Tuesday, 26 May 2015

My current daily essentials

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spring essentials CB12
Here are my current daily morning essentials for Spring. The products that I find myself using every morning lately, that help get me ready for the day ahead From my favourite spring lip products, to mouthwash and moisturiser . Let me know in the comments if you use any of these products also!
CB12 mouthwash
CB12 mouthwash* (£14.59) - available from here
I have been using CB12  mouthwash every morning after brushing my teeth and I feel much more confident knowing my breath will be fresh all day, who doesn't want fresh breath? I've used other mouthwashes in the past that either leave a strong, bad taste in my mouth after using or I've found that the 'freshness' only lasts around half an hour after use, which is obviously no good whatsoever.  I actually enjoy using this mouthwash, I like that its clear (so it won't stain my teeth) and it doesn't sting my mouth or irritate my gums when i use it, my whole mouth just feels really clean and fresh!
Garnier intensive moisturising cream (£2.00) - available here
Even during the spring and summer months my skin can still really dry, and often feels tight and dehydrated, so this little pot of Garnier intense care moisturiser is something I make sure I use every morning, after my shower. I usually apply a small amount to my hands, face, and… my elbows! It sinks in quick and really helps keep those pesky dry areas feeling soft and moisturised.
chanel lip balm
Chanel rouge coco baume (£25.00) available from here 
As well as suffering from dry skin patches throughout the summer months, I am always suffering with dry, chapped lips as you probably know if you read my blog often.  Okay, Okay I'll stop whinging about it now So my beautiful, yet somewhat pricey - but totally worth it Chanel lip balm is an absolute must every single morning before I even think about doing my make up! Girl problems.
colour rush
Rimmel Colour Rush Balms (£5.99 each) - both available from here 
After making sure my lips are nice and soft, I usually apply one of these Rimmel Colour Rush balms. I absolutely love the formula, they're really nourishing and moisturising (like a lip balm with a whole lot of colour) which is always a bonus for me. The two shades I'm currently loving are 'give me a cuddle' a soft peachy pink and 'make me blush' an everyday pink, with a blue undertone. I love both of these and think they're gorgeous shades and perfect for spring. 

Brand statement - CB12 provides First Class Breath for added confidence, a superior clinically proven product for 12 hour protection against unpleasant breath. Works instantly and has been proven to be more effective at eliminating unpleasant breath than 18 other advertised leading mouthwash brands. Provides First Class, a daily shot of confidence.

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Free iPhone wallpapers

If you're always changing your iPhone wallpaper and background like me, these might come in handy! I thought I'd post some of my favourite finds. So now you'll be spoilt for choice and (probably) never run out of iPhone wallpapers. What do you think? Let me know your favourite in the comments.

how to use:
I've numbered and linked them all (they go across) just click the link next to the number and it will bring up the wallpaper of your choice if you're reading this post on your iPhone hold down on the image and press 'save image' then set it to your lock screen. (after clicking the link they aren't full size or high res on the pictures i've used in the blog post, enjoy! xo

1. here 2. here 3. here
collagei of phone wallpapers
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collage iphone wallpapers 2
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collage iphone wallpaper
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Sunday, 17 May 2015

10 things I would tell my teenage self - beauty and make up.

ted baker wash bag

1. Blending is important 
Ahh, yes Maybelline dream matte mousse, about 3 shades darker than my actual skin tone, forgetting to blend it in, so I'd have a lovely very obvious line where my dark orange face met my bright white neck, lovely...

2. Fake tan faux pas.
Not moisturising or exfoliating before applying a load of fake tan is never a good idea, often resulting in patchy brown hands and palms. Shout out to my mum for not letting me leave the house after I applied 'body bronzing shimmer gel' to my entire face. 

3. You are not a panda…panda pixel photo:  panda.gif
Didn't everyone kind of go through that liquid eyeliner stage, where you'd outline your entire eyeball in a layer of thick black eyeliner? You know whilst listening to Bring me the horizon and Blink 182 and the likes of...

4. Never, ever, ever shave your legs dry.
I remember one of the first times I'd shaved my legs, I stupidly didn't use shaving foam, or water and ended up cutting my legs to shreds, ouch. I thought I was going to bleed to death in my bathroom ha ha okay maybe a little dramatic! My mum was so angry.

5. Your natural hair colour is best.
I still remember my dads face when I came downstairs after dying my naturally white blonde hair, jet black. (Sorry dad, sorry hair!) Through my teenage years I also dyed my hair lilac, blue, pink, red! After many trips to the hairdressers to get my hair back to blonde, I learnt my lesson for sure!

6. Your acne won't last forever (I promise!)
It's something I don't mention these days, as I don't like to remind myself of how horrific my skin used to be from age 13. My whole face was literally covered in large painful sore like spots! My doctor was useless and said 'its something you're just going to have to live with' - wrong. I've thought about doing a whole blog post on all the things myself (and my parents) tried and how I eventually became acne free, I'm just not sure if I'm brave enough to post the photos of how bad my acne was, you'd never tell these days, I barely get a single spot!

7. Just because you don't like your skin, doesn't mean you shouldn't look after it.
Due to feeling so horrific about my skin, I was so scared of using 'normal' products like cleansers and moisturisers on it that might make my acne even worse, my skin was red raw and very painful. Covering my face in layers and layers of thick foundation didn't help at all.

8. Sunbeds are NEVER okay.
Choose fake tan, every single time. Even though I'd only used sun beds a few times, I still regret it so much. I was told by friends it would dry my oily skin out and help clear my acne as well as giving me a tan, which seemed appealing during my teenage years. Never go on them, it's always better to fake it.

9. Say No, to the bob. 
For the last time, you do not want a 'bob' it will only end in tears like the last two times  Do not trust the hairdresser, they are not only cutting the teeny, tiny ends off, they will take a good chunk off the length every time. Don't say I didn't warn you…

10. Be confident!  
See past your imperfections, learn to notice them a little less and love them a little more, besides you pay much more attention to them than anyone else does anyways. You'll learn this in the long run.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Pretty pastels with Pandora and Ted Baker.

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Apple pandora charm - The Jewel Hut*
How stunning is this red and green cubic zirconia apple pandora charm from the jewel hut? It's always catching the light when I wear my Pandora bracelet, I love the pretty attention to detail, the sterling silver stalk, the green sparkly leaf. What do you think of this charm? I think this would make a great charm to buy as a gift for a friend / family member who is a teacher, or if you just love sparkly things (cough cough, like me) it's really different, I love their whole range of charms, something for everyone! As always, the charm arrived packaged perfectly, with a gift bag, box and ribbon. I think that always makes such a difference when ordering on line, especially if you're buying it as a gift for somebody else!
ted baker washbag set
Soft floral pink beauty bag - Ted Baker*
Ted Baker's new bath and body collection is a pastel lovers dream, a touch of luxury. This zip up bag with a gorgeous watercolour flower print, with rose gold zips. Filled with luxurious bath and body treats with soft floral notes of Jasmine and neroli, with a base of patchouli, sandalwood and musk…mmm
ted baker bath and body sets
How pretty is the packaging? Inside the bag is a luxurious body soufflé, body wash and body spray.
ted baker pink body spray
Available from Boots, what do you think of Ted Baker's sugar sweet, bath and body collections?

Monday, 11 May 2015

Home-ware wish list May

home wishlist may
1. Bow tie dog shaped lamp - here  2. Teal newgate alarm clock - here 3. Small favour jars - here 4. Rose gold mirror - here 5. Heart tea light holder - here 6. Dachshund coat hook - here 7. 'What would Audrey do' book ? - here 8. Rabbit salt and pepper shakers - here  9. Turn off your straightener door mat - here 10. Glass dome - here 11. Telephone pad - here 12. marble style tray / trinket dish - here 

What do you think of my home-ware wish list ? I absolutely need to buy myself that door mat, I'm always running back upstairs to double check that I turned them off, even though I always have! I adore the little white bunny salt and pepper shakers, so cute. As well as the dog shaped lamp, complete with cute yellow bow tie, awww. Do you like my picks? 

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