Monday, 26 October 2015

BATH BOMBS




I've always been a big fan of bath bombs. Ever since I was little, I loved the moment when I got to put one of those foamy, fizzly lumps into the bath water, and watch in awe as it dissolved right in front of my eyes. I think this interest probably stemmed from my love of putting sachets of sugar into my dads coffee, watching the tiny granules slowly sink under the milk froth. It was so mesmerising to me, and frankly, still is!
I didn't use bath bombs often when I was little, only occasionally getting them for Christmas or birthday gifts, which I think is why they are such a special thing to use. Now that I can buy them for myself, I still only use them sparingly because I don't want the novelty of using them to wear off. 
I tend to reserve my bath bombs for when I am in desperate need of relaxation. Lush bath bombs in particular never fail to alleviate a miserable mood with their beautiful scents and skin softening properties. 
I recently went to Lush to have a look at some of their new releases, and ended up walking out (paying for them of course) with two new treats. I purchased the Blackberry Bath Bomb, which I bought because it smelt like a family friend's house (is that weird?) and I also bought the Avobath bath bomb to help relieve the dry skin i've been getting on my legs.
Because Lush bath bombs are quite big, I tend to cut each one into 2 or three, thus maximising the number of baths I can get out of one bath bomb. Score! It also helps me to justify my 'need' to buy them!
All in all, I don't think I'll ever stop buying bath bombs, as they are just too magical to not use.

Do you like to use bath bombs? Which scents are your favourite?

Thursday, 8 October 2015

20 BLOG POST PROMPTS


Whenever I come up with a blog post idea, I immediate write it down in the notes app on either my phone or computer to refer back to, if I'm struggling with what to write in a post. Here are 20 blog post prompts that might help you when the ideas are wearing thin.

1. What's in my make up bag?
2. 5 minute make up routine.
3. Holy Grail product.
4. favourite movies/books.
5. Pamper night essentials.
6. Room tour.
7. Brand focus.
8. Advice to my younger self.
9. How to take good blog photos.
10. Studying Tips.
11. How to find your personal style.
12. Spend vs. Spurlge.
13. Follow me around.
14. Fashion/Beauty wishlist.
15. Favourite lipsticks/nail polishes for Spring/Summer, Autumn, Winter.
16. Night routine.
17. Celebrity inspired make up look.
18. One item of clothing, 5 outfits.
19. Opinion on a beauty trend.
20. Fitness Routine.


Monday, 5 October 2015

#CAMPAIGN4CLARITY WITH NOURISH SKINCARE


Today I'm wanted to bring your attention to a campaign that was recently brought to my attention, called #Campaign4clarity. 'Organic' has been a buzzword in a lot of skincare products over the years, and these days, it seems like every product claims to be 'all natural' and better for you than their non-organic counterparts. What most people don't realise, (including me until a few weeks ago) is that there is currently no legal standard in place for organic beauty products, meaning that products that contain very little or even no organic ingredients can label themselves as organic! 
Being someone who prefers to know what I'm putting on my skin, (like most other people) it worries me that companies can simply stick a label on their product, and essentially lie to their consumers and say that their products don't contain any nasty stuff when in actual fact, they very well might.

Nourish Skincare has teamed up with Campaign for Clarity in order to help spread the word about the need for certification of organic beauty within the industry. They recently contacted me to ask if I would like to try out their Kale Enzymatic Kale Exfoliator*, and of course I was very keen, because who doesn't like to try out new products? Especially when you can be assured they are (the real deal) organic!

This exfoliating cleanser is an interesting texture because it's not gritty like most exfoliators. Instead the texture reminds me a little of a homemade oatmeal scrub. Because of that, it is very gentle, and doesn't irritate the skin at all. That being said, it still does a fantastic job at sloughing off dead skin.
This product can be used as an exfoliating cleanser or a face mask, depending on your preference. I personally use this more as a cleaner because I find for my skin type, it works better that way, but it's completely up to you how you use it.
Unlike some exfoliators, this doesn't dry out my skin in the slightest and the addition of kale, (ooh trendy!) helps to improve the suppleness of my complexion.
If you haven't already tried this product, I'd really recommend it, as it really seems to have improved the condition of my skin and I hope will continue to do so the more I use it!

Campaign for Clarity aims to reclaim the organic and show the beauty industry that 'green washing' products for the sake of sales is simply not on. Join me in the #Campaign4Clarity!

What are your thoughts on 'Organic' skincare? 



Thursday, 1 October 2015

AN AWESOME NIGHT IN


While some people's idea of a fun night is going out to clubs and bars,I often much prefer to stay in and potter away at things by myself.  For me, taking the time to unwind in the evening is really beneficial. If I don't have time alone every once in a while, my energy levels significantly drop and I start feeling really overwhelmed by everything, (an introvert in a nutshell).


The first thing I'll usually do to start my night in, is wash my face with whichever cleanser I am currently using. Then I'll often pop on a face mask, before  hopping into a bath with a nice smelling bath bomb or some bubbles, (I have a big bag of Lush bits and pieces, which I will just reach into and grab something that takes my fancy!) Sometimes I'll also apply a hair mask while I'm in the bath to make my hair feel and look oh-so-smooth.


After I've had a good soak in the tub, I will dry off and apply a body lotion/body butter to lock in moisture, before changing into my (favourite panda) PJs. Next I choose which movie I want to watch - I love all kinds of genres, but I think my favourites would have to be thriller, weird/quirky and comedy. And that's me all set for the rest of the evening!

My 'Awesome Night In' is very low-key, and I know to some, it won't seem very interesting at all, but I personally really like having these little nights in to myself because they definitely keep me somewhat sane! 

What's in your 'awesome night in' routine? Let me know in the comments!


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