Monday, 18 November 2013

Lazy Day // The Essentials

Lazy days, you just can't live without them. Call me a hermit but I enjoy a bit of 'me time', the kind of days where you don't leave the house. Every lazy day comes comfy clothes, pamper products, and the entertainment of course...

The Pampering
With every lazy day comes a face mask, an Origins one to be exact. This Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask does the job of soothing your skin and stopping any unwanted breakouts. I also use this day to give my nails a little TLC. I remove any nail polish, file and buff my nails. I then apply two coats of OPI Nail Envy Strengthener to give my nails a break from it all.

The Entertainment
Gather up your favourite magazines, my personal favourites being CosmopolitanGlamour and Company. Now is this just me or does everyone search through the pages for the samples first? Guilty. I then browse through Netflix and catch up on some HerosVampire Diaries and a few of my favourite rom-coms.

The Outfit
This normally involves the comfiest things in my wardrobe and I am a big fan of the Brandy Melville Layla Hoodie. Literally the softest thing I have ever worn. I pair this with some leggings and these cute cream knitted slipper socks that I got for Christmas a while back. Hair up in a messy bun, and I'm ready to start my lazy day.

What are your lazy day essentials? 


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Review // Living Proof Prime Style Extender

I have to admit when I first heard about this product, I thought it was a gimmick. Maybe because I don't really use or believe in primers as I have never really found they made a massive difference to my makeup. Having said that when I saw there was a hair primer, I was pretty curious as to how it actually works (and if it does work) so I figured I would test it out to cure my curiosity.

My hair isn't really one to hold a curl and as this product claims to "save time and forget the touch- ups" this compelled me even more to try it. And yes, Living Proof does live up to its name and it's claims. It also smells like you have been in a hair salon after you use it which to me, is always a bonus. Not to mention it cuts my dry time in half which is a massive turn on for little old lazy me (time to say goodbye to that hairdryer arm cramp). 
On top of all the other things I have mentioned of why I love this product so much, it saves your hair for another day without a wash. Washing my hair is seen as a chore for me so alas, brownie points for this. Having said this, I'm sure this product will be different for everyones certain hair type. My hair being thin, pin straight and not one to hold styles, this product helps to give it more of a mattified texture and not a rough, beachy texture. It still keeps the shine and movement in your hair by simply making it feel a bit fuller. The primer eliminates that annoying first day freshly washed hair that never cooperates. 

Have you tried this product and what do you think of it? 


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Hair Inspiration

I am stuck in a 'hair rut'. I'm sure we've all been there. In fact I have been here before but alas, I was just too darn lazy (and admittedly a bit scared) to do anything about it. However, I figure a new season, new chapter in my life with university, and a new found love in the Pinterest hair boards.... I thought a new 'do would be fitting right about now.

Thus, after hours of procrastination from my university assignments *slaps wrists* on Pinterest I have come up with a few ideas of what I have in mind for my new 'do.

 Image found via Pinterest

Image found via Pinterest

                                                                         Image found via Fabsugar

How can you not love these girls hair?! That effortless, slightly wavy look is my ultimate favourite. Especially because it would take me close to no time at all to style it in the mornings, instead of spending an age on my long mop- I will be having some quality time, just my bed and I.

What's your preference on hair length? Long, medium, short?


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Skincare Routine

I am skincare fanatic. I have tried almost every product in the market to find 'the one' in terms of skincare routines, and yes, I have found it.
First off, I should probably tell you a little bit about my skin type. My skin is a bit all over the shop, a bit oily in some places, the occasional dry patch and acne prone. Fun stuff. However, these products are perfect to keep everything in control so here is my step-by-step skincare routine.

Step 1
I start my removing all my makeup at night with Bioderma using a cotton pad. This product is also amazing at removing waterproof eye makeup! This takes the majority of my makeup off so it's ready for cleansing.

 Step 2
With a makeup free face, I put a pea size amount of La Rouche-Posay Purifying Foaming Gel on my Clarasonic Mia. This face wash is perfect for eliminating any oily areas on my face and paired with the Clarasonic Mia it works the face wash right into my skin and into my pores, cleaning any unwanted dirt off my face. It also helps prevent blemishes from coming up and any oily areas on my face which is always a bonus!

Step 3
After cleansing my face, I put a pea size amount of La Rouche-Posay Effaclar Duo- I am in love with this product and it is definitely an important part of my skincare. It helps to prevent any blemishes from coming up and heals any that have, basically like a calm spot treatment that can be used all over your face. As I mentioned before, my skin sometimes has some dry patches so I pop the Aveeno Moisturising Cream for Dry and Sensitive Skin on any dry areas. For my moisturiser I use La Rouche-Posay Moisturising Cream for Sensitive Skin and then on any blemishes I use Origins Super Spot Remover which pretty much does what it says on the tin. 

In the mornings I use this same routine apart from the Origins Super Spot Remover and Bioderma.