Friday, 28 February 2014

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+] Before & After - My Acne Success Story

At last, a chance to review my favourite product OF ALL TIME. See the results for yourself down below!
La Roche-Posay was a brand I hadn't really heard of until the end of last year, when every blogger seemed to be singing their praises, with the main star of the show being Effaclar Duo. I tried this product, and was fascinated by what a huge effect it had on my skin.
Then they made it even better. 
Meet Effaclar Duo[+], now designed to also fight marks.

Monday, 17 February 2014

That Sunny Sunday

What a lovely surprise it was to finally see the sun again!
Ben and I decided to make the most of the sunny weather, and went on a little walk in Wiltshire. We didn't reach our intended destination, (a huge valley) but I reckon we ended up pretty close. We saw a couple of deer chasing each other across the fields, and explored a little bit of woodland.
We then visited Salisbury for a spot of lunch. Not a single drop of rain fell from the sky, and there wasn't an umbrella in sight. Everybody seemed to be in such a good mood, and it was a really delightful day.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Room Redesign!

As promised, (a while ago) here are a few snaps of my new(ish) room!
I'm absolutely loving it at the moment, as the white walls make it seem so much bigger, and everything just looks cleaner and more grown up.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I most of my furniture from Ikea's discount section (usually by the tills), and saved around about £200 in total! It's definitely worth having a look there, I managed to get everything I needed - a white double bed frame, a double mattress and white chest of drawers.
Along by the chest of drawers, there is also a white full length mirror. (Bit of a reoccurring theme going on here..)

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Instantly Glowing Skin with Bourjois

 I've never used to be into the whole 'glowing, dewy' look, as I much preferred a matte base, with quite high coverage to disguise the less-than-desirable skin that laid beneath. But recently, since stepping up my skincare routine, and dramatically changing the look of my skin, I've been dabbling in a few lighter coverage foundations, and illuminating powders.. and you know what? I think I'm really liking them.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Topcoat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Topcoat - £5.99
I didn't paint my nails for the whole of January, and whilst choosing a polish to (finally) use earlier on, 
I was reminded of this little gem, and decided to share it with you! 
I picked up this topcoat a couple of months ago, as I had never tried a fast-drying topcoat before, but didn't really want to splash out on the Seche Vite at £9, so I tried the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri instead, for £5.99. Honestly, looking back, there isn't much of a difference in price, but I guess I wanted something to be able to compare Seche Vite to when I do finally give it a go.

Monday, 3 February 2014

What I've Been Up To..

Firstly I'd like to apologise for the lack of posts recently - I've been so busy! I don't think I've actually spoken about this on my blog yet, but at the beginning of January I started a new job at Boots Opticians. It's such a relief to be finally working in the same town that I live in, so I get a bit more of a lie-in before each day, but sadly less time to blog. It is only a part-time job at the moment, so really it's just down to my rather bad timekeeping skills! I really do love this blog, and I'm determined to make it one of my main priorities in life, so do keep your eyes peeled for more regular updates.