Get Your Skin Looking "Visibly Clear"

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Skin care has never been something that I've invested in, it all seemed a little complicated and unnecessary for me back in the day. I was quite happy with a face cloth and a good old bar of dove soap. From a young age I was never prone to any dry skin, spots or blemishes of any kind, it had been looked after and was glowing. But then things changed (as they do when you turn 13) and my skin started to become unbalanced. I started finding my skin oily in certain areas and dry in others to the point when I ended up with really painful and severe acne mainly around my forehead (thank god for huge fringes). I don't think it was something that a lot of people noticed, but it certainly made me a lot more self-conscious of what was going on under that mad combover of mine.

So as parents do, mine tried to help me and invested a lot of time and money into helping me get rid of the mass lumps on my face. Certain things made it worse, others cleared it up amazingly. But it was a constant battle of trying to find the right balance and being able to rely on it. So after nothing really worked I consulted a doctor who has given me a drying lotion for the spots and tablets to clear up the bacteria causing the breakouts. Like it was meant to it got rid of the spots and gave me a much clearer complexion, that I even patched the fringe.

But now at 19 years old where I do wear makeup most days, I'm finding myself tackling some more frequent breakouts. Nothing major enough to make me want to go to a doctor but enough for me to want to try and invest in skin care. I don't quite as much have a routine as yet but I have been trying out some products and this Nuetrogena Visibly Clear range has been working wonders;

Using the gentle scrub exfoliator every other day and the facial wash daily has managed to get rid of any blackheads, whiteheads or spots on my face. Not only is it gentle to my sensitive skin, but it smells like heaven. Both the scrub and wash make your face feel cool and refreshed, helping me wake up every morning as well (which I definitely need). Once I use these products I'll then follow on with the  oil-free moisturiser, mainly around my nose so I get rid of any dry/flaky skin. Using these before bed and pre-makeup'd everyday has made my skin feel significantly softer, look brighter and has reduced blemishes in just 1 week. Maybe I'm just new to this whole skin care thing, but Neutrogena are definitely doing something right.

You can pick these products up in most shops, online retailers and drugstores, as the brand are well known and established in the UK/US. As well as this range of "Visibly Clear" products there are other lines which may suit your problem areas and skin type better. I picked these up while shopping in my local ASDA for £3 each, but you should be able to get them online as well. As usual all items and topics in todays blog will be linked below- let me know your skin care secrets and if you've tried these products out before. I hope you guys have a fab day, I'll see ya soon.

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A Hug in A Box - Pink Parcel

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

We all know that when your T.O.M (time of month) comes you can be all types of angry, sad and in general just in need of a little pick me up. So what if instead of waiting on the Chinese, your boyfriend or anything else remembering to make you smile - you had a box of beauty surprises and food making its way to you on schedule every month. Well that where this little box of heaven ticks that box for only £9.95 (for the first box) followed by a monthly payment of £12.99 there after. So I bet your thinking "is it worth the money?" , "will it really make a difference?" well let me answer that for you with a big fat YES!!

The box has been designed to help you have everything you need right there to help you get through your cycle. Each box contains all the hygiene products (of your preference) as well as some exclusive beauty bits & munchies. You'll be provided with 24 hygiene products of your choice, a little dust bag to keep it discreet in your bag along with the 5 night time products to suit while you sleep.

The April box came through my door filled with well worth it goodies, which definitely put a smile on my face;

So first off lets just talk about how amazing, well organised and pretty this box is on first impression alone. But going in further you can see the products received are of super high quality and the brands are well known (New CID are my fave). The SAAS intimate wipes and Fab little tampon bag are honestly ideal for handbag purposes while keeping you happy and feeling fresh. The brands can all be bought separate and in some cases they cost more than the box alone. Some of the brands include;

NPW Pomegranate & Paw Paw Face Mask
New CID Cosmetics
Boozi Bodycare Hand Cream 
True Brit London
Mallow & Marsh Bar
Nairn's Rough Oatcakes
Teapigs Chamomile Flowers Tea

Overall I am absolutely in love with the product and its entire purpose, it cheers you up and exposes you to new brands that you might have not even tried before and for me thats a big win. If you're like me and loving this you can subscribe to pink parcel here and all of the products will (as always) be linked below for you to find. I hope you're having an awesome day, ill see you later on this week.

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March Favourites

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

So during the month of March I've found myself buying some new things, picking up some old ones and trying out new tricks. Every month is a new phase, so I figured I'd be best off showing you in a post, just a couple of this months things that where just always in my hand.  So naturally I always have a lot of favourites but here today I'm just posting a few of the smaller things which where always on my person/face. Its not too extensive but its a little taster before the video is up tomorrow, theres a little collection of photos and a few thoughts on each item.

Ive been finding myself looking for a fuller coverage this month & I've been tanning more than usual - probably because of Easter etc. But yeah basically this month I felt like making an effort with my face. I needed something that would be a picture perfect coverage, stay in place and not look too cakey. Ive never been one to try out cinematic foundations or gel/cream foundations but this month I've been loooooovinnnggggg the Mehron Celbrè HD Pro foundation which I bought in the shade Eurasia Japanais (which matches my MAC Shade of NC35) making it the ideal shade for me with my tan on. Its thick, creamy, full coverage and when you put it on your face it blends like a dream and just looks like a second skin- while obviously covering up spots and blemishes. So I would totally recommend this to everyone and I bagged mines for like £11.

For underneath and over my foundation/full face I had heard that MAC Fix+ was amazing and had always wanted to try it. It had been out of stock every time I popped into the MAC store in Glasgow and then finally managed to get my hands on it. At first I just popped it over my face for a dewy look and then tried it out as a primer and it works just as well. So yeah those are my two fave face products this month for that long lasting full coverage look

While I was in MAC I was looking for a dark brown lip colour and they didn't have what I wanted so I popped into Superdrug and picked up this Loreal Paris lipstick in 703. To be fair firstly it was the packaging that caught my eye but this is more of a satin finish lipstick, its a perfect colour and I just love it. I know I've mentioned these lashes before but they are honestly so amazing that I had to pop them into my March favourites. So last but not least I've been working with a manufacturer who has made me a phone case here or there & came up with this faux fur beauty. Its honestly so perfect, the pom pom is also detachable. Im thinking about seeing about getting more and popping some on my Depop if you guys would be interested let me know. 

So theres a few of my March favourites, I've just finished recording the YouTube video which had more products, books & shows that I've been loving. So that will be up in the next day or so. But in the mean time I'll link everything bellow & if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to comment or contact me. Have a fab day, see you soon

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