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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Relax & Unwind | My Pamper Routine

Hi Everyone, 

After a long week at work, every once in a while I like to use my Sunday off to have a bit of a pamper day. I love to unwind, relax and have a bit of 'me' time. If you haven't had a bit of 'me' time recently, I would definitely recommend giving it a go. 

To kick off my day of pampering I like to indulge in a delicious breakfast. Whether this be in bed or at the kitchen table, I love to enjoy a homemade waffle, pancakes, muffins, sausages or some fruit. Once I'm feeling well nourished and full I will head into the bathroom and light some scented candles to set the mood and play some of my favourite music. Whilst soaking in the bath I will take the time to perform my full pamper routine of exfoliation, shaving, hair mask, face mask and finish with a body oil or moisturiser. I have always loved the Soap & Glory bath range, especially the Sugar Crush Body Scrub and Body Wash so I will normally use these products during my pamper day. 
After my bath I will head into my beauty room to blow dry and straighten my hair and then I will begin my skincare routine.
If you would like to see an updated skincare routine, let me know in the comments below. I have a few stand out/favourite products at the moment that I wanted to share with you, one of those being the Pixi Glow Tonic. This product helps to tone, firm and tighten the skin whilst also removing dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. I am a huge fan of the Ordinary products and I adore their Vitamin C which is a gentle serum that targets uneven skin tone, exfoliates the skin and helps to brighten. I am also really enjoying using the Dr Jart Ceramidin range which are encapsulated with ceramides to keep skin well hydrated for long periods of time. 

The next step of my routine is to put on some comfy clothing which will either be pyjamas or leggings and a slouchy top. Once I'm feeling cosy and snuggled the next step is to give my nails a good seeing too. I do have a post on my 'At Home Manicure Routine' if you would like more detail on exactly what I do to maintain my nails. Essentially I will file and smooth the nail, cuticle work, apply a gel polish and finish with hand cream. I like to have matching hands and toes, and if I'm feeling fancy I may even delve into some nail art.  

Once I'm all pampered out I will usually get into bed and watch some Netflix or YouTube, with my boyfriend. I take movie snacks very seriously, so for me this is the best time of the day. I will gather as many sweet treats as I can and enjoy my time relaxing at home. 

That concludes my Pamper Routine, I would love to know what you do on your Pamper days at home. 
Thank you for reading everyone and happy pampering!

With Love,

Friday, 3 May 2019

New Additions | Skincare Haul

Hi Everyone, 

I recently went on a crazy skincare shopping spree and treated myself to some new products. I have been using these items for a few days now and I'm very much looking forward to performing my morning and evening routine, trying everything out and seeing what works well together. Today I thought that I would share with you the items that I bought, in case you were interested in trying any of them too. If you would like to hear my thoughts or see a review on any of these skincare products, please let me know. 

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

This product is a gentle serum formulated to visibly target uneven skin tone and signs of aging skin. This surface-smoothing serum delivers a concentrated blend of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to the skin, working to reverse and prevent signs of aging by visibly smoothing, brightening, and plumping. L-Ascorbic Acid is the strongest form of Vitamin C, exfoliates skin and works efficiently to slow the ageing process and boost skin health.
The Ordinary Azelic Acid

A lightweight cream-gel, formulated to target dull, marked skin. Dullness, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and lingering blemish marks are targeted by this high (10%) concentration of high-purity Azelaic Acid. The effective antibacterial ingredient gently exfoliates skin to prevent the build-up that clogs pores and causes both blemishes and dull skin.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

This indulgent concoction dissolves dirt and make up while nourishing skin. It's brilliant for those who're prone to dullness - combatting congestion while boosting skin's dewiness - and when its massaged with your fingertips you'll stimulate the blood-flow to help 'feed' your cells and keep skin feeling 'plump' and looking luminous.

Alpha H Liquid Gold

Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a powerful resurfacing and firming treatment for diminishing wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage. This multi action formula is enriched with silk proteins, licorice extract and Glycolic Acid. It works to jump start the skin's metabolism, tightening enlarged pores and giving a brighter, clearer complexion. Alpha-H Liquid Gold also makes an effective acne treatment when used in conjunction with other blemish fighting products from the Alpha H range.

Pixi Glow Tonic

This gorgeously glow-giving tonic has received endless praises thanks to its ability to dissolve dead skin, revealing the radiance beneath. Beautifully gentle and soothing, this is a definitive Cult classic which I have been using for years. If you haven't tried this product, its a must have in my opinion. 

Pixi Retinol Toner

This potent youth preserving tonic features a unique time-release Retinol to help rejuvenate the skin for a natural glow. Powerful antioxidants and botanicals replenish the skin for a smoother, softer appearance while soothing sensitive skin. 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

This is a potent serum designed to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes, pores, and congestion by regulating sebum production. Using two of the most efficient blemish-battling ingredients in an ultra-high concentration formula, this light, fluid serum works to reduce both future breakouts and the appearance of existing blemishes. By controlling sebum production, pores remain clear and decongested from blemish-causing bacteria, ensuring clearer, calmer skin with prolonged use.

The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil

100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil is often described a luxurious treatment for the skin and hair. To be used as a daily support, apply generously over the affected area to hydrate, soften and restore a natural radiance.

The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%

A highly concentrated antioxidant formula, Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% is a powerful treatment for ageing skin. Working to improve the tone and texture of the skin with gentle exfoliation, it's an effective means to treat scars, pigmentation, and dullness, as well as lines and wrinkles. Apply sparingly 2-3 nights a week for a softer, smoother and more radiant complexion.

Dr Jart + Ceramidin Liquid

5-Cera Complex to deliver deep moisture that restores and repairs dry skin. This moisturising toner leaves the skin supple, moisturised and ready to absorb the next products in your regimen.

Dr Jart + Ceramidin Gel Cream

Dr.Jart's Ceramidin Gel Cream is encapsulated with ceramides to keep skin well hydrated for long periods of time. Ceramide enters into every layer of the skin, restores lipids, and supports the skins barrier function to prevent moisture loss. Meanwhile, phytoncide and aloe vera juice soothe and hydrate the skin's surface. Lightweight and cooling, its ideal for soothing damaged and irritated skin from UV rays or for sensitive skin. 

Nip & Fab Glycolic Night Pads Extreme

A concentrated acid blend of AHAs and BHAs help to improve the skin's natural exfoliation process and decongest dull skin with one pre-soaked pad. Pores appear more refined and complexion brighter to rival results of an acid peel.

Thank you for reading this post and I hope that you have discovered a new product to add to your skincare routine. I am thoroughly enjoying trying out these products and am happy to write an update after further use. I hope you all have a great bank holiday weekend!

With love,