Current Skincare Routine

Monday, 27 February 2017

In 2017 I'm trying to buy less makeup I don't need and focusing on my skin.

I've been using the products below for a little while now and I thought I'd let you know my skin care routine!

In the morning I use the Deep Action Cream Wash from Clean & Clear with my Magnitone.

I've used this for quite a long time and keep repurchasing it. It remind me of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish as it has the same kind of smell and its super cheap.

At night I use the L'Oreal Extrordinary Oil to take my makeup off and I LOVE it. I feel like it hydrates my skin as well as getting off all the makeup.

In terms of moisturiser, I use my Body Shop Vitamin C Moisturiser every morning and my La Roche Posay Eye Cream.

I've repurchased this moisturiser so many times and I really like it ... but I have just run out so I've splurged on something new and exciting that you'll hear about soon!

The eye cream was pretty expensive at £24... and I don't think its reduced my dark circles and bearing in mind its meant to be "anti dark circle" I'm not that impressed. I really want an eyecream I love, I've never found one!

At night time I use the Yesto Pore Perfection Night Treatment. I was sent this to try and it has lasted me SO long - I LOVE it! I do feel like it has actually evened out my skin tone which is impressive!

Finally I have the items I don't use everyday.

This is the L'Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask which I love. I've raved about it before and I find it really exfoliating.

I also use the Bobbi Brown Detox Mask which is INCREDIBLE. It literally sucks all the shit out of your face! Its £30 for the full size, but this mini tube has lasted me quite a while so a little goes a long way.

If I ever get a breakout I use Tea Tree Oil on it and leave it overnight.

And finally this is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask - I don't use this everyday but just because its expensive and I got it in America and I don't want to use it all up! 

And that's all my skincare

To give context this is my skin without makeup. I feel like this products have evened it out and make it pretty glowy. I don't feel like I need to wear foundation which is a nice feeling!

Piano Works - Farringdon

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

If you follow me on my social media you might have noticed that over the past few months I've frequented Piano Works a few times!

I didn't want to do one blog for each night so I figured I'd compile the four occasions into one!

Can we start off my appreciating the body I wore for my birthday
When this arrived at the office everyone took the piss out of me. To be fair when it arrived it didn't have this black bikini top under it so it did just look like a piece of netting.

But I love my caged body


Its from Missguided and you can find it here

Its half price so move fast!

As you can see if its your birthday at Piano Works you get a sign with your name and you get to dance at the front whilst they sing to you 

Some people are keener than others..

This is on another birthday when we went.... Annie was pleased to be there...Oli and James not so much!

Look at me getting carried away.. I haven't even told you what Piano Works is!

Its a bar in Farringdon where they have two pianos and a band in the middle on a stage. You can write down requests and they sing pretty much any song.

Please note they do not know any Hilary Duff or So Solid Crew...believe me I've asked.

Its a great place for birthdays as even the friends who "don't like clubbing" have fun! Its not a pretentious club like some of the places I go!

We also went back the weekend after my birthday for my flatmate Louisa's birthday 

I wore my favourite blue lucky dress and made friends with the photographer

I would recommend booking a table in advance if you're going in a big group and try and get a booth rather than a table by the bar.

In terms of drinks its a bit expensive...but everywhere in London is! Its not like a night out in Southampton or anything when you can get a shot for a £1!

If someone else is paying though...order the giant pornstar martini! 

Actually don' waste of money. Order champagne. Especially as sometimes they have £10 off vouchers online

Please note that the tequila shots here come with salt and chilli on the rim...I don't understand why and it is a spicy surprise when you get them! Just a warning!

I highly recommend planning a night there in 2017 

Drink, dance and sing the night away.

Ask for Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon and you've got yourself a PARTYYYY

My Top Three Eyeshadow Palettes

Sunday, 19 February 2017

I have quite a few eyeshadow palettes in my collection, so I thought I would just review my top three for you!

Top to bottom:

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette
Urban Decay Naked Palette

Urban Decay Naked Palette

This was the first expensive palette I ever purchased and I remember deliberating it for ages!

It has a kind of velvet casing which I think they've now changed to be plastic, which is sensible as the velvet does get quite dirty!

This palette contains 12 shades ranging from a very light brow highlight colour all the way to a glittery black

You can tell which shades I like best, Naked is the perfect transition colour and I use it nearly every time I do eyemakeup

Buck is another great transition shade and Half Baked is beautiful

My only dislike is I wish the colour Creep was a matte black rather than a shimmer.

You can do basically any bronze eye with this palette though which is why I love it

Too Face Sweet Peach Palette

I actually won this palette in a giveaway and was SO happy. Its had quite a lot of hype over the past year and was sold out for ages.

It contains 18 shades, from a pure white, through the pink range, into terracotta colours, purples and black

So you can do so many looks with this!

I love the three colours down the left to set the eyelid before applying any eyeshadow and the shimmery browns are great for the lid

Puree and Summer Yum are such nice warm transition shades to do a warm smokey eye and Charmed I'm Sure is great to make a smokey eye darker

Although this is hard to get hold of I love it because you could travel with just this and need no other colours.

Apart from (again) a matte black

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

So I'm kind of obsessed with Carli, she has the same colouring as me, is vegan, obsessed with cats and I just feel like we would be friends if I knew her

This palette is so so reasonably priced, but it is limited edition so try and buy it asap!

It contains 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters

This is another palette where you can create so many looks

As you can see it is well loved (and I even cleaned it for this photo) the shades are so pigmented and glittery and the highlighters are amazing

I like that there are some mattes in here too and it has a deep matte shade although its not quite black.

A perfect palette for any skintone!

And those are my three faves...comment below your favourite palette! 

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