Sunday, 24 July 2011

I'm sorry I can't reply :(

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to pop a quick post up to say I'm sorry that I haven't been replying to any of your fabulous comments you've been leaving. For the past few months blogger has not been letting me comment on any blogs at all, including my own, which is really annoying! So please don't think I'm ignoring you, I'm not. I love reading your comments, so please keep leaving them!

Remember you can always email me, or get in touch via Twitter.

So sorry again, I love you all so much, and thank you for all of your lovely comments!
Lots of Love


Saturday, 16 July 2011

My Current Skin Care Routine...

I changed and up dated my skin care routine just about 3 months ago now, and my skin ha never felt better.

Before, I kind of didn't really have a set skincare routine, and my skin was really hit and miss, so I decided it was time that I got myself into a good morning and night routine, and I've never looked back! At first I was testing out different products and combanations, and about 2 months ago I cracked it, and have been using the same products ever since.


I'm sure most of you who are regular blog readers and youtubers will have heard of Cetaphil. I had been wanting to try it, but wasn't overly bothered as it was something that I thought I could only buy on the internet in big bottles, and wasn't too bothered about shelling out on a product that I may or may not like. But I spyed this in Asda when I was doing my weekly shop for just £4. I grabbed myself a bottle and I am sooo glad I did! It is a really gentle cleanser, but not to the point where you feel like its not doing anything, as it got rid of all my make up and leaves a clean smooth base. I use it without water every night before bed, but it can be used with water as well. I don't like to overly cleanse as I worry that it may dry out my skin, so I tend to just use this in the evening, but not in the morning.


I wanted to try out the new products that Clarins have released specifically for people aged from 18 to their late 20's. I was really pleased to see they had released this, as I don't think there are enough options out there for people with younger skin. I bought this starter kit from boots for £19.50 which gave you a full sized Daily Energizer Moisturiser (which is worth £19.50 and I will mention in a minute) and a sample size Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel and a sample size Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster. I haven't used the Cleansing Gel as I have been so happy with the Cetaphil, but I have fallen hook line and sinker for the Wake-Up Booster. Clarins claim that this will 'toning green'coffee-charged skin tonic will give your skin a shot of rediance' and it does't half work! It instantly makes your skin feel refreshed, as well as brightening and evening out your skin. It is JUST amazing and probably one of my favourite skin products I have ever come across.


Serum is something that I have never really thought about before. I decided to go for a No 7 Serum with the recent £5 vouchers they had, so went for their Pore Refining Serum, £13. I wasn't expecting amazing results with this, and I can't say that my pores have magically disapeared, but that are less noticable, and it leaves my skin lovely a soft and even. I'm not sure whether this would be a repurchased item, and I am very much still testing it out, but it definitely doesn't cause me any offence. You only need to use a tiny bit, so the bottle is going to last me for ages, which is definitely a plus.

Day Cream

As mentioned above, I have been using the Clarins Daily Energizer Cream. Made for all skin types, its lovely and light so it doesn't feel as though your clogging up your face, it applies really well and feels beautiful on the skin.

Night Cream

I think I can defintely say I am a Clarins convert as I have been using their Multi Active Night Youth Recovery Comfort Cream, for Normal to Dry Skin. I love this as it smells of sun cream (random I know) and its really thick and luxurious on the skin, making me go to sleep thinking its really going to do some good in the night. I wake up and my skin feels fresh and clean, and ready for a sweep of Wake-Up Booster.

Skin Care is something that I have never really spent any time or effort in. Although I have invested a little more money in it over the past few months, it has really paid off and has definitely been worth it. Having good skin makes a huge difference. I don't feel the need to wear as much make up, it goes on a lot better, and I feel more confident about my skin and don't feel like I have to hide it as much as I used to.

Fewwww that was a long one, I hope your all still with me!
Lots of Love


Monday, 11 July 2011

Cosmopolitan's Best 50 Beauty Tips Ever...

I was flicking through this months Cosmopolitan and found a really great feature on the 50 best beauty tips ever. They've asked 50 beauty experts what their number 1 tip is, and theres some really good ones in there. I won't share them all, as I don't want to ruin them all for those of you who buy the mag, but heres my top picks.

'Always apply your body cream after your chosen fragrance, as it will lock it in place and make the scent last longer.'
Roja Dove, Perfumer

'Never use too much product on your hair. No matter how many times I tell clients, models and celebrities, they STILL put too much on. Aim for a 10p sized blob of shampoo or conditioner and a 5p sized blob is enough for serum. Remember, less is more!'
Phil Smith, Award Winning hairdresser

Protein in natural yogurt can soften dry hair, making it a cheap intensive mask.'
Desmond Murray, care and style ambassador, Wella Professional

'Dry at least 70% of the moisture from your hair before applying any mousse or blow-dry spray. The wetter the hair, the more diluted the product, so the performance is reduced.'
Michael Douglas, Creative Director, Silvikrin

'I love to mix any blush colour with a little luminous pressed powder before I apply it, in order to get a really blendable, super translucent finish.'
Frederic Letailleur, European make up artist, YSL

'When putting your hair up, always spray your hair grips with hairspray before putting them in. This will make them sticky, securing them for longer.'
Adam Reed, Creative Director, Percy and Reed

'If your a natural brunette and your colour has faded in the sun, saturate it with a can of cola after washing - it will even out the fade. Rinse and five minutes, then condition.'
Carolyn Newman, colour and art team director, Charles Worthington

'Turn lifeless hair into a sexy, voluminous 'do by simply flipping your head upside down and, with your fingertips, massaging the scalp in small, circular motions for up to a minute. You will have gorgeously big hair and a natural backcombing effect instantly.'
Jennie Roberts, Celebrity hairstylist to Kate Winslet and Emily Blunt

'A little bit of caffiene every day (one or two cups of coffee) can help decrease the puffiness under your eyes.'
Dr Brandt, Cosmetic dermatologist

'Once a week, seperate your hair into five sections, apply a replenishing masque and fold each section into foil packets. Apply the heat of straightening irons to the foils for a few momentas to activate the product and open the pores of the hair for easier penetration. Then simply rinse out.'
Alain Pichon, Hairstylist, Loreal Paris

'Releasing tension from the neck - and mind - is crucual, as all the tension we hold reflects on our face. Massage will take 10 years off your looks.;
Vaishaly Patel, Facialist

'Remember that leave on products will have more impact than wash off products. So economise on things like cleanser and splurgew on products like antioxidant serums, where you get what you pay for.'
 Dr Sam Bunting, Cosmetic Dermatologist

I hope some of these helped - I learnt lots from them and will definitely be trying some out!

I get Cosmo every month and love it. This month they have dubbed it 'The Best Ever', with lots of 'The Best Of' features inside. Go get yourself a copy and have a flick through!

Lots of Love


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Eyebrow Threading...

So today I went to Darlington with my Mum for a bit of lunch and a catch up. I've only ever driven through before, so didn't know what it would be like, but it was quite a pretty little town.

We were inside the shopping centre they have there, and there was a little stand with a lady who was doing facial threading. I have never had anything threaded before, but I've heard good things about it. My eyebrows are in need of a wax, so I decided to get them threaded instead. And I absolutely loved it. I don't think I will ever get my eyebrows waxed ever again! It took a quarter of the time to do, there was no mess from wax and creams, so tweezing needed to neated them up afterwards, and only cost me £5 compared to the £8 I usually pay.

I was so so impressed by it and they feel lovely and soft with no redness.

The pain, although different from waxing pain, was about the same, you did still feel it, but didn't hurt anymore than you would expect.

How many of you have tried threading? Did you love it?

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Hello lovelies!

Just a quick little blog post to let you all know I am back from the most amazing holiday in the world! We had a fabulous time, and I just wish I could be back there now! I don't have photos at the moment, but as soon as I have them I will pop some up and share my storie (if your interested)

I just wanted to do a quick post to say hello, say thank you to Ms Red and Fashion Freak for their guest posts, and to let you know I will be back to my full blogging self very soon. It may be a bit disjointed for a while - my boyfriend is going through a bit of a hard time at the moment - I won't bore you with the details, but he needs me. However I have some fabulous posts of the horizon, as well as my FIRST EVER giveaway, so I am really excited to be back!

Love you all lots, speak soon!