Fiction Free Shaving Review!

Before I start, I will answer the obvious question. Yes, yes I am addicted to subscription boxes! But seriously, is this not the most amazing idea for a subscription box?! Who wouldn’t want to have 4 brand new, decent quality razor blades delivered to your door every month for only £5! £5!!!!

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If you’re anything like me, and I know some of you are (holla to the PCOS squad!) then razor blades are a serious pain in the butt…or legs. I am constantly caught between needing a lot of blades but not wanting to spend a small fortune on the resusable blades. So i end up buying the bags of disposable ones and using three per leg because they just can’t keep up! And then there’s the next problem, I get in the shower, reach for my razor and realise that I am out of razors! Gah!

So, lets welcome to the stage Friction Free Shaving! It works in a very simple way. You go onto their website (linked here!) and choose whether you want a three bladed razor, which is £5 a month or an five bladed razor for £8 per month. Both razors are seriously cute and great quality with the FFS logo on the bottom which makes it look extra fancy.

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Then, you can add other bits to your order, such as shaving cream etc (but you dont have to) then you pay for your order and only your order, there is no post and packaging charge! After that, you wait and they deliever your razor and your first 4 blades to your door. After that, every month four blades (one for each week of the month) will be delieverd to you door.

What I love about this, is that it means I can use a new razor every week, without having to worry about forking out loads of money for a new set, because its already covered, AND FOR ONLY FIVE POUNDS! If you don’t shave, quite as often as I do then this subscription service is still great because it means you can still use a new razor ever week, or every two weeks, which is so much better for you skin rather than reusing the same razor for weeks at a time.

I would like the point out, I am by no means sponsered by FFS, I just can’t get over how amazing this service is! I recieved my razor last week and I had to shave then and there. One blade did my legs, thighs, under arms, bikini line, other random places (PCOS life) and thined out the hair on my arms before it dulled. Which is amazing, I usually use 3 or 4 disposable razors to cover that much skin (and I hadn’t shaved in a while because I kept forgetting to buy razors, see previous paragraph). The quality is really good, no razor rash and my legs didn’t look like i’d been attacked by Freddy Krueger!

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All told, I am really happy with my FFS razor, so highly recommend! Have you tried Friction Free Shaving? Let me know in the comments or on social media, just follow the links below!

Ay x

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Summer Skin Care!

I realised I haven’t posted a skin care post since the winter! And the change in weather means you need to treat your skin differently. If you’ve been breaking out all summer and you can’t figure out why it might be down to your skin care routine.

So here are my top tips for changing up your skin care through the hottest month of the summer (apprently the hottest).

Wear SPF – If you live in a hot climate then you should be wearing SPF all year round. However, if like me you live in a more varied climate such as the UK, then you can escape the need for most of the year but its important to wear it every day during the summer. Even on the days that don’t seem all that hot, the suns rays are still able to penetrate the skin and can caught damage! By making sure either your daily moisturiser or your foundation has SPF qualites, you wont have to worry about remembering to apply sunscreen every day. Of course if it is hot you need to remember to reapply sunscreen every four hours.   

Change Your Moisturizer – In the winter you skin is begging for thick, creamy body butters and lotions to heal the dry patches causd by changing temperatures. But the summer calls for a different approach. Change your moisurizer to a gel or other quick drying lotion, for example L’Oreals Hydra Genius. These are going to quickly lock in moisture and keep your skin supple without feeling heavy and sticky in the heat.

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Drink up – Speaking of moisture, during the hotter months its even more important to make sure you are hydrated to keep your skin glowing from the inside! Keep a bottle of water filled up and handy all day long to make keeping yourself hydrated super easy and convinient.

Bronze Goddess – With so many tanning products out there, its super easy to look like a bronze goddess these days without putting your skin through the dangers of the sun. Which is great news if you happen to be pale and ginger like myself! My personal favourite at the moment in L’Oreal’s Sublime Tanning Gel.

Vitamin C – If however, you are a lover of the sun, make sure you refer to point one and invest in an SPF that also includes Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to block the suns rays that your SPF might miss. With both of them working together, your skin is well protected from the suns harm.

BB Cream – I don’t know about you, but I cannot wear foundation when it’s hot! It just seems to melt off my face, no matter how much i try to set it. So during the hotter months (or days if you’re in the UK) I like to which it up to a BB Cream. A mix of foundation, moisuriser and SPF, it has all bases covered and it has a dewy finish which looks much more natural in the summer. I’m currently loving the Rimmel BB Cream in Medium (as I have a little bit of tan from Lanzarote!)

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Keep It Waterproof – I’m not the biggest fan of water proof mascara due to the effort it

takes to remove it at the end of the day. But if you’re going to be in a hot climate, lounging around a pool all day then it’s pretty much a nessesity. Even if you have no other makeup on, a quick coat of mascara can make you look a lot more put together, but we don’t want it running down our faces with the humidity and our sweat, so switch up your usual mascara for a waterproof, if only for the hotter days. My personal favourite at the moment is the They’re Real mascara and primer by Benefit. I don’t think this mascara is actually waterproof but due to the primer, this stuff goes nowhere after you’ve applied it! So it’s worth investing in the primer as well.

 

So those are my tips for how to take care of your skin this summer, even though the summer has pretty much been and gone here in the UK 😦

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Stay safe in the sun!

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Pictures from Lanzarote!

Happy Saturday, my Sweeties!

If you don’t follow me on Twitter then you probably didn’t see my annoncement that I will now be posting every Saturday, rather than every Friday due to a change in my schedule. Same content just a day later!

Recently (last week), I had the amazing oppotunity to visit the island of Lanzarote! I’ve never been to any of the Canary Islands before so I was super excited to go, especially since I have recently taken up photography and I am trying to teach myself how to edit. Because of my travels and slightly crazy week, I haven’t been able to create the blog post I was originally planning to create :(.

But, I am so please with how some of pictures turned out, so I decided to show them to you. I hope you enjoy the pictures, posts will be back to normal next Saturday!

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July BirchBox 2017

I am obsessed with this months Birch Box! The sunset background and the beach palm trees! I’m in love. This is deffo a box I am going to be keeping.

As for the items within the box, this month gave us quite a few gems. Check out the video below to see my unboxing of this months box.

 

The first titem on the list was the Benefit Chachatint Lip & Cheek Stain. I was really excited to try this product since I’ve never really been able to afford Benefit products before (ah student life) and.I was desperate to try one out! I’m sad to say I was disappointed. This product wasn’t what I was expecting at all. The formula doesn’t blend to well, so the area that stains is the area you apply it too. I thought i would be abe to apply it and then rub it in, but I haven’t had much luck and have only suceeded in having randon lines of orange on my face. This isn’t a good look, especially when you’re a red head. Maybe I’m using it incorrectly but for now, I’m going to say that I wouldn’t pay £25.50 for a full version.

The next item is the Balance Me, Flash Cleanse Micellar Water. This product works well and removes makeup like a magnet, much like other micellar waters. The scent is what makes me love it, it smells very clean and fresh and the small travel sized bottle was perfect for me to take on my holidays. At £16 I would consider purchasing this again in the future, but for now I think i’ll stick to my Garnier version.

The third product is the Percy & Reed, Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery. I’m not much of a morning shower person but for this product I would become one! My hair is so dry from constant styling and colouring so I take any hair mask I can get! This is the first one I’ve used that I can wear overnight (without making a mess). It smells nice and doesn’t leave your hair wet and sticky throughtout the night so it is comfortable to sleep in. After showering in the morning my hair is soft and feel recovered from all the crap I put it though. A full sized bottle is £20, but I think I will repuchase this maybe every three months. My hair is quite short so a bottle will last a while and to refresh my hair every so often it’s worth it!

Next up is the anatomicals, Softening Eucalyptus Foot Cream. This is my favourite product in the box! My feet are a nightmare, no matter what shoes I wear, so having a decent foot cream is a big thing for me. This cream smells devine (which is good because me feet also stink! LOL). It doesn’t stay sticky on your feet but it leaves them feeling super soft! At only £5.99 you can bet I will be repurchasing this baby!

A strange on up next! ORIGINS, RitualTea Feeling Rosy Face Mask. This is a face mask like you’ve never seen before. It comes in a little packet and looks like loose tea. You mix a teaspoon or two into as much water and apply to the skin. My skin felt so clean after using this and it was fun to mix it together (I’m easily amused). This being said at £32 for a full size, I don’t think I’ll be getting this again.

Last but not least is a Birch Box exclusive! English Laundry, Oxford Bleu Femme Eau de Parfum. I was pleasantly suprised by this scent. It smells fresh and clean, like a fanse washing powder! The little bottle it comes in is very handy, so I keep it in my purse for when I need a bit of a scent refresh. The scent lasts a long time and doesn’t change as some perfumes do. A full sized version is £55, which is pretty standard for a decent perfume. I’m currently still in love with Elizabeth Arden, Red Door scent, but I will consider changing to this in the future (prehapes in the Spring.)

So those were the products in this months Birch Box! A few products that I wouldn’t repurchase but I’m enjoying using them while I have my sample. This is why I love Birch Box, they give you products to try that you wouldn’t normally consider buying!

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Magnetic Eyelashes?!

So here I was thinking I had come across some amazing new makeup product, but turns out these lashes have been avalible for awhile. But i hadn’t heard of them until I saw a video on Facebook, the other day. So, if like me, you’ve never heard of such a thing! Or if you have and want to know more, then keep reading.

My first reaction to this product was ‘surely not!’ closely followed by ‘do I really want magnets that close to my eyeball!’ But above all I was curious, and couldn’t get the thought of these lashes out of my mind. I needed to know more.

The company that created these lashes is called, One Two Cosmetics. The lashes come in a snazzy case and are reuseable. Oh, and did I mention they were also vegan and chemical free? Sounds great right? But how do you use these futuristic lashes.

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Each eye has two lash strips that will stick together around your natural lash. You take the first strip and rest it on the top of your real lashes, then you take the second strip and hold it underneath your lash. The magnets in the lash strips will snap together, giving you lush lashes in second and without any messy glue.

I was literally bouncing in my seat, these sounded great! Where could I get myself some?!  But realing myself in, I continued to reseach and found a mixed bag of reviews.

Allure.com liked the lashes, stating they ‘felt like any standard glue-on set and looked impressively subtle.’ (Allure.com, These Magnetic False Lashes Stay Put Without Any Glue.  June 2016). Although they take a lot of practise to get the hang of them, ultimately they save a lot of time and money since you don’t need glue and you can keep reusing them.

But there were many more reviews claiming that the lashes were not worth the hype. Peacefuldumping.com wrote in her review that the lashes were too straight. ‘They lay straight along my lash line, rather than following th enatural curve of my eyelid.’ The result? Sticky out lashes. Not a good look. (Peacefuldumpling.com. Read This Before Shelling Out For Those Magnetic False Lashes. November 2016).

So are these lashes worth purchasing? Before making up your mind, here are some more pros and cons I have come across.

Pros

Ultimately they can save you a lot of money. If you’rethe type of person who goes through sets of falses and tubes of lash glue like water, then these lashes might be a good alternative. 

They are a lot quicker. Onces you’ve got the hang of how to apply them, you can apparently do it in seconds, as opossed to having to wait for the to become tacky, then holding them in place for 20 seconds and spending an eternity trying to get them in just the right place. Plus if they fall off, you can just put them back on, rather than walking around with half a lash hanging off your fae. (We’ve all been there.)

They’re better for the enviroment. Not that regular falsies are bad, but these lashes don’t get put in the bin so thats less to go to land fill. Plus they’re vegan so you knew theyre animal friendly.

Cons –

They’re expensive! At £70 a set, these lashes can leave your pocket feeling rather empty.

They’re not easy to adjust. Once they’re on, you have to be careful about how you adjust them later on in the day as you could easily smudge your makeup. A panda with eyelashes is still a panda. 

They don’t bend. As mentioned before, these lashes don’t bend so what you see is what you get. Depending on your eye shape, these lashes could end up looking very strange and far from natural.

They look cheap for the price. This is something I have read on a number of reviews. For £70, you would expect from fine looking lashes, but apparently this is not the case and upclose, these lashes can actually look pretty cheap. 

After doing my fair share of research I don’t think I will be purchasing these lashes, at least not at the moment. I don’t wear eyelashes enough to warrent spending as much as they are asking for and after reading the reviews, I would be worried that they are not all they are cracked up to be. If you’re thinking about purchasing these lashes, be sure to do your own research before hand.

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Follow Your Dreams!

It was as I was sat, looking up at the most spectacular catherdral I had ever been in, waiting for my graduation ceremony to begin that I realised. Holy crap, I’m here.

Back in 2012 I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I wasn’t smart, talented or, at this point, motivated enough to achieve anything great. Or so I thought. All of my friends, the people I had grown up with, were heading off to university and I was stuck in the same place I had always been. I’d always thought I was destined for great things, but it didn’t look like I was going to fulfill them.

But I had a dream. I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to achieve greatness. I wanted to make my parents so proud they cried! But by the seems of it, I was going to remain in my soul destroying retail job.

Now this post is not going to be a depressing post about how crap retails jobs are, some people love working in retail, but I wasn’t happy and this post is how I kicked myself up the arse and finally worked towards what I wanted.

By this point in my life I had already failed my A levels (in fact I only did the one year). So instead, two years after failing my A levels, I paid to enrol myself on an Access to Higher Education course. This course was basically two years worth of A levels shoved into one year. Long story short, I did the course and was accepted into five Universities. So I chose my Uni and in September of 2014 off I went.

University was my biggest wake up call. I realised very quickly that I wasn’t going to be handed greatness on a plate, I would have to work for it and I would have to work bloody hard. I did alright at the end of my first year, not great by alright. My second year, I hit rock bottom. 

My grades were slipping and so was my metal health. I became depressed and my anxiety reached a point where I couldn’t leave the house. I broke up with my partner, I stopped caring about my grades and by that summer my hopes of achieving top marks were looking very slim.

During the summer of 2016 I knew I needed help. Something was wrong. I went to the doctors and was later diagnosed with Poly Cysistic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The hormone imbalance along with my contraceptive pill and my student diet were making me feel awful! So I came off the pill and went on to anti anxieties, changed my diet so that I didn’t eat meat (but still ate fish), didn’t eat dairy and avoided gluten. Gradually I started to feel more like myself again. But my grades from second year were so bad! There was no way I could recover them!

A quote I have grown to live by is that: ‘Fate is the cards you have been dealt, Destiny is how you play them.’

I had been dealt a pretty shitty set of cards, but I was going to play them as good as I got! So my third year I worked hard, harder than I have ever worked in my life. I started this blog, determined to start my career on social media. I wrote story after story and started sending them of to pubishers and magazines. I began working on my novel, as that was something I had always wanted to do. But above all I pushed myself to my limit. Yes there were times that I literally sat for half and hour on the floor in tears of frustration. But my friends and family were there to support me and I knew I couldn’t let them down. 

So back to the point of this post. Follow your dreams! Don’t live for other people. If you know you want to do something, don’t be afraid to try. If it’s worth it, it will be a lot of work but you have to remember WHY you want it! WHY you are doing it and what you are gaining from it.

So I sat there in the catherdral as the dean of my university proclaimed us the class of 2017 and tears came to my eyes. I did it! I graduated University with a first, my parents cried with pride as I collected my degree. I have currently had two stories published and I have been approached for a third. I am currently in the process of working on my first novel with my wonderful editor.

So even if you’re lost and you don’t think you’re worth it. YOU ARE WORTH IT! Follow your passion, because where there is passion, greatness will follow.

Good luck with your dreams! Follow them, they will lead you to where you are meant to be.

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How To Take Care of Your Nails.

In all honesty, I have never been the type of person to constantly have nice nails. I co through periods of having really long healthy nails and then in the next instant they’ve all chipped and broken. So I decided to ask a friend of mine you works in a nail salon whether there were things I could do to make my nails healthier. This is the list of tips she gave me.

1. Keep them moisturised.  I am pretty well known in my friend group for always having hand cream on me, no matter where we are. But, it’s not just important to keep your hands hydrated. When you apply cream to you hands, remember to also rub some of the product into your nails and cuticles to keep them hydrated too. One nail cause of your brittle nails could be because you nail beds are too dry.

2. Use a base coat. It’s common practice to apply a top coat after you have painted your nails to stop it chipping but by applying a top coat as well, no only does your nail polish last longer, it also protects your natural nail from becoming discoloured by the nail polish. Yellow nails are not attractive!

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3. Stain Removal. If your nails are stained, an easy and natural way to remove them is to soak your nails in a bowl of warm lemon water for around ten minutes before patting them dry. Lemon is a natural cleaning and bleaching agent (which is why it also works well to remove hair dye.) It will soak into your nails, bleaching them back to a natural colour.

4. Cuticle Care. Your cuticles are there for a reason, they protect your nails from bacteria and infection, so don’t be tempted to cut them. Instead, moisten them with oil or warm water and gently push them down with a cuticle tool.

5. Don’t Bite Your Nails. This one sounds pretty obvious, but you will be surprised how many people do it without realising. My housemate used to bite her nails when concentrating. I used to kick her in lectures because I could hear her nibbling away at her fingers. When you bite your nails, not only does it look gross, but the bacteria from your mouth is transferred to your nail beds which increase the risk of infection. Infected pinkies are no laughing matter. Ouch! There are some great ways to beat this habit, for instance, the nail polish that tastes sour. Do some research and try out a few methods, your nails will thank you!

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6. File Correctly. When filing your nails, aways move your file board from the outside of the nail in.Don’t just saw it back and forth, this will weaken and eventually split your nails. If your not sure what your doing, check out some videos on Youtube to see exactly how to file your claws.

7. Use Acetone-free Polish Remover. Acetone is great for quickly removing unwanted nail polish, but it is really harsh on your nails and can weaken them over time. Instead, opt for an acetone-free remover, they do the job just as well and are often combined with essential oils to help care for your nails.

8. Check For Abnormalities. Have you notices weird little white spots on your nails? Chances are they are air trapped under the nail. But, if you have a lot of them, or if you get them frequently they could be a sign that your body is deficient in something. I had these weird spots on my nails and it turns out I was calcium deficient due to my lactose intolerance. Your nails might be telling you something, so be sure to listen to them, and go see your doctor if you see something you think is weird.

9. Keep Them Trimmed. Long nails are all the rage right now, but it is definitely better your have short healthy nails than long, stained, brittle ones. Keep your nails healthy by trimming them regularly, just like you would your hair.

10. Eat Clean. Just like with your skin, your nails reflect how healthy you are on the inside. Eat clean and drink plenty of water to keep your body healthy and your nails will follow suit.

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I hope these tips were helpful. These days I am trying to be a lot more mindful about my own nails. For more posts like this, don’t forget to follow my blog for a new update every Friday.

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My June Birch Box 2017!

It’s that time again! I am really enjoying receiving my Birch Box packages and June’s box is extra special! I was really surprised to find not a box, but a bag! Much like Michelle 20170606_112736-01.jpeg
Phan’s Ipsy Glam Bags, this months product came in a beautiful Brighton themed makeup bag. The quality is fantastic, on the high street I would pay good money for a bag such as this. It was a lovely surprise.

The products have also gotten me excited this month, a few of them have gone straight into my travel bag because they are perfect to take with you on holiday. This being said, two of this month’s products are full sized items! Which is seriously great value for money.

The first product in this months bag was the amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. This cute this sample is the perfect size to take with you on holiday. This item has gone straight into my holiday pile and will feature in my summer blog post next month!

The next item is apparently a BirchBox exclusive, which is always very exciting! The Arrow ENHANCE Waterproof Eyeliner is a cute little eyeliner in a beautiful nude pink shade which is perfect to put on your waterline to brighten up your eyes! I am in love with this product, it has the same effect as a white eyeliner but doesn’t look nearly as 20170606_112627-01harsh. Great for everyday use. This product is vegan and cruelty-free and doesn’t use any parabens, which means you can use it without worrying where it has been! It’s usually priced at £12 but it comes as a duo pencil with the pink colour on one end and a black on the other. The pink is seriously pigmented, so I am excited to purchase and try out the black end in the future.

The third item is something I have never thought of trying before. The Scrub Love, Coffee Body Scrub is exactly what it says on the packet. It is a body scrub made which all natural ingrediants, the main one being coffee. I am a major coffee addict, so I was very intreged by this product. The scrub exfoliates and also stimuates circulation, so not only is it good for your skin but its going to make you feel amazing as well. My only issue with this product was that it does get a little messy. In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have used this while saying with my mum (she was not best pleased) but I just couldn’t wait. I limited the mess by emptying the packet into a small container and using small bits at a time. That way I was in control of where the product was going and I could also seal away any product I didn’t need, so i could use it later. A full bag of this around £12 and Scrub Love do all kind of different scrubs, so they are deffinitly worth checking out!

I alway love recieving a full sized item in my BirchBox, it makes me feel like these subscrition boxes are seriously good value for money. This months full sized item is the Cow Shed, Cow Pat Hand Cream. Now don’t be put off by the slightly weird name. This hand cream smells devine! Made with extracts of grapefruit and coriander it smells refreshing and its thick creamy formula really norishes your hands! I have been really enjoying this product has I have dry patches over my knuckles, it has really been soothing them and I always say, you can never have enough hand cream! This product is usually £8, so to recieve a full size item is serious good for money, thats nearly your whole box paid for!

20170606_112618-01.jpegThe last product in this months bag is another one that is going to be great for taking away on your summer holidays. The MeechNMia Brow Liner is a great little brow pencil (again, a full sized item!). It comes in three colours, I recieved the shade 022, which actually matches me new ginger hair perfectly! I have tried it out a few times, i couldn’t resist, before Iput it away into my holiday makeup bag. This liner is, once again, cruelty free and it goes onto the brows really easily, with a finish that looks really natural! This product is usually around £13, which is insaine to recieve a full size in the box!

Overall I am super, super happy with this months bag and and products! Thank you to BirchBox for never failing to impress!

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Open Letter to Michelle Phan.

Dear Michelle.

This open letter is in relation to your recent return to the internet and your video explaining why you left.

I want to thank you. Thank you for sharing with us your flaws and insecurities. That must have been hard, but by doing so, you have shown us that you are human and you are not perfect. Which I personally love you for.

I began watching your videos back in 2007 when you were using kitty litter as a clay face mask. Your videos were inventive and fun to watch. You created in me a love for beauty and makeup, a love which would go on to influence me ten years later.

I watched you grow as an influencer, becoming a woman who took the world by storm. A woman who loved her viewers and worked tirelessly to make them happy and her family proud. You became my hero.

At 15 I wanted to be like you, in that I wanted to be successful and to prove to people that I could do anything I put my mind and heart too. Now at 23, I have fought through every trial thrown my way, from problems with my health to my education and career. But it wasn’t enough.

You had reached a point of perfection out of my reach. Every post, every photo, every video was flawless. Your life looked perfect but you were becoming someone I could no longer relate too. And then you were gone.

But you came back, in more ways than one. Your video showed that money and fame are not everything and cannot make you happy. You showed your vulnerability, your weaknesses and your soul. You became real again.

The words you claimed as an explanation were actually a gift for your viewers, for me. Your gift was to teach us an important lesson. Not only that we should not believe everything that we see on the internet, you admitted that your ‘perfect’ life was a well-filtered lie. But also that it is ok to loose your way in life. It is ok to say no when something doesn’t make you happy. To take a step back from the madness to refind or redefine yourself. To take time for you. 

And that no matter where life takes you or how successful you become, it is important to remain true to yourself. That is where true happiness lies.

I know you’ve been through hard times and that there are going to be more to come. So I want to wish you, Good Luck.

Your inspiration turned me from an imaginative young girl into a confident, driven woman. So now, I hope our faith in you can help you find your way again.

Good Luck, Mich.

Love Ay x

L’Oreal Hydra Genius Review

L’Oreal are killing the cosmetic game at the moment! I’ve purchased, tested and loved so many of their products in the last month, but this is one of my favourites. After trying their clay face mask range a few months ago, I knew I had to try out the moisturiser that goes along with it.

The Hydra Genius is an extremely lightweight moisturiser, made with aloe water. The formula absorbs pretty much instantly into the skin, without leaving any sticky sensation or weird smell. The first time I used it, I had to remind myself an hour later that I had intact applied it. Where a lot of o moisturisers can feel heavy on your skin, even some time after application, this product seems to disappear and yet your face doesn’t fell dry at all.

The Aloe water was a big thing that drew me to this product. I have really sensitive skin

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and it has been going crazy since I moved away from the city. The change in water has brought out mountains of painful acne and nothing I was doing seemed to be helping it. The aloe in this product has done wonders. My acne is still visible but it is no longer red and swollen as it was a few weeks ago. A week after I started using this I could see the difference. It also helped with the patches of skin that were vert tender due to my PCOS and constantly having hair removal treatments. I applied this product down my neck, which soothed the tender skin and all told made my skin feel a lot more comfortable to live in.

The packaging is really pretty. The tall blue glass bottle looks really nice on my vanity and makes the product look very high end. Loreal have definitely gone with less is more with their packaging and boy does it work! I’ve never owned a prettier moisturiser.

I paid around £6 for this product at Boots, though I think it may have been on a sale due it being a new item. Normally I think it is around £8. This being said, this product is more than worth the money. The formula is so fantastic and the packaging has been really generous with the amount of product they give you. Especially considering only need one pump to do your entire face and neck, the product spreads so smoothly.

The only bad thing I would say about this product is that you have to work fast when you are applying it. It is absorbed so quickly that you can’t enjoy the application and give yourself a mini massage at the same time. It is a case of getting it on before it dries. But the benefits out way this small issue. So I will most certainly be purchasing this product again.

Have you tried this moisturiser? What did you think? Let me know in the comments or on social media, links are down below.

Ay x

 

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