How I style my Mom Jeans

I believe the last outfit post I did was back in the summer holidays and I recently discovered a new clothing item I love ! I’ve never really been a big fan of jeans, as most of the stuff I wear is for comfort. Most jeans I’ve tried before have been tight and uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. Don’t get me wrong, I have other styles of jeans I love, but at the moment these are by far my favourite.

These Jeans are ‘Moms’ from New Look, I chose these as they’re ripped on the thigh area which I love. They’re really comfortable and feel nice to wear, however I have to be careful wearing them as they’re being to break on the bottom of the ripped part due to my knee pushing against it, which is annoying.

For a while now I’ve been looking for the perfect long top to tuck in at the front of my jeans, as most of mine are cropped. The one I’m wearing in the picture is from H and M and it’s perfect !! It’s the perfect length to tuck in and suits the jeans. I also wear the with a black leather belt, to keep them up, my black bomber jacket, New Look, and Pink Kanken.dsc_1072dsc_1066

How to get clearer skin(updated skincare routine)

Remove your makeup – This is one of the worst things you can do for your skin as it clogs your pores whilst you sleep. No matter how tired you are you should always do this. I recommend taking your makeup off a couple of hours before you go to bed, as you’ll find it much easier and less of a chore. To do this I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, which I’ve been using for around 2 years now. It removes your makeup effortlessly without drying out your skin . It also doesn’t need rinsing, so it’s really quick and easy to use. I definitely recommend you try it out.dsc_0897

Use Products for you skin type – It’s really important that you use products for your skin type because you might be drying out your skin more. I have dry to normal skin, so I try to use quite a heavy moisturiser and products that don’t dry my skin out.  To moisturise I use the Boots essentials Moisturising Cucumber Cream, this product is for all skin types but is quite thick. It makes my skin really smooth, without being to oily. I love that it has antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage, which I haven’t seen before. dsc_0899

Stick to a simple routine – Once you’ve found products that work for you keep using them, don’t vary your routine too much. The only difference between my morning and night routine is my cleanser. In the morning, I want my routine to be as quick and easy as possible, so I use the Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion. In one step this absorbs excess oil and cleanses my skin to prevent spots, which I’ve found has helped my skin a lot. At night, I have more time to deeply cleanse my skin. At the moment, I’ve been loving the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash. First of all it smells amazing, I chose the cream wash so it doesn’t dry out my skin. This product also does a good job at preventing spots and blackheads.

Try out different products – Recently I’ve discovered different spot treatments, exfoliating face pads, face masks and eye gels. Dream Dots kindly sent me their product to try out and I’ve found them really useful in getting rid of any spots. All you have to is apply one of the patches to spot overnight and the spots all most gone in the morning. Use the code Dream10 to get 10% off, as they’re worth trying out.I’ve also been loving the facial pads to wash my face with as they really gentle on my skin an do a much better job than my hands.

 

 

 

Winter Adventures

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a photography post with you guys, as it’s something I love doing I want to share my pictures with you. Anyway, a few weeks a go I went on a walk round a lake with my family and of course took my camera. The morning we went it was cold and icy, even the lake had frozen over! I hope you enjoy this extra post and let me know in the comments if you guys enjoy this kind of post, as I’d love to know what you think.dsc_0714dsc_0718dsc_0725dsc_0726dsc_0738dsc_0740dsc_0749dsc_0752dsc_0756dsc_0764

Colour Correcting Guide

Colour correcting is used to target specific areas and create a flawless base for your makeup, you should apply it before foundation and concealer. I don’t use it everyday, but as often as I can. It looks scary but using the right products it can be easy. For this I use the technic, Colour Fix Cream Corrector Palette, which comes with 8 different colours. This palette’s really good for beginners who are trialling colour correcting concealer as this palettes great value for money and includes all the colours you could need and more. The concealer is really creamy and blendable, whilst providing a high coverage base.dsc_0847

Here’s what each colour does:

  • Pink – to brighten
  • Lilac -to correct any yellow, shallow, tones and hide bruises
  • Green – to minimise redness
  • Peach – to neutralise blue tones
  • Rose – balance out any discolouration
  • Silver Shimmer – to highlight and brighten
  • Yellow – neutralise blue purple areas
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How I use it: First I apply the green concealer on any spots or red areas I have. Next I mix number 4, Peach, and number 7, Yellow, together on my brush then blend it under my eyes. Then, I apply the lilac shade around my nose and on my chin. Finally I apply the highlighter under my brow, the inner corner of my eye and my cheek bone. I recommend applying the concealer with a brush and blending it in slightly with then finishing it off with your finger for a higher coverage

Testing Makeup Gallery – Collab

For the those of you who aren’t aware, Makeup Gallery is Poundland’s signature makeup brand. Each product being only a pound, sometimes there products are assumed to be poor quality. With this in mind, we decided to test it to see if there’s any bargin pieces. This a colab with Lifestylebeautyandme, One of my best friends and a really good blogger, who’s just starting out.
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Gorgeous Flawless Foundation, 02 Warm Ivory – I was actually surprised by the vast shade range, I think there were 8 different shades, as I’d heard some other people complain about this. We picked up shade 2, which is surprisingly quite dark. This foundation felt a nice consistency – thick but watery. Once blended in it didn’t making any difference to be honest and you needed to apply quite a thick layer for decent coverage.
Hide and Chic concealer, 01 Ivory – I’ve only tried a stick concealer once before so was very excited to try this. We brought the lightest shade hoping to use this on our under eyes. This concealer stick isn’t very creamy, so it drags your skin when you apply it. We found it very hard to blend this in with a brush or beauty blender and resulted to using our fingers. Once it was fully blended I found it lurked in your creases but provided very good coverage.
Smoothly Does It Pressed Powder, 1 transparent – This powder looks very yellow in the pan, but isn’t too noticeable once applied. All I have to say about it is it does it’s job! It doesn’t do an amazing job, but it isn’t too heavy or long lasting. I think this would be quite good for baking under your eyes as it’s quite thick.
Good To Glow Matte Bronzer, 2 medium – Again this was quite orange and not recommended for people with very fair skin. On the positive side, it blended out really easily and is subtle but buildable.
Feeling Blush Blush, 3 Spice – This was one of my favourite products, which was surprising as we got a darker shade than usual, all they had. It took no effort to blend as it wasn’t very pigmented. I would describe the colour as cute, as it’s really natural and subtle.
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Good To Glow Highlighting Powder, 1 Pearl Shimmer – I actually owned this before and use it a lot. It’s really nice and shimmery, without having too much glitter in it. Like the other face products it’s very subtle and natural, perfect for anyone looking for a good highlighter on a budget.
Never Ending Story Mascara, 2 Black – In the shop there was a choice of two or three different mascaras, but we chose a lengthening one. The brush was very thick and fluffy which I liked. One coat provided a very natural look, whereas a few more made your lashes look much thicker and longer.
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Colour Story Eye Shadow, 8 Mocha –  This was the only colour of eye shadow our local store sold, but it’s a really nice shimmery medium brown shade – perfect for any eye look. It blends in really easily and has enough pigment. Next time I’m in Poundland I’d love to see if they have any more colours, apparently there are 20 different shades.
Shine On Lip Gloss – On their Instagram page, I saw some Matte Liquid Lipsticks, however they didn’t sell them either. I really hated this product, it was very thick, sticky and gloopy to apply. If your have any dry patches it would cling to them. The product claimed to have intense colour, instead it made your lips look really thick. Definitely, not worth purchasing.
Overall, I think they have an impressive shade range, however not all their stock varies throughout stores. Before, buy any of their makeup I suggest reading a review before you purchase any of it. dsc_0810

After Christmas Haul

After Christmas one of the positive things is the Christmas Sales, where shops sell of all their Christmas stock. In places like Boots and Lush, you can pick up some things for half price only a few days after Christmas. Here are some of the things I’ve picked up in the sale or just brought with Christmas money and love already.dsc_0792

Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel – This smells just like Turkish delight, which I love. It also has argon oil in it which makes it really moisturising on your skin. It lathers really easily and leaves your skin smelling really good for a couple of hours.

Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip scrub – I’ve always though Lush lip scrubs were a little on the pricy side for what they are and couldn’t wait to try one at half the price. One thing about the product is it’s filled right to the top of the pot so you get your moneys worth. It smells lovely and sweet, a bit like the comforter, and is great for anyone with dry lips. I love to use this before I put on a liquid lipstick, so it applies smoothly.

Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel – This is a new skin care essential for me as it works so well. It absorbs into your skin really quickly and doesn’t take long to moisturise and hydrate your under eye area. After a few days of using this my eye area already seems less puffy and much brighter. dsc_0793

Clean and Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion – I’ve only used this product twice, so I can’t really review it properly yet. So far this has felt really nice on my skin and has absorbed any excess oil without being too drying on my skin. I can’t wait to keep using this product and see if it continues to impress me.

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara – This is in the shade transparent as I prefer to use pencil and powder to shape my brows. However, this great for setting your brows after that. The brush has a round bit at the end of it, which I’ve found really useful to get all the hairs covered.dsc_0796

Nyx Lip Lingerie Lace Detail 03 – I finally decided to this a try after wanting it for ages, the shade I picked up is a really nice pinkie nude for everyday. However, the first couple of times I’ve used it it’s felt quite thick on my lips and is really drying. This hasn’t stopped me wearing this though as it’s such a nice colour.dsc_0797

 

How to kick off your new year right

New Year is perfect time to make big or small changes in your life. Whever this years resolution was to be more organised or finally taking the time to do something you’ve kept putting off. Whatever your reason, this time of years perfect to do something for your self to make life a little bit easier and make some simple changes.

Have a Clear Out – Look inside your wardrobe and throw out any clothes that don’t fit you any more or you haven’t worn in a long time. This can be hard, ‘but what if I will want to wear it again?’, if you haven’t worn something in the past year then question if you really need it. With the clothes you don’t want you can either sell them online or help someone else by donating them to charity.dsc_0380

Start up a journal – This can be any type of journal you wish – a dream journal, a bullet journal, a diary. To organise all my school work and other events, I’m going to be using my Bando ‘ I am very busy’ planner.  Which includes a monthly and weekly view, also lots of other cute things like, art work and stickers. However, I will be start up again my ‘one thought a day journal’, which I write down one thing about the previous day. I’ve this a great way to record memories and dreams without have to write paragraphs of text, like a diary.dsc_0788

Reorganise your desk/workspace – If you don’t have a desk or a quite place to work without being disturbed, I recommend you get one. You to have to spend lots of money on a desk a table anywhere will do. From the top, clear of any clutter, keeping only necessary supplies. Update any files and sort out any paper into it’s place. If you want to make a real effort I suggest wiping it down to remove any marks from the previous year and start a fresh.dsc_0392

Save your money – At the moment I’m saving up for a new phone and needed a place to keep all my savings. Even if you don’t have a particular something you’re saving up for, everyone could benefit from having some money ‘ for a rainy day’. dsc_0777