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Skincare

Hey!

So this post is going to be about my daily skincare routine, mainly because i really wanted to write a post and also i absolutely loveeeeee skincare products.

So i wash my face every morning and evening using the Nivea cream wash in the evening and the refreshing wash in the morning, neither of these are exfoliating washes, which i prefer as its not very good for your skin to exfoliate everyday. I usually exfoliate every 2/3 days using the Body Shop seaweed exfoliating scrub or the Burt’s bees peach and willow tree scrub (this one doesn’t have any micro beads, so its better for the environment! The exfoliant is very small bits of willow bark).


For a moisturizer in the evening i use the Embryolisse lait creme concentrate, its not the cheapest around but its also not super expensive and i feel like a very good moisturizer, it lasts long and iv’e never had any problems with it. In the morning in summer when my skin is slightly more oily i like to use the seaweed oil control creme from the Body Shop and in the colder months where my skin is a bit dryer i use the vitamin E moisturizer, also from the Body Shop. Both of these moisturizers are super light weight and absorb super quickly, i can’t stand my face feeling sticky for very long so i absolutely love these moisturizers, and luckily they aren’t super expensive either.


I also have 2 eye creams that i use in the morning and evening. In the morning i use the vitamin E eye cream from the Body Shop, this is also very fast absorbing like the moisturizer, and i feel like it makes my eyes less puffy in the morning. In the evening i currently use the Lanocreme vitalizing eye cream, i bought it for around £2.50 in T.K Maxx because i was wasn’t sure what would work, i personally think its a nice eye cream, especially for the price and it definitely keeps my eyes looking a lot more human, although i think i may try out a few different eye creams to see what other formulas can do for my skin, before choosing a favorite.



For cleanser and toner, which i have to admit is a step that i often skip on if i’m feeling lazy or tired (which is most days), i use the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser and instant boost toner, they leave my skin feeling so nice and clean as well as soft and glowy. I absolutely love them and i definitely think they are worth the money, even though they are a bit more on the pricey side. Iv’e also used the Nivea cleanser and toner before, which is less time consuming and i also liked it quite a lot, all in all cleansing and toning just isn’t something i do daily anymore because i usually leave doing skin care until just before i go to sleep and i usually cant be bothered.


As with cleansing and toning, i also don’t use face masks very often, although i wish i did. They are so nice and relaxing and i know my skin would appreciate it! I just don’t really have time anymore, since A-levels have taken over my life.

I recently purchased the Mario Badescu drying lotion for spots, i absolutely adore it! You just put a little bit on spots or where a spot is coming and it makes them go away so much quicker. I don’t usually have super bad skin, but when i do get a spot it works miracles, i found it works really well on hormonal breakouts (girlsssss ya feel me??), my skin does like to go absolutely CRAZY once a month.

I hope this post has been kind of useful! All these are just my personal opinions and what i feel works best for my skin. Let me know if you’ve used or are considering using any of these products, or any of your favourite skin care products as i love trying out new skincare. I know that some people may think that i’m a bit excessive with my skincare, but its something that i really enjoy and i love my skin feeling soft and looking nice.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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Prom!

Hey!

As promised, this post is going to be about my prom, which is now less than a week away! I am really happy with my dress, and hopefully i’ll look nice on my prom night!

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and last but by no means least:

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Gotta keep anonymous ya know 😀

In other news, iv’e been considering maybe doing another 30 day blogging challenge over the summer, as i’m going to have a lot of time; i’m just wondering if you guys would want that and since i will probably make it up myself this time, what topics would you want me to do? I did one that i found last year over September/October i think, and i really enjoyed it, although some of the posts were a bit odd… ‘What is in your fridge’.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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EOS controversy

so a few months ago i decided to give into the hype and purchase a blue sphere of lip balm (EOS) and to begin with i was incredibly happy! The packaging is adorable and they come in so many tastes and colours, i was over the moon with my blueberry acai lip balm. My lips felt lovely and soft, i was in love with the lip balm so decided to purchase the watermelon, passion fruit and strawberry sorbet varieties; i was equally pleased with these as i was with the blueberry acai. However after a few weeks i noticed my lips getting dryer and dryer so i ended up applying more and more EOS seeing as they were the only lip balms i was carrying around and they were littered around my house. I didn’t think it could possibly be the massively hyped, moisturizing lip balm i had been using; that is until my top lip literally went numb. So i googled ‘do EOS really work?’ and i found thousands of negative reviews, i opened a few and found that loads if people had experienced similar things to me after using the lip balm for an extended period of time; turns out there is a component in the lip balm that can cause people to become allergic and the balm ends up having the opposite effect to what its supposed to. After reading several reviews i threw out all of the satan spheres and bought myself a ‘Burt’s bees ultra conditioning lip balm’ and applying it after using the lush ‘Bubblegum’ lip scrub, the lip scrub removes all of the peeling and dry skin that is an outcome of the EOS and the ‘Burt’s bees’ has almost returned my lips back to the state they were in prior to the EOS catastrophe.

I would say to avoid using EOS, however i know plenty of people who have never had an issue with EOS lip balms, so i would recommend using it for a while and if you notice your lips feeling dryer, stop using it immediately. But if you are one of the lucky people who can use EOS without issue, then go ahead and enjoy the large variety of lovely flavors!

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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