Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – Review

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With me having such sensitive, acne prone, anything will break it out skin, I am very very careful with what I use on my face.  My cleanser is probably the most important product I use and I always think twice and read a million reviews before deciding to try a new cleanser.

As some of you know, I only have two cleansers that I trust on my skin.  Bioderma Crealine H20 Cleanser, which is my holy grail and will always be my number one cleanser and secondly, Dr Nick Lowe Anti Blemish Sebum Control Cleanser. Both of these products cleanse my skin thoroughly, reduce redness, calms my sensitive skin and most of all, they don’t break me out.

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New Years Resolutions? Now, that is the question…

2015 Resolutions

We are now mid way through the month and with Christmas and the party season well and truly behind us, it seems like we are all feeling the January blues.  Am I right?  Because of this empty, nothing to look forward to feeling, we feel obligated to jump on the new years resolution bandwagon to help rid us of this blue blue feeling.  I have never really ever been one for new years resolutions, because 90% of the time we don’t follow through, and by the beginning of February, we probably feel worse than we did at the beginning of the year.

I for one, like to start new ventures or ‘resolutions’ in February or even March, for the simple reason that if I haven’t been put off during the month of January to begin these ‘resolutions’, then it’s likely that I will stick to it.  It gives me a month or two to filter out the dead ideas that fly around in my head on new years day and leaves me with a solid list of things I want to accomplish.  This is just my personal approach to ensuring I will actually succeed and not fill my year with failures.

Right, so I have rambled enough about my approach to resolutions, next lets talk about actually banishing those blue, dull, depressing feelings due to excessive eating, drinking and partying.  Here are my top 5 tips to help you feel like a goddess during the rest of January.

1. Exfoliate
Before you know it, Summer will be upon us, so this is the perfect time to really prep your skin before it’s time to bare all.  As always, you should be moisturing daily but the key to really soft, supple skin is exfoliating.  You don’t have to go crazy and do it every day, even once a week is fine.   I have recently been using Garnier Oil Beauty Oil – Infused Nourishing Scrub and I am so addicted to using this, I actually do use it every day.  It leaves my skin, smooth, silky and bright.  It smells absolutely devine and because it is infused with 4 different types of oils (Argan, Macadamia, Almond and Rose), no wonder my skin feels so silky soft.  Before you know it, you will have no issues with flashing a bit if skin when the sun makes an appearance! Purchase Here

2. Vitamins
Hands up if you promise to take vitamins and minerals every day and give up after a couple of weeks? I am a huge culprit of doing this and I am determined to stick to it this time.  During the winter months, our bodies seem to find it harder to cope. I am not surprised, it’s so gloomy, cold and dark and all I want to do is hiberate.  We do so much to look after our bodies from the outside, we sometimes forget it’s the inside that really needs all the TLC is can get.  Once you have that covered, it will shine through in your skin, hair and nails without a doubt.  I am currently taking a multivitamin called Premtesse.   This multivitamin has been developed especially for women to include a high dosage of the exact nutrients that women need.  I am also taking an extra dosage of Vitamin D and Evening Primrose Oil, just to give me that extra boost. Premtesse is the only multivitamin I have stuck to and plan to do so for the foreseeable future.  Purchase Here

3. Warm Water & Lemon
Squeeze half a lemon into a pint sized glass of hot water.  Drinking this every morning will do wonders for you, plus it’s so refreshing.  It will boost your metabolism and flush out any toxins helping you  to feel fresh and clean from the inside out.  I warn you though, it will make you run to the ladies a few times, but that’s good, because then you know it working.

4.  Cut carbs in the evening
I am a huge carb fan and probably cannot go one day without potatoes, pasta or bread in one of my meals.  Carbs fuel your body with energy and keep you going throughout the day, therefore they are best eaten either for breakfast or lunch.  I have made it my biggest goal to cut all carbs from my evening meals.  This will help reduce bloating and will help calm and rest your body for a good night sleep. Pumping your body full of carbs before bed just adds fuel to a system that doesn’t need it, which results in a poor night sleep.

5.  Water
I don’t really need to say much on the subject apart from, drink it as much as you can.  I keep a 1.5L bottle on my desk at work, so it is staring me in the face.  Make it your goal to drink as much as you can too!

These are just 5 small things which I have incorporated into my daily routine and not so huge that I am destined to fail.  Feel free to change it up and let me know what changes you have made to help you ease back into normal life after all the indulgence during December.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Hello all my gorgeous readers out there.  I just wanted to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year!

After taking the plunge and starting my blog in 2014, this year holds a special place in my heart. But I am so excited to now bring in 2015 with so many new and exciting things lined up! I can’t tell you just yet, as it will spoil the secret ;  )

Thank you all so much for your kindness, support and continued love over the last 6 months.  I’ve enjoyed myself incredibly.

I look forward to sharing so much with you in the new year, I have such a good feeling about 2015!

Eat, drink, then eat and drink some more over the festive period.  Remember, beauty firstly comes from within.  Stay happy and true to yourself and the rest will follow naturally.

All my love and as always, I’ll see you soon! X.O.

Top 5 Christmas & New Year Makeup Must Haves

Xmas makeup

As the festivities are in full swing, the tree has gone up, the turkey bought and the mistletoe hung up, one more thing you need to get in order is your Christmas makeup must haves.

1.  The Balm – Mary Lou Manizer  – Purchase here
Highlighting is one of my favourite things to do makeup wise.  But during the Christmas party season, for me, I think it is essential to have that extra glow and shimmer.  This doesn’t mean go crazy with your highlighter and turn yourself into a sparkly bauble.  This highlighter is beyond amazing and can be built up without looking overly shimmery.  Use this on top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, sweep under your eyebrows and of course on your cupids bow.  This highlight will bring your Christmas party look together amazingly.

2. Benefit – They’re Real LinerPurchase Here
What can I say, this eyeliner is to die for.  It goes on so well and you can get the winged eyeliner look spot on, even if you are a beginner or not that confident with this particular look.  It’s super black and won’t smudge at all, making it the perfect eyeliner for those party nights out.

3.  The Balm – Nude Tude PalettePurchase Here
This palette has been one of my favourites for a long time and has some stunning shades to suit all skin tones.  From subtle nudes, to striking plums and deep gorgeous browns, this is the pallette to have during the party season.  The colour pay off from these shadows are amazing!

4.  Too Faced Glamour DustPurchase Here
You can’t have party makeup during Christmas without a little sprinkle of sparkle and these cute little numbers are perfect.  Use alone or why not layer over your eye shadow to give you that sexy Christmassy sparkle.

5. Too Faced Chocolate BarPurchase here
This palette had been on my wish list for some time and I cannot believe it’s taken me so long to purchase it!  It’s full of nudes, pinks and browns and a mixture of some different shades which all compliment each other.  This palette consists of mattes and shimmers making it extremely versatile and perfect to take you from the office to the dance floor.  Wait, I cannot believe I nearly forgot to mention this…this palette actually smells like chocolate! Yes, chocolate! How clever!

I will certainly be using all of my favourite makeup products during this festive season. What are your favourite festive makeup staples?

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Banishing Cellulite – My Tips

Cellulite – probably the one problem us girls battle all our lives but don’t actually ever conquer it.  Am I right?  You are not alone.  But did you know, men also suffer from the same condition?  Maybe not as obvious or problematic as us ladies, but they are still affected by it, even if it is slightly.  Oh and celebrities, please do not think that celebrities do not suffer from ugly cellulite, because they sure do!  So before I continue, I hope that makes you feel a little better.

I myself, do have cellulite but to be honest it’s not really bothered me and I haven’t let it bother me, but for some reason, I am intrigued on how I can banish it and have made it my little project to improve the texture of my skin in my problematic areas, mainly thighs and bum area.

I have been researching some things that will help me, some are of course obvious but others are tried and tested products by me with my honest opinion.  So let me know what you think.

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