My Beauty Festival Essentials

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Getting ready for Glastonbury Festival 2017

With Glastonbury Festival just around the corner, it definitely about time I started to prepare what I was going to bring. My beauty festival essentials are very simple. I wear barely any makeup due to tiredness and the magic of glitter. This year is slightly different to last year as I have learnt to look after myself and have got into a striked moisturising routine, so I know that when I am at the festival I will get irritated if my skin isn’t clean.

My first and most important beauty essentials has to be body spray and different. Anybody that has been to a festival will know that after a couple of dance in the sun, dancing away, you will smell. This year I am taking Nivea Anti – Antiperspirant Spray, Sanex invisible under arm and 2 Charlie body sprays. All these items I found in Tescos for around £2 each, so very affordable. The next item is Dry Hair Shampoo – Batiste Instant Hair Refresh. Unless you use the showers provided by Glastonbury Festival or wash you hair under the sinks, your hair will get greasy after 5 days. This dry hair shampoo has always served me well so I definitely recommend it. I then also pack femfresh and wet wipes.

I also bring some sort of lip balm as whenever I drink I always seem to get sore lips, this Nivea Lip Butter I have been using all year so I bought two new ones for the festival, both at £1 each. This Vital Moisturising cream by Trilogy I got in a BirchBox and thought it is a perfect travel size. I have only used this moisturiser a couple of times and it definitely works on my skin. It is quite thick so it will be suitable to put on in the mornings of the festival. And last but not least I will be using this Simple BB Cream. I use this in the summer time and it gives me an even foundation line while also feels great on my skin. When you are out all day you do not want to be wearing loads of makeup.

Overview of the beauty packing list:

  1. Diodrent – Sanex
  2. Under arm spray – Nivea Anti – Perspirent
  3. Body spray – Charlie
  4. Femfresh
  5. Primark wet wipes
  6. Lip butter – Nivea
  7. Moisturiser – Trilogy
  8. BB Cream – Simple

I hope this short list helps any of you while you think about what to take to the festival. Quick tip, minimise the amount of stuff you take. You do not want to be carrying in loads of equipment you will not be using.

I will speak to you all after the festival!

 

A new month, a new spa

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The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa – Taunton

It seems to be that on the 1st of every month I go to a spa. Well this has happened twice, May 1st Bath Spa and on June 1st Alice, my mum and I went to The Mount Somerset Spa in Taunton. This spa is a lot different to Bath Spa as it is smaller and quieter. There was not anybody else there so we had the whole jacuzzi, steam room and sauna to ourselves. The showers were the coolest part as you can choose between storms in different countries and it portrays them by flashing different coloured lights and the pressure of water coming out. It was also a very sunny day on Thursday, so mum and I sunbathed for an hour and ended up getting quite sun burnt on my face before going in for my treatment.

In my treatment I had a back, neck and arm massage which was amazing as she got rid of all my notch and made me feel extremely refreshed. I also had a facial where she showed me what products I should be using and what I shouldn’t be using. She told me my skin was very sensitive and that I had a couple of dry patches above and below my eyes. At the end of the session she gave me a copy of the names of all the products they use at this spa and ticked the ones she used on me. 24 hour Replenishing Eye Moisturiser was the key product as she thinks it will really help my skin if I start using an eye dehydrator from a young age. Apparently using a normal moisturiser on your eyes is not good for re – hydrating as the thickness of the cream clogs up your pours.

Although I had an amazing day at the spa I had to rush back for work and ended up being an hour late. The restaurant was extremely busy and when my colleague and I didn’t think it could get any worse, we had a power cut. By 9:00PM half the restaurant was un – able to be fed so got free drinks all night. Finally at 10:30PM the power came on so we could carefully shut down the restaurant. At the time of this we were all extremely stressed but when they came on even the customers found it hilarious.

The Daily Scrub that saved my life

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Neutrogena – Visible clear, pore and shine daily scrub

As I have said in a previous post, I went through a bit of a phase where I really want to have healthy skin and not wear too much make up on a daily basis. So on that day, I went into Tescos and came across a lot of cheap products. This one caught my eye as it only costed around £5 or less and smelt amazing. I love the taste and smell of lime so it is perfect for me.

I do not use this scrub everyday, although it is called a daily scrub, but I try and use it weekly. Most Sundays or Monday nights I try and have a bath to refresh myself for the whole week. I scrub this product all over my face and neck, until it goes a very light white colour. I then leave it on my face for a couple of minutes and wait for it to sink into my skin, then after I wash it all off with a hot flannel. This scrub actually opens up your pours and clears into your skin, so you have to make sure you moisturise afterwards to make sure no dirt gets inside. I normally use the Nivea Night Time cream as it is a thick cream and makes you feel refreshed before you go to bed.

So if you are looking for a cheap daily scrub I definitely recommend this one, it smells incredible and is very easy on your skin.

Links to buy the products:

http://www.neutrogena.co.uk/product/oily/visibly-clear-pore-shine-daily-scrub

https://www.nivea.co.uk/shop/daily-essentials-regenerating-night-cream-50ml-40058089969640045.html

Aloe

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Aloe Skin Care

So lately I have been going through a bit of a phase where I have very low self esteem and no motivation to get anything done. I am nearly at the end of finishing my college course in Broadcast Media and I have a just hit a point where I just really can not be bothered. After the Easter I got very ill for about 3 weeks solid, which made me become very lazy. Or should I say, even lazier than normal. I am the kind of person that if I have the day or evening off I will want to make the most of it. But since being ill I have lost this will power and just felt really gross. All I seem to want to do is stay at home and do nothing.

Last Monday I had a bit of a realisation, so my mum and I went for a healthy food shop in Tesco’s and I found these skin products. For some reason I am a little obsessed with aloe vera. I have only actually owned the plant twice, but I find it crazy how good it is for your skin.

Anyways, I found these skin care products for £2 each and bought them. They were cheap enough that if they didn’t help my skin I would not be to bothered.

First of all, I use the refreshing toner with a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face. It gets rid of any missed dirt before using any of the other pour closing products. Then I apply the cleansing scrub with my hands and rub it into my skin. Once I think that it can not be scrubbed in anymore, I use a flannel with boiling hot water and wash it off. Then I apply the moisturising face cream and the eye contour cream. The contour cream I only place under my eyes, on my eye lids and on the corners of my nose.

I hope you have a good Sunday. This morning Solly and I went for a Frankie and Benny’s breakfast before I went to work for the day. I finished work at 5:30 which was really nice as I was able to come home and relax. I still feel really tired from my night out Friday so it is nice that I can spend this evening repenting as I don’t want to start my Monday being knackered.

My Skin On The Slopes

Sanctuary Spa

In December, as well as having a Cadburys calendar, I had a Sanctuary Spa Beauty calendar. The products I got given each day are perfect travel size so I thought they would be good for whilst I was skiing.

Whilst skiing, as well as getting a healthy glow due to the sunshine, my skin became very sore and dry. The worst places were underneath my eyes and my hands. Every evening I used Radiance Exfoliator underneath  my eyes, under my lips and on each sides of my nose. This isn’t like normal exfoliator it is a lot softer and soothes the skin afterwards, filling in the cracks. I then also applied the Wonder Body face cream on top. This cream is a dark brown colour, as if it is some sort of foundation. This face cream is amazing as it hydrates my face and gives it a glow. It made me skin feel so much better as well due to the fact that I hadn’t worn make up all week.

Also, I carried the Velvety hand cream with me up the mountains as my fingers and nails became very sore, not just from the cold but from the gloves rubbing. The cream is not runny, it is very thick which makes it feel like it is doing the right job instead of giving me sticky hands. The Intensive heel balm is also a very thick. The Luxurious body butter was mainly used on my legs, but I also use it for every other place on my body, excluding my face.

http://www.sanctuary.com/ – Here is a link to the companies website. They do many other products not just the ones I got in the Christmas calendar. I definitely recommend this brand as after I used it skiing, I felt the effects and had good results.

RATA & CO – Face masks

For Christmas, my Auntie Chrissy gave me these face masks. I have never used face masks like these before, where it is like a sheet you place on your face rather than a paste. I placed this on my face after I did my normal skin care routine, which I will share with you soon. I am hoping to share you more of my routines through videos, rather than photos. Anyways, so I placed this mask on my face for 15 minuets and afterwards I felt very fresh.

I recommend these masks, the texture is very kind on your face and the smell is lovely. They smell very fruity as well as smell as if they are doing their job. They come in a pack of 5 and since Christmas I only have 1 left. I probably recommend only using them once a week, maybe even less just because their are only 5 in the pack and also you do not want to get into the routine of having to use them all the time.

The pictures at the bottom are of my boyfriend with the face masks on, pamper night!

Here is the link to the Rata&Co website – https://www.rataandco.com – so you can all have a look at the other product and maybe buy some of these face masks yourself.

September: BlinkBox

I was not as impressed with this months BirchBox. It only included four items, them being, dry hair shampoo, eyebrow pencil, hydration moisturiser and a mini pot of shampoo.

I love the eyebrow pencil because, as you may of already noticed, I have very light blonde brows, meaning my forehead looks very big. This pencil is a very light brown so it is perfect for me. It is not heavy on the brow at all, it is very light so when I apply it you can barely tell.

The dry hair shampoo I have used a lot due to me being very lazy and having to much hair to wash every night. Again, it has a very light feeling when you spray it onto your hair. Some dry hair shampoo turns your hair grey so i definitely recommend this shampoo in the BirchBox.

I don’t have much of an opinion on the other two products in the box. Sorry if this review is not very helpful.

October: Birchbox

These beauty Blinkboxs I have seen advised everywhere! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even many of the people I know have subscribed. So I thought, as I am trying to widen the range of topics I talk about on my blog, I may as well give it a go. I got sent it at the beginning of October so have been using all the products throughout the month. A couple of these products have been really good due to me just coming back from Saudi Arabia, where I was visiting my dad.

My 100% favourite product in this months box will have to be the Hamman body scrub from the brand Rituals. First of all I love the packagings fonts and colour as I feel like it looks like it is from Morrocco or a type of arty country. This product I used a lot when I got back from Saudi as I want to maintain my tan as much as possible. It is a body scrub to get rid of the dead skin on your body. I mainly used it on my face, kneck, shoulders and the bottom of my legs and I defiantly recommend it as my skin now feels amazing. On the Rituals website it cost £14 which contains 150 ml which is ore than double the size of the sample you would get given in the Birchbox.

My second favourite would have to be the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from This Works, which I defiantly need as I find it impossible to get to sleep at night, even when I am exhausted. In the Birchbox I only got given a sample of 5 ml but I will defiantly be buying more. It is a natural way to get to sleep when you are unable to, it isn’t harmful and has a lavender scent, which is also good for you when you have a blocked nose or sore throat.

My last favourite is the LoC Millie Ultra – Gloss lip pencil in Bohemian rose. I really like it as I have been look for the perfect light pink lip colour for ages and now I’ve finally got one. It’s not too heavy on your lips yet it isn’t gloss like.

I will defiantly be applying to get the November box as I think it’s a really good way of expanding what beauty products you have already got and showing you that there are other options.

Lush Cosmetics: Hand and Body Lotion

So for my birthday I was given this hand and body cream by my cousin and I have only recently started using it. As you can see I haven’t used very much of it as you only need the tiniest bit as it is watery. I mainly use it for my hands and shoulders but avoid using it on my legs or bigger parts of my body due to it being such a small pot. It doesn’t have a specific smell, it just smells like ordinary hand and body cream. The smell isn’t the best as it doesn’t smell sweet like flowers and strawberries, but I love it anyway as it works so well on healing broken, peeling skin.

Lush Bath Bomb: Karma


I was having a stressful evening a couple of nights ago and felt very ill so I decided to finally use my Lush Karma bath bomb that I bought a couple of months ago.

When you put this bath bomb in the water it doesn’t fill the bath straight away with colour, you have to crumble it down with your fingers and sway it around the bath. I love this one as it is a very dark purple colour, with bits of gold glitter. I definitely recommend this bath bomb when you bathe for a long time as it also has the beautiful smell. When I got out of the bath you could smell the bath bomb from metres away, so this one would be lovely if you were going out somewhere nice.