Friday, 15 July 2016

L'Oreal Detox Clay Mask Review

After seeing this on various big beauty blogger Instagrams and snapchats for the past two weeks, I really wanted to try these masks. I was shopping in Boots on Monday and noticed that they were on offer for £5 each - fate.

Unfortunately the Glow mask which I wanted to also try was sold out, but this detox mask caught my eye. I am a huge fan of clay masks and my skin needed a detox!

While it was on, ,y first thoughts were; it was heavily perfumed. I wondered if this would have a negative effect on my skins (rather than detoxifying) I was wrong! After trying it last night, my skin feels so much better. My chin has been a 'problem' area for quite a few months now and I'm hoping continued use of this should sort it out!

Have you tried these masks?

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Origins Maskimizer.... late to the party

I kept meaning to post this about two months ago! But days turned into weeks.... and here we are! Back in April / March (if forget now it was so long ago), I ago I was kindly send the Origins Maskimizer and Origins Original Rose face mask - both of which I hadn't tried before. So I very pleased to have been sent them!

After now using them both for two months, I feel I have at least have a decent opinion on them! The Maskimizer is a bit of a funny one. I do think it works to some extent. I can feel it making my face feel tighter when I spray it one before applying the mask (and it smells great) but is it a bit of a princess product.... like the Caudalie Beauty Elixir?
As for the Original skin mask with rose clay - I loved it! The colour of the clay was (literally) rosy and the smell was amazing. Unlike some other masks, you really don't need to leave it on for long and it does the trick. Wouldn't say it's amazing or a 'miracle' product. But I am really enjoying using it about once a week!

Have you tried the Origins Maskimzer or Original mask? What did you think?

Friday, 15 April 2016

What I've been eating for breakfast

For breakfast lately, I've been giving myself a lot more time to make, eat and enjoy what I'm having than the usual grabbing whatever is there before rushing off to work.
There are some of the things I've been enjoying lately:

Smoothie bowls

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

What I've been reading lately

About a month ago I was feeling quite bored with reading and stuck in a routine (of not reading), so I thought what better way to sort it out than order some new books! I've now finished reading all of them so it seemed like the perfect time for a review.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Spring fashion edit

Spring means a new wardrobe, new trends and some colour! I've been loving Anna's capsule wardrobe videos and decided to pick out five pieces which I thought would take me through spring!

I know what you're thinking right. A Trench, how predictable:

But, TBF, I have wanted a really good, timeless trench coat for so long. I think I'm slowly accepting the fact that the Burberry trench is out of my budget, so this Zara one seemed perfect :)

What pieces are your must haves for spring? 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

My first winter holiday: Sweden/Norway

Back in February I decided to go on my first 'winter holiday'. That's not to say that I hadn't been anywhere cold before when going away and visiting cities etc; but never this cold! The place I went to in Sweden, Åre, was a bit of a pain to get to but know for being one of the best Ski resorts in Sweden and also around -19°C

To get there, first we had to fly to Trondheim in Norway and stay there for a night before catching the train over to Sweden. I really liked Trondheim and had a bit more time to explore on my way home luckily.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Trying HelloFresh

Back in December, I decided to give the Hello Fresh box a go. I'd seen them advertised all over social media and TV and thought it sounds like a great idea but a tad pricey for my liking. So when a £25 off voucher came through the letter box I signed up to get the box next week.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

New in Skincare

After my recent holiday to Sweden and Norway (more on that soon); my skin felt sooooo dry, especially around my cheeks and nose.
My normal moisturiser just wasn't cutting it, so I felt I needed to up the game and try out some much loved skincare.
After browsing Look Fantastic trying to find something for my dry dry skin, I was recommended the Embryolisse Lait-creme Concentre and I'm so glad I decided to get it. At only £20 plus a 10% discount voucher it didn't seem overpriced. It has a nice smell and the creme itself is lightweight but really moisturising. I love it!

Next was the Eve Lom Rescue Mask which is a bit of a cult beauty buy and one I'd heard about before. So I was keen to try it out, but at £35 for 50ml it ain't cheap!!
It was different than what I expected and felt more like a clay mask with exfoliating bits, but after leaving it on for 10 mins (and sparingly applying it - that's 70p a ml!!) my skin did feel amazing.
Lastly, was this Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water, as my Caudalie Beauty elixir had run out and I could't justify another. So this sounded a little similar and it's cheaper and you get 5x more! I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, but I'm sure it'll be good.

What new skincare items have you been trying lately? Any recommendations?

Saturday, 26 March 2016

A bit different for Easter.. Chocolate bark

This Easter I decided I wanted to make something a bit different to the normal Easter egg (note- I've never made an Easter egg!). I'd seen these chocolate barks or slabs, or whatever they're called, a lot on Pinterest and they looked so pretty.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sleepy Sundays & the S+ by ResMed

Waking up on a Sunday and having a lie-in is probably one of my favourite parts of the week! Today's lazy morning included eggs florentine and an obligatory browse through my Instagram and Twitter feeds on my phone.

I usually look forward to my Sunday 'lie-ins' so much as I often feel exhausted from the week! If you're anything like me and feel like you stare at a screen 24/7 & find it hard to 'switch off' then you'll know the tired, almost exhausted feeling most mornings. I constantly feel like I struggle to wake up!

So you can imagine how excited I was when I got the chance to try The S+ by ResMed*. Which is the world’s first non-contact, fully comprehensive sleep tracking system and it launches in the UK on Tuesday – available on the website: , ResMed clinics, John Lewis & Amazon.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Trying new make up

Two weeks ago I fancied a bit of a clear out of some old make up that I wasn't really using any more - or had gone out of date. So that meant I could buy some new make up, right? Out with the old, in with the new.

Monday, 14 March 2016