Sunday, 15 July 2018

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate


the body shop drops of youth concentrate

It's shocking how crap I am at looking after my skin. I have been using drops of youth since late last year and it has been a saviour for my skin. I have fairly sensitive skin and the product actually irritated my skin the first couple of times I used it. However, I had read that a few other people had experienced this too, so I carried on using it for a little longer to see if my skin could really handle it or not. Luckily, my skin finally got used to the product and now I swear by this little gem. 

Drops of youth concentrate helps tackle fine lines and early stages of ageing, (can never start too early!) 99% of the ingredients are from natural resources and it's also vegan. It's a gel/serum product and is quite thick so it doesn't run everywhere when you squeeze it from the pipette.

I apply around three drops every morning and evening and gently massage into my face and neck and then apply my moisturiser. I definitely noticed the difference in my skin within the first few days of using it. My pores were smaller, my skin tone had evened out and minimised any redness, firmed the skin, made it tighter and smoothed out fine lines under my eyes. It absorbs really quickly and easily into the skin which is great considering I apply my moisturiser straight after.

£26 for 30ml is such a reasonable price for this product, considering a little goes a long way!
Have you ever tried anything from the drops of youth range?

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation Review

collection lasting perfection foundation review

After absolutely loving collections lasting perfection concealer, I decided to give their foundation a go. I had a bit of trouble in store choosing the right shade as I found they were all pretty much pink undertoned. I ended up choosing warm beige (3) as that seemed to blend pretty well into my neck. 

I love the sleek matte design of this pump bottle. The back of the bottle claims that the foundation has breakthrough skin-lock technology which makes it last for up to 16 hours, gives flawless coverage, minimises imperfections, is oil free and has SPF 20 in it.

collection lasting perfection review

collection foundation review

I actually like the consistency of this foundation, it's thick and so easy to blend. It gives amazing full coverage once applied and stays in place when I pop my setting powder on top. It is a very dewy foundation although, I usually prefer more of a matte product due to having oily skin. My oily skin does show through the foundation after around four hours which is kind of expected for a dewy drugstore foundation. 

Also, one little touch of the face throughout the day, it transfers straight from the face onto your finger. God help if you have an itch. You also get that cakey look from this foundation during the day too. Whether that would be due to my skin type or whether its the foundation itself, I'm not sure.
I have noticed that it oxidises quite a bit which is annoying but it's not too bad and I can deal with it.
Overall, it would be a decent foundation if you have dry skin or if you needed some coverage for a few hours. I wouldn't recommend applying this if you have a long day ahead of you.
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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Twenty One


I turned 21 today. What the hell.
Mine and my best friends birthdays are only a day apart so we always celebrate together every year. So yes, I partied hard last night and I'm now paying for it. Actually I don't even feel sorry for myself, I turned 21, I was meant to get smashed.

It doesn't even feel right saying that I'm now 21. I remember turning 18 and it being a big deal. I loved whisking my ID out of my purse and feeling all grown up and sassy. LOL. But, is it at the age of 21 they class you as a proper, mature adult? Scary stuff. I still live at home with my parents, little sister and our family cat. Thinking about what the future holds truly scares me as you never know what's around the corner.

 Growing up, if I didn't like something, I'd run from it. Especially starting new jobs. If I didn't enjoy it, I would just quit. I've always been that way and I hate that that's the way I am. But, I believe that if you don't enjoy something and it doesn't make you happy then why are you wasting your time? You only live once so enjoy your life whilst you have the chance.

When I was 17, I found out that I had anxiety and depression and I was in a really dark place in my life. I didn't like going to the doctors or to counselling sessions at college because I hated speaking out about how I felt and it made me feel worse. Looking at my life now compared to back then, I am so proud of myself. I am finally in a career that I love more than anything and worked and studied super hard for, I went to the doctors and got help for my anxiety and depression and of course, I still have bad days but I know where I'm at. I like to reflect back on certain parts of my life and see where I am now. It just gives you a boost, doesn't it.

Thanks for listening to me ramble - I’ve had the most amazing day and I’ve been incredibly spoilt. I’m now off to consume more alcohol! 
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