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My updated skin routine for combination skin

Friday, 22 September 2017

My skin is a pain in the arse. There, I said it. It's oily, more sensitive than my personality and it's mega dry some days. I thought I'd share today a lil bit about my skincare routine and what works for me. Hopefully, this helps some of you that also have the dreaded oily skin.






Cleansers
Personally, I loove a good micellar water they're easy to use and they're just a bit quicker and easier than a wash off cleanser (lazyyyy). At the moment I'm using the Boots micellar water to refresh my skin.

Toner

I didn't even know toners existed until like last year, I'm not going to lie to you but since using one I can tell the difference. I like the Botanics spray toner (cruelty-free). The spray is natural and it really does give your skin a little perk up, also I love the fact it's in a spray bottle so you haven't got to mess about with cotton pads. 




Moisturizer

My moisturizer changes from morning to evening, In the morning I prefer something light with SPF in but I don't want my skin to be overly oily through the day, I like The Body Shop Aloe SPF (cruelty-free). For this, it's also a great size for travel perfect. For the evening, however, I couldn't give a sh*t about how oily my skin is it's not like I'm going on a mad midnight photoshoot. I like something nice and hydrating and thick enough to work into my skin overnight I use The BodyShop vitamin E 24-hour hydrating face cream (cruelty-free) this makes my skin lovely and soft for the morning.

Miscellaneous 

That's my main skincare done and if I needed to just strip back then I' only mention what I've mentioned above. However, I find that sometimes you need a touch more than that and the products I use for that are The Body Shop Tea Tree targeted gel for any spots that pop up unexpectedly I usually leave this overnight and after roughly 2-3 days of using it, they're cleared. I also like to scrub my skin using the St.Ives Apricot scrub which I have to start doing more... someone remind me? At the moment I use it weekly but I ought to really use it 2-3 times a week to clear up any blackheads etc. 

What skincare do you use? What would you recommend?.


How to unplug from social media.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Being addicted to social media is essentially the norm nowadays, especially if you're a blogger or you work within social media - sometimes it can be tricky to pull the plug and actually switch off. Social media is a great thing, it lets you connect with new people and for some people, it has become a career but how much is too much? Sometimes it can be misleading and seeing photos of huge mansions, a bag full of money, people who have had a lot of plastic surgery and just huge expectations, Sometimes you really need to just unplug - take 30 and just focus on you.




Exercise

For me, exercise is one of the only times I actually switch off. Perhaps because you can't exactly hold a phone whilst doing the downward facing dog. Yoga is my preferred exercise it's not too tough but it still puts you in your own bubble the breathing exercises can be used in everyday situations when you're stressed to help you chill as well, which is a bonus. I'm currently doing 30 days of yoga.

Pamper

Proper treat yourself, you know those most expensive luxury brands you tuck away?... use em all. Run a bath, moisturize, light candles and just chill, even if it's for half an hour. You most likely need it.


Take a walk

Leave your phone in your bag, or pocket and take a wonder, usually, I pop mine on do not disturb if I need to unplug. Even if you only walk around the block a couple of times, just refresh. Chill, you deserve it

How do you unplug from social media?.

Autumn clothing wishlist.

Monday, 11 September 2017

 Autumn is one of the best times to revamp your wardrobe. Wooly jumpers, Thick scarves, and cute ankle boots instantly come to mind. Personally,  I've always been one for clothes shopping, I love mooching around and finding some real gems tucked in the back of the rails but sometimes I just don't have the time to actually go out and get the stuff, which is where the wonderful world of online shopping comes.

Forever 21 - Ribbed Knit Mock Neck Jumper


Topshop - Button up pink mini skirt



Mango - Track outside boots 


Topshop moto embroidered straight leg jeans


Have you ever used Lyst, What did you think of them?.

4 lovely things to do this autumn

Monday, 4 September 2017

As I'm sure you're aware, I just love autumn. I hate the summer, to be honest, it's sweaty it's overrated and there are too many bugs and wasps for my liking. Autumn is the perfect combination of cool crisp weather and beautiful fiery colours, I've decided to put together a few things you can do through winter.





Take up some DIY projects

As much as we all love Autumn we can't deny that it rains most of the time during it, having some projects to keep you busy will be a nice cosy way to pass the time and you may even save yourself some money in the process. I have a Pinterest board full of DIY projects if you're stuck for ideas.

Forest walks

As I mentioned, one of my favourite things about autumn is the fiery colours, when me and my sister were younger we used to dive into all the golden leaves near a small church on the way to town, walking through the forest is so nice to do in the Autumn, the leaves crunch beneath your feet and you can get some really good photos (just be sure to you take your raincoat).

Baking

Let's face it, it's no surprise that I love baking (I've actually got a brownie cake in the oven as I'm writing this, it smells great). I especially love baking through Autumn as the recipes are more warming such as pies and crumbles, there's nothing better than serving them with some ice cream and sticking on a film.

Binge on Netflix / Youtube


Following on from that one, You need something to watch whilst you're snuggled in your blanket on the sofa, with the fire going whilst you eat your apple crumble (did I just create the perfect scene, yes I think so). A couple of series I'm loving at the minute are pretty little liars (which I may have watched 4 times in a row, oops), Jane the Virgin, The big bang theory and I really want to start the Gilmore girls. For youtube I recommend Zoella, Louise Pentland, Meg Says and if you fancy you can check out my channel here!.


What Have you got planned for this autumn?
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