Sunday, 22 January 2017

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

What can I say. In a nutshell, this moisturiser is amazing and I can't sing its praises enough. I've lost count of how many pots of this I've gone through and always start to panic about when I can buy a new one when I start to run out. It has rightfully earned its place in my skincare routine. 

I have only used one high end moisturiser before this one which was also a primer. Generally I have struggled to find any I was interested in trying so always stuck to highstreet moisturisers. After watching some youtube videos I heard nothing but positive things about Clinique Moisture Surge and knew I had to try it.

Personally I love the packaging of a little glass pot and it looks lovely sitting on my dressing table but I know a lot of people think it is a little unhygienic.

Luckily my nearest boots store has a Clinique counter so I asked if I could have a sample to try first. She asked me some questions about my skin and recommended a different moisturiser but gave me some of the Moisture Surge to try as well. The first time I used this I was shocked by how nice it feels on the skin and the unusual consistency. It has a lightweight and cooling gel texture which is very calming on your skin without the sticky residue. It's like a tall glass of water for your skin.

Clinique Moisture Surge is completely oil and fragrance free and no matter your skin type, dry, oily, combination, dehydrated or fairly normal - you need a pot of this in your life. As well as being perfect to soothe your skin in the evening, it works really well as a base for makeup as it sinks into the skin almost immediately.

You can use it as a moisturiser or a 5 minute mask, massaging it into your skin afterwards. A little really does go a long way and the slightly higher price tag is definitely worth the wonders this pink gel does for your skin.

There is a wide range of moisture surge products which I am yet to try but I'm expecting good things.

Bye for now xxx

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Ten Tips To Refresh Your Life

It's such a cliche to say 'new year, new me' at the start of every year but I've realised throughout 2016 that every now and then, you really do need to put your foot down, have a refresh and make some changes for the better.

One - Have a clear out
It's so refreshing to have a massive spring clean of your wardrobe! Stop wearing the same few things over and over again and throw a few things away. Be strict and get rid of anything you're clinging onto just for the sake of it!

Two - Redecorate
Move your furniture around, get some new bedding, paint the walls and change your colour theme. Even adding some fairy lights can make a room more cosey.

Three - Go shopping (obviously)
Have some retail therapy, why not! Go out alone or with some friends, buy some new clothes or that lipstick you've had your eye on for ages. Get some homeware bits to brighten up your room.

Four - Take a step back
If you feel like you're doing too much at once, ask someone for help or simply slow down and do one thing at a time. Don't set yourself a deadline for anything!

Five - Look at who is around you
Think about who you have in your life right now. If they're having a negative impact on you or simply aren't making you feel good about yourself, it might be time to make some distance between you both.

Six - Take care of yourself
We all need to focus on ourselves every now and then. Have a day to yourself, don't rush around doing chores. Make a hot chocolate with extra marshmallows, sit down, put your phone on silent and read your favourite book.

Seven - Talk to someone
If you're feeling upset or stressed about anything, find someone you can comfortably talk to about it. Trust me, after sharing what you're worried about with somebody, it honestly feels like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders!

Eight - Change your routine
After a while your day to day routine can get a bit boring and you start to feel like a robot living everyday minute to minute and checking your phone like a newspaper each morning. Get ready in a different order, change up your makeup or have something different for breakfast.

Nine - Have a break (have a kit kat)
Take a few days off work or spend a weekend away from home. Go on a spontaneous trip alone or with your best friend to your favourite place and just forget about everything.

Ten - Distance yourself from social media
I know that this is a lot easier said than done but can be very refreshing. Keep a diary each day instead of updating your Facebook status or posting a tweet; you won't end up constantly checking your phone for replies every 5 minutes.

I hope 2017 treats you all well!

Bye for now xxx

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Long Time No See

Oh my god I can't believe it's been 2 years since I last uploaded a post on here. Think I've got out of the blogging mojo a little from working like crazy and lets face it, a broken laptop doesn't make writing blog posts very easy haha!

If you've been a part of my blog since before my last post you'll know I've always liked to change my blog design and technology has never really been on my side! But I'm back getting into the blogging world I love with a new blog design and finally a working laptop - hallelujah.

I've always wanted my blog to be a mix of beauty, fashion and lifestyle and I really want to make sure I'm uploading posts relating to all of them. I've got some posts planned already so keep an eye out for those!


Bye for now x
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