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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Dressing Room Tour

Hi Everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I have a short but sweet post for you. Craig and I have just finished decorating our dressing room and today I wanted you show you the finished result. 
It has always been my dream as a little girl to have my own walk-in-wardrobe/ dressing room and buying this house has allowed for that dream to come true. I knew that I wanted open plan wardrobes so you could see all of our clothes, which gives the room a boutique feel. So, we opted for the Ikea pax wardrobes as you can customise the compartments and size of the wardrobes. Naturally I gave myself more space over craig but I am so pleased with how it turned out. 
We were lucky that the wardrobes we're delivered a few days after we completed, back in December and Craig and his dad worked extremely hard building these. I am proud to say that I did assist and was able to build one drawer by myself in the end.  
Having the clothes all on show means that I have to keep my wardrobe organised at all times which is easy for me but not so much for Craig, however I am happy to take control of the dressing room and keep everything in it's place. The first time I unpacked our clothes and put everything away was so therapeutic and I am quite particular where everything goes once we hang the clothes back up afte a wash load. It’s the little things in the life that make me happy...
Once again, as the wardrobe is an open plan I knew I wanted to purchase some athletically pleasing hangers so I chose a nude and gold colour for myself and black for Craig. Overall I am thrilled with the finished result of the wardrobes and I’m overjoyed that we decided on the pax system. 

I knew that since the wardrobes were white I wanted to have a matching dressing table area at the other side of the room therefore I chose to stick with products from Ikea. Being a lover of beauty products it was important to me that I had plenty of drawer and table top space for my makeup. Along with having the open plan wardrobe I knew that I would have loved to get a Hollywood mirror, although when looking
online we saw that they were extortionately priced. Whilst shopping in Ikea we sawa show room with a DIY Hollywood mirror and it looked absolutely perfect, and at a fraction of the price.ALong with my makeup mirror I chose to have a full length mirror to use when picking an outfit, which we have placed next to the dressing table. This huge mirror was from Ikea and is the perfect finishing touch to the room.The next step was styling the dressing table. I wanted to tie in colours such as gold, nude and black and keep the desk looking clear and simple. I chose to display a few items of makeup on top along with a bit of greenery to brighten things up a little. Finally, I purchased a couple prints from desenio and then the room was complete. I cannot express how happy I am to have my dream dressing room. It's the perfect space to get ready in and I'm so grateful that we were able to create the room I have always wanted. 

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading, have a great week! 

With love, 

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Elemis Peptide Thousand Flower Mask | Review

Ensuring that you get the right amount of beauty sleep is vital as your body repairs itself during those eight hours, allowing your skin to look it's best. Elemis has created a skincare range specifically for your circadian cycle which works whilst you sleep to reveal a brighter and smoother complextion, giving you the look of well rested skin. I have tried all the products from this range however one stood out to me inparticular, and that's the Thousand Flower Mask, so today I am going to be reviewing this product for you.

The Elemis Peptide Thousand Flower Mask is available at simpsonsbeautygroup.com and retails for £37. The mask comes in a tube which means it's easily dispenced and more hygienic as you're not dipping into a jar. I love the smooth purple gradiant packaging, it's sleek, modern yet practical. 

The mask's texture is unlike anything I've ever felt before. It contains brazillian black clay which allows for a velvety and mousse- like consistency. However, like traditional clay masks, this product does not dry out the skin. The clay works to purify and smooth the texture of the skin, whilst helping to reduce any excess oil. 

The key ingredients in this mask is what makes it unique. The peptide blend is designed to synchronize with your internal clock, releasing the essential ingredients to repair your skin. Lack of sleep disrupts skin's natural recovery process, leading to a dull, dehydrated complexion.This mask helps to restore essential moisture and antioxidants needed for a healthy-looking skin.

It contains nordic peat, developed over thousands of years, which is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to improve skin radiance and revitalise dull, lackluster skin. One fact to be aware of is that the nordic peat can stain, so always use a dark wash cloth to remove. 
Admittedly, you do look a little like you've been cleaning chimney's with this black coloured mask on, but those 15 minutes are worth it for the results that you get. 
After removing the mask, you will instantly feel a nice cooling sensation which leaves the skin feeling fresh and clean. 

I find this mask to be one of the most luxurious mask's I have ever tried. The floral fragrance is so calming and the skin appears brighter after just one use. 

This product is a beautiful skin treat and combined with the rest of the peptide range. it's an unbeatable skincare routine. 

With love, 

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Getting a Professional Facial | The Benefits

What are the benefits of getting a professional facial from a skincare expert?
If you're seeking clearer and healthier skin, recieving a facial and getting expert advice can make a dramatic difference to your skin. Here are my reasons why:

1. Skin Consultation
When browsing online or in a department store it can be difficult to know what products suit your skin needs, especially if you're unsure of what your skintype is. That is why I believe one of the most valuable components of a facial is the skin consultation.
Before your treatment begins your therapist will discuss with you your lifestyle, current routine and any skin concerns that you may have. Once they have cleansed the skin they are able to asses your skin type through looking at the apperance of the skin and feeling it's texture. This will help with the selection of products to allow them to create a personalised treatment that caters to your skins needs. They are also able to create a customised homecare routine to help you achieve the best results.

2. Prevention
If you're already happy with your skin, why get a facial?
The honest truth is that getting regular facial's can help to prevent future skin concerns that may appear- from the first signs of aging, dehydration and breakouts. Recieving a monthly facial can help you to maintain healthy skin, as it's always better to prevent rather than have to fix.

3. Exfoliation
Your skin needs to get rid of the waste that it accumulates on a regular basis, but when this is not done correctly it can lead to breakouts. That's why a skin detox is necessary. Exfoliation is a crucual part of the facial as it removes the top layer of dead skin cells which allows for a deeper penetration of the moisturising products. Exfoliation increases your skin's ability to absorb oils, serums and moisturiser effictively and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft.

4. Increase Circulation
There is no doubt that when blood circulation slows, the skin's health is impaired. Aging leads to slow circulation which inevitably results in dull, tired looking skin. One important benefit of a facial is massage to the face. This process helps to increase blood flow bringing nutrients to the skin and it will encourage a youthful radiance and glow to the surface of the skin.

5. Relaxation
Aside from the various skin benefits facials offer, they are also extremly relaxing and provide an immediate stress release. Facials can include neck and shoulder, head and hand massages which allow you to feel ultimately pampered. The room has dim lighting, soft music and a warm bed, creating the ideal environment to completely unwind. An hour of relaxation is definetly something we all need after this stressful time and facial's have always been my go-to.

I hope you enjoyed this post about the benefit's of a professional facial. Performing facials as a Beauty Therapist is a pleasure, and that's why it's one of my favourite treatments to do. I love seeing the results that can be seen after just one treatment and working along side my client to create a bespoke skincare routine with our Elemis products. If you would like to try one of our Facial's or you think that you're in need of a pamper yourself, visit our webite www.simpsonsbeauty.com and get booked in ready for when we reopen.

With love,

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter | Review

Hi Everyone, 

Whilst in Paris we made a trip to Sephora to browse their selection of products and whilst at the Charlotte Tilbury counter I spotted the Hollywood Flawless Filter. I have quite the collection of Charlotte Tilbury products already and knowing that everything I have previously tried from her range I have loved, I thought I would pick this product up to give it a go. 

Upon purchase I assumed that this product would be a light coverage foundation however it doesn’t necessarily fit into that foundation category, according to it’s description. It is described as a complexion enhancing illuminating primer and in all honesty it does exactly that but with added coverage, which is why I have been using it as my foundation.
For my normal to dry skin type this product is perfect for winter when I want a healthy dewy look that isn’t too heavy, like fuller coverage foundations can be. It makes the skin feel plumped, radiant and evens out any imperfections, whilst still looking natural. 
In terms of the finish, it feels juicy and hydrating but without being greasy. I do feel this product is best suited to someone with a dry skin as the glossy look might be too much for an oily complexion. 
I went for shade one however as it is not advertised as a foundation the shade range isn’t very precise. As it’s technically a primer it doesn’t need a whole lot of blending into the hair line however because of the coverage it does need somewhat blending to prevent leaving marks or streaks behind. I used this product with a beauty blender and follow up with a concealer for further coverage under the eyes and on any blemishes. Charlotte Tilbury herself recommends using this product over foundation on the high points of the face to highlight which would be great for an oiler skin as you can mattify the oily areas and highlight where needed. 

All in all, this product to me is like glow in a bottle. It’s not full coverage, your skin still looks natural  but slightly perfected. So for ladies who like a matte finish this product is not for you, but my glowy girls will love this! 
Have you tried the Hollywood Flawless Filter? If so, what are your thoughts? Are there any other Charlotte Tilbury products you can’t live without? Let me know in the comments below...

With love,