Friday, 19 February 2016

MY NUMBER ONE PRODUCT FOR PESKY PIMPLES

Tea Tree Oil

Pesky pimples. Everyone gets them from time to time, and they seem to crop up at the most inconvenient of moments. Whether it be from eating too much chocolate (m&ms, I'm looking at you) or from stress hormones, breakouts are never cute.

A few weeks back, I kept getting really painful pimples on my forehead and on my chin, and nothing I seemed to use was getting rid of them! I tried charcoal masks, mud masks, Savlon, toothpaste (yup) and I couldn't get these little mountains of hell off my face. Then I remembered that Tea Tree oil is supposedly really good for treating pimples, so I asked my lovely mum if she could pick some up from the chemist on the way home. Of course being the wonderful person she is, she got a small bottle for me. Ah the joys of living at home.

Just a small amount of Tea Tree oil dabbed onto the pimple in question with a cotton bud helps to reduce the redness and inflammation in a matter of hours. It's antiseptic properties help soothe the skin and draw away extra fluid, which is the cause of the mound like appearance of pimples. I tend to dad a little of this on any pimples before bed, and by the morning I can see a significant difference. While it won't clear away the pimple straight away, I've found for me it only takes around 2-3 applications to clear up even the most angry breakouts.

You can buy Tea Tree oil from many different brands, all of which do the same thing, so I'd say go for the cheapest version you can find.

Have you tried Tea Tree oil to treat pimples before? How did it work for you?


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

SKY SCAPES


If you haven't gathered from my instagram already, I love to take pictures of the sky. More specifically, the sunset and clouds. I find it so interesting that despite it not being anything new, humans (me included!) are still majorly fascinated by the colours and patterns found in the sky. Because I take so many 'sky scapes', I thought I would compile some of them into a post. There isn't much else to say, except, isn't the sky cool?!


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

COLLECTION COSMETICS • LASTING COLOUR LIPSTICK SWATCHES

Hi lovelies! A little while ago I was sent a box full of lipsticks from the kind people at Collection Cosmetics. I thought it would be a good idea to do a post on these lipsticks, showing you what they look like on my lips, so that you can be better informed about whether they are worth buying. Please keep in mind that because I have very fair skin, the lipstick colours will differ slightly on you if you do not have the same skin tone as me. If any of my readers own any of these lipsticks and would like to provide some swatches of certain colours on their own skin tone, please attach your picture in a comment below this post. 

Without further ado, here are the swatches.

A picture of Collection Cosmetics Lasting Colour Lipstick Swatches

From left to right, top to bottom: Cafe Au Lait*, Rose Wood*, Taffeta Bloom* (matte), Pretty in Peach*, Cupcake Pink*, China Rose*, Fig Delight*, Pink Diva* (matte), Mulberry Burst*, Red Carpet* (matte)

I really hope these swatches were helpful, and if you enjoy these swatch posts, please leave me a comment and I can do more in the future. Also, if you'd like to see a separate review on these lipsticks, please let me know and I'd be happy to do that for you.

Note to self: spread lipstick swatches over a couple of days to avoid sore lips!

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