Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Switch Up Your Skincare Routine

It's always important to maintain your skin and keep it healthy by regularly cleaning your skin, getting enough beauty sleep and making sure you eat food that contains vitamins e.g fruit and vegetables.

I have to admit I often find myself procrastinating my skincare routine as it can seem dull at times, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a post on a couple of ways you can switch up your skincare routine to add something different to the generic cleanse-tone-moisturise routine.

More and more people are opting for a facial cleansing brush to incorporate into their skincare routine and it is pretty easy to see why. Facial cleansing brushes are 10x more effective at cleansing the skin rather than using your hands which means a cleaner and more clearer complexion. A brand such as Panasonic would be a great place to check out if you have never used a facial cleansing brush before as they are often featured for their innovative and unique products.

Such a tool would help make your skincare routine effortless and more effective, if your curious as to how to use one I found a great article on Allure as well as a guide from Cosmopolitan to getting the best out of a facial cleansing brush.

Another way to switch up your skin is with face masks! They are a great idea as nowadays you can find a face mask for pretty much anything and everything so your honestly spoilt for choice when choosing a face mask. From my experience, I have always loved Lush Fresh Face Masks as they have quite a varied range for different skin types and concerns.

 A good suggestion if your new to face masks is the Don't Look At Me Mask  from Lush. I think it would be super fun to use in your skincare routine as the bright blue colour alone is enough to make you smile and has a very invigorating smell!

Let me know how you like to break the normal routine of your skincare. Is there any interesting tools you incorporate into your skincare? What type of steps do you take in your skincare routine? Have you tried any of the products above or similar? I would love to hear any tips!

*This post was sponsored however all opinions stated are my own.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Where I'm at with blogging

I can't remember how many times I have said this but welcome back to my blog! At this point it's probably been quite a few times. From the time I started blogging, there have been many points where I ended up just taking spontaneous breaks from blogging, some times these lasted a month, two months or in this case five months. Since starting my job last August, I haven't dedicated much time to my blog unfortunately and that is something I want to change.

Recently I have been re-evaluating a lot of things in my life and one of those was my blog. I had to really think about the direction I want to take it in and whether I even wanted to continue posting. I mean I started this almost 3 years ago and one of the biggest things that occurred to me is what I have done with my blog since.

Thinking about it thoroughly, I realised a lot of things - I want to continue blogging for as long as I can because I do honestly enjoy it and take my blog further then before. Instead of allowing myself to get carried away into everything else and neglecting my blog, I want to invest more and more time.

As I want to keep this 'comeback' post short and sweet, I won't go on any longer but the main point I am trying to get across here is I am going to be much more involved with my blog then previously before. I want to say a big thank you to Tartantights for helping me realise my blogging goals and always being there for me!

Saturday, 6 August 2016

PaperChicCo Haul + Review

PaperChicCo are a stationary business that have a range of pretty Blogger related stationary which I am sure will capture your interest and help you become more organised in no time! I am such a stationary addict and I have been trying to find a way to organise my blog posts better as well as my schedule as a whole. You can imagine my excitement when I came across PaperChicCo whilst looking through Instagram, their stationary was a perfect fit for what I had been looking for and I knew it would definitely help me become just that bit more organised.

Detailed Blog Post Planner - £8

This comes with 50 sheets to plan all your upcoming blog posts. It has pretty much everything I need to plan a blog post in advance and help me get ahead on my blogging game. Sometimes I don't have my laptop to just sit down and write a post so it's great that this planner allows me to just write my ideas and outlines for a post if I am out somewhere or on the train. This is something I highly recommend if you want to start organising your posts a bit more!

Mint Weekly Notepad - £4

I tend to write what I need to do or upcoming events on different pieces of paper so it's great to have it all in one place where I can see it clearly rather than flipping through different notepads/diaries. It comes with 50 sheets like the Detailed Blog Post Planner so I won't be running out of sheets any time soon and it is pretty useful for me for when I'm travelling if I need to write down any specific dates or add things to my schedule.

#BeautyBlogger Pencils - £2.50 for a pack of two

These were too cute that I just had to get them! I thought they would look great with my other new stationary and I don't really own many pencils so why not?! I've always wanted a pen or pencil that said something blogger related so I was quite excited to receive these.

PaperChicCo is a brand that I will certainly be purchasing from in the future, their products appeal to me so much, they're unbelievable affordable and have already been quite effective for me in planning future posts! Don't forget to follow on them on Instagram and check out their Website/Etsy store.

What do you think of the stationary I brought? Do you own any blogger-related stationary? Has it helped you become more organised as a blogger?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Sleek All Night Long Palette Review

The Sleek i-Divine palettes are some of my most favourite palettes to have in my collection as they are really inexpensive (£8.99) but yet great quality and the size/weight of them makes it very easy for me to carry around in my makeup bag when out. I haven't browsed some of their newer palettes in a while but after de-cluttering most of my makeup last week I was in need of a new eyeshadow palette that wouldn't be too expensive but was also good quality. I noticed the All Night Long palette which I hadn't seen before and it just captured my attention.

As someone who loves neutral toned eyeshadows this palette was a perfect choice for me, it has a beautiful selection of 12 shades - there are only two matte shades and 10 shimmer shades. The matte shades are great for defining the crease and the shimmer shades add a nice touch of glamour - ideal for an evening look. My favourite shade has to be Prosecco, it's such a beautiful gold.

    From L-R: Bellini, Negroni, Martini, Prosecco, Kir Royale, Mimosa, Champagne, Spritz, Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri and Manhattan

The colours have a really nice creamy texture to them which makes applying them a dream. As promised the palette has quite good pigmentation although I do feel that perhaps Bellini needs a little extra pigmentation.

The colours blend very well with each other and as stated by Sleek they are long-lasting. Even after 10 hours of wearing the colours without primer they remained as vibrant as they were when I originally put them on. I can only imagine how much more vibrant they would look with a primer.

This is definitely a recommended palette for anyone especially for those who loves neutral tones or want an affordable eyeshadow palette. If you are trying to build a makeup kit I would advise you check out all the palettes Sleek has to offer - they're a great asset to your kit. I can't wait to try out some more Sleek palettes as this palette is already one of my favourites.

Have you ever tried this palette or any other Sleek palettes? I would love to know which ones are your favourites! Let me know in the comments below :)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

25 Facts About Me

Today's post is a bit of a different one. I haven't really gone into much about myself other than my About Me so I thought it would be a really fun idea to share with you 25 facts about me - some of which most people don't know. I have to admit I did struggle writing this a little as I'm not use to sharing a lot about me on the blog usually but I hope you guys will get to know me a bit better after reading this.

  1. I love video games - Fable, Final Fantasy, Ratchet & Clank and Tomb Raider are just a few of my favourites
  2. I have a septum piercing but I like to hide it most of the time
  3. I went to Sixth Form and studied 3 AS levels 
  4. My height is 5'9
  5. I've spent the past academic year studying Hair & Makeup but decided it was not for me anymore which leads me onto my next face
  6. I'm studying to go into the IT industry 
  7. I really hate the sea and I find it very hard to look at pictures of things that are underwater - I know I sound a bit weird 
  8. I'm a 90's kid
  9. I love X-men films and I am obsessed with Rogue. I just think she has such a cool power! 
  10. I'm one of the worst procrastinators but I'm getting past it I promise :)

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