Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Check In Tuesday #4


Hope you guys are all happy and positive, it's that time again where I "Check In" with you and just ramble on to you about what I have been up to and stuff.

  • So I have been feeling a bit meh this past week, I think its to do with the weather getting me a bit down. I'm fed up of being cold and it doesn't help that this flats heating hardly makes a difference. However I have been feeling happier and positive noticing that the light mornings are coming and the days are stretching. Our flat has lots of bunches of daffodils and it makes me happy knowing that spring is coming.
  • I am still on The Vampire Diaries binge now on Season 4! Half way through and I have no idea what I'm going to do when I finish it. I will have to start watching The Originals as they are my favourites! I really want to watch Game of Thrones too, I got Gordee the box set for part of his Christmas and still haven't watched it yet.
  • Still haven't got stuck in to my book :( its kinda frustrating as I really want to get into reading more but I'm being sucked in to Netflix haha 
  • The reason I have been a tad on the lazy side is that I have been home hunting and I may have possibly found our new home. It's not 100% yet but its very possible and I am super super excited about it.
  • Ooo my new make up bag from Paul&Joe came and it is super cute. I have just about organised it so I will do a post about that soon.
  • I think my laptop has a bit of a virus which is why I haven't been blogging so much, so it might be going away from me for a bit :( but Gordee says I can use his which is a scary mac laptop.
  • I have been having quite a few minimal make up days and I have to say my skin is really appreciating it.
  • My love for Superdrugs Vitamin E's range is growing fast, I recently purchased the Day and the Night cream and wow my skin is loving me right now.
  • My poor nails are having a horrendous time right now breaking and peeling but I will keep on treating them.
That's all from me today guys I hope you enjoyed this post feel free to comment and I will try to comment back however my laptop doesn't let me but I can try on Gordees laptop.

Lots of Lovies

Monday, 24 February 2014

Avon Lip Crayon! ShowStopper Pink!

Hi Guys!!!

I thought I would share with you lovelies this new lip crayon I got in Avon a few weeks ago in the shade Showstopper Pink! My gosh is it pink!! Its very high pigmented creamy in texture and just overall lovely. When I first got this I wasn't sure on having such a strong bright lip but I will tell you this I love it!!! And it lasts rather a long time. Just make sure to use make up remover at the end of the day to shift it.

It has been known to be rather similar to macs candy yum yum. And also contains Vitamin E and shea butter so your lips stay extra soft throughout the day. It costs around £8.50 but sometimes you can get them on offer too. You can have a look online here to see what other shades are available. I love wearing this with subtle eye look so its a pop of colour.

Hope you guys liked this post, is there any lip products out there that your loving right now?

That's all from me guys wish your all loving life and happy

Lots of Lovies

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Body Shop Treats

Now I'm not sure about you but when I get an email from The Body Shop mentioning 40% off all orders I am straight on that website looking for things I can treat myself to. 

      I got quite a few things that I have never tried before and a few old favourites, so I thought I would share them with you beautiful people. I will include a link for each item and the cost it is on the site. 

From left to Right:

Mango Body Mist, this stuff is my favourite body mist ever!!! So I couldn't not buy myself a bottle with the 40% off. The smell is just ahmazing and reminds me of summer so much as I usually layer the scent by using the mango body lotion then spritz the body mist on and to finish it off some of the mango perfume. I would smell mangolicious all day!! Oh god just typing this I have had to go get the lotion over just to smell haha! Unfortunately it isn't on their website anymore :( I hope it hasn't been discontinued, maybe I'm just being a dafty and cant see it but they do have other body mists too which you can check out here. They are priced at £7.50. 

Seaweed Clarifying Toner £8.00 Now this stuff appealed to me as it had a little online sticker saying it was a Best Seller and I had been looking for a toner to add to my routine so thought I shall pop that in my bag too and see what all the fuss is about. It aims to re balance combination skin, refresh and purify the skin. Sounds good enough to me. I have used this a couple of times since buying it and it certainly wakes up my skin. 

Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter, this little treat was for my recently coloured hair as a weekly treatment. It aims to protect your coloured hair giving you lovely shiney radiant hair. Contains no parabens, colourants or silicones. And did I mention how lovely it smells? lovely and fruity plus the smell lingers in your hair that I end up sitting sniffing my hair haha thats not weird at all. I got this in a little 50ml pot for £3.00 you can also get it in 200ml for £8.00. They also have different ones for different hair types so if your hairs not coloured there is other's you can treat yourself to instead. 

Now the Camomile range has appealed to me for a while, anything that's gentle on the skin is worth a go I like to think. So I went for the Waterproof eye and lip make up remover, this is another remover that you need to shake to activate the 2 solutions working together. What appealed the most to me about this product was that it states its suitable for sensitive skin types which I can be especially around the eye area and also suitable for contact lense wearers which I am. Again I have only used this a handful of times but it does a damn good job of shifting the eye make up, I am very impressed. At £8.00 for a 150ml bottle its very reasonable a little goes a long way as I only use this specifically for my eyes. 

Lastly is the Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, a solid cleanser that melts away make up?! What madness is this? I had just about finished my Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser and was in search for a new one. I had seen so many review's on Clinique's Take the Day off cleansing balm and was rather intrigued by it however the price didn't have me that intrigued to get it. So I seen the Camomile one and thought would give this a bash plus would be getting it cheaper too. This is again suitable for sensitive skin types and contact lense wearers, it melts away your make up leaving your skin lovely clean and fresh! When you take the lid off you only need to move your fingers in circular motion a couple of times to get the product on you then massage it into you dry face (make up still on) and you start to see your make up melting away, I was proper panda eyes when I first done it. You then get a damp muslin cloth £2.50 and simply wipe away! This stuff is awesome I thoroughly recommend it. It smells so lovely and leaves your skin clean and soft. Its at £12.00 for a 90ml pot but again a lot does go a long way with this at it is a solid cleansing butter you only need a little. Love This!!!

Tried to get a photo of what the butter looked like but camera was being a bit awkward.

So there you go that's been my latest Body Shop Binge, if you want to know when they have offer's on I would recommend signing up on their website. I am so thankful for these emails of treats for their customers. I think I saved about £20-£25.

That's all from me till next time

Lots of Lovies

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Check In Tuesday #3

Hello Fellow bloggers and readers hope we are all well and happy.

That's another Tuesday almost over with over here in Scotland so here I am sharing with you a few things I been up to and loving or hating right now.

  • The weather over here in the UK has been utter pants and my thoughts for those poor folk down in England who's homes have been terrorised by these storms causing mass flooding. I have family down in England and I was rather worried about them all but I was informed that they were all safe and the weather hasn't affected them. We have been pretty lucky where I am in Scotland that we haven't had any bad storms or snow (touch wood). 
  • I love coconut oil!! Okay so recently my scalp hasnt been itself and its been bit dry and flaky. 2 sunday nights ago I asked on the #bbloggers chat whats a good treatment hoping for some cheap answers and wow there was so many to choose from but the most popular item was coconut oil. So I went out and bought myself some read the instructions on how to use it as a scalp treatment and my gosh was I impressed with these results. I might do a blog post on this after trying it a few more times. 
  • Twinings have some new green tea flavours coming out and I am dying to get my hands on them.
  • I'm still trying to grow my nails, there was some peeling and breaking so I have cut them back down to stumps haha hoping that they will grow nice and healthy without breaking.
  • Is it sad that I'm excited about buying a new make up bag?! Well I am and I will do a blog post on it as its a pretty special looking make up bag.
  • I am still on a Vampire Diaries binge on Netflix and I have just finished season 3! Oh my gosh sooooo much drama!!!
  •  I have been slacking on reading my book lately (I blame netflix) but I am determined to get back into it and try and read a bit each night an hour before sleepy time.
  • Music I am all about the girls this week. Our tickets came for Katy Perry in May and you may or may not know I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! So other than her I have been listening to Lana Del Rey, have you heard her song for the Maleficent movie? She sounds amazing. Taylor Momsen is back with The Pretty Reckless and my gosh she sounds awesome in their new song Heaven Knows and lastly Shakira!!!! Im not so much a fan of Rihanna anymore but these 2 together make one heck of a tune Cant Remember To Forget You is on repeat a lot while I'm doing the housework its just so catchy.
What have you guys been up to? Any music your loving and I can check out let me know

That's all from me today

Lots of Lovies

Friday, 14 February 2014

Quick 5 min face!

Alright my beautiful people hope you are well

So have you ever hit snooze and totally slept in then ran around like a mad thing only giving yourself 10 minutes to get ready?! I know I have so I'm going to share with you guys what I use when I'm in a mad dash.

So to start off I use my Garnier BB Cream for Oily Skin in Light £7.49, I only use a little amount and place it on my hand and I use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush £11.99 and I use circular motions blending it into my skin. After that I get my Avon Mineral Powder (I don't know the price or the shade I use as its rubbed off) again I use my stippling brush swirling it round the top area where the powder comes out then I tap it on the edge removing any excess powder and I swirl it around the outer edges off my face. For a little colour on my cheeks I use Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Dolly Pink and I blend it into the apples of my cheeks. I'm not sure if this exists anymore as I bought this a few years ago but I did find a very similar one on boots website at £6.49

For my eye area to tame the brows and fill them in a little I use Maybelline Eye Studio Master Shape Brow in Soft Brown £2.99. As for my lashes I have my Eyeko Eye Lash Curler I got in my Latest in Beauty Glamour Edit box which you can get on feel unique at £12.00 I hold them in place for a few seconds to give them a little curl. For my mascara of course I turn to my favourite Avon SuperShock which I have raved on about before and you can check out here.

And to finish off the look I swipe across my lips Avon Ultra Glazewear lipgloss in Iced Pink, Voila I am ready to go.


Hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know in the comment section if you did or you can say hi I do love to read comments and replying to them.

That's all for me today

Lots of Lovies

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Check in Tuesday #2

Hi guys and Happy Tuesday

How are you guys? Hope your all well and happy feeling positive.

How cute is this pic from weheartit.com

So we are at another Check In Tuesday Wow that's come round quick. 

  • This week its Valentines and Gordee and myself will get it spend it together this year, Yay!! We never got to spend it together last year so I'm looking forward to it this year. Even just a nice cosy night in with a movie and I'm happy.
  • I have been obsessing over the film Frozen recently, seriously guys its awesome. I actually ended up buying the soundtrack and been listening to it in the morning getting ready for work, call me sad but I love a Disney film.
  • Another thing I'm a bit late to is Vampire Diaries, I was pretty bored and I needed something to watch so I went on to Netflix and thought I would see what its all about, I am hooked!! That's me on season 3 and wow its so so good.
  • Gordee and I are currently looking into finding a new place to live so I have been seeing some lovely pieces of furniture and bits and bobs for the new home, its all very exciting. Might do a homey stuff post.
  • Also have you guys noticed that its slowly getting lighter in the mornings?! Which means Spring is coming Yay!!
  • I have been trying out a few beauty treats from The Body Shop I will do a review soon.
  • Also been trying out a new face mask by Superdrug and its so lovely I will also be reviewing it in the near future.
  • I am drinking a lot of green tea lately especially twinings with lemon and another with pomegranate have been my favourites.
  • That's all really from me tonight, sometimes I feel I live a rather boring life but I do love a good ramble and chit chat.
Let me know what you guys have been up to, I love reading comments and replying to them.

Lasts all from me 

Lots of Lovies

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Dreaming of some Sun!

Hello from the warm cosyness of my bed!!!

So all this week I have been around friends that are poorly with the cold :( As someone who rarely catches the dreaded cold in winter (it prefers to catch me in summer) I stocked up on my multi-vitamins and carried on. Today I have to wave my white flag and admit defeat! I have a sore throat, nose, head and a cough!!! I am going to spend today curled up all cosy in my bed that consist's of 2 duvets and 2 blankets haha! I have online shops open up on my browser and listening to The Frozen Soundtrack which I am seriously loving right now. If you haven't seen the film where have you been?!

Anyway while I was browsing through photos I came across my holiday photos from almost 2 years ago!! Reminiscing of the times one of my best friends Mel and I had in Corfu, Greece. We spent 10 days way up the North of Corfu just chilling out lazing by the pool taking advantage of the all inclusive food and drink. Yes there was a night where we got rather drunk (drunk is an understatement) and to this day it still reminds me why I don't drink much. The hangover was almost unbearable but then I would remember I was in such a beautiful part of the world so I sat out in the sun and drank lots of water and slowly died peacefully.

I thought I would share with you lovely lot some of our snaps from my holiday in Corfu.

Here is the view of the bottom pool area that had a bar and entertainment at night

Chilling by the pool

There's lots of strays around but they never bothered you, they were so cute!

Someone was thirsty

Just down from the hotel was little beach areas, across the water is Albania

Scenery going to our hotel

We took a little trip to the main town in Corfu 

Being allergic to chlorine sucks!! So being super close to the sea was amazing for me!

Have you guys ever been to Greece or any of the Islands? I would love to go to another part of Greece as it was such a lovely place. Looking back makes me miss summer lots! Might have to look into some holiday destinations for the future now.

Hope you guys enjoyed this little post.

That's all from me today.

Lots of Lovies

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Optimum Super Antioxidant Grape Eye Cream


So in my last post I mentioned how I will be turning 25yrs old this year (march) and how Im starting to take better care of my skin on the anti ageing side of things. I recently went to Superdrug and bought from Optimum their anti-ageing range as it was on buy 1 get 2nd 1/2 price, which is still on by the way. I posted that I got the Overnight Swiss Apple Skin Renew Serum which you can check out here. So that means that this post is going to be all about the eyes.

Optimum Super Antioxidant Grape Ultra Protecting Eye Cream £9.99

Now this range with the super antioxidant grape is aimed at any early signs of ageing from the ages of 25+ to help skin keep that youthful look. That's right I will soon be in the 25+ category! (Yikes!)

"With PhytoCellTec Solar Vitis extract from a rare grape, which helps to strengthen the skin's cells" little bit of product information from the front of the box.

What is PhytoCellTec Solar Viris? it is a very powerful antioxidant that has a strong UV resistance which helps to protect the skins cells and regenerate them for a more radiant and youthful complexion. Now the benefits of using this cream is that it hydrates and protects the delicate area that is around your eyes. It helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines and puffiness. And that's not all it stimulates collagen production for firmer younger looking skin what a perk! There is also Vitamin E which I have raved on about before being another popular antioxidant protecting against free radicals,environmental pollutants and of course ageing affects of the sun. There is even Pro-vitamin B5 for it's moisturising and conditioning effects. Results can be expected in just 4 weeks with this bad boy. Its just what I'm looking for.

Packaging again is a winner for me with the purple ombre box and a grape on the front, the print is nice and bold in white with the purple in the back and some of the print is also in lilac. 

The tube itself is a 15ml tube with a screw top silver plastic lid, on the front is print in purple and lilac with the name of the product. The back gives a little bit of info on PhytoCellTec Solar Vitis, directions for use, care and safety (avoid contact with eyes), also mentioning that this product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. And that Superdug is against testing on animals.

As it says on the box for the directions you apply this after applying your day or night cream. So after I have cleansed, toned and moisturised I squeeze a very small amount on to my middle finger I then take a little from that on to my other middle finger and then I dab it on both eye areas and massage it round. The cream itself is a white colour and it very light in texture.

Only a small amount is needed

The eye area is one of the main areas I wouldn't mind keeping a little young looking for as long as I can so I'm hoping for some good results from this. Only been using it for almost 3 weeks, I am however noticing my eyes are less puffy which I am happy about.

I have linked up at the top with the price to take you to Superdrugs website if you are interested and wanting to read a bit about it yourself's. 

Have you tried anything from this range? whats your thoughts on it? Leave a comment below or you can just say Hi and leave your thoughts on this post.

That's all for now you beautiful people

Lots of Lovies

Friday, 7 February 2014

Optimum Swiss Apple Skin Renewal Serum


So few weeks ago I had a moment of realisation when someone asked me how old I was, I simply just smiled and said I'm 25yr in March. As I said those words I thought wait a minute is that right? Am I going to be 25!! The answer is yes I am! Now I'm not blowing my own trumpet but I have been told many many times I do not look my age, suppose the fact that I'm pretty small and petite I do look about 12 years old sometimes.

Now age itself does not scare me, I look at age as just a number. You are as young as you feel they say and I think that's pretty spot on! I don't feel like I'm 25 whatever its ment to feel like I'm not sure, I still feel like I am in my late teens!! Anyway the number doesn't scare me but my skin ageing does! I would hate to be in my 30's and folk to think I am in my late 40's!!! I don't smoke and I don't drink, I do however like a little bit of uv exposure to the skin, not too much though I'm not a sun worshiper or anything like that. With this in mind I thought I would try out some anti ageing products so I nipped along to Superdrug for a change to see what they had to offer. I was in for a treat as their Optimum range which is all about fighting age just happened to be on buy 1 get 2nd 1/2 price. I picked up 2 products 1 was the Swiss Apple Overnight Serum and the other was an eye cream. This post is aaaaall about the serum.

Superdrug Optimum Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum £14.99

Now to start off this is more aimed for woman ages 35+ but I thought why the heck not I want my skin to look fresh and stay as young looking as possible. Plus I do know someone who works in Superdrug that's younger than me and she swears by this stuff, her skin looks fab!

" Revolutionary anti-ageing serum with PhytoCellTec extract from the Swiss Apple to promote a fresher and younger-looking complexion"  is the little run down of info on the front of the box. Sounds alright doesnt it?!

Its suggested to use this serum as part of your evening routine and significant results can be expected in just 4 weeks. This is due to the PhytoCellTec which is from the apple cells working its way to protect and regenerate the skins cells. I know I don't have any wrinkles or lines just yet but there is other ingredients in this too to improve the skin. This little beauty also contains Vitamin E which protects the skin against free radicals, environmental pollutants and any ageing affects of the sun. Argan Oil which is rich in vitamin E it helps protect nourish and hydrate the skin. And it also contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which conditions and moisturises.

Now I am a sucker for packaging and this does not fail. I love the box that its in with its sort of ombre green colour with the apple shape on the front and the white font on top makes it more eye catching.

The bottle itself is a 30ml smooth glass pump bottle. Again it has the green writing on the front of the product and on the back is directions for use and little bit to say it has been dermatologically tested and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, good to know. Also has advice to avoid contact with eyes (obviously) and that Superdrug is against animal testing which is also very good to know.

Now when I use this as part of my night time routine after cleansing and toning its time for all the lotions and potions so first I use my hydraluron then I give it 5 minutes to make sure thats all soaked into my skin. Then I just use one pump of the Renewal Serum, its all you need the serum is almost like off white colour just like a serum normally is and its light in consistency. A little does go a long way with this. The smell is lovely clean fresh, I don't think it smells like apples but its a good scent whatever it is. Once that's absorbed in I apply my eye cream (coming up next) then my moisturiser. 

The serum looks like this 

I have been using this for few weeks now and already I'm noticing in the mornings how soft and smooth my skin is. This is the first product I have used that is aimed for anti ageing so once I try out a few different ones it will be good to see which ones I prefer. I do think its something I will be adding to my skin care routine as I do want to be taking more care in my skin. I am looking more down the serum route just now as well as eye creams. But for my first one I am really liking this product. 

I have linked on the price at the top to take you to Superdrugs website on to this product where there are plenty reviews on it and you can see yourself just how much it is loved.

Is there any products you like that has anti-ageing in it? Let me know or you can leave a comment on your thoughts on this post. I love reading them and commenting back :)

That's all for now you lovely lot.

Lots of lovies

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Check in Tuesdays #1

Hi Everyone

Now that Mondays past I find a lot of folk moaning about Tuesdays being a bit on the boring side, it's the day after Monday so we are getting closer to another weekend but its not the middle of the week and it feels like we have ages to go till the weekend! I however don't mind Tuesdays :) I always think when I finish work only one more day (Wednesday) then only 2 days to go and its the weekend again!

So I have decided that I'm going to post up a blog post every Tuesday to just "check in" with you all. Maybe mention a few things I'm loving at the moment or things that I'm not so loving. Maybe a few inspirational posts on things that I'm loving right now, basically a random post every Tuesday!!

  • So like most girls I love flowers and ones I like especially are Sunflowers, Tulips and Daffodils so when I see a bunch of Tulips in Tesco the other day I had to get some. They are so pretty and colourful they remind me that Spring is coming.
  • As some of you beautiful bunch may or may not know I am learning to drive and today I had my first morning driving lesson. With it being winter majority of my lessons have been in the evening as that's when I'm mostly free however it can be pretty quiet in the evenings which is fab to start you off but now I'm needing some traffic. So half 7 in the morning I hit the road with my instructor and drove about town in the morning rush. I rather enjoyed my mornings lesson and I felt pretty good being up super early and not rushing around for work.
  • Ever since seeing them few weekends ago I havent stopped listening to City and Colour seriously guys they are so amazing you should check them out.
  • I have recently noticed my nails have started to peel its with all the cleaning I do at my work, so I decided to cut them back short and let them grow lovely and healthy again so no nail polish for me for a few weeks.
  • Another thing Im a bit excited about is kinda quite sad and its that I have ordered new glasses. I do wear contact lenses most of the time but I do like to wear my glasses from time to time.
  • I have been on Instagram a lot lately I been trying to upload a photo every day or 2, I am rather addicted to it at the moment. I just love following other bloggers and seeing what they have been up to and what they been buying. I quite often find new blogs to read that way too.
  • A food I have been loving recently is granola, there's this cereal you get in asda and its Hawaiian cereal crunch and its amazing! I have it with some peach and passion fruit yogurt and it is yummmmmy!

So there we have it my first random Tuesday Check In, hope you guys don't mind it. I am trying to be a little different and not just ramble on about beauty treats. Let me know if you liked it or not, any comments would be greatly appreciated you can let me know what you have been up too or what things your loving right now be it random or beauty related!

Here is a snap of Winston who decided to snuggle up into me and rest his head on my shoulder as I was typing this.

until next time

Lots of Lovies

Monday, 3 February 2014

Lush Ocean Salt Face Scrub

Aloha Beautiful people :)

Hope we are all doing well and enjoying the start of the month that is February. Todays post is all about one of my favouritest favourite face scrub! It is Lush's Ocean Sea Salt Scrub!

Ta Daaaa!

Now this lovely black pot of holidays is a scrub that I have used for years! Not the same pot obviously, I do get through a pot in a couple of months plus they do have expiration dates with them containing fresh ingredients in them. The other night I was using this and thought "SJ why the heck havent you raved about this in your blog?" So here it is.

"Lashings of fine sea salt to scrub and clean, organic limes to brighten and avocado butter to soften your skin" is a quick run down of some of the ingredients used which is mentioned on top of the pot. 

" Does your face feel washed up and abandoned? Get it ship shape with coconuts and lime" is written on the side, it already sounds like my kinda scrub as I love coconut!!

                  L: The label on the side of the pot    R: Texture of the product

I love a face scrub, getting rid of dead skin leaving you with fresh clean skin. This product however is different to any other scrub I have used as it contains Sea Salt! It is rich in minerals and does a damn good job of scrubbing away those dead skin cells. The salt is mixed in with lovely avocado butter, coconut oil and seaweed absolute. Another ingredient used is Grapefruit which is commonly used in products for oily skin and for spot prone skin it is also high in vitamin C. So it doesn't just leave your skin feeling lovely soft and smooth it can also help treat breakouts.

When you first take the lid off a lot of the salt is sat on top of the product, some of the salt granules can be quite big in size that I stick my finger in and just mix it all together in a clock ways motion otherwise the product at the bottom will be mostly the butter. The smell of this is amazing!!! I called it the black pot of holidays cause the smell instantly takes me away to being on holiday lying by the pool with a fancy cocktail in my hand soaking up the sun (one can dream). The limes used have been steeped in vodka hence the day dreaming in the sun with my fancy cocktail so the combination of the vodka and the citrus just smells deeeelightful! 

What the product look like all mixed together

I use this scrub once or twice a week, I wash my face then use about a 10p size amount and scrub it round my face in circular motions. The texture is creamy with the butter and you can most defiantly feel the granules of the sea salt, when first opened it has bits of blue but once mixed together I find it doesn't have much colour. Sometimes the vodka can sting if I have a cut on my finger so watch out for that. Once I have done that I wash it all off, it does leave my face rather red from the scrubbing and a little tingly from the alcohol so I usually use it at night giving it time to calm down. I will then cleanse and moisturise. My face the next day always feels so soft and smooth. 

This product might not be for everyone but I do love it, its a cocktail for the face! You can get it in your local Lush shop or if your like me and don't have one near by there is online click here. You can get it in 2 different sizes 120g for £7.25 or 250g for £13.25. I have the smaller size and I feel it lasts me a long time. You can also get alcohol free ones.

Have you guys tried this scrub or any lush products? Do you have a favourite that you use all the time? I would love to read your comments.

That all for me today hope you guys enjoyed this post :)

Lots of Lovies

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Bye January! Hello February!


 That's us out of January guys!! I actually feel that its gone pretty quick. Pay day has been and gone, the bills have been paid now we are skint again counting down the days till next pay day haha. 

I didn't do much in January really it was all about saving those pennies although I did get myself a few treats throughout the month, all in the name of blogging of course! If you follow me on Instagram you will see what I been treating myself to lately (click here --> SparklySJ). One thing I did get to do at the end of the month was go to Glasgow and see the band City and Colour! Hands down one of the best live bands I have ever seen. The frontman Dallas Green's (from Alexisonfire) voice is just amazing. I did have a wee visit to first aid about an hour in to their set due to being too hot and almost passing out. My own fault really as I hadn't taken off my jacket but a little sit down and some water I was fine and went back to watch them. Even caught my favourite song Two Coins (check it out on youtube here). Being back in Glasgow to see a live band got me all excited for next time, which is gonna be Katy Perry!! I am super excited to see her its only 105 days to go.

 I also got my hair done Yay!! I hadn't had my hair done since October last year so it was badly needing done. I went for a little bit of a change and went ombre! They lightened up my hair and removed the almost black I had in from last time then they lightened my ends and slapped on a warm brown tone on top. I love it! I think I might even go a little lighter in the summer months. Talking hair and beauty I recently purchased Lauren Conrad's book Beauty, what an awesome book! Full of handy tricks and tips its really inspired me to try out different make up looks. If i have any success with them you never know I might do a few tutorials!

So now that's us into February, I have a few blogging ideas for this month lots of skincare and make up!! I'm even thinking on doing a regular blog post every Tuesday with just little fun random facts?! Like what I been loving or hating that past week. Its also Valentines Day this month Gordee and I never got to spend it together last year due to him being up a mountain (work purposes) so I think we might go for a nice meal this year. I always find February to be a rather quick month probably cause its my birthday in March and I get excited for it. Whatever this month brings either it be good or bad I intend to always having a smile on my face and I hope you guys do to!

Is there anything you lot love about February? Any Valentines plans? love to read your comments :) till next time.

Lots of Lovies

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