Wednesday, 31 July 2019

NEW Dr Botanicals Lemon Rescue Butter & Cocoa + Coconut Mask

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dr botanicals lemon superfood resue butter

 Since Dr Botanicals first reached out to me three years ago, I have loved using their products ever since. What I love most about this brand is that it's all 100% natural ingredients - so it doesn't upset your skin! It's vegan friendly and cruelty free! As you can imagine, I was so excited to try out their brand new products. First off, let's talk about how cool the packaging design is! It reminds me of the massive poster of the periodic table on the science lab wall back in school.

dr botanicals lemon superfood rescue butter review
dr botanicals cocoa and coconut mask review

The Lemon Superfood All-In-One Rescue Butter* has recently been my skin saviour, I really have been using this non-stop. It's multi-use so you can literally use it anywhere and everywhere. I used it a lot when I was abroad, just because it was so much easier than packing a moisturiser, a hand cream, a lip balm, a body butter, etc separately. You've gotta have that extra space in your luggage for more tanning oils, am I right gals? 

The lemon butter is a very thick cream however, it absorbs into the skin very easily and doesn't feel at all heavy. Containing the ingredients, lemongrass oil, coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil and sea buckthorn fruit oil which makes the butter insanely hydrating and it smells amazing!
It's perfect to just pop in your handbag and go about your day. 

dr botanicals cocoa and coconut mask

Secondly is the Cocoa & Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask*. Again, this little number is great for travelling as well due to the size. All you do is apply a thin layer of the mask and leave it on for around ten minutes. The texture of this mask is very thin and smooth so it's super easy to apply. Even though Dr Botanicals says it's recommended for all skin types, I don't use this very often because I have found it to make my combination skin even oilier after regular use. So I only now use it once or twice every couple of weeks. However, the many times I have used it, it really has worked wonders. 

Again, like all Dr Botanicals products, it smells divine! It contains the ingredients, cocoa butter and coconut oil. So your skin is definitely refreshed and restored after one use! I have also popped this into the fridge before using it as well and it's much nicer used cold. 

Use the code: GOCOCONUTS to get the mask for only £5.

*This post features products which I was sent in return for a review. As always, my reviews and opinions are completely honest and my own.
Sunday, 21 July 2019

Life Update: Personal Training, Planning a Hen Do & More...

So much has happened within the last couple of months so, I thought I would write up a little life update.

I started personal training at the end of May and oh my gosh it's been hard work. I love my PT sessions though, I actually really enjoy them and feel like I've actually worked out properly. The issue I had was just giving up if something was too hard or too much effort. So it's nice to have that motivation and someone to push me. I feel so much better in myself since having the sessions too.

Liam and I jetted off to Tenerife for a week at the end of June which was amazing. Tenerife is such a beautiful place and I would definitely love to go back. I'm not going to ramble about it because my previous blog post is all to do with our week in Tenerife.

Only two weeks ago, my nanny passed away. It really has been a tough few years. After having several strokes and blackout spells, my nan was rushed to hospital and it has never been the same since. She developed a visual impairment in one eye and couldn't move the left side of her body. She could barely talk and couldn't drink, eat or walk. It was hard seeing her how she was but we had to be strong for her. Two weeks before my birthday and my holiday, we found out my nan had developed a tumour in her neck and there was nothing that could be done. Literally a week after coming back from Tenerife, we got the dreaded phone call saying that nan's tumour was bleeding. I'm not going into detail but I'm so glad she passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family.

On a positive note, that morning of my nan passing away, my mum, my sister and I went wedding dress shopping! I had booked it ages ago and I was so excited and nervous for this day to arrive. Everything about the experience was so special and after trying on twenty dresses, I'm so happy to say I found 'THE ONE'. It was the very first dress I tried on and we all fell in love with it. It was perfect and it had the right amount of lace and sparkle on it. I didn't want to go anywhere else and try on more dresses because this one was literally perfect. So, luckily my sister snapped some pictures and my nan actually saw the pictures of me in my wedding dress only a couple of hours before she passed away.

Still wedding related, I have been searching and searching for destinations to have my hen do. I really wanted it abroad as a girls party holiday. So, we've booked Magaluf for May 2020 and I am SO excited for it. I will also be having a hen do here in Norwich so the people that weren't able to make it can still be a part of it.

I feel like so much has happened recently! What have you all been up you? Has your life been as hectic as mine these past few months, haha?

Monday, 15 July 2019

A Week In Tenerife

It was two weeks yesterday since Liam and I have been back from Tenerife and we have major holiday blues! We only stayed in Tenerife for a week and it really was the quickest week ever.

We made a day of Siam park, if you love waterslides, you have to go!! And we also done Loro park which is a zoo and it was massive! I wish I packed trainers because wearing sandals to walk around a zoo all day wasn't the smartest idea I've ever had. We also had a beach day at Las Americas and went jet skiing. Whilst we were jet skiing, we literally had two dolphins swimming and diving in and out of the water next to us which was truly amazing! We were also allowed to jump off the jet ski's and swim around for a bit at hippy beach which was really cool.

Although we were all inclusive at our hotel, the food selection wasn't great and we got bored very quickly! So, we ate out a lot which really didn't bother us. The taxi's down to the strip were fairly cheap both ways which was good. If I ever visit Tenerife again, I would book a hotel closer to the beach. Because everything was near the beach, it was a good 20 minute walk from our hotel and there were SO many hills. Liam also took me to Hard Rock café which I have never been too. And because it was so good, we went twice!!

We didn't take many photos, but here's what we captured anyway...