Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Skincare Routine

Today I'm going to be taking you through my skincare routine, I would rather do it on here as oppose to making a video because I don't really want to demonstrate it as I have some spot scaring on my chin and I can't stand it!

Firstly I would like to say that I did purchase the cleanser and wash about 5 months ago but I only used them both a couple of times and I didn't really give them a chance and I really wish I did! I'm fairly sure I gave up on it because I was still getting spots but I wasn't using it in the same way as I am now and I have also added another product that really helps!

I use the first two products when I am in the shower which I personally think makes a massive difference. I don't do this routine everyday because I think it would be too harsh, I only do it every other day.

So the first thing I use is by the brand 'Good Things Stay Clear' and it is their purifying cleanser, this smells amaze-balls. It really does get all of your make up off, I even use it for my eye make up although I am careful not to get it in my eyes because it does sting! I use this with the scrublet that comes with the L'oreal Paris Perfect Clean Gentle Scrub (but I don't use the actual scrub).

Then after I use the Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2-in-1 Wash & Mask, after I have used my cleanser I apply a thick layer to my face and leave it on for about 3-5 minutes (whilst in the shower) then again I use the scrublet to wash it off. After I done both these I find that my skin feels really soft.

Finally I use the Benefit Triple Performance Facial Emulsion, even though my skin does feel soft after using the other two products it still begins to get a bit dry after after about an hour or so, so I apply a thin layer of the moisturiser. Even though I don't use the first two products everyday, I do moisturise every night because my face does get dry especially around my nose and chin.

So that is everything I do for my skincare and I have found lately that I'm not getting as many spots, its usually only one every couple of days, and that more or less goes away if I carry on with the routine! I've also introduced this routine to my boyfriend and it has worked wonders for him! :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Small Collective Haul: ASOS, New Look, Primark and More

I've purchased a few bits and bobs over the past couple of weeks and I thought I might as well share them with you!

The dress in the first photo is from ASOS and was £60, I bought it for the night of my sisters wedding, I got it in a 6 thinking it would be perfect but it is prettyyyy tight :L Oh well I still managed to wedge myself into it ;)

The dungarees are from New Look and I believe they were £25, I got them in an 8 and they are massive :L I look frumpy in them which I don't like, but I hate returning things so I'll just have to deal with them!

And finally the shoes, these were off eBay and they were £28.50 and again these are for the night of my sisters wedding. In the picture they don't look that big but my lord they are massive. At first I thought they looked a bit tranny like, but now I've gotten used to them and I absolutely love them. I think they are about 7-8 inches high :)

All of these items are from Primark and AGAIN they are accessories for my sisters wedding, the bag has a light snakeskin texture and has a lovely clasp and I think it was about £8. 

The earrings are a feather and leaf combo and I think they were £3.50

And finally the ring, I love it, believe it or not but it actually looks quite expensive in person and I believe it was around £2-3 :) 

Oh and I also bought a strapless bra to go under the dress, I never really look at the underwear in Primark but it is actually really good quality although it doesn't compliment my boobies which I don't like :L It was either £6 or £8, man I'm crap with prices!

And the last few items are make up bits! I bought the Rimmel 'Wake me up' foundation as I said in my previous post (a review will be coming up soon on here) I bought it from Superdrug and it was £5.99.

 I also purchased a new mascara which I did a review on yesterday. Again this was from Superdrug and I'm fairly sure it was £4.99.

Want a bargain?
 Now finally I bought a travel perfume atomiser! Now you've probably seen all the big Bloggers and YouTubers reviewing 'Travelo's' and I must say they are ridiculously over priced! The Travelo atomiser costs £12.49 and the one I bought was from eBay and cost only £3.49 and they are probably exactly the same product...even if they aren't they still do the same thing don't they? :L Why waste money on the same product.

I also purchased the Diesel Loverdose perfume. My lord this stuff smells good, its so sweet and yummy, get it!! I bought it from Debenhams and it was £36 for a 30ml bottle. The last thing is a bit cheesy but I needed some new headphones and I went to TKMaxx and saw these, yes...I bought Captain America headphones ;) They are THE shit and they were £4.99.

So that is everything I have purchased over the past couple of weeks :) 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: Collection 2000 XXL Volume Sensation Mascara

So recently I've been running out of my Benefit 'They're Real' mascara and I thought I would try something different instead so I chose the Collection 2000 Volume Sensation thinking it would just be a normal mascara. After using it I noticed how it made my lashes look a lot thicker and longer and I would even go as far to say its just as good if not better than the Benefit mascara. The benefit mascara did make my lashes longer and more spread out but it didn't really make them look fuller where as the Collection 2000 one does. The pictures below show me applying it and what the packaging and brush look like.

I haven't actually read any other reviews on this product so I don't know what everyone else thinks of it, but I absolutely love it! It has a fat bristle brush, I don't usually like the way other mascaras with this kind of a brush apply, I usually stick to the plastic brushes. When I picked this one up I didn't realise it had this kind of brush, but I'm glad I did because I actually love the way it applies, believe it or not but I don't actually get any mascara on my lid like I usually would with other mascaras! :L And the tube is just amaze-balls, well its cute anyway ;)

So all in all I would very much recommend this mascara if you haven't tried it! :D

Monday, February 20, 2012

Update: Where have I been?

So I haven't blogged for a very long time which is rubbish of me and also means that I broke my New Years Resolution! I also haven't done a YouTube video in about a month, this is due to a lot of reasons, I will be doing a video tomorrow explaining where I have been but I'll give the people that read this a quick explanation now as I want to write something!
        I haven't been very well lately and I had to have a small operation last week, it was only a 'keyhole' one but it still took some recovery and I felt awful all the time before I had the operation. I missed a lot of college, I also got upset in one lesson and took it out on the lecturer, cried some more, went home...then cried to my mum and boyfriend :L The thought of having to have this done and the fact that I felt awful and still had to try and drag myself into college got too much and I got really depressed. I'll admit that I'm still feeling quite depressed, I don't know why but hey ho, not much I can do about it! Oh I also found out that I'm even weirder than I thought I was, when I had to have my drip put in they have to tap a vein while you repeatedly clench your hand and I kind of liked the pain! I'm a freak. OH and the guy putting it in was gorgeous and I made a fool out of myself in front of him (I'll elaborate more in the video).

        So that's it all in all! Hopefully this never happens again because it wasn't too pleasant, but I'm feeling physically better now so all is well.

What else has been going on?

Not a lot other than the operation has happened, although there are a few other things that happened that were a bit more cheery.

  • I have my interview for my new college course (Uniformed Services) for next year on Tuesday and I'm bricking it :L
  • I have an interview for a new job tomorrow (well technically today).
  • My sister is having a baby! All the family are placing bets on whether its going to be a boy or a girl. I've gone for a boy! 
  • My sister is also getting married this Friday, so we've all been doing a lot of planning and organising for that (well mainly my mum has).
  • Me and the boyfriend got our outfits for it sorted and I have a feeling we're going to look sexual, he looks yummy in a suit. OH I've also purchased the highest of all high heels.
  • I got my extensions replaced, we bought them and my sister put them in for me! They feel much better quality than the last ones and I've cut them a tiny bit shorter. I'll include a photo of me when I took the old ones out, my hair has grown so much!
  • This is rather boring but I bought a new foundation, I've always stuck to the Revlon PhotoReady but got the new Rimmel one instead which I'll being doing a review of soon :)
  • We got a new kitchen and shower put in, which has made me happy for some reason. I think we've already established that I am a weird type of person.
  • College is still shit though :L

First photo: That's not everything I'm wearing, I'll look better on the night :L
Second: I had to cut his face out of he would of thrown a tantrum :P
Third: My face looks funny. 
Fourth: Its fairly good :L

I will now leave you in peace. Bye bye my lovelies! 

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