Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

I've been a Liz Earle convert for almost a year now, I'd read loads of reviews and seen it featured in lots of beauty magazines and blogs and decided to give it a go. I have normal-oily skin that's prone to breakouts around 'that time' of the month. I used to have really bad acne from age 12-16 so I have a few acne scars and still get the occasional large spot. Before Liz Earle I didn't have a set routine in regards to skincare, I either used face wipes or St. Ives products or Simple cleansers, my skin was more prone to breakouts and was rough and oily within an hour of washing my face. I also tried the Clinique skincare trio which made my skin dry, flaky and irritated, not good! Liz Earle cleanse and polish is my SAVIOUR. It removes all traces of makeup, leaves skin feeling clean (without being tight or dry and is for day and night. You use a pump of the product and using the tips of your fingertips rub the product into your skin and eyes (it doesn't burn or hurt at all!) to remove makeup, you then get your muslin cloth wet with hot water and remove the product (and makeup) from your face. When all of it is removed, you splash your face with cold water to close up pores. If I'm wearing a lot of makeup I may repeat this to make sure all the makeup is gone from my skin before I go to bed. Then pat your face dry and it should be soft, clean and feel amazing!

Friday, 4 November 2011

today's beauty obsession

having had 6 inches cut off my hair at the beginning of summer, i miss it! i want to grown back my hair, but i don't want it to be the dry straggly mess it was before. i've heard about Moroccan Oil for years on beauty blogs, magazines, YouTube, and even my mum but never thought it would work the miracles it promises..


i have fallen hook, line and sinker for this product, my hair is beautifully soft, glossy and no horrible ends. i use about a 5p size amount on damp hair and work it through from the midlengths to the ends and it stops flyaways which are the bane of my life.

it's pretty expensive at about £25-£30 for 100ml but my bottle has hardly a dent in it and i've been using it for nearly a month. definitely a great stocking filler!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Being 21

So this weekend just gone was my 21st birthday, and with the exception of my very first birthdays in this world it was definitely my bestbestbest ever, with all my friends and family always busy and scattered across the country (now continent with 2 of my best friends studying abroad) it was amazing to be surrounded by all the people i love..

this was my favourite present, from my parents, the Oversized Alexa by Mulberry in Deer Brown Silky Snake

Mulberry shoulder bag

Biba phone case in leopard pony skin <3

and the new Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in 'La Fascinante (No.38) which is divine.

and lastly from the jewellery collection by Alex Monroe at Liberty, the Daisy Wreath Ring, which is sterling silver with 22ct gold plated detailing. it is just beautiful. 

i was an extremely lucky girl this birthday and received some other beautiful, unique and thoughtful presents and am going to finish the celebrations at uni next weekend with a bottle of....