Tuesday, 17 October 2017

What I'd Like to do This Halloween

a halloween list blog post

I love Halloween and I feel like us British people should celebrate it a lot more. I've always watched those American TV shows and movies and had always loved their ways of putting up their ridiculous amounts of decorations. Here is a list of what I'd like to do this Halloween...

1. Go to a Halloween Party 
Can you believe that I've never ever been to a Halloween party, not even when I was younger. I'm not saying that I want to go to one to dress as a slutty cat etc etc. I just love the idea of dressing up and doing all the fun makeup and SFX, dancing to Halloween music, drinking and having nibbles from Halloween themed plates and cups. 

2. Go pumpkin picking
I really loved the thought of going to a pumpkin patch last year but it was waaay too late, it was like the 29th of October or something ridiculous and most places didn't have any pumpkins left. I usually just buy my pumpkins from Asda but I'm definitely going to a pumpkin patch sometime this week! I already know it will make me feel all Autumnal and Halloweeny, I can't wait.

3. Watch all the Halloween movies and TV shows!
My absolute favourites are Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown, I watch them every year without fail. I remember buying Halloweentown from eBay a while back, it was bloody hard to get hold of! I'll also probably have a scroll through Netflix too and see if there's any Halloween horrors on there. AND Stranger Things comes back to Netflix towards the end of the month. If you haven't yet seen it, you definitely should start.

4. Stock up on Halloween Luxury
Of course Lush is included in this one. I love the Halloween range from Lush and I always want to buy the whole range, but it works out to be hella expensive. Sometimes I wish my birthday was in October. Also, I have started my collection of Autumnal candles and Halloween candles, without a doubt, they're the best candles of the year.

Do you love Halloween as much as I do? What do you want to do this year?


Friday, 13 October 2017

My Secret to Firmer Skin!

my skincare routine
As you can probably see from the pictures, this post was planned to go up end of August time, early September. Honestly? I literally forgot all about it. But, it's finally up now! After using these particular three products for ages, I can now have a little rant about them to you.

THE GALVANIC BODY SPA- I bought this a few months back when I became a distributor for NuSkin, it was on a really good offer for a limited time with the body shaping gel (in the blue tube) included. I couldn't wait to start using this as I had seen so many fantastic results over the internet. Firstly, you apply the body shaping gel to whatever part of the skin you'd like to firm. For me, it's the top of my legs and bum. You don't need a lot of this gel, a little goes a long way.

Then, you turn on the little white device and just press gently onto the skin. It automatically senses that it's on the skin and sets a five minute timer. You just rub the device lightly in circular motions until the timer runs out. Then, you start on the other leg for another five  minutes. I could definitely see a difference after using this product for a week! Just to mention, this product wasn't sponsored in any way, I'm not even a distributor for NuSkin anymore, I just love how this product works. 

how to get firmer skin

CLARINS BODY LIFT CELLULITE CONTROL- I have suffered with subtle cellulite since I was about fifteen years old. After doing quite a bit of research, I found this product which was highly recommended on the internet. I've been using this for about two years now and I love it. Obviously, it is quite pricey but it's worth the money. It's really easy to use, you simply rub the product in certain motions on the back of your legs. I use this twice a week. 

BIO-OIL- I used to hate using Bio Oil with a passion! I hated feeling 'greasy' and then putting on my clean clothes for the day ahead. I use this on my stretch marks and on the back of my legs once every night before I go to bed. Again, it has been working wonders.

What do you use for your body care?

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Review

garnier pure active blackhead review

I've always struggled with blackheads and big pores. I can never seem to get rid of my blackheads, I've only ever been able to reduce the appearance of them. Garnier Pure Active is a 3 in 1 product; wash, scrub and a mask. I've been using this product for a few months now and tried each way in using it to see if there's any difference in the results. 

The uses:
Wash - apply daily to a wet face.
Scrub - Every day, gently massage to exfoliate the skin.
 Mask - Up to three times a week, apply to a clean dry face. 

I have personally found that there is no difference whatsoever in what way you apply this product. I feel like each way gives the exact same results. This product definitely reduces the look of pores and blackheads. It does also mattify the skin which is perfect if you have super oily skin like mine! I have found that I don't need to use blotting paper as much throughout the day anymore.

My favourite way to use this product was doing the mask method as you can always see the dirt and impurities being drawn out of the skin. I was worried about my skin becoming really dry after doing the mask technique so many times a week but my skin was absolutely fine. 

Overall, this product does work and reduces the appearance of blackheads and pores. It's definitely not a 3 in 1 product though as all the uses do the same job and give the same results. 

What can you recommend for blackheads and oily skin?