Friday, 9 February 2018

January 2018 Beauty Favourites ♥

Well, January felt like it was never ending but we are now into February and every day takes us closer to Spring with its slightly warmer weather. Totally not counting the days or anything. But January was a long hectic month dealing with the aftermath of Christmas and back to work. But despite not trying many new products, i definitely had some favourites i couldn't stop myself reaching for.


Make Up Revolution Luxury Powder in Banana is a new favourite. I bought this a while ago to try out the whole 'baking' trend which while I'm still getting used to I've really enjoyed using this as the colour really helps disguise my dark circles and give my skin a much needed healthy glow under my eyes to help deflect away from any problem areas. My ultimate go-to nail polish is the beautiful Barry M Nail Paint in Bespoke which is a really lovely soft pink. Very subtle and pretty and so, so cheap! If i want something that will work with most outfits i wear, its this. It also looks great if I've fake tanned or not. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer is a really important staple in my routine now. It's really good for helping with problem areas but i do love this around my eyes to help make me look less tired than i am forever feeling. It has decent coverage and can even cover my freckles too. Last but not least, the Olay Double Action Night Cream which I've raved about on so many occasions now you must be all getting bored. But, it's really saving my skin from the horrendous weather and keeping my skin hydrated and soft 24/7.


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Monday, 5 February 2018

Low Cost Valentines Day Ideas ♥

Yes, yes i know. Not everyone celebrates Valentines day so let me get this off my chest now. I think it's nice to have a day devoted to being romantic, even if you do it all the time. Yes i know it's all about card companies making money. Does it stop me liking it? No. It's cute and i like it. Deal with it.

But i always feel like my idea of a romantic gesture is different to others. I'm not the most fond of fancy meals out as we're currently saving money but i don't like it to pass unnoticed. There are plenty of cute little things you can do on a smaller budget, like mine. This year i've done a few ready for the day. 

My first little present to my fiancé was a photo wall. I'm a big lover of taking photos (which you'll know if you follow me on Instagram!) as i'm a big believer in capturing memories. So i decided to make this cute little hanging picture wall using my own photos that i turned into polaroid style pictures using Printiki*. I bought the 30 x Retro Square M size for under £10! Along with some twine and some mini pegs i had in my arts and crafts box, i had a cute photo wall for under £10 (which will be staying up as i love it so much). I love these photos as they are taken over the course of our 6 and a half years together and really show how different yet similar we are to who we were when we met (albeit older but not wiser). I also have a discount code, if like me, you're super sentimental and love physical copies of photos use this code: A87P5W23 for free shipping.

Another idea i've decided to use this year is a at home movie night. Our favourite movie and our favourite food. Snuggle up with duvets and relax without spending all the £ on going out. 

*Items in this post were gifted, all opinions are my own.
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Saturday, 3 February 2018

DIY Body Scrub ♥

Maybe it's just me, but there is something really relaxing about DIYing. I love it and I'm obsessed with browsing Pinterest looking at ideas to do next. One thing i do quite often is a Make your own Body scrub as it's so quick and easy to do.



Pretty much what i do is i choose an oil to work with, I've used Baby Oil, Coconut oil and Argan Oil over the years but my personal favourite is coconut oil as its got so many great benefits for your skin. Then add in my 'scrub' which is usually sea salt or sugar. Then finish it off with some essential oils to give it a lovely fragrance. This time I've gone for a subtle peppermint fragrance as it feels really refreshing on the skin. It takes a few minutes and i always make sure i have a pretty jar on hand to pour it into and keep it in the bathroom. It's a quick craft and very easy on the purse strings but if you're feeling in an arts and crafts mood, but like me are creatively challenged it's pretty fun to do. There are so many great ideas on Pinterest i want to try when this jar is finished like a Coffee scrub.

Have you ever made your own products? Let me know so i can try them!
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