Month: August 2017

How did my August Goals go? 

Ok… Not going to lie I was pretty ashamed to sit down and start writing this post, but the whole point of putting my August goes up was to stick to them… Yeah lets see how I did….

  • Drink more water – I didn’t drink masses amount of water but I did drink more than I usually do.. mainly squash though as just find it so hard to guzzle water.
  • Move more – No… I didnt…. My coccyx was quite bad so ended up sticking to just doing my pelvic floor, with the coccyx pain I get hip pain too which was worse than normal so I haven’t walked much apart from round the park with Jakey.
  • Eat less chocolate and the naughty stuff – Next….
  • Be more organised when it comes to blogging – I said that I would post every Wednesday and Sunday, however, I think once a week is enough for now.
  • Be more active on Twitter – I have chatted to my friends and retweeted memes does that count?
  • Meal plan a bit better and stick to it – I have been doing this, although did go over budget… oops
  • Get more fruit and vegetables in me – I have been eating more fruit and my normal veg, haven’t really upped it though.
  • NOT SPEND… HAHAHAHAHA……..

So I didnt do too well, I feel like August wasnt the best month to try a new improved lifestyle after such a crappy July. I also dislike Summer so I tend to strop about a bit haha.

Did you have any goals? Did you do better than me?? LOL.

XO

Superdrug – Foot Mask

My friend Ellie came round with a little care package when I needed a little pick me up last month and in that was the face mask I have done a post on already (Garnier sheet mask) and this foot mask. 

This is the Superdrug Honey and Almond foot nourishing sock pack. They claim to help moisturise the skin as they contain vitamin e. Helps to soothe and soften dry, rough and cracked heels.

I opened the pack and pulled the socks out. They’re joined together so using scissors I cut them in half and opened each end and slid them onto my feet. Peeling the sticker that says open I stuck the sock round so they were secure.

I popped a towel round the socks to let them get warm. Although not the nicest feeling in the world initially I think it felt quite nice. The directions said to leave the socks on for 20 minutes, I left them on for about half hour whilst watching pretty little liars.

Once the time was up, I slid the socks off and massaged the residue into my feet and let that soak in whilst I relaxed a bit more. (James was playing with Jake downstairs so I thought I would make the most of it!)

My feet definitely felt nourished and moisturised afterwards, I also did gel polish afterwards so really felt pampered!!

If you’re looking for a treat for the feet this summer I definitely recommend this. Although not something I could do weekly it is definitely something I will do on a pamper day!

Have you tried something similar and have any recommendations?

XO

No7 Cleansing Brush 

I felt like the luckiest person in the world last month when I received a package from my lovely friend Debra-Bow… this lovely lady needs no introduction you almost certainly know who she is.

In this package was some Kiss nails, a highlighter and shockingly the No7 Cleansing brush. We have had many a conversation on what’s app… and we got talking about cleansing brushes. I used to have the Clarisonic but gave it to a friend after it just not working for me. I tried, oh I tried, it worked for awhile, then it just made me so red I looked like I had fallen asleep in the garden with no SPF on. Not good. I was a little scared to use the No7 brush BUT.. this is what I thought.

First of, I love it’s battery powered, no charging cables! Simple. It’s light and the replacement brush heads are super cheap too (two heads for £8…. bargain!!). The brush head has long ish bristles and are so soft on the skin.

After first use I was hooked, I tried it with a few different cleansers and loved it with my C&P but after a trip to Boots I bought the Tea Tree Witch Hazel and active Charcoal wash, which I have done a post on. Well it was a game changer, massage the cleanser in, wet the brush and go in circular motions around my face. Wow!

The brush has two speeds, push the button once and it’s a slowish speed, push again and it speeds up. I like it on the first setting as I find on the fastest one water and cleanser go flying off everywhere haha.

My skin feels so soft and smooth every time I use this. I was using the charcoal cleanser with the brush after my first cleanse in the evening every day, however, my skin couldn’t handle it everyday so I use it minimum once a week usually on a Sunday for a deep clean and during the week if I have worn heavier make up.

When I first started using the brush I did have a breakout but I think was more hormonal. The breakout cleared quickly due to really deep cleansing my skin.

If you’re thinking of getting a face brush of some kind I highly recommend this brush being your first stop, as I think it’ll be your only stop and you’ll be saving the pennies. I wish I got this brush first instead of the Clarisonic.

XO

Garner Skin Active Moisture Bomb Mask – Fatigued Skin 


I know I know I’ve always said I don’t like sheet masks but I have a confession I tried one a couple of weeks ago and thought it was alright. I didn’t mention it as I thought it was a fluke. My lovely friend Ellie popped over with a little care package and in it was this mask. I love Lavender and I am certainly feeling tired and my skin is looking it. 

I hopped in the bath (not literally as that’s dangerous) plopped a twilight bath bomb in and put this on my face. 

Once you peel the blue layer away it is really… I don’t want to say it… but moist. It’s moist. And slippy. I positioned it on my face and laid back… I usually try and potter about with these masks on and end up looking like something out of a scary film but I thoroughly enjoyed using this mask!! 

The mask claims to hydrate for one week… well it says… Super hydrating, de-tiring mask… Intensely rehydrates, reduces the appearance of fatigue and relaxes the senses. I must admit it did all those!! I looked and felt so much more relaxed and less tired after using this. 

Perhaps I’m officially converted to sheet masks…. shocking I know. XO 

Tea Tree Witch Hazel and Charcoal Boots Skincare Range

I had seen a few reviews of this facial wash and I kept thinking I should try it out.

When I went into boots for cotton pads… I came out with these 3… and a few other bits (but ssshhh don’t tell James haha) I was really excited as I had tried the face mask before and liked it. I am loyal to my Elemis mask but I do like to dabble and try other masks. I like a good pore detox.

I have done this review slightly different as I want to give you my first impression and after using it for at least 2 weeks.

Facial Wash

First Impression – I oddly like the colour of this, it made my skin feel super clean. I used this with just my hands this time but I want to try it with the No7 cleansing brush (review on that soon). It smells pleasant enough too and it was a great second cleanse. It is really creamy and goes white/grey when massaged into the skin. Skin felt a little dry after but I can deal with that as my skin feels super clean! 

After 2 weeks of using every day – ok I didn’t use it every day… I think I had a day or two where I was lazy with Skincare. I have noticed a huge difference with this face wash and LOVE using it with the No7 cleansing brush as feels like it really cleans. I have noticed my blackheads have minimised too.

Scrub

First Impression – I didn’t use this the same day as the facial wash I used this in the morning the day after and my skin felt smooth after but pretty much same as the wash for me.

After using twice a week for 2 weeks – my face is definitely smoother and I think possibly a mixture of the face wash but my skin has cleared loads. I have been drinking more water as per my August Goals. So I guess this is all a factor.

Face Mask

First Impression – I used this on my nose, chin and forehead along with my Elemis mask on the rest of my face. My pores on my nose definitely looked less noticeable after first use. It’s nothing incredible but it’s good!!

After using twice a week after the scrub – again I think a mixture of drinking more water and the other products… my skin looks clearer!! I love the feel of my skin after using this.

Considering this range is reasonably priced I really like it and I think it is doing a great job so far. I especially like the wash!!

Have you tried this range? What do you think of it? XO

What’s In My Handbag

I suppose I should start with what handbag I am currently using. I have the Michael Kors Jet Set tote in white. My brother and his wife bought this for me from New York on their honeymoon. I believe I have mentioned this before as done a whats in my bag last year. I also have this bag in black but it is slightly bigger.

I always have my purse in my bag for those random Boots trips I love to make. Nothing too amazing.. it’s a Michael Kors purse that I got for Christmas a few years ago. I look after my bags and purse so they last a long time. I don’t have loads of bags or purses as these are really sentimental.

I have a clear plastic Benefit make up bag that I keep all my essentials in. I like them in this bag so when I change bags or need anything it is all in one place.

In this bag I keep the following….


Pens, a plaster, painkillers, sickness bands (random I know), a tampon, an earl grey tea bag… absolute essential, a £1 coin for a trolley or parking, headphones and a little plastic envelope with some flowers that Jacob picked for me.

Also in the bag I keep some make up etc;


I keep what I feel are essentials or top ups if I need them throughout the day. A Ralph Lauren roll on perfume, Benebalm, eye drops, a fold away hairbrush, hair bands, hand gel, a face mist, 2 nail files, eyebrow pencil, no stress rollerball, eyebrow gel, a mini mascara, a plumping lipgloss, Sleek face form palette, a blush brush and eye blending brush, concealer, Benetint, mini too faced lip stick in Dolly and the macaroon lipbalm.

I see all these as essentials!! I probably should downsize what I have in my bag but I bet as soon as I take anything out I will need it haha.

I also had receipts… chocolate wrappers and an empty water bottle in my bag… but I didn’t feel like taking a photo of those haha!

Am I the only one with so many “essentials”? XO