Monday, 22 February 2016

Boots No 7 Moisturiser Review

Hi Guys 

Hope your all ok 

It has been AGES since I have done a product review and so I thought ooo I have been using my No 7 day cream for a while so I would let all you guys in on what its been doing for me. 

So here we go ... 

For all of you who have followed my blog from the beginning you know I am a bit of a brand follower. I will find a brand and if I love it I will buy everything, but and here is the shocker, I am a trying to get out of this routine. 

The moisturiser I have always used has been my Nivea Daily essentials day cream for normal/combination skin. It really had been part of my routine since finding the brand when I was 18, oh gosh nearly 10 years. 

 I decided I needed a change when the skin on my t zone started to become very flaky even after moisturising. So when I went into boots one day to top up on my foundation I found a new one. 

I spoke to the girl at the No 7 counter in Boots and told her about the problem I had been having, I originally thought it had been the change of foundation from L'oreal to No 7, but she asked about my skin routine and when I told her what I did she said maybe change my moisturiser and see how my skin went and to tell you the truth I am so glad I did. 

The one she recommended is the No 7 Early Defence Day Cream, as well as moisturising the skin it also has SPF 15 and helps to protect against UV as well as help the skin look younger for longer. At first I thought ok she is trying to get a sale out of me, but I thought what can I loose, if it doesn't work I can change it and go for something else.

         If you want to check this out you can see it here for no 7 products. 

The first couple of days I couldn't really see a difference but after the first week my skin was no longer flaking. I also find it is easy to pop on when I have those days when I don't really want to wear make up. 

It feels very nice on the skin and even though the pot is small it has lasted for AGES, I bought it in the beginning of November and it has only just got a quarter of the way through. 

For me this is my little miracle cream because of how nice my skin feels and I do love it. 

What do you guys think? Have you tried this? Do you recommend any other No 7 products?

I will keep you all updated with how my skin carries on. 

See you soon 

Lots of Love 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Current Skin Care Routine

Hi Guys

Hope your all ok

Here we are 3rd week into mine and Nat's combo posts and I cant believe we only have 1 more left after this, I have come to love our combo. Gonna miss it.

This week is all about skin care, what we use and how it helps us.

As anyone who has read my blog for a while knows I am a very big brander, as in when I find something I love I will follow that brand to the ends of the earth, but this year I am trying to break with tradition and venture out to a bold new world of brand new products.

This blog is a perfect example of how my skin care has slightly changed over the last year. I think I did a blog similar to this a few months back and that was all based on Nivea. Although there is a couple of Nivea products in here, this blog will show how much I am branching out and using others too :D
The first thing I would like to talk about is my make up remover, and surprise surprise its Nivea hehe, it is the Nivea Double Effect eye make up remover and I hand on my heart will buy this forever.

I had seen this in superdrug and I thought, well I need something good to take my eye make up off because I am waking up with panda eyes everyday. I do not regret that decision since it is totally amazing and I give it a HUGE 10/10. I put it on cotton wool, hold it on my eyes for a few seconds,  wipe away and poof its all gone. Trust me try it :)

To get my main make up off I use my Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean 4 in 1 Deep Cleansing Milk It smells so good, like peaches with a hint of mint hehe.

I use 2 pumps in my hand and just use it like a soap and it takes all of my make up off. I haven't used this before but Paul got it for me for Christmas in my soap and glory set. I know it will last a while but since it is such a simple way to get my make up off then I will be getting this again.

Next is my exfoliator, which I use twice a week or when ever my skin feels like it needs a little extra, I use the Nivea Gentle Exfoliating Scrub (yep another Nivea) I have used this since I was 19 and I don't think I will ever change it.

After taking my make up off, I wet my face, and rub in the exfoliator, I tend to concentrate around my T zone and chin, because that is where  I get a lot of break outs. Sometimes if I feel my skin is a little cloggy then I will leave it on my face a little longer just to make it feel fresher. Then I wash it straight off.

And there you have it that is what I use on my skin. I find for my skin type, which is combination, it works and works well, so I will continue to use this.

I do use a moisturiser but I love it so much that I have made a whole blog post just about it which will be coming soon.

See you soon
Lots of Love

Current Hair Favs

Hi Guys 

Hope your ok.

So here we are in our second week of mine and Nat's combo post, this week is all about our crowning glory, Our Hair.

I have always had problems with my hair because some shampoos I have used have irritated my scalp. I have found that some will make me really itch, so it has taken a while for me to find the right product. 

Lately I have been using Argan Oil on my hair, I am using the shampoo, conditioner, mask and treatment so I am going to be showing you how I use it and how it has helped my hair. 

So firstly the Shampoo. 

I have wanted to try this range for a while because I have heard so much about it, I bought all of these items in Home bargain's where they were about £1.50 each, which I think I defiantly affordable. This shampoo is a lot different to any I have used before, it is more runny and it takes a bit longer to develop in your hair. With this what I am finding I do is apply it to wet hair then leave it in for a while, rinse off and then I do it again, I think the reason I do it again is just because I don't feel like it has done the job properly, it is probably me being paranoid just because of the consistency of it, so you probably wont need to do this but I just tend to. 

My next step is the Hair Mask, this is the item I am totally in LOVE with. Ever since using this I have found that my hair has looked and felt a lot more healthy and shiny. I use this right after my shampoo, I leave it in for a little bit longer then it says probably about 15 min but it is totally worth it. No matter what this is going to be my go to mask if my hair needs it. 

So next is the conditioner and this is very similar to the shampoo with the consistency, it can be a bit runny. After using my mask I wont go over the top with this I will just use a small amount but a little goes a very long way and even tho I have very long and thick hair, it still covers it. 

The last product I use is just before I blow dry and straighten my hair. This is the Hair Treatment. I towel drying I put two pumps of this into my hands and run it through my hair. After this I will then go in to styling. This for me works as a protector, but also just like the mask it helps to keep my hair looking healthy. 

Since using all of these products a lot more of the girls at work have said how different my hair looks. I am now getting 'Lottie your hair looks lovely' my reply is 'Oh thanks I've only washed it' and we laugh but shhhh its the truth haha!!! 

Honestly I really would recommend this because of how much it has improved my hair. What do you guys think? Have you used this before? 

See you soon 
Lots of Love 

Friday, 5 February 2016

Current Make Up Favs

Hi Guys

Hope your all ok

This month me and Nat have decided to partner up and do a big blog combo. We have both thought of doing this for a while but after much deliberation we decided this month is the month.

Each week we will be focusing on a different topic and over the month that will include hair, make up and skin care. So for all of you lovelies who want to know what my skin care routine is or what i do with my hair, watch this space.

This week we will let you know what out make up favs of the moment are, so grab a cuppa sit back and relax and let me show you all a few of my favs.

My first is a brand new foundation I have been trying out by Rimmel, it is the Lasting Finish Foundation. It claims to stay on for 25 hours but I haven't ever wanted to test that. It is a full coverage foundation which I love because every other one I have tried no matter if I use a primer or a spray always seems to have gone by the time I finish work.

At first I found it very heavy and a bit hard to put on, but I learnt that using my buffer brush by real Techniques really works it into the skin and it gives me a really good coverage. I use True Ivory and it really does match my skin nicely, I sometimes find that some foundations are a little off for the colour but this is really nice. It also smells amazing which I know is really silly to think about but it really does. 

The next is my addition palettes from younique, the colours are amazing, so pigmented and bold. I have two now the first one I got is great for a smokey eye and has this amazing silver colour too and the second is all pinky tones which is my favourite hehe but I love both.

I find them so easy to use as all the colours work really well together, so it makes it a lot easier for people who are new to make up to see which colours they can match together. I find then I tend to use palette 3 more then palette 2 just because the pinks are easier to use on a day to day basis, and they are just so easy to use. 

One of my HUGE favourites is a lipstick and it is by somewhere you wouldn't really think of for make up and the is New Look. I bought this lipstick last year and I am just in love with it, it is the colour Mink. 

It is such a natural looking lipstick and it's staying power is unbelievable. It is so soft going on the lips and the colour is such a close match to my natural lips, I just cant put into words how much I love it. All I can say is go into your local New Look and give it a go even just a swatch for you to see how brilliant it is. 

Another of my favourites is a blusher palette by Make up Revolution. 

The reason I love this so much is because of how I use it, as you can see there are two browner tones, the second blusher in on the top row is the one I use to contour my face, it is a really nice colour not too over powering. For me when I contour I don't like it to be over the top, I like it to look natural instead of looking at your face and thinking ''oooo I used way too much today'' hehe. The pink colour just underneath is the blusher I use the most in the summer, where as now during the winter I have found I am using more of the darker colour which is the first one on the bottom row. I don't use it too much I only put a small amount on ad it covers a lot of my cheeks, it just has a bit of a warmer tone for the winter. 

So there you have it, these are my favourite make up products right now, these are things I tend to wear everyday, and they are my go to items from my make up bag. 

What are your favourites? Do you feel the same about my choices? 

See you soon 
Lots of Love

Wear What You Want

Hi Guys

Hope your all ok.

Early this year there was a big post that went out on the internet about what clothing girls have been told that they shouldn't wear, this list included - Skirts, Dresses, Leggings, Flat shoes and Tuxedos.

 Firstly I am here to say no one has the right to tell anyone what they can or can not wear (unless it's in the work place and you need to wear something a bit appropriate), I say unless you are paying for my clothes you have no right to tell me what I can and can't wear.

 It's time to take that shouldn't and turn it into a should, change that can't into a can and pull out all those fabulous clothes. So I have joined the Simply Be campaign to Wear What You Want.

 Do you want to flash those legs with a skirt! Do it. Want to kiss away those winter blues and welcome in the summer then throw on that dress and spring it out. Rock those flat shoes wear as many pairs of leggings as you like and dress it up with a tuxedo at a formal event.

For this post I wanted to show off some of the things that I wear that I ''SHOULDN'T" . Personally I wear leggings everyday, I find them comfy and they go with 95% of the clothes I own (she says sat here wearing a pair of leggings woo up for leggings)

 So I want to show you how I rock out in a pair of legging and some flats. Have a fairy moment in my new gorgeous pink dress and feel all girlie in my skirt. 

So enjoy my little fashion show :D

So come on girls join me and Simply Be and show everyone you will Wear What You Want.

If you would like to read more about the campaign you can check out Sarah's blog post here. 

See you soon