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! 
Saturday, 9 June 2018

The Body Shop Warming Mineral & Ginger Clay Mask

the body shop warming mineral mask review

the body shop warming mineral mask

the body shop warming mask

If you've been following my blog for a while, you would know that The Body Shop is one of my favourite skincare brands. I had been so eager to try this little number out as it states that it's meant to be oil-absorbing. I have tried numerous products to try and settle my oily skin but haven't been completely satisfied. I have used the clay mask once a week for a month and have already noticed great results!

You really have to give this a good shake before squeezing the product out, *note to self* otherwise it will just run out and make a complete mess. It's a thick consistency which makes it so much easier to apply. Once applied to the skin, you can feel the warming effect instantly. It's a relaxing warmth and calms the skin. All you can smell whilst applying it is ginger. If you don't like the smell of ginger, then maybe steer away from this one. I can't wait to use this in the Winter months whilst chilling out in the bath.  

After waiting around five minutes, I rinse it off with warm water and a gentle face cloth. I feel a difference in my skin straight away. The more times I used it, the more I could see my skin improving. My skin had gotten clearer, smoother, my pores appeared smaller and I didn't need to blot my T-zone as frequent throughout the day as I used to. 

Hopefully, the longer I use this mask, my oily skin will eventually settle. For only £11, you can't go wrong!
Have you ever tried a warming clay mask?
Friday, 1 June 2018

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner Review

ro's argan body conditioner review

lush argan body conditioner review

My sister has had this sitting in her drawer for a good couple of months and kindly gave it to me as she said that she wouldn't use it. Anything with argan in, I'm sold! So straight away, I couldn't wait to use this. I first thought that it was like any other body lotion, you apply it once you get out of the shower to moisturise your skin. Then I read the packaging. You actually apply this in the shower and then rinse it off and dry yourself off with a towel.

To begin with, it took me a while to figure out whether I liked or disliked the smell of it. It smells of roses, but there's something else quite powerful in there that makes it quite strong smelling. I got used to the smell after a while and eventually grown to really like it. There's nothing like slapping on a product that smells absolutely vile, is there? I'm sure we've all been there. The smell of this product is very powerful, everyone around me could smell it and asked what I had used throughout the day.

It's a very buttery and easy product to apply as it soaks into your skin instantly. When rinsing off, this product can be a bit of a nightmare as the water just runs off your body. A bit like if you have some body oil on and then tip some water over top. There has been a couple of times where the water wouldn't touch some areas on my skin and I had some residue but it easily came off when I dried myself with a towel. A good thing is that I didn't need to use my body butter to moisturise my skin afterwards. A perfect little product if you're in a rush and don't have much time on your hands.

Have you tried a body conditioner from Lush?