Saturday, 22 July 2017

Current skincare favourites



Depending on the time of the year my skincare routine changes. Having eczema too I always find myself switching and changing to find the best thing for my skin at the time. 
Over the past month I've been reaching for the same products quite a lot so I thought I'd share some of my favourite ones.

First up I use the Clinique liquid facial wash which I use with my sonic facial brush and most of the time I use a micellar water to get rid of any makeup first. This is nice and gentle on my skin and gets rid of any left over products which the micellar didn't get rid of. This leaves my skin feeling soft and plump and I have been really enjoying using it.

Next up is my Liz Earle hot cloth cleanse and polish. I love using this and I often switch it up between this and my Clinique liquid face wash. This also gets rid of any product on my skin whilst making my skin feel softer than anything else and really makes my skin feel and look healthier. This isn't the best of products when my eczema is particularly bad but otherwise I love it.

After cleaning my face I use my Kiehls midnight recovery oil which is literally a godsend to my skin as it helps keep my dry skin at bay and makes my skin feel hydrated. I also love the smell of this product, I've been using this for a good few months now and I can't imagine not having this in my skincare routine.

Next is the product that I've had the longest, the Clinique dramatically different moisturising lotion. I apply this about an hour after putting oil on my face to add an extra layer of hydration to my skin. This isn't too heavy or thick and dries quite quickly into the skin. It isn't oiling either which is always good, this helps hydrate my skin and stop it from flacking which it often does.

Lastly is Clarins comforting lip oil. I honestly love this and one of my favourite skincare products I own. I've been applying this to my lips every night and it really has been stopping my lips from cracking and flacking Its really nourishes the lips and is perfect during the cold weather.

Overall I've been loving all of these products this month and would recommend them all to anyone especially if you have dry skin.

Olivia
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Thursday, 13 July 2017

shopical jumpsuit

womens jumpsuit

jumpsuit

jumpsuit

jumpsuit

I was recently sent this gorgeous chocker neck stripe culotte jumpsuit  from shopical. Shopical basically works by you sharing the item you want on to Facebook and you get discount off your purchase. For example this jumpsuit is £24 but if you share it to Facebook first then its only £19!  I think its a great idea I mean who doesn't love discount? 

The jumpsuit was nice and lightweight so it would be perfect for taking on holiday,  I have the size 8
 which for me is a little big as I'm normally a size 6 but a pin in the side and it was perfect for me. I've been loving culottes at the moment there perfect for our UK summer when the weather cant decide what to do! I also love the chocker detail on the neck I think it just adds that something different from your typical jumpsuit. 

They have some great summer pieces on their website at the moment so its definitely worth checking out!

Olivia
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Monday, 10 July 2017

The Ordinary skincare


The ordinary is a new skincare launch from Deciem. I was really intrigued by this brand as is had so many rave reviews and yet it is so affordable. Having such sensitive skin and finding skincare that works for me isn't always easy. I managed to pick these up with 20% student discount on Asos, making them all roughly £4 each, amazing for skincare right?

First up I love the packaging of all the products. I love the minimal clinical feel of the them and I also like that the liquids are in glass bottles with pipets to distribute just the right amount of product at a time. 

The Hyaluronic acid 2% is definitely my favourite product out of the three. It is suppose to help hydrate the skin which is perfect for me as I often get dry patches. I've been using this every morning before applying my makeup. Its allows my foundation to be applied smoothly without clinging. If you have dry skin then this is a must.

Next is the natural moisturizing factors. I have been using this in conjunction with the hyaluronic acid and its really helped my skin to feel moisturized. My skin has felt noticeably softer. It does take quite a while to sink into the skin but I still love it.

Lastly is the 100% organic cold pressed moroccan argan oil. It has quite a strong initial smell which I cant say I'm a fan of but once brushed into the hair the smell definitely starts to disappear. A little goes quite a long way espically when using it on your face. It left my hair feeling nourished and super soft which is great as I have quite dry hair.

Overall I'm really impressed with the brand. Its so affordable whilst still being great quality. I cant wait to try more from the brand!

Have you tried The Ordinary skincare?

Olivia 
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Lemon drizzle cake recipe



Lemon drizzle cakes is one of my favourites! I have been making it for years so I thought it was about time I shared it on here with you.
This recipe is for a cake but for a change I decided to put it in to loaf cases instead. 


150g butter
150g self raising flour
150g caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of boiling water
75g of caster sugar for topping
1 lemon

1.First cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2.Add beaten egg a little a time and beat well
3. Fold in the flour
4. Add boiling water and grated lemon rind
5. Place in cake tin
6. Bake 180oc or gas mark 4 for 30 minutes
7. `Beat 75g of caster sugar with the lemon juice until it creates a frosted topping
8. sprinkle over the top of the cake whilst its still warm

Let me know if you make a lemon cake! Also what recipe would you like to see next?

Olivia
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Landon Tyler Candles

candles

candles

landon tyler

Landon Tyler  is a brand I had previously never heard of, which surprises me as I'm candle obsessed! They claim to be a luxury candle at an affordable price. After using both the candle and the diffuser the past couple of weeks I can definitely agree.

First of all how pretty is the packaging?! I love the simple design and colours, they look a lot more expensive than they are and would look great in any room.

I chose the scent country meadow which contains jasmine, neroli, ylang and musk. I'm not a fan of too strong scents as they give me a headache, but this was perfect it smelt lovely and fresh while still having the subtle hint of musk. This scent would be perfect in a living room as its not too over powering.

Olivia
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