Friday, 20 July 2018

Skincare Routine - Follow Up

Hello Everyone!
So for today’s post I thought I would do a follow up of my skincare routine for you.
I did a post back in February showing you my current skincare routine and as I was doing that post I was still technically trialling the routine to see if it actually worked for me. I thought I would do a follow up and let you know how the products are working for me. So this year I said I needed to get back into a skincare routine as my skin wasn’t the greatest and I wanted to make sure I was keeping my skin clear and giving it the moisture etc it needed. So I start off with face wipes to get all my make-up off and then go in with the Micellar water which I feel as though this just gets rid of the last of the makeup on my skin and it always feels clean when I’ve used the micellar water. I then go in with the L’Oreal cream wash just to give my face a good wash now my makeup is hopefully fully off my skin, once I’ve applied this my skin honestly feels so soft. I then go in with the L’Oreal milk and again I just love applying this to my face with a cotton pad I just think it gives so much moisture to my skin. I then go in with the L’Oreal toner now instead of the Nivea one and I just like to apply the L’Oreal one as that one is definitely better than the Nivea one. I also use the Simple Pore Minimiser which I hope is working as I need to reduce my pores.
I then go in with the L’Oreal oil I adore putting this on my skin! I just add 2-3 drops to my finger tips and apply to my skin. I then go in with the Younique Instant Lifting Serum and I honestly do adore putting this on my skin too. I then go in with Himalaya under eye cream I love applying this as it makes my under eyes feel less puffy, I then apply the Derma V10 moisturiser and I adore this as it gives so much moisture to my skin – I love it! I of course use hand cream to just add moisture to my hands again after a busy day etc. Overall I just find my skincare routine has cleared my skin so much and I’m more confident not wearing makeup anymore which is so good and makes me feel so good. I am still tweaking little bits here and there so the routine fits my skin perfectly but so far I’m so happy with this routine and the results are so good to see.

What’s your Skincare Routine?
Wednesday, 18 July 2018

What I'm Reading?

Hello Everyone!
So for today’s post I thought I would share the book I’m currently reading.
Reading was one of my favourite hobbies when I left school but I kind of fell out of love with it as I started my blog, I started working and just had other things to prioritise rather than reading. Recently I told myself I need to get back into it as I genuinely missed it and I had bought myself a new Kindle but I had also picked up quite a few books from the Charity Shops so I knew I had to start reading again. I wasn’t sure what kind of book I wanted to read so I just looked through my bookshelf and picked one which stood out for me which I decided on The Last Piece Of My Heart by Paige Toon as I had always loved Paige Toon as an author and she was definitely one which actually got me into reading as I just adored her books and storylines. I picked this one up in my local charity shop for £2 which I was so happy about! First off the cover is stunning I just adore it as I think the green with the bronzed writing just makes it look so stunning so taking this picture was so easy. The book is probably standard in terms of size but it is 399 pages which when I haven’t read for so long this seems like a challenge for me to finish the book but so far I’m doing well! I’m reading on an evening if I get chance or when I’m in bed and it’s honestly something I look forward to now. So in terms of the story so far we follow Bridget who is an author who has been given a job to ghost write a book done by another author who has passed away and was half way through writing this book. I have honestly fallen in love with Bridget as a character so far as I just find her so relatable and I’m just loving the story so far. I’ve now been introduced to Chris who is the widower and his daughter and also his brother, I feel as though there will be some kind of love interest but I’m just not sure who it will be yet. I just adore Paige Toon’s writing as I can just picture everything perfectly and I think that’s what I enjoy when I’m reading her books.

I will of course do a review of this book once I have finished it which I am doing updates on my Goodreads if you’d like to add me on there for my updates whilst reading any of the books I pick up. So far I am honestly loving the storyline and the characters and can’t wait to carry on with it. I feel as though this book has got me back into reading I honestly love it!
Have you read this book? If so what’s your thoughts?
Friday, 13 July 2018

Top 3 Eyeshadow Palettes

Hello Everyone!
So for this week’s post I thought I would share the current 3 eyeshadow palette’s I’m reaching for.
I will just say all of these palette’s are by Revolution but I just adore their eyeshadow palettes and always pick up the new ones when they get released, I have done a picture of shades etc inside which I will share a bit further down in this post to then explain the pigmentation of the eyeshadows and give a little review on them all but first let’s talk about the packaging. So I will start off with the two collaboration palettes with Soph who is a YouTuber who I have watched for quite a while and knew I would definitely be picking up her palettes. So the first one which she released was just named Soph Eyeshadow palette which the packaging for this is a matte beige colour with the rose gold writing now I personally adored this packaging when it was released which of course over time it does get a bit worn which this one is thankfully a brand new palette but I just found this packaging to be stunning. Soph’s next palette was released this year and this is called Extra Spice now I knew as soon as I saw the swatches I would be picking this palette up now for this packaging it’s rose gold packaging (Love it!!) with the matte beige writing this time round now I adored the first palette’s packaging but adore this one even more I just think it’s so stunning. Now onto the other palette of the three which this one is the I Heart Revolution Nude Chocolate palette which I actually have most of the chocolate palettes by Revolution as I adore the palettes but the packaging on this is so stunning. I adore the chocolate packaging and I find this one so pretty with the chocolate part is like a white/beige colour – Love it!!
Now onto the shades and how I find them, So I will start with Soph’s first palette I just think the range of shades is incredible. You have a mixture of mattes and shimmers which range from a white all the way to a black with everything in between, so pigmentation wise these are incredible and so easy to blend out without being patchy. The shimmer shades are so pigmented a little bit definitely goes a long way as for the mattes I find the best way to apply these for me is to build up the pigmentation as I sometimes apply a little too much but again these are so pigmented. I found this palette helped me come out of my comfort zone in terms of shades/eye looks. I will definitely always repurchase this palette as I love it so much – I’m currently onto my second one (hence the brand new palette) So next palette by Soph again has such a range of shades it’s so stunning – I’m yet to come out of my comfort zone with this palette but I still love it. Again it has a range of shimmers and mattes which start from a matte beige shade all the way through to a yellow shimmer (Stunning!) I feel as though this is a palette I will again use daily as I could create some stunning looks with this. There’s shades for an everyday look to a going out look depending what you wanted. Now onto the Naked Chocolate palette which first off how stunning right? These palettes are the same they range from mattes to shimmer shades but most of these shades are nudes or browns which suit me perfectly. There is the odd pink or a red shade but all these shades are ones I would use. The shimmers are so pigmented and again the mattes blend perfectly. As you can see all these palettes have a massive mirror which I find so handy for when applying my makeup but now onto prices, I order through Revolutions website which Soph’s palettes are £10 each which I think are so inexpensive but so worth the money! The Naked Chocolate palette is £8.99 and again so worth the money – I will definitely be picking up more palettes from Revolution.
Do you own any of these?