Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Scrubs and Exfoliators!

Hi bloggers!

I have been pondering on what to do for my next post and I wanted to do something skincare or bodycare. So I decided to do it on scrubs and exfoliators. I love these kinds of products and with so much choice in this area I thought I'd share my thoughts with and what products I like to use.

Soap&Glory - The Scrub Of Your Life
This scrub claims it will banish dry, rough elbows, bumps on the tops of arms and it will smooth your shins. To be quite honest im not really sure it will do all that, but non the less I do like this product. Opposed to a dry sort of sugar scrub, it is more like a general shower gel with scrubbing beads in it. I would say it's mild enough to use everyday to remove most dead skin, but it wont work wonders. I would say it's good to use with a body puff or exfoliating gloves, but on it's own, it doesn't really do all that much.

Botanics - Moisturising Sugar Scrub
I cannot rave about this product enough, it's the best body scrub on the market! My skin feels so damn good after using this. You use it on damp skin, you can do it in the bath but it's best to go in the shower and then turn the water off so your skin is wet. When you rub it on you can really feel it working and removing all the old, dead skin. But it's not at all harsh. As you can see from the title it's moisturising, and it really means it! After I wash it all off it literally feels like i've just moisturised and it's just all soaked in. So theres no need to moisturiser, which means you've done two jobs in one! It also last for a long time, it's a huge tub and it's only £5 something. Everyone needs to have this product in their cupboard. Love, love, love! 

Exfoliating Gloves
These gloves are AMAZING! I could not live without these! They are so good. Using these with your normal body wash takes the normal amount of time as a body wash but your exfoliating YAY! You can get these gloves from most places, the cheaper ones are just as good as brand ones (like Soap&Glory). Brilliant product, everyone go and get some!

Clean&Clear - Exfoliating Daily Wash
I pretty much have nothing bad to say about this face wash! It has gently exfoliating microbeads, which really work, but it's gentle enough to use every day (clearly you can tell this from the title!) It  claims to give you softer skin from day one and remove dead skin and unblock pores which can cause blackheads. I would definitely say it does all this! It has a lovely smell, and the bottle last for ageeeees. I don't use this face wash everyday though because I like to use a face wash to remove most of my make-up (including eye make-up, then I cleanse and tone. Just makes cleansing easier!). Whilst this does remove my make-up it's not suitable to use on my eye area (the skin is very thin and delicate and exfoliators thin the skin and make you look older quicker!) So I just leave this in the shower and use it about twice a week after my normal face wash. But overall great exfoliating face wash!

No7 - Radiance Revealed Exfoliator
This product is so damn good! My skin feels amazing after using this, It really is like a mini facial like it says on the bottle. You only have to use it once or twice a week and it's like having brand new skin after you've used this. my skin is softer, smoother, brighter and just much more lovely. It doesn't lather, it's more of a cleaner with microbeads. But you do have to have damp cleansed skin to use it. The only problem with this product is that if you have sensitive skin this would be waaaaaay to harsh. Other than that it's amazing!

I got this free with a face wash, but most beauty brands do one. This one is called a scrublet and some others are called face mits. They have loads of like rubber bristles (that sounds like their hard  but there not at all!) and work as gentle exfoliator. I like to use this with my cleanser in a morning if my skin is feeling a bit dull or heavy. Something really easy to use, never runs out and can just be used with whatever product you have! Must have!

Well I hope this post wasn't to long! I also hope I've given you some good information and ideas :) Please leave me a comment or a question guys.

Friday, 11 May 2012

New Blogger!

Hi guys!

So I was chatting to my friend Tom the other day about my blog (I have barely told any of my friends about it!) and he said he would like to start blogging. So I told him what website I use and a few tips on how to get it all set up. He's obviously brand new and is finding it hard to get people visting his blog so if you love crazy fashion, witty humour and general sarcasm then you should go and check his blog out!

Thank's bloggers!
Bye :)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Simple Skincare

Hi bloggers!
Firstly I need to apologise for how long it's been since I last blogged! I have been soooo super busy with school, exams and revision, blah blah blah. But im back and I should be blogging lots more like I was. So on with the post. I recently changed my skincare to Simple. I have recently been using Botanics by Boots (cheap and cheerful!), but I started to get bored so I though't I'd change it up. I mean I would love to be able to buy more high end skincare, something like Liz Earle or Lierac. But Im a student and have hardly any money, so cheap and cheerful will do me just fine! The reason I got intrigued by Simple skincare was well, 1. They have no perfumes or colours in them and 2. It's supposedly the UK's number one skincare brand, so here is what I thought :)

Face Wash
This face wash contains no perfumes, no colours and one vital vitamin. It has the pro0vitamin B5 which restores, softens and smoothes. It's pH balanced so it works perfectly with your skin. It is also 100% soap free, so it doesn't dry out your skin! I use this face wash in the shower to take most of my make-up. It's super gentle, smells fresh and clean and it's just a lovely face wash. They also do a scrub version if you prefer something exfoliating.

Cleanser & Toner
I really really like these two products. I think there both brilliant. So let's start with the purifying cleansing lotion first. It has the pro-vitamin B5 which actively restores skin, softens it and smoothes it. It also contains Bisbolol and Allantoin these soften, calm and protect. You just put it on a cotton pad and cleanse your face morning and night. This cleanser is really good at removing make-up, you don't have to rub with the cotton pad, it just glides away. Seen as it doesn't have any perfumes, it just has this smell of clean (if that makes sense!). 
The toner also contains the vitamin B5 (restores, softens and smoothes). But for it's skin nutrients it contains Chamomile (gently softens and smoothes), Witch Hazel (helps tone and tighten pores) and Allatoin (softens and protects). Oh and it's alcohol free! So basically this soothing toner is packed full of good stuff! It again has just a clean, fresh smell and really removes and last traces of make-up and cleanser. It also makes a great base for your moisturiser. Love it!

Day&Night Moisturisers
These moisturisers have three vital vitamins which are; pro-vitamin B5 (restores, softens and smoothes), vitamin E (moisturisers) and vitamin F (renews and regenerates). It also has three "skin loving nutrients", these are; Glycerin (hydrates and nourishes), Allantoin (softens and protects) and Bisabolol (soothes and calms). So these moisturisers are providing you with everything you could possibly need! I love these! They are super light and fluffy, absorb lovely and quickly and have really improved my skin. The day cream also makes my make-up easier to apply. Everyone must have these, amazing products!

Rich Moisturiser
I brought this moisturiser because it is different to the day or night moisturiser. It is a replenishing rich moisturiser that gives 12 hour moisturisation. It has the same vitamins and skin nutrients as the day and night moisturisers (I don't want to write it all out again, aha!). It also has UV filters. I haven't actually used this yet because Im going to use it as a day cream when my skin feels a bit more dry or if the weather is dry, cold or windy (not good for the skin!). So this is more of a winter cream, but if you have dry skin I would really recommend just using this as your day and night cream.

I apologise for how long this blog post was! But I wanted to talk about what the product has to offer and what I think to them. I hope this was helpful and you enjoyed reading it. 

What skincare do you guys use and what do you think to it?

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Newlook Haul!

Hi bloggers!

Oh goodness, I've not blogged in what feels like forever! I have just been so super busy with school and tonnes of other stuff. So anyway, I went into town and Newlook had a sale. I tried to pull myself away but I just couldn't :) But I only spent £10 and got 3 things, bargain!!!

 £4.99 (this wasn't in the sale, but oh well!) These are the vests that are designed for a bandeau to be worn with :)

Just a short and sweet post, I hope you enjoyed it :)
Feel free to leave me a comment, I love reading them,