I am so enjoying to set my undereye concealer, is the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder.
Love and hugs.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
The aim is that you have to limit yourself to a certain amount of nail polishes to use throughout this year. I chose 7, so that I had a little bit of variety, and the aim is just to use those colours continuously and try and finish the whole of each and every bottle shownbefore the end of 2015. I don't think I have ever finished up a whole bottle of nail polish, and so this will be so exciting if I manage to do it. Normally, I only end up throwing old nail polishes out because they have gone off and separated and they were unusable, and that is such a waste of polish and of money.
I decided to choose a mixture of pastels, brights and duochromes, so that I always seem to have a new look as otherwise there might be the risk of me getting bored and giving up. I am not including any glitter polishes as I just find them really hard to remove, and to be honest they always chip off easier, and so I am thinking of selling all my glitter polishes on Ebay. Now onto the colours and brands of polish that I have chosen for this challenge. First up is the Essie polish in Go Ginza.
Till next time,
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Don't you think that this month's box is so pretty? I do, and just perfect for February being the month of love and all that jazz. Now onto what was inside.
Royal Apothic are a brand that I had never even heard of before seeing their lip balm in this months box. The brand are from Los Angeles, and apparently Victoria Beckham is thought to be a fan of theirs. If it is good enough for Victoria Beckham, then it is already a hit in my books. And with this awful cold weather we are having at the moment, I need all the help I can get to keep my lips moisturised and chapped free. The lip butter contains shea butter, and argan, grape seed, and almond oil to help nourish the lips, and sounds super natural, so if you like products that are not chemically overloaded, then I am sure you will like this, and the little pot is so cute.
I have really enjoyed this month's box and I really do recommend Glossybox and their monthly subscription. You get a great variety of products and you get amazing value for your money.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog post, and let me know in the comments if you get Glossybox and what you think of their service.
Love and Hugs.
Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella) is a young lady who has risen to the lofty ranks of celebritydom through making videos on YouTube. I watched her about 2 years ago when she was making beauty videos and really enjoyed her bubbly personality, and knew that this girl would go far, as she is just so likeable and enjoyable to watch. I had heard that although Zoe is shown as the author, that it was in fact written by a ghost author, but Zoe came up with the original idea for the book and to be pretty honest I was not sure whether it was going to be my cup of tea, as I am so much older than Zoella, and it was more than likely aimed at teenagers and twenty somethings.
In fact, this book surprised me at how right from the get go, I was immediately drawn to like the main character (Penny), who was an online blogger who felt quite lonely and "not cool" at school but online she could be her true self as no one knew who she was. I loved how she was not perfect and the way she was described to have her quirks, and be really clumsy at school. I could really relate to the feelings that she felt,having felt the same way when I was at school and I found myself really rooting for her to win through all of her escapades in the UK and eventually her adventure in New York. I think a lot of young girls whether at school or college, would really enjoy this book and I found that I just could not put it down, I needed to see what happened to her and her family.
I also liked the way anxiety and panic attacks were described in the book, and some great tips and images to help guide you through an attack were really well written and feel a lot of girls and youngsters would relate to this.
The only drawback I felt was the ending, it seemed to be "too perfect" and rushed as if the author was running out of space, where the rest of the book, was kind of laid back and full of fun and quirkyness in the way it was written. I felt that the character's traits changed substantially from the rest of the book, as if she did not stand for any nonsense originally, at the end she sort of back tracked and just did what the boy she had met in New York wanted her to do.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a light hearted quick read, but if you want depth and a really dramatic book, then this is not the one for you. For me I would give it a high 8.5/10.
If you have read this book, let me know in the comments what you thought of it.
Till next time,
Sunday, 22 February 2015
I hope you have enjoyed my foundation collection post, and let me know how many foundations you have in your collection too?
Love and Hugs