Monday, 2 March 2015
It's the end of yet another month, and I'm feeling seriously cheery that Spring is just around the corner. This month's beauty favourites is going to be a bit of a short and sweet post as I just haven't been buying any new make-up, for months I haven't now anyway. I'd really rather buy new things for the house than yet another foundation or lipstick, so this month I've been diggin' through my drawers and discovering some old favourites to use up.
The one and only beauty splurge this month was in Lush, where as well as a ton of bath bombs and ballistics, I bought their Tea Tree Toner Water and Prince Charming Shower Gel. I used to swear by the Tea Tree Toner but then used all mine up and sorta forgot to re-buy. I had been suffering with some slight blemishes recently so this has helped keep them at bay and leave my skin a little clearer. It's been a while since I had one of Lush' shower gels so I decided on the Prince Charming one as I had a little Valentines themed binge buy. The scent reminds me of turkish delight, but not too sicky sweet, and with a nice fruitiness of the pomegranate too.
Another skincare item I've been using recently is the Avene Cleanance Expert Emulsion*, which reminds me a lot of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, although that one usually breaks me out. It's a light lotion which really mattifies and smooths the skin, sinking in nicely. I've been using this every morning underneath my make-up and I have noticed a big difference in not only calming down any blemishes I do have, but really reducing how many are coming up in the first place. I've only been using this a couple of weeks but I'm seriously impressed so far, and I've seen some incredible before and after shots online!
After sticking with the same red lipstick for one too many months, I've been trying to add a few peachy and coral tones into the mix. I've rediscovered one of my favourite lipsticks from last summer, Liz Earle's Signature Lip Colour* in Melon. It's got such a creamy formula and really glides on the lips. It's well pigmented too and has vitamin e, avocado oil and shea butter in to help hydrate, which my dry lips have really been crying for recently. I don't need to wear any more peachy coral shades on my cheeks, so I dug out No7's Honey Blusher, which I think is the perfect natural contour shade for my pale skin. If ever I'm in a rush I'll pop this on and it adds a bit of definition to my cheeks as well as some colour.
What have been your favourite products throughout February?
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
A couple of weeks ago I sat in my bedroom and felt pretty unhappy with how it was looking. Everything looked a bit mismatched, I wasn't keeping it particularly tidy, and it just wasn't feeling how I should in a bedroom. So after a bit of Pinterest inspiration (of course) I decided on a colour theme, had a bit of a rearrange, and added in a few new pieces.
First up was adding the crate and wire picture display to the walls; I was a bit unsure of whether to do this at first, but I really like the look it creates, and considering all I had were open white walls beforehand, it adds a bit more interest too. They go in well with the white/gold/copper/pink colour theme I've got going on too, as well as adding a bit of height above the chest of drawers. On top of them I popped on a few books in those colours, a peace lily, my old 1950s Metamec lamp clock and my copper pineapple, which is a perfect way to keep things a bit tidier.
I also made the extremely difficult decision to put my Made Austin Table Lamp on the bedside table, and I'm waiting for another one to arrive for the opposite side. I like the flooring in the room but I think adding a simple faux sheepskin rug adds a bit of extra comfort in there too.
There's still a few more pieces I'd like to add in, but overall I'm feeling so much happier with how it's looking in there.
What do you think of the changes I've made?
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