Bath time

For someone who loves baths I have possibly the most boring bath routine. I work weird hours and a lot of the time bath time means get clean and get out. Rather than relax have me time.

No matter what I’ll always be sat on my phone in the bath. Often I write my blog posts whilst in the bath. And I always bring my IPad to listen to music I just cannot sit in silence. If I’m having a relaxing bath sometimes even Netflix. I’ve learnt to take advantage of these luxuries whenever possible.

I hate sitting around in a face mask, I think I’ve mentioned it in a previous post. So I usually apply one before I get in the bath, I’m currently trying out the Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask. I’ve fell head over heals in love with their products and they’re currently on offer in Boots if you’re interested. If I’m not trying out a new face mask I’ll be using a trusty Lush face mask.

Boring as it is I shave and this is what I use. I have a love hate relationship with these blades, I just hate hate hate using them when you open a new one.

I never ever in my life have been fussy about body washes/shower gel’s I’ve always used whatever. But about a year ago I picked up a Body Shop one and I’ve been stuck on them ever since. Every now and then I’ll pick up one from else where in the hope it will replace the more expensive Body Shop ones but I’m too fond of them and I’m always drawn back to them. They are amazing though! 
Hair wise you guys all know I use the Head & Shoulders Scalp Relief shampoo I won’t wash my hair without this. Although I’m not a fan of the smell it really does help! On top of that I will use another shampoo and then a conditioner recently I’ve been using the Garneir Ultimate Blends shampoo and conditioner but I tend to change it up a lot. The majority of the time I’m drawn to shampoo and conditioners with coconut scents but I have tried a few apple scented shampoos that’s left my hair smelling gorgeous. I like switching up the scents every now and then so I notice the smells. 
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again there is absolutely no point in using a bath bomb daily. I see this as a luxury for a relaxation day. It gets pricey when you use bath bombs regularly and a lot of them leave colour around the edge of the bath leave petals or glitter residue that then has to be washed away. 
For example:I just don’t have time to be doing this daily. I keep to the basics, maybe I’m just super boring.

Once I get out of the bath the one thing that is compulsory moisture! I’m always using the Body Shop products but there’s so many different products you could choose! I love how strong the scents are of these and I can really feel the moisture in my skin.

Lots of Love SL xxx

Newbies 

I feel like I have repeatedly said how bored I am with everything I use. I keep buying new bits here and there like I keep saying in the hope I’ll find something I really like. 

When driving or doing plans at work I tend to bite my lips and recently I’ve been doing a lot of driving and a lot of plans. My lips have literally been in pieces. I was recommend this by a friend and it’s worked wonders so far. Cannot believe I hadn’t tried it sooner definitely worth the money.
Yes tampons. I needed some and thought why not try different ones? If I’m being honest I only picked them up because of the funky little pattern on them. Yet to try but I’m sure they’ll be good.

This is such a random purchase but I saw ‘radiance balm’ and just thought omg I need that. My skin has been looking so dull and lifeless, this is probably due to lack of sleep, over working and a poor diet. And I know until I sort all that out my skin’s never going to look naturally radiant. But if I can find products that somewhat help my skin to look more radiant than I’m all for it. 
I’ve just applied this for the first time and my skin looks quite bright and glowy. So far so good, can’t wait to try it underneath my make up. 

I picked up this also from the Botanics range. And I purposely went looking for one because honestly I’m surprised I haven’t been charged 5p for the bags under my eyes. I get roughly 2-3 hours sleep at a time due to work and often have to sleep through the day. I regularly look like a cast member for the Walking Dead. So I’ll try anything if I believe it might help, and I like that this one’s tinted too so when I’m in a rush to get to work I can just throw this on.

Is it just me that’s never seen an eye roll on with three ball bits? Supposedly to massage the eye area and stimulate blood circulation. Sounds good.

Nip + Fab is my new favourite brand. I’ve been trying to pick up bits when I can and come across this face mask. I’ve only used this once and my skin already feels a lot firmer. I know I don’t need to be using a lifting mask but I was intrigued by the ‘bee sting’.

I feel like this is quite effective and really would recommend, however like it says on the packaging don’t use if you have any allergies to bee stings if unsure do a patch test, as this does have bee venom in it which supposedly helps to plump and firm.

Lastly I picked up a plumping serum, I wanted to try a serum as I haven’t used one in forever. This doesn’t feel like your usual serum or not one that I’ve tried before anyway. When I saw this has hyaluronic acid in it I knew I had to get it, I’ve previously tried facial products with this in and it does amazing things to my skin.

Again I’d try a small amount before using on your face properly because I know some people react badly to certain things and some people have more sensitive skin. 

Feel like I’ve picked up some really good products this time round and all for low prices. The Nip + Fab range will definitely be appearing more on my blog although it’s a little more pricier than my normal skin care products I feel it’s definitely worth the money. I’ve seen results with all their products even after one use, you definitely get what you pay for. 

Feelin’ Green 

Does anybody else see skincare products in green packaging and instantly think of really refreshing things or is it just Me?

I’ve really been trying to help my skin recently and rather than spending my money on make up I’m buying skin care products. I’ve been wearing make up less and often preferring only eye make up. Recently when I’ve been wearing make up I find myself wanting to wash my face in the middle of the day randomly. It all feels really heavy on my skin and I’m just loving this fresh sort of feeling right now.

So in the hope of finding a product that’ll improve my skin and become a new fav of mine I’ve brought more bits to test out.

Now I’ve never tried one of these and we all know I love my Lush face masks. Soo if I’m honest I wasn’t expecting to like this much but I was curious and wanted to try a tissue mask. 
First thoughts, what the hell this is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. Not only did it give me a fright it was also a nightmare to put on! I honestly found this so difficult to keep on the my face and half of it wasn’t even touching my face where the shape was so off. Now I don’t know if I have a weird shaped face or this mask does. But my mouth nose and eyes were all slightly off and it just wasn’t working for me. 

At first it felt refreshing but after 2 minutes I just waned to take it off and let my face breathe. It was a relief after the 15 minutes was up. I did actually really like the product that was on the mask and found myself squeezing the product out of the mask and then applying it to my face, felt so much more refreshing!

I always always always use the Simple face wipes I think they’re some of the best face wipes. But in the hope to find something more inexpensive I tried the Johnson’s face wipes and I’m actually really liking them. 

They’re only face wipes so there’s not much to say. The quality still isn’t as good as the Simple ones, but they’re still gentle get my make up off and smell great!

I love a face scrub. And my current one I’ve been using for years so I picked up this one to try out. And so far it’s not too bad smells fresh but I’m yet to see results from this. My skin feels soft after use but no real results just yet but I’m going to give it time and keep using it. 
Just wanted to apologise for the lack of posts I’ve been super busy with work, driving lessons and commissions. Hopefully it will all calm down soon and pay off. I’m spending today (my only day off) writing a load of posts so I have something to post even if I am super busy!

Lots of Love SL xxxx