Monday, 29 April 2013

Boots Let's Make it Happen!

According to new research, three quarters (84%) of us are feeling positive about achieving our health and beauty goals throughout 2013! That’s why Boots has launched Let’s Make It Happen – to encourage people to take action on their health and beauty goals. The initiative is looking at what can we change in our lives in 2013 whether that’s to stop smoking, to go to the gym more regularly (check), lose a few pounds or just to have more body confidence. I am definitely looking to get healthier this year and think this is a great initiative to help everyone achieve their personal goals!

Boots are helping people align their priorities with their lifestyle both in terms of products and providing support.They have established a partnership with Mumsnet and various radio stations and they have a radio show which airs on Sunday night which is also hosted in a Feel Good Forum on Mumsnet.

If you are stuck for ideas, why not create your own Pinterest board of beautiful images? I find this a great way of finding inspiration, whether it be for new makeup and hair looks or even aspirational images.The best boards will appear on the Boots #makeithappen Facebook page!
You can check my #bootsmakeithappen board here:
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Gillette Venus Naked Skin: Final Thoughts

After 12 weeks my Gillette Venus Naked Skin Challenge has now come to its end so I thought I would share with you my final results and thoughts on the system.

I hope this review has been helpful for those of you considering the Naked Skin system. Let me know if you have tried it for yourself and what your experiences have been? You can also check out my 6 week update video or initial impressions.

For more info or to purchase the Gillette Venus Naked Skin system you can view the Boots website here where there is currently a special offer that lets you buy the Gillette Venus Naked Skin IPL for £299.99 when you enter discount code VENUS150 at checkout.

Monday, 15 April 2013

It's a Nice Day for a...

This weekend I travelled north to attend a wedding of a school friend. Since the fiancé was hard at work on night shifts at hospital I was flying solo, but it was so much fun to spend some time with the girlies!

Since we stayed in a nearby hotel we were able to indulge in a little beautifying in the morning, which obviously some us enjoyed more than others... I used the Babyliss Pro Curling Wand to create voluminous curls on myself and a side sweep finger curl wave on my friend.
With a long day ahead I decided to keep my makeup mostly neutral, with just a hint of purple to reflect my dress. Over the past few weeks I have also started using Lilash (about 3/4 times per week) and was surprised to see that with a good coat of Max Factor's False Lash mascara I didn't even have to apply falsies as my lashes have really grown.
For my outfit I chose a breezy, 50's style one shouldered dress from the vintage line at Oasis. I love the soft raw silk, the ruched detailing and the built in net slip to give the skirt lots of volume and movement. I paired it with nude strappy Mary Janes and a nude leather jacket from All Saint's as it was quite a chilly (and unfortunately rainy) day.
The wedding was absolutely lovely, just the way an English country wedding should be! I am very much looking forward to the beginning of wedding season and also planning my own special day :).
I hope you all had a great weekend my lovelies! xxx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Dry Skin Saviours

Since coming back from skiing last week I have noticed that my skin has become really dry. Even though I made sure to load up on moisturiser and SPF every day while on the slopes the mix of altitude, sun, snow and wind definitely did more than simply bring out my freckles.

With the freezing temperatures in the UK I thought that perhaps some of you may still be suffering so wanted to share my recent skin saviours, especially if your skin is feeling dry and lacklustre.

Cream cleansers are great when your skin is feeling sensitive as they will easily remove dirt and makeup without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Lately I have been using Green People's Gentle Cleanse and I absolutely love it! This product is extremely gentle, while being a really effective cleanser with a beautiful, delicate rose scent. I would highly recommend this for those with sensitive skin, allergies or skin ailments such as eczema as it is organic, paraben and alcohol free.

Another product I have been using is the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix. These pads are super handy to use as they are presoaked in the solution, which contains glycolic acid to help resurface the skin, hyaluronic acid to moisturise and refresh and blue daisy to calm and soothe. With 60 pads in one tub these are great value and really work to brighten and refresh the appearance of skin.

As a moisturiser in the morning I have also recently started using Origins Plantscription. I am already a big fan of Origins so I was excited to see how this cream would work when it arrived for review. This moisturiser feels fairly rich, so only a little is needed for each application. It melts into the skin really well and leaves it feeling hydrated and smooth, without looking oily. Coming from a science background I am not totally sure whether the raspberry stem cell technology is something I am wholly convinced by, but looking at the feedback on the website it seems that customers really have noticed a difference in the anti-aging benefits!

At night I have been using a lovely moisturiser from Vichy. This cream is great for any age as it is designed to smooth and illuminate all skin types. This cream feels very light and soft as it melts into the skin leaving it feeling smooth and healthy.

As an intensive overnight treat I have also been using the Origins Drink Up Intensive face mask. This product is absolutely amazing to give your skin a boost of moisture. Japanese Seaweed repairs skin's barrier while you sleep to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature aging. When my skin is not misbehaving it tends to be a little on the oilier side so I was anxious when I first used this product, but it really is fantastic and I would recommend it for any skin type.

So there we have my little list of my current skin saviours. Have you tried any of these products before? Do you have any favourite products to treat your skin when it's feeling dry and sensitive? xxx


Thursday, 4 April 2013

#bootsgiveitago Wrap Up

Did you get a chance to log on to twitter and join in with the #bootsgiveitago party? I had such a fun time hosting and just wanted to do a little post to recap some of the trends we spoke about and the great tips that some of my amazing followers shared.

What are your favourite trends for Spring? Will you be trying out any of the looks we spoke about? We would love to see them on twitter, just use the hashtag #bootsgiveitago so we can see your lovely faces ;).

If you want any further information on the various trends or Boots give it a go Friday events, it’s all still live here:

Hope you guys had fun and thank you to everyone who joined in with us! xxx
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